Holy Week with OPC
Palm Sunday April 13 – 8:15 am and 11:00 am
Join us as we celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem with
palms and processions.
Rev. Brad Walters preaching – Who Is This?
Ministry of Music from the JuBELLation Ringers, Children’s Choir and
the Chancel Choir
Maundy Thursday April 17 – 7:00 pm - Sanctuary
Rev. Dr. Steve Wilson preaching – The Night When Jesus Was
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
Ministry of Music by the Chancel Choir and Believe Voices
Good Friday April 18
Both services will be held at Oakmont Presbyterian Church this year
12:00 pm – Community Good Friday Service
7:40 pm - Prelude for Good Friday (Michael Frank,
8:00 pm - Service
Tenebrae commemorates the suffering and death of Christ through
reading of Scripture,
music and the gradual extinguishing of lights and candles ending in
the darkness of the tomb.
Led by Lay Readers, the Chancel Choir and Believe Voices
Easter Sunday April 20– Festival of the Resurrection
of The Lord
Community Easter Sunrise Service at Oakmont Country Club
by the Oakmont United Methodist Church
8:15 am and 11:00
am at Oakmont Presbyterian Church - Sanctuary
with Rev. Dr. Stephen Wilson preaching –
They Came Differently to Believe in a Risen Lord
Music: The Hillsdale Brass, Chancel Choir, timpani & organ
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God's Hands at Work
Youth Group Ministry to the Homeless
You won't find the Senior High Youth Group
meeting on Sunday evenings anymore. You won't even find
them meeting in the youth room, on ANY evening, anymore.
The senior highs are meeting every other Saturday, from
11:30-2:00 pm in Pittsburgh, to spend time with people who are
homeless. We gather at the church, head to the streets of
downtown, or the North Side, and reach out to those who need it
the most. We hand out socks, bottled water, orange juice,
bananas, and granola bars. But wait.......we don't just
hand these items out and walk away - we spend TIME with these
After we hand out the supplies, that we bring, we
ask them if we can sit and talk with them for a bit. (The answer has
always been a polite "yes".) The men and women ask the kids
questions and vice versa. I asked one young man, probably in
his mid-twenties, if he had any advice for the kids and he said,
"Yes, stay in school, stay away from drugs, and as corny as it
sounds, listen to your parents and always, ALWAYS eat dinner
together as a family." One young man, looked up from the book
he was reading and asked us if we would pray for his 3-year-old son,
who was having an MRI. Yes, we pray with the people, who are
homeless, before we leave. We all join hands, and pray.
The kids, the kids you've commissioned to go out and fulfill the
Great Commission, pray with, and for these folks. We are so
blessed by the relationships we are making with these folks...like
Steve's sermon a few weeks ago...Blessed to Be a Blessing.
If you would like to support this mission, here are
some items that would be helpful as the senior highs continue their
ministry with the homeless through this winter:
new white tube socks
gently-used mens' sweatshirts
gently-used mens' sweathpants
travel-size toothbrush & toothpaste
All of the items above can be given to Jane Kinter.
If you would like to make a monetary donation for us
to buy food and drinks, you can write a check out to OPC and put
"Youth Homeless Ministry" in the memo.
Please pray for the folks that are homeless,
especially as the weather changes. And the Senior High Youth
Group appreciates your prayers as well.
P.S. Check out the pictures on my office door.
Stories, featuring Steve Wilson
A film by Bob Ruefle
the latest in filmmaker Bob Ruefle's series, Faith Stories,
featuring various members of OPC sharing their personal
experiences of faith, hope and love.