You WILL find a welcome here that is friendly and engaging to ALL who enter our doors. The more I look at the life of Jesus the more clearly I see how broad his welcome of others truly is. Jesus’ life was lived by welcoming those no one wanted anything to do with…the last, the little, the lost, the least…these were the ones Jesus made time for and connected with and who seemed to be the most open to learning about the kingdom of God from the Master Teachers.  When you get a chance, listen to my November 2009 sermon “Including the Excluded” * to bring this concept home.  ”The religious” folk of his day and time, who thought they had it all together, were the ones who gave Jesus the biggest headaches and who he was in conflict with more often than not. In this day and time, you know, perhaps all too well, that most churches pride themselves on being friendly and welcoming, “as Jesus was”. I however have visited churches where no one even said “hello” to me! At OHPC I guarantee that will not happen…because there are lots of folks here who get what Jesus was about and we are humbly seeking to be faithful followers of Him. We are not perfect people, but we truly want our welcome to be like his as we seek to fulfill our purpose to experience and express the love of Jesus Christ. So if you’ve given church a try and been turned off, please know that OHPC is just a little different and you WILL find a welcome here that is friendly and engaging. You will also find a great group of people who sincerely desire to G.R.O.W with God. We hope to see you soon! With love…Pastor Bob

* ( some scholarship referenced is from Scott Hoezee and Homiletics Online. )

 


Questions? Call (315) 492-2962 or Email us at ohpcgrow@twcny.rr.com Our Office hours are: The Church office is closed on Tuesdays Pastor Bob:  By appointment only Administrative Assistant, Liesl Miller: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM . W-FR Youth Educator, Sarah Moses: Sunday 8 a.m. to noon & Tuesdays 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Note – appointments upon request to ohpcyouth@yahoo.com or by phone at 877-8271

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What type of worship service do you offer?

Our “Contemporary” service starts at 8:30 AM featuring our “Praise Team”, which consists of Keyboard, guitars, drums and more.

Our “Traditional” service starts at 11:00 AM which features our church “Choir” accompanied by the piano and/or organ.

Music Rehearsal Calendar

Our 9:30 a.m. summer service is a combined service featuring various vocal and/or instrumental artists weekly.

Every service includes confession and prayer, music, scripture and a message. Holy communion takes place once a month.

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What about my children?

     Upon entering the church, children can go directly to our child care room or join you in the sanctuary. After Pastor Bob’s “Children’s Message” all children are encouraged to attend child care or one of our many youth centered programs. This will allow you your much needed “quiet time” to hear the Word and be moved by God. Check out our Youth Programs.

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What should I wear?

     Jesus didn’t mandate a dress code, nor do we. You’ll find everything from shorts to jeans to suit and tie. Even our pastor wears sandals now and then. So come as you are and step into our warm, welcoming church.

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How do I get there?

     OHPC is located at 4797 Makyes Road, Syracuse NY 13215. The phone number is (315) 492-2692. Map your directions

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Come join us for the 2015 Autumn Retreat for adults, a weekend in the Adirondacks for connecting with God & one another. Pastor Bob Langston and Kathy Faber-Langendoen will lead the retreat, providing times of group prayer and discussion, interspersed with time to reflect, rest, and enjoy the fall colors. A terrific, short book on how God can be with us in everything—“How Can It Be All Right When Everything Is All Wrong?”—will be used to guide some of our time together.

The retreat runs from 7 pm Friday evening, September 18 til noon on Sunday, September 20 on the beautiful grounds of Beaver Camp near Lowville, just over 2 hours from Syracuse.

The retreat is limited to 16 people. Cost is $220/person single occupancy, $140/person double occupancy (motel-type rooms with private baths). Registration fee includes meals, lodging, & materials. If the registration fee is too much of a stretch, talk with Kathy; we have a small pot of funds to help out.

To reserve your space & get the book ahead of time, call or email Kathy (kfaberlangendoen@gmail.com or 243.4868) today! $100 deposit due September 1, and the balance September 13.

God, with us. In the midst of our messy, beautiful lives. Us, with others. In the midst of their messy, beautiful lives.*