Pain and Beauty

November 5, 2023

10:00 a.m.

Orchard Park Presbyterian Church

1605 E. 106th Street, Indianapolis IN, 46280



Welcome to Orchard Park Presbyterian Church. We are glad you are worshiping with us today and hope you will explore the many opportunities of learning, serving, and community building at Orchard Park! We are a caring community committed to living the greatest commandment of loving God and loving our neighbors. If you’re new in town and/or are looking for a church home, please accept this welcome as an open invitation to come with us as we worship and serve Jesus Christ!

OPPC office hours: M-Th 9am – 11:30am, 12:30pm – 4pm, F 9am – 3pm.

Prayer Chapel hours: M-Th, 9am to 9pm, F 9am to 6pm, Sunday 9am to Noon.

Please fill out a Visitor card from the pew and place it in the offering plate so we can keep you informed. Please join us for fellowship & Bible study.

Please silence electronic devices when in the Sanctuary or Chapel. Nursery care is available during worship in room 126.

Following the morning service, those who would like to do so are invited to greet one another for fellowship in the Lounge.

If you would like to talk to a pastor or notify the pastoral staff of personal concerns, illnesses, hospitalizations, or deaths, please call the church at 317.844.1107.

If you have a prayer request, contact Marc Kruithoff ( If you are interested in becoming a member of Orchard Park, email Shelly Wood (

To learn more about our church, visit

Our Staff members are available for you. Please feel free to contact us: Pastor, Rev. Dr. Shelly White Wood, Parish Associate, Rev. Trish Lisa,

Director of Music, Michael Pietranczyk, Youth Outreach Director, Dr. Kristin Lehr, Business Administration, Mary Leffler, Communication Director, Brittany Glass, Bookkeeper, Joe Jansen,

Technology & Building Superintendent, Joe Delise, Clerk of Session, Nick Tillema,


Greeters: Bev & Jeff Johnson

Ushers: Bath Kramer & Nancy McDonald Coffee Corps: Jill & Tom Graff


Please join us in prayer for the family of Jim Potts, who passed away on October 27, 2023. Please join us in prayer for the family of Carol Moss, who passed away on October 30, 2023.

All Saints’ Day 10:00 a.m.

*please rise in body or in spirit

Gathering Around the Word

Prelude – Chorale Prelude on “St. Anne” – Healey Willan Welcome and Announcements – Rev. Dr. Shelly Wood

Minute for Mission – Mental Health Workshop – Rev. Trish Lisa, Dr. Kristin Lehr

*Call to Worship – Chris List, Elder

Leader: We come to worship God, who has made us and knows us; People: we come to celebrate God’s presence among us!

Leader: We come to follow Jesus, who leads us to new life; People: we come with joy, knowing in Christ we are home!

Leader: We come to listen for the Holy Spirit, who calls us forth; People: as we worship, may we know the Spirit is alive among us.

Leader: Let us worship God

*Hymn 687 Our God, Our Help in Ages Past [Tune: ST. ANNE] (please see hymnal for musical notation)

*Call to Confession – Chris List, Elder

*Prayer of Confession (unison)

God of mystery, we want to stay awake and be ready for your surprises, but sometimes we are tired and overcome with the usual routine. We want to wait patiently for the fulfillment of your reign, but we can get frustrated by our desire for immediate results. We want to believe your promises from ancient days, but some of us are overwhelmed with postmodern doubts. Come to us again, O God. Awaken us with your unexpected grace. Shock us with your daring mercy. Lift us up from lethargy, and set our feet on your path once more. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

*Declaration of Pardon – Chris List, Elder

Leader: Friends, believe the Good News. People: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.

*Gloria Patri, No. 581

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen, amen.

*Passing of the Peace – Chris List, Elder

Leader: The peace of Christ be with You. People: And also with you.

Children’s Message – Rev. Trish Lisa Children’s Church

After the Children’s Message, children grades K-5 are invited to meet Rev. Trish Lisa in the back of the sanctuary for Children’s Church (Seeds).

Musical Offering – The Prayer’s of the Saints | Matt Redman The Orchard Park Band

Listening for the Word

Scripture Reading – Matthew 5:1-12 | Rev. Dr. Shelly Wood Leader: The Word of the Lord

People: Thanks be to God

Sermon – Rev. Dr. Shelly Wood “Pain and Beauty”

*Hymn 353 My Hope is Built on Nothing Less [Tune: SOLID ROCK] (please see hymnal for musical notation)

*The Apostles Creed (unison)

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

Responding to the Word

Call of Offering – Rev. Dr. Shelly Wood

Offertory – By All Your Saints Still Striving | Michael Pietranczyk The Sanctuary Choir; Gary Crouse, trumpet

*606 Doxology

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise Him, all creatures here below; praise Him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.


Litany for All Saints’ Sunday (unison)

Minister: God of the ages, we praise you for all your servants who have done justice, loved mercy, and walked humbly with you. For all the saints who have gone before us,

People: we give you thanks, O God, for our ancestors in the faith.

Minister: For all the saints who have been beloved to us,

People: we give you thanks for our loved ones who have entered your Church Triumphant.

Minister: For all the saints who have left us too soon,

People: O God, we mourn their death, and they remain in our hearts.

Minister: For all the saints who are still shining lights in this world, People: may we learn from their ways and follow you.

Minister: For those we have known and loved, who by their faithful obedience and steadfast hope have shown the same mind that was in Christ Jesus, and especially for those members of Orchard Park Presbyterian Church who have, since last All Saints’ Day, finished their race and are now at rest with you . . . we give you thanks, O God, and for these your servants,

People: we praise you. Keep us grateful for their witness and, like them, eager to follow in the way of Christ. Then at the last, bring us with them to share in the inheritance of the saints in light; through Jesus Christ, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Bearing the Word Out Into the World

*Hymn 326 For All the Saints [Tune: SINE NOMINE] (please see hymnal for musical notation)

*Benediction – Rev. Dr. Shelly Wood

*Sending Music – When the Saints Go Marching In | Traditional The Orchard Park Band


ONGOING CONCERNS: Christine McGinn, Lisa Freihofer, Matt Haugk, Nancy Simms, Sue Andrews, Bob Sherer, first responders, and our military personnel (and their families) including Jack Herider, and Ross Ochs.


10:00 a.m. Worship Service (Sanctuary)

11:00 a.m. After Service Fellowship (Lounge & Main Street) 11:15 a.m. Middle School Fellowship (Youth Rooms)

11:15 a.m. Mind the Gap (115)

11:15 a.m. Sprout (205 & 206)

11:15 a.m. Parents in Prayer (212)

11:30 a.m. Band Rehearsal (Music Room)

3:00 p.m. Carol Moss Funeral Visitation (Lounge) 4:00 p.m. Carol Moss Funeral (Sanctuary)

6:00 p.m. Confirmation Class (Youth Rooms)


9:30 a.m. Quilters (208)

7:00 p.m. PW Miriam Circle (Lounge)


5:00 a.m. ELECTION (Lounge, all day)


9:30 a.m. Together Today (Lounge) 10:00 a.m. Bible Study (Zoom)

7:00 p.m. Youth Group (Youth Rooms) 7:00 p.m. Bells (Music Room)


9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study (Z00m & Lounge) 7:00 p.m. Choir Practice (Music Room)


9:00 a.m. Old GOATS Group (115)

1:00 p.m. Special K Group (115)


8:30 a.m. Mental Health Workshop (Lounge) 9:00 a.m. IBA (Pavilion)

9:00 a.m. Bible Study (Library)


10:00 a.m. Worship Service (Sanctuary)

11:00 a.m. Commitment Sunday Brunch (Lounge) 11:15 a.m. Blood Pressure Screening (Office) 11:30 a.m. Music Rehearsal (Music Room)

12:00 p.m. 3rd – 5th Grade Fellowship (205, Kidzone)


Commitment Sunday – November 12, 10: 00 a.m. service, followed by a brunch in the Lounge at 11:15 a.m. We will be remembering Anne Porteous and other church members as well as honoring our last remaining founder Rebecca (Blaker) Atz.

2024 Pledge Campaign Update – As of 10/31/2023 we have received 45 pledges totaling $251,028, which represents 18% of our 2024 campaign goal!! Thank you for your prompt response and generosity!!

To Donate by Stock – Contact Mary Leffler. OPPC Business Admin. or 317.814.2472


THANK YOU to all the amazing volunteers who pulled off a record-setting Trunk or Treat this past weekend! We had over 300 attendees and were able to provide food, fun and CANDY for our congregation, preschool and community. Your support and hospitality are very appreciated!

ANXIETY WORSKHOP: November 11, 8:45 a.m. to Noon.

Join us for a FREE workshop about Anxiety November 11! This unique workshop will incorporate topics like “Protecting Your Peace” and “Strategies for Panic.” This event is open to high school students through age 99. This event will be run by mental health professionals and experts in their fields. Register


Join OPPC at Camp Pyoca for an incredible weekend of fellowship. If you are interested in attending Breakaway, register at or contact youth director Kristin Lehr at


Each year members of the congregations of Orchard Park Presbyterian Church and Harvest Christian Fellowship (Indianapolis) join in a Thanksgiving meal program to serve those in need, in and around the neighborhood surrounding Harvest Christian Fellowship (Indianapolis). Donations to purchase the food needed for these meals will be accepted until NOVEMBER 19 the offering plate during worship, or online in

REALM. Please designate “Share the Harvest” in the memo line of your check if submitting in person. The cost for an entire meal is $50, but any dollar amount is gladly appreciated. The meals will be assembled in the OPPC big kitchen at 9am on Wednesday November 22nd. A sign-up sheet to help with that assembly will be posted on Main Street. Also, help handing out the meals down at Harvest Christian Fellowship at 12 noon on the same day is welcome. A sign-up for this activity will also be posted on Main Street. Thank you to all who help make this OPPC Thanksgiving tradition a blessing to those who are in need. contact Mike Pietranczyk (


This is your opportunity to have a memory item from one of our beloved founding members, Anne Porteous. You may purchase raffle tickets to win this quilt. 1 ticket = $1. Or 6 tickets for $5. Raffle purchases end Commitment Sunday. Please visit the table on Mainstreet to view the quit and purchase raffle tickets. If you have any questions, contact Doris Wright at 317.846.4625.

HEAR GO SEE DECEMBER: Festival of Trees at The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center Presented by The Salvation Army, this year’s winter wonderland Festival of Trees at The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center features more than 75 elaborately decorated trees representing individuals,

organizations, and companies from around Indiana. Eli Lilly Hall also features a massive, 30-foot centerpiece tree that is viewable throughout most of the building.

Tuesday – December 5

Carpools meet at church 10:00 AM

10:30 a.m. Meet at Indiana History Center Lobby (450 West Ohio Street) Lunch at the Stardust Terrace Café

Tickets in advance online: Adult $13, Senior (60+) $12 Add $2.00 if purchased at the door.


As violence escalates in and around Israel/Palestine, PDA is providing humanitarian assistance through partners on the ground and through ACT Alliance. PDA has approved solidarity grants and will continue supporting PDA partners providing humanitarian assistance. PDA’s response efforts will encompass a wide array of vital humanitarian interventions, including but not limited to medical supplies, shelter, WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene), food and non-food items and delivering crucial psychosocial support to individuals.

To send a check, please designate where you want your gift to go on the memo line and mail to: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

P.O. Box 643700

Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700


Gov. Eric J. Holcomb honored Albert Chen, the founder and board chair for Indiana-based Telamon Corporation, with the 2023 Sachem Award. A ceremony to celebrate him as the recipient of the state’s highest honor was held at The Tarkington at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel on Thursday, Nov. 2.

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