When Everything in the World has been Turned Upside Down.

Reformation Sunday

October 29, 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 (prayer@orchardpark.org).

If you are interested in becoming a member of Orchard Park, email Shelly Wood (shellywood@orchardpark.org).

To learn more about our church, visit orchardpark.org. 

Our Staff members are available for you. Please feel free to contact us:

Pastor, Rev. Dr. Shelly White Wood, shellywood@orchardpark.org

Parish Associate, Rev. Trish Lisa, tlisa@orchardpark.org

Director of Music, Michael Pietranczyk, mpietranczyk@orchardpark.org

Youth Outreach Director, Dr. Kristin Lehr, klehr@orchardpark.org

Business Administration, Mary Leffler, mleffler@orchardpark.org

Communication Director, Brittany Glass, bglass@orchardpark.org

Bookkeeper, Joe Jansen, jjansen@orchardpark.org

Live Stream Engineer, Joe Delise, joedelise@gmail.com

Clerk of Session, Nick Tillema, nick@accessvaluation.com

Today is Reformation Sunday

Reformation Sunday is a day when we recall the rich heritage in the Protestant tradition. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) grew out of the Reformation of the sixteenth century under leaders such as John Calvin and John Knox. It was on October 31, 1517, that Martin Luther posted his ninety-five theses on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany, a significant event in the history of the Reformed tradition. Reformation Day is also a day when we remember and give thanks for Reformation leaders and all others who have kept the faith.

Gathering Around the Word

Introit – Scotland the Brave (Traditional)

Prelude – Ein Feste Burg | Helmut Walcha

Michael Pietranczyk, organ

Welcome and Announcements

Rev. Dr. Shelly Wood

Minute for Stewardship

Beverly Johnson

Call to Worship – Dr. Kristin Lehr

Leader: Throughout the human story, the Spirit of God continues to speak

People: in vision and voices, in images and ideas,

Leader: in all languages and all time, to all people in all places,

People: inviting the people of God to discover God’s Living Word.

Leader: The church Reformed, always willing to be reformed by the wildly creative Spirit of God.

People: Let us worship God!

*Hymn – A Mighty Fortress | arr. Michael Costello

The Sanctuary Choir and Congregation

(please follow the screen for singing instructions)

*Call to Confession – Dr. Kristin Lehr

*Prayer of Confession


Eternal God, you have called us into covenant, yet our commitment is shallow and our love is weak. We place lesser concerns high on our list of priorities and give you whatever time is left. Forgive our sin, O God, and turn us again toward your purposes. Reform our lives by renewing our dedication to you. By your Holy Spirit, give us a new sense of our calling, a new zeal in our faithfulness, a new compassion toward neighbors in need, and a new appreciation for your love in Jesus Christ our Lord. May we always be open to the reforming and refreshing wind of your Spirit. Amen.

*Declaration of Pardon – Dr. Kristin Lehr

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 – Dr. Kristin Lehr

Leader: The peace of Christ be with You.

People: And also with you.

Musical Offering – I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me | Becki Slagle Mayo

Sunday School Choir

Children’s Church

Following the Musical Offering, children grades K-5 are invited to meet Rev. Trish Lisa in the

back of the sanctuary for Children’s Church (Seeds).

Listening for the Word

First Scripture Reading – Leviticus 19: 1-2, 15-18 | Dr. Kristin Lehr

Leader: The Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

Second Scripture Reading – Matthew 22: 34-46 | Rev. Dr. Shelly Wood

Minister: The Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God

Sermon – Rev. Dr. Shelly Wood

“When Everything in the World has been Turned Upside Down.”

*Hymm 724 O Jesus I Have Promised [Tune:


(please see hymnal for musical notation)

*Affirmation of Faith – from A Declaration of Faith


The church is founded on Jesus Christ. Gathered around the Word and Sacraments, those who confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, together with their children, have formed a corporate, visible body in pilgrimage with God across the centuries. We acknowledge that Christ chooses to be known in the world through this community of ordinary people, therefore we dare not despise or abandon the church. Christ is the Head of the church, therefore we are responsible to Christ when we make policy and decisions in the church. Christ is the foundation of the church, therefore it will not fall despite our weakness. We are confident that the Lord of the church will judge and defeat our sinful intentions and actions, help us in our weakness and blindness, and use the church to accomplish his purposes.

Prayers of the People – Rev. Dr. Shelly Wood The Lord’s



Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

Responding to the Word

Call of Offering – Rev. Dr. Shelly Wood

Offertory -I Need You (As the Deer) | Nicole C. Mullens

The Orchard Park Band

*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.


*Prayer of Dedication


Holy and merciful God, you know the joy that is in us when we offer ourselves, our time, and our possessions for the work you set before us. Use these gifts to heal and teach, comfort and challenge, love and serve, that all the world might see your light and give you praise. Amen.

Bearing the Word Out Into the World

*Hymn 321 The Church’s One Foundation [Tune: AURELIA]

(please see hymnal for musical notation)

*Benediction – Rev. Dr. Shelly Wood

Sending Music – Blessed Be Your Name | Beth and Matt Redman

The Orchard Park Band


Greeter: Pat Ertel

Usher: Kathy Lewellyn

Coffee Corps: Don & Donna Page


ONGOING CONCERNS: Max Muterspaugh, Jim Potts, Elizabeth Oatman, Jean Ballew, Doris McPherson, Carol Moss, Mike Andrews, Glen Kooy, Christine McGinn, Lisa Freihofer, Matt Haugk, Nancy Simms, Sue Andrews, Bob Sherer, those in emergency services, 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)

11:15 a.m. Financial Landscape (North Chapel)

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

4:00 p.m. Trunk or Treat (Pavilion)



9:30 a.m. Quilters (208)


6:15 a.m. Men’s Bible Study (Lounge)


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)

6:30 p.m. Trinity Fellowship (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. 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)

4:00 p.m. Young Families (115, Kidszone)

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



There will be NO adult education in the North Chapel today, because of the “Financial Landscape” overview in the North Chapel. Adult Education will resume our class in the North Chapel November 5, 2023.

TRUNK OR TREAT: TODAY, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Please join us for Trunk or Treat TONIGHT! We will gather from 4:00-5:30 p.m., rain or shine, for trick or treating, games, food, and bounce houses. This event is open to the community.


OPPC Lock In, November 4. $10 at the door. If interested contact Youth Director, Kristin Lehr at klehr@orchardpark.org.

Middle School – 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

High School – 9:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. November 5.

QUILT RAFFLE                                                                                                                 

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.


OPPC’s Clothesline Ministry provides clothing to at-risk Carmel Clay Elementary and Middle School students.

To fill requests, we need your help. Please bring new and/or gently used clothing appropriate for elementary and middle school students and fill up the grocery cart on Main Street. Clothing items needed include pants, shorts, long sleeve & short sleeve shirts, along with new socks and underwear. We will collect donations through the end of October.

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.


OPPC has a weekly electronic newsletter as well as an electronic monthly newsletter. If you would like to receive these newsletters please contact Communication Director, Brittany Glass at bglass@orchardpark.org. You can also subscribe and find them on our website, www.orchardpark.org.


Financial Landscape Meeting – TODAY, 11:15 a.m. in the North Chapel.

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 10/23/2023 we have already received pledges totaling $135,452.37 which represents 10% of our campaign goal. Thank you for your prompt response and generosity!!

To Donate By Stock – Point of Contact:  April Gordon, Centier Bank @ agordon@centier.com

 (219.755.6110 x 1886)

Account Information:  Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, Custody Account 3CB70000311

DTC Clearing Participant #2663/ACAT Participant #2663

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