Ministries at OP Lutheran Church admin 2017-05-30T12:32:20+00:00
Ministries at OP Lutheran Church
Ministries at OP Lutheran Church are our lifeblood. They’re our time in which we come together to learn and live through the teachings and life of Jesus. Regardless of age or interest, opportunities to serve and grow in a life of faith are happening at OP Lutheran Church. You’re welcome!
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School – otherwise known as VBS – is a big deal at OP Lutheran! It’s our flagship summer event serving our church community and surrounding neighborhood for over 30 years. We use VBS curriculum from some of the top vendors in the country to host a fun-filled, educational and action packed week around a different theme every year. Some of our kid-approved themes have included a paradise island, sailing the high seas, the Louisiana bayou, panda-monium, backyard campout, Mount Everest adventure, crazy animals and many more. Check out our photo gallery!
Our VBS program brings together kids-at-heart of all ages. Our older generations love to be a part of our week-long adventures helping and guiding kids in understanding just how special each one is in God’s eyes and how God’s promises are for us all.
We invite you to join us for our VBS program this summer: June 12-16 for Maker Fun factory – A world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they’re lovingly crafted by God. Our VBS program starts with a free dinner at 5:30 p.m. and our VBS runs from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Download the registration form here.
Women of the church gather or work in their homes to create beautiful quilts which are donated to Children’s Mercy Hospital. Each quilt is a special gift of love for these young patients who are facing health challenges. In order to make these quilts, donations of material, thread, and yarn are always welcome, as well as volunteers to assemble them.
Music at OP Lutheran
Two unique music experiences are offered during OP Lutheran’s Worship services.
Our Adult Choir is comprised of a dedicated group of individuals from the congregation, and is directed/accompanied by the Director of Music. The choir meets weekly for practice and provides traditional anthems during our Sunday service as well as some special services.
Our talented musicians play a compilation of today’s favorite contemporary songs and classic favorites. The band has also been part of Overland Park Fall Festival Parade and numerous other community events.
The Altar Guild Ministry Team is composed of volunteer members of the congregation who choose this activity to serve Christ and the congregation. They faithfully and reverently prepare the house of the Lord for scheduled worship services. Altar Guild members serve for regularly scheduled Sunday services and other services such as funerals, weddings, and other special services.
We offer an opportunity for our youth to participate in our Worship service as an Acolyte. The Acolyte is responsible for lighting our altar candle prior to service and assisting the Pastor with offering, communion and other functions as requested. The youth of the congregation rotate each week to serve in this role.
Fellowship Hour After Service – Donuts and Coffee
After our Worship services each Sunday you’re invited to enjoy self-serve donuts, coffee, juice and fellowship with one another in our Hoeger Parish Hall. This casual come-as-you-are atmosphere is the opportune place for our intergenerational members, guests and friends to connect with one another with enlightening conversations to carry through the week.