ORUCC Worship Resources June 26th

Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ
Worship Resources
10:00 am Worship

This Sunday, June 26th, wear or bring to worship an article of clothing that has special meaning for you, perhaps a lucky ball-cap or a hand-embroidered sweater made for you by your grandmother! Perhaps something artistically or beautifully made!
Home-viewers, feel free to email Ken Pennings a picture of your article of clothing for him to include in Sunday’s PowerPoint Presentation ([email protected]).
You are invited to worship with us
in-person or virtually
Sunday June 26, 2022
Worship 10:00 am
We continue to explore spirituality & the arts
for our summer focus in worship!
Ken Pennings, preaching
Lay Liturgist: Deanna Blanchard
Special Music: Mike Kehl & Bill Obermeyer

Join our Worship virtually
on YouTube any time after 10 am:
You will need to refresh the page
after 10 am if you have opened it before
Also this Sunday, June 26th
Yoga with Leslie
8:45 am, outdoors on the patio
For adults:
Java & Jesus
9 am, in person or by Zoom (scroll down for more info)
No “Kids in the Garden” program June 26 and July 3
Resumes July 10

All are welcome to outdoor Yoga before church
every Sunday in June
beginning at 8:45 and lasting for 50 minutes
Teacher: Leslie Linser
The class will take place on “The Patio,” the concrete area outside the worship hall, or indoors incase of inclement weather. This is an embodied and contemplative way to enter into worship on our day of Sabbath. Leslie Linser, a member of ORUCC and certified yoga instructor, will teach a yoga class grounded in spirituality with breath and prayer and meditation.
From Leslie: “The style of yoga being offered is best described as a gentle, slow flow. And while this will be slow and gentle it will require the ability to get on and off a mat (the floor). If one is able to get on and off the mat then most poses can be modified to fit your abilities. It is important that you know your own abilities and limitations and consult your physician if you are unsure if this is right for you. Whether you are a beginner or experienced in yoga practice, this class is intended to support you in engaging in gentle movements and in entering into a space of quiet and meditation that all can experience. And if you are an experienced practitioner there will be space and opportunities for more challenging poses.
If you have questions please email me at [email protected]

Java & Jesus
June 26th, at 9 am
Attend in-person at the church in the
Alfred Swan Room, or attend remotely
by Zoom
Dick Rossmiller facilitating
All are welcome!
Please join us even if this is your first time!
Please read ahead of time and come prepared to discuss
Chapter 8 (“The Bible is Political”) from Marcus Borg’s final book ConvictionsGiven the increasing din of the politicians
seeking office, Dick thinks this may be timely.
To join Zoom discussion by phone: 1 312 626 6799
Meeting ID: 836 4943 6657
Passcode: 315584
If you have difficulty accessing the Zoom discussion,
phone Ken Pennings at 608-556-2371 

June Compassion Offering
Ukraine Refugee Relief
In June, the ORUCC Christian Witness and Service Ministry is focusing on refugee relief in and around Ukraine. We are partnering with the UCC-Wisconsin Conference, and its partner, Church World Service and their Ukraine Crisis Response Fund.
The Ukraine Crisis Response Fund is addressing the unique needs of Ukrainians displaced by Russia’s invasion. In meeting the basic needs of these refugees, the Fund is providing shelter and distributing food, hygiene items and school supplies.
The situation in Ukraine and neighboring countries is unstable and continues to change. Through the Crisis Response Fund, Ukrainians who have been forced to flee from their homes receive warm welcomes to help stabilize their situations.
Uniting in prayer, action, and giving, we stand as people of faith in love and compassion with the people of Ukraine.
You can make a donation by check, on the memo line, please write “compassion” and mail to ORUCC, 1501 Gilbert Road, Madison, WI 53711, or donate online at orucc.org. Click the brown button “Contribute” in the upper right of the home page.

Office Manager Julie Wombacher
Mon.-Thurs. 8:30am -12:30 pm
608-271-7212 or EMAIL
Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Julia Burkey
Tues.- Fri. & Sun. 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
by appointment
518-542-6915 EMAIL
Pastor Julia will be away for vacation June 26- July 6
Associate Pastor Rev. Tammy Martens
Tues.- Fri. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm by appointment
608-957-3184 or EMAIL
Pastor Tammy retires August 7th!
Associate Pastor Rev. Ken Pennings
Tues.-Thurs. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm by appointment
608-556-2371 EMAIL
Pastor Ken will take time away at the end of July and during August & early September
There will always be a pastor on call, and you may reach out to any of us over the phone in case of a pastoral emergency, and we will make sure to connect your need to the available pastor.
All pastors (try to) take Monday & Saturday as Sabbath days.
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