Worship resources for this week

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  • ORUCC Worship Resources for December 4 Advent 2

    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ

    Advent Worship Resources 12.04.2022

    Lighting the candles of Hope & Peace

    Join us for Advent 2
    Sunday Dec. 4th

    Rev. Ted Drewsen preaches on “A Child’s Gaze”
    Special Music: ORUCC Choir
    Lay Liturgist: Lauren Amburn

    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
    Children and Youth involved in music for the 4pm Christmas Eve Service will rehearse with Julie Mazer beginning promptly at 10am.

    For the 9am hour…

    Nursery Care opens at 8:30. Antonia and Joey are ready to play with your little one. 

    Kindergarten-5th grade will begin their Advent study. This week, they will hear the classic story of the prophets and the Holy Family. They will also have an opportunity to make a card for a church elder. Paul Vash, Jadyn Gilbert, and Karen Jaehnig will lead them through the experience. 
    “When You Wish Upon A Star…”
    Sunday December 4th at 9 am

    Sharing Our Stories: Appreciative Inquiry Visioning

    If you woke up from a deep slumber and came to ORUCC in 5 years and everything you dreamed and imagined and visioned came true, what would it be like? What would you see, feel, hear, smell? How would people be meeting? Who would be there? What is a vision you have for ORUCC?

    Attend in-person at the church in the
    Alfred Swan Room

    Julia Burkey Facilitating

    Please join us even if this is your first time!
    December Compassion Offering
    National UCC Christmas Fund

    United Church of Christ retired clergy, servants of the church, have spent lifetimes baptizing and blessing, teaching and preaching, marrying and burying, and comforting and empowering God’s people. The UCC Christmas Fund for Veterans of the Cross gives us the opportunity to sustain and empower them. Gifts to the fund help retired clergy, church staff, and their families supplement pension benefits, pay bills, maintain health insurance, supplement health benefits, and meet emergency needs. In 2021, gifts to the Christmas Fund enabled pension supplementation for 231 retired clergy and lay employees, health benefit supplementation for 87 retired clergy and lay employees, emergency grants for 53 individuals and families, and Christmas “thank you” gift checks to 509 retired clergy and lay employees. Gifts to the Christmas fund in 2022 will make a real difference in the lives of retired clergy church staff, and their families, easing the anxiety of constant financial worries. 

    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 from our website. The link is https://orucc.org/contribute/support/
    Office Manager Julie Wombacher
    Mon.-Thurs. 8:30am -12:30 pm
    608-271-7212 or EMAIL

    Senior Pastor: Rev. Dr. Julia Burkey
    518-542-6915 EMAIL

    Associate Pastor: Rev. Ken Pennings
    608-556-2371 EMAIL
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