ORUCC Easter Worship Resources for Sunday, March 31st, 2024

Orchard Ridge

United Church of Christ

Sunday Worship Resources

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Easter Sunday

6:30am Sunrise Easter Service on church lawn

followed by brunch in Friendship Hall

10:00 am Worship

Sermon: Rev. Dr. Julia Burkey

“Becoming Midwives of the Resurrection”

Lay Liturgist: Diane Jungblut

Music: ORUCC Choir

There will be a coloring activity with parents for children

& youth in Friendship Hall on Easter

Worship is followed by outdoor Easter Egg Hunt!

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For Children & Youth – March 31st


9:00am Nursery Care: Join Al Blanchard & Jennifer Whitacre who are ready to care for your little ones in the nursery.

March 31 Easter: (no regular Sunday school; no Music Connections)

   6:30 a.m. Sunrise service, followed by brunch

  10:00 a.m. Easter Worship, followed by egg hunt


On Easter Sunday 3/31, there are several opportunities:

  • 6:30 a.m. Sunrise Service
  • Brunch (immediately following sunrise service)
  • 10:00 a.m. Easter Worship
  • Kids’ Easter Egg Hunt (immediately following worship service)

For those who are away on Spring Break, safe travels! 

Some fun things coming up:

  • Our All-Church retreat is, April 12-14! We are looking forward to enjoying the springtime weather up at Daycholah. If you had signed up in January, and you are still planning to attend, you do not need to re-register. If you couldn’t come in January, but you can now, please sign up here


JustDane (formerly Madison-area Urban Ministry), is a non-profit organization that offers an array of direct supportive initiatives for:

  • people being released from incarceration through our reentry programs, including the Journey Home, Circles of Support and Peer Support,
  • children and families impacted by the justice system,
  • justice-involved youth,
  • employment training for people with barriers to employment through Just Bakery,
  • recuperative medical respite for families experiencing homelessness at Healing House.

In 2023 over 750 individuals received support through JustDane’s initiatives.

This year JustDane celebrates 50 years of social justice work in our community. Throughout our 50 years JustDane has, and continues to engage in the community advocating for State and local justice system reforms, fair and affordable housing, an end to homelessness and racial and economic justice. Rev. William Sloane Coffin once said, “charity yes, always, but never as a substitute for justice.” His words reflect the importance of our work at JustDane offering support to individuals and families in our community, alleviating suffering while working to eliminate the causes of the suffering.


 Thank you for giving generously

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. 

Office Manager Julie Wombacher

Mon.-Thurs. 8:30am -12:00 pm

608-271-7212 or EMAIL

Senior Pastor: Rev. Dr. Julia Burkey


Associate Pastor: Rev. Kate Mackey EMAIL

Associate Pastor: Rev. Ken Pennings


Children’s Education Coordinator & Music Director: Julie Mazer EMAIL

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