ORUCC Outdoor Worship Resources July 17

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

You are invited to worship with us
Sunday July 17, 2022
10:00 am on our beautiful church grounds
Sermon: Meditation on Creation in Word and Clay, The Rev. Dr. Alice Anderman
Liturgist: Jill Westberg
Special Music: Julie Mazer
Pastoral worship leadership: Julia Burkey, Tammy Martens, Ken Pennings
We will bless Julie Mazer into the new role as our Children’s Education Coordinator!
Notes about service: You may wish to bring a chair or a blanket to sit on, yet chairs will be available for you too. The congregation will face Gilbert Rd. so that the paved patio area can be for handicapped seating or used for those who prefer steady ground. We will worship hands free with no bulletins on Sunday morning to really give a relaxed feel. For an outline of the service you may refer to the printable bulletin:

We will record our outdoor service and upload it to our YouTube channel after the service to make it available for you to worship with us in the afternoon:

Chit Chats with Tammy Martens
I am hosting two gatherings–
“Chit Chats with Tammy”
as part of my wind down.
Please join me on
Sunday, July 17, 9:00 a.m. in Friendship Hall
All ages welcome!
   This is a time for you to share your ideas, longings, and hopes you have for the Christian Education and Spiritual Formation programming for children, youth and families, and any other things you have on your mind or heart.
   If you are unable to attend either of these gatherings but would like to share your ideas, please do not hesitate to email or call me. 

Java & Jesus
July 17th, at 9 am
Attend in-person at the church in the
Alfred Swan Room, or attend remotely
by Zoom
All are welcome!
Please join us even if this is your first time!
Pam Oliver will be leading a discussion on Christian Nationalism, whether people think there is a threat to multi-racial democracy, and what we should do about it. This discussion follows up on the past two weeks of discussion of “resistance” and topics of polarization and disinformation. The first reading below is the transcript of highlights (~4200 words) from a a one-hour podcast discussing Christian Nationalism.
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 

July Compassion Offering
Casa Alitas
Casa Alitas is a non-profit, immigrant welcome center in Tucson, Arizona. The Center provides a warm welcome, food, clothing, shelter for a few days, medical care, assistance in reuniting families who have been separated at the border, and then assistance for these families with transportation to sponsors who await them in the United States.
ORUCC has a hands-on history with Casa Alitas, even though it is miles away. You may remember that we sponsored a wonderfully successful clothing drive in 2021, and are planning another for this August.
Funds from the compassion offering will be used to provide direct services to immigrant families. For example, it will help reunite families who have been separated at the border, to buy plane tickets for people to reach the homes of their sponsors in the United States, and to pay for the food, medical supplies, and shelter provided by Casa Alitas.

Thank you in advance for your contribution.
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 July 19-22
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 you to the available pastor.
All pastors (try to) take Monday & Saturday as Sabbath days.
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