ORUCC Worship Resources for April 10

Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ
Worship Resources 04.10.2022
Palm Sunday
Image: Palm Sunday, Mark Jennings

You are invited!
April 10th Worship & Programming
10:00 am Worship
Preaching: Julia Burkey
Sermon: The Compassion of Jesus
Liturgists: Ken Pennings, Tammy Martens, Deanna Blanchard
Join our Worship virtually
on YouTube any time after 10 am:
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after 10 am if you have opened it before

No 9:00 am Social Justice Programming
Sunday Palm Sunday April 10 nor Easter April 17
we return April 24th with Care of Creation
9:00 am Sunday School Resumes
for Kindergarten through 8th grade
10:00 am Music Connections & Craft/Play time
Children and youth are invited to 10:00 worship & after the Children’s moment will be invited to Music Connections
(for 2nd graders and older)
or Craft/Play time (preschool–first grade).

Java & Jesus
April 10th, at 11:45 am, by Zoom
Dick Rossmiller facilitating
All are welcome!
Please join us even if this is your first time!
For this Sunday’s discussion, please read ahead of time and come prepared to discuss the first chapter of the book After Jesus, Before Christianity: An Historical Exploration of the First Two Centuries of the Jesus Movement, by Erin Vearncomb,
Brandon Scott and Hal Taussing.
Note: There will not be a Java & Jesus session on
Easter Sunday. We will resume on April 24.
Meeting ID: 826 5367 7444
Passcode: 943784
Dial: +1 312 626 6799

Easter Sunday April 17
What a joy it will be to be together! Join for 6:00 am Sunrise Service on church lawn & Breakfast following in Friendship Hall.
10:00 am Easter service will be in-person and live-streamed followed by an Easter Egg hunt on our church grounds. Invite your friends!
Good Friday April 15
At 6pm in our Worship Hall we will share in a contemplative Good Friday service with Madison Mennonite Church. We may have a Labyrinth walk from 5-7:30 for some introspective devotional time before or after the 6pm service.
Maundy Thursday Agape Meals April 14 at home Liturgy
For those of you who were not able to sign up for a meal, you may use this liturgy by yourself or with your family over the meal you have on Thursday or Friday evening. On April 14th nearly 75 ORUCC members will gather at table with one another, to have communion over a meal, to casually connect with each other to build and strengthen our relationships. This practice is also known as an Agape Meal or Love feast. Christians from all over the world will gather to remember the Last Supper that Jesus shared with his disciples.

April Compassion Offering
Common Wealth Development
Common Wealth Development, a 40 plus year old non-profit, uses a people’s first philosophy to work in solidarity with the people we serve in our communities. CWD, uses a housing and employment approach to help stabilize families, thus contributing to stable neighborhoods. Under our racial justice and health equity model, Common Wealth works with a diversity of people, many who may face significant challenges in housing, employment, literacy and transportation.
In the South West neighborhood, CWD owns and manages > 200 low income housing units. We are proud to have opened our newest residential building on Raymond Road in August 2021. The first floor accommodates offices for our staff in addition to offices for our partners in the neighborhood: Joining Forces for Families and RISE Wisconsin with the Early Childhood Initiative.  ORUCC has been a great partner who helped to establish the STEP program within the Work Force Development mission. Through ORUCC financial aid and volunteers, this program has assisted many neighbors in securing stable employment.
Common Wealth also provides incubation space at for first and second stage new businesses to help spur economic development. Our business incubators, Madison Enterprise Center, 100 S. Baldwin St and Main Street Industries, 931 E. Mains St, provide affordable rents for tenants.
We at Common Wealth, are grateful for the support of ORUCC. For more information about Common Wealth Development, go to CWD.org and learn more about CWD’s Adult Workforce Development activities by watching the video. 
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.

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Office Manager Julie Wombacher available Mon.-Thurs. 8:30am -12:30 pm
608-271-7212 or EMAIL
Senior Pastor Julia Burkey available
Tues.- Fri. & Sun. 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
by appointment
518-542-6915 EMAIL
Associate Pastor Tammy Martens: available
Tues.- Fri. 10:00 am -4:00 pm by appointment
608-957-3184 or EMAIL
Associate Pastor Ken Pennings: available
Tues.-Thurs. 10:00 am -5:00 pm by appointment
608-556-2371 EMAIL
All pastors (try to) take Monday & Saturday as Sabbath days.
Friday is observed as a writing day for the preaching pastor. In case of pastoral emergency, any of the pastors can be reached by cell phone.
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