ORUCC Worship Resources for April 24

Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ
Confirmation Sunday
Worship Resources 04.24.2022
You are invited!
Photo by Chang Duong, to represent our 6 youth getting confirmed this Sunday

You are invited!
April 24th
Confirmation Sunday
Worship 10:00 am
Sermon: Inducted into the Hall of Faith
Preaching: Tammy Martens
Worship Leaders: Julia Burkey & Ken Pennings
Josie Gasser, Jayden Gilbert, Josie Gilbert, John Olajos, Amalia Sherrill, Zane Yeazel
& TRU Function
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9:00 a.m. Sunday School for children through 5th Grade.
No middle school Sunday School this week.
During 10:00 hour children and youth are invited to remain in worship. There is no Music Connections or Craft/play time.
9:00 am Social Justice Programming
Care of Creation – “The Problem with Plastics and What We Can Do About It” Part II
Friendship Hall
9:00 am Prospective New Member Class
The Day Room

Java & Jesus
April 24th, at 11:45 am, by Zoom
Jim McNamara 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 second 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.
Meeting ID: 826 5367 7444
Passcode: 943784
Dial: +1 312 626 6799

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.

The United Church of Christ Makes an Appeal for Ukraine

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
Pastor Julia will be away April 28 – May 3
for a leadership training called “Creativity & Design”
to fulfill her requirements for her ongoing participation
in the “Next Generation Leadership Initiative.”
This program is hosted and funded by the UCC Pension Boards.
You may reach her by phone in case of pastoral emergency.
Associate Pastor Tammy Martens: available
Tues.- Fri. 10:00 am -4:00 pm by appointment
608-957-3184 or EMAIL
Tammy will be away Sunday, April 24 (afternoon) through Wednesday, April 27 attending Advanced Clergy Clinic in Family Emotional Process.
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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