ORUCC Worship Resources for April 3

Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ
Worship Resources 04.03.2022
Lent 5
Image: Last Supper, Polish artist Bohdan Piasecki 1998

You are invited!
April 3rd Worship & Programming
10:00 am Worship
Preaching: Julia Burkey
Sermon: In the Beginning was the Meal
Liturgists: Ken Pennings, Tammy Martens, Ginny Stiles
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

9:00 am
Social Justice Programming
Friendship Hall
Led by members of ORUCC’s Care of Creation Team
 ”The Problem with Plastics and What We Can Do About It.”
We’ll talk about how the manufacturing of plastics contributes to global warming, and that a huge concern is how they affect the health of our planet and all that lives upon it as they proliferate and accumulate. Finally, we’ll talk about how we as individuals can do our part, both in the everyday choices we make, and in how we can influence government policy to hold corporations responsible for the entire lifecycle of the plastic products they manufacture.
9:00 am Sunday School
Crafts/music for children 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 3rd, at 11:45 am, by Zoom
Dan Rossmiller facilitating
All are welcome!
Please join us even if this is your first time!
 Please read ahead of time and come prepared to discuss a chapter from the book The Naked Now by Richard Rohr, a Franciscan priest and popular author, who uses anecdotes and personal experience in examining differences between Eastern and Western religions and posits lessons we might learn from the training certain Buddhist monks.
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.

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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.
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