ORUCC Worship Resources for December 19






Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ


Advent Worship Resources 12.19.2021

You are invited

to join us

in-person & virtually


December 19th 10:00 a.m.


Sermon: Revolutionary Love

Pastor Julia Burkey

Lighting the Candle of Love: The Weiss Family: Monica, Sophie & Samantha(Sam)



Click here for printable worship bulletin



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)



YouTube Link


For in-person worship, we kindly invite you to wear a KN95 or a surgical mask that we will provide for worship and to sit spaces every other chair. We ask those who plan to sing to be fully vaccinated if you are able (children of course can sing if unable to be vaccinated yet).

For those who wish to stay together in pods, you are welcome to worship in the Crossroads or Friendship Hall where there is more space.


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Sunday Programming for Children & Youth

(Kindergarten–8th Grade)

9:00 am: Sunday School for Kindergarten–5th Graders

9:30: 3rd–8th Graders Christmas eve service practice

10:00 am: Kindergarten-8th Graders

Christmas eve practice

Downstairs in Bonhoeffer Room

11:00 am: Children and Youth sharing

Holiday Music for Postlude



Holiday Post Office 9:30–11:30 am

Sundays, December 12 and 19

Bring your Christmas cards to Friendship Hall. Also pick up your Christmas cards that have been mailed to you!


Java & Jesus

Dec. 12th, at 11:45 am, by Zoom

Please note that we will start 15 minutes later

than our usual time.


Dan Rossmiller facilitating


All are welcome!

Please join us even if this is your first time!



This session will focus on the power of Mary, Mother of Jesus,

to inspire people of many faiths.


As a Protestant congregation, we tend to overlook the role that Mary plays in the faith of many people, including many Roman Catholics, but others as well. In this Sunday’s readings & discussion, we explore the power Mary holds over many by looking at the reverence many Mexicans and people throughout parts of Latin America have for the figure of Our Lady of Guadalupe. We’ll also explore how Mary’s Song of Praise (the Magnificat) has been seen as both inspirational and subversive through three short readings, including a Daily Meditation from Richard Rohr, the first two chapters of Luke’s Gospel, and a short chapter from Kathleen Norris’ book Amazing Grace.


Click here for 1st reading


Click here for 2nd reading


Click here for 3rd reading


Click here to join Zoom gathering


   Or copy and paste the following url into your browser:



Meeting ID: 885 0420 1196

Passcode: 457330

Dial: +1 312 626 6799




Photo Directory

We are excited to share our new directory which includes photos of our members! This directory is best experienced digitally, but can also be downloaded and printed via your home printer.

Click here printable directory



Compassion Offering

for December

is The Christmas Fund

The Christmas Fund has been caring for active and retired clergy and lay employees of the United Church of Christ for over 100 years, providing emergency grants, supplementation of small annuities and health premiums, and Christmas “Thank You” gift checks each December to our lower-income retirees.


United Church of Christ congregations and members have blessed the Christmas Fund with their generosity for many years. This year, your care and compassion will be especially appreciated by those servants of the church who are facing a time of need.


Thank you for your generosity and for helping those who have helped us in our times of need.



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 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

608-975-3184 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.


The church office will be closed during the week between Christmas and the New Year. In case of a pastoral emergency, please call any of us, as all pastors are available by phone and we will always have a pastor on call who we can turn to.


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