ORUCC Worship Resources for Easter Sunday April 9th

Orchard Ridge
United Church of Christ
Easter Sunday Worship Resources

Easter Sunday, April 9th
6:30 am Sunrise Service
followed by a delicious brunch in Friendship Hall
10:00 am Easter Celebration Worship
including craft time during service for children
followed by Easter Egg Hunt for children
Sermon:The Rev. Dr. Julia Burkey
Special Music: ORUCC Choir & Bells
Lay Liturgist: Diane Jungblut
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Easter 2023 Schedule April 9
6:30 am Sunrise service on the ORUCC Lawn with the three rituals of Burning Ashes of Regret, Communion and Renewal of Baptism, followed by homemade brunch.
10 am Make and take Easter crafts for children during service
10 am Easter Worship Service with Choirs
11 am Easter Egg Hunt for children of all ages

Java & Jesus takes a sacred pause for Holy Week on
4/2 Palm Sunday & 4/9 Easter Sunday

Programming for Children
April 9th
This week, we will celebrate Easter Sunday with the congregation at 10am! There will not be 9am Sunday School or 10am Music Connections. There will, however, be some make-and-take crafts available in Friendship Hall when the children are released during the service. Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will start promptly after worship. Children are welcome to bring their own Easter Egg Basket - or decorate a bag during our craft time. 
Hope to see you on Sunday! 
Save The Date! April 30, the children are invited to play two songs with TruFunction! We’ll play one easy song and a harder song for those ready for a challenge. Those participating need to attend Music Connections at least twice in March and on April 16 and 23. Please note your family’s availability here: https://forms.gle/wwYAFBV5duPFJUpF8

April Compassion Offering
This month our compassion offering is for our UCC camps in Wisconsin. We are so fortunate to have 3 amazing camps, each in a different setting and each offering unique programs: Moon Beach in the North Woods, Daycholah on Green Lake and Cedar Valley in Washington County. 
Camps provide sacred places which enhance our spiritual lives. The experience of living with others builds stronger connections. Camps can nourish us, provide respite so we can return to our daily lives refreshed and ready to serve others. By spending times in the out-of-doors we better appreciate the gifts of creation and therefore are eager to care for the earth. 
Our UCC camps also offer many volunteer opportunities, whether it be work projects or assisting at a camp session like Camp AweSum for families touched by autism.
Our camps need our volunteer and financial support. Please click on the link below to learn more about our sacred sites.

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 from our website. The link is https://orucc.org/contribute/support/

Office Manager Julie Wombacher
Mon.-Thurs. 8:30am -12:30 pm
608-271-7212 or EMAIL
Senior Pastor: Rev. Dr. Julia Burkey will away be on vacation with her family the evening of April 9th-14th
518-542-6915 EMAIL
Associate Pastor: Rev. Ken Pennings
608-556-2371 EMAIL
Children’s Education Coordinator & Music Director: Julie Mazer EMAIL

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