ORUCC Worship Resources for May 1st

Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ
Worship Resources 05.01.2022
Photo by Zinko Hein of Inle Lake in Myanmar (Burma)

You are invited to worship with us!
Sunday May 1, 2022
Worship 10:00 am
Sermon: Gone Fishing
Preaching: Ken Pennings
Lay Liturgist: Laura Conners
Communion Sunday
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 a.m. Sunday School for children through 8th Grade.
During 10:00 worship hour, after the Children’s moment, kids (second through 8th grade) are invited to Music Connections downstairs.

Java & Jesus
May 1 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 third 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

May Compassion Offering
Our May compassion offering will go to Wisconsin’s outdoor ministry program (UCCI) which includes 3 camps: Moon Beach in the north woods, Daycholah on Green Lake, and Cedar Valley in southeast Wisconsin. It’s no surprise that the pandemic was hard on the camps. Even this year, in January, we had to cancel our all-church retreat at Daycholah. Despite the major challenges to the camps, the staff has managed to keep them alive with donations and creative options.
Our camps are sacred spaces to many of us at Orchard Ridge and around the state. They serve families, individuals, people with special needs, and people who benefit from scholarships, They are a great asset for building our spiritual lives and strengthening our lives together.
It ’s crucial we keep our camps strong and energized.
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 2 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 or text.
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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