ORUCC Worship Resources for Sunday April 23rd

Orchard Ridge
United Church of Christ
Sunday Worship Resources

Third Sunday of Easter
April 23rd
9:00 am Sunday School for Children
Java & Jesus for Adults
10:00 am Worship
Sermon: Rev. Dr. Julia Burkey
Special Music: ORUCC Choir
Lay Liturgist: Ginny Moore Kruse
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Java & Jesus
Sunday, April 23rd
at 9 am
Attend in-person at the church in the
Alfred Swan Room, or attend remotely by Zoom
Peg Knueve facilitating
All are welcome!
Please join us even if this is your first time!
During Java & Jesus, we will discuss some of the issues of racism
and ways to respond to the problem.
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To join Zoom discussion by phone: 1 312 626 6799
Meeting ID: 836 4943 6657
Passcode: 315584
If you have difficulty accessing the Zoom discussion,
phone Ken Pennings at 608-556-2371

Programming for Children
April 23rd
Nursery Care opens at 8:30am. Antonia and Joey are ready to play with your little one!
Sunday School 9:00 am: This Sunday, the children will participate in their final guided labyrinth walk of the programming year. Parents and caregivers, you are invited as well! Please consider joining us in the Bridges Room at 9am for a gathering conversation. Each family will have the opportunity to walk a small labyrinth in the adjacent Johnson Room. Sand, coloring, finger labyrinths, and other mindful activities will be available in the Bridges Room while you wait for your turn. To maximize our time and to not feel rushed, the children will not attend service this Sunday. We’ll move directly to Music Connections once all families have enjoyed the labyrinth. 
Following service, please plan to enjoy the art gallery in Friendship Hall. Following our last labyrinth walk, the children created Earth Day images prompted by the question, ”what can we do to care for creation?” This Sunday, the Care of Creation Team will display those images along with postcards to send to our legislators with specific requests of what they can do to care for the earth. 
Next week, there will not be Sunday School. But, children should plan to attend the 9am TruFunction rehearsal.  
Music Connections: This Sunday, the children will move directly from Sunday School to Music Connections. K-5 families, I will assist with the transition since we are moving from the family labyrinth walk to music. Middle School Youth are invited to wait for me in Friendship Hall. Any middle schoolers participating in the “youth newsletter” presentation are welcome to join us after that segment in the service. 
Once together, we will rehearse our ukulele songs for the TruFunction performance downstairs in the Bonhoeffer Room. Once we are warmed up, we will move to the upstairs Music Room to rehearse with TruFunction. After service, you will either find us there, the Bridges Room, or back downstairs. Jen Walker will be our Music Connections Volunteer. 
Next week, the children and youth will stay in service for our performance with TruFunction. Music Connections will not be offered that day. 

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
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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