ORUCC Worship Resources for Sunday June 4th

Orchard Ridge
United Church of Christ
Sunday Worship Resources

Pentecost Sunday
June 4th
Celebration of ORUCC Senior Graduates!
Followed by Ice Cream Sundae Sunday!
Children & Youth Volunteer
Appreciation Sunday
10:00 am Worship
Sermon: Julia Burkey & Julie Mazer
“God’s Gifts of the Holy Spirit”
Special Music: Tru Function
Lay Liturgist: Laura Conners
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Programming for Children
June 4: Last Day Celebration Sundae Sunday! Weather permitting, 9am Sunday School will meet outdoors. During worship, we’ll celebrate the many successes of the 2022-23 youth programming year and say Thank You to all of our Sunday School Guides and other youth leaders. Children will stay in worship that day. Following worship, we’ll celebrate with Ice Cream Sundaes! 
Summer Programming: The children will have the opportunity to work in the garden during worship for our yearly, “Kids in the Garden” program. Rachael Lancor will oversee this fantastic program. 

Java & Jesus
Sunday, June 4th, at 9 am
Attend in-person at the church in the
Alfred Swan Room, or attend remotely
by Zoom
Pam Oliver facilitating
All are welcome!
Please join us even if this is your first time!
Our summer J&J programming will focus on the Phoenix Affirmations, which the pastors will be preaching about this summer. The reading(s) will be kept light most weeks. The first affirmation is “Christian love of God includes walking fully in the path of Jesus, without denying the legitimacy of other paths God may provide humanity.”
Please read ahead of time and come prepared to discuss the following:
  • a one-page discussion guide for the first affirmation;
  • chapter one of Eric Elnes’ The Phoenix Affirmations, available as an inexpensive ebook or paperback.
We are hoping J&J can be somewhat self-organizing during the summer. We will provide a schedule for discussing the affirmations and can take care of sending out the links to the discussion starters.
We hope to discuss this at our June 4 meeting.
List of Phoenix Affirmations by content:
  1. Walk fully with Jesus, don’t deny other faiths
  2. Prayer, meditation, scripture
  3. Celebrate creation
  4. Worship includes art
  5. Engage people authentically across diversity
  6. Stand with poor and oppressed
  7. Separate church and state
  8. Walk humbly with God, seek to understand enemies
  9. We and all people are loved
  10. Sacredness of minds and hearts, doubt and belief
  11. Care for bodies, time for rest, reflection, recreation
  12. Meaning and purpose, discernment of calling
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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

June COMPASSION OFFERING-Lussier Community Education Center LCEC
Lussier Community Education Center (LCEC), celebrates over 50 years of quality programming and community organizing through the strength of community partnerships, the commitment of volunteers, and the kindness of neighbors. Its roots go back to the mid-70s, when the Wexford Ridge Community Association organized community services. In the 1990s, these services operated out of apartments in the Wexford Ridge complex off of Gammon Road. In the early 2000’s the establishment of a partnership agreement and lease with the Madison Metropolitan School District along with capital funding support from the City of Madison paved the way to the construction of the Lussier Community Education Center. In October 2007, LCEC opened its doors at 55 South Gammon Road, on school-owned land adjacent to Jefferson Middle School and Vel Phillips Memorial High School. 
LCEC has always been a place for people from different walks of life to come together, share gifts, and build community. LCEC offers comprehensive programs for children and youth of all ages. From ‘play & learn’ sessions for kids under three, to after-school programming through high school, and even free eight-week summer camps loaded with enriching activities to keep this community’s youth learning and engaged. LCEC’s offerings are guided by a justice and equity-focused LCEC Framework, details of which can be found on our website, lcecmadison.org/about.
Your generous donation will directly fund our summer youth camps. These camps will host over 80 kids who will participate in various enriching activities – from cooking and science clubs to art projects, dance workshops, and outdoor adventures. At LCEC, children and youth are encouraged to grow, explore, and learn how to use their collective power for societal good in a nurturing and inclusive environment.

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. Kate Mackey
Associate Pastor: Rev. Ken Pennings
608-556-2371 EMAIL
Children’s Education Coordinator & Music Director: Julie Mazer EMAIL

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