ORUCC Worship Resources for Sunday, March 10th, 2024

Orchard Ridge

United Church of Christ

Sunday Worship Resources

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Lent 4

Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour!

9:00 am Sunday School for children & youth

9:00 am Java & Jesus for Adults

Alfred Swan Room

10:00 am Worship

Sermon: Ken Pennings

“Fear Not! Life is Good!”

Lay Liturgist: Manuel Ramminger

Music: Hand Bell Choir

Guitar/Vocals: John Leonard

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For Children & Youth – March 10th


8:30 am Jade will be available in Crossroads for Supported Childcare. 

Sunday School starts at 9 am. PreK-1st grade children are invited to join Jill and Josie in the Johnson room for singing followed by the stories, “The Gift of the Poor Widow” and “A Woman Anoints Jesus for Burial.”

The 2-5 grade classroom will continue their study of the season of Lent. This week, the children will learn about the Last Supper and the ritual of Communion.  Stations will include sand, several art opportunities, and puzzles. Joanna and Jadyn will guide the children in their learning. Be sure to pop by the Bridges Room to share your thoughts on “How We Can Make The World A Better Place.” Please add your ideas to the sign on the door. Everyone in our community is welcome to contribute. 

Looking ahead: 

3/17: Pastor Kate’s Installation Ceremony

3/24: No Sunday School. Stay tuned for info about an intergenerational coloring opportunity. 

3/31: Easter Sunday! No Sunday School. 


On Sunday, March 10th, at 9 am. our youth will meet in the Day room for Breakfast Club with Kate and Kristin. TRU Function practices from 10:00-12:00. Confirmation will meet in the downstairs Brown Room from 3:30-5:30. 

Some fun things coming up:

  • We are looking for youth to help stuff eggs for the Easter egg hunt! This will happen after worship on Sunday 3/17, with pizza lunch provided. Stay for Pastor Kate’s installation service at 1:30! Contact Paul Vash ([email protected]) for more info.
  • Older youth: Would you be willing to help set up and coordinate the egg hunt on Easter Sunday? Talk to Pastor Kate.
  • Registration has re-opened for our RESCHEDULED All-Church retreat, April 12-14! We are looking forward to enjoying the springtime weather up at Daycholah. If you had signed up in January, and you are still planning to attend, you do not need to re-register. If you couldn’t come in January, but you can now, please sign up here

Mark your calendars:

March 17: After Worship Easter Egg filling and pizza, Pastor Kate’s Installation 1:30

March 24: Palm Sunday (no regular Sunday school)

March 29 Good Friday Tenebrae 7:00 p.m.

March 31 Easter: (no regular Sunday school)

   6:30 a.m. Sunrise service, followed by brunch

   10:00 a.m. Easter Worship, followed by egg hunt

Java & Jesus

Sunday, March 10,

at 9 am

Attend in-person at the church in the

Alfred Swan Room, or attend remotely

by Zoom

Jim McNamara facilitating

All are welcome!

Join us even if this is your first time!

Please read ahead of time and come prepared to discuss the recent AP article from the State Journal, “Is the US a Christian Nation?” 

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Meeting ID: 836 4943 6657

Passcode: 315584

If you have difficulty accessing the Zoom discussion,

phone Ken Pennings at 608-556-2371


JustDane (formerly Madison-area Urban Ministry), is a non-profit organization that offers an array of direct supportive initiatives for:

  • people being released from incarceration through our reentry programs, including the Journey Home, Circles of Support and Peer Support,
  • children and families impacted by the justice system,
  • justice-involved youth,
  • employment training for people with barriers to employment through Just Bakery,
  • recuperative medical respite for families experiencing homelessness at Healing House.

In 2023 over 750 individuals received support through JustDane’s initiatives.

This year JustDane celebrates 50 years of social justice work in our community. Throughout our 50 years JustDane has, and continues to engage in the community advocating for State and local justice system reforms, fair and affordable housing, an end to homelessness and racial and economic justice. Rev. William Sloane Coffin once said, “charity yes, always, but never as a substitute for justice.” His words reflect the importance of our work at JustDane offering support to individuals and families in our community, alleviating suffering while working to eliminate the causes of the suffering.


 Thank you for giving generously

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. 

Office Manager Julie Wombacher

Mon.-Thurs. 8:30am -12:00 pm

608-271-7212 or EMAIL

Senior Pastor: Rev. Dr. Julia Burkey


Associate Pastor: Rev. Kate Mackey EMAIL

Associate Pastor: Rev. Ken Pennings


Children’s Education Coordinator & Music Director: Julie Mazer EMAIL

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