ORUCC Worship Resources for Sunday May 14th

Orchard Ridge
United Church of Christ
Sunday Worship Resources

Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 14th
9:00 am Sunday School for Children
Java & Jesus for Adults
(scroll down for more information on both 9 o’clock offerings)
10:00 am Worship
Sermon: Ken Pennings — “Christ Our Mother”
Special Music: ORUCC Choir
Lay Liturgist: Ruthanne Landsness
11:00 am Cake Reception in Friendship Hall
We bid farewell to our beloved long-time member Jean Rush
who is moving to Minneapolis to be nearer to her family
Join our Worship virtually
on YouTube any time after 10 am:
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Java & Jesus
Sunday, May 14th, at 9 am
Attend in-person at the church in the
Alfred Swan Room, or attend remotely
by Zoom
Giulia Lawrence facilitating
All are welcome!
Please join us even if this is your first time!
Please read ahead of time and come prepared to discuss a document written by ORUCC Member Giulia Lawrence on the topic of “Consent, Agency, and the Holiness of the Female Body.”
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Or paste the following into your browser:  
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
May 14th

Nursery Care opens at 8:30am. Kristin Muckian and Joey Miller. 
K-5 Sunday School starts at 9am. This week and next, we’ll explore the Books of the Prophets. As part of the opening conversation, the children will hear a story from the Godly Play series about Jonah and The Whale. We have some wonderful props that will bring the story to life! Stations will be centered around whales and water that day. Paul Vash and Karen Jaehnig will guide the children in their learning. 
Our programming year wraps up on June 4! Be sure to attend this day for a special celebration during Sunday School and the Worship Hour. 

OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center
OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center has served the Madison area since 1973, providing community building, health and human services, and economic, social, and racial justice advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community and our allies. OutReach has staff advocates that offer peer support, information, and referral in three main areas: substance use and harm reduction, transgender services, and elder services (for those over age 50). We also host social and support groups for people from all across the LGBTQ+ community where people can come together to discuss their lives, learn new skills, or just watch a movie and have a good time! OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center houses the Earl Greely Memorial Library, an over-4000 volume lending library of LGBTQ+ fiction and nonfiction, the David Bohnett Cybercenter, community meeting space, and a community pantry with food and personal essentials.
Funds raised will be used to support Willma’s Fund, a program of OutReach offering emergency financial assistance to LGBTQ+ adults in Dane County. Willma’s Fund was founded in 2011 by Donald Haar, a former employee of the Salvation Army and drag performer who goes by the name Willma Flynn-Stone. Donald recognized that LGBTQ+ people often face additional barriers when accessing support for homelessness or housing insecurity and saw a way to help (and get back into performing drag!). Since 2011, Willma’s Fund has awarded over $250,000 to over 500 people. In 2022 alone we awarded $50,000 to 120 people. We paid 35 people’s security deposits or first month’s rent, and provided over 400 nights of emergency shelter through short-term hotel stays. Willma’s Fund is a vital piece of our community’s efforts to protect its most vulnerable members.

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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