ORUCC Worship Resources for Sunday May 28th

Worship & Work Sunday!


Orchard Ridge

United Church of Christ

Sunday Worship Resources


Pentecost Sunday

May 28th

Wear Red!


No nursery

No 9 o’clock programming


10:00 am Worship

Sermon: Rebecca Meier-Rao

(Executive Director of Worker Justice Wisconsin)

“Winds of Spirit, Tongues of Fire”

Special Music: John Leonard

Lay Liturgist: Amy Kell

During worship we will be reciting the Prayer of Jesus simultaneously in 20 different languages. Upon your arrival at church, please select from the table in the Crossroads the Prayer of Jesus in whichever language you would like to recite,

or bring it with you from home.


Click here for printable bulletin


Join our Worship virtually

on YouTube any time after 10 am:

YouTube Link

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after 10 am if you have opened it before

Programming for Children


May 28: No Nursery Care, Sunday School, or Children’s Programming


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: Though we will not have scheduled Sunday School or Music Connections, there will be opportunities for the children to work in the garden during worship for our yearly, “Kids in the Garden” program. Rachael Lancor will oversee this fantastic program. 



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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