ORUCC Worship Resources for Sunday October 30th

Orchard Ridge
United Church of Christ
Worship Resources

Worship with us
in-person or virtually
Sunday Oct. 30th
The Rev. Dr. Julia Burkey preaches on Radical Hospitality
Special Music: David Anderman & David Myers
Lay Liturgist: Ruthanne Landsness
Join our Worship virtually
on YouTube any time after
10 am:
You will need to refresh the page
after 10 am if you have opened it before

This Sunday, October 30th is a
Pancake Brunch at 11am!
2023 Youth Mission Trip Fund Raisers
We will be hosting a fundraising pancake breakfast after church for $5.00/plate. Our youth will be sharing their 2022 mission trip experiences during this time. 
Many thanks for all of your support!

Java & Jesus
Sunday, Oct. 30th, at 9 am
Attend in-person at the church in the
Alfred Swan Room, or attend remotely
by Zoom
Dan Rossmiller facilitating
All are welcome!
Please join us even if this is your first time!
This Sunday’s reading is a brief chapter on Prayer from a book entitled, Follow Me to Freedom: Leading and Following As an Ordinary Radicalby John M. Perkins and Shane Claiborne, which features a series of conversations or discussions between
the two of them on various topics. Shane Claiborne is a leading figure in the New Monasticism Movement and one of the founding members of the non-profit organization, The Simple Way, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Claiborne is also a social activist, advocating for nonviolence and service to the poor.
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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
October 30th
No Nursery Care this week. Children under age five are invited to enjoy the nursery alongside their parents. Please tidy-up the room before leaving.
PreK-2nd grade students will enjoy a story with Jill Westberg and Karen Jaehnig. Children under the age of 5 are invited to stay as long as they are able with a parent.
3rd-5th Grade will continue their focus on Prayer. This week, they will learn how to write a “Breath Prayer” and have an opportunity to paint a cross on a small stone. The children will be invited to carry this stone with them throughout the week as a reminder to pause and say their breath prayer in times of worry or stress. This will be a very easy, light, quick, painting experience. Regardless, please do not send your children in their Sunday best. Sally Allen and Paul Vash will guide them through the discussion and active stations.

October Compassion Offering
The Crossing Campus Ministry
The Crossing is a progressive Christian campus ministry on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The mission of The Crossing is to provide a Christian campus ministry where students can explore, question, understand, develop and affirm their relationship to God, each other and the world. This mission includes being a diverse and theologically open-minded Christian ministry that allows members of the university community the freedom to grasp anew the love and grace of God through an understanding of, and commitment to, living the gospel of Jesus Christ with a particular focus on his life and teachings. In short, The Crossing is a place where students can belong in community, explore their faith, and become their authentic selves.
At The Crossing when we say “ALL ARE WELCOME”, we mean it. The Crossing is a Reconciling in Christ, Open, Welcoming and Affirming ministry. We celebrate God’s diversity in sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, different abilities, faith tradition or lack of faith, national origin, racial, ethnic and economic background and any other difference.
During the 2021-2022 academic year The Crossing hosted around 125 students per week in the study/community spaces and over 75 students participated in worship and small group programs. In addition, The Crossing fed around 150 students per week through the Food Recovery Network and the Frozen Meal Program, not including the hundreds of students and community members that our longtime friends from Slow Food UW host in the building.
Events planned for this Fall include:
  • Welcome Back Pie Extravaganza & Concert
  • Open Mic Night
  • Weekly Dinner + Worship
  • Weekly Bible Study
  • Fellowship & support groups for Freshman and Graduate students
  • Queer Students of Faith exploring queer theology
  • Food Recovery Meals — Free hot meals are served on Tuesday evenings & Friday lunch-time
  • UW Frozen Meals — Frozen meals from the UW dining halls are delivered weekly; available when the building is open
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 at orucc.org. Click the brown button “Contribute” in the upper right of the home page or click this LINK.

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
Pastor Julia will be on Thanksgiving break
with family Nov. 21-26
Associate Pastor: Rev. Ken Pennings
608-556-2371 EMAIL

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