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Orchard UMC Worship

Worship Services

9 am and 11 am in the sanctuary* and via live stream

*Please feel free to wear a mask during worship or any time you are in the church building.

While the church continues to monitor the number of cases in our church and local community, we encourage you to employ safe practices so we can continue to gather and worship together. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 we ask that you please do not come to church within 5 days of a positive test; if asymptomatic but between days 6-10, please wear a mask. If you test positive and you were a part of one of our services or programs, please let the church know, but more importantly please notify the people you've had direct contact with as we cannot contact trace our large public gatherings.  

The current week's recorded services will be available to replay below after 3 pm.

Sunday, November 20, 2022, 10 am worship - One service

You can view past worship services on our YouTube channel.

 

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Special Worship Services

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Longest Night Worship Service      Wed., December 21

December 21 is the longest night of the year. Perhaps this year has felt like one of the longest ones in your life; perhaps you're missing someone in your life or you're grieving things that just have not turned out how you imagined or hoped. At this Longest Night Service on December 21 at 7 pm in the sanctuary we will acknowledge that, for many people, Christmas is a time of loneliness, sorrow, alienation, sadness. This service offers a way for people to claim those feelings and still feel surrounded by the compassionate love of God. 

Christmas Eve               Saturday, December 24

Christmas Eve is Saturday, December 24. We will celebrate the birth of Christ at three distinct worship services.

  • Our 4 pm service will be the perfect one to bring children to. There will be plenty of music, the Christmas Story told for (and by) children, and lots of opportunities for everyone to participate in the joy of the evening!

  • 6 pm worship will have music led by the Praise Band and Singers.

  • 8 pm worship will be more traditional music led by the Chancel Choir and organ.

All services will end with lighting candles as we sing Silent Night.

Celebrate Together at 10 am                                                     Sunday, December 25

On Sunday, December 25, wear your fabulous, fashionable, festive sweater (aka “ugly Christmas sweater”) or seasonal outfit. We’ll worship together at 10 am and afterward enjoy a special hot chocolate (and coffee) treat! We’ll be merry and bright and add lots of joy to this Christmas worship!