Look here for the most recent information regarding changes at The Orchard as a result of COVID-19.
Worship Service - March 29
Saturday, March 28 - A Message from Pastor Scott
We heard some great stories from last week about your experience of church in your homes! Thanks for sending those to us. Let’s keep it going strong for this weekend and as long as we have to worship in this way. The Church Board is meeting on Tuesday to make decisions about what our programming will be in the coming weeks and months. Look for an email update from Church Chairman Jeff Rylander by Thursday, April 2.
Our worship service will again be available on the website. Many people told me how encouraged they were by tuning in together Sunday at 10 a.m. Let’s continue that “tradition,” realizing that you can, of course, watch it anytime over the weekend.
I never thought I would put those two words together in my life, but here we are during the pandemic worshiping through that means. The worship service will again be available on Facebook Sunday at 10 a.m. For those of you who did that last Sunday, you noticed the increased amount of web traffic caused by churches all over the country doing the same. If you have any trouble this week, you may want to switch over to the video posted on the website, or have that ready on another device.
Parents, here are those same tools with some updates:
Coloring Page for Ages 3+
Coloring Page for Ages 7+
Sermon Notes for Kids
Family Devotional Guide
Whether you are doing it online or by sending a check to 1301 S. Grove Ave., Barrington, Illinois 60010, thanks so much for continuing to give! It was so wonderful to see how many people signed up online to do that for the first time. We are keenly aware of the financial challenges that everyone is experiencing right now. It is already affecting us as a church and we will be making tough decisions in that regard. So, we are enormously grateful for your continued faithfulness to the Lord during these uncertain times.
Our staff is continuing to reach out to people via phone, text, email, etc. We even had some virtual youth group meetings this week! The connection card is now online so that you can communicate with us and submit a prayer request. Please feel free to do that. We count it a privilege to keep in touch this way and pray for you. And if you would like a virtual pastoral visit, make note of that too. We are here for you!
Warmly in Christ,