The Orchard Blog

Veggie Tales on NBC! by orchardblog
August 31, 2006, 3:22 pm
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Beginning September 9, Veggie Tales will have a regular time slot on Saturday mornings on NBC! Included in this time slot will be episodes of 3-2-1- Penguins and LarryBoy Adventures, as well.

I’ve heard that they will be limited on how much they can teach on “God,” but Christ-like values WILL inevitably be taught!!

I thought this was great news and wanted to share it with you.

Check your local listings for the exact time the show will air.

Posted by Kathryn Egly

A little help with my iSight… by orchardblog
August 29, 2006, 4:04 pm
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I want to publically say THANK YOU to Allie and Tyler for your help this past weekend with my message opener for our new iSight series! You guys were a BLAST!

And in case you missed it, here are a few pics we took. (Click for larger images.)

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Adjust Your iSight! by orchardblog
August 25, 2006, 11:56 am
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Enough about free french fries and Big Macs… What I’m really excited about is our new series that starts THIS WEEKEND!

iSight: Changing The Way I See ___________.

…My Stuff

Good stuff!

Hope you have invited someone with you this weekend! If not, pick up the phone, shoot an email, text message, IM, walk over to their home and INVITE them NOW! This series will connect with EVERYONE.

Have a great weekend – see you Sunday!

Posted by Scott Hodge

McChurch by orchardblog
August 23, 2006, 9:22 am
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Apparently someone has too much computer time on their hands…

Thanks Pedro…  LOL

Posted by Scott Hodge

Irish Orchard Post! by orchardblog
August 17, 2006, 9:45 pm
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Some of you may remember me introducing a group of Irish friends who were visiting The Orchard a few weekends ago. Well, one of those people was a young woman by the name of Emma Boyd who recently blogged about their visit to our community. It’s an encouraging post and I wanted to share it with all of you.


(Emma – thanks for the encouraging words! It was great meeting you all. Would love to have you guys back again soon!)

Posted by Scott Hodge

2006 BBQ & BAPTISM Preview Video by orchardblog
August 15, 2006, 12:14 pm
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Hey guys!  Here’s the BBQ & Baptism PREVIEW video we showed last Sunday in case you missed it or want to watch it again!

Click on the image above or here to watch!  (Quicktime required.)

More B&B Images by orchardblog
August 9, 2006, 11:11 pm
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Thoughts on Beer Brats & Baptism From Wisconsin… by orchardblog
August 8, 2006, 9:48 pm
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I am posting this from a beautiful resort in Northern Wisconsin where my family and I have escaped to for a few days of recovery and some long overdue relaxation.

Between my mild sunburn and the beer brats that we abused our bodies with earlier this evening I have managed to find a few minutes to pop the Mac open and take advantage of our WiFi connection. Of course, we keep finding ourselves drawn back to reminiscing on the incredible weekend we had back at The Orchard with all of you at our BBQ & BAPTISM!


Without a doubt, this one will go down in my book as a historical weekend for both our church community and for every person who took the significant step of water baptism Sunday afternoon.

For me, one of the most memorable moments of the baptism was watching entire families getting baptized together. To see so many families taking such huge steps TOGETHER was one of the coolest things I have ever seen! I especially loved watching some of the family members baptizing each other. That was incredible!

As soon as we get some more pics, we’ll throw them up to share. Until then, we’d love to hear your thoughts/feelings/feedback/etc… on the exciting weekend we all had.

Back to my book and then to bed… Goodnight friends!

Posted by Scott Hodge
PS. Wow, do these Wisconsinites know how to do sausage!

What a great day! by orchardblog
August 8, 2006, 4:00 pm
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Sunday was a tremendous day, wasn’t it?!

We’ll post photos soon.

What was memorable to you?