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2.25.07 Photos by orchardblog
February 28, 2007, 1:24 am
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02.25.07 by Mike Jones
February 27, 2007, 1:39 pm
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168 Hours: The Well – Sunday 02.25.07

Salvation is Here – Hillsong United
Everyday – Lincoln Brewster
Indescribable – Chris Tomlin
The Face of Love – Sanctus Real

This weekend, we wrapped our 168 Hours series. It’s been a great journey into the ministry of Jim and Judy Larson, but this is just the beginning. Scott gave us some insight into The Well, the ministry that Jim and Judy lead. We also got to talk with the Larson’s and three of the women they have helped rescue (and who now work at The Well), via iChat (aren’t Mac’s the greatest?).

We will be talking in the next few weeks of some great opportunities for us as a community to get involved in reaching our arms around the globe to make a difference in the lives of others.

Posted by Mike Jones

Saturday Night Ice Storm by orchardblog
February 24, 2007, 8:38 pm
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Yes,  just another reminder that it’s STILL winter.  I know….  Yuck!

And yes, of course there will still be church.  LOL…  But please drive carefully!!

See you in the AM!

Posted by Scott Hodge

02.18.07 by Mike Jones
February 20, 2007, 10:23 am
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168 Hours: The City – Sunday 02.18.07

Majestic – Lincoln Brewster
Here Is Our King – David Crowder Band
My Savior My God – Aaron Shust
Savin’ Me – Nickelback *****

The take away from this week:
Are you loving others unconditionally, without an agenda?

Posted by Mike Jones

*****(Please use discretion when previewing or purchasing other songs by this artist as other songs on this album may contain inappropriate lyrical content.)

It’s Friday! by orchardblog
February 16, 2007, 1:38 pm
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All the rest of you Orchard staff – be very, very glad you are not in the office today!

Let me share with you what I LOVE… by orchardblog
February 16, 2007, 10:39 am
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If you were at First Wednesday, you saw many of things that our pastor “LOVES.” 

It’s time I share what I love…

I L – O – V – E our amazing volunteers. 

It fills my heart as each week as I hear from kids and parents…

One 2nd grader wrote on his blog about his “cool” small group leader and how excited he was about the prayer journal he received from him. 

One mom called me to tell me that they are new to our church and how impressed they were with the team working in the nursery. They immediately engaged her son and he had a great experience (which, in turn, made them have a great experience).

One dad says that they moved here from California (where they were attending a large, well-known church). He said that he was so impressed with the preschool teachers—how much care they showed him and his children. 

A new volunteer was so impressed with the patience and love that a Lead Teacher had for each of the kids in her class.

Our Lead Teachers have expressed their gratitude for the people who come in during the week to prepare everything they need for the weekend.

What an amazing team of volunteers. Not one is paid, and not many are thanked (enough) for the work that they do.   

Well, this is one big THANK YOU for caring for our kids and families. Thank you for making Orchard’s Kids such an amazing environment. Thank you for introducing our kids to Christ and for leading them in a growing relationship with Him!!! 

You are appreciated.

Posted by Kathryn Egly

02.11.07 by Mike Jones
February 12, 2007, 8:14 pm
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168 Hours: The Village – Sunday 02.11.07

The Time Has Come – Hillsong United
Let God Arise – Chris Tomlin
Our Love Is Loud – David Crowder Band
He Reigns – Newsboys
You Are The One – Lincoln Brewster

This was the first weekend in our series 168 Hours – a week in Bangkok, Thailand. Over the next couple of weeks we are going to be seeing some great footage and hearing about God at work in Thailand.

The take aways from this week:
Do you have a dream?
Are you helping others dream?
Are you surrounding yourself with others who are helping you dream bigger?

Posted by Mike Jones

Baby Got Book Video by Mike Jones
February 7, 2007, 4:14 pm
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Had a lot of people request this video by Dan Smith, Baby Got Book, that we showed on Sunday 02.04.07.

02.04.07 by Mike Jones
February 6, 2007, 11:35 pm
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Soul Cravings: Scripture Meditation – Sunday 02.04.07

Let God Arise – Chris Tomlin
Blessed Be Your Name – Passion Band
Deeper – Delirious?
From The Inside Out – Hillsong United

It’s not about getting through the Bible, but allowing the Bible to get through us. Meditating on the scriptures is about transformation not information.

Meditation attitudes: Hunger, Humility, and Honesty.

Posted by Mike Jones

Family Movie Night Tonight! by orchardblog
February 2, 2007, 4:51 pm
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Facing the Giants

Tonight we will be showing an incredible movie that you won’t want to miss!

Join us at 6:30 for pizza and popcorn. At 7:00 we’ll get to enjoy the just released “Facing the Giants.” This movie will inspire anyone who is on a team and anyone who leads a team!

Boys and girls, teenagers and adults can enjoy, relate to, and learn something from this movie.

Read a review here:

Every child who comes tonight will LEAVE WITH A PRIZE!!

We hope to see you there!

Posted by Kathryn Egly