The Orchard Blog


03.29.08 and 03.30.08 – Setlist by Mike Jones
March 31, 2008, 8:32 am
Filed under: Setlist, The Orchard

The second weekend in our series Smudged.  Scott talked about our marriages and how we can clear up our perspective of our spouse and our relationships.

Here’s the music setlist from the weekend (with links to iTunes to purchase the original recordings):

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.)

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03.22.08 and 03.23.08 (EASTER) – Setlist by Mike Jones
March 24, 2008, 9:28 pm
Filed under: Easter, Setlist, The Orchard

Easter At The Orchard… it’s an experience!  We had some phenomenal services Easter weekend hosted by a ton of volunteers who spent hours and hours working to create great environments.

Our Easter Egg Drop via helicopter was huge this year.  The weather cleared up and it turned out to be a great event.  LOTS of people for that.  We estimate around 3000 kids and parents gathering 20,000 eggs.  Our teams planned well and though we still had some unforeseen things happen, they were handled well and quickly.  Great job team!

While we had been worried about the weather OUTSIDE, we actually made it rain INSIDE over our stage!  Worked out well as a creative piece with the message and the music.  A great beginning to our series Smudged.

Here’s the music setlist from the weekend (with links to iTunes to purchase the original recordings):

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.)



Easter @ The Orchard by orchardblog
March 23, 2008, 6:25 am
Filed under: Easter, The Orchard

One helicopter.
20,000 eggs.
Thousands of people.

The Orchard’s Helicopter Easter Egg Drop!
Saturday, March 22nd 2008

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1 Helicopter + 20,000 Easter Eggs = One Amazing Event for Families! by orchardblog
March 19, 2008, 9:36 am
Filed under: The Orchard

Using a helicopter and numerous volunteers, over 20,000 plastic eggs will be dropped onto the property of Orchard Valley Community Church Saturday, March 22, 2008. The event is for kids ages 12 and under. The egg drop will happen at 4:15 PM. There will be a prize in every egg! Immediately after the helicopter drops the eggs onto the field, children will participate in collecting over 20,000 eggs on the field. The field will be divided into four sections by age so that every child has a fair chance of collecting eggs.

Orchard Valley Community Church is in Aurora, IL and located at the corner of Barnes Road and Galena Blvd., across the street from Blackberry Farm.

Services times are Saturday at 3:00 PM (Easter weekend only) and 5:00 PM. Sunday at 9 AM and 10:45 AM.

If you would like more information, call 630-897-8888.

Posted by Kathryn



03.15.08 and 03.16.08 – Setlist by Mike Jones
March 17, 2008, 8:18 pm
Filed under: Setlist, The Orchard

Concluded our series The Other Side by talking about Hell.  Definitely worth checking out the podcast.

Here’s the music setlist from the weekend (with links to iTunes to purchase the original recordings):

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.)



03.08.08 and 03.09.08 – Setlist by Mike Jones
March 10, 2008, 7:44 pm
Filed under: Setlist, The Orchard

We continued our series The Other Side by talking about Heaven.

Here’s the music setlist from the weekend (with links to iTunes to purchase the original recordings):

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.)



COURAGE – Stop, Drop and Roll by orchardblog
March 4, 2008, 8:46 pm
Filed under: The Orchard

This month in Wahabu Land, we’re talking about  courage—being brave enough to do what you should do even when you’re afraid. Sometimes problems seem so big that it’s hard to see past them—making it even more difficult to do what you should do! We are helping kids understand that God is bigger than our biggest problem. Because God is who He says He is—all-knowing, all-powerful, perfect, holy, Savior—nothing can stand against Him. And because God is who He is, we can have courage. He’ll give us the courage to depend on Him in every circumstance, no matter what problems we face. 

One way we’re helping kids remember to depend on God even when they’re afraid is to stop, drop, and roll. Stop for a minute. Drop to your knees and talk to God. Then roll —go ahead because God will help us do the right thing even when we’re afraid.

Posted by Kathryn