MAY 28 - June 3

This Month's Memory Verse: 
 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”     

Romans 15:13


On Sunday, Jeff Knoll (elder) started the message series "Faith That Works: A Study of James" looking at James 1:1-18. If you would like to listen or view this or other previous messages, use this link Sermon... then click on the message you would like to hear or view. There is also a link to archived messages.

During the service we had communion... reflecting and celebrating what our Savior did for us n the cross.

Upcoming Events

April 2019 - April 2022

Prayer Room
Every Sunday, 9:15-9:45amSoftball Game
June 3rd, 6:30pm, Township Fld #1
June 17th, 7:30pm, Township Fld #3
June 24th, 6:30pm, Township Fld #1Ozone
Summer Kick Off, May 29th, 6:30pm
Urban Air CL, June 12th, 6:30pmOrchard U
2 summer classesMoving Help
June 1st, 8amBaptism
June 2nd, during the serviceSpiritual Conversation Workshop
June 2nd, 1-5pmCombined Service @ Casa de Vida
June 9th, 10am


Giving to the capital campaign:
  • In the offering on Sundays - Cash in an envelope with your name and Capital Campaign on it OR a check made out to The Orchard Church, memo line states Capital Campaign.
  • Online - go to  Tending the Orchard website and click on "Donate" OR go to The Orchard Church website and click on "Give Now", mark donation as Capital Campaign
Website: (note there's no "www")
Other questions? Contact Jake Cook at

Join us every Sunday morning from 9:15 - 9:45am as we come together to lift our praises and requests to our heavenly Father. New location: office on the right at the end of the library hallway which is just past the church office in the main entrance.

Able to move chairs and tables? Interested in blessing ministries by handling the logistics of set-up and tear-down for events at The Orchard? Bill Whyte is creating a standing team to handle these responsibilities. Circle the letter “S” on your communication card to join this ministry team or contact the church office.

Please join us Wednesday, May 29th, to kick off our summer events. All students who will be in 6th through 12th grade this fall our welcome. We will be having a hot dog barbecue and will play some outdoor games followed up with a bonfire. The evening will be off sight at the Knoll's home in Wonder Lake (3708 Jacobson Drive) from 6:30 - 9pm. Please bring a snack to share. Questions? Call Jeff Knoll (847)561-2110.

Go deeper in your study by taking an Orchard U course this summer. Check us out at the table in the Family Ministry Center. Sign up to attend on your communication card.
Course U1: “Behold Your God” by John Snyder, a 14-week course begins on Saturday, June 1st at 9am in McHenry. Cost $13 for workbook (sign up “U1”).
Course U2 Apologetics - Defending the Christian Faith, an 8-week course begins on Wednesday, June 26th at 7pm at the church. Cost $6 (sign up “U2”).

On Saturday, June 1st, we have an opportunity to serve and help a member of our community move from her home in McHenry to her new residence in Woodstock. We will begin at 8am. She has some furniture and totes needing to be moved. Please contact the church office to help and for more details at (815)385-3410 or

On Going Ministries

Wanting more information about how to get involved contact the church office.

CDV Food Pantry
Every Thursday, 3 shifts
(9:30am, 2pm, 4pm)

***This ministry is in need of volunteers for the 4pm shift.***

Community Outreach Meeting

Tuesday, May 7th

Connect Group
Fridays, 6:30-8:30pm

Nursing Home visit
2nd Tuesday each month,

Ozone (Youth Group)
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm

Vintage Souls (Seniors/Retired Group)
FMSC, 2nd Wednesday @  month
Meeting, 3rd Wednesday @ month



Converge MidAmerica is a missional network of gospel driven churches. With roots going back over 160 years, Converge excels in Church Planting, Church Strengthening and Missions. The Orchard’s partnership with Converge began in 2003.
Since 2010 Converge MidAmerica has planted 74 churches and had another 40 more join the conference. God is working in a mighty way through Converge.

Please pray as the conference seeks to fulfill the vision God has given the leadership; specifically, to have 400 churches by the year 2025. Currently there are 231 churches who are a part of the conference. You can learn more about the conference at

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