WORSHIP & MINISTRIES
"The best thing we can do for Orchard is pray." Rev. Carol
At Orchard, we actively care for one another through prayer, ministry and support.
Intercessory Prayer Group (IPG)
Every Monday morning, a dedicated group of women meets in our Chapel to pray for the people of Orchard, their loved ones, the staff, our community and world, and for special requests . They also plan occasional prayer vigils and special prayer services.
We publish a prayer concerns list from prayer requests we receive from our family of faith. It is produced every week and is available on Sunday mornings, as well as in our monthly newsletter, The Harvester. If you have a prayer request, please feel free to send us a request here, come in and fill out a request form at the church, or call us at the church office (248-626-3620).
Another way we stay connected to each other is through our email prayer chain called the Caring Connection. Sign up to be part of the "Caring Connection " and receive email news with the immediate needs, joys and concerns of the family of faith we call Orchard, as well as occasional reminders of special services and ministry opportunities. Click to sign up to start receiving the Caring Connection.
Every Sunday morning when we gather for worship, we share together in a prayer we call the "Orchard Prayer." It was adapted from Bruce Wilkinson's Prayer of Jabez, by Dick B., one of our members. It is our hope that we will live into the promises and opportunities that this prayer is asking for, and that we continue to know the blessings of God on our Orchard family.
Dear Lord, I ask for your blessings on this, the congregation of Orchard United Methodist Church. I ask that You bless us indeed! I ask that You expand our opportunities to minister to our neighbors, both known and unknown, and to spread the good news of Your son, our Savior Jesus Christ. That Your hand be on us as we go forth on the path that You would have us be on. That You protect us and keep us from evil, and that we in turn do no harm to anyone. Bless us, Lord, bless us indeed. And help us to remember that nothing can happen here without You and without our willing hearts. All this we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Echo is an iPhone app (works on iPad, too) that allows you to organize your prayers & be reminded to pray for them. Echo's number one goal is to help people pray. Whether it be to simply keep track of prayer requests, give space to engage with God, or simply help remind people to pray... Echo is a tool to help Christ-followers engage with God. You can find out more about it here, or download it for free on the App Store.