Orchard Community Church
Navigating an Uncertain Future
As we navigate a future that is often uncertain, we are called to be counterculture by listening for God’s voice, not the voices of this world, to lead us.
Locations & Times
  • Orchard Community Church
    8180 Telephone Rd, Ventura, CA 93004, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM
  • OrchardCommunity.Online.Church
    Sunday 10:00 AM
Counterculture (Part 2)
The Book of Daniel

We live in a culture that is often foreign and hostile to our faith. The book of Daniel is a collection of stories and prophecies written about Jewish believers living in the hostile foreign land of Babylon during the Exile. Therefore, the book of Daniel can teach us a lot about standing firm and living faithfully counter to the culture in which we find ourselves.

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Join us Sunday mornings either under the Tent at Orchard or at on our Live Stream! The Service begins at 10:30 am. We invite you to be a part of our interactive online service starting at 10 am with announcements and chatting before the live stream of the service begins.


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♪ Marvelous Light
I am not who I once was
Defined by all the things I’ve done
Afraid my shame would be exposed
Afraid of really being known
But then you gave my heart a home

So I walked out of the darkness and into the light
From fear of shame into the hope of life
Mercy called my name and made a way to fly
Out of the darkness and into the light

Years of keeping secrets safe
Wondering if I could change
‘Cause when you’re hiding all alone
Your heart can turn into a stone
And that’s not the way I want to go

There’s no place I’d rather be
Your light is marvelous your light is marvelous
You have come to set us free
You are marvelous your light is marvelous to me

CCLI Song # 7016450
♪ Build My Life
Worthy of ev'ry song we could ever sing
Worthy of all the praise we could ever bring
Worthy of ev'ry breath we could ever breathe
We live for You

Jesus the name above ev'ry other name
Jesus the only one who could ever save
Worthy of ev'ry breath we could ever breathe
We live for You
We live for You

Holy there is no one like You
There is none beside You
Open up my eyes in wonder and show me who You are
And fill me with Your heart
And lead me in Your love to those around me

I will build my life upon Your love
It is a firm foundation
I will put my trust in You alone
And I will not be shaken

CCLI Song # 7070345
♪ Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)
You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep my faith will stand

And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You've never failed and You won't start now

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior (3x)

CCLI Song # 6428767
♪ Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)
Amazing grace how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now I'm found
Was blind but now I see

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed

My chains are gone I've been set free
My God my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy rains
Unending love amazing grace

The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow
The sun forbear to shine
But God who called me here below
Will be forever mine
Will be forever mine
You are forever mine

CCLI Song # 4768151
Today's Music
Orchard's Streaming and Song Select CCLI# 160190

May Issue of the Orchard Life

Orchard Life is our monthly publication highlighting all the great things going on at Orchard. In every issue, you will find Staff and Ministry articles, announcements, and much more!

Worship Options

We are excited to be able to worship under the Tent together. If you are not wanting to be under the Tent, feel free to sit in the front row of parking spots of the Orchard Parking Lot your car and tune your radio to 100.1 FM to listen to the service.

1. Masks must be worn while on the Orchard Campus (both inside and out)
2. Please maintain the Social Distance
3. Sunday Morning Children's program. Children are always welcome in the service and we do not mind the noises that come with children. Children are a healthy sign of a healthy congregation.

Orchard Kids Sunday School (For preschool through 5th grade)
Children will worship with their families and be dismissed following the kids’ message, escorted by our Orchard Kids’ Leaders to our beautiful outdoor classroom space in the children’s play yard. We will have our Bible story, activities, crafts, and games in a specially designed format following current health and safety guidelines. Parents, please come to the Children’s Center immediately following the worship service and find all of your children in one place. Each family will receive a “My Church Bag” to be brought each week with basic supplies already included plus items from home: a water bottle, mask, and a jacket/hat for each child. Our team is so excited to see your family! See you Sunday!

If you have been at home distancing or are new to Orchard and would like to acquaint/reacquaint your child with our nursery, playground, and Orchard Kids' spaces, please contact Melinda Hoyt at melinda@orchardventura.org. for a "come and play" time.

Nursery care for children birth to 3 years old is available by RSVP only to Melinda Hoyt at melinda@orchardventura.org.

Interested in being a Volunteer? Middle school through adult, please contact Melinda Hoyt at melinda@orchardventura.org.

While we understand that some may not feel comfortable coming back in person or having to wear masks while on the Orchard campus, we encourage you to stay home and join us online with our Live Stream.

Office Hours
Monday – Thursdays from 10 am to noon.
Masks and social distancing are required.
If you are unable to make it in during our office hours, please send an email to info@orchardventura.org and or leave a message at (805) 647-3757.

Find the small group that is just right for you!

There are several options for all ages!
Some groups are low commitment with no homework and each meeting is a stand-alone study, so you don't have to worry if you can't make it each time. Some are more in-depth and encourage digging deeper on your own time and then coming back to discuss more!
Most are still meeting on Zoom, however, there are a few in-person options!


Women’s ministries is opening up a new Bible study this summer for women who are new to small group Bible studies or a little rusty. Perhaps the thought of a Bible study or a small group or both is intimidating. Or maybe you haven’t looked at the Bible with others since Sunday school days. Possibly you’ve seen the women’s Bible studies offered every year, but weren’t sure how you would fit in. This could be a perfect fit for you. Facilitated by LuAnn Smith, we’ll meet weekly this summer to get a flavor of various books of the Bible. There will be no homework. Since kids will be home, we will plan a time and place to make this work for all who are interested. Email LuAnn at luannksmith@gmail.com with questions or interest.

Parents Life Group (Meeting via Zoom!) Come join other parents on Sunday mornings at 9 am for a time of connecting & study. Parent Life digs into the Bible as our guide for raising children, building strong families, & living life. We support each other by sharing experiences and prayer, as we lower the facades that hinder God’s work in us. You’ll be excited to see how the Bible relates to life, see how other parents go through the same struggles you do, and experience the hope we have in Christ. Contact Rich Smith (r_smith122@hotmail.com) for the ZOOM meeting information!

Did you know that there's a community group specifically for moms? Join Mom's Life as we chat about life and kids, and then study God's Word together and apply it to our lives. We meet Sundays from 4-5:30 pm in the lower parking lot of Orchard Community Church (perfect if you have middle or high school students to drop off at Youth Group!). We are currently walking through 1 Thesalonians together. For more information, contact Melinda at melinda@orchardventura.org.

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