Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

Sermon Title: “The Prayer Wheel: Lead Us Not into Temptation”

We welcome all of our visitors today and invite you to the fellowship hall for beverages and cookies after the worship service. Please follow the congregation to the left out of the sanctuary.

TODAY

THE FLOWERS ON THE COMMUNION TABLE TODAY are given by Rod and Jane Phares. “In celebration of our 52nd wedding anniversary, and our family, and our friends, and the beauty that surrounds us each and every day.”

ALL CHURCH PICNIC will be held today at 11:30am. This event is sponsored by the Deacons and they will provide all of the food and beverages. The menu includes, hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, and dessert. This church event is for the entire family.

THIS WEEK

HEAD-TO-TOE HYGIENE PANTRY workday is Thursday, June 14, from
9:00-11:00am, at 2130 E. 21st St. N. The Pantry is open on Saturday, May 16, from 9:00-11:30 a.m.

YOGA meets every Tuesday at 4:00 and Friday, at 10:00, in fellowship hall. The cost for the Tuesday class is $5 because it is instructor led.

NEXT WEEK

ALL BOARDS MEET on Sunday, June 17, immediately following the
worship service at 11:45 a.m.

MENS’ LUNCH is Thursday, June 21, at 11:30, at Scotch & Sirloin. The guest speaker is .

OUTREACH PROJECT – for Gammon School Supply Closet contiues.  For the second year, our Gammon partnership is focused on increasing availability of high-demand supplies for classrooms, teachers, and individual students from families with economic challenges.  Over the next week, we invite you to contribute dollars toward the Gammon School Supply Closet.  One of the most socially and culturally diverse public schools in Wichita, Gammon is located two miles northwest of UCC.  During the past year, supplies purchased by our dollars were used before the year ended, so we’ve increased our 2018 goal to $5,000!  You may leave a check at the Outreach table in fellowship hall or mail it to the church office at 9209 E 29th St. N., 67226.

HOMELESS HYGIENE BAGS – The Outreach board is collecting hotel shampoo, lotion and soaps. We will be assembling the bags, along with the help of the congregation, after worship on June 24, in fellowship hall. The bags will be given to Interfaith Ministries for their homeless program. Last year your donations filled 100 baggies with hygiene items. Look for a box in fellowship hall for your hotel hygiene items.

PLEASE JOIN US on September 28-29 at University Congregational Church for the Richard Greene Lecture Series – Jesus Seminar on the Road: The
Political Jesus led by Arthur J. Dewey and Celene Lillie.

The Jesus of history resisted the political and social realities of his day. Early Christians did the same. Neither one was necessarily successful in their aims, but what do we know about their attitudes toward the economy, immigrants, and war? How did Jesus and emerging Christ communities express concerns for justice and peace? Looking at the world today, what would they say about American politics?