Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson




A NURSERY AND TODDLER ROOM are available downstairs for babies and toddlers during the church service.  Grace Kneil will be there to greet you and your children. A multiage SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS meets in the lower level following “A Time for all Children”.  Anna Duxler and Megan Lovely teach the class.


BABY MONITORS are available for those of you who leave your children in the nursery or toddler room during the church service.  To check one out, please see Grace in the nursery.


BE SURE TO CHECK OUR WEB SITE each week for updates and new pictures! A preview of the Order of Service, Sunday announcements and Sermons are posted each week!  An archive of sermons (select the speaker), newsletters, and up-to-date calendar are all readily available on the website too.  Also check out our Facebook page by clicking on “Facebook” on any page of our church website,


HEARING ASSISTED RECEIVERS are available for your use during the church service.  Please see an usher if you need one.


WANT A CD of a worship service?  Please sign up on the CD Form on the information board in Fellowship Hall.  You may pick-up your CD in the library.  $2 per CD may be put in “Deposit Box” in the office.


WOMENS’ GUILD BOOK EXCHANGE New books come in every week for this Women’s Guild outreach project.  Please bring books you have read and think others would enjoy to add to our bookshelves.  We like to keep our inventory interesting and inviting!   


CHECK OUT THE BULLETIN BOARDS IN FELLOWSHIP HALL.  The minutes of all the UCC Boards are posted on the bulletin boards as is the roster for the Church Council.


Good Morning! Welcome to University

Congregational Church!




THE C.E. BOARD will meet in the Science and Exploration Room at 11:45.


THE BOARD OF DEACONS will meet in the conference room at 11:45.


THE MUSIC BOARD will meet in the choir room at 11:45.





YOGA CLASSES meet on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. ($5.00) and Friday at 10:00 Fellowship Hall.


MEN’S GROUP LUNCH is Thursday, April 17, 11:30 at the Lakeside Club. Susan Smythe with Ronald McDonald House will be the speaker. Sign up in Fellowship Hall or call the office if you plan to attend.

Maundy Thursday

                        April 17            6:00 p.m.

Fellowship Hall

Traditional Ancient Meal and Service

Please sign up in Fellowship Hall or call the office to sign up.

Bring a guest!




Easter Sunday

   April 20        10:30 Service

The UCC Chancel Choir and 30 piece orchestra will present English, composer, Karl Jenkin’s


And an inspiring Easter message from Robin.


Easter Egg Hunt

Meet in Fellowship Hall by the Easter Baskets for an outside

Easter  Egg Hunt (weather permiting).


WE INVITE OUR VISITORS TODAY to join us in Fellowship Hall after the service for coffee, refreshments and conversation.  Just follow the crowd down the hallway (west).


PLEASE SIGN THE FELLOWSHIP PAD when it comes down the pew.  Members please sign and update any changes in your contact information.  If you are a guest, please sign the pad so that we may thank you for worshipping with us.


TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO DONATE TO THE EASTER LILY DISPLAY! If you are interested in donating, please put your check in the offering plate and note “Easter flowers” on the memo line of your check and include if the donation is in honor of or in memory of someone.


BOB SCOTT IS INVITING anyone in the congregation who cares to join the UCC Chancel Choir (especially the ladies) to please contact him if you are interested. His email is or see him after the service.


A SERIES OF CLASSES ON “ZEALOT: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” Join Rev. Dr. Keith Williamson to explore this best-selling book on Monday nights, 6:30-8:00 p.m. starting May 5 and each Monday through May (except no class on May 26, Memorial Day)and also each Monday in June in the downstairs conference room.  This book by acclaimed author Reza Aslan “yields a fresh perspective on one of the greatest stories ever told even as it affirms the radical and transformative nature of Jesus of Nazareth’s life and mission.  The result is a thought provoking, elegantly written biography with the pulse of a fast-paced novel: a singularly brilliant portrait of a man, a time, and the birth of a religion.” A few copies of the best-selling book are available in the UCC Library to check out and will be available for $22.00 in the church office. (the book is not out in paperback).  Not required reading but preferred.







Saturday, May 3, 6:45 a.m. (yes, a.m.) meet at the church, hop in the van, and head north to Nell Hill’s in Atchinson, KS to shop till you drop. Nell Hill ( is a house décor store with great prices. Muffins will be provided on the van. Plan to have lunch in Atchinson and be back in Wichita late afternoon. Hopefully the van is big enough for all the purchases. First 12 people to pay $25.00 p.p (to pay for the gas/van.) will be able to go. Sign up in Fellowship Hall


WG UCC’s Women’s Guild

invites you to a

Mother’s and Other’s Brunch

Saturday, May 10, 10:00 a.m.

Fellowship Hall

Dr. Erin McGonigle will be the speaker

Please sign up in Fellowship Hall


SEW IN on Thursday, April 24 and Thursday, May 1, at 10:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Please come and help make jackets and blankets for Honduras babies. Bring your sewing machine and a sack lunch if you can stay a while. There are plenty of jobs if you do not sew so please come and help.


ARE YOU ARTSY OR CRAFTSY?  Do you have a hobby that you’ve wanted to teach to others?  The UCC Arts Camp is June 9-13 and a perfect way to share your hobby or talent.  Sign up on the PIC board so we can incorporate your class into our curriculum.  See Paul for more details.







Second Anthem     “Ave Verum”   Mozart


Jesus, Word of God incarnate, of the Virgin Mary born,

On the cross , thy sacred body for us all with nails was torn.

Cleanse us by the blood and water streaming from thy pierced side,

Feed us with thy body broken now and in deaths agony.


Traditional Word :   Mark 11:1-11

11When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples 2and said to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden; untie it and bring it. 3If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ just say this, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here immediately.’” 4They went away and found a colt tied near a door, outside in the street. As they were untying it, 5some of the bystanders said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?” 6They told them what Jesus had said; and they allowed them to take it. 7Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it; and he sat on it. 8Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut in the fields. 9Then those who went ahead and those who followed were shouting,

Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
10Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

11Then he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple; and when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

Contemporary Word: “WEAVE” by Rosemary Crow
Weave, weave, weave us together,
Weave us together in unity and love.
Weave, weave, weave us together,
Weave us together, together in love.

We are many textures, we are many colours,
Each one different from the other.
But we are entwined in one another in one great tapestry –

We are different instruments playing our own melodies,
Each one tuning to a different key,
But we are all playing in harmony in one great symphony.

A moment ago still we did not know
Our unity, only diversity.
Now the Spirit in me greets the Spirit in thee in one great family.

Weave, weave, weave us together,
Weave us together in unity and love.
Weave, weave, weave us together,
Weave us together, together in love.