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!


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.






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


*THE NEEDLEWORK GROUP meets Tuesday and 10:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. More details on the next page.


*MUNCH AND MUSE LENTEN SERIES  final Wednesday class is this Wednesday, April 9, 6:00 in Fellowship Hall. More information on the next page.




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.





*THE NEEDLEWORK GROUP meets the second Tuesday of each month so mark your calendar for April 8 at 10:00 a.m. if you want to work on your own project while visiting with others. If you have always wanted to learn to knit, crochet, or any other type of needlework, the ladies are glad to teach you and will be there to help you learn. If you can stay a while, bring a sack lunch. You are welcome to join in at any time.


*THE OUTREACH BOARD will be taking donations of Women’s Spring/Summer clothing and accessories such as shoes, belts, and purses in Fellowship Hall, today and next Sunday, April 13.  This clothing will be given to our local Dress for Success program which provides clothing and training for women entering the workforce.



EASTER LILY DISPLAY! If you are interested in donating, please mail $12.00 to the church office by April 13 or put your check in the offering plate.  Please note “Easter flowers” on the memo line of your check and include if the donation is in honor of or in memory of someone.


*MUNCH AND MUSE LENTEN SERIES  will continue for the next two Wednesdays  concluding on Maundy Thursday, April 17. You are welcome to join in at any time. A chapter from the book “The Last Week” written by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan in which a day by day account of Jesus’ final week of life beginning on Palm Sunday will be presented and discussed. Reading the book before the class is preferred but not required.  A light dinner will be served each Wednesday.


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.


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.

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. during May and June (except no class on May 26, Memorial Day) 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.



MEN’S GROUP LUNCH is Thursday, April 17, 11:30 at the Lakeside Club. Sign up in Fellowship Hall or call the office if you plan to attend.


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

Fellowship Hall

Dr. Erin McGonigle will be the speaker

Please sign up in Fellowship Hall

Solo               “ Beau Soir”                poem by Bourget, music by Debussey (1862-1918)


When, in the setting sun, the rivers  turn pink

And a warm shudder rushes through the wheat fields,

A plea to be happy seems to emanate from things,

and rises up toward the troubled heart.


A plea to relish the charm of being alive while one is young and the evening is fair,

for we shall go as this wave goes:  The wave to the sea, we to the tomb.


First Anthem   “When Rooks Fly Homeward”

 When rooks fly homeward and shadows fall,

When roses fold on the hay-yard wall

When blind moths flutter by door and tree

Then comes the quiet of Christ to me.


When stars look out on the Children’s path

and grey mists gather on carn and rath,

When night is one with the brooding sun,

Then comes the quiet of Christ to me.


Second Anthem  “I Lift Mine Eyes Unto the Hills


I lift mine eyes unto the hills from where comes my help?’

My help is in the Lord.

God will not let your foot be moved, and God shall never sleep.

Behold, the Lord who keeps watch over Israel shall slumber not, nor sleep.


The Lord himself watches over you, He is your shade at your right hand

so that the sun shall not strike you, nor the moon by night.

The Lord shall preserve us from evil, it is he who shall keep you safe.

The Lord shall watch over you, your going out and your coming in

From this time forth, and forevermore, I lift mine eyes unto the hills

From where comes my help? It comes from the Lord. Alleluia, Alleluia

I lift mine eyes unto the hills.


Traditional Word :


Galatians 2:19-20   For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; 20 and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.


Romans 6:3-4    Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.


Contemporary Word:


“It’s not enough to have lived.
We should be determined to live for something.
May I suggest that it be creating joy for others,
sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind,
bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.”

― Leo Buscaglia

Please join us for us this Easter Season for worship, music and fellowship at UCC.

Palm Sunday

                  April 13          10:30 Service

St. Petersburg String Quartet will be here to play with the Chancel Choir during our regular church service.

Sermon title:  “The Last Week:  Palm Sunday”



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.




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.