Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

 

HELPFUL CHURCH INFORMATION

 

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 ww.ucchurch.org 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, www.ucchurch.org

 

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 are the roster for the Church Council and all other boards.

 

Good Morning! Welcome to University

Congregational Church!

 

THIS SUNDAY

 

THE FLOWERS ON THE COMMUNION TABLE TODAY are given by Diane and Bill Park in celebration of Bills return to Wichita following remission from Leukemia and his successful bone marrow transplant.  Our thanks to everyone for prayers, cards, and calls.  We love you all.

 

UCC POLO SHIRTS AND DILLON’S REWARD PROGRAM GIFT CARDS will be on sale in Fellowship Hall after the church service. See next page.

THIS WEEK

 

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

 

WG  WOMEN’S GUILD LUNCHEON is Wednesday, June 4, at 12:00 in Fellowship Hall. The Guild board members will provide the lunch (no charge) which will be various types of salads.  Our own Kathryn Langrehr will give the program on her experiences as a “biker chick” who loves riding her Harley Davidson motor cycle. Sign up in Fellowship Hall or the church office to make a reservation.

 

THE CLASS ON “ ZEALOT” will meet this Monday, June 2, at 6:30 in the conference room.

 

LARKSFIELD CLASS ON “THE GREATEST PRAYER” is will not meet this week.

 

 

 

UCC POLO SHIRTS, both men’s and women’s, will be on sale each Sunday in June in Fellowship Hall after the church service.  The men’s shirts are white and women’s are hibiscus (coral) and are $25.00 each.

XXL sizes are a few dollars more.  These comfortable shirts are perfect to wear when you are volunteering at the Head-to-Toe Hygiene Pantry.

 

DILLON’S REWARD PROGRAM GIFT CARDS can be ordered in Fellowship Hall next Sunday for an initial purchase of $5.00. Before your first purchase at Dillon’s, you load the card (cash, check, or credit card) at the service desk with any amount you wish up to $500. You then can use the Dillon’s card as a credit card when buying groceries or gas.  UCC will receive 5% of the total amount you spend which will go to the Head-to Toe Hygiene Pantry.

 

“ZEALOT: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” is now being taught by Rev. Dr. Keith Williamson at 6:30-8:00 p.m. Monday through June. 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.  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. Join in on the class at any time.

 

“THE GREATEST PRAYER” CLASS will is being taught by Paul Jackson at Larksfield each Wednesday though June except for June 4. 10:00 a.m. in the Club Room. They will be using the book The Greatest Prayer: Rediscovering the Revolutionary Message of the Lord’s Prayer. We will be using John Dominic Crossan’s book on The Lord’s Prayer to re-examine this most famous Christian prayer.

 

 

 

 

THE FIRST ANNUAL SUMMER ARTS CAMP WILL START MONDAY, JUNE 9!

 As you know we have some very talented people here at UCC. In the adult classes, several have signed up to share their talent with you by agreeing to teach photography, basic songwriting, knitting and crocheting for a cause, and painting techniques (techniques that Matisse and Seurat used that you can try). The camp dates are Monday, June 9, and Wednesday, June 11from 6:00-8:00 p.m. ending on Friday, June 13, 6:00-8:00 with a wrap up of the classes and all church Ice Cream Social.

 

There will also be children’s classes Monday and Wednesday (June 9 and 11) from 6:15-7:30 and those classes will include crafts for kids, knitting and crocheting for a cause.

 

There is a schedule of classes on a table in Fellowship Hall and a signup sheet. Please see Paul Jackson for any question about the camp or call the office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRADITIONAL WORD:  Acts 2: 1-4

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

CONTEMPORARY WORD:Ann Weems

 

The church is Pentecost.

The Holy Spirit is poured out upon us

and sends us out together

aflame with new life,

inheritors of the wealth of God:

life abundant.

We are liberated from the prisons of pettiness,

jealousy, and greed,

liberated to be the church.

 

We are freed to free others.

We are affirmed to affirm others.

We are loved to love others.

We are family;

we are community.

We are the church triumphant –

you, me, anyone who would come unto the Lord –

renewed, redirected, empowered

to change things and lives

together in love and wholeness.

We are the Lord’s church,

the church of justice and mercy,

the people sent to open prisons,

to heal the sick

to clothe the naked

to feed the hungry

to reconcile

to be alleluias when there is no music.

 

The mantle is upon our shoulders.

Joy is apparent in our living.

We have been commissioned to be the church

of Jesus Christ.

 

 

 

Words to the first anthem: The All-Day Hymn by Jan Struther and John Helgen

 

Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy,

whose trust, ever childlike, no cares could destroy,

be there at our waking, and give us, we pray,

your bliss in our hearts, Lord, at the break of the day.

 

Lord of all eagerness, Lord of all faith,

whose strong hands were skilled at the plane and the lathe,

be there at our labours, and give us, we pray,

your strength in our hearts, Lord, at the noon of the day.

 

Lord of all kindliness, Lord of all grace,

your hands swift to welcome, your arms to embrace,

be there at our homing, and give us, we pray,

your love in our hearts, Lord, at the eve of the day.

 

Lord of all gentleness, Lord of all calm,

whose voice is contentment, whose presence is balm,

be there at our sleeping, and give us, we pray,

your peace in our hearts, Lord, at the end of the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Words to the second anthem:

“Down To The River To Pray”

 

As I went down in the river to pray

Studying about that good ol’ way

And who shall wear the starry crown?

Good Lord show me the way!

 

O sisters let’s go down

Let’s go down, come on down

O sisters let’s go down

Down in the river to pray

 

As I went down in the river to pray

Studying about that good ol’ way

And who shall wear the robe & crown?

Good Lord show me the way

 

O brothers let’s go down

Let’s go down, come on down

Come on brothers, let’s go down

Down in the river to pray

 

As I went down in the river to pray

Studying about that good ol’ way

And who shall wear the starry crown?

Good Lord show me the way

 

O fathers let’s go down

Let’s go down, come on down

O fathers let’s go down

Down in the river to pray

 

As I went down in the river to pray

Studying about that good ol’ way

And who shall wear the robe and crown?

Good Lord show me the way

 

O mothers let’s go down

Come on down, don’t you wanna go down?

Come on mothers, let’s go down

Down in the river to pray

 

As I went down in the river to pray

Studying about that good ol’ way

And who shall wear the starry crown?

Good Lord show me the way

 

O sinners, let’s go down

Let’s go down, come on down

O sinners, let’s go down

Down in the river to pray

 

As I went down in the river to pray

Studying about that good ol’ way

And who shall wear the robe and crown?

Good Lord show me the way.