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 Anita Jones in memory of 54 wonderful years of marriage.

 

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

 

ART CAMP STARTS MONDAY JUNE 9! If you have not signed up for a class you want to take, you can still make your choice in Fellowship Hall today after the service.

 

THE CLASS ON “ ZEALOT” will meet this Monday, June 8, at 6:30 in the conference room.  See info on the next page.

THE NEEDLEWORKERS will meet on Tuesday, June 10, at 10:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.  Come join the group, bring your own project, or come and learn a type of needlework you’ve always wanted to try. Bring a sack lunch if you can stay a while.

 

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

LARKSFIELD CLASS ON “THE GREATEST PRAYER” will  meet on Wednesday, June 11 in the Club Room.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL IS FRIDAY, June 13, at 6:00. See info on the next page

MEETINGS THIS WEEK: The By-laws Committee meets on Tuesday, June 10, at 5:30,Stephan Ministers meet on Thursday, June 12, at 2:00 and the Personnel Committee Meeting is Thursday, June, 12 at 5:30.

 

 

NEXT SUNDAY

 

THE C.E. BOARD will meet in the Science and Exploration Room.

THE DEACON’S will meet in the area off the downstairs kitchen.

THE MUSIC BOARD will meet in the choir room.

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES will meet in the conference room.

All meetings start at 11:45.

A CONGREGATIONAL CAFÉ will be held on Sunday, June 22 right after the church service in Fellowship Hall. The members of the Christian Life Advisory Committee want to share the some of the good information learned at a recent church growth seminar.  Marla Flentje referenced the material in the June/July newsletter insert. This is an important topic and we would appreciate your input.

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.

 

 

THE MEN’S GROUP LUNCH is Thursday, June 19, 11:30 at the Lakeside Club located at 21st and Webb behind the Walgreens.  If anyone has any suggestions for speakers, please call George Morrison or the church office. The signup sheet is in Fellowship hall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

THE ICE CREAM SOCIAL is Friday, June 13 at 6:00 in Fellowship Hall.  Bring your kids, grandchildren, neighbors, and friends to this fun event.  Hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, and side dishes and of course, ice cream and drinks will be provided.  Sign up in Fellowship Hall or call the office to sign up.

 

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at the Head-to-Toe Hygiene Pantry Saturday, June 21 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  Please sign up Fellowship Hall if you are able to help.

 

TRADITIONAL WORD: LUKE 10: 25-37

 

Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.” But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, ‘Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.’ Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

 

CONTEMPORARY WORD

 

“People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.”  Martin Luther King Jr.

 

“When elephants fight, the grass suffers.”  Author unknown

 

Words to the second anthem: Down by the Riverside

 

Gonna lay down my burden

Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
Gonna lay down my burden

Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside

 

Gonna lay down my sword and shield
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside

Gonna lay down my sword and shield
Down by the riverside
Ain’t gonna study war no more.

refrain

I ain’t gonna study war no more,
I ain’t gonna study war no more,
Study war no more.
I ain’t gonna study war no more,
I ain’t gonna study war no more,
Study war no more.

refrain

Gonna put on my long white robe;
Down By the riverside
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
Gonna put on my long white robe; Down by the riverside
Gonna study war no more.

refrain