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 Sermon Titles are posted each week!  An archive of sermons, newsletters, and up-to-date calendar are all readily available on the website too.

 

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.

 

UCC HAS A FACEBOOK PAGE! You can link to our Facebook page by clicking on “Facebook” on any page of our church website, www.ucchurch.org

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.

 

TODAY

 

THE FLOWERS ON THE COMMUNION TABLE are given in appreciation for the projects undertaken over the decades by the UCC Women’s Guild including Old English Teas.

 

PLEASE STAY SEATED following the worship service for the annual meeting of the Endowment Foundation of University Congregational Church.  All members of the congregation are also members of the Foundation and welcome to participate in this meeting for the following purposes:

  1. Presentation of the Annual Endowment Financial Report.
  2. Any other business as may properly come before the meeting.

A financial report of the investment funds will be available at the meeting.

 

THIS WEEK

 

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

 

MUNCH AND MUSE LENTEN SERIES begins Wednesday, March 5, 6:00 in Fellowship Hall. More information on the next page.

MUNCH AND MUSE LENTEN SERIES

 Each Wednesday 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’s final week of life beginning on Palm Sunday will be presented and discussed. Reading the book before the class is preferred but not required. There are 10 copies of “The Last Week” in the church library.  You may check out one of these books or they are $10.00 on Amazon if you want to purchase one.

The final chapter ending the series will be on

Thursday, April 17, Maundy Thursday.

A light dinner will be served each Wednesday.

*Please use the email column of the Fellowship Pad to mark if you plan to come and the number coming. We don’t need your email just make a note that you are coming and how many.

 

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 infoprpi@aol.com or see him after the service.

 

292014 COMMUNION TABLE FLOWER SCHEDULE is on the PIC board in Fellowship Hall. May 1, June 29, and a few dates in Aug. and Sept. are available plus Nov. 16. Sign up early to get the date you want!

 

PARTNERS FOR WICHITA—FILL-THE-GAP PROGRAM

this Spring will be March 17 through March 21 from 11:30 to 1:30 at the Urban League site at 9th and Grove. Lunches will be distributed during these Spring Break dates and we are looking for volunteers to help pass out these lunches.  We also will be collecting the following items at the church to supplement the meals that are served to the children each day:  Kid- size boxes of raisins or dried fruit, Goldfish cheese snacks, and wrapped healthy snack bars.  There is a signup sheet in Fellowship Hall if you would like to volunteer to help.

 

 

WG COOK’S NIGHT OUT IS THURSDAY MARCH 20.  Our own Wayne Roberts will be the speaker along with Pat Gallagher who are both members of the Friends of McConnell Executive Committee and will present a video history of McConnell Air Force Base, explain the role Friends of McConnell plays in supporting airman, and discuss the basing of the new tanker. The ladies of the Guild will be preparing the meal. Mark your calendars, note the day change (from Wed. to Thurs.), and sign up in Fellowship Hall. Adults $15.00 p.p. Children (Ages 4-10) $5.00. Let us know if you need childcare.                            

ATTENTION KNITTERS, CROCHETERS, ALL OTHER NEEDLEWORK PEOPLE AND “WANT-TO BES” on March 11, 10:00 a.m., come to Fellowship Hall to spend some time working on your own projects or learn (or relearn) the type of needlework you are interested in.  If you can stay a while, bring a sack lunch.  This group will meet each month on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 so join in when you can.

 

 

DILLON’S NEIGHBORHOOD REWARD PROGRAM Orders are being taken for the initial purchase of the $5.00 gift card in Fellowship Hall both this Sunday and next (March 9).  Before your first purchase of groceries, the card should be loaded with an amount up to $500.  The card can be loaded with cash, check, or major credit card.  When UCC participants have reached $5,000 with its initial order ($5 card) plus reloads in a 4-week cycle, Dillon’s will send a check to UCC for 5% of the total.

        Total Purchase                 Earnings                      UCC Earns

                 $5,000                      5%                                $250

If we haven’t reached $5,000, the money will carry over into the next 4-week cycle.

This same gift card should be kept and reloaded each time.  When a supporter uses their gift card to pay for their groceries, the card must be reloaded at the Service Desk prior to being used as a payment for the purchases—BEFORE THE GROCERIES ARE RUNG.

To track the balance on your card after a purchase, the balance will be printed on the bottom of your cash register receipt.

This is an Outreach program with the proceeds going to the Head-to-Toe Hygiene Pantry.

Traditional Word:

Matthew 5: 27-28

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Matthew 5: 33-34

“Again, you have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but carry out the vows you have made to the Lord.’ But I say to you, Do not swear at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God,

Matthew 5: 38-39

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also;

Matthew 5: 43-44

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

 

Contemporary Word:

The rhythm of my heart is the birth and death

of all that is alive.

 

I am a mayfly metamorphosing

on the surface of the river.

And I am the bird

that swoops down to swallow the mayfly.

I am a frog swimming happily

in the clear water of a pond.

And I am the grass- snake

that silently feeds itself on the frog.

 

I am the child in Uganda, all skin and bones,

my legs as thin as bamboo sticks.

And I am the arms merchant,

selling deadly weapons to Uganda.

 

 

I am the twelve-year-old girl,

refugee on a small boat,

who throws herself into the ocean

after being raped by a sea pirate.

 

And I am the pirate,

my heart not yet capable

of seeing and loving.

 

My joy is like spring, so warm

it makes flowers bloom all over the earth.

My pain is like a river of tears,

so vast it fills the four oceans.

 

Please call me by my true names,

so I can wake up

and the door of my heart

could be left open,

the door of compassion.

by Thich Nhat Hahn

 

SOLO        “Lamb of God”    by Twila Paris

 

Your only Son, no sin to hide,

But You have sent Him from Your side

To walk upon this guilty sod

And to become the Lamb of God

 

Your gift of Love they crucified,

They laughed and scorned Him as He died.

The humble King they named a fraud

And sacrificed the Lamb of God.

 

O Lamb of God, sweet Lamb of God,

I love the holy Lamb of God.

O wash me in His precious blood,

My Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God

 

I was so lost, I should have died,

But You have brought me to Your side

To be led by Your staff and rod

And to be called a lamb of God

 

O Lamb of God, sweet Lamb of God,

I love the holy Lamb of God.

O wash me in his precious blood,

Until I am a lamb of God.

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Anthem    The Paper Reeds By the Brooks  from the “Peaceable Kingdom”, by Randall Thompson, text from Isaiah 19:7

 

The paper reeds by the brooks, by the mouth of the brooks,

shall wither, be driven away, and be no more, and be no more.

The paper reeds by the brooks, by the mouth of the brooks,

and everything sown by the brooks, shall wither ,

be driven away, and be no more

 

Second Anthem “Have ye not known/Ye shall have a song” from the Peaceable Kingdom, by Randal  Thompson, text from Isaiah 40:21 and  Isaiah 30:20

 

Have you not known? Have ye not heard? Hath it not been told you from the beginning?

Have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?

 

Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept.

and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe,

to come into the mountain of the Lord.