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.




THE FLOWERS ON THE COMMUNION TABLE are given by Kathryn Langrehr in remembrance of her mother who passed away last year.


THE DILLION’S REWARD PROGRAM CARDS  YOU ORDERED ARE IN! Please see Kim Carraway in Fellowship Hall after the church service.




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


*MUNCH AND MUSE LENTEN SERIES is Wednesday, April 2, 6:00 in Fellowship Hall. More information on the next page.


*WG WOMEN’S GUILD LUNCH is Wednesday, April 2, at 12:00 in Fellowship Hall. Signup sheet in Fellowship Hall. See more info on the next page.




*DRESS FOR SUCCESS clothes and accessory collection begins. More info further in the bulletin


IT’S EASTER LILY TIME! If you are interested in donating for our Easter floral display, 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 continues each Wednesday through the next two Wednesday’s in April, 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.


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


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.


COMING SOON! On April 13, Palm Sunday, St. Petersburg String Quartet will be here to play during the church service and with the Chancel choir. On April 20, Easter Sunday, Gloria, by Karl Jenkins, will be presented during our church service including symphony musicians and our UCC Chancel Choir.

During May and June, our friend, Keith Williamson will offer a series of classes based on the book “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” by Reza Aslan.  More information in the April newsletter.


TWO RECITALS THIS WEEK FOR TWO MEMBERS OF OUR CHOIR:  Faculty Artist Series presents a recital with Randolph Lacy, tenor and Lynne Davis, organ/piano.  Songs by Debussy, Faure, Hahn, Langlais, and Bachelet. Solo organ works by Durufle and Langlais. Special guest, Luis Salazar Avilia, violin.  Tuesday, April 1,

Wiedemann Recital Hall on the WSU campus, 7:30-9:00. Tickets $7.00.  More information on the PIC board in Fellowship Hall.


Luke Walker is having his senior recital at WSU’s Ulrich Museum, Beren Gallery @ 7:00pm on Friday April 4th. See the poster on the PIC board in Fellowship Hall. $5.00 suggested donation.


*THE OUTREACH BOARD will be taking donations of Women’s Spring/Summer clothing and accessories such as shoes, belts, and purses in Fellowship Hall, April 6 and 13.  This clothing will be given to our local Dress for Success program which provides clothing and training for women entering the workforce.


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.














   *  When bees thrive, we all thrive



              12:00 noon

$7.00 p.p.


The theme for our lunch                                presenters for this year is    “A Little Less Traditional”  and our speaker is our own



who is a beekeeper!


Lunch will be honey related.

Contact Ann Brady at 733-1064 or call the office by April 1 to make your reservation.



First Anthem    “O Jesu Christe”

O Savior Jesus, Lord have mercy on us,

In pain I grieve, hear my plea,

Oh my Lord, I give you my trust,

Lord help me, I pray

Have mercy, Lord, on us.



Second Anthem    “Sanctus”

Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, God of Sabaoth

Heaven and earth show thy glory,’ are full of thy glory.,

Hosanna, Hosanna,






Traditional Word : Mark 14:22-26


While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take it; this is my body.”


Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and they all drank from it.


“This is my blood of the[a] covenant, which is poured out for many,” he said to them. 25 “Truly I tell you, I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”


When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.



Contemporary Word:


All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.

Anatole France