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!




THE FLOWERS ON THE COMMUNION TABLE are given by Tebogo and Melodi Mosinyi in celebration of Bao’s 40th birthday.


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.




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


NEEDLEWORKER’S are getting together in Fellowship Hall on Tuesday, March 11, 10:00. More information further in the bulletin.


MUNCH AND MUSE LENTEN SERIES is Wednesday, March 12, 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 area off the downstairs kitchen at 11:45.


THE MUSIC BOARD will meet in the choir room at 11:45.


THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES will meet in the conference room at 11:45

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.


MUNCH AND MUSE LENTEN SERIES started last Wednesday and continues each Wednesday through March and the first 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’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  copies of “The Last Week” in the church library to check out. 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. 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!


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.


Traditional Word:  Mark 11:12-19

On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry. Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see whether perhaps he would find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. He said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard it.

Then they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who were selling and those who were buying in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves; and he would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple. He was teaching and saying, “Is it not written,

‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’?
But you have made it a den of robbers.”

And when the chief priests and the scribes heard it, they kept looking for a way to kill him; for they were afraid of him, because the whole crowd was spellbound by his teaching. And when evening came, Jesus and his disciples went out of the city.


Contemporary Word:



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.


HEAD-TO-TOE HYGIENE PANTRY SPECIAL REQUEST: We are in need of volunteers to help with the pantry on Saturday, March 15.  If you are interested, please sign up on the PIC board in Fellowship Hall.


DILLON’S NEIGHBORHOOD REWARD PROGRAM Orders are being taken for the initial purchase of the $5.00 gift card in Fellowship Hall today in Fellowship Hall.  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.








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.


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.


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.