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


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 TODAY are given by Susan Barrett to in honor of her daughter, Macy’s, recent graduation from KU.


THE CHURCH OFFICE will be closed Monday for the Memorial Day Holiday.


THE CHURCH COUNCIL will meet Tuesday, May 27 at 6:00 in the conference room.


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


THE CLASS ON “ ZEALOT will not meet this week because of the Memorial Day Holiday.


LARKSFIELD CLASS ON “THE GREATEST PRAYER” is Wednesday, May 28,at 10:00 in the Club Room.


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


WGWOMEN’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.


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.


 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.

*****MOVIE NIGHT is on hiatus but will be back in the Fall.*****

TRADITIONAL WORD:Exodus 39:1-3, 22-26

Of the blue, purple, and crimson yarns they made finely worked vestments, for ministering in the holy place; they made the sacred vestments for Aaron; as the Lord had commanded Moses. 2He made the ephod of gold, of blue, purple, and crimson yarns, and of fine twisted linen. 3Gold leaf was hammered out and cut into threads to work into the blue, purple, and crimson yarns and into the fine twisted linen, in skilled design. 22He also made the robe of the ephod woven all of blue yarn; 23and the opening of the robe in the middle of it was like the opening in a coat of mail, with a binding around the opening, so that it might not be torn. 24On the lower hem of the robe they made pomegranates of blue, purple, and crimson yarns, and of fine twisted linen. 25They also made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates on the lower hem of the robe all around, between the pomegranates; 26a bell and apomegranate, a bell and apomegranate all around on the lower hem of the robe for ministering; as the Lord had commanded Moses.

CONTEMPORARY WORD:  attributed to Corrie ten Boom

“My life is but a weaving
Between my God and me.
I cannot choose the colors
He weaveth steadily.

Oft’ times He weaveth sorrow;
And I in foolish pride
Forget He sees the upper
And I the underside.

The dark threads are as needful
In the weaver’s skillful hand
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned

Not ’til the loom is silent
And the shuttles cease to fly

Words to the first anthem: “Tenting Tonight”

Traditional Civil War camp song by Walter Kittridge


We’re tenting tonight on the old camp-ground

Give us a song to cheer

Our weary hearts, a song of home

And friends we love so dear.



Many are the hearts that are weary tonight

Wishing for the war to cease,

Many are the hearts looking for the right

To see the dawn of peace.

Tenting tonight, tenting tonight

Tenting on the old camp-ground.


We’ve been tenting tonight on the old camp-ground,

Thinking of days gone by

Of the loved ones at home that gave us the hand,

And the tear that said, “Good-by!”




We are tired of war on the old camp-ground;

Many are the dead and gone

Of the brave and true who’ve left their homes;

Others been wounded long.




We’ve been fighting today on the old camp-ground,

Many are lying near;

Some are dead, and some are dying,

Many are in tears.


Last Chorus

Many are the hearts that are weary tonight,

Wishing for the war to cease;

Many are the hearts looking for the light,

To see the dawn of peace.

Dying tonight, dying tonight,

Dying on the old camp-ground.


Second anthem:“Thou Shalt Know Him” by Mark Sirett                     

Thou shalt know him when he comes,

Not by any din of drums,

Nor his manners, nor his airs,

Nor by any thing he wears.


Thou shalt know him when he comes,

Not by a crown nor by a gown,

But his coming known shall be,

By the holy harmony

Which his coming makes in thee.

Thou shalt know him when he comes.