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 Brenda Leeskov in honor of her mother, Betty Brenner’s 95th birthday which will be May 10.




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


CLASS ON “ ZEALOT: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” taught by Rev. Dr. Keith Williamson starts tomorrow night, May 5 at

6:30-8:00 in Fellowship Hall. See more information on the next page.


MAKE YOUR RESERVATION TODAY FOR THE MOTHER’S AND OTHER’S BRUNCH which is next Saturday, May 10, at 10:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.  Bring a friend, daughter, granddaughter, family member, or just come and enjoy the Fellowship.  Dr. Erin McGonigle, Robin’s daughter will be the speaker.  Erin is a physician in Kansas City and happens to be Robin’s daughter. Sign up today in Fellowship Hall or call the office by Wednesday to make your reservation.




It’s Mother’s Day!

STARTS MONDAY!   A SERIES OF CLASSES ON “ZEALOT: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” Please join Rev. Dr. Keith Williamson to explore this best-selling book on Monday nights, 6:30-8:00 p.m. starting May 5 and each Monday through May (except no class on May 26, Memorial Day) and also each Monday in June in the downstairs conference room.  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.  The result is a thought provoking, elegantly written biography with the pulse of a fast-paced novel: a singularly brilliant portrait of a man, a time, and the birth of a religion.” 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.



THE GREATEST PRAYER” CLASS will be taught by Paul Jackson at Larksfield starting Wednesday, May 14, at 10:30 a.m. in the Club Room.   The class dates for the six weeks class are May 14, 21, and 28; June 11, 18, and 25. You are welcome to join the class if you missed it last Fall. 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.


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.


UCC ARTS CAMP IS PLANNED FOR JUNE so if you have hobby that you enjoy and would like to teach others, please see Paul for more details. The UCC Arts Camp is 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday June 9, Wednesday June 11, and Friday June13 with the Ice Cream Social to follow that evening.  Sign up on the PIC board so we can incorporate your class into our curriculum.  See Paul for more details.

PLEASE SEE THE INSERT TODAY ON BARBARA MCKEE and the good work she is doing in Honduras. Note cards and coloring books will be on sale next Sunday in Fellowship Hall.  The coloring book is on display today along with some pictures of the children in Honduras. You will notice in the front of the coloring book that “Special Help” was given by Gail Pilgrim who did the proof reading.

COOK’ NIGHT OUT is Thursday, May 22, at 6:00 in Fellowship Hall. This is a special night that our friend, Wayne Bryan, brings a preview of the 2014 Summer Music Theatre shows to UCC. Bring your friends to this fun evening. The Guild ladies are cooking!  $15.00 p.p. Make your reservation by signing up in Fellowship Hall or call the office.

MEN’S GROUP LUNCHEON is Thursday, May 15, at 11:30 at the Lakeside Club located behind Walgreens at 21st and Webb. Sign up in Fellowship or call the office if you plan to go.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO TAKE A LILY OR TWO OR MORE home with you today. They can be planted in your garden! Pick them up in Fellowship Hall.










Words to the first anthem “Saints Bound for Heaven”

Our bondage it shall end by and by, by and by

From Egypt’s yoke set free, hail the glorious jubilee, and to Canaan we’ll return by and by, by and by

and to Canaan we’ll return by and by.


Our deliv’rer he shall come by and by and by our deliv’rer he shall come by and by.

And our sorrows have an end with our three-score years and ten, and vast glory crown the day by and by, and vast glory crown the day by and by.


And when to Jordan’s floods we are come, we are come, and

Jordan’s floods we are come, Jehovah rules the tide and the waters he’ll divide and the ransom’d host shall shout “We are come.” And the ransom’s host shall shout “We are come”


Then with all the happy throng we’ll rejoice, we’ll rejoice, then with all the happy throng-we’ll rejoice.  Shouting glory to our King, till the vaults of heaven ring, and thro’ all eternity-we’ll rejoice, we’ll rejoice, and thro’ all eternity we’ll rejoice.


Shouting glory to our King, till the vaults of heaven ring, and thro’ all eternity-we’ll rejoice, we’ll rejoice, we’ll rejoice and thro’ all eternity, we’ll rejoice, we’ll rejoice, we’ll rejoice, we’ll rejoice.



Second anthem “Ev’ry Time I feel the Spirit”


Every time I feel the spirit, moving in my heart I will pray; Yes, every time I feel the spirit, moving in my heart I will pray.


Upon the mountain my Lord spoke, out of His mouth came fire and smoke; Looked all around me, it looked so fine, till I asked by Lord if all was mine.


Jordan River is chil-ly an’ cold, it chills the body, but not the soul; There ain’t but one train up-on this track, it runs to heav-en an’ right back.

Traditional Word:                                    Psalm 131

O Lord, my heart is not lifted up,

my eyes are not raised too high;

I do not occupy myself with things

too great and too marvelous for me.


But I have calmed and quieted my soul,

like a weaned child with its mother;

My soul is like the weaned child

that is with me.


People of God, hope in the Lord

from this time on and forevermore.

Contemporary Word:  

“The moment God is figured out with nice neat lines and definitions, we are no longer dealing with God. We are dealing with somebody we made up.”   Rob Bell


is an extraordinary woman who has been working for the past 14 years with a  mission to get books into the hands of children who live in the very poor country of Honduras. She also has helped four Honduran women who were raised by nuns who prepared them to go out in the world and make a living by teaching them skills, one of which is making greeting cards. Barbara will have these beautiful greeting cards for sale next Sunday in Fellowship Hall for $3.00 each.  Many of you have bought these cards in the past.


Also, she will have a coloring book for sale called Princess Ana and B which she wrote for the young Honduran children who have no knowledge of what it takes to be a princess and wear a crown of diamonds and dresses make of silk and lace.  What does the word “castle” mean?  Most of the children live in houses make of sticks and mud or adobe bricks.  They often attend schools with no books or electricity.  Spanish reading books are expensive so Barbara and her friends make their own.  Thanks to Barbara Mallonee the illustrations for Princess Ana and B are marvelous.  Barbara is 87 years old, almost blind, and uses a magnifying glass to help her draw.


Barbara McKee and her team are selling these bilingual coloring books for a $10.00 donation of which $2.00 will go to the Head-to-Toe Hygiene Pantry, $6.00 goes to the new literacy program started by Central American Medical Outreach (CAMO), and the other two dollars pays for printing.


Thanks to the generosity of many people in the past 14 years 6,300 Spanish reading books, and 7,400 coloring books have been sent to Honduras. Barbara has had her hands on every one of these books. Barbara is extraordinary for not only these projects, but because she is true to her mission and will not take the credit she so deserves.