Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

TODAY

 

THE FLOWERS ON THE COMMUNION TABLE TODAY are given by Mary Anna Meshew in honor of her daughter, Stephanie Lister.

 

THE NEWCOMER’S CLASS is in the conference room after the service for anyone thinking about joining UCC and wanting to learn more about the church.

 

THE UCC PICTURE DIRECTORIES ARE IN and will be handed out in Fellowship Hall after the service.  Please take one per household.

 

THIS WEEK

 

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

 

THE ADULT EDUCATION CLASS “LIVING WITH QUESTIONS, Monday, October 7, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the conference room.  See more information about the class

in the bulletin insert.

NEXT SUNDAY

 

        THE CE BOARD will meet in the office meeting room at 11:45. 

        THE BOARD OF DEACONS will meet in the conference room

11:45.

 

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

 

WG THE NEWLY REMODELED KITCHEN DEDICATION will be

after the service during coffee time!  Special goodies will be served.

OUR NEW UCC WEBSITE IS UP AND RUNNING ! Please have a look at www. ucchurch.org. A special thank you to Marla Flentje, Jerry Harney, Rod Phares, and Stephen Taylor who worked on the website as a committee and to Paul Jackson who put on the beautiful finishing touches.

 

WG COOK’S NIGHT OUT is Wednesday, October 16, at 6:00 in Fellowship Hall.  George Byfield of Byfield and Byfield Estate Sales will give us some general information on estate sales and collectables. A few people have been asked to bring items so that they can be evaluated just like on “Antiques Road Show”. The Guild ladies will prepare the dinner. Social time starts at 6:00, buffet is at 6:30 Adults $15.00, children (Ages 4-10) $5.00. Please sign up in Fellowship Hall or call the office to make a reservation.

 

WG  IT’S BABY SHOWER TIME AGAIN! Mark your calendars for October 30 at 11:00 to come and help fill bags with baby items to give to underprivileged mothers in the Wichita area.  Donations of baby clothes size 0- 3 months, onesies, baby socks, and baby toys for ages 0-3months will be appreciated.

HELPERS NEEDED to prepare for the Baby Shower at a Sew In.  Sewing skills not necessary, there are plenty of other jobs like packaging diapers donated by our Hygiene Pantry. Thursdays, October 10, 17, and 24 at 10:00 a.m. Bring a sack lunch—the more the merrier.

 

MEN’S GROUP LUNCH is Thursday, October 17, 11:30 at The Lakeside Club located behind Walgreens at 21st and Webb Road.  This month Gene Kaup will give a talk with pictures on the “Early Days of Wichita” Sign up in Fellowship Hall or call the office to sign up.

 

UCC HAS POLO SHIRTS! They are perfect for when you are volunteering, wearing to an event here, or to wear just for fun.  Call the church office to place an order.  The shirts are $25.00 each (add $2.00 for XXL).

 

IF YOU HAVE ALWAYS wanted to sing in the UCC Chancel Choir, here is your chance.  Music director, Bob Scott, would be happy to answer any questions you might have about joining this talented group of all ages.  Call Bob at 304-6028 or email him at infoprpi@aol.com.

 

 

REVELATIONS IS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27,  AT 6:00. Our outstanding choir is made up of church members and students who receive scholarships for singing each week.  Revelations is a fundraiser for those scholarships and is an opportunity for the choir members to show off their talent.  Dinner (prepared by the Women’s Guild members) and show is $20.00 p.p.  Sign up in Fellowship Hall or call the office to sign up.

 

A CONGREGATIONAL CAFÉ is scheduled for Sunday, October 20, after the church service in Fellowship Hall.  The new UCC Strategic Plan will be presented. Please plan to stay and see what the goals are for our church. Coffee and cookies will be served as usual.

 

2014 HOLY LAND TRIP brochures are on the Welcome Table for anyone interested or if you have friends who might be interested in the trip scheduled for next March.  There is also trip insurance information, as well.  Please call Robin at 634-0430 or email her at revdocmom1@gmail.com with any questions!

 

NEED A REFRIGERATOR? We have one in the office addition meeting room that is for sale for $275.00.  Call Cyndi at 634-0430 if you are interested.

OUTREACH

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

THANK YOU to everyone who stepped up to volunteer for the Sept. and Oct. Hygiene Pantry dates.  November is also covered so the next date needed is Saturday, December 21. If your holiday schedule allows you to help out, it should be a busy Saturday.

WE CONTINUE TO COLLECT FOR THE FOODBANK Most needed items are: canned meats, tuna, spam, chicken, and ham, macaroni and cheese, canned soup, spaghetti sauce are on the list as most needed.  A full list is in Fellowship Hall by the collection baskets.

 

 

 

Living With Questions

Monday Evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Fall /Winter Series: Now through December 16th

 

Embracing an Adult Faith: What It Means to be a Christian

Join us as we explore the questions that progressive Christians encounter throughout their faith development. Presented by various members and friends of our congregation, we will examine what it means to be a Christian as an adult.

September-October: 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.

 

WOW!

 Can you imagine 11 busy bees bundling diapers for two hours?  Well, those folks who came to help bundled 510 bundles of diapers!  Approximately 325 bundles are given out each time the Pantry is open, so Thursday morning was a spectacular morning.  Thank you to all who came and helped bundle and gave of their time and energy.  You are a blessing to many who have great need!

 

Kim and Debbi

 

The Traditional Word:     “In the course of their meal, having taken and blessed the bread, he broke it and gave it to them.  Then he said, “Take, this is my body.”  Taking the chalice, he gave it to them, thanking God, and they all drank from it.  He said, “This is God’s new covenant, poured out for many people.  I’ll not be drinking wine again until the new day when I drink it in the kingdom of God.”

 

 

 

First Anthem             “Locu Iste a Deo Factus”

Locu iste a deo factus est,Inaestimabile sacramentum; Irreprehensibilis est

 

Translation: This place was made by God, a priceless mystery.

 

 

Second Anthem       “Ave Verum”

Ave verum Corpus natum de Maria Virginne.

Vere passum, immolatum in cruce pro homine

Cujus latusperforratum unda fluxit et sanquine

Esto nobis prae gustatum in mortis examine

 

Translation: Jesu, word of God incarnate, of the Virgin Mary born.

On the cross, thy sacred body for us all with nails was torn.

Cleanse us by the blood and water streaming from Thy pierced side.

Feed us with Thy body, broken now and in death’s agony

 Words to “Love in Any Language” solo by Heather Grohe

Je t’aime
Te amo

Ya ti-bya lyu blyu
Ani o hev ot cha
I love you

The sounds are all as different
As the lands from which they came
And though the words are all unique
Our hearts are still the same

Love in any language
Straight from the heart
Pulls us all together
Never apart
And once we learn to speak it
All the world will hear
Love in any language
Fluently spoken here

We teach the young our differences
Yet look how we’re the same
We love to laugh, to dream our dreams
We know the sting of pain

From Paraguay to Pakistan
The farmer loves his land
And daddies all get misty-eyed
To give their daughter’s hand

Oh maybe when we realize
How much there is to share
We’ll find too much in common
To pretend it isn’t there

Love in any language
Straight from the heart
Pulls us all together
Never apart
And once we learn to speak it
All the world will hear
Love in any language
Fluently spoken here

Though the rhetoric of government
May keep us worlds apart
There’s no misinterpreting
The language of the heart

Love in any language
Straight from the heart
Pulls us all together
Never apart
And once we learn to speak it
All the world will hear
Love in any language
Fluently spoken here

Love in any language
Straight from the heart
Pulls us all together
Never apart
And once we learn to speak it
All the world will hear
Love in any language
Fluently spoken here

Love in any language
Straight from the heart
Pulls us all together
Never apart
And once we learn to speak it
All the world will hear
Love in any language
Fluently spoken here

Love in any language
Fluently spoken here

Love in any language
Fluently spoken here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honor’s Day

 

The Christian Education Board is going to have “Award day” on Oct 13th, the second Sunday in October. That is the day you should wear to church any award you’ve received in your life. 
 
They can be sports medals, art ribbons, military medals, scholastic and humanitarian awards or any other award you are proud to have been presented. 
 
Because not all heroic acts are recognized, we have printed up life-growth awards for those unsung heroes privately suffering the slings and arrows of life. These are achievements you know you have done, others are typically not aware of. 
 
Look through the list and select ones you would be willing to display on your badge that day and talk about in Fellowship Hall.
 
They will be for sale in Fellowship Hall at a $1.00 each, today and also October 6—then you will wear your metal on October 13th.
 
The children’s medals will be free.
These are I am loved medals.

 

 

 

 

Open insert to see the choices of medals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Willing to expose yourself and be truthful.

Risked forgiving when you were wronged.

Helping a friend when they were in grief.

Willing to be kind when they didn’t deserve it.

Found your true soul mate.

Rescued someone dying.

Victory over death (you should have died).

 

Finally got your lover to show affection in public.

Survived breast cancer.

Helped another in need of medical help.

 

 

 

Decided to suck it up and not ignore major life issue anymore.

Decided not to be co-dependant and be used anymore.

Surviving a long term relationship betrayal.

Finally being able to leave a dependant but sick relationship.

Finally being able to realize the relationship is never going to be good for you.

Being able to gain your self-respect back and realize, it’s your life and you need balance.

Being able to stay hopeful in the face of disaster.

Found my true love on the Internet.

Was able to be courageous when others were not willing.

Was willing to risk a first kiss and found true love.