The Congregational United Church of Christ of Iowa City United Church Of Christ United Church Of Christ
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JUNE 2017

DEACONS OF THE MONTH SHELAGH HAYREH & MARCIA KUECHENMEISTER


2  Iowa City Arts Festival Begins

3 Senior High Recital 5:00 pm

4 Pentecost Sunday Worship      10:15 am

Choir Rehearsal         8:45 am

Strengthen the Church Offering

Iowa City Arts Festival Ends

Senior HIgh Recital 5:00 pm

5 Summer School Begins 9:00 am

6 Summer School Continues 9:00 am

Diaconate 7:00 pm

Mission Board 7:00 pm

7 Summer School Ends 9:00 am

9 Welburn/Paige Wedding Reh 5:00 pm

10   Welburn/Paige Wedding       5:30 pm

11   Sunday Worship     10:15 am

       Last Choir Rehearsal          8:45 am

 Acolyte Training Upper Narthex     11:30 am

15   Women's Lunch at Basta in IC  11:45 am

17   Men's Breakfast at Midtown       8:00 am

Restaurant in IC

18 Sunday Worship       10:15 am

Father's Day

19    AGOYA Rehearsal      11:00 am

20      AGOYA Rehearsal        8:30 am

   Stewardship        4:00 pm

   Membership Board        5:30 pm

22 AGOYA Concert      9:30 am

25 Sunday Worship            10:15 am

27 Church Council     7:00 pm


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Join us for worship on Sunday, June 25, at 10:15 a.m.

 

In these summer months we will walk through some of the book of Genesis, following the stories of Abraham and Sarah and their descendants. Their stories speak powerfully to our own lives in this very different world.

 

One of Andy Warhol’s last paintings was titled “Camouflage Last Supper.” In W  Warhol’s famous way, he took a familiar image—in this case, the “Last Supper” of Leonardo da Vinci—and transformed it—in this case, by covering the painting with a camouflage pattern. The pattern covers and partially veils the features of Jesus’ face as well as the faces of his disciples. In this painting we get a glimpse of Warhol’s own Christian faith, that even in obscurity, the Christ is there, offering bread and cup at the table.

 

There are times when one must look in new ways to discover the presence of God. Like many stories in the Bible, this morning’s lesson from Genesis is a horrible tale. But as we enter it, our eyes are opened and we glimpse something of the providential care of God that is often obscured.

 

Scripture Lessons:        Genesis 21:8-21; II Corinthians 4:13-18

Sermon:     “When Our Eyes Are Opened”

The Rev. William Lovin preaching

 

Solo  “I Want Jesus”              Jester Harrison

          Jeanne Bonde


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Free parking at the Iowa Memorial Union Ramp (Park east end of the 4th level for a one block walk.)


No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.

Nursery care is provided during worship for the youngest children. Children through grade 4 may stay in worship through the children's message and then go to Children's Church. Older children and youth are encouraged to remain in worship. Join us after worship for good (Fair Trade) coffee and great conversation in Rockwood Hall.


9:15 Christian education for all ages--
Our Sunday morning adult education classes have ended for the spring. They will resume on September 10.
10:15 Worship for everyone


Our Mission

OPEN AND AFFIRMING 

Whoever you are, where ever you are on life's journey you are welcome here. 

The Congregational United Church of Christ is an “Open and Affirming” congregation. 

We know, with Paul, that as Christians, we are many members, but are one body in Christ, members of one another, and that we all have different gifts. With Jesus, we affirm that we are called to love our neighbors as ourselves, that we are called to act as agents of reconciliation and wholeness within the world and within the Church itself. We recognize the presence of ignorance, fear and hatred in the Church and in our culture, and covenant to not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, nor any other irrelevant factor, and we seek to include and support those who, because of this fear and prejudice, find themselves in exile from a spiritual community. 

We welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people to worship with us, join our congregation, and take an active role in our leadership, ministry, and mission.  
 


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