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This Month
March
29.          Choir 8-9 am & 11:30-12:30 pm
               Toddler Care 9 am
               Church School for all ages 9:15 am
               Worship/OGHS Offering 10:15 am
               Children’s Church during worship
               Confirmation Class 11:45 am
               Crop Walk/Chauncey Swan Park 1:30 pm
               Chinese School 1-4:30 pm
30.          Narcotics Anonymous Noon
               Serve at Free Lunch Program    
29.          Choir 8-9 am & 11:30-12:30 pm 
               Toddler Care 9 am 
               Church School for all ages 9:15 am 
               Worship/OGHS Offering 10:15 am 
               Children’s Church during worship 
               Confirmation Class 11:45 am 
               Crop Walk/Chauncey Swan Park 1:30 pm 
               Chinese School 1-4:30 pm 
30.          Narcotics Anonymous Noon 
               Serve at Free Lunch Program   

April
Deacon of the month Vernette Knapp      
1.            Foreign Relations Noon
       Musical Meditation 12:30 pm 
       Psalm Study Led by Rev. Lovin 1 pm
2.            Maundy Thursday Worship,
       Communion and Tennebrae 7 pm
3.         Good Friday Service Noon
4.            Confirmation Class 1-3 pm
5.            Easter Sunrise Service 7 am
       Easter Breakfast after service
       Brass/Choir 8-10 am & 11:30-12:30 pm 
               Toddler Care 9 am 
               Worship 10:15 am 
               Children’s Church during worship 
               Chinese School 1-4:30 pm 
6.        Narcotics Anonymous Noon
7.         Trumpet Practice 6-8 pm
       Mission Board 7 pm
       Diaconate 7 pm                                    
9.        Foreign Relations Noon
       Voices of Soul 6:30-8:30 pm                            
12.          Choir 8-10 & 11:30-12:30
       Toddler Care 9 am
       Church School for all Ages 9:15 am
       Worship/Communion 10:15 am
       Chinese School 1:30-4 pm
13.        Narcotics Anonymous Noon
14.          Trumpet Practice 6-8 pm
       CE Board Library 7 pm
16.          Women's Lunch Cafe Azul 11:45 am 
               Foreign Relations Noon 
               Voices of Soul 6:30-8:30 pm 
18.          Men's Breakfast 8 am Mid-Town East 
19.          Choir 8-10 am & 11:30-12:30 pm 
               Toddler Care 9 am 
               Worship 10:15 am 
               Children’s Church during worship 
               Chinese School 1-4:30 pm
       Sundays @ 4 Ahreum Han, Organ
20.          Narcotics Anonymous Noon 
21.          Membership 5:30 pm 
       Trumpet Practice 6-8 pm
       Trustees 7 pm           
23.          Foreign Relations Noon
       Voices of Soul 6:30-8:30 pm
25.          NAMI Walk 10 am        
26.          Choir 8-9 & 11:30-12:30
       Toddler Care 9 am
       Church School for all Ages
       Worship 10:15 am
       Children's Church during worship
       Chinese School 1:30-4 pm
27.        Narcotics Anonymous Noon
28.        Stewardship 4 pm
       Church Council 7 pm
30.         Voices of Soul 6:30-8:30 pm
Worship with us on
Sunday March 29, 2015
at 10:15 a.m.  

It’s Palm Sunday. Jesus comes into Jerusalem with the crowds waving palm branches and shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!” 

And the tomb is empty! Christ is risen! Sound the trumpets!
We want to skip over the hard parts: the conflict, the betrayal, the torture, the crucifixion, the death, the burial, the fear and grief.
Maybe it’s just that all of the suffering and sorrow that we encounter in the week ahead is just too real, too close to our own lives. But we don’t skip over the hard parts of our own lives. And Palm Sunday helps us to see God in the midst of all of this.

Scripture Lessons: Zechariah 9:9-12; Mark 11:1-11
Sermon: “Between Now and Easter”
The Rev. William Lovin preaching

Anthem: “Hosanna Filio David”

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
10:15 Worship for everyone

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