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Welcome!
No matter who you are or where you are
on life's journey,
you are welcome
at Congregational
United Church of Christ!
308 East 2nd St. N
Newton, IA 50208
641-792-3773
Church Office Hours
10:00am - 3:00pm
Tuesdays, Wednesdays,
& Thursdays

Worship

 

Please Note:  In-person worship services are also broadcast live Sundays beginning at 11:00AM on facebook.com/NewtonUCC and posted immediately following the worship service on facebook.com

/NewtonUCC and on our website at www.uccnewton.org.  

Any additional services (such as Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, and Maundy Thursday) will be announced in the weekly update, on our Facebook page, and here on our website.

Newton Congregational United Church of Christ
Who We Are
We are a community of God's beloved dedicated to following the teachings of Jesus as we live our faith by loving and serving all of God's creation and striving for justice and peace throughout our community, our nation, and the world.

 

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​    Upcoming Events​​​

Our in-person worship service begins Sundays at 11:00am, and is livestreamed on facebook.com/NewtonUCC

Sunday, May 5

  • Worship Service in person at 11:00am or streamed live on facebook.com/NewtonUCC.

Monday, May 6

  • Mission Coalition Monday Mats for Looms of Love.  1:00-3:00PM, First Christian Church.

Tuesday, May 7

  • Musical Moments & Meditation 10:00am streamed live on facebook.com/NewtonUCC.

Wednesday, May 8

  • Church Council Meeting.  6:00-7:00pm at the Parish House.  

Thursday, May 9

  • Book Study, 5:00-6:00pm at the Parish House.  

Sunday, May 12

  • Worship Service in person at 11:00am or streamed live on facebook.com/NewtonUCC.

Monday, May 13

  • Mission Coalition Monday Mats for Looms of Love.  1:00-3:00PM, First Christian Church.

Tuesday, May 14

  • Musical Moments & Meditation 10:00am streamed live on facebook.com/NewtonUCC.

Thursday, May 16

  • Book Study, 5:00-6:00pm at the Parish House.  

Sunday, May 19

  • Worship Service in person at 11:00am or streamed live on facebook.com/NewtonUCC.

Monday, May 20

  • Mission Coalition Monday Mats for Looms of Love.  1:00-3:00PM, First Christian Church.

Tuesday, May 21

  • Musical Moments & Meditation 10:00am streamed live on facebook.com/NewtonUCC.

Thursday, May 23

  • Book Study, 5:00-6:00pm at the Parish House.  

Sunday, May 26

  • Worship Service in person at 11:00am or streamed live on facebook.com/NewtonUCC.

Monday, May 28

  • Mission Coalition Monday Mats for Looms of Love.  1:00-3:00PM, First Christian Church.

Tuesday, May 29

  • Musical Moments & Meditation 10:00am streamed live on facebook.com/NewtonUCC.

SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER – ASCENSION SUNDAY

May 12, 2024

ORDER OF WORSHIP

Joys & Concerns

Welcome & Announcements

Prelude I Surrender All

Gathering Hymn #280 God Is Here!

Call to Worship

Invocation

Reading Acts 1:1-11

Gloria Patri Hymn #35 Glory Be to the Father

Gospel Luke 24:44-53

Sermon “Ascended to Reign and Bless”

Music for Reflection Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee

Prayer for Transformation & New Life

Words of Grace

Sharing of God’s Peace

Prayers of the People

The Lord’s Prayer

Offertory For the Healing of the Nations

Doxology #47 Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

Sending Hymn #566 Be Still My Soul

Benediction

Postlude El Shaddai

Pastor – Kurt Hoover

Liturgist – Jenni Pryke

Organist – Bev Thomas

I Surrender All by John Turner.  © 2013 Lorenz Publishing Co., a division of The Lorenz Corporation.

 God Is Here! Words by Fred Pratt Green, 1978.  Music by Cyril V. Taylor, 1941.  Words © 1979 Hope Publishing Co., music © 1942, renewed 1970, Hope Publishing Co.

El Shaddai by Michael Card and John Thompson.  Arranged by Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.  © 1991 Shepherd’s Heart Music, Inc. (Admin. by PraiseCharts.com)

All other recorded music is within the public domain.

Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-731412.  All rights reserved.

Musical Moments & Meditation

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

 

Jamie Sawin presents a reflection on "Simple Good Things," and Bev Thomas performs the following pieces:

 

1. "I Surrender All" by John Turner. (c) 2013 Lorenz Publishing Co., a division of the Lorenz Corporation.

2. "Be Still, My Soul" by Lloyd Larson. (c) 2014 Lorenz Publishing Co., a division of the Lorenz Corporation.

3. "Christ Be in My Waking" by Stuart Townend and Simon Brading. (c) 2011 Thankyou Music (PRS) (adm. worldwide at CapitolCMGPublishing.com excluding Europe which is administered by Integrity Music part of the David C. Cook family. Songs@integritymusic..com)

You are invited to send your financial offerings to:

Congregational United Church of Christ

308 E Second St. N, Newton, IA 50208

Congregational UCC is excited to offer you the opportunity to give online through Tithe.ly!  You can give by visiting

https://tithe.ly/give?c=1633938

Additionally, you may give by downloading the Tithe.ly app on your smartphone and simply searching for "Newton Congregational United Church of Christ."  Donations may be made using a credit card or a bank account.  Tithe.ly gives those donating the option to cover the fees associated with each online giving transaction if you choose (these fees are lower when giving through your bank account).  Please contact the church office (641-792-3773) If you have any questions or difficulties giving through this new platform.  And, thank you for your continued generosity during these challenging times!

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