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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,  April 14

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

Tuesday, April 16

  • Musical Moments & Meditation canceled for the week.  Visit us next week!

Saturday, April 20

  • Mission Coalition Bake Sale.  St. Luke's Methodist Church. 9:00AM-Noon.  Proceeds benefit the Open Arms Foundation of Jasper County

  • Jasper County Hunger Relief meal preparation event.  At Holy Trinity Church from 9:00-11:00AM

Sunday,  April 21

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

Monday, April 22

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

  • Earth Day - "Planet vs. Plastic" Bring your plastic bags, bottles, detergent jugs & lids to the Newton Arboretum 9:00AM-6:00PM

Tuesday, April 23

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

Sunday,  April 28

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

Monday, April 29

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

Tuesday, March 30

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

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

April 14, 2024

ORDER OF WORSHIP

Joys & Concerns

Welcome & Announcements

Prelude                                    The Old Rugged Cross

Gathering Hymn #86                Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Call to Worship

Invocation     

Reading                                    Acts 3:12-19

Gloria Patri Hymn #35               Glory Be to the Father

Gospel                                      Luke 24:36b-48

Sermon                                    “The Mercy of God Poured Out for You”

Music for Reflection                     Precious Lord, Take My Hand

Prayer for Transformation & New Life

Words of Grace

Sharing of God’s Peace

Prayers of the People

The Lord’s Prayer

Offertory                                     The Strife Is O’er

Doxology #47                              Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

Sending Hymn #218                    Thine Is the Glory

Benediction

Postlude                                      Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

 

Pastor – Kurt Hoover Liturgist – Jenni Pryke Organist – Bev Thomas

Resources: Witnesses of These Things: Service Prayers for the Third Sunday of Easter were written by The Rev. Dr. Sheila Harvey, Pastor of Union Congregational United Church of Christ.

“The Old Rugged Cross” by Mary McDonald.  © 2008 Lorenz Publishing Company, a division of The Lorenz Corporation.

“Precious Lord, Take My Hand” by Thomas A. Dorsey, 1932.  © 1938 Unichappell Music Inc.

“Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” by Jeff Bennett © 2012 Lorenz Publishing Company, a division of The Lorenz Corporation.

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 & Meditations

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Bev Thomas reflects on the joy and majesty of the sun and plays the following well-loved hymns:

1. "In the Garden"

2. "Christ the Lord Is Risen Today"

3. "Thine Is the Glory"

4. "The Strife Is O'er"

5. "Christ Arose!"

6. "He Lives!"

7. "Crown Him with Many Crowns"

“He Lives!" Words and Music by: Alfred H. Ackley, 1933. (c) 1933 by Homer A. Rodeheaver, renewed 1961 The Rodeheaver Co., a div. of Word, Inc.

All other recorded music within the public domain.

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

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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