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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, June 2

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

Monday, June 3

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

Tuesday, June 4

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

Sunday, June 9

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

  • Vacation Bible School begins First Christian Church 5:30-7:15pm thru Friday, June 13.

Monday, June 10

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

 

Tuesday, June 11

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

Wednesday, June 12 

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

Sunday, June 16

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

Monday, June 17

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

  • Vacation Bible School begins First Lutheran Church ending Friday, June 21.

Tuesday, June 18

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

Sunday, June 23

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

Monday, May 24

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

Tuesday, May 25

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

Sunday, June 30

  • Outdoor Joint Worship Service at 10:00am First Lutheran Church 309 E. 3rd St. N.

  • Potluck at First Lutheran immediately following the worship service.

FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

June 16, 2024

ORDER OF WORSHIP

Joys & Concerns

Welcome & Announcements

Prelude                                                     Create in Me a Heart of Love

Gathering Hymn #714                                For the Fruit of All Creation

Call to Worship

Invocation

Reading                                                     2nd Corinthians 5:6-17

Gospel Acclimation Hymn #259                   Spirit of the Living God

Gospel                                                       Mark 4:26-34

Sermon                                                    “From Insignificant, Much Benefit Grows”

Music for Reflection                                    When We Are Living

Prayer for Transformation & New Life

Words of Grace

Sharing of God’s Peace

Prayers of the People

The Lord’s Prayer

Doxology #47                                            Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

Sending Hymn #577                                  Just a Closer Walk with Thee

Benediction

Postlude                                                   Gracious

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

Resources: Today’s service order was adapted from: Seed: Service Prayers for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost was written by Rev. Roberto Ochoa, Minister for Ethnic Inclusion, & Congregational Support for Rural and Small Churches for the National Setting of the United Church of Christ. He is a member of Mt. Zion Congregational UCC in Cleveland, OH. With Prayers of the People adapted from ELCA Resource “Sundays & Seasons” 

 

Create in Me a Heart of Love by Tracey Craig McKibben.  © 2018 Lorenz Publishing Co., a division of The Lorenz Corporation.

For the Fruit of All Creation Words by Fred Pratt Green, 1970.  Music: Traditional Welsh melody; harm. Luther Orland Emerson, 1906.  Words © 1970 Hope Publishing Co.

When We Are Living: Traditional Spanish melody; harm. Celebremos. 1983, alt. Tr. © 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House.

You Are the Seed Music: CesareoGabarain, 1979, harm. Skinner Chavez-Melo, 1987.  © 1979 Ediciones Paulinas (sole US agent: OCP Publications; trans. © 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House; harm. © 1987 Skinner Chavez-Melo.

Gracious by Ruth Elaine Schram. 2018 Lorenz Publishing Co., 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 & Meditation

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Pastor Emeritus David Raymond reads from Mark 4:35-41 and reflects on the Lord being with us at all times. Bev Thomas plays the following:

1. "Be Thou My Vision" by Wesley King. (c) 2016 Lorenz Publishing Co., a division of The Lorenz Corporation.

2. "Meditation for Prayer" by John Turner. (c) 2016 Lorenz Publishing Co., a division of The Lorenz Corporation.

3. "Blessed Hope" by David Foley. (c) 2016 Lorenz Publishing Co., a division of The Lorenz Corporation.

Permission to podcast/stream 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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