Weekly Digital Bulletin


We are glad you are here and we hope this place and these people feel like home to you. Whether you are a first time guest or a regular attender, we are better with you here. We are #TogetherForTheGood. Use this information to stay connected, follow along, and engage your faith and the community during the week. Feel free to explore this site to learn more about our church and liturgy

We welcome everyone here, regardless of who they are or where they have been. We receive communion (the Eucharist) weekly and practice an open table – all are welcome to participate. To eliminate any and all barriers to participation we use grape juice and vegan, gluten free bread.

If you have a little one here, we want you to know we are unbothered by noise and activity and a child being a child. There is an area toward the back where they can play if you’d like. If you need a quiet place for whatever reason, including diaper changes, the last room on the right is set aside for your use.

Baby image. Created by Aneeque Ahmed from The Noun Project

Today

Sunday 18, 2023 | First sunday in lent

Our main text for today is from Mark 10.

Monthly calendar here. Volunteer calendar here.

Book Study

During the season of Lent, Thursdays, 630pm at the building. We will be reading Our Unforming by Cindy Lee. Fortress Press. Amazon.

T shirts

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Annual meeting

Saturday, March 23, 10am.

Signal App

Join our Signal messaging group to keep up to date and be in contact more regularly.

Children’s Church Schedule​​​

If you’d like to be added to or removed from this schedule, talk with Sarah W.

  • 2/18 – Nikki, Scott
  • 2/25 – Family Worship
  • 3/3 – Nikki, Scott
  • 3/10 – Family Worship
Hospitality Bar Schedule​​​

If you’d like to be added to or removed from this schedule, talk with Chris.

  • 2/18 – Nikki
  • 2/25 – Rose
  • 3/3 – Allie
  • 3/10 – All Church Meal
Upcoming Scriptures

If you like to read ahead to prepare for our gathered worship times, these are the texts we are planning to explore.

For daily Scripture readings that work through the story of Scripture, click here.

  • 2/18 – Mark 10:17-31- Jesus and the Rich Man
  • 2/25 – Mark 10:32-52 – Blind Bartimaeus
  • 3/3 – Mark 12:13-17 – Taxes to the Emperor
  • 3/10 – Mark 12:28-44 – The Great Commandment
  • 3/17 – Mark 13:1-8, 24-37 – The Son of Man Comes
  • 3/24 – Mark 11:1-11; 14:3-9 – Triumphal Entry and Anointing

Prayer Focus

We focus prayers on the needs of our community both as a congregation and outside our walls. Each week we ask you to pray for the ministries and health of a church in our city, as well as a group of people who are likely to need the extra prayer support.​

Wichita Area Church: Pilgrim Congregational UCC

Special Focus: This week we pray for those who are experiencing violence, both near and far. We pray God’s protection, rescue, and presence. We pray for peace and justice to prevail.

Additional Resources

We encourage you to find ways to engage your faith beyond Sundays. The things we focus on and the actions we take help form our faith, values and lives. We sometimes post suggested practices on social media on Mondays, but we also encourage you to:​

  • Read through the bible in a year with The Story that Changes Everything. A brief, daily podcast to help you navigate each daily reading. More information here
  • Do you like podcasts? Here are a couple that we listen or have listened too on things of faith. You may not always agree with them, they come from a variety of backgrounds, but they can help you grow and stretch your faith.
    • Forward Movement – Multiple podcasts for daily prayer or devotional reading from the Episcopal Church. Podcasts are a great way to add prayer and reflection to your daily spiritual practice. Listen on your morning walk, evening commute, or anywhere in between.
    • BEMA – The BEMA Podcast is a walk-through of the context of the Bible and the Text itself, as well as surrounding history. We deconstruct our common readings of the Bible and attempt to reconstruct them through the lens of historical context.​​​
    • The Bible for Normal People – A weekly podcast talk show having serious talks about the sacred book. Hosted by Peter Enns and Jared Byas. 
    • Bible Worm – A weekly look at the Narrative Lectionary text we look at in our worship gatherings. One host is a Christian pastor and one is a Jewish rabbi. 
  • Spend time in prayer (private, out loud, journaling, whatever) about what new thing(s) you’d like God to do in your faith, life, church, community? What might it look like for you to work toward these things? What new things have you experienced in the recent past?​

Information

If you are new or have questions about our church we’d love to connect with you. Text CONNECT to 316.333.7275 or click this link to start the conversation. You can also reach out on social media and at [email protected]

If you’d like more information about what happens in our gatherings, click this link here.

Giving

We believe in living a life of generosity as individuals and a faith community. We long to be a resource for the needs of our city and world through radical generosity. We invite you to follow Jesus and worship God through giving as you are able – and we commit to sharing those resources in ways that benefit those who need it.​

You can give financially via website, by texting GIVE to 316.333.7275, or by placing cash or check in the giving box by the door.