Kansas City United Church of Christ
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Sunday, May 24th Worship
Sunday’s lesson (John 17:1-11) is Jesus’ prayer to God on behalf of the church. Appropriate to these scriptures, Rev. Luckey’s sermon will be tailored to our faith community here at KCUCC. The prayer is a pep talk. Jesus’ words remind us both of our pedigree---grounded in God through Christ--- and our mission---“that they may be one even as we are one” By the way, John 17:11 is the motto of the United Church of Christ.
Stirring words but what do they mean for us today, as we strive to be the United Church of Christ during this pandemic? What is our responsibility? And when do we leave it all in God’s hands?
Sunday’s sermon is “a conversation among family”. Together we will explore to what and how Jesus is calling the church today.
Scripture: John 17:1-11 (NRSV)
Jesus Prays for His Disciples
17 After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, 2 since you have given him authority over all people,[a] to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. 3 And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. 4 I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. 5 So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your presence before the world existed.
6 “I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7 Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; 8 for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. 9 I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. 10 All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. 11 And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.
Our Church Name
We are still the same congregation once known as Country Club Congregational United Church of Christ, however, in January 2018, we changed our name to Kansas City United Church of Christ.