June 25, 2018

Get Involved

At Parkway United Church of Christ, there are limitless opportunities to get involved. Whether you’re looking for an opportunity to share your God-given talents, dig deeper into your own understanding of God’s will or looking for fellowship, you’ll find it here. No matter who you are or where you are in life's journey, we have a place for you.

The Christian Services Commission of Parkway UCC facilitates much of our congregational and community service. The goal is to educate the congregation on the needs of our church, our community, and the world. Some of the church’s participation in giving is included in the general budget. Other opportunities of giving are choices suggested throughout the year. As our congregational vision statement says, “we shall seek the way of God in today’s world through joyful worshiping, inclusive caring and compassionate serving.”

The giving opportunities suggested are by no means meant to be obligations. It is our desire that it be your choice as to which you support and how you support them. We recognize it is difficult to give to all those in need and that many of us also have favorite charities outside our church. Please give as you are able, faithful to your own heart.


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Not Just for Men: Let’s go back in time! April 26

Not Just for Men: Let’s go back in time!

Thursday, April 26 | carpool at church 10:40am for 11:10am tour

Not Just for Men will be visiting The Hawken House located in Webster Groves, 1155 South Rock Hill Road


The Historic Christopher Hawken House is the oldest house in suburban Webster Groves. Christopher Miller Hawken built this elegant Federal/Greek Revival style farmhouse in 1857 for his bride, Mary Ann Kinkead Eads. The house originally stood on Big Bend Boulevard along Grant Road, and was moved to Southwest Park in 1970 in order to preserve the structure. It was the first home in Missouri to receive federal funds for restoration, which matched the amount raised by the citizens of Webster Groves and is listed on the National Historic Register. It is now maintained and operated by the Webster Groves Historical Society. The charge for the tour is $4.00 for adults. We will visit a fine dining establishment after touring the house. RSVP Harold Cobb at 965-4147 or email ccjcobb@aol.com.

Vegetarian Recipes


Samantha’s Cheese Lasagna     for 12                                 Jeanne Clauson          


12 Lasagna noodles cooked

3   6 oz. cans tomato paste

1  cup red wine

3  T.  butter

1  cup chopped onion

3  tsp. garlic powder

3  tsp. salt

3  tsp. sugar

1 1/2  tsp. oregano

3  cups cottage cheese

3/4  lb. sliced mozzarella cheese

¾  cup  grated parmesan cheese


Combine tomato paste, wine, butter, onion, garlic powder, salt, sugar and oregano in sauce pan.  Stir and cook over low heat until blended.

Spread small amt. of sauce over bottom of greased baking dish.  Top with 4 lasagna noodles, tomato sauce, cottage cheese, mozzarella and parmesan.  Repeat layers.   Bake at 350 degrees for 30 + minutes.


From The New Classics Cookbook: Family Favorites Made Healthy for Today’s Lifestyle by Anne Egan

Submitted by Lynn Sableman


Lasagne with Soy Protein Meat substitute and Marinara Sauce

Polly Winkelmann


1 box lasagna noodles

1 T olive oil

1 medium onion diced

1 pound soy crumbles

½ cup white wine, optional

2  24-ounce jars  Marinara sauce, divided

1  15-ounce  container fresh ricotta cheese

1 cup mozzarella cheese, diced

½ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated (reserve 1 tablespoon for top)

Salt and black pepper to taste

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain; set aside.
  2. Meanwhile in a skillet sauté onion in oil until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add soy crumbles, salt, pepper, cook through until crumbly.  (No need to drain as meat substitutes are not greasy.)
  3. If desired, add wine and continue cooking until liquid has reduced by half.
  4. Add 3/12 cups sauce to the crumbles mixture, bring to a boil.
  5. Spray 9 by 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Pour 1 cup sauce on the bottom.
  6. Cover with 5 cooked sheets of lasagna, top with 1 cup “meat” mixture, ½ cup ricotta and 2 tablespoons of Parmigiano cheese. Repeat for 2 more layers.
  7. On the top layer, pour the remaining sauce and Parmigiano cheese. Add mozzarella; cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes.
  8. Uncover and bake for 5 minutes more. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.


Overnight Lasagna


Carol Cobb


8 ounces lasagna noodles, uncooked

2 teaspoons Italian herb seasoning

1 carton (16 ounces) low fat cottage cheese

1 package (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese

1 jar (26 to 30 ounces) prepared

spaghetti sauce


Break noodles in half; set aside. Stir Italian seasoning into cottage cheese. Reserve ½ cup of the mozzarella cheese. Spread enough of the spaghetti sauce on bottom of 8-inch square baking dish to cover entire surface. Cover with 1/3 of noodles, breaking and overlapping as needed to fit dish. Spread half of the cottage cheese mixture over noodles; sprinkle with half of the remaining mozzarella cheese and one-third of the remaining sauce. Repeat layering, starting with noodles and ending with sauce. Top with remaining noodles and sauce. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight. Uncover and bake in 350º F oven for 1 hour. Top with reserved mozzarella and bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes, or until cheese is lightly browned. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Makes 6-9 servings.


Potato Lasagna of Wild Mushrooms with Herb Sauce


Submitted by Joan Brannigan


Serves 4

Prep. Time 30 min.


4 large Idaho potato

1/2 C butter

1/2 C shiitake mushrooms, chopped

1/3 C oyster mushrooms, chopped

1/3 C white mushrooms, chopped

1/3 C chanterelle, chopped (optional)

1 large chalet, chopped fine

3/4 C celery broth

1/2 bunch parsley, chopped

1 Roma tomato, diced


Cut the potatoes in rectangular shapes of 3”x1 1/2”. Slice each potato into cubes in 5 slices. Place the slices on a buttered sheet pan and bake in the oven at 300 degrees for a few minutes until soft. Saute the mushrooms in half the butter over low heat.  Add the shallot and cook until soft. Set aside.

Warm the celery broth over medium heat until broth begins to reduce. Add remaining butter to the broth in a blender and finish with the parsley and tomatoes. In 4 alternate layers, place the potato slices and the mushrooms in a loaf type pan. To serve, place the potato lasagna in a soup plate and cover with the warm herb sauce.



Eggplant Lasagna

Eggplant stands in for pasta sheets in this lusciously layered entrée.


Submitted by Kris McKenzie


2 eggplants (about 1 pound each), peeled and sliced lengthwise ¼” thick

1 teaspoon coarse salt

3 tablespoons olive oil

Freshly ground black pepper

1 container (15 ounces) ricotta cheese

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 container (10 ounces) thick marinara sauce (divided)

5 ounces (1-1/4 cups) finely shredded Italian six-cheese blend (divided)


Place eggplant slices in single layer on paper towels.  Sprinkle salt over top; let stand 30 minutes.  Using paper towel, blot moisture from eggplant.  Place eggplant slices in single layer on foil-lined jellyroll pan.  Brush olive oil over both sides of eggplant; lightly season with pepper.  Broil 3 inches from heat source until tender and slightly charred, about 3 to 5 minutes per side.


In medium bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, egg and basil.  Lightly coat 9-inch square baking pan with no-stick cooking spray.  Spread ½ cup of the marinara sauce on bottom of pan.  Place 3 eggplant slices over sauce in pan.  Top with 3 tablespoons shredded cheese, half of the ricotta mixture and 3 tablespoons shredded cheese.  Repeat layers with eggplant, cheese, ricotta mixture and cheese.  Top with remaining 3 eggplant slices, marinara sauce and remaining shredded cheese.  Cover and bake in 375 degree F. oven for 40 minutes.  Uncover and bake until sauce is bubbly, about 20 minutes.  Let stand 10 minutes before serving.


Makes 6 servings


Per serving:

Calories 345 <> Fat 25g <> Cholesterol 81mg <> Sodium 585mg <> Carbohydrate 14g <> Fiber 5g <> Protein 16g


Recipe from Dierbergs Markets, Inc.

Tip:  Dierbergs Kitchen Signature Marinara is thick and rich – and ideal for this recipe.

Tomato & Pepper Lasagna


Serves: 8


Submitted by Lisa Mason



  • 24oz store bought marinara sauce
  • 1cup(s) canned diced tomatoes, fire-roasted, drained
  • 1cup(s) part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1cup(s) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1cup(s)shredded parmesan cheese, Parmigiano-Reggiano suggested
  • 14cup(s) regular liquid egg substitute
  • 14tsp table salt
  • 14tsp black pepper
  • 14tsp dried oregano
  • 6item(s)uncooked lasagna noodles, regular or whole-wheat
  • 12cup(s)roasted red peppers (packed in water), cut into thin strips


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • In a small pot, combine marinara sauce and tomatoes; set over low heat and simmer for 10 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses; stir to combine. Stir in egg substitute, salt, pepper and oregano.
  • Spoon 1 cup of sauce in bottom of an 11- X 7-inch glass baking dish. Arrange 2 lasagna noodles over sauce, down center of dish. Spread half of cheese mixture (about 1 1/2 cups) over noodles; top with pepper strips. Place 2 more noodles on top; spread with remaining cheese mixture. Top with 1 cup of marinara sauce; place remaining 2 lasagna noodles on top. Spoon remaining sauce over top and gently press down on lasagna.
  • Cover dish loosely with aluminum foil; bake for 40 minutes. Remove foil; bake until sauce is lightly browned and noodles are tender when tested with a knife, about 10 to 15 minutes more. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes to firm up slightly. Slice into 8 pieces and serve. Yields 1 piece per serving.


If you’re short on time, skip simmering the marinara sauce with the diced tomatoes. Vary the color and flavor of this recipe by adding a layer of tender baby spinach leaves or spicy arugula leaves with the pepper strips.




Marsha Peek

  • 12 lasagna noodles
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 shallots, roughly chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 2 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and chopped
  • 6-8 cups packed fresh spinach
  • Large container of ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups finely grated Parmesan
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 6 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 3 1/2 cups Chunky Marinara Sauce, I use Chunky Garden which adds more vegetables


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil and cook the lasagna noodles for 10 to 12 minutes. Drain the noodles and drizzle them with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, and then set the noodles aside for later use.

Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet set over medium heat and cook the shallots until softened and translucent, 4 to 5 minutes. Add in the garlic and zucchini, and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the spinach and cook until wilted, 2 to 4 minutes.

In a large bowl, stir to combine the ricotta, Parmesan, salt, pepper and egg, and set aside for a later use.

To assemble the lasagna, spoon 1/2 cup of the Chunky Marinara Sauce into the bottom of a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Top with 3 noodles, slightly overlapping. Spread one-third of the ricotta mixture over the noodles, then add one-third of the cooked zucchini and spinach, evenly distributing over the ricotta. Top with 2 cups of the mozzarella, then top with 1 cup of the sauce. Repeat the layering two more times, ending with a layer of noodles and a sprinkle of mozzarella.

Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes.

Remove the foil and continue to bake until bubbling and cooked through, 10 to 20 minutes more. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.



VEGETARIAN LASAGNA                                 By Polly Rutherford


10 Lasagna Noodles

1 lb fresh spinach

2 cups (5 oz) sliced fresh mushrooms

1 cup grated carrot

½ cup chopped onion

1 t olive oil

1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce

1 (6 oz) can tomato paste

½ cup chopped, pitted, ripe olives

1 ½ t dried oregano

2 cups (16 oz) creamed style cottage cheese, drained; or sub ricotta; or ½  cottage and ½ ricotta

16 oz Monterey Jack cheese (or Mozzarella – or half of each), sliced

Grated Parmesan


Cook noodles according to directions, drain. Rinse spinach well. In saucepan, cook spinach, covered without water except for the drops that cling to the leaves. Reduce heat when steam forms. Cook 3-5 minutes, turning occasionally. In saucepan cook mushrooms, carrot, and onion in hot oil until tender, but not brown. Stir in tomato sauce, paste, olives and oregano. In greased baking dish layer ½ each of the noodles, cottage cheese, spinach, cheese and sauce mixture. Repeat layers, reserving several slices of cheese for top. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes. Serve with Parmesan.


Submitted by Sue Moellering










Combine cottage cheese, two eggs and Italian seasoning

Put uncooked shells into 9/13 oven proof pan

Cover shells with the cottage cheese mixture

Cover with red sauce

Place mozzarella cheese on top of red sauce/casserole

Bake at 350 until heated through and cheese is melted, approximately 30 minutes

Let stand a few minutes prior to serving





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Parkway UCC enews 42018: The Light of Christ

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Parkway United Church of Christ E-news
April 13, 2018

Interim Music Director Barry Luedloff is appearing in the Trinity Catholic High School Alumni Players presentation of Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” this Friday April 13th (8pm) and Sunday April 15 (2pm). Barry is Music Director for the show, as well as appearing in the musical as the King. Trinity High School is located at 1720 Redman (North County), St. Louis, MO 63138. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students (HS and under). The Alumni Players presentations benefit Trinity High School and their Drama program. It’s a fun presentation for the whole family! (. . . and when you come to the show, stay after a moment to say “hi” to Barry) 

Worship with Us this Sunday!
Join us this Sunday for Traditional Worship at 9:30am and/or Informal Worship at 11:00am where our scripture passages will be several pieces from the Hebrew Bible focused on LIGHT —
Psalm 27:1 – The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Isaiah 60:19-20 – The sun shall no longer be your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you by night; but the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory. Your sun shall no more go down, or your moon withdraw itself; for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your days of mourning shall be ended.
Psalm 43:3 – O send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling.
Psalm 119:105 – Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
The Gospel Lesson is from John 1:6-9
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light but came to bear witness about the light. The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.
The sermon is entitled The Light of Christ as we ponder bearing witness to the light of Christ within us, particularly during what can be the dark moments of our lives. The Light of Christ within us is what keeps us going and often what guides our way during those dark times. Jesus shined a light hope unto others. John the Baptist played and important role in the ministry of Jesus, which was to bear testimony to who Jesus was, the light of the world. John’s sole role was to bear witness to the light, no matter what and at all costs.

Adult Education

Next week:
Sylvester Brown & the Sweet Potato Project
Sunday, April 22| 9:30 & 11:00am | Heritage Room
Former St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Sylvester Brown grew up on the streets of north St. Louis, neighborhoods where drug dealing is often the definition of being an entrepreneur. In 2012, Brown began “The Sweet Potato Project,” a summer program aimed at teaching “at-risk” youth entrepreneurial skills. Students plant sweet potatoes that they turn into a viable, marketable product-a sweet potato cookie.
“We recruit inner city youth to plant sweet potatoes on vacant lots. We provide them with a 10-week summer job where they learn marketing, branding, sales, product development and more. At the end of the summer job, they turn their produce into products. At this time, the students sell sweet potato cookies. The whole idea is to show our kids how to become entrepreneurs in their own neighborhoods. As we demonstrate that young people in our community can be self-sustainable and facilitate the lifecycle of products created from locally grown produce, the concept will be expanded.” 
The mission of the Sweet Potato Project is to restore economic activity in North St. Louis by creating alternative and progressive ways of producing and distributing locally grown products and to teach young men and women sustainable business and entrepreneurial skills that can change their lives. 

Prayer List Updates
Kelly Shelton & Will – expecting their first child in the fall.

Evelyn Buretta – joining the Franklin County Honor Flight on April 21 along with her veteran brothers Gene Buretta and Richard Buretta. They will be accompanied by two nephews and a niece as their guardians. Another veteran brother Bryan passed away in 2009.

Andy Wilson – in midst of interviews as seminary graduation nears!

Gloria and Don Wandless – just moved to Creve Coeur (see below).^^

Ron Wilbois – infection has returned.

Meridith Rosenberger – ICU numerous medical complications.

Quentin Crayton – US Military stationed in Syria (Rosenberger).

Barbara Eggebrecht – home after a brief hospital stay late last week.

Pattie Herpel -just home from rehab hospital.

Sisters Ruth Peace, Mary Whitney, Pinky Wilcoxen – healing.
(Mary in in midst of figuring out cancer treatment plan.)

St Louis Association UCC Covenant Partner of the Week:
First Congregational UCC – Webster Groves

^^ Gloria & Don Wandless
Kingslanding Apartments
618 North New Ballas Road
Bldg. #1, Apt. # 202
St. Louis, MO 63141 

Coffee & Conversation
Mon, Apr 16 | 2:00pm| STL Bread Co
Located at Manchester & 270. Join us! Questions? Contact: Pastor Kevin: 314-872-9330 or kevin@parkwayucc.org.
Youth Night April 18: Big Ball Night
Wednesdays | Middle High 6-7pm | Sr High 7-8pm | Fellowship Hall
Snacks | Games | Door Prizes
Contact Barb Kuhlmann: barbk@parkwayucc.org | 314-872-9330

Work Day to Clean Old Cemetery & Main Grounds
April 21 | 9:00am until finished | Meet at main building


Time to Choose: Worldwide challenges with positive alternatives
Sun Apr 15 |3:00pm | POPCORN | Discussion following movie
St John‘s UCC | 15370 Olive Blvd, Chesterfield, MO 63017
(Large parking lot by church entrance)
Join us at the start of Earth Day week for a free showing of Charles Ferguson’s movie: Time to Choose.
“Academy Award®-Winning documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson (Inside JobNo End in Sight) turns his lens to address worldwide climate change challenges and solutions in his new film TIME TO CHOOSE. Featuring narration by award-winning actor Oscar Isaac, TIME TO CHOOSE leaves audiences understanding not only what is wrong, but what can to be done to fix this global threat. Through interviews with world-renowned entrepreneurs, innovators, thought leaders and brave individuals living on the front lines of climate change, Ferguson takes an In-depth look at the remarkable people working to save our planet.” (timetochoose.com)

Expanding Our Table June 1-3
We are so excited to let you know that Parkway will be magnifying a compassionate and progressive Christian voice by hosting author John Pavlovitz on the first weekend of June! presentations at Parkway. More info…

Save the Date for JHLTB Sat, Apr 28, | 9:15am – 1:15pm


I’m not going to pay taxes. When they say I’m going to prison, I’ll say ‘No, prisons cost taxpayers a lot of money. You keep what it would have cost to incarcerate me, and we’ll call it even.’ ~Jimmy Kimmel




We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are. ~J.K. Rowling

It’s SPRING and the animals are frolicking! Spend less than a minute with a baby giraffe here!


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Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast May 13

The Parkway men are serving a pancake breakfast on Mother’s Day, May 13, from 8:30 to 11:00am. The meal will consist of pancakes, bacon or sausage, scrambled eggs, orange juice and apple sauce. Girls and ladies may eat for free. Men pay $6.00 and boys under 12 pay $4.00.

Men, please plan on joining us to produce this fun event. This is a good chance to get to know your fellow church-goers a bit better. We will be gathering at 7:00am on Sunday, May 13 to set up the tables etc. and will need cooks, servers, etc. throughout the event. Come spend an hour or all morning. Please let me know if you are available. If you have any questions, please contact Tom McKenzie at 314-567-0429 or mckenzie1947@att.net.

Work Day to Clean Old Cemetery & Main Grounds 4/21

April 21 | 9:00am until finished | Meet at main building

Contact: Mike Mason | (314) 971-4446 | mmason_family@yahoo.com

To honor those who came before (as well as respect our neighbors), we are asking for your help to clean growth, limbs, and debris from the old cemetery. In addition, we are also looking for volunteers willing to collect trash from the north side of our property. This will be a great way to prepare for Earth Day on the following day. Please bring gloves, appropriate work dress, rakes, saws, and a pick-up truck if you have one.

Earth Day Wkend at PUCC – Adult Education and Vegetarian Luncheon

Parkway UCC invites you to our Earth Day events on Sunday, April 22nd.
Guest speaker, Sylvester Brown, founder of the Sweet Potato Project, will present at our Adult Education sessions at 9:30am and 11:00am. Read more…
Eco-Friendly Fundraiser!
Sunday, April 22 | 12:00pm | Fellowship Hall
We are hosting a vegetarian luncheon featuring homemade lasagna, salad and rolls. Come and celebrate at noon and help us raise funds for a new eco-friendly dishwasher!The event will be both paperless and meatless.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and kids 5 and under eat free.



PUCC Medical/Weather/Fire Procedure Inquiry


PUCC Medical/Weather/Fire Procedure Inquiry
Just a few questions for you!

PUCC Procedure team is currently evaluating the church membership capabilities to initiate CPR and other basic interventions in an emergency. Please respond to this email to answer the following questions.
1. Are you currently certified in CPR Heartsaver training? 
2. Are you interested in recieving training in CPR Heartsaver certification?
The Medical/Weather/Fire Team is assessing current resources within the membership and seeking individuals that maybe interested in becoming a resource for emergency help as needed. 
We are all responsible for each others safety and well being so please consider training so we have available membership trained on any given Sunday or church event.
Please respond to this email if you have the training currently or would be interested in becoming a resource for emergency help as needed. 
The Team is Rich Race, Kevin Rauscher,  Joe Biondo, Molly Grisham and Barb Kuhlmann

Questions? contact Barb Kuhlmann at barbk@parkwayucc
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Parkway UCC enews 318: EASTER

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Parkway United Church of Christ E-news
March 29, 2018

Join us tonight!

Good Friday Evening Worship
Mar 30 | 7:00pm | New Sanctuary

We have been present to this personal and communal journey of Lent with our whole selves. We’ve engaged the world and one another with our eyes, ears, hands, voices, hearts, head and feet. Now on Good Friday we are depleted and paralyzed. Jesus is taken from us. What do we do right now? What will we do next? Join us as we worship on this dark night. [There will be a Children’s Sermon and the Choir will sing.]
Easter Prayer Vigil

We still have several one hour time slots we need to cover in our 36 Hour Prayer Vigil which extends from the end of our Good Friday Service at 8pm through our Easter Sunrise Service. If you are available to pray where you are (not at church), please let us know now… kevin@parkwayucc.org… Thank you!
Saturday 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 6pm, 7pm; Sunday 1am, 3am, 7am

Worship with Us this Sunday!

The palms have been removed and so have the nails. Come add a flower to the cross in our sanctuary! Life and love could not be snuffed out! Everything is transformed!

Join us for worship on Easter morningSunrise Service at 6:30am in our cemetery behind the Historic Sanctuary; Traditional Worship at 9:30am; Informal Worship at 11am. We will come with our whole selves – no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey! Our scriptures are Isaiah 25:6-9 and John 20:1-18 with a sermon entitled Bringing It All Together. We have been on quite a journey this Lent and Holy Week. It’s time to pull it all together and figure out what to do next. We are Easter People!
Give-A-Meal Sunday this weekend and again on April 8. Bring your non-perishable items.

Prayer List Updates

The season of Lent with our whole selves… in midst of Holy Week… Easter.

Donna and Roger Fauss – celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary!

Denyse Schrenker – Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania… home soon!

Pattie Herpelhas moved from hospital to rehab hospital for a week?

Greg Schmelig & Douglas Reynolds – at death of Douglas’ mother.

Sisters Ruth Peace, Mary Whitney, Pinky Wilcoxen healing.

Joyce Yakel – healing after fall and hip surgery (Doug’s mother).

St Louis Association UCC Covenant Partner of WeekFirst Congregational UCC, Bonne Terre

Youth Night April 4: Movie Night
Wednesdays | Middle High 6-7pm | Sr High 7-8pm | Fellowship Hall | Snacks | Games | Door Prizes
Contact Barb Kuhlmann: barbk@parkwayucc.org | 314-872-9330

Vitality – Start Your Engines! 
Sunday, April 8 | 10:00am
John Wimberly, our Vitality Consultant, will be back with us the weekend after Easter. Read more…

New TED study begins April 10. Details…


Expanding Our Table June 1-3
We are so excited to let you know that Parkway will be magnifying a compassionate and progressive Christian voice by hosting author John Pavlovitz on the first weekend of June! presentations at Parkway. More info…

Save the Date for JHLTB Sat, Apr 28, | 9:15am – 1:15pm

Intertwine Interfaith Initiative Announced
The Christian Services Commission is launching Intertwine-an interfaith initiative to build positive relationships while learning more about other faith communities.


What kind of bunny can’t hop? A chocolate one! 




The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another. -Thomas Merton (Maundy Thursday)
We are to write the words of Scripture upon our hearts, said the rabbi, so that when our hearts break, God’s word falls into them. -Tony Robinson (Good Friday)
The person should look for peace within and not depend on it in any other place. There are no waves in the depths of the ocean, it is still and unbroken. – Buddha (Holy Saturday)
There is no situation so chaotic that God cannot from that situation create something that is surpassingly good. God did it at the creation. God did it at the cross. God is doing it today. – Handley Moule (Easter Sunday)

How would you answer these questions … chocolate, cross, Christ?



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New TED Study begins April 10

UPDATE 5-4-2018

TED will continue to discuss the John Pavlovitz book “A Bigger Table: Building Messy, Hopeful and Authentic Spiritual Community. This month, we will focus the discussion on Part 3: Under Construction. All are welcome to join in the potluck supper and discussions as we prepare for Pavlovitz’s visit to Parkway UCC on June 1-3rd! For more details contact Joan Brannigan: joanbran@mac.com


A Bigger Table: Building Messy, Authentic, and Hopeful Spiritual Community

2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00-8:30pm | Heritage Room | Potluck & Discussion

Paperback copies are available in the church office.


The Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED) welcomes YOU to join us for our informal potluck supper and book club. The next book TED we will read and discuss is in the anticipation of the author John Pavlovitz’s visit to Parkway UCC in June: A Bigger Table: Building Messy, Authentic, and Hopeful Spiritual Community. John, after an attempt at being an artist decided to attend seminary and ended up first in a large church where, as the assistant minister, he didn’t have to share his “real” theology.  After getting a church where he was the head minister he began to question his authenticity. Was he trying to be the “perfect” minister or could he share his foibles as well as his doubts and still be a spiritual leader? Could he lead a life sharing his table as Jesus had done with all kinds of diverse peoples. Come read the book with us and see how he met this challenge. We will begin reading Part I. Books available for purchase in the church office.


Maybe you’re interested in this book but don’t want to get committed long-term to a book club…COME! Maybe you’ve never been in a book club but love to read…COME! Maybe the idea of a PUCC potluck two evenings a month is too good to be true…COME! For more details contact Joan Brannigan: joanbran@mac.com