October 23, 2017

Worship

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World Communion Worship in Historic Sanctuary 9/30

Special Worship Service in the Historic Sanctuary & Fellowship EventSaturday September 30, 2017

5:00pm Worship Service Historic Sanctuary

5:30 to 7:00pm Potluck (pizza, salads and dessert)

7:00 to 9:00pm Board games

 

You are welcome to attend all of or any portion of the event.

 

This event will include a short worship service that includes scripture, music, prayer, message, and communion from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm held in the Historic Sanctuary, followed by light meal consisting of salad/dessert and ordered pizza potluck in the Gathering Space. We will conclude with our fellowship time with board games. You are welcome and invited to participate in all or any portion of this Church event. So if you only have time for the service, attend that portion. If you have time for only the meal and/or fellowship, feel free to join just that portion of the event.

 

The theme of this worship service with be built around Psalm 25 about trust. The scripture will focus on that Psalm using different translations. You will learn a little about when the Psalm was written and its meaning. We will sing hymns based on this Psalm and others hymns related to this theme. A guest organist will provide the music. As we did in the last special service we will light candles together as we begin our worship together. Please bring a candle/votive that individuals/family will light together and leave on the altar for the remainder of the worship service. At the conclusion of the service, you will take a different candle home with you as a memory of the event. Our goal is to provide a unique, spiritual, uplifting and memorable worship experience among the walls of our Historic Sanctuary followed by the warmth of friendship and fellowship.

 

If you plan on attending, please bring a salad or dessert to share and a candle/votive for the service. (We will have extra candles in the event you forget to bring one to the service.) We will order pizza based on the number of attendees planning on staying for the potluck. The pizzas will be ordered so they are delivered at the end of the worship service. Membership Care will be providing the pizzas. This event is co-sponsored by the Worship and Membership Care Commissions.

 

Feel free to direct any questions to Rosanna Hogarty, Worship Commission member, rjhogarty@gmail.com or 314-265-7992.

September 2017 Worship Notes

Worship Notes – September 2017

 

September 3

Meditation   Don’t let someone keep putting out the flame God keeps re-lighting, we all have a purpose. As a wing to a bird. As wind that goes the destiny over the sea. -Anthony Liccione

Scripture      Exodus 3:1-12; Psalm 105:1-6; Romans 12:9-21

Sermon        We Have Work to Do

Theme         God lays out what God wants to do because of the needs of the people and then tells Moses to make it happen – God wants/needs us to act.

                    What is God asking us/you to do? Romans passages

gives

us some clear direction.

Music ?        They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love

                    I Have Decided to Follow Jesus

                    Every Move I Make

                    Jesu, Jesu

Special         Communion

 

September 10

Meditation   You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct

                    way, and the only way, it does not exist. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Scripture      Psalm 149; Matthew 18:15-20; Romans 13:8-14

Sermon        Day by Day

Theme         Passages about how to be in

relationship

with one another – esp when there is tumult, disagreement… the time is now to love one another

                    (a good primer for Vitality Initiative – Consultant KickOff next wknd)

Music?         Day by Day

                    Blest Be the Tie That Binds

                    Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

                    Where Charity and Love Prevail

                    Make Me A Channel of Your Peace

                    Bind Us Together

                    As We Gather

Special         Choir’s first Sunday back from summer break!

 

 

September 17

Meditation   Always

listen

twice. First to what is being said and then to what isn’t.

– unknown

Scripture      Exodus 14:19-31; Matthew 18:23-35

Sermon        What’s Not Being Said

Theme         Parting of Red Sea – focus on safe passing or drowning of

pursuer

?

                    Parable of forgiven slave that doesn’t forgive right after he is forgiven

                    What assumptions are there when we say one thing without mentioning another? What assumptions do we make about others’ words and ways?

Music ?        Lead On, O Cloud of Presence

                    There’s A Wideness in God’s Mercy

In the Midst of New Dimensions

Special         Consultant Weekend; Faith Sharing by Member/Friend

 

September 24

Meditation   For me, the opposite of scarcity is not abundance. It’s enough. I’m enough. – Brene Brown

Scripture      Psalm 105: 1-6, 37-45; Matthew 20:1-16

Sermon        Scarcity or Abundance?

Theme         Parable of the laborers in the vineyard – all arriving at different times

yet landowner paying them the same wage – which causes outrage then and now. What is it about us wanting to limit God’s lavish love?

Music ?        I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me

Ubi Caritas

                    God Will Take Care of You

                    Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing

                    Make Me A Servant

                    Humble Thyself in the Sight of the Lord

Special         Elin Patel Baptism at

11am

; Skyler’s final Sunday

 

October 1

Meditation

Scripture     

Sermon       

Theme        

Music ?

Special         World Communion Sunday with Marthoma

 

Historic Sanctuary Evening Service | Potluck | Karaoke

Saturday, June 10 | 3-Part Event | Attend all or any portion of the event!

5:00 pm Worship service in the Historic Sanctuary: scripture, music, prayer, and a brief message.  Bring a candle or votive if you have one.  If not, we have some extras.

5:30-7:00 pm Potluck (finger foods and dessert): bring an appetizer or dessert to share!  Thanks to the Membership Care for their help.

7:00-9:00 pm Karaoke

The theme of this worship service is The Light. 

Individuals and families will light their candles together and leave them on the altar for the remainder of the worship service.  At the conclusion of the service, you will take a different candle home with you as a memory of the event.  Our goal is to provide a unique, spiritual, uplifting and memorable worship experience among the walls of our Historic Sanctuary followed by the warmth of friendship and fellowship.

 

Questions?  Contact Rosanna Hogarty, Worship Commission member,  rjhogarty@gmail.com or 314-265-7992.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ash Wednesday Worship


Ash Wednesday Worship

Wednesday, March 1 | 7:00pm | Sanctuary

All ages are invited to join us as we begin our Lenten Journey toward Holy Week and Easter. We celebrate the sacrament of communion and give you an opportunity to have ashes (last year’s palms) placed on your forehead or back of your hand. The choir sings and we hear Jesus’ words about being more faithful as recorded in Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21. We also light our Lenten candles of courage, vulnerability, patience, flexibility, receptivity, advocacy, generosity. Each time we worship during Lent, we will extinguish one candle as we get closer to the darkness of Good Friday. We light all of the candles again on Easter morning as nothing can extinguish God’s light or love.

Christmas Worship

joy-to-the-worldChristmas Morning

Sunday, December 25| 10:00am worship

The hope, peace, joy and love of Advent are coming to fruition! Join us as we begin to care for this baby that has been born to us! We sing Christmas carols and reflect on how and why God has come to live among us.

 

Christmas Dinner

Dec 25 | Gather 5:00pm | Dinner 6:00pm | Heritage Rm

Dine with us on Christmas evening! All are welcome. Bring a dish or just yourself. There will be plenty!  RSVP to Pam Walker (314-520-8546 | pamandbrenda95@yahoo.com) or Gerry  Rogers (314-434-7122 | gcr123055@gmail.com).

Christmas Eve at Parkway Saturday, December 24

christmas-eve-2014-640x376Christmas Eve at Parkway Saturday, December 24

4:30pm—Family Oriented Worship

This service will be alive and spirited with many children present. The traditional nativity scripture will be shared as we mingle Christmas carols and contemporary reflections. We will sing Silent Night by candlelight at the close of the service.

 

7:30pm—Candlelight Communion Worship

Prelude music for flute and organ begins at 7:105pm. This is a quieter and more contemplative service than the earlier one. We hear the Christmas Gospel, sing traditional carols and reflect upon what all of this means for us today. The choir will sing. We will celebrate the sacrament of communion at our open table and sing Silent Night by candlelight.

 

December 2016

1024px-adventkranz_andreaPUCC Advent Devotion – Sunday, November 27, 2016

PUCC Advent Devotion – Monday November 28, 2016

PUCC Advent Devotion – Tuesday, November 29, 2016

PUCC Advent Devotion – Wednesday, November 30, 2016

PUCC Advent Devotion – Thursday, December 1, 2016

PUCC Advent Devotion – Friday, December 2, 2016

PUCC Advent Devotion – Saturday, December 3, 2016

PUCC Advent Devotion – Sunday, December 4, 2016

PUCC Advent Devotion – Monday, December 5, 2016

PUCC Advent Devotion – Tuesday, December 6, 2016

PUCC Advent Devotion – Wednesday, December 7, 2016

PUCC Advent Devotion – Thursday, December 8, 2016

PUCC Advent Devotion – Friday, December 9, 2016

PUCC Advent Devotion – Saturday, December 10, 2016

PUCC Advent Devotion – Sunday, December 11, 2016

PUCC Advent Devotion – Monday, December 12, 2016

PUCC Advent Devotion – Tuesday, December 13, 2016

PUCC Advent Devotion – Wednesday, December 14, 2016

PUCC Advent Devotion – Thursday, December 15, 2016

PUCC Advent Devotion – Friday, December 16, 2016

PUCC Advent Devotion – Saturday, December 17, 2016

PUCC Advent Devotion – Sunday, December 18, 2016

PUCC Advent Devotion – Monday, December 19, 2016

PUCC Advent Devotion – Tuesday, December 20, 2016

PUCC Advent Devotion – Wednesday, December 21, 2016

PUCC Advent Devotion – Thursday, December 22, 2016

PUCC Advent Devotion – Friday, December 23, 2016

PUCC Advent Devotion – Saturday, December 24, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Choir Rehearsals have begun!

CHOIRChoir Rehearsals have begun! There’s still time for you to join the fun. We need additional singers. We rehearse Wednesday evenings 6:30-8:00pm and we sing for the 9:30am worship service on Sundays, warming up at 8:45am. Child care provided Wednesday evening and before the service on Sundays. If you wish to sing with us contact Barb Raedeke at braedeke@aol.com or just show up at Wednesday evening rehearsal!

June 2016 Worship Notes

June 5 | 10:00am One Family Worship & Annual Meeting| Communion
Scripture: Psalm 146; Genesis 6-9, selected verses
Message: Get on Board!
Theme: story of Noah and the fact that it takes all kinds and we are in this together—a great story for an Annual Meeting Sunday. How does this beloved story change when you yourself age and mature?

June 12 | 9:30 & 11:00am
Scripture: Psalm 5:1-8; Luke 7:40b-50
Message: Been in Sin
Theme: The nature and causes of sin. What brings us back into right relationship with self, others and the Holy after we have turned away? How our faith can make us well—aligning with the story Jesus tells in the Gospel Lesson and how he interacts with the woman at Simon’s house.

June 19 | 9:30 & 11:00am
Scripture: Psalm 42; Luke 8:26-39
Message: It Depends on Your View
Theme: A complex story of Jesus, a possessed person, a herd of pigs and a community. Something happens to and around all of them. Sorting out the meaning depends on your vantage point. What will happen next for this community?

June 26 | 9:30 & 11:00am | Mark Robinson leads worship
Scripture:
Message: Health
Theme: What is Health? Does God want us to be healthy? What does being the Church have to do with being healthy? How do we support health in ourselves and each other

 

May 2016 Worship Notes

May 1 | 9:30am & 11:00am | Communion| Give-a-Meal
Scripture: Psalm 67; Acts 16:9-15
Message: Persuasive Paths
Theme: Apostles travel to/through multiple places. They spend time with women and listen to the ways they live and embrace the message of the gospels.

 

May 8 | Mother’s Day
Scripture: Psalm 97; Acts 16:16-34
Message: Set Free
Theme: A story of fortune-telling, imprisonment, praying-singing, earthquake, freedom, celebration!

 

May 15 | Pentecost | New Members
Scripture: Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; Acts 2:1-18
Message: Overflow
Theme: The place was overflowing with people from all over! The Holy Spirit arrived and filled the place and the people. How does the Spirit continue to fill us too? How does it spill over from us onto others?

 

May 22
Scripture: Psalm 8; John 16:12-15
Message: Whole in One
Theme: What the Holy Spirit does now that we are Post-Pentecost What did the Creator give to Christ that was passed along to the Spirit…the Spirit now gives to us? What do we do with all of it now?

 

May 29

Scripture: Psalm 96; Luke 7:1-10
Message: Worthy of Authority
Theme:
Layered story of a centurion and his sense of his authority, worth, faith. Jesus has an interesting response to the man. What does this story touch off in us? If this is true, how then shall we live?