May 25, 2017

Worship

Join us as together we praise our Creator on Sunday mornings. [Scroll down to view older posts.]

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?

 

April 2016 Worship Notes

April 3 | 9:30am & 11:00am | Communion| Give-a-Meal

Scripture: Psalm 150; John 20:19-31

Message: Peace Breath

Century gothic: Jesus comes to the disciples breathing peace. He could have been angry, frustrated, spiteful about what has happened… but instead he was in peace—so much that he was able to exude that and breathe it onto the disciples. He comes back 8 days later to give them another dose (booster shot?) and to include Thomas who had not been there on Easter night.

 

April 10 | Youth Musical Sunday (11:00am)

Scripture: Psalm 30; John 21:1-19

Message: Breakfast with Jesus

Century gothic: Another Post-Resurrection appearance from Jesus. He is on the shore offering fishing advice as the disciples are not having much luck. Jesus has the opportunity to talk with Peter about his denial of Jesus x3 before the cock crowed twice…tend my sheep…follow me.

 

April 17

Scripture: Psalm 23; Acts 9:36-43

Message: “Tabitha, get up!”

Century gothic: Early church—Peter raises Tabitha/Dorcas from the dead. What disciples are capable of just leapt exponentially. How can we partner with the Holy to do the impossible too? Surely we are limited?

 

April 24

Scripture: Psalm 148; Acts 11:1-18

Message: Standing in God’s Way

Century gothic: Living into this early church, Peter has a vision of inclusion. He believed he was going to bring the Spirit to a people—but the Spirit was already there. How can we stand in God’s way? We are called to notice the Spirit, plug into it and multiply its impact in how we partner. (Double meaning of sermon title.)

March 2016 Worship Notes

Mar 6 | 9:30am & 11:00am | Lenten Candle: Flexibility| Give-a-Meal
Scripture: Psalm 32; Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
Message: Flexibility for Lent
Theme: The Prodigal Son story…none of them were experiencing the kind of life that they had expected. Jesus’ stories always have a “flip.”

Mar 13 | Lenten Candle: Receptivity
Scripture: Isaiah 43:16-21; John 12:1-8
Message: Receptivity for Lent
Theme: The Gospel shows Mary anointing Jesus’ feet with very expensive perfume. The disciples rebuke her but Jesus defends her extravagant hospitality. What is this privilege and perfume all about?

Mar 20 | Palm Sunday | Lenten Candle: Advocacy
Scripture: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Luke 19:28-40
Message: Advocacy for Lent
Theme: Gospel Message: is of Jesus asking the disciples to go into the city to retrieve a donkey for him to ride. Then they spread their cloaks and palms along the ground for him to travel on…How do we make room for others and help them get what they need?

Mar 24 | Maundy Thursday | 7:00pm | Lenten Candle: Generosity
Scripture: Exodus 12:1-4, 11-14; John 13:1-17, 31b-35
Message: Generosity for Holy Week
Theme: The Ancient Hebrew people were justice minded and cared for others. Jesus takes that history and brings it alive with the foot washing and communion…and asks us to do the same.

Mar 25 | Good Friday | noon & 7:00pm | Lenten Candle: Darkness
Scripture: Psalm 22; John 18-19 selected verses
Message: Snuffed Out

Mar 27 | Easter | Sunrise, 9:30 & 11:00am
Scripture: Psalm 118; John 20:1-18
Message: Sunrise: Tipping Point | 9:30 & 11:00: Aramaic Teacher
Theme: Sunrise: There is a point where suddenly there is more of one thing than the other…this story is dark and dread and grief then comes back to life and light and love. 9:30 & 11:00: What Jesus taught us during Lent and Holy Week.

 

February 2016 Worship Notes

Feb 7 | 10:00am | Transfiguration Sunday | Communion | Give-a-Meal
Scripture: Exodus 34:29-35; Luke 9:28-36
Message: Something to Look At!
Theme: Transfiguration

Feb 10 | 7:00pm | Ash Wednesday
Scripture: Joel 2, selected verses, Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Message: A List for Lent
Theme: Jesus talks about some faith practices. We have made a list for this Lent and will be intentional about this time and space that has been carved out for us. Our attention will be on Scripture:, our own experience, Jesus’s story as well as the history and now of our congregation and denomination … courage, vulnerability, patience, flexibility, receptivity, advocacy and generosity.

Feb 14 | 9:30am & 11:00am | Lent 1
Scripture: Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Luke 4:1-13
Message: Courage for Lent
Theme: Jesus is tempted in the wilderness. We must have courage and self-determination to stay sturdy and focused. It’s important to know what we are up against and struggling with on regular basis. God’s presence gives us courage in the midst of every challenge/opportunity.

Feb 21 | 9:30am & 11:00am |Lent 2
Scripture: Psalm 27
Message: Vulnerability for Lent
Theme: The Psalmist acknowledges some of the realities of life then/now. If we are honest, we are vulnerable to a great many things—and being being vulnerable and honest before the Holy will fill us with what we need to thrive. We place ourselves in God’s care because we trust.

Feb 28 | 4:30pm & 7:30pm | Lent 3
Scripture: Isaiah 55:1-9; Luke 13:6-9
Message: Patience for Lent
Theme: Jesus tells the story of a fig tree that has not produced fruit for three years. Should they cut it down or fertilize it and wait one more year? We have a God of many chances. How do we wait for God and how do we live patiently for one another?