May 24, 2015

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Spring Annual Meeting June 7

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Spring Annual Meeting June 7 | Following 10:00am Worship

Please plan to attend the One Family Worship at 10:00am followed by our spring Annual Meeting held in the sanctuary. We will have one by-law change to vote on. We will thank retiring church leaders and welcome new ones.  After that brief meeting, we hope all will stay for a fun-filled luncheon and youth- sponsored Super Hero Fair!

 

ARTICLE III.  COMMISSIONS

 

  1. GENERAL ARTICLES FOR COMMISSIONS
  2. Members of the Commissions shall be nominated and elected for two-year terms at the Annual Meeting by a majority of the voting members of the congregation present.
  3. Each Commission shall consist of five elected members. In addition to these members, there shall be at least one liaison member from the Council (ex-officio) on each Commission. A nominee for election to a given commission may either be a member of the congregation or an actively participating non-member.  The Pastor (s) is (are) an ex-officio (non-voting) member (s) of all commissions.

Inquirer’s Gathering 5/31

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PUCC Inquirers Gathering!

Sunday, May 31 | 6:00-7:30pm | Heritage Room

Are you new to PUCC?  Want to know more about us?  We’d love to get to know you. Join us for an Inquirers’ Gathering. We will have dessert and great conversation—guaranteed! Childcare can be arranged if you need it…just ask!              

 

After the resurrection, the disciples (students) became apostles (sent). They were no longer spending so much time together, following Jesus and listening to his every word.  Now they were separated, sharing the words and ways of Jesus in a variety of settings.  I am sure they longed to be together again, like-minded, like-spirited persons benefitting from the sense of covenant and belonging. Fortunately for all of us, they were given then gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost so they could feel the connection and love across the miles. We are woven together by the Spirit across time and space. The Spirit brings us together in mysterious and nurturing ways.

Please RSVP to Kevin Cameron (kevin@parkwayucc.org; 314-872-9330)

 

New PUCCers! New Member Sunday 6/14                   

The Spirit continues to build the church! We need you in order to become what God wants and needs us to be! Please consider becoming a member of this faith family. We are alive and well at Parkway UCC—bubbling up with the Holy Spirit!

We are a caring congregation filled with joy, creativity and faith. Our aim is not only to build a strong covenant community here at PUCC, but to keep our eyes and ears open to learn about how we are needed in the world—how to put our faith into action.

We are eager to open our hearts and minds to welcome new members to the mix. When new people come, we are all transformed. We want to continue to grow in depth and width. We are looking for individuals and families who align with our vision and mission. We are inspired to welcome people of differing backgrounds and theologies. We blend well as we all seek the same source—the God of love and justice as revealed in Jesus by the Holy Spirit.

If you would like to talk more about membership, please contact us at your convenience. It’s one of our favorite discussion topics.

Kevin Cameron: kevin@parkwayucc.org; 314-872-9330.

Betty Scherrer: bettyscherrer@hotmail.com; 314-993-5210.

Adult Education – May 2015

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Childhood Hunger in the United States by Tom Tupper

Did you ever experienced hunger as a child?  Do you know any children who
don’t get enough to eat? Is there are relationship between childhood
obesity and hunger?  What is being done to eliminate hunger in our country
and what can you do to be a part of the solution? We will explore the facts
about childhood hunger in our country, look at the
federal children’s

feeding programs and celebrate what they have accomplished, review what
Bread for the World does, what it has accomplished and what it is asking us
to do through our annual offering of letters—when we share our faith and
Christ-like voices with our legislators.

MD pancake breakfastMay 10: Mother’s Day (Breakfast in Fellowship Hall)

New-tch_logo_vert4-2-800x328sex_traffickingMay 17: Sex Trafficking 101 presentation by Dedee Lhamon. Dedee is the founder and Executive Director of The Covering House. Come and learn about modern day slavery and what The Covering House is doing to fight it. Dedee will speak on the issue of domestic human sex trafficking with a
focus on the St. Louis area. She will also share the history of how The
Covering House started, what they are currently doing and what they plan to
do in the future.

10-health-care-benefits-covered-in-the-Health-Insurance-MarketplaceMay 24: Need for Medicaid Expansion—Mary Jane Schutzius
“I would urge you to think in terms of justice and health care as a human
right; the spiraling costs, especially of pharmaceuticals; and of all
people, not only children, the elderly, the working poor, the unemployed,
the chronically ill, the uninsured or underinsured, since we will all fall
into one or more of these categories sooner or later.” -Mary Jane
Schutzius, Missourians for Single Payer Health Care

May 31: 5th Sunday – One Family Worship

Meet us at the Muny to see Hairspray! 6/26

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Friday, June 26 | 6:30pm | MUNY OPERA- FOREST PARK

Join us for a night under the stars for the Tony® Award winning production of Hairspray. Discounted tickets of $10.50 include backstage tour before the show. Hairspray celebrates inclusion, diversity and open mindedness as it explores discrimination of fat people, women and minorities all in an entertaining song and dance show. It also gives members a chance to socialize, see a great St Louis institution and save some money in the process. Folks had a great time at Book of Mormon! Musicals are a great way to explore sensitive issues in an entertaining fashion. Contact Dan Connors: 314-651-0279 | connorsd@aol.com

Heritage & Legacy: May 2015 Intersections

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Who has made an impact on your life? What do you hope your legacy will be? What would you need to do differently to leave the world a better place? What traditions do you keep that help you honor your forebears? May’s Intersections focuses on heritage and legacy. Read about singing in the cemetery and how good deeds beget good deeds. Also, May’s worship notes, Adult Ed offerings, new TED Book and Cassie Rosenberger’s journey to Parkway. Read it now…

Reopen and Refine: This weekend at Parkway 4-26-2015

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Prayer Updates

Dan Livengood and Brittany Hagedorn married on Saturday at the First Unitarian Church of St. Louis.

Gail Haack – healing after another fall at home.

Laurie LaFromboise‘s father – back in ICU.

Vince Matteucci – ICU after a major car accident (Nick’s brother).

Doug and Val Detjen‘s brother-in-law – a biopsy this week; cousins going through a horrendous custody battle.

 

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Community Events

Conference Minister Search update…

 

Generations/Evolution Photo Exhibit at the RAC

Apr 24 – Jun 6 | Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar

Our own Naomi Runtz is one of the artists! Read about it here…

 

Neighborhood Houses Trivia Night

Sat, Apr 25 | 6:00-10:00pm | Sunset Hills Community Center

Join PUCC friends for a fun night of trivia! Let’s support the important work of Neighborhood Houses and have fun while doing it! $25 per person/ $250 per table of ten RSVP to Carmen Bumgarner: cfbum@charter.net

314-330-0813

2015 Conference Annual Gathering Schedule Announced!

Please click here to see the current schedule for our MMSUCC Conference Annual Gathering, June 4-6, 2015. The theme for this year’s event is “Rebuild, Restore & Renew.” 
 

 

M.A.D. Camp-Music * Art * DramaVBS with a twist!

August 3-7 | 9:00-1:00pm 

 

 

Parkway Adult Mission Trip

Sun, Oct 4 – Sat, Oct 10

We are considering various locations to help out with disaster recovery work. Contact Tom McKenzie 314-567-0429 mckenzie1947@att.net

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Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow. So one hundred worshippers meeting together, each one looking away to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be were they to become ‘unity’ conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship. ~A. W. Tozer 

We look forward to being with you for worship, education, fellowship and community building this Sunday. Our scriptures are Psalm 23 and 1John 3:16-24 with a sermon entitled Reopen and Refine. For many, the 23rd Psalm runs deep and wide. It nurtures us and it challenges us to be more faithful toward one another. The letters to the early Christian churches also provide guidance and encouragement in how we love one another. We’ll take a look at some of our historic/traditional words and ways for present relevance and applicability.


If you worship at 9:30am and are planning to come to the Town Hall Meeting at noon (lunch included!) please attend Adult Education at 11:00am. (This session only is the Library) It’s a perfect day to focus on LGBTQIA since we are celebrating our 7th Anniversary being an Open & Affirming Congregation

Adult Education

Sundays | 9:30 & 11:00am Heritage Room

LGBTQIA by Laurie LaFramboise. (11:00am session in the Library.)

Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall Meeting Sunday, April 26

Sun, Apr 26 | 12:00-1:30pm | Fellowship Hall | Lunch | childcare

Join us! Topics to be discussed include developing ways to continue building relationships within our church, looking for new ideas for small group opportunities, reviewing ideas for defining and displaying our church’s “identity” and brainstorming ideas to strengthen our worship services. This is your opportunity to share your suggestions to encourage the growth and spirit of Parkway. We welcome your ideas and look forward to seeing you following the worship service on April 26. If you have any questions, contact Dottie Dwyer (dkdwyer@charter.net), or any member of the Church Council.

 

UPCOMING

Progressive Dinner        

Saturday, April 25 | 5:30-9:00pm | Homes of the hosts

 

TABS (Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study)

 

3:00-4:30pm | Library

 

 

2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00pm | Heritage Room | Potluck & Fellowship

 

 

 

 

 

Youth Night April 29: Record Breakers!

 

Wednesdays | 6:30-7:30| Fellowship Hall | Snacks & Door Prizes

Sun, May 10 | 8:3011:00am (setup 7:00am)

 

 

Youth Board to host 2nd Carnival

 

June 7, 2015 | Following the Church Annual Meeting

 

OGHS offering to be received on May 3rd at PUCC.

One Great Hour of Sharing, as part of Our Churches Wider Mission, is the special mission offering of the United Church of Christ that carries God’s message of love and hope to people in 138 countries. The UCC works with international partners to provide sources of clean water and food, education and health care, small business micro-credit, emergency relief, and advocacy and resettlement for refugees and displaced persons. OGHS also supports domestic and international ministries for disaster preparedness and response.
Eight Christian denominations – American Baptist Church, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Church of the Brethren, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Church (USA), Reformed Church in America, the
United Church of Christ, and Church World Service
 work together to develop common promotional materials thereby sharing ideas, costs, and a commitment to faithful service.
Each denomination receives and manages its respective OGHS offerings, and together raise about $12 million each year.
More than 60 percent of the UCC’s offering supports international development initiatives, including annual support for missionaries. Currently there are 7 OGHS supported missionaries and 2 Global Mission Interns working in disaster relief, health care, education, and agricultural development. The offering funds disaster preparedness and response, and disaster related volunteer initiatives in the U.S. 

Joke

Have you seen paintings of Adam and Eve? Why do they have belly buttons?

 

 

Remind, Reclaim, Rebuild: This weekend at Parkway 4-19-2015

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April 17, 2015

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Prayer Updates
Amazing Youth Sunday last Sunday!

Dan Livengood and Brittany Hagedorn will be married this Saturday at First Unitarian Church of St. Louis.

Hamilton Christian Church(Christian Church – Disciples of Christ) donates $2 million to missions… (several PUCCers are from HCC).

The Lyons’ – Brad and Liz as they transition to separate lives; Blake, Summer and Zoe as they live into this new reality.

Bill Haack‘s mother – recuperating from hip surgery.

Lynne Rumney – palliative care at home (Gale Haggard’s daughter)… Gale is there for a visit right now.

Laurie LaFromboise‘s father – back in ICU.

  

Submit a prayer request.

Community Events

FINAL SESSION: Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith

 

Sun, Apr 19 | 6:00-7:30pm | Heritage Rm 

Celebrating the communion of science and faith! Read more… 

 

Our Money Matters-the musical, presented by The Stifel Bank & Trust, St. Louis Community Credit Union, InvestSTL and Gifted Production

Sat, Apr 18 | 6:00pm

Sun Theater

3627 Grandel Square | Free
Generations/Evolution Photo Exhibit at the RAC

Apr 24 – Jun 6 | Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar

Our own Naomi Runtz is one of the artists! Read about it here…

 

Neighborhood Houses Trivia Night

Sat, Apr 25 | 6:00-10:00pm | Sunset Hills Community Center 

Join PUCC friends for a fun night of trivia! Let’s support the important work of Neighborhood Houses and have fun while doing it! $25 per person/ $250 per table of ten RSVP to Carmen Bumgarner: cfbum@charter.net 

314-330-0813

 

2015 Conference Annual Gathering Schedule Announced!

Please click here to see the current schedule for our MMSUCC Conference Annual Gathering, June 4-6, 2015. The theme for this year’s event is “Rebuild, Restore & Renew.” 

M.A.D. Camp-Music * Art * DramaVBS with a twist!

August 3-7 | 9:00-1:00pm 

 

Parkway Adult Mission Trip

Sun, Oct 4 – Sat, Oct 10

We are considering various locations to help out with disaster recovery work. Contact Tom McKenzie 314-567-0429 mckenzie1947@att.net
A bit more of the Hamilton Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) generous support of missions! 

Join us this Sunday for Traditional Worship at 9:30am or Informal at 11:00am. Our scriptures are Psalm 4 and Luke 24:36b-48 with a sermon entitled Remind, Reclaim, Rebuild.

 

The post-resurrected Jesus comes to the disciples. They are reminded that all of the things he said and did were real. The disciples are reclaimed as belonging to this movement. “You are my witnesses – Go!” They set out to rebuild what they thought had faded away. What about us? What reminders do we need? How will we be reclaimed? What tools do we possess and which do we still need in order to rebuild?

Adult Education

Sundays | 9:30 & 11:00am Heritage Room

Embracing Easter through Painting and Poetry byClarence Heller

UPCOMING

 

TABS (Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study)

3:00-4:30pm | Heritage Rm

 

Church Orchestra Rehearsal April 19

3rd Sundays (April – November)| 6:30-8:00pm | Choir Rm

 

Youth Prepare Meal for Ronald McDonald House!

April 22| 4:00-8:00pm| Ronald McDonald House

 

Progressive Dinner        

Saturday, April 25 | 5:30-9:00pm | Homes of the hosts

 

Town Hall Meeting Sunday, April 26

Sunday, April 26 | 12:00-1:30pm | Fellowship Hall

Sun, May 10 | 8:30-11:00am (setup 7:00am)

 

Youth Board to host 2nd Carnival

June 7, 2015 | Following the Church Annual Meeting

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QUOTES

How strange and wonderful is our home, our earth, with its swirling vaporous atmosphere, its flowing and frozen liquids, its trembling plants, its creeping, crawling, climbing creatures, the croaking things with wings that hang on rocks and soar through fog, the furry grass, the scaly seas… how utterly rich and wild… Yet some among us have the nerve, the insolence, the brass, the gall, to whine about the limitations of our earthbound fate and yearn for some more perfect world beyond the sky. We are none of us good enough for the world we have. ~Edward Abbey

 

The earth may be our mother but we can be her mid-wife or her funeral director. ~unknown

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Don’t miss this! Thanks for sharing this with us, Naomi Runtz!

 

Life Bursts Forth! This weekend at Parkway 4-12-2015

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April 9, 2015

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Prayer Updates

The Herpels – back from Florida. 

The Lyons’ – Brad and Liz as they transition to separate lives; Blake, Summer and Zoe as they live into this new reality.

Lynne Rumney – palliative care at home (Gale Haggard’s daughter)… Gale is there for a visit right now. 

Eleanor Keubel and family – as they grieve, remember and give thanks for Joe (Mrs Keubel is on leave from PUNS)… address – 14 N. Kingshighway 4B; St. Louis, MO 63108

Linda Brother – her cancer has spread (Rogers).

Family of Danae Fendler – former PUCCer, died in California last week.

Submit a prayer request.

Adult Education

Sundays | 9:30 & 11:00am Heritage Room

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Kevin Hogarty

Painting the Stars is not a long lost Van Gogh. It’s the adult Lenten study that has taken place on Sunday evenings during Lent. We want to share what we consider to be ‘the best’ session. Come to expand your mind and widen your spirit as we look at science and an ever expanding faith. PUCCer Kevin Hogarty has led this adventure more than once and is very passionate about it.

Community Events

Lenten Adult Ed Series-

Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith

Sundays, Apr 12 & 19

6:00-7:30pm | Heritage Rm 

Celebrating the communion of science and faith! Read more…

Neighborhood Houses Trivia Night

Sat, Apr 25 | 6:00-10:00pm | Sunset Hills Community Center | 3915 S Lindbergh Blvd

Join PUCC friends for a fun night of trivia! Let’s support the important work of Neighborhood Houses and have fun while doing it! $25 per person/ $250 per table of ten RSVP to Carmen Bumgarner: cfbum@charter.net

314-330-0813

2015 Conference Annual Gathering Schedule Announced!

Please click here to see the current schedule for our MMSUCC Conference Annual Gathering, June 4-6, 2015.  

The theme for this year’s event is “Rebuild, Restore & Renew,” with each day centering on a different and pertinent topic woven within the theme.

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Don’t miss this! Thanks for sharing this with us, Naomi Runtz!

LIFE BURSTS FORTH! The Easter story continues! Hear what happens in the Gospels after that Easter morning!

 

Encourage youth! It’s one of the most important things we can do in the church.

 

Please make special efforts to be with us this Sunday at 9:30am or 11am when our children and youth will lead us in a worship service filled with music, drama and dance — “Life Bursts Forth”.

 

It will be a meaningful and memorable morning. You will have a hard time deciding which piece of the worship service was most inspiring and uplifting. 

 

Don’t miss the kids bell choir; Q Watkins’ cello solo; Blake Lyons’ message; the short skit “Why is My Flat, Flat?”; Delaney Barclay and Iris Cameron on the piano; Voices of Grace and much more.

 

Our youth need you and we need them! See you on Sunday! Bring a friend, relative, neighbor with you.

 

Life bursts forth!

 

UPCOMING

 

 

AWOL: Lunch Venue Change to Three Kings Restaurant

 

Sun, Apr 12 | 12:30-2:00pm | Three Kings Restaurant

11925 Manchester Rd | Des Peres, MO | 314-815-3455

Come enjoy lunch and fellowship with AWOL (meet at restaurant). Carmen Bumgarner: cfbum@charter.net

| 314-330-0813

 

 

 

TABS (Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study)

3:00-4:30pm | Heritage Rm

 

Youth Night April 15: Baseball is Back, Hooray!

Wednesdays | 6:30-7:30| Fellowship Hall | Snacks & Door Prizes

Let’s kick off the Cards season together! We will play baseball and other games too. Meet us we take you out to the ballgame where we’ll buy you some peanuts and cracker jacks! 

April Youth Night Schedule…  

Town Hall Meeting Sunday, April 26

Sunday, April 26 | 12:00-1:30pm | Fellowship Hall

During the recent “Jesus Has Left The Building #3″ a few of us planted snap peas and prepared beds at the Seeds of Hope Farm in Spanish Lake. This farm produces 15,000 pounds of produce on a ½ acre of ground behind St. Peters Lutheran Church in Spanish Lake MO. The farm’s main goal is to create a healthy food culture for all members of their community, especially low-income families who are often priced out of healthy fresh ingredients. A few days before we arrived, the farm’s work cart was stolen. While we were working with the farm manager, Gabriel, he showed us his unique irrigation system which strategically targets water directly to the plants.  However, the tubing for the irrigation system needs to be replaced.  If you are interested in supporting this organization, please visit their website.  They could definitely use some monetary assistance to replace their stolen and worn out equipment.www.seedsofhopefarm.org

 

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Jesus’s resurrection is the beginning of God’s new project not to snatch people away from earth to heaven but to colonize earth with the life of heaven. That, after all, is what the Lord’s Prayer is about. ~N.T. Wright  

 

 

 

Easter! This weekend at Parkway 4-2-24

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April 2, 2015

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Prayer Updates

Lorine Collins – just home from hospital – healing from pneumonia.

Andrea Barnes – home from River Oaks; diagnosed with Bechet’s.

Joan Brannigan – healing from surgery last week.

John Williams – at home with a case of bronchitis.

Tom – hospitalized with blood infection (Sally Dischinger’s brother).

Eleanor Keubel and family– as they grieve, remember and give thanks for Joe (Mrs Keubel is on leave from PUNS)… address – 14 N. Kingshighway 4B; St. Louis, MO 63108


Submit your prayer request here…

Adult Education

Sundays | 9:30 & 11:00am Heritage Room

No Adult Ed this Sunday. See the April Schedule here…

Community Events

Lenten Adult Ed Series-

Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith

Sundays, Apr 12 & 19

6:00-7:30pm | Heritage Rm 

Celebrating the communion of science and faith! Read more…

 

Faith & Food: Eden Spring Convocation April 7-8

Tue, Apr 7 – Wed, Apr 8 | Eden Seminary

This year’s convocation speakers and events focus on various dimensions of how growing, eating, and sharing food engage with important theological traditions and issues of social justice.

Neighborhood Houses Trivia Night

Sat, Apr 25 | 6:00-10:00pm | Sunset Hills Community Center | 3915 S Lindbergh Blvd

Join PUCC friends for a fun night of trivia! Let’s support the important work of Neighborhood Houses and have fun while doing it! $25 per person/ $250 per table of ten RSVP to Carmen Bumgarner: cfbum@charter.net

314-330-0813

2015 Conference Annual Gathering Schedule Announced!

Please click here to see the current schedule for our MMSUCC Conference Annual Gathering, June 4-6, 2015.  

The theme for this year’s event is “Rebuild, Restore & Renew,” with each day centering on a different and pertinent topic woven within the theme.

QUOTE

“We live in a post-resurrection age, which in many ways is not unlike that of the first followers of a Galilean peasant sage and martyr, who was dead and gone for them, as well. With nothing more than variations of remembered tales of one who once lived, and died, and was no more, the dawn returns for us to look once again for what remains of his words and deeds. Once known simply as the Way, it is still a path for those who would shake the dust of arcane religious superstition off our feet and venture on into what the poet calls “the land of unlikeness,” and the man from Nazareth unceasingly sketched out for us to be the reign of God.” ~John Bennison

Worship with us these next several days!

Come alone or bring someone with you.

Thursday, April 2 | 7:00pm

Holy Thursday or Maundy Thursday

commemorates the night when Jesus celebrated the Passover in Jerusalem a few days after Palm Sunday. We will celebrate the Passover with Jesus and the disciples at 7:00pm in the Gathering Space, experiencing solidarity with our ancestors in the faith. We will experience the first communion and feel deeply connected with Jesus. We will also remember the unexpected ways that Jesus loved the disciples that night and the outpouring of God’s love upon us. How does this covenant connection with God sustain us as things turn on Jesus and as things in our own lives blur our memory and drain our faith?

Friday, April 3 | noon | Historic Sanctuary

Good Friday Prayers
We will sing, pray and reflect on the intensity and importance of Good Friday. This is a contemplative worship service that will frame the day and offer great depth.

April 3 | 7:00pm | New Sanctuary

Good Friday Service
Our scriptures come from Psalm 139 and the Passion Stories in the Gospels. The Choir and Voices of Grace will sing and we will be aware of light and shadow. This is a hard and heavy night and we will relent. But it will not break us. We will find a way to redeem and rebound.

Begins Friday, April 3| 8:00pm

Easter Prayer Vigil from Good Friday through Easter Sunrise!
Keep the faith in vigil through Good Friday and Holy Saturday. While all of the 36 hours are accounted for, please choose any hour to engage in prayer. Be sure to pick up a Vigil Booklet in case you want some ideas for your sacred time. Thank you.

Sunday, April 5 | 6:00am | Elm Lawn Cemetery (Behind the Historic Sanctuary)

Easter Sunrise Service
Gathering in the darkness like the women did so long ago, we will be warmed and encouraged by the “new fire” and the sacrament of communion. The Day of Resurrection will dawn on us as we begin to see things more clearly like Mary did that early morning. They believed that all was lost, that Jesus and his mighty mission were over… but it was actually time to restart in a more compassionate and contagious way.

Sunday, April 5 | 9:30 & 11:00am

Easter Worship will immerse us in the amazing Easter story with lilies all around, snuffed candles ablaze again, fresh flowers in the cross, alleluias in the air, eager children and wide eyed teens… Come celebrate this most important day! It has been a season of re-Lent. We have been together and we have been scattered. We’ll reunite and revive our commitments. [Special Easter activities for the kids in the Fellowship Hall during the worship services…and an Easter Egg Hunt after each.]

UPCOMING


TABS (Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study)

3:00-4:30pm | Heritage Rm

Prayer Corner
Wednesday, April 8 | 8:00-10:00am | Sanctuary
Pastor Kevin is available to pray with you during this time. The Prayer Corner-with a perpetual candle-has a current prayer list, prayer books, journal, kneeler and chairs.

Youth Night April 8: Egg Extravaganza!

Wednesdays | 6:30-7:30| Fellowship Hall | Snacks & Door Prizes

What can you with leftover Easter eggs? Come and find out! Bring a friend to see if you can balance an Easter egg on your head!

April Youth Night Schedule…  

AWOL: Lunch at Mia Sorrella

Sunday, April 12 | 12:00-2:00pm | Mia Sorrella

14426 Clayton Road, Ballwin, MO 63011 | (636) 333-1015

Come enjoy lunch and fellowship at Mia Sorrella with AWOL

Carmen Bumgarner: cfbum@charter.net | 314-330-0813

Town Hall Meeting Sunday, April 26

Sunday, April 26 | 12:00-1:30pm | Fellowship Hall

Joke

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God is Still Speaking: April 2015 Intersections

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GISSNever place a period where God has placed a comma. The April edition of Intersections contains reflections from Parkway UCC writers about how God still speaks today. Click here to read the pdf version.