November 28, 2014


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Jazzy Advent Worship Service December 7

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Colourful Christmas lights bokehDon’t Miss Our Jazzy Advent Next Sunday!

Sunday, December 7 | 10:00am | One Family Worship

Next Sunday is another One Family Worship…a Jazzy. The jazz musicians from that afternoon’s 3:00pm Jazz Nativity will be with us in the morning. It will be another GREAT DAY at PUCC. Please invite someone to be here with you. Neither of you will be disappointed!

Choir Call for Advent and Christmas

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Choir Call

If you enjoy singing but can’t make a regular commitment to the choir, why not consider joining us for the Christmas season? We will present a Service of Lessons and Carols at the 9:30 worship service on Sunday, December 14, and sing special music for the 7:30 worship service on Christmas Eve. We will rehearse this music on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00pm beginning December 3. If you would like to sing with us, please contact Barbara Raedeke at, or simply come to choir rehearsal on Wednesday evenings. You are most welcome!

Youth Night, November 19: Thanks a Lot!

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thanks_a_lotYouth Night, November 19: Thanks a Lot!

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

What are we Thankful for? Should we celebrate even the hard things that come our way with Thanksgiving? We will discuss being thankful and how it enriches our life if we do! There will also be some turkey games to play.

Contact Barb Kuhlmann:

Christmas Pageant 12/14

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The Christmas County Spelling Bee

December 14 | 11:00am | Sanctuary

The time has come and we are busy working on our Christmas pageant, The Christmas County Spelling Bee. Everyone will have the chance to have a special part. We will be working on music and parts on Sunday mornings, Wednesday Youth Nights and Voices of Grace will also participate. Your attendance in Sunday school is very important over the next month in order to learn songs and parts. Come one, come all! We will learn how to spell the many names of Jesus. Did you know there are at least 700 different names?

Kinderbells & Chimes

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handbell picKinderbells & Chimes

Sunday, November 16 & Sunday, November 23 | 10:40am | Room 2

For Grades 1 – 5. We are learning a song for Christmas. Join us!

Ushers & Usher Leaders Needed

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We need, for our traditional worship services, an usher team leader and an assistant team leader for designated Sundays of each month, a Head Usher to work with the four team leaders, and many persons willing to serve as ushers to augment our many faithful ushers. Please contact me if you are willing to serve in any of these usher leader positions. Please let me know if you are willing to serve as an usher, either on a regular monthly basis or occasionally when needed, and are not already serving as an usher team leader or regular usher not willing to be an usher leader. Roger Fagerberg, Worship Commission Convener and Commission Coordinator for Ushers, | 314-878-7646.

November 2014 Worship Notes

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November 2 | 9:30am & 11:00am | World Communion Sunday | Give-a-Meal
Scripture: Psalm 34:1-10, 22; Matthew 5:1-12
Message: The People Who Came
Theme: All the reasons people have come to church/worship in the past.

November 9: | 9:30am & 11:00am
Scripture: Psalm 78:1-7; Matthew 25:1-13
Message: Abundance or Scarcity
Theme: What is the nature and obligation, joys and pitfalls of sharing?

November 16 | 9:30am & 11:00am
Scripture: Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37; Matthew 25:14-30
Message: We Reap What We Sow
Theme: What do we do with what we have been given? What do we invest in and what do we withhold?

November 23 | 9:30am & 11:00am
Scripture: Psalm 100; Matthew 25:31-46
Message: Maybe?
Theme:The stories in scripture elicit a response in us – which ones bring a Yes! No. Maybe?

November 30 | 10:00am One Family Worship
It will be good to enter Advent as One Family. We will gather at the Advent Wreath and bathe ourselves in the gift of Hope—our first candle on the wreath. Laurie, our seminarian this year, will be our worship leader. We will celebrate the sacrament of communion and donate gifts of non-perishable food items for area individuals, couples and families in need.

Church Orchestra Rehearsal 10/26

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3rd Sundays  | 6:30-8:00pm | Heritage Room

The Parkway Church Orchestra continues its monthly rehearsals this Sunday. We will be rehearsing Christmas music. We are seeking more instrumentalists (strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion) to join us. If you have not participated recently, please contact Roger Fagerberg at 314-878-7646 or at for needed information.

October 2014 Worship Notes

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Autumn BackgroundOctober 5 | 9:30am & 11:00am | World Communion Sunday | Give-a-Meal
Scripture: Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20
Message: Playing by the Rules
Theme: The Ten Commandments…what Jesus said about them…How
are we rule followers and rule benders with the Spirit?

October 12 | 9:30am & 11:00am
Scripture: Philippians 4:1-9
Message: Just Do It
Theme: Words of encouragement to the faith community—how to be in synch with the Spirit…how to be faithful and how to grow the community.

October 19 | 9:30am & 11:00am
Scripture: Psalm 99; Matthew 22:15-22
Message: Flip of the Coin
Theme: “Should we pay taxes to Caesar or not?” What belongs to Caesar and what belongs to God? What are our priorities? Where are our allegiances? The clash of Christ and Culture.

October 26 | 9:30am & 11:00am | Reformation Sunday
Scripture: Psalm 90:1-6, Matthew 22:34-40
Message: It Starts with Love of Self
Theme: Jesus said to love God with all we have—and to love neighbor
as ourselves—so we have to start with love of self.

Church Orchestra Rehearsal 9/21

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3rd Sundays | 6:30-8:00pm | Heritage Room

The Parkway Church Orchestra resumes its monthly rehearsals. We are rehearsing Christmas music. We are seeking more instrumentalists (strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion) to join us. If you have not participated recently and would like to, contact us.