November 21, 2018

Prayer and Poetry: Parkway UCC enews 2-1-18


Parkway United Church of Christ E-news
February 1, 2018

Worship with Us this Weekend!


Gather with us in the Historic Sanctuary for our quarterly Saturday evening worship service at 5:00pm where we will focus on healing. Voices of Grace will sing and Colleen Haviland will play her harp. We will celebrate the sacrament of communion and then come across the street to enjoy soup and salad over conversations about healing.
Join us on Sunday for Traditional Worship at 9:30am and/or Informal Worship at 11:00am where our scripture lessons will be Isaiah 40:21-31 and Psalm 147:1-11 with a sermon entitled The Power of Prayer and Poetry. It’s not too late to send us a prayer and/or poem that has significance for you…
We will celebrate the sacrament of communion at our open table.
It’s Give-A-Meal Sunday! Please bring gifts of non-perishable food items for our hungry neighbors.


Souper Bowl Sunday! 
Sun, Feb 4 | After Each Service
Big Soup Pots with the 2 super bowl team’s helmets will be out in the Gathering area for you to bet who will win. How? By throwing in extra change or dollar bills! The change will benefit our youth mission trip this summer. Who’s gonna win the super bowl? Take a chance and bet on your guess! Questions? Contact Barb Kuhlmann at


Sunday Adult Education at 9:30am and 11:00am in the Heritage Room will focus on the powerful witness of one of our sibling churches providing “Sanctuary”for Alex from Honduras. This congregation feels the call of the gospel to love our neighbor and to stand with those suffering and oppressed in the midst of the current immigration crisis.Christ Church UCC has signed the Declaration of Sacred Resistance in the St Louis Coalition on Sanctuary with multi-ethnic, interfaith congregations and community organizations in our area. Come meet Jan Roddy and Christy Chassere, members of Christ UCC in Maplewood, as they tell us their story and Alex’s story.

Prayer List Update
Carol Clifford’s mother – nearing the end of her life.
Cherie Stolze – surgery last Friday for a broken ankle from a fall.
Ron Wilbois – strengthening at Mason Pointe Rehab Center.
Cassie Rosenberger’s father at Barnes Hospital – multiple concerns.
Barry Luedloff & family as they grieve/give thanks for Uncle Bobby.






Check out this flyer submitted by the Sustainability Seekers:
Did you know that Parkway hosts three Alzheimer’s support groups?
We Do! The first Tuesday of each month three groups meet from 7:00-8:30pm. The largest group is for adult children of people with Alzheimer’s disease. This group is open to anyone who fits that description. If you would like to attend, please contact Doug Orms:

Support groups create a safe, confidential, supportive environment or community and a chance for people with memory loss and care partners to develop informal mutual support and social relationships. They also educate and inform participants about dementia and help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. 

Youth Night Feb 7 – Bible Minute to Win It
Wednesdays | Middle High 6-7pm | Sr High 7-8pm | Fellowship Hall
Snacks | Games | Door Prizes
Contact Barb Kuhlmann: | 314-872-9330
Inclement Weather Policy
If we need to cancel church on a Sunday morning due to wintry weather, we will communicate with you in a variety of ways:
  • Church wide email
  • Facebook/Twitter post
  • listing
  • Voicemail at church
Judgment whether to come to church rests with the individual. If you feel it is unsafe to drive, please don’t risk it. Stay safe. Stay home.


Further reading…




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All the great leaders of history were people of hope. Abraham, Moses, Ruth, Mary, Jesus, Rumi, Gandhi, and Dorothy Day all lived with a promise in their hearts that guided them toward the future without the need to know exactly what it would look like. Let’s live with hope. -Henri Nouwen















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