Parkway United Church of Christ 
Weekly E-news
August 19, 2016

Worship with us this Sunday!
Join us this Sunday for worship at 9:30am or 11:00am with Conference Minister Rev Dr Ginny Brown Daniel delivering a sermon entitled Living Out our Sabbath Change! Scriptures are Luke 13:10-17 and Psalm 71:1-6.
Adult Education
Sundays | 9:30am & 11am | Heritage Room
Rev Dr Mark Lee Robinson: We are encouraged to pray but even Jesus' disciples asked for guidance about how to do it. In this class we will look at what prayer is broadly but focus especially on two contemplative forms; Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer.
Into the Mystic is the Rev. John C. Dorhauer's weekly podcast on 

St. Louis Metro Crop Hunger Walk
September 25 | Meet @church 12:30pm | Eden Seminary
Once again Parkway will recruit walkers and solicit donations for the Church World Service CROP Hunger Walk at Eden Seminary on September 25th. Our church goal this year is $2000.00. The Crop Hunger Walk raises funds for alleviating hunger around the world. With all the turmoil around the world right now, there is a huge need to feed millions of refugees. Church World Service is the avenue for churches to participate in this.
We are asking for members who are able to walk the one or three mile route through Webster Groves and secure financial sponsors who will donate in the walker's name. All walkers who raise $100 or more will receive a Crop t-shirt. Parkway will award its top fund raiser with a special gift and recognition.
Walkers register online at Find Parkway in the list and either register or donate. There is also a Facebook page at Or you can sign up as a walker or donor on the poster in the Gathering Space and we will contact you with the details.
CROP is the hunger fighting wing of Church World Service which is supported by many denominations including the United Church of Christ. The Walk is ecumenical, interfaith and community wide, 25% of the funds raised stay in St. Louis.
For more information or for help with signing up to walk or sponsor talk with Sue Moellering, 636 949 2925 or

Annual Summer Parkway Church Orchestra Concert
Sunday, August 28 | 7:00-8:00pm | Cape Albeon
Cape Albeon
is an UCC affiliated retirement home located on Lake Bend Drive off Dougherty Ferry Road and one block south of Big Bend Boulevard. The orchestra will also play three selections at Parkway's 11:00am informal worship service on August 28.

Please click here to provide your feedback
about Jesus Has Left the Building held on July 31, 2016. The Christian Services Commission values your input as we plan future events.  

Summer Reading!
Copies of John Dorhauer's book Beyond Resistance are still available in the church office. Summaries of the book are available in the Gathering Space. Consider reading the book or at least the summary and signing up for one of the small group discussions in mid-August to mid-September. Look for the poster in the Gathering Space!

T-shirt Orders
Check the church office to pick up your t-shirt if you were unable to pick it up last Sunday. We are doing a second round of orders until August 31.
Ordering your tee shirts:
  • Click on the link and download to your computer.
  • Fill out.
  • Save the file with your last name in the file name. Example: herberg-tee shirt order form.pdf
  • Send the file as an attachment to
  • You will receive a confirmation email.
  • OR You may print out and mail or drop off at church office.
Choir Call
If you enjoy singing, we would love to have you sing with us. The choir is a warm and welcoming group-we work hard, have fun, and enjoy making music together. Our rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm, and we sing for the 9:30 worship service on Sundays, with a warm up at 8:45. Child care is provided on Wednesday evenings and before the service on Sundays. This fall our rehearsals begin on Wednesday, August 31, and we will sing for the 9:30 worship services beginning on Sunday, September 11. We very much need additional singers! If you would like to join us, please contact Barbara Raedeke at, or just come to the first rehearsal on August 31. You will be most welcome!
Our new monitor gives us a chance to share our favorite Parkway UCC photos with visitors to our building and those of us who know the building inside and out. Email your best PUCC photos to Mona Herberg with a brief caption, and maybe a year if you know. If possible, make sure everybody pictured has given you permission to share the photos with the church-nobody wants to see coffee spit-takes between services. Photos will be rotated in and out of use, so don't be surprised if you don't see it right away.
As part of the sabbatical segment promoting Healthy Relationships,  we are initiating a project to express our Faith Stories. We hope to gain a deeper understanding of each other as we share faith journeys through written thoughts and experiences that have brought us closer to God. We hope many of you will participate and also consider sharing your 2-3 page Faith Story during the service in the upcoming months of September/October.
What has 13 hearts, but no other organs?
A deck of playing cards.

The great Swiss theologian Karl Barth wrote, "A being is free only when it can determine and limit its activity." By that definition, I have a hard time counting many free beings among my acquaintance. I know people who can do five things at once who are incapable of doing nothing...Since I have been one of these people, I know that saying no is a more difficult spiritual practice than tithing, praying on a cold stone floor, or visiting a prisoner on death row. ~Barbara Brown Taylor, 21st century