Parkway United Church of Christ 
Weekly E-news
October 20, 2016

Worship with us this Sunday!
Worship with us this Sunday - Traditional at 9:30am; Informal at11:00am. The scriptures are Psalm 139:1-18 and Luke 18:9-14 with a sermon entitled Different Experiences. (You're not going to believe how timely these lectionary passages are for this moment in our church and country!)
We will share in a time of transition as we welcome Pastor Kevin back from Sabbatical and offer words of appreciation to Pastor Mark for his time with us. The Choir and Voices of Grace will sing at the first service. Our song leaders at the second service will lead us in some of our faves!

Adult Education
Sundays | 9:30am & 11am | Heritage Room

This Sunday, October 23:
Mark Robinson : Looking Back; Looking Ahead

Prayer Updates
Marilyn McDougall and Doug Watson - in the midst of treatments for cancer.
Nina Hoch - for healing at home. 
Andrea Barnes - after recent hospitalization.
Pattie Herpel -strengthening at home; engaged in physical therapy.
Roger Fauss - recuperating from recent shoulder surgery.
Rachel Livengood/Matt Ullrich - her healing; loving life w/ baby Zac.
Jameson Tallyn and family - grieving and giving thanks for his 103 yr old grandmotherRella Salmons.

Into the Mystic is the Rev. John C. Dorhauer's weekly podcast on 


Trunk or Treat
Saturday, October 29 | 5:30-6:30pm |Parking Lot

Warm Winter Accessories Drive
October 9 -Nov. 13 | Gathering Space

Art & Soul VI - An Evening to Support Neighborhood Houses
Friday, November 4 | The Caramel at Bissingers
Celebrating art, children and community.
Art & Soul VI will be an evening of art, music, silent and live auctions,fabulous food, drinks, dancing and great company in support of Neighborhood Houses.

Sugar Plum Bazaar
Saturday, November 12 | 9:00am - 1:00pm

Read our Missouri Mid-South Conference publications to find out what is happening around the Conference:

Ginny's Gems Weekly video - Conference Minister Ginny Brown Daniel shares some thoughts about Clergy Appreciation Month. (Right now - October) As we transition from the Sabbatical back to having Pastor Kevin with us, think of ways to show both Mark and Kevin how they are appreciated!

Tuesday Evening Dialogue NEW Book October 25
2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00-8:30pm | Heritage Room | Potluck & Discussion

Labyrinth-Pray in Motion
Wed, Oct 26 | 10:00am
Meet in Pastor Kevin's Office
Pray in motion with us as we walk the labyrinth at the Mercy Center at 2039 Geyer Road-just a hop, skip and a jump from church.

Youth Night
Wednesdays | 6:30pm | Fellowship Hall
Parkway UCC Town Hall - October 30th
Sat, Oct 30 | 11:00am - 1:00pm | Gathering Space
What do you receive or create from your participation at Parkway UCC that you get nowhere else?
Ponder this question as you prepare to be with us next Sunday....


What do you call a group of unorganized cats?

A cat-astrophe.

Another practice invites us to bless strangers quietly, secretly. Offer it to people you notice on the street, in the market, on the bus. "May you be happy. May you be at peace." Feel the blessing move through your body as you offer it. Notice how you both receive some benefit from the blessing. Gently, almost without effort, each and every blessing becomes a Sabbath. - Wayne Muller, from  Sabbath Pause by Terry Chapman