Parkway United Church of Christ  E-news
February 17, 2017

 
Worship with Us this Weekend!
Join us this Sunday for our 9:30am Traditional Worship Service and/or Informal Worship Service at 11:00am.
Our scripture passages are Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18 and Matthew 5:38-48 with a sermon entitled Love is the Center of the Universe.

We tend to place ourselves in the center of the universe - believing that "it's all about me." We need a paradigm shift to catch up with what God has been asking us to do forever. The Hebrew Bible and the New Testament are consistent in the ways they call forth our kindness and compassion toward others. 

 
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.
  • KSDK.com 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.

 

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

This Sunday, Feb 19: All About Al-Anon- PUCCers Mary & Tom Maxeiner have known the pain, possibility and peace of being in groups of mutuality and support as family members have struggled with addiction. They will share the mission and the importance of Al-Anon and invite you to share a bit of your story. Al-Anon helps people to know that they are not alone in the problems they face, and that they have choices that lead to greater peace of mind, whether the drinker continues to drink or not. Learn more at www.al-anon.org


Prayer Updates
Linda Tossing - justreceived an award from World Bird Sanctuary!
Wendy Moellering and Alexis McGeahy wedding here this Friday.
Stephanie, Eddy and Luis DeLong as she is Installed as Pastor of
St Peter's UCC, Owensville on Sunday, February 26 at 3pm.
 
As Ben and Marilyn McDougall continue to grieve and give thanks for his sister Susan, here are her 20 Life Lessons that she shared in her memoir of her first thirty years --
 
Spiritual Journey - Life Lessons
Here is my top twenty-in no particular order.
 
1. Enjoy every phase of life. Each has its good and bad aspects.
2. Don't miss today by regretting yesterday or by wishing it were tomorrow.
3. Don't expect your husband to be your girlfriend. You need both and both fulfill different needs and purposes. Choose your best friends wisely.
4. Speak up. Don't sulk or expect people to read your mind.
5. Excel at keeping a confidence. Never gossip.
6. Be quick to admit your mistakes and ask forgiveness.
7. Have a passion and then do it. Or learn to do one thing very well.
8. Have a ministry. Be involved in the world or with others in some way.
9. Focus on your husband's strengths.
10. Keep a tidy (not necessarily clean) house. Order creates a sense of control.
11. The best cure for the blues is to get busy or help someone else.
12. Be an encourager.
13. Develop the skill of listening and of asking pertinent questions.
14. The best thing you can do for yourself, your marriage, your family is to spend time with God daily.
15. Train your mind to dwell on what is true, good, honest, lovely and of good report.
16. Laugh a lot. Humor is the antidote for many miseries.
17. Practice contentment and don't compare yourself with others.
18. Know your God-given gifts and use them for God's glory.
19. Tradition can wear a long face. Be open to new ways and ideas, filtered of course, through the grid of Scripture.
20. Nothing is for certain but change. Accept it and adapt gracefully.




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



Community

Before the Flood -Environmental Documentary
Sunday, February 26 | 2:00pm | Gathering Space
This 96- minute film follows Leonardo DeCaprio as he travels to five continents and talks to scientists, world leaders, activists and local residents to learn more about how climate change is affecting the earth.

Contact Polly Winkelmann for more info: winkwoods@charter.net | 314-503-4805


Gateway ONA Convocation Here at Parkway March 4!
Download the details: Gateway ONA Flyer and Registration

Please consider speaking your faith
on issues that matter to you! Reach out to our government as they use their power and influence...Text your zip code to 520-200-2223. You'll get an immediate text back with the phone numbers of your US Senators and Representative and your State Senator and Representatives. Call them to thank them for their service and to give them a piece of your mind, heart and spirit.
 
Read our Missouri Mid-South Conference publications to find out what is happening around the Conference:



(Grab the tissue box!)

 
Announcements

Lunch Bunch
Sun, Feb 19 | 12:00pm-1:30pm | Three Kings Pub | 11925 Manchester, Des Peres
Have a sandwich with us! Once again the Lunch Bunch will meet for a casual lunch and robust fellowship. Rendezvous at the restaurant around 12:00pm and look for the PUCC group that will continue to expand as folks arrive! We extend a special welcome to our visitors who would like to get to know more about folks at Parkway!
Contact Paul Roesler for more information: proesler@charter.net | 314-629-8367
 
Organ Recital Feb 19
Sunday, February 19 | 4:00pm | St. Paul's Lutheran Church
12345 Manchester Road, 63131   (corner of Ballas & Manchester)
Barbara Raedeke performs works of Bach, Buxtehude, Hindemith, and William Mathias. Please come, and bring a friend.
More info; Contact Barb Raedeke: braedeke@aol.com 

Youth Night-February 22: Pirate Night
Wednesdays | 6:30-7:30| Fellowship Hall | Snacks & Door Prize
Aye, hidden treasures to be found, shiver me timbers! There will be plenty of pirate activities to go around so bring a mate along for this great evening. Watch out or you'll have to walk to plank!
Contact Barb Kuhlmann: barbk@parkwayucc.org | 314-872-9330
 
Birthday Party at CiCi's Pizza Buffet March 4
Sat, Mar 4 | 12:30pm | CiCi's Pizza Buffet 9745 Manchester | Dutch Treat
Come one, come all to Christopher Haack's annual birthday party. Puzzles and coloring pages for all ages.
RSVP if convenient to billhaack@aol.com | 314-344-8580



Joke 
What did one ocean say to the other ocean? Nothing, they just waved.

Inspiration 
God spoke these words in her soul: "From now on, don't look at anything but love. Fix your eyes on love. No matter what happens to you or others - within or without - lean on love alone. And live." -Catherine of Genoa