Worship with us this Sunday
the second Sunday of Advent!
Traditional Worship at 9:30am and Informal Worship at 11:00am. Gather at our Advent Wreath as we light our second candle - the candle of PEACE. Our scriptures are
Isaiah 11:1-10 and Matthew 3:1-12 with a sermon entitled Roots, Shoots and Fruits. Why Jesus? Who-What-Where-Why-When-How? Celebrate the sacrament of communion at our open table.
2nd Mile Advent:
This Sunday, Jill Schatz will share about the
International Institute -Jill Schatz
Eden Student worshiping with PUCC
Beginning December 4, Lal Fak Mawia (he goes by Mawia, pronounced
) will join us as a guest at Parkway UCC while he is a Masters of Theological Studies student at Eden (approximately two years). Mawia is from Myanmar and is a pastor in the Methodist Church in Myanmar. He is very interested in contemporary worship styles so he will frequently attend the 11:00 service. Mawia also travels to minister to Burmese Christian communities in Columbia, MO and Indiana from time to time, so he will not be able to join us every week.
's international students are all graduate level students (most are ordained pastors in their countries of origin) studying in the U.S. to earn a Masters of Theological Studies (MTS), allowing them to teach when they return home. Note, this is different than the "Contextual Education" placement of Masters of Divinity students who have participated as student ministers at Parkway.
Mawia is quiet and reflective man, with deep faith and a long professional career in ministry. Please welcome Mawia and get to know him - we hear he has a great sense of humor when he feels comfortable sharing. If you would like to participate in the rotation to drive Mawia between Eden and PUCC on Sunday mornings and/or for other church events, please contact Jill Schatz (firstname.lastname@example.org or 815- 546-7648) or Lisa Mason (email@example.com or 314-395-4444).
Advent Devotion - you're an author for 2017!
As we find ways to be fully present to each day in Advent-an active waiting approach, we would like your help. Please consider being part of our homemade PUCC Advent Devotion Booklet 2017. We are seeking submissions for next year now. Here's what are looking for-300 word (plus or minus) reflection on something you saw, felt, remembered, dreamed about during Advent-this time of preparation for Jesus to be born again. Please align/support/enhance your reflection with an appropriate verse(s) of scripture. End your piece with a brief prayer.
Please feel free to send a photo, drawing, artwork, original song or some other creative expression too! Thank you! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 314-872-9330 if you have questions and/or would like to talk through any of this.