Parkway United Church of Christ  E-news
February 9, 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 Deuteronomy 30:15-20 and Matthew 5:21-37 with a sermon entitledRising and Falling. We will look at the Ten Commandments and what Jesus said about them. As we try to live from theses commandments, how do they translate and guide us today? How do we allow them to speak to us in their traditional language and a contemporary voice at the same time?



Chili/Brownie Smackdown is here!

Sunday, February 12, All Morning in Fellowship Hall

The Annual Chili/ Brownie Smackdown is finally here, and the pressure is building! Join us and enjoy your favorite Chili and Brownies to benefit our youth mission trip to West Virginia Appalachian Folk Center. Think you have the best Chili recipe? Think your Brownies are everyone's favorite? 

Bring a crockpot of your favorite Chili, or plate of your signature Brownies. We will vote for our favorites. We could use some more entries, so if you are planning on bringing something, please click here...
 
Questions? Contact Barb Kuhlamnn at barbk@parkwayucc.org.

 
 
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 12: Circle of Concern- PUCCer Lana Biondo is passionate about nurturing people. Come hear the story of Circle of Concern-where Lana has volunteered since 2010-currently serving as an Intake worker, a member of the Scholarship Committee, Mentoring Committee and also Vice President of the Board. She will become the President of the Board before she blinks! We are blessed to be a part of her mission and ministry!

Prayer Updates
Naomi Runtz - healing from shoulder replacement surgery February 7.
Nancy Brown - at St Anthony's hospital for medical tests.
Steve & Andrea Barnes - grieving/giving thanks for Great Aunt Betty.
Karla and Peter Shelton - at the death of Koda, their 13 year old dog.
Andy Wilson - PUCCer at Eden; serving St Peter's UCC, Granite City.



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



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

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



Did you watch the Super Bowl? How 'bout those Patriots!?  Here is one of the commercials - the St Louis hometown favorite?  It addresses immigration:
http://nypost.com/2017/02/07/budweisers-super-bowl-ad-was-the-most-watched-online/
 
Announcements
Coffee & Conversation
Tue, Feb 14 | 2:00pm  | STL Bread Co
Located at Manchester & 270. Join us! Questions? Contact: Pastor Kevin: 314-872-9330 or kevin@parkwayucc.org.
 
Tuesday Evening Dialogue: Hillbilly Elegy Feb 14
2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00-8:30pm | Heritage Room | Potluck & Discussion
Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED) continues its tradition of casual potluck suppers and book discussions with the hotly discussed 2016 book: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. This book has often been cited as shining a light on the populist vote that emerged in our recent general election.
Contact Karen Boyd: 314-878-1002 | kkseib@gmail.com
 
Youth Night-February 15 Go Bananas
Wednesdays | 6:30-7:30| Fellowship Hall | Snacks & Door Prize
Don't slip on the peel! Banana games you've never played will be on hand. Bring a friend!
Contact Barb Kuhlmann: barbk@parkwayucc.org | 314-872-9330
 
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 | 314-872-9330495-8696


Joke 
The time traveler was still hungry after his last bite, so he went back four seconds.

Inspiration 
God is not only stranger than we think but stranger than we can think. -Arthur Stanley Eddington