Parkway United Church of Christ 
Weekly E-news
August 10, 2016

Worship with us this Sunday!
Join us this Sunday for worship at 9:30am or 11:00am with Pastor Mark delivering a sermon entitled What is Worship? Scriptures are Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19 and Luke 12:49-56.
Adult Education
Sundays | 9:30am & 11am | Heritage Room
Dr Blash is the Diversity and Inclusion Trainer at Washington University School of Medicine.
Into the Mystic is the Rev. John C. Dorhauer's weekly podcast on 


Parkway Sustainability Seekers present: 
Chasing Ice
Sunday, August 14 | 2:00pm | Heritage Room
Award winning documentary featuring stunning photography by James Balog of receding glaciers followed by discussion. More info...

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 a head, a tail, is brown, and has no legs? 
A penny.
We must understand that this word God has the following synonyms: Reality, the Source of Life, the Most Subtle State of Everything. The love of God is the love of the greatest Truth. This quest concerns Reality, not religion. The "love of God" is our essential relationship with what is most real.
~Kabir Helminski