Worship With Us
Gather with us for worship this Sunday at 9:55am. It’s the first Sunday of Advent – the Sunday of HOPE. We will light our first candle in the Advent Wreath as we wait and prepare for Christ’s birth! Our Scripture Lessons are Isaiah 2:2-5 (the heights and lights of the Holy) and Matthew 24:36-44 (Jesus telling us to be ready – alert and available to God’s coming). The sermon is entitled High Hopes; Low Hopes .

Celebrate the sacrament of communion at our Open Table. All are welcome to receive this sacred meal!

It's Give-a-Meal Sunday, supporting Isaiah 58 Ministries food pantry. Please give as you are able. Thanks for your generous donations in the past. 

Stewardship Campaign/Consecration Sunday
Just a reminder that we are still receiving pledge cards. If you forgot or lost your card, blank cards are available in the basket on the round table in The Gathering Space. Thank you for your commitment to the mission of Parkway UCC. Stewardship Commission

First Sunday Choir

IF YOU’D LIKE TO SING ALONG, please join in the 1ST SUNDAY CHOIR this Sunday. Come at 9:00am to learn an easily sung anthem, then stay to sing it at the 10:00am service.
Any questions, e-mail Music Director Barry at music@parkwayucc.org
Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Worship Service
Tuesday, November 26 | 7:00pm | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Frontenac Chapel. 10445 Clayton Rd. St. Louis, MO 63131
 
Join us for this unique worship experience!
Climate Strike
Fri, Nov 29 | 9:00am | East side of the Galleria
Are you moved to join the Climate Strike? Parkway UCC has a Caring for God’s Creation banner that you can haelp carry.
Contact Lynn Sableman:
lynnsableman@att.net | 314-609-6918
Emma’s Senior Sermon
Monday, December 2 | 11:40am | Eden Theological Seminary
 
Come support Emma as she offers her Senior Sermon at Eden Theological Seminary. All are welcome.
Care Cards & Coffee
Wed, Dec 4 | 10:00am | The Daily Bread Des Peres
Join us to write Thanksgiving Cards and Thinking of You cards for members house bound, in rehab, or those we want to remember. Come have a morning treat and coffee and jot a few kind thoughts to friends and members of Parkway. Contact Carol Cobb: ccjcobb@aol.com

Christmas Concert at Eden Seminary
Join us Wednesday December 4 in the Wehrli Chapel at 11:40am
to hear music and choral arrangements by the Eden Theological Seminary Choir. Tidings of comfort and joy! Contact Kevin Cameron: kevin@parkwayucc.org | 314-330-0629

Bible Study of Forgotten Books of the Bible 12/5
1 st & 3 rd Thursdays | 1:00-2:00pm | Choir Room
A study of Robert Williamson Jr.’s The Forgotten Books of the Bible (c. 2018). All are welcome to join the group at any time. Contact Dottie Dwyer: jjdwyer@charter.net | 314-821-6073

Not Just for Men Christmas Brunch Ho Ho Ho
Fri, Dec 6 | 11:30am | Sunny Street Cafe 11719 Manchester Rd Des Peres
Not Just for Men will hold its (dutch treat) Christmas Brunch (or lunch). We will have a brief devotional, followed by writing Christmas cards to friends and members of Parkway UCC. We will brainstorm for ideas for 2020 and hopefully volunteer to organize a trip. RSVP ccjcobb@aol.com | 314-965-4147.

Emmaus Homes Christmas Party
Thu, Dec 12 | 5:00pm
Lend a hand at the annual Emmaus Homes Christmas Party to be held here at Parkway. Emmaus supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, helping them live as independently as possible within communities of their choice within the greater St. Louis area. Seldom will you find a more rewarding volunteer opportunity. 
Dessert donations can be dropped off after 3:45pm
Slots are available between 4 and 8 p.m. for greeting, decorating, set up and perhaps most fun – partying with the Emmaus clients. 
Select your time slot and task with this link  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040D4DA9A929AAF94-5thannual   
You can also volunteer by calling either Judy McLachlin at 636-346-1093 or Polly Winkelmann at 314-503-4805.


Prayer List Updates
Thanksgiving - prayers for those celebrating and those grieving.
Dottie & John Dwyer - first time grandparents - Lillian Rose Dwyer!
Mike and Peggy Mohl - as his multiple myeloma is causing pain and complications; stronger chemo will begin after Christmas.
The Sellenriek Family as they grieve/give thanks for Ray.


St Louis Assn UCC Covenant Partner
Week ending November 24 - Trinity UCC, St. Louis; trinityuccstl.org
Week ending December 1 - Zion UCC, Florissant; zionuccstl.org 
Humor
What does the Gingerbread Man use to make his bed?
Cookie sheets!
Inspiration
O seeker, know the true nature of your soul,
and identify yourself with it completely.
O Lord, may we attain the everlasting consciousness
of Supreme Light and Joy.
May we resolve to dedicate our life
to the service of humankind,
and uplift them to Divinity. - Yajur Veda
Video
As we move from Thanksgiving into Advent, take some time to be amazed by the gifts that are ours – and ours to share! This is less than two minutes but my guess is it will linger with you for so much longer. You will want to share this with others too!
Fellowship Treats
Please c onsider providing treats for Sunday morning Fellowship Time as old friends, new friends and first time visitors build and sustain relationships…
Sunday Morning Flowers
Beautify the sanctuary even more by signing up for flowers or plants some Sunday…
WORSHIP SUNDAYS at 10:00AM
(314) 872 9330 contact@parkwayucc.org
2841 N Ballas Road,
St. Louis, MO 63131
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