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Saturday, December 24 In-person and Facebook Live

Join us for gathering music twenty minutes prior to each service.

Christmas Eve worship bulletin:

4:30pm Family Friendly Worship—A lively and spirited service with Nativity scriptures, carols and contemporary reflections. We will sing Silent Night by candlelight as we prepare to go out into this holy night.


7:30pm Candlelight & Communion—This traditional service includes the Christmas Gospel, choir and carols as we ponder what this love story means for us today. We will share Communion at our open table and sing Silent Night by candlelight.

As we get closer to Christmas Eve, please consider being a leader here at PUCC that evening. Due to illness, weather/temperature warnings and changes in plans, we are in need of more help on Saturday night.

Please click on the link below and sign up for either 4:30pm or 7:30pm if you are around and if you enjoy this kind of thing.


Whether you are here, there or somewhere in between…CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS to you!

Worship with Us this Sunday

December 25, 2022 | CHRISTMAS

10:00am In-person and Facebook Live or replay on Facebook later

It’s Christmas Day!

Of course we will sing Christmas Carols! Our Psalm is Psalm 96 about and a great celebration and we will hear the Christmas Story from the Gospel of Luke.

Why is Christmas such a big deal? What will we do when Christmas is over?

We will light all four Advent candles around the wreath and the Christ Candle in the center.

Worship bulletin:

We dedicated our financial pledges for 2023 last month. Of course the Stewardship Commission is eager to receive additional pledge cards/emails. Thank you!

Please participate in worship virtually via our livestream on Facebook if that is convenient for you and/or if you have tested positive for Covid in the last 5 days.

Masks should be worn and respected for in-person worship under the following conditions:

1) You have tested positive for COVID 6-10 days ago and you still have symptoms;

2) You are in a high-risk group and/or have underlying conditions;

3) You are more comfortable wearing a mask.

In order to protect individuals and the wider community, we strongly encourage up-to-date vaccinations and boosters against all communicable diseases.

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Sunday School

There are no Sunday School classes on December 25 or January 1. Children and teens will attend worship with their families. Classes resume on January 8.

Rogers Christmas Open House

Sunday, Dec 25 | 2:00-5:00pm | 12465 Dawn Hill Drive, Maryland Hts, MO

If you are free on Christmas afternoon, stop by our home anytime between 2 and 5pm for fellowship and food! No need to bring anything, just yourselves! RSVP nice but not necessary. ~Gerry & Mike Rogers: [email protected] 314 434 7122

Twelfth Night Feast & Choral Festival

Thursday evening January 5th, 2023 – 6:30pm-8:30pm here at Parkway UCC

HEAR YE! HEAR YE! Mark your calendars now to attend this wrap-up of the Christmas Season. Multiple choirs, food and FUN! Loosely modeled after the ancient English tradition, we did it very successfully just before the Covid lock-down; after 3 years we’re re-starting the tradition! The “Festival” music starts at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary featuring several choirs and musicians, with the “Feast” starting at 7:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. FREE ADMISSION, OPEN

TO THE PUBLIC, so bring your friends and family. We just ask that everyone bring one plate of “heavy hors-d’ouevres” (about 12 portions) to share for the Feasting Table. Drinks (including non-alcholic “wassail” punch) provided. Contact Music Director Barry: [email protected]

Prayer List Updates


Brussee/Dario/Race Family – Skyler/Justin welcomed Jace home!

Joe and Lana Biondo – as he has been hospitalized for a few days with the flu and pneumonia... now improving!

Doug and Val Detjen - his healing after hip surgery on December 16.

Schulenburgs as Kaylyn & David’s Milo William born 11-30 is in NICU.

All impacted by Covid-19.

Families grieving at the holidays.

Family & friends of Joan Biest - grieving and giving thanks for her.

A Memorial Service will be here at PUCC on Saturday, January 7.

Pinky Wilcoxen - at The Quarters; Covid quarantine ‘til Christmas Eve ... she would love cards and/or phone calls

The Quarters: 13230 Manchester Rd, #1223;

Des Peres, MO 63131; 314-984-5681


St Louis Association UCC Covenant Partner

Week ending December 25 - Calvary UCC, St Louis;


A few brief clips from last Sunday...

The Wise Ones arrive


Dreidel for Hanukkah


Feliz Navidad


St Nicholas is a forerunner of Santa Claus. It is difficult to identify biographical information about him because the accrued legends are so numerous. But when we do look at the legend, a powerful image emerges. When his wealthy parents died, Nicholas gave away the riches to help the poor, focusing on secretly giving presents to children in poverty. As centuries wore on, miracles were attributed to his memory, and the story grew. ~Carl Krieg


For the weather:

What do snowmen call their kids? Chill-dren.

What falls in the winter but never gets hurt? Snow.

Why did the girl keep her trumpet out in the snow?

She liked playing cool jazz.

Knock, knock. Who’s there? 

Icy. Icy who? Icy you!

For Christmas:

How can you tell that Santa is real? You can always sense his presents.

Why will Santa go down your chimney on Christmas Eve? Because it soots him.

How did Mary and Joseph know Jesus’ weight when he was born? They had a weigh in the manger.

What did the third wise man say after his friends had already presented gold and frankincense? “But wait, there’s myrrh!”

What did Adam say the day before Christmas? “It’s Christmas, Eve!”

Please take the time to read this piece from our friend John Pavlovitz. He shared it last week after Stephen tWitch Boss’ death by suicide.


Mental Health Support

988 (new nationwide 3-digit number similar to 911… call or text)

24/7 Crisis Hotline 800-273-8255 (TALK) | 800-SUICIDE: 800-784-2433

24/7 Missouri Department of Mental Health 800-811-4760

Text 741741 and someone will text right back…

Behavioral Health Network of Greater St Louis 314-449-6713

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