Holy Week at Parkway UCC
March 28 - Palm Sunday 10am pre-recorded from the Sanctuary
Our scriptures will be: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29… God’s steadfast love; blessed is the one who comes in the name of God!
Mark 11:1-11… Palm Sunday story of the people rolling out their version of a red carpet for Jesus as he enters the city.
Let’s use our hands for good -- applaud, make music, lift each other up, write letters, make phone calls to tell others about what it means that this expression of God is entering in. What did Jesus see when came in?
April 1 - Maundy Thursday 7pm pre-recorded from the Sanctuary
We will take a look at Exodus 12… Passover guidance on celebrating. Our Gospel stories are all about Jesus sharing intimate time with the disciples – holiday meal, washing feet, the first communion, going out to the garden to pray … and then things take a sharp turn. Prepare your simple communion meal for home.
April 2 - Good Friday Noon pre-recorded from the Historic Sanctuary
We will share a mix of scripture, poetry, organ and silence to mark this dreadful day of crucifixion.
April 2 - Good Friday 7pm pre-recorded from the Sanctuary
Open your senses to experience what some young people have to say about beauty from brokenness. This is a difficult night. We will sit with the darkness a bit, see the light coming and make some plans to become more light.
36 Hour Easter Prayer Vigil
Please consider signing up to pray for one hour of the 36 hours between Good Friday evening through the Easter Sunrise service. We can give you some ideas for your hour if you’d like.
April 4 - Easter Sunrise 6:30am In-person and on Facebook Live in Elm Lawn Cemetery behind the Historic Sanctuary
We commit ourselves to being open and available to the miracles of Easter morning and to the possibilities that are unfolding. He is risen! We rise!
[A number of you recently vaccinated PUCCers have asked if you can come to the outdoor Easter Sunrise Service on Easter. Our Covid Team has decided this will be our first in-person worship experience as we begin a measured and intentional transition period – with masks and physical distancing of course. We will have chairs set up for you.] Questions? Contact Kevin@parkwayucc.org; 314-872-9330]
April 4 - Youth Easter Breakfast
Sunday, April 4 | 8:30 – 10:00am | Back Parking Lot Parkway UCC
Calling all Youth! Let's meet in the back parking lot for Easter morning breakfast. Masks and physical distancing will be in order.
You can stay and watch worship on the big screen in the Gathering Space – it’s a pre-recorded service. It's been so long since we’ve been able to get together, I cannot wait! Hope to see you Sunday, April 4—Easter Sunday—at 8:30 for food and fellowship! Questions? Let me know…. BarbK@parkwayucc.org
April 4 - Easter 10am pre-recorded from the Sanctuary
Listen to varied expressions of the Easter story. How did that huge stone get rolled away from the tomb? Do we have the strength and spirit to do things like that? We will take another look at what Jesus has accomplished with his hands as we live into being Easter People modeled after his words and ways.