Join Us for 10:00am Worship this Sunday
Worship with us this Sunday at 10am on this third Sunday of Lent – our journey to Holy Week and Easter. We will light our Lenten candles and hear about our 2 nd Mile mission partners. We will share Psalm 63 as our Call to Worship. We will hear the story Jesus told about fruitfulness and the impatience/patience of it all in Luke 13:6-9. The sermon is entitled Spring Chances.  
We look forward to welcoming NEW MEMBERS i nto the faith and family, mission and ministry of Parkway UCC on Sunday, March 31. For more information, please connect with Kevin Cameron.

Lenten Devotional
Please pick up your complimentary copy of our UCC’s 2019 Lenten Devotional booklet in the Gathering Space any time. Entitled Take Nothing with You, it helps us to daily look at the way we journey through the days and nights of this sacred season.  

It's not too late to receive a daily devotional in your email inbox each day. Sign up at www.parkwayucc.org

Prayer Updates
The Journey of Lent.
Naomi and Joe Runtz - as she prepares for lung cancer surgery next Wednesday.
Barry Luedloff’s dad —recovering from a minor heart procedure.
Cassie Rosenberger and family - grieving and giving thanks for her father. 
Pam Manning - prepping for mother’s memorial service next weekend.
The hatred, violence and deaths in the mosques in New Zealand that there will be healing and hope.
The people of Mozambique as they mourn after Cyclone Idai.

St Louis Association UCC Covenant Partner of Week
Week ending Mar 24 - Faith UCC, Little Rock, Arkansas; faithucclr.org
Week ending Mar 31 - First Congregational UCC, Bonne Terre; http://www.fcuccbonneterre.org/site/cs/Index.asp 

R evamped Website
Same address. New design!
When Parkway kicked off the vitality initiative last May, a team was created to rebuild the PUCC website. We are pleased to report that as of 8:00pm on Thursday, March 14th, the new site is live! We believe the new site is very welcoming to potential visitors and will be a great tool for current members. Be sure to visit the site at 


We think you'll love the design, and you may even see a few familiar faces!
Announcements
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Prayer Corner
Event Date: March 26, 2019
Tuesday, March 26 | 6:00-8:00om | Sanctuary
Pastor Kevin is available to pray with you during this time. The Prayer Corner–with a perpetual candle–has a current prayer list, prayer books, journal, kneeler and chairs.

"Educated: A Memoir" – Book Study
Tuesday Evening Dialogue
2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00-8:30pm | Heritage Room | Potluck & Discussion
We are discussing the much heralded Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover.

Not Just About Dirt! – NJFM Visits Danforth Plant Science Center
Event Date: March 28, 2019

Thu, Mar 28, 2019| 10am (carpool at 9:40am)|Danforth Plant Science Center Read more...

Jesus Has Left the Building 9
Event Date: March 30, 2019
Jesus has left the building in order to feed people; bless children; discover the stranger; provide healing; support and encourage those who were struggling; honor ancestors; appreciate and enjoy nature; and much more.
Jesus Has Left the Building 9
Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 9:00-9:15am
Gather and Scatter! Commissioning service at PUCC | Followed by projects to benefit the community

Six fulfilling projects throughout the community will take place on Saturday morning, as well as one late afternoon/evening project option this time. There are a wide variety of projects to allow all ages, ability levels,and interests to share God’s love with the community. Those who cannot participate on March 30 are encouraged to bake treats in advance to be shared with service providers.

After the projects, we encourage the teams to enjoy a meal together at a convenient location.
The projects offered include:


Contact Lisa Mason:  lmason624@sbcglobal.net

A Festival of Vitality is coming Apr 7!
Join us for opportunities galore to serve God’s Purpose for Parkway UCC. 
 
Festivities begin right after April 7, 2019 worship service with games and booths to see all the events and missions ahead. A meal will follow at 12 noon. 
Missouri Mid-South Conference Mission Trip to Shannondale
May 23-26, 2019

Come one and all, ages 9 to 90!

Draw closer to God, family, and yourself for a weekend of work, fun, and fellowship.

This trip is sponsored by the Older Adult covenanted ministry.

St Louis Association United Church of Christ TRIVIA NIGHT - Sat, Mar 30

Lent to Easter
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Community Easter Egg Hunt
Event Date: April 13, 2019
Saturday, April 13 | 9:30am | Rain or Shine!
Join us for basket decorating/crafts, refreshments, egg hunt and a visit from the Easter Bunny! Rain or shine! All are welcomed so invite your friends! The event is divided into three age categories: 0-3, 4-6, 7-11. Don’t miss it!
Our themes for Lent have been Turning and Returning…Packing and Unpacking…Being on a Journey and Being at Home with the Holy…

Our suitcases adorning the sanctuary have reminded us that we each travel our own path—and we are all in this together.

Don’t miss a Sunday morning worship service as we are intentional about growing in our faith.


Easter Sunday Services
Event Date: April 21, 2019


Humor
What did the tree say to spring?

"What a re-leaf." 
Inspiration
What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.
~John Steinbeck
Video
Something is stirring … be patient!
Parkway United Church of Christ strives to be an inclusive community embracing: spiritual nourishment, open-minded inquiry, courageous action, and interfaith partnerships to fulfill God’s calling to create a just world for all.