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Worship with Us this Sunday

March 5, 2023

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

Please join us for 10am worship in-person or Facebook Live or play it later on Facebook. We will light our Lenten candles as it is the Second Sunday of Lent. Our theme is Jesus Met and Known. We will meet a couple of ancient ancestors of the faith (Genesis 12:1-4a) and will meet Nicodemus in the Gospels as he interacts with Jesus (John 3:1-9).

Communion: We will celebrate the sacrament of communion at our open table this Sunday. It is a simple sacred meal. All are invited. We have bread and gluten-free wafers; grape juice and wine.

Give-A-Meal: We ask you to bring gifts of non-perishable food items on the first Sunday of each month for our neighbors in St Louis County and St Louis City.

First Sunday Choir: No tryouts! No experience necessary! Meet in the Sanctuary at 9am to learn the piece that will be shared in worship at 10am service.

Chili Cook-off & Brownie Bake-off - a fundraiser for our Youth Summer Mission Trip – Sunday, March 5 after worship. See Amy Yakel: [email protected]

More Info (including a special birthday celebration)

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

This winter our children are learning about some of the people who met Jesus. Most of these stories are found in the Gospel of John: Nicodemus, the Samaritan woman, the first disciples, a blind man, the little boy with fish and bread, and many more.

Youth are using a new curriculum called Feasting on the Word. This curriculum is lectionary based with activities and discussions around topics of interest to youth as they relate to scripture.

We celebrated Book Sunday for kids birth through 8th grade last week. If you haven’t placed your order for your complimentary book, please do so soon to Carmen at [email protected] Thanks to Liz Lyons and Carmen Bumgarner for coordinating Book Sunday 23!

Parkway Adventurers Planning Brunch

Monday, March 13 | 9:00-11:00am

Sunny Street Cafe, Des Peres

Join us for planning interesting things to do and places to go with this friendly and inclusive group that is also deciding on a new name to call themselves replacing "Not Just for Men."

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Beautify Easter Worship with a Fern

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AWOL to See Play: Mousetrap


Sunday, March 12 | 2:00pm Robert Reid Theatre in Kirkwood

Agatha Christie’s MOUSETRAP. Please RSVP by February 26. $25/ticket

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Tuesday Afternoon Dialogue Thru Lent

1st & 3rd Tuesday Zoom book discussion begins new book Mar 7.

Prayer List Updates

Marv Herpel - celebrating his 90th birthday on Friday 3-3-33!

ONA Conference - worship and workshops here this Saturday.

Wedding of Bethany & Enrique this weekend (Jackie Eiffert’s daughter) in TX; Ricky just hired to be a Professor of Latin American Studies at SLU.

Barb Harris - moving within the area on March 13.

All the acts of kindness, justice and equity near and far.

Lenten Journey.

Kuhlmann Family - Barb’s father’s memorial service will be on Thursday, March 9 at 3pm at Chesterfield Presbyterian.

Peter LaSalle - in the hospital here in St Louis after illness while away.

Joseph Miller - home after hospitalization & rehab (son of Deb Carter).

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

He is making strides: moving steadily toward 5lbs

Cassie Rosenberger’s mother Martha - prep for aggressive chemo.

Cassie Rosenberger - healing at home after Monday’s surgery.

All impacted by Covid-19.

Aftermath of devastating earthquakes in Turkey & Syria

When we asked our Muslim friends from TASOM (Turkish American Society of Missouri) about relief agencies -- 

The continuing war in Ukraine.


In celebration of our ONA Convocation on Saturday, we hope you’ll watch this powerful speech by parents of a transgender child. 


The surest way to determine whether one possesses the love of God is to see whether he or she loves his or her neighbor. These two loves are never separated. Rest assured, the more you progress in love of neighbor the more your love of God will increase.

~St. Teresa of Avila


Did you hear about the snowman who fell in love with a mitten?

It was glove at first sight.

What advice should you give to snow moving to the big city?

Flake it till you make it.

What do you call a snowman’s dog?

A slushpuppy.

UCC GMP Search Committee makes historic choice, recommends Karen Georgia Thompson as next leader

Details/Letter from Search Committee

In a Spirit of Celebration, 

the St. Louis Association of the 

Missouri Mid-South Conference of the 

United Church of Christ 

in Covenant with 


Christ the King United Church of Christ 

Florissant, Missouri 


Invites you to the


Service of Ordination  



Dr. Timica F. Emerson and Ashley June Moore


Sunday, March 5 at 3:00 p.m. CST


Christ the King United Church of Christ

 11370 Old Halls Ferry Road

Florissant, Missouri 63033

(314) 741-6808


 Preacher for this celebration is:


 Rev. Traci D. Blackmon

 Associate General Minister of Justice & Local Church Ministries

 United Church of Christ


Clergy who wish to participate are asked to arrive by 2:30 p.m. and gather in the back of the sanctuary.

 Authorized clergy are invited to wear a stole of their own choosing. 


An offering will be received during the service and will be dedicated to:

 Christ the King United Church of Christ


On-line gifts may be given via Givelify


or mailed to 11370 Old Halls Ferry Rd, Florissant, MO 63033


Check are to be made payable to: Christ the King UCC



Covid restrictions: If you are not feeling well, please plan to attend virtually. Masks are optional for in-person attendees.



The service can be viewed via Zoom and virtual attendees can use this registration link to access the service details:

A native of the south, Timica F. Emerson was born in Meridian, MS and raised in St. Louis, MO. Timica completed her undergraduate studies at Jackson State University, a Historically Black College and University. She later earned two advanced degrees in Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis: a Master of Education and a Doctor of Education. Timica attained her Master of Divinity at Eden Theological Seminary and was designated the Honor Graduate Fellowship Scholar. During her three years as a seminarian, Dr. Emerson earned awards for academic excellence each year and maintained an A average. In 2011, she joined Christ the King UCC in Florissant, MO and cheerfully serves God’s people in that community as the Executive Minister. Dr. Emerson’s objective is the same professionally and personally; to equip and empower others for current and future opportunities. For twenty years she has served in leadership capacities within the federal government with a proven record of demonstrating expertise in coaching, compliance, and communication. She is the mother of two beautiful, adult daughters: Tia and Breia.


Timica Emerson has been called to the position of Executive Minister at Christ the King United Church of Christ.

Ashley June Moore is a St. Louis native with a passion for holistic youth development. She served as a full-time campus minister working primarily with Black college students for nearly ten years and earned a Master of Divinity through Fuller Theological Seminary with a concentration in Youth, Family and Culture in 2016. In addition to currently working in higher ed administration at Washington University, Ashley has been a Member in Discernment in the St. Louis Association since 2020, and Christ the King UCC has been her home church throughout this process. She is looking forward to continuing to serve at Christ the King. Ashley is grateful for all the love and support she has received, especially from her spouse, Thomas.


Ashley June Moore has been called as the Minister of Children & Youth at Christ the King United Church of Christ. 

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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