Parkway United Church of Christ  E-news
March 29 , 2018
Join us tonight!

Good Friday Evening Worship
Mar 30 |  7:00pm  | New Sanctuary
We have been present to this personal and communal journey of Lent with our whole selves. We've engaged the world and one another with our eyes, ears, hands, voices, hearts, head and feet. Now on Good Friday we are depleted and paralyzed. Jesus is taken from us. What do we do right now? What will we do next? Join us as we worship on this dark night. [There will be a Children's Sermon and the Choir will sing.]
Easter Prayer Vigil
We still have several one hour time slots we need to cover in our 36 Hour Prayer Vigil which extends from the end of our Good Friday Service at 8pm through our Easter Sunrise Service. If you are available to pray where you are (not at church), please let us know now... Thank you!
Saturday 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 6pm, 7pm; Sunday 1am, 3am, 7am

Worship with Us this Sunday!

The palms have been removed and so have the nails. Come add a flower to the cross in our sanctuary! Life and love could not be snuffed out! Everything is transformed!

Join us for worship on Easter morning - Sunrise Service at 6:30am in our cemetery behind the Historic Sanctuary; Traditional Worship at 9:30am; Informal Worship at 11am. We will come with our whole selves - no matter who you are or where you are on life's journey! Our scriptures are Isaiah 25:6-9 and John 20:1-18 with a sermon entitled Bringing It All Together. We have been on quite a journey this Lent and Holy Week. It's time to pull it all together and figure out what to do next. We are Easter People!
Give-A-Meal Sunday this weekend and again on April 8. Bring your non-perishable items.

Prayer List Updates

The season of Lent  with our whole selves ... in midst of Holy Week... Easter.

Donna and Roger Fauss - celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary!

Denyse Schrenker - Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania... home soon!

Pattie Herpel - has moved from hospital to rehab hospital for a week?

Greg Schmelig & Douglas Reynolds - at death of Douglas' mother.

Sisters Ruth Peace, Mary Whitney, Pinky Wilcoxen - healing.

Joyce Yakel - healing after fall and hip surgery (Doug's mother).

St Louis Association UCC Covenant Partner of Week - First Congregational UCC, Bonne Terre


Youth Night April 4: Movie Night
Wednesdays | Middle High 6-7pm | Sr High 7-8pm | Fellowship Hall |  Snacks | Games | Door Prizes
Contact Barb Kuhlmann: | 314-872-9330

Vitality - Start Your Engines! 
Sunday, April 8 | 10:00am
John Wimberly, our Vitality Consultant, will be back with us the weekend after Easter.  Read more...

New TED study begins April 10. Details...


Expanding Our Table June 1-3
We are so excited to let you know that Parkway will be magnifying a compassionate and progressive Christian voice by hosting author  John Pavlovitz  on the first weekend of June!  presentations at Parkway. More info...

Save the Date for JHLTB Sat, Apr 28 , | 9:15am - 1:15pm

Intertwine Interfaith Initiative Announced
The Christian Services Commission is launching Intertwine-an interfaith initiative to build positive relationships while learning more about other faith communities.

What kind of bunny can't hop? A chocolate one! 
The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another. -Thomas Merton (Maundy Thursday)
We are to write the words of Scripture upon our hearts, said the rabbi, so that when our hearts break, God's word falls into them. -Tony Robinson (Good Friday)
The person should look for peace within and not depend on it in any other place. There are no waves in the depths of the ocean, it is still and unbroken. - Buddha (Holy Saturday)
There is no situation so chaotic that God cannot from that situation create something that is surpassingly good. God did it at the creation. God did it at the cross. God is doing it today. - Handley Moule (Easter Sunday)

How would you answer these questions ... chocolate, cross, Christ?