Ready or not, here comes May!  And May means proms, graduations, and Mother's Day.  Also with May comes a full calendar of opportunities to praise and serve God! 


We'll celebrate Max Boyd's graduation on May 2, and Matt Feldewerth's graduation on May 16. 


On May 9, we'll celebrate Mother's Day as we thank God for our mothers, and for the women who've had a motherly influence in our lives.


Immediately after our worship on May 16 we'll take a few minutes to conduct our annual meeting.  Then we'll all make sandwiches for Gateway 180 to distribute to those experiencing homelessness.  And right after making sandwiches?  We'll enjoy a potluck salad start planning now to bring your most popular salad to share.


Let's enjoy the month of May, as we praise and serve God.     
Priming the Pump

... a little more like Miss Mildred...


We've all heard the admonitions: bloom where you're planted, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.  And, of course we know the commandment against coveting those things that belong to our neighbors.


But still we struggle to appreciate the lives we have, lest we become jealous or envious of the lives of others.  We want to be grateful for our life situations...but it requires strength and resolve to fend off envy. 


Several years back, former Under Secretary of the Interior John C. Whitaker told of an 85-year-old woman named Mildred that he'd met in a small Nova Scotia fishing village.  Every summer, Whitaker apparently visited the fishing village, which boasted a winter population of two...and a summer population of nine.


Miss Mildred once admitted to Whitaker that she didn't even know where Washington was and asked him how many people lived there.  When told that Washington had a population of two million, Miss Mildred pondered, "Think of that, two million people living so far away from everything."


Obviously, Miss Mildred was quite content with her life in the small fishing village.  She saw no reason to be envious or jealous of those who lived in the thriving metropolis of Washington. 


I suppose we could all stand to be a little more like Miss Mildred.


No water today...just priming the pump...



Worship With Us In May
For more info about Worship at New Song, contact Rex Loy, or 636-751-4024.

During this month, Rex's sermons will continue to focus upon what some consider to be "old fashioned" words.  He'll direct our thoughts to such terms as wisdom, stewardship, motherhood  and commitment.   The words may seem old fashioned, but they provide a solid foundation for our faith. 


May is a busy month! Please join us for worship and communion whenever you can!  



Our Annual Meeting

May 16

On May 16 our congregation will have a brief annual meeting immediately following worship to select officers and to accept a new budget.  If you have suggestions as to possible candidates for secretary and treasurer, please text those names to either Rex (636.751.4024) or Rob Hardin (314.723.4939).  Those wishing to increase their financial pledges or who have questions about making offerings and contributions to New Song should contact Kristin Umbenhaur,


Salad Potluck

May 16

We've got a busy Saturday scheduled for May 16 (worship, meeting, & mission), but the day's festivities will culminate in a relaxing/delightful salad dinner!  What better way to celebrate spring than with fresh fruits and veggies?  Please bring your favorite salad to share...worship, meetings and missions make for a hungry congregation.  Please email Twila, with questions or if you would like to provide drinks, paper goods, etc.

Join Us At New Song! 
Everyone is always welcome.
Take a look at a few of our families that were in worship recently:






Reaching Out to the Community
For more info about our Missions Ministry, contact Jenny Bosworth,

Saturday, May 16 - Immediately Following Our Annual Meeting


Brown Bags for Gateway180


Our next sandwich-making event to help feed families dealing with homelessness will occur on May 16 immediately after worship and the annual church meeting.  A signup sheet for supplies will go around in the next few weeks, but feel free to sign up early by emailing Jenny Bosworth at or calling/texting her at 314-494-4254.  

Saturday, May 30, 8 - Noon

Food Outreach Cook and Pack

Bring a Friend!


Join us at Food Outreach on May 30 from 8am-12pm for a fun morning of prepping and packaging made-from-scratch meals to help nourish people living with cancer and HIV. Anyone can help-no special culinary skills are required, and it's a lot of fun! This is a great opportunity for older kids and teens to make a difference in the community, too! Mark your calendars and bring a friend to this fun event!

Mission Review


Trivia Night for CAE

On March 27th, a group of us volunteered at Center for Autism Education's annual Trivia Night.  We were proud to be a part of such a fun and successful evening where folks came together to play trivia and raise money to benefit CAE's pre-school, school, and adult day program.

Michael raffling tickets!


The happy McMillan's guarding the goods.

Not sure what these two were up to!


Gateway180 Monthly Mission

We've done 3 sandwich-making events now to help Gateway180 feed families experiencing homelessness, and it's going so well that we have decided to make it a monthly mission project!


It's fun, easy, and all ages can join in!  Mark your calendars for the

3rd Saturday of every month after worship and come make sandwiches with us!


Calling All Ideas!

Many of us at New Song have certain causes and issues affecting the community and the world that are close to our hearts.  What are yours? Do you have ideas for mission events you'd like to see offered at New Song Church? If so, we want to hear them! Please contact mission coordinator Jenny Bosworth at 314-494-4254 or .

Nurturing Children & Youth
For more info about our Children's Ministry, contact Pam Jennings,

Last SuperSaturday of the School Year 

THIS Saturday, May 2

Calling all kids four and over. Come have a blast at the last SuperSaturday of the year on Saturday May 2 after worship.  We'll have outdoor games and make our own Ice Cream Sundaes for dessert.


SuperKids will complete their yearlong study of the Parables with The Parable of the Sower.  Super Songbirds' topic will be Planting Deep Roots.


Shhhhh.  Don't tell Mom we'll be making Mother's Day gifts for her, too.


So we can plan materials effectively, please shoot Pam an email if you know your child is coming and/or bringing friends.  Thanks!



Sunday June 14,  2:00-5:00

Songbirds Family Day at the Jennings Farm
Building Relationships
For info about our social events at New Song, contact Twila Loy,

Because May is so busy, we only have one social event planned.  Please see the article above about our Salad Potluck on May 16!
Our New Song Family

Celebrating Graduates        

Saturday, May 2 and Saturday May 16

Graduating from High School is a huge stepping stone in life.  This year New Song Church is pleased to honor two special high school graduates.


Max Boyd, son of Andi Boyd and Dave Boyd, is graduating from Fort Zumwalt West High School.  Max played saxophone in the marching band and has also shared his musical gifts by playing at New Song.  He is going to attend the University of Missouri in the fall. We will honor Max in worship on May 2.


Matt Feldewerth, son of Karen and Don Feldewerth, will graduate from Parkway Central High School before heading south to Murray State University in Kentucky this fall.  Matt is on the Lacrosse team at Central and also enjoys hunting, fishing and golf.  We'll celebrate Matt's graduation on May 16 in worship.


We ask God to bless these young men as they take this next step in their lives.  


Congrats to:

Congratulations to Max Boyd who received the award for Outstanding Senior at his recent Band Awards Banquet!


Congratulations to Jake Boyd who lettered twice in band this year. 


(Please let us know of events and accomplishments to be celebrated - send items to


  • Thanks to those who helped with the Center for Autism Education's trivia night: Laura Roy, Pam & Michael Jennings, Jenny Bosworth, Bob & Susan McMillan, Emily & Drew Cook, and Rex & Twila Loy.
  • Thanks to those who helped with the Holy Cross work day: Bree Nelp, Michael Jennings, Sally Boyd, Rex Loy, and Dave Stookesberry. 
  • Thanks to those who helped make sandwiches for Gateway 180's in April: Chris, Jenny & Emily Bosworth, Rex & Twila Loy, Jane Hurst, Bree Hardin, Bob & Susan McMillan. 
  • Thanks to all those who helped with our Gateway 180 projects recently.
  • Thanks to Dave Stookesberry for providing the SuperSaturday meal in April.
  • Thanks to Twila Loy for organizing a fun Girls Night Out!
  • Thanks to all the musicians that provided music during Lent and Holy Week!
  • Thanks to Amanda Faires who creates slides for worship each week.  Also, a shout out to the "Clicker Volunteers" Judy, Emily and Tom who fill in when needed.

Dear Sally and New Song,

Thank you so very much for all the hard work you guys did last Saturday!  It looks so great..especially with the sidewalk cleaned up, the leaves gone and the flowers trimmed. 

God bless you all, 

Holy Cross

We Pray

Dear God,


We ask for the continued health and healing of:  Mickey Pierce, Mike Pierce, Steve Jenka, Edna Stookesberry, Dave Thomason, Jim Christian, and Angie Hobgood Montague. 


Please hold in your comforting arms the friends and family of Linda Brother, who passed away this week.


Bring comfort to all those who are dealing with loss in their lives.


We ask your guidance and direction for our high school graduates: Matt Feldewerth and Max Boyd.


We continue to thank you for the relationship you have fostered between us and Holy Cross Church.  They remain one of our greatest blessings.


We pray for the healing of our nation, as we grapple with the difficult issues of peace with justice for all.


Be with all those experiencing homelessness, poverty and hunger.  Bring comfort to our friends at Gateway 180.


Please shelter with your love, those who have become victims of earthquakes and tornados.


Thank you for your continued presence in our lives.  We need you now, as always.



















Mother's Day Weekend





Committee of Action & Planning










Annual Meeting





Mission: Making Sandwiches Gateways 180





Salad Pot Luck






Memorial Day Weekend





Mission: Food Outreach











Did You Know?
We are in the process of adding more of Rex's sermons to our new website.  You can listen to sermons you may have missed and share the website address with others who might find encouragement in these messages!
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Random Photos of People We LOVE!
Easter Bunnies . . . no, really!

Holy Cross Work Day -- Brrr . . . It Was COLD!
Sally Working Hard at Holy Cross Work Day
She Did It!
 New Song Church
13014 Olive Blvd.
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Worship & Communion on Saturday Evenings at 5:30
Pastor, Rex Loy    636-751-4024
All are Welcome!