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May 28, 2023 -11:00 am -Worship Service

We celebrated Pentecost Sunday this week and the end of the Great 100 Days of Lenten Renewal and Eastertide. We received Shashi Madan and Roseann L’Esperance with the ritual of new members. We celebrated with communion. The congregation was invited to share a word or phrase that represented where they saw spiritual renewal in their own lives, or the life of our congregation, as we celebrated the presence of the Holy Spirit. No copyrights are owned by the church / Music only used for non-profit religious and educational purposes.,

Parkway UCC – 11am Worship Service – Sunday, May 14, 2023

The Second Sunday conversation included Chapters 18 and 19, of My Grandmother’s Hands, reflecting on how “when strategy competes with culture, culture wins every time…” This Sunday, the Sixth Sunday of Easter, we reflected on the gift of the Advocate/Spirit/Comforter whom Jesus sends to companion all seekers. (John 14: 15-21). Ana T. and Bill D. shared a conversation about their experience with the Soul of Aging program earlier this year. We also received beautiful music from many in our congregation in this week’s service. Happy Mother’s Day to all Mother’s!

PSA: No copyrights held to music used in our services;  solely for educational and religious – Non-profit use.

May 7, 2023 – Parkway UCC – 11am Worship service

In this service, the congregation of Parkway received a witness from Rev. Tom Everton for Mental Health Awareness month and  reflected on the awareness of sensual abundance with the story of Mary anointing Jesus before the entry in Jerusalem in John 12.  Following worship we hosted a community time with snacks and fellowship (in front of the church).  Those on Zoom shared communion and had a time of conversation after worship.

April 30, 2023 – Parkway UCC -11am Worship Service

We concluded our series with the Touchstones for Creating Trustworthy Community with the touchstone “Know that it’s possible to leave with what it is that you need.” The Bible passage is II Kings 2: 13-15.

China Evans McCall was our preacher this Sunday. The Bryant’ s, Craig P., Michael L., and August P. offered special music.

We also happy to have received new members this Sunday: Tyeson D., Angela W.,  Ann and Jim L.,  and Lijun T.Directly following the worship service we held a leadership gathering.

Parkway UCC -11:00 am Worship Service- April 23, 2023

On this Sunday our scripture selections came from Proverbs 11:13, 25: 9, 20:19 and Mark 9: 9-10 as we worked with the Touchstone for Trustworthy Community: “Observe deep confidentiality.  Safety is built when we can trust that our words and stories will remain with the people with whom we chose to share and are not repeated to others without our permission.”

Aster K., Lisa W., and Anna K. will offer music.

We also marked this Earth Day Weekend.

Sunday, April 16, 2023 – 11am Worship Service

We returned to our series on Touchstones for Building Trustworthy Community this week with the touchstone “Learn from the Silence” as we held an extended time of silence in worship this Sunday. The choir sang and Genie C. and Jon S.  also offered music.

Our scripture focus:  I Kings 19:11-18, about Elijah’s encounter with sacred presence standing at the entrance to a cave in the mountains.

PSA-No copyrights are owned- Music only used for non-profit religious practice and education purposes.

Palm-Passion Sunday, 11am Worship Service- April 2, 2023

We gathered in worship on this Palm – Passion Sunday, reading from Matthew’s story of the entry into Jerusalem (Matthew 21: 1-11) and singing responses to the Psalm for Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, Psalm 118: 1-5, 19-29. The Song Team and Grant W. provided special music. Rev. Michelle Johnson led a Budding Branch Communion, using the branches brought to worship by the attendees. The service was concluded outside in front of the church building, and prayer cards were placed onto the cross.

Parkway UCC -11am Worship Service- March 19, 2023- Fourth Sunday of Lent

4th Sunday of Lent- Parkway UCC- 11am Worship Service

The focus touchstone this week was: “Speak your truth in ways that respect other people’s truth. Our views of reality may differ, but speaking one’s truth in a circle of trust does not mean interpreting, correcting or debating what others say. Speak from your center to the center of the circle, using “I” statements, trusting people to do their own sifting and winnowing.” Rev. Michelle Johnson offered the message.

Directly following the worship service there was a brief congregational meeting and vote to extend a formal call to Rev. Johnson to be Parkway UCC’s part-time Associate Pastor.

PSA: No copyrights are owned by the church for the music used for this service- Only used for educational, religious study and non-profit use.