Posts by Angie Smith

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Pastor’s Friday Comments (01.19.18)

by Angie Smith
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For our twenty-fifth anniversary (a very long time ago) Linda and I spent a week at a very nice resort in Jamaica. We flew into the main airport and could have taken a puddle-jumper from there to the resort, but because our budget was limited it was prudent to ride a couple of hours in […]

Pastor’s Friday Comments (01.12.18)

by Angie Smith
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One of the many things I will miss, now that the college football season is over, is a Chick-fil-a commercial that exploits the rivalry between the University of Georgia and Auburn University to sell chicken sandwiches. For one day the company constructs a free-standing restaurant on the Georgia-Alabama border so that friendly rivals can break […]

Pastor’s Friday Comments (01.05.18)

by Angie Smith
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I hope this will not be taken as curmudgeonly ranting, but I am bored to tears with our culture. I am bored with politicians trying to get our attention by substituting shocking statements and 280 character outbursts for thoughtful dialogue and deliberative decision-making. I am bored with companies trying to get my attention by seeking […]

Pastor’s Friday Comments (12.29.17)

by Angie Smith
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Recently, in varying circumstances and through various media, several of our members have expressed to me how important their family of faith at Parkway is to them. In particular, some of them mentioned how much they were looking forward to being in the services of the Christmas Season. Each of these people feels a deep […]

Blog from Kristy Engel….

by Angie Smith
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Take care of my sheep “Jesus repeated the question, ‘Simon, son of John, do you love me?’ ‘Yes, Lord’, Peter said, ‘you know I love you.’ ‘Then take care of my sheep,’ Jesus said” (John 21:16). This question from Jesus is asked of Simon Peter three times. I don’t believe it is asked these three […]

From the Student Ministry….

by Angie Smith
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New Expectations The youth have been learning about expectations the last three weeks. We talked about the expectations of the Christmas season, and the expectations of Jesus during this time. For those of us who have grown up in the church, this time of year does not bring many surprises. We know we will hear […]

From the Music Ministry…

by Angie Smith
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Hymns Used in 2017 This past liturgical year, November 27, 2016 to November 26, 2017, I began keeping track of the hymns we sing at Parkway Baptist on a spreadsheet. In previous years I have kept track of the hymns we sing using a hymnal. It may seem like a sacrilege for a librarian to […]

From the Pastor…

by Angie Smith
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As the year draws to a close you are, no doubt, receiving emails and letters from every not-for-profit organization that has your address, asking you for an end-of-year donation. The strategic timing of these missives relates to capitalizing (literally) on the seasonal spirit of generosity and the relieving of one’s tax burden through a charitable […]

From the Children’s Ministry…

by Angie Smith
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Intercessory prayer is an important part of our church family. A large part of the adult Wednesday night Bible Study is devoted to the prayer concerns of the church. A group of ladies meets once a month to pray for and send notes to the people on our church prayer list. Many of you fill […]

Men’s Group Is Reading C. S. Lewis’s “Mere Christianity”

by Angie Smith
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        From 1941 through 1944, the venerable theologian and novelist C. S. Lewis delivered a series of BBC radio broadcasts that were collected into one of the most important apologetical works for the Christian faith. Over seventy years later, the questions Lewis addressed and the foundation he laid based on universal moral […]