Posts by Angie Smith

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New Sermon Series

by Angie Smith

GETTING INTO TROUBLE WITH JESUS Reading the Gospel of Mark gives a clear picture of Jesus that shows he was constantly confounding expectations, breaking accepted standards of behavior, and giving instructions counter to everything his hearers already believed. It is also clear he expects us to follow his example. During the summer we will look […]

Pastor’s Friday Comments (05.18.18)

by Angie Smith

The time for our Spring Missions Offering draws to a close this weekend. This is our annual opportunity to expand our influence within our community and state by supporting some of our closest ministry partners. If we are going to make our goal and, more importantly, assist these ministries at a worthy level, each of […]

Pastor’s Friday Comments (05.11.18)

by Angie Smith

Friends. Brothers and sisters. Beloved. Saints. Little children. These are the names by which the Christians of the New Testament addressed each other. There is not a mean, belittling, or thoughtless word among them. They are intended to convey affection, love, respect. We have a lot to learn from their examples. In the dark age […]

Pray for our 2018 Bolivia Mission Team

by Angie Smith

Katherine Blackwell Pray for Parkway Pray that Parkway will feel closer to the ministry in Bolivia. Pray for Katherine’s family Pray for a sense of calm and peace for Katherine’s family while Katherine is away. Pray for Katherine Pray that Katherine receives a good report at her rheumatology appointment and that it doesn’t affect her […]

From the Student Ministry…

by Angie Smith

The Mystery of Faith Recently, I was told of a friend that loves the Church, loves to worship with other believers, loves the community and mission of the Church, but has a hard time with the mystery of faith. Having grown up in the Church my entire life the mystery of faith is less mysterious […]

From the Music Ministry…

by Angie Smith

Mother’s Day Hymn While Mother’s Day is not a part of the liturgical calendar, it is a widely celebrated holiday in the United States. This year Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 13. In doing research on specific hymns written for mothers and Mother’s Day, I came across this text written around 1920 by Arthur […]

From the Children’s Ministry…

by Angie Smith

Those who know me well know that I was a big “West Wing” fan. If you ever watched the show, you may remember the phrase, “What’s next?” That was President Bartlett’s way of letting his staff know that it was time to move on to the next order of business. In that fast paced world, […]

From the Pastor…

by Angie Smith

I doubt many people were very surprised to learn that personal information they had given to FaceBook had ended up in the hands of people who wanted to exploit it for personal gain. You might not have been happy about it, but we know that the entire American economic system is based on the exploitation […]

God’s Love Letter to the Children (1 John)

by Angie Smith

April 8 “What to Do When You Mess Up” 1 John 1:1-2:2   April 15 “You Look Like Your Parent” 1 John 3:1-7   April 22 “Take Care of Each Other” 1 John 3:16-24   April 29 “Love One Another” 1 John 4:7-21   May 6 (Communion) “Do as I Say” 1 John 5:1-6   […]

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

by Angie Smith

        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 […]