Parkade E-News


This Sunday Pastor Chris begins a new series in the book of Colossians called, “Growing Deeper, Living Stronger: Rooted in Christ.” This sermon series will challenge us to grow deeper in Christ so that we can live stronger for Him. This week’s sermon will be titled “Transplanted” and we will be in Colossians 1:1-14. We hope you can join us Sunday at 10:30 am either in person or online.


Deacon of the Week, September 26-October 2, Terry Gamble

20th Anniversary

Please join us in celebrating the 20 year anniversary of Pastor Chris Cook on Saturday, September 25, at 4pm at Parkade Baptist Church. Please let us know you plan to attend by signing up in the Welcome Center or by emailing the church office here.


There is also a basket in the Welcome Center for cards to write a personal note of your appreciation for Chris’ service.

Women on Mission

Crafter After
Crafter After will meet in room S161 this Sunday, September 26 at 12:10pm to make toys for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. Please bring your scissors and lunch or join us after a trip to a drive-through restaurant. Your work will be a blessing to a child and an introduction to the love of Jesus.
Attention: Small Group/Sunday School Leaders
This Sunday, September 26, there will be a Small Group/Sunday School Leaders meeting at 3 pm in the Welcome Center. This will be a time of planning, goal setting and, of course, fellowship and sweet treats. Please come prepared to share what your group is doing so we can promote your small group or Sunday School. Your involvement and leadership are important to the growth of our Small Group/Sunday School Ministry.b
Thank you for your generosity this past Sunday. $908.60 was raised for the ministry of the Gideons in the love offering taken after the worship service.

Blessing Box Needs


The Blessing Box continues to meet some of the physical needs of some in our community. Hebrews 13:16 says, “And do not forget to do good and share with others…” God commands us not only to share to meet other’s physical needs but also spiritual needs. With this in mind, items placed in the Blessing Box will include a scripture verse. It is hoped that these verses will be an encouragement and blessing to those that read them. 


Items needed this week:


15 oz cans of fruit or applesauce

dried spaghetti and pasta sauce

boxes of crackers/ peanut butter or jelly



Please remember nonperishable items( no dairy or bread, fresh fruit or vegetables); pull top cans are helpful. If putting items directly into the box , please mark out the barcode. You can also support this ministry by giving a monetary donation. If giving money, please mark your gift “Blessing Box”.


Questions or concerns contact Pam Metcalf at or 573-445-2457.
              Preschool Helpers Needed
We are in desperate need of preschool workers from 9:00 am to 10:30 am on Sunday mornings during the Sunday School hour. Volunteers must either have a background check on file with the church office or be willing to have a background check completed. If you can help please contact Christy Winston.
Craft Day and
Carry-In Fellowship
A craft fellowship is planned for Saturday, October 2, from 10am – 1pm. Bring a dish and your own craft or join the group to make a wreath led by Shelly Crawford. Laura Miller has asked those who attend to RSVP so she can send a list of items to buy for the wreath.


Regular Business Meeting

Sunday, October 3

Our next regular business meeting will be Sunday, October 3 following the morning worship service in the sanctuary. The main business will be voting on membership matters and hearing reports.

Poland Partnership

For the past couple of years our church has partnered with the Baptist Union of Poland to revitalize a Baptist Church in Zelow, Poland. We have budgeted $5000 this year for this partnership. Click on the link below for a report from Pastor Grzegorz Skobel.
Bible Study Opportunities

LADIES – Wednesdays, 9:30-11 am

At Parkade Baptist Church

Studying the Book of Matthew

Questions: contact Cathy Sanders by email.


MEN – Mondays, 6:30 pm

At Grace Bible Church

Studying the Book of Matthew

Questions: contact Gary Anderson (660-573-9809)

You may sign up for either of these studies at


COUPLES/MEN/WOMEN – Wednesday, 9-11 am

at Grace Bible Church

Studying: 1&2 Peter and Revelations 

Questions: contact Jim/Dianna Russell