March 5, 2021

The Parkside Insider: March 5, 2021

Did you know that Denmark currently holds the title of second-happiest country on the planet?

While one in six American museums risk permanent closure due to financial stress compounded by COVID-19, the Happiness Research Institute recently opened the Happiness Museum in Copenhagen. As someone who is not constitutionally attracted to museums, I find it intriguing that there is now a museum which, according to the creators, “can bring happiness to life.” It is certainly a timely venture if we are to accept the current statistics on anxiety and depression. The quest for happiness is a global phenomenon. It is also present at every age and stage of life.

The Happiness Museum introduces itself: “We are a small museum but we are not afraid of the big questions of life.” Now, I have not visited the museum, nor have I reviewed all the written material, and so I wonder whether in tackling the big questions, consideration has been given to the message of Scripture.


Last Week's Sermon From
Hebrews 9:1-14

In our fallen state, we are plagued by sin and guilt. Under the old covenant, priests offered regular sacrifices to atone for the people’s sin. But these sacrifices were insufficient. When Christ appeared, He secured our forgiveness and eternal redemption by the shedding of His blood. As we place our faith in Him, we are cleansed from a guilty conscience.

Watch the evening sermon: How Should We Then Live?

This week's song spotlight is "King of Kings," performed by Chandler Moore and written by Jason Ingram, Brooke Ligertwood, and Scott Ligertwood. We plan to introduce it to you at this Sunday's evening service. 
Coming Up at Parkside
Missionary Prayer Calendar for March
Our monthly Prayer Calendar features a prayer request each day from a Parkside-supported missionary or organization, as well as information about different countries throughout the world and how you can pray for the people there.

Pick up a printed copy at the info stations or follow each day's request through the Parkside app.
Cancer Support Group
March 7
8:15am  |  Online
If your life or that of a loved one has been affected by cancer, please join us for a time of encouragement, sharing, and prayer. Email Jim in advance at for an invitation.

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Baptism 101
March 7
9:45am  |  B208
If you've ever wondered about being baptized or wanted to learn about the purpose and importance of baptism, as well as who should be baptized and why, we invite you to join us for a two-week series.

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Parkside Heights Church Plant Info Meeting
March 7
11:15am  |  A219
We are exploring planting a new church in the Cleveland Heights/Shaker Heights/University Heights region. If you are interested in learning more, join us this Sunday. 

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Membership Course
March 7
11:15am  |  A207
Interested in becoming a member at Parkside? Join us for the first class of this 3-week course. There is no pre-registration needed. 

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March 10
7:30pm  |  The Loft
If you are between the ages 22-35 and are looking for a place to get connected at Parkside, we invite you to attend our weekly young adult gatherings. 

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College-Age Group
March 11
7pm  |  The Warehouse
Students between the ages of 18-23 are invited to a time of teaching, discussion, prayer, and fellowship.

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Children's Ministry Class for Pre-K, Ages 4-5
March 14
11:15am  |  C109
At the 11:15am service, we will now be extending our care to include a pre-Kindergarten class for ages 4 and 5. This class is being offered in addition to nursery (birth to 30 months) and preschool (ages 2.5 & 3).

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Preschool Story Time
March 16
10:30am  |  The Venue
If you have a child between the ages of 2-1/2 and 5, please join us for a story, music, crafts, and games. Advance registration is required.

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A Reminder About Masks
Please wear masks properly (top of nose to bottom of chin) at all times in the building, including while singing and in the Children’s Wing. Thank you for your continued participation and cooperation.

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