Parkway United Church of Christ  E-news
August 25, 2017
 
Worship with Us this Week!
Join us for Traditional Worship at 9:30am and/or Informal Worship at 11:00am where our scripture passages will be Psalm 124, Exodus 1:8-2:10 and Romans 12:2-8 with a sermon entitled Birth Plans. We will tell the story of young Moses and meet defiant midwives, a faithful mother, a vigilant sister and a compassionate princess. We will think about the ways that we are all called upon to support life and bring more love into the world.

Prayer: God give us courage to stand up for love, even when it is hard. May God help us to show brave love this week. Amen.

Help us welcome Ruth Tweeten, guest organist, at 9:30am



Prayer Updates
April & Jameson Tallyn and big sister Evelyn - expecting twins!
Loren Barnes and David Gaillardetz  - engaged to be married!
All who are transitioning into a new school year.
Steve Penico - celebrated his mother's life this week in Rolla.
Jan Mantovani - grieving and giving thanks for her sister Debbie.
Memorial Service will be here this Saturday at 11am
The Shelton Family - as they mourn the loss of Karla's Aunt Mary.
Connie Burkhardt - recent cancer diagnosis... in midst of chemo.
Cassie Rosenberger's father - healing from heart issue.
Prayers for unity and diversity - healing, peace, love, understanding

Announcements
Confirmation Kick-Off Party
Sunday, August 27 | 12:15pm
BIG PARTY with people from around the globe! Meet up with us after the second worship service this Sunday at 12:15pm and head to Tower Grove Park for a party like none other. See link above. Bring some cash so you can sample foods from around the world. We will also enjoy some singing and dancing from here, there and everywhere. There are also some really cool booths to check out.
We will be back to PUCC at about 3:30pm
PLEASE RSVP so we can coordinate transportation. Thank you.
** Our Confirmation classes will resume on Sunday, September 10th at the usual time of 6-7:15pm in the new Youth Room upstairs ... several doors down from the Heritage Room

Volunteer Opportunity
Anyone interested in driving Luke Mani, a theological student at Eden, to/from PUCC on Sundays please contact Donna Ruzicka: druzicka74@gmail.com . Luke would like to attend a mix of both 9:30 and 11:00 services throughout the school year, until he graduates from Eden in May.

Alzheimer's Fact 
The 2017 St. Louis Walk to End Alzheimer's is September 16th at Scottrade Center. John and I will be walking to represent PUCC as this is the same day as the ALL CHURCH EVENT with the consultant. We will join with members of Temples Shaare Emeth and B'nai Amoona. Alzheimer's doesn't care about religion. It does, however, affect more women than men. Nearly 2/3 of Americans living with Alzheimer's are women. For a woman in her 60's, the risk of developing Alzheimer's is 1 in 6, for Breast Cancer it is 1 in 11. Help us raise money and donate to find a treatment or a cure for Alzheimer's Disease. Make out your check to "The Alzheimer's Association" and we will deliver it for you. More information is on the poster in the gathering space, or contact me, Joyce Ruiz: joyceruiz7@gmail.com | 314-494-8979

 




Community

THE SAINT LOUIS ASSOCIATION
of the Missouri Mid-South Conference
invites you to
A SERVICE OF WORSHIP
Celebrating the
Ordained Ministerial Standing
of
BISHOP WYATT GREENLEE, JR
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
1:00 pm
GLORY TO GLORY CHRISTIAN CHURCH - UCC
1920 South 7 St. Saint Louis
RECEPTION FOLLOWING


PUCCer Naomi Runtz, as a member of the Sharp Shooters Photography Collective, will be exhibiting at the Gretchen Brigham Gallery at the Union Avenue Christian Church, 733 Union Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108. The exhibit is entitled "Hansel und Gretel: Inspired by the Opera" and is showing in connection with the Opera. The Opening Reception is Sunday, August 20, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Free and open to the public
The exhibit will be on view from August 15 - September 10.
The hours: M-F, 8am - 4pm and Sunday 9am - 12:30pm
Pleasse call (314) 361-8844 to confirm the gallery is open before you visit.
 


VIDEO of the Week
Our own St Louis UCC Traci Blackmon - less than two minute video about her experience on the UVA campus last weekend. View video...



Inspiration 
See, I have set before you this day life and good, death and evil... I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life. -Moses




Humor
"We have too many quizzes in school!" Tom said testily.