Parkway United Church of Christ 
Weekly E-news
July 1, 2016

 
Worship with us this Sunday!


Join us this Sunday for Traditional Worship at 9:30am and/or Informal Worship at 11:00am when our theme will be Healthy Body-Mind. We are not just bodies.  Our minds matter for our physical health.  We will remember the story of Naaman, the Syrian general who was cured of his leprosy by the prophet Elisha by confronting how the general thought about the source of power in his life. 

Adult Education
No AE - Independence Day weekend.

Prayer Updates

John Dwyer is in MoBap for treatment of an infection.

 
Into the Mystic is the Rev. John C. Dorhauer's weekly podcast on UCC.org. 



Community

Join Us For Jesus Has Left the Building 4: 
Sunday, July 31

We will meet in the sanctuary from 8:30 - 9:00am for communion and a short service.  After the commissioning, we will follow the example Jesus set for us by heading out into the world to spread God's love.
 
This year's activities include gardening at Caroline Mission, making sandwiches for the St. Patrick Center, interacting with clients at the Children's Home Society, baking cookies for law enforcement officers, singing at an area nursing home, offering cheer to veterans, and more. 
 
You may look for sign-up sheets in the Gathering Space, beginning on Sunday, July 10. In addition, a JHLTB4 Sign-up Genius will be e-mailed in early July. 
 
Please mark your calendars and plan to join us.
 
The Christian Services Commission

Personal Care Collection Vacation Bible School
Summer months for August 1-5, 2016
Parkway's Vacation Bible School, M.A.D. Camp Mission project will be providing Personal Care Items for Pilgrim UCC Food Pantry. Please bring your donations to church during the month of July and the campers will bag them for the clients. Here are the items most needed: toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, body wash, bar soap, hand lotion, and razors! Contact Carol Cobb: ccjb@aol.com

 
Lunch Bunch
Sunday, July 10 | 12:30pm (after 2nd service)
Three Kings Des Peres | 11925 Manchester Road
Due to rave reviews of Parkway's March Lunch Bunch, we're doing it again!
Everyone pays for their own lunch. This invitation is for everyone-members and visitors alike. Catch up with old friends & get to know new ones!
Please RSVP to Paul Roesler at proesler@charter.net, 636-978-7766 or on Facebook.
 
Back-to-School Drive
Please help St. Louis children have the supplies they need to begin the school year.


Parkway UCC Night at the Muny
Sat, Jul 30 | 8:15 pm
Join us at the Muny to see the classic musical Fiddler on the Roof. Winner of 9 Tony Awards and one of the longest running shows ever on Broadway, Fiddler tells the story of a Russian peasant family trying to negotiate love, differences, persecution and traditions in an uncertain time. Tickets are discounted from regular price to $10.50 each.
 
Contact: Dan Connors | connorsd@aol.com| 314-651-0279

 

 
Register for MAD Camp VBS!


Greg Schmelig has moved and is having an open house/loft warming party. Everyone at Parkway UCC is invited!


Joke
How far can a fox run into a grove?
Only halfway-then he's running out of it!
                                                                                  
Inspiration
Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too. ~Frederick Buechner, 20th century