Parkway United Church of Christ  E-news
January 27, 2017

 
Worship with Us this Weekend!
Join us this 5th Sunday of January at our One Family Worship Service at 10:00am. Our scripture passages are Micah 6, Psalm 15 and Matthew 5:1-12 with a sermon entitled Is this the Real World? The Gospel Lesson gives us the Beatitudes -guiding principles of Jesus'. They are challenging. How do we live by these at PUCC and in the world? What would we add/subtract from this list? What are the reverberations and repercussions from what we believe and live out?
 
 
Annual Budget Meeting
Sunday, January 29 | following 10:00am One Family Worship
Immediately following the closing hymn, please sit back down and settle in for the Annual Budget Meeting. The 2017 budget will be presented and discussed, culminating with a congregational vote. The annual budget looks like just a lot of numbers, but it's much more than that-it's a foundation of our vibrant mission ministry! The Stewardship Commission and Church Council have been preparing for this meeting for quite some time. Come celebrate PUCC and catch the winds of the Spirit as we move further into 2017 together.  

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Adult Education
Sundays | 9:30am & 11am | Heritage Room

No Adult Ed this Sunday. Annual Budget Meeting follows 10:00am One Family Worship.



Prayer Updates
New Members of our PUCC family -  .
Lana and Joe Biondo; Brad and Michelle Brueggemann (Kacey, Paige);
Jan Mantovani; Polly and Mike Rutherford; Alicia Rutherford; and Michelle Singer.

Marilyn McDougall - healing.

Marsha & David Peek - grieving & giving thanks for her father, Rev. Max Pepmeier. Memorial Service this Saturday, January 28 at 11am at St. Paul's UCC in Waterloo, Illinois.

Mary Jo Cannon - healing after collarbone fracture.

PUNS Preschool staff, families and Board as we complete this final school year.

President Trump , Congress, all leaders. 






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



Community

Toy Collection the month of January
We will be collecting USED TOYS for the BRO (Board of Religious Organizations) during the month of January from Jan. 8th to Jan. 29th. A large box will be in the Gathering Space. These toys will be renewed and given to needy families next Christmas. It sounds far off, but the BRO's elves have emptied their shelves and are anxious to get to work for next year. These toys go to St. Louis families: the largest number of recipients are referred by our UCC Neighborhood Houses.
Here's a good chance to clear out and RECYCLE for a good cause. Contact Naomi Runtz for more information: 314-993-0469 | naomiruntz@sbcglobal.net

ECH Every Child's Hope Trivia Night
Saturday, February 4, 2017
The Heights Community Center
8001 Dale Avenue
St. Louis, MO  63117
(located at Highway 40 and Hanley/Dale Avenue)
Doors open at 6:30
Games begin at 7 pm
Tickets are $25/person or $200/Table of 8
Beer, wine, soda and light refreshments are provided.
ECH Trivia Flyer
 
Read our Missouri Mid-South Conference publications to find out what is happening around the Conference:



Who can turn the world on with her smile?
One of my favorite snippets of the Mary Tyler Moore show is the funeral of Chuckles the clown. It resonates with me because every funeral is different and yet there are such overlap and common human experience there.


 
Announcements
Youth Night February 1- Toilet Paper Night!
Wednesdays, 6:30pm | Fellowship Hall | Snacks & door prizes
What? You will just have to come and see what this evening is all about. It will be fun to see what we can create and have a blast as we spend time together. Bring a friend! Contact Barb Kuhlmann: 314-872-9330|barbk@parkwayucc.org

Joke 
What does the cat say when he stubs his toe?
"Meow."

Inspiration 
God wants to speak to us more than we want to listen. God is a God of love, and love longs to communicate. -Linda Schubert