Parkway United Church of Christ  E-news
April 20, 2017

NOTE THE NEW DATE! POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN FORECAST!
 
Worship with Us this Week!
Join us this Sunday for our 9:30am Traditional Worship Service and/or Informal Worship Service at 11am. Our scriptures at 9:30am  are Psalm 16 and John 20:19-31 where the disciples are gathered together in a Iocked room because they are afraid. The sermon is entitled It's Still Easter!

What are you going to do next?

It's Youth Sunday at 11:00am. Come experience joy and inspiration as our youth lead us in worship!
 
It's a Baby Shower! 4/23
Sue Stolze, Gloria Wandless,, and Gerry Rogers are co hosting a baby shower for Messeret (Sera) Watkins, to celebrate the upcoming birth of baby Wyatt!
 
The shower will be held on Sunday April 23, in the Heritage Room, from 12:30 until 3 PM.  This will be an informal potluck lunch, meat provided.. with lots of food, fellowship a few games, and of course gifts for baby Wyatt  Messeret is registered at Walmart and Target.  
 
RSVP is not necessary, but would be helpful.  Questions or comments?  Contact Sue at 314 562 6927, Gloria at 314 606 9768, or Gerry at 314 434 7122 and  gcr123055@gmail.com  
 
Hope to see you ther e!

Prayer Updates
Skyler Brussee - just hired to be the music teacher for  K-8 music kids with special needs at the Litzinger School (Special School District).

Nancy Brown - rehab at Mason Pointe after recent hospitalization.

Andrea Barnes - at River Oaks Hospital Trauma Unit; 1525 River Oaks Road West; New Orleans, LA 70123 for more support and healing from PTSD.

Georgia Herpel - recent medical diagnosis of Autoimmune Encephalitis; settling into an assisted living apartment nearby.

The Family of Afton Bailey - long-time member of PUCC who moved several years ago - as they grieve and give thanks. Her memorial service will in our Historic Sanctuary on Saturday, May 6 at 11am.
 
The Family of Cliff Hungerford - as they grieve and give thanks for him... strength for his wife Jan and their children...and all the members/friends of St  John UCC in Chesterfield.



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



Announcements
Tuesday Evening Dialogue: New Book Starts May 9
2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00-8:30pm | Heritage Room | Potluck & Discussion

Paperback copies are available in the church office: $8.00

The Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED) book club will finish discussing The 100 Year Old Man Who Went Out a Window at our next gathering, April 25. T hen starting May 9 we will take up a new book-the compelling true story by Bryan Stevenson - Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. Bryan Stevenson is the executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, and a professor of law at New York University Law School. He has won relief for dozens of condemned prisoners, argued five times before the Supreme Court, and won national acclaim for his work challenging bias against the poor and people of color. He has received numerous awards, including the MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Grant.
 
Please try to read Chapters 1-5 for May 9. 
 
TED welcomes everyone interested in delicious POTLUCKS and interesting, informal BOOK DISCUSSIONS!Please consider joining us. For more information
contact Karen Boyd: kkseib@gmail.com

Youth Night April 26: Caredinal Night!
Wednesdays | 6:30-7:30| Fellowship Hall | Snacks & Door Prize

Let's celebrate our Cardinals and baseball being played back in our city. New players, old players, let's take a look at who's on our team this year and play a round of baseball ourselves!

Contact Barb Kuhlmann: barbk@parkwayucc.org 314-872-9330

Bricks for Sale 
Have you had a chance to enjoy looking at all the personalized bricks which edge the entrance to our church? We currently have 80 engraved bricks installed, but we have allowed space for many more to be added to the pathway. Please consider ordering a brick and being part of this wonderful way to support Parkway UCC, both financially and by showing our love and commitment to our church. Order forms are available in the Gathering Space.
 
Please contact Donna Fauss with any questions. donnafauss@gmail.com 314-275-2332
 
Have you wanted to be a Lay Reader, but waiting for someone to ask you? This is your invitation and all are welcome. We will be sending out a new calendar and request for our current Lay Readers but there is a place for everyone. Please let the Worship Commission know by contacting Val Detjen: booklovervld@gamil.com | 636-230-0222. Many Thanks, Blessings and Peace.



 

Community


Sunday, April 30 |  10:00am 
service followed by projects | Community-wide
Share God's love and compassion with our community through our fifth annual JHLTB! Worship at PUCC at  10:00am , then live out our mission in a day of service. Wear your PUCC t-shirt or another red shirt  if possible.
Eight rewarding projects are available.  Details...

Mission Trip to Back Bay Mission, Biloxi, Mississippi
Parkway has a reservation for  the dates of Oct. 29 to Nov. 4, 2017 for 2-12 people,  The group's $200 registration fee was sent in by Pastor Kevin several months ago.  Typically, work will include electrical / plumbing (assisting local contractors), carpentry, insulation, drywall, painting, roofing, flooring, deck building and some demolition.  All skill levels are welcome, but they recommend that some of the group have a moderate to high levels of construction skills.  We will be responsible for our own food, so there is an opportunity for a cook to come along.  Youth 14-17 are allowed with adult supervision.  The work seek is typically 8-4, M-F.   We usually take an afternoon off from work to sight see, probably a trip to New Orleans.   Participants will each need to supply $75 lodging + $100 materials per person for the week.  More information is available at thebackbaymission.org 
Want to talk more about the Mission Trip? Please contact Tom McKenzie mckenzie1947@att.net314-567-0429.
  

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!
Come cheer for MIRIAM MAGIC - the Miriam Academy co-ed baseball team sometime this spring... Wed 4/19 @8pm; Thurs 4/20 @6pm; Sat 4/22 @4pm; Mon 5/1 @8pm; Sat 5/6 @6pm; Sun 5/7 @6pm; Wed 5/10 @8pm. Coach (and PE Teacher) Norman Rich tells us that all games are at Ballwin Athletic Association - most will be played on Field #1. BAA is located at 1 Ballpark Drive, Ballwin, MO 63021 (636-394-2159) ... just off Manchester Road - east of Schrader Funeral Home... For more info/directions visit baapark.org

VIDEO of the Week
Check out what some of our PUCC youth did last summer at our UCC's National Youth Event!



Inspiration 
The genius of the biblical revelation is that we come to God through "the actual," the here and now, or quite simply what is. ~Richard Rohr