JHLTB5: It's the 5th Sunday of the month this weekend, so you know something different is in the air...
Join us for a One Family Worship Service at 10am this Sunday. Our scriptures are Micah 6:8 (re: what God asks of us) and selected verses from John 13 (Jesus after dinner) and John 21 (Jesus after breakfast) with a sermon entitled Let's Do It!
*** See all the details at the end of this email! Let's Do It!
PRAYER LIST UPDATES:
- on a family ancestry journey in England.
- back at St Luke's hospital on Friday.
(PUCC Office Admin) - grieving/giving thanks for her mother who died Wednesday... Memorial Svc in our Historic Sanctuary on Sunday, May 7th at 2pm. Mona's address is
915 West 7th Street; Washington, MO 63090
- recuperating from recent gallbladder surgery.
- grieving/giving thanks for 107 year old grandmother.
Judy Toombs and family
- as they mourn and remember her sister.
- at River Oaks Hospital Trauma Unit; 1525 River Oaks Road West; New Orleans, LA 70123 for more support for PTSD.
Afton Bailey's family
- as they grieve and give thanks for her. Memorial Service here in the Historic Sanctuary at 11am on Saturday, May 6th
Karla Shelton and family
- as they grieve/give thanks for Uncle Bill.
: A Heartfelt thanks to Parkway!
I underwent ankle surgery on January 10 of this year to replace my right ankle that I had badly broken almost 20 years ago. The support from the Parkway UCC family was very impressive, with cards, phone calls, meals and a volunteer (John Ruiz) to take over a major project while I was unable to handle it myself. Every Sunday while I was unable to attend church Barbara would come home and say, "Everyone was asking about you." Thanks from Barbara and me for all your support. What a great family we have at Parkway Church. - Pete Eggebrecht
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: email@example.com | 636-230-0222. Many thanks, blessings and peace.
INTO THE MYSTIC:
Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer's weekly podcast on UCC.org. The United Church of Christ General Minister and President creates these messages so that "the art and practice of spiritual reflection is modeled as a priority and not just a part time avocation." http://www.ucc.org/into_the_mystic
Take Me Out to the Ballgame!
Come cheer for MIRIAM MAGIC - the Miriam Academy co-ed baseball team sometime this spring... only 4 games remain! 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
NEXT SUNDAY, May 7
Back by popular demand
- Jan Aerie, Family Counselor, Gerontologist.
: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life Wisdom-sharing, prayer-keeping, story-telling and service-giving
Is it possible to plan for aging?
Unlearning our stereotypes about aging
Creating new models beyond limitations
Our church's wise souls, and the roles we can play
The Tuesday Evening Dialogue (TED) book club is about to jump into a new book on
May 9 - 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. Paperback copies of Just Mercy are available in the church office for $8.00.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out what the Pope has to say about power and humility. He is the real deal!
[Reminder: We cannot control what ads you might see before the Pope's brief and significant message.]
INSPIRATION: If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.... So often, I get discouraged by the many things I cannot do (such as feed a hundred people), that I do not do feed anyone. If I feed one, there is one less hungry person in the world. If every one of us followed this advice, we could feed the world. - Mother Teresa
: Why did Cinderella get kicked off the baseball team? She always ran away from the ball.
Let's share God's love and compassion with our community through our fifth annual JHLTB! Meet at PUCC for a brief church service at 10:00 am, then participate in a time of service to live our mission.
It's not too late to sign up NOW for your favorite project by contacting Lisa Mason at email@example.com or (314) 395-4444. Each project has aspects that are suitable for all ages.
Unable to attend on JHLTB Sunday?
YOU CAN STILL PARTICPATE! We have a project for you, too!
Please bake/purchase two dozen cookies to donate to the Big Brothers/BigSisters Party to be held in Fellowship Hall on April 30. Cookies can be delivered to PUCC anytime during the week leading up to Sunday, April 30. Please leave cookies on the back counter, clearly labeled "JHLTB."
1. Big Brothers/Big Sisters:
We're having a Party!
Join us in the Fellowship Hall as we host a party for Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Bigs and Littles will come to PUCC in pairs to add another great memory to their relationship. We will provide music, games, activities, treats, and more. This event will be creative, interactive, amusing, and enjoyable for all! BB/BS exists to ensure that children grow up with love, hope, and opportunity. Learn more at http://www.bbbsemo.org/
2. Cookies of Appreciation:
Cookie Baking Time!
Join us in the PUCC kitchen as we mix, bake, package, and deliver cookies to area law enforcement officers and fire fighters.
3. Missouri Veteran's Home:
Musical Program for Veterans
Calling musicians and singers to present a lunchtime musical program for military veterans on April 30, 2017. Here is your chance to showcase your gifts and talents! We will travel to the Missouri Veterans Home at 10600 Lewis & Clark Boulevard, St. Louis 63136. Additional performers and audience support are welcome. This is a great way to show appreciation for local veterans. mvc.dps.mo.gov/homes/stlouis.php
4. Sandwiches for St. Patrick
Sandwich Making Station at PUCC
Join us in the Heritage Room as we prepare and package sandwiches to be shared with those served by the St. Patrick Center downtown. stpatrickcenter.org
5. Visit PUCC'S Homebound and/or Ill
Spread the love
Join Sue Moellering and others as they spread love to Parkway members who are currently in the hospital or residing in area nursing homes. Bring a friendly smile, a gentle handshake, and a warm hug to share on behalf of PUCC.
Carpools will be organized on the day of the event.
6. Sustainability Seekers of PUCC:
Beautify our Little Part of the Earth
Help the Sustainability Seekers care for God's creation as they remove trash that blows into the bushes along Parkway's property line and beautify the grounds by planting flowers outside the church. We would also like to assist our pollinators by planting a flowering bush on the grounds. Wear appropriate clothes and bring your garden gloves and trowels.
Contact Polly Winkelmann at 314-503-4805 for further information.
7. Caroline Mission Early Childhood Education Center:
Indoor and Outdoor Cleaning and Maintenance Projects
Help spruce up the Center by painting, cleaning, spreading mulch, sterilizing toys ...Please bring a sack lunch or snack so our team can enjoy eating together while working on the project list! (Necessary tools & supplies are available on site.) Caroline Mission, at 2828 Caroline St, St. Louis 63104,
is a part of our UCC's Neighborhood Houses and strives to overcome the obstacles low income families face in meeting the developmental needs of their children. Learn more at neighborhoodhouses.org
8. Emmaus Homes:
Crafts, Games and Friendship
Spend some time with our Emmaus Homes friends: Doris, Natalie, Lola, and Lolita. Help decorate a T-shirt, play a board game, or just spend some time in conversation. (All necessary supplies will be provided.) These ladies are looking forward to our company! Their home is conveniently located at 1582 Rathford Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146 (near Page and I-270). UCC's Emmaus Homes serves adults with developmental disabilities that live in homes in many neighborhoods all around the metro. emmaushomes.org
9. The 'Other' Cemetery
Honor our ancestors by praying and pruning in our old cemetery - just a hop, skip and jump west on Clayton Rd and south just before the 270 overpass. Questions? Contact Roger Fauss (firstname.lastname@example.org)
10. Send me wherever I'm most NEEDED!
Flexible and Willing to Do Nearly Anything?
Are you the sort of person who would be willing to work anywhere and do anything on JHLTB Sunday? Or maybe you just can't decide between all these great options? If so, please sign up for this option.On the day of the event, you will be asked to join the project where you are most needed.
*Please wear your PUCC t-shirt or another red shirt if possible. Need a PUCC shirt? Several t-shirts are still available for $15 each in the church office.
These projects offer tangible ways to do God's work in our community; don't miss this fulfilling and fun day in the life of our church!