Parkway United Church of Christ  E-news
August 3, 2017
 
Worship with Us this Week!
Join us this Sunday morning for our Traditional Worship at 9:30am and/or Informal Worship at 11am when our scriptures are Psalm 46 and 1Kings 19:9-18. Read and pray through these passages prior to Sunday... it will enrich you now and your worship experience later.
We will focus on being with the Holy even in silence.
 
Join us in welcoming Janet Spencer, guest organist, at 9:30am.

Miriam Academy is having an open house at 1:00pm this Sunday. This tour is open to the public, but you may want to wait until next Sunday (8/20, 10:30-11:00am) when PUCC is invited to a tour of the newly revamped rooms with headmaster Dr Sue Jackson...



Prayer Updates
Cassie Rosenberger - continued healing after hospital stay last week... healing prayers for her father as well.
Mary Jo Cannon -transitioning to daughter Nancy's home...
Nancy and Scott Masterson 14225 Ladue Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017.
A PUCC Family (and others) struggling with healthcare costs and limits.
All who are transitioning into a new school year.
Miriam Academy students return to PUCC next Wednesday.
 
Update on Mary Jo Cannon
I thought I'd post an update on my mother,  Mary Jo Cannon . All things considered over the last few months, she is doing well; at least much better than just a week ago. She is no longer at Mason Pointe but has moved in with my sister, Nancy and Scott Masterson. She occupies a room on the first floor and is being attended to by a home care provider called 'Martha's Hands,' who are there throughout the day to address her needs.
 
I'm sure my mother would enjoy visitors from any of her friends; you're welcome at any time and can come unannounced. If you want to send cards/letters to her, the address is 14225 Ladue Road, Chesterfield, Missouri 63017.
 
Thanks for your continuing prayers, love and support. The photograph below is from this past Saturday evening, 8/5/17.
 
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Please schedule 930-3pm weekday visits to Mary Jo through Kevin (kevin@parkwayucc.org | 314-872-9330) so she is not overwhelmed and/or have three one day and then three days without ... Also, if someone wants to become the scheduler for puccers, that would be great too. Contact Kevin for that as well.


Announcements

AWOL and Parkway Sustainability Seekers Joint Event
Friday, August 18| time TBA
We will carpool from church to see
An Inconvenient Sequel-Truth to Power at Plaza Frontenac. The movie should provide much to discuss over ice cream afterwards. Please RSVP to either Carmen at cfbum@charter.net, 314-330-0813 or Polly Winkelmann at winkwoods@charter.net, 314-503-4805, so we know how many to expect.
It has been 11 years since former Vice President Al Gore sounded the alarm about climate change with the film,
An Inconvenient Truth.
An Inconvenient Sequel-Truth to Power focuses on confronting climate change as the fundamental political, economic and moral issue of this century. Although much of what was discussed in the earlier film has or is currently enfolding, the sequel strikes an optimistic vein as it portrays the current economic momentum of wind and solar energy.
 

PUCC Youth Game Night!
Saturday, August 19 |6:00pm -10:00pm |Fellowship Hall, Gathering Area
Calling all youth and especially upcoming 6
th graders!
Come and let's hang out to kick off the new school year! Pizza, dessert and games, OH MY! Questions? Contact Barb Kuhlmann at barbk@parkwayucc.org . or
Amy Yakel at da_yakel@att.net.

Back to school tour at Miriam academy!
Sunday, August 20 | 10:30 - 11:00am | Education Wing
 
School starts this Wednesday and you've been wanting to see the transformation of our CE wing-upstairs and downstairs.  Here's your chance --
jump on a tour with principal Dr Sue Jackson between worship services next Sunday. We are so pleased to be in covenant and partnership with the Academy.
 
Miriam Academy kicks off the school year with expanded space and lots of new classes and offerings. With a new incoming freshman class and 20+ sophomores, we'll now have 12 classrooms plus a new sophomore lounge with a maker space. Also new this year are a robotics club, online coding class, culinary arts class, chemistry, life skills with drivers ed., cross country, tennis and much more.


Community
Wings of Connection Art Show!
Friday, August 11 |6:00 PM - 9:00 PM |St. Louis Wellness Center
Come experience the Reiki Angel Paintings of Angela Chostner. Her paintings flow with energy of love and work well in healing environments, sacred spaces and peace loving homes. All are welcome. Refreshments served. One day show, Friday, August 11, 6:00-9:00 PM. St. Louis, Wellness Center 425 Marshall Ave. Webster Groves.
Questions? Contact Angie at achostner@gmail.com

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.
 
Save the date! Jesus Has Left the Building 6
Saturday, Oct. 21 @ 10:00 am | Throughout the Community
PUCC will be sharing God's love with our community in new ways! Based on survey feedback from previous JHLTB events, we're preparing a Saturday of community service this time! We are working on NEW project options as well. There are SO many opportunities to volunteer for various organizations that align with our mission and we don't want to become complacent in our sharing. Please mark your calendar and plan to participate.
Contact: Lisa Mason lmason624@sbcglobal.net or (314) 395-4444
 

VIDEO of the Week

So worth your time - a love letter/song from the Holy directly to you! View here...

Inspiration 
Silence is a source of great strength. -Lao Tzu



Humor
Luka comes home from his first day of school, and his mother asks, "What did you learn today?"
"Apparently not enough," Luka replies. "They said I have to go back tomorrow."