Parkway United Church of Christ  E-news
July 27 , 2017
 
Worship with Us this Week!

Join us this Sunday morning for our One Family Worship Service at 10:00am. It's always good to be together! Our scriptures for the day are Psalm 105:1-5a; Romans 8:26; and Matthew 13:31-33, 44-46, 51-52 with a sermon entitled Pray as prayer is one of our opportunities and responsibilities as a Christian. We will ponder some of the who, what, where, why, when, how of prayer.  

MAD Camp - VBS craft needs... we are looking for a few more empty paper towel tubes or toilet tissue tubes. If you have some, please drop off in Barb Kuhlmann's office this Sunday or sometime next week. Thanks! Details below...

Sunday is the final day of collecting school supplies. See details below...
      


Prayer Updates
Family/Friends of Milford Tallyn -grieving and giving thanks for him.
Jerry Debandt & family -grieving/giving thanks for his wife, Priscilla.
Mary Jo Cannon -healing after hip surgery... back at Mason Pointe.
New PUCC Members   - Pinky Wilcoxen, Peggy and Jack Sieber,
Donna and Michael Ruzicka, Jean Mueller! WELCOME!
Youth Mission Trip to Appalachia this week.



Announcements
School Supplies Collection for Little Bit Foundation
July 9-30 * PUCC Gathering Space * Contact Lisa Mason: lmason624@sbcglobal.net
 
Little Bit Foundation 
is in need of supplies to help St. Louis children begin the school year well-prepared. Please consider donating any of the following items:

School Supplies
Colored Pencils 8-12 pack
Crayons 24 pack
Markers 8-12 pack
Notebooks Wide Ruled
Loose Leaf Paper Wide ruled (150)
Glue Sticks
Pencil Box/Pouch
Folders (2 pocket)
Highlighters

Socks:
Boys, Girls & Adults S, M, L

Underwear 
Boys: S, M, L, XL
Girls: XS, S, M, L
Men's and Women's

Please place any donations in the school bus in the Gathering Space. Thank you for your generosity!

*The Little Bit Foundation will be moving to a bigger space at the end of July. Our new address will be, 516 Hanley Industrial Ct. 

Community


Young PUCCer Josie Duke is Annie in the Overdue Theatre Company's presentation of 'Annie' at the Olivet Community Center the last weekend of July and the first weekend of August!
 
Annie is the perfect family-friendly musical and an ideal show for a largely female cast. We hope to see you there!
 
You can buy tickets at the door or through Brown Paper Tickets. Ticket purchasers have the option to get tickets at will call or print them at home. 

 
VBS is M.A.D. (Music. Arts. Drama.)Camp!
Jul 31-Aug 4| 9:00-12:30pm(optional childcare until 3:00pm)
Musical presentation Aug 4@7:00pm
It's here again and it's going to be so much fun! During the week we will learn the music and story of the musical, Down by the Creekbank. We will create our scenery, make our costumes and learn the lessons of God's love for us. Stories around the campfire and outdoor fun will all be a part of this great adventure. There will be a special performance of the musical on Friday evening! The fee is $25.00 for the week. Any additional children in the family will pay $20.00 per child. The childcare after 12:30pm will pay additional childcare $20 each afternoon session; $100 for the week. We will explore God's great creation and how he loves each of us.
 

Make plans come on this adventure with us. Got friends? Bring them along!
 
For more information or questions contact Barb Kuhlmann: barbk@parkwayucc.org or Carol Cobb: ccjcobb@aol.com

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



VIDEO of the Week
Inspiration 
What we would like to do is change the world-make it a little simpler for people to feed, clothe, and shelter themselves as God intended for them to do. And, by fighting for better conditions, by crying out unceasingly for the rights of the workers, of the poor, of the destitute...we can, to a certain extent, change the world; we can work for the oasis, the little cell of joy and peace in a harried world. We can throw our pebble in the pond and be confident that its ever widening circle will reach around the world. We repeat, there is nothing that we can do but love, and, dear God, please enlarge our hearts to love each other, to love our neighbor, to love our enemy as well as our friend. ~Dorothy Day

  

Humor
So far today, God, I've done all right. I haven't gossiped, haven't lost my temper, haven't been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish, or over-indulgent. I'm really glad about that. 
       
But in a few minutes, God, I'm going to get out of bed and from then on I'm probably going to need a lot more help. 
       
Thank you. 
       
In Jesus name. Amen