Worship with is this Sunday - Traditional Worship at 9:30am and/or Informal Worship at 11am! Our scripture passages are Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 and Acts 7:55-60
with a sermon entitled Sorry. The Acts passage deals with the stoning of Stephen - and his forgiveness of the perpetrators on the spot... echoes of Jesus from the cross - "forgive them, God, for they know not what they do"... Jesus also said to forgive 70x7 times. What!? How does forgiveness factor into our daily lives - our past, present and future? This is a hallmark of Christianity and can be so hard to do
 
BE A PART OF A LONG STANDING PARKWAY TRADITION May 14
Men and boys: Join in the preparation and serving of the Annual Mother's Day Pancake Breakfast. Show up sometime between 7 am and Noon on Mother's Day morning and pitch in setting up, cooking, serving, cleaning up, and visiting, for as long as you would like to.
                                         
 
Blessing of the Pets -- Sunday, May 21st at our Informal Worship Service at 11am. If you aren't able/comfortable enough to bring your dog, cat, bird, rabbit, mouse, snake, mouse, etc ... please feel free to bring a photo of your pet - whether they are in your home today or were in the past - even your childhood. [I know of a family that will be bringing a photo of a puppy they are waiting to be old enough to come live with them!] This is our first pet blessing adventure! Thanks to our Confirmation Class for their help in planning and providing zookeeper support during the service. Questions? Contact kevin@parkwayucc.org (314-872-9330)

 
Adult Education this Sunday:
Attend the Mother's Day Breakfast!

 
PRAYER LIST UPDATES:
Easter Season!
Messeret (Sera) Watkins - Wyatt Orum Watkins born on May 10! 
Mary & Tom Maxeiner - just became first-time grandparents - a girl!
Kathy & Bill Hilgeman - also became grandparents this week - a boy!
Larry Dean and Neuza Neves - married here at PUCC last week.
Alyssa & Niraj Patel & big sis Cora - expecting second child very soon.
Michael Mertens - being released from prison (Eggebrecht grandson).
Karla Shelton and family - as they grieve/give thanks for her father.
Visitation and Memorial Service on Sunday, May 21 - details coming.
Afton Bailey 's family - as they grieve and give thanks for her.
Mona Herberg (PUCC Office Admin) - grieving/giving thanks for mom.
Andrea Barnes - home from River Oaks Hospital Trauma Unit this weekend as she has been finding additional support and skills for living with PTSD.
Nancy Brown - spent some time in the hospital again this week; moved to Westchester House, 550 White Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017.
Doug Watson - treatment for cancer; struggles with sciatica.
Marilyn McDougall - continuing to seek healing.
Louise Halcomb - nearing the end of her life (Klein extended family).


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
 
Youth Night May 17, Spaghetti Night!
Wednesdays | 6:30-7:30| Fellowship Hall | Snacks & Door Prize
Just think you could win one big box of spaghetti if you win the challenges! Spaghetti will be part of all the games this night. Bring a friend! Contact Barb Kuhlmann: barbk@parkwayucc.org | 314-872-9330

Lunch Bunch
Sunday, May 21 | 12:15pm| Three Kings Public House | 11925 Manchester Rd
Come join Parkway UCC members, guests and friends for Lunch Bunch! Catch up with old friends and get to know new ones. All are welcome! Advanced notice not required, but it would be helpful to know if you think you'll go so we have an idea on how many tables we might need (no obligation). Just RSVP in Facebook or email Paul Roesler (proesler@charter.net) if you plan to go. (note: guests will pay their own way)
Recycling Van-Back by Popular Demand
The Parkway Sustainability Seekers have arranged for the Electronics Recycling Van to return to the Parkway parking lot the weekend of June 3-4. Anything with a cord can be put into the van, which will be unlocked. 
 

Church farewell to Parkway United Nursery School
Sunday, June 4, 2017|following Annual Meeting; A worship service spotlighting the work of PUNS for 47 years|10:45zm |Lunch following with picnic fare
Parkway Church Council will sponsor a morning tribute to the students, teachers, board members past and present at the 10:45 worship service on June 4, 2017. All are invited to join us for a lunch with picnic fare following the service. If you know of any former students, past teachers, and board members, please send their names and contact information to Carol Cobb at 965-4147 or ccjcobb@aol.com . We would like to honor their service and attendance to this worthwhile preschool.
 

Special Worship & Fellowship Event: Sat June 10
Save the date: The worship committee has been exploring ideas on alternative worship opportunities for the congregation based on our small group discussions on Rev. John Dorhauer's book. We are happy to announce a special Worship service and fellowship event on Saturday, June 10, 2017 starting at 5:00 pm.   This is a 3-part event. You are welcome to attend all of or any portion of the event. 
5:00 pm Worship Service Historic Sanctuary
5:30 to 7:00 pm Potluck (finger foods and dessert)
7:00 to 9:00 pm Karaoke
Feel free to direct any questions to Rosanna Hogarty, Worship Committee member,  rjhogarty@gmail.com  or 314-265-7992 . More details to follow. 
 

Parkway UCC night at the Muny presents Jesus Christ Superstar
Friday Night, June 16 | 8:00pm | Muny in Forest Park
Ticket includes a free backstage tour and carpooling from church if needed.
Price will vary from $11.25 to $15 per ticket depending on how many sign up.
The Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber phenomenon returns. Jesus Christ Superstar was an album that became a cultural phenomenon, then Broadway's first rock opera and remains a world-wide favorite. With classic songs like "I Don't Know How to Love Him," "Heaven on Their Minds" and the title song, this bold and rocking retelling of the gospels will leave you singing nothing but heavenly praises.
 
Contact Dan Connors at connorsd@aol.com or 314-651-0279 by June 1 if interested.

Picture time:  Sign up online: https://tinyurl.com/PUCCphotodirectory . Once you get to the online location it is self-explanatory how to choose a time a lot. If you prefer low tech give Steffanie Rauscher a call at 314-994-9577   and leave a message with a few dates/times that would work. Stef will sign you up and notify you of your time. 
 
Remember animals are welcome. If you are unable to come at any of the times listed for sign up feel free to drop off a picture to the office or send it by email to Stef at steffanir@sbcglobal.net. We can load a picture as well. 
 


 
 
VIDEO:   
Ginny Brown Daniel, our Missouri Mid-South Conference Minister, shares a tender and passionate message for Mother's Day weekend. Set aside 16 minutes to be present to this... it will affect you. [Some of you may have already watched this!? (I hope at least a few of you have!)]

 
INSPIRATION
Mary kept all these things to herself, holding them dear, deep within herself. - Luke 2:19 (The Message).
But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart. - Luke 2:19 (NRSV).
 ... from the birth narrative of Luke

 
JOKE :
Found on a mug that was given on Mother's Day ...
Mum, well done! I am awesome!





2841 N Ballas Road |  Saint Louis, Missouri 63131
314-872-9330 | www.parkwayucc.org