Worship with is this Sunday - Traditional Worship at 9:30am and/or Informal Worship at 11am! Our scripture passages are Psalm 23; John 10:1-10; Acts 2:42-47 with a sermon entitled
Spirit Math. We are focused on the early church in this post-Easter time! The way the community lives together adds, subtracts, multiplies or divides the presence of the Holy. How are we being like the Early Church?
Celebrate the sacrament of communion at our open table.
Adult Education this Sunday:
Sundays | 9:30 & 11:00am | Heritage Room
Back by popular demand - Jan Aerie, Family Counselor, Gerontologist.
Aging: 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.
PRAYER LIST UPDATES:
A very successful JHLTB5!
Kathy & Bill Hilgeman
about to become first-time grandparents!
Larry Dean and Neuza Neves
married here at PUCC this week.
- received her master's degree in Music Therapy this week.
's family - as they grieve and give thanks for her. Memorial Service here in the Historic Sanctuary at 11am on Saturday, May 6th
(PUCC Office Admin) - grieving/giving thanks for her mother. Memorial Svc in Historic Sanctuary on Sunday, May 7th at 2pm.
Mona's address is
915 West 7th Street; Washington, MO 63090
Andrea Barnes -
at River Oaks Hospital Trauma Unit; 1525 River Oaks Road West; New Orleans, LA 70123 for more support for PTSD.&&
- strengthening after hospitalization and rehab ... moving to The Westchester House this week - 550 White Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017.
Nancy Wessinger -
recuperating fromrecent gallbladder surgery.
- treatment for cancer; struggles with sciatica.
: 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:
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."
Take Me Out to the Ballgame!
Come cheer for MIRIAM MAGIC - the Miriam Academy co-ed baseball team sometime this spring... only 3 games remain! 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
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
May 10, Making Music Videos
Wednesdays | 6:30-7:30| Fellowship Hall | Snacks & Door Prize
What fun we will have creating our own songs and filming them for all to see. Do you want to sing, play an instrument or dance? Join us!
Contact Barb Kuhlmann: email@example.com | 314-872-9330
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.
Very powerful ... please take less than 5 minutes to watch this. It's called 'Worlds Apart'.
[Yes, we realize it's produced by a beer company...]
: The house of the Lord, where we hope to dwell both on earth and in heaven, brings together all of the human family-the ones we like, the ones who are like us, and the ones we fear, especially the ones we believe are not like us. We humans draw these lines readily, in our families and in nations, often to our peril. Jesus knows that it may be a saving grace when an "enemy" like the Samaritan crosses the road to rescue a Jewish man left for dead, bringing first aid and underwriting the cost of his ongoing health care. ~unknown
: I used to be in a band, we were called 'lost dog'. You probably saw our posters.