Parkway United Church of Christ  E-news
August 3, 2017
 
Friday, August 4 | 7:00pm
Come celebrate a musical presentation of Down by the Creekbank, performed by this week's VBS participants. They've been busy all week rehearsing, making sets, SINGING and even playing games. You won't want to miss this lively performance!

The school supplies bus will still be here, so you can still make a donation!
     
 
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 Genesis 32:22-31 and Psalm 17:1-7, 15 with a sermon entitled Struggles of the Spirit. Our wrestlings with God happen at times of transitions and at other times - as they did for Jacob in the Genesis passage. How do we share these experiences with others - can people see our wounds and our healing in the ways we walk/talk - like Jacob?
 
Our Mission Moment will be shared by our Youth Mission Trippers just back from Appalachian South Folklife Center in Pipestem, West Virginia.
 
Join us in welcoming Barry Luedloff, guest organist.
      
We will celebrate the sacrament of communion at our open table. All are welcome!

It's Give-a-Meal Sunday, so remember to bring non-perishable goods 
 

     
Prayer Updates
Cassie Rosenberger and family - as she is hospitalized for tests and her father is hospitalized afterwhat appears to be another heart attack.
Mary Jo Cannon -transitioning to daughter Nancy's home...
Nancy and Scott Masterson 14225 Ladue Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017.
PUCC Family (and others) struggling with healthcare costs and limits.
Steve Penico's mother - receiving hospice care at Surrey Place.
Barbara Roberts (and Laurie) - awaiting test results; healing!
Bill - heart surgery today (Barbara Roberts).
Youth Mission Trip to Appalachia lastweek.
MAD Camp - our VBS - this week.
Miriam Academy teachers returned to PUCC this week.

Announcements
Tuesday Evening Dialogue Resumes August 8
2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00-8:30pm | Heritage Room | Potluck & Discussion
This Tuesday, August 8, we continue Spiritual Defiance: Building a Beloved Community of Resistance   by Robin Meyers : " A leading voice of progressive Christianity makes a powerful case for faith as a radical way of being in the world."
 
TED welcomes everyone interested in delicious POTLUCKS and interesting, informal BOOK DISCUSSIONS! Please consider joining us.
 
For more information contact Karen Boyd: kkseib@gmail.com

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.

Volunteer Opportunity
Anyone interested in driving Luke Mani, a theological student at Eden, to/from PUCC on Sundays please contact Donna Ruzicka: druzicka74@gmail.com . Luke would like to attend a mix of both 9:30 and 11:00 services throughout the school year, until he graduates from Eden in May.

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. 


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

1:23 of inspiration!A three year old delivers the most intense motivational speech of all-time.

Inspiration 
There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives. ~ Audre Lorde


Humor
A week and a half before school starts up again. There's still time to squeeze in another book. How about this one:
When Does School Start? by Wendy Belrings