Parkway United Church of Christ  E-news
November 17, 2016

 
Worship with us this Sunday!
Worship with us this Sunday Thanksgiving Sunday - Traditional Worship at 9:30am and Informal Worship at 11:00am where our scriptures are Deuteronomy 26:1-11 (Israelites recounting their difficult journey to freedom, arrival in a land of plenty and dedication of their first fruits) and John 6:25-35 (Jesus as the Bread of Life) with a sermon entitled Food, Glorious Food. We will participate in our longstanding financial and prayerful support for Every Child's Hope (everychildshope.org) at both services. We will celebrate the sacrament of Baptism with Zac Ullrich (son of Matt and Rachel Livengood Ullrich) at 11:00am.
Bring a friend to worship!
 
We have retired the keycode number of 12370. Please contact the church office for the new number for access to the building.

Adult Education
Sundays | 9:30am & 11am | Heritage Room

This Sunday, Nov 20: No Adult Education

Prayer Updates
Celebrations  
Jeff Dwyer & Lea Kauling - November 19th wedding in Belleville, IL
Families getting together for Thanksgiving.
 
Concerns
Nancy Brown -healing aftera fall - broken nose.
Gerry Rogers - recuperating from knee surgery this week!
Christopher Haack - healing from outpatient sinus surgery.
Gloria Wandless & Family - grieving & celebrating cousin Kenny.
Families getting together for Thanksgiving.




Into the Mystic is the Rev. John C. Dorhauer's weekly podcast on UCC.org. 



Community

Every Child's Hope Christmas Store
Make sure to bring your items this Sunday. Monday is the last day of collection! We welcome new clothing and gently used items. Look for the ECH Christmas Store donation box in the Gathering Space. A list of suggested items is attached to the box. Items will be delivered to ECH on 22 November. Contact Evelyn Buretta: burettaevelyn@gmail.com for any questions.

Congregation Shaare Emeth invites you to their first Yin and Yang sale!
Sunday, November 20
9:00am-2:00pm. You'll find furniture, musical instruments, household items, baby equipment, art, jewelry and more!

Families Adopted with Shaare Emeth
November 17-December 17
 
PUCC is partnering with Shaare Emeth to help two refugee families feel welcome and prepare for their first Missouri winter. 
 
When refugee families arrive in St. Louis, the International Institute provides basic household items, furniture, and bus passes using a small government allocation received on the individual's behalf. However, families' initial apartments are quite sparse and budgets are tiny so the Institute looks to the community for additional help. In addition to winter accessories, blankets, art and school supplies and easy books (to learn English), the families need monetary assistance to pay for their apartment and utilities.
 
We are creating a Sign Up Genius form to allow our congregations to work together to best meet the needs of these families. The needs of the refugee families will be listed, showing an up-to-date status of what has already been supplied and where opportunities to contribute still exist. Those not comfortable utilizing Sign Up Genius can communicate directly with Lisa or Jill to ensure the contributions are noted. We anticipate sharing the list of needs next week.
 
Let's show these refugee families the generosity and love of our community - any help will be greatly appreciated. 

More info: Lisa Mason | lmason624@sbcglobal.net
Jill Schatz | jdschatz@msn.com

Eden Seminary Christmas Concert
Monday, December 5 | 11:40am | Wehrli Chapel



Read our Missouri Mid-South Conference publications to find out what is happening around the Conference:



Ginny's Gems This week Rev Dr Ginny Daniel, Conference Minister, thanks all in the conference for the ways we minister together.


Announcements
The church office will be closed Wed-Fri next week.
 
Labyrinth
Mon, Nov 21| 1:00pm| Meet in Pastor Kevin's Office
Pray in motion with us as we walk the labyrinth at the Mercy Center at 2039 Geyer Road-just a hop, skip and a jump from church.
 
Tuesday Evening Dialogue Nov 22
2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00-8:30pm | Heritage Room | Potluck & Discussion
Paperback copies are available in the church office.
TED continues The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, chapters 17-24. It is comical, poignant, puzzling and profound all at once. We will complete the book on Dec 13 before Christmas break. We begin a new book in January. There is still one copy available in the church office for $12.80.
 
Thanksgiving at Parkway
Thu, Nov 24 | 2:00-6:00pm | Heritage Room
Are you at loose ends for Thanksgiving? If so, you are invited to join Pam Walker and some of her family members for a yummy meal, conversation and table games on Thanksgiving afternoon. We plan to eat around 3:00pm. We'd love to have you! RSVP to Pam: 314-520-8546
 
Have you ever had a moment or experience when you felt the true presence of God in your life? We are looking for people to share their faith experiences through a personal story, life event, family tradition, scripture reading, poem or song. You would present your experience in a 2-3 minute presentation during both church services. These will be on the second Sunday of each month. Sharing the experiences will help us gain a deeper understanding of each other and how God has touched your life. We hope many of you will participate and be willing to present your experience in the upcoming months. For more details and scheduling your time to share, please contact Helen Race raceh@att.net phone 314-401-4382 or Karen Boyd kkseib@gmail.com.


Joke

                                                       
 
Inspiration
Change is threatening, but it's also the way we grow. You need to repot yourself somehow. ~Frederick Lough