Parkway United Church of Christ  E-news
August 31, 2017
Worship with Us this Week!
Join us for Traditional Worship at 9:30am and/or Informal Worship at 11:00am 
where our scripture passages will be Exodus 3:1-12, Psalm 105:1-6 and Romans 12:9-21 with a sermon entitled We Have Work to Do.  God lays out what God wants to do because of the needs of the people and then  tells Moses to make it happen - God wants/needs us to act. What is God  asking us/you to do? The Romans passage gives us some clear direction.

Gather with us at our open communion table as we receive blessing upon blessing in sacred simple meal.
Help us welcome Janet Spencer, guest organist, at 9:30am
It's Give-a-Meal Sunday. Bring your dry/canned goods to share with the needy.

How you can help with Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief
Sept. 3-24 * Gathering Space * Lisa Mason or Julie Stappenbeck
We've been in touch with friends in Houston who have helped identify the most crucial needs to assist with the long recovery efforts following Hurricane Harvey. 

  • new socks and underwear- all sizes 
  • plus size clothing
  • diapers & wipes
  • toiletries
  • large trash bags
  • disposable plates & silverware
  • granola bars/non-perishable snacks
  • gift cards (Visa, Walmart, Target, fuel,) or financial donations clearly designated for Hurricane Harvey Relief

If you'd like to help, please leave contributions in the designated bin in the gathering space. Thank you for your generosity!
Lisa: | 314- 569-0095
Julie: | 314-504-0785  

Prayer Updates

Bill Schulenburg - emergency appendectomy a week ago Saturday.
Doug Detjen - shoulder surgery yesterday.
Steve Penico - celebrated his mother's life last week.
Jan Mantovani - grieving and giving thanks for her sister Debbie.
Cassie Rosenberger's father -healing from heart issue.
Conrad Damsgaard 's daughter Chris - double mastectomy next wk.
Kevin Hogarty 's father George - health issues.
Jeanne Whitney - medical tests (niece of Ruth Peace/Pinky Wilcoxen).
June Meyer (2 yr old) -  just diagnosed Kawasaki's Disease (Svenson). 
Those affected by Hurricane Harvey and aftermath.
Prayers for unity and diversity - healing, peace, love, understanding


Volunteer Opportunity
Anyone interested in driving Luke Mani, a theological student at Eden, to/from PUCC on Sundays please sign up here now... 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.

Coffee & Conversation
Tue, Sep 5| 2:00pm | STL Bread Co
Located at Manchester & 270. Join us! Questions? Contact: Pastor Kevin: 314-872-9330 or
Youth Night Resumes September 6
Wednesdays | Middle High 6-7pm | Sr High 7-8pm | Youth Room
Contact Barb Kuhlmann: 314-872-9330 |

If you haven't seen the Heritage Room recently please walk down and marvel at the beauty of the new space. It looks spectacular and we have much to be grateful for. Miriam academy was responsible for painting the walls and adding the new carpeting, both of which were wonderful additions to a space that needed a touch of updating. Kris McKenzie and Joyce Ruiz then stepped in and spearheaded a project to update the kitchen area for a more functional and fabulous look. They even added a dishwasher for ease of cleaning up and a larger refrigerator. In addition to Joyce and Kris we would like to thank the following for their help with a project that was surely needed and will be much appreciated. John Ruiz, Marsha Peek, Pam Walker, Q Watkins, Andrew Wessel, Tyler Wessel, Michelle and Brad Brueggemann, and Pete Eggebrecht. The above group helped with tearing out old cabinets, purchasing and assembling new cabinets, installation of new electrical requirements, or oversight of paid contractors. Shopping for new furniture was done by Marsha Peek, Donna Fauss and Joyce Ruiz with Roger and Donna offering to re-hang pictures. A hearty thank you to all for whatever part you played in making the Heritage Room a showcase for many years to come!
Carol Russell and PUCC council


of the Missouri Mid-South Conference
invites you to
Celebrating the
Ordained Ministerial Standing
1:00 pm
1920 South 7 St. Saint Louis

PUCCer Naomi Runtz, as a member of the Sharp Shooters Photography Collective, will be exhibiting at the Gretchen Brigham Gallery at the Union Avenue Christian Church, 733 Union Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108. The exhibit is entitled "Hansel und Gretel: Inspired by the Opera" and is showing in connection with the Opera. The Opening Reception is Sunday, August 20, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Free and open to the public
The exhibit will be on view from August 15 - September 10.
The hours: M-F, 8am - 4pm and Sunday 9am - 12:30pm
Pleasse call (314) 361-8844 to confirm the gallery is open before you visit.

In celebration and commitment to all who have labored for the inclusion and rights of others...

You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; and just so, you learn to love by loving. All those who think to learn in any other way deceive themselves. -Saint Francis de Sales

Parent: Do you know, most people don't have to work today, because it's Labor Day.
Child: If people are not working, shouldn't we call today 'No-Labor Day?'