THE NEWSLETTER    Vol 51, No. 31                                          July 18, 2018
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Update From Our Guatemala Team

We had an excellent workday, providing a well-deserved day off for the laundry lady and the cook. We worked on painting the chapel and pulling invasiv e weeds that are killing the hillside trees (which are needed to prevent mudslides). Of course, we squeezed in some time for play, too! 

After a walking tour of the orphanages and the village of Aguacate, we began spreading friendship and love with friendship bracelets, coloring and playing with the kids.

And look at the PROGRESS being made at Hope Academy!

Voice Recital 
Last summer, recent University of North Texas graduate, Hannah Ceniseros (niece of Iris Fielden), presented a program to help her raise money for her six week summer program. This time she is thrilled to return with a program of thanks for the love and support this community has provided her.
Date: Thursday, July 19th
Time: 7pm
Place: Parkway Presbyterian Church

Please join her as she shares the talent she's crafted during her 4 years as an undergraduate. Admission is free, but any donation is accepted gratefully and will help provide for the church and community.

So far we have been priming and painting the inside of this new build that replaces a home destroyed by the storm. And outside, we've been digging a ditch for the wiring that will bring running water to the house. 

Last Chance to Sign up for Back-to-School Backpack Shopping
If you want to choose a student for whom you can personally shop for school supplies, this is the last Sunday to do so as items are due at the church on or before Sunday, July 29th. You will have this one last opportunity to sign up in the narthex before or after church. The PCHAS clients will be delighted to have new backpacks and all the school supplies required for their grade level when school starts.
If you cannot shop, monetary donations are always welcome. To make it easier, you can text to give:  Text  parkwaypc backpacks to  73256 to give to the Back-to-School project. Standard text message rates may apply. Parkway members, thank you in advance for your ever-dependable generosity.

Thursday, July 26th   
6 pm - 8 pm


Proceeds will benefit Corpus Christi Metro Ministries
Unable to attend? You can still contribute. Make a phone order the day of the event and we will ship your order to you at no additional cost   (361) 288-3465

PCHAS Donation Update
We stated last week that we collected $500 for Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services on Father's Day. We also had an additional $300 in checks written directly to PCHAS for a total of $800.  
Thank you Parkway
Thanks to the generosity of many Parkway members, 4th of July food was delivered to The Purple Door women's shelter to be dispersed to their outreach clients. In addition, hot dogs and watermelons and other food to augment what is available from the Food Bank was delivered to the Good Samaritan Homeless Shelter for their 240 residents.

Summer Nights Vacation Bible School for Adults and Children

Camp Nooma
(Meaning SPIRIT in Greek) (Focus on Acts 2:1-47)

Sunday, August 5 through Tuesday, August 7
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Dinner starts at 6:00, Activities start at 6:30
Meet in Fellowship Hall

WOW -- Ladies Bible Study
Bring your lunch or come without a lunch, either is fine.  Call or email any questions to  Nancy Graves  . All women are welcome to join us. 

We will take off for three weeks in July and start back on Tuesday July 31st with the book Inspired by Rachel Held Evans. Here is a link to her website:   https://rachelheldevans.com/inspired/

Izzy's Pantry
In partnership with the Coastal Bend Food Bank (formerly the Food Bank of Corpus Christi,) Izzy's Food Pantry strives to provide food assistance for currently enrolled Texas A&M-Corpus Christi students in need. Providing TAMU-CC students with a convenient site to obtain food assistance when needed, helps ensure that students who are food insecure are able to meet their nutritional needs and minimize adverse impacts on their academic progress and success.

Items of particular need are:
  • Proteins: peanut butter, canned meat (tuna/chicken) and beans (canned or dry)
  • Grains: pasta, crackers, rice and instant potatoes
    • Please note we are currently Fully Stocked with Ramen Noodles
  • Canned vegetables Fully Stocked!  Thank you
  • Canned fruit in juice or light syrup
  • Breakfast: cereal, oatmeal, granola/cereal bars, pancake mix (add water only) and syrup
  • Main meals: spaghetti sauce (canned preferred), macaroni and cheese, boxed meals and canned soup
  • Other items: jelly, coffee and popcorn
  • Supplies: manual can openers and reusable grocery bags
Financial gifts can be given via credit card online at  giving.tamucc.edu

 Combined Children's Summer Sunday School 
Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

July 22 -- July 28

  9:30 Children's Summer Sunday School
10:55 Worship 
  ** PDA  Group -- Old Union Church 

12:00 Sweet Surrender Sisters 
              Reunion Group
  9:30 Staff Meeting
   6:30 Darn Yarn Group
  6:30 Sweet Adelines/ Sparkling City
     4:00 Turquoise Table
  9:00 Pyrography Class in Scout Hut
  1:00 Bridge
   4:45 Loaves and Fishes


Loaves and Fishes (Metro Ministries)
Loaves & Fishes is a free cafeteria that serves nutritious dine-in meals for the homeless, poor, working poor, disabled, and elderly. This program provides lunch and dinner Monday through Friday. Parkway has committed to serving in the soup kitchen every Friday, from 4:45 to 6 pm. A food handler's permit is required and quite easy to obtain. If you would like to participate in this ministry, contact Irene Jones.
July 20
Betty Whitt
Alice Napier


July 27
Anne Veech
Nancy Graves

Prayer Concerns
If you would like to be a part of the prayer chain to lift up concerns of the congregation, contact Karen Wesson at 815-2099 to be added to the distribution list. You can also go to  www.parkwaypc.org.
Marilyn Munroe
Evie Weatherbie
Barbara Kanipe
Elizabeth Falk

Carol Nolan (sister 
of Pat Clements)

Shana Lipstreu
Tom Kimes
Beverly Fike
Bob Johnson (father of Susan Johnson)

Billie Franklin
Dick Franklin
Gene Ward
Richard Whitt
Dallas Marek       
Darrla Giersch (friend of Walta Ocker)
Molly Mauldin
The family of Mary
Elizabeth Lipstreu
Robinson and Alex Hoover 
Ruth Marek