Worship With Us
Join us this Fifth Sunday of the month for intergenerational worship at 10am! We are engaged in our summer theme ‘Fruits of the Spirit’ (Galatians 5). Our scripture focus is Psalm 100 and this week’s fruit of the Spirit: Joy! Do you have enough joy in your life? How do we offer it and receive it? How do we allow it to flow more freely? How do we multiply it?
As always, we invite you to bring a friend, family member, co-worker.  
You never quite know what to expect on a Fifth Sunday of the month.

The Nursery is available for children through 3 years old as needed on Fifth Sundays.

Our Adult Education session originally scheduled for this Sunday at 11:15am has been postponed. Stay tuned ….    

Bread for the World Letter Writing
Sun, Jun 30 | 11:00am
Gathering Space
Following worship services, all are invited to take part in Bread for the World’s 2019 Offering of Letters. 
We hope you will be with us next Sunday as well – a Fifth Sunday! We will gather as One Family (all ages) and look at JOY – another fruit of the Spirit! We will be swept up in Psalm 100 and celebrate joy in all kinds of ways – including some ‘Gloria’!? Don’t miss this!
Youth Pizza Practice
Sundays, June 23 – July 14 | 11:15-12:00pm
Youth Room
Come join us for pizza and bell playing following Sunday school. 
1st Sunday Choir: Intergenerational Adult and Youth Choral Ensemble 

Open to both adults and youth, the 1 st  Sunday Intergenerational Choir meets in Parkway UCC’s Choir Loft at 9:00am on the first Sunday of each month, year-round, to take 45 minutes to learn a single, easily-accessible choir piece, which is then offered at our 10:00am service the same morning.
Pridefest 2019 Gateway Open & Affirming Booth
9:00am | Saturday, June 29 & Sunday, June 30 | Soldiers Memorial Park

In the past , you have shown your extravagant UCC welcome to all of our guests during the STL Pridefest weekend. With this being the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, we expect a record turn out at this year's events downtown. We need you to fly the rainbow colors with us at the Pride booth this year.
More info, contact Greg Schmelig: [email protected]
(314) 308-1868 or visit the website: http://www.gatewayona.com/
School Supply Drive
June 16 - July 14 

Parkway UCC is supporting two worthy organizations this year to provide school and other supplies to children in the St. Louis area. The Little Bit Foundation serves children in 37 schools in North St. Louis. Isaiah 58 Ministries serves children in South St. Louis. Please support these organizations as you are able. Place items in the designated box in the Gathering Space.
Prayer List Updates
Pridefest St Louis this weekend for the LGBTQIA community and all of us!
Linda Tossing - healing at home after recent lower back surgery.
Greg Schmelig and Dad - strengthening after kidney transplant.
Bill/Kathy Hilgeman - in midst of his chemotherapy treatments.
Krebs Family - grieving/giving thanks for Steven Neimeyer. Visitation
at 1pm, Funeral & Firefighter Bell Ceremony at 2pm here Saturday 6/29.
Anthony - renewed challenges as he lives his post-incarceration life.
Rogers Family - Gerry’s cousin’s granddaughter born with issues. 

St Louis Assn UCC Covenant Partner
Week ending July 7 - Parkway UCC , St Louis; parkwayucc.org
( Delight knowing that our partners are all praying for us next week !)
Thank you to so many members and friends of PUCC for all the cards, phone calls, and good wishes as Howard recovers from his amputation and I heal from my car accident. Since we are both making wonderful progress, I am asking that our names be removed from the list of concerns. Again, your concern and prayers work magic. ~Ellie Svenson

Why do fish swim in saltwater?
Because pepper water would make them sneeze!

This brief video (less than three minutes) helps capture the spirit of our new governance and ministry structure.
There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt. At the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say to God, "I used everything you gave me."
~Erma Bombeck

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Support Our Immigrant Neighbors
Each day brings a new attack on our immigrant neighbors and the scope and breadth of these challenges can be staggering. The paradigm of detention, enforcement and increased border militarization has brought us the cruel and inhumane practice of family separation, the ongoing and deplorable detention of families and children, and brutal immigration enforcement raids on communities; just to name a few. Expansion of a punitive deterrent-oriented system is abhorrent and an affront to our national values.
Compassion should be at the root of how our nation treats migrants. As people of faith we know and believe that each life, no matter where they’re born, has value and dignity; that each person is a beloved child of God. This is why we need to urge Congress to no longer fund the immigration deportation and detention machine that the administration keeps running full throttle. Instead, Congress should invest in programs that serve our communities by dedicating funds to case management programs and other alternatives to detention. Congress must also make robust investments in addressing the root causes of forced migration. There are myriad underlying reasons people are fleeing their home countries to come to the United States including political instability, violence, and economic devastation. Cutting aid and funding to Central American countries that addresses the root causes of forced migration is wildly short-sighted and will only make the situation worse.

Please ask your member of Congress, as they work on appropriations legislation, to not invest any more money in policies that fuel and feed the administration’s efforts to increase border militarization and continue terrorizing immigrants. How we invest our money reflects our values as a nation, and right now those values are corrosive and harmful. This has got to stop. Congress should instead invest in policies that uplift family unity, address the root causes of forced migration, and prioritize human needs by respecting the rights and dignity of every person.
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St. Louis, MO 63131
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