Friday, June 4 at 10am
PUCCers on the Patio
Join us for coffee/tea/bagel/whatever on the patio at Panera/Bread Company in Des Peres -- 13275 Manchester Road across the way from Trader Joe’s.
Saturday, June 5 anytime that works well for you
Take a drive or walk though a St Louis County park today. You may want to explore one that you’ve never even heard of previously…

Worship with us this Sunday!
Worship with us at 10am on Facebook Live or on YouTube anytime after it’s posted there in the early afternoon. Our scripture passages are Psalm 23 (reassurance of God’s constant care and presence), Psalm 88 (prayer for help in despondency) and Luke 8:26-39 (Jesus interacting with a man who has demons and is separate from family and society.) We just came through Mental Health Awareness Month. What does our faith and our church tell us about mental health?
It’s a Communion Sunday, so prepare a simple sacred meal for yourself - bread/crackers and juice/wine/water.
Reminder: We will worship in person next Sunday, June 13 out back at church and then have our Congregational Meeting immediately following. We will also be sharing updates from our Covid Team and Church Council about this Transition Time.
Livestream worship on designated Sundays. Look under videos for previous livestreamed services.
All our worship service videos in one place!
All Mid~Week Meditations that have been recorded on YouTube.
Order of worship, announcements, prayer list, birthdays and anniversaries.
Sunday School
Sunday School for children through 5th grade:

Meeting ID: 383 733 977
Password: 819680
Sunday School for Youth/Teens each week:

Meeting ID: 815 6130 3581
Password: 702228
Tuesday Evening Dialogue June 8
2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:45pm social time | 7:00pm Book discussion via Zoom

We are discussing The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne.
1st & 3rd Tuesdays | 2:00pm via ZOOM

Please join us this summer – starting June 15 – as we read Great Psalms of the Bible by Clint McCann.
Visit the Missouri Botanical Gardens with Us - June 9
Trip to the St Louis Art Museum - June 30
Marv Herpel and his daughter, Ann, cordially invite the PUCC family to a memorial service for Georgia Herpel on Tuesday, June 15, at 11:30 a.m. The service will be held at Schrader Funeral Home, 14960 Manchester Rd. Luncheon to follow at 16350 Peppermill Dr, Wildwood.
Prayer List Updates
All the acts of kindness, justice and equity near and far!
LGBTQIA+ Pride Month.
Dan & Kim, Ben/Henry/Davis Weas - amid Dan’s cancer diagnosis.
Peter Shelton - healing at home after recent surgery.
All impacted by Covid-19 - individuals, families, healthcare workers.
Physical Distancing… if anyone needs groceries, medicine and/or other support OR if anyone newly vaccinated would like to be part of the Care Team, please reach out to [email protected]; 314-330-0629.
Gun violence and other violence across the US and other lands.
Don Wandless and family as they make plans to celebrate Gloria’s life.
Ellie & Skip Larson - as she settles into a care unit at Meramec Bluffs.
Gail Haack - healing from torn rotator cuff.
Jim Winkelmann’s mother Val Weber - healing from back injury.

St Louis Assn UCC Covenant Partner
Week ending June 6 - Immanuel UCC, Ferguson;
Week ending June 13 - The Missouri Mid-South Conference UCC;
Emotional pain is not something that should be hidden away and never spoken about. There is truth in your pain, there is growth in your pain, but only if it’s first brought out into the open. ~Steven Aitchison
Less than two minutes on
10 Common Warning Signs of a Mental Health Condition in Teens and Young Adults
What is brown, hairy and wears sunglasses?
A coconut on vacation. 

Why does a seagull fly over the sea?
Because if it flew over the bay, it would be a baygull.
What kind of water cannot freeze?
Hot water.
The Power of Yes

Two weeks after our last dose of vaccine, I wondered what would happen after the year of no ended. I talked with the Sweet Bakers Group and asked if we followed the PUCC Covid Team Protocols, we could have permission to return to the church kitchen. We checked with them, and they approved if we all were vaccinated and would wear masks. We agreed to both rules.

I called the Pilgrim United Church of Christ, who we had baked cakes and brownies for more than seven years, and they were still closed and doubted they would open up their Wednesday lunches anytime soon. However, the answering message directed callers to contact Pat Penelton at Centennial Disciple of Christ on Fountain Street in North St. Louis. They provided more than 75 meals for people who came from 11:00 am to 1:00 on Wednesdays and Fridays.

When I asked if they would like eight trays cakes or brownies twice a month, she said yes, and I said yes, and off we went. The Sweet Bakers have made 24 cakes since that telephone call and plan on continuing through the summer. Harold and I delivered cakes today and stayed to help with the preparation of the hot meal. Pat decides on the menu based on donated foods and other products. Pilgrim UCC provides them financial support, as do Schnucks and other grocery stores around St. Louis.

This morning they made pork cutlets with mashed potatoes, apple slices, salad, rolls, a bottle of water, and cake. The crew there numbered nearly 20 people who at one time said "yes" to this project which has provided almost 10,000 meals since the beginning of Covid in March 2020.

So the power of yes from Sweet Bakers, PUCC Covid Team, the Lunch Team at Centennial has resulted in a beautiful experience.
Carol Cobb
May 26, 2021

Join Us Next Sunday

In-person worship out back of church at 10am
* We will also be on Facebook Live and on YouTube by early afternoon. *

Please wear a mask and bring a lawn chair – masks and chairs will be provided as necessary.

Our Congregational Meeting to elect new leaders - and give thanks for continuing leaders - will begin immediately following worship.

Our Church Council and Covid Team will have more news on our Covid Response and Transition Timeline.

We hope you can be with us next Sunday.

As always, we welcome your gifts of non-perishable food items for our hungry neighbors. The Give-A-Meal Table is located in the main entryway.
We appreciate your submissions of jokes, quotes, photos, videos, weekly opportunities, Mid~Week Meditation ideas, scriptures that are important to you, hymn/song suggestions, poetry, etc. We would love to hear from you [email protected]
Visit our social media for a mix of pix and to see what other PUCCers would like you to attend/experience/ponder/pray about with them.
Please post a picture of you/yours on our social media:
(314) 872 9330 [email protected]
2841 N Ballas Road,
St. Louis, MO 63131

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