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July 17, 2022 | 10:00am In-person and Facebook Live...and later on Facebook


If you will be with us in person, please note that our Covid Team has made an adjustment in our Covid protocols. St Louis City and St Louis County continue to document a steady rise in COVID-19 cases in our community. We are also experiencing this with church members and friends. Therefore, PUCC is moving from '"asks recommended" to "masks strongly advised" until further notice.

Our scriptures are Genesis 18:1-10a (Abraham and Sarah visited by angels) and Luke 10:38-42 (Mary and Martha visited by Jesus) … both stories with elements of hospitality and surprise. How might we see ourselves in these stories?

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Sunday School

Our Sunday School theme this summer is from our UCC 3 Great Loves --- Love of Children, Love of Neighbor, Love of Creation.

Teams of teachers will be rotating through grade school and youth classes.

If you have questions or would like to help, please contact Marsha Peek or

Celebrate Barb Kuhlmann with us on July 30

The Memorial Service will take place here at 3pm on Saturday, July 30.

We will also be on Facebook Live.

There will be refreshments afterwards.


July Presentations

7/17 Modern Perspectives of a Native American

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7/24 Annie's Hope - The Center for Grieving Kids

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors

School is out, many supplies are used up, and children will be taller by the end of summer. Let’s help school children be ready for next fall. Parkway UCC is asked to provide 300 2-pocket folders for the Isaiah 58 Back-to-School event on 30 July. Underwear and socks for any ages, small children through adult sizes would be most appreciated. We are also invited to host a game, activity booth, or resource table.

Isaiah 58 serves our neighbors in the Choteau, Jefferson, Cherokee, and S. Kingshighway boundaries. As you are able, please consider donating 2-pocket folders, socks, and underwear and place in the designated box in the church lobby by 29 July. Contact Evelyn Buretta:

Outdoor Movie, Smores and Optional Campout at PUCC!

Friday, July 22 | any time after 6:30pm | PUCC playground

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Tuesday Evening Dialogue on Summer Break until 8/9

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Tuesday Afternoon Dialogue on Summer Break until 8/16

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July 25-29 at Epiphany UCC. Join us!!

We still have spots left for our week of mission in St. Louis July 25th-29th! You can stay overnight at the church, or join us for daytime mission work one or all of the days! We will be working at Lydia’s House, St. Louis Area Foodbank, RUNG for Women, and with GHSP: Gateway Housing Service Project (ramp building for disabled seniors).


PLEASE let Carmen know asap you and/or your teenager (13 and up) would like to join us!



Call/Text: 314-330-0814

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Parkway Inquirers


Tuesday, July 19 from 6:30-7:45pm Heritage Room

Inquirer: someone who wants to know more … about Parkway UCC

Prayer List Updates

Alison Yakel - moving to Seattle this week for RN Residency.

Don Luedloff - celebrating his 90th Birthday on Monday 18th.

Family and friends of Millicent Guerri - celebrating her life.

Linda Tossing – healing from recent thyroid gland surgery.

Jim Winkelmann - at DePaul Rehab Hospital after a recent stroke.

Grieving and giving thanks for Barb Kuhlmann -; Memorial Service here 3pm on Sat, July 30.

Obituary -

Bill and Pat Owens - as Bill seeks healing after recent back surgery.

Bart Coleman - some complications as he preps for heart procedure.

Joan Biest - radiation treatments will begin on July 21.

Peter Shelton - surgery July 29… due to gallbladder surgery in 2021.

Josh - starting chemo; will need a bone marrow transplant (Tarr).

Sharon - variety of health challenges (Rogers).

Kathy Ferrell - healing for her broken wrist.

All impacted by Covid-19 - individuals, families, healthcare workers; If anyone needs help getting vax/booster or if anyone vaccinated would like to be on the Care Team, please reach out to

Family of Jayland Walker, police and public in Akron, Ohio.

The war in Ukraine.

Women’s Justice issues.


St Louis Association UCC Covenant Partner

Week ending July 17 - Prince of Peace UCC, St. Louis;

Week ending July 24 - Samuel UCC, Clayton;


You may or may not know this song from ‘The Prince of Egypt’ – a very powerful song of trust and faith… remember the Israelites leaving slavery in Egypt


When do you go at red and stop at green?

When you’re eating a watermelon

What does the sun drink out of?


Where do sharks go on vacation?


What did the reporter say to the ice cream?

What’s the scoop?




Winemaker Vince Amlin

We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to God’s purpose. - Romans 8:28 (NRSV)

Last summer, I decided to make dandelion wine. It sounded romantic. Early summer in a bottle. Weeds turned into wine.

At a city park, I convinced my wife to join the illegal harvest. Back home, we painstakingly separated the yellow petals from the green bracts until our fingers were stained and our bowl was full. I made a simple syrup, juiced and zested three oranges and a lemon, activated some champagne yeast, and threw it all in a jar to ferment.

Nine weeks later, I opened it up to bottle it, and it smelled disgusting. Sickeningly sweet. Overwhelmingly floral. (Almost like hundreds of dandelions...) I took a taste and knew that no one would ever drink this wine. But I’d put in so much time, I went ahead anyway.

I set a reminder for six months, and when it came up, I put the smallest bottle in the fridge. That night, I poured us each a tiny taste. We raised our glasses and prepared for disappointment.

But we were surprised. It was good. Light and not too sweet. Pale yellow, like early summer in a bottle.

Something had happened in that bottle. Something had happened over those months. A miracle. Weeds turned into wine.

Paul treats it as obvious: we know that all things work together for good for those who love God.

To me it is anything but. The whole project seems a mess. A waste. A total loss.

But I cling to the promise, even now: God is working. A miracle is underway. In the fullness of time, it will be good.

Prayer: Jesus, winemaker, transform us.


We love Special Olympics!

Saturday, August 6 | 12:00 - 3:00pm

Affton Athletic Association Fields, 10300 Gravois Road, Affton, Mo., 63123

We are looking for 5 PUCCers to join Kevin for the 12-3pm afternoon volunteer shift at SOMO's East Regional Softball Tournament on Saturday, August 6, 2022. This event will be held at the Affton Athletic Association Fields, 10300 Gravois Road, Affton Mo. 63123. Upon arrival, please locate the volunteer check-in table where you be given a volunteer t-shirt and volunteer assignment. Thank you for helping make this day possible for our athletes and their families. Remember sunblock, a hat and a water bottle!

Environmental Inspiration

July 2022

I feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use. ~Mother Teresa

Make everyday things last longer.

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