Worship With Us
Join us for worship this Sunday at 10am! We will sing some songs for America. We will celebrate the sacrament of communion at our open table – ALL are welcome!

We are engaged in our summer theme Fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5).

Our scripture focus is Luke 10:1-11 (Jesus sending 70 people out on mission in pairs with several instructions) and this week’s fruit of the Spirit: Patience!

It's Give-a-Meal Sunday. Please bring non-perishable food for those in need. Extra donations of cleaning supplies would also be greatly appreciated.

As always, we invite you to bring a friend, family member, co-worker. 
Bread for the Letter Dedication
Sun, Jul 7
Thanks to all who wrote letters at the PUCC Offering of Letters on June 30, we have gathered 79 letters to our senators asking them to support nutrition programs for mothers and babies around the world! We will pray together to dedicate the letters on Sunday, July 7. Volunteer lobbyists will hand-deliver them to senate offices this month during meetings with senate staff. If you didn’t get a chance to write and would like to, you are invited to write a short letter to Senator Blunt and one to Senator Hawley explaining why you care about feeding hungry people and containing the request, “I ask you to accelerate progress on global nutrition by co-sponsoring S. Res. 260.” Include your name and address on your letter and bring it to worship on Sunday to be included in the letter dedication.
Cynthia Levin | [email protected] | (847) 431-2185 

If you weren’t with us last week, we would very much like you to consider writing to our US Senators about the plight of hungry people. Bring the letter(s) with you this Sunday or scan/snap a photo and send it to [email protected] by early Sunday morning. 
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.
It's Cool in the Furnace
Monday, July 22 – Friday, July 26
9:00 – 12:30 daily (optional childcare until 3:00)
Performance Thursday, July 25 at 7pm
Cost $25 per child (sibling discount available)
Ages 3 – entering 5th grade
(6th graders and above – we need you to be counselors!)
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 last wknd for the LGBTQIA community & all of us!
Linda Tossing - additional surgery to clean out infection stemming from back surgery on June 11.
Judy Jones & family - worsening symptoms of late stage dementia.
Cassie Rosenberger Family as they mourn/celebrate her grandma.
Krebs Family - grieving/giving thanks for Steve Neimeyer.
John/Audrey Nourse - as he had two discs in his neck fused last week.
Anthony - renewed challenges as he lives his post-incarceration life.
Rogers Family - Gerry’s cousin’s granddaughter born with issues. 
Phyllis McCormick - recovering from 2nd stroke (Mary Lynn Dario).

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!)
Week ending July 14 - Pilgrim Congregational UCC, St. Louis; pilgrimucc-stl.org

Thank you all so very much for the get well cards, messages and prayers. My father and I are on the upswing. The kidney is having very good behavior. In fact, it started working the moment it was “installed”... right on the operating table! So all of those prayers were definitely strong and beyond powerful! Again - thank you! See you all as soon as I can return. Peace and love, Greg Schmelig 

What do you get when you cross Captain America with the Incredible Hulk? The Star-Spangled Banner.

How come there's no Knock Knock Joke about America? Because freedom rings.

What kind of tea did the American colonists want? Liberty.

What was the most popular dance in 1776?

The difference between a duck and George Washington?
One has a bill on his face, and the other has his face on a bill.

Did you hear the one about the Liberty Bell?
Yeah, it cracked me up!

What did one flag say to the other flag?
Nothing. It just waved. 
Inspiration as we continue to think about the Fruit of the Spirit: JOY that we experienced together last Sunday ….

"Whence comes this idea that if what we are doing is fun, it can’t be God’s will? The God who made giraffes, a baby’s fingernails, a puppy’s tail, a crooknecked squash, the bobwhite’s call, and a young girl’s giggle, has a sense of humor. Make no mistake about that."
~Catherine Marshall

Four and a half minutes that might make you think about something really important and impactful for 4th of July week… 
July Green Tips: UCC Council on Climate Justice presented at General Synod last week...
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