Outdoor Coffee
Friday, September 3 at 10am

Come chat over coffee at Kaldi’s - 120 S. Kirkwood Road Kirkwood, MO 63122
It’s a very spacious outdoor setting just across from City Hall.
As we head into Labor Day Weekend, let’s talk about jobs we have had in our lives and what we have learned about ourselves and others along the way.
(You might want to walk around Kirkwood after our time together.)
 
Pending Hospitality
The International Institute of St Louis (IISTL) is anticipating 1,000 refugee cases this year. They don't know when these new Americans will come - sometimes they receive as little as 24-48 hours' notice of arrival. IISTL will need our help. The best things we can do right now is to prepare - fill out interest forms and applications, stay engaged and informed. We're sure other organizations will form and become more involved. New needs will formulate. Be patient and flexible with the ever-changing landscape that is refugee resettlement.
Here is a list of what will be needed before people arrive -
Please begin gathering these items. We will talk more about a process for donating.

Worship with us this Sunday!
Worship In-Person in the Sanctuary or on Facebook Live… or later on YouTube.

Our scriptures are Proverbs 22:2, 9, 22; James 14:14-17 and Mark 7:31-37. Jesus heals a man wh0 is deaf and has a speech impediment. Jesus says “Ephphatha!” which means “be opened.” How might what we hear cause us to speak up and speak out?
 
It is a Communion Sunday so prepare a simple sacred meal of bread/crackers and wine/juice if you will be participating virtually or know that you will receive a pre-packaged communion meal here when you arrive.
 
Reminder: It is a Give-A-Meal Sunday so please consider bringing gifts of non-perishable food items for hungry people in St Louis—and/or make a contribution online to Circle of Concern (Valley Park) or Isaiah 58 Ministries (St Louis City). Items most needed include peanut butter, breakfast cereal, canned fruit, healthy snacks, condiments, canned pasta, dinner “helpers,” dry pasta, tomato sauce, jelly … as well personal care items such as shampoo, razors, ibuprofen, dish soap and laundry soap.

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.
This link lists bulletin posts, with the top one as the most recent.
Sunday School Live and via Zoom
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
September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month
It’s time to raise awareness on this stigmatized, and often taboo, topic. In addition to shifting public perception, use this month to spread hope and vital information to people affected by suicide. Be intentional this month so that individuals, friends and families have access to the resources they need to discuss suicide prevention and to seek help. Do some exploring of these websites and share what you learn with others…
Prayer List Updates
All the acts of kindness, justice and equity near and far!
All students, families, teachers, staff, admins back in school.
Mia Alexandra Schulenburg Baptism - daughter of Kaylyn/David.
The Paralympics.
PUCC Weddings this weekend - Melissa and Stephen; Kenzie Patrick and Nick Nouri; Paul Sableman and Shantel Sheppard. Blessings to you!
Carol Wilbois' daughter Kim - open heart surgery earlier this week.
John Nourse and family - grieving and giving thanks for Audrey. Visitation here on Friday, September 10 from 4-7pm; Memorial Service here on Saturday at 1pm; Burial across the street in Elm Lawn Cemetery.
Dan & Kim, Ben/Henry/Davis Weas - Dan’s cancer treatments.
Kathleen Tarr - having a cardiac procedure on September 8.
All impacted by Covid-19 - individuals, families, healthcare workers; including the family of Mike (PUCC friend) - mourning/celebrating him.
If anyone needs support or if anyone vaccinated would like to be on the
Care Team, please reach out to kevin@parkwayucc.org; 314-330-0629
Caregivers of all shapes and sizes.
All that is happening during and after storms/wildfires in the US.
The humanitarian crisis in Cuba.
The aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti.
The turmoil in Afghanistan.
Cindy & Ralf and Andrew Wessel - grieving Tyler.
Skip Larson, Karen Nolte, Janet Prendergast - remembering Ellie.
Ralph Hoffmann and family - giving thanks for Brenda.

St Louis Assn UCC Covenant Partner
Week ending September 5 - St Lucas UCC, St Louis; stlucasucc.org
Week ending September 12 - St Luke’s UCC, Imperial; stlukesimperial.org
 
View
An important message for St Louis from our Interfaith Partners – in less than three minutes.
Humor
How do bees get to school?
On the school buzz!
Ponder
Courage is not something that you already have that makes you brave when the tough times start. Courage is what you earn when you’ve been through the tough times and you discover they aren’t so tough after all. —Malcolm Gladwell
Month of Grace + Prayer: An Ecumenical Retreat in Everyday Life

Pray on your own 20 minutes each day and meet one-on-one with a spiritual companion one hour each week for four consecutive weeks. Starts September 12. All meetings will be virtual (Zoom or phone if you prefer). Weekly meeting times set around your schedule. This is an individually directed retreat tailored to your own deep desires. Committed couples also have the option to participate as a couple. The spiritual companions are not members of our church nor can accompany anyone they know. All adults are welcome regardless of denomination or affiliation.

For more information, visit www.momentsofgraceandprayer.org and to register contact Clarence Heller at clarenceheller@gmail.com.
Crop Walk 2021
Sunday, October 24
4:30 check in | 5:00pm walk Eden Seminary: 475 E Lockwood Ave, Webster Groves MO 63119
Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Saturday, October 23
10:00am The Enterprise Center


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 kevin@parkwayucc.org
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(314) 872 9330 contact@parkwayucc.org
2841 N Ballas Road,
St. Louis, MO 63131

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