Worship With Us
Join us for live stream worship this Sunday - Mother’s Day - at 9:55am (or watch it later as a recording) on Facebook Live – you don’t need a Facebook account to be able to watch! Next week, May 17, will be a pre-recorded experience on YouTube.
Facebook.com/ParkwayUnitedChurchOfChrist

Our scriptures are a couple of difficult stories – one with Jesus issuing a challenge to the people (John 8:2-11) and a struggle in the Early Church (Acts 7:55-60). Themes of forgiveness run through these readings too. The sermon is entitled Stones .

During our Prayer Time, we invite you to have a photo of your mother, grandmother or other mother figure with you.

Late in the service, we will engage in a ritual with water and a rock. Please prep a small bowl of water and rock for each person in your home.

Fun Fridays with Barb
4:00pm | Every Friday in May
We invite Pathways of Faith friends to join us for games and activities.

If prompted, copy and paste the following:

Meeting ID: 890 7943 5179
Password: 551842
 
Questions?
Contact Barb Kuhlmann: barbk@parkwayucc.org
314-607-2841
TED Goes High Tech!

Tuesday, May 12 | 7:00pm
Via ZOOM

Tuesday Evening Dialogue book discussion resumes with a new book.

ZOOM Speaker Series: America’s Sacred Sites
Travel without leaving your home.
 
Sunday, May 17 | 11:15am | via ZOOM

Brad Lyons’ second book is available this week! 
SANCTUARY CHOIR Postponed until September 2020
We still need instrumentalists and singers for our online services.
Alzheimer’s News: Dementia and COVID-19

Prayer List Updates
Family and Friends of Mary Whitney – grieving and giving thanks
(sister of Pinky Wilcoxen and Ruth Peace). Memorial Service here at PUCC when it is safe to do so.
Marilyn McDougall – healing after a few days in the hospital last week.
Cherie Stolze - ongoing health issues; navigating medications/fatigue;
Healthcare workers, homeless and many others at risk right now.
Social Distancing… if anyone needs groceries, medicine and/or other support, please reach out to kevin@parkwayucc.org ; 314-330-0629
[If you’d like to be on the Spring Care Team 2020 , please say so.]
People who are struggling with their mental health.
E-Learning for students, educators and parents.
Those graduating this month!
People who aren’t feeling safe at home but are remaining there.
Individuals in all levels of leadership as they make decisions today.
Ramadan Mubarak to our Muslim family and friends!

St Louis Assn UCC Covenant Partner
Week ending May 10 - Holy Trinity Community UCC, Memphis; holytrinitymemphis.org
Week ending May 17 - Hope UCC, Desoto; hopeunitedchurchofchrist.com

Humor
I've known Diego for years

He's always been such a nice guy. In middle school, our teachers would always ask if he finished his homework. Diego would hold up his homework and say yes. During lunch, kids would always ask if they could sit with him, and Diego would say yes. A kid would ask if he's trade his pudding cup for an apple and he'd say yes. I was amazed by how nice and generous he was, not to mention positive.

In high school, Diego was asked to join the basketball team. Her said yes and lead the school all the way to the championships. Some other students asked if he'd tutor them, and he said yes. Then the most popular girl in school asked him to prom. We were all surprised that he didn't ask her first. But he said yes. Then before graduation, he was asked to be valedictorian. And as you may have guessed, he said yes.

He went to college, and got a great job as soon as he got his degree. He worked his way up. Every time he was offered a promotion, he said yes. Diego became a wealthy man. And charitable. When the hospital asked for a donation, he said yes. When the schools asked for a donation, he said yes. When a complete stranger asked him to pay for his surgery, Diego said yes.

Then Diego's boyfriend proposed, and he said yes. Being his oldest and closest friend, I was asked to be his best man. I said "I'll do it, Diego. But first, I have to ask. Why do you always say yes to everything?"

Diego simply shrugged and said "I don't no."
Video
In this Grad Month, we are featuring graduation speeches. This excerpt is about six minutes long. Well worth it!

Deshauna Barber: One Question Changed Her Life Forever
Miss USA 2016 explains how she was suddenly approached by a Target customer who changed her life forever... 
Inspiration
Our pre-corona existence was not normal other than we normalized greed, inequity, exhaustion, depletion, extraction, disconnection, confusion, rage, hoarding, hate & lack. We should not return, my friends. We are being given the opportunity to stitch a new garment. ~Sonya Renee Taylor
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WORSHIP SUNDAYS at 10:00am
(314) 872 9330 contact@parkwayucc.org
2841 N Ballas Road,
St. Louis, MO 63131

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