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July 3, 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 Psalm 27 (The Lord is my light… should I fear anyone?) and Luke 10:1-11 when Jesus sends 72 people out in pairs to places near and far. They are sent with a message of the nearness of God. Jesus also tells them what to do if they aren’t well received.


We will celebrate the sacrament of communion at our Open Table – ALL are invited, no exceptions.


It’s a Give-A-Meal Sunday so please consider bringing gifts of non-perishable food and/or personal care items for Circle of Concern in Valley Park ( Their greatest needs right now include breakfast cereal, canned pasta, dinner ‘helpers’, jelly, canned fruit, health snacks, condiments, women’s shaving cream, kids’ body wash, laundry soap, dish soap, multi-size pack of tampons 

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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

7/10 My Journey to Sobriety by Chris P.

7/17 Modern Perspectives of a Native American

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

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:

Long time Parkway UCC member, Naomi Runtz, will be included in Return to the Opera—an exhibition by The Sharp Shooters Photography Collective at the Union Avenue Christian Church, 733 Union Blvd, St. Louis. For those attending the operas, the gallery will be open during the performances.

An Opening Reception for the artists will be on SUNDAY, JULY 10 FROM 12:30 TO 3:00 P.M. Parking is behind the church.

Prayer List Updates

All the acts of kindness, justice and equity near and far.

Brayden Michael Comens - born to Megan and David!

Alison Yakel - passed the NCLEX and has accepted a job at Seattle Children’s Hospital as part of their RN Residency Program and will be working in the cancer care unit. She moves mid-July.

Sydnie Palmgren - cancer in remission! (Becca’s sister).

US Independence Day.

Jim Winkelmann - at DePaul Rehab Hospital after a stroke last week.

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

Obituary -

Naomi Runtz and family - as they remember Joe.

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

Bart Coleman – preparing for a heart procedure later this month.

Marv Herpel - healing & gaining strength back home at Brookdale.

Joan Biest - chemotherapy treatments were successful; radiation next.

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

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

The war in Ukraine.

Women’s Justice issues.


St Louis Association UCC Covenant Partner

Week ending July 3 - Parkway UCC, St Louis;

Week ending July 10 - Pilgrim Congregational UCC, St. Louis;


Three and half minutes about Patriotism from John Cena – We Are America … Love Has No Labels. This isn’t brand new but it is fresh and refreshing. Please consider sharing this with someone else.


Jokes for the 4th of July:

How come there aren’t any knock-knock jokes about America? Because freedom rings.

What kind of tea did the American colonists want? Liber-tea.

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

What did the colonists wear to the Boston Tea Party? Tea-shirts.

What was the most popular dance in 1776? Indepen-dance.

What does the Statue of Liberty stand for? It can’t sit down.

What ghost haunted King George III? The spirit of ’76!


A few quotes for Independence Day:

Our hearts aching, our prayers praying, our flags waving, never forget.

~Betsy Ross.

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.

~John Adams

Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. ~Louis Brandeis

Remember the dignity of your womanhood. Do not appeal, do not beg, do not grovel. Take courage, join hands, stand besides us, fight with us. ~Christabel Pankhurst during the women’s suffrage movement.

Democracy is not a fragile flower… still it needs cultivating. ~Ronald Reagan

The freedom to criticize judges and other public officials is necessary to a vibrant democracy. ~Sandra Day O' Connor.

The best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation. ~ Jimmy Carter

Unleashing Potential, a ministry supported by Parkway UCC's extra-mile giving, offers a range of summer programs for area students. There are still openings for the Middle School STEM Enrichment Camp, a 5-day-a-week, full-day camp for current 6th and 7th graders who want to explore through creative play, design thinking, and innovation. Registration is $50/week. Added bonus: PUCC's Summer Lyons is one of the camp counselors and is happy to answer questions; call or text 314.315.1218 for more information.

Our refugee friends from Afghanistan have been getting acclimated to life here in St Louis since Valentine’s Day. They are moving right along with the help our Muslim and Jewish partners in Intertwine Interfaith – Shaare Emeth and the Turkish American Society of Missouri (TASOM). The father started a full-time job with Wright Tree Service recently and the mother has just accepted a job within the Mercy Medical System. They both earned their driver’s license within the last month and an anonymous angel from PUCC bought them a 7-passenger van. Their four kids are actively involved in a variety of summer school and summer camp opportunities. We are searching for a second car for them that is safe, reliable and can get one parent back and forth to work. Their budget is around $5,000. If you have any leads or a car to donate, please reach out to Rich Race ( or Thank you! Salaam-Shalom-Peace

Feeding Hungry Kids

Saturday, July 9 | 2-hr shifts 8:00am – 5:00pm | Lutheran Church of the Atonement - 1285 North New Florissant Road Florissant, MO 63031


Thousands of children around the world die each day from starvation or spoiled food. Feed My Starving Children's mission is "as a Christian non-profit organization, Feed My Starving Children is called to feed God's starving children hungry in body and spirit."

Five local area churches are organizing an event to pack over 160,000 meals in one day. They need lots of volunteers that are willing to help. Feed My Starving Children has tackled world hunger since 1987 by sending volunteer packed nutritious meals to 70 countries. Theses meals are specifically designed to reverse and prevent malnutrition and are used in schools, orphanages, clinics and feeding programs to break the cycle of poverty.

FMSC's goal is "to reach everyone until ALL are fed". With God's help and your hands we will work to end hunger.

Due to the pandemic and the war in Ukraine, many more children are at risk of starvation.

Register for a 2 hour shift between 8am-5pm here:

Shifts are 8-10am; 11am-1pm; 2-4pm. Let us know when you sign up so we can let others know. It would be good to organize a PUCC carpool.

Annie Malone Program at Tappmeyer Homestead 

Sunday, July 10 | 2:00-3:00pm  

Tappmeyer Homestead, 2 Barnes West Drive, Millennium Park (behind Barnes-Jewish West Hospital)

Annie Malone was a trail-blazing pioneer in business and philanthropy in the early 1900s when women of color were not acknowledged by the leaders of our community or country. Linda Nance, Founding President of the Annie Malone Historical Society, will talk about Annie’s life and accomplishments at Tappmeyer Homestead, 2 Barnes West Drive, Millennium Park, on Sunday, July 10 at 2 p.m. Following a career in law enforcement, Linda served on the Webster Groves Board of Education and co-founded A Call to Conscience, an interactive theatre group working for social change. Currently working on advanced degrees in museum studies and educational practice, Linda is also Missouri’s historian for the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs. An exhibit on Annie is open noon to 4 p.m. July 10 and 24 at Tappmeyer. Reservations are necessary for Linda’s presentation. Email

We love Special Olympics!

Wednesday, 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!

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Parkway Habitat Work Day

Saturday, September 10 | 7:45am – 3:00pm

Our volunteer quota has been met but alternates are welcome. It seems like a long time away, but hopefully the slots will be filled quickly. Contact Tom McKenzie:

Please consider donating to Habitat. Checks for our UCC Build should be made out to UCC HABITAT BUILD and sent to

Tim Weaver c/o Samuel UCC

320 N. Forsyth Blvd, Clayton 63105.

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