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July 24, 2022 | 10:00am In-person and Facebook Live... or later on Facebook

Our scripture passages are Psalm 85 (God’s faithful love and gifts of peace) and Luke 11:1-13 when Jesus talks about prayer and gives the disciples a piece of the Lord’s Prayer that we share every week.


Our songs will include: Sanctuary; Sweet Hour of Prayer; Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying; Standing in the Need of Prayer; and Be Thou My Vision.

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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.

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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

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

We will also be on Facebook Live.

Cookies! Barb loved cookies! We will have a Cookie Table after the Memorial Service. Due to the high level of Covid in the community, we won’t be eating and drinking together after the service, so we will send you home with some yummy treats. If you would like to add to the cookie extravaganza, please drop them off anytime next Friday – on the long table under the bulletin board in the Gathering Space. Thank you... If you need the front door code, just ask! 

All PUCC Children/Teens/Young Adults Needed!

We'll be singing with a combined Children & Youth choir, along with singers from Kirkwood United Methodist Church and their Director Jeremy Melton, at the Memorial Service for Barb Kuhlmann on Saturday, July 30th, 2022, and we need all of you, as many as possible!

Here's the plan:

Thursday evening 7/28 from 6:30-7:15pm. Brief 45-minute rehearsal to learn the song "Lord of the Dance. Gather in the main Sanctuary at Parkway UCC.

Saturday afternoon 7/30 at 2:00pm. Meet in the main Sanctuary at Parkway UCC for a half-hour warm-up rehearsal before the Memorial Service for Barb.

Saturday afternoon 7/30 at 3:00pm. Go to sit with your families, then when it is time to sing, come back together in the Choir Loft area as the Combined Children & Youth Choir to sing Lord of the Dance during the Memorial Service. When finished, return to sit with your families.

‘Lord of the Dance’ is also called ‘I Danced in the Morning’ (#302 in our red hymnal).

Thanks everyone! Any questions, e-mail Barry at:


This Sunday!

Join us after Sunday School from 11:15am-12pm in the Heritage Room with Annie’s Hope (formerly The Center for Grieving Kids) --- an  experience filled with compassion and gratitude.

Katie and Alex from Annie’s Hope will be with us to talk about grief and how to cope with it and how we can be a more non-anxious, supportive presence to others who are grieving. All ages are welcome! This will be an interactive conversation that we know will be a blessing to each and all of us. It will help us think about and talk about Barb and other griefs in our lives.

If you aren’t able to be physically present with Annie’s Hope, you can participate virtually on Zoom

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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:

Prayer List Updates

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

Alison Yakel - moved to Seattle this week to begin RN Residency.

Pinky Wilcoxen - hospitalized for tests.

Kathleen Tarr - heart problems; having a procedure on Monday.

Kari Borgmann’s 98 year old mother - nearing the end of her life.

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

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

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.

Jennifer (John Nourse's daughter) - diagnosis of rare form of cancer

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

Sharon - variety of health challenges (Rogers).

Sue Linson - just diagnosed with leukemia (McKenzie).

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 24 - Samuel UCC, Clayton;

Week ending July 31 - Second Congregational UCC, Memphis


Another treasure of Barb reading a book early on in the pandemic …

Good People Everywhere by Lynea Gillen and illustrated by Kristina Swarne


All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. ~Havelock Ellis


What did the beach say to the tide when it came in? Long time, no sea.

What is the difference between a piano and a fish? You can tune a piano, but you can’t tuna fish.

Why did the shark befriend the dolphin? Because it wanted more porpoise in its life.



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

Grizzlies Baseball Game

Sunday, August 21 | Gametime is 5:45pm

Take me out to the ballgame! Cheer on our Gateway Grizzlies with a dozen or more PUCCers as they face the Windy City ThunderBolts!

The Gateway Grizzlies are a professional baseball team based in the St. Louis suburb of Sauget, Illinois, in the United States. The Grizzlies are a member of the West Division of the Frontier League, which is a partner league of Major League Baseball.

This is a much more manageable excursion than going to a Cardinals game... so if you enjoy baseball and/or want an 'easier' adventure, this is the opportunity for you.

Please reserve your ticket(s) by contacting PUCCer Blake Lyons via phone/text 314-681-0620.

Tickets are $16 each. Please make checks to PUCC with Grizzlies in memo.

We can also work out carpooling a few days ahead.


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!

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