“People get used to anything. The less you think about your
oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just
think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to
be acutely aware of being a slave.”
― Assata Shakur
Westminster in a Minute…
Sunday June 16th
Message “How Can I Keep from Singing”
Rev. Miriam Foltz, our preacher this Sunday, is Pastor of
UKirk-St. Louis, the Presbyterian Campus Ministry at Washington University and
St. Louis University. UKirk, or "university church," gathers on
Sunday evenings for dinner and worship at Trinity Presbyterian Church and also
for mid-week, on-campus Bible study gatherings, fellowship events, and more.
While officially serving these two campuses, UKirk is a community that strives
to support students around St. Louis - including welcoming in college students
from other area schools - and to support students from St. Louis who go to
school elsewhere through events and conference opportunities during winter and
summer breaks. Pastor Foltz will conclude her call with UKirk on July 15 as she
heads off to serve as pastor of New Castle Presbyterian in Delaware. Pastor Max
Hill will be the next UKirk campus minister. Check out his bio at the
Pastor Mark will be on vacation from Saturday,
June 22 through Saturday, June 29. If you are in need of pastoral care,
please contact the church office.
On Sunday, June 23 we will observe a Juneteenth
Celebration which will include a congregational dinner following
worship. More details will be forthcoming but save the date to join us
for that meal. The Rev. Dr. Craig Howard will be our guest preacher in
worship that day.
The first Ivory Perry Park concert will be held
on Sunday, June 23. Ptah Williams and his band will perform the finest
jazz in St. Louis during the first half and Anita Jackson and her band will
treat us to jazz as well as this singer's huge repertoire of blues, R&B,
soul and gospel. Bring a picnic or try hot dogs, burgers made of beef or
tofu, beverages and snow cones, all to support the concert series. Be
sure to thank the volunteers that come to us through Union Avenue Christian
Church, Cornerstone Corporation (bringing neighbors together to create a West
End Plan), and Galilee Missionary Baptist Church. The performances are
from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in Ivory Perry Park (800 Belt Avenue).
The July-August-September issue of These Days is
OUR WORSHIP SERVICE WILL CONTINUE TO BEGIN AT 11:00 A.M.
THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER MONTHS IN THE CHURCH PARLOR.
Peace and Grace,
Pastor - Westminster Presbyterian Church
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