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Old Des Peres Church

Worship at the Old Des Peres Church, July 2
Worship on Sunday, July 2nd will be at the Old Des Peres Church (a.k.a. the Old Meeting House).  If you have not been there before, our old stone church is on Geyer Road about 1/2 mile south of Clayton Road. Parking is available on side streets near the church. There are no bathrooms, so plan ahead.  The church was built in 1833.

 

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Vacation Reminder

Pastor Annie will be on vacation June 30th-July 15th.  Rev. Miriam Foltz and Rev. Joy Myers are preaching while she is gone.

 

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Stewardship Payments

Our current fiscal year ends this Friday, June 30 and we are asking all members to check the status of the stewardship pledges they made for fiscal year July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.   Your payment in full of your pledge will be deeply appreciated to enable us to meet the church’s year-end expense obligations.  If you are uncertain about the status of your pledge please let Kendra in the church office know so she can direct your question to our bookkeeper or a member of the Finance team.  Checks can be mailed to the church by June 30 or placed in the offering this Sunday, June 25.  All that you give to support our mission to reflect God’s love, accept and affirm all and inspire a passion to do God’s work is deeply appreciated.  Thank you so much for your generosity.

 

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Baptism - Sunday June 25th

Welcome to the family - Jack Douglas Mortimer!

Jack will be baptized on June 25th at 10:30am.  Join us for a reception immediately following the service to celebrate with the Mortimer family.

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Big Tent 2017

Big Tent 2017 is the biennial gathering of Presbyterians from across the country. This year, Big Tent will be held on the beautiful campus of Washington University in St. Louis, MO, July 6 -8th.

The theme, “Race, Reconciliation, Reformation”, will emphasize the hope of the Gospel and its power to transform society in our current cultural context, marked by anxiety, racial division, political animosity, and economic inequality. Through dialogue, workshops, exhibits, and engagement with one another, participants will engage the Church in its mission of justice-making and peace. Big Tent is expecting 400 Presbyterians to attend and to participate in learning, worship, and fellowship.  

 

The event is open to all who register. For more information click here for a flyer and to register, click here: http://oga.pcusa.org/section/churchwide-ministries/big-tent-2017/  

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Dear Faith Des Peres Family,

I hope you all are enjoying your summer. As I write this, I'm at Spofford Lake and there isn't a cloud in the sky and the temps are in the 70s! This Saturday, the church will have a booth at Pridefest St. Charles. Stop by and say hi! This Sunday, there's an informal lunch after church in honor of Father's Day. It's a ballpark theme so wear your Cardinals gear! Rev. Jillian Embrey is preaching because I'll be at Montreat next week with Terry and the girls.

Our sympathy is extended to Marilyn Phillips whose husband, Patrick, died on Monday. The memorial service for Patrick will be Saturday at 11:00 am at the church. A reception will follow the service. Please hold Marilyn and her family in your prayers.

If I don't see you Saturday, I hope to see you next Sunday, June 25, when we'll celebrate the baptism of Jack Mortimer! It's always a joyous occasion when we welcome a little one "to the family".

If you're traveling, I hope it's been safe and fun.

Blessings,

Annie

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With Deepest Sympathy

Our sympathy is extended to Marilyn Phillips whose husband, Patrick, died June 12. A memorial service for him will be held on Saturday, June 17 at 11:00am at Faith Des Peres. Marilyn and family will greet people beginning at 9:30, and a reception will be held following the service. We hold Marilyn and family in our thoughts and prayers.

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Welcome by Baptism!

Welcome to the family - Jack Douglas Mortimer!

Jack will be baptized on June 25th at 10:30am.  Join us for a reception immediately following the service to celebrate with the Mortimer family.

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St. Charles Pride Festival

For the second year, members of Faith Des Peres Church will staff an informational booth at the Pride St. Charles Festival. The event takes place June 17 from 11:00am-7:00pm at Frontier Park, 500 S Riverside Dr, St Charles, MO 63301.

If you would like to volunteer for a two hour shift, please contact Whitney Payne, hendricks.whitney@gmail.com.

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

Celebrating all the men of the church on Father's Day.  Join us for worship on June 18th when we recognize the fathers & father-like figures in our lives.  Our theme is "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" so wear your Cardinals gear! 

All men in the church will get a special gift.  After church there will be hot dogs, popcorn & nachos.

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Big Tent 2017

Big Tent 2017 is the biennial gathering of Presbyterians from across the country. This year, Big Tent will be held on the beautiful campus of Washington University in St. Louis, MO, July 6 -8th.

 

The theme, “Race, Reconciliation, Reformation”, will emphasize the hope of the Gospel and its power to transform society in our current cultural context, marked by anxiety, racial division, political animosity, and economic inequality. Through dialogue, workshops, exhibits, and engagement with one another, participants will engage the Church in its mission of justice-making and peace. Big Tent is expecting 400 Presbyterians to attend and to participate in learning, worship, and fellowship.  

 

The event is open to all who register. For more information click here for a flyer and to register, click here: http://oga.pcusa.org/section/churchwide-ministries/big-tent-2017/  

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St. Charles Pride Festival

For the second year, members of Faith Des Peres Church will staff an informational booth at the Pride St. Charles Festival. The event takes place June 17 from 11:00am-7:00pm at Frontier Park, 500 S Riverside Dr, St Charles, MO 63301.

If you would like to volunteer for a two hour shift, please contact Whitney Payne, hendricks.whitney@gmail.com.

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TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME

All men in the church will get a special gift.  After church there will be hot dogs, popcorn & nachos.

All men in the church will get a special gift.  After church there will be hot dogs, popcorn & nachos.

Celebrating all the men of the church on Father's Day.  Join us for worship on June 18th when we recognize the fathers & father-like figures in our lives.  Our theme is "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" so wear your Cardinals gear! 

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Big Tent 2017

Big Tent 2017 is the biennial gathering of Presbyterians from across the country. This year, Big Tent will be held on the beautiful campus of Washington University in St. Louis, MO, July 6 -8th.

The theme, “Race, Reconciliation, Reformation”, will emphasize the hope of the Gospel and its power to transform society in our current cultural context, marked by anxiety, racial division, political animosity, and economic inequality. Through dialogue, workshops, exhibits, and engagement with one another, participants will engage the Church in its mission of justice-making and peace. Big Tent is expecting 400 Presbyterians to attend and to participate in learning, worship, and fellowship.  

 

The event is open to all who register. For more information click here for a flyer and to register, click here: http://oga.pcusa.org/section/churchwide-ministries/big-tent-2017/  

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Dear Faith Des Peres Community,

This Sunday is Pentecost, the day that is traditionally thought of as the birthday of the church! Make sure to wear RED on Sunday, the color of Pentecost. Gail has great music planned: a piano and organ duet that she composed, a guest flutist and even a little percussion. We will dedicate our stewardship pledges on Sunday, so please bring your pledge cards with you. It promises to be a great Sunday so I hope I'll see you here. 

I also want to let you know that Kendra Rains, our administrative assistant, is moving to Chicago at the end of June where her husband received a new job. She's only been with us a couple of months but has been a pleasure to work with. We are in the process of looking for a new administrative assistant, but until that happens please be patient if you call the church and have to leave a message. Kendra's hours will be different as she gives what time she can, and I'll be away June 12-June 24 on vacation and at Montreat, and then again June 30-July 15 at Spofford. In July, Gail will serve as the temporary admin until a permanent person is hired beginning in August. But her hours, too, will be different. So if you need something, please leave a message on the church voicemail, or email or text. And if you know someone who might be interested in the job, let me know. 

I hope to see you Sunday as we celebrate the church!

Blessings,

Annie

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A Baby Announcement!

Congratulations to Steve & Dawn Mortimer on the birth of their son—Samuel William Mortimer.  Born Wednesday, May 24th at 2:18am.  6 lb 11oz 19 3/4 inches long.

 

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Invite your hungry friends!

June 2: Friday Foodies—Come wine and dine with great food and great people.  We are meeting at 7pm at Lesters in Ladue!  Childcare will be provided at the church starting at 6:30.  Please RSVP by texting Ashley Laws at 314.566.6503.

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June 10 - Ladies Tea

Ladies of the church - you are invited!

June 10th | Noon—2pm
Home of Clarissa Schuller-Meyer

If you are able to bring finger sandwiches, cookies, or tea breads, please let us know when you RSVP.

RSVP To Clarissa 573.429.8041 | Annie 636.288.6930 | Kendra 314.432.8029 by June 7th

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June 17 - St. Charles Pride Festival

For the second year, members of Faith Des Peres Church will staff an informational booth at the Pride St. Charles Festival. The event takes place June 17 from 11:00am-7:00pm at Frontier Park, 500 S Riverside Dr, St Charles, MO 63301. If you would like to volunteer for a two hour shift, please contact Whitney Payne, hendricks.whitney@gmail.com.

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