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Welcome, Miriam Foltz       

It is an honor and a pleasure to welcome Rev. Foltz as our guest minister today Rev. Miriam Foltz 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 & worship at Trinity Presbyterian 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 & summer breaks. Pastor Foltz lives in the Central West End with her husband, Steven, and two cats, Lewis & Clark.

Thank you, Rev. Foltz, for being with us and sharing the good news.

 

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Worship Leaders for the Remainder of 2018     

Rev. Carol DeVaughan will be with us on Sunday, Dec. 23; for our traditional Christmas Eve service at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 24, and on Sunday, Dec. 30.                                         December 16 the worship service will feature the choir's Christmas cantata and a pageant spotlighting our children, directed by Clare Dingus, Disciples Gathering leader.

Please plan to be at church each Sunday to share in the spirit of this holiest of times of the year!

 

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Advent Books are Ready!

Please take your copy of the Advent book home today. They are in the Gathering Space. If you would like a Advent book mailed to you please contact Tiara our administrative assistant at 314-432-8029 of email her at adminasst@faithdesperes.org

 

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The Gateway Ringers December 9th at 4pm

Need help getting in the holiday spirit?  Join us Sunday at 4 p.m. when the Gateway Ringers present their "Traditions of Christmas" program in our sanctuary!  Fans of this highly regarded group filled our pews when they performed here previously and we hope to see even more of you this time around. The Worship Arts Center will host a reception in the Gathering Space after the concert.

 

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Tai Chi classes 

Tuesday night Tai Chi classes, led by Susan Marting, will be pausing for a seasonal sabbatical.  Check back in the new year for another term!”

 

 

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Buddy Packs Advent Calendars are Back!         

We are once again partnering with TWIGS - our Buddy Pack food supply source - during the Advent season to collect additional food to support FDP's Buddy Pack program. Like a traditional Advent Calendar, the Buddy Pack Advent calendar reveals a list of food items you can purchase each day  during Advent to supplement our Buddy Pack program. Buddy Pack Advent Calendars will be available in the Gathering Space throughout Advent - one per family please! - while supplies last. Whether you buy food daily, weekly or for the whole month, please bring all purchased food to the church by Sunday, December 30. (You can also bring food to the church each week and give it to Roy Lenox, Ashley Laws or Erica Abbett). Contact Roy Lenox or Erica Abbett for additional details.

 

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Volunteers Needed for Sunday Activities          

If you are willing to serve as a greeter or a liturgist on Sunday mornings or are willing to bring refreshments for fellowship in the gathering space after worship, please sign up by using one of the links below or calling Tiara in the church office.    

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4AABA82BA1F49-volunteering

Your time and help in this part of the ministry of Faith Des Peres is always appreciated. 

 

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Welcome, Miriam Foltz  

It is an honor and a pleasure to welcome Rev. Foltz as our guest minister Sunday and again December 9th. Rev. Miriam Foltz 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 & worship at Trinity Presbyterian 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 & summer breaks. Pastor Foltz lives in the Central West End with her husband, Steven, and two cats, Lewis & Clark.

Thank you, Rev. Foltz, for being with us and sharing the good news.

 

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Christmas Giving Tree Project  

We have adopted families from Lydia's House and Southside Early Childhood Center. In November members chose ornaments of gifts to be purchased for the families we adopted. Please bring your purchased gifts and gift cards to the church Sunday. We will bless these items in preparation for delivery to the agencies that week. Gifts should not be wrapped. However, we would appreciate any donations of gift wrap. Please attach the ornament to your gift or gift card to help us keep track of items purchased. Contact Judy Sisson, Sandy Williams, Angie Hiner or Erica Abbett for additional details.

 

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The Gateway Ringers December 9th at 4pm

Need help getting in the holiday spirit?  Join us on Sunday 12/9 at 4 p.m. when the Gateway Ringers present their "Traditions of Christmas" program in our sanctuary!  Fans of this highly regarded group filled our pews when they performed here previously and we hope to see even more of you this time around. The Worship Arts Center will host a reception in the Gathering Space after the concert and if you would be willing to provide a dozen cookies, please let Mary Lewis know (in person, by email marymlewis@yahoo.com, or phone/text 324-616-0036). We are excited to offer this holiday treat and hope you will put it on your calendar!

 

 

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Worship Leaders for the Remainder of 2018          

Rev. Miriam Foltz will be joining us Sunday Dec.2nd and 9th.

Rev. Carol DeVaughan will be with us on Sunday, Dec. 23; for our traditional Christmas Eve service  at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 24, and on Sunday, Dec. 30.                                                                                                              

December 16 the worship service will feature the choir's Christmas cantata and a pageant spotlighting our children, directed by Clare Dingus, Disciples Gathering leader.

Please plan to be at church each Sunday to share in the spirit of this holiest of times of the year!

 

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Buddy Packs Advent Calendars are Back!  

We are once again partnering with TWIGS - our Buddy Pack food supply source - during the Advent season to collect additional food to support FDP's Buddy Pack program. Like a traditional Advent Calendar, the Buddy Pack Advent calendar reveals a list of food items you can purchase each day  during Advent to supplement our Buddy Pack program. Buddy Pack Advent Calendars will be available in the Gathering Space throughout Advent - one per family please! - while supplies last. Whether you buy food daily, weekly or for the whole month, please bring all purchased food to the church by Sunday, December 30. (You can also bring food to the church each week and give it to Roy Lenox, Ashley Laws or Erica Abbett). Contact Roy Lenox or Erica Abbett for additional details.

 

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Poinsettia Contributions


If you would like to contribute to the poinsettia fund to decorate the church during the Christmas season, you may do so by signing up in the Gathering Space. The suggested donation is $10.00. You may honor or dedicate your donation to a loved one. Please note on your check that your payment is for poinsettias. Thank you.

 

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The Gate at the Foot of the Stairs              

We are suggesting that when you enter the sanctuary or the gathering space you use the upper level entrances at the front of the church or the staircase that is at the east end of the lower level. The gate at the west staircase, which is in place for child safety purposes for Harper School, makes it somewhat difficult and risky to use those stairs as access to the  sanctuary and gathering space on the second level.

 

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