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A Note from Pastor Marilyn

Dear Faith Des Peres Church Family,

My sermon message this Sunday will be “Choosing the Main Course” from Luke 10:38-42.  This is the Mary and Martha story.  We will install newly elected church officers during the service.

Please continue bringing in items for Mission and Ministry’s School Supply Drive, which we will plan to dedicate during worship Sunday, August 4.

I will be on vacation July 22-28 to celebrate Craig’s and my birthdays.  Our guest preacher Sunday, July 28 will be the Rev. Dr. Steve Heitkamp and his sermon message will be “Choosing to Listen” from 1 Kings 19:1-12.

I hope you have our “Summit on the Future” Sunday, August 11 on your calendars.  This is the last event of our transitional journey in preparation for a team to write your mission and ministry study report for the Presbytery and seek permission to form a Pastor Nominating Committee to begin searching for your next called and installed pastor.  Lunch will be provided.  Please sign up on the sheet in the Gathering Space.

I look forward to seeing you in and around our church as we share in mission and ministry together!

Shalom in Christ Jesus,

Pastor Marilyn

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2019 Mission and Ministry School Supply Drive  

What a difference we can make! For the 2nd year we are teaming up with the University City School District to collect school supplies for the upcoming school year. Supplies we collect will be used throughout the school year for students in need who are new to the district and for students from homeless families. 

We invite you join us in this effort to help a neighboring school district fill an important need. Please see the list of suggested supplies and bring items to the church by Sunday, Aug. 4. We will deliver supplies to the district the following week, when we deliver our first Buddy Packs! Look for the collection box in the Gathering Space.

 Loose Leaf Paper (wide ruled) Jumbo Crayons (8 pack)

Loose Leaf Paper (college ruled) Crayons (24 pack)

Spiral Notebooks (wide ruled) Pocket Folders

Spiral Notebooks (college ruled) Highlighters

Pre-K Writing Tablets Thick Markers (8 pack)

Drawing Tablets Thin Markers (8 pack)

Pencils Colored Pencils (12 pack)

Pens Glue Sticks

Erasers

 

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"SUMMIT ON THE FUTURE" SUNDAY, AUGUST 11 

The last event in preparation to begin searching for our next called and installed pastor will be our "Summit on the Future" following worship Sunday, August 11.  Lunch will be provided.  Look for a sign-up sheet in the Gathering Space soon or RSVP to Tiara at adminasst@faithdesperes.org

 

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A Note from Pastor Marilyn

Dear Faith Des Peres Church Family,

Because we were at the Old Meeting House last Sunday we are collecting dry food items and personal care items during the offering this Sunday.

My sermon message this Sunday will be “Living Eternal Life Already” from Luke 10:25-37. This story is commonly referred to as the “Parable of the Good Samaritan.”

A reminder that Session has called our annual Congregation meeting following worship this Sunday. Annual Report booklets are now available in the narthex and the Gathering Space Agenda items include receiving the Nominating Committee report and electing Ruling Elders to Session and members to the 2019-2020 Nominating Committee, receiving various Center reports and the 2019-2020 budget approved by Session, and hearing an update on the property sale to Payne Family Homes.

I look forward to seeing you in and around our church as we share in mission and ministry together!

Shalom in Christ Jesus,

Pastor Marilyn

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2019 Mission and Ministry School Supply

What a difference we can make! For the 2nd year we are teaming up with the University City School District to collect school supplies for the upcoming school year. Supplies we collect will be used throughout the school year for students in need who are new to the district and for students from homeless families.

We invite you join us in this effort to help a neighboring school district fill an important need. Please see the list of suggested supplies and bring items to the church by Sunday, Aug. 4. We will deliver supplies to the district the following week, when we deliver our first Buddy Packs! Look for the collection box in the Gathering Space beginning Sunday, July 14.

Loose Leaf Paper (wide ruled)

Loose Leaf Paper (college ruled)

Spiral Notebooks (wide ruled

Spiral Notebooks (college ruled)

Pre-K Writing Tablets

Drawing Tablets

Pencils

Pens

Erasers

Glue Sticks

Colored Pencils (12 pack)

Thin Markers (8 pack)

Thick Markers (8 pack)

Highlighters

Pocket Folders

Crayons (24 pack)

Jumbo Crayons (8 pack)

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"Summit on the Future" Sunday, August 11

The last event in preparation to begin searching for our next called and installed pastor will be our "Summit on the Future" following worship Sunday, August 11. Lunch will be provided. Look for a sign-up sheet in the Gathering Space soon or RSVP to Tiara at adminasst@faithdesperes.org.

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A Note from Pastor Marilyn

Dear Faith Des Peres Church Family,

I am looking forward to our first worship service of the summer at the Old Meeting House!  I have finally gotten to see inside it and appreciate its historic presence and ongoing meaningfulness to our church family.

My sermon message this Sunday will be “Seeing God’s Harvest” from Luke 10:1-11.  This is the story of Jesus sending the disciples out two-by-two to spread the Gospel/Good News about Jesus in nearby communities.  Worship will also include celebrating Holy Communion.

A reminder that Session has called our annual Congregation meeting to follow worship on Sunday, July 14.  Agenda items include receiving the Nominating Committee report and electing Ruling Elders to Session and members to the 2019-2020 Nominating Committee, receiving various Center reports and the 2019-2020 budget approved by Session, and hearing an update on the property sale to Payne Family Homes.

I look forward to seeing you in and around our church as we share in mission and ministry together!

 Shalom in Christ Jesus,

 

Pastor Marilyn

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Worship at the Old Des Peres Church, Next Sunday July 7th

Worship next Sunday, July 7th 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. 

 

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2019 Mission and Ministry School Supply Drive    

What a difference we can make! For the 2nd year we are teaming up with the University City School District to collect school supplies for the upcoming school year. Supplies we collect will be used throughout the school year for students in need who are new to the district and for students from homeless families. 

We invite you join us in this effort to help a neighboring school district fill an important need. Please see the list of suggested supplies and bring items to the church by Sunday, Aug. 4. We will deliver supplies to the district the following week, when we deliver our first Buddy Packs! Look for the collection box in the Gathering Space beginning Sunday, July 14.

Loose Leaf Paper (wide ruled)

Loose Leaf Paper (college ruled)

Spiral Notebooks (wide ruled

Spiral Notebooks (college ruled)

Pre-K Writing Tablets

Drawing Tablets

Pencils

Pens

Erasers

Glue Sticks

Colored Pencils (12 pack)

Thin Markers (8 pack)

Thick Markers (8 pack)

Highlighters

Pocket Folders

Crayons (24 pack)

Jumbo Crayons (8 pack)

 

 

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Stewardship Campaign Update      

Pledges received for the FY 2020 stewardship campaign as of June 30 were $95,000 from 29 pledging units. If you have not returned your pledge card, please drop it in the mail; and if you need another pledge card, please let the church office know and we will get one in the mail to you. Our new fiscal year (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020) began on Monday. Thank you for all you give to and all you do for Faith Des Peres. Have a happy and safe summer, and if you are traveling, please remember to send your stewardship gift to the church. Our operating expenses must be met on a monthly basis. 

 

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A Note from Pastor Marilyn

Dear Faith Des Peres Church Family,

This Sunday, June 30 my sermon message will be “Caring for All Our Family” from Luke 9:51-62.  We will also celebrate two baptisms during worship.

Please plan to join us for worship July 7th at The Des Peres Church. As a reminder there are no restrooms so plan ahead.  

Looking ahead, our annual Congregation meeting will follow worship Sunday, July 14.  Annual reports are due now if you haven’t had the opportunity to get them in.

 I look forward to seeing you in and around our church as we share in mission and ministry together!

 Shalom in Christ Jesus,

Pastor Marilyn

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