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Dear Faith Des Peres Community,

I can’t believe it’s Memorial Day weekend! Where has the time gone? I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for summer. I enjoy getting out of the routine of school activities, scheduled days, and the like. I’m ready for a slower pace.

Don’t forget that this Sunday we’ll be over at the old church on Geyer Road. There is AC, but no bathroom or parking (park on the side streets or Geyer), so please plan accordingly. Worship is at the usual time this summer at 10:30.

Despite the fact that it’s summer, there’s still a lot going on in June here at church. You can read all about it in this blog! We’d love to see you at one or more or all of the happenings!

On June 4, we’ll celebrate Pentecost and dedicate our stewardship pledges for the year. You’ll get information in the mail this week about the campaign and a stewardship card. Please bring it with you on June 4. I also want to thank everyone who gathered at the Asyres’ and Barb Abbett’s homes to hear about the campaign, and to Diane, Eliot and Barb for hosting the gatherings. I loved hearing everyone talk about Faith Des Peres and the wonderful things you said about FDP! Thank YOU for making this a great church to serve all these years. It’s been my honor to serve as your pastor!

I hope to see you Sunday, and if you’re travelling I wish you Godspeed.

Blessings,

Annie

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Baby Announcement!

Congratulations to Laura & Bobby 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.  Friday June 2nd we are meeting at 7pm at Lesters in Ladue!  Childcare will be provided at the church starting at 6:30.  Please RSVP by May 31 by texting Ashley Laws at 314.566.6503, or by signing up in the gathering space.

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Ladies Tea Invitation

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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June 18: Ballpark Day

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 and after church there will be hot dogs, popcorn & nachos.

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BIG TENT 2017

RACE, RECONCILIATION, REFORMATION

A PC(USA) Gathering For Everyone

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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OGHS Update

On Easter Sunday we collected over $1700 to donate to this year’s One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) offering. This surpasses the Mission and Ministry Center’s goal of $1500.   Thank you to everyone who contributed to this worthy fund. Among things OGHS supports is Presbyterian Disaster Assistance who was recently in the area touring places hit hard by the recent flooding. So, your donations are supporting people and churches here locally. Thank you again for your
generosity.

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Graduation: An Important Milestone

Dear Faith Des Peres Family,

Congratulations to all of our Faith Des Peres graduates! On Sunday we’ll recognize all of our graduates who are leaving one school and moving on to a new one. This includes kids and teens graduating from preschool, elementary school, middle school and high school. What’s so interesting to me about recognizing all of these youth is that even though they are spread out in age, many of them face the same mix of emotions: joy, fear, excitement, and a little trepidation. I hope you can be here for this important milestone in their journey to support them and pray for them! If you or a family member are graduating, we hope you’ll bring your family to worship as a part of your celebrations.

This Sunday we’ll celebrate communion, too, so don’t forget your food for Feeding the Flock. As schools wind down for the year, more kids are at home and depending on food from home. This includes kids who rely on a school breakfast or lunch and won’t have access to that this summer. So please, bring in your food donations! And don’t forget that you can bring in donations any Sunday and store them in the wagons in the Bride’s Room just off the narthex (lobby).

I hope to see you Sunday!

Annie

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Big Tent 2017: “Race, Reconciliation, Reformation”

A PC(USA) Gathering For Everyone

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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Graduation Celebration

Graduation is a milestone that calls for recognition and celebration!   Join us for cake in the Gathering Space and congratulate the graduates!

Nathan Schuller-Meyer
Hayden Dolley
Kara Richter
Leslie Richter
James Richter
Jack Parsons
Julia Epling
Helen Onken
Manning Asyre

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Worship at the Old Des Peres Church, May 28

Worship on Sunday, May 28th 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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Our Deepest Sympathies

Rev. Robert Tabscott - With deep sadness we announce the passing of Rev. Robert Tabscott, pastor of Des Peres Presbyterian from 1970-1991.

A memorial service forRev. Tabscott will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 26 at Faith Des Peres Presbyterian Church. This would have been Bob’s 80th birthday, and the family invites you to a party celebrating his life immediately following the service outside on the church lawn.

Our deepest sympathies are with the Tabscott family.

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OGHS Update

On Easter Sunday we collected over $1700 to donate to this year’s One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) offering. This surpasses the Mission and Ministry Center’s goal of $1500.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this worthy fund. Among things OGHS supports is Presbyterian Disaster Assistance who was recently in the area touring places hit hard by the recent flooding.

So, your donations are supporting people and churches here locally. Thank you again for your generosity.

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Upcoming June Events

June 2: Friday Foodies

Come wine and dine with great food and great people.  Friday June 2nd we are
meeting at 7pm at Lesters in Ladue!

Childcare will be provided at the church starting at 6:30.  Please RSVP by May 31 by texting Ashley Laws at 314.566.6503, or by signing up in the gathering space.

Invite your hungry friends!

June 10: Ladies Tea

Ladies - you are invited to a tea at Clarissa Schuller-Meyer's home, Saturday June 10th at 12 noon.  RSVP to Clarissa 573.429.8041 or by emailing Kendra at adminasst@faithdesperes.org.  If you are able to bring finger sandwiches, cookies, or tea breads, please let us know when you RSVP.

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.

June 18: Ballpark Day!

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 and after church there will be hot dogs, popcorn & nachos.

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May 14 - Julia Epling's Confirmation, a Lunch to Honor All Women & a Photographer

Dear Faith Des Peres Family,

This Sunday will be special with the confirmation of Julia Epling and a special luncheon for all women in honor of Mother’s Day. On March 23, 2003, Julia was baptized here at Faith Des Peres, and now this Sunday she will confirm the promises Terry and I made at her baptism. All of you have been a huge influence on her faith journey, so I hope you will be here to celebrate with her. She will present her statement of faith and formally join the church as a part of her journey. It’s a special day in the life of Faith Des Peres when we get to confirm young people because it’s something we don’t do often. I hope you can be here to welcome her.

Before and after church we’ll have a photographer in the Gathering Space (starting at 10:00 before church) to take pictures of families. We did this last year on Mother’s Day and it turned out nicely. Your pictures will be mailed and emailed to you next week. Also after church, we’ll have lunch (no need to sign-up in advance); sandwiches, chips, fruit and cake for all to enjoy in honor of Mother’ Day and confirmation. So skip the pricey brunch and eat here! Mom gets a break, too!

It will be a special Sunday, so invite someone special to join you.

I hope to see you Sunday.

Blessings,

Annie

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OGHS Offering Update 

On Easter Sunday we collected over $1700 to donate to this year’s One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) offering. This surpasses the Mission and Ministry Center’s goal of $1500. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this worthy fund. Among things OGHS supports is Presbyterian Disaster Assistance who was recently in the area touring places hit hard by the recent flooding. So, your donations are supporting people and churches here locally. Thank you again for your generosity.

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May 21 - Graduation Celebration & PALS

We’ll recognize our graduates and have cake! If your child is graduating from preschool, elementary school, middle school, high school, or college please let us know.  Email Kendra in the church office at adminasst@faithdesperes.org.

The last PALS before summer at 9:30am.

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