Dear Faith Des Peres Community,

This weekend I’ll continue my sermon series “DIY Faith” with a look at the relationship of Christianity to other religions.  How do we witness to the love of God we see in Jesus Christ in an interfaith world?  Are all religions equal? Do we need to set aside what we believe for the sake of the common good?  We’ll explore these and other questions this Sunday.  This is a great Sunday to invite friends and family because the topic is so pertinent.  Have you invited someone lately?

Also this Sunday, we’ll celebrate the Great Eucharist Feast of Thanksgiving outside with food and wine much like Jesus would have celebrated the Seder meal.  Why?  Because it’s World Communion Sunday and it seems appropriate to do so.  I love the symbolism of World Communion Sunday!  And again, it’s a great day to invite friends and family to join you.

As I write this, some of the Session members and I are in Kansas City for a Leadership Institute at Church of the Resurrection.  As we live into our Vision 20/20 goals and lead the church, please pray for us.  Our goals are big but attainable with your prayers and support.

This is a busy weekend for the church, too.  Food Outreach is Saturday morning, the TNTs will meet Friday night for dinner, and Sacred Conversations on Race is Sunday at 3. Put your faith into action by joining one of these groups!