Dear Faith Des Peres Community,

This week I’ll begin a 3-week sermon series that focuses on our vision statement: Our vision is to be a faith community that challenges the present to change the future to make Christ known.  On Sunday we’ll look at the phrase “challenges the present” and the prophet Micah’s age old question “What does the Lord require of you?  To do justice, to seek kindness, and to walk humbly with our God”. (Micah 6:8)   As a church, we’re not just here to gather with other Christians for worship and support and guidance.  We’re also here to roll up our sleeves and do something, and sometimes that means challenging the present so that God’s kingdom can be fully realized here.  It means doing justice, seeking kindness and walking humbly with God.


The next 3 Sundays are really important ones in the life of the church as we explore our vision together and seek to put this vision into action, because it should guide everything we say and do. These are also good Sundays to invite someone to join you.  Perhaps you know someone who’s looking for a church, or maybe you know someone who wants to make a difference in the world but doesn’t quite know how or where to start.  We’ll talk a lot the next three weeks about how we’re making a difference (making Christ known) and how others can join us in this incredible journey we’re on.  Imagine what a difference we can make in people’s lives when working together to do justice, seek kindness, and walk humbly with God.

 I’ll see you Sunday.