LENT 2015 

You might think Lent is about giving up chocolate and other fun stuff, but really it’s about growing closer to Jesus.  Join us this Lent as we learn how to do that in a variety of ways.

Sunday, March 1, 10:30 am.  "Give Up Indifference"
Sunday, March 8, 10:30 am.  "Take Up the Charge"
Sunday, March 15, 10:30 am.  "Take Up the Challenge"
Sunday, March 22, 10:30 am.  "Lift Up the Hurting"
Sunday, March 29, 10:30 am.  "Lift Up the Healed"
Easter Sunday!  Join us at 10:30 am with special music, communion, and an inspirational message:  “Look Up to Overcome!”

TNT Dinner, February 27, 7pm at Canyon Café
Where: Canyon Café at Plaza Frontenac
When: 7pm meet at restaurant.  If you need childcare, you can drop the kids off at church starting at 6:30 pm. The church covers the cost of childcare for this event.   T
NT stands for Twenties and Thirties, but we don’t check birth certificates at the door so anyone is welcome! If you have any questions, talk to Beth Willock (618-978-0992).  Hope to see you soon!

Adult Discussion Group, March 8 & 15
Planning to participate in the Adult Discussion Group study of Richard Rohr's Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life?  Barb Wright is leading the discussion and we will meet at 12 noon on Sunday, March 8 and Sunday, March 15. 

 If you'd like to order a "brown bag lunch"  from The Daily Bread for these two Sundays, please contact Barb Abbett (314-721-3292 or b.abbett@att.net).  She can let you know what is available and will place all orders on Friday, March 6.

Church Directory
Don’t forget to pick up your copy of our new church directory in the Gathering Space. Thanks to Terry Baker, Cat Trotter and Judy Sisson for all their work on this project. It looks great!

Our Deepest Sympathy
Our heartfelt sympathy to Diane Asyre and her family on the death of her mother, Virginia Holdereid, who passed away February 8.

Easter Flowers
Again this year, we will decorate the sanctuary with a variety of blooming flowers (6” pots). Cost per plant will be $10. See the sign-up sheet in the Gathering Space to place your order or you can email Yolanda in the office (adminasst@faithdesperes.org). Please designate if the flowers are given in honor or in memory of loved ones. Make checks payable to Faith Des Peres and note that the funds are for Easter Flowers. Thank you.

 Going Green
During the discussion of our January bible study, PW members considered ways in which we could participate in caring for God's creation, especially in caring for our own planet Earth.  One idea which was shared was to avoid using styrofoam hot cups.  The PW group has committed to bringing sustainable hot cups to our meetings, or to bringing our own non-disposable cups each month.  The PWs now offer an invitation to the congregation to join us in this small effort to preserve our environment by bringing a portable coffee cup with you on Sunday mornings and for other church gatherings which include meals.