Dear Faith Des Peres Community,

This Sunday I’m beginning a new sermon series: “Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism”.  In this series we’ll cover some of the hot-button issues of the day with a look at what the Bible does and does not say about them.  This series allows us to take the Bible seriously but not literally, and assumes God and the Bible can handle our intellectual pursuits.  This Sunday the topic is “Creation and Evolution: Incompatible or Not?”  Don’t check your brain at the door!

The Worship Arts Committee in cooperation with the Session is finalizing the job description for a new Director of Music and Organist.  We expect to post the ad this week.  If you have any questions or feedback, please let me know.  If you know someone who may be suitable for the job, please point them to our website, where the ad is posted along with the job description.  I’m more than happy to talk with anyone about the position, too.  It’s highly likely that our new musician will come to us through a referral.  In the meantime, we have substitute musicians lined up through July 5.  Some of them have played here before, and some of them are new.  The choir will sing this Sunday, May 31, and June 7.  Thank you to the section leaders, Danny, Rachel, Samantha and Cameron, for stepping up and leading the choir during this time of transition.

Lastly, I hope you’re making plans to attend Worship in the Park on May 31.   I’m really hoping we’ll have some of our best attendance of the year at this service.  It will be fun, there will be food, and the fellowship will be enjoyable.  Please RSVP to Yolanda if you have not yet done so.

See you in church.