Dear Faith Des Peres Community,

                This Sunday Julia, Charlotte and I leave for the Worship and Music conference at Montreat.  This is my 3rd year going and I expect it to be as great as the first two were.  I’ll take part in workshops focused on preaching and worship, art and drama, Bible Study, and join the handbell choir.  Julia will be a part of the Middle School track which includes singing in a choir, learning handbells, and Bible Study and games.  Charlotte will be in the “kids club” which is like a day camp.  This conference is one of the few I go to where I learn something new and leave feeling rejuvenated.  

                Rev. Joe Marting is filling in for me this Sunday while I’m away, and when I return I’ll pick-up my sermon series “Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism” with a look at women in the Bible.  If you’re looking for previous sermons in the series, you can find them on the church’s website www.faithdeperes, under the “worship” tab. 

                Last but not least, we are reviewing applicants for the Director of Music position.  We’re pleased with the resumes we’ve received thus far and expect to conduct interviews in late June/early July.  Please keep the Worship Arts Committee in your prayers as we discern the best fit for Faith Des Peres.  If you have any questions as we go through this process, or if you know of someone interested in the position, please let me know.  You can also find details about the position at our website under “job openings”.