Annie will be on vacation July 17 to August 2. Filling in for her will be:
July 19 – Barbara Willock
July 26– Joe Marting
August 2– Joe Marting at the Old Des Peres Church
Note: We will celebrate Communion and Feeding the Flock on Sunday, August 9.
Liz Kanerva, Pastor at Glendale Presbyterian Church will be on call for Annie in case of an emergency or hospitalization.
Since we were unable to have our annual "GO" Sunday day of service this past spring, the mission and ministry committee would like to offer three separate volunteering events throughout the summer. We will have events supporting three different organizations: Circle of Concern Food Pantry, Lydia's House, and NHC Healthcare Facility. Instead of sign up sheets in the gathering space we've decided to make it easier for you and allow people to sign up online- at signupgenius.com Signup genius will show you the dates and times that are available for each event. Please sign up for the date/time that works best for your schedule. We will then choose the date that has the most volunteers and "GO" on that day. For our first event we will be collecting donations from customers at the Schnucks in Frontenac. All that is needed from the volunteers is to greet the customers and collect any donations (in the form of food, cash, or gift cards) that we may receive. As always, thank you for all of the support you give to us and our community.
LIVING CREATION - Sundays, 9:30-10am
An intergenerational, experiential Bible study on the creation story (Genesis 1)
Each of the following Sundays at 9:30am there will be a short reading from Genesis and Annie will give a few words about the theme. After that, we’ll step into each creation day in a unique way. This is an intergenerational, living Bible study, so there will be something for everyone. And most of all, we hope it will give us all a chance to relax, learn and have fun together!!
Aug 9/Day 5: Land, animal and humans— nothing before church, lunch/zoo trip after church
Aug 16/Day 6: — Connie McNutt, master gardener, will lead us in a discussion on biodiversity; the kids will have a chance to dig in the dirt and everyone will explore the community garden.
Aug 23/Day 7: — Jurgen Ermel will be back with his bees and hopefully some honey. If you missed his presentation the first time, you won’t want to miss this one!
The series “Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism” will 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. Don’t check your brain at the door.
August 9 Violence, Vengeance and Victory Oh My!
August 16 Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?
August 23 The Apostle Paul
August 30 Left Behind and Loving It
September 6 Now What?