Dear Faith Des Peres Community,

This week a number of us are headed to Trout Lodge for the annual all-church weekend. Jay Summerville is preaching while I’m at Trout Lodge. Jay and I served together on the Administrative Commission for Bonhomme. Jay is a Ruling Elder at Second Presbyterian Church and a 3rd year seminary student at Eden. His journey is quite interesting since he went to seminary after a successful 40-year career as a litigator for Armstrong Teasdale. I think you’ll find Jay to be very thoughtful and articulate. I enjoyed working with him immensely.


On May 1 we’ll kick-off this year’s Stewardship Campaign “lessons and carols” style. Each of our centers will talk about the ministry they’ve been doing the past year and how your gifts have supported their work. We did this last year and people really enjoyed it. So, please make sure to be here on May 1. On May 8, we’ll celebrate the women of the congregation on Mother’s Day with a special worship service with some yummy treats afterwards. You won’t want to miss it!