Dear Faith Des Peres Community,

This Sunday is Pentecost, so wear red! Why red? Because red is the color of Pentecost. Pentecost is the day we celebrate the arrival of the Holy Spirit who helped the disciples go from a random group of Jesus followers to a real community that eventually became the church.

This Sunday we will collect our stewardship pledges for the coming fiscal year. I hope you will give prayerful consideration to what your financial gift to the church will be for next year. We have a large gap to close this year with the loss of JPII, so we’ll need to come together to close it.  No one or two or three people can do it on his or her own – it will take all of us – so never doubt the significance of your gift. If you cannot be here, you can mail your card to the church.

And finally, next Sunday, May 22, we’ll celebrate our graduates and there will be cake after church.

We have so much to celebrate at Faith Des Peres. I hope you’ll be a part of it!

See you in church.