Dear Friends of Faith Des Peres,

In two short days, it will be Christmas Eve. This year we get to experience the expectation of Advent in the morning and the joy of the nativity in the evening. The morning service will be fun and festive and get us in the mood for Christmas! I’ll be preaching on Luke 2, the story of Jesus’ birth. Afterwards, Santa is coming! He’ll take as many pictures as he can in an hour, and if there is time he’ll read “The Night Before Christmas” and lead a couple of carols. Christmas cookies, coffee, and hot chocolate will be our fellowship fare. Do come! And invite your friends or grandkids to join you.


The evening service is our traditional candlelight service of lessons and carols. This is probably the most beautiful of all the services we do here at Faith Des Peres. My hope is that everyone who comes leaves experiencing the deep joy that comes from being held by a God who loves us enough to become like us.


Lastly, I want to thank Jeff White, Laura Rakestraw, Clare Dingus, Sydney Curtis, the choir, and all the youth and their parents who produced a wonderful cantata last Sunday. Wasn’t it fun? It really got me in the mood for Christmas! And the new bell choir was great, too. We are truly blessed here at Faith Des Peres.


I hope to see you Sunday.