Dear Faith Des Peres Friends,

I'm looking forward to being back with you all this Sunday! We've been in New Hampshire for the past two weeks with a side trip to Maine, and it's been lots of fun. Our weather has been beautiful, but I hear the summer heat in St. Louis is in full swing. I'm not looking forward to returning to that!

This Sunday we will ordain and install to the Session Ashley Laws, Dianne Modrell, and Beth Willock. I'm thrilled these women have agreed to serve as Elders and I look forward to working with them on the Session. This is an important calling, and I hope you will be here Sunday to support them and your church. We will also recognize Terry Baker, Cat Harper and Rufus Sisson who are concluding their terms as Elders. They deserve a round of applause! And finally, the choir will also sing! It will be a nice service, so please plan on being there.

See you Sunday!