Dear Faith Des Peres Church Family,

I’m hoping we will be able to share updates on both our delayed Clayton Road church parking lot reconstruction and what we have done and are learning about the damage to our Old Meeting House during worship this Sunday.

My sermon message this Sunday will be “Seeking the Welfare of Our Community” from Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7.  In this Scripture God through Jeremiah encourages the people to make the best of their circumstances while living in exile from their homes and homeland.

We plan to pack 240 Buddy Packs following worship.  Many hands make light work – and it’s fun, too!

This Saturday, October 12 at 3:00 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church the Rev. Max Hill will be installed as the new UKirk pastor.  Max filled the pulpit for me one Sunday in September.  Please continue to keep Max and the UKirk campus ministry in your prayers as he serves with Washington University and St. Louis University students in our community.

Our next food packing day at Food Outreach is Saturday, October 19 at 8:00 a.m.    This is a lot of fun and makes a huge difference in the lives of the people receiving these hot entrees.  Please look for the signup in the Gathering Space this Sunday.

Mission and Ministry Center Erica Abbett will have a Minute for Mission during worship this Sunday to share with you several more opportunities to serve coming up in November.

I look forward to seeing you in and around our church as we share in mission and ministry together!

 Shalom in Christ Jesus,

 Pastor Marilyn