Dear Faith Des Peres Church Family,


Join us for our “Celebrate the Gifts of Women” special worship this Sunday, March 3 when my sermon message be “Showing No Partiality” from the Acts of the Apostles 10:34-43.  We will share Holy Communion together and will have a little Mardi Gras flavor in the service as well.  And we will receive our “Feeding the Flock” monthly food offerings for Circle of Concern, too.

Then on Wednesday, March 6 we will observe Ash Wednesday with a service at 6:45 p.m. in the Gathering Space.  My message will be “Taking Something Up for Lent” from Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21.

 Looking further ahead in March, on the First Sunday in Lent the Mission and Ministry Center is asking everyone to participate in Presbyterian Disaster Assistance’s “Blue T-shirt Sunday” by wearing something blue on March 10. 

 Please mark your calendars and plan to attend our “Summit on the Past” on Sunday, March 31 following worship.  This will be the first “event” of our transitional journey in preparation to search for your next called and installed pastor.  Fliers about this event are now available in the narthex and the Gathering Space.

I also hope you will plan to join us for our next book study discussion on Michelle Obama’s Becoming following worship Sunday, March 24.

 Keep watching our weekly blogs and Sunday bulletins for more details about these and other upcoming worship and church activities.

 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