Dear Faith Des Peres Church Family,

 Don’t forget that this Saturday, April 6 is our morning of mission serving at Food Outreach!

Then this Sunday we are continuing our journey through Lent, 40 days not including Sundays, when as we travel with Jesus toward his crucifixion we are particularly invited to reflect upon how we are living our lives and any changes we would like to make toward bringing our lives back in line with our Christian faith and values.   

 My sermon message this Sunday will be “Sharing Extravagantly” from John12:1-8.  It’s the story of Mary of Bethany anointing Jesus with an expensive ointment.  We will share Holy Communion together and we will receive our “Feeding the Flock” monthly food offerings for Circle of Concern, too.

 Looking ahead to Holy Week – it’s almost here! – our plans on Palm Sunday include a palm processional into the sanctuary and an interactive dramatic reading of Jesus’ Passion from Luke’s Gospel.  On Maundy Thursday at 6:30 p.m. we’ll share a simple meal interspersed with worship including remembering the Last Supper all in the Gathering Space.  Then on Easter Sunday our joyful worship celebration will include welcoming new members, baptizing children, and sharing Holy Communion.

 Our annual GO! Sunday of service is coming up on April 28 and you can go ahead and sign up for where you’d like to serve beginning this Sunday in the Gathering Space!

 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