Dear Faith Des Peres Church Family,

 Due to recent water main construction, some needed cleaning and possible maintenance at the Old Des Peres Church, worship this Sunday will be at Faith Des Peres on Clayton Road.  We do still plan to worship at the Old Des Peres Church later this summer on July 7, August 4, and September 1.

 We are very excited to be launching a new mission opportunity serving people serving in the military during worship this Sunday!

 My sermon message this Sunday will be “Keeping the Message Alive” from the Acts of the Apostles 16:9-15.  This is the story of Paul converting and baptizing Lydia and other women “down by the riverside,” where they were gathered together in prayer.

 Our Presbyterian Women will share brunch together at Lori Gilley’s house next Wednesday, May 29 at 10:00 a.m.  Please RSVP to Lori for her planning.

 Looking ahead, the next “event” of our transition journey will be our “Summit on the Present” reviewing our current mission and ministry, resources, and opportunities after worship Sunday, June 2.  Lunch will be provided, and a sign-up sheet now available in the Gathering Space.  During the summit there will be a brief congregational vitality survey.  If you are unable to attend the summit but would like to participate in the survey, please let the church office know and one will be sent to you.  The summit will last no more than two hours and even if you are unable to stay the entire time, please come and participate as long as you can.

 Sunday, June 2 is communion Sunday, and so please also bring your gifts for Circle of Concern.

 Looking even further ahead, please plan to wear red for our Pentecost celebration Sunday, 9.

 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