Dear Faith Des Peres Church Family,

Copies of Summit on the Present summaries and my PowerPoint presentation are now available for pickup in the Gathering Space.  Copies of the Congregational Vitality Survey taken during the Summit are also available in the Gathering Space for anyone who would still like to participate.  Please return completed surveys to me by Sunday, June 16 after which I will compile all completed surveys for reporting to the Session and the congregation.

 Please wear red or other fiery colors as part of our Pentecost Sunday celebration this Sunday.  My sermon message will be “Breathing God’s Spirit” from the Pentecost story in the Acts of the Apostles 2:1-47. 

 Looking ahead, our church will be a host site for this year’s Make Music St. Louis on Friday, June 21.  This is a come and go event for both musicians and attendees from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Please watch the weekly blog and emails for more information as it becomes available.

 Sunday, June 23 is the deadline to bring items for our new Military Deployment Drive that we kicked up Memorial weekend Sunday.  Please leave items in the box in the Gathering Space.  June 23 we will also welcome Rev. Rick Miller back while I am on vacation.

 And looking way further ahead, our annual Congregation meeting will follow worship Sunday, July 14.  Please have your annual reports in to the church office by Monday, June 24.

 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