Dear Faith Des Peres Church Family,

Where has the summer gone?  I can’t believe it’s August already!  Which means very soon school will be starting for our young people.

Speaking of it nearly being time for school to start, this Sunday is the last Sunday to bring items for Mission and Ministry’s School Supply Drive.  We will be dedicating what we have collected during worship this Sunday, August 4.

This Sunday our worship with communion will be at the Old Des Peres Church on Geyer Road.  My sermon message will be “Putting Things in Perspective” from Luke 12:13-21. 

Also, this Sunday we will begin collecting your favorite hymns for inclusion in our hymn sing worship service being planned for Sunday, September 1 at the Old Des Peres Church.

 I hope you have our “Summit on the Future” Sunday, August 11 on your calendars.  This is the last event of our transitional journey in preparation for a team to write your mission and ministry study report for the Presbytery and seek permission to form a Pastor Nominating Committee to begin searching for your next called and installed pastor.  Lunch will be provided.  Please sign up on the sheet at the Old Des Peres Church this Sunday or email Tiara by Wednesday, August 7.

There will be a lot of activity the next two Saturdays at our Clayton Road church.  There will be a wedding this Saturday, August 3.  Then on Saturday, August 10 the Harper School will be hold an open house to enroll new students.

 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