Dear Faith Des Peres Church Family,

 Our long-awaited new parking lot and new Community Garden project are nearly upon us!  Plans are to begin the phased parking lot removal, grading and paving next week.  The entire project with the possible exception of some new landscape plantings in the front of the church is to be finished by Halloween.  Thank you for your patience as we become a construction zone for these next two months!

 Worship this Sunday will be a Hymn Sing service created from your favorite hymns by the Worship Arts Center at 10:30 a.m. at the Old Des Presbyterian Church on Geyer Road.  This will be our last service at the Old Des Peres Church this summer.  We will not celebrate Communion this Sunday but will instead share it together on September 8.

 I will be on vacation August 31-September 6 to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary September 4.  Our anniversary present to ourselves is closing on our new home that day!

 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