Dear Faith Des Peres Church Family,

This Sunday my sermon message will be “Seeking God’s New Thing” from Isaiah 43:18-21 and John 21:1-17.  In the John text Jesus sends the disciples back out to fish from the other side of the boat.  As we go from worship into our “Summit on the Future” we will also be exploring what it might mean for us to “fish from the other side of the boat.”

Then following worship we will have our “Summit on the Future” which 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. 

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

 Looking ahead, I hope you have our Church in the Park at Kirkwood Park Sunday, August 18 on your calendars!  Membership Expansion is providing hamburgers, hot dogs, basic condiments, plates, utensils and bottled water.  You are asked to bring a side or dessert to share.  A sign-up sheet is in the Gathering Space to help with planning.

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