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A Note from Pastor Marilyn

Dear Faith Des Peres Church Family,

If you’ve been in the main church parking lot this week you might have noticed that the Community Garden has been removed. This is the first phase of our new parking lot and Community Garden project this September and October. Plans are to begin the phased parking lot removal, grading and paving the first week of September. 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!

Congratulations to Hannah Lewis and Eric Napady and their families as they get married this Saturday, August 24!

My sermon message this Sunday will be “Being Set Free” from Luke 13:10-17. This is the story of Jesus healing the woman bent over for 18 years.

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

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Hymn Sing at Old Des Peres Church Sunday September 1st at 10:30am

Worship next 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 next Sunday but will instead share it together on September 8.

 

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Construction to begin the week of September 1st.

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 the first week of September.  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!

 

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Get Soccer Fever!

You probably have heard about professional soccer coming to STL in 2022. I’m really excited about the professional USL team that has been in St. Louis since 2014. Besides being a diehard Cardinals baseball fan, I like soccer too. I like a game that is 90 minutes long with a 15 minute intermission and no commercials! I like a stadium that is pretty close, it’s an intimate size and has good eats, a great beer selection and pretty cheap prices!

St Louis FC is holding its first annual Faith and Family Night when they play Atlanta United II on Saturday, September 28th. The game kicks off at 7:30

After the conclusion of the match, the post-game program will feature STLFC players including Captain Sam Fink and others, as well as Team Chaplain Jim Garvin, who will share their story about their faith. A portion of all ticket sales will be donated back to OASIS INTERNATIONAL.

So that we can sit together, please let me know how many tickets you would like. The tickets are $14 each and it covers a general admission ticket and the post-match program.

My deadline to turn in ticket money is 9/16/19. You can pay me by cash, check or Venmo. Contact Kathy Sherrick for more information.

The game is played at West Community Stadium at World Wide Technology Soccer Park, 1 Soccer Park Rd., Fenton, MO. That’s just off Interstate 44 near the Meramec River.

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A Note from Pastor Marilyn

Dear Faith Des Peres Church Family,

This Sunday is our annual Church in the Park, which this year will be at Kirkwood Park.  Worship is at 10:30 a.m. following by sharing food and fellowship together.  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. 

 As part of our service this Sunday we will bless our children and youth and their backpacks as they begin or have begun a new school year.

My sermon message this Sunday will be “Watching Faithfully” from Luke 12:32-40.  Jesus teaches us to be ever ready to receive God’s blessings.

 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

 

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Church in the Park at Kirkwood Park!  Next Sunday August 18th at 10:30am  

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We’ll be enjoying a worship service and BBQ picnic in Lions Pavilion this year.  Hamburgers/hot dogs, basic condiments, plates, utensils and bottled water will be provided.  Please feel free to bring a side or dessert to share.  On the back of the bulletin you will find a map of the park with parking and the pavilion highlighted in yellow.  Main parking is located by the tennis courts and Lions Pavilion is a short way down the paved walking path. Overflow parking is located by the skating rink if needed.  If you have any questions, please contact Beth Willock at 618-978-0992.   

 

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Blessing of the Back Packs

Special time for FDP youth as we worship in the park! Bring your Backpack if you like.There will be a blessing for you as you head back to school. As you grow and learn we want you to know your faith family sends you loving, caring thoughts for a wonderful school year. 

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A Note from Pastor Marilyn

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

 

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Buddy Packs starts This Sunday after Worship 

Mission and Ministry is again partnering with University City School District to provide Buddy Packs – healthy meals and snacks – for 60 elementary school students every weekend during the 2019 – 2020 school year. Our first Buddy Pack will be immediately following church Sunday. We’ll pack in Fellowship Hall and would love to have as many people as possible to help with this great project. We will pack Buddy Packs on the second Sunday of each month (except May, when we will pack on the first Sunday that month). Join us for each packing Sunday or as many as you can attend!

 

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Church in the Park at Kirkwood Park! Next Sunday August 18th at 10:30am,  

We’ll be enjoying a worship service and BBQ picnic in Lions Pavilion this year.  Hamburgers/hot dogs, basic condiments, plates, utensils and bottled water will be provided.  Please feel free to bring a side or dessert to share.  On the back of the bulletin you will find a map of the park with parking and the pavilion highlighted in yellow.  Main parking is located by the tennis courts and Lions Pavilion is a short way down the paved walking path. Overflow parking is located by the skating rink if needed.  If you have any questions, please contact Beth Willock at 618-978-0992.   

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A Note from Pastor Marilyn

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

 

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WORSHIP AT THE OLD DES PERES CHURCH, THIS SUNDAY AUGUST 4TH

Worship next Sunday, August 4th will be at the Old Des Peres Church (a.k.a. the Old Meeting House).  If you have not been there before, our old stone church is on Geyer Road about 1/2 mile south of Clayton Road. Parking is available on side streets near the church. There are no bathrooms, so please plan ahead.

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Don't Forget Supplies this Sunday! 2019 Mission and Ministry School Supply Drive      

What a difference we can make! For the 2nd year we are teaming up with the University City School District to collect school supplies for the upcoming school year. Supplies we collect will be used throughout the school year for students in need who are new to the district and for students from homeless families. 

We invite you join us in this effort to help a neighboring school district fill an important need. Please see the list of suggested supplies and bring items to the church This Sunday, Aug. 4. We will deliver supplies to the district the following week, when we deliver our first Buddy Packs! Look for the collection box in the Gathering Space.

 Loose Leaf Paper (wide ruled)

Loose Leaf Paper (college ruled)

Spiral Notebooks (wide ruled

Spiral Notebooks (college ruled)

Pre-K Writing Tablets

Drawing Tablets

Pencils                                                                            

Pens

Erasers

Glue Sticks

Colored Pencils (12 pack)

Thin Markers (8 pack)

Thick Markers (8 pack)

Highlighters

Pocket Folders

Crayons (24 pack)

Jumbo Crayons (8 pack)

 

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Buddy Packs Next Sunday August 11th after Worship!

Mission and Ministry is again partnering with University City School District to provide Buddy Packs – healthy meals and snacks – for 60 elementary school students every weekend during the 2019 – 2020 school year. Our first Buddy Pack will be immediately following church onSunday August 11th. We’ll pack in Fellowship Hall and would love to have as many people as possible to help with this great project. We will pack Buddy Packs on the second Sunday of each month (except May, when we will pack on the first Sunday that month). Join us for each packing Sunday or as many as you can attend!

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"SUMMIT ON THE FUTURE" NEXT SUNDAY, AUGUST 11   

The last event in preparation to begin searching for our next called and installed pastor will be our "Summit on the Future" following worship next Sunday, August 11.  Lunch will be provided.  RSVP to Tiara at adminasst@faithdesperes.org by Wednesday August 7th.

 

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Church in the Park at Kirkwood Park!  August 18th at 10:30am       

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We’ll be enjoying a worship service and BBQ picnic in Lions Pavilion this year.  Hamburgers/hot dogs, basic condiments, plates, utensils and bottled water will be provided.  Please feel free to bring a side or dessert to share.  Below you will find a map of the park with parking and the pavilion highlighted in yellow.  Main parking is located by the tennis courts and Lions Pavilion is a short way down the paved walking path.  Overflow parking is located by the skating rink if needed.  If you have any questions, please contact Beth Willock at 618-978-0992.   

 

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