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Presbyterian Women

MEN'S MINISTRY THIRD TUESDAY BREAKFAST Holy Week Reflection & Breakfast Tuesday, April 16, 6:30-8:30AM Chapel & Chapel Patio RSVP by Sunday prior: Men, join us for a time of prayer and reflection during Holy Week. Coffee and continental breakfast will be available on the Chapel Patio. Come and go as your schedule allows. See you there!

VPC'S MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY 19 Annual Arizona Survivors of Suicide Conference Saturday, May 4, 8AM-3PM Black Canyon Conference Center 9440 N. 25th Ave., Phoenix, AZ Register: th

Guest speaker Michelle L. Rusk is an American author and speaker on coping with grief following suicide, especially that of siblings. She has written several books about the experiences of families following the suicide of a family member.

Monthly PW Luncheon Speaker: Rev. Kelly Nieto Wednesday, April 24 *Calvin Center, 11:30AM, Cost $10 RSVP: Church Office or Ruth Brannan 480-945-6802 by Friday, April 19 Delicious lunch will be served by Chef Sandra Gonzales. Her topic, “The Holy Spirit,” is an inspiring message of light and love. Please plan to attend and bring your friends. You’ll be glad you came! *Note room change

BLOOD DRIVE You answered someone's prayer Deacon Health & Wellness Ministry Blood Drive Results Thank you to all who donated blood at the Vitalant Blood Drive on March 31! We met our registration goal, and took in 24 successful whole blood donations. Donations were distributed to local hospitals.


More weeks!

Only two Sundays until construction begins

Only two Sundays remain before Phase One of A New Heart for the Valley begins! We anticipate closing the Sanctuary and most of the northern end of campus after Easter. Be on the lookout for construction updates during the process! CONSTRUCTION WORSHIP SCHEDULE: Begins Sunday, April 28 8AM- Chapel 9AM- Landes Center 10:45AM- Landes Center (note time change) SANCTUARY TRIVIA: How high is the sanctuary ceiling? Bonus: The stones that make up the Sanctuary walls were quarried in what state? Find the answers below!

VPC News

ICM Food Drive: Bags available today on the patio Return full bags Easter Sunday, April 21 Chris Woodard: ICM Food & Clothing Bank meets the basic needs of up to 150 families every day. Please take a bag with you when you leave today and return it full on or before Easter. Sanctuary Pew Removal Volunteers needed! April 22-May 1 Keith Kerber: We're asking the VPC community to help remove the pews from the Sanctuary, which will help save over $15,000! Everyone is welcome to volunteer, no special talents or tools are needed. There are several work times planned during the 10-day window, email Keith to sign up!

Thank you for all the love and support you've provided to our family during our time of loss. -The Kiki Swanson Family

Prayer Chain: 480-991-6424,

We welcome requests confidentially for you or someone else. Please have permission from the individual before placing your request.

Visit VPC Session page! Read bios and see photos of the Session team.

You're invited this week to witness the end, and the beginning, of Jesus' journey.

Holy Week

6:30PM*, Sanctuary

Noon* & 6:30PM*, Chapel



9AM*, Choir & Organ 10:45*, Band

vpc .church/easter *Childcare available for ages 0-2

Valley Presbyterian Church 6947 East McDonald Drive Paradise Valley, AZ 85253, 480-991-6424 Pastors: David M. Joynt, David L. Turner, Kelly Nieto, Mike Nieto, Travis Kingma SANCTUARY TRIVIA ANSWERS: The ceilings are 40 feet from the floor at the their highest points Bonus: The stones were quarried right here in Arizona

Special thank you

Valley Presbyterian Church

6AM Sunrise

Please pray for those recovering from recent medical procedures:

Carolyn Bathurst, Kathryn Bennett, Joyce Black, Charles Buckley, Jerry Burnette, Bonnie Domaz, Helen Farmin, Roger Fercho, Donna Gardner, Corenthel Green, Ginny Groom, Luella Gross, Sara Hammond, Louella Hermanson, Jean Hiser, Jeannette Huggins, Evelyn Jenkins, Heather Kirk, Claire Kooi, Sue Larson, Jim Lorenz, John Mueller, Dorothy Nern, Janet Nielsen, Lois Nuernberg, Joyce Newlon, Judy Owens, Mary Strasser, Helen Wolfe For more information about those in our community, call Tammy: 480-991-6424 x163

Palm Sunday


Care & Support

Please pray for those at home or in a care facility:

week of April 14, 2019


Look for future Blood Drive campaigns at VPC coming in the fall.

Lyn Ambrose, Sharon Arendt, Herb Blinn, Pat Ciccone, Beverly Cooper, Emily Courtright, John Hale, Stewart Hollocker, Elizabeth Jessup, Barbara Jewett, Jo Ann Jones, Jim Lawrence, June Lightburne, Carole Marr, Jan McKenzie, Dee Melde, Jeanine Nesvig, Julie Rist, Lara Robinson, Nancy Savoy, Nancy Sumner, Jim Unruh, Ellie Van Denburgh, Andrea Winius


Valley Presbyterian Church


Bring your friends!


Saturday, APRIL 20 9-10:30AM, Kiva Field


VPC is a place where you can

We're glad you are here today! VPC is a community that believes God calls us to be in relationship. Sunday morning worship is a time to gather, connect, and give thanks to the Creator who loves us without end. New to VPC? Welcome! We want to know what VPC can do for you. First Step Cards are available in all worship centers. Feel free to fill it out, drop it in an offering tray, or give it to a volunteer at the Welcome Center. Want to join our growing community? If this is your first time at VPC or you've been coming for months and are moved to join our church, a Pastor and member of our Connection Team will be available after worship to talk and pray with you. If you’re here with kids We have several fun and safe opportunities for kids: Sunday School: Student Gathering: Nursery: 3 years-5th grade Middle & High School (Infants-2 years) 9:15-10 & 10:45-11:30AM 9AM, Landes Basement 8:45-11:45AM If your kids stay in worship, check out the worship activity cart in each worship center. Childcare is offered wherever you see an asterisk: * Questions? Email Brianne Bergfeldt:

WORSHIP TIMES BEGINNING SUNDAY, APRIL 28 8AM- Chapel 9AM*- Landes Center 10:45AM*- Landes Center

Who We Are: He Died and Rose Again

Holy Week and Easter are both intimately personal and sweeping shared events that make us stop and ask fundamental questions about our place in God's creation. Who was this Jesus that threatened the powers-that-be so much He was killed? What does it mean that His death is counted as a substitute for mine? How should I aspire to be like this Christ, who overcame death itself?


*Sunday School for kids 3 years-5th grade, Nursery for kids 0-2 Construction impacts schedules for most rooms on campus, check the website ( for up-to-date information or call the church office: (480) 991-6424

Join us this week at VPC to find out.


Sunday, April 21 CHAPEL SANCTUARY 6AM Sunrise 9AM*, Choir & Organ 10:45*, Band

Holy Week

MAUNDY THURSDAY 6:30PM*, Sanctuary GOOD FRIDAY Noon* & 6:30PM*, Chapel *Childcare available for ages 0-2

Into the Wardrobe: The Story, Works, and Theology of C.S. Lewis, Part 2 MASTER YOUR EMOTIONS:

A Class for Parents

Wednesdays, April 24-May 8 6-7:30PM, Crossing 104, Cost: $40 Facilitator: Larry Kerby Sign up online: Continuing with principles from Parenting the Love and Logic Way, learn how to apply the tools necessary to create transforming relationships with your children and loved ones. (scholarships available)

FREE Bring your friends!

With Dr. Grayson Carter, former editor-in-chief of the C.S. Lewis Journal Wednesdays, April 24-May 29 6-7PM, Chapel, Free Sign up online:

April 20, 9-10:30AM, Kiva Field, Free

We will continue to look at the amazing life and ideas from one of the 20th Century’s most incredible minds. Not able to attend Part One? No problem! All are welcome.

Hop on over to the Family Ministry offices to see how you can help with this great annual event! There are jobs large and small—it takes everyone's help to host the 1000+ people who will be at the event. Check out the list of ways to be a part:

Calendar of Events

Sunday, April 14 Palm Sunday Worship Nursery (infant-2 y.o.) Worship Student Gathering (Middle & High School) Kaleidoscope Community Group Sunday School (3 y.o.-5th grade) Boomers Community Group Nursery (infant-2 y.o.) Worship Sages Community Group Bible Study 5th Grade Transition Youth New Member Class Sunday School (3 y.o.-5th grade)

Chapel Nursery Sanctuary Landes Basement Room 409 Rooms 404-417 Fireside Room Nursery Landes Center Calvin Center Room 419 Room 416-417 Rooms 404-417

8AM 8:45AM 9AM 9AM 9AM 9:15AM 10AM 10:15AM 10:30AM 10:30AM 10:30AM 10:30AM 10:45AM

Monday, April 15 All Area Young Life Club

Landes Center


Tuesday, April 16 Men's-Holy Week Reflection & Breakfast B.O.Y.S. Club Valley Day School Family Chapel Mini Explorers! Pickleball Boy Scout Troop 441

Chapel & Chapel Patio Chapel Parlor Chapel Calvin Center Landes Center Landes Center

6:30PM 9:30AM 11:30AM 2PM 4:30PM 7PM

Wednesday, April 17 Valley Day School Family Chapel NAMI Family to Family Class Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Chapel Room 409 Choir Room

11:30AM 6PM 7:30PM

Thursday, April 18 Maundy Thursday Men's Basketball Martial Arts Pickleball Worship

Landes Center Calvin Center Landes Center Sanctuary

7:30AM 4:30PM 4:30PM 6:30PM

Friday, April 19 Good Friday Worship Worship Alcoholics Anonymous

Chapel Chapel Landes Center

12PM 6:30PM 7:30PM

Saturday, April 20 Bunny Business Memorial: Virginia Tatum

Kiva Field Chapel


Sunday, April 21 Easter Sunday Worship Nursery (infant-2 y.o.) Worship Nursery (infant-2 y.o.) Worship Sages Community Group Bible Study

Family Worship-No Sunday School Chapel 6AM Nursery 8:45AM Sanctuary 9AM Nursery 10:30AM Sanctuary 10:45AM Calvin Center 10:30AM

Profile for Valley Presbyterian Church

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