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Baptism Quilters Needed!

Presbyterian Women

Quilters to make Baptism Quilts

PW Luncheon & Speaker March 21, 11:30AM, Cost $10 RSVP: 480-991-6424 by March 16

If you love to quilt-no matter your experience-and want to make a difference in the lives of our children and their families contact Pastor David Turner.

Speaker: Peggy Frie Peggy is the former Moderator of the Presbytery Synod of the Southwest. She will speak about a mission trip to Indonesia.

Pastor David Turner: 480-991-6424 ext. 121

A huge success!

You are not alone!

Deacon Sunday Many thanks to all who have prayed for our Deacons in Action, or volunteered in so many ways to help the continuation of our Deacon Ministries. Without your generous financial support, our amazing care ministries could not function. Your gifts are most appreciated. Thank you again, Pastor David Turner

A New Heart for the Valley devotional inspiration

Living Grace Support Group for those living with mental illness Oasis Community Church 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 6-8PM 15014 N. 56th Street, Scottsdale 602-494-9557 Information: Elizabeth Weiss:, or 713-203-5544

Please pray for those recovering from recent medical procedures:

Scott Armstrong, Howard Briggs, Ginger Bunker (Jody Hass’ mother), Lea Dunlap, Helen Farmin, Keith Fenton, Sandra Gerlach, Doris & Lester Goss, Gary Green, Lee Henry, Harlen Helser, Barbara Jewett, Jo Ann Jones, Helen Lawlus, Jim Lawrence, Mary Lorenz, Dorothy Nern, Lynetta Norris, Charlotte Reynolds (Debbie Cox’ great-niece), Judy Schumacher, Tom Simpson, Nancy Sumner, Virginia Tatum, Avis Tempas, Ellie Van Denburgh, Sharon Vincent

During VPC's Capital Campaign we'll take an excerpt from Pastor Joynt's daily devotional. It will be a call to action to listen, pray, or engage with A New Heart for the Valley. You can get your own daily devotional in each worship center or online: Devotional: A Pure Heart Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Purity of heart is far more than the capacity we can have to avoid certain kinds of bodily deeds or mental pollutions. It is less about avoiding thoughts and actions than it is about the ability to have a singular, overriding purpose, a driving direction which unifies your whole life. Soren Kierkegaard, Danish Christian philosopher, called it being able to “will one thing.”

Helen Adams, Carolyn Bathurst, Kathryn Bennett, John Berta, Bobbie Bischoff, Joyce Black, Herb Blinn, Charles Buckley, Dottie Cober, Mary Corbin, Jane Corley, Bonnie Domaz, Lorraine Fercho, Donna Gardner, Norma Jean Garity, Luella Gross, Sara Hammond, Carol Hanson, Jean Hiser, Jeannette Huggins, Evelyn Jenkins, Claire Kooi, Jim Lorenz, Dee Melde, Lois Nuernberg, Joyce Newlon, Todd (Helen) Orme, Judy Owens, Martha Sarchett, Mary Strasser, Edna Thomas For more information about those in our community, call Tammy: 480-991-6424 x163 Our church family extends its Christian sympathy to the family and friends of Maurice (Maury) Coburn, Fred Hassig, and Martha (Marty) Squire. Marty Squire: March 15, 2PM, The Terraces Jane White: March 23, 1PM, Chapel

Daily Devotionals available in worship centers & church office Learn more about these events inside the FOCUS:

How easily can you stop in the midst of your active life and pray? Scripture: Matthew 5:8

VPC News When you shop Amazon, you can support VPC ... and it won't cost you a thing! AmazonSmile allows shoppers to designate a portion of their purchase total as a donation to a charitable organization. If you shop with Amazon, please consider logging into your Amazon account through, then select "Valley Presbyterian Church" before you shop. You only have to do this once, and you'll enjoy the same shopping experience as if you entered Amazon directly. It's an easy and free way to support our ministry! Questions contact Kris Bahr:



Bring your friends!

Saturday,March 31 9-10:30AM, Kiva Field

Student Ministry Assistant Director Job Opportunity

Travis Kingma: This part time position is to help support Director of Student Ministry in planning, leading, coordinating Sunday morning, midweek meetings and other student ministry events/opportunities for Junior High, High School, and college students.

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

Memorial Services

week of March 11, 2018

How pure is your heart, in the sense described above?

Care & Support



Valley Presbyterian Church

Inquirer Class


Sunday, March 25 12:30-2:30PM, Fireside Room Sign up to join our community!

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

valley presbyterian church A Community Where Jesus Christ Transforms Lives 6947 East McDonald Drive Paradise Valley, AZ 85253, 480-991-6424 Pastors: David M. Joynt, David L. Turner, Kelly Nieto, Mike Nieto

FOUNDATION DINNER Friday, March 23, 6PM Arizona Country Club Tickets available online:

Welcome to VPC

Who We Are: Is God calling you to lead?

New to VPC?

Why we are here

We’re glad you’re here! Let us know about you by filling out the Friendship Pad. We invite you to visit the Welcome Center after worship to learn more about VPC!

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.

If you’re here with kids We have several fun and safe opportunities for kids from birth through high school: Nursery: Infants-2 years 8:45-11:45AM Sunday School: 3 years-5th grade 9:15-10:15 & 10:45-11:45AM Student Gathering: Jr. & Sr. High, 9AM, Landes Basement If your kids stay in worship, check out the worship activity cart in each worship center.

Get connected at VPC Want to learn more about what’s going on at VPC? Grab a Ministry Brochure, go to the Welcome Center after worship or visit for information about classes, events, opportunities to serve, and anything you see in the FOCUS. *Childcare available by reservation:


God is at work at VPC, but we need your help to continue to be a place where Jesus Christ transforms lives. We need your help identifying leaders in our midst to help set the direction of the church in the coming years. Your All-Church Nominating Committee (ACNC) is eager to hear your nominations for Elder, Deacon, and Foundation Trustee. The ACNC is made up of two Elders, one Deacon, and four at-large members of the congregation elected at the Annual Meeting by the congregation. To accomplish our task, we need your help! Please take a few minutes and nominate someone and some information why they are good candidates. Nominate as many as you like; it is important we identify a good cross-section of our congregation. Give us names by filling out Called to Lead cards, email ACNC Chair Jim Gabler:, or submit online:

Food for those in need locally

Get ready for a party

Valley Presbyterian Church April 1

6AM, Fountain 9AM*, Sanctuary 10:30AM*, Landes Center 11:45AM, Chapel Sunrise Choir & Organ Band Valley Singers

Holy Week

Maundy Thursday, March 29 6:30PM*, Sanctuary

Good Friday, March 30 Noon & 6:30PM*, Chapel

*Childcare available for ages 0-2

Women's Fellowship Event

Men's Monthly Breakfast

ICM Food Drive Bags available today on the patio Return full bags Sunday, March 18 Chris Woodard: ICM Food & Clothing Bank meets the basic needs of up to 150 families every day, six days a week. Please take a bag with you when you leave today and return it on March 18.

Join our growing community!

Inquirer Class It's an Appetizer Party! Today, March 11, 4-6PM Fireside Room, Free RSVP to Kelly:

Third Tuesday of the Month Breakfast March 20, 6:30AM, Landes Center RSVP by Sunday prior,

Appetizers (Last names A- K), Dessert (Last names L-Z). See you there, and bring a friend! Donations for Women’s Retreat scholarship fund will be accepted!

All men are invited to join together the third Tuesday of the month for breakfast at VPC. We will hear testimonies from each other and will focus in on our topic for the month.

Sunday, March 25 12:30-2:30PM, Fireside Room Have questions about your faith? Wonder what it means to join a church? Interested in becoming a member? Register: or contact Jane Russell: 480-694-1186 Childcare:

2018 Foundation Dinner: Roaring Twenties Friday, March 23, 6PM Arizona Country Club Tickets & info.: Tickets ($125) are now on sale! Join us for a night that changes lives in our church and community. This event is so much more than a dinner. The evening is full of fellowship, fundraising, food and festivities. -Amy Greer, Foundation Dinner Chair

Ready for 7000 Easter Eggs?

Bunny Business

Easter Bunny  Games Snacks  Easter Egg Hunt

Bunny Business March 31, 9-10:30AM, Kiva Field Hop on down to help out with this fun ALL church community outreach event! We need YOUR help to make this a success! Check out the list of ways to help out and pick a few! Sign up:

Calendar of Events Sunday, March 11 Worship Nursery (infant-2 y.o.) Worship 40s-50s Community Group Student Gathering Sunday School (3 y.o.-5th grade) Nursery (infant-2 y.o.) 50s-60s Community Group Worship 70s+ Community Group Bible Study Sunday School (3 y.o.-5th grade) Worship Women's Appetizer Party

Chapel Nursery Sanctuary Room 409 Youth Room Rooms 404-417 Nursery Fireside Room Landes Center Calvin Center Rooms 404-417 Chapel Fireside Room

8AM 8:45AM 9AM 9AM 9AM 9:15AM 10:15AM 10:25AM 10:30AM 10:30AM 10:45AM 11:45AM 4PM

Chapel Parlor Fireside Room

5:30PM 5:30PM

Fireside Room Campuswide Calvin Center Chapel Parlor Landes Center Calvin Center Landes Center

8AM 9AM-4PM 9AM 9:30AM 4:30PM 6PM 7PM

Fireside Room Campuswide Calvin Center Room 409 Chapel Parlor Handbell Room Room 409 Calvin Center Fireside Room Chapel Parlor Choir Room

8AM 9AM-4PM 9:30AM 12PM 1PM 5:30PM 6PM 6PM 6:30PM 6:30PM 7:30PM

Thursday, March 15 Men’s Basketball Fireside Café Encore Classes Lay Hospital Chaplain Meeting 60s-70s Community Group Pickleball

Landes Center Fireside Room Campuswide Chapel Conf. Room Crossing 104 Landes Center

6:30AM 8AM 9AM-4PM 10AM 1PM 4:30PM

Friday, March 16 Line Dance Alcoholics Anonymous

Landes Basement Landes Center

10AM 7:30PM

Saturday, March 17 Usher CPR Training

Fireside Room


Sunday, March 18 Worship Nursery (infant-2 y.o.) Worship 40s-50s Community Group Student Gathering Sunday School (3 y.o.-5th grade) Nursery (infant-2 y.o.) 50s-60s Community Group Worship 70s+ Community Group Bible Study Sunday School (3 y.o.-5th grade) Worship

Chapel Nursery Sanctuary Room 409 Youth Room Rooms 404-417 Nursery Fireside Room Landes Center Calvin Center Rooms 404-417 Chapel

8AM 8:45AM 9AM 9AM 9AM 9:15AM 10:15AM 10:25AM 10:30AM 10:30AM 10:45AM 11:45AM

Monday, March 12 Divorce Recovery Encore 2-Step Class No Jr. High Midweek Tuesday, March 13 Fireside Café Encore Classes Cooks' Tour Crafters B.O.Y.S. Club Pickleball NAMI Family to Family Boy Scout Troop 441 Wednesday, March 14 Fireside Café Encore Classes Presbyterian Women Lydia Circle Presbyterian Women Sarah Circle Grief Share Valley Ringers Rehearsal Financial Peace University Alpha Course Take Up Your Cross-Soup & Study Grief Support Chancel Choir Rehearsal No Sr. High Midweek

Focus 3 11 2018  
Focus 3 11 2018