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Summer Volunteer Opportunities What is VPC's Boy Scout Troop up to this summer? Troop 441 is sending 29 scouts and their leaders to Scout camps at Camp Geronimo near Payson and Camp Emerald Bay in Catalina Island from June 3-10. Please pray for safe travels to and from the camps and that all have great experiences!

VPC Mental Health Team

Watch every sermon, whenever you like. Want to remember an inspiring word or understand a passage of scripture? Visit the VPC website to watch every sermon since January 2016.

Summer Reading Selection

Do you love arts and crafts?


week of June 4, 2017


Do you have a couple extra hours during the summer? VPC can use your help!

Tuesdays, 9AM, Calvin Center Margaret Wheeler: 480-483-2609

There are several opportunities available: -VBS set building, prep, or day-of needs -Church office phone receptionist -Sanctuary & Chapel pew preparation

If you enjoy using your skills to create things to help others, then Crafters is for you. Come join in the fellowship, fun, and creativity of this long-standing group of dedicated people.

Call the church office or email: to volunteer!

For more information contact Margaret.

VPC News VPC Summer Worship Schedule 11:45AM Service & Sanctuary Balcony



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The 11:45AM Worship Service will be going on summer break, and the Sanctuary balcony will also be closed. Regular worship schedule will resume on Sunday, September 10.

Visit the VPC website's Session page!

Vol. 2 devotional available today! Learn more about these events inside the FOCUS:

Read bios and see photos of the Session team. VPC Mental Health Ministry contact Elizabeth Weiss:, 480-699-2982 24-hour Crisis Line: 602-222-9444 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255) AZ Teen Lifeline: 602-248-8336, Printed resources and information on VPC MHM available in the church Library.

Loved Back to Life Sheila Walsh Sheila was at the pinnacle of her career, appearing daily on TV as co-host of The 700 Club. One day she found herself walking away from it all and checking into a psychiatric hospital. Loved Back to Life takes readers on Sheila’s journey from hopelessness to joy. Although the road was terrifying, at every turn God called her to follow and to trust Him.


Care & Support


Please pray for those recovering from recent medical procedures: Robert Bard, Carol Bedillion, Elaine Bracken, Ginger Bunker (Jody Hass’ mother), Audrey Davis, Helen Farmin, John Hale, Milton Heath, David Horton, Barbara Jewett, Carl Lauer, Jim Lawrence, Dee Melde, Mary Ann Pelton (John Pelton's mother), Sally Rea, Charlotte Reynolds (Debbie Cox’ great-niece), Mary Schupbach, Orie Spegal, Nancy Sumner, Donna Yorston Please pray for those at home or in a care facility: Helen Adams, Don Akins, Carolyn Bathurst, Bunny Beall, Kathryn Bennett, John Berta, Joyce Black, Charles Buckley, Dick & Dottie Cober, Gladys Conroy, Mary Corbin, Jane Corley, Emily Courtright, Bonnie Domaz, Lorraine Fercho, Donna Gardner, Luella Gross, Carol Hanson, Joan Herman, Nancy Hines, Jean Hiser, Jeannette Huggins, Evelyn Jenkins, Jo Ann Jones, Kay Koeb, Claire Kooi, Helen Lawlus, Jim Lorenz, Lois Nuernberg, Joyce Newlon, Todd (Helen) Orme, Judy Owens, Barbara Patterson, Charlotte Phillips, Marie Pishny, Martha Sarchett, Ruthe Small, Mary Strasser, Edna Thomas, Kiki Westmoreland, Jane White For more information about those in our community, call Tammy: 480-991-6424 x163

Sympathy Our church family extends its Christian sympathy to the family and friends of Charlotte Fox, George Freiburghaus, Betty Marchildon, Mary Shrake, and Eva Van Diest. Prayer Chain Church office: 480-991-6424, We welcome requests confidentially for you or someone else. Please have permission from the individual before placing your request.

JUNE 11 & JULY 9

11:45AM, Landes Center, Free

Wednesdays, June 7-July 26 6:30-7:30PM No Fee

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

Vacation Bible School 2017 Monday, June 19-Friday June 23 8:30AM-Noon,

Welcome to VPC New to VPC? 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!

If you’re here with kids We have several fun and safe opportunities for kids from birth-high school: Nursery: Infants-2 years 8:45-11:45AM Summer Sunday School: 3 years-1st grade 9:15-10:15 & 10:45-11:45AM The Gathering: Jr. & Sr. High 9AM, Landes basement If your kids stay in worship, check out the worship activity cart in each worship center.

Take a much needed break

Who We Are: Foundation Scholar Stories Why we are here 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.

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:

Summer Lunches are Back!

Since 2003 Valley Presbyterian Foundation has provided over 165 scholarships to VPC students. This coming fall, VPF will support 12 Valley Presbyterian Church students across the country. These Foundation Scholars are training to become doctors, economists, business professionals, and pastors. VPC celebrates the opportunity to send individuals from our community to hear God's call and be Christ's hands and feet in the world. This year's VPF Scholarship recipients are: Heidi Artigue, Tyler Beauchamp, Francis Eusebio, Isabel Eusebio, Anna Gilbreath, Wil Gilbreath, Katherine Gonzales, Ben Gustafson, Jackson Martin, Carter Ritt, Erica Samota, and John Schupbach. Over the past year, I gained extensive healthcare experience throughout China as I worked with Harvard and Mayo Clinic... VPC has continued to be an eversupportive, caring, and loving community. -John Schupbach Mayo Clinic School of Medicine My personal faith is an essential and important part of my life. I believe in the power of prayer and the church... God's forgiveness and mercy has shaped my life and who I am. -Erica Samota California Polytechnic State University

Men, get ready for some soccer

I'm very grateful to my parents, pastors, Sunday School teachers, and youth leaders who have shared and taught the gospel to me and modeled a Christian life. -Heidi Artigue Pamona College After I graduate Scottsdale Community College, I plan on attending ASU in pursuit of a bachelor's degree. Following ASU I plan on attending seminary. -Jackson Martin Scottsdale Community College

New Summer Class Coming Soon!


LUNCHES Mom's Morning Out Tuesdays, June 6, 13 & 27, 9-11:30AM Cost: $10/child, $5/sibling Register: Questions? Email: Need a few hours to get some work done or make it to a needed appointment? Take this opportunity for a break. Childcare offered for children 0-5 years old.

Jr. & Sr. High Camps

Sunday, June 11 & July 9 11:45AM, Landes Center, Free Everyone is invited to VPC’s Summer Lunches. Join us after the 10:30AM service for good food and fellowship in a wonderful air conditioned building! Lunch is free but donations are accepted. RSVP is appreciated but not required:

Stay fit & beat the heat!

Phoenix Rising FC Soccer Game Saturday, June 24, 7:30PM Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex Cost: $25, 50% discount for friends Get tickets online: Join VPC men for an evening of fun and fellowship as we cheer on Phoenix Rising FC, Arizona’s only professional soccer team. Questions? Contact Aaron Parrott: or 602-380-4593

Vacation Bible School!

EXODUS Wednesdays, June 7-July 26 6:30-7:30PM, Calvin Center Facilitators: Mike & Kelly Nieto This summer, we move from Genesis to Exodus, continuing the story of God’s people as they move from life in Egypt to the Promised Land.

Ladies: Bunko & Brunch

Calendar of Events Sunday, June 4 Communion Worship Nursery (infant-2 y.o.) Worship The Gathering (6th-12th grade) 40s-50s Community Group Summer Sunday School (3 y.o.-1st grade) Nursery (infant-2 y.o.) Worship Summer Sunday School (3 y.o.-1st grade) 70s+ Community Group Foundation Scholarship Reception

Chapel Nursery Sanctuary Landes Basement Room 409 Room 404 Nursery Landes Center Room 404 Calvin Center Fireside Room

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

Monday, June 5 Valley Day School Summer Camp

VDS Rooms


Tuesday, June 6 Cooks' Tour Crafters Bridge & Mah Jongg Valley Day School Summer Camp Mom's Morning Out Stroller Fitness Class Pickleball Jr. High Summer Midweek Jr./Sr. High Summer Midweek Dinner Sr. High Summer Midweek

Calvin Center Fireside Room VDS Rooms Room 409/Nursery Landes Center Landes Center Landes Basement Landes Center Landes Basement

9AM 9AM 9AM 9AM 9AM 4:30PM 5:30PM 7PM 7:30PM

Wednesday, June 7 Valley Day School Summer Camp Book of Exodus

VDS Rooms Calvin Center

9AM 6:30PM

Thursday, June 8 Men's Basketball Valley Day School Summer Camp Stroller Fitness Class Martial Arts Pickleball

Landes Center VDS Rooms Landes Center Calvin Center Landes Center

6:30AM 9AM 9AM 4:30PM 4:30PM

Friday, June 9 Line Dance Alcoholics Anonymous

Landes Center Landes Center

10AM 7:30PM

Chapel Nursery Sanctuary Landes Basement Room 409 Room 404 Nursery Landes Center Room 404 Calvin Center

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

Saturday, June 10

Women's Ministry Forest Home: Creekside & Lakeview (Jr. & Sr. High camps) June 11-16, Forest Home, CA It's the most wonderful time of the year for Student Ministry! We're leaving for Forest Home next week, space is still available. Separate camps for Jr. and Sr. High students. Questions? Email Joseph Parisi:

Fit 4 Mom Stroller Class Tuesdays & Thursdays starting June 1 9-10AM, Landes Center, Instructor: Amy Feltus:

Maker Fun Factory: VBS 2017 June 19-23, 8:30AM-Noon Cost: $30/child ($75 after June 9) Register:

Women’s Ministry: Bunko & Brunch Saturday, June 10, 10AM-12PM RSVP for address:

In just one hour you will get a complete head to toe workout that will have you feeling energized and looking fit. Classes are designed for all different fitness levels and are taught by certified instructors.

Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they’re lovingly crafted by God. Maker Fun Factory VBS transforms VPC into a laboratory to learn about God!

Let’s gather for an morning of Bunko, conversation, and food! Bunko is easy; come even if you’ve never played. Bring an appetizer, treat, or drink to share.

Sunday, June 11 Worship Nursery (infant-2 y.o.) Worship The Gathering (6th-12th grade) 40s-50s Community Group Summer Sunday School (3 y.o.-1st grade) Nursery (infant-2 y.o.) Worship Summer Sunday School (3 y.o.-1st grade) 70s+ Community Group

Focus 6 4 2017  
Focus 6 4 2017