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WORDS FROM PASTOR CRAIG

WHEN IS ENOUGH, ENOUGH?
 
Part of January involves receiving end-of-the-year statements of our 401ks, our IRAs and Roths, and other Investment vehicles, and questioning, will we have enough? Which makes me wonder if ever we can have enough? When there have been crises over gas consumption, did we consider making fewer trips to Safeway? Are we willing to face that change requires we re-evaluate and change? Or do we imagine that somehow miraculously, God will provide for us?

Last summer, we nearly set a record for the amount of rainfall received, in the desert, yet it is not enough.

Will enough be when some other Nation attacks us, and our stockpiles no longer exist?

I was in a Church meeting, where we were considering the Bible passage of Matthew 25:31-46, which is the passage about The Son of man separating the Sheep and Goats, to say “Well done, when I was hungry you fed me; when thirsty you gave me a drink; when naked, you clothed me; when in prison, you visited me…” And it occurred to me, recently there were 6 tornadoes that caused devastation in a single night… Our congregation responded by giving nearly $15,000 to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance! But less than a week later there were devastating fires that consumed much of the property of Colorado and having just responded to the tornadoes, we did not request donations for burn victims. So are we sheep who will be praised, or goats who are chastised? When is enough, enough?

See you in Worship
Pastor Craig

Click here for the Sunday, January 16th, Bulletin
Music in the Valley Presents!

An afternoon of popular classical, broadway, and pop string quartet music!
 
Tickets are $20.00 and are available Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm in the church office, tickets will also be available at the door the day of the concert. 
Flowers for the Sanctuary each week come from donors who would like to honor someone in their lives.  We have many dates available in 2022.  Would you like to donate? 
$50 for each bouquet.

Please call the front office or come in to place your order. 
520-625-5023.  Thank you!

How does your faith work? Is it working? Chuck Ramsey will be teaching a class that will help all of us strengthen our faith through each other's experiences, successes, and stories. This is basic Christianity. How do we take Sunday morning faith, put it to work, and live the best life we can? That is the mission of the new FaithWorks class with a Zoom option as well. (Persons wanting the Zoom meeting option please email Pastor Diane.) 
Written by Dr. Atul Gawande, BEING MORTAL discusses the last stages of life from his experiences with patients.  This class will meet for 6 weeks for 90 minutes and will be facilitated by Eloise Fredrickson, Chris Erickson, and Pastor Diane Christopher. Purchase books online or through Pastor Diane.

Please pick up the book and read chapter 1 prior to the first class.
Women's Ministries WILL have a lunch Gathering on January 18th at 11:30.  The program will be about Ronald McDonald House in Tucson and the Presby Gift will be cash donations to go to Ronald McDonald House. Reservations will be taken before and after Worship Service at the Women's Ministries table on January 9th and 16th. Cost is $11.00
We are blessed again to have Pam and Dave L. (confidential) seasoned and fun missionaries with Operation Mobilization.

they have visited VPC many times and have inspired, stimulated, and challenged our spirit to serve in the mission field. 

We have many opportunities for interaction with Pam and Dave L.
  1. January 22nd at 8:30 am in the Fellowship Hall, join us for the Mission Breakfast. Tickets are on sale on January 9th and 16th for $5.00. 
  2. January 23rd, join us for Mission Sunday.
  3. January 23rd  from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Change of venue) Fellowship Hall at VPC. Cookies are appreciated.
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