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A Word from Pastor Craig
WORLD WIDE COMMUNION

This celebration began following the end of World War II, when all Christian denominations began to recognize we have more in common that we differ.

I am old enough to remember friends who described they had a “Mixed Marriage” because one was Catholic and one was Protestant, even Methodist and Presbyterian, and their families did not approve.

Many years ago I went into great detail about “how wonderful that every Christian Church Baptist, Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, Orthodox, Presbyterian, Reformed, all broke bread and shared the cup on the first Sunday in October, as a statement of our unity in Christ.” The next Sunday, many came to church chagrined, that the response of their colleagues at work, when they described Worldwide Communion, was to ask “Where are you the rest of the year?” Because they celebrate the Sacrament of Communion every week.

During the Reformation there was a recognized division. The Catholics and following from this the Episcopalians perceived Jesus Christ to be physically present in worship in the Sacrament of Communion. The Lutherans, Presbyterians, Reformed, etc., perceived that because of Jesus Christ through the Scriptures we each have direct access to God, so the emphasis has been on hearing the Scriptures read and Preached.

What I personally love and have fought for, is that there are moments as a church (possibly in baptism, or communion, Coffee hour, a Session meeting, in the world in mission and life) when we embody being The Church. When Democrats and Republicans, Conservatives and Liberals, Gay and Straight, Married and Single, blue eyed/brown eyed and hazel, all recognize our unity in Christ and defend the others’ right to worship God and be themselves.

I pray you will have your elements ready as together we join with others to celebrate around the world in every Church, our world-wide communion in Jesus Christ.

Craig Lindsey, Pastor

 
Keeping you Safe upon return to Worship

We are busy preparing for the opening of Worship Services. As we prepare, enhanced safety precautions will be at each entrance, to keep you safe and healthy. Watch for further information in the E-blasts.
 
Verse: Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.     Psalm 37:3
 
Please wear your name badge if you are attending the outside fellowship this Sunday, which has a new time of 8 a.m., and/or Worship Service, which will resume Sunday, October 11th.
 
 
Praying about becoming a Stephen Minister?
  • Stephen Minister Training is an enjoyable, transformative experience.
  • Stephen Ministers participate in life-changing ministry
  • Stephen Ministers are very well trained and supported.
  • Stephen Ministers Experience tremendous personal growth as they serve.
Please contact Patti Bright, Recruiting Coordinator, for more information at 305-3275 or ross.pattibright@gmail.com
MISSION QUILTS
 
On Mondays, October 5 and October 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall, the Mission Quilters will be able to pick up quilt kits or drop off quilts they have made.

Masked face necessary!
Reach for the Stars Challenge with our new exercise class under the solar panels.

Join our challenge here at VPC in October to become the Biggest User of exercise.

Join us at Distance Socializing & Fitness Fun

7:00 am – 7:45 am Tuesdays & Thursdays under the solar panels.
 
Stretch Tubing can be purchased for $5.00 at class meetings.

Wear comfortable, breathable clothing, and bring a water bottle and towel. Folding chairs will be provided.
 
Early registration is recommended.

Class Fee $25.00 per month.

*Drop-In’s welcome if space allows, call instructor; Drop-In Fee $5
Cash or personal checks accepted.
                   
*All precautions and measures will be taken to provide a safe, healthy and welcoming environment for all involved.  Masks should be worn to and from class and at check-in.  Sufficient distancing will allow mask removal once seated unless students leave the immediate area of their chairs for any reason.
 
Instructor, Vivian L. Sanchez, E-RYT 500

Certified Pilates, Yoga and Level II, Yoga for Golfers Instructor.

Call 520/312-4810 to sign-up, ask questions and/or for more details Email: viv.lee@me.com
You Are Never Alone:
Trust in the Miracle of God’s Presence and Power
By Max Lucado
Class begins Tuesday, October 13
10:00 a.m. in Classroom 5 (or by Zoom)
 
In this 6-week class, you will be comforted by the living, loving, miracle-working God who doesn’t think twice about stepping into the thorny thickets of your world to lift you out.

Contact Pastor Diane for reservations (625-5023) and let her know if you want to attend the class in Classroom 5 or by Zoom.
VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
2800  S CAMINO DEL SOL
GREEN VALLEY, AZ 85622
520-625-5023

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