VPC Enews – April 1, 2021
Zoom Login for all VPC Events (except Maunday Thursday see note)
Maundy Thursday Service at 6:30 pm
UMC Link: Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting
Good Friday Service with VUMC 7:00 PM
Easter Sunrise Service 6:30 AM
Easter Sunday Worship 10 AM
The Session would like to announce a congregational meeting for the purpose of electing a deacon on April 18 at 9:55 before the worship service on Zoom. All are welcome to attend. Only members of VPC are eligible to vote.
Sermons are on website
Pastor Leigh’s Sunday sermons are posted each week on the VPC website. Go to vashonpreschurch.org and click on Sermons.
Heindsmann Endowment Scholarship
Vashon Presbyterian Church is accepting applications for the 2021 Heindsmann Family Endowment Scholarship award. This award is granted from an endowment created by Virginia and Ted Heindsmann to a deserving student based on financial need, academic promise, and dependability. Consideration will be given only to students who have completed two or more years of higher education or who are seeking special training or retraining. This award is not intended for high school seniors. Application packets can be obtained by emailing the church at firstname.lastname@example.org or leaving a message at (206.463.2010). Because of Covid 19 restrictions the church building is not currently open. Completed applications must be returned in the mail (P.O. Box 435) or to the church email address by Monday, April 26, 2021. As part of the selection process, finalists will be scheduled to meet virtually with the church’s Scholarship Committee in early May.
Faith Formation Survey
I have been surveying our congregation for thoughts on classes you’d like. The requests seem to fall into 3 major categories: 1) Bible study 2) current issues and 3) fun hands-on activities just for relaxation. We will try to have at least 2 of these areas covered at any given time. Below are some ideas that have been advanced. Look them over, but more importantly, add some of your own. Let me (email@example.com) know what you are thinking. Once I’ve closed the selection period for the Spring season I will announce the slate and schedule.
Some Tentative Ideas for Classes: 1) The cancellation culture 2) Twelve Women of the Bible: Life-Changing Stories for Women Today 3) The meaning of ritual in our faith and in our daily lives 4) Why did Jesus teach in parables? 5) History of the early church from Jesus to Council of Nicaea 6) How Christianity is portrayed in popular modern movies 7) Five of the most controversial passages in the new testament 8) The “Seven Deadly Sins” 9) Conversations with young professionals and their walk of faith 10) Grandparents and their grandkids share simple faith.
In Considering Our Return to Pre-Pandemic Church Life
We are providing this article recommended by Presbytery for your consideration as Session will be making decisions in regard to opening the church and giving guidelines for church sponsored activities in the coming months. “Where Two or More Are Vaccinated: Advice for Churches in 2021”
No First Sunday Recycling Because of the Easter Holiday
Finances Offering for the week of 3/28: $3380 Total March Offering: $17,735 Budgeted Offering for March: $11,085 Total One Great Hour of Sharing Offering: $990