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1 John 4:13-21
By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and do testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Saviour of the world. God abides in those who confess that Jesus is the Son of God, and …

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VILLAGE IN THE CITY: INSPIRING MUSIC FOR AN APRIL EVENING, 7 P.M. THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 26 – The Village Chamber Choir will collaborate with the choirs of Baker University and Benedictine College and organist Dr. Elisa Bickers, all under the direction of Matthew Shepard, associate director of music at Village Church. The program includes Festina Lente for Strings and Harp by Arvo Pärt,  Josef Rheinberger’s Concerto in G minor for Orchestra and Organ, concluding with Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Admission is free but tickets are required. If you would like to attend Sunday’s concert and do not have a ticket, come to the Kauffman Center box office at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are being returned all the time, and there will be seats available. The first piece in the concert is 10 minutes long, and latecomers will be seated immediately following its performance as well. Bottom line: no one should stay home because they do not have a ticket. 


THWAKE FUNDRAISER APRIL 24 - A desk to sit at and study. A bed to sleep in. A table to pray at before having dinner. You can make all these things possible for a dozen girls by supporting the new Children’s Home in Thwake, Kenya. The building is almost done but now it needs everything that goes inside– furniture, bedding, a kitchen, and more. Reverends David Nzioka and Kirk Perucca will share more about the Thwake Village Partnership and our mission work on Friday, April 24th at 7 p.m. at Neema Community Church, 9898 W. 95th Street in Overland Park. The event is free. A Free Will offering will be taken to help complete the Children’s Home and continue with our medical mission work at the Clinic.

If you’d like to know more, please contact Rev. Dr. David Nzioka at 913-271-3549 or Linda Alley at 913-636-2020.


BLOOD DRIVE APRIL 28 - Village will host a blood drive from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. next Tuesday, April 28, in Rooms 132 and 133. To make an appointment online, visit esavealifenow.org and use sponsor code of “villagepres,” or stop by our registration table in the foyer outside Friendship Hall from 9 a.m.- noon today. For additional details, contact Ann Colston at 913-722-0165 or acolston1113@gmail.com.


REGISTER NOW FOR CELEBRATION DOMINICANA, MAY 9-11 – Come support the Dominican Republic Medical Partnership, an international mission of Village Church, by participating in Celebration Dominicana on May 9 and 11. A Benefit Dinner “Fiesta” with live music and a silent auction will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at Country Club of Leawood. Then the 11th Annual Village Church Golf Classic will start at 1 p.m. Monday, May 11, also at Country Club of Leawood. For more information or to register online, visit villagepres.org and click on the Quick Link “Celebration Dominicana,” or visit our table in the hospitality rooms outside of Friendship Hall.


JOB SEARCH CLASS - Could you use some fresh ideas for your job search? The next Career Center series begins Monday, May 11, 6:30-8 p.m. in Room 232. Following that first initial meeting, you will be provided with email lessons focused not only on your job search but on your emotional balance during your job search as well. This free class will show you how to plan and conduct your job search in today’s job market. To register, please contact Sandy Perry at 913-671-2327 or at sandy.perry@villagepres.org.


VILLAGE TALK - Join us from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, in the Village Chapel, Steve Kraske, KCUR radio host and commentator, will be Rev. Brian Ellison’s guest.


BREAKFAST & BIBLE WITH BUDDIES: A BIBLE STUDY FOR MEN WITH TOM ARE - Join Rev. Tom Are for a six-week morning study from 7-8 a.m. Fridays, now through May 15. Chef Emily will prepare a hot breakfast ($6), Tom will offer a reflection on passages from his favorite Gospel-The Gospel of Mark. There will be time for discussion as well. So, invite a friend and join us Friday mornings after Easter. To make a reservation for breakfast, please contact marianne@villagepres.org.




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