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EASTER SERVICES - 8, 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, April 5. A free shuttle bus will run from the Blue Moose/Missouri Bank parking lot at the Village Shops near 71st and Tomahawk Road dropping off at Village Church from 8:45-12:45 p.m. Easter morning.

THERE WILL BE NO CHURCH SCHOOL ON EASTER SUNDAY for children or adults. Child care will be available for children ages 3 and younger. Village Church will be closed Monday, April 6.

 

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. on Fridays, April 10-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.

 

VILLAGE IN THE CITY: INSPIRING MUSIC FOR AN APRIL EVENING, APRIL 26 – Reserve your seats now for the Village Chamber Choir and Orchestra spring concert at Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The Village 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. Tickets are required and are now available through kauffmancenter.org.  We expect every seat will be filled. Please reserve your tickets thoughtfully and return any unneeded tickets as soon as possible.

A Retiring Offering will benefit Dominican Republic Medical Partnership, an international mission of Village Church.

TE DEUM PRESENTS PALM SUNDAY CONCERT AT VILLAGE - The works of contemporary composers David Lang and Eriks Esenvalds will offer intensely emotional reflections on the story of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection when Te Deum presents “Passion” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March, 29, at Village Church. A $10 suggested donation is requested.  Lang’s Little Match Girl Passion, which won a Pulitzer Prize for music in 2008, interprets the Hans Christian Andersen tale of a poor street girl’s hopes and dreams as a metaphor to understand the Passion story.  Grammy-winning soprano soloist Esteli Gomez will join Te Deum for Passion and Resurrection by Eriks Esenvalds.  Te Deum was founded by Matthew Shepard in 2008. Learn more at www.te-deum.org.

 

SETTING THE TABLE: COMMUNION EDUCATION CLASS - We invite children from 3rd through 5th grade to attend a class from 6:30-7:30 p.m.Thursday, March 26 and April 2, to learn about this very important feast of thanksgiving. The class consists of two sessions; in the first session, we'll explore the meaning of the Lord's Supper and in the second session, children will get to take part in the Maundy Thursday service and receive communion. To enroll, email Cheryl.couch-thomas@villagepres.org or call 913-671-2355.

 

ROB FOHR TO SPEAK AT VILLAGE ON “YOUNG ADULT INVOLVEMENT IN THE CHURCH” MARCH 31 - Rob Fohr is the mission catalyst for the Presbyterian Mission Agency. One of his primary responsibilities is providing leadership for the agency-wide goal of connecting with young adults. Please join us for dinner and Rob’s presentation, “Young Adult Involvement in the Church,” starting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in Friendship Hall. Dinner is from 6:30-7 p.m. Rob will speak immediately following dinner. Admission is free. Contact Elizabeth Nolen to make your reservation at elizabeth.nolen@villagepres.org.

 

NEW TOURS FOR VILLAGE CHURCH & FRIENDS- Journey to Scotland with Rev. Jenny McDevitt: May 27-June 9, 2016 (Space is limited, act fast!) Autumn in Amalfi & Sicily with Rev. Jay McKell: October 2016.
Seattle in September: September 14-20, 2015.

Please come to a tour meeting at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 19, in Room 127 to learn about these exciting tours! Contact Lisa@LisaBallTravelDesign.com if you are interested.


 

 

 

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