Daily Scripture

Matthew 5:4
‘Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

If the first beatitude suggests we can be detached from things, the second one insists we are never detached from each other. To mourn is to know the pain of deep sorrow, and to…

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BEING THERE FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY ADDICITION – Troy Matthews, BA, LAC/Valley Hope Center, will discuss how you can be there for someone who is affected by addiction at 5 p.m.on Thursday, Oct. 8, in Room 132. This presentation is open to the congregation and the public, and is sponsored by Stephen Ministry.


SECOND THURSDAY RECITAL ON OCT. 8 – Pianist Mike Kirkendoll, associate professor of music at KU, will perform show-stopping piano works at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in Friendship Hall. The 30-minute performance is free.


TE DEUM ANTIQUA CONCERT 7 P.M. SUNDAY, OCT. 11- Te Deum will perform Missa pro Defunctis, a requiem mass by Spanish Renaissance composer Tomas Luis de Victoria at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, at St. Paul’s Episcopal. Church at 40th and Main in Kansas City, Mo. Matthew Shepard, Te Deum Antiqua founder and artistic director, will conduct the 13-voice ensemble. The presentation will be sung in Spanish Latin pronunciation, and will include chants from the Liber Usualis, a book of Gregorian chants compiled by French monks, commonly used in Victoria’s time. A suggested donation of $10 will be requested at the door.  For more information, visit www.te-deum.org or the Te Deum Facebook page.


SHOE-IN -During the month of October, the Environmental Action Committee is partnering with Shawnee Community Services to hold its third Shoe-In. Bring your gently used footwear to church, and place them in the barrels that will be located inside the south entrance of the church and near the north ramp door on the ground floor. All sizes and types are needed. Shawnee Community Services will be re-distributing these shoes free to those in need in the Kansas City area. Call Bob Siemens at 913-268-5107 for more information.


ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT AT VILLAGE CHURCH OCT. 10 -The Environmental Action Committee of Village Church is partnering with the Sustainable Sanctuary Coalition (SSC) to host a Recycling/Reuse Event from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Oct.10, in the south parking lot. There is a suggested $20 tax deductible donation per car to support SSC and its mission to foster earth care in congregations. You may drop-off old computers, components, printers, copiers, cell phones and A/V equipment. Small appliances in good working condition will also be accepted. No TVs will be accepted. CLICK HERE For more information.


TAIZÉ WORSHIP SERVICE SUNDAY, OCT. 11 - If you are looking for a quiet, contemplative worship experience, please join us for our Taizé worship service at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, in the Chapel. The service includes scripture, silence, some songs and sharing communion. 

FLU SHOTS will be given from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in Room 230 and from 9-11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, in Room 233. Most insurance is accepted.

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