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Valley Presbyterian Church
945 Portola Road - Portola Valley, CA 94028
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Easter Happenings


Easter Lilies to honor and/or remember loved ones

Available for purchase. Place donations in the yellow envelopes and place in collection plate or leave at the front desk. Suggested donation is $15.


Easter Morning Breakfast Signups

Sign up outside after Palm Sunday worship or email Larry if you can help with:

1) Baking nut bread, 2) Meal Prep 6:30-7:30 am, 3) Serving 7:30-8:15, 4) Clean up


Easter Choir Rehearsal, April 15

Everyone is welcome to sing with the choir on Easter Sunday.

Come to rehearsal at 7:30 on April 15 in the Fireside Room.


Final Lenten Book Study, April 16

My Bright Abyss, by Christian Wiman Wed morning 9-10 am in the Bride’s Room.


Maundy Thursday Meal, April 17

If you would like to help with meal prep or participate in the worship service, please contact Mary Jo Alderson, 650-851-8282 x114.



Easter Morning, April 20

Sunrise service at Woodside Priory

meet 6 am at VPC parking lot to share a ride or 6:15 at the Priory


7:30 am Easter Breakfast in Lane Family Hall

9 am Easter Worship in the Sanctuary*

11 am Easter Worship in the Sanctuary*


*EASTER SUNDAY there will be childcare for the 9 am and 11 am services

but no Sunday school.


Town Meetings for Pastoral Succession

Sunday, March 23 & April 27, 9:15am in the Fireside Room


Spring New Member Class

If you have been visiting Valley Presbyterian Church and are interested in becoming a member or simply learning more about the church, then you are warmly invited to be part of our spring Seekers and Joiners class!


There will be four class sessions:

March 31 – 7 pm:  Open House, Fireside Room  An opportunity to meet the VPC staff and leadership, to get to know each other, and learn more about the church and the class


April 6 and 13 – 12:15 pm: Classes, Fireside Room  Following worship, we’ll gather to enjoy brunch sandwiches and a class led by Cheryl on the 6th and Mark on the 13th


April 15 – 7 pm, Sanctuary: Those joining the church will meet with the Session to be received into membership.


April 20, EASTER SUNDAYNew members will be welcomed at Easter Worship



JUNE 13-15


See more info here


Spring Service Week Continues... 

Opportunities for service are still available.  Pick one or more and learn what a joy that service can be!

4/12 Quetzal House vegetable garden planting9-12 in Mountain View.
 Contact:  email Mary Jo Alderson or call 650-851-8282 x 114.

5/3 Second Harvest Food Bank boxing of groceries9-12 in San Mateo.
 Contact:  email Mary Jo Alderson or 650-851-8282 x 114.

May Habitat for Humanity workday, date yet to be determined.  

Contact:  Scott & Will Shearer, 650-940-9460


Wise Women luncheon

The quarterly lunch of VPC's Wise Women (women of retirement age)  would normally be on the third  Friday of April.  However, because this year the third Friday falls on Good Friday, the lunch has been changed to Friday, April 25.


New Usher Volunteers Needed

Are you a little tired of seeing the same faces (as lovely as they are) greeting you with a bulletin and passing you the collection plate every Sunday?  That's because we find ourselves, once again, with a short list of usher volunteers.  If you're looking for a way to serve, even a few times a year, this would help with a great need.  Please contact Ted Meeker about what the job entails, and he'll accommodate your schedule and fit you into the rotation.



Risk…For the Journey"

The VPC Capital Campaign Update


Capital Campaign


As of Feb 28, 2014

Goal = $1,600,000


donations = $878,973

Amount Pledged = $1,500,000


expenditures = $767,006


Capital Campaign




Living Waters for the World (LWW) training

VPC is planning new water installations beginning in 2015.  If you would like to be a part of this rewarding work, we urge you to attend LWW training.  The only west-coast LWW training this year at Calvin Crest (near Yosemite) will be held June 9-13.  Go online to register, and let Anita Wotiz, Robin Polastri, or Alice Chiang know that you're interested.


Steadfast Hope



Have a prayer request? 

Email our Prayer Chain


Annual Report 2012


Per Capita Request

Each year we ask VPC members to consider paying their part of the per capita expense. This year the amount per member is $36.00. Per capita is a fundamental way in which all of the nearly 11,000 congregations and mid councils of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) are connected and participate in the work of the wider church. The money is used to for the administration of the church including the General Assembly, the synods, and the presbyteries. The San Francisco Presbytery uses more than a third of the per capita expense locally. Please make out your check to VPC and mark "per capita" in the memo line. You can put them in the collection plate or leave them in the office.













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