Please save the date for the next reconciliation workshop!

The next reconciliation workshop is coming up on Saturday, May 6th, from 9:00 am-4:00 pm. The workshop “Healthy Congregations” is a great opportunity to extend our understanding and knowledge about how to deal with change creatively and flexibly. Come even if you did not attend the first workshop! Lunch and child care will be provided. Please contact Elizabeth Graham to register.

Congregational Meeting

Please join us today right after worship this Sunday, April 23rd,  for a congregational meeting. The extended agenda will include interim review, financial review, and elections. Sunday School and MdS Quilters will begin at 10:45 a.m. to accommodate the meeting.

Anyone in your family graduating from high school or college?

All graduates will be honored on May 21 at worship. Please let Maddie know who is graduating this spring or summer (or recently), and from where. Email or call 480-820-9944.

Upcoming Opportunities:

  • Thew Book n Cook Literacy Night will be held on Thursday, April 20th, and then end the year on May 4th. Come and join us at Thew Elementary School from 4PM to 6:15 PM to be a part of Tempe education at its best!  Contact Karen McComish.
  • Montlure Day Camp, a joint camping experience between Mission del Sol, Chandler Presbyterian, Gilbert Presbyterian and University Presbyterian. This year, it will take place June 26-30 9 a.m.-3 p.m. A wonderful experience for children entering kindergarten through entering 6th grade. Put it on your schedule today! Volunteers needed. More to come from Jan Spence.
  • The Jr. High TNT youth will be collecting new or gently used closed-toe shoes for Clothes Cabin from April 23rd-June 4th (age 5 and up, athletic shoes are the most needed, no heels, no sandals).  Look for the sign and shoe bin after church- our goal is 60 pairs- thank you!!   Clothes Cabin is a non-profit organization providing clothes, shoes, and linens to local families in need.   If you have questions contact Danny Brady, Karen Bruggeman, or one of the TNT Youth.
  • There are many available Sundays to sign up to donate flowers to honor or remember a loved one. Available dates for 2017 can be found on the chart on the kiosk on the patio before or after worship. The cost of flowers is $50.

From Lost Our Home Pet Rescue:

MdS received a card in the mail this week from Jodi Polanski, founder of Lost Our Home Pet Rescue, to which the offering collected during the children’s sermon goes each week:

Dear Mission del Sol,

We received our donation and are so grateful for your generosity. Lost Our Home Pet Rescue is funded 100% by private donations. Your contribution truly makes a difference and means the world to the dogs and cats here at the shelter!

With gratitude,


Interfaith Opportunity:

Arizona Faith Network is hosting an open dialogue and meal at the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix on Thursday, April 27th from 6:30-8:30 pm. The theme of the event will be “Where is God?” All faiths are invited to participate in this open dialogue in a safe space to share the gifts, insights, and practices of your faith with people from diverse traditions. A box meal will be available at 6:30pm, and the dialogue begins at 7:00. For more information, see this flyer:Arizona Faith Network Flyer or contact Al Gephart, 480-940-1881.

To register:


Mission del Sol Presbyterian Church (USA) is a faith community that receives, proclaims, and extends God’s love through word and deed, builds disciples through creative worship and exploration of Biblical truth and fosters justice in all God’s creation.