A2VC- Sunday, April 7

Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor - Weekly Electronic Bulletin
Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor - Weekly Electronic Bulletin

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Encountering the Resurrected Jesus - Current Sermon Series

Newcomer Donuts and Chai | Today, Sunday, April 7th

Meet Pastor Donnell in the cafe after the service to learn more about our church, share some of your story, and ask any questions you have about our community. We’re looking forward to helping you get connected and feel at home here.

Sunday Night Worship - Sunday, April 7th @ 6:30pm

Worship is the expression of reverence, honor and respect to God. Join us for a time of extended community worship - focusing on the heart through intimate songs and restorative prayer. Sunday evening, April 7th, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Pastor Shaun’s house (329 Oak Street, Ypsilanti).  All ages welcome!

Cultivate Vineyard - Sunday, April 14th @ 5:30PM 

Sunday, April 14th from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Come to Cultivate Vineyard to continue work on the church's updated vision. Cultivate is the place where we will come together as a community to learn, grow, and work on the vision that Jesus has given us for our community. Come to enjoy food together, conversation, and learn about our vision as we participate directly in the work God is doing in our community. Childcare is provided.

Elementary Kids Meet Up, Sunday, April 14

Families of kids aged 6-11 are invited to join for the Elementary Kids Meetup small group on Sunday, April 14. We’ll meet in the cafe after church for lunch, a fun group project, and a conversation about faith and life. Talk to Rafael and LaVon Mejia to learn more (203) 545-9981.

Pastor Marissa's Ice Cream Social Send-off, Sunday May 5th

This week, Pastor Marissa informed our church leadership that her last Sunday with us will be May 5th. As you may recall, she first announced her intent to leave our staff back in January, though a specific departure date was not specified at that time. Pastor Marissa has served as a beacon of leadership, insight, and unwavering faith, guiding our congregation through seasons of growth and change with grace and love. As she prepares to embark on the next chapter that God has planned for her, we eagerly anticipate coming together to celebrate this significant transition.

Please join us after church on Sunday, May 5th for an Ice Cream Social in honor of Pastor Marissa. This event is not just a farewell; it's a celebration of the profound impact Pastor Marissa has had on our lives and our journey of faith. It will be an opportunity for fellowship, for celebrating Pastor Marissa’s journey with us, and for sending her off with our blessings and love.

Pastor Marissa’s presence has been a gift to us all, inspiring us to live our faith more fully and to serve with compassion and joy. As we prepare to say goodbye, let us carry forward the lessons and love she has imparted, honoring her legacy by continuing to live out our faith in vibrant and meaningful ways.

The Board is actively organizing and leading our efforts to manage Pastor Marissa's transition, including planning the Ice Cream Social and a congregational gift for Pastor Marissa. If you are interested in helping in any way, please contact the church board at a2vineyardboard@annarborvineyard.org. Your participation in the Ice Cream Social is greatly appreciated as we come together to make this send-off a testament to the joyful and loving spirit Pastor Marissa has nurtured in our community.

Volunteers Needed: Unified Sports Bocce Competition

Unified sports pairs disabled and non-disabled young adults to play on the same teams. Washtenaw Intermediate School District YA students are looking for peer partners to compete in bocce in Mount Pleasant on May 30th. This opportunity is open to teens and young adults 14-30. High school students can get volunteer hours. Interested students, please fill out the following form. Contact Sara Acton to learn more: sarajacton@gmail.com.

VineyardUSA Resource - We Are Vineyard Podcast

In this episode of We Are Vineyard, Associate National Director of Justice and Evangelism Josh Williams chats with Tina Colón Wiliams about how she experiences God as an immigration lawyer. They talk about whether the migrant issue at the Texas border is as bad as the media makes it seem, and Tina paints a picture of what the majority of migrants actually look like. They discuss the calling of the church in this situation, the impact of this work on Tina personally and how she meets Jesus in it, how she cares for her own soul, and some of the God stories she’s seen over the years.  

Take the City of Ann Arbor's Comprehensive Plan Survey

The City of Ann Arbor is currently updating its Comprehensive Plan, which will set the vision and priorities for our city’s development, including land use, policy changes, and public investments. Your voice is crucial in this process. This is your chance to help guide the direction of the City of Ann Arbor in ways to meet the needs of all who live, work, and travel through Ann Arbor. To participate, please take a moment to complete the survey and make your voice heard. Your input is invaluable as we work together towards a thriving, inclusive, and sustainable future for Ann Arbor.


If you think of Vineyard as your church home, giving regularly is a way to be a part of the work we’re doing in and outside of our church. We love that we get to play a part in the generosity God extends to others through our benevolence fund, Easter giveaway, Sunday celebrations, ministry of presence, and more. You made it happen through your prayers, service, and financial gifts!

Homeless Ministry Donations Needed!

Homeless Ministry could use specific donations of chocolate Ensure, canned soup (with a pop-top, NOT condensed), granola bars, tuna in packets (NOT canned), and bottled water. Questions? Ask Pastor Shaun at shaun.walker@annarborvineyard.com or text him at 734-945-7670

Sunday Morning Prayer

Join us at 10:15am in office A2 (office to the right in the gallery area) each Sunday to pray for our service and our church community.

Youth Group

6th-12th grade students are invited to gather in the youth room on the first and third Sundays of the month during the service from 11:00am-12:15pm. We start youth group with a game or an activity. There are donuts or some type of treat followed by a quick lesson and faith based discussion. We typically end by sharing prayer requests.

Intercessory Prayer

If you want to pray together for our church, community, and loved ones, join our intercessors group online. Contact intercessors@annarborvineyard.org for details.

Blue Prayer Cards

Fill out our online prayer card, and the pastoral staff will pray for you.

One-on-One Prayer

If you would like someone to pray for you personally, email prayerteam@annarborvineyard.org with your name and phone number. Someone on our prayer team will give you a call.

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