Message from Pastor David

As you are well aware by now, our city has suffered a terrible and tragic event in Sunday night’s (1 October) shooting at Mandalay Bay. With over 50 dead and 400+ wounded, it is overwhelming to think this happened in our own backyard.
In response to this tragedy, we held a memorial service on Monday night, October 2.
To donate to our national organization Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA), please use this link.   We are directing all contributions to PDA as they will be setting up a home base at Grace Presbyterian Church.
More opportunities for service and community outreach will be forthcoming and I will keep you posted as best as I can.

Thank you for your continued prayers for our city, the victims, their families, the hospitals and our first responders…

Grace and Peace, 

Fear not!


Check out MVPC’s exciting fall programs and classes!
8601 Del Webb Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV  89134
 (702) 341-7800
Office Hours:   
Monday-Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm     
 Friday from 9 am to 1 pm
Sunday Services
8:30 am Traditional Worship 
  (Child care available at both services) 
10:30 am Contemporary Worship 
10:30 am Children’s Sunday School
11:45 am U50 (Under 50)
on 2nd & 4th Sundays
    4:30 pm  Youth Group 

500 Years Ago…

Five hundred years ago this month, on October 31, 1517, Martin Luther ( A Roman Catholic Priest), angry with Pope Leo X’s new round of indulgences to help build St. Peter’s Basilica, nailed a sheet of paper with his 95 Theses on the University of Wittenberg’s chapel door. Though Luther intended these to be discussion points, the 95 Theses  laid out a devastating critique of the indulgences, good works (which sometimes involved monetary donations) that popes could grant to the people to cancel out penance for sins, as corrupting people’s faith.
Great controversy ensued over the next few years because of Luther’s protests.
What led Martin Luther to raise such questions about the Church?
While preparing a lecture on Paul’s Epistle to the Romans, Luther read, “The just will live by faith.” He dwelled on this statement for some time. Finally, he realized the key to spiritual salvation was not to fear God or be enslaved by religious dogma but to believe that faith alone would bring salvation. This period marked a major change in his life and set in motion the Reformation.
In 1521 the Diet of Worms (A church council located in Worms, France – nothing to do with a diet of gummy worms!) convened and told Martin Luther to recant his writings, his books, his lectures and most precious of all – his own words. Luther said he would recant if the scriptures proved his writings wrong. Pressed even further and demanded to recant, listen to how Martin Luther responded…
I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen.
Because Martin Luther stood up for the integrity of the scriptures the Protestant Church is still alive and well five hundred years later.
May we continue to stand up for God’s word in our own lives and in the life and ministry of MVPC!

Here we stand!

We can do no other!

So help us God!


Pastor David!

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