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Welcome to Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church

Centered in Christ, Caring for Community.  That's more than our tagline. It's our way of worshiping and serving. It could be your way, too!  

The Lord be with you!  Whether you are worshiping with us from home through Zoom or joining us in person, we welcome you to take a deep, refreshing breath, so you may offer your whole-hearted commitment to God. 

For your information, we have updated this opening page of our site on February 2, 2023.  We encourage you to scan through this opening page and the sub-pages for current and archived information. The full website will be undergoing a complete revision and will be fully updated soon in this new year.

 Lament to Hope

Blessings on you!

Hello!  Please join us for worship and Holy Communion at Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church on Sunday, February 5th at 10:00 am, in-person or via Zoom (February 5, 2023 Zoom linkFebruary 5, 2023 printable worship bulletin). Although we hope you'll join us for worship, for those of you participating via Zoom, prepare your bread and juice or wine ahead of time. 

To learn all about what's going on at and around our church, please see your February 2023 Oracle newsletter. Click here to read the February 2023 Oracle. 
 
Upcoming Events:
  • Lotsa Pasta and Protein Partners: Interfaith Community Services and Tri-Community Food Bank are receiving from churches, including Mountain Shadows, the following donations: 1 lb. packages of dried pasta, 24 oz cans (not jars) of pasta sauce, and canned meats. Thank you for contributing!
  • Women's Bible StudyTuesdays, February 7th and 21st at 3:00 pm. This month, we'll meet in the church sanctuary. All women are welcome! Our theme is Celebrating Sabbath. 
  • One-Day Mission Trip to Casa Alitas Migrant ShelterOn Friday, February 17th, a group from Mountain Shadows will visit Casa Alitas and learn about this welcoming place supported by donations and volunteers. A few spaces remain available on the roster for this outing, which will include a self-pay restaurant lunch. If you'd like to participate, please contact Elder for Mission Suzanne Pennington at suziloo@ymail.com.
  • Ordination & Installation of Deacons & Elders, February 12thChurch members recently elected to care for and lead our congregation will be ordained and installed in their ministries during worship on Sunday, February 12th at 10:00. Everyone is encouraged to wear red to signify the Holy Spirit's inspiration and guidance of people called to serve!  
Check Out These Other Timely Updates:
  • Pray to help end hunger -- For the most current set of prayers on hunger distributed by Bread for the World that you can recite and internalize, click on the following link -- Hunger_Prayers -- 1-27-23.pdf.   
  • "First is for Food" -- Food Donations -- On the first Sunday of the month, food is collected for the Tri-Community Food Bank and servicing needy families in Oracle, San Manuel, and Mammoth in Pinal County.  Much needed donations of non-perishable foods are requested and will be delivered by a volunteer from the church to the food bank mid-week.  
  • Food Prep at Cross Streets Community - This event occurs every month on the first Sunday beginning at 2:00 PM for about two hours.  A group of 8-10 volunteers carpool to Southside Presbyterian Church to assist with prepping food to servie to the homeless the following week on Monday and Friday.  Cross Streets Community is a multi-faceted program for homeless people in downtown Tucson.  Meals are served on Monday and Friday mornings.  Because of the need to limit the size of the food prep group, there is a sign-up sheet available during fellowship following in-person worship.  
  • "Third is for Threads" -- Clothing Donations -- On the third Sunday of the month, clothing is collected for Casa Alitas and Cross Streets Community and servicing needy families in Pima County.  At this time of the year, warm clothing for needy people of all ages is in special demand.  To supplement the donations from the congregation, members from the Mission Ministry Team will be scheduling a shopping trip specifically to purchase helpful items using funds from the Team's budget.       
  • First and Third Sundays -- Just Coffee Sales -- You can purchase varieties of ground or whole bean coffee without paying the shipping costs.  Just Coffee, a grower-owned cooperative based in southern Chiaas Mexico, was formed to address the poverty and migration from Mexico to the United 

News & Events

Please read the News & Events articles about our members. In addition, scroll down the right hand column and select the Facebook icon or link, and catch up with what the Facebook webpage contains.
  • The most recent entry is for a link to hear three of our members tell why they support the efforts of Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church through their stewardship offerings.  
Recorded Worship Services -- You can view our recorded, in-person worship services at our YouTube channel and by scrolling down to the "Latest Sermon and Photos" section.  The most current recording is of our Christmas Eve worship service and can be viewed by clicking here: Sunday - January 29, 2023.