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RELIGION NOV 7, 2013 Salvation Army Christmas Tickets on Sale The Home League of the Salvation Army will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, in St. Andrews Clubhouse 4. Greeters will be Ruth Payne and Marjorie Pozehl. Tickets, $15, for the Christmas dinner on Dec. 2 will be on sale at the meeting. World traveler Dorothy Geisler of Mutual 1will talk about interesting places to explore in the Los Angeles area. All are invited. Maj. Irene Seiler will open with words of welcome, followed by announcements. The devotions will be led by Jill Ayars with prayer requests. Cherrie Green, accompanied by Maj. Fred Seiler, will lead the hymn sing. The Seilers will give a service at Country Villa at 3:30 p.m., today, Nov. 7. People who want to help give out song sheets and magazines should meet just prior to the start of the program. Refreshments will be provided by Ramona and Rosemary Glass and Fred Seiler and served by tea hostesses Ann Hause and Leone Metros. Door prizes, wrapped by Leanne Sharon, will be presented with help by Bruno Verville. Maj. Fred will close the evening with prayer. —Irene Seiler Calvary Chapel Bible Study Calvary Chapel Bible Study invites everyone to its Communion service tonight at the First Christian Church Chapel on Northwood Road next to the Verizon Building.  Each month on the first Thursday, the group celebrates Communion during the Bible study. Tonight’s study will explore the testimony of Nebuchadnezzar who gave his life to God after being witnessed to by Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego. Come for prayer, fellowship and worship. For further information, call Phil or Pam O’Malley at 598-0270. Community Church The Community Church Women’s Fellowship will meet Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m. Bring lunch; drinks will be provided. After a short business meeting, the well-known Leisure World performer “Mr. Hank” Barto will entertain. He was born in Holland and started playing the piano at age 11. He has played in jazz clubs in Salt Lake City, at the Disneyland Hotel and Jolly Roger’s in Anaheim. Hank was hired as musical director for Old Ranch Country Club 40 years ago and still plays quiet dinner music on Fridays from 6-9 p.m. He is a regular at the summer Amphitheater Saturday programs. The Women’s Fellowship meets on the second Tuesday of the month, and all women are welcome. —Carolyn Boodman Aglow International The Aglow International luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, at Khoury’s Restaurant, 110 Marina Drive, in the Seaport Village. Cost is $13. Make reservations by Monday, Nov. 11, by calling Joan Eisenhart, 343-8066. The theme is “Reaching the Next Generation for God.” —Joan Eisenhart Assembly of God This Sunday, Pastor John Heide will share a message called “When Your Miracle Needs A Miracle” at the Assembly of God service at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3. “I became a Christian because God did a miracle in my life over 40 years ago,” said Pastor Heide. “God is still performing miracles around the world. We believe that he wants to do some miracles in Leisure World.” Assembly of God has an evening hymn sing at 6 in Clubhouse 3. All are welcome. Tickets for the annual Thanksgiving/Christmas banquet Nov. 22 are now available. The evening will feature special guests Dean and Mary Jean Brown. For tickets, call Judy Heide at 343-3655, Midge Dunagan at 594-9698 or Darlene Dortch, 544-7415. Community Church The Missions Team of Community Church will continue its annual Sock It To Me project through Nov. 10. New socks may be brought to the Sunday worship service or delivered to the church office before Nov. 10. The socks will be distributed to men and women veterans at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Villages at Cabrillo for homeless veterans. The goal is to exceed the 922 pairs received last year. All are welcome to help with the effort to show gratitude to military men and women who so courageously served their country. The Sunday worship service begins at 9:50 a.m. with Pastor James Oliver giving a word of encouragement from God’s Holy Word. A coffee hour and fellowship in Edgar Hall will follow the service. The Scripture readings for Sunday are Haggai 1:15b-2:9, Psalm 145:1-5,17-21, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17, and Luke 20:27-38. —Sue Long Little Flower Guild Card Party The monthly card party of the Little Flower Guild will be held at noon, today, Nov. 7, in Clubhouse 2. Various games are played—pinochle, bridge, canasta, etc. Everyone is welcome to attend; however, a table of four is necessary to play, so bring partners. People who would like to substitute for bridge or who need a substitute are asked to call Gail Mandell at 799-0117. Cost is $1 per person and refreshments will be served. —Gui Baker The ROCK Bible Study The Women’s Rock Group Bible Study is held from 2-4 p.m., Fridays. Call Joan Eisenhart, 343-8066, for the location and more information. —Joan Eisenhart Faith Christian Assembly Rev. Gwyn Vaughn, pastor of Faith Christian Assembly, has written a book, “New Birth, New Life, Foundations of the Christian Faith.” Everyone is welcome to a special book signing at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 10, in Faith Christian Assembly’s Garden Room. Pastor Vaughn has said that in his 53-plus years of pastoring, he has often wished he could sit down with every new Christian and share what he believes they should know to live a successful Christian life. This book contains those things he would share. “New Birth, New Life” will be available for distribution at the book signing. All are welcome. Faith Fellowship Time is at 11 a.m., Tuesday, in the Garden Room. The Midweek Bible Study, taught by Pastor Sheri Leming, is at 7 p.m., Wednesday, in the Garden Room. To receive a free newsletter and for more information on the church, call 598-9010 or visit —Sheri Leming CONGREGATION SHOLOM ongregation Sholom of Leisure World Seal Beach holds Sabbath (Shabbat) services every week. Leisure World residents and their guests are welcome. Services are conducted by Rabbi Galit Levy-Slater in the lobby of Clubhouse 3. The service Friday will begin at 7 p.m., followed by an Oneg Shabbat in Room 9. The Nov 8 service will be held in Remembrance of Kristallnacht, which occurred 75 years ago in Germany and Austria. Some personal Holocaust experiences will be recalled. The service on Saturday morning will begin at 9:30. The Kiddush will follow in Room 7, with Torah Study after the Kiddush. For information on Congregation Sholom, cal1 596-1969 or 493-2680. The rabbi has a website at —Jeff Sacks WOW Bible Study The women of Leisure World are invited to join the Women Of The Word (WOW) Bible Study from 10 a.m.-noon on Fridays at First Christian Church. The group takes a more traditional approach to the study of the Gospel of John, emphasizing fellowship and discussion of Scripture. LEISURE WORLD BAPTIST The Leisure World Baptist Church will meet Sunday, Nov. 10, in Clubhouse 4 at 9:45 a.m. for the morning worship service. There will be a Thanksgiving theme in the praise and worship, and the message by Pastor Doug Friederichsen. His message is “The Importance of True Worship.” Scripture is dominated by this importance as found in Psalm 95, Romans 12 and 1 Peter 2. The choir will sing an arrangement of “Beautiful Savior” and then the congregation will join in with “Count Your Blessings” and “He Keeps Me Singing.” Fran and Wally Johnson will sing a duet. Sunday School will meet with Pastor Rolland Coburn at 8:45. The women’s Bible class will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 11, in Clubhouse 3. Joan Tubbs and Connie Lee lead the well-attended group and invite all women to join them.  For information, call 430-2920. —Em Schoonhoven HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC oly Family Catholic Church will observe the Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time on Nov. 10. The Sunday’s readings are as follows: First reading: 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14; second reading: 2 Thessalonians 16-3:5; and Gospel: Luke 20:27-38 or 20:27, 34-38. Holy Family Church celebrates Sunday Mass at 8 and 10 a.m. and at noon. The Vigil Mass is at 5 p.m., Saturday; daily Mass is at 8:30 a.m, Monday through Saturday. CHURCH OF CHRIST The Church of Christ meets at 1:30 p.m., Sundays, in Clubhouse 3, Room 3. All are welcome to the service. Preacher David Dominessy from Downey ministers at the Imperial Highway Church of Christ in the morning and in Leisure World in the afternoon. For information, call David at 320-3980. REDEEMER LUTHERAN Pastor Gil Moore will speak on Luke 20:27-38 in his sermon this Sunday at Redeemer Lutheran Church. He will address the question of life after death as he speaks on the theme “Our God is a God of the Living.” The service, which begins at 10:30 a.m. starts with a special Mission Moment prepared by Flo Nesland. Food given to those in need in Orange County will be dedicated, and a coffee hour will follow the service in the fellowship hall. Jean Ackerman, Margaret Deaton, George Koehm, and Alma Zamzow will usher. The congregation will receive new members on Nov. 17. People who want to join the congregation and missed the orientation session should contact the church office at 598-8697 and leave a name and phone number. A memorial service for Elisabeth Johs will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, at 4 p.m. A website that features the congregation’s monthly newsletter can be accessed at  The Respite Center offers an adult day care program on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For further information and registration call 596-1209. BILLY GRAHAM OUTREACH Billy Graham, 94, is spearheading his last evangelistic outreach, “My Hope America.” The nationwide effort to reach people across the United States with the Gospel of Jesus Christ is scheduled from Nov. 7-12 on the following local stations: •Nov. 7 5 p.m., KTBN TBN 5:30, KOCE DST •Nov. 8 4:30 p.m., KTBV WTV 4:30 p.m., KTAV, WTV •Nov. 9 4:30 p.m., KTAV, WTV 4:30 p.m., KTBV, WTV 7 p.m., KTLA, CW Nov. 10 4:30 p.m., KTAV, WTV 4:30 p.m., KTBV WTV •Nov. 12 9 a.m., KSKJ MYF National Broadcasts •Nov. 7 8 p.m., TBN 8:30 p.m., DAYSTAR 10 p.m., HisChannel 10 p.m., FOX NEWS •Nov. 8 10 p.m., HisChannel •Nov. 9 10:30 p.m., HisChannel •Nov. 10 4 p.m., INSP For more broadcast listings, go to ST. THEODORE’s St. Theodore’s Episcopal Church welcomes everyone to Sunday service held each week at 10:30 a.m. in the lobby of Clubhouse 3. A coffee and fellowship hour follows. Sunday, Nov. 10, will be the Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost. The first reading from Job 19:23-27a is about Job’s insistence on his innocence and how God relates to the human world.The second reading from 2 Thessalonians 2:2-5, 13-17 asks the question, “Does God deceive?” The Gospel reading from Luke 20:27-38 tells people that men die as they lived.  The Service of Morning Prayer will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the chapel, 1240 Oakmont, 52-B. There will be a Bishop’s Committee meeting following the service. —Margie Meigs FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH There will be an elders meeting at 8:30 a.m, Saturday, Nov. 9, followed by a board meeting at 9 a.m. at the First Christian Church. All church attendees are welcome to attend the board meeting. On Sunday, Nov. 10, organist Pat Kogok will play the prelude, “Home of the Brave.” At 9 a.m., Elder Larry Massey will lead a Bible study in Acts, Chapter 15. Light refreshments, hot coffee and tea will be available at 9:30 in the hospitality room. All are welcome to stop in and say hello to visitors and friends. The worship service will begin at 10:15 a.m. with Pastor Bruce Humes leading the congregation in song with “Let’s Just Praise the Lord,” followed by Scripture and prayer. In honor of Veterans Day, the congregation will join Margaret Humes in the following hymns: “My Country tis of Thee,” “America the Beautiful” and “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” The choir, directed by Anita Ragole, will follow with “Let There Be Peace on Earth.” Margaret will lead the congregation with the Communion hymn, “Nothing But the Blood,” and then Pastor Gene Cherryholmes will present the meditation. For the Offertory, pianist Jean McPharlin will play “Let Us Break Bread Together.” Ann Winder will read from the Scripture, Luke 9:23-25, “What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self?” Pastor Gene will sing “My Tribute” before he gives a message on “Home of the Brave.” At Valley Forge, Gettysburg, Germany, Iwo Jima, Korea, Vietnam and now Afghanistan, millions of brave men and women have given of themselves to win freedom for America. This Veteran’s Day, the church is proud to honor all veterans, present and past. Bible studies for the week are at 10 a.m., Tuesdays, in Romans; 10 a.m., Thursdays, in Luke, both with Pastor Gene; and Thursdays at 6 p.m. in Daniel with Pastor Phil O’Malley of Calvary Chapel. For information on the Wednesday Home Study, call Sue Dougherty at 431-5392. Women of the Word meets Friday at 10 a.m. Call the Church office at 431-8810 on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays between 9-11 a.m. for more information. For all church functions, hearing enhancement devices are available at the front table. —Dorene London THE ROCK The Rock—Building Solid Lives holds weekly church services every Sunday at 9 and 11:15 a.m. in English and at 1:30 p.m. in Spanish. Services are suitable for all ages. The church is located in the Marina Community Center, 151 Marina Drive, Seal Beach. For more information, call (714) 526-8233. —Joan Eisenhart ST BONAVENTURE BINGO The St. Bonaventure Seniors Club sponsors bingo games from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the first Monday of the month, excluding holidays at the St. Bonaventure’s Church Hall, 16400 S. Springdale Ave., Huntington Beach. Meet at 10 for a free continental breakfast; bingo starts at 10:45, with lunch at noon, donation. HOLY FAMILY HEALING MASS A duplicate of the Infant Jesus of Prague from the Czech Republic will visit Leisure World today, Nov. 7, at 3 p.m. for a Healing Mass, officiated by Fr. Jerome Moras. LWers of all faiths are invited to the special Mass at Holy Family Catholic Church. Fr. Moras, a powerful healing priest, was invited by LWers Rene Cortez and Reddy DeGuzman.