St. Theo’s

Rev. Tinnon will serve in LW

St. Theodore’s of Canterbury Episcopal Church announces the arrival of The Rev. Michael S. Tinnon, who will serve as the supply priest following the retirement of Rev. Nancy Sinclair.

Rev. Tinnon will be at St. Theodore’s for about two months until a permanent vicar is found. He brings his 24 years as an Army and Air Force chaplain together with over 30 years in the priesthood in the Episcopal church. 

He earned a doctorate of ministry degree in May 2002 from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, with an emphasis in contemporary communication and cutting-edge church growth strategies for the 21st century. 

For the Episcopalians and others in the religious community, he brings a wealth of experience, and for the large retired military population, he has been able to blend theology with military service. Everyone in Leisure World is invited to come and spend a Sunday morning at St. Theodore’s.

Rev. Tinnon’s favorite quote is from Teddy Roosevelt: “No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” He is looking forward to meeting many members of the community.

St. Theodore’s Episcopal Church holds Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. in the lobby of Clubhouse 3.

Sunday, July 6, will be the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost. The first reading from Zechariah 9:9-12 is an expression of Messianic Hope. The second reading from Romans 7:15-25a features the struggle about life in the spirit and life in the flesh. The Gospel Lesson Matthew 11_16-19, 25-30 causes John to think that what he has seen is not as he thought, but that it is a sign of God’s kingdom drawing hear.

The Service of Morning Prayer will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 9, at the Chapel, 1240 Oakmont Road 52-B. The Homily will be about the Benedict of Nursia. A meeting of the Bishop’s Committee will follow.

—Margie Meigs

Community Church

New pastor, Rev. Don Roe arrived in LW on July 1

Community Church is pleased to welcome the Rev. Don Roe as its new Senior Pastor on July 1. Pastor Don comes to Leisure World from the Anaheim United Methodist Church and is excited about this next season of ministry. His desire is to become an active participant in the lives of the congregation but also among the community of Leisure World. He just purchased a home in Mutual 7 and is excited to get settled in.

In celebration of the arrival of Pastor Don, Community Church invites the community the Independence Day Picnic on July 6 after Sunday worship. As this will be a patriotic event, a special invitation is extended to the veterans in the congregation who have served the great nation. The veterans will be announced by name, rank and the war they served in.

Following a picnic feast, Pastor Don will receive a formal welcome from the congregation and be given a time to share some remarks. Tickets, $5, for the picnic are available at the church office.

Pastor Don will preach his first sermon to the congregation on July 6.

As the summer gets under way and more time is spent outside the home, it is an opportunity to invite friends and neighbors to worship.

The Scripture Readings for Sunday are Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30.

Assembly of God

Summer series continues in Ephesians

This Sunday Assembly of God Pastor John Heide will continue in the summer series from Ephesians with a message “You Are Stronger Than You Think.”

The service will begin at 10:30 a.m. with the evening hymn sing beginning at 6 p.m. For more information or a ride to church, call 343-3655.

First Christian

Verse-by-verse study begins Tuesday

First Christian Church will start a new verse-by-verse study at 10 a.m., Tuesday, with Pastor Bruce Humes going through the book of Isaiah. Everyone is invited to participate.

On Sunday, a Bible study led by Jack Frost starting a new study through the book of 2 Timothy will start at 9 a.m.

Fellowship follows at 9:30 a.m. in the hospitality room with hot coffee, tea, and light refreshments.

The worship service starts at 10:15 a.m. with Pastor Bruce leading the congregation in praise, prayer and Scripture. Margaret Humes will lead the congregation in the following hymns: “Take Time to Be Holy,” “Trust and Obey,” “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” and the Communion hymn “At the Cross.”

Pastor Gene Cherryholmes will preside over the meditation, prayer and service for communion. All are invited to participate. Pianist Jean McPharlin will play “Get All Excited” for the offertory.

Pauline Massey will read Scripture from the book of 1 Peter 1:13-17.

Special music will be presented by Pat Chovanec and followed by Pastor Gene Cherryholmes’ message for the day, “Living as Strangers.”

For the Wednesday home study, contact Sue Dougherty at 431-5392.

For more information, call the church office at 431-8810 on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays between 9-11 a.m. For all church functions, hearing enhancements are available at the front table.

—Dorene London

Redeemer Lutheran

Independence Day is theme Sunday

Pastor Gil Moore will speak on the theme of “Independence Day” Sunday at Redeemer Lutheran Church. The service with Holy Communion begins at 10:30 a.m.

Greeters will be Dena Anderson and Dody Lynch. Mickey Costello will provide guitar music prior to the service. Pastor Lynda Elmer will sing a solo. A coffee hour follows the service in the fellowship hall.

A Bible class will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall.

Cash contributions to replace the elevator must be received by July 13. Checks made out to Redeemer Lutheran Church should have “elevator” written in the memo line.

A website that features the congregation’s monthly newsletter can be accessed at

The Respite Center offers an adult day care program Tuesdays and Thursdays. For further information and registration, call 596-1209. 

—Gil Moore

Baptist Church

Study Book of Mark on Sunday

The Leisure World Baptist Church will meet for Sunday School on July 6 in Clubhouse 4 at 8:40 a.m. to study the book of Mark.

The worship service will begin at 9:45. Pastor Rolland Coburn will speak from the Book of Revelation. Communion will be served. 

All are welcome. For more information, call 430-2920.

—Em Schoonhoven

Holy Family

Solemnity of Saints observed Sunday

Holy Family Catholic Church will observe the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul July 6. The first reading is from Zechariah 9:9-10; second reading: Romans 8:9, 11-13, and the Gospel: Matthew 11:25-30.

On Sunday, July 6, is Our Day of Perpetual Adoration, starting at 1 p.m. and concluding with a Holy Hour from 4-5 p.m. All are welcome to participate in the Blessed Sacrament.

Holy Family Church celebrates Sunday Mass at 8 and 10 a.m. and noon. The Vigil Mass is at 5 p.m., Saturday; daily Mass is 8:30 a.m., Monday through Saturday.

Church of Christ

All welcome to afternoon service

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.

Aglow International

Luncheon set for July 10 at Khoury’s

An Aglow International luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, July 10, at Khoury’s Restaurant, 110 Marina Drive in Long Beach. Cost is $13. Make reservations by Monday, July 7, by calling Joan Eisenhart, 343-8066.

There will be a speaker. All are welcome.

—Joan Eisenhart

Calvary Chapel

Bible study introducing Nehemiah

Calvary Chapel Bible Study will introduce the book of Nehemiah this evening at 6 in the First Christian Church Chapel on Northwood Road. The subject will be Nehemiah the man, who he was and why he was chosen to build the walls around Jerusalem. All are welcome as the group begins begin this interesting and informative book.

This evening, the group will celebrate the Lord’s Supper. For further information, contact Phil or Pam at 598-0270.

—Phil O’Malley

Congregation Sholom

Oneg Shabbat follows Friday service

Congregation Sholom holds weekly services, conducted by Rabbi Galit Levy-Slater, in the lobby of Clubhouse 3. All are welcome. On Friday, the service begins at 7 p.m., followed by an Oneg Shabbat in Room 9.

The service Saturday, which includes reading the Torah, will begin at 9:30 a.m. The Kiddush will follow in Room 7, with a discussion of the weekly torah reading after the Kiddush.

There is a direct link to Rabbi Galit’s Ma’ariv service at To hear the service, click on her name, Rabbi Galit.

People who are unable to attend services may log on to Sim Shalom, an online synagogue, at for a brief Arvit (evening) service. Services are streamed every afternoon at 4. Rabbi Levy-Slater leads the service on Thursdays.

For information on Congregation Sholom, call 594-4368 or 493-2680.

—Jeff Sacks

Calvary Chapel Los Al

Gospel of John will be studied Sunday

Calvary Chapel Los Alamitos holds a weekly Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. at the church, 3021 Blume Drive in Rossmoor. Refreshments follow the service.

Pastor John Greenroyd will teach a verse-by-verse study in the Gospel of John.

A midweek service is held Wednesday at 7 p.m. Pastor Greenroyd is teaching the “Sermon On The Mount.” 

For more information, call the church office at 431-3464.

—Tony Davis

Faith Christian

Women’s ministry reaches out to community

Linda Hernandez heads up the women’s ministry called Touch of Love at Faith Christian Assembly. They meet the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Faith Christian Assembly’s Garden Room. Linda has a special place in her heart for ministry to women. The group meets regularly for fellowship and members also reach out to many in the community through donations of stuffed animals for displaced children, as well as gifts of blankets and toiletries to the homeless. All women are invited to participate.

Faith Fellowship Time is at 11 a.m. Tuesdays in the Garden Room. A midweek Bible study is held Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Garden Room.

To receive a free newsletter and for more information on the church, call 598-9010 or visit the website at

—Sheri Leming

Rock Church

Services held on Marina Drive, SB

The Rock Church, Seal Beach Campus, welcomes everyone to weekly services held at Marina Community Center, 151 Marina Drive, Seal Beach. Sunday services are at 9 and 11:15 a.m. in English and at 1:30 p.m. in Spanish.

For more information and links to the free weekly podcasts, visit the website at and click on the Seal Beach campus or call (714) 526-8233.

—Joan Eisenhart

Photo— LITTLE FLOWER GUILD President Betty Regalado (right)and bingo project chairwoman Jean Sudbeck presented a check for $3,200 to Pastor James Hartnett for Holy Family Catholic Church. Mrs. Sudbeck expressed her gratitude to the many volunteers for their loyal assistance. President Regalado expressed her appreciation for the members who help at the monthly meetings.