REDEEMER LUTHERAN This Sunday Pastor Gil Moore will lead Redeemer Lutheran Church in the celebration of Pentecost. He will give a message titled “What the World Needs—A Breath of Fresh Air,” based on John 20:19-23.
The service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Donated food for distribution to those in need in Orange County will be dedicated. A coffee hour will follow in the fellowship hall. Ushers are Judy Norlander, Larry Norlander, Maria Swift and Alma Zamzow. The choir will sing “O Living Breath of God.”
Bible class, under the direction of Pastor Lynda Elmer, meets on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. in the conference room.
The Interfaith Council will meet Tuesday, June 10, at 4 p.m. in the conference room.
The Respite Center offers an adult day care program on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For further information and registration, call 596-1209.
Several members of the Sholom Sisterhood, some with their husbands, recently took a jaunt to see one of the final performances of the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, which closed a few days later after 23 years.
Everyone had a great time, due to the efforts of Leah Perrotti, who arranged for an air-conditioned van to transport the group. She also drove the group there and back, aided by husband, John, co-pilot/navigator. The group stopped on the way have lunch before the performance.
The Craft Day planned for June 5 has been rescheduled due to the Shavuot holiday. It will be held Thursday, July 3, in Clubhouse 3, Room 7, at 1 p.m. People will create a tallit and/or yarmulke. The project may take more than one session, so a second day, Aug. 7, has been added, also in Clubhouse 3, Room 7 at 1 p.m. Join the Sisterhood by calling Henrietta Zarovsky, 596-3767, or Leah Perrotti, 296-8470. Dues are $36 a year.
CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING
The Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living has a quiet and meditative service at 8 a.m. At the 10 a.m. service, Rev. Joshua Reeves will give a talk on “Who Do You Think You Are?” Guest singer Sunny Daye will be accompanied by Bill Wolfe at the piano.
There are Wednesday evening services in the sanctuary with a quiet time of meditation at 6:40 p.m., and a talk and music from 7-8 p.m.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet June 14 upstairs in the conference room of the church offices. Anyone who enjoys knitting or crocheting is invited. People are available to help teach the techniques. The group meets the second Saturday of each month, upstairs in church office conference room. Call the church office for information at 598-3325.
On Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-noon, a practitioner-in-training will conduct a meditation.
Yoga classes are available Tuesdays at noon and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. with teacher David Hennage. Donations are accepted.
Every Sunday, there are licensed practitioners for a short spiritual mind treatment.
For more information, call the church office at 598-3325.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM
Temple Beth Shalom, 3635 Elm Ave., Long Beach, invites the community to a Cantor’s Concert June 22 at 5 p.m.
The event begins with a VIP mai tai and mimosa cocktail reception at 3:30 p.m. followed by the concert at 5. For tickets and information, visit www.tbslb.org or call 426-6413.
The Community Church Women’s Fellowship will host an All Church Potluck at 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 10. All members of the church are invited to bring a favorite dish to share. People should also bring their own plates and silverware.
Entertainment will be provided by local talent Hank Barto, playing the piano and accordian.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
First Christian Church will begin Sunday, June 8, with a Bible study at 9 a.m. Jack Frost will teach in Acts, Chapter 27, followed by fellowship at 9:30 a.m. in the hospitality room with hot coffee, tea and light refreshments.
The worship service will begin at 10:15 a.m. with Pastor Bruce Humes leading the congregation in praise, prayer and Scripture. Several hymns, under the direction of Margaret Humes, will be sung. The choir will present the special music, “He Keeps Me Singing,” under the direction of Anita Ragole.
Pastor Gene Cherryholmes will preside over the Communion meditation, prayer and service.
Diane Kindberg will read Hebrews 12:1-7: “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.”
Pat Chovanec will perform “Amazing Grace,” followed by Pastor Gene’s message “Looking Up.”
Bible studies for the week are at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays with Pastor Bruce in the book of 2 Peter and at 10 a.m. on Thursdays with Pastor Gene in the book of Luke. Pastor Phil O’Malley of Calvary Chapel leads a study in the book of Ezra at 6 p.m., Thursdays. For the Wednesday home study, contact Sue Dougherty at 431-5392.
Call the church office at 431-8810 Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays between 9-11 a.m. for more information. Hearing enhancements are available.
The Leisure World Baptist Church will welcome home the Overton family at 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 11, in Clubhouse 4, Section A. The Overtons have spent four years on the mission field for Serving In Mission (SIM) in Mozambique, Africa. They will be travelling around the U.S., visiting supporters until December when they return to the field.
Carla, who is the granddaughter of Louise DeVries of Mutual 7, home schools Eddie, 7, and Deacon, 5, along with trying to make friends with people in the villages around them. The LW Baptist Church looks forward to meeting with them.
Sunday School begins at 8:40 a.m., Sunday, June 8, in Clubhouse 4. The morning worship service begins at 9:45 a.m. Pastor Rolland Coburn will start a new series from the Book of Revelation, titled “Behold He is Coming.” Iris Muncie and the choir will present special music. All are invited. For more information, call 430-2920.
The Rockettes has begun a seven-week series on the “Power of Answered Prayer.” The DVD and booklets will be provided free of charge. Anyone can join during the series. The Rockettes is a non-denominational women’s Bible study group that meets in Clubhouse 6, Room B, every Friday from 2-4 p.m.
ASSEMBLY OF GOD—The Regents, a Southern gospel quartet from Bakersfield, will perform in concert this Sunday, June 8, at the Leisure World Assembly of God. The service will begin at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 3. The concert is free; an offering will be received. The group has been singing across the nation since 1970. For a more information or a ride to church, call 343-3655.
Community Church has an active women’s ministry that reaches out to the Leisure World community, offering a variety ways to connect and enjoy other women.
This enthusiastic group plans an event each month in addition to offering monthly Bible studies. The Women’s Fellowship will host an All Church Potluck Tuesday, June 10, at 5:30. The group invites friends and neighbors, including men, to an evening of food, fun, and friendship.
Entertainment will be provided by Hank Barto. Come ready to sing along to upbeat piano and accordion music. Bring a favorite dish to share, along with a plate and utensils. Coffee and tea will be provided.
On Sunday, June 8, the congregation will recognize the Day of Pentecost by wearing the color red. The worship service will include encouragement by Pastor James Oliver, followed by a coffee hour and fellowship in Edgar Hall.
The Scripture readings for Sunday are Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b, 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13, John 7:37-39.
HOLY FAMILY CHURCH
Holy Family Catholic Church will observe Pentecost Sunday June 8. The Sunday readings are as follows: First reading: Acts 2:1-11; second reading: 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13, and the Gospel: John 20:19-23
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 8:30 a.m., Monday through Saturday.
The Rock Church 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 www.gototherock.com and click on the Seal Beach campus or call (714) 526-8233.
An Aglow International luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m., June 12, at Khoury’s Restaurant, 110 Marina Drive, Long Beach. Cost is $13.
Make reservations by Monday, June 9, by calling Joan Eisenhart, 343-8066. The theme is the power of living a life “Naturally Supernatural.” Men and women are welcome.
St. Theodore’s Episcopal Church is an open and affirming congregation. All are welcome to attend Sunday services held each week at 10:30 a.m. in the lobby of Clubhouse 3.
Sunday, June 8, is the Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday. The first reading from Acts 2:1-21 says people of all languages can understand the works of God. The second reading from 1 Corinthians 12:3b-30 is a reminder of the variety of gifts that the Holy Spirit brings. The Gospel lesson is from John 20:19-23.
Rev. Nancy Sinclair has announced her retirement as of June 30.
She began her ministry at St. Theodore of Canterbury Episcopal Church on July 23, 2006. In nearly eight years of ministry, St. Theodore’s has become a vital part of the local community as well as a participant in the wider ministry of the church.
“Being an open and affirming congregation, we gladly welcome anyone who is seeking a deeper relationship with God,” said Rev. Nancy.
In her retirement, she will be “camping with the family, spending time with the grandkids, traveling, redesigning the garden and reading.”
The Service of Morning Prayer will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 11, at the Chapel, 1240 Oakmont Road 52-B. The homily will be about St. Barnabas, the apostle whose story appears in the Acts of the Apostles.
The group meets on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for Bible study. All are welcome.
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.
CALVARY CHAPEL BIBLE STUDY
Calvary Chapel Bible Study invites everyone to a study this evening at 6 in the First Christian Church Chapel on Northwood Road. Ezra, Chapter 7, is the topic.
In this chapter, Ezra arrives in Jerusalem. Come join the group to discover what he finds when he gets there.
The evening will include a monthly Communion service. All are invited for prayer, worship, the Word of God and fellowship. For more information, call Phil or Pam O’Malley at 698-0270.
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
The Assembly of God Church will host the film “Indescribable” from 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 10, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. This is the first first of several summer movies that will be presented.
“Indescribable” is based on the true story of how the famous hymn “The Love of God” came to be written over a period of four centuries. Everyone is invited to attend.
Other films to be shown throughout the summer include “God is Not Dead” and “Heaven is for Real,” among others.
For more information, call 343-3655.
The Home League of The Salvation Army will meet Monday, June 9, at 7 p.m. in St. Andrews Clubhouse 4. Greeters will be Jean Morris and Bill Inch.
Gene Cherryholmes, pastor of First Christian Church of Leisure World, will be the guest speaker. He will give the message, “Thy Kingdom Come.” The choir will sing “Morning Has Broken” and and other songs.
He worked for SCM Corp. for 27 years, and served in churches as elder, deacon and in other capacities. His first pastorate was at Bell Christian Church. After serving seven years, he became pastor at Westminster Christian Church for seven years.
Since coming to First Christian Church in Leisure World, he has shared at Good Friday services, National Day of Prayer observations and Thanksgiving services.
Kip Watkins will introduce them as guests for the evening.
Major Irene Seiler will give announcements and welcome people.
Thanks to those who helped plan the September to June program schedule. Program books will be available by June 16.
Door prizes, wrapped by Leanna Sharon, will be presented with help from Bruno Verville.
Refreshments will be supplied by the Home League and served by Ann Hause, Leone Metros and Dena Anderson. All are invited.
Major Fred Seiler will close the meeting with prayer.
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 Rabbi Galit and Carol Levine leading a discussion of the text “Ethics of the Fathers” afterward.
The Congregation Sholom Board meeting has been changed to Tuesday, June 10, at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 3.
For information on Congregation Sholom, call 594-4368 or 493-2680.
CALVARY CHAPEL LOS ALAMITOS
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.
FAITH CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY
The first-century church will be the focus of a Bible study through 1 and 2 Corinthians at Faith Christian Assembly.
The study is held Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Garden Room. The early church faced many similar problems that people have today. The study will look how they handled their trials, which can help people manage challenges in their lives today.
The Bible study is a time of learning and connecting with others. All are welcome.
Faith Fellowship Time is held at 11 a.m., Tuesdays, in the Garden Room.
To receive a free newsletter and for more information on the church, call 598-9010 or visit the website at www.FCAchurch.net.