RELIGION JUNE 12, 2014 REDEEMER LUTHERAN
Sunday, June 15, is recognized as Trinity Sunday throughout the Christian church. Redeemer Lutheran Church will celebrate this unique teaching of the church with hymns, Scripture readings and a sermon by Pastor Gil Moore on “The Trinity.”
The service with Holy Communion begins at 10:30 a.m. A coffee hour follows in the fellowship hall. Communion assistant is Jerry Brady, and reader is Carol Castello. The choir, under the direction of Sharon Heck, sings “When Long Before Time.” Fathers will be recognized with a treat following the service.
A Bible class under the direction of Pastor Lynda Elmer meets on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall since the turnout has been too large for the conference room.
The June Bargain Basement is open during the Sunday coffee hour.
A website that features the congregation’s monthly newsletter can be accessed at www.redeemerlutheransealbeach.com.
The Respite Center, which offers adult day care, is providing the program on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For further information and registration call 596-1209.
The Leisure World Baptist Church will meet in Clubhouse 4 for Father’s Day Sunday, June 15. Sunday School starts at 8:40 a.m.
This class has grown and is now looking at the Gospel of Mark.
The morning worship service starts at 9:45 a.m. with singing “Faith of Our Fathers” and “God of Our Fathers.” Kip Watkins will sing a solo on his favorite number, “My Tribute.”
The choir will feature a men’s group singing the solo part of “He is Mine.”
Pastor Rolland Coburn will give the message, “Christ in Our Midst,” the second of a series from the Book of Revelation, Chapter 1, verses 12-20.
For more information, call 430-2920.
ST. THEODORE’S EPISCOPAL
St. Theodore’s Episcopal Church is an open and affirming congregation. Sunday service is held at 10:30 a.m. in the lobby of Clubhouse 3. All are welcome.
Sunday, June15, will be the First Sunday after Pentecost, Trinity Sunday. The first reading from Genesis 1:1-2:4 is the story of creation. The second reading from 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 is Paul’s charge to unity within the church. The Gospel Lesson of Matthew 28:16-20 talks about what it is to be a disciple.
The Service of Morning Prayer will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 18, at the Chapel, 1240 Oakmont Road, 52-B. The Homily will be about Bernard Mizeki, catechist and martyr in Rhodesia, 1896. A Bible study is held Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
LITTLE FLOWER GUILD BINGO
All Leisure World bingo lovers are invited to play bingo Sunday, June 15, in Clubhouse 2 with friends and neighbors. Buy-in begins at 1 p.m. and must be completed before heading to bingo tables. Players are asked to speed up the buy-in lines, by having their spending money ready in small bills or the correct change.
Complimentary desserts and beverages are provided by the Little Flower Guild of Holy Family Church. Plan to be ready for Early Bird Bingo at 1:30 p.m.
POWER OF PRAYER SERIES
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 at any time 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.
The Home League of The Salvation Army will meet Monday, June 16, at 7 p.m. in St. Andrews Clubhouse 4. Greeters will be Marjorie Pozehl and Margaret Putnam.
Rev. Owen and Kaye Huff will bring a program with a Hawaiian flavor. Local groups will peformcultural dances. Tropical dresses and shirts are suggested attire.
The evening will begin with words of welcome by Maj. Irene Seiler followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and devotional songs led by Cherrie Green. Prayer requests and inspirational thoughts will be shared by Pauline Siler. Maj. Fred Seiler will provide piano accompaniment.
Announcements will be made regarding the new program books for September to January. Be sure to pick one up this week and next week, which will be the last chance until Sept. 8.
Door prizes will be presented by Leanna Sharon and Bruno Verville.
Refreshments, provided by the Home League, will be served by Ann Hause, Leone Metros and Dena Anderson. Enjoy this time of fellowship with someone new or a good friend.
Community Church will recognize fathers in the congregation at the June 15 service, which starts at 9:50 a.m. Father’s Day is an occasion to mark and celebrate the contributions that fathers and father figures have made in people’s lives. Although Father’s Day has been celebrated since the early 1900s, it was officially recognized as a U.S. holiday in 1972 by President Richard Nixon.
The Sunday worship service will continue with an enlightening sermon from Pastor James Oliver. Pastor Oliver will preach every Sunday in June. His last day in the pulpit will be June 29, then his retirement starts. A farewell appreciation celebration will conclude the service on that day.
Each Sunday the worship service is followed by a coffee hour and fellowship in Edgar Hall.
The Scripture readings for Sunday are Genesis 1:1-2:4a, Psalm 8, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20.
CALVARY CHAPEL LOS AL
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.
HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC
Holy Family Catholic Church will observe Trinity Sunday Sunday, June 15. The first reading is from Exodus 34: 4b-6, 8-9; second reading, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; and the Gospel, John 3:16-18.
The 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.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Jack Frost welcomes everyone to the Sunday morning Bible class at 9 at First Christian Chapel. The group is studying verse-by-verse through the book of Acts, and it is currently in Chapter 27. This is an open discussion, and people are encouraged to bring their Bibles and take an active part in the study.
Fellowship starts at 9:30 a.m. in the hospitality room with hot coffee, tea and light refreshments.
The worship service begins at 10:15 a.m. with Pastor Bruce Humes leading the congregation in praise, prayer and Scripture. Margaret Humes will lead the hymns “Faith of Our Fathers,” “My Father’s World,” “Make Me A Servant” and the Communion hymn, “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.”
The choir will present “Family of God,” under the direction of Anita Ragole. Jack Frost will preside over the Communion meditation, prayer and service.
Margaret Humes will read Scripture from the book of Hebrews 11:1-7. Pastor Gene Cherryholmes will sing “The King is Coming” and give his message for Father’s Day, “Families of Faith.” People’s lives have an influence on their families. Grandchildren can benefit by examples of faith.
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 is 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 on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays between 9-11 a.m. for more information. For all church functions, hearing enhancements are available at the back table.
THE ROCK CHURCH
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 www.gototherock.com and click on the Seal Beach campus or call (714) 526-8233.
AGLOW INTERNATIONAL LUNCH
An Aglow International luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m., today, at Khoury’s restaurant, 110 Marina Drive, Long Beach. Cost is $13. The theme is the power of living a life “Naturally Supernatural.” Men and women are welcome.
For more information, call Joan Eisenhart, 343-8066.
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.
Bingo then resumes from 12:30-2 p.m. All are welcome.
LONG BEACH PLAYHOUSE
The Long Beach Playhouse will host its annual radio show, the Long Beach Home Companion 2014, June 18 from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. For the fourth year, politicians, community leaders and actors will gather at the offices of Keesal, Young and Logan to tell stories about Long Beach politics, culture and newsmakers.
Tongues firmly in cheek, the Political Players promise to reveal the real truth about all that is happening in town.
The script has been written, the roles have been cast and it’s going to be a banner year for the Political Players. This year’s topics of satire include the breakwater, saving the library, the new city council, med-pot dispensaries, and “The Gov” pondering climate change, drought and Sacramento politics.
George Deukmejian headlines the cast, making his fourth appearance and reprising his role as “The Gov.” The other 2014 Political Players are: Evan Anderson Braude, Kay Cofield, Doug Haubert, Betty Karnette, Carl Kemp, Kraig Kojian, Art Levine, Gigi Fusco Meese, Michelle Molina, Patrick O’Donnell, and Susan Wise. Mitchell Nunn is emcee and narrator.
The Radio Show is a fund raiser for the Playhouse.
Tickets are $85, and the evening includes a chance to hang out with the city’s movers and shakers, food and drink at the hosted bar in a room with a view of the harbor. There will be opportunity drawings for many great prizes.
Tickets are limited; call the Playhouse box office at 494-1014, ext. 1, to purchase them. Tickets will be sold at the event unless they sell out. The Playhouse thanks the actors and Keesal, Young and Logan for their generosity in making this event possible.
Proceeds support the productions and programs of the Long Beach Playhouse.
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.
BROADWAY ON RADIO
They may sing classical music the rest of the year, but every June the Long Beach Camerata Singers snap their fingers and tap their toes at the annual Broadway Show and Silent Auction event.
It will be held Saturday, June 14, at the the Gerald R. Daniel Recital Hall on the campus of California State University, Long Beach.
This year’s show is called “Broadway on the Radio!”
Artistic Director Robert Istad says, “Every song in the show was either on the radio in the past or topped the Billboard charts in its day.”
The opening act includes rock ’n roll favorites like “Pinball Wizard,” “Greased Lightning,” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat.” “New York! New York!” launches the second act of Broadway standards, which closes with a Gershwin medley.
The last act features songs from the Top 40, and the show will close with a rousing version of the rock anthem, “Don’t Stop Believin’.”
The doors open at 6:30 p.m. for drinks and dinner, which are included in the ticket price.
A carefully curated silent auction will feature a wide variety of items including tickets to local cultural events, wine, antiques and weekend get-away packages. Camerata has partnered with Uber for this concert, and first time users of the transportation service will receive $50 toward their ride.
Tickets can be purchased on line at www.longbeachcameratasingers.org or at the door of the Daniel Recital Hall, located on the lower campus at 7200 Atherton St., Long Beach, 90815.
Tickets are $45 in advance, or $50 at the door.
Parking is available for a small fee in the Carpenter Center parking lot, with the entrance on Atherton Street.
FAITH CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY
George Herbert, English poet, orator and Anglican priest, once said, “One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” Sunday, June 15, is Father’s Day. Faith Christian Assembly will pay special tribute to fathers at the 10:30 a.m. service. Each father will receive a gift to show appreciation for the hard work and the vital investment they have made in the lives of their children.
Pastor Gwyn Vaughn will finish his special Father’s Day series, “A Father’s Letter to His Children.” All are welcome.
Faith Fellowship Time is at 11 a.m., Tuesdays, in the Garden Room.
A midweek Bible study is at 7 p.m., Wednesdays, in the Garden Room.
For a free newsletter and for more information on the church, call 598-9010 or visit www.FCAchurch.net.
SEAL BEACH RELIGIOUS SCIENCE
The Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living holds Sunday morning services at 8 and 10 at 500 Marina Drive, Seal Beach. The early service is more intimate with music, message and prayer. Rev. Joshua Reeves will give a talk on “What You Think of Me” at the 10 a.m. service.
Guest singer Debbi Wheeler-Ure will be accompanied by Bill Wolfe at the piano.
Wednesday services in the sanctuary begin with meditation at 6:40 p.m. A talk and music follows from 7-8 p.m.
A group will meet to discuss the Science of Mind magazine tomorrow, Friday, June 13, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Practitioners Dorothy Lantz nd Donna Baranyay will facilitate the group.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet June 14 upstairs in the conference room of the church. People who enjoy knitting or crocheting are invited to join. Teachers are available. The group meets the second Saturday of each month. Call the church office of information at 598-3325.
Bob Papp, Mike Herman and Ken Goettsch invite everyone to play Texas Hold’em poker from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, June 20. There will be a beginners table for those new to the game. Time is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Donations accepted.
A relaxing meditation is given by a practitioner-in-training Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-noon.
Yoga classes are held Tuesday at noon and Wednesday at 10 a.m. with teacher David Hennage. Donations accepted.
Every Sunday, there are licensed practitioners for a short spiritual mind treatments. For more information, call the church office at 598-3325.