RELIGION JUNE 19, 2014 ST. THEODORE’S EPISCOPAL St. Theodore’s Episcopal Church is an open and affirming congregation. Sunday service is held each week at 10:30 a.m. in the lobby of Clubhouse 3.
Sunday, June 22, will be the Second Sunday after Pentecost.
The first reading from Jeremiah 20:7-13 is the first of six laments in the book of Jeremiah. The second reading from Romans 6:1b-11 is about the purpose, function and goal of baptism.
The Gospel lesson of Matthew 10:24-39 encourages the disciples by putting their fears into words.
The Service of Morning Prayer will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 25, at the Chapel, 1240 Oakmont Road 52-B.
The Homily will be about the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, one of the oldest festivals of the Christian church.
The group also meets regularly on Wednesdays at 10 for Bible study; all are welcome.
The Community Church actively supports the “United Methodist Joint Commission for Church Extension and Cooperation between Mexico and the USA.” This mission outreach provides financial and material support to those in need in Mexico. Pastor James Oliver has served as the financial secretary for this organization for many years.
The partnership of participating churches in the U.S. and Mexico provides for construction and repair of church buildings and camps, health kits, food, bus fare for deportees from the U.S., and many other projects. The Joint Commission is looking forward to hosting delegates from Mexico at the annual conference at the University of Redlands from June 18-21.
Community Church is hoping to welcome the delegates at Sunday worship June 22.
Pastor Oliver will continue to serve Community Church through the end of June before he begins his retirement. A farewell appreciation celebration honoring Pastor Oliver and his wife, Marion, will held June 29.
Each Sunday, the worship service is followed by a coffee hour and fellowship in Edgar Hall. The Scripture readings for June 22 are Genesis 21:8-21, Psalm 86:1-10,16-17, Romans 6:1b-11, and Matthew 10:24-39.
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.
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
A summer Bible study will begin from 10-11 a.m., starting July 2, in Clubhouse 4, Section C. John Heide, pastor of Leisure World Assembly of God, will lead the class in the book of Acts, chapters 13-28.
“The first half of Acts was a very interesting study, and I look forward to learning how the early church impacted their world,” said Pastor Heide. “We will focus on the Apostle Paul and his missionary journeys and applying his experiences to our lives today.”
Pastor Heide taught in a Bible college for 17 years; anyone interested in attending the class can call 343-3655 for more information.
This Sunday at 10:30 a.m., Associate Pastor Curt Sample will deliver the morning message, and Dan Ballinger will bring the devotion for the Sunday night hymn sing at 6, both in Clubhouse 3.
REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH
“What a Friend We Have in Jesus” is the title of this Sunday’s message at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Pastor Gil Moore will use the text of Matthew 10:24-39 to stress how people need to have a friend like Jesus.
The service begins at 10:30 a.m. A coffee hour follows in the fellowship hall. Acolyte is Sylvia Makus, and prayer leader is Juanita Townsend. The choir will sing “Father Welcomes.”
A Bible class under the direction of Pastor Lynda Elmer meets Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall.
The June Bargain Basement is open during the Sunday coffee hour.
Devotions will be held today, Thursday, June 19, at 4 p.m. in Seal Beach Health Center.
On Tuesday, June 24, the outreach team meets at 2 p.m. and the finance committee meets at 2:30 p.m. in the conference room.
A website that features the congregation’s monthly newsletter can be accessed at www.redeemerlutheransealbeach.com.
The Respite Center offers an adult day care program on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
For further information and registration, call 596-1209.
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.
The Home League of The Salvation Army will meet Monday, June 23, at 7 p.m. in St. Andrews Clubhouse 4. Greeters will be Velma Salvaggio and Leanna Sharon.
Tonight the leaders and helpers for the Home League program will be recognized.
Capt. Kimberly Jo, associate officer of the Tustin Ranch Church of The Salvation Army, will make the presentations. Capt. Kimberly is a talented pianist and will bring the spring season to a close; the next meeting will be held Sept. 8.
Majors Fred and Irene Seiler thank the following people: Dena Anderson, attendance secretary, tea hostess; Janet Milligan, attendance helper; Dorothy Alvey, attendance helper; Kathy Sparks, corresponding secretary, publicity, Interfaith assistant; Virginia Lincourt, treasurer; Jill Ayers, Jeanette Bensema, Cherrie Green, Pauline Siler, Suleta Smith, devotion leaders; Cherrie Green, song and assistant preliminaries leader; Julia Coburn, piano helper; Ann Hause, tea hostess; Leone Metros, tea hostess; Jean Watkins, tea hostess; Pauline Siler, historian; Leanna Sharon, birthday, door prize coordinator, calls gate; Bruno Verville, door prize helper; Kip Watkins, program helper; George Westmoreland, L.A. Rehab Rep; William Inch, greeter.
Program books for September-January 2015 are now available and should be picked up at each meeting.
Door prizes, wrapped by Leanna Sharon, will be presented with help by Bruno Verville.
Refreshments will be supplied by Home League and served by tea hostesses Ann Hause and Leone Metros. Meetings close in prayer.
LW BAPTIST CHURCH
The Leisure World Baptist Church will meet at 8:40 a.m., Sunday, June 22, for Sunday School. At 9:45, the morning service will begin. The music will focus on the message found in “Every Moment of Every Day.” The congregation will sing the hymns “Living for Jesus,” “Under His Wings” and “I Need Thee, Every Hour.” Gloria Justianino and Barbara Chambers will sing a duet, “It Took a Miracle.” Pastor Rolland Coburn will continue his series, “What Christ Thinks of the Church” from the Book of Revelation 2:1-7.
All are welcome. For more information, call 430-2920.
CALVARY CHAPEL BIBLE STUDY
Calvary Chapel Bible Study invites all Leisure World shareholders to a Bible study tonight at 6 in the First Christian Church Chapel on Northwood Road.
This evening, the focus is Ezra, Chapter 9. All are welcome for fellowship, prayer, worship and the study of the Word of God. For further information , call Phil or Pam O’Malley at 598-0270.
HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH
Holy Family Catholic Church will observe the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ (“Corpus Christi”) Sunday, June 22. The first reading is from Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14b-16a; second reading: 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; and the Gospel: John 6:51-58
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 at 8:30 a.m., Monday through Saturday.
ROCKETTES BIBLE STUDY
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 group just finished a seven-week series on the “Power of Answered Prayer.”
FAITH CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY
Scripture states that people are to “…let your requests be made known to God.” (Philippians 4:6).
Pastor Sheri Leming will talk about what it means to be pleasing to God in her message Sunday, June 22.
The service starts at 10:30 a.m. at Faith Christian Assembly.
All are welcome.
Faith Fellowship Time is at 11 a.m., Tuesdays, in the Garden Room. A midweek Bible study is on 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 www.FCAchurch.net.
LITTLE FLOWER GUILD MEETING
The Little Flower Guild will hold its monthly meeting today, June 19, at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. All are welcome.
An ice cream social will be held in celebration of summer. On the agenda is a report by President Betty Regalado on the guild’s progress this year and the disbursement to the church.
The guild will not meet in July and August, so everyone is encouraged to attend this meeting.
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.
SPIRITUAL LIVING CENTER
The Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living, 500 Marina Dr., Seal Beach, has Sunday morning services at 8 and 10. The early service is more intimate with music, message and prayer. Michael Heinle will speak.
The 10 a.m. service will be conducted by Rev. Peggy Price, whose talk is titled “Love With Teeth.” Guest singer Ryan Whitney will be accompanied by Bill Wolfe at the piano.
Wednesday evening services in the sanctuary begins with meditation at 6:40. A talk and music round out the service.
The “Untethered Soul,” a book by Michael A. Singer, will be discussed today from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The group explores how to be free of limiting thoughts. Donations are accepted.
Bob Papp, Mike Herman and Ken Goettsch invited 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. Donations are accepted.
Rev. Donna Baranyay will facilitate “The Essential Ernest Holmes,” which delves into all the Holmes writings, Saturday, July 5-Aug. 30.
Sign up at the activities table or call the office.
Every Sunday, there are licensed practitioners available to talk to. For more information, call the church office at 598-3325.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
First Christian Church worship service begins Sunday, June 22, at 9 a.m. with Bible study led by Jack Frost discussing Acts 28.
Fellowship is at 9:30 a.m. in the hospitality room with hot coffee, tea and light refreshments.
The worship service will begin at 10:15 with Pastor Bruce Humes leading the congregation in praise, prayer and Scripture. The congregation will sing the following hymns, “Take Time to Be Holy,” “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms,” “Glorify Thy Name,” with Margaret Humes directing, and with the Communion hymn, “Room at The Cross.”
Choir Director Anita Ragole will present “Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne.” After this Sunday, the choir will be on vacation until September.
Pastor Gene Cherryholmes will preside over the Communion meditation, prayer and service. All believers are invited, and people do not need to be members of this church to participate.
Donna Huffmyer will read Scripture from the book of 1 Thessalonians 2:10-13: “When you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the word of God . . .”
Anita Ragole will sing “He Touched Me,” followed by Pastor Gene’s message for the day, “Accepting the Word.”
Christianity is based on the Word of God that was dictated by the Holy Spirit to 40 different men over a period of 1400 years, all agreeing on one central theme – “God’s plan of salvation for mankind through His Son, Jesus Christ.”
Bible studies for the week are at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays with Pastor Bruce in the book of Isaiah 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 Thursdays at 6 p.m.
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 questions or private concerns.
For all church functions, hearing enhancements are available at the front table.