Congregation Sholom by Jeff Sacks LW contributor
Leisure World residents and their guests are welcome to the following events coming up at Congregation Sholom.
All services are conducted by Rabbi Galit Levy-Slater in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.
The evening service tomorrow, Friday, will begin at 7, followed by an Oneg Shabbat in Room 9.
The Saturday morning service, which includes Reading the Torah will begin at 9:30. It will be followed by the Kiddush in Room 7 with a discussion of the torah reading.
The following are high holiday services:
• Rosh Hashannah, the Jewish New Year, will be observed Sept., 25- 26.
• Yom Kippur, Kol Nidre (evening service) for Day of Atonement, is set for Friday, Oct. 3, the day before Yom Kippur day (including Yizkor Memorial service).
Here is the new link to Rabbi Galit’s Ma’ariv service (it’s a direct link, her name “Rabbi Galit” is on the screen. Click to hear the service.
Rabbi Galit’s Ma’ariv service is available online at: brief Arvit (evening) service is provided by Sim Shalom, the online synagogue.
Log on to services every day at 4 p.m. Galit leads Thursday services.
Sim Shalom’s services from Rabbi Galit’s website are accessible at
For Congregation Sholom information, call 594-4368 or 493-2680.

St. Theodore’s Episcopal

by Margie Meigs
LW contributor

St. Theodore’s of Canterbury Episcopal Church welcomes everyone to Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.
The Rev. Dr. Michael S. Tinnon is serving as the church’s supply (interim) priest for the summer.
He has 24 years experience of as an Army and Air Force chaplain, and more than 30 years as a priest in the Episcopal Church.
Sunday, July 13, will be the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost. The first reading from Isaiah 55:10-13 has words of hope for the survivors of a broken world.
The second reading, from Romans 8:1-11, Paul presents the contrast of life in the spirit and life in the flesh.
The Gospel Lesson of Matthew 13:1-9, 18-29 is the parable of the sower.
The Service of Morning Prayer will be held at 11 a.m., July 16, at the Chapel, 1240 Oakmont Rd., 52-B. The homily will focus on William White, the first and fourth presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States.

Community Church

Community Church reaches out to the community, lending assistance and support through its active ministries. Recently, the women’s fellowship made a monetary donation to Interval House, a Seal Beach shelter that services needy people.
The group’s mission is to ensure safety for people who are battered, abused or at risk, to create public awareness about the epidemic of violence and to mobilize the community to prevent violence.
The program that the Women’s Fellowship’s gift supports is the Respite Center at Interval House. Women’s Fellowship raises funds through its bi-annual rummage sale and bake sales, and looks for opportunities to give back to the local community and to support projects around the world.
On July 13, Pastor Don will lead the church in worship with the message, “A Community of Memory and of Hope” from the scripture passage in 1 Corinthians 12:27-31.
Worship services are followed by a coffee hour and time of fellowship in Edgar Hall.
The scripture readings for Sunday are Genesis, 25:19-34; Psalm, 119:105-112; Romans, 8:1-11; Matthew, 30:1-9, 18-23.

Baptist Church

Leisure World Baptist Church has a big afternoon planned July 16 for the Church family.
“Ruth’s Tea Party,” a celebration of Ruth Foxhoven’s 100th birthday, will be held at 1 p.m., in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.
She still attends most services with a great smile and friendly greeting to everyone she meets.
At 3 p.m. July 16, the church welcomes back missionaries Dan, Annie, Emma, Lucy and Ben Erickson. They return from their home in South Africa, where they worked for church resource ministries.
The church supported Dan’s parents for nearly 25 years and when they retired, members helped the Ericksons.
Sunday School will be open at 8:40 a.m., July 13, in Clubhouse 4 then at 9:45 for morning worship service.
Flower DeLay’s solo will be Stuart Hamblin’s song, “It Is No Secret What God Can Do.” Christine Morell will play a piano solo describing how Joshua fit the Battle of Jericho.
Dr. Rolland Coburn will bring in another reading in his series from the Book of Revelation.
For more information, call 430-2920.
– Em Schoonhoven

Holy Family Catholic Church

Holy Family Catholic Church will observe the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Sunday, July 13.
The first reading is from Isaiah 55:10-11 and the second reading, from Romans, 8:18-23.
The gospel is from Matthew, 13:1-23 or Matthew, 13:109.
The 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.

First Christian Church

by Doreen London
LW contributor

Phil O’Malley, pastor of Calvary Chapel Church will start a new Bible study through the book of Nehemiah at 6 p.m., Thursday, in the church chapel.
The remnant of Israel returns from captivity to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, but faces strong opposition.
Bible Study begins at 9 a.m., with Jack Frost teaching from the book of 2 Timothy. At 9:30 a.m., the hospitality room will be open for light refreshments, hot coffee and tea and great fellowship.
Worship service begins at 10:15 a.m. with Pastor Bruce Humes leading the congregation with praise, prayer and scripture. Hymns will include “Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus,” “Take My Life and Let it Be,” and “I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go,” under the direction of Margaret Humes. The communion hymn will be “Nothing But The Blood.”
Pastor Gene Cherryholmes will preside over the meditation, prayer and service for communion. Church membership is not required to attend services. For the offertory, pianist Jean McPharlin will play “Let’s Just Praise the Lord.”
Jackie Colley will read scripture from the book of 2 Kings 5:13-14.
Pastor Gene will sing “Great is Thy Faithfulness,” followed by his message for the day “Some Great Thing.”
An elders meeting will be held at 8 a.m., July 12, followed by a board meeting at 9 a.m.
All regular church attendees are welcome to the board meeting.
Bible studies for the week are at 10 a.m. Tuesdays with Pastor Bruce in the book of Isaiah and 10 a.m. Thursdays with Pastor Gene in the book of Luke.
For information on Wednesday home study, contact Sue Dougherty, 431-5392.
For those with questions or private concerns, call the church at 431-8810 Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays between 9-11 a.m.
For all church functions, hearing enhancements are available at the front table.

Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living

The Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living, located at 500 Marina Drive, Seal Beach, is now conducting two early Sunday services.
The 8 a.m. service will feature music, message and prayer, followed by a 10 a.m. service by Rev. Joshua Reeves. The title of his talk will be “Getting Back to First.”
Guest singers will be Daniel Nahmod and Tina Carson, with Bill Wolfe at the piano.
Wednesday evening services in the sanctuary begin at 6:40 with a quiet time of meditation, and a talk and music from 7-8.
The July 16 speaker will be Michael Heinle, R.Sc.P. Music will be by Tina Carson. The spiritual practice will be chanting.
On Saturdays through Aug. 30, Rev. Donna Baranyay facilitates “The Essential Ernest Holmes,” which delves into the author’s work.
The class fee is $150, plus $45 for a certificate. Sign ups are being taken at the activities table or by calling the office.
“Self Mastery, Emergence of the True Self,” will begin this evening, Thursday, and continue through Aug. 28.
Facilitated by Tom Hodges, R.Sc.P, the eight-week class deepens the student’s understanding of the Science of Mind philosophy and its application to life.
Class fee is $135, and $45 for a certificate.
Signups are being taken at the bookstore or by calling the church office.
From 6:30-7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, Dorothy Lantz and Donna Baranyay will gather with others to explore and discuss the Science of Mind magazine, the principles taught and their daily applications.
Donations accepted.
Texas Hold’em will be played 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 18.
Newcomers and experienced players are welcome.
Hosts will be Bob Papp and Ken Goettsch. Donations accepted.
Yoga classes are offered at noon Tuesdays and 10 a.m. Wednesday, with teacher David Hennage. Donations accepted.
Licensed practitioners are available Sundays for brief spiritual mind treatments for those who need someone to confide in.
For more information, call the church office at 598-3325.
– Florann Limpus
Redeemer Lutheran Church

The “Word is Sown” will be delivered by Pastor Gil Moore will deliver on Sunday, July 13, at Redeemer Lutheran Church.
In using as his text Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 he will explain the meaning of the parable told by Jesus and its impact on people today.
The Sunday service begins at 10:30 a.m. and will include the dedication of food items donated for those in need in Orange County.
Ushers will be Carol and Mickey Costello, Margaret Deaton and Margaret Miller.
Financial donations for the replacement of the elevator should me made by Sunday.
Bible class (chapters 13-14 of the Book of Acts) is scheduled Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall.
A website which features the congregation’s monthly newsletter can be accessed at
The Respite Center, which offers adult day care, is providing the program Tuesdays and Thursdays.
For further information and registration, call 596-1209.
– Pastor Gilbert C. Moore

Church of Christ

Church of Christ will gather at 1:30 p.m.,Sunday at Clubhouse 3, Room 3.
Those who attend should bring their Bible and be prepared to follow along with the preacher. The church is growing rapidly and will soon need a new location.
For more information, call David Dominessy at 765-09211.

Assembly of God

Leisure World Assembly of God Church will hold Sunday services in Clubhouse 1 this week beginning with Bible class at 9:30 a.m. followed by morning worship at 10:30. “We are excited about having services this Sunday and our annual picnic after the morning service,” said Pastor John Heide.
The Sunday evening hymn sing begins at 6 at Clubhouse 1 and will feature several special songs. Wednesday Bible study meets in Clubhouse 4, Section C.
For more information, call 343-3655.

Church Directory

Redeemer Lutheran Church
13564 St. Andrews Dr., LW
Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m.
Bible Study, Wed., 10-11:30 a.m.

St. Theodore Episcopal Church
Clubhouse 3, Lobby,
Sunday service, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, 11 a.m.,
Chapel, 1240 Oakmont 52-B

Leisure World Assembly of God
Clubhouse 3, Room 2
Bible class, 9:30 a.m.
Sunday worship,
10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Bible study, Wed, 10 a.m.
CH 3, Room 6

Congregation Sholom
Clubhouse 3 lobby
Friday service, 7 p.m.
Saturday service, 9:30 a.m.
Rabbi Galit Levy-Slater
431- 2680

Church of Jesus Christ of LDS

Family home Evenings,
Clubhouse 3, Room 1
3rd Monday, 6 p.m., Sept.-June
First Christian Church
Sunday Bible study, 9 a.m.;
Worship Service, 10:15,
Chapel on Northwood Road behind Carport 125
Bible studies, 10 a.m., Tues. & Thur., 431-8810

Holy Family Catholic
13900 Church Place
Mass Mon-Sat., 8:30 a.m.;
Sat., 5 p.m.; Sunday at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, 430-8170

Buddha Circle
Fourth Saturday of the month,
9:30 a.m., Clubhouse 4, Section B;
Information: Lynn R. Health, 296-5588

LW Community Church
14000 Church Place
Sunday worship, 9:50 a.m.,

LW Baptist Church
Clubhouse 4, Sun., 9:45 a.m.;
Bible class, 8:45 a.m, Art Rm.
Wed. Bible study, 3 p.m., CH 3, Rm. 1 (2nd Wed in CH 4)
Em Schoonhoven, 430-2920

Chinese Bible Study Fellowship
Bible Study, Christian Fellowship, Tuesday (except June, July, August) 1:30-3:30 p.m., Clubhouse 3, Rm. 5, (last Tues, Rm. 9), 430-2209

Seal Beach Sa-Rang Church
Clubhouse 3, Room 1
Sunday worship, 11 a.m.
Wednesday worship, Bible study,
7 p.m., 493-5110

Korean Catholic Fellowship
3rd Saturdays, 5 p.m.
Clubhouse 3, Room 4

Seal Beach Cornerstone

Sunday worship (Korean),
9:45 a.m., Clubhouse 2
(562) 594-6575

Calvary Chapel Bible Study
First Christian Chapel on Northwood Road behind Carport 125
Thursdays, 6 p.m.
Phil O’Malley, 598-0270

Salvation Army
St. Andrews Clubhouse 4
Home League, Mon., 7 p.m.
Maj. and Mrs. Seiler, 296-8539

Church of Christ
Clubhouse 3, Room 3
Sunday worship, 1:30 -2:30 p.m.
Minister David Dominessy

Covenant Presbyterian

The public is invited to shop for a variety of items at a large rummage sale that will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 25-26 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 607 E. 3rd Street, Long Beach. The sale will be held in the church parking lot.
Proceeds benefit Rising TIDE at Marguerite Kiefer Education Center (MKEC).
Those who want to purchase their own sales space at the sale may do so by pre-registering. The number to call is 437-0958, ext 25.
The $20 fee to participate as a seller is payable by July 24.
Donations of clean and usable clothing, toys and household items are welcome. They will be accepted at the center through July 23.
Rising TIDE at Marguerite Kiefer Education Center is a successful after-school drop-in program.
By participating, purchases and registration fees will help provide academic support, mentoring, cultural enrichment, arts, sports, recreation and nutrition for over 400 inner city children and youth in downtown Long Beach.

Faith Christian

Faith Christian Assembly encourages everyone to make Bible Study a regular part of their week at the mid-week Bible Study at 7 p.m., Wednesdays, in the Garden Room at the church.
Pastor Gwyn Vaughn will be the teacher throughout the month of July.
Pastor Vaughn brings the Word of God to life with a passion that comes from many years of experience.
Tuesday is Faith Fellowship Time at 11 a.m. in the Garden Room.
To receive a free newsletter and for more information on the church, call 598-9010 or visit