First Christian Church by Doreen London LW contributor The Leisure World Assembly of God and First Christian Churches will hold a service of baptisms at the chapel following the worship service Sunday, July 20.

Any believer who wants to be baptized at this service should contact the office of either church this week in order to be included in the service.

First Christian begins at 9 a.m. Sunday with Jack Frost teaching from the book of 2 Timothy. That will be followed by fellowship at 9:30 a.m. in the hospitality room with light refreshments, hot coffee and tea.

Worship service starts at 10:15 a.m. with Pastor Bruce Humes leading the congregation in praise, prayer and scripture. Margaret Humes will lead the group in the following hymns: “Now I Belong to Jesus,” “Faith is Thy Victory,” “I Surrender All” and the communion hymn “Redeemed.”

Jack Frost will preside over the communion meditation, prayer and service. All believers are welcome to participate. Pianist Jean McPharlin will play “God Gave the Song” for the offertory.

Marilyn Anzallo will read scripture from the book of Acts 1:3-9 . . in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”

Jerry Tester and Janice Chapman will sing a duet “Because He Lives” followed by Pastor Gene Cherryholmes’ message, “The Gift of the Holy Spirit.”

Bible studies for the week are at 10 a.m. Tuesdays with Pastor Bruce in the book of Isaiah and the same time Thursdays with Pastor Gene in the book of Luke.

At 6 p.m. Thursday, Pastor Phil O’Malley of Calvary Chapel will read from the book of Nehemiah.

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

For questions or private concerns, call the church office Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays at 431-8810 between 9-11 a.m.

For all church functions, hearing enhancements are available at the front table.


Faith Christian Assembly


There is a famous quote that says, “Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast.”

Music can have a powerful impact on people. It’s good for the spirit, regardless of age, which is why music therapy is one of the most effective treatments for seniors.

Faith Christian Assembly has an excellent music ministry, led by Ginny Vaughn.

Shareholders are invited to join the church for worship Sundays at 10:30 a.m., and 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday will be Faith Fellowship Time at 11 a.m. in the church Garden Room. Midweek Bible Study is 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


Baptist Church


The Baptist church will welcome missionaries, Charlie and Miriam Cook, at 3 p.m. July 23, in Room 1, Clubhouse 3.

The Cooks live and work in Chiapas, Mexico. They maintain a mission in Tapachula that was built more than 50 years ago by Claude and Esther Cook, Charlie’s parents.

For years, the mission house has been a home for thousands people who would otherwise be homeless. They feed and clothe school children and provide a gospel message.

The Cooks began three churches in Mexico including Emmanuel Church where Miriam has charge of the children’s work. Charlie is a minister.

Sunday School is planned at 8:40 a.m., Sunday, July 20 in Clubhouse 4. Morning worship service at 9:45.

The musical segment is centered around the words of the old hymn: “When Morning guilds the skies, May Jesus Christ be Praised.”

He is praised with the hymns, “Tell me the story of Jesus and Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne.”

Jean Davidson’s solo is “You Touched My Eyes With Tears That I Might See.”

Dr. Rolland Coburn will bring in another reading in his series from the Book of Revelation.

For more information, call 430-2920.

– Em Schoonhoven


Community Church


Pastor Don Roe is quickly settling into the Leisure World neighborhood and Community Church. He is grateful for the warm and friendly welcome he has received and is beginning to feel at home.

Pastor Don is anxious to get acquainted with the congregation and the neighbors in the community. His office has an open door and he encourages people to stop by and say hello, and possibly discuss the latest Dodger game.

On July 20, Pastor Don will be preaching the message, “Transformation Through Fellowship,” taken from the scripture passage in Acts: 2:37-47. The message will investigate what it means to be transformed through the fellowship of other believers.

Worship services will be followed by a coffee hour and a time of fellowship in Edgar Hall.

The Scripture Readings for Sunday are Genesis, 28:10-19a; Psalm, 139:1-12,23-24; Romans, 8:12-25; and Matthew, 13:24-30,36-43.


St. Theodore’s Episcopal


St. Theodore of Canterbury Episcopal Church welcomes everyone to Sunday worship July 20 with The Rev. Dr. Michael S. Tinnon, interim priest. He brings a new look at the church and its teachings.

Weekly Sunday service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Lobby of Clubhouse 3.

Sunday, July 20 is the sixth Sunday after Pentecost. The first reading from Isaiah 44:6-8 is God’s self-revelation.

In the second reading, Romans 8:12-25, Paul delivers a meditation on grace. The gospel lesson of Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 is a parable about two sowers, one who sows good seeds and one who sows weeds.

The service of morning prayer will be held at 11 on July 23 at the church chapel, 1240 Oakmont Rd., 52-B.

The homily will be about Thomas à Kempis, author of “The Imitation of Christ,” a Christian book on devotion.

– Margie Meigs


Community Church


Church of Christ will meet at 1:30 p.m., Sunday at Clubhouse 3, Room 3.

Those who attend should bring their Bibles and be prepared to follow along with the preacher.

For more information call David Dominessy at 320-3980.



Redeemer Lutheran Church


Those who attend Sunday’s worship service at Redeemer Lutheran Church will hear Pastor Gil Moore speak on the theme “Wheat Among Weeds.”

Another parable of Jesus, from Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43, will be his text.

The Sunday service with Holy Communion will begin at 10:30 a.m. Soloist John Graber will sing “His Name is Wonderful.” Acolyte will be Shirlene Bradrick, and Communion Assistant will be Jerry Brady.

Bible class is scheduled Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Chapters 15-16 of the Book of Acts will be studied.

Devotions will be held today, Thursday, at 4 p.m. at Seal Beach Health and Rehabilitation Center.

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


Little Flower Guild


Leisure World residents are invited to join the Little Flower Guild of Holy Family Church for bingo games Sunday, July 20 in Clubhouse 2. Buy in begins about 1 p.m. and must be completed before play begins. Bingo begins at 1:30.

Players are reminded to have their spending money ready in small bills or the correct change.

Complimentary desserts and beverages will be provided by the Little Flower Guild of Holy Family Church.


Holy Family Church


Holy Family Catholic Church willcebeate the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time Sunday, July 20.

The first reading is from Wisdom 12:13, 16-19; second reading, Romans 8:26-27.

The gospel will be Matthew13:24-43, or Matthew 13: 24-30.

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.



Congregation Sholom


Leisure World residents and their guests are welcome to tthe upcoming services at Congregation Sholom. All are conducted by Rabbi Galit Levy-Slater in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.

The evening service tomorrow, 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 high holiday services:

• Rosh Hashannah, the Jewish New Year, is Sept. 25- 26.

• Yom Kippur, Kol Nidre (evening service) for Day of Atonement, is set 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.

The Rabbi can be seen on one side of the screen and her siddur (Hebrew prayer book) on the other side:

The 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.




Leisure World 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





Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living


The Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living, located at 500 Marina Dr., Seal Beach, is now conducting two early Sunday serv ices. The 8 a.m. service will feature music, message, and prayer, followed by 10 a.m. service by Rev. Joshua Reeves. The title of his talk, “Getting Back to First.”

Guest singer 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 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 cost $135, and $45 for certificate. Sign ups 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. Donation.

Texas Hold’em will be played 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 18.

Everyone is invited. Newcomers and experienced players are welcome.

For more information, call the church office at 598-3325