RELIGION July 31, 2014 ASSEMBLY OF GOD Dean and Mary Jean Brown of the Good News Kids ministries will be in concert at 6 p.m., Sunday, at the Leisure World Assembly of God in Clubhouse 3.
The Browns have been in ministry for over 60 years, recording numerous musical projects and working with ministries such as Billy Graham and Focus on the Family.
Their enthusiasm for their music and desire to help people young and old continues to motivate them. They have been leading the Good News Kids ministry, which has taught hundreds of children to sing for 38 years. Everyone is invited.
Associate Pastor Dan Ballinger will give the morning message at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday in Clubhouse 3.

ST. THEODORE’S EPISCOPAL
Rev. Karen Wojahn will conduct the Sunday service at St. Theodore of Canterbury Episcopal Church, with organist Alex Morita leading favorite hymns at 10:30 a.m., Aug. 3, in the lobby of Clubhouse 3. All are welcome.
On this Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, the readings are from Isaiah 55:1-5, inviting an exiled community to “come” and “buy” on a spiritual level; Romans 9:1-5, when Paul gives an emphatic “no” to the rejection of God’s people; and Matthew 14:13-21, the “Feeding of the Multitude.”
The Rev. Lisa Golden Rotchford will conduct for the service of Holy Communion and Healing at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the Chapel, 1240 Oakmont Road 52-B. The homily will be about John Mason Neale, an Anglican priest, scholar and hymn-writer.

CONGREGATION SHOLOM
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 a discussion of the weekly torah reading after the Kiddush.
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, will be observed Thursday, Sept. 25, and Friday, Sept 26.
Yom Kippur, Kol Nidre (evening service) for Day of Atonement, is Friday, Oct. 3. The Yom Kippur day service, which includes the Yizkor memorial service, is Saturday, Oct. 4.
Current members can send in forms located in the Congregation newsletter, and others can call 594-4368 or 493-2680 for more information.

REDEEMER LUTHERAN
Redeemer Lutheran Church Pastor Gil Moore of Redeemer Lutheran Church will give a sermon called “What Difference Can One Person Make?” this Sunday. The message is based on the Bible story of the feeding of the 5,000 in Matthew 14:13-21.
The Sunday service with Holy Communion will begin at 10:30 a.m. It is followed by coffee and cookies in the fellowship hall. All are welcome to attend.
Shirlene Bradrick and Caty Villar will be the greeters.
Soloist Shirley Reimers will sing “He Touched Me.”
Everyone is invited to a Bible class Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall. On Aug. 6, Acts, chapters 19-20, will be discussed.
Following a successful fund drive, the congregation is in the process of replacing its elevator.
The Interfaith Council will hold its annual potluck dinner in the fellowship hall on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 5 p.m.
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.

HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH
Holy Family Catholic Church will observe the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time August 3. Readings are from Isaiah 55:1-3; Romans 8:35, 37-39; and Matthew 14:13-21.
The Day of Perpetual Adoration starts at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6. It will conclude with a Holy Hour from 4-5 p.m.
Holy Family Church celebrates Sunday Mass at 8 and 10 a.m. and noon.
The Vigil Mass is 5 p.m., Saturday; daily Mass is at 8:30 a.m., Monday through Saturday.

THE ROCK CHURCH
The Rock Church, Seal Beach Campus, welcomes everyone to weekly services 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.

LW BAPTIST CHURCH
The Leisure World Baptist Church will meet Sunday, Aug. 3, in Clubhouse 4 at 9:45 a.m. Pastor Rolland Coburn will preach from Revelation 3: 14-22, which is Christ’s words to the church at Laodicea. The title of his message is “Open, My Beloved.”
Sunday school begins at 8:40 a.m.
At the morning service, Magda Bellis will sing “Nothing is Impossible.”
As church members prepare for Communion, they will sing “Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone?” and “Beneath the Cross of Jesus.” Christine Morell will play a special medley during Communion.
All are welcome. For more information, call 430-2920.

ECKANKAR RELIGION
A Community Hu Chant, sponsored by the Eckankar Religion of Light and Sound, will be held at 8 p.m., Aug. 1, at Farmers and Merchants Bank, 12535 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach.
Hu is an ancient name for God. People of all faiths are welcome to come and deepen their connection with the divine. The program will be held in the conference room at the side of the building. For more information, call Leonda Renken, 596-4264.

A Community Hu Chant, sponsored by the Eckankar Religion of Light and Sound, will be held at 8 p.m., Aug. 1, at Farmers and Merchants Bank, 12535 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach.
Hu is an ancient name for God. People of all faiths are welcome to come and deepen their connection with the divine. The program will be held in the conference room at the side of the building. For more information, call Leonda Renken, 596-4264.

CALVARY CHAPEL
Calvary Chapel Bible Study will discuss the book of Nehemiah, chapter four, at 6 tonight, Thursday, at the First Christian Church Chapel on Northwood Road. The study includes prayer, worship, and fellowship. For more information, call Phil or Pam O’Malley at 598-0270.

FAITH CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY
Martyred missionary Jim Elliot once said, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” Faith Christian Assembly exists to reach out to people with the Gospel of Christ. The church helps missionaries around the world who have committed their lives to sharing the gospel in foreign lands.
Faith Christian Assembly supports many overseas missionaries from India, Mexico, Ukraine, South Africa, Japan, Trinidad, Tahiti, China, and, most recently, Cuba.
Faith Fellowship Time is at 11 a.m., Tuesdays, in the Garden Room. A midweek Bible study is held 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 the website at www.FCAchurch.net.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Jack Frost welcomes everyone at 9 a.m., Sundays, for Bible study at the First Christian Chapel. The group is studying 2 Timothy.
Fellowship in the hospitality room begins at 9:30 a.m. with light refreshments, hot coffee and tea.
At 10:15 a.m. the worship service starts with Pastor Bruce Humes leading the congregation in praise, prayer and scripture. Margaret Humes will direct everyone in “He Keeps Me Singing,” “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” and “Grace Greater Than Our Sin.” The communion hymn will be “At Calvary.”
Jean Barker will read scripture from the book of Acts 2:41-42. Special music will be presented by Pat Chovanec, followed by Pastor Gene Cherryholmes on “Indwelt and Inspired” on the Holy Spirit.
Prayer and Bible studies for the week are at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with Pastor Bruce in the book of Isaiah and Pastor Gene in the book of Luke. For information on the Wednesday home study, contact Sue Dougherty at 431-5392.
For more information, call the church office at 431-8810 on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays between 9-11 a.m. For all church functions, hearing enhancements are available at the front table.