Salvation Army

by Maj. Irene Seiler

LW contributor


The Home League of The Salvation Army will meet at 7 p.m., Jan. 27, in Clubhouse 4. Greeters will be Dorothy Alvey and Dena Anderson.

Guest speaker will be Capt. Eugene Jo, associate pastor at the Tustin Ranch Church of The Salvation Army.

He will show members pictures on South Korea and discuss his homeland.

His wife, Kimberly, will accompany him and perform on the piano.

Maj. Irene Seiler will open the meeting with welcome words, announcements and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Cherrie Green will lead the hymn sing and Pauline Siler will provide devotional thought and prayer. Maj. Fred Seiler will accompany the singers.

Today’s program will begin at 3:30 p.m. at Seal Beach Health Care and Rehab . Those who help are requested to come to the dining room to distribute songsheets and magazines.

Next seasons’ program books are available and can be picked up any Monday evening before and after the program.

Treasurer Virginia Lincourt is taking dues of $5 for the year. Those who plan to become members should give their names, addresses, phone numbers and birth month and day. Enrollment is Feb. 24.

To prepare for the event, information is needed to add to the roster books.

Door prizes are prepared by Leanna Sharon each week.

Refreshments will be supplied by Virginia Lincourt and Belinda McLeod and served by tea hostesses Ann Hause and Leone Metros.

A worthwhile goal for this year is to meet new friends and enjoy an evening in a relaxed setting where something worth

while can be learned. All residents are welcome.

Redeemer Lutheran

“The Call to Follow” is the title Pastor Gil Moore gives to Sunday’s sermon at Redeemer Lutheran Church.

With Matthew 4:12-23 as his text, he will compare the call of the original disciples to the call of Christians today to follow and the peace of God that comes from such following.

The service, which begins at 10:30 a.m., opens with a Mission Moment presentation by Flo Nesland.

Following the service there will be a coffee hour in the fellowship hall, and January birthdays will be celebrated.

The choir, under the direction of Sharon Heck, will sing “Will You Come and Follow Me?”

Acolyte will be Carmen Leslie, and prayer leader, Violet Quist.

The Church Council will meet today, Thursday, at 2:30 p.m. in the conference room.

Bible class, under the leadership of Nancy Luebben, will meet at 12:30 p.m., Jan. 29, in the conference room. Sunday’s scripture readings will be studied.

A website with the congregation’s monthly newsletter can be accessed at

A funeral service for Kathe Maning will held be in the sanctuary tomorrow, Friday, at 2 p.m.

The Respite Center, which offers adult day care, provides the program on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

For further information and registration, call 596-1209.

First Christian

by Dorene London

LW contributor


First Christian Church will play host to a potluck dinner tomorrow, Friday, at 5 p.m.

Those who attend are asked to bring a dish for six, store bought or homemade food.

Entertainment will be provided by Sandy Cherryholmes, lead singer of the Cherryholmes Blue Grass Band from Nashville. Advance signup is required.

Bible study begins at 9 a.m. Sunday with Pastor Bruce Humes teaching a verse-by-verse discussion-study from the book of Acts, chapter 15.

Fellowship begins at 9:30 a.m. in the hospitality room, with conversation, light refreshments, hot coffee and tea. Everyone is welcome.

The worship service will begin at 10:15 a.m. with Pastor Bruce leading the congregation in praise, “His Name is Wonderful,” followed by scripture and prayer.

Margaret Humes will following by leading the group in the following worship hymns: “Bring Them In,” “Draw Me Nearer,” “Behold, What Manner of Love” and the communion hymn “Redeemed.”

Anita Ragole will direct the choir with a special music presentation of the hymn “The Family of God.”

Meditation, prayer and service of communion will follow with Pastor Gene Cherryholmes presiding. Pianist Jean McPharlin will play “When I Read My Title Clear” for the offertory.

Pauline Massey will read the scripture from Matthew 22:8-10, “So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, both good and bad, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.”

Sandy Cherryholmes will provide a special solo prior to Pastor Gene’s message “Come to The Banquet.”

Many people avoid first-time visits to a church because they feel uncomfortable.

The text shows how Jesus commanded His followers to go out and invite people to “Come to the Banquet.”

Bible studies for the week are at 10 a.m. Tuesdays with Pastor Bruce in the book of 2 Thessalonians and at 10 a.m. on Thursdays with Pastor Gene in the book of Luke.

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

Faith Christian

Faith Christian Assembly will offer health information classes for seniors at 7 p.m., Jan. 29, in the church Garden Room.

The topic will be “ Do I really need all those vitamins?”

Instructor will be Ruth G. Mullins Berg, Ph.D., RN, CPNP.

She is professor emeritus, nursing, at California State University, Long Beach.

Midweek Bible Study is at 7 p.m., Wednesdays in the Garden Room.

To receive a free newsletter and for more information, call 598-9010 or visit


by Florann Limpus

LW contributor


The Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living is now conducting two Sunday morning services, the first at 8.

The 10 a.m. service, conducted by Rev. Joshua Reeves, is titled, “Divine Relationship Counseling.” Guest singer will be Debi Wheeler-Ure, accompanied by Bill Wolfe at the piano.

The church is located at 500 Marina Dr., Seal Beach, and is a loving spiritual sanctuary where everyone is welcome.

Rev. Peggy Price is teaching a class on practical mysticism that runs through March 18. This course explores mysticism, and is ideal for anyone who wants to deepen their awareness.

The cost is $150 and will be from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

A new foundation class began Jan. 15 and runs through March 19, from 6:30-9 p.m.

The cost is $100 and is taught by Rev. Josh Reeves.

He explores some of life’s deepest questions, sets goals and deepens relationships in life by articulating one’s own answers.

To learn about the church, its founder Ernest Holmes and the principles the church teaches, a new member class begins today, Jan. 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

For a donation, weekly yoga classes led by David Hennage, are offered Tuesdays from noon-1 p.m., and Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m.

Podcasts of each week’s service can be heard on

From 11:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, there is a time of meditation in the sanctuary, available to everyone. It’s an opportunity for a mid-week tune-up of spiritual practices.

Licensed practitioners are available Sundays for a short spiritual mind treatment for those in need of someone to confide in.

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

Buddha Circle

by Lynn R. Heath

LW contributor


Join the Buddha Circle Jan. 25 from 9:30-11 a.m. in Clubhouse 4 when Lynn Heath presents her walk in the North of Spain from the border of France to the Atlantic Ocean on the Camino de Santiago.

The beauty of Spain will be shared through her photos along with amazing videos.

The 400-mile journey took over 30 days walking six-to-eight hours a day and 15-20 miles to explore the trail that more than 2,000 pilgrims take each year.

Many lessons were learned along with friendships made with pilgrims from all over the world.

After the Camino presentation, there will be a question-and-answer session about what it might take to walk 500 miles.

After leaving the Camino presentation, Ven. Kusala Bhikshu, an American-born Bhikshu (monk) ordained in the Zen Tradition will present Buddhism as it relates to the Camino de San tiago trip.

The group meets on the fourth Saturday of every month. It is not required to be Buddhist to join them. There is no membership, just a gathering of like-minded people to take part in a joyful morning learning how to suffer less and become happier.

All are welcome, so shareholders may invite friends, family and neighbors. Non-residents who plan to attend need to have their names added to the list at the front gate.

Attendees should bring their questions to share with the group since there will be time to share insights.

The Buddha Circle will end in a short meditation as members go beyond understanding and learn to develop the muscle of the mind through meditation.

For more information, contact Lynn R. Heath at 295-5588 or

All donations are welcome and will go to Ven Kusala to support him as he brings the teachings of Buddhism to LW.

St. Theos

St. Theodore’s Episcopal Church will celebrate the Third Sunday after Epiphany Jan. 26 and hold its 50th annual meeting and celebration brunch.

New members will be elected for the Bishop’s Committee along with a delegate to the Diocesan Convention in December. The 2014 budget will also be presented.

St. Theo’s welcomes everyone to Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. each week in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.

Sunday’s first reading from Isaiah 9:1-4 describes the great darkness and the light that will shine.

In the second reading, from 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Paul summons the Corinthians to live up to their identity in Christ and calls them to unity.

The Gospel lesson of Matthew 4:12-23 tells of Jesus’ move to Capernaum where he preaches the gospel of Galilee of the Gentiles in an ethnically diverse land.

The Service of Holy Communion and Healing will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 29 in the Chapel, 1240 Oakmont Rd., 52-B.

Members will learn about John Bosco (August 1815-January 31, 1888) who was an Italian Roman Catholic priest of the Latin Church, educator and writer of the 19th century.

His feast day is celebrated Jan. 31.

Congregation Sholom

Leisure World residents and their guests are welcome to the following events this week:

Rabbi Galit Levy-Slater has been invited by the Friendship Club of to teach her class called “Navigating Siddur Sim Shalom: How to Experience Prayer.”

The class will meet Mondays in Clubhouse 6, Room B, from 10-11:30 a.m.

The same material will be repeated on Saturday, Jan. 25, at about noon, in Clubhouse 3, Room 7, after Congregation Sholom’s Shabbat morning service.

Services are conducted by Rabbi Galit Levy-Slater in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.

The service Friday night will begin at 7, followed by an Oneg Shabbat in Room 9.

The service Saturday morning will begin at 9:30. The Kiddush will follow in Room 7, with Rabbi’s class following the Kiddush.

For information, call 594-4368 or 493-2680.

The Rabbi’s website is

Holy Family

Congratulations to Rev. James Harnett, pastor of Holy Family Catholic Church for the arrangements made in welcoming Orange County’s Rev. Bishop Kevin Vann to the Eucharistic Celebration on Jan. 12.

Before the Bishop processional entry into the LW church, his secretary, Rev. Binh Nguyen, briefly waved and smiled at the waiting congregation, symbolic of evangelism’s new vision.

Rev. Bishop Vann met the church’s gathering at the reception that followed. He blessed infants and children, teen-aged grandchildren and people in wheelchairs. He was photographed with many of them.

Members of Holy Family’s ministerial group provided excellent hospitality.

– Louisa de Sa


The Sunday’s readings Jan. 26 at Holy Family Catholic Church are as follows:

First reading: Isaiah 8:23-9:3; Second reading: 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17; Gospel: Matthew 4:12-23 or Matthew 4:12-17.

The church celebrates Sunday Mass at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon; the Vigil Mass is 5 p.m. Saturday; daily Mass is 8:30 a.m., Monday through Saturday.

Community Church

Community Church is preparing for a furniture sale Feb. 6 from 8 a.m.-noon. As the Leisure World community continues to overwhelm the church with its generosity, the building is bulging at the seams.

The church is grateful for the generous donations of furniture and will make arrangements to pick up any larger items at no cost.

Many helping hands are needed to provide the necessary level of service.

To assist in setting up, working the sale, and the tear down/clean up process, contact Marv Jahn or the church office at 431-2503.

Pastor James Oliver will return to the pulpit Jan. 26, a week after his participation in a pulpit exchange at Wrightwood Community Church.

The Chancel Choir will sing songs of worship and praise. A coffee hour follows the service in Edgar Hall.

The Scripture Readings for Sunday are Isaiah 9:1-4, Psalm 27:1, 4-9, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Matthew 4:12-23.

Calvary Chapel

Calvary Chapel Bible Study invites shareholders to the weekly Thursday study at 6 p.m., today, in the First Christian Church Chapel on Northwood Road next to the Verizon Building.

Tonight’s topic will be discussion of the second vision that Daniel had in the ninth chapter of his book.

Fellowship, prayer, worship and the study of God’s Word is planned.

For more information, call Phil or Pam O’Malley at 598-0270.

Calvary Chapel Los Alamitos


Calvary Chapel Los Alamitos meets on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Refreshments follow the service. The Sunday message is a verse-by -verse study in the gospel of John.

The midweek Bible study at 7 p.m. will be on the “Sermon On The Mount.”

Pastor John Greenroyd will teaching at all services.

The church is located at 3021 Blume Drive, Rossmoor.

For more information, call the church office at 431-3464.

The Rock

The Rock—Building Solid Lives holds weekly church services every Sunday at 9 and 11:15 a.m. in English and at 1:30 p.m. in Spanish. Services are suitable for all ages.

The church is located in the Marina Community Center, 151 Marina Drive, Seal Beach, 90740. For more information, call (714) 526-8233 or log on to

—Joan Eisenhart

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.

A free continental breakfast will be served at 10 a.m.; bingo starts at 10:45, with lunch at noon, donation. Bingo then resumes from 12:30-2 p.m. All are welcome.

Catholic Social Ministry

The 2014 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering will focus on the message and vision of Pope Francis: “Becoming a Poor Church for the Poor” Feb. 2-5 in Washington, D.C.

In his first audience, March 16, Pope Francis told members of the media, “How I would like a Church which is poor and for the poor.”

The gathering will include an opening plenary address by John L.Sullivan.

St. Isadore Church

St. Isidore Church will hold a casino night, titled “Monte Carlo at the Plaza,” Saturday, Feb. 8, on the church grounds in Orange.

Games start at 6 p.m.

For more information, call 493-3101.

LW Religion Directory


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, (562) 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

(562) 431-8902


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

(562) 320-3980