Little Flower Guild


by Gui Baker

LW contributor


The Little Flower Guild installed new officers at a recent meeting. They include Betty Regalado, president; Mary Rita, vice president; Gail Mandell, treasurer and Gui Baker, secretary.

The Guild is the Altar Society of Holy Family Church. Members are responsible for the altar care, flowers and vestments. They also sponsor the monthly bingo fund-raiser and card party.

All profits are donated to Holy Family Church. A total of $2,000 was raised and donated last month.

All residents are invited to the next meeting, at 1 p.m., today, Thursday, in Clubhouse 2.

Guest speaker will be Marilou Capalonga, a core member and class administrator of Holy Family Bible Study in Artesia.

She will discuss Mother Theresa of Calcutta, one of the greatest humanitarians of the 20th century.

January is the Guild’s membership drive. Dues remain $5 a year.

Refreshments will be served following the program.


Everyone is invited to play bingo sponsored by the Little Flower Guild on Sunday, Jan, 19, in Clubhouse 2. Buy-in begins about 1 p.m. and must be completed before heading to bingo tables.

Lobby Luck will be played at 12:30 in the lobby.

Players can speed up the buy-in lines by having their spending money ready in small bills or the correct change.

Special prizes will be offered. Complimentary desserts and beverages will be provided by the LFG of Holy Family Church.

—Joyce Vlaic

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom of Leisure World Seal Beach holds Sabbath (Shabbat) services every week.

Leisure World residents and their guests are welcome to attend.

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

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

The service Saturday will begin at 9:30 a.m. The Kiddush will follow in Room 7, with Torah Study after the Kiddush.

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

The Rabbi’s website is

– Jeff Sacks

Community Church

Community Church welcomes Rev. David Conrad to the pulpit Sunday as part of a “pulpit exchange” with Pastor James Oliver. Each will minister to the other’s congregation.

Rev. Conrad will share his perspective from high in the San Gabriel Mountains. His church, Community UMC, is in Wrightwood, near the Mountain High Ski Resort.

Rev. Conrad will deliver a sermon, “Confirming Your Testimony,” from the Bible text in 1 Corinthians 1:1-9.

Jan. 20 is the deadline to make reservations for the memory seminar and lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 22 in Edgar Hall, hosted by Community Church.

It will be presented by Charles S. Wilcox, Ph.D., an expert in the field of memory loss.

All are invited to attend.

Reservations can be made by calling 795-6955.

The Scripture readings for Sunday are Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 40:1-11, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42.

St. Theodore’s Episcopal

St. Theodore’s Episcopal Church will celebrate the Second Sunday after Epiphany Jan. 19. The season of Epiphany began with a visit from Right Rev. Diane Jardine Bruce, the first elected Suffragen Bishop in the Diocese of Los Angeles, and many guests.

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

A coffee and fellowship hour will follow.

The first reading, from Isaiah 49:1-7, is the second of the “Servant Songs.” In the second reading, from 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, Paul assures us that Christ must be relied upon.

The Gospel lesson of John 1:29-42 is the testimony of John that Jesus is “the lamb of God.”

The Service of Holy Communion and Healing will be held at 11 a.m., Jan. 22, in the Chapel, 1240 Oakmont, 52-B.

Congregants will learn about Vincent, Deacon of Saragossa and Martyr, 304. He is the patron saint of Lisbon and Valencia.

Vincent, tortured for refusing to go against his faith, was martyred in 304. His feast day is Jan. 22.

– Margie Meigs

Baptist Church

The Leisure World Baptist Church will meet at 9:45 Sunday in Clubhouse 4 for the morning worship service.

The church will follow a musical sequence on the subject of Our Father’s Love using the Scripture verse, Psalm 103:8 “The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and plenteous in mercy.”

Jean Davidson will sing “His Eye is on the Sparrow,” and the choir will perform an arrangement of “The Love of God.”

The church family will join in the theme by singing, “He Leadeth Me” and “God Will Take Care of You.”

Interim pastor Rolland Coburn will continue in his series from the Gospel of John.

All shareholders are welcome to attend.

For more information, call 430-2920.

– Em Schoonhoven

Holy Family

Sunday’s readings Jan. 19, at Holy Family Catholic Church are as follows: First reading: Isaiah 49:3, 5-6; Second reading:1 Corinthians 1:1-3; Gospel: John 1:29-34.Sunday Mass is at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon; the Vigil Mass is 5 p.m. Saturday; daily Mass is 8:30 a.m.

Calvary Chapel

Calvary Chapel Bible Study invites shareholders to a Bible Study at 6 p.m., today, Thursday, at First Christian Church Chapel on Northwood Road.

Members will study the book of Daniel.

Shareholders are invited to join the group for fellowship, prayer, worship and the study of God’s Word.

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

– Phil O’Malley


Assembly of God


The southern gospel singing group Evidence will be in concert at Leisure World Assembly of God at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Those who enjoy good gospel music are invited to join pastor John Heide and the congregation.

Sunday morning’s message will continue emphasizing how believers can be transformed by the Holy Spirit. Trying to live a Christian life without the Holy Spirit is like trying to fly without wings.

Only Christ can live the Christian life through us and he can transform us in 2014. Services begin at 10:30 a.m. For more information call 343-3655.


The newest high quality film adaptation of one of the best-selling books of all time, “John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress,” will be shown at 6 p.m. Jan. 21, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

Written in the late 1600s while in prison for preaching without a state license, John Bunyan’s allegorical story of a person’s search for God has been translated into more than 200 languages and has never been out of print.

All are invited to attend and see the story of how “Christian” or “Everyman” journeys from the city of destruction toward the Celestial City and the dangers and challenges that he faces along his way.

The film is sponsored by the Leisure World Assembly of God Church.

For more information, call 343-3655.

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. Meet at 10 for a free continental breakfast; bingo starts at 10:45, with lunch at noon, donation.

Bingo then resumes from 12:30-2 p.m. All are welcome.

Redeemer Lutheran

Those who attend services at Redeemer Lutheran Church Sunday will hear a sermon titled “Speaking of Christ.”

Pastor Gil Moore, in using as his text John 1:29-42, will highlight how important the gift of speech is and how it is used in speaking of Christ.

The service, which includes Holy Communion and the dedication of sealed financial pledges for 2014, begins at 10:30 a.m.

It will be followed by a coffee hour in the fellowship hall.

The choir anthem planned will be “He Comes to Us as One Unknown.”

The reader will be Juanita Townsend and Jerry Brady will serve as communion assistant.


The finance committee will meet at 2:30 p.m., Jan. 21, in the conference room.

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

The Respite Center, which offers adult day care, is providing the programs Tuesdays and Thursdays.

For further information and registration, call 596-1209.

Salvation Army Home League

The Home League of The Salvation Army will meet at 7 p.m., Jan. 20, in Clubhouse 4. Greeters for the evening are listed as Millie and George Westmoreland.

Kip Watkins will introduce his guests, Rev. Rolland Coburn and his wife, Carolyn, along with pianist Suzette Ludloff.

The evening will include a inspiration time of words by Rev. and Mrs. Coburn and piano renditions plus a solo number by Kip Watkins.

Rolland has a doctorate from Wetminster Theological Seminary and has spent more than 20 years in Christian education.

Carolyn was a missionary nurse in Africa and Bangladesh. Their love for God is shared and His good news will highlight their participation. Proverbs 3:5 and 6 is their mutual belief.

Suzette Ludloff will accompany Kip’s solo and present several piano selections. All are welcome to attend.

The evening will begin with a welcome, announcements and the Pledge of Allegiance by Maj. Irene Seiler.

Hymns will be chosen and led by Cherrie Green with Maj. Fred Seiler providing piano accompaniment. The devotional thought will be by Pauline Siler.

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.

Door prizes wrapped by Leanna Sharon will be given and the closing words and prayer will be provided by Maj. Fred Seiler.

Refreshments will be provided by Florence Johnson and the Home League, and served by tea hostesses Ann Hause and Leone Metros.

– Maj. Irene Siler

Women of the Word

The Women of The Word Bible study meets weekly from 10 a.m.-noon, at the Christian Chapel on Northwood Road.

All women are invited to the study for prayers and a light snack.

The study is non denominational.

—Barbara Frost

Faith Christian Assembly


Faith Christian Assembly is always looking for new ways to reach out to its community. Linda Hernandez is director of the women’s ministry, Touch of Love, which raised funds to purchase several blankets.

They were distributed last month to the homeless people of Long Beach. According to Hebrews 13:16, “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”

The women’s ministry meets the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. All are invited to attend and be a part of the group.

Tuesday is Faith Fellowship Time at 11 a.m. in the Garden Room and Midweek Bible Study is Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Garden Room.

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

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. in on the “Sermon On The Mount.”

The church is located at 3021 Blume Dr., Rossmoor. For more information, call the church office at 431-3464.

– Tony Davis

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.

Religion 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, (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


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