The Leisure World Baptist Church voted July 20 to have Pastor Rolland Coburn serve as senior pastor.
This Sunday, he will give the message from a series in the book of Revelation in Clubhouse 4. The morning begins with Sunday School at 8:40 a.m. The morning worship service begins at 9:45 a.m. with the hymns “Call to Worship” and “This is the Day That the Lord has Made.”
Barbara Chambers will accompany on “When We All Get to Heaven” and “When the Roll is Called Up Yonder.”
Following the service at 11 a.m., there will be a Life Celebration service for member Irene Forror.
Her family invites friends and neighbors who knew Irene to attend this service and the lunch that follows.
For more information, call 430-2920.

Pastor Gil Moore of Redeemer Lutheran Church will give a message, “The Kingdom of Heaven,” this Sunday. He will base his sermon on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52, which gives many descriptions of what heaven is like.
The Sunday service will begin at 10:30 a.m. and opens with a Mission Moment by Flo Nesland. Mickey Costello will solo on guitar, and Phyllis Goodwin is the guest organist. Violet Quist will lead prayer, and the reader will be Larry Norlander. July birthdays will be celebrated during the coffee hour following the service.
A Bible class on Acts, chapters 16-17, will be held Wednesday, July 30, at 10:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall.
The Church Council will meet today, July 24, at 2:30 p.m. in the conference room.
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The Respite Center offers adult day care on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information and registration, call 596-1209.

Holy Family Catholic Church will observe the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 27. Readings are from 1 Kings 3:5, 7-12; Romans 8:28-30; and Matthew 13:44-52 or Matthew 13:44-46.
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-Saturday.

First Christian Church begins this Sunday with Bible study at 9 a.m., with Jack Frost in the book of 2 Timothy. Fellowship starts at 9:30 a.m. in the hospitality room. Light refreshments, and hot coffee and tea, will be available.
The 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 following hymns: “In My Heart, There Rings a Melody,” “Oh How I Love Jesus,” “Love Lifted Me” and the Communion hymn, “There is a Fountain.”
Elder Larry Massey will sing “At Calvary” and then preside over the Communion meditation, prayer and service.
Pianist Jean McPharlin will play “The Longer I Serve Him” for the offertory.
Bea Backstrom will read Ephesians 5:15-18: “ Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.”
Walt and Bobbye Trent will sing “I’d Rather Have Jesus,” followed by Pastor Gene Cherryholme’s message, “Filled with 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. Pastor Phil O’Malley of Calvary Chapel in the book of Nehemiah at 6 p.m., Thursdays. For 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.
—Dorene London
The Buddha Circle will meet at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, July 26, in Clubouse 4. All are welcome.
Buddhism is a religion that fosters achieving happiness through wisdom and a mind free of negative emotions.
Rev. Ven. Kusala Bhikshu, an American-born monk ordained in the Zen tradition, will lead a guided meditation.
There are no membership requirements. There are comfortable chairs for those who have trouble sitting in the folding chairs during meditation.
For more information about the Buddha Circle, visit, click “Clubs,” “Religion” and “Buddha Circle” at the bottom of the page.
For more information, call Lynn R. Heath at 296-5588 or log on to
Donations are welcome.

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.
There is a direct link to Rabbi Galit’s Ma’ariv service at To hear the service, click on her name, “Rabbi Galit.”
People who are unable to attend services may log on to Sim Shalom, an online synagogue, at for a brief Arvit (evening) service. Services are streamed every afternoon at 4. Rabbi Levy-Slater leads the service on Thursdays.
For information on Congregation Sholom, call 594-4368 or 493-2680.

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.

Calvary Chapel Los Alamitos holds a weekly Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. at the church, 3021 Blume Drive in Rossmoor. Refreshments follow the service. Pastor John Greenroyd will teach a verse-by-verse study. For more information, call the church office at 431-3464.

St. Theodore of Canterbury Episcopal Church welcomes everyone for worship Sunday with The Rev. Michael S. Tinnon who is serving as an interim priest for the summer. Father Mike brings a new look to the church and its teachings.
The Sunday service is held each week at 10:30 a.m. in the lobby of Clubhouse 3.
Sunday, July 20, will be the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost. The first reading from Isaiah 44:6-8 is God’s self-revelation. In the second reading from 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 a.m., Wednesday, July 23, at the chapel, 1240 Oakmont Road, 52-B. The homily will be about Thomas à Kempis, author of “The Imitation of Christ,” which is one of the best-known Christian books on devotion.

Missionary Bill Jeynes of God’s Love Ministries will speak at the LW Assembly of God service Sunday, July 27, at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3. Bill and his wife, Hyelee, have ministered in about 20 nations. He has spoken several times at the world’s largest church, Yoido Full Gospel Church, in Seoul, South Korea.
He has been instrumental in getting the Bible taught as literature in over 400 school districts across America. All are welcome. For more information, call 343-3655.

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.

Pastor Sheri Leming will deliver a message, “Solomon’s Wisdom,” Sunday, July 27, at 10:30 a.m.
Solomon was known for his great wisdom but at the end of his life, he was led astray. Many people think that as they grow older, they grow wiser, but this is not always the case.
All are welcome to come, study God’s word and worship together.
Faith Fellowship Time is at 11 a.m., Tuesdays, in the Garden Room. A 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 the website at

The Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living, 500 Marina Dr., Seal Beach, has Sunday services at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Rev. Joshua Reeves and Hyder Zahed will give a talk on “Create Your Legacy” at this week’s 10 a.m. service.
Guest singers JoAnne LaPointe and Megan Reeves will be accompanied by Bill Wolfe at the piano.
Dr. Zahed will discuss his book “Create Your Legacy: Four Portals to Living a Life of Love and Caring” after the services.
Wednesday services are held in the sanctuary beginning with meditation at 6:40 p.m., followed by a talk and music from 7-8. On July 30, the speaker will be Tom Hodges, RScP, with music by Tina Carson.
An introductory Ageless Grace seated exercise class, with teacher Kathy Streng, will be offered Saturday, July 26, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Kathy has taught children, adults with developmental disabilities, seniors and people recovering from injury, surgery or illness.  Sign up at the activities table. Donations are accepted.
Yoga classes are available Tuesdays at noon and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. with teacher David Hennage; donations are accepted.
For more information, call the church office at 598-3325.

The Rock Church, Seal Beach Campus, welcomes everyone to weekly services held 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 and click on the Seal Beach campus or call (714) 526-8233.

The Rockettes Club will begin the Explorer Series, “The Search for the Real Mt. Sinai” from 2-4 p.m., Friday, July 25, in Clubhouse 6, Room B on the second floor. All are welcome.
For centuries, Bible scholars have tried to conclusively locate Mt. Sinai. Several proposed sites have been suggested. One modem-day expedition, headed up by Robert Comuke and Larry Williams, has yielded compelling new evidence of the actual site.
All are welcome to come and learn more.

The Calvary Chapel Bible Study meets tonight at 6 in the First Christian Church Chapel on Northwood Road. For further information, call Phil or Pam O’Malley at 598-0270.

California’s Mediterranean climate means that drought is not an unfamiliar occurance:
•Since 1987, California has had 13 emergency proclamations (three statewide, two others included more than 19 counties) and three executive orders.
•1977 was the driest statewide with just 21 percent of average rainfall, 47 of 58 counties declared local emergencies.
What can you do:
•Water early in the morning or later in the evening when temperatures are cooler. Save: 25 gallons/each time you water.
•Choose a water-efficient irrigation system such as drip irrigation for trees, shrubs, and flowers. Save: 15 gallons/each time you water.
•Water deeply but less frequently to create healthier and stronger landscapes.
•Put a layer of mulch around trees and plants to reduce evaporation and keep the soil cool.