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Church News

March 05, 2014
Ridgeview Church

A cross section of Valley Center life, from WW1 vets, to cowboys, to hippies to yuppies to Gen-Xers to even shudder Woods Valley people! Turtlenecks to tattoos. BMW's to bicycles. There's The Box of Chocolates Band and sermons that won't have you leafing through Concordances and Thesauruses trying to figure out the point. Pastor Bill is currently speaking on "Why love never fails". Ridgeview Church is a great place to make new friends, reconnect with old ones, and discover God's purpose for your life. There's an award winning preschool, after school programs and youth groups. There are also home study groups for men, women, or couples. There may even be one for dogs. Call 760-751-9890 or go to for further info.

St. Stephens

This week is Ash Wednesday exhorting us to repent and believe in the Gospel. Through our Lenten practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving, we recognize our need for healing as individuals and collectively as a society. This is an important clarification for many people who may tend to focus on Lent as a strictly penitential time and thus miss its potential to bring life and healing to our wounded world. The observance of Lent is not for God's sake, but for ours.


6:45 a.m. Liturgy of the Word and Ashes distributed,

8:45 a.m. Mass and Ashes distributed

4 p.m. Liturgy of the Word and Ashes distributed (all welcome)

7 p.m. Spanish Liturgy and Ashes distributed

Activities this week include the Rosary and Divine Mercy Devotion, RCIC in Spanish and English, RCIA in English and Spanish, Faith formation for all youth, Bible Study on the Book of Acts, Confessions, Fish Dinner, St. Vincent distribution, Spanish Faith Formation, Catholic's Divorce Survival Guide, and English Children's First Confession.

The LENTEN SERIES: FR.ROBERT BARRON – 7 Deadly Sins/7Lively Virtues facilitated by Dr. Pat Schwerdtfeger will be offered 3 Wednesday evenings, March 19, April 2 and 9 at 7 p.m. in the parish hall.

The Lenten Series is also offered on 4 consecutive Saturday mornings: March 15 and ending April 5 in the Youth Room.

If you are a new Parishioner or Visitor, please stop by the Welcome table. Books, DVD's, CD's and Cassettes are available for everyone.

The Lenten campaign for 40 Days for Life begins Wednesday, March 5 through April 13. This prayer vigil takes place in San Marcos outside the San Marcos Care Center. St. Stephen will select a day to attend as a parish.

Seventh-day Adventist

Seventh-day Adventist Church, preaching the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. Sabbath (Saturday) services will begin with Bible study classes at 9:30 a.m. for all ages. The adult lesson is entitled, "Discipling the Nations,'" continuing our quarter's studies on "Discipleship." Lessons are available by looking up "" online. The sermon will be presented by Doug Munson. Sermons are posted on our website which can be located at A fellowship meal will be served after the church service. Sunday there will be singing at 10 a.m. at the Villas Convalescent Center in Escondido. Wednesday is prayer meeting at 7 p.m. with supper at 6 p.m. We are studying the book The Desire of Ages on the life of Christ. All are invited. If you have questions or want more information, email Pastor John at

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