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Church News

March 19, 2014
Ridgeview Church

A cross-section of Valley people; from cowboys to lawyers to even – shudder – Miller Rd people! A killer ban and sermons that are entertaining, educational, and usually not boring. 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 something for everyone, from an award winning preschool, to after school programs and youth groups. There are also home study groups for men, women, or couples of all ages and species. Call 760-751-9890 or go to for further info.

St. Stephens

This week we have Faith formation for all youth RCIA in English and Spanish, the Rosary and Divine Mercy Devotion, Middle School and High School Youth, Knights of Columbus general council, Bible Study on the Book of Acts, faith formation for all youth, St. Vincent pantry distribution and the Catholic's Divorce Survival Guide.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS AND SOUPSUPPERS are each Friday during Lent immediately following the 5:30 p.m. Mass. All are welcome to participate in this meditation on The Passion of the Lord.

Other Penance Services in the area are:

• March 28 – San Antonio de Pala

• April 2 – San Rafael (Rancho Bernardo)

• April 2 – St. Gregory the Great (Scripps Ranch)

• April 11 – Resurrection (Escondido)

• April 14 – St. Mary (Escondido)

• April 14 – St. Michael (Poway)

• April 15 – St. Gabriel (Poway)

The Lenten Series with Fr. Robert Barron on the 7 Deadly Sins/7Virtues begins March 19 at 7 p.m. and continues on Wednesday, April 2 and 9. There will also be 3 more sessions on Saturday, March 22, and 29, and April 2, 2014. Questions, call Ellen at 760-749-3352.

St. Stephen will participate in the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil in San Marcos on Tuesday, March 25 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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 Spirtual Leaders," continuing our quarter's studies on "Discipleship." Lessons are available by looking up "" online. The sermon will be presented by Pastor John Anderson, entitled "Some Still Protest." 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, 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

St. Francis Episcopal Church

St. Francis Episcopal Church is a small, but vibrant church in Pauma Valley. The church's mission is to share the love of Christ. The church is located at 16608 Highway 76 near the Pauma Valley Community Center.

The people of St. Francis gather each Sunday in worship. Holy Eucharist is celebrated at both our Sunday services. The 8 a.m. service is a quiet service without music.

The 10 a.m. service offers congregational singing and a weekly musical offering by the St. Francis Choir. The people join in prayer together and sing hymns that reflect the tone of the season.

During the next four Sundays in Lent, Fr. Steven Schuneman's sermons will review the history and the relevance in modern times of the Ten Commandments. The congregation will also be observing the traditions of Lent. This is a time set aside for reflection on Jesus Christ his suffering and his sacrifice, his life, death, burial, and resurrection.

The worship service during the season of Lent, will include Eucharistic Prayer A from the Book of Common Prayer. The service includes readings from the Old and New Testaments, shared readings from the Book of Psalms, as well as a reading from the Holy Gospel. After the 10 service, there is food and coffee and conversation for all.

Sunday school and babysitting are available at the 10 service. Each week during the season of Lent, the children's lesson will involve stories and activities that tell the story of Moses and how he led God's peo ple to the Promised Land.

Every Thursday at 11 a.m., people gather at St. Francis for weekly Bible study and prayer. The topic of the Thursday group is the books of the "Apocrypha." These books are special because they are often overlooked in Bible Study. They provide valuable insight into the period just before the birth of Jesus. Newcomers are welcome to join in the Thursday fellowship, prayer and the study of God's Word.

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