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Church News


March 26, 2014
Ridgeview Church

A cross-section of Valley people; from cowboys to rocket scientists to even – shudder – Fruitvale Road people! A rockin band 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 a few different home study groups for men, women, and couples. Call 760-751-9890 or go to www.rc4u.org for further info.

St. Stephens

Each Friday during Lent we have the Stations of the Cross, a meditation on The Passion of Our Lord, followed by a soup supper at no cost after the 5:30 p.m. Mass. All are welcome.

Other Penance Services in the area during Lent 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

This week we have the Rosary and Divine Mercy devotions, we participate in the 40 Days for Life, Confirmation preparation, faith formation for all youth, RCIC in Spanish, RCIA in Spanish and English, Bible Study on the Book of Acts, Catholic Divorce Survival Guide and St. Vincent pantry.

The Women's Guild general meeting is Wednesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. with Abbott Charles from the Prince of Peace Abbey in Oceanside.

The Lenten Series with Fr. Robert Barron on the 7 Deadly Sins/7Lively Virtues continues on Wednesday evening April 2 and 9 at 7 p.m. The Saturday sessions will be March 29, and April 5, 2014, at 9 a.m. Come even if you have missed some of the earlier sessions.

Easter shopping – whether it is new clothes, an Easter ham or See's candy, you know that you will be shopping soon. Why not buy Scrip to do that shopping. Stop by the Scrip table after Mass.

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, "The Cost of Discipleship,'" concluding our quarter's studies on "Discipleship." Lessons are available by looking up "ssnet.org" online. The sermon will be presented by Pastor John Anderson entitled, "Lessons from James," part 2. Sermons are posted on our website which can be located at sdavalleycenter.net. 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 vcpastor@cox.net.

St. Francis Episcopal Church

St. Francis Episcopal Church is a small, but welcoming 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 8:00 a.m. service is a quiet service without music. The 10:00 a.m. service offers congregational singing and a weekly musical offering by the St. Francis Choir. This Sunday, the choir will be singing a choral arrangement of "El-Shaddai." This is a song made famous by Christian contemporary singer, Amy Grant.

During the next three Sundays in Lent, Fr. Steven Schuneman's sermons will review the history and the relevance in modern times of the Ten Commandments. The Commandments are found in both Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 10. Each version is presented in a different way. The congregation will also be observing the traditions of Lent. The word Lent itself is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word, "lencten" which translates as "spring." Lent is a time to prepare for the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord. It is a time to spend more time in prayer and focus on the God's word. Daily Lenten devotions booklets, with suggested scripture readings, are available in the back of the church to help individuals have quiet time with the Word each day.

The 10 o'clock worship 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 10:00 service, there is food, coffee, and conversation for all.

Sunday school and babysitting are available at the 10:00 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 people to the Promised Land.

Every Thursday at 11:00 a.m., people gather at St. Francis for weekly Bible study and prayer. The study group also spends time praying for individuals on our church prayer list. Prayers are said for members of the church and our community who are ill or suffering. Missionaries, the members of our armed forces, and people who are in need of jobs or better housing are remembered in prayer. Newcomers are welcome to join in the Thursday fellowship, prayer, and the study of God's Word. The Episcopal Church welcomes all to celebrate and share Christ's love for his people.

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