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Church News

April 02, 2014
Ridgeview Church

A cross-section of Valley people; from cowboys to lawyers to even – shudder – Paradise Mountain people! A jammin 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 for further info.

St. Stephens

To find time in your day for Lent, pray daily, fast from criticism, gossip, judging others and give of yourself by giving encouragement to the doubting, and showing kindness to someone who could use a friend. You will be ready to celebrate on Easter morning.

Stations of the Cross and Soup Suppers are each Friday during Lent following the 5:30 p.m. Mass. There is no cost for the soup supper however the Fish Dinner on April 11 has a small fee.

Penance Services in other parishes:

April 11- Resurrection- Escondido

April 14 – St. Mary – Escondido

April 14 –St. Michael – Poway

April 15 –St. Gabriel- Poway

LENTEN SERIES: FR.ROBERT BARRON - 7 DEADLY SINS/7 LIVELLY VIRTUES facilitated by Dr. Pat Schwerdtfeger continues this week April 2 and the last class is April 9 at 7 p.m. in the parish hall. Saturday sessions begin at 9 a.m. ending on April 5, 2014.

Activities now include High School Youth nite, the Rosary and Divine Mercy Devotion, RCIA in Spanish and English, faith formation for all youth, Bible Study on the Book of Acts, Spanish Faith Formation, Catholic's Divorce Survival Guide, and St. Vincent pantry.

St. Stephen parish is proud to present The Passion of Our Lord on Good Friday, April 18, 2014 in the parish hall. To insure adequate seating for all, there will be two performances. One performance at 5:30 p.m. and the other at 8:00 p.m. Admission is free.

When preparing for Easter, you might need new clothes, See's candy and an Easter ham. So why not buy SCRIP to do that shopping. Check out the website: to see what other merchants are available. 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, "Laws in Christ's Day,'" beginning our quarter's studies on "Christ and His Law." Lessons are available by looking up "" online. The sermon will be presented by Pastor John Anderson entitled, "Lessons from James," part 3. 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 located in scenic 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. .

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. After the 10 a.m. service, there is food, coffee, and conversation for all. Sunday School and babysitting are available at the 10 a.m. service.

Looking ahead: On Palm Sunday, April 13th, there will be one service at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited to be a part of the jubilant themed songs and the waving of palms that help to remind us of Jesus' triumphant entrance into Jerusalem. Then a dramatic reading of the Passion involving many members of the parish will portray the events of Holy Week.

Every Thursday at 11 a.m., people gather at St. Francis for weekly Bible study and 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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