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Church News


April 23, 2014
Ridgeview Church

Ridgeview Church

This church includes a cross-section of valley people from ranchers to desk-jockeys, the greatest generation to gen X'rs, music that incorporates classic hymns to contemporary Christian rock, and sermons that are entertaining, inspiring, and usually not boring. This Sunday, Pastor Bill will be speaking on "reasons for hope." If you've lost hope, perhaps you'll find it at Ridgeview this week. 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 of all ages. Call (760) 751-9890 or go to www.rc4u.org for further info.

St. Stephens

We are Easter people, people who died and rose with Jesus, and may we continue to live that spirit everyday of our life. Find joy in your faith. Be happy disciples of Jesus Christ.

People converting to Catholicism are traditionally baptized at the Easter Vigil because they have usually undergone a long process of study and preparation known as the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). Their baptism parallels Christ's own death and resurrection as they die to sin and rise to new life in the Kingdome of God.

Rite of Confirmation with Bishop Gilbert Chavez will be at St. Stephens parish on June 1 at 3 p.m.

Youth News - Middle School youth return this week with a service night. The middle school year is nearing an end. April 27 is Catechetical Edge Night. May 5 there is no class – time to meet, plan, and pray. May 12 the eighth graders are invited to join the high school youth and be guests of the Sons of the King Praise Band.

May 19 is a social night for the incoming sixth graders.

We have Divine Mercy Devotions, Confirmation preparation, K of C Storm Baseball evening in Lake Elsinore, the Rosary, RCIC in Spanish, RCIA in English and Spanish, Bible Study, faith formation for all youth, Knights of Columbus general meeting, Confession and St. Vincent distribution.

Catholic Men's Fellowship will meet May 17 at 7 a.m. with Mass celebrated by Fr. Elmer followed by breakfast, fellowship and a speaker. See you there and bring a friend. Questions, call Brian at (760) 212-3888.

Single Parent Ministry meets every other Saturday addressing topics relevant for single parents. There will be various guest speakers and monthly social outings TBA. Questions, call Dagmar at (760) 504-2693 or Maria at (760) 508-5496.

Knights of Columbus 6th Annual Yard Sale will be Friday to Sunday, June 27 to 29. As you do your spring-cleaning, gather up items you no longer need and donate them to the Knights sale. All donations are tax deductible. Bulky items can be picked up. Call Fred at (760) 207-2042 or Richard at (858) 735-7252.

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, "Christ and Law in the Sermon on the Mount," continuing the quarter's studies on "Christ and His Law." Lessons are available by looking up ssnet.org online. The sermon will be presented by Elder Earl Labry. Sermons are posted on the website at www.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 p.m., with supper at 6 p.m. They 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 vibrant church in Pauma Valley. The church's mission is to share the love of Christ. The church is located at 16608 Hwy. 76 near the Pauma Valley Community Center. All are invited to join in Sunday morning worship service. This week the celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ will continue.

Holy Eucharist is celebrated at both 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.

Every Thursday at 10 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.

If you are interested in learning more about St. Francis Episcopal Church, check out the new church website. Service information, sermons, and photos of church events can be found on the site. www.stfrancispaumavalley.org.

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