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Church News


April 30, 2014
Ridgeview Church

Ridgeview Church has been compared to the Star Wars bar scene. An eclectic mix of Valley Centerites, some seemingly from galaxies far, far away. It includes music from classic hymns to contemporary Christian Rock, and sermons that are entertaining, thought-provoking, 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. 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

Come for the Rosary and Divine Mercy Devotions, then we have faith formation for all youth, confirmation preparation, baptism seminar in Spanish and English, RCIC in Spanish, Women's Guild General Meeting, RCIA in English and Spanish, confession, Bible study, Spanish Faith Formation, St. Vincent de Paul distribution, and First Holy Communion.

Middle School youth will meet April 28 for Catechetical Edge Night. On May 12, eighth graders join High School Life Nite with the Sons of the King Praise Band. On May 19, it is a social night with incoming sixth graders invited to join for a fun night to end the year.

Knights of Columbus Annual Storm Baseball family evening will be at Storm Stadium in Lake Elsinore on May 10. Call Vito at (760) 277-2283 to reserve your tickets.

All men, please join us for the next meeting of the Catholic Men's Fellowship on Saturday, May 17 at 7 a.m. with Mass celebrated by Fr. Elmer followed by breakfast, fellowship and a speaker. Questions, call Brian at (760) 212-3888.

Mother's Day shoppers – you know you will be shopping for this big day, so consider stocking up with SCRIP to help raise money for our church. Whether you buy candy from See's, orchids from Lowes, or diamonds from Macy's, we have SCRIP to get you started. Stop by the SCRIP table after Mass to see what we have on hand or to place your order.

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 the Sabbath," continuing our quarter's studies on "Christ and His Law." Lessons are available by looking up "ssnet.org" online. The sermon will be presented by John Dyson. 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 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 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 our Sunday morning worship service. This week the celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ will continue.

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.

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.

Starting with Easter, the Paschal Candle has been lit each Sunday. This tall white candle reminds us of Christ's banishment of death and darkness and that Christ is always with us. 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 at www.stfrancispaumavalley.org.

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