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Church News

May 07, 2014
Ridgeview Church

This is a church custom fit for Valley living. Friendly people, great music and sermons that are entertaining, thought-provoking, and usually not boring. This Sunday is Mother's Day! Pastor Bill will be speaking on, well, probably something motherly. 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 for further information.

St. Stephens

This week is the last Faith Formation for our youth. We will celebrate the end of our Faith Formation year with the May Crowning of our Blessed Mother on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Confirmation preparation is this week, then Cinco de Mayo Celebration, K of C Storm Baseball in Lake Elsinore, the Rosary and Divine Mercy Devotion, RCIC in Spanish, RCIA in English and Spanish, Bible study, Baptism Seminar in English, Spanish First Communion Parent meeting, Confession, St. Vincent pantry distribution, and the Women's Guild bake sale on Saturday and Sunday after all the Masses.

MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH YOUTH schedule: eighth graders join the high school youth with the Sons of King Praise Band, and sixth graders join the closing celebration Social nite.

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

From the WELCOME MINISTRY – the book "Delivered" by Matt Fradd on pornography is now available at our table. This is a scourge that has wounded virtually all families and society as a whole. It shows how the vice can be overcome and the damage undone.

BEREAVEMENT CORNER: remember that grief is a strong energy that needs to come out. This expression of grief is called mourning. If you need to just have someone listen to your grief, please call me, Penny Blazej at (760) 685-3403. A book recommended is "A Grief Observed" by C.S. Lewis written about his grief journey after the death of his dear wife.

MOTHER'S DAY SHOPPERS – you know you will be shopping for this big day so consider stocking up with SCRIP and help raise money for our church. Whether you buy candy from See's, orchids from Lowe's or diamonds from Macy's, we have cards to get you started. Stop by the 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, "Christ's Death and the Law," continuing 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 five. 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 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

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. This Sunday, a special Mother's Day coffee hour will be provided by some of the "Dads" of our church.

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.

A celebration of Pentacost, will be held on June 8. The Congregation is invited to dress in red. We will celebrate the birthday of our church. Join us for special worship, decorations, and birthday cake following the service.

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

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