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Church News

May 28, 2014
Ridgeview Church

The "church for people who don't do church". An eclectic blend of Valley Centerites, music that runs the gamut from old-school hymns to rockin' Contemporary Christian and sermons that are entertaining, thought-provoking, and rarely boring.. This Sunday, Paster Bill will be speaking on "would a good God send people to Hell?" 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 info.

St. Stephens

"If you love me, you will keep my commandments." This Law of God enables us to make the love of God real in our lives. These commandments are a gift from God by which we can measure what we love most in life. Jesus promises, "Whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him."

Bishop Gilbert Chavez will be here at St. Stephen parish next Sunday, June 1 at 3 p.m. to celebrate the Rite of Confirmation with our Confirmation Candidates.

So this week we have First Communion in Spanish, Blood Mobile, then the Rosary and Divine Mercy devotion, RCIC in Spanish, RCIA in English and Spanish, Bible Study, Confession, Familia (Men), and St. Vincent de Paul pantry distribution.

Our Middle School Youth will have a pool party on Friday, June 20 at the home of John and Stephanie Boyd.

LIGHTHOUSE CATHOLIC MEDIA – this Catholic Media kiosk, located in the Narthex of our Church, gives us the opportunity to learn more about our faith with CD's and books available to purchase. There are books on Saint Pope John Paul II all the way to Defending Marriage and much more.

Whether it is for Grad or Dad, it is always SCRIP time. If you are struggling on what to buy that Senior or eighth grader for graduation or Dad for Father's Day, why buy them clothing they don't like and will never wear? For Dad, you can buy candy from See's, tools from Lowe's or a gaudy tie from Macy's. For that Grad, let them buy clothes they like from their favorite store with a gift card or iTunes or Amazon. Come to our SCRIP table after Mass to see what is available.

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, the Law and the Gospel," 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 Luppens. 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 and welcoming 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 services.

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.

One June 1, we will recognize two special members of our church. We will be honoring and offering special blessings to Gavin Marcon and Melina Much. These two young people have served as acolytes for many years. They have enriched the parish with their service, dedication, and compassion for others. They will graduating from Valley Center High School and will be going away for college in the fall. Gavin will be attending UC Santa Barbara and Melina will be traveling to Francis Marion University in South Carolina. Join us as we celebrate their next step in their educational journey.

A celebration of Pentecost, will be held on June 8. Pentecost is observed to celebrate the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples of Jesus Christ. The service will include readings in numerous languages to remember that as the disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit they began to speak with other languages.

The Congregation is invited to dress in red. Join us for this joyful special worship service. The day will include balloons and fun activities for the children following the service. There will also be cake and ice cream for all.

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 website

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