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Church News, July 3rd-July 9th, 2014

July 02, 2014
Ridgeview Church

From Haitian orphanages, to Indonesian Bible translation to Swaziland AIDS clinics, Valley Center's Ridgeview Church makes "passion for God, compassion for others" their mission statement rather than just their motto. This Sunday, Pastor Bill will be speaking on "minding your hearts – how to take care of your soul." Summer plans in clueded Vacation Bible School and the yearly youth group trip to Mammoth. Ridgeview Church is a great place to make new friends, reconnect with old ones and discover God's purpose for your life. From home Bible study groups to youth events to preschool, there's something for everyone of every age at Ridgeview. Call (760) 751-9890 or go to for further information.

St. Stephens

This week's activities include celebrating the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, the Confirmation Summer Session, the Rosary and Divine Mercy Devotion, Curso Apollo (Spanish), Fortnight for Freedom Prayer Vigil, Confession, Spanish Bible Study, St. Vincent de Paul distribution, and Adult Faith Formation with Gloria Salinas.

Youth Ministry – Holy Hour of Adoration on Thursdays, Confirmation Summer Sessions, Beach Party and Steubenville July 25-27, 2014. Steubenville fundraisers – authentic homemade Tamales will be sold after all Masses July 19 and 20. Middle School youth summer pool party Friday, July 11 at the home of Adrian and Renee Carvajal.

Summer Catechetical Series – The first Adult Formation Series will be Sunday, July 20 after the 9 a.m. Mass in the parish hall. This will be a Q & A on Catholic Scripture, liturgy, morality, etc. presented by Fr. Elmer and a panel of parishioners. All parishioners will have the opportunity to submit questions anonymously prior to that date and answered at the Q & A. The second session will be Sunday, August 3 with the topic of Science and the Church by parishioner Jeff Tuttle. The final session will be Sunday, August 17 topic will be The Mass presented by parishioner John Boyd.

Faith Formation registrations open now for 2014-2015. All youth who attended last school year will be automatically promoted and enrolled to the next faith formation level. A short registration form and deposit is required. If you have a kindergartener who is ready to prepare for Sacraments, please call or stop by the office.

Register now for the Men's 2014 Retreat, September 5 - 7 at the Divine Word Retreat Center in Riverside. Forms are in the Church Narthex or call Tom at (760) 749-6564 or Deacon Gil at (760) 749-2820.

SCRIP News – there is a new way now to get your SCRIP by printing it at home. Then use it immediately. Questions? Come to the SCRIP table for more information.

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, "Our Father in Heaven," beginning our quarter's studies on "The Teachings of Jesus." Lessons are available by looking up online. The sermon will be presented by Pastor John Anderson, entitled "From Tragedy to Triumph." Holy Communion will be observed. 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 Episcopal Church welcomes all to celebrate and share Christ's love for his people and is located at 16608 Hwy. 76 near the Pauma Valley Community Center. All are invited to join in our Sunday morning worship services.

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, a weekly musical offering by the St. Francis Choir, Sunday School and babysitting. After the 10 a.m. service, there is food, coffee, and conversation for all.

If you are interested in learning more about St. Francis Episcopal Church, check out the new church website. Service information and photos of church events can be found online at

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