Source: Valley Roadrunner

Church News

February 26, 2014

Ridgeview Church

A mix of all walks of Valley Center life, from The Greatest Generation, to cowboys, to hippies to yuppies to Gen-Xers to even – shudder – Pauma Valley people! Jammin’ music and sermons that not only aren’t boring but you can actually understand and use the rest of the week. Pastor Bill is currently speaking on “Why love never fails” Ridgeview Church is a great place to make new friends, reconnect with old ones, and discover God’s purpose for your life. There’s everything from a preschool to after school programs to adult home groups. Call 760-751-9890 or go to for further info.

St. Stephens

This week we have first and second year Confirmation preparation, then the Bible Study on “Genesis to Jesus,” Divine Mercy Devotions, CCD, RCIA in English and Spanish, Youth Groups, Women’s Guild general meeting, Bible Study on The Book of Acts, Confession, St. Vincent de Paul distribution, Spanish Faith Formation, and Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide group.

ASH WEDNESDAY is March 5, 2014 - the beginning of Lent.

The next Confirmation preparation is Sunday, March 9 at 8:30 a.m.

LENTEN SERIES with Fr. Robert Barron on the Seven Deadly Sins/ Seven Lively Virtues facilitated by Dr. Pat Schwerdtfeger will be offered three Wednesday evenings, March 19, April 2 and 9 at 7 p.m. in the parish hall. This series will also be offered on 4 consecutive Saturday mornings starting March 15 and ending April 5 in the Youth Room.

It is time to apply for the Knights of Columbus Scholarships. Graduating High School seniors should apply to all programs for which they qualify, including the CA State KC Scholarship and St. Stephen KC Scholarship. Applications are available in the parish office, via e-mail to Tony Blazej: or at the VCHS web site. The deadline is March15, 2014. Call Knights of Columbus members or the parish office for more details at 760-749-3324.

ATTENTION ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: no student parking is allowed in the St. Stephen parking lot during school hours or for sporting practice/events. Cars not here for church related business will be towed at owner’s expense. Thank you.

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, “Discipling the Powerful,’” continuing our quarter’s studies on “Discipleship.” Lessons are available by looking up “” online. The sermon will be presented by Pastor John Anderson entitled, “Lessons From James.” 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