Source: Valley Roadrunner

Church News

July 10, 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.” Vacation Bible School starts Monday! All Pre-school through 6-graders invited! 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

It is only in Jesus that we find Peace, Comfort and Joy. Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Our Lord offers these most consoling and loveliest words to offer us His YOKE!

Some of our parish activities are the Rosary and Divine Mercy Devotions, Confirmation Summer Sessions, Curso Apollo (Spanish), Adult Formation – The Covenants, Spanish Bible Study, Confession, Catholic Men’s Fellowship, St. Vincent pantry, and Adult Faith Formation with Gloria Salinas. High School beach party is Sunday, July 13.

St. Stephen’s parish is excited to announce an Adult Formation series this summer. The first session will be Sunday, July20 after the 9 a.m. Mass in the parish hall. This will be a Q & A on anything regarding Catholic Scripture, liturgy, morality, etc. presented by a panel of Fr. Elmer and parishioners. Questions can be anonymously submitted a head of time. The second session will be Sunday, August third and the last will be Sunday, August 17.

The Youth Bible Study begins this week on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. the home of Hannah Boyd and will continue through the year.

Look for authentic homemade Tamales after all Masses July 19 and 20 sold by our high school youth for this Steubenville fundraiser. The pre-Steuby party is Monday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m. Steubenville San Diego will be the following weekend at USD.

The Middle School Youth summer pool party date has changed from July 11 to Friday, July 18 at the home of Adrian and Renee Carvajal.

Did you know that now you can order SCRIP at home online and print it out to use right away? Simply sign up with ShopWithScrip and Presto Pay to make it work. Stop by the SCRIP table for more information. This benefits our parish and YOU.

Register now for the Men’s 2014 Retreat to be held September 5 – 7 at the Divine Word Retreat Center in Riverside. Registration forms are in the church Narthex. Details, call Tom at (760) 749-6564 or Deacon Gill at (760) 749-2820.

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, “The Son,” continuing our quarter’s studies on “The Teachings of Jesus.” Lessons are available by looking up “” online. The sermon will be presented by Elder David Crockett. 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 10:00 a.m. at the Villas Convalescent Center in Escondido. Wednesday is prayer meeting at 7, 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 and Sunday School and babysitting. After the 10 a.m. service, there is food, coffee, and conversation for all.

This past Sunday, our worship reflected the Fourth of July weekend and patriotism. The sermon topic was, “Freedom in America.” At the end of the service our organist, Brett Hauser, ended the worship with a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem. The introduction to the piece was very moving. The congregation stood and sang with gusto. A very powerful and emotional time spent together.

Following the worship service we celebrated Fr. Stephen’s one year anniversary at St. Francis. The treats during coffee hour were, as always, delicious. This has been a year of change for the parish. There have been upgrades to the church buildings and grounds. Pastoral care, worship, and music continue to be a strong focus. A special new “tradition” involves providing juice and an art and Bible lesson to the children who await the Feed America Food distribution truck at the Pauma Community Clinic. Last week, at least 35 children enjoyed creating a “God is Love.” art project. The children enjoyed talking about prayer and singing a short song.

If you are interested in learning more about St. Francis Episcopal Church, check out the church website.