This Week’s Bulletin & Announcements

The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him. – Psalm 28:7

 Bulletin

Friday, October 13th, 2017
7:00 pm: Street Witnessing — Meets weekly in the Front Office

Saturday, October 14th, 2017
6:00 pm: Marriage Ministry – Next meeting October 28th – ‘The Call to Live for Christ in Today’s World’ – Joshua 24:1-28

Sunday Morning, October 15th, 2017 – 9:00 am & 11:30 am
“A Disciple of Christ,” Matthew 5:1-12, by Pastor Xavier Ries

Children’s Services meet in the Education Building
Jr. High & High School meeting in the Gymnasium

Sunday Evening, October 15th, 2017 – 6:00 pm
Matthew chapter 5, verse-by-verse, by Pastor Xavier Ries

Children’s Services meet in the Education Building
Jr. High & High School meeting in the Gymnasium

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
7:00 pm: Jr. High/High School Study – Meets every Tuesday in the Gymnasium
7:00 pm: Women’s Bible Study – Meets weekly in the Sanctuary
7:00 pm: Men’s Bible Study –  Meets weekly in the Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
6:00 am: Morning Bible Study — Meets in the Fellowship Hall, with Pastor Xavier Ries

Thursday, October 12th, 2017 – 7:00 pm
Midweek Service: Philippians 4:14-20, by Pastor Xavier Ries
Next Worship, Prayer & Communion — November 2nd
7:00 pm: New Believer’s Worship — Meets in the Sanctuary until 7:30 pm
7:30 pm: New Believer’s Study (10) — Meets in the Joppa Room

Announcements

Hallelujah Night – October 31st – 6:00 – 9:30 pm
Instead of celebrating Halloween for the children, we’ve planned a safe and free alternative. It’ll be an evening loaded with games, bouncers & food, but more importantly it’s an opportunity to share the love of Jesus Christ to our community, friends and loved ones. Also, if you are interested in being involved with the event, there are plenty of areas of need (games, food, etc).

HELPERS sign-ups are located in the Front Office and Breezeway. There will be a meeting for those participating with the event today at 1:15 pm, in the Joppa room. If you have questions, please ask Pastor Mario Alvarez or Pastor Fernando Gonzalez.

Youth Ministry — Game Night
All teens in Jr. High and High School are invited to join the Youth Ministry for a fun filled Game Night, centered around God’s Word. On Friday, October 20th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm, in the Gymnasium. There will be various board and video game stations, and a Bible Study taken from Philippians 2:3-4.

Outreach Concert – Lovelite
Our next outreach concert will feature the music of Lovelite on Sunday, October 22nd at 6:00 pm. Lovelite brings an energetic, techno-pop style worship with lyrical depth, emphasizing spiritual gratitude to God for His grace and love. This is a wonderful opportunity to invite someone who needs salvation in Jesus. For ages nine and above.

Marriage Fellowship 2017
The Marriage Fellowship will be meeting on Saturday, October 28th at 6:00 pm, as we continue in this year’s theme “The Christian Home – Living for Christ in Today’s World.” The topic for this month is ‘The Call to Live for Christ in Today’s World’ – Joshua 24:1-28. Sign-ups for our world-class potluck are in the Front Office. Sorry, child care is not available.

Philippine Missions Trip
We will be collecting donations for the upcoming Philippines Missions Trip, now until November 19th; of lightly used, clean children’s clothing, as well as new clothing. These are for boys and girls from infants to twelve years old. Also, shoes in good condition will be accepted. (no coats, sweaters or sweatshirts please). We will be shipping these in advance of the mission’s trip to the Philippines. The clothing will be distributed at an orphanage in Bacolod, where we will be serving for a few days. If you have questions, speak to Pastor Tony Scotti or any of the Philippines team.

2017 Men’s Retreat — “Walk, Wealth, & Warfare”
The Men’s retreat will be from Friday, November 3rd (4-7 pm check-in) through Sunday, November 5th, at the Twin Peaks Christian Conference Center. The cost is be $150.00 per participant ($25 non-refundable deposit). Accommodations are five to a room. Sign-ups are being taken in the Front Office. If you have questions, please refer them to Pastor Mario Alvarez.

Men’s & Women’s Bible Studies
Both the Men’s and Women’s Ministries meet weekly on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm. The Men will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall, studying the book of Exodus. The Women will be meeting in the Sanctuary. Their theme this year is “Better,” as they will be studying the book of Hebrews. You can purchase the study guide in the bookstore. You must be 16 years old or older to attend. Child care will be available.

Thanksgiving Basket Ministry
The Thanksgiving Basket ministry serves as an outreach to our local community, in providing a Thanksgiving Basket dinner for families in need. The list of food items being collected is available in the Front Office and sign-ups for families to receive a basket, are being taken as well. Please refer questions to Pastor Tony Scotti.

Christmas Shoebox — Missions’ Ministry
This year’s Christmas Shoebox outreach will be held on Saturday, December 9th, in Baja California, Mexico. Please pray about participating by preparing a shoebox. For those interested in going to Mexico in support of the distribution event, there will be a meeting on Sunday, November 19th, at 1:30 pm in the Gymnasium. Please direct questions to Pastor Tony Scotti. Note: A list of suggested items, wrapping instructions and labels are available in the Foyer. Collections of shoeboxes are being taken in the Foyer.

Israel 2018
From Tuesday, May 15th through Sunday, May 27th, 2018, join Pastor Xavier Ries for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Israel. The estimated cost for the trip is $4,548, with a deposit of $400 required to register. Registration information and forms are available through Inspired Travel at (714) 957-8606 or you may register online.