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10:30 am Service

Celebration of Worship Next Week

Sunday, May 27, 2012 Pentecost Sunday "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10

Have you ever had such love and affection for someone that all you wanted was God’s best for them? Parents often feel that way about their children in times of transition. Join us as we celebrate God’s mighty work in the lives of our high school graduates. Paul begins his letter to the Philippians with a powerful prayer for those he loved. Paul’s prayer will serve as an example for how we can pray for those we want to experience God’s best in their lives.

Welcome to worship. As you prepare for worship place your hopes and fears in God’s hands. He will meet you here this morning.

Tom Stephen


Carol Benson

Introduction of Summer Missionaries During this time, ushers will pass out the friendship pads. Please sign your names and welcome those who are sitting next to you after the service.

• Preschool-5th Grade meet in the CE Building and Youth Bldg. Rm 3.

PRELUDE Come Holy Spirit Spirit of the Living God

MVP Praise Band


Sunday School and Youth Groups

8:30 Service



• Jr. High (grades 6-8) meet in the Youth Building Rm 4 for The MSG.

(Middle School students leave for the MSG after this time.) PRESENTATION OF OUR FIRST FRUITS Offertory: “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” Jill Losey & Daniel Nelsen SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY (Pew Bible page 655)

Jonah 4 Barbara Berge

Both groups dismissed during Life of the Church.



Karl Smith

Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart God of Our Fathers Spirit of the Living God

Jr. High/Pipeline meets Wednesdays 6:00-7:45 pm Sr. High/Riptide meets Thursdays 7:00-8:30 pm

“God Loves Everyone: Jonah Displays” Scripture: Jonah 4


Tom Stephen

Unfailing Love


Tom Stephen


Carol Benson

Join us on the patio for coffee and refreshments. Introduction of Summer Missionaries


During this time, ushers will pass out the friendship pads. Please sign your names and welcome those who are sitting next to you after the service. PRESENTATION OF OUR FIRST FRUITS Offertory: “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” Jill Losey & Daniel Nelsen DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER (please stand)

Tom Stephen

Ushers will bring the offering forward as we commit our gifts to be used to further the Kingdom of God throughout our community and the world. SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY (Pew Bible page 655) SERMON

“God Loves Everyone: Jonah Displays” Scripture: Jonah 4

CLOSING WORSHIP BLESSING AND BENEDICTION Join us on the patio for coffee and refreshments.

Jonah 4 Ruth Toops Tom Stephen

Here I Am, Lord

PHILIPPIANS Summer Bible Study Begins June 11 Monday Nights at 7:00 pm with Pastor Tom This eight week study coincides with the sermon series on Philippians. Sign-ups begin today.

What’s Happening!

Prayer & Praise Reports

Graduates from High School and College Graduation Sunday will be June 3. The Youth Group will honor the high school graduates with a breakfast and recognition during the service. College Graduates—please send graduation information to the office so Michelle can include it in the bulletin. Thanks and Congratulations!

Memorial Service for Warren Stelzmiller

Saturday, June 2nd

The family invites you to celebrate Warren’s life at Monte Vista Church at 3pm.

Prayer Requests can be added to the Prayer Chain by emailing Richard Vickers at and/or the church office at Let us know how we can pray for you by filling out a Prayer Card available in the pews & in the Friendship Pads. They can be dropped into the offering plate. Please pray for the following:

Vacation Bible School July 16-20 9am-noon Registration is open for VBS this summer. Forms online, in the narthex, and in the office.

Surf Camp July 24-26 9am-2:30pm Flyers available in the church office.

PCH Prayer Groups (every Sunday and Monday)

• Pray that the people of Monte Vista come to know the love of Christ in a

deeper way. • Thanksgiving & prayer for our neighbors at First Christian. • Pray for Aaron, Josh, Andrew Stubblefield, John Kennedy, Rodolfo Vaccaro,

Join us in the Choir Room on Sundays at 9:00 am and in the Youth Room on Mondays at noon. We meet for about 90 minutes.

Women’s TLC Prayer Group (2nd & 4th Thursdays at 7:00 pm) Join us in the Fellowship Hall as we offer fellowship, prayer, and support to one another. Contact Brooke Gant (xxxx) for more info.

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Men’s Breakfast (Every Thursday at 6:30 am at Parkview Café) Meet to share breakfast and start your day with discussion, friendship, and fellowship while sharing thoughts on scripture in our daily lives.

Prayer Shawl Ministry (3rd Tuesday every month at 6:30 pm) Gather together to knit, crochet, and pray over blankets, shawls, and other items to be given to those who are hurting. Contact Juanetta Cook xxxx or Karen Washburn xxxxx and xxxx. Visit our website at

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Stan Broome, Grace Olson and Gayle, Bobby Romero, Don Pyle, Frank Murphy, Walt Keller, John Naftzger, Pat Kihm, Pat Bland, Tanya Paulsen, Tyler Patterson (the Toop’s grandson) Praise God for the safe delivery of Cassie’s twin girls. (Brooke G) Continued Prayers for Larry Augustine, Jazzy Betka, Dan Guiteras, Rosalia & Paul Lewis, the Lucas Family, Sally Losey, Steve Medler, Gloria Stelzmiller, the Winter Bruno family, Tony Newman & Kelly, these difficult economic times and for employment. Sympathy to the family of Warren Stelzmiller who passed away May 11th. The memorial will be held at Monte Vista on Saturday, June 2nd at 3pm. Pray for Monte Vista Preschool. Pray for minister members at large Julia Fogg of Thousand Oaks and Jill Martinez of Oxnard.

Choir Rehearsals (Tuesdays at 6:00 pm) Come join the choir for one hour of practice on Tuesdays. We sing in worship one Sunday each month and on holidays. Contact Toriann Garner xxxx.

Sweet Monday Book Club (2nd Monday every month 6:30 pm) Join us at Caffe Aroma (2130 Newbury RD, NP) Questions? Call Mardelle Koenders xxxx. Book for June - The Case for Christ

Short Mission Trips to Mexico Come on your first mission trip! Assist with school or building repairs. Even get a bed and hot showers. Call Bill & Sue Aby xxxx or Don & Susan Schwaiger xxxx Oct 5-8 Dec 13-16

Breakfast and a Movie (Last Saturday every month at 9:00 am) Are you ready for a relaxing morning, great food, and a movie?? Contact Marge Mayfield xxxx or Carol Ranschau xxxx. RSVP to Alanna Jacobs and find out what to bring at xxxx. May movie: “The Secret Garden”. Our Hostess is Alanna Jacobs.

Shelter Meal (First Thursday of every month) Sign up after Church if you are willing to buy or make part of this meal.

Meal Coordinator Needed for Shelter Meal -one meal per month If you are not familiar with our “Shelter” ministry at Monte Vista, it goes like this: On the first Thursday of every month our church is responsible for preparing and feeding the local homeless and less fortunate at one of the coalitions “host” locations. As the coordinator for this mission, you will plan the meals and then ask members to contribute a portion of the menu. On the day of the meal, participants can either bring their dish to a central location or to the host location where we will be serving the meal. The team of volunteers make a few preparations, serve the meal and clean up - usually in about an hour and a half.

Our Elders Don Schwaiger—Missions Richard Vickers—Finance Annette Bilous—PCH Discipleship Ministry Darrin McAfee—Outreach and Evangelism Darren Holland—Personnel Karl Smith—Care Ministry

To be prayerful, compassionate and humble disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ, enthusiastically sharing the message of salvation through inspired worship, devoted study and faith that serves. 

Elizabeth Wright—Youth Ministry Jeff Farrar—Property Management Gaye Lampert—Administration Steve Pellnitz—Children’s Ministry/Preschool Larry Lindsay—Worship Cindy Vodraska—Clerk of Session

May 27, 2012 Our Staff Rev. Tom Stephen, Pastor (

Pentecost Sunday

Carol Benson, Commissioned Lay Pastor ( Matt Elam, Director of Youth Ministries Mary Nelsen, Children’s Ministry ( Lori Maier, Director of Music Rev. John Josselyn, First Service Music Facilitator Toriann Garner, Choir Director - Kathy Josselyn, Pianist Jim Lambert, Facilities Director J.J. Shaules, Preschool Director ( (Preschool phone 805-499-6610) Michelle Chastain, Secretary ( Erin Blackburn, Nursery Attendant and Youth Intern

If you have any questions, please call the Church Office at 805-498-8213. You can reach us: Monday - Friday 8:30 am –12:30 pm & 1:00 - 2:30 pm.

3797 W. Lynn Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320 805-498-8213

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