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Prayer & Praise Reports Prayer Requests can be added to the Prayer Chain by emailing Richard Vickers at and/or the church office at

As some of you know, our church administrator, Michelle Chastain will be moving to Missouri this fall. We are presently receiving resumes for her position at the church office. If you would like to know more about the position, please contact the church office for a proposed job description. We’ll be receiving resumes through August 19. If you want to know more you can contact Pastor Tom or Darren Holland xxxx or Gaye Lampert.

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.

Mission Night at Monte Vista TONIGHT at 5:00 pm

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

Meet in the Fellowship Hall. * Enjoy dinner from several parts of the world: Mexico, Ukraine, Hawaii, Brazil, and Israel! * Hear the lifechanging stories of our youth who went to serve as Jesus! * BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY! If you would like to help prepare some of the International Food call Susan Schwaiger xxxx

Choir Rehearsals (Tuesdays at 6:00 pm) - Starting up on Sept. 4th 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.

FLASH—The MVP Church photo shoot is coming at the end of October! Here’s your opportunity to get a free photo AND be included in the 2012 church directory. More details later.

Shelter Meal (First Thursday of every month) - September 6th

deeper way. • Thanksgiving & prayer for our neighbors at First Christian. • Pray for Les Van Dyke, Caspar, Carole Geer, Don Benson, Janet Black, Sofia

Lewis, Bev Waitt, Andreas Knickman • Continued Prayers for Pat Kihm, John Kennedy, Rodolfo Vaccaro, Larry

Augustine, Jazzy Betka, Dan Guiteras, Rosalia & Paul Lewis, the Lucas Family, Sally Losey, Grace Olson and Gayle, John Naftzger, Pat Bland, the Winter Bruno Family, Tony Newman & Kelly, Tanya Paulsen, these difficult economic times and for employment. • Pray for Monte Vista Preschool. • Pray for the congregation and staff at the First Presbyterian Church of Templeton.

Sign up after Church if you are willing to buy or make part of this meal. Call Shelley & Greg Barnes for more information xxxx.

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.

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.

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. We will be watching “The Help” on August 25th at Carol Ranschau’s home xxxx

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

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

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. The book for September is

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 Aug 27– Sept 2

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Oct 5-8

Dec 13-16

(not meeting in August)

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 xxxx and xxxx Visit our website at

PCH Prayer Groups (every Sunday and Monday) 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. Prayers are available by contacting Phyllis Melampy xxxx or Susan Schwaiger xxxx.

Men’s Luncheon Wednesday, August 22 at Noon This is a new group that is gathering. All men invited to share lunch and fellowship in the fellowship hall at Monte Vista. Lunch is provided and everyone makes a donation to pay for the lunch.

Our Staff Rev. Tom Stephen, Pastor ( Carol Benson, Commissioned Lay Pastor ( Matt Elam, Director of Youth Ministries

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. 

Mary Nelsen, Children’s Ministry ( Lori Maier, Director of Music - Priscilla Losey, Children’s Music Director Rev. John Josselyn, First Service Music Facilitator Toriann Garner, Choir Director - Kathy Josselyn, Pianist

August 19, 2012

Jim Lambert, Facilities Director J.J. Shaules, Preschool Director ( (Preschool phone 805-499-6610) Michelle Chastain, Secretary ( Erin Blackburn, Nursery Attendant and Youth Intern

Monte Vista Presbyterian Church 3797 W. Lynn Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320 805-498-8213

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.

MVP Bulletin Aug 12  
MVP Bulletin Aug 12  

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