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Celebration of Worship

10:30 am Service

Next Week

Sunday, February 24, 2013 Second Sunday of Lent As you prepare for worship, consider this description of a woman named Anna from the gospel of Luke. There was also a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived wither her husband seven years after her marriage, and then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying. Anna prepared herself to experience God through prayer and fasting. You can do the same. Take time right now to prepare your heart for worship in prayer.

When Jesus began his ministry people were excited. As a young rabbi, he taught in the local synagogues and everyone praised him. Well, that is until he went to his hometown and made a radical claim: He was going to bring in God’s kingdom and he was going to bring it to everyone. How did the people respond? They wanted to throw him off a cliff! When someone encounters Jesus, some of their basic presuppositions are challenged and that can make people angry. Join us next week as we continue our walk towards Easter morning and consider how you might respond to the radical call of Jesus.

OPENING WORSHIP

MVP Praise Band

CHILDREN’S MOMENT & SCRIPTURE

W4W Reflection

Sunday School and Youth Groups

Vickie Kennedy

The children are dismissed for Sunday School after this time. Middle School and High School students may be dismissed for Confirmation Class. LIFE OF THE CHURCH

8:30 am Service

• Preschool-5th Grade meet in the CE Building and Youth Bldg. Rm 3. • Jr. High (grades 6-8) meet in the Youth Building Rm 4 for The MSG.

PRELUDE CALL TO WORSHIP

Carol Benson

Larry Lindsay Luke 2:21-40

Carol Benson and Matt Elam

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.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Both groups dismissed after the Children’s Moment.

PRESENTATION OF OUR FIRST FRUITS WORSHIP IN SONG Offertory:

SCRIPTURE READING

Ruth Toops Luke 2:21-40

W4W Reflection

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

LIFE OF THE CHURCH

Carol Benson and Matt Elam

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.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPL

Matt Elam

“A Thousand Years”

W4W Reflection SERMON

February 27th thru March 20th.

Jill & Christy Losey Ruth Forrest

“Encountering Jesus: Simeon and Anna” Scripture: Luke 2:21-40

CLOSING WORSHIP

Tom Stephen

“A Thousand Years”

“Encountering Jesus: Simeon and Anna” Scripture: Luke 2:21-40 “A Thousand Years”

Lenten Communion Services

PRESENTATION OF OUR FIRST FRUITS Offertory:

Ruth Forrest

CLOSING WORSHIP Please join us on Wednesday nights at 6:30

Waiting 4 Water: The Easter Journey Encounters with Jesus This 10-week Bible Study will follow Pastor Tom’s Sermon Series. Please signup in the Courtyard after 1st and 2nd Service. Studies will begin the week of February 17th. Contact: Annette Bilous XXXX

BLESSING AND BENEDICTION We invite you to join us on the patio for coffee and refreshments Today’s flowers are in honor of the Anniversary of Michael and Karen Washburn

Jill and Christy Losey

W4W Reflection SERMON

Vicki Kennedy

“A Thousand Years”

BLESSING AND BENEDICTION

Tom Stephen


What’s Happening!

Prayer & Praise Reports Prayer Requests can be added to the Prayer Chain by emailing Richard Vickers at rlvickers@verizon.net and/or the church office at montevistaoffice@verizon.net.

Christian Couples Fellowship (1st Friday every month at 6:30 pm) The Christian Couples Fellowship welcomes married couples interested in enhancing their relationship with their spouse, other couples and Christ. Contact Kelly or Frank Ladwig xxxx

Christian Singles Fellowship Group (Saturday, March 23rd 7:00pm) Join us for a night of Card Games, Appetizers, Desert and Fellowship. Hostess: Marge Mayfield. Please RSVP and let us know what you will be bringing. Marge xxxx or Alanna Jacobs xxxx

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.

Men’s Luncheon (Wednesday, February 27th at Noon) All men are invited to enjoy lunch in the Fellowship Hall at Monte Vista. Cost for lunch is shared along with friendship and fellowship

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.

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. • 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 Sandee Sandoval, Mike and Kim Joller, Laurel Lee Castagnetto, and Russ

Johnson • Continued Prayers for the Ward & Widman Families, the Guiteras Family, the

Medler Family, Pat Kihm, Rodolfo Vaccaro, Jazzy Betka, Rosalia & Paul Lewis, the Lucas Family, Sally Losey, Gayle & Grace Olson, Pat Bland, Tony Newman & Kelly, Tanya Paulsen, these difficult economic times, and for employment. • Pray for Monte Vista Preschool. • Pray for Minister member at large Michael McKim of San Marcos and retired minister Dale Ridenour of Westlake Village

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 March is: “The Friendly Persuasion” by Jessamyn West

Breakfast and a Movie (Last Saturday every month at 9:00 am) Are you ready for a relaxing morning, great food, and a movie? We have just the place for you! The movie for March 30th is: “No.1 First Ladies Detective Agency”. Contact Annette Bilous xxxx or Ann Riley xxxx RSVP to Alanna Jacobs and find out what to bring at xxxx

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 805-499-4461 or Karen Washburn xxxx and xxxx Visit our website at http://montevistaprayershawl@shutterfly.com

PCH Prayer Groups (every Sunday and Monday) Join us in the Choir Room on Sundays at 9:30 am and in the Youth Room on Mondays at noon. Prayers are available by contacting Phyllis Melampy xxxx or Marge Mayfield xxxx

Forest Home Men’s Retreat (April 12-14th) Great inspirational speakers, and music to take you to the mountaintop! Enjoy the weekend with your MV brothers, and make new friends. $185 pp. Food & Lodging included. Early Friday golf outing $45 extra. Contact Jeff Losey xxxx or Clayton Wright xxxx

Our Elders Don Schwaiger - Missions Richard Vickers - Finance Annette Bilous - PCH Discipleship Ministry Cindy Vodraska - Clerk of Session Larry Lindsay - Worship Ken Coscarelli - Evangelism/Outreach

John Losey - Youth Ministry Jeff Farrar - Property Management Gaye Lampert - Administration Steve Pellnitz - Children’s Ministry/Preschool Karen Washburn - Care Ministry Karl Smith - Personnel

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. 

Our Staff Rev. Tom Stephen, Pastor (tom.stephen@verizon.net) Carol Benson, Lay Pastor (csbenson4@verizon.net)

February 24, 2013

Matt Elam, Director of Youth Ministries mattelam@verizon.net) Mary Nelsen, Children’s Ministry (marynelsen@verizon.net) 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

Recycle Program for April Recycling for April was suspended temporarily but now, thanks to the Deacons and Neal Monroe, the program is underway again. There are two collection containers located near the Youth Rooms. Please bring your recyclable cans and bottles only. Contact Neal Monroe: xxxx

Jim Lambert, Facilities Director J.J. Shaules, Preschool Director (mrsshaules@me.com) (Preschool phone 805-499-6610) Kathy Lambert, Administrative Assistant (montevistaoffice@verizon.net) Erin Blackburn, Nursery Attendant

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

New Contact Information For Michelle Kent and Michelle Chastain 12091 HWY O New London, MO 63459

Monte Vista Presbyterian Church

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.


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