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Celebration of Worship Fourth Sunday of Lent As you prepare for worship, consider these amazing words of truth and forgiveness; “There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” Romans 3:23-24

While it is relatively easy to see someone else’s hypocrisy, it is hard to see it in ourselves...especially those who think of themselves as very religious. Jesus had a way of pointing out hypocrisy of religious leaders at those times the religious leaders were trying to point out how Jesus was not very religious. Next week, we’ll explore an encounter where Jesus heals a woman in deep need and people complain that he did it on the wrong day. How often have people trying to serve those in need been criticized by hypocrites? Invite your family and friends to join us next week as we continue on our journey towards Easter.

Yes, we have all sinned. Yes, we can all receive grace and forgiveness from Christ. Your loved. You are forgiven. Worship God!

WORSHIP IN SONG

Larry Lindsay Once to Every Man & Nation Dear Lord & Father For Those Tears I Died Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus

LIFE OF THE CHURCH

• 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. Both groups dismissed after the Children’s Moment.

Matt Elam & Larry Lindsay

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

WELCOME WORSHIP IN SONG LIFE OF THE CHURCH

Larry Lindsay 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

Sunday School and Youth Groups

8:30 am Service WELCOME AND CALL TO WORSHIP

10:30 am Service

Next Week

Sunday, March 10, 2013

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

Larry Lindsay

PRESENTATION OF OUR FIRST FRUITS Offertory:

“Home” by Regan Rousseau with Daniel Nelsen

SCRIPTURE READING

SERMON

Elizabeth Wright Luke 7:36-50

“Encountering Jesus: Unnamed Woman & Simon” Scripture: Luke 7:36-50

Joanne Oemig

CLOSING WORSHIP BLESSING AND BENEDICTION We invite you to join us on the patio for coffee and refreshments

Matt Elam

PRESENTATION OF OUR FIRST FRUITS Palm Sunday Brunch & Easter Egg Hunt Offertory:

“Home” by Regan Rousseau with Daniel Nelsen

SCRIPTURE READING

Karl Smith Luke 7:36-50

SERMON “ Encountering Jesus: Unnamed Woman and Simon” Joanne Oemig Scripture: Luke 7:36-50

Get ready for our annual Palm Sunday Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 24th after second service. It is always fun for all!! We have the egg hunt for the younger kids and a Pinata for the older 3rd thru 5th graders.

Lenten Communion Services

For the brunch we ask that each family bring the item for their part of the alphabet.

Please come join us Wednesday nights at 6:30

Please bring the following item if you last name begins with:

CLOSING WORSHIP BLESSING AND BENEDICTION

March 13th thru March 20th.

A-H Breakfast breads or pastries I-M 1/2 gallon of juice or fruit or a salad N-Z Hot breakfast brunch casserole (eggs etc.) or sausage or bacon Call Cindy Vodraska for more info on the brunch at xxx

We invite you to join us on the patio for coffee and refreshments

Today’s flowers are in loving memory of Helen Monroe, who was gentle at heart and yet a strong spirited soul that faithfully served, touched and blessed the life of Monte Vista.

We need plastic Easter eggs for our Palm Sunday Easter Egg Hunt. Please bring them to the church office by March 15th if possible.

WATER FACT A child dies every 21 seconds from a water-related disease. Ten years ago it was every 8 seconds. Your prayers and spare change are making a difference.


What’s Happening! Christian Couples Fellowship (1st Friday every month at 6:30) 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 or xxxxx

Christian Singles Fellowship (Saturday, March 23rd at 7:00 pm) Join us for a Night of Card Games, Appetizers, Dessert and Fellowship. Hostess: Marge Mayfield. Call to RSVP and let us know what you will be bringing. Marge: xxxx or Alanna Jacobs: xxxxx

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, March 13th 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.

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. 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, Laurel Lee Castagnetto, and Russ Johnson, Dan Ben-

son & family • 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 the Minister members at large Mark Corbin Smith and retired ministers Eric Bond and Diana Hopkins of Ventura

Sweet Monday Book Club (2nd Monday every month 6:30 pm)

Our Elders

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 xxxx 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 xxxxx or Marge Mayfield xxxx.

Don Schwaiger - Missions

John Losey - Youth Ministry

Richard Vickers - Finance

Jeff Farrar - Property Management

Annette Bilous - PCH Discipleship Ministry

Gaye Lampert - Administration

Cindy Vodraska - Clerk of Session

Steve Pellnitz - Children’s Ministry/Preschool

Larry Lindsay - Worship

Karen Washburn - Care Ministry

Ken Coscarelli - Evangelism/Outreach

Karl Smith - Personnel



Our Staff Rev. Tom Stephen, Pastor (tom.stephen@verizon.net) Carol Benson, Lay Pastor (csbenson4@verizon.net) Matt Elam, Director of Youth Ministries mattelam@verizon.net)

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 (805) 807-2600 or Clayton Wright xxxxx

Recycle Program for April Thanks to the Deacons and Neal Monroe, the recycling program for April is underway. There are two collection containers located near the Youth Rooms. Contact Neal Monroe: xxxx

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.

March 10, 2013

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 Jim Lambert, Facilities Director J.J. Shaules, Preschool Director (mrsshaules@me.com) (Preschool phone 805-499-6610)

Monte Vista Presbyterian Church

Kathy Lambert, Administrative Assistant (montevistaoffice@verizon.net)

3797 W. Lynn Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320

Erin Blackburn, Nursery Attendant

805-498-8213 www.montevistapc.org

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 3/10