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Celebration of Worship Sunday, September 2, 2012 As you prepare for worship, consider these words, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”

Join us for a new 4 week sermon series called, “Discovering God’s Best for Your Home.” For the month of September, we’ll be exploring one of the most important chapters of the bible in terms of developing a home that is centered in God’s best - Deuteronomy 6. Invite your family and friends to join us. Whether you are a family with children, single, a couple or simply living with roommates trying to make ends meet, this series will help each of us develop the “Home” that God wants for us.


Carol Benson

The children are dismissed for Sunday School after this time. Middle School students remain in the service today.


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

PRELUDE #349 vs. 1,5 O For a Thousand Tongues #347 vs. 1,4 All Creatures of Our God and King

• Jr. High (grades 6-8) meet in the Youth Building Rm 4 for The MSG. —Not meeting today.


Carol Benson

#337 vs. 1,4 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty Jesus, My Jesus Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY (Pew Bible page 392)

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


Dan Stevens


Larry Lindsay



Carol Benson


Offertory: “At the Cross”

Join us on the patio for coffee and refreshments.

Time: 3pm for chili tasting, live music & games 4pm for Elks Lodge BBQ Dinner

DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER (please stand) 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 ) Scripture: Psalm 23


Tri-tip, Ribs, & Chicken, salad, garlic bread

Psalm 23 Karl Smith

Meal Tickets: $10 for Adults & Youth (age 11-99) $5 for Children (age 6-10) Free for Children (5 and younger)

Dan Stevens

The Elks will be providing our meal again this year. Proceeds help support their charities.

“Finding: hope, comfort, and strength in the wisdom of old”

Monte Vista’s Christian Couples for Christ: Invitation to all Married Couples New groups for Christian Couples are forming in our church. The purpose is to give married couples a place to share their faith with other couples in a supportive Christian setting. We will share food and fellowship for our first meeting on the first Friday in October, the 5th at 6pm at the home of Frank & Kelly Ladwig. Please email them at xxxx or call xxxx if you are interested in attending. We extend a heartfelt invitation to all. Sign-ups today in the Courtyard after services.

Good Eats! Games! Jolly Jump! Dan Stevens

Fellowship! Chili Tasting! Enjoy Live Music with Mark Bailey!


I Could Sing of Your Love Forever

BBQ DINNER & CHILI COOK-OFF Sunday, September 9th



Dan Stevens

“Finding: hope, comfort, and strength in the wisdom of old”


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.

Psalm 23 Tori Benson

Scripture: Psalm 23

SERMON Both groups dismissed after the Children’s Moment.


MVP Praise Band

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.

Sunday School and Youth Groups

8:30 Service



Do you need a little restoration today? Are you looking for quiet hope? Let these words prepare your heart to receive all that God has for you this morning.


10:30 am Service

Next Week

The Lord is My Shepherd

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

This is also Preschool Sunday! We want chili cooks to sign-up and compete for the trophy! Call Cindy at xxxx

The Altar Flowers are in Celebration of Jim & Harriett De Frates’ Wedding Anniversary!

What’s Happening! 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. Sign-up on the patio beginning September 16th.

Shelter Meal (First Thursday of every month) - September 6th 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 Retreat: September 28-30 (Fri-Sun) at Forest Home

Ladies please pay the balance due for the retreat. Contact Jeannie Sparkman xxxx or xxxx

Easy Way to Get Involved Worship Committee is looking for someone to attend one meeting per month, take notes, and type them up. Approximately 3 - 3 1/2 hour time commitment per month. Call Larry Lindsay xxxx or 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.

Prayer & Praise Reports 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. • 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 Tim Smith, Mark Seavey, David Goeser and family, Angela Madg-

wick, Laura, Jeff Forgey, Travis Dow, Virguinio Roman, Caspar, Carole Geer, Don Benson, Janet Black, Bev Waitt, Andreas Knickman • Continued Prayers for Tyler Patterson (the Toops’ grandson), 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 First Presbyterian Church of Grover Beach.

Men’s Luncheon Wednesday, September 19 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.

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. The next movie is “The Blind Side” at Marge’s home on September 29th.

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.

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

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

Join us at Caffe Aroma (2130 Newbury RD, NP) Questions? Call Mardelle Koenders xxxx. The book for September is “Heaven is for Real” by Todd Burpo.

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

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

Our Staff Rev. Tom Stephen, Pastor ( Carol Benson, Lay Pastor ( Matt Elam, Director of Youth Ministries Mary Nelsen, Children’s Ministry ( Rev. John Josselyn, First Service Music Facilitator Toriann Garner, Choir Director - Kathy Josselyn, Pianist

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

J.J. Shaules, Preschool Director ( (Preschool phone 805-499-6610)

Exhibit is a journey through history… from the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Bible in America on the campus of Calvary Community Church. 10am-8pm

Lori Maier, Director of Music - Priscilla Losey, Children’s Music Director

PCH Prayer Groups (every Sunday and Monday)

Dead Sea Scrolls on exhibit thru Tuesday, Sept. 4th

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.

September 2, 2012

Jim Lambert, Facilities Director

Michelle Chastain, Secretary ( Erin Blackburn, Nursery Attendant and Events 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 Church Bulletin 9/2  

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