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10:30 am Service

Celebration of Worship

Next Week

Sunday, October 7, 2012 As you prepare for worship, take time to meditate on the following words: I lift up my eyes to the hills— where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.

Do you want to make a difference in the world? Would you like to live in such a way that you create a positive God-influence in the world? Then, come worship with us next week as we explore what Jesus meant when he said His followers were salt and light. After next week, we’ll be prepared to love and help others throughout our neighborhoods. This would be a great Sunday to invite your friends and neighbors.

Psalm 121


Monte Vista Praise Band


Tom Stephen

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

8:30 Service Sunday School and Youth Groups PRELUDE

• Preschool-5th Grade meet in the CE Building.

Carol Benson

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

#319 v. 1,4 Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise Shout to the Lord I Take Refuge in You #292 Because He Lives

Both groups dismissed after the Children’s Moment.



Matt Elam


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

MVPC Choir


“Qualities of a Christ Centered Home” Matthew 5:1-12

Matthew 5:1-12

Tom Stephen


Tom Stephen

Unfailing Love

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


Monte Vista Matters Survey 2012

Offertory: “Hallowed Be Thy Name” MVPC Choir 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 683)

Matthew 5:1-12 Karl Smith

“Qualities of a Christ Centered Home” Matthew 5:1-12


#260 v.1 And Can It Be?

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

As a Christian community, we want to reach out in love to meet the needs of our neighbors and friends. We want to provide a place where your connection with God and others is strengthened. We are asking you to fill out a survey. You will rate us in 5 areas: Evangelism, Education & Discipleship, Service with the Community, Fellowship and Worship. Thank you ahead of time for your comments. Monte Vista Session 2012

DEACON SUNDAY The first Sunday of each month is Deacon Sunday. We have a special collection envelope to support the deacons so they can help with the needs of others in our community.

Tom Stephen

Carol Benson


Offertory: “Hallowed Be Thy Name”


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.




Monte Vista’s PCH Discipleship Groups: Sermon Series Bible Study

“The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give your gift away” from 1:How Many People Does It Take to Make a Difference? By Dan Zadra and Kobi Yamada.

A Study on the Sermon on the Mount: Lifeguide Bible Study by John Stott

Come find what are your God-Given gifts and how by using them you find joy.

What does it mean to seek first the Kingdom in our relationships, values ambitions, finances and commitment to God? Jesus' answer to these questions amazed those who first heard the Sermon on the Mount. Come join us in this 12- week study by John Stott, author of Basic Christianity and other books that will amaze and challenge us by the greatest sermon ever preached. This study will follow Pastor Tom's Sermon Series in the Fall..

Are you a Server, Perceiver, Exhorter, Giver, Teacher, Administrator or Compassion Person? These are the 7 gift areas we will explore. The class will take place on 2 Sundays and scheduled so you can also attend 1st or 2nd service. This is a 2 WEEK COMMITMENT! Cost: $5.00 for materials. Meet in Fellowship Hall.

Sunday: October 14 10:00-11:45 am Sunday: October 21 9:00-10:00 am Class to be taught by Ruth Toops and Cindy Vodraska. Sign-up on the patio or call Cindy xxxxx.

Class signups are being taken today in the courtyard. Classes will begin the week of October 7th. You may also sign up during the week through the church office. For more information please call Annette Bilous xxxx

What’s Happening!

Prayer & Praise Reports

MORE FLASH—The MVP Church photo directory

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

You can sign-up to have your picture taken after both services today. Sign up early, and get the best choices for appointment. Photo appointment dates are Oct 30th-Nov 3rd. One FREE 8x10" picture + directory to each family that participates.

Handel’s Messiah Part I - Would you like to sing with us??? Our Choir will be joining with First Christian Church for a community choir performance to be held on Saturday, December 15 at 7 pm. Practices will be on Wednesdays at First Christian Church at 6:30 for one hour beginning on October 10th. Contact Toriann Garner xxxx or Lori Maier xxxx 11th Annual Santa Barbara Mission Conference registration is now open. Rev. Brenda Salter McNeil will be a very special guest at the conference which takes place Friday evening, Jan. 25, and all day Saturday, Jan. 26, at First Presbyterian Church, Santa Barbara. A favorite speaker at Urbana Missions Conferences, “Rev. Brenda” is known to ignite her audiences when speaking on racial reconciliation, her topic at SBMC. Register now by going online at or by picking up and completing a brochure at any of SB Presbytery’s churches or at Free Methodist Church, Santa Barbara.

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 David Olson, Kathy Josselyn, Don Benson and his wife, Tim Smith’s

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, October 10th 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. Another lunch is Oct 24.

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 Ann Riley’s home on October 27th.

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) Join us at Caffe Aroma (2130 Newbury RD, NP) Questions? Call Mardelle Koenders xxxx. Book for October is Unashamed: Rahab by Francine Rivers.

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father and family, Alanna’s friend’s newborn granddaughters, Mark Seavey, David Goeser, Angela Madgwick, Laura, Jeff Forgey, Virguinio Roman, Carole Geer, Janet Black, Bev Waitt Continued Prayers for the Guiteras Family, the Medler Family, Tyler Patterson (the Toops’ grandson), Pat Kihm, John Kennedy, Rodolfo Vaccaro, Jazzy Betka, 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. Sympathy to the Ward and Widman families upon the passing of Bethany Marie Ward Widman on Friday, September 28th. Services will be later today at 2pm in Alaska. We will hold a remembrance and prayer time at 3pm here at Monte Vista to coincide with the service in Alaska. Pray for Monte Vista Preschool. Pray for the congregation and staff at Cottonwood Community Church of Los Alamos.

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

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. 

Short Mission Trips to Mexico Come on your first mission trip! Assist with school or building repairs. You even get a bed and hot showers. Call 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

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

The DeWitt Legacy: Saturday, October 20th

7-9 pm

A Gathering to Honor a Lifetime of Ministry for Larry & Beccy DeWitt at Calvary Community Church. More info on bulletin board.

Our Staff Rev. Tom Stephen, Pastor ( Carol Benson, Lay Pastor (

October 7, 2012

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

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

MVP Bulletin Oct 7th  

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