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Celebration of Worship

Destination: Philippi

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Next Week

As you prepare for worship, consider these words from the Apostle Paul. “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 4 Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.” How’s your humility? As you prepare for worship, consider your attitude this past week. Have you sought to reflect the mind of Christ? Allow the Holy Spirit to prepare your mind for worship this morning.

People have been walking the PCH Highway a long time. Some of those men and women serve as an inspiration for the rest of us. What kind of person inspires you to live out your faith? In Philippi, two people who stood out were Timothy and Epaphroditus. They belonged not in the “Hall of Fame” but in the “Hall of Faithful.” Join us as we explore what made these two men stand out as examples of PCH disciples.

10:00 Service PRELUDE

Sunday School and Youth Groups


Shout to the Lord Lord Reign in Me Mighty to Save


Matt Elam

The children are dismissed for Sunday School and the Middle School students are dismissed for the MSG after this time. 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.

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

PRESENTATION OF OUR FIRST FRUITS Offertory: “Somewhere in the Middle” Bill Davis PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY (Pew Bible page 831)

Carol Benson

Paul stayed for several days trying to contact the Jews living in Philippi. Because of its military character, it’s possible that there was no Synagogue as they were banned from gathering in the city.

Both groups dismissed after the Childen’s Moment.

Tom Stephen

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.

The Apostle Paul in Philippi

On the Sabbath Paul decides to leave the walled city through a “gate beside a river” where they thought there was a place for prayer. Some women were gathering there so Paul talks to one called Lydia who was a dealer in purple fabric. She came from the city of Thyatira in Asia Minor. Lydia responded to what Paul told her and was baptized along with her household. This would have been the first Christian conversion in Europe. At the spot where it assumed that Lydia was baptized, a small church has been erected.


Philippians 2:1-11 Tori Benson

TUESDAY, JULY 31 6-9 pm

“5th Site: The Gym” Philippians 2:12-18



Tom Stephen

Unfailing Love

Dinner and Childcare will be provided. If you are interested in becoming a member, come the this class! Call the church office at 498-8213 to reserve your spot.


We only have one worship service on campus at 10:00 am during the summer.

Join us on the patio for coffee and refreshments. Please continue to pray for our Summer Missionaries Please pray for the Jr. High summer campers that they experience God’s love in a powerful way: Paris Askren, Cameron Bruno, Christian Davis, Sierra Davis, Samantha Demogenes, Max Desenberg, Emily Douglas, Jessica Eady, Sophia Loughlin, Lena Meade, Makayla Morman, Lucas Nelsen, Patrick Oliver, Hope Stephen, Jackie Winter, and Kaitlin Wright and leaders Tori Benson, Matt Elam, Bryon Josselyn, and Priscilla Losey.

Ukraine, IMPACT: Hawaii, YWAM: Israel, CCC: Brazil, IMPACT:

Justina Del Duca, Daniel Nelsen, Faith Stephen, Katie Wright Marisa Macri Megan Telfer Erika Tramonti

Every Sunday in July We are having an informal Worship Service at 8:30 am at “The Village” in Dos Vientos. Meet on the patio by the fountain and the tot lot. Invite your friends!

What’s Happening! Pancake Breakfast Next Sunday, July 15th

Prayer & Praise Reports 7:30-8:30 am

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

Come for a free breakfast on Sunday July 15th at 7:30 at “The Village” in Dos Vientos and then join us for the worship service at 8:30 am.

Peanut Butter and Spaghetti Sauce Sundays!! Next Sunday we are asking everyone to donate peanut butter and/or spaghetti sauce for the Manna Food Bank. Bring your donations with you to church.

Aging in America Saturday, August 4 9:00 am—noon Topic: How Do I Pay For It? Special Guest Speakers: Annabel Blanchard, Estate Planning Attorney “Avoiding Probate”; Caroline Cisneros, Social Security Administration “Social Security and Medicare” ; and John Andersen “How Do I Pay For It”. Invite your friends, family and neighbors. Questions to 805-390-5487.

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. Please pray for the following: • 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 Toriann Garner’s aunt’s family, Connor Cook and Kirsten Detrick,

Men’s Luncheon Wednesday, July 11 & July 25 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.

Shelter Meal (First Thursday of every month) Sign up after Church if you are willing to buy or make part of this meal.

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 805-402-1424 or email

Vacation Bible School July 16-20 9am-noon - only one week away Registration is open for VBS this summer. Forms online, in the narthex, and in the office.

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Kathy Riley, Carole DeLacey, Dave Plummer, Helen Jacobs, Hendrix Wille, Ray, Aaron, Josh, Andrew Stubblefield, John Kennedy, Rodolfo Vaccaro, Grace Olson and Gayle, John Naftzger, Pat Kihm, Pat Bland, Tanya Paulsen, Tyler Patterson (the Toop’s grandson) Continued Prayers for Larry Augustine, Jazzy Betka, Dan Guiteras, Rosalia & Paul Lewis, the Lucas Family, Sally Losey, Steve Medler, the Winter Bruno family, Tony Newman & Kelly, these difficult economic times and for employment. Praise for Ella Garner’s blood count back to normal and no more ITP. Sympathy to the family and friends of Javier Malvar. Pray for Monte Vista Preschool. Pray for IMPACT, the missions organization of the Santa Barbara Presbytery. Pray for the training of our teams to go smoothly the last week of June and for each participant as they are sent out to serve in July and August. Please also pray for IMPACT’s director, Bree Bouma, as she is getting married July 14!

Christmas Trees needed for VBS!! If you have a Christmas tree we could borrow for VBS please contact Mary Nelsen at 498-8213. We need to create a forest for the National Park theme.

Surf Camp July 24-26 9am-2:30pm Flyers available in the church office.

PCH Prayer Groups (every Sunday and Monday)

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 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.

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. The movie for July is “Yankee Doodle Dandy”. This is a biography of George M. Cohan, the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer. Meet at Alanna Jacobs’ home.

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 July - Promise Me by Richard Paul Evans

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 Rev. John Josselyn, First Service Music Facilitator Toriann Garner, Choir Director - Kathy Josselyn, Pianist

July 8, 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 July 8th  

Monte Vista Presbyterian

MVP Bulletin July 8th  

Monte Vista Presbyterian