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Celebration of Worship Next Week

Sunday, July 15, 2012 As you prepare for worship, consider these words from Aristotle. “You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” And now reflect on these words from the Apostle Paul talking about a Christian, “Welcome him in the Lord with great joy, and honor men like him, because he almost died for the work of Christ, risking his life to make up for the help you could not give me.” Courage and honor. Christ and suffering. Allow these thoughts to prepare you for worship.

What’s ironic about the PCH highways is that those who walk the path discover that the attributes of religious life that seem so important to please God become like trash compared to knowing Christ. This journey of faith is more about knowing Christ than about letting others see just how religious we are. If you’ve never been to a trash heap, you’ll not want to miss this visit. You’ll discover the power of losing everything for the sake of gaining the most important thing in this life and eternity. Yeah, it’s that important. I hope you’ll join us as we continue our walking tour through Philippi.

Sunday School and Youth Groups

10:00 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.


Hallelujah, You Love Is Amazing O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing I Worship You Almighty God


Tom Stephen

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

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

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.

Offertory: “I Dreamed a Dream/It’s Not in Vain”

One day on their way to the place of prayer, Paul and his companions met a slave-girl possessed by a spirit by which she predicted the future. Her owners were making large profits from her ability. The girl followed Paul and his companions shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.” She kept this up for many days until Paul finally commanded the spirit to “come out of her”, which it did. With the hope of profit now gone, the owners of the girl seized Paul and Silas and dragged them to the authorities, telling them that they were advocating practices unlawful for Roman citizens. A mob develops and Paul and Silas are beaten and then thrown into prison. About midnight, as Paul and Silas are singing praises to God, a violent earthquake shakes the city, and the prison doors fly open and the chains came loose. The jailer, scared for his life, listens to Paul preach to him and his family. That night they believed in the Lord and were baptized. They washed Paul’s and Silas’s wounds and prepared a meal for them. There was much joy in the jailer’s house that night.

NEW MEMBER’S CLASS 6-9 pm Dinner and Childcare will be provided.

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 831)

The Apostle Paul in Philippi



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

Philippians 2:12-18 Susan Schwaiger

“6th Site: Hall of Faithful” Philippians 2:19-30


Both groups dismissed after the Children’s Moment.

Destination: Philippi

Tom Stephen



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

Here I Am Lord

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! Vacation Bible School

Prayer & Praise Reports

July 16-20 9am-noon

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

starts tomorrow!

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

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.

Aging in America Saturday, August 4 9:00 am—noon

Please pray for the following:

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 xxxx

• 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 Marisa Dottlinger, Toriann Garner’s aunt’s family, Carole DeLacey,

Mission Night at Monte Vista Sunday, August 19th at 5:00 pm Meet in the Fellowship Hall. * Enjoy dinner from several parts of the world: Mexico, Ukraine, Hawaii, Brazil, and Israel! * Hear the life-changing stories of our youth who went to serve as Jesus! * BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY! If you would like to help prepare some of the International Food call Susan Schwaiger xxxx

Men’s Luncheon Wednesday, 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.

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Helen Jacobs, 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, the Winter Bruno family, Tony Newman & Kelly, these difficult economic times and for employment. Sympathy to Ken Coscarelli and family upon the passing of his brother-in-law. Sympathy to Cindy Vodraska and family upon the passing of her brother. Sympathy to Janis, Anna, and Emily and their extended family and friends upon the passing of Steve Medler. Pray for Monte Vista Preschool. Pray for congregation and staff at Malibu Presbyterian Church.

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 email

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

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.– not meeting for the rest of July. Prayers are available by contacting Phyllis Melampy or Susan Schwaiger.

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 818-597-9525 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, 4640 Via Don Luis.

Prayer Shawl Ministry - not meeting in July & August

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

Our Staff Rev. Tom Stephen, Pastor ( Carol Benson, Commissioned Lay Pastor ( Matt Elam, Director of Youth Ministries

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 15, 2012

Jim Lambert, Facilities Director J.J. Shaules, Preschool Director ( (Preschool phone 805-499-6610) Michelle Chastain, Secretary (

The Altar Flowers are given in celebration of the birthdays of Alex & Marissa Au!

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.

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.

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