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									                                                                                                                  J ANUA RY 20 12

                                 Hello Church of the Master,

                                 How great it has been for me and my family to be with you through the Christmas season and
                                 experience how you enter the season of Advent and Christmas here in SoCal. If you can’t have
                                 snow, I have discovered you can have it on the screens during the musical. What a hoot!

                                 As we head into the new year I want to update you on a couple of items. The first is the proposal
                                 for worship times. After much consideration it was determined that the only change to worship
                                 times would be that the AWAKE service would move to 10:30 AM. (Junior and Senior High will
                                 also meet starting at 10:30.) Otherwise, everything else remains as it currently is; 9:00 AM and
                                 10:45 AM Sanctuary services.

                                Believe it or not, this small change will allow for one, instead of two, pastors to have to prepare a
sermon each week. It will also mean that we can avoid either rushing the preaching or waiting for the preacher. It is simply good
stewardship of our personnel and an improvement of our worship practices. Don’t worry - Pastor Chris will still be preaching,
but he will be doing other things too.

Some may sense some added difficulty to the already stressed parking situation but we are asking, as always, for as many as can to
park offsite. It may mean that a few of you who attend the 10:45 service will need to come a few minutes earlier, as many of you
already do. The good news is that you can join the fellowship time in the courtyard before the service. We will have coffee ready
for you.

From January 17-20 I, along with Pastor Chris and two of our elders, will be travelling to Orlando to attend a gathering of the
Fellowship of Presbyterians. This gathering of people from over 2000 PC(USA) churches is a continuation of the discussion that
began in October in Minneapolis. We will be seeking to discover what the best way forward is for churches who remain deeply
committed to biblical integrity and faithful discipleship, as PCOM does, within a denomination that often appears to be drifting
away from these things. I encourage you to look at the website of the Fellowship (http://www.fellowship-pres.org/) and to pray
for our team as we bring back our report to the elders.

The peace of our Lord,

                                                                    NEWS                                                                                                                                                  MINISTRIES
            Recognize                             HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE                           NEW BOOKS ON THE BOOKCART IN
      Robert “Bob” Pettengill
                                                      CHURCH LIBRARY
                                                           By Pril Worcester Kirkeby
                                                                                                    HEAVEN IS FOR REAL by Todd Burpo
                                                                                                                                                                                                       FOREST HOME BOOSTERS
   Outreach to Saddleback College                                                                   ((237). A little boy’s astounding story of his
                                                        WHAT MAKES THE CHURCH
 Emeritus Institute Foundation Board                                                                trip to Heaven and back. Written by his Dad, a     On December 15, 2011 seventy Forest                  PCOM youth and families. Many of you               studying Psalms).     We meet September
                                                           LIBRARY SPECIAL?
            1976-Present                                                                            church pastor in western Nebraska.                 Home Boosters, men and women, filled the             have supported us by recently buying 2012          through June, and invite you to join us. For
                                                           The Church Library is a special part     TATTOOS ON THE HEART by Gregory                    festive dining room at Sarducci’s in San Juan        Entertainment Books or participating in our        information, please contact Jean Molnar at
                                                 of our PCOM ministry. It reaches all ages of       Boyle (277.94). “Father G” is the founder          Capistrano for our 7th Annual Christmas              on-going “Pocket Change Can Change Lives”          949 831-3656.
                                                 church members; it supports our twenty-            of Homeboy Industries, a gang intervention         Luncheon. We were delighted to meet friends,         project. For more information on this project
                                                 eight small groups, covenant and Bible study       program located in the Boyle Heights               old and new, while we enjoyed lunch and              please call Doris Rende at 830-2978. She will
                                                 groups, adult classes, and marriage, family,       neighborhood of Los Angeles. A breathtaking        watched the Amtrak and Metrolink trains              gladly supply empty cans (banks) for you to fill
                                                 and parenting study groups. There are also         series of parables inspired by faith.              go by. Pastor Jackson and his wife, Malaika,         and return to her for bank deposit. Donations
                                                 many resource books on people and places           MAKING ROUNDS WITH OSCAR by                        joined us. We were blessed to hear Pastor            for “camperships” may also be made directly
                                                 in the Bible, Bible atlases, dictionaries, and     David Dosa, M.D. (Biography DOSA). The             Jackson as he shared his Christmas message           to PCOM - “Forest Home Boosters” and a tax
                                                 commentaries, and how to better conduct our        story of a doctor and the patients he serves,      with us. Also, once again David Wells blessed        receipt will be forthcoming from the church
                                                 Christian lives. The Biography and Fiction         their caregivers, and most importantly, of         us with his special gift of music.                   Treasurer.
                                                 collections are especially inspirational and/      a cat named Oscar who teaches by example,
                                                 or religious oriented. The new Children’s          embracing moments at the end of lives.             PCOM Forest Home Boosters (our new                   We meet the 3rd Thursday of the month at
Our Church of the Master members serve                                                              WHO STOLE MY CHURCH by Gordon                      name) raises money in a variety of ways              9:30 a.m., at PCOM, in Room 2 for fellowship,
                                                 Library in the Christian Education Building,
in many ways and one of particular interest                                                         MacDonald (262.001). What to do when the           for “camperships” to Forest Home for                 prayer and Bible study (we are currently
                                                 2nd Floor, has books and films that may not
is here in the Saddleback Valley at the                                                             church you love tries to enter the 21st century.
                                                 be found in public libraries, and are vital in
Saddleback College. Since its inception in                                                          An imaginary community sees their church
                                                 teaching youngsters about growing in their
1976, this college department has increased                                                         changing, but a real-life pastor and his wife
                                                 Christian faith.
its course offerings to over 150 classes held                                                       discover how to meet the needs of all believers
                                                           In the past six months the adult
during the day at more than 25 convenient                                                           without abandoning their dreams and desires.
                                                 church library (includes young adults) has
locations and successfully serves over 20,000                                                       WHAT GOOD IS GOD? by Philip Yancey
                                                 been surveyed, and carefully reduced to allow
students annually.                                                                                  (230). In search of a faith that matters. Author
                                                 our current collection to be more purposeful
The Saddleback College Emeritus Institute                                                           is a journalist and spiritual seeker who travels
                                                 in serving the church and its Christian
was established as a unique educational                                                             the globe in search of an answer to a universal
opportunity for the pursuit and enhancement                                                         question.
                                                           The theme of the library is taken
of lifelong learning for the adult population.                                                      WHO’S PUSHING YOUR BUTTONS by Dr.
                                                 from Psalm 119:105, “Your word is a lamp to
As an integral part of the Saddleback College                                                       John Townsend (248.4) How to handle the
                                                 my feet and a light to my path.” I invite you
curriculum, the Emeritus Institute is a leader                                                      difficult person in your life without causing
                                                 to light your path through using the church
in providing challenging and rewarding                                                              pain and upheaval. Expert insights to help
                                                 library this year. New signs on the shelves in
programs specifically designed for older
                                                 The Commons will help you locate what you
                                                 need. The card catalog is not current, but is
                                                                                                    you understand your button-pusher, and wise
                                                                                                    assistance in handling the problem.                   “A CUP OF CHRISTMAS TEA”                           Women’s Ministry
Church of the Master member Bob Pettengill                                                          HOW TO STUDY THE BIBLE AND ENJOY
                                                 useful for finding subjects of nonfiction books.
(pictured back left above) was instrumental                                                         IT by Skip Heitzig (Teaching Tape Series in        Thank you to one and all who worked so              hall on Saturday, December 3, 2011 as over
                                                 There is a Title List for new books and films
in starting the Institute and was recently                                                          eight cassettes). If your Bible reading time is    diligently to make this year’s PCOM Women’s         200 women arrived for the event. Every table
                                                 in a binder on the card catalog. Hopefully,
recognized by his alma mater University of                                                          limited, you may want to try listening to this     Ministries tea-luncheon fund raiser a huge          was uniquely set by the table hostesses, and
                                                 a new catalog will be started in 2012. For
Minnesota as and Honored alumnus. Please                                                            motivating series. Donated by the Samuelson’s.     success. There were countless people who            we all enjoyed a delicious tea and delightful
                                                 more information, you may contact Pril at:
recognize Gods humble servant for his                                                                                                                  combined their hours, clever ideas, donations,      program featuring our own Lucie Mathieson
                                                 pwkirkeby@cox.net or 855-6786.
mission field work for the Adult population of                                                      NEW DONATIONS OF FICTION:                          creativity and organizational skills to make this   and the Claddagh Irish dancers. Many new
the Saddleback Valley.                                                                              BLIND YOUR PONIES by Stanley Gordon                a wonderful occasion to begin the Christmas         friendships were made, and there seemed to
                                                                                                    West. There’s a spirit that endures in the small   season. Thank you also to the many husbands         be a new excitement of working together on a
                                                                                                    western town of Willow Creek, Montana,             who contributed their skills, talents and           common goal. The final numbers are not in as
                                            January Birthdays
                                                                                                    where teacher and coach Sam Pickett and five       special “man power” to help us out.                 of this writing, but approximately $10,000.00
                                                                                                    high school players take a hapless basketball                                                          was raised to support various women’s
                                                                                                    team all the way to the state championships.       Now the teacups and saucers are back in             ministries and mission projects.
            1/9      Reyna Barazin               1/17     Luke Tubman                               Hope is alive and well, even in Willow Creek.      the china cabinets, tablecloths have been
            1/9      Jacey Santagata             1/20     Braden Ong                                THE STONE ANGEL by Margaret Laurence.              laundered, new purchases from the wonderful         Thank you again to everyone involved in any
            1/11     Adam Ciampa                 1/22     Hannah Bohm                               With her life nearly behind her, the witty,        Christmas Boutique wrapped, and given as            way for making this event such a huge success.
            1/11     Ryan Harvey                 1/23     Grace Gallagher                           irascible and fiercely proud Hagar Shipley         Christmas gifts, and the happy memories of          We truly appreciate everyone’s contributions.
            1/14     Jacob Schwarz               1/24     Kylie Scanlon                             escapes from her nursing home and sets out         “A Cup of Christmas Tea” still linger. The
            1/15     Kristen Slymen              1/26     Jacob Nguyen                              in search of a way to reconcile herself to her     Commons became a magnificent banquet                The Steering Committee
                                                 1/27     Grant Miller                              tumultuous past.
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                                                        MINISTRIES                                                                                                                                               MINISTRIES
 Photos from December’s Big Wednesday!
                                                                                                                                                                                                 decorations for both the classroom and home.          and Bible stories will all relate to the life and

                                         Children’s Ministry                                                                                                                                     They decorated the classroom tree, make a gift
                                                                                                                                                                                                 for their parents, helped bake the Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ministry of Jesus.

                                                                                                                                                                                                 cookies, and enjoyed green play dough, green          A special parent program will be held at
                                                                                                                                                                                                 paint, and a green snack on Green color day.          PCOM on Wednesday, January 18th. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                 The children especially enjoyed manipulating          speaker will be Dr. Ann Corwin and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 the classroom nativity figures and looking at         topic of her presentation is THE EMOTIONS
                                                                                                                                                                                                 picture books relating to the first Christmas.        BEFORE THE EXPLOSIONS: How Play Can
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Solve Problems in Children.” It will be hosted
                                                                                                                                              December was a delightful month in the             A special highlight of the month for the staff        by PCOM Preschool, Children’s Ministries
                                                                                                                                              preschool. The children learned about the          was a luncheon for the preschool staff and the        and MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers.) The
                                                                                                                                              first Christmas present, the gift of baby Jesus.   church staff. It was a great time of sharing and      public is invited.
       Mission Viejo Youth Choir                                                                                                                                                                 getting to know one another. Judy Crockett
                                                                                                                                              We gathered together at the beginning of each
                                                                                                                                              school day for a Christmas carol sing-along        planned and prepared the food and we are              Parent-teacher conferences will be held on
                                                                                                    The Emotions Before                       and the grand finale was our annual Christmas      very appreciative of her and her team of              January 23rd through the 25th. Child care
                                                                                                      the Explosions:                         program, “The Miracle of Christmas.” The           helpers, Kathy Rich, Karen Hernandez, Kim             will be provided during the parent-teacher
                                         Join us as we kick off the New Year together          How Play Can Solve Problems in                 Christmas programs are always held on the last     Clegg, and Pat Hood.                                  conference.
                                                               at                                                                             day of school before the Christmas recess. The
                                              Big Wednesday!                                  By: Dr. Ann Corwin, Ph.D, M.Ed.
                                                                                                                                              children were dressed in a costume depicting
                                                                                                                                              a person from the first nativity. Each class had
                                                                                                                                              a Mary, Joseph, shepherds, angles and lambs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 January activities will revolve around
                                                                                                                                                                                                 the theme, “The Butcher, the Baker, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Candlestick Maker.” The children will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       A super, special event is scheduled for the end
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       of the month, Pajama Day Brunch. Children,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       teachers, and parent helpers are to wear their
                                                  January 18, 2012                                 The Parenting DoctorTM                     After the program the parents and guests were      learning about helpers in our community.              night clothes to school. Classroom activities
                                                     5:45 p.m.                                                                                invited back to the classrooms for holiday         The enrichment program will involve visits
                                                                                                                                                                                                 with Officer Friendly from the Orange County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       will include listening to night time stories, a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       pajama day parade, sharing stuffed animals,
                                                                                                                                              punch and Christmas cookies that were baked
                                                        in The Commons                           A FREE parenting workshop                                                                       Sheriff Department, and a program with the            and having a yummy brunch of pancakes,
           Kid’s Praise Choir                                                                                                                 by the children.
                                                                                                    Wed, January 18, 2012                                                                        O.C. Sheriff Helicopter patrol. Later in the          sausage, and orange juice. Wouldn’t it be fun
                                            The In ‘n Out Burger truck                                6:30 to 8:00 p.m.                       Classroom activities revolved around the           month a pediatric dental technician will do a         to be a child again!!!
                                             will be here and for $5 you can get a                                                            theme “The Joy of Christmas.” Children made        presentation with the children. Chapel time
                                               genuine burger, chips and coke!                               Hosted by:

                                                                                                                                              Happy New Year from Noah’s Ark
                                                                                            Presbyterian Church of the Master Preschool,
                                                Following dinner, join us for:                    Children’s Ministries and MOPS                                                                                                                       FOR OLDER CHILDREN:
                                             Parenting speaker Dr. Ann Corwin                        (Mothers of Preschoolers)                                                                                                                         IF I COULD ASK GOD ANYTHING by
                                          (hosted by PCOM Preschool, MOPS, and                                                                By Pril Worcester Kirkeby                          SECRETLY DO GOOD DEEDS by Melody                      Kathryn Slattery. Awesome Bible answers for
                                                    Children’s Ministries)                     Children behave because of the way they                                                           Carlson. From Matthew 6:3-4 : “But when               curious kids. A uniquely kid-friendly book
                                                            AND                                  ‘feel’. This workshop will teach you         In the new year may the PCOM Children’s            you give to the needy, do not let your left           with clear, easy-to-understand answers to
                                                 The 2012 start of Kid’s Klub                 everything you ever wanted to know about        Library help our youngsters to know more           hand know what your right hand is doing, so           questions about Christian faith, such as, “If
                                              (kids Kindergarten - 6th grades)              your children’s baffling behaviors and how to     about Jesus and also discover their God-given      that your giving may be in secret. Then your          God is invisible, how can I know He is real?”
                                                                                            deal with the way they feel in order to change    talents for doing their best.                      Father, who sees what is done in secret, will         THE CHILDREN’S BIBLE ENCYCLOPEDIA
                                         Child care is provided for children under age 5.   behavior. Children learn best through ‘play’,     In January the following books will help           reward you.” In rhyme.                                by Mark Water. For kids 8-12.
                                         Reservations are needed for child care AND          so the focus of Dr. Ann’s talk will be to give   children discover that doing their best will       WHO TAUGHT ME? WAS IT YOU, GOD?                       Bible facts, ideas, people, & things made simple
                                                       for In ‘n Out dinner.                  you tools you can immediately use to play       draw them closer to Jesus and His love             by Florence Parry Heide. Answers tough                & fun. Sample: “Have you ever wondered what
                                            Please call the church office 582-2670              through your problems with your kids.         for them. Look on the checkout shelf in            questions asked by your child, such as “How           Goliath might have looked like?” or “What
                                                                                                                                              the Children’s Library on the 2nd floor of         did I learn to breathe?” and “Who taught me           people might have done for a living in biblical
                                                                                             Where: Presbyterian Church of the Master,        the Christian Education Building for the           to dream?” Spiritual growth for children with         times?” Beautifully illustrated.
                                                                                                            Sanctuary                         following:                                         this concept book.                                    A FAMILY PROJECT by Sarah Ellis. Fiction.
                                                                                                    26051 Marguerite Parkway                                                                     YOU AND ME by Florence Parry Heide.                   A funny and sad, tender and moving, but most
                                                                                            (corner of Marguerite Pkwy and Oso Pkwy)          FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN:                              There is only one of “me” … There is only one         of all truthful story of a family with mostly
                                                                                                     Mission Viejo, CA 92692                  MUD PIE ANNIE by Sue Buchanan. Meet                of “you”. God made me and He made you;                grown children, but facing a new baby and
                                                                                                                                              Annie, a marvelous cook, no matter whether         we’re alike but we’re different. God made every       drastic life changes.
                                                                                               To register, please call (949) 582-2670        she makes mud pies or great dishes … she           single person their own person, different
                                                                                            On-site childcare provided. Call to reserve by    does her very best. “God sees what is in my        special selves. That is wonderful!                    FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT
                                                                                                        Tuesday, January 17.                  heart, not the mud between my toes.” Includes      PRAYER FOR A CHILD by Rachel Field.                   THE CHILDREN’S LIBRARY AND/OR
                                                                                                                                              real recipes children can make. In rhyme.          A Caldecott Medal winner. This is a prayer            DONATIONS OF BOOKS AND FILMS,
                                                                                                                                              THE GOOD THAT I SHOULD by Gwyn                     written for one little girl, but it is a prayer for   PLEASE CONTACT PRIL at
                                                                                                                                              Borcherding. From Romans 7:19: “For what I         boys and girls all over the world.                    pwkirkeby@cox.net or 855-6786
                                                                                                                                              do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I
                                                                                                                                              do not want to do - this I keep on doing.” A
~4~                         The Master Plan is available online at www.MyPCOM.com                                                             book about God’s forgiveness. In rhyme.                                                                                                               ~5~
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                                                         Men’s Ministry                                                                                                                                              connect
                                                                                                     Family and Friends                                     Sharing the Faith                          promoting ministries and making a difference
                                                                                                                                                                                                       to the community.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          a medical scientist, physician, educator and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          author. He served 16 years as the chairman
                                                                                                                                                          Lessons by Daniel Foster, MD                 -To receive training in some form of outreach,     of the Department of Internal Medicine,
                                                                                                     •Battle of the Bands BBQ Game Day                         (video and audio)                       evangelism, or missions work                       University of Texas Southwestern Medical
                                                                                                     •Camp Fire Family Day and Overnight                                                               -To personally contribute and make a               School and three terms on the president’s
                                                                                                         Local Event                              Consider these issues concerning our church:         difference in this church                          Council on Bioethics. He was named Great
                                                                                                     •Whale Watch and Ocean Institute Day                                                                                                                 Teacher by the National Institutes of Health
                                                                                                                                                        •What does Christ want us to do?               If you are hoping to make a greater connection     and for four years hosted a national television
                                                                                                                                                     Jesus said: “Be my witnesses.” (Acts 1:8)         to the church’s purpose but haven’t discovered     program for the Public Broadcasting System.
                                                                                                     Thanks to God and His Blessings,
                                                                                                                                                       And I will make you fishers of men.”            just how you can best contribute, please join
                                                                                                     Your Men’s Ministry Committee in Service
                                                                                                                                                                  (Matthew 4:19)                       us in this class focused on discipleship - aimed   Dr. Foster’s religious teaching record is equally
 2012 A New Year of Missions                                                                         Contact Don Roberson, 949-279-1797                                                                at growing our confidence and ability to:          impressive. For over thirty years he has taught
                                                                                                                                                            •Where did God place us?                      •Assist in a greater understanding of           an adult education class of over 300 members.
                                                                                                     or Lyle Johnson, 949-742-2936 for more
 and Congregational Service                                                                          information on all Activities
                                                                                                                                                           People living in our area are                  Scripture, worship and mission.                 Recordings of his lessons are distributed to
   MEN are marching along Get Involved!                                                                                                                       “highly disengaged”                         •Encourage questions about the faith.           subscribers world-wide. He has also been an
 Camp Pendleton School of Infantry
       (SOI) Mission to the Marines
                                                   Pancake Breakfast                                                                                    -50% reporting they have no faith
                                                                                                                                                                                                          •Provide answers to faith questions.            invited key-note speaker at numerous regional
                                                   Our usual Big Pancake breakfast will be                                                                                                                •Thoughtfully respond to objections,            and national religious conferences.

Men’s Ministry has volunteered to assist retired   held Saturday, February 11th or 18th, 2012.                                                                                                            concerns and misconceptions.
Navy Chaplain, Bob Warren, and his wife,                                                                                                            •Our congregation has indicated that they             •Demonstrate the faith in everyday life.        No Class in January 2012
                                                   More information will be coming on this
Genece, in supporting a worship service on                                                                                                          would like:                                                                                           Please direct any questions to David Finley,
                                                   informative and inspiring program plus good
the first Sunday evening of each month at the                                                                                                     -To have greater local impact - reaching out,        Dr. Foster is internationally distinguished as     489-9333 or davidmfinley@gmail.com
                                                   food and fellowship. Speaker and topic will be
School of Infantry (SOI) at Camp Pendleton.        announced in this month.                              Friday, February 3, 2012
In the past 3 months, a Men’s Ministry team
of volunteers has delivered approximately
                                                                                                               12:00 noon
1,800 cookies each month and supported             Golf, Bike, and Hike                                            The Commons
                                                                                                                                                                                              GROW                                                                         SERVE
the young Marines with prayer, thanksgiving        Monday, May 21, 2012 at the Tijeras Creek
                                                   Golf Course and Trabuco Canyon O’Neill                     Lunch catered by Jolanda
and encouragement. If you are interested in
                                                                                                                  Cost ~ $10.00
joining our team on the first Sunday evening
of any month in 2012, please contact Rob
                                                   Wilderness Park Trails. Mark your calendars
                                                   for this Funday event that raises funds through
                                                                                                                                                           PATHFINDERS CLASS                                        SOJOURNERS
                                                                                                       INSTALLATION OF 2012 OFFICERS              A Bible-focused Christian education class for
Vetter (robert.vetter@att.net; 202-8238 cell)      a helicopter golf ball drop opportunity for the
                                                                                                                                                                    all ages                                         Sunday Mornings
or Lyle Johnson (lylejohnson1@cox.net; 742-        Men’s Ministry significant donation to PCOM
                                                                                                           Old friends and newcomers,                        SUNDAYS: 10:30 a.m.                                        9:00 a.m.
2936 cell). If you have questions, you also        Ministries and Missions.
                                                                                                      members and non-members, are welcome.               Sanctuary Building - Room 1                                  Classroom 2
can talk with any of the following individuals
who have experienced this mission trip in the
past 3 months: Jerry Blose, Ian Brault, John
                                                   Car Rally                                               If you are not on our caller’s list,   Jan. 1: No Class - Happy New Year!                       January 1 - Sojourners will not meet.
                                                   Our first motorized event is being planned          you may call Gladys Farquhar, 206-0547,                                                             January 8 & 15 - The Effects of “PAX
Brault, Michael Cerfogli, Nick Cerfogli, Dave      and could be a great time for all of us                                                        Jan. 8-29: “Sermon Notes - ‘For Small Group                         AMERICANA”
                                                                                                            or the church office, 582-2670,
Erban, Dennis Hirschberg, Lyle Johnson,            PCOMers interested in showing surrounding                                                      Discussion.” During January, Bill Prichard
                                                                                                                 to make a reservation.
John Kosewick, Greg McClure, Joe O’Connell,        communities our PCOM spirit, and to have                                                       will facilitate discussion of the morning’s
                                                                                                            If you make a reservation and
Scott Pichard, Glen Simmons, Merle Smith,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MUSIC Ministry
                                                   visitors come to our beautiful campus to                   cannot attend, please cancel        sermon based on the small group questions
Rob Vetter and Dave Zerwas. We also would          mix and mingle in a neutral and friendly                                                       provided in the worship bulletin. Attend the
                                                                                                           by noon on Tuesday, January 31.
appreciate the donation of cookies and
brownies from the congregati0n to be delivered
                                                   environment                                                                                    first service - then join us a half-hour later for          DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY                         Sanctuary Choir Auditions for 2012 - Why
to PCOM on the first Sunday of each month.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  not make a commitment to do something
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
If you can occasionally make 100 cookies                                                                                                          Feb. 5-March 25:        “Survey of the Old                                                               new and join our wonderful choir. Singing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Room 103
for the Marines, we will reach our monthly                      We are                                                                            Testament.” Led by Greg Chao, Jon Saur,                                                                  in a choir has been proven to improve your
                                                                                                                                                                                                           We will be studying the book of Joel
target of 1,800 cookies. The only restriction                                                                                                     Bill Prichard and Jesse Lund. An eight week                                                             health, strengthen your memory, extend your
                                                                                                                                                                                                         The class is open to all, and we would be
is NO POPPY SEEDS in the recipes. You can                            People with imperfections who are                                            look at the testament that comprises nearly 80                  happy to see new faces.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           life, and most importantly, worship God in
sign up for cookie donations for a particular                                                                                                                                                                                                               a special, unique way. We need dedicated
month in 2012 on the PCOM patio between                              Committed to following the Master, Jesus Christ, to                          percent of the entire Bible.                                For more information contact
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          people in all voice parts. If you would like to
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Ramona Holland, 829-6902.
services. Our next scheduled trip to the SOI                         Offer all generations a caring place to grow and learn and to                                    Join us!                                                                              try, please contact John Elg at 786-3340 or
will be on Sunday evening, 2/5/12. We will be                                                                                                                                                                                                                           jelgmusic@aol.com.
                                                                     Make disciples who engage the world with God’s transforming love.                                                                     Class begins again January 15, 2012
carpooling under the direction of Rob Vetter.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            God Bless,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             John Elg
~6~                             The Master Plan is available online at www.MyPCOM.com                                                                                               The Master Plan is available online at www.MyPCOM.com                                                              ~7~
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                                                                  SERVE                                                                                                                                                                                          Why YOU Should Become a
                                                   “My husband and I were self-employed.            Outreach, I don’t know where we would be.
                                                 We struggled to keep our business afloat,
                                                 but with the downturn in the economy, we
                                                                                                    SCO paid my rent when I had nowhere else to
                                                                                                    turn and kept the lights on in our home when                                                                                                                     Stephen Minister:
                                                 had to shut our doors. Unable to cope with         everything was dark...”                                                                                                                                        Reason #10: You will learn to turn
                                                                                                                                                          “I can’t thank my Stephen Minister enough.          Stephen Ministry requirements . . .                        danger into opportunity
                                                 our circumstances, my husband fell into                                                                  She really helped me through a long difficult       One 2 year commitment
                                                 a debilitating depression. The weight of           Jane has since found a full time job and is                                                                                                                 Care of a dedicated, trained, Christ-centered
South County Outreach has been the recipient                                                                                                                             time in my life.                     Complete an initial 50 hours of training,         Stephen Minister can help a person in crisis
of 1,352 lbs. of generosity that you’ve given    providing for my husband and two children          working her way out of debt. She is hopeful           She listened and prayed with me and stayed          which is held on Thursday evenings for about
                                                 fell on my shoulders. There were periods of        about the future and looks forward to the                                                                                                                   find wholeness.
in food items, and an additional $830.00                                                                                                                      with me as long as I needed her help.”          6 months, about listening, healthy boundaries,        Reason #9: Stephen Ministers are
for feeding the hungry and needy of South        time when I was able to find work, but it wasn’t   day when she can become an SCO donor,                                                                     confidentiality, and interpersonal dynamics
                                                 enough. We burned through our savings and          partnering to help a family who has fallen on                                                                                                                            skilled caregivers
Orange County. You continue to bless those                                                                                                                         Am I really being called?                  Attend scheduled continuing education and         They feel well prepared to walk alongside
around us with your generosity.                  our unemployment eventually ran out. A             hard times.                                                     I’m not qualified am I?                   supervision meetings while serving in the
                                                 friend told me about South County Outreach.                                                                                                                                                                    people in crisis or in their own relationships
                                                                                                                                                                   God has a plan for you.                    Stephen Ministry                                  with family and friends.
Reidel Post, Executive Director of SCO, wrote    When I finally visited SCO to meet with a          You, our PCOM church community, are                  Small people of the Bible were equipped and
                                                 case manager, I was absolutely overwhelmed         helping families like Jane’s...helping to feed the                                                                                                                 Reason #8: Stephen Ministers
in the December newsletter that despite the                                                                                                                       used in remarkable ways!                    Stephen Leaders are planning an early                experience the joy of fellowship
ongoing difficult economic times we have         by her kindness. She listened to my struggles      hungry, house families with children in crisis                                                            2012 Stephen Minister training class here
                                                 and gave me practical resources to get back        and change lives forever. If you would like to                                                                                                                            with one another
witnessed lives being transformed through the                                                                                                                                                                 at PCOM and will be accepting applications        They share joys and challenges of their caring
generosity and commitment of the volunteers,     on my feet. I was able to take home food that      extend your generosity and the love of Jesus                                                              until the training class is confirmed and ready
                                                 day from the food pantry, resources for my         Christ, there are volunteer opportunities to                                                                                                                relationships, pray for one another relating in
donors and staff of SCO. Reidel recently spent                                                                                                                                                                to start. Call any of our Stephen Leaders for     a spiritual way.
some time with Jane, one of SCO’s clients, who   husband, and a new little pink backpack for        help at SCO on a regular or temporary basis.                                                              more information. They will gladly discuss
                                                 my daughter. SCO gave me hope that day that        Call 380-8144 x206, or visit www.sco-oc.org                                                                                                                        Reason #7: Stephen Ministers
has faced numerous hardships over the past                                                                                                                                                                    the program and help you get an application.                     learn to listen
year. Read her story...                          I will never forget. Without South County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Stephen Ministers learn to listen for more
                                                                                                                                                         Stephen Ministry is . . .                                                                              than just words. They seek true understanding
                                                                                            get HELP                                                     One-on-one ministry by trained, caring Lay
                                                                                                                                                         Ministers who have responded to Paul’s call
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jackie Kosewick
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lyle Johnson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (949) 584-2590
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (949) 742-2936
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and empathy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Reason #6: Stephen Ministers are
             SUPPORT                             PRAYER CONCERNS
                                                 Jan Staehling
                                                                                                    Katie Schorling
                                                                                                    Sandy LaSor
                                                                                                                                                         to “carry each other’s burdens, and in this way
                                                                                                                                                         you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Betty Johnson
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sue Seymour
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kathi Roberson
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (949) 276-4484
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (949) 279-1798
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           assertive caregivers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Stephen Ministers are trained to “speak the
                                                                                                    Terry Weaver                                                                                                                                                truth in love.” Christian assertiveness is the
                                                 Rosemary Bevirt                                    Karen Hornback                                       A Stephen Minister is . . .                          Don Roberson               (949) 279-1797         best way of relating.
                                                 June Jones                                                                                              •         A lay person who has received
 OPEN DOOR PRAYER GATHERING                      Jan Cramer
                                                                                                    Dean Jongewaard
                                                                                                    Lyn Carlysle                                         over 50 hours of training in how to provide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Reason #5: Stephen Ministers are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       caregivers, not curegivers
                                                 Ruth Brumme                                        Pat McIntosh                                         distinctively Christian care                                                                           They are not therapists or problem solvers;
                                                 Stella Ljungborg                                   Nina Roberson                                        •         A child of God who walks beside a                                                            they are caregivers. Only God can bring about
                                                 Richard Willeford                                                                                       hurting person
           DOES GOD STILL                        Bill Gately
                                                                                                    Reba Goodell
                                                                                                    Gwyneth Hoff                                         •         A caring Christian friend who really
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Reason #4: Stephen Ministers feel
                                                 Robert Allen                                                                                            listens, bringing warmth and kindness to
          ANSWER PRAYER?                         Tom Ridgeway
                                                                                                    Arlene LaSor
                                                                                                    Ella West                                            those who feel alone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        needed (because they are!)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Stephen Ministry benefits our pastors, our
                                                 Cole Lemire                                        Mike Neppl                                                                                                                                                  congregation, and our community.
                                                 Mavis February                                     Patricia Johnson                                                                                                                                               Reason #3: Stephen Ministry skills
                                                 Kay Lowe                                           Dick Whittington                                                                                                                                                  apply in other relationships
                                                 Tex Shannon                                        Shirley Brown                                                                                                                                               They use their skills in dealing with spouses,
                                                 Eunice Shannon
                                                 Norm Steinaker
                                                                                                    Jean Trabert                                                                        CARE COMMENTS                                                           children, co-workers, and clients to listen
                                                                                                    Wanda Gaebel                                                                                                                                                without judgment!
                                                 Christeen Ann Bedford                              The School of Infantry at Camp Pendleton                                                                                                                      Reason #2: Stephen Ministry is a life
      Two opportunities to experience            Katie Griesbaum                                                                                                                         “Pain is a reminder that we are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            changing experience
  GOD’S PEOPLE PRAYING                           James Cross                                        Please pray for relatives of our church family                                            alive for a purpose. . .                                          They respond compassionately when others
                                                 Gail Stephens
                                                 Ann McCord
                                                                                                    who are proudly serving in the military and                                          to alleviate the pain of others.”                                      need them, they help neighbors, family, and
            Tuesdays at 3PM and                                                                     in harm’s way.                                                                                                                                              co-workers in need.
             Thursdays at 7PM                    La Delta Jones
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Reason #1: Jesus commanded it
                 Room 204                        Lynn Onley                                         Bereaved: Doug Britt & Family in the death                                             - Arleen Whitney, Pastoral Care                                      “My command is this: Love each other as I have
                                                 Tobin Stephens                                     of his father; Gail Reavis & Family in the                                                                                                                  loved you.” We are called to “bear one another’s
                                                 Lu Henderson                                       death of her husband; The Family of Charlene                                                                                                                burdens,” and to “accept one another.”
                                                 Karin Unnerud                                      Fairclough in her death; Dale Kendall & The
                                                 Cathy Rich                                         Kennedy Family in the death of their wife &
                                                 Jennifer Mack                                      mother, Carol Kendall; Jim Dean in the death
                                                 DeeDee Schorling                                   of his mother.                                                                         The Master Plan is available online at www.MyPCOM.com
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                                                                      get HELP                                                                                                                                       get HELP

                                                        DEACON’S CORNER
“Give thanks to the LORD, call on His name;
make known among the nations what He has
done. Sing to Him, sing praise to Him; tell of all
His wonderful acts. Glory in His holy name; let
                                                               Look to the LORD. As we begin the
                                                     year 2012, I pray that our deacon team can
                                                     “look to the LORD” and “seek His face” as
                                                     we continue to grow in our love and care for
                                                                                                        are to be commended for the giving of their
                                                                                                        time and talents in faithfully serving our
                                                                                                        church family for the past 3 years. I also want
                                                                                                        to welcome our new deacons: Sandy Rowe
                                                                                                                                                                      Games for Kids!
the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.       this church family. I hope to set aside dates      (accepting a new 3 yr. term), Henry & Karen
Look to the LORD and His strength; seek His          for training as well as conduct research for the   Pritchett, Nuhad Eid, Nancy Hitter, Harriet
face always. Remember the wonders He has             possibility of forming a new care team. This       Kelly, Nadine Wardwell, Audrey Gent, and
done, and His miracles…” Psalm 105:1-5a              Psalms is a good reminder to depend on Him         Marilyn English. What a wonderful addition
                                                     and draw strength from Him as we care and          to our Deacon Team!
           Three phrases catch my attention          minister to others in our midst.                             According to the Psalms, I will
in this passage: “Give thanks,” “Look to the                   Remember the wonders. We will            rejoice because of God’s faithful care to His
LORD,” and “Remember the wonders.” These             remember the wonders God has performed             people and look forward to partnering with
phrases will be my responses of worship to a         in 2011 and be confident that He will lead us      Him! May God richly bless you this year!
God who is our Maker, Provider, Healer, and          in 2012. Last year our church family had to
Savior.                                              say “good-bye” to many brothers and sisters        Sandy Chao, Deacon Moderator
           Give thanks. I will give thanks to the    who died yet we are comforted that they are
LORD for giving me the privilege of serving          in God’s presence and care, with new bodies,
as Deacon Moderator and I am truly grateful          no more in pain. We will remember that God
for His help as well as the help of the 29 other     helped many endure sicknesses, surgeries,                  Deacon Care Teams
faithful deacons who serve this church family        and rehabilitation and He offered comfort,                 Retirement Care Team
so lovingly with me. I am also thankful for our      encouragement, and friendship through                      New Members Care Team
Deacons-at-Large, the pastoral and support           our deacons and volunteers. I especially                   Emergency Care Team
staff, lay ministers, and volunteers who share       want to remember to thank our 10 deacons                   Communion Care Team
in this care ministry. I am thankful that our        completing their terms of service: Shelley                 Prayer Care Team
God is big enough to care for the needs of the       Kennedy, Joan Way, Terry & Margaret                        Hospital Care Team
poor, those who are grieving the loss of loved       Jenkins, Laurie Jacobsen, Maryjane Hilbun,                 Home Care Team
ones, the economically distressed, the sick, the     Kirk Steele, Leilan Pince, Claire Kingsley, and            Courtyard Care Team
friendless, and those suffering personal crises.     Sandy Rowe (finished a 1 year term). They

  A special thanks to my “friends
from PCOM” for yet another gift                            Praise be to the God and Father of
 of thoughtfulness and generosity
  - for the housewarming gift for
my new home in Laguna Woods.
                                                        our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great
   It will be well used and most
 appreciated as I go out the door
                                                        mercy He has given us new birth into
                                                                                                                                                          WORD SCRAMBLE
with my delicious coffee. But most
of all, thank you for the love you                      a living hope through the resurrection                                                            _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _’ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
            demonstrate.                                                                                                                                  F R E H E O E R T,’ S A S D G O S H O C E N L E P O E P,’ LY O H N D A A E R Y L D V E L O D’,
                                                                 of Jesus Christ from the dead.                                                           ______ __________ ____ __________                                                                      ________                                ________
         Prayers and blessings,                                                                                                                           H T C O L E V E L S Y U R O E S T I W H P O S S I C M O A N’ , N D E I N K S S ’, Y U T L I M I H ,’
                                                                                          1 Peter 1:3                                                     __________ ___ ________.
                 Pastor Dee                                                                                                                               N E L E S E S N G T D A N TA P N E I E C .
                                                                                                                                                                                          Answer: Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

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                                                                                  JANUARY 2012
HAPPY NEW YEAR                Church Office Closed           •Women’s Morning                 •Katrina Team - 7:30 p.m.       •No Faith To Work                                     •Electronic Waste Disposal
                                                             Bible Study                          - Conf. Rm.                 in January                                            - 10:000 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. -
•Worship Service 9:00 a.m.                                        - 9:00 a.m. - Great Rm      •Sr. High                                                                                 Church Parking Lot
   - Sanctuary                                               •Buildings & Grounds
•AWAKE Service - 10:30 a.m.                                  •Worship & Music
   - The Commons                                             •Jr. High

•Ordination & Installation-   •MASTER PLAN                   •Men’s BSF                       •Sr. High                       •Finance                      •Jr. High Forest Home
    -9:00 a.m. -Deacons       DEADLINE                       •Missions - Conf Rm.                                                 - 7:00 a.m.- Conf. Rm.         - Jan 16th
    -10:45 a.m. - Elders      •ESL Starts                    •Sunday School Teachers                                          •MOPS
•Disciple Bible Study             - 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. -   Meeting                                                          •Adult Ministries             •Winter Camp
    - 7:00 p.m. - Rm. 103         Great Rm.                       - 9:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. -                                       - 7:00 p.m. - Rm. 103        - Jan 15th
• Congregational Care         •Preschool Board                    Room 1                                                      •Stephen Ministry
    -10:00 a.m.                   - 6:30 p.m. - Rm. 103      •Student Ministries                                                  - 7:00 p.m. - Rm. 2
• Youth Ministries            •Stephen Ministry                   - 7:00 p.m.
    -11:45 a.m.                   - 9:00 a.m. - Rm. 2        •Jr. High

•Arabic Bible Study &         Church Office Closed           •Women’s Morning Bible           •BIG WEDNESDAY                  •Forest Home Boosters
Fellowship                    • Finance Committee            Study                               Kid’s Klub                      - 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    - 6:15 p.m. - Rm. 1           -7:00 a.m.                      - 9:00 a.m.                                                    - Room 2
•Disciple Bible Study                                             - Great Rm.                 Speaker - Dr. Ann Corwin
    - 7:00 p.m. - Rm. 103                                    •Jr. High                        speaker’s topic “The Emotions
• Membership & Assimilation                                                                   Before the Eaxplosions: How
    Committee                                                                                 Plan Can Solve Problems in
    -12:00 p.m.                                                                               Children”
                                                                                                  - 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
                                                                                                  - Sanctuary

•Kid’s Praise                 •No Preschool - Jan 25         •SESSION                         •Kid’s Klub                     •MOPS                                                 Deacon Retreat
•Moment for Mission           •NAMI                          •Jr. High                            - 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.     •Stephen Ministry                                     - 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
                                 -7:00 p.m.                                                   •Women’s Choir                      - 7:00 p.m. - Room 2
•Disciple Bible Study         •Personnel                                                          - 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
   - 7:00 p.m. - Rm. 103         -7:00 p.m.                                                       - Rm. 1
                                                                                              •Sr. High
                                                                                              •New Adult Class
                                                                                                  -6:30 p.m.

•Children In Worship                                         •Jr. High
•Disciple Bible Study
   - 7:00 p.m. - Rm. 103

                                                                               NEW Sunday Worship Schedule
                                                         9:00 A.M.
                                                         Traditional Service with Choir - Sanctuary
                                                         •Child Care             •Adult Sunday School
                                                         •Nursery - to 2 yrs     •2 yrs - 6th grade

                                                         10:30 A.M.
                                                         AWAKE: Alternative Worship Service - The Commons
26051 Marguerite Parkway                                 Traditional Service with Choir - Sanctuary
                                                         •High School Program (Youth Room)            •Child Care
 Mission Viejo, CA 92692                                 •Jr. High Program (Jr. High Room - upstairs) •Nursery - 6th grade
      949 582-2670                                                                                    •Adult Sunday School
   www.mypcom.com                                        10:45 A.M.
                                                         Traditional Service with Choir - Sanctuary
                                                         •Child Care
                                                         •Nursery - 6th grade

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