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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
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,
Recognize HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE NEW BOOKS ON THE BOOKCART IN
Robert “Bob” Pettengill
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
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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. email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
1,800 cookies each month and supported Golf, Bike, and Hike The Commons
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 (email@example.com; 202-8238 cell) a helicopter golf ball drop opportunity for the
all ages Sunday Mornings
or Lyle Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org; 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,
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
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 email@example.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.
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GOD’S PEOPLE PRAYING James Cross Please pray for relatives of our church family alive for a purpose. . . They respond compassionately when others
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
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Lu Henderson death of her husband; The Family of Charlene burdens,” and to “accept one another.”
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“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
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.
~10~ The Master Plan is available online at www.MyPCOM.com The Master Plan is available online at www.MyPCOM.com ~11~
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.
•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
•New Adult Class
•Children In Worship •Jr. High
•Disciple Bible Study
- 7:00 p.m. - Rm. 103
NEW Sunday Worship Schedule
Traditional Service with Choir - Sanctuary
•Child Care •Adult Sunday School
•Nursery - to 2 yrs •2 yrs - 6th grade
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
•Nursery - 6th grade