Join us for worship and fellowsip every Sunday
Sunday School meets at 10:45 a.m. after worship. Come and let’s learn about cool stories in the bible and have super fun with even cooler teachers. Kids ages 4 to 12 years are all welcome! Our Teachers are: Amy Myer, Bernadette Ballance, and Deacon Barb. If you have any questions, please contact Deacon Barb Martyn at (951) 735-0917
We don't want to miss you! A question asked often is: When is Pastor Rich and Deacon Barb in the office? Pastor Rich is usually in the office Wednesdays & Fridays from 10:00 a.m.to 3:00 p.m. and Deacon Barb is usually in the office Tuesdays & Thursdays also from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. However, that could change because of visitations, etc. If you would like to make an appointment with Pastor Rich, call 714-595-0608. If you would like to make an appointment with Deacon Barb, please call 714-595-1829.
Scripture Readings for November 12th:
Deuteronomy 6:1-9; Psalm 119:1-8; Hebrews 9:11-14; Mark 12:28-34.
In the eleventh chapter of John's Gospel, there is a story about Jesus and His response to death. There are some insights about grief that I believe are important for us to look at in that story. Mary and Martha were at a funeral. Their brother, Lazarus, had died. They too were filled with a variety of emotions and in the midst of their sorrow, they knew instinctively who to turn to ... they knew that Jesus could help them. And so, they contacted Jesus and waited.
Jesus finally arrived at the funeral. When He sensed the sorrow of the sisters and He heard the weeping of the relatives and friends, Jesus was deeply touched. He sensed their frustration. He sensed and experienced their pain at having someone they loved separated from them by that awesome power called death. And in the midst of that experience, the scripture states that JESUS CRIED. Actually, the Greek says that Jesus sobbed! Now that's significant. As Christians, we believe that JESUS is GOD in human form, that JESUS is the invisible GOD made visible. He who created us understood that there is healing to be found in CRYING. Healing of the pain we experience when a loved one dies happens every time we vent that pain through our tears.
See you Sunday!
Please keep in your prayers: Travis & Carol Drain, Emma Levy, Nellie Gjersvold, Joan & Ben Davis, Lana Hahn, Opal Ellingson, Adeline Hopkins, Gratia Simpson, Ryan Rosenwald, Ann Ruggles, Richie Baltierra, Lillian Dalgleish, and Bill Dalgleish.