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10:00 am

(childcare available)

Sunday School - 10:00 am

32202 Del Obispo St.
San Juan Capistrano, CA
(949) 493-1502
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This ministry coordinates the social, ecumenical, health and peace concerns programs in our local church, community and the church worldwide. We have partnered with many organizations. . . (more)

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The Community Presbyterian Preschool and Kindergarten provides opportunities where children can work, play, and develop cognitively, socially, physically,emotionally, and spiritually. . . (more)

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Our Mission Committee, not only serves our church community, our local area community, but the wider global community as well.
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The Ballroom Bash Dance
Friday, February 12 (more)
Mens Fellowship
January 9 (more)
Preschool Fundraiser
Panda Express Feb 17 (more)
 
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From the Pastor ImageTransfiguration Sunday

The last Sunday before Ash Wednesday, is traditionally designated for celebrating the Transfiguration of Jesus. The Season of Lent begins with the ashes of Wednesday February 10 (see information below).

At the Transfiguration the great glory of God in the person of Jesus Christ was made clear to Peter, James, and John. In this glory we see a fuller representation of Jesus’ identity, and we glimpse the glory he would receive at the completion of his redemptive work.

Transfiguration is the fourth celebration (after Christmas, Epiphany, and the Baptism of our Lord) that affirms the identity of Jesus as not only fully human but also fully divine. Together these celebrations prepare us for the journey toward the cross and empty tomb.

The timing of this observance is important. Just as this transfiguration prepared Jesus for his passion and death, so our observance of his transfiguration prepares us for our Lenten journey in which we concentrate on his sufferings.

Among the greatest heresies of this and any generation is this: we can transform ourselves.

   We are temporary biological creatures
       created of the ash of earth
          which only the love and power of God
              can transform to be eternal citizens of heaven.

Be transfigured in your heart, soul and mind. Are you trying to get there all by yourself? You have a fool for a travel agent.

-Pastor Michael Vaughn

 

 

 

 
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Cookbook ImageChristmas Cookery Makes A Comeback!


Order Your CookBook Here!!


In 1996, a collection of recipes was assembled with contributions solicited from current and former church members. It included favorites, not only from the cooks themselves, but from the congregation as a whole. It was spiral bound for sale during the Christmas holidays that year to benefit Friends of Music. We have resurrected it since folks have been asking about it. The book is now for sale on Amazon, in both print and Kindle format, to benefit our preschool and kindergarten, just in time for Christmas giving. If you purchase the print version, the Kindle version is only 99 cents instead of $3.99. Buy your copy—or copies—now!


Order Your CookBook Here!!

Proceeds will benefit the children of the Community Presbyterian Kindergarten and Preschool programs.

 

 

 

 
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Atria Senior Living Art Show

 

 

 

 

The Paintings of Bruce Brown And Others At
Atria Senior Living


You are cordially invited to join Atria Senior Living for an art show. Come enjoy the paintings of Bruce Brown and others who make Atria San Juan their home. Linger for an afternoon of art
appreciation and music.

At 2 p.m., William Havlicek, Ph.D., author and associate professor of art history at Laguna College of Art + Design, will give an audiovisual presentation on “Beauty & Aesthetics.” At 4 p.m., sit back and savor the music of pianist Robert Parker. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the afternoon.

Sunday, September 27
Noon – 5 p.m.
RSVP at 949.661.1220

 

 
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School Supplies ImagePresbyterian Women Kick-Off Luncheon


TThe Presbyterian Women’s Kick-off Luncheon for the 2015-16 year will be held on Saturday, August 22 at 11:00 a.m. on Sue’s Porch. Lunch is compliments of PW. Study books will be available.

Signups will be held on the patio on August 9 and 16.

 

 

 
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School Supplies ImageBack-To-School Supplies

San Juan Elementary and Kinoshita Elamentary


The Deacons are continuing with the mission activity to once again seek Congregational support of this vital School Supplies Drive for two of our local schools.

Though we do not have direct control over State funding for education, we do have the ability to help our local San Juan and Kinoshita Elementary Schools! Teachers often augment their classroom supplies out of their own pockets and many students are not able to purchase their needed supplies.

Back-to-School bags with an attached supply list are available in the Narthex. The final collection date for your gifts will be Sunday, August 23, which will enable us to deliver these supplies by the 1st week of school (August 25).

On Sunday, August 23 after church, we will have a “bag” lunch (everyone bring their lunch) to divide up the supplies. There will also be a program on “Education and our Schools” from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Thank you for your generous support.
Community Presbyterian Church ~ Deacons

 

 

 
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Mens  Group ImageAll Men Invited: Mens Group Organizational Meeting


The desire for a men’s group has been voiced to the Christian Education team by a number of people.

To facilitate forming one, and decide on format (Bible study, book discussion, etc…) the Christian Education Team cordially invites all men in the congregation to coffee and donuts in Fellowship Hall at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, to meet and greet one another and make plans.

 

 

 
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Welcoming Hands


We need a few more Welcoming Hands this summer to meet and greet our church family and visitors. All it requires is to arrive by 9:45 a.m., wear your name tag and reach out a hand to say hello. It really is fun...even for those of us who are a bit shy!

The following dates are still available for helpers;
Available dates: July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9, August 23, and September 6.


If you are interested Marge Ball or call the church office at 949.493.1502.

 

 

 
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Service Scriptures

Nehemiah 8:1-10
Luke 3:15-22 image

1 all the people came together as one in the square before the Water Gate. They told Ezra the teacher of the Law to bring out the Book of the Law of Moses, which the Lord had commanded for Israel.

2 So on the first day of the seventh month Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly, which was made up of men and women and all who were able to understand. 3 He read it aloud from daybreak till noon as he faced the square before the Water Gate in the presence of the men, women and others who could understand. And all the people listened attentively to the Book of the Law.

4 Ezra the teacher of the Law stood on a high wooden platform built for the occasion. Beside him on his right stood Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah and Maaseiah; and on his left were Pedaiah, Mishael, Malkijah, Hashum, Hashbaddanah, Zechariah and Meshullam.

5 Ezra opened the book. All the people could see him because he was standing above them; and as he opened it, the people all stood up. 6 Ezra praised the Lord, the great God; and all the people lifted their hands and responded, “Amen! Amen!” Then they bowed down and worshiped the Lord with their faces to the ground.

7 The Levites—Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan and Pelaiah—instructed the people in the Law while the people were standing there. 8 They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear[a] and giving the meaning so that the people understood what was being read.

9 Then Nehemiah the governor, Ezra the priest and teacher of the Law, and the Levites who were instructing the people said to them all, “This day is holy to the Lord your God. Do not mourn or weep.” For all the people had been weeping as they listened to the words of the Law.

10 Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

 

 
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