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32202 Del Obispo St.
San Juan Capistrano, CA
(949) 493-1502
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From the PastorThe Kind of King We Have

November 20 – Christ the King
ends the Christian liturgical year. You would think the Scripture for this day would be upbeat – go out on a note triumphant.




Yet the Gospel lesson is Luke 23:33-43
"Crucified with Jesus, a criminal says:
Remember me in your kingdom."


Kings? We are use to royal stories like mythical Arthur who pulled a sword from a stone. Or accustomed to the dignity and majesty of a score of Henry’s, George’s, Edward’s, and William’s (plus a Victoria and Elizabeth as well). Their ascent to the throne has been marked with solemnity, heralded by choirs, wildly cheered by euphoric throngs.

In the Gospels: the King we get is nailed naked to a cross, with a crown of thorns, a pitiful laughing stock, beaten and broken, hanging beneath a sign mocking him as Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews. What a tragic disappointment to those who put their faith in him. So it would be, if the story had ended there. But Calvary was a beginning not an end. From the cross Christ the King opened the floodgates of grace to ennoble Christians ever since.

Jesus said: My kingdom is not of this world. But as earthly creatures our understanding of his kingship is limited. Jesus gives us this image to help us get a frail handle on the infinite greatness of God and our relationship to him.

There never was or ever will be a king like this: in dialog before Pilate, in mockery by his executioners, in the desperate plea of the crucified thief. From the very beginnings of all the Gospels, the “the kingdom” is proclaimed repeatedly. It is clearly more than a metaphor -- it is a destination. Christ’s kingdom will come. It is not just somewhere beyond the clouds, beyond the stars, over the rainbow – it is a reality in a dimension well over and beyond our current comprehension.

The Gospel for the last Sunday of the Christian year is a note triumphant -- we do go out of the liturgical year on the highest note! Jesus will reign in love and peace and serenity: King of Kings, Lord of Lords. That’s the kind of King we have.

-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 Elementary


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 7, which will enable us to deliver these supplies by the 1st week of school (August 12).


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

Luke 9:28-36
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28 About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray. 29 As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. 30 Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. 31 They spoke about his departure, which he was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem. 32 Peter and his companions were very sleepy, but when they became fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him. 33 As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to him, “Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” (He did not know what he was saying.)

34 While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and covered them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. 35 A voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.” 36 When the voice had spoken, they found that Jesus was alone. The disciples kept this to themselves and did not tell anyone at that time what they had seen.


 

 
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