Sunday School - 10:00 am
32202 Del Obispo St.
San Juan Capistrano, CA
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This Sunday, July 3 we sing,
My Country, ‘Tis of Thee
The hymn was written by Samuel Francis Smith (1808-1895), a Boston Baptist minister. He wrote what he called his “national song” in thirty minutes when he was 24 years old while a student at Andover Theological Seminary. He was inspired to write the text after reading a German patriotic hymn. The original text contained five stanzas, including one that has dropped out of modern usage because of its strong anti-British bias.
The hymn was first sung at Park Street Church in Boston on July 4, 1831. The tune has a long history and a disputed authorship between various German, French, English and Scottish musicians. In England it was first published in honor of George II and was given the title of “National Anthem” or “God Save the King.” There are several German hymns which use this tune as a setting. Until 1833 the Russian national anthem was set to this tune. The melody as we have it today comes from Thesaurus Musicus (London, 1740).
My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrims' pride,
From ev'ry mountainside let freedom ring!
My native country, thee, land of the noble free, thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills, thy woods and templed hills;
My heart with rapture thrills, like that above.
Let music swell the breeze, and ring from all the trees sweet freedom's song;
Let mortal tongues awake; let all that breathe partake;
Let rocks their silence break, the sound prolong.
Our fathers' God to Thee, author of liberty, to Thee we sing.
Long may our land be bright, with freedom's holy light,
Protect us by Thy might, great God our King.
-Pastor Michael Vaughn
Proceeds will benefit the children of the Community Presbyterian Kindergarten and Preschool programs.
The Paintings of Bruce Brown And Others At
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
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.
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
All Men Invited: Mens Group Organizational Meeting
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.)