Santa Paula Church
276 W Santa Paula Street
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Santa Paula Church of Christ – The Coming King Part I:
“Arise, shine for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rise upon you. 2 See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. 3 Nations will come to your light and kings to the brightness of you dawn. ... 6 And all from Sheba will come, bearing gold and incense [and myrrh] and proclaiming the [good news] of the Lord (Is. 60:1-3, 6).
Isaiah clearly prophesized about the coming of Christ (60:1-3). It was not a coincidence that “Nations” and “kings” would come to His light.” Isaiah even predicts the gifts they would bring. “All those coming from Sheba (the Far East) bearing gold and incense” [and myrrh] (Is. 60:6). Did not the Magi bring these gifts at Jesus’ birth (Matt. 2:11)? Yes, they did. So often we miss these little, but profound signs. Just in case you too have missed the signs leading up to Jesus birth and need a little refresher, our next three sermons will be your chance to do so.
This Sunday’s sermon, Dec. 9th, we’ll speak on the above text in connection with Matt. 2:1-6. “The Magi” (wise men) represent the “Nations” and “kings” coming to from afar looking for “one born king of the Jews.” They also serve as role models who believe and trust in God. December 16th, our sermon will focus on the famous prophecy in the Old Testament passage of Micah 5:2, that predicts where Jesus was to be born “in Bethlehem” Judea (Matt. 2:3-6). My sermon right before Christmas, Dec. 23rd, will call attention to “God with us” (Matt. 1:23, 28:20, Isaiah 7:14). God is still with us, do you agree, I do? If you do, come to Jesus by offering Jesus the best gift of all, your presence in worship.
Our Sunday service in Spanish begins at 9:00 a.m. and our English service begins at 10:45 a.m. We will be Christmas Caroling at Vista Cove this Wednesday Dec. 12. All are welcome. Come and share cheer with the retired and hurting souls in our community. If interested, meet at the church parking lot at 5:15 p.m. We are located at 276 W. Santa Paula Street (across the street from the cemetery). Jesus is the Reason for the Season. Merry Christmas.
God, Bless You,
Communion for December……Blaskey family
December 9nd ……Mike & Kristie
Order of Worship
Worship Leader: Ken Ary
Song: I am Thine, O Lord (#666)
Opening Prayer: Rey Jimenez Sr.
Song: Without Him (#544)
Lords Supper: Tony Atilano/Pete Reyna
Songs: Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross (#383)
The Battle Belongs to the Lord (#749)
Sermon: Robert Perez-The coming of the King Part I
Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. -Isaiah 60:3
Song of Invitation: When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder (#852)
Announcements/Closing Prayer: Ray Blaskey
We are collecting toys for Christmas for needy families. There is a box at the front entrance of the church
Our monthly business meeting is today Sunday Dec. 9th at 4:00 p.m.
We will be going Christmas Caroling on Wednesday Dec. 12, we will meet at the church at 5:15 p.m.
3rd Sunday Singing will be hosted by Ventura Church of Christ on Sunday Dec.16th at 2:30 p.m.
Javier Fontanel-12/2 Eddie Salazar-12/6
Daniel Perez-12/19 Saul Fernandez-12/28
December Wedding Anniversaries
Ray & Sonia Blaskey-12/21
Servando & Yolanda Torres-12/22
SCHEDULE OF WORSHIP & BIBLE STUDIES
Bible Study and Fellowship
Sunday Morning Spanish
Spanish Worship- 9:00 a.m.
Spanish Bible Study-10:45 a.m.
Coffee & Donuts 9:00 a.m-9:30 a.m.
English Bible Class: 9:45 a.m.
Worship in English: 10:45 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Bible study:
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. English and Spanish