Santa Paula Church
276 W Santa Paula Street
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Santa Paula Church of Christ – The Coming King Part II: Peace
““But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times” (Micah. 5:2).
It was what the prophet Micah would call the least among the clans of Judah. South of Jerusalem. West of the Salt Sea. Heads of wheat bowed to the blades of harvest. Grapes glistened in the afternoon sun. Sheep stumble along the stony high grounds. Here Jacob would gain a son and bury his beloved Rachel. Ruth would find refuge in the barley fields. Samuel would find a king among the shepherds. Shepherds would find a king among the sheep. Soon the tramp of soldiers’ feet would fill the silence. Mother’s would morn the lost sons of Bethlehem. The holiness of one night in the little town would be stolen by the sword.
But all was not lost, one would survive. Like Ruth he would wonder without a home. Like Boaz he would provide bread for those in need. Like David he would come from a humble beginning. Like the children who were lost he would be pierced by a sword and through the innocence of his death, this son of Bethlehem would become our peace (Script taken from Advent Christmas Series, 2. Peace; wwwbluefishtv.com).
Sunday Dec. 16th I will preach on the above text of Micah 5:2. A text that prepared the heart of Israel through the kings (Magi) from afar to ask, “where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? Where is the Christ “to be born”? And thus, Jesus’ birth fulfilled the prophetic promise Micah 5:2 (see also Matt. 2:1-6). What I am asking you also to do is to prepare your hearts and receive the prophet promise of the “Son of Bethlehem” by offering your greatest gift of all to Jesus, your presence.
If you are interested in preparing your hearts to receive Jesus, then come to our Christmas sermon series part II.
This Sunday our Spanish service begins at 9:00 a.m. and our English service is at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Dec. 19th, our weekly Bible study at 7:00 p.m. We are located at 276 W. Santa Paula Street (across the street from the cemetery). Merry Christmas.
God, Bless You,
Communion for December……Blaskey family
Greeters: December 16th ……Patsy & Judy
Order of Worship
Worship Leader: Caleb Castillo
Songs: As the Deer (#71)
Holy Ground (#100)
Opening Prayer: Bob Russell
Song: You Are the Song (#238)
Lords Supper: Rey Jimenez Jr./Ray Blaskey
Songs: Come Share the Lord (#364)
Seek Ye First (#555)
Sermon: Robert Perez- The Coming King Part II Peace “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times” (Micah. 5:2).
Song of Invitation: We Bow Down (#577)
Announcements/Closing Prayer: Mike Marlow
We are collecting toys for Christmas for needy families. There is a box at the front entrance of the church.
Today Sunday Dec.16th at 2:30 p.m. is 3rd Sunday Singing will be hosted by Ventura Church of Christ.
The Perez family will be having “Open House” at their home on Wednesday Dec. 26 from 3 p.m.-6:00 p.m. The address is 1300 Say Rd. Santa Paula
Javier Fontanel-12/2 Eddie Salazar-12/6
Cheryl Carpenter 12/13 Daniel Perez-12/19
Saul Fernandez-12/28 Michelle Ming-12/30
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