Santa Paula Church
276 W Santa Paula Street
Santa Paula, CA 93060
July 21, 2019
Santa Paula Church of Christ (SPCC)
“To Live is Christ to Die is gain” (Phil. 1:21).
I am proud to announce that our summer intern, Daniel Perez, will be preaching this Sunday at 10:45 a.m. Daniel is a second years Master of Divinity Student studying Religion at Pepperdine University. Yes, he is my son, but more importantly, he is a partner in the Gospel (Phil. 2:22). Since he/we will be coming off leading our third annual Surf Camp 2019 entitled “Joy in Suffering,” we thought it would be timely for him to preach out of our theme taken from the book of Philippians. Below is a brief preview.
Our theme this year is Joy in Suffering, which comes from the New Testament book of Philippians. Our theme verse is 3:10, “I want to know Christ and the power of his rising, share in his suffering conform to his death.” Philippi was a beautiful place to live, much like Santa Paula. It land was rich for farming, only six miles from the ocean. Philippi was considered a colony full of Roman influence and soldiers. As you might guess, living in an anti-Christian environment was not only hard to remain faithful, but it was illegal to proclaim Christ as well. So, Paul stepped in and wrote this letter in order to encourage and challenge the Philippians to consider it a privilege to suffer for Christ, rather than being complacent or comfortable not serving our Lord. One of the key verses Paul uses to encourage them is “to live is Christ to die is gain” (1:21).
If you are interested in coming and hearing God’s word and hearing our summer intern Daniel Perez, come and be filled with the Holy Spirit. His sermon will cover Philippians 1:12-27. We are located at 276 W. Santa Paula Street, (across from the cemetery). Our weekly services begin at 9:00 a.m. in Spanish and at 10:45 a.m. in English. We look forward to seeing you this week at our service. Also, this coming Wednesday July 24th a group of us (ten) just returned from Israel, the Holy Land, so at our Wednesday evening service we will give a special presentation of what we learning travel throughout the Holy Land. Oh, we will also serve some food (Pita bread, hummus, Israeli dates, olives etc.). All are welcome. Class begins at 7:00 p.m.
God, Bless You,
Dr. Robert Perez
Communion for July…...OPEN
Greeters: Patsy & Judy
Order of Worship
Worship: Caleb Castillo
Song: I’ll be Listening (#988)
Opening Prayer: Bob Perez
Songs: Unto thee, O Lord (#794)
In Moments Like These (#239)
Lords Supper: Rey Jimenez Jr.
Songs: My Eyes Are Dry (#792)
Thank you, Lord (#781)
Sermon: Daniel Perez- “To Live is Christ to Die is gain” (Phil. 1:21).
Song of Invitation: We Bow Down (#577)
Announcements/Closing Prayer: Ramon Castillo Sr.
Thank you to those who participated in Surf Camp 2019, it was a big success!
We will be having a slide show about our Israel trip this Sunday July 24th here at the church at 7:00 p.m., we will be asking the members to bring your favorite dish to share so we can watch the slides and have some dinner. We encourage everyone to attend!
There will be a men’s leadership meeting on Sunday July 28th at 1:00 p.m.
Prayers for the group from our church that are at Yosemite Bible Camp for the week.
Traveling Grace for our members on vacation.
Roberto & Leonor Fernandez-7/25
SCHEDULE OF WORSHIP
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
Santa Paula Church of Christ
276 W. Santa Paula St.
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Office: (805)525-3645 Fax: (805)525-7195
English Minister: Robert Perez
Spanish Minister Virgilio Garcia