Santa Paula Church
276 W Santa Paula Street
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Santa Paula Church of Christ (SPCC)
The Power of The Gospel in a Fractured World
Ephesians 4 “3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”
For those of you that don’t know, the SPCC has two language groups meeting in the same building. We have a Spanish-speaking group and an English-speaking group. Normally, we have separate services, but this Sunday will have a combined service at 10:45 a.m. That means that both languages groups worship together at the same time. Our songs will be done in both languages and the sermon will be translated into both languages. Although combining services may not seem like the best option, it is still biblical, and it is encouraging to see people together. I would encourage you to come and see what a multiethnic church like ours is doing. With this in mind, I would like to prepare your hearts for this coming Sunday. The following thoughts were taken from the concluding paragraph of my doctoral dissertation: Generating trust in a multiethnic church/Iglesia de Cristo in Santa Paula, CA.
When looking at the amount of labor involved in generating trust in a multiethnic church with multiethnic leaders one may feel overwhelmed and be tempted to pursue an easier homogeneous monoethnic church model. Leaders may feel it is impossible to build trust in a multiethnic church with multiethnic leaders, especially in the midst of the alienation, distrust, hostility from cultural, educational and theological differences that often exist between two ethnic groups. It is impossible apart from the grace of God. But it is precisely this issue that demonstrates the power of the gospel in a fractured world that is desperately seeking reconciliation. The church is under a covenantal obligation to trust and obey Ephesians 4, which exhorts us to "make every effort to keep the unity [and trust] of the Spirit through the bond of peace,” because the Santa Paula community needs this kind of church.
We are located at 276 W. Santa Paula Street, (across from the cemetery). This special bilingual service begins at 10:45 a.m. and our Sunday morning Bible classes will begin at 9:00 a.m. in Spanish and at 9:45 a.m. in English and Wednesday Bible Study at 7:00 p.m. A potluck will immediately follow. All are invited.
God, Bless You,
Dr. Robert Perez
September 22, 2019
Greeters/ Los saludadores
Ray & Sonia
Order of Worship/ Orden de Adoracion
Worship Leader/líder de adoración:
Ken Ary/Roberto Fernandez
Song/ Cancion: Bellas Palabras de Vida (#6)
Opening Prayer/Oracion Inicial:
Carlos Fernandez/Bob Russell
As the Deer (#71)
Low in The Grave (#344)/La Tumba Encerro (#154)
Lords Supper/La Cena:
Rey Jimenez Jr./Raul Rivera
Efren Fernandez/Mike Marlow
Jesus Name Above All Names
Gracias Señor (Spanish)
Sermon: Virgilio Garcia- The Power of The Gospel in a Fractured World- Ephesians 4 “3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”
Song of Invitation/Canto de invitacion:
How You Been to Jesus (# 904)
Has Hallado en Cristo
Announcements/Closing Prayer Anuncios/ Oración final:
Ramon Castillo/Jose Bravo
There will be a potluck today after service, everyone is invited to attend! / Habrá un convivo hoy después del servicio. Todos están invitados.
There will be a Men’s Leadership meeting on Sunday September 29th at 1:00 p.m./Habrá una reunión de liderazgo de hombres el domingo 29 de Septiembre a la 1:00 p.m.
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
Secretary: Stacy Salazar