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10:00 am

(childcare available)

Sunday School - 10:00 am

32202 Del Obispo St.
San Juan Capistrano, CA
(949) 493-1502
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From the PastorLuke 18:1-8
Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart

When I was a middle school math teacher, one of the school-wide instructional norms I was encouraged to use is the rubric of “how is this different/how is this the same.” (For example: how is ½ different from .50/how is it the same.)

The Parables – Jesus’s go to instructional method sometimes used that rubric – like in this Sunday’s Gospel reading. Justice and injustice – are compared and contrasted. Here is your homework assignment – using that rubric read and re-read this passage. What do you learn? What do you want to know more about?

Even though your assignment is relegated to this particular passage, allow me to point out one thing different about this parable (when compared and contrasted with other parables.) It is in the first sentence of this pericope*. Usually, the Scripture records Jesus as just launching in to a parabolic teaching (e.g., A man had two sons ….). But in this instance, the Gospel writer felt the need to give us an intro: Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart.


I’m working on this too. Let’s both: compare and contrast; think and feel. I’ll not use the cheap rubric and beat you up with a suggestion you are not praying often enough (even though we probably aren’t). However, aren’t you soul-sick in looking for a way not to “lose heart?” Read (and pray) about this passage this week.


-Pastor Michael Vaughn






Cookbook ImageChristmas Cookery Makes A Comeback!

Order Your CookBook Here!!

In 1996, a collection of recipes was assembled with contributions solicited from current and former church members. It included favorites, not only from the cooks themselves, but from the congregation as a whole. It was spiral bound for sale during the Christmas holidays that year to benefit Friends of Music. We have resurrected it since folks have been asking about it. The book is now for sale on Amazon, in both print and Kindle format, to benefit our preschool and kindergarten, just in time for Christmas giving. If you purchase the print version, the Kindle version is only 99 cents instead of $3.99. Buy your copy—or copies—now!

Order Your CookBook Here!!

Proceeds will benefit the children of the Community Presbyterian Kindergarten and Preschool programs.






Atria Senior Living Art Show





The Paintings of Bruce Brown And Others At
Atria Senior Living

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
Noon – 5 p.m.
RSVP at 949.661.1220




School Supplies ImagePresbyterian Women Kick-Off Luncheon

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.





School Supplies ImageBack-To-School Supplies

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





Mens  Group ImageAll Men Invited: Mens Group Organizational Meeting

The desire for a men’s group has been voiced to the Christian Education team by a number of people.

To facilitate forming one, and decide on format (Bible study, book discussion, etc…) the Christian Education Team cordially invites all men in the congregation to coffee and donuts in Fellowship Hall at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, to meet and greet one another and make plans.





Welcoming Hands

We need a few more Welcoming Hands this summer to meet and greet our church family and visitors. All it requires is to arrive by 9:45 a.m., wear your name tag and reach out a hand to say hello. It really is fun...even for those of us who are a bit shy!

The following dates are still available for helpers;
Available dates: July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9, August 23, and September 6.

If you are interested Marge Ball or call the church office at 949.493.1502.





Service Scriptures

Luke 9:28-36
Luke 3:15-22 image

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.)

34 While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and covered them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. 35 A voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.” 36 When the voice had spoken, they found that Jesus was alone. The disciples kept this to themselves and did not tell anyone at that time what they had seen.