News, announcements,
and a word of encouragement.
Friends,

When Hailey and I lived in Malawi, there were a few cultural practices that pushed us out of our comfort zone. It was common for people to stop by at your house, completely unannounced. And, when that person arrived, it was expected that you would have some sort of refreshment available. 

After some time, we learned that we had to have tea and snacks ready at all times. There are plenty of lessons American culture could learn from Malawian hospitality, but the whole time we lived there I thought, “Gee, could you have given us a ten minute warning!” 

This Sunday we're looking at a parable about prayer where a guest shows up in the middle of the night, completely unannounced. It’s a parable I haven’t looked at in the same way since learning from my Malawian friends. If you want to read ahead, we’ll be in Luke 11:5-13.
I look forward to being together in worship at 9:30 and 11:15am! 

Grace and Peace,
Pastor Dave
The Horse and His Boy
Adult Christian Formation class
Sundays, 10:45am, WPC Library
Class continues through August 25 - everyone welcome!


Young Men's Gathering
Thursday, August 22, 5:30pm
Tarantula Hill,
244 Thousand Oaks Blvd.
All post-college men
and young dads welcome!
Leadership Gathering
Wednesday, September 4
Interested in where we are heading as a church? Come to the Leadership Gathering at 7pm on September 4 in the Fellowship Center. Our Vision2020 team will be presenting a few examples of end products, explaining the components of our vision frame, and giving ten reasons why we are doing this! This short presentation will be followed by a Q&A time. Please come!
Save the Date -
September 8
10am - Worship Service
11am - Fall Flapjack Festival

Come for worship, stay for food and fun!
Friday, August 16
12pm AA - Community Outreach Center
8 pm   AA - Sanctuary
Saturday, August 17
8:30 AA - Community Outreach Center
10am Al-Anon - Community Outreach Center
6pm AA - Community Outreach Center
Sunday, August 18
9:30am - Traditional Service- Sanctuary; Sunday school - Nursery & Art Room
10:30am Coffee hour - Courtyard
10:45am "The Horse and His Boy" ACF class - Library
11:15am Contemporary Service - Fellowship Center; Sunday school - Nursery & Art Room
6pm SYF (High School Youth Group) - Youth Center
Monday, August 19
12 pm AA - Community Outreach Center
1pm Monday Bible Study - Library
7pm Boy Scout Troop 485 - Community Outreach Center; Stephen Ministry - Oakside
Tuesday, August 20
11am Staff meeting - Library
4pm Finance committee - Library
6pm JYF (Middle school youth group) - Youth Center
6:30pm Congregational Life committee - Courtside Room
7:30pm GA - Community Outreach Center; Student Ministries committee - Youth Lounge
Wednesday, August 21
9:30am Koffee Klatch - Oakside
10:30am CVYO auditions - Fellowship Center
4:30pm AA - Oakside; Worship committee - Balcony Room
6pm Shelter Meal - Community Outreach Center
7 pm AA - Balcony Room
7:30 CNA (High School Youth) - Offsite
Thursday, August 22
9:30am Prayer Shawl Ministry - Library
5:30pm - Young Men's Gathering - Offsite
7pm AA - Community Outreach Center
7:30pm GA - Trailer
Friday, August 23
12pm AA - Community Outreach Center
8 pm   AA - Sanctuary
Saturday, August 24
8:30 AA - Community Outreach Center
10am Al-Anon - Community Outreach Center
Sunday, August 25
9:30am - Traditional Service- Sanctuary; Sunday school - Nursery & Art Room
10:30am Coffee hour - Courtyard
10:45am "The Horse and His Boy" ACF class - Sanctuary
11:15am Contemporary Service - Fellowship Center; Sunday school - Nursery & Art Room

Regular Sunday Morning Schedule:
9:30 Traditional Service, Sanctuary
Sunday school, Classrooms
10:30 Coffee hour, Courtyard
11:15 Contemporary Service, Fellowship Center
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