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and a word of encouragement.
Friends,

This week we are wrapping up our This is Church sermon series by looking at the story of Paul. His dramatic conversion on the way to Damascus is a story that is well known for good reason. Some of us relate to it closely, especially if we had a drastic “come to Jesus” moment in our own life. Others of us read it in awe, but because we grew up in a church or came to faith more gradually, don’t fully relate. 

On Sunday, we’ll see that the invitation to follow Jesus is an invitation to constant transformation. The journey to follow Jesus is ongoing. There’s always room to grow, always more to learn, always opportunities to be stretched. I look forward to being together in worship on Sunday at 9:30am and 11:15am!

Journeying with you,
Pastor Dave
October 13, 6:30pm, Fellowship Center
An evening of pie and a friendly game of bingo, with prizes! Sponsored by the deacons to help replenish the Deacon Emergency Assistance Fund. $10 per person; $20 per family. Includes pie and 4 bingo cards. Sign up on the Courtyard.
Wonder & Joy Women's Outing - October 26
Stagecoach Inn
Mourning: Victorian Style

Meet at 1:30 pm at Stagecoach Inn, Newbury Park for a tour of this special exhibit exploring mourning traditions, rituals and dress of the 1800s.
Dress in black if you'd like!
Sign up on the Courtyard
or contact Kathy Spielman

Guys, join us on October 17 at Tarantula Hill Brewing Company at 5pm for food and conversation!
Tuesday, October 29
5:30 - 6:30pm
Decorate your car trunk and bring treats for kids! Sign up on the Courtyard to be a host.
WPC's Fifty One-derful Celebration
Sunday, November 3
10am service
followed by celebration on the front lawn
Food trucks, games and more!
Digging Deeper Questions
for October 13 Sermon

  1. Can you think of a person who has been instrumental in your journey of faith? How has that person helped you grow? 
  2. Luke refers to Jesus’ first followers as people who “belonged to the Way.” What does Luke’s title, “the Way”, tell us about the early church? 
  3. Luke records Saul’s conversion three times (Acts 9:1-9, 22:6-11, 26:12-18). What is similar about each recording? How are they different? Why do you think Luke records this story of transformation three times? 
  4. Reflect on Acts 9:10-19. Put yourself in the place of Ananias. Was his response rational? What would you have been thinking about on the way to Judas’s house? 
  5. We find three conversion stories in Acts 8 and 9 (Samaritans, Ethiopian Eunuch, Saul). What do each of these stories tell us about the growth of the early church? 
Thursday, October 10
2pm CVYO - Fellowship Center
6pm Preschool Open House - Classrooms
7pm AA - Community Outreach Center
7:30pm Choir rehearsal - Choir room; GA - Youth Lounge
Friday, October 11
9am A Moment for Moms - Oakside
12pm AA - Community Outreach Center
8 pm   AA - Sanctuary
Saturday, October 12
8:30 AA - Community Outreach Center
10am Al-Anon - Community Outreach Center
4pm Men's Event - Watch USC-Notre Dame game - Fellowship Center
6pm AA - Community Outreach Center
Sunday, October 13
9:30am Traditional worship service - Sanctuary
11am Discussion class on ACTS - Sanctuary
11:15am Contemporary Worship Service - Fellowship Center
6pm High School youth group (SYF) - Youth Center
6:30pm Pie and Bingo Night - Fellowship Center
Monday, October 14
12 pm AA - Community Outreach Center
3pm Monday Bible Study - Library
7pm Boy Scout Troop 485 - Community Outreach Center; Stephen Ministry - Oakside
Tuesday, October 15
11am Staff meeting - Library
3pm Communications committee
4:30pm Kids Fellowship Club and family dinner- Fellowship Center
6pm Middle school youth group (JYF) - Youth Center
7:30pm GA - Community Outreach Center
Wednesday, October 16
9:30am Koffee Klatch - Oakside
4:30pm AA - Oakside
6pm Shelter Meal - Community Outreach Center
7 pm AA - Balcony Room; Session - Parkside Room; Women on Wednesday - Library
7pm CNA (High School Youth) - Offsite
Thursday, October 17
2pm CVYO - Fellowship Center
5pm Young Men's Group - Offsite
7pm AA - Community Outreach Center
7:30pm Choir rehearsal - Choir room; GA - Youth Lounge
Friday, October 18
9am A Moment for Moms - Oakside
12pm AA - Community Outreach Center
8 pm   AA - Sanctuary
Saturday, October 19
8:30 AA - Community Outreach Center
10am Al-Anon - Community Outreach Center
6pm AA - Community Outreach Center
Sunday, October 20
9:30am Traditional worship service - Sanctuary
11:15am Contemporary Worship Service - Fellowship Center
2pm Charles Lees memorial service - Sanctuary
6pm High School youth group (SYF) - Youth Center

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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