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Real Peace PDF Print E-mail

       Apart from occasionally looking after my brothers, I really only "babysat" once in my teenage years.  It was for a family that were members of my dad's congregation.  The older kids were nice; I played hockey with one of the older boys and there was a girl who was about my age, whom I thought to be very nice; but the two younger ones...one boy, aged 11, and a girl 12, were utterly impossible.  They were the quintessential brats; obsessed with themselves and terribly rude. And they fought like beasts from the pit of Hades, who detested one another, with a hatred typically reserved for sworn enemies.  
       Of course, I didn't really know how bad it was until I was there.  The mom asked me in a moment of desperation, because in her words, I "seemed like a very nice young man," and also because her regular babysitter had canceled at the last minute.  And so I went, with the promise of a few dollars as my primary motivation. And all I had to do was to stay there, until their older sister got home.
       Five minutes after the parents were out of the driveway, it began...."it" of course, being World War III.  They pushed and they shoved and they screamed and they hit and they kicked.  I had to physically intervene to prevent bodily injury.  I remember regretting that I didn't have some sort of weapon with which to defend myself, because I caught a few hooks and jabs in the whole process.  At the end of a long struggle, coinciding, as it turns out with the return of the parents (the older daughter never did get back before I left), they settled down.  The dad came in and commented on how grateful he was to come home to "peace" in the house.  
       "Peace?" I thought.  Both kids were still trembling in anger at one another.  Both were panting from the physical exertion.  This wasn't "peace" at all; it was simply a temporary "cease-fire".  
       Join us for worship this weekend, where we shall explore Jesus' kind of peace, and what that can mean for us.  We gather on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.  I hope to see you all there!
 
~Pr. Luther
 
 
Spring Musical PDF Print E-mail
Table for Five Thousand!
May 7 & 8
 
Mark your calendar now to come join us during worship for this wonderful production by our youth. Found in all four New Testament gospels, the story reveals how one young boy with five loaves of bread and two fish, along with his apparent willingness to share, led to an event so startling that members of the crowd wanted to proclaim Jesus as King.
 
 
 
Chili & Cookie Bake - Off PDF Print E-mail

Sunday, May 8

Bridge Builders Chili Cook-Off & Cookie Bake-Off

Sunday, May 8th 

9:30 a.m.        

A Fundraiser in Memory of Lauren Mahoney! 

All  proceeds will help sponsor the Mahoney family participation in the “Ponteam” Brain Tumor Walk

It is a worthy cause while also honoring Lauren! 

Please see the sign-up table if you can cook or bake, and bring lots of cash to vote for your favorite recipes. Call Brad Draper 858-353-0690 with questions.

 

 
Youth Events ~ Join us! PDF Print E-mail
May 22
Golf Tournament
Join us at Oaks North Golf Course, where the annual youth golf tournament will be held.  Golfers need to sign up in advance in the office, or contact Mindy.  The cost is $60. 
 
 
 
 
 
May 22
Dinner Out Fundraiser
Mainstream Bar and Grill in Poway is hosting a fundraiser for us.  Have a meal any time of the day, breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and your dining will benefit the youth group.  A flyer is required and can be picked up in the church office or printed by clicking here.
 
Local Mission Calendar of Events PDF Print E-mail
  • Interfaith Homeless Shelter Dinner

Pick a tag from the Bulletin Board and make food/monetary donations

 
Brain Cancer Research – in honor of Lauren Mahoney
May 8 
Participate in cookie and chili bake off
May 14  
Sign up for Brain Cancer Walk
 
  • TACO Rummage Sale Donation

May 21 & 28

8 to noon in preschool parking lot Make donations of household items and children’s and adult work clothes
 
  • San Diego Food Bank

May 27 

6 to 8 p.m. San Diego Food Bank Sign up to sort food at San Diego Food Bank
 
  • TACO Sock Drive for the Homeless

June 1 to 30

Donate new, men’s socks

 
  • Day of Service

Nov. 6

Mark this on your calendar.  More information to come.

 
  • RB Community Presbyterian Church Thrift Store

On-going Donate furniture.  Call them to arrange for furniture pickup and delivery.

Note:  Local Mission receives 50% of the sale proceeds
 
 
Parish Nurses - Nutrition & Fitness PDF Print E-mail

 

Sunday, May 1: Stop by our information table between worship to learn more about Alcohol awareness.

 

Walking Group on Saturday's at 8:00 a.m. - 8 AM at dirt parking lot on West Bernardo drive across from Casa De Campanas

 

 Come join us for some exercise and great conversation!

 

 

For more information contact your parish nurse at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or (858-487-2225 ext 7021).   All messages are confidential. 

 
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