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A spiritual growth seminar will be hosted at the Valley Center Seventh Day Adventist Church beginning Wednesday, April 29 and concluding Sabbath (Saturday) afternoon.

The six sessions are being presented by well known evangelist, Jack Sequeria, and will give greater emphasis and understanding on the full gospel of Jesus Christ and of Righteousness by Faith and the indwelling of His Holy Spirit.

Have you longed to have that upper room experience that filled the disciples in Acts 2? Then come and join us for these inspiring and life changing messages.

Wednesday, April 29 at 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 30 at 7 p.m.
Friday, May 1 at 7 p.m.

Sabbath (Saturday) will have three sessions at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 2:30 p.m. A complimentary fellowship luncheon will be served at the church and all participants are invited to attend.

The church offers complimentary Bible studies in English or Spanish if you would like a deeper understanding of what the Bible teaches and to know about last day events. If you have questions or would like more information, email or call 760-975-4707.

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Father Elmer will celebrate Mass at 6:45 a.m. on the first Wednesday of May, May 6th so the parish Youth can receive Jesus before school. Of course ALL are welcome, but the time is to accommodate the youth. There will be no 8:45 a.m. on that day.

A SEASON OF SACRAMENTS— May is a very special month as the parish looks forward to celebrating the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation with the youth who have been preparing diligently for the last two years!

First Holy Communions: Saturday, May 2nd at 10 a.m. Twenty-six children from Jana Schwerdtfeger’s class will receive Jesus for the first time in Holy Eucharist.

Spanish First Holy Communion will be celebrated at the 11 a.m. Masses on May 10th, 17th and 24th. Sixty-six children will receive Jesus for the first time in Holy Communion.

CONFIRMATION – will be celebrated by Bishop Robert Brom on Sunday, May 31 at 3 p.m. with 48 people.

The last official middle school day of the year will be Monday, June 18th. But the parish plans on having activities for middle school throughout the summer. Stay tuned for more information.

St. Stephen’s Women’s Guild invites you to the following events

April 29 – general meeting in Briscoe Hall 2 at 7 p.m.

May 2 & 3 – Keep the Plate Bake Sale in the church library after all Masses

May 27 – general meeting in Briscoe 2 at 7 p.m.

June 6 – Installation Tea/Luncheon in the church hall at 11 a.m.

SCRIP NEWS – now is the time to think about what you would like for your moms, aunts, grand mothers, etc. for Mother’s Day. There is Macy’s, See’s, Barnes and Noble, Bath and Body, Bed, Bath and Beyond, T. J. Maxx, Marshall’s, Regal Theater and so much more. Visit the SCRIP table after Mass to find out how to do this.

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