"And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs..." (Eph. 5:18-19 )
Come, Holy Spirit!

Dear CCC Family!
It may seem that God kind of picked Cheri and me up and plopped us down right here in the middle of your wonderful congregation in Tierrasanta. But one thing I know - it was no accident! I sincerely believe that God has brought us together - pastor and people - for a very exciting season of renewal, empowerment, growth, and fruitfulness as we prepare our church for a Decade of Destiny! Over the past couple of weeks, our church has begun a renewed focus on the Person and the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Last Thursday morning, over thirty people from the combined Neighborhood Small Groups (Evergreen, La Jolla, Tierrasanta) met in our church conference room to begin a journey with me through my book and study guide: Called to High Adventure: A Fresh Look at the Holy Spirit and the Spirit-Filled Life ( CLICK ) . This past Sunday morning, I started a series of sermons entitled, The Spirit-filled Life; and after church about thirty people attended our new Discovery Center Class, Spirit-filled Life: Teaching, Discussion, and Hands-On Training. God is moving in powerful ways, and I urge you to jump in and be part of what He is doing. COME, HOLY SPIRIT!!!

Lots coming up in the weeks ahead! Just a few highlights:
  • Daylight Savings Time starts next Sunday, March 11, so set your clocks forward one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night. (Sunday is also Ed Wong's 100th birthday, with special luncheon after church. Happy Birthday, Ed!)
  • Easter Week events: Palm Sunday Service is March 25, Maundy Thursday Candlelight Communion Service is March 29 at 6:30pm; and Resurrection/Easter Sunday is April 1. Be thinking of people to invite and start praying for them now.

Cheri and I have been here with you for just over two months, and already we feel like you are family. God's love abounds! God is certainly up to something, and it's all good! I'm so grateful for Pastor Phil's laying a solid foundation in this church over the past twelve years. And I'm also grateful for the opportunity that the Lord - and you - have given me to partner with you in moving CCC into a glorious future that is as bright as the promises of God!

Love and blessings,
Pastor Clay

PS If you'd like to purchase one of my books and study guides for the reduced cost of $13 total, including tax, please let me know HERE . If you'd like to take a look at my blog, Spirit-filled Life , go to claytonford.net. Thanks!
Special Guest for Easter Sunday Praise
We're happy to announce that recording artist and worship leader Hannah Ford D'Alessandro , daughter of Pastor Clay and Cheri, will lead our worship and provide special music at our Easter Service on Sunday April 1. Hannah has written scores of powerful songs and produced four anointed CDs, including her most recent, Personal Decree . Visit her website to learn more at HANNAHFORD.COM .
Below: Our Pre-Service Prayer Meeting, for all Sunday morning service participants and anyone else who wants to join us; starts at 9:45AM in the Sanctuary.
Friday Night Mandarin Ministry fellowship always includes food and fellowship! They meet every Fri at 7PM in the Fellowship Hall for dinner, Bible Study, fellowship and prayer. More more information, contact Lan Lan .
Raymond Yang Guest Speaker at Mandarin Fellowship
Raymond Yang and wife Rainbow were our special guests at Mandarin Ministry Fellowship this past Friday night. Raymond came to the Lord in 1989 in China. He and Rainbow were married in 1995 and have been actively serving the Lord together since then. Currently, Raymond is working on his Master of Divinity Degree at Talbot Seminary, and Rainbow is doing her Ph.D. in intercultural education at Biola. Their
primary ministry is equipping pastors in China to fulfill their ministries in their churches and families. They have two sons, Timothy and Caleb. Raymond's message was insightful and well-received.
The Apostle Paul writes in Ephesians 5:18, “Be filled with the Spirit.” The Greek NT verb for “be filled” is plēróō . It’s in the imperative mood, so it’s not an optional suggestion, but an authoritative command. It’s addressed to all the Christians, not just one. The verb is passive voice, as in “let the Spirit fill you,” and it is present tense, which connotes an ongoing filling, multiple fillings - continuously being filled by believing and appropriating what God has given us. We pull out the rocks and the weeds in the garden of our souls, and we let Him fill us. Paul is saying that we must allow the Holy Spirit to fill us because we cannot possibly live this Christian life effectively and victoriously without Him. The days are evil, and in order to make the most of every opportunity in these evil days, we must be filled with the Spirit!


New Holy Spirit
Discovery Center Class Sundays at 11:30am in the Conference Room


Pastor Clay is teaching a new class at 11:30AM on Sundays now, following our Worship Services and before lunch. The class coincides with Pastor Clay's new sermon series: "The Spirit-Filled Life." These sessions after church provide an excellent opportunity to discuss and clarify the focus of that morning's sermon, ask questions, grow deeper in the Spirit, make life applications, receive prayer, and get hands-on training in your life and ministry for Christ. See you there!
This Sunday - March 11
Wow! Mr. Ed Wong's 100th Birthday Celebration & Luncheon!

Congratulations, Ed!
Pastor Clay Having Fun
Pastor Clay found this chair in our Fellowship Hall on Friday and had some fun pretending to be "King for a Day!"
Cheri took the pic & said, "No way!" :)
Maundy Thursday Candlelight Communion Service, March 29
Mark your calendar and make plans to attend a reverent and inspiring Maundy Thursday Candlelight Communion Service, remembering what Jesus did for us on the Cross of Calvary . The service will be held in the Sanctuary beginning at 6:30PM.
Easter Sunday, April 1 at 10AM
He is RISEN, He is RISEN INDEED!!! Invite all your family and friends to church for a VERY uplifting and hope-filled message from Pastor Clay, entitled "Because He Lives!" (There will
be an Easter egg hunt after church for all the kids who come to church with their families.)
Chinese Community Church
4998 Via Valarta
San Diego, CA 92124
Tel: 858.874.7888.
Fax: (858) 874-8588