Let's Discover God's Story!
This Week at La Jolla Presbyterian Church
The Story Reading Plan 
Please read Chapter 4, (pages 43-57) this week, before Sunday the 8th.
 
Sunday - October 8th 
Week 4: "Making Progress"
Rev. Dr. Paul Cunningham
Plus, an interview with Walter Lam, Executive Director of Alliance for African Assistance

Download the Sunday Bulletin here
Download The Story Adult Questions here
Download The Story Family Questions here
Download the October calendar here
Sunday Service Times
8:45 am Traditional Service in the Sanctuary
10:00 am Contemporary Service in Fellowship Hall
11:00 am Traditional Service in the Sanctuary

Additional information about our Sunday Services is available here

Miss a Sunday?
Recordings of past sermons are available here
Videos of past Sunday services are available here
Sunday Morning Playlist 
This Sunday, the Worship Band has a great set of music ready to go. We're looking forward to singing with you!

Forever * My Story * Good Good Father * Overcome * Our Love is Loud
The Story

"The Story" Audiobook Recommendation
If you are having trouble getting to the weekly readings of The Story, we highly recommend the audio version!

"My family has been listening to it in the car, and it is excellent. It's well produced and well read, with different voices, and subtle background music and sound effects."

You can download the book at Audible.com here If you are new to audible.com, the app is free, and your first book is free. The Story is a great option for your first book.

Or you can purchase the CDs here

As you're driving around town, be blessed with "the greatest story ever told"
The Story
The Story Schedule

In the week BEFORE Sunday Worship:
Read the chapter in advance of the coming Sunday
(usually 12-15 pages)

Sunday MORNING:
The Sermon and Sunday School classes (for adults, youth and children) will focus on key passages from that week's Chapter.

In the week AFTER Sunday Worship:
Meet with your small group, book discussion group, or family devotion time
to go through the handout for the previous week's reading.

Rev. Stan Beard is leading a class on Wednesdays at 11:00am in Fellowship Hall called, "The Rest of the Story", it's presented by Growing Together in Faith, and open to everyone.

Women's Bible Study taught by Cynthia Blase. Wednesday mornings from 9:15-10:45am, LC3. For women of all ages, childcare will be provided with an RSVP.

And, read the next Chapter in advance of the coming Sunday.
Adult Sunday School

Mental Health Awareness: Hope in Christ - Oct. 8
This 4-week series, taught by Rev. Scott Mitchell, will be held at 8:45 on Sundays Oct. 8, 15, 22, and 29 in Life Center Room 3.

These classes will equip us with both the clinical and faith tools by which to better understand and handle the variety of mental health issues our families and culture wrestle with. For more information, contact Pastor Scott Mitchell, at scottm@ljpres.org.
Women's Ministries
Women's Bible Study - Wednesday Mornings
Wednesday mornings from 9:15-10:45am, in room LC3. Join us for an in depth look at the 31-week sermon series that Pastor Paul Cunningham is teaching, called The Story. This Bible Study for women of all ages will be taught by Cynthia. We will look at the continuous story of Scripture, focusing on the expectation for Christ, and seeing how we fit into this amazing story. Childcare will be provided with an RSVP.

#MOMLIFE - Friday Mornings
Friday mornings from 9:15-10:45am, in room LC3. Join this new fellowship group for women in the "mom stage" of life! We will hear the stories of various women in our church, pray together, and support each other through life's ups and downs. Drop-in and enjoy coffee and treats! Childcare is provided! We are also looking for women interested in either being mentor moms or in sharing their stories so please reach out to Cynthia if you are interested!

MONTHLY MOM'S PRAYER NIGHT
1st Thursday of the month, rotating homes, 7:30-9:30pm, starting Oct. 5. This evening prayer group, designed for moms who can't attend the morning groups, will gather at rotating houses around PB & LJ. This group will focus on praying together and supporting each other.
Prayer
Bless the Children Prayer Service - Oct. 7
Join us Saturday, October 7th at 10:00am in Fellowship Hall. All are invited to take part in a special time of prayer with a focus on praying for children and youth who may be facing a myriad range of issues. Private prayer stations will be available for anyone needing prayer for any healing situation, (physical, emotional, relational, financial, spiritual.)

Members of our prayer team want to pray with you and for you.
Concert Series 
Young Artist Showcase Concert - Oct. 15
Join us as we celebrate the talents of the 2017 Musical Merit Foundation Scholarship winners. The mission of the Musical Merit Foundation of San Diego is to discover, encourage and present young music students of exceptional talent. Competition winners have demonstrated extraordinary education, prodigious talent and skill. Many winners are currently studying in prestigious universities and conservatories. Others from past competitions are performing professionally in symphonies and opera companies throughout the world. We are blessed to present three of this year's winners in this concert: Nicholas Newton, Erica Hwang and Jason Kim. musicalmerit.org
Arts
Call to Artists
Our Advent Art Gallery will run Dec. 3-31st in the Life Center. The theme will come from Chapters 12-14 in "The Story" with the focus being the Kings of Israel. We invite our seasoned artists and new artists to participate. This is a wonderful opportunity to enhance our congregation's worship through art. Please contact Jan Magot at jmagot2016@gmail.com by Nov. 5th with your commitment.

Gifts of the HeArt is coming Feb. 24th. This is our annual Art Show showcasing the many artists of our congregation. If you are a member or regular attender of La Jolla Pres and an artist (full-time, part-time or hobby) we want to see your work. Participation deadline is Jan. 7th. Please contact Jan Magot at jmagot2016@gmail.com for more information.
Adult Education

Next Class - Oct. 29
No matter where you are in life, we want to help you take your NEXT best step. The NEXT class has three main objectives. First, to get you to grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ.  Second, to find a terrific community of people you can be with and grow your faith together.  Third, to grow in an understanding of how we influence those outside the church. These are the main themes we see in the New Testament of the Bible over and over again.

The NEXT class is a simple orientation class to get you connected to our staff and volunteers. From the NEXT class we start a conversation with you to help you develop a better understand of growing in these three key relationships.

NEXT is a 25 minute orientation class that will meet once per month. NEXT will meet on October 29th at 9:45am and 11:15am in Room 9 of the Life Center.

If you have questions, contact Mike at mikes@ljpres.org
Mission Trip

Gleanings For The Hungry - Oct. 29 - Nov. 3
This is the 10th year La Jolla Pres will be sending a team of 10 to Sultana, California "To feed those in need both physically and spiritually" in the USA and around the globe.

A $10 deposit will hold your spot (checks payable to LJPC, memo: Gleanings). For more information or to register, please contact Michelle Whitney at 858-729-5504 or michellew@ljpres.org
Fellowship Opportunities


Clippers October Meeting - Oct. 13
If you are looking for fun and fellowship with great food and great programs, then the Clipper Club is the place to be. The theme for October is Halloween and the food will be catered by TAQUIZAS JOSE. Tickets are $15 per person, available at the Courtside Table Sunday.

Agent Amy Rodick, Drug Enforcement Administration will speak on the DEA Operations in San Diego and Imperial Counties. The DEA Program is open to the entire Congregation. If you come for Dinner, please purchase a ticket at the Courtside Table. However, you may RSVP to John Saveland at 760-814-2106, but you are obligated to pay for the tickets. Dinner is at 6:30pm, if you just want to hear the DEA Program, come at 7:30 pm. Seating will be provided.
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