"The mission of Chula Vista Presbyterian Church is to spread the Word and share the love of God in Jesus Christ."
If you are new to the area or are searching for a church home, we invite you to visit. In our worship together and in our everyday lives, we seek to glorify God, to proclaim salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, and to enjoy fellowship in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Worship services each Sunday are:
- Daybreak (8:30 a.m. in the Family Life Center) is an “acoustic contemporary” service;
- Traditional (10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary) is a more liturgical service with full chancel choir and organ music;
- Adoración (5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary) is a Spanish-language service.
There is an abundance of opportunities for worship, fellowship and service. In music, study, mission outreach, prayer, support, and social events, you will find the people of Chula Vista Presbyterian Church active and involved in the life of the church, community, and with each other. Children of all ages -- from 3 to 103 -- are growing in their walk of discipleship. (Childcare is available for those under 3, too)
March 3, 2014
Dear Church Family,
Ash Wednesday service will be held tomorrow, March 5, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary.
An excerpt from the Companion to the Book of Common Worship (Geneva Press, 2003, 109-110)
The Lenten journey from the ashes of death to resurrected life begins on the first day of Lent, Ash Wednesday, which signifies a time to turn around, to change directions, to repent. This first day of Lent reminds us that unless we are willing to die to our old selves, we cannot be raised to new life with Christ. The first step of this journey calls us to acknowledge and confront our mortality, individually and corporately. In many traditions, this is symbolized through the imposition of ashes — placing a cross on one’s forehead. During the imposition of ashes the words: “You are dust, and to dust you shall return” (Genesis 3:19) are repeated again and again. We are to remember that we are but temporary creatures, always on the edge of death. On Ash Wednesday, we begin our Lenten trek through the desert toward Easter.
Ashes on the forehead is a sign of our humanity and a reminder of our mortality. Lent is not a matter of being good, and wearing ashes is not to show off one’s faith. The ashes are a reminder to us and our communities of our finite creatureliness. The ashes we wear on our Lenten journey symbolize the dust and broken debris of our lives as well as the reality that eventually each of us will die.
A Congregational meeting is scheduled for Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 9:45 AM in the sanctuary. There are two items of business: 1) the election of corporate officers; and 2) the session is recommending a change in the terms of call for Angie — from “designated associate pastor” to “associate pastor” with an indefinite term. In our Book of Order, G-2.0504a provides two different kinds of associate pastors — designated for a specified period of time, and installed for an indefinite period of time. Angie has been designated for two years, which expires in June. The session recommends the congregation approve a change in her terms of call to remove the time restriction. There are no financial implications to this change. If the congregation approves, the request to change her terms of call will be forwarded to the presbytery's Committee on Ministry and then taken up by the presbytery at its May meeting.
Your Sister in Christ,
March 5, 2014 Ash Wednesday TBA
March 9, 2014 Have Mercy On Us Matthew 20:29-34
March 16, 2014 Do You Hear What They Are Saying Matthew 21:12-17
You can read Pastor Bob’s sermons at http://presbyblog.com/sermons/sermonindex.html
Acoustic Contemporary - 8:30 a.m.
Traditional - 10:00 a.m.
Adoración - 5:00 p.m.
There is an abundance of opportunities for worship, fellowship and service.