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SERVICES THIS WEEK
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PRESBYTERIAN: Please join Manteca Presbyterian Church this Sunday for Pastor Wendy Warner’s sermon “What is Peace?” Music Minister Anne Talcott will be leading the Praise Team at the beginning of the service as well as directing the choir in the anthem, “Down to the River to Pray.” We would also like to invite you to stay and join us for refreshments in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the service. Manteca Presbyterian Church is located at 275 North Main St. Call 239-3159 for further information.

CALVARY COMMUNITY
: Please join us this Sunday as we study the Story of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:25-37 and learn how Jesus taught us to help those in need.

Calvary offers four Sunday services at 8:30, 9:45, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. with children’s programs running at parallel times. Sign language is offered at the 9:45 a.m. service at the front left side of the Worship Center.

Easily accessible from any direction in the valley (from Interstate 5 or Highway 99, Lathrop Road exits), Calvary is located at 815 West Lathrop Road. For more information, contact the church office at 239-1345 or www.calvarymanteca.org.

UNITED LUTHERAN: Join us Sunday, October 4, for the traditional service at 8 a.m. and/or the contemporary service at 10:30 a.m. This week’s sermon will be “Failure to Launch (2).” Communion will be served at both services. Nursery care is available for children 6 months to 6 years old. Wednesday nights we have dollar dinners at 5:45 p.m. followed by a Divine Worship service at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Sunday school, youth activities and Bible studies are at 9;15 a.m. on Sunday mornings. To learn more about the weekly church activities, including Bible studies, Mom’s Group, and Youth, call 823-1971. United Lutheran is located at 649 Northgate Drive in Manteca.

FIRST BAPTIST: You are invited to join us on Sunday. Our Sundays begin with Sunday school at 9 a.m. and there are a variety of classes. Pastor David Halla has started a new Sunday school class titled, “The World of Error.” During our Morning Worship Service at 10:30 a.m., Pastor Theo Pope will bring the message. We have childcare for infants through 4 years old. One of our Bible studies is on Sunday at 5 p.m. in the Keenager classroom (studying the Baptist Faith and Message.)

At the present time the college/career class meet at 6 p.m. for a meal and then have Bible study. The adults are studying the book of Revelation on Thursdays at 7 p.m. Saturdays at 9 a.m. is when the men meet for prayer. They also meet at 7:30 a.m. on the 3rd Saturday of the month for a Men’s Breakfast and Bible study. Call the church office for the locations. We welcome you to join us for our Bible studies and prayer time.

The food and clothing ministry is on Sundays at 12:15 p.m. (after our morning service.) if You are in need of food and/or clothing, please call the church to make an appointment.

“The Life of Jesus” is the theme of this year’s Bible Land Festival (alternative to Halloween) to be held on October 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at our church. There will be game booths, a bounce house, Bible stories, food, etc. There is no charge for admission. There is a suggested donation of $2 for the food (hot dogs, nachos, pumpkin pie, cake, hot chocolate, and hot apple cider.) There will be water, coffee and punch available for everyone. This is for children in kindergarten through 6th grade. Younger children may attend if accompanied by an adult.

If you want to find out more information regarding any of our activities, please call First Baptist Church at 823-1781. The days and hours we are open are: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 to 5 p.m. (Fridays change every other week.) You may also visit our website at www.fbcmanteca.com. Prior messages may be listened to on this website. First Baptist Church is located at 715 E. North Street.

JOURNEY CHURCH: Invites the community to a great day of celebrative worship with our Worship Team, inspiring team preaching by Pastor Freeman Hodgins, Pastor Toni Midura and Youth Leader, Twylia Markle. Their sermon is entitled, Worry Free Living, taken from Matthew 6:25-34.

For those who speak Spanish, our Spanish congregation meets at 1 p.m. with Pastor Alfredo. Uplifting music, great teaching and Sunday School classes for the children. The entire service is in Spanish.

Ladies Group, Love is a Choice meets on Mondays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Al-Anon begins October 5, from 12 to 1 p.m. Each Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. we have mid week Bible study for adults, trail blazers for 7th grade - Sr. High and Journey Kids for ages 1st grade - 6th grade.

Upcoming events include: Family day at Fleet Week in San Francisco on Oct. 10. Our Annual Trunk ‘N Treat is on October 31, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The community is invited to come through our parking lot and receive goodies from the trunks of the congregation’s cars. We will have hot chocolate and coffee for the Mom’s and Dad’s who need a “pick-me up” after all that walking! This is a free event.

November 22 is our annual Thanksgiving Dinner following the morning worship. Join us for a great day of fellowship.

For more information, please call the church office at 823-7133. We are located at 444 Argonaut Street, Manteca. Check out our website at: www.mantecajourney.com.