by Pastor Richard

for the week beginning Sunday, April 12, 2015

I have come down from the mountain to share my message with you this morning. The other men who are part of the Forest Home Spring Men’s Retreat are wrapping up their weekend conference right about now. The early Friday group of men headed up the mountain and fueled up at Famous Dave’s BBQ (do you like my choice of words “FUELED UP?”). Here are the men who were registered to attend as we went to press: Larry Olguin, Ed Faranda, Joey Viscarra, Adam Landrum, Sal Becerra, Peter Wain, Gilbert Galvin Jr., Gilbert Sandoval, Gilbert Joseph Sandoval, Mando Rios, Fernando Becerra, Tim Ramos, Paul White, Hector Martinez, Ryan Todd, Jim O’Brian and yours truly. Pray for these men as they both now and in the days ahead make decisions based on their time on the mountain with the Lord this weekend.

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SERVE WHITTIER is May 16-17. Speak with my wife, Claudia, if you would like to join with the team on our service project.

I have been invited to be part of the Gaining the Edge Discipleship radio show for this evening, April 12 at 7:30pm on KKLA 99.5 FM. This may be the only time I am on the radio this century so I thought I would share it with you.

Visit our church Facebook page (CGBC) and you will see a glimpse of Mrs. Ramos telling the resurrection story on Easter Sunday to our kids during our adult worship service.

The message for this morning fits right in with the Easter season. You have Palm Sunday and then Easter Sunday and then it seems only natural that Christians should observe the Ascension of Jesus after that. So our focus in Scripture today is Acts 1. The title is THE DEPARTURE OF JESUS WAS A BLESSING.

Our current Scripture messages on Sunday mornings have been ONE-WORD PRAYERS (prayers like WHY and PLEASE and HELP and AMEN). We have taken a break for special Easter topics and will return to the prayer series shortly.

He is risen indeed,

Pastor Richard



We have several people that share special songs at different times of the year with us and one of those was Sheri Elisaldez who shared VIA DOLOROSA with us recently on Easter Sunday. One of you shared this thought Easter morning.

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