Los Ranchos E-News

  September 2017
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When Jesus Doesn't Calm the Storm, Christianity Today. Posted on Facebook by Jason Ko

“All the sorrow and suffering of this world is a mystery. There’s no wrapping our heads around it; there just isn’t. It’s a mystery whose meaning will only be disclosed at the end of the age. In the middle of it, all we can do is to trust the One who has suffered with us and for us, the kind of God who weeps with us and who gives his life to serve the destitute, the down-on-their-luck, the homeless, the penniless.”


What I Learned at the Pigs' Trough
by Tom Cramer

When we were younger, we ate breakfast there like hungry birds in a nest, but by the time we were teenagers, my parents gave the table a new name. They called it the “pigs’ trough”... More
Recharging Our Deep Wells
by Forrest Claassen

If management theory is beginning to recognize the importance of rest for effective work, would we not be wise to listen? Especially when it is telling us what we should have known all along—that holy rest is part of God’s good design for our lives?  More


Saturday, October 7, 8:30 AM
Pasadena Presbyterian Church

The Synod JPIC Committee (Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation) is holding its third Climate Conference. Workshops will include congregational success stories, climate and hunger, climate and energy, mental health issues, etc. Flyer

Denise Carter from First Presbyterian Church, Garden Grove asks:

Do any congregations have examples of job descriptions, policies, and procedures for a church's Finance Department that they could share with us? Contact

  • The Center for Innovation in Ministry at SFTS is excited to launch ThisWeAffirm.org, a crowd-sourced and curated collection of resources for worship. More
  • Family Promise of Orange County hosts a fundraiser at the Diamond Club of Angel Stadium. Septmeber 22. More
  • New Hope Church is planning to initiate a project in which any and all Presbytery churches can participate, the Church Homeless Advocacy Network & Taskforce (CHANT). Contact Richard Norwood or 949-350-2049.
  • The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program presents the Mosaic of Peace 2018, a 12-day
    peacemaking conference April 29-May 12, 2018 Bulletin Inserts
  • Pacific Region’s Conference, Administrative Personnel Association (APA), September 21—23, 2017, Zephyr Point at Lake Tahoe, Presbyterian Conference Center. Flyer
  • The Lombard Mennonite Peace Center has ongoing workshops of interest. See their website for more. Leadership and Anxiety in the Church is a local offering.
  • See Our Full List of Job Openings here.


Thursday, September 28  Presbytery Gathering. St Mark Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach
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Thursday, September 28
St. Mark Presbyterian Church

"Joyfully Participating in God's Redemptive Work in the World"

Our speaker at our upcoming Gathering will be Dr. Soong-Chan Rah.
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