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  Easter Is Coming!!    Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt!    March 31st at 9:30 am.     Continental breakfast and face painting!    

Easter Is Coming!!

Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt!

March 31st at 9:30 am. 

Continental breakfast and face painting!

 

 

Join us for a spiritual Rehab. 

We invite you to come every Sunday to worship, to follow the devotional that we will share in the bulletin, and to consider the possibility of joining the small group on Sundays after second service where we are going to reflect and discuss the Lenten devotional “Rehab”. 

Let’s walk with Jesus to Jerusalem and move on in the journey of faith!

Rehab: A Group Study is available for $5.95 each at Amazon.

Also, here is the download of the Rehab A Group Study PDF. This can be printed.

 

Coins for Lent


During Lent, we need to plan a way to help others. In discussing what we  can each do to help others, I suggested to Pastor Luis and Kent Raysin that we should do something for our own property. 
We have several repairs that need taken care of, and the Board of Trustees have a limited income, so we have to help our selves. 
I'm asking you, during Lent, to save what you are able, your coins for the repairs we need .  Remember the church belongs to us all, so we all need to help keep it beautiful for everyone to worship. 
Following is a list you can follow to save coins for Lent. We will place a box at the kneeler every Sunday for Lent.
 

Items on the daily guide will remind us of all we have and how little others may have. Each Sunday, take time to pray as a family for the project for which you are collecting money and the people who will benefit from your gifts. Our giving begins on Ash Wednesday and concludes with Holy Saturday. In Lent and always, Sundays are for worship and praise to God.

Ash Wednesday – February 14: A coin for every lamp.

February 15: A coin for every light switch.

February 16: A coin for every candle

February 17: A coin for every light bulb

February 18: Pray today, thanking God for the gift of light. Pray for those who live in darkness.

February 19: A coin for every box of band aids.

February 20: A coin for every bottle of vitamins.

February 21: A coin for every box of tissues.

February 22: A coin for every prescription medication.

February 23: A coin for every thermometer.

February 24: A coin for every doctor or dentist who cares for you.

February 25: Pray today, thanking God for your health. Pray for those who are sick.

February 26: A coin for every ball cap or hat.

February 27: A coin for every pair of shoes.

February 28: A coin for every pair of jeans.

March 1: A coin for every coat.

March 2: A coin for every t-shirt.

March 3: A coin for every scarf.

March 4: Pray today, thanking God for clothing that protects you from the elements. Pray for those who lack clothing to keep them warm and dry.

March 5: A coin for every ball.

March 6: A coin for every electronic game.

March 7: A coin for every radio.

March 8: A coin for every television.

March 9: A coin for every doll.

March 10: A coin for every board game.

March 11: Pray today, thanking God for how you can enjoy entertainment in your home. Pray for those who would be grateful for just one of these items.

March 12: A coin for every box of cereal.

March 13: A coin for every can of soup.

March 14: A coin for every type of bread.

March 15: A coin for every jar of jelly.

March 16: A coin for every bottle of salad dressing.

March 17: A coin for every jar of peanut butter.

March 18: Pray today, thanking God for the food you enjoy. Pray for those who have no food this day.

March 19: A coin for every room in your home.

March 20: A coin for every electrical outlet in your home.

March 21: A coin for every chair in your home.

March 22: A coin for every desk in your home.

March 23: A coin for every bathroom.

March 24: A coin for every bed.

March 25: Pray today, thanking God for shelter. Pray for those who have no place to sleep at night.

March 26: A coin for every Bible.

March 27: A coin for every book of hymns or sacred songs in your home.

March 28: A coin for every cross in your home.

March 29: A coin for every prayer you say today.

March 30: A coin for every story of Jesus you can tell.

March 31: A coin for every person in your family.

Easter Sunday: April 1: Pray, thanking God for Jesus and for the many ways we can gather and worship God.  Pray for those who do not have the freedom to freely worship God.
 

 

 

Ash Wednesday
This year Ash Wednesday is February 14th. We are hosting the Ash Wednesday Service at Nestor UMC. 
Please join us the night before for a Pancake Supper hosted by the UMW. 

Pancake Supper 2/13 at 6:30pm
Ash Wednesday Service 2/14 at 6:30pm

South District Summer Camps

Do you like to golf? 
Join the South District Golf Tournament Fundraiser for Camperships- Friday April 27, 2018 at San Juan Hills Golf Club.

UMW SUNDAY
Guest Speaker Brenda Tuita with UMW Limitless Young Women. 
Sunday, January 28 at 10 am.
Potluck to follow, with ham and dessert
provided by UMW. 

 

South District Summer Camp dates are set. 
If you are interested in summer camp for your kids, call or email Sara in the office. 
www.campcedarglen.org/summercamps
Camper Scholarships are available.

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CURSO ALPHA

El curso Alpha es una serie de estudios bíblicos de 10 semanas donde estudiaremos  algunas de las enseñanzas básicas del Cristianismo.

Comenzamos el 11 de Enero a las 6:00PM

Le invitamos a participar!

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From all of us at Nestor UMC to all our friends and family, we wish you a blessed 2018, we would like to share John Wesley’s Covenant Prayer. This is a good prayer for the beginning of each year as we recommit ourselves to God and place ourselves once again into his loving care.

I am no longer my own, but yours.
Put me to what you will, rank me with whom you will;
put me to doing, put me to suffering;
let me be employed for you, or laid aside for you,
exalted for you, or brought low for you;
let me be full, let me be empty,
let me have all things, let me have nothing:
I freely and wholeheartedly yield all things
to your pleasure and disposal.
And now, glorious and blessed God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
you are mine and I am yours. So be it.
And the covenant now made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven. Amen.

John Wesley

 


* During this season of advent we have been remembering all those gifts that the Baby Jesus brought to the world. As we reignite our hope in the future, we remember that forgiveness is possible in Christ. As we start walking in The Way, we start experiencing the process of redemption that brought us from “the ashes and  mourning” to a life where we can live a life with joy!

This Sunday we will celebrate the Sunday of Peace as we are forgiven and redeemed. “A peace that passes all understanding” comes to us as we embrace the miracle of Bethlehem  and follow the teachings of Jesus.

Come and rediscover the miracle of Christmas this Sunday!

10:00 AM Worship

Christmas Eve Service 6:00 PM

 


 

* Christmas Eve Service

Christmas Eve Service


Join us for a unique evening to discover the true meaning of Christmas. 

December 24 at 6pm


If you need a ride, or you can offer a ride to a member of our church family please call the church office at 423-2068. 

Merry Christmas!


Please join us for Advent services every Sunday leading up to Christmas.  Sunday Services are at 8:30 and 10 am. 
December 24 we will have one morning service at 10 am only. 
 

Christmas Eve Service

Christmas Eve Service will be at 6 pm. 
Join us for a unique evening to discover the true meaning of Christmas. 

If you need a ride, or you can offer a ride to a member of our church family please call the church office at 423-2068. 

 

* Nestor UMW Fall Sale!
Come Explore Handmade crafts, decorations, ornaments, UMW Bake Sale and vendors like Mary Kay, Pampered Chef and Lulla Roe.
OCTOBER 28 2-5 pm.

*Nestor UMC is offering

Free English Classes. 
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 5-6 pm. 

* Classes Grates de Ingles
Martes y miércoles a las 5 PM Con cuidado de niños y apoyo escolar a pequeños de 5 a 12 años (Primaria).


*We are very pleased to announce that Nestor UMC will be in a partnership with San Ysidro Health Center-Healthy Steps!

The SYHC program provides well child exams, immunizations, school entry physicals and minor sick visits to low income uninsured children.

Tuesday June 6, from 8:30am – 4pm San Ysidro Health Center (SYHC) will be hosting the mobile clinic in our campus for the month June. This is a great opportunity to serve our community and it is available to everyone.

Feel free to stop by and spread the word…

 

 

 

 

 

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Pastor Luis' Corner

Following Jesus’ Lead

We are on our way to Jerusalem following Jesus’ lead! The Lenten season is a season of reflection and preparation. It is a season to recalibrate and refocus on our Christian life. The Christian life is like a journey and each year during this season we make the trek to Jerusalem. What can we learn this year from our journey?

Well, that is a question that each one of us needs to answer on our own. For those of us that are following the Lenten study “Rehab”, we have learned that in each stage of our lives it can feel like we are lost in the wilderness. This wilderness can be understood as some event, accident or situation that brings our lives into a crisis. We have discovered that we can be in wilderness even if we feel we are in a “great place” but not doing God’s will and living God’s purpose in our lives.

In either case, we can be lost! Perhaps some of us are in the middle of a crisis while some others are in the middle of a fantasy.

As we move through this Lenten season, may we learn from Jesus’ example of obedience and commitment while on his journey to Jerusalem. May we discover that, regardless of the situation we are in, God has a higher calling for us to follow as we commit this season, yet again, to follow Jesus’ lead to Jerusalem.

I invite you to come to the Lenten study, to review the scriptures for the upcoming Sunday, and to participate in the church activities during this holy season and Easter.

See you Sunday in church,

 

Pastor Luis

February 2018

On the Move

Lenten season is coming soon. This is the 40-day period before Easter when we remember what happened in Jerusalem during Holy Week and prepare to celebrate what God did on Easter!

The season of Lent is a journey, moving on towards Jerusalem, but this journey is not only moving forward but also moving “inward”. This year during Lent, we will be following the path of Jesus as he heads towards Jerusalem, but we will also be looking into our hearts and our own spiritual paths.

In the journey during Lent, we follow the path that Jesus walked, from the wilderness and the temptations, through his life, until we stand in front of the promise of Easter.

I invite you to come every Sunday to worship, to follow the devotional that we will share in the bulletin, and to consider the possibility of joining the small group on Sundays after second service where we are going to reflect and discuss the Lenten devotional “Rehab”. 

Let’s walk with Jesus to Jerusalem and move on in the journey of faith!

See you Sunday in church,

Pastor Luis

The book is available through Amazon, or downloadable PDF.

Rehab: A Group Study is available for $5.95 each at Amazon.

Also, here is the download of the Rehab A Group Study PDF. This can be printed.

2018!!

Hard to believe, but we are in 2018! Time as we know goes by and we live a life with successes and failures, with happiness and sadness, with good things and bad things that come and go, and life goes on. While life can be challenging, life is a blessing and as believers we trust that God has a purpose to teach us in any situation and circumstance that we encounter in life.

Moses prayed, “So teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart.” (Psalm 90:12) From our human perspective, life can be unpredictable. Moses’ prayer is a great example of the kind of attitude that we can have, confident that God is truly good and has a purpose in everything that comes into our lives.

For now, together with wishing you a blessed 2018, I would like to share John Wesley’s Covenant Prayer. This is a good prayer for the beginning of each year as we recommit ourselves to God and place ourselves once again into his loving care.

 

I am no longer my own, but yours.

Put me to what you will, rank me with whom you will;

put me to doing, put me to suffering;

let me be employed for you, or laid aside for you,

exalted for you, or brought low for you;

let me be full, let me be empty,

let me have all things, let me have nothing:

I freely and wholeheartedly yield all things

to your pleasure and disposal.

And now, glorious and blessed God,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

you are mine and I am yours. So be it.

And the covenant now made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven. Amen.

John Wesley

 

May God bless you and your family in 2018!

Pastor Luis

 


 

O Come, O Come Emmanuel… December 2017

As we begin the last month of the year, we start this exciting season of Advent. During these four Sundays in December we are waiting to celebrate the birth of the Savior in the world.

For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Is. 9:6

Although parts of Isaiah’s prophecy were fulfilled in Bethlehem, it seems like we are still waiting for the complete fulfillment of this prophecy. Yes! We are still waiting for the second coming of Christ. Waiting in expectation is not a bad thing. Author Henri Nowen wrote:

 “Without waiting for the second coming of Christ, we will stagnate quickly and become tempted to indulge in whatever gives us a moment of pleasure.”

In other words, waiting for the second coming focuses our attention to something greater and awesome that is to come. It brings hope as we see the conflicts and situations in our world, that the Prince of Peace will finally establish His kingdom. That is something more than worthy to look for, to wait and to pray for… “O come, desire of nations bind all people in one heart and mind!”

See you Sunday in Church,

 

Pastor Luis


Stewardship and Mission   November 2017

Dear Church Family,

As this fall has come, I want start this message sharing with you some of my happenings regarding my Pastoral role in Nestor UMC. First of all I wanted to share that my commitment to the Lord and his calling has taken me to pursue Ordination in the United Methodist Church. During this fall I’m immerse in that process that implies writing papers and other requirement. I appreciate the support of the SPRC and the church, especially the leaders who are helping by taking a Sunday or two to share the message during worship.

 Also I want to share that Pastors in the UMC are yearly evaluated both by the church as well as the Conference regarding their person, ministry, theology, etc. In our Methodist system is the Bishop and Cabinet the entity that appoint a Pastor to a specific congregation. The UMC has become more “savvy” in the way pastors are appointed and considers different factors to appoint or reappoint pastors such as congregation’s recommendation, pastor gifts and graces, community needs, etc. I completely understand if this is new for some of you, but yes! Pastoral appointments are made and can happen depending of circumstances and factors mentioned above.

Having said that, I want to share also that since the beginning of my ministry at Nestor UMC, I’m pursuing the goal to achieve our vision of being a nurturing place for all, making disciples for Christ. We have been making some changes, we always have tried to do the best in all situations to reroute the ministry of the church towards that goal. We need to realize that we are trying to do something that has not happened in our church in ten or fifteen years! That is bringing new people to the church so we begin a steady growth. I have talked plenty about the need to recognize who is the “new” neighbor in the community and the need to create new opportunities for contact.

This is not an easy task, but in God’s name “we will let down the nets again!” Luke 5:5b.  It requires the participation of everybody with prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness. I want to thank each one of you that are supporting your church with these five pillars of our commitment as members of this church and especially those who have increase their commitment to support the church with your gifts.

What is on the Pastor's mind, this month?

Pastor's Note 10/3

"From Henri Nowen...

When we gather around the table and eat from the same loaf and drink from the same cup, we are most vulnerable to one another. We cannot have a meal together in peace with guns hanging over our shoulders and pistols attached to our belts. When we break bread together we leave our arms - whether they are physical or mental - at the door and enter into a place of mutual vulnerability and trust.

The beauty of the Eucharist (Holy Communion) is precisely that it is the place where a vulnerable God invites vulnerable people to come together in a peaceful meal. When we break bread and give it to each other, fear vanishes and God becomes very close."

Pastor's Note for 10/1

"Let the same mind be in each and every one of us: the mind of Christ, the mind of grace and love. Know that the mind of God is this same mind: a mind of grace and love that encourages us, consoles us, reclaims us, and welcomes us into the loving arms that first called us into being."

 

 

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