This week Community Church will move from its look at the Gospel of John to what is often described as the scandalous message of James. This will begin a five-week series on what it means to “do church.” It is perhaps ironic that this series about doing church comes at a time when it isn’t safe to gather together in person. Although Community Church is worshipping virtually, the scandalous message of James and the good news of Jesus as recorded in Mark’s Gospel remind believers that they don’t go to church, they are church and are called to do church no matter where it is.
Every week Pastor Johan Dodge reminds all who are present that the word Gospel means “good news,” and if the word of God is being used in a way that isn’t good news, well then it isn’t the true good news.
As the pandemic continues to evolve, Community Church has returned to virtual worship on Zoom and Facebook. People can watch the service on Facebook @ CommunityChurchLeisureWorld.
Those who are not on Facebook can contact the church office at
(562) 431-2503 or [email protected] to receive the Zoom link.
It’s not too late to head over to the mobile pet clinic available to all LW reisdents on the church patio today, Aug. 26, from 9-11 a.m. The low cost clinic is available to all Leisure World residents. People are asked wear masks; dogs must be on leash and cats in carriers. Contact Elaine Miller at (925) 997-3412 for more information.
Those who are in need of assistance can leave a message at the church’s office at (562) 431-2503.