Dear FPCSA Family & Friends,
We are so excited to share with you all that we are hiring an interim Director of Youth Ministry: Nancy Galeana.
Nancy is an excellent choice for interim because she is known to our FPCSA family. She was a member of the Santa Ana Hispanic Ministry on S. Main St. She worked here at FPCSA in the late 1990s. She’s attended special events here throughout the years. Her sister, Norma, served as a youth leader for a number of years. She lives in Santa Ana and is fully bilingual. She earned a BA in Psychology from Cal State Fullerton and a Master of Social Work from Azusa Pacific. Her main job is working with at-risk youth as a community outreach counselor at Waymakers Huntington Beach Youth Shelter.
Next Sunday, October 4th, we’ll introduce her to the congregation during our live-stream worship service at 10:00 a.m. Following the service, there will be a special zoom meeting for parents and youth to meet her and to discuss the ministry to our young people. Please let our students know that Nancy will be reaching out to them. I hope we will all welcome her!
Your COVID-19 Team is working hard to prepare for returning to the church campus. While numbers in hospitalizations continue to decline in the OC, the team is concerned about reports of organizations, cities and states that reopened too quickly only to close again due to an outbreak. One of the greatest wishes for all of us is to gather to worship God and to just be together. But we want to be cautious, loving our neighbor by protecting them from a potentially fatal illness. Please pray for wisdom!
During worship tomorrow, we’ll look at the 4th Pillar of the Church: Apostolic. We’ll talk a bit about the popular term: Missional. And we’ll discuss what it means and how it applies to us. Please find the worship resources attached. Please note the original lyrics to “Let the River Flow” use the word “man” which we have replaced with “one” as we believe God works in and through both men and women. There is a lead sheet with the melody and the original text and a lyric sheet with the revised text.
Looking forward to “seeing” you in church!
In Christ’s Love & Service,
Rev. Dr. Lance E. Allen, D. Min
First Presbyterian Church Santa Ana