Sunday, Sept 17
Series: The God Questions
Title: Is The Bible True?
Passage: 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Thank you for taking the time to read Orchard's weekly news bulletin.  It is our hope that the information in this communication will enable you to get plugged in, get to know your brothers and sisters in Christ, and come together in fellowship as Christ followers with the goal of "inviting people to find Hope and experience Love through Faith in Christ." 

If you missed last Sunday, you can listen to last week's sermon "Is God Real?" by clicking here.

Weekly Memory Verse: All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.

2 Timothy 3:16

Pancake Breakfast Sunday September 17
Eating breakfast together at the Orchard is a great time for us to build community and invite new families. Here are two ways you can help make that happen this Sunday:
Invite everyone you know to join us for some free pancakes in a friendly environment.
Help serve for one hour or so this Sunday morning.
If you want to help contact Louie Shapiro

Children's Ministry
Do you want to be a part of our growing children's ministry? Here are some of the opportunities available:

  • Check-In Station for Infant through 5th Grade once a month

  • Nursery infant-2 years once a month both services

  • Sprouts 3-4 year olds helper once a month

  • Orchard Kids teachers and helpers for both services

If you are interested and available please contact Tonya Pinkerton. 760-975-1877

Meet the Pastor Meal September 24th

Positions Needed:

  • Saturday September 23rd at 8:00am – help clean and set up the Bittner’s patio for the meal.

  • Make a dessert for twelve people (we will provide the recipe)

  • Make a green salad for twelve people.

If you are interested and available to serve in any of these areas please contact:
Irma Cardoza    or
Jan Bittner



Join us for a free pancake breakfast outside this Sunday, September 17 at 10:00 am.

Sunday 9:00 and 10:30 Children's programs K-5th Grade
We are digging into the life of Jesus! Encourage your kids to bring their Bible, their friends, and to memorize their weekly verse for points to spend at the Orchard Kids store!

Weekly Verse
"Dear Children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth."
I John 3:18



4th and 5th Grade Students, join us once a month for a night of games, good food, and fun!
Our next hang out night is
Friday September 15 
6:00-7:30pm @ RoundTable Pizza
1161 East Washington Ave, Escondido 
Come hungry and bring quarters for games!


Middle and High School Students bi-weekly gathering
Next gathering Thursday September 21
6:30-8:00pm at the Lauzon's
311 Oak Valley Lane, Escondido.
Contact Youth and Family Pastor Dan Vandewarker  760-807-8376


From your phone text, @orcharstu to 81010 or visit


College life group will be meeting Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm. We will be having dinner and discussing God Questions. Please purchase a book at the connections table ASAP. Our group will meet at 2648 Emerald Oaks Glen, Escondido.


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Join us for our first Membership Meeting from 6:00-7:30pm on Sunday, October 8.
There are 3 steps to becoming a member at the Orchard:
1. Attend church for 6 months consecutively.
2. Watch/Listen to the Rooted at the Orchard series.
3. Complete the Rooted at the Orchard Devotional with at least one other person. 
(Devotional $5 at the Connections Center or free download available just click picture above)

Need more info? Go to this link:

The Orchard has the wonderful opportunity to participate in an event that could change the life of a child this holiday season. You can help by bringing in donations that will fit in a shoebox. During the months of September, October, and November we will be asking our church family to bring in items for our shoeboxes. On November 12 we will pack and pray over the shoeboxes as a church. Please help us with our goal of filling 150 shoeboxes this year! Thank you for being a part of this life-changing ministry.

Questions? Contact Joan Freeman or
Tonya Pinkerton
September 24 and October 1 - Bring School Supplies
pencils, pens, markers, crayons, colored pencils, pencil pouch, glue sticks, solar-powered calculators, water color paints, small notebooks, rulers, protractors, safety scissors, tape
For more ideas click on the Operation Christmas Child logo above.


"Effective immediately the Teacher's Parking Lot will be opened for our regular members to park. Parking at the Teacher's Parking Lot will alleviate exiting parking problems at the Student Parking Lot during special events (Track Meets, Band Events, etc.).  Parking at the Student Parking Lot will continue to be available for Guests attending the Orchard.  The Teacher's Parking Lot is located at the entrance of Orange Glen High School South on Glenridge Rd.".




Sept 12