Friday, February 3, 2023


1  Praise the Lord!
Blessèd is the man who fears the Lord,
who greatly delights in his commandments!
2  His offspring will be mighty in the land;
the generation of the upright will be blessed.

Psalm 112:1-2




Sunday Worship Services

Fifth Sunday After the Epiphany - Contemporary Service

Isaiah 58:3–9a

1 Corinthians 2:1-16

Matthew 5:13-20


Worship service is hybrid:

Onsite & via Zoom. 

The ZOOM meeting ID is: 485 087 170

Access the room using a smartphone, tablet or computer using this link:

You may also “listen” to the service without video by calling: +1 669 900 6833.




Endurance Gospel Quartet

You Are Invited  -  Free Gospel Concert


Endurance Gospel Quartet

This Sunday 2/5, 3:00 MLC Sanctuary

*Free Concert Co-Sponsored by MLC and Santa Cruz Baroque Festival*




Work Party – Next Saturday 2/11 @ 10:00am


Sunday Supper – NEXT SUNDAY 2/12

2/12 MENU

Thick Cut Pork Loin Chop in Mushroom Gravy

Mashed Potato




This Sunday Supper is a FELLOWSHIP MEAL!  Join us after worship at 11:15 in the Johnson Hall.  Meals are $20 each, take-home meals may be picked up at 11:15.

RSVP THIS WEEK, it’s required to reserve a meal. 



Eating With Jesus







Next Prep Day is Thursday 2/16 at 10:30am



Midweek Lent Worship Schedule

2/22 7:00pm Ash Wednesday In-Person & Online

3/1 7:00pm Online

3/8 7:00pm Online

3/15 7:00pm Online

3/22 7:00pm Online

3/29 7:00pm Online



Mission & Ministry Meeting Meeting Notes

M&M met last week to plan upcoming fellowship events.  Meeting minutes were emailed to M&M members, if you would like a copy please let the office know and we will send it to you also.

Make sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming MLC events:

Easter Egg Hunt Saturday April 1, 2023 (11am –1pm)

UCSC Study Halls March 18-21 & June 11-13

Neighborhood BBQ June 24, 5pm – 7pm

Neighborhood BBQ July 29, 5pm – 7pm

Art Show July 29, 3pm-7:30pm

Art Show July 30, 11:30am – 4pm



Thursday Morning Bible Study

Thursday at 9:30am, we are studying Galatians.

Access the room using a smartphone, tablet or computer using this link: 

Zoom meeting ID: 450 934 553

Call the office at (831)423-8330 for passcode.

You may also “listen” to the service without video by calling: +1 669 900 6833.



Agnus Day

Paul didn’t even have a house band.



This Week - MLC Birthdays & Anniversaries







Mike & Cindie





Preschool Update   

Our latest preschool art!  Enjoy!





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