Sunday Morning – 11/22/20

Colossians – Making Jesus the Lord of Your Life. Jesus is All We Need


Back to School Ministry Thank You

A Back-to-School update:

Your generous donations this unusual school year have provided an abundance of learning and health-related supplies.  We’ve already made two deliveries. Both schools were overwhelmed by the outpouring of your giving.

This is a  huge “THANK YOU” to everyone in the Canyon View family who donated backpacks, school supplies and money for this very different school year.  Your generosity allowed our congregation to reach out to three learning facilities.  Beside the usual back-to-school items, we were able to provide “on request” supplies that were unique to distance learning and home visits. The staff at each site was overwhelmed by your outpouring of support.

Keep in mind that this is a once-a-year community outreach. Please continue to support the on-going ministries of Blue Bags and Ronald McDonald House which are year-round examples of “caring and action in the community”.

Carol Simonson

Here is a letter from Eileen Moreno, Ed.D, Principal at Carlson Elementary:

Thank you, your church, and the retirement center for your generous donations and the purchase of the planners. We are so appreciative and gratified for having this partnership with you.  We are also very pleased to continue the Blue Bags food distribution.
As you know, this is a challenging time for schools and unfortunately we hear the negative more often than positive so having the support of the community definitely helps to keep things in perspective and makes us happy. Thank you for that!

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In addition, we will continue to work with the Jackie Robinson Y and two elementary schools to purchase items that have been identified by school staff as newly necessary during this atypical school year…items like student planners, individual whiteboards, and hygiene items.  Normal school supplies continue to be needed. We will gladly shop if you wish to donate through Canyon View by check, cash, or on-line.
If you have questions or comments, please talk with Carol Simonson or email her at

New Times and Classes

New Times and Classes
Bible Class

Sunday mornings in the courtyard we will start a new Bible Study for all to join at 8:00 am. You can join us for Drive-in/Courtyard Sunday Worship Service at 9:00 am.

If you have kids in Middle school or High School, Paul and Arlene Ashton will be leading a Bible class immediately following service starting at 10:00 am.

Join us this Sunday at our new times.
8:00 am Bible Class – Courtyard
9:00 am Worship Service – Drive-in/Courtyard
10:00 am Middle/High School Bible Class – Courtyard
10:00 am Online – Facebook Worship Service

Blood Donations Needed

San Diego Blood Bank LogoThe San Diego Blood Bank is in need of donors.  Since several Canyon View members have donated in the past, here is updated information for those who might consider scheduling an appointment. Their website is or, if you already have an account, which is a new portal. Also, you can call 1-800-469-7322 to schedule an appointment. At this time, appointments are required. No walk-ins are permitted.  The Blood Bank is slowly putting bloodmobiles back into service but the majority of donors are going to the established 6 donation sites.  If you schedule an appointment, please ask for your donation to be credited to our Canyon View account.  The code is CVCV, which is a change.  Thank you, in advance, for considering this incredible service of giving. 

If you have questions or comments, please contact Carol Simonson or Kenneth Heath.

Auditorium Worship Service

Dear Canyon View,

After two and a half months, we are finally able to open our building to a worship service in the auditorium on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM, starting June 7th.  It has been a long wait. We are thankful for your prayers, patience, and understanding during this time. Please continue being patient as we will be proceeding slowly, cautiously, and prayerfully.

As before, we are always concerned about everyone’s health and safety, and we are aware that not everyone is ready for worship in our auditorium. Therefore, we will continue the 8:00 AM Drive-In and Courtyard Service.  The 10:00 AM Online Service will continue as well.

For the 10:00 AM Auditorium Service, a nursery and toddler room will be available for you to supervise your own children. In the nursery it is 0-1 year old and in the toddler room 1-2 years old. Please be sure to write your name and contact number on the whiteboard as you enter so that we will have a record of who has used the room.  There will be “busy bags” available if you wish to keep your children with you. At a later date, we expect to add a 20-minute children’s worship for children 3 years old to the third grade during the 10:00 AM auditorium sermon.  The youth ministry will not be meeting in person this Sunday, June 7th.  Austin, our youth minister, is working out a plan that will be communicated to parents in future announcements that will outline how we will continue to serve the youth in our congregation as we phase into reopening the building for use.

In keeping with the State of California guidelines, there is an imposed limit of 100 people in the building at a time.  The pre-screening medical protocol is in effect. Please refer to the Covid Protocol for Canyon View sent to you last week by mail and email or view the documents here: COVID Worship Service Protocols.

These assemblies will each have their own method of fellowship and interaction.  We pray that everyone will make the best-informed decision about which service is right for them at this time. The most important thing is that you worship!  Our assemblies will continue to be less than an hour and will be God glorifying, encouraging, and simple.

We look forward to the opportunity of being together again!

May God continue to bless you and bless the Canyon View Family.

With the love of Christ,

The Elders of Canyon View

Drive in Services at Canyon View



An important Message from the Elders – updated 03/18/19

**An Important Announcement from the Canyon View Elders**

Dear Canyon View Family,

In an effort to do our best to keep each other well during the Corona Virus outbreak, and to help keep it from spreading to our families and friends, the Eldership has decided to implement some of the precautionary measures set forth by the County of San Diego.  These temporary measures are in the interest of public health and make good sense. They are as follows:

  • We ask that senior members, any members who are currently sick, and at-risk members to stay away from ALL church gatherings until the Elders feel it is safe.
  • We will suspend all Canyon View facility gatherings. This includes Sunday and Wednesday gatherings, as well as weekday activities that put members in close proximity to each other. (Ladies Tuesday Bible Class and Card Ministry, MOPS, and Al-Anon)
  • The church office will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
  • We will have video services posted on our Facebook page instead of Sunday and Wednesday gatherings. Email reminders will be sent to our members.
  • We will have the all-in-one communion cups available in the office. Please call or email the office for more information.
  • We will postpone the Ministry Fair and Missions Sunday until April.
  • We will suspend the Sunday 6:00 pm worship at Canyon Villas since the attendees are all older members and residents, 55–100 years old.
  • Life Groups will make their own wise choices about meeting together. It is suggested that you do not meet.

These measures are based on official information. The point of the restrictions is more than keeping people from getting sick, it’s about containing the spread to the public. Everyone needs to do their part.

Since we are a family, while we are not together, let’s keep in touch.  Call, email, and text each other frequently. Spend time in prayer, Bible reading, and take advantage of spiritual lessons online.

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 8:37-39

Your servants,
The Canyon View Elders.

Sunday Morning – 02/23/19

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Month of Thankfulness

Nearly 20 years ago, Canyon View began to have a “Spiritual Renewal Weekend” early each September. Members would come to the building to participate in 30-minute segments of prayer during a 24-hour period of prayer and fasting. That led to years of building our prayer life during a “Month of Prayer” in October. For the last few years, we have focused on one aspect of prayer during our “Month of Thankfulness” in November. The elders encourage you to support this yearly tradition of observing prayer for a full month, dedicated to thanking God for a multitude of blessings that he bountifully provides. What a great opportunity to grow in this spiritual discipline! You will find prayer guides in the lobby which give suggested prayer topics for each day for adults, as well as for our youth and children.

This year, on Saturday, November 9th, we will join our voices in thankfulness to God for our loving church family at Canyon View. You will have the opportunity to join with other members during a 24-hour day of prayer. Rather than taking place at our building, you will pray for our congregation for a 30-minute period wherever you are—at home or work, by yourself or with friends or family. From midnight Friday to midnight Saturday, there are forty-eight 30-minute time slots. As soon as possible, locate the sign-up sheet in the lobby to choose your preferred time with God in prayer. Let’s cover our Canyon View family in sweet conversations with our God during that full and blessed day!

Additionally, November 3rd is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. That Sunday we will have the opportunity to view a video that focuses on a missionary spreading the gospel on the border of China and North Korea. In addition to our prayers of thanksgiving during November, this day of prayer reminds us of all the missionaries worldwide who NEED our prayers.

“We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers” (1 Thessalonians 1:2).

Download the Prayer List here

Family Fall Festival

Canyon View is hosting a family-oriented Fall Festival as a safe and fun alternative to Halloween. There will be various activity areas with games, prizes, and fun. There will also be food and lots of treats and candy for the children.

We need more support! As hosts, please help by donating treats, prizes, and candy. Volunteers can look at the sign up sheets to see what areas still need to be filled.

The smallest help does not go unseen. Most importantly, invite your neighbors and friends.

We hope to see you this Saturday, October 26 (5:00-8:00PM). Sign-up sheets are in the lobby.

For additional information, please contact Darren Rury, Jason Godfrey, or the office.