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Total Hits since April 1, 2011:
Airing on the Hour of Power
(Program 2396 airing Sunday, January 03, 2015
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Crystal Cathedral Congregation
at Shepherd’s Grove
January 3, 2016
9:30 AM Service: 748
( Taping Sunday )
Program 2499 -
Prior Week Church Attendance
9:30 AM Service: 12/27 = 752
6:00 PM Service: 12/27 = 68
December 27, 2015
11:15 AM Service: 223
We’re hearing Contemporary Service
Counts published may not be accurate
Church Report Update
52nd Week Ending
Sunday, December 27, 2015
Hour of Power Revenue
As of June 2015
Collective Offering: $
9:30 AM Offering: $
11:15 AM Offering: $
Evening Offering: $
Credit Card: $
12/24 Christmas Eve: $
TOTAL OFFERING: $
Year To Date Offerings: $
Year To Date Goal $
Short of Goal by: $
HOP Revenue: $
HOP Expenses: $
HOP Net Operations: $
NOTE: The figures below represent INCOME, Expense and Net Operations as presented at the Congregational Meeting July, 19, 2015.
Church Leadership no longer reports
Offering amounts per Service
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Famous quotes from Dr. Robert H. Schuller
Founding pastor of the Crystal Cathedral
“Press on. Obstacles are seldom
the same size tomorrow
as they are today.”
Program 2429 – Airing August 21, 2016
Opening Hymn: “This Is My Father’s World”
Choir Anthem: “Tell It To The Nations”
Gift of Music: “We Walk By Faith” Courtney Taylor
Bobby’s Message: “Words Of Faith”
Closing Hymn: “God of Our Fathers”
Hour of Power This Week
Church Attendance – Sunday, August 21, 2016
Scheduled Air Date:
Week 32 – Sunday, August 7, 2016
9:30 am Service:
11:15 am Contemporary Service:
Sunday 9:30 am
Traditional Service Attendance: 677
Church Financial Report Update
Sunday, August 14, Offering: $
Total Offering -
Short & Over – Over Goal: $
No Hour of Power Financial Figures Available
Week 33 – Sunday, August 14, 2016
Featuring Mike Chamberlin
Mike Chamberlin, one of the most sought after entertainers in Southern California, brings his "LOVE SONGS OF WWII" to Mission Viejo as part of the Lord Of The Strings concert series.. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack and Chamberlin honors veterans with songs like "White Cliffs Of Dover" and "You'll Never Know." Chamberlin noted "We are losing a thousand WWII veterans everyday, soon they will be gone and I want to honor them the only way I know how...with music." Mike Chamberlin is a Viet Nam veteran with over 2,000 concerts to his musical credits.
Saturday October 1, 2016 -
One show only Tickets $20.00 Veterans $10.00
Daniel Rodriquez is coming!
Trinity Christian Schools is excited to announce an upcoming event on September 3, 2016! We will be having a benefit dinner concert on our Euclid street campus with special guest artist Daniel Rodriquez along with some of our distinguished alumni. Please save the date and watch for further details!
Hope to see you thee! Chuck Trout, Chairman of the School Board of Trinity Christian Schools.
Trinity Christian Schools are proud to announce that we have been continually blessed by God. We are finishing a successful first semester.
We continue to pray that we can continue to provide our Christian Education program for future generations to come. The school currently needs $70,000 to complete our year and provide for expansion of our fine arts program.
We are sincerely grateful for all our donor friends who have and continue to support this excellent school. We prayerfully ask that you consider including our school in your giving program. All gifts are and will be greatly appreciated as it will provide a sound Christian Education to our youth and future leaders. Gifts are tax deductible.
May God continue to bless you and our school.
Chuck Trout -
Members of the Board
Dateline: February 16, 2016 Thoughts on the Barn wood background: Completely unsuitable for church decor let alone a television production set unless it’s a set for “HeeHaw!”
The same leadership which had the unpopular “barn wood” backdrop installed during the misguided Mark Bass production days has repeatedly promised the Shepherd’s Grove congregation that the the tacky wood backdrop wood “look” would be removed. The first mention in the fall of 2014 has now stretched well over a year.
However, the buss is that the leadership is finally making good on their word and that the “barn wood” will finally soon be removed in favor of a more appropriate look for our church and the Hour of Power. This positive decision is all most likely being made possible the the recent million dollar donation by Jim and Susan Dawson.
At last, a wise move which will dignify the look of our world class choir and dignify the appearance of our world class orchestra and most of all, dignify the décor of the pulpit so the Bobby Schuller won’d be lost in the dark wood background.
This is great news for our church and the Hour of Power making the production more suitable for television broadcasting.
Dateline: February 20, 2019 – Posted: 12:30 PM PST – We are hearing our pastors are shaking their heads in wonder as to why the second service isn’t growing. It’s been eleven years since Bobby Schuller started “The Gathering” with around 200 persons in attendance which eventually had to merge with Chad Blake’s “Tree of Life” to stay alive.
Mystified, the pastors are now trying to make the second service more like the first Hour of Power service format with the exception of having praise and worship music (not including Don Neuen and the Hour of Power Choir).
If the pastors want to fill up the second service, they simply need to duplicate the first service with Don Neuen and the world class Hour of Power Choir.
Dateline: February 28, 2016 – Posted: 11:49 AM PST – Published in the Sunday, February 28, 2016 Church Bulletin in the Transitions Section, “Ruby Madison, mother of [Pastor] Geoff Madison, grandmother of Hillary Blake and [mother-
Our condolences to Pastor Geoff Madison, Hillary Blake and Pastor Chad Blake. Our prayers are with you.
Jennifer lost her 5 1/2 year battle with liver cancer on Thursday Feb. 25, 2016 at St Joseph's Hospital in Orange. She was 38yrs old. Jenny's first job was at the Crystal Cathedral where she literally grew-
were her sisters who tenderly, patiently spent many hours helping care for her and making her laugh. She is survived by her parents, Bob & Christine Behrens and her sisters, Becky and Molly. A memorial service will be held Sat. March 12, 11AM at Shepherd's Grove Church.
Published in Orange County Register on Mar. 9, 2016
Dateline: March 11, 2016 – Jennifer Stebbens, former manager of the Crystal Cathedral Bookstore, lost her 5 ½ year battle with cancer. Obituary below.
Dateline: May 1, 2016 – Posted: 4:25 PM PDT – We are beginning to get more emails concerning the status of the backdrop now infamoustly dubbed “The Barnwood.” Periodically, we hear “The Barnwood” is coming down. Then a little bit later, we hear “The Barnwood” is staying up. Interspersed with, “Is the Barnwood coming down or staying up,” are emails wanting to know, “I heard Hour of Power letters were being nailed to “The Barnwood,” and then “What happened to the letters on The Barnwood? There’re not there anymore!
Here is the answer. We, at Pens-
Dateline: June 12, 2016 – Posted 12:30 PM PDT – Beginning in September 2016, Shepherd’s Grove is planning a second traditional service. The service will be at 8:00 am. The next traditional service will begin at 9:25 am and the contemporary service will remain at 11:15 am.
The question that remains is; Will the ushers be willing to come in that early on a Sunday Morning on a regular basis?
Dateline: June 19, 2016 – Posted: 1:30 PM PDT – The Main Page Banner will soon change to reflect the incorporation on Pen’s Opinion as a tax exempt 501c3 religious organization.
Pen’s Opinion.org has been operated for 5 years, beginning April 15, 2011 and all costs associated with operating the website. Over the period of five years operational costs have increased and technology has also been steadily advancing and upgrades to our server are necessary.
Therefore, we are in need of donor assistance from those who are willing to help support. Soon, we will have donor software in place. Donations will be tax deductible. Thank you all in advance for your support.
Dateline: June 25, 2016 – Carol Barber, Principal of Trinity Christian Schools is retiring June 30. John Charles and Chuck Trout are acting Principals during the search for a new Principal.
Updated Announcement from Dr. Lawrence Wilkes:
We have received permission to go ahead with a one year Master of Ministry Program, In Orange County. We want to begin after Labor Day. Classes will be 10am to noon and 1:30 to 3:30 pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday weekly through Dec 14.
Now, I am looking for students.
The school is Yuin University. It will soon change its name under the new management. I am persuading them to move the who school to Orange County.
From the webmaster: Due to an unexpected turn of events, both my oldest daughter Claire and I were terminated from our full time employment. We both believe it is a “wrongful termination” and have contacted an attorney. However, now, lack of funds is a big problem
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EMMTV will no longer be streaming the Hour of Power telecasts after the end of this month.
As a courtesy to Pens Opinion, EMMTV has provided the Hour of Power program for weekly streaming without charge to us although EMMTV operates a subscription service charge to provide streaming media programs.
Pens Opinion will search for alternatives to continue providing the Hour of Power since many of the viewers that watch the program on this site are from locations throughout the United States and other parts of the world.
Dr. Lawrence Wilkes