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Saddleback Church San Diego in Carmel Valley to Host Special Easter and Good Friday Services

San Diego CA— Saddleback Church San Diego, a Christian church that meets in Carmel Valley, will host special Good Friday and Easter services at Canyon Crest Academy, 5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego. The public is invited to attend. Good Friday service will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 19 in the school gymnasium. Three Easter services will be held in the school auditorium at 7 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 21. All services will feature worship music and a special message from Rick Warren, senior pastor of Saddleback Church. For more information, call the Saddleback San Diego church office at (858) 519-1754, e-mail at sandiego@saddleback.com, or visit www.saddleback.com/sandiego.

Phil Sanchez serves as campus pastor at Saddleback San Diego. “We’re inviting everyone to join us as we celebrate Easter,” said Sanchez. “Sometimes we think we already know how our story will end, and we lose hope for the future. We give up on our career, on a family member, on ourselves. But at Easter we celebrate that just when it seemed like Jesus’ life was over, He rose from the dead. They thought his story was over, but it had only just begun. And the same is possible for each one of us, God is writing us a new story. One with new purpose and new hope.”

Saddleback San Diego is part of Saddleback Church, headquartered in Lake Forest, Calif. Founded in 1980, Saddleback Church, with more than 20,000 members, meets at 15 different locations throughout Southern California, as well as locations in Berlin, Germany, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Hong Kong and South Manila, Philippines. The church offers more than 200 community ministries and support groups for parents, families, children, couples, prisoners, addicts, and people living with HIV, depression and other illnesses.