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Sunday's Message

Dr. Joe Watkins
How Would Jesus Live?: Bread Making
Matthew 6:9-15

Practices

For Children

  • Check-in for Children’s Church for all children (birth through 5th grade) will be at 9:30 am in Room 102, Lower Sanctuary. Please ask a greeter if you need directions. Children’s Sunday school will follow at 11:00 am.

For Guests

  • If you complete a Connect Card by clicking this link, we will make a $10 gift in your name to one of three faith-based social service organizations. By sharing your contact information with us, we’ll be able to keep you up to date on what’s happening at PazNaz.

Life at PazNaz

Hoving Home Choir
Representatives from the Hoving Home will give a presentation about their ministry today at 11:00 am in Gilmore Hall. This presentation includes a performance from the Hoving Home Choir, comprised of women in their program. The Hoving Home is a Pasadena ministry that helps women reclaim their lives from drug and alcohol addiction.

Cold Weather Gear Needed for the Unhoused
Church In The Park is collecting rain jackets, ponchos, warm coats (L, XL, and 2X), and sleeping bags for our unhoused congregants for the upcoming cold, wet months. Place your donations in the collection bin in the Sanctuary foyer on Sundays, or drop them off in the church office during the week.

Baptism
PazNaz will be celebrating baptism on Sunday, November 12, as part of the 9:30 am English worship service. If you are interested in being baptized, please contact Melody Bundy mbundy@paznaz.org or 626.351.2425.

Red Cross Blood Drive - TODAY
PazNaz is hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross until 3:00 pm in Parker Gymnasium. Stop by and donate today.

PrimeTime Thanksgiving Dinner
The annual PrimeTime Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Thursday, November 9, at 6:00 pm in Gilmore Hall. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and young adults, available until November 6 on the Patio after service or in the office during the week.

Prescott­–Ragains Mission Chapter
The Prescott–Ragains Missionary Chapter will meet at 11:30 am on Thursday, November 9, in Gilmore Hall, South. Lunch will be provided for $5.00. Anyone interested in learning about the missions work PazNaz supports is welcome to attend. If you plan to join us, please RSVP to Loyal and Margie Ingersoll at 626.286.7982 so that enough food can be prepared for this event.

Men’s Holiday Hangout
All men are invited to an evening with a rustic holiday dinner and entertainment by comedian Kerri Pomarolli on Wednesday, November 29, at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $30 per person and $20 for teens and young adults. Tickets can be purchased beginning next week on the patio. For more information, please contact Mike Eggehorn at mike.eggehorn@gmail.com.

Ladies Night Out
Ladies Night Out is Friday, December 1, with a silent auction at 5:30 pm and dinner at 6:00 pm. This year’s entertainment is provided by comedian Kerri Pomarolli. Tickets are $35 per person and are on sale on the patio starting today. Free childcare is available with advance reservation. For more information, please contact Bonnie Jakeway at bonniejakeway6@gmail.com.

Merry Christmas Dollar Sale Donations Needed
PazNaz Village, PazNaz’s ministries to single parents and their children, needs donations of new and like-new items by Sunday, November 19, for the Merry Christmas Dollar Sale on Saturday, December 9. Please contact Ferol Null at fnull@paznaz.org or 626.351.2414 for more info, to arrange a drop-off, or come by any Thursday at 1:00 pm to drop-off or help sort the donated items.

COMMON TABLE

Wednesdays through November 15
Menu: bacon cheeseburgers (meatless option available), fries, salad, and dessert

Dinner will be served 5:00-6:15 pm. The cost is $4 per person if reserved by noon on Wednesday, and $6 per person if reserved after noon on Wednesday or at the door. Any first-time guest who does not currently attend PazNaz and makes a reservation by noon on Wednesday can enjoy their dinner for free. Reservations can be made on the patio on Sunday mornings between Worship and Sunday School or by calling the church office at 626.351.9631.

Common Table will be on a seasonal hiatus November 22, 2023 - January 2024

Common Table Learning Opportunities, 6:30-7:30 pm.

Bible Stories for Grown-Ups
Led by Dr. Brad Strawn | Reed Hall, Room 249
The class will explore some difficult passages in scripture, which we first learned as children, as a way to learn about reading the Bible as adults.

God’s Holy People Living In An Un-Holy Land
Led by Walker Railey | Reed Hall, Room 248
Dr. Walker Railey will address the Middle East: Historically, Culturally, Theologically - Past, Present, and Future.
Grief Support Group

Led by Ginny Pedrotti & Pastor Darwin Ng | Reed Hall, Room 247
The PazNaz Grief Support Group can provide a safe space with support, care, and teaching as you journey through grief.
Women’s Wednesday Experience

Jesus and Women by Kristi McLelland, Part 2
Led by Joan Watkins & Cathy Cota | Gilmore Hall, South
Gain a fresh understanding of the Bible through a Middle Eastern lens.

Careers: Food and Fellowship | 5:45-7:15 pm
Led by Debbie Jones-Acker | Gilmore Hall
Gather around the table, eat, share, and listen to church or community members share their life and testimony. For more information please contact Debbie Jones Acker at 626.524.4112.

Common Table-Oasis (Special Needs and Disabilities)
Led by Gretchen Moss | Reed Hall, Room 246
For teens and adults with special needs, Oasis Bible Study meets from 6:30-8:00 pm in Room 114. It is a night of fun and fellowship! Together we eat snacks, share praises, worship, hear Bible lessons, read scripture, share prayer requests, and pray. For more information, contact Gretchen Moss at gretchenmoss66@gmail.com or 213.570.2901.

PazNaz Kids: CARAVAN
Led by Pastor Jasmine Brenneman | The Cave, Lower Sanctuary 102
CARAVAN, a scouting-based program for kids age three through fifth grade, begins on Wednesday, August 30, at 6:30 pm. The purpose of CARAVAN is to help children grow mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially. The cost is $30 per family for the year to cover the cost of materials. Go to paz.nz/caravan to register.

Student Ministries: Hangout
Led by Pastor Mateo Meares | Lower Sanctuary, Room 112
Student Ministries meets from 6:30-8:00 pm in Room 112. Please contact mmeares@paznaz.org for more information.

Volunteer Delegates Needed
Members of PazNaz who are 15 years of age and older are needed to serve as delegates at the annual Los Angeles District Assembly which will be held at PazNaz, Thursday - Friday, June 13 - 14. If you are willing and available to represent PazNaz at the District Assembly, please contact Melody Bundy at mbundy@paznaz.org or 626.351.2425.

Please Return Yard Signs
If you planted a yard sign to help advertise PazNaz’ Easter activities, THANK YOU! Those same signs will be recycled for other activities and events, so please return the sign and its wire frame to the church office on Sunday morning or during the week, M-F, 9:00 - 5:00 pm. Thanks for your help.

Parking Lot Fund
Doesn’t the newly renovated parking lot look fantastic? Cracks have been filled, a new sealing layer has been applied, and parking spots have been marked with freshly painted lines. Now, your help is needed to cover the $144,000 cost of repairs. Please consider giving a gift in addition to your regular tithes and offerings so PazNaz can pay itself back for these much-needed repairs. You can place your donation or pledge for future donation in the offering plates during this morning’s service.

The Welcome Center is Open
As you may have already noticed, the Welcome Center on the PazNaz patio is open! If you, or a guest you’ve met, need more information about the events and activities going on at PazNaz, stop by and someone will be ready to help.

College and Careers Bible Study
A new Sunday School class for college and early career adults meets downstairs in Reed Hall, 149A. If you’re age eighteen through twenty something, come and be a part of this new class.

Women in the Word
Please join Women In The Word on Tuesdays at 9:30 am for When You Pray. Through this study, you’ll learn that God welcomes your praise and lament, your thanksgiving and intercession. This study meets in Gilmore Hall. Childcare and Zoom options are available. For more information, please contact Darlene Weaver at darlenegweaver@gmail.com.

Student Ministries Bake Sale
PazNaz Student ministries is hosting a bake sale on the patio on Sunday, April 28, after the 9:30 am worship service. Proceeds from the sale will help send students to Elevate and Summer camp. There will be cookies, pies, cinnamon rolls, banana bread, and more! For more information, please contact Pastor Kara Triboulet at ktriboulet@paznaz.org.

Westmont College Choir & Orchestra
On Monday, May 6, at 6:00 pm, PazNaz will host a concert performed by the Westmont College Choir and Orchestra. In addition, host families are needed to house two or more students each after the concert and bring them back to PazNaz the following morning. You can sign up at the table on the patio following worship on Sunday morning. For more information, please contact Kerrianne Coe-Renner at i.am.smileykc@gmail.com

Membership Class
You are invited to participate in the PazNaz Membership Class on Saturday, April 27, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, in Reed Hall,  247. You will learn about the beliefs, history, governance, worshiping communities, and the Mission and Vision of PazNaz. Lunch will be served, and childcare is available with advance registration. Attending the class does not obligate you to become a member. To register for the class, please contact Melody Bundy at mbundy@paznaz.org or 626.351.2425, or indicate your interest on a Connect Card and place it in an offering plate or hand it to a pastor.

Annual Meeting
Everyone is welcome to attend the PazNaz Annual Meeting on Sunday, April 28, at noon in the Sanctuary. The meeting will include ministry reports, the annual financial report for the 2023-2024 fiscal year, and the report of the Senior Pastor. Please be a part of this important event in the life of the church.

PazNaz Village
The PazNaz Village, Women’s Ministries’ support group for single moms and the children of single parents, will meet Friday, April 26, at 6:30 pm in Reed Hall, Room 147. Moms and children will enjoy a shared meal together before breaking into age group discussions at 7:00 pm.

Common Table

Eating and Learning Together

 

April 24 menu: beef brisket, veggies, salad, and dessert

Dinner will be served 5:00-6:15 pm. The cost is $5 per person if reserved by noon on Wednesday, and $7 per person if reserved after noon on Wednesday or at the door. Any first-time guest who does not currently attend PazNaz and makes a reservation by noon on Wednesday can enjoy their dinner for free. Reservations can be made on the patio on Sunday mornings between Worship and Sunday School or by calling the church office during the week at 626.351.9631.

Common Table Learning Opportunities
Through May 8, 6:30-7:30 pm.

One-On-One Prayer Time with a Pastor 
Led by Dr. Brad Strawn | Prayer Room
If you would benefit from a time of one-on-one prayer with a pastor, Pastor Brad will be offering times on Wednesday evenings in the Prayer Room. To accommodate all those that may desire prayer, please sign up by emailing Pastor Brad at bstrawn@paznaz.org.

Women’s Wednesday Experience: The Early Church in Acts
Led by Joan Watkins & Cathy Cota | Gilmore Hall, South
Biblical culturalist Kristi McLelland, unpacks the life of the early church in the book of Acts and shows us that the kingdom of God is always on the move, always looking outward to bring meaning and joy to a world searching for hope.

Grief Support Group
Led by Pastor Darwin Ng | Reed Hall, Room 247
The PazNaz Grief Support Group can provide a safe space with support, care, and teaching as you journey through grief.

The Apostle’s Creed
Led by Dr. Walker Railey | Reed Hall, Room 248
The Apostles’ Creed is traditionally believed to encapsulate the core beliefs and teachings of the apostles. The creed is considered a concise summary of the foundational tenets of Christianity. Each session will address a different phrase of the creed, with opportunities for questions from class members.

College and Careers: Food and Fellowship | 5:45-7:15 pm
Led by Mike Olivo & Debbie Jones-Acker | Gilmore Hall
Gather around the table, eat, share, and listen to personal stories. For more information please contact Debbie Jones Acker at 626.524.4112.

Oasis (Special Needs and Disabilities)
Led by Gretchen Moss | Reed Hall, Room 246
For teens and adults with special needs, Oasis Bible Study is a night of fun and fellowship! Contact Gretchen Moss at gretchenmoss66@gmail.com.

PazNaz Kids: CARAVAN
Led by Pastor Jasmine Brenneman | The Cave, Lower Sanctuary, Room 102
CARAVAN is a scouting-based program for kids age three through fifth grade.The cost is $30 per family for the year to cover the cost of materials.

Student Ministries: Youth Group
Led by Pastor Kara Triboulet | Lower Sanctuary, Room 112
Student Ministries meets from 6:30-8:00 pm in Room 112.

The PepperTree Coffeehouse
is open during Common Table on Wednesday evenings 6:00-7:30pm.

Places to Serve

Please consider serving on one of these teams.

Cart Drivers - Drivers are needed to help people with limited mobility get from the parking lot to the Sanctuary. Please contact Pastor Darwin Ng at dng@paznaz.org for more information.

Church in the Park - Volunteers are needed to help the Church In The Park ministry team with food preparation, distribution, and clean-up. People of all ages are welcome to get involved. To get connected with this ministry please contact Godwin Shen (godwinsh@gmail.com) or Vanessa Hadikusumah (gpiggy@gmail.com).

Communion Stewards - Please consider joining the team of communion stewards who help prepare the elements for communion on the first Sunday of every month. For more information or to volunteer, contact Melody Bundy at mbundy@paznaz.org or 626.351.2425.

Handy Help – If you enjoy wielding a paintbrush, drill, or hammer, please consider joining the “Any Day Crew” to help with minor maintenance and repair tasks around the PazNaz campus. Please contact Melody Bundy at mbundy@paznaz.org or 626.351.2425 to learn how you can put your ingenuity to work for PazNaz.

Helping Hands - Join the helping hands team on Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays. The Tuesday team prepares donations for distribution by the Wednesday team. To sign up or more information, please contact Jim Yang at jwyang57@gmail.com

Media Team - If you are interested in volunteering as part of the Media Team, please contact Steve Vredenburgh at svredenburgh@paznaz.org. No experience needed, come as you are.

Welcome Team - A team of people is needed in order to make sure everyone feels welcome on Sunday mornings. Contact Melody Bundy at mbundy@paznaz.org for more information or to sign up as a volunteer.

This Week at PazNaz

Sunday, April 21
8:00 am La Fuente Small Groups—La Fuente Conference Room
8:30 am Church in the Park—Central Park
8:30 am Korean Worship—Reed Hall, 249
8:30 am Sunday Morning Prayer—Reed Hall 247
9:30 am English Worship—Sanctuary
9:30 am Mosaic Class—Lower Sanctuary, 115 
9:30 am Children’s Church—Lower Sanctuary, 102
9:45 am Mandarin Sunday School—Reed Hall, 148
10:30 am La Fuente Worship—Meguiar Hall, 134
11:00 am Cantonese Worship—Lee Chapel
11:00 am Mandarin Worship—Reed Hall, 148
11:00 am Centurions Class—Reed Hall, 246
11:00 am College and Careers Class—Reed Hall, 149A
11:00 am Del Rey Class—Reed Hall, 248
11:00 am Disciples Class—Gilmore Hall, North
11:00 am Faithbuilders Class—Reed Hall, 247
11:00 am Genesis Class—Arms Hall Classroom
11:00 am Journey Class—Reed Hall, 147
11:00 am La Fuente Children’s Active Play—Gym
11:00 am Oasis Class—Lower Sanctuary, 114
11:00 am PazNaz Kids: Sunday School—Lower Sanctuary, various rooms
11:00 am S.A.L.T. Class—Gilmore Hall, South
11:00 am Student Ministries Sunday School—Lower Sanctuary, 112
11:00 am YR Class—Reed Hall, 249
1:00 pm Cantonese Men’s Fellowship—Reed Hall, 246
1:00 pm La Fuente Fellowship—Meguiar Hall, 134
1:00 pm Mandarin Gym Time—Gym
5:00 pm ACOP Worship—Lee Chapel
 
Monday, April 22
8:45 am Bible Study Fellowship—Gilmore Hall
6:00 pm ACOP Basketball—Gym
6:30 pm Celebrate Recovery—Arms Hall Classroom
 
Tuesday, April 23
8:00 am Helping Hands Food Preparation—The Pit
9:30 am Women in the Word—Gilmore Hall
5:00 pm La Fuente Soccer—Gym
7:00 pm ACOP Soccer—Gym
 
Wednesday, April 24
9:00 am Helping Hands—Lower Western Parking Lot
5:00 pm Common Table Dinner—Gilmore Hall
5:45 pm College and Careers—Gilmore Hall
6:30 pm Youth Group—Lower Sanctuary, Room 112
6:30 pm CARAVAN—Lower Sanctuary, Room 102
6:30 pm Apostles’ Creed—Reed Hall, Room 248
6:30 pm Grief Support Group—Reed Hall, Room 247
6:30 pm Oasis—Reed Hall, Room 246
6:30 pm 1-on-1 Prayer with Pastor Brad­—Prayer Room
6:30 pm Women’s Wed. Experience—Gilmore Hall, South
 
Thursday, April 25
5:00 pm La Fuente Soccer—Gym
6:00 pm ACOP Young Adult Bible Study—Reed Hall, 146
8:00 pm AA—Gilmore Hall, South
8:00 pm Mandarin Prayer Meeting—Zoom
 
Friday, April 26
7:00 am Early Christians—Reed Hall, 247
6:30 pm ACOP Youth Classes—Various
6:30 pm PazNaz Village—Reed Hall, 147
 
Saturday, April 27
9:00 am ACOP Men’s Breakfast—Reed Hall, 246
 

Simply Prayer

Dan Aguilera Jr.
Justin Babikian
Bill Barton
Dave Berry
Ida Mary Bidwell
Sam Bowers
Wendy Carmichael
George Eastis
Lilia Echeverria
Merle Fetter
Joyce Forsee
Joan Goble
Bobbi Gregorich
Isabelle Hand
Alcena Hoague
Kai Chi Hsu
Becky Katayama

Arturo Monge
Karen Moore
Dick Pedrotti
Ginny Pedrotti
John Richards
Al Rivera
Yvette Rodrigues
Annie Sakamoto
Margo Salsbury
Lisa Sears
Grace Stock
Bill Tice
Jerry Todd
Pat Todd
Victor Valencia
Larry Wilson
Ashley Young


Peace in the Middle East, Ukraine, Sudan, and Armenia

In Memoriam

  • Lynda Kreinbring passed away on the morning of Wednesday, April 3.
  • Miriam Justice’s private memorial service will be held in May in her house. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to PazNaz.
  • Colton Berry, grandson of Dave and Naomi Berry
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Dinner will be served from 5:00 pm until 6:30 pm. The cost is $4 per person if reserved by noon on Wednesday, and $6 per person if reserved after noon on Wednesday or at the door. Any first-time guest who does not currently attend PazNaz and makes a reservation by noon on Wednesday can enjoy their dinner for free. Reservations can be made on the patio on Sunday mornings between Worship and Sunday School or by calling the church office at 626.351.9631. 
 

Common Table Learning Opportunities for Session 2

Classes begin COntinue through March 29, 6:15-7:30 pm. Click on a class title to register online.

Peace-Filled Conversations: Learning to Listen and Talk Like Jesus. Led by Pastor Brad Strawn & Rick Jackson, MFT | Reed Hall, Room 249 This class will be an experience in learning how to engage in peace filled, Christ-like conversations around difficult topics. It will be experiential in nature combining embodied practices of learning to settle ourselves, think theologically about Christ's approach to those that he differed with and practices for how to enter into genuine conversations that might change all involved. This is NOT a class on winning arguments, persuasion or being right. This is a class on growing in the image and likeness of the self-emptying sacrificial Christ that we worship.
 

Women’s Wednesday Experience Twelve More Women of the Bible Study Guide: Life-Changing Stories for Women Led by Joan Watkins & Cathy Cota | Gilmore Hall, South Through twelve sessions, with each focusing on one Biblical woman, this fresh look at the women of the Bible helps women discover new insights and provides a powerful witness to God’s gracious love that will leave you feeling challenged, encouraged, and deeply valued. 

The Paradoxes of Jesus Led by Dr. Walker Railey | Reed Hall, Room 248
This class will focus on Jesus' encounters with others. Through these encounters we will see how Jesus defined the New Covenant then and now.
Men's Ministries: Diving Deeper Led by Marshall Jackman | Reed Hall, Room 246
Proverbs 27:17, As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
This class focuses on cultivating resilience in your life and in those around you.
Grief Support Group Led by Ginny Pedrotti and Pastor Darwin Ng | Reed Hall, Room 247
Grieving the loss of a loved one, a dream, physical abilities, and financial resources are just a few ways we experience loss. The PazNaz Grief Support Group can provide a safe space with support, care, and teaching as you journey through grief.
 
PazNaz Kids: CARAVAN Led by Pastor Jasmine Brenneman | The Cave (Lower Sanctuary 102)
 
Common Table-Oasis Led by Gretchen Moss | Lower Sanctuary, Room 114 Student Ministries: Hangout Led by Melissa Watte | Lower Sanctuary, Room 112 College and Careers: 5:45 - 7:15 pm Led by Debbie Jones Acker | Gilmore Hall