Sunday's Message

Dr. Joe Watkins
Have You Received the Holy Spirit Since You Believed?
Acts 19:1-7 (NIV)


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.

For All

  • You can greet the preacher of the day following the service in the foyer by the center doors.
  • If you would like prayer or would like to know more about following Jesus, a pastor will be at the left front of the Sanctuary to pray or speak with you.

For Guests

  • You are not obligated to give to the offering but may do so if you feel led.
  • If you complete a Connect Card by scanning the qr code on the right, 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

Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4, is Faith Promise weekend.
On Saturday, June 3, at 11:30 am, there will be a Faith Promise Lunch with a focus on Cuba and the Mesoamerica region. Missionary Bob Prescott is the guest presenter. Lunch is $15 per person. Then, at 2:00 pm there will be an informational meeting about the planned Work and Witness trip to Cuba later in 2023.  
On Sunday, June 4, the English PazNaz congregation will celebrate Nazarene Missions with a special Faith Promise Service at our normal worship time of 9:30 am. Bob Prescott will be speaking.
Bob Prescott served for 11 years as coordinator of partnerships for the Mesoamerica Region. He continues to connect individuals, churches, and districts in North America with unique needs and mission sites seeking multi-year relationships. 
Faith Promise gifts received will be used to complete our annual commitments to the Nazarene World Evangelism Fund. All excess funds will be used for PazNaz Global Mission Initiatives such as work and witness projects, emergency needs in world areas, and to bring Nazarene missionaries to PazNaz to educate us on what God is doing around the world. Click here to give to Faith Promise.

Celebrate Recovery
PazNaz’s Celebrate Recovery Ministry meets Mondays at 6:30 pm. Celebrate Recovery is a small-group ministry focused on helping people move past any hurts, habits, or hang-ups they might want to overcome. Celebrate Recovery is a safe, anonymous place for members to share their experiences, feelings, and struggles while gaining hope and strength for the future. The principles of the program are based on the 12-step recovery program in combination with the Beatitudes of Jesus. If you would like more information about the program or to volunteer, please contact Pastor Marshall Jackman at or 626.351.2412.

College & Careers
Today, 12:00 - 2:30pm, College and Careers Ministries will meet for a BBQ and pool party. We will be meeting at the home of Charles and Judy Barr. Come, socialize, dine, and fellowship. For the address or more information, please contact Debbie Jones-Acker at 626.524.4112.

Monrovia Street Fair and Scavenger Hunt Event
PazNaz Village and Student Ministries will meet together for a Monrovia Street Fair and Scavenger Hunt Event on Friday, June 2. All participants are asked to meet at the fountain at Monrovia Library Park at 6:30 pm. There will be prizes, laughter, and a couple of acts of bravery for those participating in the Scavenger Hunt. Please contact Ferol Null at 626.705.5344 or by Wednesday, May 31, if you need transportation to the park.

Hot Dog BBQ Fundraiser
On Sunday, June 4, Student Ministries is hosting a Hot Dog Barbeque on the Patio following the English worship service until after Sunday School. Hot dogs, chips, and drinks will be available at no cost, however donations will be accepted to support the PazNaz students who will be attending the Nazarene Youth Conference in Tampa Bay, Florida in July. There will also be games available so that you can get to know our students better. If you would like to support this event ahead of time, donations of chips, sodas, water or other refreshments would be appreciated. For more information please contact John Hansen at

Women in the Word
Women in the word is a Bible study focusing on prayer, fellowship and the Word. All women are invited to meet Tuesday mornings at 9:30 am in Gilmore Hall. Through June 6, come join Priscilla Shirer on a journey through the life and times of the prophet Elijah. Learn how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right now. For more information please contact Darlene Weaver at or 626.422.8181.


There will be no dinner or adult classes this Wednesday, May 24.

Common Table Learning Opportunities

for Session 4 begin May 31, 6:30-7:30 pm.

Grief Support GroupGinny Pedrotti and Pastor Darwin Ng | Reed Hall 247Grieving 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.

Voices of Faith: Same Gospel, Different Views
Led by Walker Railey | Reed Hall, Room 248
Each week we will study two popular authors with conflicting stances on today’s issues. The class will show how large the “tent” is within which Christians gather. This week: Billy Graham, Jerry Falwell & John Killinger: Three Southern Baptists with more differences than agreements.

Group Spiritual Direction
Led by Dr. Brad Strawn | Reed Hall, Room 249
Group Spiritual Direction is a practice of listening to God, through silent prayer, on behalf of one another, for the enrichment of one another’s relationship with God. Members take turns sharing with the group something from their life that God has placed on their hearts. Then the group, in silence, listens to God on their behalf. Finally, members of the group share what God has revealed to them. You don’t need previous experience with this practice to participate. All you need is a willing heart to care for your own and others’ relationships with God, a willingness to listen for God’s leading, and an openness to God and one another. Note: this is not a typical intercessory prayer group where requests are shared and individual audible prayers are offered up. Pastor Brad Strawn will provide instructions for the practice.

Women’s Wednesday ExperienceLiving Victoriously in Difficult Times
Led by Joan Watkins & Cathy Cota | Gilmore Hall, South
Through the stories of many who persevered through times of testing, you’ll discover how to find joy even when life seems unfair. You’ll learn how to handle loss while glorifying God in the midst of your pain. And you’ll find the peace that comes from trusting in the One whose strength is made perfect in your weakness.

PazNaz Kids: CARAVANLed by Pastor Jasmine Brenneman | The Cave (Lower Sanctuary 102)CARAVAN is a program for children in grades 1-5. Activities for younger children will be available during this time, but they are not a part of the CARAVAN program. The purpose of CARAVAN is to help elementary-age children grow mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially. CARAVAN is a time for children to learn how they can be the kind of people God wants them to be in all areas of their lives.
The cost is $30 per family for January-June. Fees go toward the sash, scouting-type badges, and materials for the various activities we will be exploring during the year. Some of our themes this year are music, camping, puppeteering, and much more.
Common Table-OasisGretchen Moss | Lower Sanctuary 114For 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 and happy news, worship, hear on-topic bible lessons, read scripture, share prayer requests, and pray. Come get to know and follow Jesus better. For more information, contact Gretchen Moss at or 213.570.2901.
Student Ministries: HangoutMelissa Watte | GymStudent Ministries will meet from 6:00-8:00 pm beginning in the gym and ending in Room 112. Wednesday night studies change per season.
College and Careers: 5:45 – 7:15 pmDebbie Jones Acker | Gilmore HallComplementary dinner, fellowship, teaching and sharing in Gilmore Hall. For more information please contact Debbie Jones Acker at 626.524.4112.

This Week at PazNaz

Sunday, May 28
8:30 am Church in the Park—Central Park
8:30 am Sunday Morning Prayer—Reed Hall, Room 247
9:30 am English Worship—Sanctuary
9:30 am Korean Worship—Reed Hall, Room 249
9:30 am Mosaic Class—Lower Sanctuary, Room 115
10:30 am La Fuente Worship—Meguiar Hall, Room 134
11:00 am Cantonese Worship—Lee Chapel
11:00 am Mandarin Worship—Reed Hall, Room 148
11:00 am Centurions Class—Reed Hall, Room 246
11:00 am Del Rey Class—Reed Hall, Room 248
11:00 am Disciples Class—Gilmore Hall, North
11:00 am Faithbuilders Class—Reed Hall, Room 247
11:00 am Genesis Class—Arms Hall Classroom
11:00 am Journey Class—Reed Hall, Room 147
11:00 am New Ground Class—Lower Sanctuary, Room 102
11:00 am Oasis Class—Lower Sanctuary, Room 114
11:00 am S.A.L.T. Class—Gilmore Hall, South
11:00 am Student Ministries Sunday School—Lower Sanctuary, Room 112
11:00 am YR Class—Reed Hall, Room 249
1:00 pm La Fuente Fellowship— Meguiar Hall, Room 134
1:00 pm Mandarin Gym Time—Gym
4:00 pm College and Careers—Off Site
5:00 pm ACOP Worship—Lee Chapel
Monday, May 29
Office Closed for Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 30
9:30 am Women in the Word—Gilmore Hall
5:00 pm La Fuente Soccer—Gym
7:00 pm ACOP Soccer—Gym 
Wednesday, May 31
5:00 pm Common Table-Dinner—Gilmore Hall
5:45 pm College and Careers—Gilmore Hall
6:00 pm Student Ministries Hangout—Gym
6:30 pm Grief Support Group—Reed Hall, Room 247
6:30 pm Group Spiritual Direction—Reed Hall, Room 249
6:30 pm Voices of Faith—Reed Hall, Room 248
6:30 pm Women’s Wednesday Experience—Gilmore Hall, South
6:30 pm Common Table-Oasis—Lower Sanctuary, Room 114
6:30 pm PazNaz Kids: CARAVAN—Lower Sanctuary, Room 102
6:30 pm ACOP Prayer Meeting—Arms Hall, Classroom
Thursday, June 1
5:00 pm La Fuente Soccer—Gym
8:00 pm AA—Gilmore Hall, South 
Friday, June 2
7:00 am Early Christians—Reed Hall, Room 247
3:30 pm ACOP Worship Classes—Reed Hall, Room 248
6:30 pm PazNaz Village and Student Ministries: Street Fair—Offsite
8:00 pm Mandarin Prayer Meeting—Zoom
Saturday, June 3
3:30 pm ACOP Men’s Breakfast—Gilmore Hall, South
8:00 pm Faith Promise Lunch—Gilmore Hall, North

Simply Prayer

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 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 ( or Vanessa Hadikusumah (

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 or 626.351.2425.

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

PazNaz Kids: CARAVAN - We need some volunteers, 6:15-8:00 pm, on Wednesday nights. If you’re interested, please talk to Pastor Jasmine Brenneman or email

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

Dan Aguilera Jr
Dave Berry
Bill Barton
Sam Bowers
Byron Buttes
Caden Cunningham
Ruth Durazo
Lilia Echeverria
Joyce Forsee
Joel Goodwin
Joan Goble
Bobbi Gregorich

Alcena Hoague
Mel Lawrence
Sue McFadden
Andrew Olivo
Yvette Rodrigues
Annie Sakamoto
Lisa Sears
Ruth Sterner
Grace Stock
Jerry Todd
Pat Todd
Marge Utterback
Steve Winters

In Memoriam
The family of Lois Hughes

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