Dr. Joe Watkins
Have You Received the Holy Spirit Since You Believed?
Acts 19:1-7 (NIV)
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or 626.422.8181.
Common Table Learning Opportunities
for Session 4 begin May 31, 6:30-7:30 pm.
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 Experience
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.
This Week at PazNaz
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 (email@example.com) or Vanessa Hadikusumah (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 email@example.com or 626.351.2425.
Media Team - If you are interested in volunteering as part of the Media Team, please contact Steve Vredenburgh at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
Welcome Team - A team of people is needed in order to make sure everyone feels welcome on Sunday mornings. Contact Melody Bundy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to sign up as a volunteer.
Dan Aguilera Jr
The family of Lois Hughes
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.
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.