Sunday's Message

Dr. Joe Watkins
Words That Matter: Mercy
Ephesians 2:1-10 (NIV)


For Children

  • Nursery and Preschool care for children birth through 5 years old is located in Arms Hall. Check-in begins at 9:15 am.
  • Children’s Church for children grades Kindergarten through fifth grade is located in Lower Sanctuary 102. Checking begins at 9:15 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

VBS Thanks
Last week, July 8 - 12, PazNaz hosted Vacation Bible School for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade. Throughout the week, 52 kids learned about being friends with God, sang, played games, and had a great time. Thank you to all the volunteers and staff who helped make this unforgettable week possible.

Pastor Triboulet Farewell
It is with great sadness that we will say farewell to Pastor Kara Triboulet and her family on Sunday, July 21. As is our practice, we will pray a sending prayer over her during the morning worship service and express our appreciation and gratitude to her for her time among us during a cake reception on the patio following the morning service.

Women in the Word
You are invited to the PazNaz Women in the Word Summer Bible Study Tuesdays through July 30 at 9:30 am in Reed Hall, 246. This session’s theme is The Psalms: A Snapshot View led by Katherine McIntire. The Psalms remind us of God’s huge overarching love and his unique personal love for each of us! There is no homework and childcare is provided. For more information please contact:

The PepperTree is Open on Tuesdays
For the remaining Tuesdays in July, 16, 23, and 30, the PepperTree Coffee House will be open 9:00 - 11:30 am. So stop by before, during and after Women in the Word. Men are welcome as always.

PrimeTime Summer BBQ & Jazz
On Saturday, July 20, at 5:00 pm, PrimeTime Ministries is hosting a Summer BBQ catered by Canyon City BBQ and featuring Sean Harrison’s jazz band. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased in the Welcome Center. In order to ensure enough food is purchased, tickets must be purchased today.

Cuba Update
The next PazNaz Work and Witness team will travel to eastern Cuba in early January, 2025. If you are interested in participating, please contact Pastor Joe Watkins via a Connect Card, an email to, or calling the church office at 626.351.9631.

Advent Art Show
This year, PazNaz is doing something new to help our congregation contemplate Advent by hosting a community art show called Gallery Doxa: Hope, Peace, Joy, Love. PazNaz’s Gallery Doxa is inviting submissions of artwork that meditate on one of the four themes of Advent: hope, peace, joy, and love. Artists of all ages and levels of experience are invited to submit pieces of artwork in any medium to Gallery Doxa’s art show. Through this show, viewers will be invited to think deeply and creatively about different expressions of hope, peace, joy, and love.
Hope, Peace, Joy, Love will be exhibited in two parts. The first exhibition opens on Friday, October 11, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm and will display all submitted artwork. The second exhibition will be December 1 – December 25 and will be comprised of three or more pieces from each of the four categories (hope, peace, joy, and love) that were exhibited in the October show. The complete call for art with further details about the exhibitions and submission guidelines can be found online at or in the welcome center.

Ministry Fair – Save the date!
Please make plans to attend the PazNaz Ministry Fair on Sunday, August 18, 10:00 am – noon, on the Patio. The focus will be on food, fun, and opportunities for fellowship and service. Mark your calendar!

Common Table

July 24 menu: croissant sandwiches, pasta salad, kettle chips. 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 August 14, 6:30-7:30 pm.

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.

Book Study - Claiming the Courageous Middle:
Daring to Live and Work Together for a More Hopeful Future by Dr. Shirley Mullen

Led by Dr. Brad Strawn | Reed Hall, Room 249
In our world of polarization, Dr. Mullen charts a hopeful path. If you are struggling with the binary thinking of our time, join me in this reading journey.

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

Is It Well With Your Soul?
Led by Dr. Walker Railey | Reed Hall, Room 248
We will explore how spiritual strength within us allows us to live powerfully in a society that tempts to pull us away from our Lord.

Women’s Wednesday Experience: Come and Be
Led by Joan Watkins & Cathy Cota | Gilmore Hall, South
This session will be a time of encouragement. There will be a short devotion focusing on God’s promises and peace followed by a time of simply being together.

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

PazNaz Kids: Wonderful Wednesday
Led by Pastor Jasmine Brenneman | The Cave, Lower Sanctuary, Room 102
During the summer, PazNaz Kids will participate in a range of activities including bike night, fort building, tie dye, s’mores, movie nights, and more.

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.

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 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.

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 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

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.

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.

This Week at PazNaz

Sunday, July 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 Cantonese Sunday School—Bride’s Room
9:30 am Mosaic Class—Lower Sanctuary, 115 
9:30 am Children’s Church—Lower Sanctuary, 102
10:00 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 Women’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
Tuesday, July 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
6:00 pm ACOP Women’s Bible Study—Reed Hall, 247
7:00 pm ACOP Soccer—Gym
Wednesday, July 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 ACOP Bible Study—Arms Hall Classroom
6:30 pm Youth Group—Lower Sanctuary 112
6:30 pm Wonderful Wednesdays—Lower Sanctuary 102
6:30 pm Courageous Book Study—Reed Hall, 249
6:30 pm Grief Support Group—Reed Hall 247
6:30 pm Is It Well With Your Soul?—Reed Hall 248
6:30 pm Oasis—Reed Hall, Room 246
6:30 pm Women’s Wed. Experience—Gilmore Hall, South
Thursday, July 25
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, July 26
7:00 am Early Christians—Reed Hall, 247
Saturday, July 27
9:00 am ACOP Men’s Breakfast—Reed Hall, 246
1:00 pm   David Reed Memorial—Lee Chapel

Simply Prayer

Dan Aguilera Jr.
Bill Barton
Ida Mary Bidwell
Dorothy Blakesley
Margie Blum
Sam Bowers
Wendy Carmichael
Roberta Cummings
Carl Divens
Cody Divens
George Eastis
Lilia Echeverria
Vicky Egge
Merle Fetter
Vivian Fithian
Joyce Forsee
Joan Goble
Bobbi Gregorich
Isabelle Hand
Alcena Hoague
Arnitra Harris
Jeanette Hendrickson
Sandra Hendrickson
Ele Horne

Kai Chi Hsu
Becky Katayama
Bob Keefer
Linda Lucas
Dick Matlock
Arturo Monge
Kohar Nigolian
Davion Olgtree
Ginny Reese
Al Rivera
Yvette Rodrigues
Annie Sakamoto
Lisa Sears
Walter Seetal
James Siebels
Helen Spencer
Grace Stock
Bill Tice
Jerry Todd
Pat Todd
Victor Valencia
Dan Whitaker
Becky White
Larry Wilson

Peace in the Middle East, Sudan, Armenia, Ukraine, Haiti, Taiwan

In Memoriam

  • Rick Ingersoll, son of Margie and Loyall Ingersoll. Service arrangements to be determined.
  • David Reed passed away on June 19. His memorial service is on July 27 at 1:00 pm in Lee Chapel.
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