Dr. Joe Watkins
The Promise of Peace
Isaiah 11:1-10

Next week: Third Sunday of Advent

Betty Barker
Sam Bowers
Tim Crowder
Rupica Crowder
Victoria Crowder
Caden Cunningham
Lilia Echeverria
Joyce Forsee
Joan Goble
Joel Goodwin
Bobbi Gregorich
The Lam Family
Linda Lucas

Sue McFadden
John Melkonian
Lyle Nelson
Judy Patel
Al Rivera
Yvette Rodrigues
Lisa Sears
Myrta Tasker
Giovanna Tirado
Don Willhite
Steve Winters

In Memoriam
The family of Dick Salsbury.
Dick Salsbury passed away on October 17, 2022. His memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 17, at 1:30 pm in Lee Chapel with a reception to follow.
The family of Jose Mendez
Linda McKenzie and her family on the passing of her 102 year old mother.
Debbie Hammock and her family on the passing of her 104 year old father, Chuck Baldwin.

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 with or speak with you.

For Guests

  • You are invited to share coffee on the patio and introduce yourself to
    members of the Board of Directors (wearing red ribbons) who would be
    happy to assist you in finding out more information about our church,
    community, ministries, and events.
  • Please do not feel a need to participate in the offering unless you feel led to do so.
  • If you complete a Connect Card with your contact information, we will make a $10 gift in your name to one of the following faith-based social service organizations in the San Gabriel Valley:
    • Door of Hope - Doorofhope.US - Seeking to end family homelessness.
    • Hoving Home - Hovinghome.org - Helping women overcome addiction.
    • Foothills Pregnancy Resource Center - foothillsprc.org - Pregnancy resources for all women.

On your Connect Card, please include the name of the ministry that should receive the donation in your name. By providing your information, we promise not to spam you. We are glad you are here and would love to provide you with additional resources about the ministries available through PazNaz.

To fill out the online Connect Card, please click on the following link: paz.nz/connect

Christmas Love Offering
During the Sunday services on December 4, 11, and 18 a special love offering will be received for the support, custodial, director level, and pastoral church staff. Mark your contribution on an offering envelope as “Staff Christmas.” Thank you for your generosity.

Christmas Is...
PrimeTime Ministries will attend the Citrus College Holiday Spectacular “Christmas Is…” at the Haugh Performing Arts Center on Sunday, December 11, at 2:00 pm. Concert tickets are $24 and limited tickets are available on the patio on Sundays. Transportation is on an individual basis. You are welcome to stay and join us for dinner at a local restaurant following the concert. Contact Pastor Darwin Ng for more information 626.351.2461 or dng@paznaz.org.

Christmas Caroling
The Congregational Care Committee is sending out caroling teams during the first two weeks of December to share Christmas Joy. Please sign up to join a team at the ticket table on the patio on Sundays after the English Service or contact Pastor Darwin Ng at 626.351.2461 or dng@paznaz.org. Exact date and time will be available at the sign up table.

Widows’ Breakfast - December 8
The Widows’ Breakfast will be held on Thursday, December 8, at 9:30 am at Nano Café, 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. For any questions, please contact Ginny Pedrotti at 760.985.5171.

Christmas Gifts for Hoving Home
PazNaz ministry partner, Hoving Home helps women recover from substance abuse. The ministry would welcome “one for everyone” gifts. New (unused) gifts may be wrapped or unwrapped for drop off or pick up. A list of desired items can be found at paz.nz/hovinghome. For more information or to schedule a pick up, please contact Traci Jackson at tjackson@hovinghome.org or 626.405.0950.

Merry Christmas Dollar Sale
PazNaz Village will be hosting a Merry Christmas Dollar Sale on Saturday, December 10, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm in Reed Hall. All new and gently used items that have been received will be sold for $1 each. Volunteers are needed throughout the week for various tasks. Take a moment to stop by the Women’s Ministries table on the patio to sign up to help. Visit Paz.Nz/DollarSale or contact Ferol Null at 626.351.2414 or fnull@paznaz.org for more information.

College and Career Ministries
College and Career Ministries will meet today at 6:00 pm for Curry Night at Casa Olivo. Text/Call Debbie at 626-524-4112 for directions. 
On Wednesday, December 7, PazNaz College and Careers ministries will go to LA Zoo Lights! The cost is $20 and tickets are limited, so reserve your place ASAP. We will meet at the Ackers’ home at 6:00 pm and travel from there. Text or call Debbie at 626.524.4112 for tickets.

Student Ministries
Student Ministries meets on Sunday nights at 6:00 pm in the Lower Sanctuary, Room 112, as well as on Wednesday nights, starting in the gym at 6:00 pm, then transitioning to the Lower Sanctuary in Room 112. These are great opportunities for students to connect, grow in their spiritual journeys, and build a lasting community with peers and mentors. To see what events are coming up this summer or if you have any questions, please contact Student Ministries Interim Director, Melissa Watte, at mwatte@paznaz.org.

Nazarene Youth Conference 2023
Help support our Students attending NYC in Tampa Bay, Florida, July 5-9, 2023 through prayer and giving! There will be ongoing opportunities for supporting our students’ fundraising efforts for this missionally-minded conference. Please email mwatte@paznaz.org if you have any questions or would like to make a specific donation. Thank you!

Erick Butcher
Colton Cerin
Tyler Cwiak
Keanna Holcomb
Eula Johnson

Ariana Robles-Malan
Carlos Robles-Malan
Luis Robles-Malan
Guadalupe Zamora
Victoria Zamora

Sunday, December 4
8:30 am Church in the Park—Central Park
8:30 am Sunday Morning Prayer—Reed Hall, Room 247
9:15 am Cantonese Sunday School—Zoom
9:30 am English Worship—Sanctuary
9:30 am Korean Worship—Reed Hall, Room 249
9:30 am Children’s Church—Lower Sanctuary, Room 102
9:30 am Mandarin Sunday School—Reed Hall, Room 149A
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 Children’s Sunday School—Lower Sanctuary, Rooms 107 and 108
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 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
3:30 pm ACOP Basketball—Gym
5:00 pm ACOP Worship—Lee Chapel
5:00 pm Student Ministries Youth Group—Lower Sanctuary, Room 112
6:00 pm College and Young Adults—Off site

Monday, December 5
7:00 pm ACOP Basketball—Gym
8:00 pm Cantonese Prayer Meeting—Zoom

Tuesday, December 6
5:00 pm LaFuente Soccer—Gym
7:00 pm ACOP Soccer—Gym

Wednesday, December 7
9:00 am Helping Hands—Lower Parking Lot
3:30 pm ACOP Basketball—Gym
5:00 pm Student Ministries Caroling—Upper Parking Lot
6:30 pm Oasis Connect—Lower Sanctuary, Room 114
6:30 pm ACOP Prayer Meeting—Arms Hall, Classroom
7:00 pm La Fuente Bible Study—Zoom
7:30 pm ACOP Bible Study—Arms Hall, Classroom

Thursday, December 8
9:30 am Widow’s Breakfast—Nano Cafe
5:00 pm La Fuente Soccer—Gym
8:00 pm AA—Meguiar Hall, Room 132

Friday, December 9
7:00 am Early Christians—Reed Hall, Room 247
6:00 pm ACOP Youth Night—Gym
6:00 pm Mandarin Prayer Meeting—Arms Hall, Conference Room
7:30 pm Cantonese Fellowship­—Zoom

Saturday, December 10
9:00 am Merry Christmas Dollar Sale—Reed Hall
4:00 pm Cantonese Drama—Lee Chapel
12:00 pm La Fuente Grief Stations—Meguiar Hall