On-site worship and meetings are on hold until further notice. Click here for COVID-19 updates.
On-site worship and meetings are on hold until further notice. Click here for COVID-19 updates.

The Good Samaritan
Dr. Joe Watkins
Luke 10:25-37 (NIV)

Sermon context for next week:
The Kingdom of Heaven is like yeast, Matthew 13:33

Chuck Baldwin
Sam Bowers
Caden Cunningham
Pamela Diemel
Daniel (Duke) Dunsing
Joyce Forsee
Joan Goble
Joel Goodwin
Bobbi Gregorich
Isabelle Hand
Jerry Hargrave

Selma Horine
Tom Jones
Betty Ng Lau
Sue McFadden
Al Rivera
Yvette Rodrigues
Dick Salsbury
Lisa Sears
Don Willhite
Steve Winters

In Memoriam
The family of Madeline Higgins
The memorial service for Madeline Higgins will take place on Saturday,
August 20, at 2:30 pm, in Lee Chapel. A reception will follow in a location soon to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to PazNaz.

The family of Rosemary Midby

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 guest 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 guest card, please write 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.

Blessing of the Backpacks - Today
Blessing of the Backpacks will take place this morning during the English
worship service. Please encourage your children to meet at the front of the Sanctuary for a special blessing. Loaner backpacks will be available if a
backpack is forgotten. Join us in praying and encouraging our PazNaz kids as they prepare to go back to school.

New Ground - New Location!
New Ground Sunday school class will now be meeting in the Lower
Sanctuary, Room 102. All ages are welcome to join the class in its new location. New Ground will also be relocating its bi-monthly Word and Table service to Reed Hall, Room 148, which meets on the second and fourth Sundays of the month, 5:00 - 6:30 pm. Come join us for a potluck meal and Bible Study.
Childcare will be provided. For more information, please contact Steven
Vredenburgh at svredenburgh@paznaz.org.

Midweek Connect Session Four - August 17
Classes for Session Four continue on Wednesday, August 17, at 6:30 pm and include Wednesday Night Supper, Youth Connect, Kids Connect-Wonderful Wednesdays, Oasis Connect, No Drama Discipline, A Deeper Dive into “The Story,” Women’s Wednesday Experience (WWE), If Jesus is the Answer, What is the Question? Part 2, and Grief Support Group. For more information and to register, please visit: paz.nz/midweekconnect/.

Wednesday Night Supper - August 17
Wednesday Night Supper is available from 5:00-6:00 pm in Gilmore Hall for $4 per person, with a maximum of $20 per family. This week’s menu will be
bacon cheeseburgers, potato salad, green salad, and dessert. Please let us know you’re coming by purchasing tickets on the patio this morning, or in the church office during the week, or reserve your tickets by contacting Melody Bundy at mbundy@paznaz.org or 626.351.2425.

Women in the Word Luncheon - August 30
Women in the Word will enjoy lunch and a time of fellowship together on
August 30. They will meet at 11:30 am at Nano Café, 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd in Sierra Madre. To RSVP, please contact Ginny Pedrotti at 760.985.5171.

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.

Opportunities for Prayer
Early Christians - PazNaz’s weekly prayer group, meets in person on Fridays at 7:00 am in Reed Hall, Room 247. Please contact Jakob Kanis at jaapkanis@hotmail.com or 626.254.9250 for more information.

Sunday Morning Prayer - If you would like to spend time in prayer for our church and the greater Pasadena community, join with others in Reed Hall, Room 247, at 8:30 am on Sunday mornings.

PazNaz Kids - Special Dates
Beginning today, a Sunday School class for parents will be held at 11:00 am in Room 102, Lower Sanctuary.

Beginning August 21, check-in for all children (birth through 5th grade) will be at 9:30 am in Room 102, Lower Sanctuary for Children’s Church. Please ask a greeter if you need directions.

If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Jasmine at jbrenneman@paznaz.org.

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Giving to PazNaz
We are grateful for the continued faithfulness of those who support PazNaz with their tithes and offerings. If you would like to give to the church, you can do so using any of these five ways:

  1. Place your offering in the offering boxes located at the exit doors of the Sanctuary.
  2. Give online at: paz.nz/give
  3. Text a dollar amount to 626.727.9631
  4. Drop off your tithe at the church office: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
  5. Mail your check to: First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena, 3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107

Sunday, August 14
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 Morning Worship—Sanctuary
9:30 am Korean Service—Reed Hall, Room 249
9:30 am Children’s Church—Lower Sanctuary, Room 102
10:30 am La Fuente Service—Meguiar Hall, Room 134
11:00 am Children’s Sunday School—Lower Sanctuary, Rooms 107 and 108
11:00 am Cantonese Service—Lee Chapel
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—Lower Sanctuary, Room 114
11:00 am Journey Class—Arms Hall Conference Room
11:00 am Mandarin Ministries Bible Study—Reed Hall, Room 149
11:00 am Oasis Class—Lower Sanctuary, Room 115
11:00 am New Ground Class—Lower Sanctuary, Room 102
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
5:00pm New Ground Word and Table—Reed Hall, Room 148
6:00 pm Student Ministries Youth Group—East Patio

Monday, August 15
7:00 pm ACOP Basketball—Gym
8:00 pm Cantonese Prayer Meeting—Zoom

Tuesday, August 16
7:00 pm ACOP Soccer—Gym

Wednesday, August 17
9:00 am Helping Hands—Lower Parking Lot
5:00 pm Wednesday Night Supper—Gilmore Hall
6:00 pm Youth Connect—Lower Sanctuary, Room 112
6:15 pm Kids Connect Wonderful Wednesdays—Lower Sanctuary, Room 109
6:30 pm Oasis Connect—Lower Sanctuary, Room 115
6:30 pm Midweek Connect—Various Locations
6:30 pm ACOP Prayer Meeting—Zoom
7:00 pm La Fuente Bible Study—Zoom
8:30 pm ACOP Bible Study—Zoom

Thursday, August 18
8:00 pm AA—Gilmore South

Friday, August 19
7:00 am Early Christians—Reed Hall, Room 247
6:30 pm ACOP Youth Night—Gym

Saturday, August 20
2:30 pm Madeline Higgins Memorial Service—Lee Chapel

First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena
3700 East Sierra Madre Boulevard
Pasadena, California 91107
www.paznaz.org | 626.351.9631

 

Additional Resources

We hope these resources will allow you to dig deeper. Please note that all the views expressed in these books are not necessarily endorsed by the pastors and staff of PazNaz.

  • True Riches: What Jesus Really Said About Money and Your Heart by John Cortines and Gregory Baumer
  • Money and Possessions: An Interpretation Commentary by Walter Brueggemann
  • The Spirituality of Fundraising by Henri Nouwen

Daily Reading List

We will be using the Read Scripture app as a congregation this series. Click here to find links to download the app on their website. After downloading and opening the app, please scroll down to “Jesus and the Kingdom: Matthew-Acts” and begin reading from there.

Below are this week’s passages.

  • Monday - Luke 23-24; Psalm 119:129-152
  • Tuesday - Acts 1-2; Psalm 119:153-176
  • Wednesday - Acts 3-4; Psalm 120
  • Thursday - Acts 5-6; Psalm 121
  • Friday - Acts 7-8; Psalm 122
  • Saturday - Acts 9-10; Psalm 123

Weekly Memory Verse

Join us during this series as we memorize a new verse each week.

Matthew 5:10-12 NIV
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.


MIDWEEK CONNECT
Join us on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm this winter, starting January 13, as PazNaz launches four new opportunities for us to grow in community. All classes are virtual through Zoom at this time. Choose the opportunity that best speaks to your current hopes or curiosities in this season from the list below. You can find more information about each class at the registration link below.

  • Reading the Bible Like You Never Have Before! with Dr. Brad Strawn
  • Experiencing Forgiveness: Six Practical Steps for Becoming a More Forgiving Christian with Dr. Joe Watkins
  • The Deeply Formed Life with Joan Watkins and Women's Ministries
  • Keeping the Sabbath Wholly with Pastor Faith Romasco

You can then register at: paz.nz/MidweekConnect. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Faith Romasco at fromasco@paznaz.org.

SACRAMENT OF COMMUNION
We invite you to participate in the Sacrament of Communion on Sunday, January 3, during the livestreamed English service at 10:30 am.  We have sealed communion elements available for your use. You can receive them in one of three ways:

  1. Pick up at the church office Monday through Thursday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.
  2. Class leaders for the Adult Sunday School classes will be facilitating distribution to their class members.
  3. If you are homebound and these options do not work for you, please call the church office at 626.351.9631 by Thursday, December 31, to arrange for home delivery.

WORSHIP ON THE LAWN - POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Due to the current spike in COVID-19 cases, we will not meet in person until further notice. Our desire is to worship together again as soon as possible, but for the time being we seek to protect our community and our congregation. When Worship on the Lawn does return, it will be combined with the English morning service and will shift to Sunday mornings at 9:30 am. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

WORSHIP ON THE LAWN - NEW TIME STARTING NOVEMBER 29
Worship on the Lawn will meet this week, November 22, at 7:00 pm one more time before shifting to Sunday mornings. We are excited to offer an in-person service option on Sunday mornings that will begin November 29 at 9:30 am. You can continue to reserve your place at: paznaz.org/reservations. If you have any questions, please contact Tina Yang at tyang65@gmail.com or 818.790.0225.

ENGLISH SERVICE IS CHANGING TIMES
The Sunday morning English livestream service will be changing times to 9:30 am starting Sunday, November 29. The way you access the service will not change, it will just start one hour earlier. If you have any questions, please contact Melody Bundy at mbundy@paznaz.org.

MOVIE ON THE PATIO - POSTPONED
Join your PazNaz family on Tuesday, November 24, from 2:00-4:00 pm as we watch Disney’s Up on the church patio. This event is free, open to everyone, and is hosted by Pasadena PrimeTime. Make sure to bring your own chair and wear your mask. Please sign up by contacting Pastor Darwin Ng at dng@paznaz.org or 626.351.2461.

ENGLISH SERVICE IS CHANGING TIMES
The Sunday morning English livestream service will be changing times to 9:30 am starting Sunday, November 29. We will be combining the Worship on the Lawn and the Sunday morning livestream into one service that everyone can enjoy together, whether in-person or at home.

If you participate at home in the livestream, the way you access the service will not change, it will just start one hour earlier. If you attend the Worship on the Lawn service, the sign-up process for reserving your spot will also remain the same. These changes go into effect after Thanksgiving on Sunday, November 29. If you have any questions, please contact Melody Bundy at mbundy@paznaz.org.

BLOOD DRIVE
PazNaz is hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Thursday, November 5, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in our gym. Schedule your life-saving appointment today by visiting redcrossblood.org and entering the sponsor code: PazNaz. The recent Bobcat Fire has had a severe effect on blood collections and we need everyone’s help. Also, please note that we are still testing for COVID-19 antibodies. Thank you to everyone who has participated in our previous drives.

WORSHIP ON THE LAWN: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
PazNaz is looking for volunteers to help with set up, hosting, and clean up for Worship on the Lawn. Please consider serving in one of the following ways:

  • Setting up signs, stanchions, and traffic cones
  • Registering attendees as they arrive
  • Conducting health screenings
  • Welcoming guests and helping them set up chairs
  • Directing vehicular and pedestrian traffic
  • Cleaning up and putting away signs, stanchions, and traffic cones

If you would be willing to help, please contact Melody Bundy at mbundy@paznaz.org or 626.351.2425.

MIDWEEK CONNECT
Join us on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm this fall as PazNaz launches a new book study group that will meet virtually over Zoom. This group will be going through the book Thou Shalt Not Be a Jerk, by Eugene Cho, and led by Pastor Faith Romasco. You can read more information about the book and sign up here: paz.nz/MidweekConnect. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Faith Romasco at fromasco@paznaz.org.

SCHOOL OF FAITH DEVELOPMENT
The School of Faith Development, taught by Dr. Brad Strawn, is designed to help you grow as a disciple of Jesus by deepening your knowledge of scripture, practices, church, and service all within a small group setting. This program requires commitment, regular attendance, and weekly homework. The first module, Reading the Bible: Knowing the Gospel, will be offered on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 pm from September 9-November 11 online through Zoom. Two more modules will follow in the winter and spring of 2021 that build off this first class. Please note that each module is a prerequisite for the next. Tuition is $50 per module. Please sign up before Tuesday, September 8, at paz.nz/SofFD. If you have questions, please contact Brad Strawn at bstrawn@paznaz.org.

GAREDENING OPPORTUNITIES
Safe Activites for You and Your Family at PazNaz
If you (and maybe your kids) are bored from staying at home, we have a solution for you: Outdoor Gardening Opportunities at PazNaz! The good news is you do not have to have a green thumb to be successful and effective. Many of the flower beds here on the church campus would benefit from a little tender loving care including pruning, weeding, and raking. Just an hour or two a week or every other week could make a difference for you and our beautiful campus. Contact Pastor Joe Watkins at jwatkins@paznaz.org to indicate your interest.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Thank you to the many volunteers who have been coming and helping with our increased need during this time. Please make sure you sign up at the links below or email Jackie Kenoyer at jnanderson5@gmail.com before you come so we can plan appropriately for the number of volunteers we will have.

We especially need volunteers for three particular serve teams with Church in the Park and Helping Hands (see below). If you are willing, able, healthy, and want to serve, sign up using the links below. If a date is full, please sign up for the following week.

  1. Warehouse Team (Helping Hands) - Unload food boxes from the truck, transport them to the warehouse, and store food in an organized manner. Volunteers must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.
    • When: Tuesdays from 8:30-11:30 am (we are now receiving weekly deliveries to help fulfill increased need)
    • Location: PazNaz Helping Hands area
    • Sign Up Here

  2. Distribution Team (Helping Hands) - Fill grocery bags with various types of food, and hand out pre-packed bags to community members as they drive by to pick up food.
    • When: Wednesdays from 8:15 am–12:00 pm
    • Location: PazNaz Helping Hands area
    • Sign Up Here

  3. Park Team (Church in the Park) - Facilitate line spacing to ensure social distancing and help distribute pre-packaged food to our park congregants.
    • When: Sundays from 8:30–9:45 am
    • Location: Central Park, Pasadena
    • Sign Up Here
For more information and other volunteer opportunities, please go to paznaz.org/missions. If you have any questions or need help signing up, please contact Jackie Kenoyer at jnanderson5@gmail.com.

HELPING HANDS & CHURCH IN THE PARK
We are committed to keeping these two ministries running. On Sundays our Church in the Park team will be at their usual spot at their usual time spreading the hope and love of Jesus. They have made many adjustments to help flatten the curve.

Helping Hands has extended their hours on Wednesdays to serve more people and will now be open from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, and the great news is the Food Bank has lifted the need to have clients sign in or come every other week. Recognizing that needs may grow, please know that this is available especially to those who are impacted by the outbreak.

Special Request - Church In The Park needs to provide face masks to anyone who doesn't have one as people wait in line, so we are in need of approx 40-50 masks (cloth or disposable) each Sunday. Additionally, we are in need of blankets, sleeping bags, and warm jackets. If you are able to donate some of these items, please call the church office at 626.351.9631 to arrange for a drop off time at the church.

HELP MAKE FACE MASKS
Thank you to those of you who have already dropped off cloth face masks. They have been a huge blessing to our volunteers and community members in need! If you can help, we are still in need of more. We are making cloth face masks for our Helping Hands and Church In the Park volunteers, our clients, and others from the church who are at risk. If you like to sew and can help, PazNaz can provide samples, materials, delivery, and pick up. For further questions, please contact Jim Yang at 818.203.8468 or jwyang57@gmail.com.

HOME ISOLATION PREPAREDNESS
While we all pray that the COVID-19 virus does not reach our own home, it is the highest single emergency risk every one of us faces right now. Preventing the passing of the virus from one family member to another is one of the most important mitigation steps available to us once the virus has pierced our home’s line of defense.

If you'd like more information on how you can prepare your home and family, please click here to see our Home Isolation Preparedness Document.

ANNUAL CHURCH ELECTIONS
Under a special provision from our General Superintendents, we have postponed our annual church elections. Further details to come.

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
The PazNaz office is now closed until further notice. You can still reach pastors and staff by email or you can leave a voice message at 626.351.9631.

COVID-19: EVENT UPDATES
We have decided to cancel all gatherings on the PazNaz campus until further notice.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has asked that all large gatherings over 250 people and groups over 10 people that serve a higher-risk population be canceled. As good community members, we want to honor these requests. We are also encouraging everyone to practice social distancing by keeping 6 feet apart. Stay up-to-date on how PazNaz is responding to the COVID-19 virus here: paznaz.org/COVID19

ANNUAL ELECTIONS
Due to the church being closed for all gatherings in March, we will be letting you vote in the church office March 16-27. All PazNaz members, age 15 and older, can stop by Monday, Wednesday, or Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm; or Tuesday and Thursday, between 9:00 am and 8:00 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Melody Bundy at mbundy@paznaz.org or 626.351.2425.

WOMEN’S MINISTRIES
Gift Cards
Did you know that you can now pre-order gift cards at the Women's Ministries cart? There is a large selection to choose from and they usually arrive within the next week. Start planning now for Easter & Graduations. For more information, contact Maria Galindo at tipp54@yahoo.com.

REND COLLECTIVE CONCERT POSTPONED
The Rend Collective concert that was scheduled at PazNaz on Sunday, May 3, has officially been postponed. They will be reaching out to ticket holders via email when the dates have been rescheduled.

PRESCOTT/RAGAINS MISSIONARY CHAPTER
You are invited to the next Prescott/Ragains Missionary Chapter meeting on Tuesday, March 17, at 6:00 pm in Gilmore Hall, South, to learn about Nazarene missions supported by PazNaz Faith Promise Offerings. This month Betty Slattery will be discussing Planting New Churches. Please contact Margaret Street at 626.833.2235 to make potluck reservations.

MEN’S MINISTRIES
Monday Men's Meet
Join this group of men for a time of fellowship and spiritual formation. They meet weekly on Mondays from 6:30-8:00 pm at Mike Eggehorn’s house in Upper Hastings. Contact Mike for more details at mike.eggehorn@gmail.com or 626.356.0199.

HEALING ROOMS
The Healing Rooms will next meet on Saturday, March 7, from 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Teams of 2 or 3 volunteers will pray with people for healing or any other personal needs. The Healing Rooms will be located in Room 112, Lower Sanctuary and will be available every first Saturday of the month. For more information, please contact Stephen Casey at 626.482.9966.

ALL CHURCH WORK DAY
PazNaz is having an All Church Work Day on Saturday, April 4, to help beautify the campus in preparation for Holy Week and Easter. There will be projects and activities for people of all ages and skill levels. Please check-in on the patio when you arrive at 8:30 am and we will be finished by 12:00 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Joe Watkins at jwatkins@paznaz.org. Please sign up to participate: paz.nz/WorkDay

HOTDOG FUNDRAISER & BAKE SALE
On Sunday, March 29, join PazNaz Kids and Special Needs Ministries for their Hotdog Fundraiser and Bake Sale on the patio. Lunch will be served at 12:15 pm. Hotdogs, chips, and a drink provided for a donation. All proceeds will go towards camp and retreat scholarships for these ministries. Contact Emily Shnorhokian for more information at eshnorhokian@paznaz.org or 626.351.2485.

MEMBERSHIP CLASS
If you’d like to become a church member at PazNaz, the next Membership Class will be Saturday, March 28, from 9:00 am-12:00 pm in the Conference Room. This class will be a great opportunity for you to learn about the history and beliefs of the Church of the Nazarene and PazNaz. You are not required to join the church by taking the classes, but new members will be welcomed during the service on March 29. Please contact Melody Bundy for more information at mbundy@paznaz.org or 626.351.2425.

FAMILY GYM NIGHT
PazNaz Kids is excited to offer a time for families to play and have fun together on Friday, March 20, from 6:00-8:00 pm in the PazNaz gym. There will be activities for all ages from preschool to adult. Pizza and snacks will be provided by The Journey Sunday School class. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Dave Myers at dmyers@paznaz.org or 626.351.2441.

GRIEF SUPPORT: WIDOWS’ BREAKFAST
You are invited to a breakfast for widows, giving women who have lost their spouses a chance to connect with other women for social and spiritual enrichment. Join us on Friday, March 20, at 9:00 am at Nano Cafe (322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre). If you can’t come this month, this group meets every third Friday. For more information and to RSVP, contact Ginny Pedrotti at ginnygrace4466@gmail.com or 760.985.5171.

GRIEF SUPPORT: WIDOWERS’ BREAKFAST
If you have lost your wife and feel like you are alone, you are invited to join a unique group of men who share the loss of a precious spouse to find comfort and healing in our Lord. The next breakfast meeting is Saturday, March 7, at 9:30 am at Coco’s Café (1150 Colorado Blvd., Arcadia). Contact Dick Matlock for more information at 818.482.5825.

GRIEF SUPPORT
If you are struggling with grief, along with the disappointments and chaos of life, you are invited to our Grief Support class. They will meet on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am in Room 247, Reed Hall. Their study will be from the book Good Grief by Granger Westberg. No matter the cause of your grief, you are encouraged to come. Contact Ginny Pedrotti for more information at 760.985.5171.

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT PAZNAZ
Join your PazNaz family on Wednesday nights this winter at 6:30 pm and find a class that’s just right for you and everyone in your family. There will be offerings from Women’s Ministries, Men’s Ministries, the Worship Choir, Family Life Ministries, Cantonese Ministries, Armenian Christian Outreach, and Mandarin Ministries. Learn more online at: paz.nz/Wednesdays

MONTHLY Q&A WITH PAZNAZ LEADERSHIP
A PazNaz pastor and members of the Board of Directors will be available once a month to discuss the future and direction of the church. The next meeting will take place, Wednesday, January 15, at 6:30 pm in the Arms Hall Conference Room. Feel free to bring questions.

FAMILY WORSHIP SUNDAY - DECEMBER 29
Join us on Sunday, December 29, for a special service at 10:30 am for the whole family. This morning will feature age-specific activity packets available to help children participate in the service. Pick yours up at one of the tables in the Sanctuary foyer. Childcare will be provided for birth through age two. There will be no 8:00 am service or Sunday School this week.

WOMEN’S MINISTRIES
Women in the Word
On Tuesday mornings starting January 7 at 9:00 am in Gilmore Hall, Women in the Word is a group of over 100 ladies who study the Bible together working through different themes. This winter the group will be working through Body Language: A Study of Ephesians & Philippians, led by Kellli Slattery. The cost for materials is $20 and scholarships are available. Wee Ones in the Word, a free children’s program, is available if you RSVP to Ali Ravasdy at aravasdy@paznaz.org. For more information, contact Bonnie Jakeway at bonniejakeway6@gmail.com or 626.422.7163.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
This group of mothers meets on alternating Wednesdays from 9:15 -11:45 am in Meguiar Youth Center. The second semester starts January 15. Moms will enjoy fellowship, a continental breakfast, relevant teaching, activities, and support from Mentor Moms. Childcare is available. Pregnant women and mothers with children of all ages are invited to attend. This year’s theme is “To The Full.” The cost for the semester is $60 for moms. MOPS Kids costs $50 for your first child or $75 for 2 or more. Sign up online at: paz.nz/MOPS. Contact Jana Best at paznazmops@gmail.com for more information.

Women’s Retreat
Ladies, plan to join us for the LA District Women's Retreat at The Oaks Conference Center on February 21-23 with Rev. Christine Hung as the main speaker. The cost is $249 and includes two nights, five meals, and all activities. Lodging is four to a room. Visit the Women's Ministries’ cart on the patio for more details and to register. Contact Sarah Edgbert with questions at sedgbert@paznaz.org.

STUDENT MINISTRIES
Sunday Night Shift
This school year, Student Ministries will gather on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month for dinner, student-led worship, games, and teen-oriented teaching. Join us in Room 112, Lower Sanctuary from 5:00-7:00 pm. All 6-12th graders are welcome. For more information, contact Pastor Dave Myers at dmyers@paznaz.org or 626.351.2441.

FAMILY WORSHIP SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 29
Join us on Sunday, September 29, for a special service at 10:30 am for the whole family. This morning will feature age-specific activity packets available to help children participate in the service. Childcare will be provided for birth through age two. The 8:00 am service in Lee Chapel will meet as regularly scheduled. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Emily Shnorhokian at eshnorhokian@paznaz.org or 626.351.2485.

PAZNAZ’S NEW CONNECT MINISTRY
PazNaz is excited to launch several new initiatives to foster hospitality and togetherness in the PazNaz community.

We Miss You Cards
Notice someone has missed a Sunday or two? Pick up a card from the Welcome Center and let them know you’re thinking of them. Fill the card out, leave it at the Welcome Center, and we’ll get it in the mail for you.

Five Minutes of PazNaz
New to PazNaz? Meet Pastor Tara Beth and others at the picnic table on the patio after the 10:30 am service for a quick five-minute overview of our church and community.

GRIEF SUPPORT: WIDOWS’ BREAKFAST
You are invited to a breakfast for widows, giving women who have lost their spouses a chance to connect with other women for social and spiritual enrichment. Join us on Wednesday, October 23, at 9:00 am at Jake’s Restaurant (622 S. Myrtle Ave, Monrovia). If you can’t come this month, this group meets every fourth Wednesday. For more information and to RSVP, contact Ginny Pedrotti at ginnygrace4466@gmail.com or 760.985.5171.

PASADENA PRIMETIME
Technology Workshop
If you are age 55 or better and want to learn more about your Apple or Android phone or tablet, there will be two separate free workshops to help you. The workshops will be held on Saturday, September 21, from 9:30-11:00 am in Rooms 246 & 249, Reed Hall. For more information and to make a reservation, contact Pastor Darwin Ng at dng@paznaz.org or 626.351.2461.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLAN UPDATE
A task force is working to update the PazNaz Emergency Preparedness plan for the church campus. If you have medical or public safety training and are willing to assist in the unlikely event of an emergency on campus, please email your name, contact info, and experience to Pastor Joe Watkins at info@paznaz.org.

COMMUNITY GARDEN
If you would be interested in participating in the planning and creation of a community garden on the grounds of PazNaz, please email us at info@paznaz.org with Community Garden in the subject line.

WOMEN’S MINISTRIES
Summer Selah: Self Care
All women are invited to this Women’s Ministries event on Tuesday, July 30, from 9:30-11:30 am in Gilmore Hall. Enjoy worship, prayer, and a special speaker. This event is free. Free children’s programming through 5th grade is available when you RSVP to Ali Ravasdy at aravasdy@paznaz.org. For more information, contact Sarah Edgbert at sedgbert@paznaz.org.

Wrigley Mansion Tour
Join Women's Ministries for a free tour of The Wrigley Mansion (Tournament of Roses House) on Thursday, August 1, at 2:00 pm. Contact Suzanne Strawn at suzstrawn@outlook.com to RSVP or with any questions. 

PAZNAZ DODGERS GAME DAYS
Family Life Ministries is organizing a group trip to see the Dodgers vs the Padres on Thursday, August 1, at 7:00 pm. Tickets are only $13 each. Contact Pastor Emily Shnorhokian for more information at eshnorhokian@paznaz.org. Reserve your tickets online at: paz.nz/Dodgers.


Giving Update

Tithes & Offerings

Received March 21:

$16,951

Received Year-to-Date:

$1,436,071

Budget Year-to-Date:

$1,347,704

Difference:

$88,367


Faith Promise/Missions

Received March 14:

$1,030

Received Year-to-Date:

$87,810

Budget Year-to-Date:

$123,429

Difference:

($35,619)


The church fiscal year is from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021


Income & Expenses for
April 2020-September 2020


Actual

Budget

Variance

Income:

$914,342
$894,954
$19,388

Expenses:

$1,003,280
$1,042,119
($38,839)

Net:

($88,938)
($147,165)
$58,227

- Income includes all forms of revenue in addition to tithes and offerings, but does not include designated and restricted gifts.
- The above summary represents the activity for the current budget year and does not address the operating deficit from our previous fiscal year.