with Pastor Tara Beth Leach
Luke 17:11-19 NIV
Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”
When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed.
One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.
Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”
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
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
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.
If you are age 55 or better, come enjoy an evening of thanksgiving and special music from the Maranatha High School Ensemble Choir on Thursday, November 14, at 6:00 pm in Gilmore Hall. The cost is $20 per person. The last day to buy tickets is Sunday, November 10. Sign up at the Welcome Center on Sundays or contact Pastor Darwin Ng at email@example.com or 626.351.2461.
HOPE HOUSE CHRISTMAS
You can help make a difference this Christmas. Each year PazNaz Special Needs Ministries delivers presents to Hope House, a group home for special needs children and adults, and we need your assistance. Stop by our table on the patio on Sundays to select an individual’s Christmas list, select one of the suggested items, and then drop off your wrapped gifts to the church by Saturday, November 30. Your gifts will then be delivered to the Hope House residents for Christmas. If you have any questions please contact Pastor Emily Shnorhokian at firstname.lastname@example.org or 626.351.2485.
PAZNAZ SPORTS BASKETBALL REGISTRATION
The PazNaz Sports Basketball Winter League is back for the 2020 season. This is a developmental league for kids ages Kindergarten to sixth grade and starts Saturday, January 11. The cost is $175 for the season and there are discounts for multiple children. Registration closes on Friday, November 15, and evaluations follow on Saturdays, November 16 & 23. For more information, contact the League Coordinator at email@example.com or 626.351.2441. Sign up today at: paz.nz/Basketball
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 on Sunday, November 17, at 9:30 am in the Arms Hall Conference Room. Feel free to bring your questions.
PRESCOTT/RAGAINS MISSIONARY CHAPTER
If you are interested in what happens on the Nazarene mission field which PazNaz supports through the Faith Promise Offerings, then you are invited to attend the next Prescott/Ragains Missionary Chapter meeting on Tuesday, November 19, at 6:00 pm in Gilmore Hall, South. This month Betty Slattery will be presenting “Sending Servants.” Contact Margaret Street at 626.833.2235 to make potluck reservations.
GENEROUS SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 24
On Sunday, November 24, there will be a special offering for Missions, Compassionate Ministries, and the Work & Witness trip to Cuba. Please prayerfully consider giving above and beyond your regular tithes and offerings and bring an extra tithe on Generous Sunday to extend God’s mission of love, salvation, and transformation in our neighborhood and around the world. The goal for the Generous Sunday offering for others is $50,000 above our regular giving.
Ladies Night Out Tickets
Save the date for Women’s Ministries’ largest fundraiser on Thursday and Friday, December 12 & 13 from 7:00-8:45 pm in Gilmore Hall. Tickets for Ladies Night Out: Peace are $25 and are available on the patio starting next Sunday, November 17. Enjoy dinner, entertainment, and participate in fabulous opportunity drawings. For more information, contact Bonnie Jakeway at firstname.lastname@example.org or 626.422.7163.
Wrap up your holiday shopping this year by visiting the Christmas Boutique on Thursday, December 12, from 4:00-10:00 pm, and Friday, December 13, from 2:00-10:00 pm in the gym. Enjoy meeting vendors of handmade crafts, festive foods, and holiday gifts. Women’s Ministries will also be selling gift cards – great for stocking stuffers! For more information, contact Melinda Helscher at BoutiquePazNaz@gmail.com or 818.445.5406.
Each Sunday take a moment to stop by the Women’s Ministries’ cart to participate in their ongoing fundraiser by purchasing Value Cards. These gift cards to over 100 stores never expire. There is no extra cost to you, and a portion of all your purchases will be donated back to Women’s Ministries. Please note that we will be moving to a preorder system so stop by the cart in advance to order your gift cards! For more information, contact Maria Galindo at email@example.com.
The Healing Rooms will next meet on Saturday, December 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 626.356.0199.
The Habit on Wednesdays
You are invited to join this group of guys for fellowship and/or dinner at The Habit (3733 East Foothill Boulevard, Pasadena 91107) at 5:00 pm on Wednesdays ... and don't forget, you get free ice cream at the end. Contact David Mimms at email@example.com for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 626.351.2441.
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, December 7, at 9:30 am at Coco’s Café (1150 Colorado Blvd., Arcadia). Contact Dick Matlock for more information at 818.482.5825.
WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT PAZNAZ
New and familiar classes for the whole family are back on Wednesday nights this fall. Classes begin at 6:30 pm each week. Go to paz.nz/Wednesdays to see the full list of everything being offered.
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, September 25, 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 fourth Wednesday. For more information and to RSVP, contact Ginny Pedrotti at email@example.com or 760.985.5171.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com or 760.985.5171.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 626.351.2461.
Women in the Word
On Tuesday mornings 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 fall the group will be working through the an N.T. Wright study of Romans, led by Pastor Tara Beth Leach. 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 email@example.com. For more information, contact Bonnie Jakeway at firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 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 or $100 for the whole year. MOPS Kids costs $50 for your first child or $75 for 2 or more per semester. Sign up online at: paz.nz/MOPS. Contact Jana Best at email@example.com for more information.
Each Sunday take a moment to stop by the Women’s Ministries’ cart to pay for your groceries, gas, dining, and shopping by purchasing Value Cards. These cards to over 100 stores never expire. Use them next week, next month, or next year. There is no extra cost to you, but by taking this extra step, a portion of all your purchases will be donated back to Women’s Ministries. For more information, contact Maria Galindo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with Community Garden in the subject line.
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 email@example.com. For more information, contact Sarah Edgbert at firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com to RSVP or with any questions.
Received November 3:
The church fiscal year is from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020