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  • P A S A D E N A C O V E N A N T C H U R C H April 2015

    Youre Invited!

    Easter Sunday

    April 5th

    Worship Services:

    9:00am & 10:30am

    Special Childrens program during both services

    Stations of

    the Cross

    Now through April 5th, Monday -

    Friday, 5pm 8pm, Sunday 9am-2pm,

    the Gathering Place will be open to

    view the Stations of the Cross. Several

    artists within our community, of all

    ages, created these artistic expressions

    of the traditional stations.

    Good Friday Service Join us on April 3rd at 7:00pm

    for our Good Friday Worship Service, in the sanctuary

    April 23rd-24th

    Pasadena Covenant Church will host the

    the Pacific Southwest Conference (PSWC)!

    This is a great opportunity for our congregation to get a bigger view of what God is doing around the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) in the PSWC.

    There are several ways to join in this celebration: Volunteer - to help check-in at registration, be a parking attendant, bake cookies, help with root-beer floats, hospitality, and more. Thursday Worship at 7pm - Come hear Paul Wilson preach and then stay for a Wayne-a-thon celebration for his retirement. Friday - Spanglish Worship Service (held at Lake Ave) with a taco blowout party to follow.

    Pick-up a brochure at the back of the church! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Doreen

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    Ushers and Greeters Needed for Sunday Mornings This is an easy way to get started in serving. Its also an easy way to get to know people who

    attend Pasadena Covenant Church. We need folks to greet other folks on Sunday morning and

    sometimes give directions or information, if needed (that info will be provided). We also need

    ushers to hand out Sunday morning bulletins, take attendance and pass the offering plates. If you

    can help, please contact Joe Thomas at

    Everyone: Come to Bunco Night! You are invited to join Koinonia for a potluck dinner and a fun Bunco night on Saturday,

    April 18th, 5:30 to 9pm in Fellowship Hall. There will be food, prizes, connection and fun.

    All that is needed is the ability to throw dice and laugh. Please RSVP to Judy Pruitt

    ( to coordinate your potluck item.

    Adult Spiritual Formation Elective Continues Randy Hill and Anita Sorenson will be co-leading our new Sunday morning adult spiritual

    formation elective, "For the Life of the World: Letters to the Exiles", beginning Sunday,

    March 1st, at 9am, in the Corner House. In seven weekly 20-minute-ish film episodes, youll

    learn how our lives lived on earth matter in Gods plan for the world. We will watch the film

    clips & have conversations about faith and culture. We will explore how Gods purposes are

    woven into every area of our lives!

    Adult Bible Class: 9am Sundays Come to the Adult Bible Study Class at 9am Sunday mornings in the Fireside Room, hosted

    by the Couriers.

    Rummage Sale: April 18th PCSM will have a rummage sale10am-5pm, in the youth sanctuary to raise funds for the high

    school CHIC conference. For more information, contact Dave Rinker

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    Sarah Circle will meet on Tuesday, April 21st, 9:30am - noon in Fireside. We welcome all women to join us for service projects, fellowship and refreshments. All women are welcome. We have a rolling start so come when you can.

    For more information, contact Julie Maljian at (818) 790-5911.

    Womens Book Club The Womens Book Club meets Tuesday, April 28th, from 7:30-9:00pm in the Corner House. Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner. Newcomers and one-timers are always welcome. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Mawhorter at

    The Urban Ministries Team will not meet

    at the normal Monday evening time. See

    below for joint meeting with the Cross-

    Cultural Ministry Team.

    The Men's Book Club will meet on

    Thursday, April 9th, 7pm at the Corner

    House to discuss "THE DOG STARS," by

    Peter Heller, a post-apocalypse survival story

    about finding meaning in life after a

    devastating flu pandemic. For more

    information, please contact Rich Doyle at

    The next Koinonia Prayer and Praise

    potluck will be on Sunday, April 12th at

    6pm at the home of Art and Dorothy Patzia.

    Art will grill hot dogs and picnic in the back

    yard. Plan to bring a lawn chair and sweater/

    jacket. Contact Judy Pruitt for the link to

    sign up for your potluck item at

    Community DinnerCommunity DinnerCommunity Dinner

    The Community Dinner has been canceled

    for April.

    Cross-Cultural Ministry Team &

    Urban Ministries Team joint

    Potluck Meeting

    On Sunday, April 19th, the Cross-Cultural Ministry team and Urban Ministry team will meet together for a potluck lunch and for a special time of connecting and praying together. For more information about location and to co-ordinate your pot luck item, please contact Wayne or Susan Aoki at

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    Easter Offering for 2015 to help Karen prepare for service overseas

    Karen Prater is a member of Pasadena Covenant Church who is preparing to move to the NE Asia region in October of this year. Her first year will be focused on language acquisition and adapting to the new culture and community while learning in depth about the organization she will be joining.

    Karen will be a member of a team for a non-profit, which has been serving in the region since 2008 providing rural clinics, childcare facilities, and orphan support through the distribution of food and shoes (which they manufacture inside the country).

    The latest project has been focused on medical care for spine patients and also for cerebral palsy therapy. In partnership with the

    most prestigious medical school in the capital city, they established the countrys first ever Spine Rehabilitation Center (SRC). Construction of the 5-story building began in 2013, and when completed, it will serve to train doctors for spine care and treatment, for housing and treatment of cerebral palsy children, and for medical research and education. Currently they are finishing up the development of a 2-year graduate program for both the spine and cerebral palsy therapy programs, which is also the first professional training course. They will also publish contextualized textbooks for the medical school students to suggest proper standards and modeling medicine in the country. Upon graduation, the trainees will be sent throughout the country to care for patients who are suffering.

    The organization plans to introduce advanced medical sciences and medical care to the country. And by various clinical trials and research, they hope to publish research reports to the international medical community, and hopes to hold medical symposiums in collaboration with other countries, becoming a steppingstone for global networking.

    Praises: Pasadena Covenant Church for their amazing support! Gods faithful guidance and leading that has led Karen to the team she is joining Donation of a car from church member and friend, which was so needed & much appreciated!

    Prayer Requests: Construction of the SRC, for wisdom and guidance for discussions with the nationals to address

    issues and to solve problems * Funds to finish the building That family members and children receiving C.P. treatments feel the love of our Father For team members in the country electricity is scarce and the housing has very little heat Karens support to be 100% funded by September A good, Korean caretaker for Karens 87-year old mother Karens overall health For all of the logistical details involved with moving overseas

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    Cross Cultural Ministry Funds Available Are you or a family member interested in expanding your vision and participation in Gods work around the world this year? Are you or a family member planning to attend the Urbana Student Mission Conference sponsored by InterVarsity December 27-31, 2015 in St. Louis? If you answer yes to either question, the Cross Cultural Ministry Team would like to help. We have set aside funds for individuals interested in a short term mission project. We have also set aside money for those interested in attending Urbana. Here is the grant application process.

    Process for Short Term Project

    #1 Contact Steve Stuckey ( or Paul Fletcher ( immediately to get a copy of the two page application.

    #2 Complete the application and mail it to Paul Fletcher by May 1, 2015.

    #3 The Cross Cultural Ministry team will process all applications and respond by May 31. (note: Full time missionaries supported by the church will also participate in a similar grant process but with a different deadline.)

    Process for Urbana 15

    #1 Register for the Urbana Conference at before June 30 (Price increases July 1)

    #2 Contact Steve Stuckey ( by June 30 to be considered for a grant.

    Thank you for supporting the Bad Weather Shelter The 2014-2015 Bad Weather Shelter (BWS) season began November 28, 2014 and ended March 2, 2015. It was weather activated (either rain was expected or the temperature was dropping to 40) and was opened 24 nights. During those 24 days, a total of 1,593 beds were filled. There were 225 men and 94 women; som