Newsletter - April 2013

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Newsletter - April 2013




April 2013

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Sunday Morning Happenings For Adults at 9:00 a.m.
Repeated Exposure to God’s Word will enrich and change your life. In-depth Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. in the Fireside Room, Gym building. John Wipf, teacher; Marilyn Hanks, facilitator. Coffee and good fellowship. For further information contact Marilyn Hanks (626) 7913782.

Companions in Christ
Our adult Companions in Christ small group meets at 9:00 a.m. Sundays for Bible study, prayer, and fellowship in the room located upstairs off the west side of the balcony. Newcomers are welcome. For more information, contact Lisa Leeger at [email protected].

Life Together
We meet on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in the Corner House. We welcome visitors and look forward to all that God will stir up in us this new year! If you have any questions, please contact Anita Sorenson at [email protected].

Peace & Justice Ministry Team will meet on Monday, April 15th at 6:45 p.m. in the new Madison Healthy Start Family Center. All are welcome to attend. Join us if you are interested in finding out about the Bad Weather Shelter, Pasadena Covenant’s relationship to Madison Elementary, or other ways we are trying to serve our community. For more info, contact Jamie Knauss at [email protected]. ___________________________________________________________________________

Our Peace & Justice Committee is sponsoring a benefit concert put on by Northwest Neighbors of Pasadena (NWN), a ministry that serves underprivileged children and youth in northwest Pasadena. The concert, featuring Spanish band Aqquarela, will be held on Saturday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. in our gym. All proceeds from ticket sales will go towards NWN’s annual summer program, which helps children retain and improve their math and reading skills over the summer break. Pre-sale tickets are $10 adults/$5 children 10 and younger. Buy your tickets online (or make a donation) at

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Women’s Book Club
The Pasadena Covenant Women’s Book Club will meet Monday, April 22nd, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. in the Corner House. We will be discussing How It All Began, by Penelope Lively . Newcomers are always welcome. If you have questions, please contact Judy Wipf at [email protected]. April 9th will be our next monthly gathering for Pasadena Covenant! Every second Tuesday of the month, join us for a Community Dinner at the Dally/Lamme home (452 Alberta St. Altadena, CA 91001). We’ll share a meal together and enjoy a relaxed evening of fun! Community Dinner is a great way to make new friends and get to know old friends better. Dinner will be ready at 6:30 p.m., but feel free The Pasadena Covenant Men’s Book Club will meet in the Corner House on Thursday, April 25th, at 7:00 p.m. All men are welcome. For title of the book and for other information, please contact Tom Andrews [email protected] or (626) 797-6190. to come as early as 5:00 p.m. and stay as late as 9:00 p.m. Please RSVP to Mindie Moore at [email protected] so we can have an idea of how much food to prepare.

Cross Cross-Cultural Ministry Team Meeting
We welcome everyone to join our next CrossCultural Ministry Team meeting on Tuesday, April 2nd, 7:00 pm , at the Lowe’s home, 3302 Villa Mesa Rd., in Altadena. For more information, contact Bruce Wear at [email protected].

Tuesday, April 16th, Sarah Circle & Salad Luncheon, 9:30 am - noon in Fireside. We welcome all women to join us for service projects, fellowship and refreshments. We have a “rolling start” so come when you can. At 11:30 Mary Barkman will share slides of the Thailand/ Laos vision Trip to see 3 Covenant couples serving in Cross Cultural Ministry. At noon there will be a salad luncheon. For more information, contact Judy Pruitt.

The next Koinonia Prayer and Praise is Sunday, April 7th at 6 pm in the Corner House. Judy and Dean Pruitt will be your hosts. Please contact Judy to coordinate your potluck items at [email protected]

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The Bad Weather Shelter Ministry served many this past winter season. Many nights the shelter was completely filled. More families than in years past came, found shelter and were helped to connect with those who could provide the services they needed. We want to thank:  Andy Waldner-Gourash who, along with Wayne Walker headed up the BWS effort, and Kim Dorman who helped coordinate the BWS signups for nights Pasadena Covenant manned the shelter. Andy and Wayne faithfully helped each group who served the Wednesday nights the BWS was open.  The groups that came to work the nine Wednesdays in January and February and provide food and support for all the guests and staff the night they worked.  The individuals who were willing to help (on short notice) the Wednesday nights the shelter was weather activated.  Those who participated in the Cook Off, providing delicious recipes that could be used at the BWS by groups from our church.  All who donated lasagnas, coffee, and money to help cover the needs the nights Pasadena Covenant manned the shelter.  Doreen Rudder and Jose Luis Guardado, who coordinated with the ECPAC staff to help the shelter run smoothly, efficiently and to make sure things were ready on Sunday mornings for worship and hospitality. - The Peace and Justice Ministry Team

Thank you for continuing to help support our neighbors who benefit because of your kindness
We need the following supplies:
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Fresh Produce Potatoes Mac & Cheese Spaghetti Sauce or Pasta Sauce Spaghetti or Noodles Canned Beans Canned Soup Canned Fruit Canned Meat Baby Pampers Canned Chili

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Bulk Rice Bulk Dried Pinto Fruit Juice Oatmeal Onions Peanut Butter & Jelly Ravioli/Spaghettios Snack Items Baby formula Baby wipes Feminine napkins Crackers Canned Vegetables

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Please, no dented cans or outdated food.
Please bring your donations on Sunday morning and place them in the baskets under the tables outside the Gathering Place in the Sanctuary Building. We deliver the food for distribution every Monday morning.

Upcoming Trustee Meeting
Monday, April 1, 2013 7:00 p.m. in the Corner House

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Journey to the Cross Two: An Interactive Lenten series for 1st - 5th graders, designed by Theresa Crooks and Vikki Randall. The 8-week program used art, meditation, prayer, Scripture, creative writing and music to explore gospel stories leading up to Jesus' death and resurrection.

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On Easter Sunday the children heard the story of the empty tomb and celebrated the Resurrection of our Jesus in various ways.

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Weekly Programs
“Oikas”: Sunday Mornings, 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
“Oikas” is the Greek work for House. On Sunday Mornings, we come to the House of God to dive into God’s word through authentic worship and relevant Biblical teaching. Oikas is a place where we can connect with each other and with God in a deep and authentic way.

“Selah”: Wednesday Night Worship and Small Groups, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
“Selah” is a great starting point for plugging into PCSM! “Selah” is a word that is used throughout the book of Psalms to remind us to “Pause” or “Stop and listen” and that’s exactly what we want to do on Wednesday nights! At Selah we take a break from our busy week to play crazy games, worship though song, and get to know each other on a deeper level in gender and age specific small groups.

Upcoming Events
Planet Wisdom Relate: April 19 – 20
Friday-Saturday, April 19-20: Planet Wisdom Relate, $65 (Scholarships Available). This event is for High School Students only! Our lives are full of relationships: with friends, family, and significant others. Planet Wisdom Relate is a high-energy weekend event that will help students learn how to navigate these relationships from a Biblical Perspective. Worship will be led by The Digital Age!!

Pismo Beach Camping Trip For High School and Incoming Freshmen May 17 – 19, $75 (Scholarship Available)
Our Annual Pismo Beach Camping Trip is the perfect way to close out the school year and get excited for Summer. All students in 8th - 12th grade are invited!

For more detailed information on these events, look to the Winter/Spring 2013 Calendar or visit the Pasadena Covenant Website (!

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Cross-Cultural Communication Specialists’ Praise & Prayer Requests
Bob and Koleen French are cross-cultural workers in the Philippines with World Team. They evangelize, train, and mentor Filipinos in church multiplication. On Catanduanes Island (1984-86; 1991-96) they trained poor fishermen and farmers as pastors and church planters. In Naga City (1999 -2007) they worked with businessmen and professionals to establish the Naga Community In Christ cell church, now multiplying to 5th generation cells. They share a passion to find better ways to evangelize and train Filipinos from Junia, Lisa, Bob, Koleen, Debbie all walks of life to multiply disciples and churches. In 2007 the Frenches moved to Cainta, part of the sprawling Manila metropolis. Until 2011 they traveled regularly to train and mentor Filipino leaders in principles of church multiplication. The Frenches found that when people are boosted in their confidence as leaders through practical training, they often start an evangelistic discovery Bible study with inspiring results. In 2011, Bob was diagnosed with Stage IV prostate cancer. Unable to travel extensively, Bob focused on writing Bible discovery guides and helping with Manila-based seminars. This year (2013) he is involved in facilitating an on-line evangelism module required of all World Team workers. He continues to help teach the Jonathan Training, a 2-week intensive course in church multiplication principles held in Manila. Koleen serves as Director of Administration for World Team Philippines, overseeing finances and mission property. She also manages care for her mother (89 years) who has been with the Frenches since 2007.

Bob with his editors at Church Strengthening Ministries.

Praises:  For the privilege of teaching and training in the Philippines in spite of health challenges.  For terrific co-workers and joy as the Frenches continue in God’s lifelong call for them.  For God’s mercy and strength displayed in Bob’s life. He has a good exercise routine and keeps a strict anti-cancer diet. This year, like last year, he has no cancer activity outside the prostate gland. Prayer Requests:  For “Juan” and his neighbors who studied the Bible but then stopped. They had a lot of trouble reading and comprehending. Bob has an audio recording of Genesis he wants to try with them.  For the Lord to confirm whether the Frenches should visit the USA as a family, something they have not done 2006.

Pasadena Covenant Church 539 North Lake Avenue Pasadena, California, 91101-1217 Return Service Requested

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April 2013
1 Monday 7:00 p.m. Trustee Meeting 2 Tuesday 7:00 p.m. Cross-Cultural Ministry Team Meeting 3 Wednesday 5:45 p.m. Children’s Choir 6:30 p.m. PCSM 4 Thursday 5 Friday 6 Saturday 7 Sunday 9:00 a.m. Classes for all ages 10:30 a.m. Worship Service 11:45 a.m. Hospitality 12:00 p.m. Miriam Singers 6:00 p.m. Koinonia Prayer & Praise 8 Monday 9 Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Community Dinner 10 Wednesday 5:45 p.m. Children’s Choir 6:00 p.m. PCSM 11 Thursday 12 Friday 13 Saturday 14 Sunday 9:00 a.m. Classes for all ages 10:30 a.m. Worship Service 11:45 a.m. Hospitality 12:00 p.m. Miriam Singers 15 Monday 6:45 p.m. Peace & Justice Meeting 16 Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Sarah Circle 17 Wednesday 5:45 p.m. Children’s Choir 6:00 pm. PCSM 18 Thursday 19 Friday PCSM Planet Wisdom High School Conference 20 Saturday 6:30 p.m. Northwest Neighbors of Pasadena Benefit Concert 21 Sunday 9:00 a.m. Classes for all ages 10:30 a.m. Worship Service 11:45 a.m. Hospitality 12:00 p.m. Miriam Singers 12:15 p.m. CCMT Luncheon with Elizabeth English 12:15 p.m. Peace & Justice Neighborhood Meeting 22 Monday 7:30 p.m. Women’s Book Club 23 Tuesday 24 Wednesday 5:45 p.m. Children’s Choir 6:30 p.m. PCSM 25 Thursday 7:00 p.m. Men’s Book Club 26 Friday 27 Saturday 28 Sunday 9:00 a.m. Classes for all ages 10:30 a.m. Worship Service 11:45 a.m. Hospitality 12:00 p.m. Miriam Singers 29 Monday 30 Tuesday

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