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September 2014

Join Us on the Journey,
beginning September 14th

Ive seen that when I reflect on my own life experiences, when I am alert to Gods presence,
and alive to Christs love, I grow as a Christ follower, and as a human being living in Gods
world. This book is an invitation for you not to follow me, but follow Jesus into the stories of
your own life. You too, will need to wake up and be willing to walkthrough your own life.

Living fully alive in Christ is about claiming an identity. An identity is formed not just by
doctrine or prescription, or even insight and stated values, but by stories that we live and those
that are told to us.

The glory of God is all of us fully alive in Christ with our own stories in their specific
locations, with their specific circumstancesLiving with joyful abandon as those who are loved,
who are given the gift of faith and hope as a reality rather than just wishful thinking, is the way
we hold on to life with all of who we are and were created to be.
Christ-Shaped Character Helen Cepero

This September we are trying out a new way to share our stories with each other and help form
each other spiritually. Our adult life groups will be led by Pasadena Covenant Church staff
membersyes, each one of us will lead a group---focusing on pathways that help us grow into
deeper life in love, faith, and hope in Christ. In the next few weeks you will be able to sign up
online to participate in a group and join us in this next season of Life Together in the family of
Life groups:
Dave Rinker: Sunday afternoons, 9/14/2014 - 11/02/2014, 2-3:30pm; 90 S. Meredith, Pasadena

Thomas Hale: Monday evenings, 9/15/2014 - 11/03/2014, 7-8:30pm; 847 Santa Barbara Street,

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Ext endi ng our Reach
Pasadena Covenant has many care givers who are reaching out to folks from our congregation, who
are going through rough or isolated times, by bringing them meals or helping in other way. So first
of all, may I say a sincere thanks to the many who are helping out with the care of our
congregants who may not be able to normally join us in worship. At this time, however, we are
learning of more needs than we, as the ones who are plugged into this ministry, are able to fill. So it
would be wonderful to have more people join us in occasionally providing a meal or visiting people
needing some care. I can assure you that you will find very grateful saints who will be uplifted by
your gift of care to them. If you think that you would be able to help in this ministry wed love to
hear from you. Please contact Pastor Jim Tyberg ( or Caryl Tyberg,
Congregational Care,(

Life Groups:
Jim Tyberg: Wednesday evenings, 9/17/2014 - 11/05/2014, 7-8:30pm; 1191 Morada Place,

Anita Sorenson: Sunday afternoons, 9/21/2014 - 11/09/2014, 12:30-2:00pm: Corner House at
Pasadena Covenant Church

Vikki Randall: Sunday mornings, 9/21/2014 - 11/09/2014, 8:45-10am, Corner House at
Pasadena Covenant Church (child care is available during this time; if needed, provide the age
of your child/children)

Tim Dally: Sunday evenings, 9/21/2014 - 11/02/2014, 5:30-7pm; location TBD

Judy Balswick: Sunday morning, 9/28/2014 - 11/16,/2014, 8:45-10:15pm; location TBD
Sign up online at
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Community Potluck Dinner
Come eat with us! At Pasadena Covenant
Church, we think community is important
and you are important. The second Tuesday
of each month is our Community Dinner, so
join us this Tuesday, September 9th, from 5-
8pm at Megan Dally & Steve Lammes home
(452 Alberta St. in Altadena). Its a potluck
so bring something delicious to share.

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The next Urban Ministries Team meeting
will be on Monday, September 8th, at
6:45pm in the Santa Barbara Room. All
are welcome to join us! We will hear an
update about the CANDO-DO Kids Club
ministry. For more information, contact
Wayne Aoki at
We need your old magazines
Have you been
wondering what to
do with all of your
used magazines or
how to repurpose
them? Sarah Circle
can use them to cut out pictures for use by
the CAN-DO Kids after school tutoring
program that meets on our campus. Bring
your magazines to church and put them in
the box by the table outside the gathering

The next meeting of the Men's Book Club
will be at the Corner House on Thursday,
September 11th, at 7pm. We will discuss
"Orphan Masters Son," by Adam Johnson.
For more information, contact Rich Doyle at

Sarah Circle will meet on Tuesday,
September 16th, 9:30am - noon in Fireside.
We welcome all women to join us for service
projects, fellowship and refreshments.
For more information, contact Julie Maljian
at (818) 790-5911.
Womens Book Club
Womens Book Club will meet Tuesday,
September 23rd, from 7:30 - 9:00pm, at the
Corner House to discuss what everyones
been reading over the summer and choose
books for the year. Please come with a list of
some books youd like to read together this
year. Newcomers are welcome. If you cant
come to the first meeting, please email your
suggestions to Jennifer Mawhorter at

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Cross-Cultural Communication Specialists Praise & Prayer Requests

Elizabeth English was a member of Pasadena Covenant Church while she served students and staff at
Oxy and other campuses in Greater Los Angeles with InterVarsity
Christian Fellowship. Five years ago, she moved to St. Louis to lead
InterVarsitys ministry in Missouri. Now, she works with InterVarsity
Link, essentially InterVarsitys internal mission agency. She is also
helping to prepare for Bible study at Urbana 15.
InterVarsity Link: InterVarsity/USA is one of over 150 indigenous
student movements around the world that make up the International
Fellowship of Evangelical Students. InterVarsity in the US is far better
resourced than most of our sister movements, with staff, funding, training, and more. Meanwhile, we
Americans have so much to learn from our brothers and sisters around the world about humility,
partnership, suffering, courage, and so much more. So, its a wonderful mutual blessing that we can send
American staff to serve with many of our sister movements around the world. Deron and Jessica Bauer are
among over 50 staff currently serving around the world with Link. Elizabeth is honored to get to serve staff
like the Bauers while they are abroad, and busy recruiting and training others to join their ranks.
Urbana 15: We want to compel this generation to give their whole lives for Gods global mission. Next
December, 18,000 college students will gather in St Louis and God
will move in their hearts and lives. Last week, the Urbana 15
Program Team gathered for the first time, along with the Bible Study
coordinators, to spend four days beginning to soak in the Matthew
texts that will shape the conference. Each morning will begin with 90
-minute interactive, inductive large group (300-1000) Bible studies,
followed by exposition on another passage, and days that flow out of
those Scriptures. Elizabeth has been blessed to teach at the past 3 Urbanas. For Urbana 15, she will help
gather, coordinate, and train the team of about 50 teachers.
God is working powerfully in and through staff in the countries Elizabeth serves.
Praise God for fruitful training for new Link staff this summer.
Praise God for blessed visits with staff on the field in recent months.
Praise God for the ways he has consistently worked through Urbana since 1946, propelling many into
missional engagement in his world.
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Upcoming Trustee Meeting
Monday, September 8, 2014
7:00pm, Corner House
Upcoming Visits from Our
Cross-Cultural Workers
On Sunday, September 7th at 6pm, there
will be a potluck dinner with Kitty and Steve
Holloway at the home of Bruce and Winnie
Wear. Contact Bruce Wear to coordinate
your potluck item at 626-797-4126.
On Sunday, September 21st, Peter Dutton
will preach in the 10:30am worship service.
On Sunday, November 2nd, we will have a
Salad Potluck luncheon with Deron and
Jessica Bauer in Fireside Room. Come and
hear an update about how they have been
serving cross-culturally.
For more information, contact Bruce Wear at
CPR & AED training coming to
Pasadena Covenant Church!
Join us on Saturday, September 20th, from
9:30am - 1:30pm for CPR and AED training.
This course includes 3-4 hour curriculum of
the class and there will be manikins for you to
practice on. Each person trained will receive a
2-year American Heart Associate Certification
The more people we have the cheaper the cost.
7 to 14 participants $35 each
15 to 20 participants $30 each

Please contact Doreen Rudder in the church
office at or at
(626) 795-9381 for more info or to sign-up!
Cross-Cultural Ministries Team
The Cross-Cultural Ministries Team will
meet on Sunday, September 7th at 5pm at
the home of Bruce and Winnie Wear (2475
Boulder Road, Altadena). All are welcome to
come and learn how we help serve globally.
For more info contact Bruce Wear at
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Pray for Elizabeths health. She continues to struggle with migraines, which keep slowing her
down. She would be deeply blessed by healing of chronic issues as well.
Pray for rich times in Matthew that will shape Urbana 15, for Gods leadership as the conference
is planned, and for selection and training of teachers.
Pray for Muslim seekers in several countries to come to know Jesus.
Pray for funding for Elizabeths ministry.
Pray for Elizabeth as she seeks to follow God in many arenas of leadership, that her ministry
would flow from a deep life with God, and that she would to listen God and prioritize well.

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Jump Start was a huge success! Jump Start is a back-to-school daycamp we hold every August to
serve low-income families in our community. This year's camp was bigger than ever with more
kids coming every day as word spread! We ended up with 30 kids, having a great time learning,
playing and eating together. The kids arrived early not wanting to miss a minute and didn't
want camp to end. The kids were joined on Friday by their parents for a final celebration
where they received tote bags filled with donated school supplies, and were able to each choose
four books to take home. It was touching to see how thrilled they were with these simple gifts,
running up to show us the books they selected or the notebook they found stuffed in their tote
bag. The camp ended with a fabulous slide show and many hugs, along with promises to return
next summer. Many, many thanks to the dozens of volunteers who served:

8 registration/check-in workers who welcomed families in both English& Spanish
a dozen volunteers who planned fun games, crafts, reading/writing lessons, cooking/cake
decorating, and free play electives
our photographer, crossing guard & worship leader (Thomas) and tech guy (Rory)
a whole team of volunteers who made sandwiches, bagged chips, donated fruit and served
up more than 300 lunches!
kids' favorite: a team of bakers who kept their ovens humming turning out dozens of
cookies & more than 96 cupcakes!
4 fabulous Counselors-in-Training (Jack, Annie, Elijah and Nateasha) who jumped in and
were ready to serve wherever needed
our awesome mighty team of 16 young counselors who gave up a week of their summer to
pour out their hearts and build friendships with kids
We are so grateful for each and every one of these volunteers who were part of something
wonderful in this little corner of Pasadena.
Thank you for investing in the next generation!
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JumpStart! Update Continued
The Lab: Mad About Jesus!
During August, all the PCC kids ages 2 thru 6th grade met
together for a special summer program called "the Lab: Mad
about Jesus!" Kids participated in fun science experiments that
became object lessons to teach biblical truths, with older kids
acting as "lab assistants" to help the younger ones. It was great
fun for all!

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PasCov Kids: Summer Sunday School August 10-Sept. 7, 10:30am
preschool & gradeschool: The Lab: Mad About Jesus!
Brittany Burian will lead us in a special program using exciting and FUN science experiments to learn
amazing things abut God and His wonderful creation. Gradeschoolers will check into their usual upstairs
classroom for Bible study and prep, then join the preschoolers to serve as Doc Brittanys lab assistants.
Dont miss out!
Following up at home:
Continuing the conversation at home is essential! No matter how much fun we have on Sunday mornings,
it is only a complement to the far more impactful conversations you have with you have with your kids
around the kitchen table or at their bedside. Several parents took up our challenge last fall to begin a daily
ritual of asking/praying/journaling with their kids about where did you see God today? This has turned
into a treasured family ritual that has yielded rich returns! If you havent already begun this practice, its
not too late. Simply take a few minutes at dinner or bedtime to ask where did I see God active today?
and allow each family member to share a few moments. If you take a few minutes to journal your
response, it provides a great reminder that you can look back over at the end of the week.
LEGO and Duplo Blocks Needed!
PCC Kids' Ministry needs your old Lego and Duplo
blocks - any size! They will be part of a fun,
interactive new grade school curriculum we'll be
starting in the fall. Bring your Legos/Duplos to the church office on
Sunday or any weekday between 9am-3pm. They'll be greatly appreciated and well used!
Volunteers Needed for Nursery Ministry Team: 1x Month
Join our nursery ministry team! Be part of a team serving once a month during the 10:30am
service, caring for our adorable babies and be on the ground floor of what God is doing in
the lives of PCC Kids! We also need child care workers to be on call for paid evening and
weekend special events. For more info about either (or both!) of these opportunities, contact
Vikki Randall at

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Volunteers needed for the PreK/K Ministry Team
Sundays at 10:30 am beginning Sept. 14th
Our PreK and K kids are full of questions about life, faith, and what it means to follow Jesus!
We'd love to have you join us on our "Journey to the Promised Land" beginning this fall.
Volunteers are needed to help particularly with the PreK/K class. No planning or prep is
needed our wonderful Godly Play storytellers bring the lesson each week. What we need
are loving ministry partners who will serve 1 or more Sundays a month at 10:30 to help with
this fun new program. You will make a lasting impact on the kids as they learn that they are
seen, known, and precious to God. To volunteer, please contact Vikki Randall at
PasCov Kids' Ministry: Kick-Off Sunday: Sept. 14th
Join us for a great adventure on our Journey to the Promised Land! Lots of fun new
interactive activities and new ways to jump into God's Word as we find ourselves in the
middle of God's Big Story!
PasCov Kids: Kick-off Sunday: Sunday, Sept. 14th.
PCC Kids' Ministry will be kicking off their fall programs on Sun., Sept. 14th. On Sunday
mornings (10:30 am) we will begin a three-part series using fun, interactive elements to help
kids see the grace and goodness of Christ in the grand arc of Scripture:
2014-15: Journey TO the Promised Land (seeing the hope of Christ in the biblical
2015-16: Journey IN the Promised Land (learning from Jesus' parables how to live as a
community in the Kingdom of God)
2016-17: Journey FROM the Promised Land (learning from Acts& the Epistles what it
means to share God's love with a broken & beautiful world)
To join our team and be a part of this journey, contact Vikki Randall

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Do you like to sing?
Would you like to play instru-
ments and learn note reading?
Would you like to play musical
Would you like to make new
friends and be part of a musical?
Join Childrens Choir of Pasadena Covenant Church
Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 5:45 7pm
beginning Wednesday, September 17
All children in Grades 1 6 are welcome

Directed by Mindy Gustafson,
Master of Music Education and
Master of Music in Vocal Performance

For more information, contact Mindy at

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Sunday Mornings
TheStudy: Numbers, Sunday mornings, 9-10am in the Youth Room

Upcoming Events
ServiceSaturday: September 6th, 9am-12pm, in the Youth Room
Lifegroup, Wednesday, September 10th, 6-8pm at Pasadena Covenant Church
Godtalk with Matthew Schuler, Wednesday, September 17th, 6-8pm, in the Youth Room
Lifegroup, Wednesday, September, 24th, 6-8pm at Pasadena Covenant Church
For more information about any of the events, please contact Dave Rinker at

Pasadena Covenant youth helping at JumpStart:

Miriam Singers will start Sunday, September 14th and rehearsals will be on Sundays from
12-1 pm in the Choir Room, located in the Sanctuary Building. Miriam Singers is for girls
in grades 6-12, and is directed by Mindy Gustafson, Master of Music Education and Master
of Music in Vocal Performance.
For more information, please contact Mindy Gustafson at
Pasadena Covenant Church
539 North Lake Avenue
Pasadena, California, 91101-1217

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1 Monday
2 Tuesday
3 Wednesday
4 Thursday
5 Friday
6 Saturday
9:00am PCSM ServiceSaturday
7 Sunday
9:00am Classes
10:30am Worship Service
11:45am Hospitality
5:00pm Cross-Cultural Team Meeting
6:00pm Potluck for Holloways
8 Monday
6:45 pm Urban Ministries Mtg.
7:00 pm Trustee Meeting
9 Tuesday
5:00pm Community Dinner
10 Wednesday
6:00pm PCSM Lifegroup
11 Thursday
7:00 pm Mens Book Club
12 Friday
13 Saturday
14 Sunday Kick Off Sunday
9:00am Classes
10:30am Worship Service
11:45am Hospitality
12:00 pm Miriam Singers

29 Monday
30 Tuesday

September 2014
15 Monday
16 Tuesday
9:30am Sarah Circle
17 Wednesday
5:45pm Childrens Choir Rehearsal
6:00pm PCSM Godtalk
18 Thursday
19 Friday
20 Saturday
9:30am CPR & AED Training
21 Sunday
9:00am Classes
10:30am Worship Service
11:45am Hospitality
12:00 pm Miriam Singers
22 Monday
23 Tuesday
7:30pm Womens Book Club
24 Wednesday
5:45pm Childrens Choir Rehearsal
6:00pm PCSM Lifegroup
25 Thursday
26 Friday
27 Saturday
28 Sunday
9:00am Classes
10:30am Worship Service
11:45am Hospitality
12:00 pm Miriam Singers