Volume 1, Issue 66| March 8, 2018
Your weekly look at what's happening
Table of Contents
  1. Tad's Time
  2. Upcoming Events
  3. Daylight Savings Time
  4. Israel's Installation
  5. One Great Hour of Sharing
  6. Kimberly's Kaleidoscope
  7. Holy Week Schedule
  8. Easter Lillies Ordering Info
  9. Movie Screening
  10. Meeting with IRC
  11. March for Our Lives
  12. Lenten Devotions
  13. Giving to PCC
  14. Tea Time Info
  15. General Church Info
   Tad's Time
Greetings,
I hope everyone has had a great week so far. There's a lot going on in the life of this congregation so I hope you'll be able to join us this Sunday to see for yourself. This Sunday is also the Installation of Israel Hao Guo as the Commissioned Lay Pastor for the Mandarin Worshipping Community. It promises to be a special event and I hope you'll be able to join us for it. Find out what else is happening in the life of our church community below. Hope to see you on Sunday!
Blessings,
Tad Hopp
 Communications Coordinator
 Presbyterian Church in Chinatown
Upcoming Events:
March 11th - Installation of Israel Guo Hao as the Commissioned Lay Pastor for the Mandarin Worshiping Community; Session Meeting
March 20th - Commission Meeting
March 24th - March for Our Lives
March 25th - Palm Sunday
March 29th - Maundy Thursday
April 1st - Easter Sunday
Daylight Savings Time Begins
Don't forget to set your clocks forward one hour this weekend so you won't be late to church.
Installation of Israel Guo Hao
On March 11, 2018 at 5:00PM at PCC, please join the Mandarin Worshipping Community for the Commissioning Worship Ceremony of Israel Guo Hao to be the Commissioned Pastor for the Mandarin Worshipping Community. Dinner will follow after worship service in the Fellowship Hall. RSVP for dinner please to Amy Feng.
One Great Hour of Sharing
Share God's love with our neighbors-in-need around the world through One Great Hour of Sharing! This ecumenical effort provides relief to those affected by natural disasters, food for the hungry, and helps to empower the poor and oppressed. We will be taking collections on Palm Sunday and Easter. You can also donate online via pcusa.org/donate/make-a-gift/gift-info/OG999999/ or give by phone by calling 800-872-3283.  Please give generously.


Kimberly's Kaleidoscope
Hello PCC Community
 Last Sunday we discussed the story of the Feeding of the Five Thousand, as it is portrayed in the Gospel of the Beloved Companion. It is very similar to the Gospel of John, but just slightly different. One major difference is how the community responds and comes together to make the feast happen, so that through sharing, there is 'enough for all'. 
 If we think our talent or contribution is too small, we may not be motivated to share it, because we think it will not do much to change the world. But in my sermon I gave an example of someone who used 'craftivism' (using crafts to create social change) to raise $5,000 to support gun control through the sale of hand cross-stitched items with a message.
 What talent or hobby or interest do you have that brings you joy? You may think it is too small or insignificant to share, but there may come a time when we need that very thing and would love for you to share your skill or gift!
 During worship last Sunday I invited everyone to write their talent/hobby/passion on an index card and put it in a basket during communion. Some people did not receive a card before worship and some people needed more time to think about it, and some were not there last Sunday.
 This Sunday we will again collect index cards. If you were not there last Sunday, please read the attached sermon, which may help jog your imagination. And then I invite you to come this Sunday and write your talent or interest on an index card and add your name to it, so that we can put together a kind of 'data base' of talents in our congregation. This could be a fun way to come together as a community.
 This Sunday we will talk about the deep peace that Jesus brings, calming the storms of our lives so that we can be our best selves. (If you will not be here this Sunday, feel free to email me your talent or interest).
 In all these things may we be fed and nourished by the Spirit of Christ.
 Pastor Kimberly



Holy Week Schedule
Thursday, March 29th, Maundy Thursday - We will once again be joining Seventh Avenue PC for their Maundy Thursday service. Service starts at 7:30.
Sunday, April 1st, Easter Sunday - Join us for our Easter Sunday service. 10:45 AM in the Sanctuary. Special music and a celebration of the Resurrection. Please note: there will be no Sabbath Sunday lunch or Communion on this day.
Easter Lillies
If you'd like to order an Easter lily in memory of or in honor of someone, please give your money to Dave Miller. Jean Chin will purchase them the week of Easter. They will be $10 and you can either give cash or write a check. Easter lillies will be displayed during the Easter Sunday service.
Movie Screening
Thanks to API Council for co-sponsoring "Immigrant Women Workers:Learn the Power of Your Voice" documentary screening to discuss sexual harassment in workplaces with Chinese workers

Screening is on Saturday March 17th, 11 AM at Asian Law Caucus - food and childcare available upon RSVP.

Please let KC Ho know if you are coming, and if you're interested in volunteering - we are looking for volunteers particularly with Chinese language capacity to help mingle, register, or greet the audience

Meeting with IRC
"For the Lord your God … loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing. You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt" (Deut.10:17-19).  
ALL ARE WELCOME! On Monday, March 19, in the Fellowship Hall, starting at 6:30pm with dinner, we invite you to come and hear about the International Rescue Committee in Northern California (IRC).  Karen Ferguson is the Executive Director and will speak about the work they do to resettle refugees with their services and programs.  
Sponsored by Women's Fellowship, we encourage your attendance.  Please respond for dinner to Mildred by Saturday, March 16. Otherwise, come at 7:30pm for the program. 
March for Our Lives
A reminder that members of Presbyterian Churches in San Francisco (and our wider Presbytery) will be gathering on the steps of the Asian Art Museum at 12:45 on Saturday, March 24th to participate in the March for Our Lives march to end gun violence. 

Members of PCC who will be attending are Cindy Joe, Jeanette Huie, Bradford Woo, Kathy Tong, Linda Lee, Eddie Kam and Diane Go, as well as Pastor Kimberly. 

If others are planning to go, please let Pastor Kimberly know and we can keep an eye out for each other at the march. If you would like to make a sign, feel free. The banner we are carrying together is very broad - it says “Presbyterians for Non-Violence, Arms Are For Embracing”. 

If you are not able to march, please continue to be in prayer for this important movement, this time in history and the survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida as well as so many
others who are the survivors of gun violence. 

And here are some other things you can do to help end gun violence.

One, you can sign up to receive 'action alerts' from our local chapter of the Brady Campaign
to End Gun Violence in San Francisco. The Brady Campaign is sharing a lot of helpful
information right now - and is also letting people know exactly when to call their representatives
(and about what issues) to be most effective in the conversation about gun Click here to sign up for the Brady Campaign Alerts

Second, Jim Wallis highlights things that churches can do through either 'buycotts' (rewarding stores that are taking action like Dick's Sporting Goods or United or Delta) or boycotting other stores that may support the NRA. Click here to read the full article


Lenten Devotions
If you would be interested in a hard copy of the Lenten Devotionals, Linda Lee ordered some from the PC(USA) so please contact her if you want one.
For those of you interested in online devotionals, SFTS has started their annual Lenten Devotionals. These devotionals are written by faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the seminary. They are delivered to your email inbox every day during Lent. To sign up, please visit the SFTS website. This year's series is entitled "A Listening Way" and is all about the ways in which we listen to each other and to God and will also challenge us to try different ways of listening.
And for those of you who would like to try a different type of devotional, d365.org is a great resource. They have a website and a mobile app. The devotions encourage you to pause, pray, think, and go. And they are usually pretty short so they are perfect for people who want something quick and short.
A New Way to Give to PCC
Some great news for our congregation. You can now make a gift online to support your church community! Click on the "Give Now" button at the bottom of the PCC home page. Click here to go to the PCC website
You can also donate directly through the donation page.
You can also click the Give Now Button at the bottom of the E-News and that will also take you to the donation page. Or you can scan the QR code on the right and be taken directly to the Donation page.
You select how you would like your gift to be made and which worshipping community you would like it to go toward. You can add a note if you want to dedicate the gift to someone special. You can also add a note to indicate your pledging #. For questions about how to give, see Tad Hopp. For questions about your gift, see Dave Soohoo or Winchell Quock.
  Tea Time
The Deacons would like to give special thanks to the following people for taking the time to provide treats for Tea Time for everyone to enjoy.
3/11 Naomi Chun
3/18 Birthday Cake
3/25 Doreen & Bruce Der-McLeod
If you're interested in providing treats, please sign up on the Bulletin Board in the Fellowship Hall. If you’d like to make a monetary donation towards tea time, see Dayton Leong. Also, it would be great if people could help with clean-up after Tea Time. The more people that help, the less time it will take. 
Church Officers -
Elders: Susie Wong; Linda Lee; Jeanette Huie; Sing Quan; Nancy Chee; Diane Go; Stan Wong
Deacons: Pat Chan; Dayton Leong; Rachel Wong; Desi Ng; Eddie Kam; Richard Jann; Jerrick Woo; Stuart Go
   
Like Us On Yelp!
The Church is on Yelp now. Go ahead and give us a review so that new visitors might find us. 
Deadline for E-News
All news and requests must be submitted to our Communications Coordinator, Tad Hopp, by Wednesday at 6 PM. 
Newsletter will be sent out on Thursdays.  
About the Church
  Presbyterian Church in Chinatown is a family oriented church active in the community and fully embraced in the spirit of Micah 6:8  To do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with our God.
Whether you are just visiting, searching for a home church, or have questions about your faith, Christianity or the Bible, we invite you to explore everything we have to offer. "Empowered by God's love through Christ, we welcome, celebrate and serve our community."
Our English Worshipping Community worships together at 10:45 AM on Sundays followed by Tea Time at noon. Feel free to join us this Sunday!

 
Presbyterian Church in Chinatown 
925 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA 94108
415-392-1500
Parking
The church has no parking lot, and on-street parking is difficult in Chinatown.
Parking garages include  [Portsmouth Square] ,
Another parking option on weekends is Golden Gateway Garage for $3. A shuttle runs up the hill to Chinatown every fifteen minutes. The church will validate your parking. 
Public Transit
Buses that pass near the church are the 1 California, 30 Stockton, 45 Union-Stockton, 8X, 8AX and 8BX plus the cable car.
For trip planning via public transportation from anywhere in the Bay Area, visit