T O U C H S T O N E  -  A  M i d W e e k  B u l l e t i n


   Second Sunday After Pentecost       
June 23, 2019    
Now Meeting at 500 E. Colorado Blvd.
Sunday Worship Service: 11:30 am, Chapel

Our Core Values: 
Spiritual Growth. Welcome. Justice-seeking
                      


             
                       

  


Rev. Rae Huang preached for us last Sunday reminding us that we share mutually in both our suffering and in our liberation. It was a stirring call to action!

Reflection for Worship . . .


Luke 8:26-39
 
Our text for Sunday is about a person who is not in his right mind. But it is about so much more than that. He is Legion - indicating that he is code for occupied territory. The United States is also occupied territory - with people in power who are not in their right minds. Let's explore what Jesus did about it - and follow suit!
 
FOR REFLECTION
"Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you."
  - C.G. Jung (1875-1961) Swiss psychiatrist
 
  "One person's craziness is another person's reality."
 -Tim Burton (b.1958) American film director/writer

-Rev. Anne G. Cohen


Also This Sunday

This week's service music will feature Neara Russell's vocals, as well as piano duets with Music Director Connie Washburn.  Hope to see you at 11:30 am!
 
Summer SoulCollageĀ® Workshops

SoulCollageĀ® is a creative outlet for emotional and spiritual expression. We have practiced this art several times - on Women's Retreats, preparation for Lent, and for no good reason except to be together! For those who are interested, Anne Cohen will host two   SoulCollageĀ® Workshops at her home on Sunday afternoons - June 23 (this coming Sunday!) and July 28 - from 2-5pm. Her address is 1212 Bresee Ave., Pasadena, CA 91104. RSVP  so she can buy snacks:   acohen99@sbcglobal.net  or call the church
For more information:  https://www.soulcollage.com 




Worship Leader
Rev. Anne Cohen
 
Sabbatical Coverage Pastor
Rev. Anne Cohen
 
Liturgist  
Grace Torpoco
   
Ushers
Judi Tyler
Dana Pell
Mary Camacho
Jeff Tyler 

Pianist & Music Director 
Connie Washburn

No Church School for the Summer 
There is no church school summer class, but there will be activity packets for other youth so they can stay in worship 
    
Church Nursery (for infants - K)
Lachlan Ashenmiller & Kaye Jenkins 
        
This week everyone comes to the Chapel at 11:30am and stays through the Children's Time and then heads to the nursery with caregivers and parents.
    
 

Nina Kung   
Visit us at:  uccpasadena.org

Sermon Podcast
  
D id you miss a worship service and want to hear the sermon? Please visit uccpasadena.org and select 'podcasts' from the menu on top of the home page or click below
 

     
    
Office Hours
 
  Mon. - Thurs.
 
9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
 
Lunch Hours
 
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  
 
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Tel. # 626.795.0696
Fax. # 626.795.0698

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In this Edition . . .
  
-The Rev. Anne Cohen  
-Flat Jesus this Summe r  
-Prayers for Families 
-Free Monthly Concerts at FUMC, Pasadena
-Hollywood Bowl Summer Outing - Aug. 18
-New Bibles to be Dedicated and Placed in our Pews 
    
From the Rev. Anne Cohen -

 
 
Anne is serving as our Sabbatical Coverage Pastor while the Pomeroys are away on their Sabbatical.  
 
She has office hours Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. She enjoys meeting people for coffee and conversation... 







FLAT JESUS THIS SUMMER

Just for fun, we are coloring our own flat Jesus figures (pick up/color at church or find online) and taking photos of ourselves and our favorite places and people with him. Send those photos to Nina at church  (fccmonina@gmail.com a nd we will put them in the Touchstone newsletter! Have fun and know that Jesus is with you everywhere you go!


PRAYERS FOR FAMILIES


--Thom Meyer's is out of the hospital in Utah after being treated for an infection and minor heart attack. He and Regina are back home now and taking it easy.
 
--Jim Maddox's mother, Irene, passed yesterday (June 17th) in Connecticut after a period of failing health. 

-- Sue Miele's sister, Roberta Sitler, 78, passed last week after an extended illness. She is survived by her husband, Larry, two children, and Sue. The memorial service will be on July 5th in Pennsylvania. 

-- Cindy Speakman has had a relapse of full-on vertigo. She is unable to leave the house and is in need of our support. Food for the family, cards, texts, prayers are all welcome.

-- We are grateful to have Brian Brandenburg back with us after hip surgery. Healing continues.


     
FATHER'S DAY
 
We celebrated Father's Day June 16. Our "altar" on Father's Day was a lovely source of stories and inspiration! 


 
A huge THANK YOU...

A huge THANK YOU to all those who came out on June 8th for our belated celebration of our nuptials. Bruno and I were deeply touched by the wonderful turnout and all of the generous gifts. We are truly blessed and extremely grateful to have such supportive and caring people in our lives. We both felt such an abundance of love and appreciation. We are so happy that our beloved church family could celebrate with us and share in our joy. We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!

Love, Lu & Bruno Nguyen


 
A huge THANK YOU...

A huge THANK YOU to all those who came out on June 8th for our belated celebration of our nuptials. Bruno and I were deeply touched by the wonderful turnout and all of the generous gifts. We are truly blessed and extremely grateful to have such supportive and caring people in our lives. We both felt such an abundance of love and appreciation. We are so happy that our beloved church family could celebrate with us and share in our joy. We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!

Love, Lu & Bruno Nguyen


Will you offer flowers for our worship one Sunday?  
 
 
 
 
There are many Sundays still available for altar flower donations for 2019. Sign up to remember/honor someone or event! The Flower Chart is located by the entrance in FUMC Chapel or you can contact Nina at the Church Office 626.795.0696 or email her at fccmonina@gmail.com Thanks to all who have already donated! 
 


Free Monthly Concerts on the Third Saturday of each month, at 4:00 P.M. at First United Methodist Church, Pasadena
   
 
 
July 20 - Christmas in July: Aaron Shows, organist
There is so much great Christmas music - why not enjoy it mid-year? Always striving first to connect emotionally with audiences of every age through music, Aaron Shows' performances and compositions often bridge the traditional and modern.
 
HOLLYWOOD BOWL SUMMER OUTING
Smooth  Summer  Jazz
Sunday, August 18th at 6 p.m.

Please join Membership Ministry this summer at the Bowl for their annual mini-festival dedicated to the smoothest jazz sounds around-featuring The Commodores and Dave Koz & Friends. Tickets are $36 each, with a total of 30 tickets reserved for our group and a deadline of July 1st to turn in any tickets that are unused. Please see Lu Nguyen to secure a spot and pay. As we have done in the past, we will meet before the concert for a potluck dinner and time for fellowship, then head into the Bowl to enjoy the concert. It should be another wonderful evening under the stars. Come and join us!!!


New Bibles to be Dedicated and Placed in our Pews
 
Due to the extra pews in our new worship space, Nina has purchased new Bibles to fill the extra pews and you are invited to buy a few to dedicate to someone. Please leave a check for Nina in the amount of $20 with the dedication you wish to be included in the front inside of the Bible. We suggest only 1 or 2 persons be listed in each Bible so that each is more personal.  
 
Presented to the church by _________________________________________
 
In memory of ____________________________________________________
 
In honor of ______________________________________________________