Pastor’s Letter, Announcements, and Order of Service - Sunday, June 18, 2023


What if you were selected out of the entire world to partner with a group of other people to represent the single most important person on the planet, and entrusted with a message about Him that revealed the most significant and life transforming secrets in the entire universe, and charged with the responsibility of helping each other live lives that accurately portrays what He is like, and take the message He gave you out to people who desperately need it?

Now read that again, but take the what if and the question mark out.

It’s a huge privilege and responsibility to be a local church. Once every few months we get together for a special time of talking about what God’s doing in the church and what we’re hoping He will do. We call these opportunities, members meetings. Sometimes we talk about things that are obviously exciting. Sometimes we talk about things that seem more ordinary. But regardless of what we talk about exactly, these meetings are important for each and every single one of you, because they are simple ways for us to help each other try to more faithfully fulfill the great mission God’s given us.

Plus, it’s Father’s Day this Sunday. And we get to study Luke. And then we have communion and a communion meal afterward. God is really, really good.



For the younger children this Sunday, you can have them listen for the word: “joy”. To encourage them, Marda will have some treats afterward.


Communion and Church Lunch. This Sunday, we’ll remember Jesus’ death in our place by partaking of the Lord’s Supper. We will also enjoy church lunch together (fried chicken). While everyone is invited to stay for lunch, please do not partake of the Lord’s Supper if you are not a believer walking in obedience to Him.

Missions Offering. This Sunday, there will be a special offering for the Alaska Service Team. These funds will go towards the team ministry expenses while serving at the camp in Alaska.

Summer Missions Conference. June 24th from 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Because of security concerns, this conference is for members. If you are not a member but would like to attend, please reach out to Evan Nagayama. For details and to register, use this LINK. If anyone would like to spend more time with the missionaries after the conference, we will be meeting at Brea Mall Food Court for lunch at 12:30 p.m.

Missions Spotlight. This month we are praying for the Tuareg People of the Sahara Desert. Check out the Missions Board for information.

VBS is a Children’s Ministry event on the evenings of June 26–29 for kids entering Transitional Kindergarten to 6th Grade in the Fall of 2023. Please use this link to register.

VBS Volunteer Meeting. This Sunday, from 1:00-1:30 p.m. (after Communion lunch), we will have our final VBS volunteer meeting.

Angels Game. Mark your calendar! Thursday, August 3rd vs the Seattle Mariners. Tickets will be $8. Polus and Desiree Ting will be managing tickets again this year. To reserve your tickets, please use the linked form.

Pre-Service Prayer. Sunday mornings in the upper room, 8:15–8:45 a.m. (except on Sundays when we gather for Church-wide prayer during Equipping Hour).

Transformation Group. These are small groups designed to help each other grow in Christ through prayer, time in God's Word, and accountability. Everyone is invited to participate. For more information, please contact Francis Orejudos.

Directory. Members can view it here and update information here. Please check your information if you haven't already done so!

Calendar. Please let us know if you have ideas how to improve! If you would like to subscribe to this calendar using your calendar application, use this URL.

Roots Summer Retreat. Save the dates! Junior High and High School. July 28–July 31

Members' Meeting @ 9:00 AM

Guests are welcome.

Sunday Morning Worship Service @ 10:30 AM