Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him, endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12:2-3

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast – The 46th Annual Pasadena Interfaith Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, Thursday, May 9, 7:30 – 9:00 AM, Pasadena Convention Center
Speaker: Thomas F. Rosenbaum, President, Caltech “Faith and Science”
Tickets: $35.00 (sales closed May 3rd) Purchase here.
Phone: 626.797.2402
email: friendsindeedpas@gmail.com

Easter Week Schedule

Good Friday – Seven Last Words at Metropolitan Baptist Church at 12-1:30 PM.

Good Friday Service – 7:00 PM ABC Sanctuary: Join us as we worship and meditate together, reflecting on Jesus’ love for us and his sacrifice at the cross.

Easter Sunrise Service – 6:00 AM Farnsworth Park

Easter Breakfast – 7:30 AM Barinaga Hall*

Easter Sunday Worship Service – 11:00 AM

EASTER LILIES – We will again be accepting Lily plants to decorate our sanctuary for Easter Sunday morning. If you wish to donate a plant in memory of someone, please bring the plant to the church the week of April 15, and furnish the name(s) to the office by Thursday, April 18, to be listed in the bulletin.

EASTER EGGS – We need many people to bring FILLED plastic Easter Eggs to church on Easter Sunday morning (April 21). You can fill the eggs with stickers, erasers, coins, small plastic animals, as well as candy (please no hard-boiled eggs or chocolate candy). There will be an Easter Egg hunt for all children immediately after the morning worship service.

Annual Report Books are available on the table in the foyer. Please feel free to take one home to read about the various happenings this past year at ABC

*CALLING ALL EARLY RISERS! ABC will provide a breakfast at the church for all who attend the Sunrise Service at Farnsworth Park. Food preparation will begin at 6:15 am. People will pay for this breakfast, so volunteers will raise some funds for church programs. Can you help with this event? Please call the church office.

Stephen Ministers Care – Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who receive special training to provide one-to-one Christian care to people in our congregation and community experiencing challenges in life – grief, loneliness, divorce, hospitalization, disability, job loss, and many other life difficulties. To learn how to become a Stephen Minister – or receive care from one – contact Pastor Connie Larson DeVaughn, Joyce Spencer, Martina Westmoreland, or Robert DeVaughn.

Community Resource Board – Please check out the postings on the bulletin board in the upstairs coffee room. We are making a renewed effort to keep current information at that location of any notices that come our way of housing and job opportunities, activities, concerts, children’s events, etc., etc.

We are requesting volunteers for the Sunday morning food distribution. We could use help with driving, assisting in food pick up, and sorting the food once it is delivered to the church. It’s easy work, and has become a very important aid to the community, and is an outreach opportunity. Those who are interested in volunteering are asked to please contact Robert DeVaughn

We Need Bags… We need plastic/paper grocery bags for the Altadena Food Bank. Please bring them by the ABC office.

Consumer Electronics – ABC collects cell phones, ink jet cartridges, laptop computers, notebook computers, iPods, digital cameras and digital video cameras as a fund-raiser for Church Camp.  We cannot accept laser or toner cartridges, damaged, reconditioned or refilled inkjet cartridges, tower or desktop computers or monitors.  Such acceptable items can be placed in the box next to the office door.

Behind a Tiny Story – Check out Myrna Barinaga’s response to George’s request for stories! — a book about her life and God’s faithfulness. $20 — proceeds go to Altadena Baptist Church www.myrnabarinaga.com

Podcasts of the ABC sermons are now available on iTunes through the Altadena Baptist Church Facebook page. Both the download for the iTunes app and the podcasts themselves are free.  We thank Loren A. Roberts for making this important service available to our friends and members. They are also now available via mp3 on the Sermon Audios tab.