Then they came for me—

    and there was no one left to speak for me.

-Martin Niemöller 

Then they came for me–


  • Your Burning Bush
  • Staff Spotlight
  • Great Fun at Friday’s Food with Friends!
  • It’s BBQ Time!
  • Tackling Implicit Racial Bias
  • Stubborn Pride
  • Denial, film screening, lecture and book signing
  • Green Chalice Ministry Tips


Upcoming Events


Then they came for me–

The following is an excerpt from the August 19, 2017 daily devotion by David Lose

Lutheran Pastor Martin Niemöller was imprisoned by the Nazis in 1938 because of his opposition to their platform and only released when the concentration camps were liberated by the Allies in 1945. Initially a supporter of Hitler and in the years preceding the war often indifferent towards, and at times intolerant of, his Jewish neighbors, Niemöller was by no means a perfect witness. Yet he nevertheless eloquently expressed the guilt and grief he felt at his lack of empathy and action and offered a warning to future generations in his widely quoted poem:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—

    Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—

    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—

    Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—

    and there was no one left to speak for me. [1]

[1] As Niemöller made this statement in a variety of venues, there are similarly several different versions in circulation. The one quoted here reflects the translation and wording preserved at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum: (accessed 8/19/17).

You can read the entire post here


Dare to Dream

August 27 – Your Burning Bush

Adult Study Class   Sundays 8:30 a.m. – Fireside Room

 Read Exodus 2

Remember that you can drop in to any session of the Adult Study class at any time.


Staff Spotlight

Our Senior Pastor, Dayna Kincaid, is probably our most identifiable and best known staff member. We all know that she gives a moving sermon, sings beautifully and is much loved by her congregation.  But to know better “where she’s comin’ from,” here are a few things you might want to know about her:

She can handle a skill saw (and other power tools as well). Her Dad was a plumber, so she was always around construction projects. She remodeled her first home!

She can cook (in large quantities). Dayna worked five summers on staff at Riverside Lutheran Bible Camp during her high school and college years.  Three of those summers she cooked for campers and staff.

Her chosen major when she started college was Agricultural Engineering, where she hoped to learn about alternative energy.  Something changed her mind.  Thank God!

Hopefully, these tid-bits help you to understand and appreciate Dayna and her down-to-earth approach to life and leadership. What inspires her to lead our imperfect group is still a bit of a mystery, but we can be fairly certain that the Good Lord has something to do with that. Be sure to give her a hug and thank her for leading us on our journey.


Great Fun at Friday’s Food with Friends!


It’s BBQ Time!

Nothing is better than a good old Church Bar-B-Que with all the fixin’s! Mark your calendars and save the date! On Sunday September 24 the Disciples Women are hosting a fall BBQ Fundraiser. Join in the fun and fellowship!

Tickets will be available on the patio before and after church each week and on the morning of the BBQ!







Tackling Implicit Racial Bias

Sunday August 27, 2017

This month’s meeting of the OC Racial Justice Collaborative will feature a viewing of The New York Times’ short film series entitled, “Who Me? Biased?” In six, three-minute films, Saleem Reshamwala addresses the idea of Implicit Racial Bias, why it exists, and who it affects. Please join us as we view and discuss each of these engaging and informative installments. Whether you’re already an active member or a new attendee, you are welcome at the meeting.

Time: 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Location: LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St, Santa Ana


Stubborn Pride

Check out Pastor Dayna’s sermon “Stubborn Pride” from Sunday August 20.

Go here to get the full text.

Go here to hear the story of The Zax


Denial, film screening, lecture and book signing

Chapman University Event

Screening, Monday September 11, 7:00 p.m., Memorial Hall

Author lecture, Thursday September 14, 7:00 p.m., Fish Interfaith Center

On September 11, the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education invites you to a screen of the feature film based on the acclaimed book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocuast Denier by historian Deborah E. Lipstadt, Ph.D., a professor at Emory University. On September 14, enjoy a unique opportunity to hear Lipstadt discuss her work. Books will be available for sale and signing followi9ng Lipstadt’s lecture. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information call 714.532.7760.


Green Chalice Ministry Tips . . .


Pay bills on line to save ~23 pounds of wood and avoids 29 pounds of gas emissions per household, each year.

Florescent light bulbs use 75% less energy and saves ~$30 per bulb. Take old bulbs to hazardous waste for disposal, as well as batteries, & printer ink cartridges.



Upcoming Events

Opportunity Drawing—2017 PSWR Golf Classic

 1st Prize: Pantages Theater Package (two tickets for 2017-2018 Broadway shows)
2nd Prize: Apple iPad Mini
3rd Prize: Two tickets to the Rose Bowl Parade

Ticket prices: 1/$1.00; 6/$5.00; 12/$10.00; 25/$20.00.

Look for Lura Harper or Lary Row on Sunday mornings.


Back to School Supplies

It’s that time again when students get ready for a new school year. Many local schools now begin in August so we would like to get a start on collecting backpacks and school supplies for students served through the Friendly Center. Beginning Sunday and through August, please donate whatever you can. Look for the bulletin board in the Courtyard Sunday mornings.

Thank you for your generosity.

Christian Action & Outreach


2nd Annual Don Shelton Memorial Mini Golf Classic

Sunday, September 17

The PSWR Young Adult ministry is so excited to host the mini golf tournament again this year at Camelot Golfland in Anaheim, CA. Cost is $75 for a foursome. We are also opening up sponsorship opportunities for folks again this year to help keep costs low and raise money for young people across the PSWR. Last year we had over 100 people share the fun with friends and family! Mark your calendars to join us again for an afternoon of fun and fundraising!

Click here to register.


13th Annual PSWR Golf Classic

The 13th Annual PSWR Golf Classic, better known as the Don Shelton Memorial Golf Classic, is around the corner and we are seeking sponsors for this year’s event on September 18. With the help of our sponsors, last year’s golf tournament generated gifts in the amount of $3,500 for each of the six participating ministries, All Peoples Community Center, Disciples Seminary Foundation, DOC Students Program, Chapman University, Eastmont Community Center, Project IMPACT and the Camp and Conference Scholarship Fund of the PSW Regional Church.

Registration no later than Friday September 1. Brochures available here or in the office.

2016 was our best year ever, and we hope to make 2017’s event even more successful.


Separation of Church and State

On Tuesday evening, September 19, Rev, Barry W. Lynn, Executive Director of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, will be speaking at 7:00 pm in the Wallace All Faiths Chapel of the Fish Interfaith Center at Chapman University. His topic will be:

Does the Trump Administration Support Separation of Church and State?

The event is free and open to the public.