September 26, 2021


Sermon: Remember Who You Are

Ezra 2

Second week in the sermon series

Sermon Series:
 Return & Rebuild

Featured Verse:
Ezra 2:1a

Now these were the people of the province who came up out of the captivity of those exiles whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried captive to Babylonia.

Sermon Summary

After hearing about how God stirred up people to return to Jerusalem from Persia, in this chapter we meet them. Along with over 100 names of people, we learn who they were, what had happened to them, and some of what they were hoping for with a new start. As the issue of their identity takes center stage, we are invited to ask questions of our own identity. What identity has God given us? How do we remember who we are?


Linzy Westman & Band


Joanne Leung


Paul Taylor

Next Week

We will continue our new sermon series “Return & Rebuild” with a message from Paul Taylor in Ezra 3.


Fall Opportunities

Are you looking for a quick way to find out what’s happening at PBC this season? Go to pbc.org/getconnected for a snapshot of all-church events and ministry activities, and find ways you can get involved. 

Highlights: Upcoming classes

Foundations Class – Starts October 3
Explore the basics of the Christian faith in Jesus, the Bible, and the church in a friendly and informal environment. LEARN MORE

Stories of Faith Class – Starts October 10
Explore our beloved identity of belonging to God and one another in a culture of loneliness. 
This is an interactive class journeying through Bonnie Gray’s newest book Sweet Like JasmineLEARN MORE

Israel Trip

Have you dreamed of visiting Israel and walking where Jesus walked? Paul Taylor will be leading a trip to Israel for our church family on November 9-19, 2022. This memorable excursion will include visits to Nazareth, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, the Mount of Beatitudes, the Sea of Galilee, and other significant biblical sites. An optional three-day extension to Jordan may be available based on interest. Go to pbc.org/israel for more information. Please complete an interest form to let us know you’re considering going on the trip.


Gears for Glory Car Show

Saturday October 2 |10am –3pm | PBC

Enjoy live music, food trucks, and classic cars!There will be posters, t-shirts, and hats for sale. Bid for a Chris-Craft Style tear drop trailer in our silent auction!  This FREE half-day event is a fundraiser for Our Brother’s Home (a non-profit Christian organization that provides Christ-centered housing for men in the Bay Area recovering from addiction) and an outreach to our local community to raise awareness of PBC’s recovery services.

If you’re interested in showing a classic car or know someone who is, go to pbc.org/carshow for details and registration.


Prayer Requests/Praise Reports

How can we pray for you? Text your prayer request to 650-679-7729 during this morning’s service and the pastors and elders will pray for you during this coming week. You can also send your prayer request to pbc.org/pray (or click “Prayer” at the top of the page). We’d also like to hear your praise reports for prayers you previously submitted.


New to PBC?

Welcome! We’re glad you’ve joined us today. You’ll find information to help you explore getting connected with us at pbc.org/new, or stop by the Welcome Center sign on the patio if you joined us in person this morning.

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Thank you for your continued financial generosity to PBC during this difficult and unique season, As always, we trust the LORD to meet our needs. Online giving, including ACH Transfer and Text to Give, is available. Go to pbc.org/give or text an amount to give to 84321 to set up your profile.