Newsletter, 12/13/19

12/15/19~ Sunday’s Sermon by Buddy Gray

A Journey to Christmas; Journey to Peace, Jesus, the Disruptor of Peace, Luke 12:51; Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division.

Sermon Guide

Notes & Reminders


  • 14 Alexandria’s Toy Drive / 10 am – 5 pm Family Room
  • 15 Travelers Motel
  • 18 Cookies & Caroling / 7 pm / Parkview NO BIBLE CLASSES
  • 22 Open House / 6 pm / Jack & Carolyn Hairston’s Home
  • 24-25 Office Closed for Christmas Holiday
  • 25 Bible Classes CANCELLED for Christmas Holiday
  • 29-Jan 5 Family Promise

Monthly Potlucks for the months of November and December have been cancelled.

Notes and Reminders


Please welcome David & Ellen Tostado who placed membership last Sunday!

Directory Updates

Paula Meler, 2408 St. Charles Pl., Modesto, CA 95350

Opportunities to Make a Difference

1. Alexandria’s Toy Drive: Bring toys! Toys may be dropped off Sat, Dec. 14, 10 am – 5 pm, or they can be placed in the red cans in the foyer.

2. Christmas Boxes: When families come to shop for toys, they will also receive a box with everything they need for a holiday meal. We are asking for donations of frozen turkeys, frozen pies, and other items that can be included for such a meal. Frozen items may be brought on Sunday, Dec. 15th.

3. Clothes Closet needs: Pants with 36” waist or smaller. Women’s clothing (smaller sizes)

4. Potluck Coordinator: Contact the office for more information


Contact Info for our Shut-Ins

Jewel Cherry, 2117 Bridgewood Way, Modesto, CA 95355

Nadine Greff, Vintage Faire, 3620 Dale Rd, Rm. 25, Modesto, CA 95356

Sue Hefley, 3109 Iron Gate Street, Modesto, 95355

Mary Ellen Heinrich, Casa de Modesto, 1745 Eldena Way, Room 906, Modesto, 95350

Betty McGoldrick, 13754 Jasper St., Lathrop, CA 95330

Russ Ortloff, 511 East D Street, Oakdale, CA 95361

Joyce Percival, Casa de Modesto, 1745 Eldena Way, Room 4, Modesto, 95350

Jody Thompson, Stratford Place, 3529 Forest Glen Dr., Apt. 113, Modesto, 95355

Evelyn Wood, Bethel Assisted Living, 2345 Scenic Ave., Apt. 323, Modesto 95355

***Please submit additions, corrections & updates to the office.

Recent Prayer Requests

Michelle Ellis – mourning the passing of her mom
Gertrue Smith – hospitalized with breathing problems & weak- ness
Sharron Hillman – moving to Sacramento; spinal & breathing problems; wisdom to know how to share the Lord with family
Jody Thompson – recovering from multiple falls
Wayne & Jacqui Coulter – traveling
Paula Meler – ambulance called to neighbor’s house; needs to be a better Christ model at work
Rodney Payne – having a hard time at work
Ben & Lyn Brocco – traveling
Gabriel Hall – father Greg has cancer, aneurysm on heart & liver problems
Jack Hairston – brother-in-law Pete Van Vliet recovering from heart surgery
The Family of Faye Geiss – mourning the loss of Faye
Kevin & Randy Barnard & Family – mourning the loss of their grandmother
Sarah Sale & Family – mourning the loss of Paul
Suzi Tornberg – Barnham Family mourning the loss of their mom
David Tostado – sister-in-law Debbie has an aneurism
Tina Vargas – struggling with diabetes
Buddy Gray – knee replacement surgery on Dec. 16th
Gary Patton – co-workers Tida who is a Buddhist & Elizabeth who
is homeless
Terry McEnery – anger management; for uncle Steve to find Jesus
Steve & Lisa Edwards – marriage, family, housing & employment
Joan Quinn – daughter & grandchildren’s lives in turmoil
Twila McCullough – prayer for the Lord to take sister Sue Hefley Home soon

Loved Ones with Cancer

Deb Barnes
Kathy Dee
Marianne Durso
Josh Leslie’s grand- mother
Amelia Mendoza
Jorge Mendoza
Maria Eugenia Mendoza
Allegria Rice
Lloyd Seagraves
Gabriel Hall’s father
Elene Patton’s father
Clementina Robles’ brother Joe
Linda Teixeira’s cousin
Jody Thompson’s son-in-law

Continue to Pray for Improved Health & Strength:

Danny Allsup
Tonya Barnard
Mary Benitez
Chris Brocco
Jim Calibro
Charlie Cook
Sherry Day
Darlene Evans
Martha Gomez
Sue Hefley – Hospice
Mary Ellen Heinrich
Sharron Hillman
Vickie Laguna
Art Long
Carole Long
Russ Ortloff
Joyce Percival
Lee Walls’ sister Doris
Sheila Walls’ sister Margo

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