Newsletter, 12/21/19

12/22/19 Sunday’s Sermon by Nick Perez

A Journey to Christmas; Journey of Love, Romans 12:9-10; Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor.

Sermon Guide

Upcoming Events


  • 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


  • Dec 29-Jan 5 Family Promise
  • 1 New Year’s Day / Office Closed
  • 7 Monthly Singing / 7 pm / Empire
  • 18 Co-ed Baby Shower honoring Eddie & Vicki Vargas 1 pm / Family Room Eddie & Vicki are expecting a boy. They are registered at Target and Amazon.
  • 19 Travelers Motel / 2:30 pm
  • 26 Monthly Potluck / after worship / Family Room

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

Notes and Reminders

Opportunities to Make a Difference

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

2. 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

Lew Wade – guidance to know where & how to serve in retirement
Joyce Percival – in a lot of pain
Darren Ruskamp – recovering from achilles tendon surgery
Buddy Gray – recovering from knee replacement surgery
Paula Meler – co-worker Adam’s mother-in-law has pneumonia, grandmother Shirley is in her final days & wife Brandy is feeling overwhelmed
Yuri Gomez – studying for test that could lead to new opportunity at work
Melissa Shook – friend Caitlin hospitalized following car accident; Silvers family mourning the loss of Wayne
Mary Lou Valdez – follow-up appt after eye surgery
Oleta Pruitt – Michal adjusting to her move to Chicago
Larry Long – Carole is having breathing problems
Jesse Magana – granddaughter Selah is sick
Michelle Ellis – mourning the passing of her mom
Gertrue Smith – hospitalized with breathing problems & weakness
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
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
David Tostado – sister-in-law Debbie has an aneurysm
Twila McCullough – prayer for the Lord to take sister Sue Hefley Home soon

Loved Ones with Cancer

Deb Barnes
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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