Newsletter, 1/31/2020

2/02/2020 Sunday’s Sermon by Nick Perez


“So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.”2 Corinthians 5:9

Sermon Guide

Upcoming Events


  • 4 Monthly Singing / 7 pm / East Elvin, Stockton
  • 8 Sweethearts Dinner / 5:30 pm / Family Room
    $20 per couple / Tickets available at Connection Center
  • 11 Senior Saints Potluck / noon / Oakdale
  • 16 Travelers Motel / 2:30 pm
  • 23 Monthly Potluck / after worship / Family Room
  • 23 Annual Meeting / 2 pm / Family Room
  • 23-Mar 1 Family Promise
  • Baby Shower honoring Morgan (Beck) Huckaby 11 am – 1 pm at the home of Ellen Newman
    Morgan is expecting a boy & is registered at

Notes and Reminders

Opportunities to Make a Difference

Clothes Closet needs:

  • Men’s t-shirts – all sizes (no white please)
  • Men’s jeans – sizes 32-38
  • Men’s new boxer briefs – sizes Medium & Large
  • Men’s shoes – size 10 and up
  • Women’s clothing – all sizes
  • Women’s shoes – all sizes
  • Kids’ clothes and shoes – all sizes

***Please make sure all clothing is clean


If you have a CCW, please contact the church office for some important information.

Annual Contribution Reports

The annual Contribution Reports will be available in the Connection Center on Sunday, January 26th. Any reports not picked up by the 26th will be mailed on January 27th.

Lady’s Committee Fundraiser

The Ladies Committee is selling costume accessories for the Sweethearts Dinner. They are available at the Connection Center.

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

Twila McCullough – mourning the loss of her sister, Sue Hefley
Sheila Walls – mourning the loss of her brother; recovering from biopsy, having surgery soon
Carole Long – pain, fatigue & frustration in dealing with ALS
Art Long – at Hospice House in Hughson
Thomas Butts – Shower Shuttle guest who was killed by a hit & run driver
Oklahoma Christian University – student committed suicide
Yuri Gomez – custody issues; mom Martha’s health; new job opportunity
Barb Biard – Mary Ellen having breathing problems
Bill Harding – has walked away from Christ & from us
Keith Perez – friend Terry Morrison has a cyst on his gall bladder
James Christopher – heart procedure coming up
Rolando Nunez – healing of his body & that he can find salvation
Melissa Shook – patient’s son having many issues
Corona Virus – one case in Orange County
Suzi Tornberg – neighbor Mike passed away
Allegria Rice – recovering from knee replacement surgery
Tonya Barnard – grandma Maxine diagnosed with thyroid cancer & 8 tumors, PET scan soon
Mike Ruskamp – friend Bruce has health issues
Mary Lou Valdez – friend Linda struggling with depression
Kevin & Cheryl – marital problems
David Tostado – having procedure on neck Feb 12
Lee Boydstun – daughter Cindy still leaking brain fluid
Paula Meler – son Jackson being deployed; Vinnie going to boot camp
Darlene Evans – requires a cast, currently in Senior Care
Darlene Wengel – broken ankle

Loved Ones with Cancer

Deb Barnes
Marianne Durso
Josh Leslie’s grand- mother
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
Mary Ellen Heinrich
Vickie Laguna
Art Long
Carole Long
Russ Ortloff
Joyce Percival
Lee Walls’ sister Doris
Sheila Walls’ sister Margo

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