Newsletter, 5/15/2020

Davis Park Church of Christ

901 W Rumble Rd / Modesto, CA 95350 / 209.522.7226 /

The Holy Spirit Says

The writer of Hebrews has a curious way of quoting Scripture. Curious for us, but it helps realign our minds concerning how we should view Scripture. Chapter three of Hebrews is about how Jesus is greater than Moses. Having made this case, the writer quotes a Psalm written centuries before the time in which he was writing. To introduce this text, though, he writes, “Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says” (3.7). “Says” is in the present tense. The writer does not say “A long time ago the Holy Spirit said” or even “the Holy Spirit said” using the past tense. “The Holy Spirit says” is present tense as if to say He is still speaking. This is not an isolated incident; in chapters one and two he uses the present tense to introduce various Old Testament texts also.

For us it may seem odd – the Psalmist wrote centuries before the writer of Hebrews put pen to parchment. Yet the writer quotes the Psalm as if it were written that day, even at the same time he was writing. Should we be surprised? God’s word is eternal and timeless. The Bible is old as yesterday, as modern as today, as new as tomorrow. Indeed, although the text of Scripture, Old, and New Testament, was written centuries ago, it is still as fresh as though it were written today.

“Today” is still today. “Today” He – the Holy Spirit – is still speaking. The Bible is not a dead letter written a long time ago by culturally backward people to other culturally backward people. It is no wonder the writer goes on to say that this word is a “living and active” word which is from God for us (cf. 4.12). God’s word is ever speaking, ever calling. He Who spoke at the beginning and worlds leapt into existence is He Who speaks today through His word. So “do not harden your hearts.”
~Nick Perez


  • We are complying with state and county guidelines
  • Sunday morning worship transitioning to online
  • Sunday Bible classes cancelled until further notice
  • Wednesday Bible classes cancelled until further notice
  • Junior Worship cancelled until further notice
  • Travelers Motel – food service only
  • Potlucks cancelled until further notice
  • Food Pantry closed until further notice
  • Shower Shuttle cancelled until further notice
  • Recommendations – Those who are over 60 or have underlying health conditions are encouraged to stay home.
  • Guidelines – If you are sick, stay home. Wash your hands. Cough and sneeze into a tissue or your elbow.

Davis Park Church Online Resources for Worship, Sermons, Bible Classes, etc.

COVID 1900 – daily thought and prayer – 7pm daily.
Davis Park Facebook Page 

Sunday Morning Live Stream
Davis Park YouTube Channel. Sundays @ 10:30 am.

Davis Park Church of Christ (page)
Davis Park Church of Christ (group)
Davis Park Youth Group

Instagram – Davis Park Church

Twitter – Davis Park Church of Christ

Facebook – Davis Park Church, Live Streaming Sunday Morning Worship Service. Bible Studies, Daily Prayer & Encouragement

Other Online Resources for Worship, Sermons, Bible Classes, etc.

Fairmont Park Church of Christ (Midland, TX)

Live Streaming & Recorded Sermons & Bible Classes Facebook: Website: App: (Apple & Android)

Fairmont Park Church of Christ *Children’s resources now available

The Christian Chronicle

The Christian Chronicle is compiling a list of Churches of Christ nationwide who offer live streaming services. 

Let the Bible Speak


NOTE: Those needing help with food or other supplies may call the office, a staff member, or an Elder for assistance. Office hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Opportunity to Make a Difference

Many of our Shut-ins are not allowed visitors at this time. Please take the time to send them a card or note of encouragement if you can.

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
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.

He Knows Just What I Need

Mosie Lister

My Jesus knows when I am lonely
He knows each pain; He sees each tear
He understands each lonely heartache
He understands and always cares.

My Jesus knows just what I need O yes,
He knows just what I need
He satisfies and ev’ry need supplies
Yes, He knows just what I need.

My Jesus knows when I am burdened
He knows how much my heart can bear
He lifts me up when I am sinking
He brings me joy beyond compare.

When other friends seem to forget me
When skies are dark, when hope seems gone
By faith I feel His arms about me,
And hear Him say, “You’re not alone.”

My Jesus knows just what I need
O yes, He knows just what I need
He satisfies and ev’ry need supplies
Yes, He knows just what I need.

My Jesus knows what I need Yes,
He knows

Prayer Requests


Diagnosed or Tested

  • Breeyana Richmond – aunt & her fiancè diagnosed with COVID-19
  • Jesse & Alma Magana – son Jesse tested for COVID-19, awaiting results
  • Sandra Franklin (Family Promise organizer) – dad has COVID-19 & is in his last days
  • Lee Walls – aunt Dorothy diagnosed with COVID-19
  • Wayne Vanderford – dad diagnosed with COVID-19, doing well
  • Sharon Corley – brother Jim McGoldrick has COVID-19, still on ventilator, showing some improvement

Health Care Workers

  • Tonya Barnard, RT
  • Tamara Wallers, RN
  • Debbie Cree, RN
  • Betty Weldon, RN
  • Krista Gray, RN
  • Dawn Young, RN
  • Rick Kelley, PA (Shower Shuttle Volunteer)
  • Rose Kelley, PA
  • Christie, RN
  • Ellen Tostado, Medical Lab Technician (daughter of John & Patty Ford)

Cities/Countries in Crisis

  • USA
  • China
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Cambodia
  • Iran
  • Pakistan
  • Modesto
  • Spain
  • France
  • Stanislaus County
  • Midland, TX (COVID-19 plus a dramatic drop in oil prices)
  • World Leaders

Recent Requests

  • Melissa Shook – Maria has several family members with COVID-19 & recently lost her son
  • David Tostado – recovering from neck surgery
  • Elene Patton – son Joshua is feeling attacked & needs encouragement
  • Buddy Gray – sister Linda in ICU with renal failure & lung issues
  • Diana Delaney – granddaughter Jessica struggling with anxiety & depression
  • Breeyana Richmond – grandmother is losing blood, cause unknown
  • Terry & Traci McEnery – Traci’s son Dallyn awaiting MRI results; Terry’s daughter Katie Lynn has relapsed in her addiction
  • Paula Meler – friend Becky’s stepson’s friend Michael is in ICU following a car accident; friend Brittany Wilkinson’s brother passed away; Lois Terry showing some improvement; Rosie Duarte recovering from surgery
  • Charlie & Tamara Cook – Charlie has become agitated & Tamara is unable to be with him
  • Helen Hinton – recovering from wrist surgery; brother Harold doing well
  • Sheila Walls – recovering from surgery; undergoing cancer treatments
  • John & Patty Ford – neighbor, Ted Olson, has a blocked artery to his heart
  • Nick Perez – friend’s sister passed away unexpectedly
  • Joan Quinn – daughter, Anna, has a broken ankle & needs wisdom to make a career decision
  • Solomon & Bontha Raju (preachers in India) – fellow preacher in India lost a 10 year-old daughter to starvation
  • Darrel & Ellen Newman – preparing to move to Texas
  • Darlene Evans – lung problems
  • Jim Greff – recovering from knee surgery
  • Famine in India
  • Oklahoma, Georgia, Nashville, TN & Jonesboro, AR – tornado victims
  • Leadership – for guidance & wisdom in this time of uncertainty

Loved Ones with Cancer

  • Tonya Barnard’s grandma
  • Deb Barnes
  • Marianne Durso
  • Josh Leslie’s grandmother
  • Allegria Rice
  • Lloyd Seagraves
  • Gabriel Hall’s father
  • Terry McEnery’s uncle Ed
  • Elene Patton’s father
  • Clementina Robles
  • Clementina Robles’ brother Joe
  • Jody Thompson’s son-in-law
  • Sheila Walls

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
  • Carole Long
  • Russ Ortloff
  • Joyce Percival
  • Lee Walls’ sister Doris
  • Sheila Walls’ sister Margo
  • Darlene Wengel
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One Comment

  1. I need prayers going through alot at this time. Trying to stay busy. This is a hard time right now. Thank you for 7pm every day 🙏.

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