Newsletter, 5/22/2020

Davis Park Church of Christ

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

Broken but Holy God buys broken things. That is a powerful truth at the heart of redemption through the blood of Christ (cf. Ephesians 1.7). This world is broken, cracked, shattered. Tune in to the nightly news if you doubt the fallenness of humanity. Witness the violence, bloodshed, deceit, and sin people commit. But God sent Jesus into the world to live sinlessly and die brutally because He loves humanity. By the blood of Jesus God ransoms lost souls from sin, death, and hell.

I have heard, though I have been unable thus far to verify the validity of it, that Israel carried both the second set of stone tablets containing the Ten Commandments as well as the original stone tablets which Moses threw upon the ground and broke when he comes down from Mount Sinai and saw the sinful activity of the people of God. They carried both sets to show that God cares about a shattered world and accepts people who are broken. “He made us accepted in the Beloved” (Ephesians 1.6, NKJV). Hear the mighty truth of this quotation. God accepted even us imperfect men and women because of Jesus.

Make no mistake about this, though. This is not cheap grace and costless discipleship. Note the kindness and severity of the Lord: kindness that we broken, flawed children of dust are accepted in Christ Jesus; severity toward us should we fail to pursue holiness. Read your Bible and this truth is unmistakable. He Who bids us to “Come unto me all you weary and heavy-laden” also says “Unless you repent you too shall likewise perish.” Therefore, brethren, desire to be more spiritual, more holy, more single-minded, more heavenly-focused, more wholehearted in following hard after God. Only by pursuing holiness can we truly be whole – mind, body, and soul.

~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
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.

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Thomas O. Chisholm

Great is Thy faithfulness
O God my Father
There is no shadow of turning with Thee
Thou changest not
Thy compassions they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever will be

Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning new mercies I see
And all I have needed
Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness Lord unto me

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love

Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning new mercies I see
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness,
Lord, unto me

Pardon for sin
And a peace that endureth
Thine own dear presence to cheer
And to guide
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside

Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Lord every morning new mercies I see
And all I have needed Thy hands hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness
Lord unto me

Prayer Requests


Diagnosed or Tested

  • Breeyana Richmond – aunt & her fiancè diagnosed with COVID-19
  • 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

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

  • The Percival Family – mourning the loss of Joyce
  • Max Allen – recovering from open-heart surgery
  • Eric Wallers – dad, Carl, in ICU with fractured ribs & shoulder Blade & partially collapsed lung following a fall
  • Gary Laguna – niece, Lauren, having vision problems, possibly neurological
  • Paula Meler – 15 year-old Luke killed in motorcycle accident; friend Becky’s stepson’s friend Michael is in ICU following a car accident
  • David Tostado – recovering from neck surgery
  • Elene Patton – son Joshua is feeling attacked & needs encouragement
  • Buddy Gray – sister Linda is back home
  • Diana Delaney – granddaughter Jessica struggling with anxiety & depression
  • Breeyana Richmond – grandmother is losing blood, cause unknown
  • Terry & Traci McEnery – Traci’s son Dallyn diagnosed with brain cancer; Terry’s daughter Katie Lynn has relapsed in her addiction
  • Sheila Walls – recovering from surgery; undergoing cancer treatments
  • Nick Perez – friend’s sister passed away unexpectedly
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lee Walls’ sister Doris
  • Sheila Walls’ sister Margo
  • Darlene Wengel


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