Newsletter, 6/5/2020

Davis Park Church of Christ

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


The Holy Spirit through Paul exhorts Christians to “be imitators of God, as beloved children” (Ephesians 5.1). As someone else has said, “Christians must live as God’s children and be obedient to their Father.” The call to follow Christ is a call to imitate God is a call to holiness. We have been made children of God by the grace of God. Since He has saved us by grace through faith (2.8) we have an obligation to live according to His holy calling with which He called us (2.10; 4.1). But how is it possible to imitate One who is infinitely above us, the Sovereign God of the universe?

One major way in which our imitation of our Father appears is in how we lived before we came to Christ compared to how we live now that we know Christ. Perhaps before our conversion to Christ, we were supremely selfish; now we seek to serve others because saved people serve people. Maybe before our conversion, we lived to gratify our own desires; now we seek to do what God desires and so please Him. Before Christ, while we may have regarded basic rules of life and sought some measure of health or reputation, we did not regard God’s will; now, without regard to our own reputation or health, we seek to uphold God’s will. Before conversion we conformed to the culture & opinions around us; now we seek to influence culture for Christ and destroy every lofty opinion set up against the knowledge of Christ. As Albert Barnes notes, “Now [Christians] are to be governed by a different rule, and their own former standard of morals and of opinions is no longer their guide, but the will of God.”

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

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


He is able more than able
To accomplish what concerns me today
He is able more than able
To handle anything that comes my way
He is able more than able
To do much more than I could ever dream
He is able more than able
To make me what He wants me to be

He is able more than able
To accomplish what concerns me today
He is able more than able
To handle anything that comes my way
He is able more than able
To do much more than I could ever dream
He is able more than able
To make me what He wants me to be
To do much more than I could ever dream
He is able more than able
To make me what He wants me to be

Prayer Requests


Diagnosed or Tested

  • Breeyana Richmond – aunt & her fiancè diagnosed with COVID-19, have avoided hospitalization, doing better.

Health Care Workers

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

Cities/Countries in Crisis

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

Recent Requests

  • Lew Wade – mourning the loss of brother-in-law, Ray
  • Vern Cowan – recovering at home following a TIA
  • Max Allen – recovering at home from open heart surgery
  • Civil Unrest
  • Eric Wallers – dad, Carl, is recovering at home
  • Kim Perez – Hunter, a second grade Woodrow student was hit by a car & is recovering from surgery
  • Sheila Walls – prayer for strength to keep moving forward, seeing positive changes, having less pain
  • Helen Potterf – 90 years old & having health issues
  • Gary Laguna – Vickie’s mom’s cousin attempted suicide; 27 year-old niece, Lauren, has been diagnosed with MS & will begin treatment soon
  • Yuri Gomez – boyfriend, Nick Phillips is having health issues
  • Susan Brown – co-worker’s father’s kidneys are failing & he is recovering from surgery
  • David Tostado – recovering from neck surgery
  • Breeyana Richmond – grandmother is losing blood, cause unknown
  • Terry & Traci McEnery – Traci’s son Dallyn undergoing treatment for brain cancer; Terry’s daughter Katie Lynn has relapsed in her addiction & is in rehab
  • Biards & Newmans – 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
  • 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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