Newsletter, 6/12/2020

6/14/2020 Sunday’s Sermon by Nick Perez

Welcome Home ~ Accept One Another

Romans 14:1-4 “As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand.”

Sermon Guide

Praise & Worship Sunday Mornings – 10:45 am

  • We are complying with state and county guidelines
  • Sunday morning worship is now open, and still online
  • Sunday Bible classes canceled until further notice
  • Junior Worship canceled until further notice
  • Wednesday Bible classes canceled until further notice
  • Potlucks canceled until further notice
  • Food Pantry by appointment only
  • Travelers Motel – food service only
  • Shower Shuttle canceled 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.

NOTE: Those who are still worshiping at home can find our live stream broadcasts on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel. Just search for Davis Park Church of Christ.

Notes and Reminders

Dear Family,

We want to make the transition back to services as simple as we can while maintaining the safest environment for the entire congregation. We have weighted our plan to minimize the risk as much as possible for everyone.

Here is some information that will be helpful for you to know as we re-open:

  • We are asking everyone to park in the parking lot and enter through the glass doors.
  • All other doors will be locked and marked as exits.
  • Please arrive between 10:15 – 10:30 am to allow for assessment and social distancing on your way in.
  • Worship will begin at 10:45 am.

1. Halls and aisles will be marked for one-way passage to eliminate face-to-face encounters where social distancing cannot be maintained.

2. Auditorium seating will be marked as follows to implement social distancing: Pews will be marked to provide sections of 80 inches for family use. The separation between sections will exceed 6 feet to provide for families that need more than 80 inches of pew space. We will only use every other pew. They will be taped off and signs placed at the end of each row. Seating will be offset east to west (no one will be less than 6 feet in front of or behind you).

3. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) protocols will be in place. Face coverings will be required. Please bring your own face mask. If you do not have your own face mask, disposable face coverings will be available. If you want to use gloves please bring your own. Hand sanitizing stations will be available in many locations around the building. Please bring your own if your prefer your own. Staff and volunteers will be using face masks and gloves as they handle communion, songbooks, and pew Bibles.

4. Each staff member and attendee will be given a simple and quick health assessment prior to entry into the building consisting of:

Temperature scan by IR contactless thermometer. A few simple health questions will be asked. (Cough, fever, etc.). If you have or have recently had a fever or cough, we would ask that you please stay home until you have been fever and cough free for at least 48 hours.

5. We will be asking everyone who attends to provide their name and phone number. This is a safety precaution. If someone in attendance is later diagnosed with COVID-19 we would want to communicate about possible exposure to all that were in attendance.

6. Pew Bibles and songbooks will be available on request. They will be sanitized before we hand them out and sanitized after each use.

7. As an additional measure to reduce any possible exposure, we aim to keep the entire service to about one hour.

8. Sunday worship and Wednesday classes are still available in an online format for those that are not yet comfortable with coming to the building.

9. An invitation will still be extended at the end of services for those who may want to be baptized, ask for prayers, wish to be restored, or have other needs. Respondents will be asked to go to the Rumble Road foyer to meet with the Elders and staff. Prayer for respondents will occur as we have in the past. Respondents for baptism will be immersed as we have done in the past, with the baptizer wearing PPE. We will not be greeting the respondents with hugs as we have in the past. We will still be offering a prayer for respondents after the invitation.

10. We will provide signage to help you find your way.

Sincerely, The Elders

Recent Prayer Requests

  • Barb Biard – daughter Becca has a lesion on her brain, awaiting more tests
  • Kenny Clemens & Family – mourning the loss of Kenny’s mom to COVID-19
  • Kari Laguna – recovering from surgery for a broken leg
  • Melissa Shook – niece’s friend, Vicki, being tested for a recurrence of breast cancer
  • Yuri Gomez – peace & clarity as she tests on 6/17 for her job
  • Mary Ellen Heinrich – possible TIA, difficulty speaking
  • Buddy Gray – friend, Dee Rambo, diagnosed with prostate cancer & aortic aneurism
  • Ramona Ruskamp – former members Robin & Joshua Jett have COVID-19
  • Andrea Bailey – peace & guidance
  • Linda Teixeira – cousin Doyle recovering from brain surgery
  • Vern Cowan – recovering at home following a TIA
  • Max Allen – recovering at home from open heart surgery
  • Civil Unrest
  • Essential Workers
  • Those who are unemployed
  • 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
  • Breeyana Richmond – grandmother is doing much better; aunt & aunt’s fiancè diagnosed with COVID-19, doing better
  • 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
  • Famine in India
  • Leadership – for guidance & wisdom in this time of uncertainty

Health Care Workers

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

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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