Newsletter, 6/19/2020

6/21/2020 Sunday’s Sermon by Nick Perez

Welcome Home

Respecting Convictions

Romans 14:5-8 “One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. The one who
observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains,
abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God. For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.”

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,

It was so good to finally be able to meet together in person this past Sunday, June 14th. After three months of not meeting together in person, to finally see everyone who was willing and able to attend was a joyous occasion.

Ninety-seven of us met at the church building for just under an hour. We anticipate that as the weeks go by we will see even more members coming back to join the worship at the church building. We are resolved to continue to make our time together every Sunday meaningful and safe.

With this in mind, we continue to emphasize the need for social distancing when at the church building for worship service. We love one another and we know how difficult it is for many not to be able to shake hands or give hugs as they would like. Nevertheless, we ask that while you are at the church building you follow the social distancing guidelines that are in place while visiting with other members, sitting in the pews, and also on the building lawn and parking areas before and after service.

We also want to remind our older members that while we recommend that you stay home, this is not mandatory. There has been some confusion about this so we want to reemphasize that each person and family will need to make the decision for when they are willing to accept the risk of coming to public worship, taking into consideration their health and risk factors. Since more members will no doubt join us for in-person worship services, additional adjustments will need to be made. Specifically, in
the anticipation of more than 100 persons participating in on-site worship service (the maximum number allowed under current health guidelines), our contingency plan is to create an overflow venue in the Fellowship Hall where the worship service will be broadcast live.

Last Sunday went well and it was good to see many of you. We continue to make necessary adjustments moving forward. Thank you for your patience and help as we come back together.

~ Leadership, Davis Park Church of Christ

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.

NOTE: 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.

Recent Prayer Requests

  • Betty Weldon – mourning the loss of friend Kathy, an RN in Dallas
  • Michelle Ellis – sister Lisa having complications following surgery
  • Alicia Root – Brenna is considering baptism
  • 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
  • Mary Ellen Heinrich – possible TIA, difficulty speaking
  • Buddy Gray – friends Bob & Patty McCoy in TN have COVID-19; 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
  • Sheila Walls – prayer for strength to keep moving forward, seeing positive changes, having less pain
  • 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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