Newsletter, 8/21/2020

8/23/2020 Sunday’s Sermon by Nick Perez

Behold the Blood; Friends Again

For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. Colossians 1:19-20, ESV

***Join us at 10:45 on YouTube for the Sunday Worship Service

Turning Negatives into Positives (1)

Jon Gordon has written a book called The No Complaining Rule, a modern-day fable about a woman named Hope who works for a struggling company, lives in a tumultuous home, and faces serious medical tests. But at the hospital, while getting those tests, Hope meets a nurse who introduces her to the no complaining rule where every complaint is an opportunity to turn a negative into a positive. Complaints become catalysts for identifying problems and creating innovative solutions. Following the no complaining rule, Hope finds a better way to lead her company, home, and life.

Many Christians want to know how to turn negatives into positives. On the large scale presently are the Coronavirus and the complex fires raging around the state. On a more personal scale, when your boss seems only to have negative feedback for you; when your spouse only has bad things to say; when your kids are behaving badly; when a potential health crisis looms – how can we find the silver lining in any of this? The apostle Paul offers a good place to start and probably is the foundation for the plot in The No Complaining Rule. “Do everything without complaining or arguing” (Philippians 2.14, NIV). “We must not…grumble, as some of [the Israelites] did and were destroyed by the Destroyer” (1 Corinthians 10.9-10, ESV). Long before Jon Gordon wrote The No Complaining Rule, Scripture already set it forth.

Complaining keeps us locked in a cycle of negativity. There is no silver lining because of all we see are the dark clouds of grumbling. If we never get off the Complain Train, we will end up at Aggravation Station. All this negativity will destroy our relationships, our health, even our life. Worse yet, it can hinder our spiritual lives and keep us from being all that God would have us to be. Instead, identify the source of your frustrations and find those unique solutions to the problems. ~Nick Perez

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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.

Scholarships

College scholarships are available for the upcoming 2020-21 school year. Applicants must be members of the Davis Park Church of Christ and must be attending a Church of Christ affiliated college/university in the fall. Please contact the church office for an application.

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

  • Jane Linder – friends Kim & Michael have been evacuated due to the fire in Vacaville
  • Yuri Gomez – Final Exam on August 28th
  • Helen Hinton – mourning the loss of sister-in-law Jeannette
  • Larry Long – faith & encouragement as he cares for Carole
  • Pam Vanderford – sister Edith beginning radiation treatment
  • Jim & Bonnie Greff – Nadine & two other residents tested positive for COVID-19; sister-in-law Denise Libby diagnosed with Lupus
  • Vern Cowan – recovering from cataract surgery
  • Joyce Stetler – granddaughter Vanessa mourning the loss of aunt Gabby
  • Betty Bussey – recovering from knee replacement surgery
  • Mani Graham & The Curtis Family – mourning the loss of Daryl Curtis
  • The Wallers Family – mourning the loss of Tamara’s father, Don Lutzenberg
  • Art Turgeon – having surgery this week
  • Allegria Rice – grandson struggling with depression
  • Linda Teixeira – mother’s two siblings both have Alzheimer’s & have both been tested for COVID
  • Lorraine Nicholson & Family – mourning the loss of Gordon
  • Shirley Poulter – hospitalized with an infection
  • Buddy Gray – having heart palpitations; friend, Dee Rambo, recovering at home from surgery, beginning chemo
  • The Hervey Family – mourning the sudden passing of Scott
  • Terry McEnery – strength, courage & direction from God; sister-in-law Chris recovering from appendectomy & has COVID-19
  • Martin Moreno (Woodward Park CoC member) – mother’s health
  • David Tostado – toothache, headaches & neck pain
  • Gary & Vickie Laguna – traveling
  • Traci McEnery – back pain
  • Yolanda (Travelers Motel resident) – awaiting back surgery
  • Krista Gray – brother, Stan Chism recovering from stent replacement & having a valve replacement Aug 25th
  • Jason Gentry – Grace Whited, a 6 year-old at the Murphys Church of Christ, has been diagnosed with cancer
  • Vickie Laguna – mom, Georgia Springer’s dementia is progressing
  • Modesto Gospel Mission – 40 cases of COVID-19
  • Jean Wallers – hospitalized with COVID-19
  • Leadership / Civil Unrest / Essential Workers / Unemployed

Health Care Workers

Tonya Barnard, RT
Susan Brown, Urgent Care worker
April Burnett, working at San Quentin
(granddaughter of Ron & Roxanne Kemper)
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
Sharon Corley’s sister-in-law Jan
Marianne Durso
Josh Leslie’s grandmother
Gabriel Hall’s father
Carey Higginbotham’s brother-in-law Jeremy
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
Caleb Collins
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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