Newsletter, 12/3/22

12/4/22 Sunday’s Sermon By Nick Perez

Christmas in the Mountains; Mount Sinai

Exodus 20:2, ESV – I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

Bible Study, Worship & Praise

Bible Study, Worship & Praise

  • Cradle Roll – Room 4
  • 2 yrs through 1st Grade – Room 9
  • 2nd through 5th Grade – Room 7
  • Middle School & High School – Conference Room
  • Adults – Auditorium

Sunday Mornings – 10:45 am Worship

  • Children’s Bible Hour for 1st-5th Grades – Room 2
  • Online: Livestream begins at 10:30 am

Wednesday Mornings – Women’s Bible Class – 9:30 am

Wednesday Evenings – 7:00 pm Bible Study

Opportunity to Make a Difference

Alexandria’s Toy Drive

We are gearing up, once again, for Alexandria’s Toy Drive, and there are many ways that you can serve in this ministry.

First of all, the Ladies Committee will be assembling food boxes and they need your help in gathering the food. The items
needed are listed below.

Secondly, you can plan to be here December 12-16 to visit with those families that come to receive food and toys. Some
families also appreciate help wrapping their gifts before taking them home. Wrapping stations will be available. Donations of wrapping paper, tape, and gift tags are appreciated as well.

Food, toys, and gift wrap for this ministry can be put in the red
cans in the foyer.

  • Cream of Mushroom Soup (14 oz.)
  • Canned Corn
  • Canned Sweet Potatoes or Yams (16 oz.)
  • Canned Cranberry Sauce
  • Canned Fruit
  • Gravy (Packets or Cans)

Contact Info for our Shut-Ins

Nadine Greff, c/o Bethany Home, 930 West Main, Ripon, CA 95366
Gertrue Smith, Casa de Modesto, 1745 Eldena Way, Rm 4, Modesto, CA 95350  office.

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

Volunteer and/or Donate Now

Donations needed:

  • Men’s t-shirts (all sizes)
  • Women’s Pants & Shirts (size 6 & under)
  • Men’s Jeans (28-42)

(Inexpensive jeans & t-shirts can be found at Thrift Stores)
We give away 20-30 sets of clothes EVERY Thursday.
Monetary donations are also accepted
Volunteer to help cook & serve a meal

Current Pantry Needs

Peanut butter (16 ounces)
Dollar Store Jelly
Dollar Store Syrup (24 ounces)
Cereal (11-12 ounces)
Individual packages of oatmeal
Chili (15 ounces)
Rice (1 lb bag)
Canned Fruit
Dessert Mixes (cake, brownies, etc)

Attendance Last Sunday

Bible Class: NA
Worship: 74

Offering Last Week:

Last Week: $4,751
YTD: $380,634
YTD, actual vs goal: -$670

Prayer Requests

Mourning the loss of loved ones

Magana Family – Uncle Joe


Harold – (Helen Hinton’s brother) – hospitalized
Al Suelzle

Recovering from Surgery

Gabriel Hall – in ICU following a heart attack & receiving a stent
Daniel – (Breeyana Weaver’s brother)
Linda Teixeira
Neil Carlson
Brenda Smith – also thyroid issues

Battling Cancer

Susan – (Stephanie Saunders’ aunt) – stage 4 lymph node cancer
Stan Gustafson – Elder at Turlock CoC
Lyn Brocco – tests at UCSF
Darrell Christiansen – (Melissa Shook’s sister-in-law’s father) – prostate cancer
Dan Poulter – stage 4 cancer
Ashley Hatter’s co-worker
Greg Hall – stage 4 prostate cancer has spread to his bones
Bill Mara – (Jack & Carolyn Hairston’s son-in-law)
Ron Tredway – (Melissa Shook’s friend’s husband) – Melanoma
Dwight McBride – (Colleen McBride’s brother) – Stage 4 prostate cancer, stage 1 lung cancer
Chrisey Hogan – (Paula Meler’s friend) – early-stage breast cancer
Joyce – (Ramona Ruskamp’s friend) – tumors have shrunk by 50%
Bruce – (Mike Ruskamp’s friend)
Danny Adams – (Algerita Windus’s son) – thyroid cancer
Taryn – (Cyndi Lindsey’s cousin) – Lymphoma
Julia Galloway
Billy Hunt – (Vickie Laguna’s friend) – stage 4 melanoma throughout his body
Renee – (Alegria Rice’s friend) – breast cancer
Mason – (teenager in Ripon)

Other Requests

Tamara Wallers – looking for a position at work that will allow her to be here every Sunday
Linda Steadman – (Buddy Gray’s sister) – staph infection & sepsis
Lew Wade – pain
Ashlyn – (Bob & Helen Hinton’s granddaughter) – lesion on the thymus
Scott Colver – needs work
Linda Johnson – (Paula Meler’s friend) – nerve damage in hand following an accident
Jovina Rodriguez – (Paula Meler’s friend) – making bad choices
Vanessa Foxford – living situation
Brian Smith – safety as he travels to the mountains
Mike – housing situation

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