Newsletter 1/13/23

1/15/23 Sunday’s Sermon By Nick Perez

Romans 12:2, ESV – Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

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

Ladies, mark the date: Saturday, January 14th

And, join us at 9:30 – 10:30 am in Holy Grounds in the Rumble foyer for Devo, Café, and Chat. We will be enjoying a brief devo, enjoying coffee or tea, a snack, and the fellowship of others.

Ladies Bible Class

Discover God the Father in His roles as Elohim, Adonai, El Shaddai, and Yahweh. You’re Invited to Join Us each Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30. “God Pass By Me: Seeing God’s Glory through His Names, Titles, and Descriptions.” Download our App! Join us as we grow in our relationship with God and each other.

Potluck Honoring ~ Wayne & Jacqui Coulter

Wayne & Jacqui Coulter will be moving to Missouri at the end of January, so we will be having a potluck in their honor on January 22nd, immediately following worship. Please bring side dishes and desserts. There will also be a Money Tree. Please see Melissa Shook for further information.

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:

  • Long sleeve t-shirts (all sizes)
  • Sweat pants (all sizes)
  • Men’s Jeans (28-42)
  • Heavy Jackets & Coats Blankets

(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

Dry Beans (1 lb. bags)
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: 114

Offering Last Week:

Last Week:                     $4,206
YTD:                             $52,011
YTD: Actual vs. Goal: +$37,469


Prayer Requests


Nicole – (Michael Brown’s former coworker) – healthy baby bo

Mourning the loss of loved ones

Jeff Conley & Family – father
Glenn Graham & Family – wife Sheri
Charley Shook & Family – brother Rick Shook

Recovering from Surgery

Gabriel Hall – recovering at home
Daniel – (Breeyana Weaver’s brother) – at home
Brenda Smith – also thyroid issues


Mary Benitez

Battling Cancer

Bill Mara – (Jack & Carolyn Hairston’s son-in-law) – hospice
Susan – (Stephanie Saunders’ aunt) – stage 4 lymph node cancer
Lyn Brocco – tests at UCSF
Darrell Christiansen – (Melissa Shook’s sister-in-law’s father) – prostate cancer
Dan Poulter – stage 4 cancer
Greg Hall – stage 4 prostate cancer has spread to his bones
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)
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

Tammy – (Pam Vanderford’s daughter) – is hospitalized, recovering from cardiac arrest
Alma Magana – hospitalized with vertigo & high blood pressure
All of those affected by heavy rain in our area
Diana – (friend of Julie & Rodney Payne) – walking pneumonia
Silvius Nelson – (Linda Clark’s dad) – in hospice care in Arkansas
Harold – (Helen Hinton’s brother) – on oxygen at home, weak
Mikaela – (Jessika McCullough’s sister) – heart issues, ongoing tests
Chelsea – (Michael Brown’s former coworker) – expecting a second child in the Spring
Ruth – (Nick Perez’s grandma) – back pain
Donny Shook – (Mike Ruskamp’s cousin) – rehab
Tamara Wallers – looking for a position at work that will allow her to be here every Sunday
Linda Stedman – (Buddy Gray’s sister) – recovering at home
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 Hampton – housing situation

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