Newsletter, 1/27/23

1/29/23 Sunday’s Sermon By Nick Perez

1 John 4:1, ESV – Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

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

Retirement Party

Sherry Day has retired. We will be honoring her at a Finger Food Potluck on Sunday, February 5th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.
Come and join us as we thank Sherry for many years of service as our Bookkeeper

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.

A Note from the Coulters

We love you, church family, and want to stay in touch. The only transition will be geographically – we will continue to
do our best to participate virtually with our family. Thank you – we love you all!
Wayne & Jacqui Coulter

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: 106

Offering Last Week:

Last Week:                   $15,303
YTD:                             $72,328
YTD: Actual vs. Goal: +$43,243


Prayer Requests

Mourning the loss of loved ones

Jamie Croft & Family – (Jim Greff’s niece) – husband Willie
Linda Clark & Family – father Silvius Nelson
Andrew Moore & Family – (Melissa Shook’s friend) – mother Helen Moore
Janice Mara & Family – (Jack & Carolyn Hairston’s daughter) – husband Bill Mara
Jeff Conley & Family – father

Recovering from Surgery

Joan Ortloff – eye surgery
Daniel – (Breeyana Weaver’s brother) – at home
Brenda Smith – also thyroid issues


Mary Benitez

Battling Cancer

Larry Long – Melanoma
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
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

Regina Christopher – (Rodney and Julie Payne’s friend ) – possible pneumonia
Paula Meler – breathing problems
Jane Linder – hospitalized with A-Fib
Shirley Poulter – hospitalized after a fall
Mike Hampton – elevated white blood cell count; housing situation
Charles Cook – last stages of Alzheimer’s
Cambodia Christian Ministries – a flash flood resulted in a lot
of water damage
Tammy – (Pam Vanderford’s daughter) – recovering at home
All of those affected by heavy rain in our area
Mikaela – (Jessika McCullough’s sister) – heart issues, ongoing tests
Chelsea – (Michael Brown’s former coworker) – expecting 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 accident
Jovina Rodriguez – (Paula Meler’s friend) – making bad choices
Vanessa Foxford – living situation
Brian Smith – safety as he travels to the mountains

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