Newsletter, 2/3/23

2/5/23 Sunday’s Sermon By Nick Perez

1 John 4:4, ESV – Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in 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.

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: 118

Offering Last Week:

Last Week:                     $8,718
YTD:                             $81,046
YTD: Actual vs. Goal: +$44,690


Prayer Requests

Mourning the loss of loved ones

The Family & Friends of Glenn Graham
Jamie Croft & Family – (Jim Greff’s niece) – husband Willie
Linda Clark & Family – father Silvius Nelson

Recovering from Surgery

Ron Collins – gallbladder surgery
Daniel – (Breeyana Weaver’s brother) – at home
Brenda Smith – waiting for thyroid surgery

Battling Cancer

Angie Westberg – (Marie Thompson’s niece)
Cyndi Lindsey – hospitalized with stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, pneumonia, & Covid
Larry Long – Melanoma
Susan – (Stephanie Saunders’ aunt) – stage 4 lymph node cancer
Lyn Brocco – good test results
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

Hughson Church of Christ – ongoing issues with their building & preacher’s home
Liberty Ruskamp-Woods – (Darren & Edwina Ruskamp’s daughter)
Regina Christopher – (Rodney and Julie Payne’s friend ) – bronchitis
Paula Meler – asthma, grieving, guidance for move
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 a second child in the Spring
Ruth – (Nick Perez’s grandma) – back pain
Donny Shook – (Mike Ruskamp’s cousin) – home
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

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