Newsletter, 3/3/23

3/5/23 Sunday’s Sermon By Dan Rodriguez

1 Peter 4:12-19, ESV – Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name. For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? And

“If the righteous is scarcely saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”

Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.

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

Upcoming Events – March

7 Monthly Singing / 7 pm / Ripon
9 – 12 Gospel Meeting / 7 pm / Ripon
***See Bulletin Board for more information


Praise & Harmony with Keith Lancaster, Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 7:00 – 8:30 pm.
Turlock Church of Christ
801 N. Tully Rd.
Turlock, CA 95380

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.

Ladies Luncheon

We would like to invite the ladies that have participated in the Secret Sister Card & Prayer Ministry during January, February and March, to come to the Reveal Luncheon, on March 19, immediately following the worship service in the Family Room.

Daylight Savings Time

Begins Sunday, March 12th. Please turn your clocks FORWARD this Saturday night.

Opportunity to Make a Difference

1. Are you interested in audio/visual technology? We are looking for people who are willing to be trained in this ministry. If you would like to find out more about this ministry, please contact Matthew Gray or John Russell.

2. We are in need of Pantry volunteers. Our Pantry is open Mon – Fri 10:30 – 11:00 am & 1:30 – 2:00 pm. We need volunteers to come during those times to hand out food. Contact the office to volunteer.

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: 109

Offering Last Week:

Last Week:                       $7,203
YTD:                             $107,339
YTD: Actual vs. Goal:   +$41,897


Prayer Requests

Mourning the loss of loved ones

Jessika McCullough & Family – Uncle Rodger
The Family & Friends of Glenn Graham

Recovering from Surgery

Wanda – (Dwayne Ellis’ Mother)
Brenda Smith – back surgery; vision problems; awaiting thyroid surgery


Virgie Simmons

Battling Cancer

Cyndi Lindsey – undergoing chemotherapy
Rosella Paslay – (Nancy Mitten’s friend)
Jack Hawes – Elder at Ripon Church of Christ – bladder cancer
Mike Corley – (Monte Corley’s brother) – kidney cancer treatment
Angie Westberg – (Marie Thompson’s niece)
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

Kent Walton – (Melissa Shook’s cousin) – mass on liver
Brielle – (Melissa Shook’s great niece) – fear following a seizure
Betty Bussey – an upcoming procedure to relieve pain
Joyce Stetler – traveling Julie – (Jessika McCullough’s aunt) – in ICU with a brain bleed following an accident
Ray Westmoreland – English Oaks, room 206
Christian Heuler – (Marie Thompson’s grandson) – is in critical condition in a hospital in Southern California
Elena – (Melissa Shook’s coworker) – mother has dementia
Matt – (Ramona Ruskamp’s friend of a friend) – is being tested for cancer
Sherry & Tony Ireland – (Tahjee Hall’s coworker) – Tony’s brother had two heart attacks and was put on life support
Juanito – (Elene Patton’s brother) – hospitalized with liver problems
Hughson Church of Christ – ongoing issues with their building & preacher’s home
Liberty Ruskamp-Woods – (Darren & Edwina Ruskamp’s daughter)
Paula Meler – asthma, grieving, guidance for move
Mike Hampton – housing situation
Charles Cook – last stages of Alzheimer’s
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
Tamara Wallers – looking for a position at work that will allow her to be here every Sunday
Vanessa Foxford – living situation
Brian Smith – safety as he travels to the mountains

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