Newsletter, 3/18/23

3/19/23 Sunday’s Sermon By Nick Perez

1 John 5:9, ESV – If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God that he has borne concerning his Son

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 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.

Area-Wide Devotional

There will be an Area-Wide Devotional in Turlock Saturday, April 1st at 3:30 pm at the home of Doug Isaac. This is a great opportunity to fellowship with our brothers and sisters at surrounding congregations. See Eric Wallers for more information.

Opportunity to Make a Difference

1. There will be a memorial service for Bill Holt, a member of the Whitmore Church of Christ, here on Saturday, March 25th
at 11:00 am, with a meal to follow. If you can help with food, please sign up at the Connection Center on Sunday.

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)
  • 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



Attendance Last Sunday

Bible Class: NA
Worship: 104

Offering Last Week:

Last Week:                             $6,103
YTD:                                    $123,377
YTD: Actual vs. Goal:     +$43,392

Prayer Requests

Mourning the Loss of Loved Ones

The Clark Family – 17-year-old niece, Brooklyn

Recovering from Surgery

Betty Bussey – a procedure to relieve pain
Darla Wincentsen
Brenda Smith – back surgery; thyroid surgery; vision problems

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

Wanda – (Dwayne Ellis’ Mother)
Bonnie Christiansen – (Melissa Shook’s sister-in-law’s mother) – surgery this week
Ron Collins – recovering from a stroke
Kent Walton – (Melissa Shook’s cousin) – mass on liver
Joyce Stetler – traveling
Julie – (Jessika McCullough’s aunt) – in ICU with brain bleed following accident
Ray Westmoreland – English Oaks, room 206
Christian Heuler – (Marie Thompson’s grandson) – in critical condition in a hospital in Southern California
Matt – (Ramona Ruskamp’s friend of a friend) – being tested for cancer
Juanito – (Elene Patton’s brother) – waiting for diagnosis
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 second child in the Spring
Ruth – (Nick Perez’s grandma) – back pain, in last days
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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