Newsletter, 10/21/23

10/22/23 Sunday’s Sermon by Nick Perez

Basic Christianity; Measuring Up

Ephesians 4:15, ESV

Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ.

Bible Study, Worship & Praise

Sunday Mornings – 9:30 am Bible Classes

  • 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:

NOTE the Date Change

Ladies, mark the date: Saturday, November 11th, 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.



Reserve your spot by signing up in the Connection Center.

Candy Bagging Party

Join us on Saturday, October 28th at 11:00 am in the Family Room as we prepare the candy for our Treat-tacular Guests! Lunch provided.

Immediate Pantry Needs

  • Canned Fruit
  • Pancake Mix
  • Spaghetti
  • Syrup
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Rice (1 lb bags)
  • Peanut Butter (16 oz jars)
  • Canned Ravioli,
  • Spaghetti-O’s, etc.

DPCoC Apparel Available Online

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If you unlock a door, please remember to lock it again. Other than just prior to Bible classes and Worship, outside doors are to remain locked.

Pushpay donation slideAttendance Last Sunday

Bible Class: NA
Worship: 102

Offering Last Week:

Last Week:                            $3,309
YTD:                                   $337,070
YTD: Actual vs. Goal:      +$31,675


Opportunity to Make a Difference

We are in need of Pantry volunteers. Our Pantry is open Mon, Wed & 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

Showers of Love

Donations needed:

  • Long sleeve shirts (all sizes)
  • Men’s pants (26” – 36”)
  • Plastic Grocery Bags

(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

Prayer Requests

Mourning the Loss of a Loved One

Gabriel Hall & Family – aunt Wanda
The Family of Dolores Leonard
Tamara Cook & Family – Charles

Recovering from Surgery

Gary Laguna – kidney stone procedure
Phil Brown – valve replacement & pacemaker
Dracey Hall – (Gabriel Hall’s brother)

Battling Cancer

Lyn Brocco – many tests at UCSF
Rick Andolina – (Paula Meler’s manager)
Robert Wooten – (Colleen McBride’s friend)
Greg Hall – (Gabriel Hall’s father) – getting results Oct 31
Wendy – (Cindae Hull’s friend) – terminal cancer & no belief in God
Yvonne Wheeler – (Mike Ruskamp’s friend’s wife)
Margaret Diaz – (Hermille Catzalco’s friend) – thyroid cancer
Cyndi Lindsey – home; awaiting bone biopsy results
Michael Patton – (Gary Patton’s brother) – prostate cancer
Renee – (Vickie Laguna’s cousin’s wife) – cancer that has metastasized
Darrell Christiansen – (Melissa Shook’s sister-in-law’s father) – prostate cancer, not doing well
Wayne Knox – (Melissa Shook’s uncle) – bone cancer
Karinne Ruckman – (Amber Hammond’s co-worker)
Mike Corley – (Monte Corley’s brother)
Cecilia – (Kathy Dee’s daughter)
Clarence Stimpson, Jr. – (Christine Barrier’s nephew) – stage 4 cancer
Angie Westberg – (Marie Thompson’s niece)
Rosella Paslay – (Nancy Mitten’s friend)
Susan – (Stephanie Saunders’ aunt) – stage 4 lymph node cancer
Ron Tredway – (Melissa Shook’s friend’s husband) – Melanoma
Dwight McBride – (Colleen McBride’s brother) – Stage 4 prostate cancer, stage 1 lung cancer;           chemo
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)
Mason – (teenager in Ripon)

Other Requests

Chuck Hickman – hospitalized Gertrue Smith – hospice
Virginia Yoshino – recovering at home
Terry & Traci McEnery – house hunting
Becky Vargas – (Eddie Vargas Sr’s sister-in-law) – COVID, coma
Colbie – (Paula Meler’s granddaughter) – broken wrist
Juan Solis – (Preschool teacher Jacqueline’s dad) – recovering from multiple gunshot wounds;        on a ventilator
Angelee – (Christine Barrier’s son’s girlfriend) – son is in critical condition with gunshot wounds
Glenda – testing for cancer John Russell – mental health issues
Wayne Knox – (Melissa Shook’s uncle) – recovering at home
Beth – (Rashima Hall’s sister) – struggling with Type 1 Diabetes
Randy Hatter & Steph – (Michael & Susan Brown’s son)
Tabitha & Family – (Linda Teixeira’s daughter)
Wayne Bussey – compound fracture in his spine
Greg & Roxanne – (Helen Hinton’s nephew) – major health issues
Kali – (Tori Kelley’s roommate) – struggling spiritually
Christopher Matthew – (Helen Hinton’s great-nephew) – mental health
Brittany – (Dwayne & Michelle Ellis’ daughter) – to make better life decisions
Carol Day – back pain
Ryan Higginbotham – struggling & in need of encouragement
Mike Hampton – housing situation
Travelers Motel – has been sold; uncertainty for residents
Naomi McBride – (Colleen McBride’s mother) – hospice
Liberty Ruskamp-Woods – (Darren & Edwina Ruskamp’s daughter)
Tamara Wallers – looking for a position at work that will allow her to be here every Sunday

Please submit updates to the church office. 209-522-7226

Or jot it down on a card and drop it in the Donation Box.

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