Newsletter, 11/4/23

11/5/23 Sunday’s Sermon by Nick Perez

Basic Christianity; The Normal Christian Life

Ephesians 4:29, ESV

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

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

Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday, November 5th.

Remember to turn your clocks BACK one hour on Saturday night!


to Crystal Valek who was baptized on Thursday during our Showers of Love Ministry!


Terry & Traci McEnery are moving into their new home this week! To help them get settled in, we’re having a Housewarming Potluck on Sunday, November 19th after worship. Bring a gift & your favorite dish to help us celebrate. They are registered at Wal-Mart. Under  “Events”, search for Traci McEnery:

Bible Studies

There are several articles/studies written by Gary Patton that have been posted on our website. To find them, go to ->Resources>Motivational Articles>Gary Patton.

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.

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: 103

Offering Last Week:

Last Week:                              $4,945
YTD:                                    $353,038
YTD: Actual vs. Goal:       +$33,100


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

Jesse Magaña
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) – stage 4 melanoma throughout his body
Mason – (teenager in Ripon)

Other Requests

Michael Brown – friend John’s mother was hospitalized with kidney failure & is very weak
Mary Renner – recovering at home Virginia Yoshino – seeing a pulmonologist Marcellus – (Melissa Shook’s niece’s friend) – diabetes complications Evelyn Louanesamay – (Melissa Shook’s coworker’s daughter) – vertigo Charlie – (Traci McEnery’s son Dallyn’s boss) – unresponsive Chuck Hickman – hospitalized Gertrue Smith – hospice 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
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)
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)

Please submit updates to the church office.

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