Newsletter, 11/18/23

11/19/23 Sunday’s Sermon by Nick Perez

Let There BeThanksgiving

Ephesians 5:20, ESV

Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus 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

Save the Date

There will be a Chili Cook-Off on January 27, 2024, so mark your calendar now! More info coming soon!


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.

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: 117

Offering Last Week:

Last Week:                             $7,324
YTD:                                    $370,395
YTD: Actual vs. Goal:       +$35,916


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

Christine Barrier & Family – Nephew Clarence

Recovering from Surgery

John – (Elene Patton’s brother) – kidney transplant
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)
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)
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

Mani Graham – chest pains Paula Meler – employment issues, physical challenges, depression Joan Ortloff – vertigo
CJ – (Melissa Shook’s great niece’s dad) – kidney failure
Dr. Donna Fearnside – (Bonnie Greff’s friend) – mourning the loss of her husband; brother has a tumor
Evelyn Louanesamay – (Melissa Shook’s coworker’s daughter) – awaiting test results
Ada – (Russ Wooten’s granddaughter) – hospitalized with breathing problems
Mary Renner – recovering at home Virginia Yoshino – seeing a pulmonologist Gertrue Smith – hospice
John Russell – mental health issues
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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