PresbyNews

Faith Presbyterian Church

Volume 30, Number 17 August 2, 2005

625 Florin Road, Sacramento, CA 95831

916-428-3439

www.faithpresby.org

Faith Happenings

Sunday Services:

9:00 and 11:00

Graded Sunday School  P - 5th  9:00  

Adult Ed 9:30-1030am and 10:30-11:30am

Graded Sunday School P-5th   11:00

CREW

(Sr. High School Fellowship)

Bible Study

Wednesdays 7-8:30 pm.

Kelsey Ingalls 428-3439.

Munchies (Jr. High Fellowship) Game Night

Thursdays 7-8:30 pm.

Kelsey Ingalls 428-3439.

Young Adult (College Age)

Bible Study

Sundays 7 pm.

Kelsey Ingalls 428-3439

 

August 3       6-7:00pm Prayer Gathering

August 6 - 13  Mission Trip to Yucatan

August 7    Blood Drive at St Anthony's

August 7    1st Sunday Food Closet Bags

August 14   Young Family Fellowship --- Melinda Lewis or Pastor Jeff for information.

August 21  Informational meeting re Confirmation Class

August 28   Potluck and music

September 4 Food Closet Bags on 1st Sunday

September 7th & 8th  CREW begins on the 7th and Munchies the 8th

September 16, 17, 18  Faith Family Retreat

October 2  Harvest Dinner & Auction

October 8 Golf tournament

October 16 -22 Family Promise at Faith

A Gathering For Prayer

All are invited to join Pastor Jeff on August 3 from 6:00-7:00 in the Faith Sanctuary for a time of prayer.  In addition to praying for our congregation, our community and our world, we will spend time praising God for his character and work in our lives.  Our hope is to hold these gatherings the first Wednesday of each month.  Even if you are only able to come for a portion of the time, please do join us.  Questions?  Speak to Jeff Chapman.

 

                              

Faith Presbyterian Church

A Guide for Prayer

August 3 , 2005

 

Ephesians 6:18 instructs us to “pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.”  Please join others in this congregation this month in your prayer time as we lift up to God the needs, hurts and hopes of our congregation, community and world.  Below are some suggested items for prayer.  Certainly you know of other needs we can lift up in prayer.  Consider this a place to begin. 

 

Psalm of the Day – Psalm 46

 

Prayer Requests

For Our World

•           For world leaders in every nation, that they would serve with justice, compassion and integrity.

•           For our nation.  For our leaders: our President, Congress, and others, that they may rely upon God in their decisions. 

•           For our troops serving all across the world, and their families here at home.

•           For God’s intervention in the lives of the people hardest hit by the tsunami, and for the relief volunteers working to serve those in need.

•           For those who live in parts of this world where chaos reigns.  For refugees, and prisoners, and those persecuted for their faith.

•           For the peace in places where there is now conflict, particularly the Middle East, Pakistan, India, North Korea, Africa, etc.

•           For missionaries, known and unknown to us, that serve around the world to share the love of Christ.

•           For racial reconciliation in our nation. 

•           For Christians around this world who do not have freedom to worship and fellowship and are experiencing persecution.

•           For widespread repentance and renewal in our nation.

•           For our renewal and unity within the PCUSA.

•           For the environment of our world.  That people would become good stewards of our world.

•           For those who have been affected by natural disasters (tornadoes, floods, fires, etc.)

•           For those in the Yucatan (Mexico) we are going to serve this August in the village of Kantunilkin.

For Our Community

•           For those people in our community, many of them our friends, who do not yet know the hope and love of Christ. 

•           That the hearts in our city would be broken for the poor in our community.

•           For our mayor and other leaders in Sacramento, that they would serve with integrity and humility.

•           For an end to violence in Sacramento.

•           For unity of mind and spirit amongst the congregations in Sacramento.

•           For young people who are caught up in violence and/or drug and alcohol abuse.

•           For elderly in our city who have no family or                        friends.

•           For the ministries of Family Promise, Loaves & Fishes, SSIP Food Closet, and others who serve the poor of our city.

•           For people in our midst who are lonely.

•           For those who serve us in our community, including teachers, police officers, fire fighters, elected officials, etc.

 

For Our Ministry

•           That God would teach all of us here to be more faithful in prayer.

•           For our worship on Sundays, that our music, and preaching and prayers would bring glory to God For guests who come that they would sense the welcome of Christ in this place.

•           For our elders as they seek God’s leading in providing direction for our congregation.

•           For our deacons as they care for others in our community.

•           For our pastors, Jim and Jeff.

•           For our music ministry and it’s leaders (Dennis, May, etc.)

•           For our children and youth, that they would know the grace and love of Jesus.  For our leaders (Sue, Kelsey, etc.).  For our upcoming VBS.

•           For the mission of our church. 

•           For the small groups and adult classes that are forming or already underway.

•           That God would show us specifically how we are to serve those in our neighborhood and community.

 

For Our Congregation (People)

•           For our members who are now in the hospital or recovering from surgery or undergoing treatment. 

•           For those in our church family grieving the recent death of a loved one.

•           For those in our church family who are in the military, facing incredible tension at this time.

•           For marriages and families in our church.

•           For each of us to discover a ministry in which to serve according to our gifts and passion.

•           For those who are new to our church and still trying to connect and build relationships.

•           For those people in our congregation who may struggle with addictions.

•           For more and more bridges to be built between our older and younger members.

•           For parents who are working to teach their children about Christ. 

•           For our college students who are away at school, that God would lead them to find Christian fellowship.

•           For those who suffer from chronic illness.

•           For caregivers to have time to be renewed.

 

Pastor Jeff Says:

I’m Glad I’m Not Too Old To Go To Camp

 

One of the great things about being back in California is the chance for me to again spend time at Westminster Woods.  For those of you who don’t know, “The Woods” is a Presbyterian camp nestled in the redwood forests near Santa Rosa.  Many years ago I spent the better part of quite a number of summers in that place.  Some of the people I count as my closest friends today were people I met there.  And it would be hard to overestimate how the ministry of Westminster Woods in those days impacted my faith during such formative years.

 

Last week I got to go back.  For two days I served as a counselor with some of our 2nd & 3rd graders from Faith.  We slept on the ground in a tent.  Looked for Coho salmon in the creek.  Roasted marshmallows around the fire.  Did cannonballs off the diving board into the camp pool.  Sang great songs.  And did some thinking and talking about how Jesus loves us, no matter what.

 

During the week, I was reminded of a couple of things.

 

One, I’m not as young as I used to be.  There’s a reason why most of their volunteer counselors are high school and college students.

 

Two, camp is an absolutely wonderful experience.  I am so grateful to have been able to share that experience at Westminster Woods with my daughter and some other kids from Faith.  I am grateful that our congregation is so supportive of making sure that every kid that wants to go to camp can have the money to do so.  I know that those who went this summer (we had about 25 kids in all attend at some point), were stretched spiritually in ways they will probably not realize until much later.  (If you’re a parent with kids still at home, pay close attention this year when news come your way about signing your kids up for camp next summer.  You will not regret it.)

 

How grateful I am to be a part of a congregation where young people are finding what they need in life through Jesus Christ.

 

Grace & Peace -

 

Jeff

Young Family Fellowship

 

     Are you interested in meeting and fellowshipping with other parents who have elementary age children? If so, we would like to invite you  to join us at a swim party on Sunday August 14. For more information, please contact Melinda Lewis 725-2810 or Pastor Jeff at 428-3439.

Lay Ministry Committee Meeting Dates

 

Attention anyone interested in joining the Lay Ministry Committee:  The meeting dates are set for the 3rd Sunday of the month following the second service (about 12:15).  However there is one exception. Because the Faith Fall Retreat concludes on Sept 18, Lay Ministry will meet on Sept 25. And on October 23 (another exception)

Glenda Arellano [garellan@ix.netcom.com]

 

Please Pray for us as we seek to serve in the Yucatan

 Glenda Arellano, Elizabeth Bailey, Patty Barriere, Georgianne Becker, Liz Blomberg, Amy Bundock, Jeff Chapman, Donne’ Ingalls, Kelsey Ingalls, Marc Keller, Paul Keller, Jennifer Kincaid, Kyle Markuson, Richard Markuson, Natalie Reyes, Shari Reyes, Jean Sturgis, Lindsee Tanimoto, Sydney Tanimoto, Dan Tatro, Pat Tatro, Diane Williamson, Conney Willis, Kimberley Willis

 

Saturday: Up at the crack of dawn to travel to Cancun where we will meet the directors and be transported to their base. Please pray for traveling mercies.

Sunday: Worship at the Agua Viva Presbyterian Church followed by free time for team building. Please pray for us to come together to serve.

Monday: Yucatan Peninsula Ministries transports us to work site at Kantunilkin and trains us. Please pray for strength and good health for our group.

Tuesday – Thursday: We will be getting to know our hosts and getting up early to get work done before the heat of the day. Please pray for open hearts, willing hands, and healthy bodies.

Friday: We’ll be packing up, saying goodbye to our hosts who have shared their homes with us, and looking forward to some free time. Please pray for the team and for the families they have come to know.

Saturday: Back to Cancun for shopping and sight-seeing, then on the plane for our late night arrival in Sacramento. One last prayer for traveling mercies and we’ll be back to tell you all about it on August 24th

Confirmation Class Informational Meeting

August 21    12:30 - 1:15

 

We are past due for a confirmation class here at Faith, but we are planning on making up for lost years this fall.  Any youth going into the 9th grade or above are welcome to join us this fall and become members of Faith Presbyterian Church. Confirmation, as you may know, is the process by which young people can deeply explore their faith and consider church membership.  Pastor Jeff Chapman and Kelsey Ingalls will lead this course which will also include mentors for each of our students   The class will begin in early October, but we have an informational meeting on the 21st of August right after the second service.  It is going to be a short meeting to explain what the confirmation class will look like and to answer any questions you may have.  The informational meeting is simply to find out about the course and it is totally noncommittal.  Both youth and parents are encouraged to come to the meeting in August.  Jeff and I have some cool ideas for the class and we hope to see you on the 21st.  If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call either Jeff or Kelsey at the church. 

The Second Week of Family Promise Goes Well

 

              Our second week of hosting Family Promise was from 7/24-7/31.  We had 4 families—a single mom with a 2 year old and  9 year old daughters, a mother and father with  a 2 year old and  4 month old sons, a single mom with 13 and 15 year old sons and a mom and dad with a 4 year old daughter. 

              Over 60 volunteers from Faith (Bethany did one dinner and evening program) were involved in dinner teams, desserts, evening teams, overnight teams, setting up, take down, Coordinator of the Day and laundry.  Volunteers enjoyed eating and talking with guests and playing with the children.  We were pleased to hear that one family found housing this week and one father got a job.  The families enjoyed swimming and a barbeque on Saturday night and we wish to thank the Board of the Greenhaven South Cabana Club and especially John Sugar for the arrangements.

              THANKS to our volunteers—Sue and Kent Kim, Jim and Chris Becker, Nancy Mirkin, Debbie and Nate Barton, The Chapman Family, Sally Ravas, Laurie and Emily Richardson, Conney and Dwayne Willis, Sally and Mickey Evey, Chonnie Thiessen, Glenda Arellano, Paul Keller, Andeen Lovett, Sande Trezise, Jo and Larry Thommen, Barbara and Jim Tracy, Kelsey and Donne Ingalls, Marthe Sweet, Marlene Calbo, Joyce Hathaway, Lisa Swanson-Miller and Bruce Miller, Chuck Bell, Gwen Markuson, Mary Nabors, Hall and Ilah Turner, Margie Willey, Jennifer and Catherine Smith, Donna Touros, Bob and Georgianne Becker, Bonnie McKenzie, Lara and Michael Roach, Jeff May, Cindy and Steve Canaday, Ann Johnson, Ruth Burkinshaw, Em Baker, Jan Sperling, Barbara Cabelera, Betty Keller, Vernice Brooks, Julia King, Rick and Natalie Crow, Jenna Schulz

              A special thanks to our meal coordinator, Mary Masterson, who did a “masterful” job.  Thanks, also to our staff, elders and the Faith congregation for your support and help.

              We look forward to our next Family Promise week—October 16-22.  Sue Hooper and Cynthia Crow

Vacation Bible School Recap

 

Vacation Bible School was a trainload of fun!  We had Bible Stories from Acts, Genesis, Esther, Mark, and Psalms. We also learned a little about Taiwan, N. Ireland (from our own special Cathy Healow), Brazil, Zimbabwe and Nepal. 

 

As usual it appeared the staff had as much fun as the kids although we may have been a little bit more tired.  What a great experience.

 

Thank you to Melinda Lewis, Sarah Ainsworth, Molly Bagby, Glenda Arellano, Esther Chapman, Amy Devereux, Pam Rock, Andeen Lovett, Paul Keller, Sandy Trezise, Steve Rock, Cathy Healow, Erin Ainsworth, Carol Frank, Marcella Fodor, Courtney Turner, Gary Pado, Don Lewis, John Kinney, Maddie Pado, Jackie Talle, Idell Lutz, Joyce Hathaway, Marlene Calbo, Cameron Turner, Sue Nolan, William Devereux, Alex Neufeld, and all of the last minute workers.  What a blessing you all are for all of those kids.

 

Also,  a big thanks to Susan Kim, Walt and Doran McDaniel, and all of the other people who donated their time and bakery goodies. Our Friday program was enhanced with all the special treats.

 

I wish I could draw you all of the smiling faces we saw that week.  Thank you, Sue Kirk for getting us all organized and running the show.  Thank you Faith Presbyterian Church.   Pam Rock

Christian Divorce Recovery Group Beginning in the Pocket

Riverside Wesleyan Church, just down the road from Faith, has extended an invitation to any from our congregation to join a new divorce group that is forming. The group will meet regularly and focus on spiritual and emotional healing.  To see an overview of the material they will use, go to www.divorcecare.org   If you are intererested in participating please contact Pastor Jeff Chapman or call Riverside Wesleyan directly at 391-9845

Food Closet Temps

        Food Closet needs temporary help during the summer, Can you spare 3 hours (9:00am to noon)? Call Arlene to find out what day she needs you. 428-5290  Or just show up and help for an hour or two. Food Closet is at Bethany Presbyterian Church, Fruitridge Rd and 24th Street.

Welcome Night!!!!

 

Our official kick off date for Crew is on the 7th of September and Munchies will get back into the full swing of things on the 8th.  This will be a very important night to come.  We are breaking up into small groups this year, and you wouldn’t want to miss out on your first chance to hang out with your new group.  On these two nights we will be welcoming in the new 9th and 6th graders, as well as welcoming back the old Crew and Munchies.  To make these nights even better, we have a ton of fun things planned for the kick off parties.  We are getting a bounce house that every one can play on, we are pigging out on pizza, and we will have some small group competitions.  Munchies will continue to meet from 7:00-8:30 and Crew will meet from 7:00-9:00.I can’t wait!

              The only thing I can think of that will be more fun than welcome night is our 3rd annual Kelseyville retreat!!!  This will take place on the 9th through the 11th of September. Every year we go up to Kelseyville for a start of the school year retreat and it is so much fun!  Just ask anyone that has gone on this trip and they will let you know how awesome it is.  We inner-tube behind a boat, we jet ski, we go to the drive in movies, and we have some great opportunities to get to know our small groups through lesson time.

               All this information is in the monthly calendar that we send out, so please read you calendar to get specific dates, times, and what to bring.  If you don’t get a monthly Crew or Munchies calendar, if your are going into the grades 6-12, and if you would like to start getting a calendar, then please call the church so we can get you on our mailing list!  Have a great summer!!!

 

Kelsey Ingalls

Sunday School News

 

Day at The Woods: You are invited to the annual Summer Celebration at Westminster Woods on Saturday August 6th from 1 -5pm. Walk the beautiful grounds, enjoy a delicious barbecue picnic, visit our outdoor labyrinth; and immerse yourself in the camp spirit as we sing and celebrate The day is free to all, but please call (707)874-2426, extension 0 or email info@westminsterwoods.org so we can cook for you.

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Children’s Ministry Meeting

 

              Who wants more children’s programs or activities? Well, come on over to a Children’s Ministry meeting on August 28 at 12:15New Faith members are welcome to come and brainstorm and have some fun discussing plans for the kids at Faith Church and beyond. You don’t have to have kids to help on this ministry team. Call Pam Rock at 393-1493 for information or to present ideas.

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    Sunday School for grades P - 5 is offered at the 9:00 and 11:00 service.  During the 11:00 times the students are being taught some  uplifting and joyous songs by Esther Chapman.  Please come join us!  Last Sunday we  updated our "Helping Hands" wall.  Ask your child where their hand is?  If they did not have the opportunity to add it , please have them tell us

 

There is a sign up sheet for Sunday School on the door of the Room 3 office.  We have several volunteers but can use many more.  We will be setting a date to discuss the Sunday School program with the congregation.  This will be a time to come and see the curriculum, ask about our philosophy, or anything else that may come to mind.  Please watch for the date!

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Health Ministries

Omega-3 Alternatives

 

If you want heart-healthy omega~3s, fish oil Is not your only option.

 

Omega-3 fatty acids are associated with e reduced risk of dangerous heart arrhythmias, and fish oil supplements are a great source. However, a new study shows omega-3-iich soy oil supplements may provide those heart-health benefits, too, albeit to a smaller degree. Speak to your healthcare provider about the best supplements for you.

 

More about this Tip: Foods rich in omega-3 fats include walnuts; flaxseeds; certain vegetable oils such as canola oil, mustard oil, flaxseed oil, and soybean oil; and certain seafood items such as salmon, oysters, herring, and cod. Oriiega-3 fats decrease blood levels of triglycerides, inhibit inflammation, help prevent the formation of arterial plaques, and improve blood vessel function. A new study of 58 elderly nursing home residents reveals omega-3s may help prevent potentially fatal heart arrhythmias In the study, half of the group received 2 grams of fish oil capsules per day for 6 months while the other half received the same schedule of soy oil capsules. Both groups experienced increased heart rate variability (HRV), a measure of the beat-to-beat changes in heart rate that may help protect the head from life-threatening cardiac events. The fish oil group experienced the greatest increase In HRV rate, which could correlate to a decreased risk for cardiovascular disease and heart attacks. Regular exercise helps Increase HRV as well.

       

Potluck and Music

 

An evening of food, fellowship and musical entertainment is planned for Sunday, August 28, beginning at 6:30 PM. Mark your calendars now so that you won’t miss this fun event.

 

A group of rnissionaries from Australia, Mark, Graham and Sonya, will be

with us and will be performing for us after the potluck. Their music sounds

a lot like Simon and Garfunkel and promises to be very entertaining.

 

The group is on a tour of the United States raising funds for Eagles Wings, a ministry that helps the poverty-stricken children and AIDS orphans of Zambia. All expenses for the tour are taken care of, so the Love Offering that we will be collecting will go entirely to Eagles Wings.

 

Please use the following breakdown when preparing your food for the evening:

A-E             Salad                  F-O Main Dish                      P-Z Dessert

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Doran McDaniel (683-4687)

Golf Anyone?

 

Our annual golf tournament is scheduled for Saturday, October 8th with tee times beginning at 11:30 AM. with lunch and prizes to follow. The cost for golf and lunch will be $20.00 and lunch only is $5.50.

 

Look for sign-up sheets in the Narthex beginning August J4th

 

If you have any questions, contact Don Sperling at 428-5374 or Doran McDaniel at 683-4687.

Harvest Dinner and Silent Auction

 

It’s hard to believe, but the time is getting close. The annual Harvest Dinner and Silent Auction is planned for Sunday, October 1. Mark this date on your calendar and plan to attend this fun event.

 

The “Silent Auction" is an exciting event that will again raise money to support the campership find. Start working on your contribution for the silent auction now so you’ll be ready on October 1st.

 

Look for more on this event in upcoming issues of the Presbynews. If you have any questions, please contact Doran McDaniel at 683-4687.

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Worship Helpers

 

August 7

August 14

Worship Service

9:00am

9:00am

Worship Assistant

Roy Chastain

Ruth Warner

Ushers

Bob & Tanya Anderson

Bob McCarroll Ken Finch

Greeters

Ken & Patti Bloomberg

Larry & Noreen Freund     

Sound

Bill Baker

Don Sperling

Coffee Preparers

John Sugar

Walt & Doran McDaniel

Acolytes

Mitchell Shabazian

Emily Richardson

Worship Service

11:00am

11:00am

Worship Assistant

Claire Pisor

Jim Tracy

Ushers

Bob & Barbara Powell

Jarvis & Glenda Arellano

Greeters

Dick & Betty McClure  Wayne Burkinshaw

Jerry & Priscilla Simms      Andeen Lovett

Sound

Joe Parente

Brien Bell

Coffee Servers

Debbie & Nate Barton

Dallas Love

Tellers

Helen Christenson Marilyn Becker

Bob Connett  Dick McClure

Acolytes

Catherine Smith

Sarah Ainsworth

Published by Faith Presbyterian Church

625 Florin Road, Sacramento CA

(916) 428-3439, FAX 428-0248

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Editing staff:

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Dianne Brown (Sierraskymktg@netscape.net)

Susie Hughes (susan_hughes@synectics.net)

Kathy Pehrson (kkpehrson@yahoo.com)

Marthe Sweet (marthesweet@earthlink.net)

Jeff Chapman, Pastor

Jim Zazzera, Associate Pastor

Worship 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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