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PresbyNews

Faith Presbyterian Church

Volume 30, Number 17 August 16, 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 21  Informational meeting re Confirmation Class

August 28   Potluck and music

September 4 Food Closet Bags on 1st Sunday

September 7 Older Adult Study Group 2-3:00pm

September 7th  6-7:00pm Prayer Gathering

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

September 11 Pancake Breakfast 8:00am to Noon

September 16, 17, 18  Faith Family Retreat

October 2  Harvest Dinner & Auction

October 8 Golf tournament

October 16 -22 Family Promise at Faith

October 22 Ototo African Children's Choir at Faith

Young Family Fellowship

 

     Are you interested in meeting and fellowshipping with other parents who have elementary age children? . 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]

 

Adult Choir Begins September First

 

       Be there!!! Come check out some of the music slated for Fall and Christmas. AS always, we’ll try for a mix of new and proven choral treasures. Help us to step out with praise and (blessed) assurance.

        September 1 at 7:30pm. “I know of no substitute for adequate rehearsal”

                            Dennis Merwin, Choir Director, for more information.

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. 

A GREAT CHANCE TO SERVE

 

Usher Training is scheduled for Sunday, August 28, 2005 at 12:15 pm in the Sanctuary.  The training will be 30-45 minutes.  Serving as an Usher requires standing, walking and passing the plates to the Congregation and taking them forward to the Minister.  Anyone who is currently serving or would be interested in serving as an Usher should plan to attend this short training session.

 

Worship Committee also has other opportunities to serve.

Involves lighting the candles on the Communion Table to begin the service and extinguishing them to end the service.  Children from 4th through 6th grade usually serve as Acolytes.  Erin Ainsworth is the coordinator.

Involves putting a white cloth, juice and bread on the Communion Table in the Sanctuary prior to early service and cleaning up after the service. 

Mary Nabers is the coordinator.

(Only current or previous Elders and Deacons may serve Communion)

              Martha Smith is the coordinator

 

Involves Standing at the door to the Narthex before the service and Welcoming all those who come to worship at Faith.  Patty Boyd is the coordinator.

 

Spending approximately an hour each week in the Sanctuary generally straightening up and replacing the pew envelopes, prayer cards, note papers and pencils.

Pat Beal is the coordinator

 

Don’t be afraid of this job.  David Nash is the coordinator and an excellent teacher.  The sound board at Faith is fairly simple to learn.

 

Duties noted above.  Rick Crow is the coordinator

 

Read the scripture, lead the congregation in the Prayer of Confession, and ask the Ushers to come forward.  Being comfortable speaking in front of others is important.

              Pat Beal is the coordinator

 

As you can see, all of the responsibilities listed have a coordinator who will work with you.  We also have periodic short training sessions through out the year.  So don’t miss the opportunity to renew or learn new skills while serving your Church.

 

If you have an interest in serving Faith Church in any of the above categories, please mark the appropriate box and place in the Worship Box in Narthex.

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

On August 14 the Yucatan mission trippers were back in church and singing to the congreation, a song in Spanish that they learned from their host church. Well done, folks.

                           

A Guide for Prayer

September 7, 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 105

 

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 rebuilding of lives and areas torn apart by this years Tsunami’s.

•          For those recently affected by the terrorist bombings in London.

•          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 Presbyterian Church (PCUSA). 

•          For the environment of our world.  That people would gain a strong sense of stewardship for the world with which we have been entrusted.

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, particularly those in the Pocket area.

•          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 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 the people of the village of Kantunilkin, recently visited by our Mexico Mission team, that God would strengthen and grow their church.

 

 

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.

Older Adults Study Group

 

Once again, we are starting a study group which will meet on the first Wednesday of each month, from 2-3 pm. The book selection will be announced in the near future. Jim Zazzera leads a lively discussion   Our first meeting will be September 7th.  Please join us, all are welcome.  A sign-up sheet is available in the Narthex on Sunday mornings.  For more information, call Hilde Tetlow.

Pancake Breakfast

 

There will be a Pancake Breakfast (really will be this time) Sunday September 11 from 8:00am to Noon. All proceeds will benefit S.S.I.P.. Charlie Tucker for information.

Faith Folk enjoying the August 12 Rivercats game.

Watoto Concert

 

On Saturday, October 22, Faith church will host the Watoto African Children’s Choir.  The choir consists of AIDS orphans who are traveling throughout the United States raising money for their orphanage. The concert is sponsored by the 15 churches of the South Sacramento Interfaith Partnership ( S. S. I. P.) who are asked to provide six homes to house two children and one adult each. (This a different choir than the African children’s choir that recently performed in our area) Tickets will be $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for children.  Charlie Tucker is the contact person at Faith if you have questions or want to volunteer to house performers.

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.

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.

Health Ministries

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Part One

 

 

What is high blood pressure?

When   you have high blood pressure, or hypertension, the force of blood against your artery walls is too strong. High blood pressure can damage your arteries, heart, and kidneys, and lead to atherosclerosis and stroke.  Hypertension is called a silent killer because it does not cause symptoms unless it is severely high and, without your knowing it, causes major organ damage if not treated.

Your blood pressure measurement consists of two numbers: systolic and diastolic.

·    The systolic measurement’s the pressure of blood against your artery walls when the heart has just finished pumping (contracting). It is the first or top number of a blood pressure reading.

·    The diastolic measurement is the pressure of blood against your artery walls between heartbeats, when the heart is relaxed and filling with blood. It is the second or bottom number in a blood pressure reading.

 

Level

Systolic

Diastolic

High blood pressure is:

140 or above

90 or above

Prehypertension is:

120 to 139

80 to 89

Normal adult (age 18 or older) blood pressure is:

119 or below

79 or below

 

Millions of people whose blood pressure was previously considered borderline high (130--1 391/85—89mm Hg) or normal (120/80) now fall into the “prehypertension range, based on new, more aggressive high blood pressure guidelines from the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee (JNC 7) on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure.

 

Because new studies show the risk of heart disease and stroke begins to increase at lower blood pressures than previously believed, health experts lowered the acceptable normal range to promote more aggressive and earlier treatment of high blood pressure.

 

What causes high blood pressure?

                In most cases, a doctor may not be able to pinpoint the exact cause of your high blood pressure. But several (actors are known to increase blood pressure, including obesity, heavy alcohol use, family history of high blood pressure, high salt intake, and aging.  A sedentary lifestyle, stress, low potassium intake, low calcium intake, and resistance to insulin may also cause your blood pressure to rise.

(To be continued in the August 30 PresbyNews)

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.

The donation forms will be in the narthex.

 

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

Sacramento Loaves & Fishes

 

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your continued service at Loaves & Fishes.

Your dedication in preparing and serving meals is truly appreciated. With your help, we are able to provide quality assistance to our guests. We would like to inform you of a few changes at Loaves & Fishes that will be affecting volunteers...

Our dining room director, Beth, will be leaving the kitchen in order to take a position at Maryhouse. The new kitchen director will he Dawna Barkes.

Jesuit Volunteers will be leaving us. Thus, we will be relying even more on dedicated volunteers like you to fill the gap and help us continue to serve our brothers and sisters in need.

There will be a time change concerning the food-serving shift in the dining room. All volunteers must arrive by 10:45 in order to serve; duties will be assigned promptly. If you want a particular job, you must arrive on time. Those who are late may not receive the job they prefer or if all the jobs are filled, they may be sent home.

The dining room is a licensed restaurant and as such must follow specific food and safety guidelines. Therefore. all volunteers must be present for the daily food and safety introduction, Please, children 14 and over only. Dress comfortably for kitchen work, this will include standing. We suggest wearing jeans, T-shirts, and sport shoes. For health and safety reasons, please no open toed shoes, short shorts, or sleeveless tops. We will provide aprons for your use.

Loaves & Fishes depends on you the volunteer. With your help, stomachs are filled, needs are met, and the least of our brothers and sisters are served. You dedication and heart of servitude is much appreciated. Together we are making a difference and together we will continue to make a difference in the lives of the poorest of the poor.

Sincerely, Ed Smith Volunteer Coordinator

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Worship Helpers

 

August 21

August 28

Worship Service

9:00am

9:00am

Worship Assistant

Gary Pado

Brenda Norris

Ushers

Don & Jan Sperling

Bill & Em Baker

Greeters

Mary Nabers Marvette Swayzer Mariln Becker

Larry & Noreen Freund     

Sound

David Nash

David Nash

Coffee Preparers

Tom Busch

Jeff & DiAnne Brown

Acolytes

Nina Dramer

Catherine Smith

Worship Service

11:00am

11:00am

Worship Assistant

Lori Glasgow

Vicky Chastain

Ushers

Rick & Cynthia Crow l

Bob & Barbara Powell

Greeters

Bob & Tanya Anderson

Jeff & DiAnne Brown

Sound

Ken Finch

George Warner

Coffee Servers

Carol Eikelmann

Paul & Betty Keller

Tellers

Kitty Tatro Jarvis Arellano

Barbara Powell Charlie Tucker

Acolytes

Samantha Parillo

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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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