Faith Presbyterian Church

Volume 30, Number 18 August 30, 2005

625 Florin Road, Sacramento, CA 95831


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


(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

Tuesdays 8 pm.

Kelsey Ingalls 428-3439


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 10 Rudy Buehler wedding shower 2-5:00pm

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

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.

Notes from the August 15 Session Meeting


                It was a great pleasure to meet with seven new members and welcome them to Faith Presbyterian Church           

                 Reports from the Mexico trip were positive.

                Several factors gleaned from a previous discussion on the Long Range Plan based on the recent Mission Study were discussed -ie. size of session, duties of a nominating committee, vision of the “big picture”, flexibility and delegating ministry duties to the committees with session concentrating on recruiting, managing, selling vision, delegation, and encouragement.

                A five member committee will be appointed to perform an audit of church records. It was also voted to employ a CPA to assist and guide this committee in completion of documents necessary to complete the re-incorporation process.

                The Nominating Committee will be presenting a slate of candidates for the Associate Pastor Nominating Committee at the August 28th congregational meeting.

                Estimated budgets have been requested from all committee chairs.

                Continuing the ARCO program for 10 games coming up was approved.

                A representative from the Presbytery Committee on Ministry will be with us at the September 12 meeting.

Submitted by Joyce Hathaway, Clerk of Session.

Making the Devil Tremble


One of the most exciting activities I have so far participated in here at Faith has been the monthly Gathering for Prayer meetings.  So far we’ve held three, each on the first Wednesday of the month.  Many of you, I know have participated.  (The next one, by the way, is September 7th at 6:00.)


Everywhere I turn these days it seems God is reminding me that nothing of eternal significance is going to happen in this church or community apart from prayer. 


Recently I read these words from Corrie Tenboom, the great Dutch Christian woman who risked her life in World War II to hide Jews from the Nazis.

When Christians have meetings, the devil smiles;

When Christians make great plans, the devils laughs;

When Christians pray, the devil trembles. 

Should we have meetings here at Faith?  Absolutely.  It wouldn’t be a Presbyterian church without lots of meetings!  Should we make plans?  Yes.  Very careful plans.  We would be fools not to do so.  But we should also be reminded that meetings and plans are two things that can be very easily done without God.  And in many churches they are.  But prayer, if nothing else, is an acknowledgement that we cannot accomplish anything of eternal value without God.  And that is why I am committed to working towards to the place where prayer is the most important activity done in our congregation.


I saw this tangibly evidenced on our recent mission trip to the Yucatan in Mexico.  I know that many, many of you here at home were praying for our team daily.  Our team spent significant amounts of time before and during the trip in prayer.  And I believe we saw some things happen that only God could have done, things like incredible unity between such different people and lives that were changed forever.


As we get ready to enter into another year here at Faith I truly have no idea what God has in store for us.  But I have no doubt that his plans are wonderfully beyond our imagination, if only we can continue to turn to God in prayer, seeking his guidance, his strength, his grace, and his transformation.


The prayer of a righteous person [or, I’d add, a righteous church] is powerful and effective.

–James 5:16

It also makes the devil tremble.


I look forward to worshipping with you this Sunday.


Grace & Peace,




Rudy Buehler Wedding Shower

.Even though he’s living far away in Fresno, Rudy Buehler will always be one of Faith’s own – and now he’s getting married! Join us to congratulate Rudy and meet Sara at an all church shower in their honor, in the courtyard and the choir room on Saturday, September 10, from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. Rudy and Sara are registered at Target and Pier One. Please call Sue Moak at 515-4942 or email Conney Willis at with any questions.


Eagles Wings entertain at the August 28 potluck


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.

Family Promise is coming to Faith October 16-23


              You can now sign up for the week of October 16th – 23rd on the whiteboard on the wall across from the church office. Volunteers are needed fro dinner, evening activities and overnight teams, setup and take down teams, laundry handler and coordinator of the day.

              If necessary, we will take signups in the narthex on September 25.

              If you haven’t volunteered but are interested, talk with someone who has. If you have questions, call Cynthia Crow 392-9141 or Sue Hooper 393-2633.

Martin Beal’s Big Band Concert

If you enjoy the sounds of a BIG BAND in live concert consider attending Martin's 1940's BIG BAND RADIO SHOW September 30, 2005 at 8:00 pm at the Crest Theater
1013 K Street. Martin Beal is the vocalist and Band Leader.
Tickets are $15.00 General Admission $10.00 Senior's 55+ available through or Crest Theater Box Office Open Monday-Thursday 4:30-8:00 pm Fri-Sat-Sun 12:30-8:00 pm or call Pat Beal at (916) 686-9657.

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.

New Addresses

Bob & Tanya Anderson

1200 10th Ave

Sacto CA  95818

 (916)  806-2589

Elizabeth Gray

2925 Ironwood Way

West Sacramento CA 95691

(916)  212-5703

Health Ministries

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Part Two



What are the symptoms?


Usually you will not feel any warning signs or symptoms of high blood pressure, and you will not know you have t until a health professional takes a blood pressure reading. Hypertension develops slowly and can cause serious organ damage, usually without any symptoms.


If you develop severe high blood pressure, you may have headaches, visual disturbances! nausea and vomiting. Malignant high blood pressure (hypertensive crisis), which is hypertension that rises rapidly, can also cause these symptoms. Untreated malignant hypertension can damage the brain, heart, eyes, or kidneys. It is a medical emergency that requires immediate hospitalization.


Overtime, if you do not receive treatment for your high blood pressure, you may experience symptoms caused by damage to your heart, kidney, or eyes, including coronary artery disease, stroke, and kidney (renal) failure


How is high blood pressure diagnosed?


Most people find out they have high blood pressure during a routine doctor visit. To confirm that you have high blood pressure, your blood pressure must reach or exceed 140/90mm Hg on three or more separate occasions. It is usually measured 1 to 2 weeks apart. Except in very severe cases, the diagnosis is not based on a single measurement.


If there is reason to suspect that the blood pressure measurements taken in the doctor’s office do not represent your accurate blood pressure (if, for example, you have while-coat hypertension), you may need to check your blood pressure away from the doctor’s office. Your blood pressure can rise more than 20mm Hg systolic and 10 mm Hg diastolic from white-coat hypertension. Even routine activities, such as attending a meeting, can raise your blood pressure by that amount. Other factors that can raise your blood pressure include commuting to work, exposure to cold, and drinking large amounts of alcohol.


Your doctor may have you check your blood pressure at home 3 times a day and keep a record of the readings. Or you may need to wear an automated blood pressure cuff that periodically inflates and takes blood pressure measurements during the day. This is called ambulatory blood pressure monitoring.


How is it treated?



If you fall into the prehypertension range (120—139/80—89 mm Hg), your doctor will likely recommend lifestyle modifications, including losing excess weight, exercising, limiting alcohol, cuffing back on salt, quitting smoking. and following the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet. The DASH eating plan is a low-fat and low-saturated-fat diet that emphasizes eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy foods.


If you have high blood pressure (140—159/90—99mm Hg) and you do not have any organ damage or other risk factors for heart disease (uncomplicated high blood pressure), your doctor will likely recommend lifestyle changes and possibly medications. Most people with high blood pressure will need two or more medications, including a thiazide-type diuretic to lower their blood pressure to below 140/90 mm Hg, the goal for people with uncomplicated hypertension. If you have other conditions, such as diabetes, heart failure, or chronic kidney disease, your goal blood pressure is lower: 130/80 mm Hg.


If your blood pressure is 160—179/100—109 mm Hg or higher, you and your doctor may need to try various combinations of medications to find what works best for you. You will also need to make aggressive lifestyle changes.


Overall, your treatment will depend upon how high your blood pressure is, whether you have other medical conditions, such as diabetes, and whether any organs have already been damaged. Your risk of developing other diseases, especially heart disease, will be another important factor your doctor

Time To Save Those Nugget Receipts


Help contribute to our Campership Fund by turning in your Nugget Receipts. Receipts must be dated September 1 2005 ------  June 15, 2006 and only receipts for cash or debit amounts are accepted. Receipt box is located outside the office door. Questions? Contact Ruth Burkinshaw at 393-3169.

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.

Working ARCO for Faith’s Youth


Triennium, Marine World, 30 Hour Famine, Manteca Water Slides, Kelseyville Retreat, Lock-ins, Westminster Woods… what do all of these have in common???  They are all youth group activities that have been partially funded by the ARCO account here at the church. 

The Arco account are funds set aside specifically for Crew and Munchies to use to subsidize trips and activities that would otherwise cost a lot of money out of the church budget or the pockets of the parent’s.  Over the last few years we have earned several thousands of dollars for the youth groups by working at a concession stand during home games for the Sacramento Kings.  We get over $1000 per game and it is a great fundraiser for the youth groups. 

There needs to be 35 people helping per game.  You don’t have to have kids in the youth program to work, but if you do it is a great way to give back to Crew and Munchies.  The only prerequisite is that all workers have to be 18 or older. 

Working the games is really fun and it is a great way to get to know other parents and church members.  For a schedule of upcoming games, more information, or to sign up for games, please email Kelsey Ingalls at or call the church 482-3439.  We are trying to get as many people as we can to sign up before the season starts.  Thanks for your support, and we will see you at ARCO!!!

Thank you to all the people who have put in many hours of hard work at ARCO in the past.  You are all amazing!!!!!


Kelsey Ingalls


Worship Helpers


September 4

September 11

Worship Service



Worship Assistant

Alice Parente

Ross Leader


Chuck & Pat Beal

Sandra Fresize Melodi Andreson


Deorgianne & Bob Becker Sandra Trezise

Jim, Chris, Amanda Becker


Bill Baker

Don Sperling

Coffee Preparers

Jim & Betty Park

Hal & Ilah Turner


Samantha Parillo

Emily Richardson

Worship Service



Worship Assistant

Rick Crow

Nancy Remley-Johnson


Chuck & Brien Bell l

David Nash  Lori Glasgow


Bob & Barbara Powell

Ann Johnson

Teri & Dave Williamson Wayne Burkinshaw


Joe Parente

Brien Bell

Coffee Servers

Dallas Love

Ruth Warner


Helen Christenson Marily Becker

Bob Connett Dick McClure


Zoe Bill

Gabriella McDaniel

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