Faith Presbyterian Church

Volume 32, Number 4 February 20, 2007

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

Munchies Bible Study 9:00am


(Jr. High School Fellowship)

Thursdays 7-9:00pm

Patrick Vaughn


Sr. High Fellowship

Wednesdays 7-8:30 pm.

Quinn Vaughn

Faith Presbyterian Church

2007 Schedule of Lent

A Journey to Jerusalem

Lent is the 40-day period of renewal and preparation before Easter.  It begins on Ash Wednesday.  For hundreds of years, Lent has been an important season for Christians to meditate, study, pray, participate in spiritual disciplines, and renew their vows to the Lord as they strive to increase their understanding of Christ’s sacrifice and resurrection.  Our hope is that you, and others you might invite, would participate fully in the Lenten activities we have scheduled here at Faith.  May God renew us and prepare us to celebrate again all he did for us on the cross and at the empty tomb!



Ash Wednesday

-Wednesday, February 21, 6:30 p.m.

-All-church dinner at 5:45 p.m. in Link Hall


Joan Stock Class – Encounters on the Way to Jerusalem

-Sunday mornings, Feb. 25-April 22, 9:30-10:30, Room 2


Wednesday Evening Lent Worship & Lord’s Supper

Gathering Around the Table

-Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., February 28-March 28


Palm Sunday Worship

-Sunday, April 1st, 9:00 & 11:00


Maundy Thursday Worship

-Thursday, April 5th, 7:00 p.m. (All-church dinner at 6:00)


Good Friday Stations of the Cross

-Self-guided service on April 6th, anytime from 4:00-8:00 p.m.


Easter Sunday Worship

-Sunday, April 8th, 9:00 & 11:00

-Also, we’ll have a Sunrise service this year!  (time6:30AM)


Being a Trustee – A Few Thoughts on Stewardship


If we are faithful Christians we are also trustees of what God has given us. Pastor Jeff read in a recent sermon from Genesis 1:1: "in the beginning there was nothing and God created."  If God created, then God has ownership of what is created.  He has not turned his back on what has resulted from this creation.  In Psalm 24.2 it says: "The earth is the Lord's and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it." 

We have been given a trust.  In Corithinians 4:2, it says: "Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful."  Trust and faithfulness coincide together.  A trustee has responsibilities to care for what belongs to someone else.  A trustee of an estate has responsibilities to handle the assets of the estate wisely on behalf of the beneficiaries. 

So what do we do with those things entrusted to us?   That is one of the key questions we continually must consider.  The question, of course, involves more than just financial stewardship, for it ultimately involves all that has been given to us by God, our time, our abilities, our relationships, our knowledge, and even our very bodies. 

              What a remarkable God we serve to have entrusted us with so much!

              Grace & Peace,

              The Stewardship Committee

Smile…and Say Cheese!!!


It’s coming soon – Faith’s new pictorial directory of our church family!

The scheduled dates for photography and portrait viewing are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Feb. 22, 23, and 24, and Thursday, Friday, and Saturday March 9, 10, and 11. Please schedule your portrait appointment as soon as possible. Our new pictorial directory won’t be complete without you!

DiAnne Brown 395-6129 for questions.

P. W. Meeting February 28th. 


 Our speaker will be Sherry Reeve (daughter of Roy and Marge Smart).  Sherry is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University and obtained her Master of Arts degree in Education.  Sherry wrote, produced and co-hosted a local cable program entitled, "Encouraging Word".

Sherry is currently a minister with her husband to The Cause Community Church In Brea, California.

PW Bible Study 10:30 Lunch will be provided at 11:30.

About Sherry Reeve


     Sherry is an experienced teacher who ministers to both adults and children and has written curriculum for pre-schoolers and elementary children.  She is also trained in teaching children with various learning disabilities, behavior problems, and attention deficit disorders.

     Sherry graduated from Azusa Pacific University where she met and later married her husband, Bob.  She also obtained her Masters of Arts degree in Education.  Additionally, Sherry wrote, produced and co-hosted a local cable television program entitled, “Encouraging Word.”  She also started a pre-school and elementary school.

     Pastors Bob and Sherry Reeve currently minister to The Cause Community Church in Brea, California which they founded in 2005.  They have been married for 29 years.  Their sons,  John and his wife Jenny, Joshua and his wife Elisabeth, and their daughter, Shannon, are also serving with them at The Cause Community Church.

     Sherry is a gifted, anointed, powerful teacher of the Word of God and is practical and humorous.  Whether speaking alone or co-leading Marriage and Family Seminars with her husband, Bob, Sherry is practical and insightful.  She is a speaker to Women’s Groups and for church events throughout the country and has spoken internationally


Cotton Patch Gospel Returns


David L. MacDonald will present the Broadway Playhouse Production of the popular musical Cotton Patch Gospel during March as a benefit for Family Promise.  St. Anthony’s Catholic Church will host 2 performances:  Saturday, March 17th at 7:00 and Sunday, March 18th at 3:00.  Donations of $10 for adults and $5 for children are requested.  This presentation of the story of Jesus in contemporary language and bluegrass music is intended for all ages.  Everyone is invited.  Tickets will be available after February 15th from Cynthia Crow (392-9141).

Faith’s Homebuilders


Homebuilders is a Faith fellowship group for anybody who is a parent of a child—from babies to a high-schoolers.  It is a great place for your kids to connect with other children of the church and for you to get to know some other adults.  You can mark your calendars now, because our events take place on the second weekend of each month. 

Here is what is coming in March…Bunko at the Popham’s! 

              When:  Friday, March 9th at 7:00 (Adults only)

              Where:  9668 Rubellite Court, Elk Grove

              Please RSVP to John or Stephanie at (916) 686-3662 or




What is the Supper Club? Many of you may not know. The Supper Club is one of the best ways to get to know others at Faith in a social atmosphere. This is how it works. Supper Clubs will take place on the first Sunday evening of the months of March, April, May and June. We'll begin taking sign ups the first part of February. We then divide people into four groups of two people for a total of eight. Couples and singles can participate. We have four categories: host, main dish, salad and/or vegetable and dessert. Each month you will be with a different group of people. One month you will be asked to host, one to bring the main dish, one a salad and/or vegetable and one a dessert. On the month that you will be the host, dinner will be at your home. As host you will provide beverages, appetizers (if you wish) and bread or rolls. Everything else will be brought by others in your group. When it is your month to host you will contact your guests a couple of weeks before and let them know what time to come and directions to your home. Most of the time people can bring whatever they wish (they may have a specialty) or you may want to have a theme, such as a barbecue. On the other months you will be going to someone else's home and you will bring what is in the category assigned to you. By the time Supper Club is over you will know a little more about and have a connection to a couple of dozen people! Many friendships have begun this way. PLEASE do not hesitate to sign up or call me with questions. Supper Club comes around just once a year so don't miss out. A sign up sheet will be in the narthex at the Welcome Center. Elder of Fellowship, Kitty Tatro 393-4734


  Managing Your Medications

  What do good mystery novels and new prescriptions have in common>  Both can keep you  guessing,   Doctors should communicate six basic points whenever they prescribe a new  medication.  Unfortunately,  research shows they usually deliver only about four  of  them.  For the full story, ask these six critical questions when you're given a  drug.  

              1.  What's the name (trade or generic) of the medication?  

              2.  Why are you prescribing it for me?  

              3.  What are the potential side effects

              4.  How much should I take  (how many pills, teaspoons, etc)? 

              5.  How many doses do I need each day, and what time should I take them? 

              6.  How long should I take the medication? 

 Not taking your medication correctly can lead to some serious health trouble, such as a hospital stay for side effects, an unintentional overdose, or a relapse of  your  original condition. About 50 percent of people who need medications for the long  term  to manage health conditions stop taking them within 6 months of their last  doctor's appointment-- a major no-no.

Whether you quit your pills because you didn't know the answer to question 6, or because you feel better, experience side effects, or want to save money, there's really only one good reason you should ever stop taking medication:  Your doctor  tells you to. So help your doctor help you.  Jot down notes about your medication,  ask for printed information---do whatever it takes to make your  instructions crystal  clear.  Then,  follow the doctors orders.

Children's Ministry

 Children’s Ministry


Three important dates:

  June 3rd –Youth Sunday

  June 10th – Children’s Worship Begins
   July 9-13th – Vacation Bible School



Children’s Worship is beginning in a few short months.  Reverend Jeri Viera Dahlke from the Sacramento Presbytery has volunteered to come on March 11 at 12:15 to share with us some of her experiences with Children’s Worship.  We hope that you will consider joining us for this informative meeting.  Lunch and childcare will be provided.  Please let Elder Pam Rock (393-1493) know if you will be able to attend.


On a different note… Imagine that you are checking your mailbox and you just noticed that you have received an unexpected letter.  A friend was thinking about you and decided to write you a nice note.  It is a wonderful feeling and if you are like most people you can’t help but smile.  Well recently, the children learned the importance of taking care of those in need.  As a project, the children made Get Well and other friendly cards for some of Faith’s sick and elderly. The children were tickled to know that they were doing something nice for somebody else. 


Many times I hear adults say things such as I don’t have time to write a note or I don’t know what to say.  Let the children be your inspiration because the cards only contained one or two words, yet the message was priceless.  Who have you been thinking about lately?  I encourage you to take a few minutes to respond to God’s gentle tug and write a note to a friend or somebody that could just use a little extra cheer.   I guarantee that it will definitely make that person’s day brighter.   ~Ms. Melinda

The Pocket Emergency Preparedness Fair will be on Saturday March 10th from 10 to 2 at JFK high school.  This is a free family-friendly event with five workshop sessions,  an Exploration Zone with children's activities, and indoor exhibits.  Faith Church is a supporter with volunteers and funds. There is still time to sign up as a volunteer!  See the Welcome Desk in the Narthex for information and signups. Our church parking lot will be available in case there is an overflow parking problem at the event.  Call Howard Payne to volunteer or for more information.

Children’s Concert at Faith


On Saturday March 17  at 3:30pm, Faith Church will host the Chorister’s Guild Festival. There will be over one hundred children working with a nationally known children’s choir director and composer named Janael Krehbiel. The concert will last about an hour. One children’s choir will be using handbells. This is a wonderful opportunity for Faith’s young people to sing with a large group.

Janeal Krehbiel, is the founder and director of the Lawrence Children’s Choir, and is a clinician and festival director for churches and schools throughout the United States. She has been the featured clinician at St. Olaf College, Westminster Choir College, Montreal Music Conference, and the North Carolina Summer Instate of the Choral Art. She has held seminars at colleges and universities, directed camps and festivals, and published many articles about choral music for children and youth.

Call Carolyn Tillman if you have questions.

Do you have a career talent or experience

you’re willing to share?


If so, the Lay Ministry Committee invites you to sign up below so that

those searching for the right career field or looking to change professions

might contact you. We have so much talent to share in our church,

and this is just one more opportunity to make a positive difference in

someone else’s life.

What is involved? That really depends on you and the person who contacts

you. At a minimum, it might be simply a phone call. If more interest

develops and it is workable, it might mean a day of shadowing you on

the job. There are many options, and how it unfolds is entirely up to you.

We just want to help make the linkage. Retirees who have stayed current

in their fields are encouraged to participate.

              If you are interested in this project, please call Glenda Arellano 393-9679 or

e-mail to

If you would like to have your name listed along with your field of

expertise, please complete the form below and send it to the church

office or put it in the offering plate.


Field of Expertise

Phone Number

E-mail Address


Family Promise Executive Family Promise of Sacramento is looking for an Executive Director.  This
innovative program provides shelter to homeless families (up to 14
individuals at one time) by means of a congregation hospitality network and
its volunteers, and effectively delivers social services at a
Center. Candidate needs to have a passion for assisting homeless families
achieve self-sufficiency, and work with various faith communities in a
non-proselytizing position.  If interested, call Patty Fado at 971-364

Next Family Promise Week is

March 18 – March 25


You can sign up for our next week of Family Promise on the whiteboard on the wall opposite the church office. Volunteers are needed for dinner, evening activity, overnight teams, set up and take down teams, laundry, transporting mattresses to the next church and Team Leaders.. If necessary, we will take sign-ups in the narthex on February 25 after the 1st and 2nd services.

If you have not volunteered but are interested, talk to someone who has or team up with them. If you have questions, call Cynthia Crow 392-9141 or Sue Hooper 393-2633.


Cotton Patch Gospel Returns


David L. MacDonald will again present the Broadway Playhouse Production of the popular musical Cotton Patch Gospel during March as a benefit for Family Promise.  St. Anthony’s Catholic Church will host 2 performances:  Saturday, March 17th at 7:00 and Sunday, March 18th at 3:00.  The sound difficulties which occurred last year have been corrected and the choreography has been reworked.  Donations of $10 for adults and $5 for children are requested.  This presentation of the story of Jesus in contemporary language and bluegrass music is intended for all ages.  Everyone is invited.  Tickets will be available after February 15th from Cynthia Crow (392-9141).

Faith’s Pastors do the Kings Gig


We earned $1057.50 for our Youth Ministries at the February 11 Kings game.  Thanks to ALL the Pastors for helping out!! Thanks to Pastor Patrick Vaughn for managing the condiment stations, along with Byron Tucker.  Thanks to our Super Rev. Volunteer Very Cool ICE GUY, Pastor Jim Zazzera.  Pastor Jeff had a first: his cash balanced to the penny!! Way to go!!  I can't leave out Pastor Quinn Vaughn who suspiciously seems to have a special gift for pouring beer. 


The  ARCOfaithfuls welcomed Liz Shahbazian, Laurie Richardson, Rebecca Greenstein, Lynn Yamboa, and Paul Hefner.  Thanks to all the regulars who do carpools, setting up, counting the cash and all that it takes to run the concession stand.


.  We have a nice long rest and then two games in April ( 6th and 13th, both Friday nights).  Thanks for your support all season long, and see you in April.  Paul Keller

The ARCO schedule of games for the Kings' 2006/2007 NBA season.  Faith received exactly the games that we asked for as follows.

    Friday      April 6th          7:00 p.m. start    Utah

.   Friday      April 13th         7:00 p.m. start    Golden State


Worship Helpers


February 25

March 4

Worship Service



Worship Assistant

Hal Turner

   David Leader


Donna Touros

Sandi Trezise

Jim & Betty Park


Ken & Patty Blomberg

Patty Boyd

Donna Touros


David Nash

Bill Baker

Coffee Preparers

Dave & Teri Williamson

Ken & Carol Eikelmann


Joey Healow

 Jake Helmich

Worship Service



Worship Assistant

Nancy Remley-Johnson

Terry Mangum


Walt & Doran McDaniel

Chuck & Brien Bell


Chuck & Hilde Tetlow

Jack Warren

Tom & Dorothy Hughes

Melodi Anderson


Carroll Collier Joe Parente

Coffee Servers

Bob & Georgianne Becker

Margaret Finch


Bob Connett

Dick McClure

Kitty Tatro

Jarvis Arellano


Cole Fahey

Maegan Reynolds

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