Faith Presbyterian Church

Volume 32, Number 3 February 6, 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!  (time t.b.a.)


Sermon’s are Once again being Podcast!

Beginning February 4th, we will once again have an audio of the Sunday morning sermon on line.  Go to the Faith website ( and follow directions under “Audio Sermons”.  Text versions will continue to be available on line and here at church.  If you are interested in helping with this new ministry, please contact Joe Parente. The url has been changed slightly:

Music in Worship with David Horn


Reverend Dave Horn, nephew of Willis Ackman--Faith's beloved bass player, will present an evening of "Music in Worship with Dave Horn" at 7 PM Sunday February 18 at Faith Presbyterian Church.  Dave and his wife Sabra live in Minnesota.  They travel the world to share the Gospel in music with different congregations.  He writes and performs all his own music, strictly sacred; yet immensely varied in genres and styles.  Rev. Dave is looking forward to coming to Sacramento to visit with his Uncle Willis and he is hoping to get him to play along on a song or two for the evening.  He will also worship and share his musical offerings with us in the morning Worship Services.  May Tucker highly recommends a great turn out for Dave Horn.  You will experience such a richly blessed musical worship with fresh and great music from an incredibly talented musical preacher!  A free-will offering will be appreciated for the evening performance... 

Who is Invited to Take Communion Here at Faith?


I get asked this question at least once a month.  The Lord’s Supper is such an important part of our life and worship here at Faith, people want to know who, exactly, is welcome to participate.

              Folks generally understand that in the Presbyterian tradition we have what we call an open table.  What that means is that, unlike some Christian denominations, Presbyterians do not exclude others from the Lord’s Supper simply because they may come from another Christian denomination or tradition.  If a Roman Catholic or Methodist or Baptist is visiting us one Sunday, we welcome him/her to join us in this sacrament.  To emphasize this, we often remind everybody in worship that this is not a Presbyterian Table.  This is, rather, the Lord’s Table.

However, having an open table in this regard does not mean that the Lord’s Supper is something that everybody is invited to participate in.  In showing you what I mean, let me begin by quoting from the Book of Order (our denomination’s constitution).  Then I’ll make a few comments of my own.


From the Directory of Worship of the Book of Order (W-2.4011 – Who May Receive the Lord’s Supper)


“The invitation to the Lord’s Supper is extended to all who have been baptized, remembering that access to the Table is not a right conferred upon the worthy, but a privilege given to the undeserving who come in faith, repentance, and love.  In preparing to receive Christ in this Sacrament, the believer is to confess sin and brokenness, to seek reconciliation with God and neighbor, and to trust in Jesus Christ for cleansing and renewal.  Even one who doubts or whose trust is wavering may come to the Table in order to be assured of God’s love and grace in Jesus Christ.”


Let me offer a couple of reflections along these lines.

First, it is important to note that we extend the Lord’s Supper here at Faith only to those who have been baptized.  As I understand it, this is because while baptism is the sacrament of spiritual birth, the Lord’s Supper is the sacrament of spiritual growth.  Therefore, you’ve got to be born before you grow.  This is why we just baptize once (as we’re only born once) and we do the Lord’s Supper over and over again (like we eat meals over and over again).  A person needs to first come to the place where they recognize their need for Christ’s grace due to their sin, believe that Jesus is Lord and Savior, repent of their old life, and then turn fully to Christ and surrender their life to him.  When this happens, that person should be baptized as soon as possible (after they have received appropriate instruction and examination – see W-2.3012 of the Book of Order).  There is, in fact, no good reason at that point why a person should not be baptized.  Then, once baptized, he/she would be encouraged to participate fully in the Lord’s Supper. (By the way, if you are interested in being baptized, we’d love to see that happen.  Just mention that to one of our pastors.)

Second, the text from the Book or Order reminds us that we all need to remember that we approach the Table with humility.  Even those of us who are baptized need to do so this way.  We do not deserve the Lord’s Supper, but receive it as a sacrament of grace from God. 

Third, though we, at times, err in the church on making the Lord’s Table too exclusive, we have also erred in making coming to the Table too loose and casual.  The Lord’s Supper is not just a quaint little ritual we go through, but a very weighty sacrament that we are commanded in scripture to take seriously.  It’s not for the whole world, it’s for those who have come to trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  I would highly encourage you to read again Paul’s words about the seriousness with which we all should approach the Table (I Corinthians 11:17-33).  Also, consider Jesus words about not approaching the altar without a pure heart (see Matthew 5:21-26).

In the end, I believe that God does desire all of us to, at some point, come to the Lord’s Table.  The way I picture it, there is a place setting at the table for everybody.  In this sense, it is very inclusive.  However, we must always remember that there is a cost to coming.  The cost is that we give our life away to God and become his disciples.  We don’t have to be perfect to come, or to have it all figured out in our faith, or to have our lives all together.  If fact, as the above quote reminds us, we can even come with doubt or wavering trust in our hearts.  But we do have to come with all of ourselves, as broken as we may be.  I often have said here in the invitation to the Lord’s Supper that you are welcome to come to the Table if “you love Christ or even want to love Christ, if you trust Christ, or even want to trust Christ.”


For those of you who’ve asked this question, I hope this is of some help.  If not, please feel free to track down myself or one of the other pastors and we’d love to talk over any questions or concerns you have.  This sacrament, as you know, is ultimately a great mystery for us all.  It’s also a great gift.


I look forward to worshipping with you on Sunday!


Grace & Peace  ---    Jeff

Smile…and Say Cheese!!!


It’s coming soon – Faith’s new pictorial directory of our church family! This long-awaited directory will help us connect names with faces. It will serve as an outreach tool and capture the history of our church congregation.

Please participate! All we ask is that you have your picture taken by the professional photographer and meet with a portrait consultant at the church. For the next several weeks we will be making appointments in the narthex after services, so be sure to sign up soon to get the best appointment to fit your schedule.

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.

Mariage Seminar


*Saturday, Feb.10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. – “Ten Ways to Love & Freedom in Marriage” - A marriage seminar at Faith Church, featuring guest speaker Dr. David Gill.  Participants of all ages and stages of life are welcome, including non-members.  A few of our Homebuilders members saw Dr. Gill, an ethics writer, educator and consultant, speak last year and were very impressed.  This is a great investment in your marriage.  Childcare and lunch will be provided at the church.  Watch for an opportunity to register in the new year. 

Pocket Emergency Preparedness Fair


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 that are repeated three times each, an Exploration Zone with children's activities, and indoor exhibits.  You have responded very well to the first call for volunteers, and we need more.  Most shifts last two hours, and opportunities range from set-up and story telling to managing the exhibit hall and introducing speakers. See the Welcome Desk in the Narthex. 


Our participation is being conducted under the aegis of DiAnne Brown's Outreach Committee, and our own Maria Rodriguez is the Budget and Finance Chairman for the event.    

Patrick and Quinn Vaughn celebrate their first communion as ordained ministers. Below is what Cindy Canaday said at thaeir ordination in Seattle.

Words From The Calling Church

A message shared by Cindy Canaday on behalf of Faith Presbyterian Church at the Ordination of Quinn & Patrick Vaughn


Good evening.  I am so honored, both personally and on behalf of Faith Presbyterian Church, to be a part of this wonderful celebration.


The role of the Associate Pastor Nominating Committee for Faith Presbyterian church was to “select a candidate to place in nomination before the congregation” for the position of Associate Pastor for Youth and Families.  In this process, we received almost 100 responses to our call.  The congregation asked that we find someone with the following qualities and characteristics: devout follower, honest, faith filled, ethical, love of children, compassionate.


Some of what the kids in youth group wanted: sense of humor, high energy, someone that knows “what’s up”, not too old … which means not more than 30 years old!, non-judgmental of kids, approachable, NOT someone that is old and rude but thinks they’re cool and they’re really not.


Quinn and Patrick taking their vows in Seattle

Other requests we heard from the congregation: passion for youth, a woman, a man.


And finally, Pastor Jeff Chapman said the 3 C’s are important:  Character, Competence and Chemistry


In response to the above and through prayer, God’s hand brought us Patrick and Quinn Vaughn and brought them to Faith Presbyterian Church.  Although we were impressed by their qualifications, if you could have heard out loud the conversation between the committee and God, it would be:  “But we’re not looking for a clergy couple.”  “YES, you are”. “No, really, we’re not looking for a clergy couple”  … (clear throat) …. “YES, you are”. 


Not only do the Vaughns overwhelmingly fill the requests of the congregation and the youth, in speaking with Pastor Jeff Chapman recently regarding the pastoral staff at Faith he said “It doesn’t get any better than this.”


The Vaughns have only been with Faith for approximately four months and already our youth ministry has been transformed in amazing ways.  One of our youth leaders, Kim Char, offers the following words:

“They jumped in head first, wasting no time getting to know our kids, our youth leaders, and families. They've brought such a refreshing voice and spirit into our lives. Patrick and Quinn have not just been our new pastors, but our new treasured friends. Patrick is so natural and easy to connect with and God's spirit just exudes from him and pours into our lives. He speaks in such a way that not only are we left with tangible, new knowledge, but also inspired to think and dig deeper in our faith. From Quinn I have experienced a tremendous sense of sincerity and raw compassion for each student in our youth group and for every member of the youth ministry team.  Her love for what she does is deep and real. Patrick and Quinn have not only inspired and committed themselves to our spiritual journeys, but equipped us with basic self-care and self-healing techniques. They are desperate to see us grow spiritually in our own lives and with each other as a family. I cannot begin to express how wonderful it has been having these two individuals with us.  We are definitely blessed and forever changed.”

The new Reverends giving the closing blessing


I speak on behalf of the congregation in saying that we are so very thankful to God for calling Quinn and Patrick to Faith at this time.  We are also very thankful to Quinn and Patrick’s families and friends that have supported them throughout this process and in making the final decision to come to Sacramento.  As Quinn said during an interview, “It’s not Seattle, but at least it’s the West Coast”. 


On behalf of Faith Presbyterian Church, we promise to honor this call by working to accept them both as pastors of our church.  Though often incredibly joyful, the work of a pastor, at times, can also be extremely discouraging so we promise to encourage them both constantly.  We promise to stand by both Patrick and Quinn in the face of trouble and rejoice with them in the face of good times.  We promise to encourage them in their relationships – that they would not let their ministry in the church come ahead of their relationship with God and their relationship with each other.


Again, we are so thankful to all those who have been used by God over the years to nurture both Patrick and Quinn to this place.  We will work very hard in caring for them.


Thank you.

Cindy Canaday



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



Choose Your Diet -





It’s a diet for all diseases, one that is sure to get your doctor’s seal of approval. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) is the ultimate weapon in fighting hypertension and lowering blood pressure in just 14 days, according to studies sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. The DASH diet is not only endorsed but recommended by the NIH. as well as physicians.


The health benefits of the DASH diet can be attributed to a reduction in sodium consumption, along with dietary modifications that reduce the intake of fat and saturated fat. By eating more fruits, vegetables and low-fat or non-fat dairy, you’ll also lower your cholesterol, lose weight and improve your overall well-being without the assistance of medication.


The plan calls for a daily intake of 6 to 12 servings of grain and grain products. 4 to 6 servings of fruit, 4 to 6 servings of vegetables, 2 to 4 servings of low-fat or non-fat dairy foods, 1.5 to 2.5 servings of lean meats, fish and poultry and 2 to 4 servings of fats and sweets. It’s recommended you consume 3 to 6 servings of nuts, seeds and legumes a week.


Children's Ministry


Melinda Lewis Agrees to be our Interim Children’s Director through June

We are pleased to announce that Melinda Lewis has agreed with our Personnel Committee of Session to continue to serve as our Interim Children’s Director through June of 2007.  Many of you remember that Melinda took on this position after the departure of Sue Kirk last spring.  We have all been thrilled with the leadership and passion Melinda has helped maintain in the ministry here.  Any one who works with her knows what a gift she and her family are to Faith.  In the next few months, the Personnel committee hopes to announce our long term staffing plans for this position.  Questions?  Please speak to Elder Doug Johnson.


Time & Talents Offering

February 2007 ~ Ministry Opportunities


Ministry Opportunity

Date(s) Needed

Approx. Time Commitment


Sharing Music

Unlimited number of people needed to sing in the choir, sing solo, play instruments

Begin immediately – Thursdays Choir practice) & Sundays – soloists have flexible rehearsal days

Choir – 2hrs rehearsal & one service every Sunday

Soloists – rehearsal and one or both services on a particular Sunday



Music in Worship

May Tucker



Loaves & Fishes

14 people over 15 yrs old needed the second Monday every month to help prepare &/or serve meals to the homeless


Begin immediately the second Monday of the month – sign up for one month or as many as you are available


Meal preparation: 7:15AM (3-4 hrs)


Serving Meals

10:45AM (3-4 hrs)



Bob Connett

916-421-0430 (


Helping Those in Time of Need

Unlimited number of people needed to assist the Board of Deacons with memorial service receptions. Donate cookies, sandwiches, or food/meals


Begin immediately on an as-needed basis


Depends on type of donation – food would be delivered to church at a designated time


Board of Deacons

Betty McClure


Mary Masterson


Jean Kern


Pocket Emergency Preparedness Fair

Approximately 20 people (adults & youths) needed for set-up, parking lot duty, exhibit hosts, & clean-up/tear down – at Kennedy High School



Saturday March 10, 2007

8:00am – 4:00pm

(Fair hours 10:00am – 2:00pm)


2-4 hrs (depending on task)



Howard Payne


DiAnne Brown



Faith Pictorial Directory Committee

People needed to cover shifts to help with check-in and other administrative duties during the photo sittings at Faith Church

Thurs 2/22

 3pm to 9:30pm

Fri 2/23

 3pm to 9:30 pm

Sat 2/24

10 a.m. to 5 pm

Thurs 3/8

3pm to 9:30 pm

Fri 3/9

3pm to 9:30 pm

Sat 3/10

10 am to 5 pm


1 – 3 hour shifts, depending on availability of those able to help



DiAnne Brown




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


Sermon Series and Community Discussion on Sexuality and Ordination

Some of you remember that we had a Town Hall some months ago in regards to the subject of sexuality and ordination in the Presbyterian Church.  Particularly in regards to practicing homosexuals, there has been some very significant discussion and decisions made in the denomination as a whole and here at the local level.  As a part of that Town Hall, it was widely expressed that many here at Faith would like to hear thoughtful and open discussions on these issues from our pastors.  In response to that, the pastors have been prayerfully working to prepare a four-week sermon series and concurrent Wednesday evening forum which will begin the week after Easter.  Please stay tuned for more details. 


Dear Faith Friends,


Sincerest thanks for your cards, notes, well wishes, and most of all you prayers during my recent hospitalization and illness.  I am improving each day and hope to soon be back in the thick of things.


I shall be forever grateful for your outpouring of prayers, love, and concern. 


Love and blessings, Marlene Calbo


One of Faith’s Alumni

     Do you ever wonder what happened to some former Faith member? Well, Bryan Mayeda, long-time Faith member, wants us to know that Kent Lambert, son of Ivey Lambert, and one of the group from Bethany Presbyterian who helped get Faith Church organized, has had a long and successful military career. Now retired from the military, he was elected State Representative in the state of Colorado last November. Kent graduated from the Air Force Academy, rose to the rank of full colonel, and was the Air Attaché `to the state of Jordan. He now lives in Colorado Springs with wife Gretchen and daughter Melissa.

     If any reader has alumni information they would like to share, this can become a regular feature of the PresbyNews.


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).

ARCO Results for Feb 3


It wasn't the best outing of the year for the ARCOfaithfuls as we just didn't have enough people.  Never the less, we were able to earn $1058.30 for our Youth Ministry, including $22.37 in tips from the fans.  A special thanks up front to all the folks that did more than one job last night and to everyone for being flexible enough to run for their own orders, because we were so short of runners.  The ARCOfaithfuls welcomed Madelyne Carpenter (who has to be the rookie of the year, selling almost $1150 in concession goodies and balancing to within $.50, first time out!!!), and Joanne Hufford, who was a great runner, for Cathy Healow, who cashiered.  Byron Tucker was a solo act doing condiments and Jeff Tanner was both a cashier and the really COOL ICE GUY!!!!!!  Thanks to Kimberly Char for starting the carpools from the Church.  Thanks to Clair Pisor, Betty Keller, Carol Keller, and Jennie Fong for coming early to help set up.  Betty and Jennie did the inventory and your truly did the money.  When all the money was counted, we were $6.00 OVER out of $17,400 cash handled.  GOOD job cashiers and runners on both cash and inventory.  Special thanks to Dr. Craig Yamada, Jennie Fong, Greg Hood, And Joanne Hufford who don't attend Faith Presbyterian Church, but generously donated their time and talents to support our youth.

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

8.    Sunday      February 11th      6:00 p.m. start    Seattle

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

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

Is the Sanctuary Open During the Week?

Several people have recently asked if our beautiful sanctuary is open during the week for individuals to come and pray and reflect.  Though, for security reasons, we do keep the outside doors locked mid-week, you are still welcome to come and check in at the main office and, if the sanctuary is unoccupied, we’d be happy to let you in.  Church office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where’d the Drinking Fountain Go?

Some of you may noticed that the drinking fountain at the west end of the building has been removed.  We are currently working to create a second Welcome Center (similar to the one in the Narthex but smaller) which we can use to welcome people to the building during the week. 


Worship Helpers


February 11

February 18

Worship Service



Worship Assistant

Jim Park

   Vicky Chastain


Bill & Em Baker

David & Janet Leader


David & Janet Leader

Jim, Chris & Marilyn Becker


Don Sperling

David Nash

Coffee Preparers

Tom Busch

Julie Davies

Ken & Carol Eikelmann


Hailey Popham

 Jake Helmich

Worship Service



Worship Assistant

Brenda Norris

Brien Bell


Bob & Barbara Powell

David Nash

Lori Glasgow


Bill & Dee Nichols

Julia King

Jeff & DiAnne Brown

Marlene Calbo


Kevin Roberson Ken Finch

Coffee Servers

Debbie Barton Lena Newman

Gwsen Markuson


Barbara Powell Charlie Tucker

Helen Christenson

Marilyn Becker


Maegan Reynolds

Kaylah Miller

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