FOUNTAIN HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

IN TOUCH
Fountain Hills, AZ August 2017

FHPC VISION & MISSION STATEMENTS
Our Vision:
Living God’s love. calls us to . . .
Our Mission:
Reach out to all with faith and love.

Pastor Bill Good

GOD SIGHTINGS
And the disciples were filled
with joy and with the Holy
Spirit. (Acts 13:52)
One of the more endearing ele-
ments of VBS is “God Sight-
ings.” This is a daily event in
which kids come forward and
describe where and/or how
they saw God at work in their midst through their own
eyes. Some are joyously imaginative (“I saw a
whale!”). Some are eye-opening (“In the coyote by
the parking lot.”) Some are touching (“My friend held
my hand when my mom left.”). Some are downright
inspiring (“When we all worked together to make
snacks.”).

I had some God Sightings of my own this week. In
fact, I saw God repeatedly in the smiling faces and
great good cheer which prevailed amongst all the
FHPC folks who served their Lord by serving these 37
very special kids. Delight was the common state of
mind. Laughter was the language of the week. And, Daughters Danielle and Anabelle with Pastor Bill
Love was spoken plainly here.

I want to thank each and every person who prayed, SUMMER HOURS at FHPC
donated, baked, decorated, prepared, participated, and
otherwise reflected the loving presence of our Lord June ** July ** August
this week. I saw God clearly in you. No pastor could
ever ask for more. Church Service *******only ONE
10:00 AM
With the joy of an overflowing heart,
Church Office
Monday thru Thursday 8 AM to 2 PM
CLOSED ON FRIDAY
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OUR CHURCH STAFF Focus on Finance
Rev. Bill Good
Pastor/Head of Staff
Pastor Ken Brown June Income $ 30,057 Budget $ 33,533
Associate Pastor
June Expenses $ 37,150 Budget $ 37,060
Marta Ludwig
Administrative Coordinator
Debbie Fisher Yr to date Income $ 211,499 YTD Budget $ 212,466
Director of Music Ministry
Yr to date Expense $ 218,177 YTD Budget $ 218,805
Dorothy Parris
Pianist
Caryl Bates
Organist
Lynn Medley We are six months into the year, with YTD income
Custodian slightly below budget and YTD expenses are also
CHURCH TREASURER slightly below budget. Although YTD Expenses ex-
Linda Lull ceed YTD Income by approximately $6,700, most of
CHURCH SESSION this expense is due to replacing an air conditioner in the
Class of 2017 Fireside Room. We appreciate your faithfulness in
Mary Alice Bivens keeping up your pledges and contributions.
Bonnie Hollabaugh
Aleyne Larsen-Craig Respectfully,
Helen Roesch Linda Lull, Treasurer
Ron Waldo
Class of 2018
Yvonne Ellingson Non- Emergency Fire Department Number to help
Jerry Miles
Helen Quigley
seniors get up after they have fallen.
Jack Reynolds No ambulance will come, just the help that you might
Class of 2019 need.
Maria Berry
John Brockelman 480-945-6311
Tim Halchuck
Bob Lull
Terri Schmidt
Carol Skewes On the Inside:
Bill Good, Pastor .. .. … … .. .. .. . … .. .. … . … .. .. .. . . .. 1
BOARD OF DEACONS 2
Focus on Finance.. .. .. .. .. … .. .. .. .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . .
Moderator: Linda Warren
Upcoming Events: .. .. . … .. .. . … .. .. … .. .. . .. ..… . . 3
Class of 2017 4
Mission Ministry . . … . . . .. .. .. .. . . . .. . . . . … .. . . . . .
Michele Hasley
What the Experts said…. .. . .. .. . … .. .. . .. .. … .. .. . .. . 5
Mary Lee Lehrich
Presbyterian Women .. .. .. …. .. . . . . .. . … .. . . .. . . .. .. 6
Bonnie Matty
Thank You Note .. .. .. .. ... .. …. .. .. . .... …. .. .. . . . . .. 7
Linda Warren
Library Footnotes.. … .. …. .…. …. …. …. …. …. …… 8
Class of 2018 9
Hymn Sing & BBQ …. .. .. .. . .. … .. . .. . . . .. .. .. . . .. .. .
Mary Martinson
Vacation Bible School . .. . … .. .. .. . .. . . .. .. . . . .. . .. . . .. 12
Elvira Ruiz
Music Ministry .. … … .. .. .. .. …. . . . . .. . . .. . . . . .. . .. 14
Ray Schmidt
Lockboxes for Seniors. .. .. .. … … … .. .. .. .. .. .. . . .. . .. 15
Bob Titus
Not Yet a Member? .. .. .. . . . … . … . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . 15
Class of 2019 16
FHPC Foundation.. .. … .. .. . … .. .. . .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . .
Louise Jones
Facebook. .. .. … .. .. .. .. . .. … .. .. . .. … … . .. .. .. .. . . .. 16
Dorothy Rudack
Did You Know? .. .. .. . .. .. … .. .. .. .. . . … .. . . .. . . . . .. 17
Clarence Utter
Do You Know Who this is ? . .. .. .. ... .. .. .. .. .. . . . … ... 18
Nancy Wulfmeier
Necrology for 2017… .. … .. . . .. … .. … . .. . . .. . . …… 19
****** August Birthdays . .. ... .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Education Room .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . .. .. … … . . .. . . . . . . 20
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Upcoming Events

Hilltop Hospitality is sponsoring a
free Pizza-Movie Night at
6:00 PM
Friday, September 16th!

“The Secret Life of Pets”

Max (Louis C.K.) is a spoiled terrier who enjoys a comfortable life
in a New York building until his owner adopts Duke, a giant and un-
ruly canine. During their walk outside, they encounter a group of
ferocious alley cats and wind up in a truck that's bound for the
pound. Luckily, a rebellious bunny named Snowball swoops in to
save the doggy duo from captivity. In exchange, Snowball demands
that Max and Duke join his gang of abandoned pets on a mission
against the humans who've done them wrong.

Love’s Lesson Compelled to Share

A new school year promises new adventure, challenges and In 2 Kings 7, a great siege is lifted when God
friends—as well as new classes, homework and lessons. But the causes the Arameans, Israel’s enemies, to flee. Initially,
most important (and simplest) lesson we can learn is summed up some lepers at the city gate keep the victory quiet, hiding
by 19th. Century hymn written by Jane Eliza Leeson: the spoils of war. Then they realize, “What we’re doing
is not right. This is a day of good news and we are keep-
Savior, teach me day by day ing it to ourselves” (verse 9, NIV).
love’s sweet lesson to obey, How often we keep the good news of God’s
sweeter lesson cannot be, grace and salvation to ourselves! Yet it’s intended for
loving him who first loved me. everyone, and there’s plenty to go around. In fact, it never
ends. Who in your life needs to hear that news today?

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Mission Ministry

Water For MANA
House – MANA (Marine, Christ’s Hands
Army, Navy, Air Force)
House is a shelter in PHX for In World War II, bombs destroyed a church in
homeless veterans. Even Strasbourg, France. As parishioners cleared the rubble, they
though the weather is cool- discovered a statue of Jesus that was now missing both hands.
ing, it can still be hot for
those living on the streets. A visiting sculptor later offered to make repairs, but
Please continue to drop off church members declined saying Christ “has no hands to
cases of water to the church minister to the needy or feed the hungry or enrich the poor—
Jack Reynolds, Elder office. As of July 20, FHPC except our hands. He inspires. We perform.”
has
donated 46 cases this summer to
the MANA. It is much needed St. Teresa of Avila wrote:
and appreciated. Christ has no body but yours;
No hands, no feet on earth but yours.
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
To address the urgent need at Extended Hands Food
compassion on this world.
Bank, the Committee has sent $1000 to ($500 from Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good.
budget/$500 from rummage sale proceeds) to address the Yours are the hands with which he blesses all the world.
summer demand from families with school children since Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
they do not receive a meal at school. Yours are the eyes, you are his body.
Christ has no body now but yours.
Haiti Outreach Project - The Mission Committee
and staff, have extended an invitation to Haiti missionary
Fr. Marc Boisvert (Monique Reynolds’ brother) to preach
-The Newsletter Newsletter
on Sunday, October 29 . The Committee is also consider- by Communication Resources, Inc
ing a reception for one evening that week. A possibility
could be Wednesday evening, November 1 in lieu of The
Way. More details to follow.

MISSION PROJECT – SUPPORT OUR TROOPS/VETERANS

The warm months have arrived and our Mission Committee is again sponsoring our “Summer Pro-
ject for Veterans”. We are collecting short-sleeved t-shirt’s and socks through the months of June and
July with anticipated delivery to MANA House and other Veteran facilities by mid-August. During
the summer here, living conditions can be extremely hard for many veterans who are not fortunate
enough to be living in a facility but living on the streets. A new clean t-shirt and a pair of socks can
make all the difference to them. Please consider this project when you are out and about at our local
stores. They all have t-shirts and socks.
You may place your donations in one of the two collection boxes, one located in the Narthex on the
table and the other one is located in the Fellowship Center on the left side as you enter, or you may also
make a drop-off at the Church office and they will call me. Also remember that along with these items,
magazines, gently used clothing, DVD’s, CD’s, games and puzzle books, are collected and delivered
continuously throughout the year. Deliveries are made when there are enough items collected to do so. And speaking of deliv-
eries, two deliveries have been made during the last few weeks and that indeed sets a record. Thank you again very much for
remembering our Veterans and others in need.
Donna Sims,
Mission Committee
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What the Experts Said...

“The horse is here to stay but the automobile is only a novelty -a fad.”
“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.”
- The president of the Michigan Savings Bank advising Henry
- Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943
Ford’s lawyer not to invest in the Ford Motor Co., 1903

“This telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as “The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value.
a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.” Who would pay for a message sent to no one in particular?”
- Western Union internal memo, 1876 - Associates of David Sarnoff responding to the
latter’s call for investment in the radio in 1921

“There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.” “Television won’t last because people will soon get tired of
- Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital staring at a plywood box every night.”
Equipment Corporation (DEC), in a talk given to - Darryl Zanuck, movie producer,
1977 World Future 20th Century Fox, 1946
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Presbyterian Women
Morning Circle

Join us this fall as we begin a study of the
Book of Psalms using the Stonecroft Bible
Study Christ in the Psalms available from
Amazon. Did you know that the Book of
Psalms was the national songbook of the Jew-
ish Nation and that Jesus quoted the Psalms
on eleven occasions? Learn about this and
more when we meet on the second Thursday of every month
starting September 14 at 9:00 in the Adult Center. Please read
and answer questions in Chapter 1. For more information, call
Monique Reynolds at 336-382-8733.

One day, a man walking down a path, saw a butterfly cocoon
that was about to open. As he watched, a small opening ap-
peared in the cocoon. The man sat and watched for the butter-
fly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through
that little hole.

So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of
scissors and opened the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged
easily. But it had a withered body, it was tiny and its wings
were shriveled.

What the man, in his kindness and his Goodwill, did not un-
derstand, was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle re-
quired for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening, were
nature’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly
into its wings, so that it would be ready for flight once it
achieved its freedom from the cocoon.

I asked for strength. . . . And I was given difficulties to make
me strong.

I asked for wisdom. . . . And I was given problems to solve.

I asked for prosperity. . . . And I was given a brain and brawn
to work.

I asked for favors. . . .and I was given opportunities.

I received nothing I wanted. . . . but I received
EVERTHING I needed.
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Dear Fellow Church Members,

As most of you know I am battling Prostate Cancer. Actually it’s been ongoing for 7 years. The support
I have received from the congregation has been overwhelming. I wanted to stand up on a Sunday and
thank you for your support, but as many of you know during times of stress your emotions are very near
the surface. I am not sure this old Marine could hold it together without shedding tears. I will try and con-
vey my thanks with this letter.

I have been a Church member all my life. The Churches I belonged to were all pretty good. Caryl and
I have been members of FHPC for 32 years. Without a doubt this is the friendliest Church that I have ever
belonged to. The last couple of years that I have been doing Chemo the support of my Church through
their offers to help, cards, letters, food and phone calls have been great. The number of folks that have
been praying for us are unbelievable. Between my families, good friends and my Church family your sup-
port has been outstanding.

Our Church is blessed with two caring Pastors. Bill and Ken are the best. It seems like every once in a
while they insert something in their sermons that related directly to me. These are hands on guys and the
Church and its people are the better for it. I thank you gentlemen for your support and prayers.

If it wasn’t for your support and prayers, I do not think I would be here to write this letter to you. Pas-
tor Charles Swindoll made this statement: “Don’t resent affliction as an intruder-welcome it as God’s invi-
tation to trust him.

About all I can do is continually ask for your prayers. God Bless each and every of you.

Yours in Christ,

Aerial View Biblical Garden
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Library Footnotes
“Where the Wind Leads”
By Vinh Chung

“Where the Wind Leads” is a tribute to courage, There are a total of 10 children in Vinh’s fam-
sacrifice, faith and a reminder that the American ily. Between these children they have a total
dream is still possible. Once you have read it of twenty-one college degrees. Their occupa-
you will never forget it. tions include respiratory therapist, teachers,
engineers, optometrists, dentists and physi-
The Chung family was wealthy and controlled a cians. Vinh himself has a successful private
rice-milling empire worth millions in Saigon. medical practice in Colorado Springs. He is
They were always able to adjust to any govern- saving lives as a surgeon and is also helping
ment regime until the North Koreans took over to save lives as a World Vision donor and
the country. board member.

The story begins when the last American heli- Vinh became a citizen in this country when he
copter leaves Saigon. Vinh was three and a half became twenty-one. He was asked about be-
years old when his family realizes that they have coming an American. This was his answer.
to escape. The entire family secretly escapes on “Being an American involves a set of shared
several fishing boats and they become the boat people. values and beliefs about opportunity, prosperity, and
fairness. Generations of refugees and immigrants
They land in Malaysia to discover that they are not who came to this country understood and shared those
wanted. The Malaysian soldiers rope off an area on the values and beliefs, and by doing so some of them be-
beach and the refugees must stay inside the guarded area. came more American than many who were born
Eventually the three boats are towed for 22 hours out into here.”
the China Sea. There the ropes are cut and the boat people
are left to die without food or water. This book makes you believe in
second chances, miracles and
In the meantime World Vision, which is an organization the God who gives them both.
that works to change the lives of millions of children each It is a tale of how God’s grace
day, decided to help these boat people. They find a ship can bring an individual from
and a crew and set out into the China Sea. They are only certain death to flourishing life.
able to locate the one boat carrying Vinh’s family. Five God has a purpose for your life.
months later the family is sponsored by a small Lutheran
Church in Arkansas and arrive in this country. Through all Happy reading!
of this time the Chung family met many obstacles. They
soon realize that there is a higher being watching over Donna Yordy
them and taking care of them.

Stop, look and listen
Literature, painting, music—the most basic lesson that all art teaches us is to stop, look and listen to
life on this planet, including our own lives, as a vastly richer, deeper, more mysterious business than most of
the time it ever occurs to us to suspect as we bumble along from day to day on automatic pilot, …
When Jesus [says] that the greatest command of all is to love God and to love our neighbor, he too is
asking us to pay attention. If we are to love God, we must first stop, look and listen for him in what is happen-
ing around us and inside us. If we are to love our neighbors, before doing anything else we must see our
neighbors. With our imagination as well as our eyes, that is to say like artists, we must see not just their faces
but the life behind and within their faces, Here it is love that is the frame we see them in.
- Frederick Buechner, Whistling in the Dark
-The Newsletter Newsletter
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HYMN SING & SUMMER BBQ … June 4
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HYMN SING & SUMMER BBQ … June 4
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HYMN SING & SUMMER BBQ … June 4

More photos on page 12...
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Vacation Bible School ...2017
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Vacation Bible School ...2017

VBS is so exhausting!
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Music Ministry
I have been enjoying what
has come out of the blended eating, singing and playing instruments. All of their
service all summer. mothers stay, chit-chatting motherly talk with Kristi
I have enjoyed realizing I'm Robinson and Bill, whose children are among the 9
not late and have a whole young ones. Kristi has really been talking this place up,
hour more to get ready; knowing the moms from school where I teach these
I have enjoyed the Summer young ones. She knows moms and dads need real mom
Singers that have really been and dad talk, and I love seeing it happen. Good job,
able to work closely with Kristi!
me in creating some great,
tight harmony in singing Watch the bulletins for the start-up dates of the Celebra-
music that has moved us tion Singers rehearsal, the Celebration Ringers re-
across genres quite well. hearsal, the Pearwood Recorders rehearsal, and the con-
I have enjoyed getting eggs tinued rehearsal of Hilltop, the children and this new
Debbie Fisher, Director of Music
at Phil's a couple of times group of singers whose name must be re-thought on,
by being there before noon after church. that we might continue singing some of these arrange-
I have enjoyed watching a few of the folks that express ments suited for a smaller ensemble. We will let you
their worship at the 11:15 service sit next to those who know the name when we have finished deciding.
express their worship at the 9:00 service greet one an-
other warmly, knowing better who we all are. "Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you
teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through
I do find that I am more aware that I won't be able to catch
psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit singing to God with
the sermon a second time, in case I missed something, and gratitude in your hearts."
the possibility that I might hear something once more that Colossians 3:16
just brings my mind closer to understanding the depths of
God's waters. Deborah Fisher
I have enjoyed nurturing the youngest of our congregation Director of Music Ministries
on Wednesdays in the Fellowship Center, along with
some of their young friends from school, playing games,
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How can you help? Lockboxes for Seniors
Fry's Community Rewards Program
The more our church family shops at Fry's, the more mone-
tary support our church will have. Won't you consider reg-
istering to allow Fry's to donate a portion of your grocery
expenditures to our church programs?
How to Re-Enroll for the
Fry’s Community Rewards Program
1. * Go to www.FrysCommunityRewards.com
2. * Click on ‘Sign-In’.
3. Enter your email and password, click on ‘sign in’.
4. Click on your name (top right hand corner),
under ‘Account Summary’ scroll down to
“Community Rewards”.
5. Click on ‘Edit’ under Community Rewards.
6. Under Find Your Organization: Enter the NPO
number or name of organization then select
‘search’. (You can get the NPO number from ** FREE **
your organization.) It is #84123 JUST CALL
7. Under ‘Select Your Organization’, click on the
circle next to your organization. John Brockelman
8. Click on ‘Enroll’ 602-359-2388
If you have re-enrolled correctly, you should see a
green box with ‘Your enrollment in the Community
Rewards Program has been updated. Thank you for
participating!’ You will also see the information listed
under ‘Community Rewards’ on your Account Sum-
mary page.

The Log in Your Eye
This humorous illustration of how not to get along at college also demonstrates Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 7:3-5.
A young man from Scotland went to study at an English university. A month into the school year, his mother
visited and asked how he liked living in the dorm. “It’s awful!” he exclaimed. “The fellow in the room next
door bangs his head on the wall constantly, and the one on the other side screams all day.”
“How do you stand it?” his mother asked in amazement. “Oh, I ignore them,” her son
-The Newsletter Newsletter
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Not Yet A Member?
*If you are attending our church and don’t have membership in another church, you can join our church by profession
of faith and receiving the Sacrament of Baptism or, if you’ve already been baptized, you can join by reaffirmation of faith in
Jesus Christ.
*If you belong to another church, but would like to transfer your membership to
our church, we can arrange for a letter of transfer from your current membership church
to ours.
*If you are a winter visitor and are an active member of another church “back
home”, you can become an affiliate member at our church here and maintain your full
active membership there.

For additional information, please contact Aleyne Larsen-Craig at 602-625-6201,
Yvonne Ellingson at 480-471-1027 or call the church office at 480-837-1763. Aleyne Larsen-Craig Yvonne Ellingson
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Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church Foundation

Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church Foundation
“An Investment Today for the Life of Our Church Tomorrow”

CONTRIBUTING TO THE FOUNDATION

This is the third and final article explaining the operating procedures of the Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church Foundation.

In thinking about creating a gift (funds of bequest) to the Foundation, have you considered what happens to your gift? What are
the procedures for distributing your gift? Here is an overview of what takes place with the Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church
Foundation when this situation occurs.

1. Please notify the Church office of the death. The office will notify the Foundation.
2. The Foundation will contact the Administrator/Executor concerning the death.
3. The Document (Will and/or Trust) is read. The question of Probate is answered.
a. The Administrator/Executor informs the Foundation of the results.
b. If the document must go to Probate, the procedure is set aside until it has been resolved. Once that happens,
continue with step 4.
4. Foundation and Administrator/Executor resolve the details of the document.
5. When the document contains directions for the use of the gift, the Foundation notifies the Session and appropriate
Ministerial Unit (s).
6. If the gift is undesignated the Foundation notifies the Session and they determine the usage of the gift. The Session
completes a Foundation Request Form and submits it to the Foundation.
7. After all interested parties have approved the usage, the Foundation will distribute the gift.
8. The Foundation will notify the giving party as to how the gift was distributed and thank them.

The Foundation will be in hiatus from May 20th to September 15th. If you have any questions or want to get in contact with the
Foundation, please call the Church office. They will contact a Trustee who will get back to you.

Enjoy the summer!

Foundation Board of Trustees

Gary Oakeson 480-837-5563 Jean Ipema 480-837-1770
Matt Jefferson 480-837-6001 Dawn Lau 480-837-2607
Roy Nickel 480-688-8392 Ben Fast 480-837-1119
Tim Halchuck 978-618-7150

Facebook
FACEBOOK PAGE: Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church

Go to our website and click on Facebook on our home page. When you are there also click on the like it
icon. When you do that you will get news feeds directly from our site whenever anything new is
added. It is just another way to stay connected.
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Did YOU Know?...

Cynical Philosopher...

Just read that 4,153,237 people got married last
year. Not to cause any trouble but shouldn't that be an
even number?

I find it ironic that the colors red, white, and blue stand
for freedom until they are flashing behind you.

Did you know that dolphins are so smart that within a
few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand
on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish?

I think my neighbor is stalking me as she's been
googling my name on her computer. I saw it through
my telescope last night.

Money talks ...but all mine ever says is good-bye.

My 60 year kindergarten reunion is coming up soon
and I’m worried about the 175 pounds I’ve gained
since then.

The pharmacist asked me my birth date again today.
I’m pretty sure she’s going to get me something.

I think it's pretty cool how Chinese people made a lan-
guage entirely out of tattoos.
The line in this map shows all of the world's
Internet connections in 1969

The pastor is in
Every Tuesday morning on New York City’s Upper Our Good God
East Side, Gregory Fryer sits in a Peanuts-style booth of-
fering prayer and a listening ear to people passing by. Ini- For the love of God is broader
tially the pastor wanted to draw attention to his church, but than the measure of man’s mind;
instead he ended up noticing all the “hungry hearts” in the
and the heart of the Eternal
neighborhood. Fryer has been pleasantly surprised by all
is most wonderfully kind.
the people who open up to him. “I think they like the idea of
a pastor being on the sidewalk,” he says. If our love were but more faithful,
Although a sign on the booth reads “Spiritual ad- we should take Him at His word;
vice 5 cents,” the pastor keeps a plate of nickels handy if and our life would be thanksgiving
people want to put one in his jar. Some people donate for the goodness of the Lord.
much more –and some even pray for Fryer. —Frederick W. Faber
The pastor says he was inspired by Peanuts char-
acter Lucy van Pelt, who has the audacity, the courage to
brazenly sit there out in public and offer to deal with impor-
tant matters. -The Newsletter Newsletter
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-The Newsletter Newsletter
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Do you know who this is?
If you have been here at FHPC for
years, you know Toni Patterson. She is
an extraordinary chef, baker and
flower arranger par excel lance. Thank
you Toni for the awesome and delicious
lemon meringue pie!

-your biggest fan, Marta Ludwig

One or the other
Either we trust in God, and in that case we neither
trust in ourselves, nor in our fellow-men, nor in cir-
cumstances, nor in anything besides; or we do
trust in one or more of these, and in that case do
not trust in God.

- George Muller

********

My young grandson called the other day to wish
me Happy Birthday. He asked me how old I was,
and I told him, "62."
He was quiet for a moment, and then he asked,
"Did you start at 1?"

********

Grief
Grief is perhaps the most difficult of human emo-
tions to face, though it also has the potential for
being the most therapeutic. Grief isn’t a bad thing;
it’s the cost of having loved. If we hadn’t loved, if
we hadn’t cared, we wouldn’t grieve. And our lives
would have been even emptier.

-The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc
page 19 August 2017

Hospitalized? Call the church!
If you are sick, hospitalized or home recovering from ill-
ness, we want you to call the church and let us know! In a con-
gregation like ours where people leave in droves for extended
summer months, it is easy for the staff, elders and deacons to
assume, when we don’t see someone, that they are simply
With deepest sympathy we list “vacationing away”. The truth is that some of you are sick and
those members who have passed we are not aware of it.
away in 2017. You can help us by simply letting one of the staff know of your
situation. We have an excellent support system in place due to
Norma Boysen the diligent efforts of our deacons. Help us serve you by com-
Harry Grider municating your situation.
Mary Braund
Russ Larson
Cecyl Herguth
Richard Stockwell
Glen Ford Doing faith
Amy Martinson
Ann Stavely Faith is better understood as a verb than as a
Arlene Olsen noun, as a process than as a possession. It is on-
Mary Morris again-off-again rather than once-and-for-all.
Wendell Hinkley Faith is not being sure where you’re going, but
Norma Shultz going anyway. A journey without maps. {As
the theologian } Paul Tillich said. . . Doubt isn’t
the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith .

— Frederick Buechner
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Matthew 25:21

Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented. It was ruled
'Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden'...and thus, the word
GOLF entered into the English language.

HAPPY AUGUST BIRTHDAYS!
08/01 Diane Runfola 08/09 Letha Neely 08/23 Lynn Medley
08/02 Harold Hutchinson 08/10 Ben Owens 08/23 JJ Prokupek
08/03 Carol Hencz 08/13 Pat Ahrens 08/26 Maria Berry
08/04 Jerry Miles 08/15 Byron Hodgson 08/26 Kent Martinson
08/06 Rodger Bachman 08/17 Andy Hasley 08/27 Richard Uphoff
08/08 Ken Brown 08/17 Suzie McCready 08/29 Keith Junk
08/08 Norm Collins 08/18 Mary Ann Nickel 08/30 Margie Brown
08/20 Wanda Collins
Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church
13001 N. Fountain Hills Boulevard
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

In Touch is published monthly; deadline for each issue is the 15th of the month before publication.
News and information should be submitted to the church office in hard copy, or email to
fhpc.marta@gmail.com Editor, Marta Ludwig; Proof Readers: Phyllis Rapp & Helen Roesch; Staff Pho-
tographers: Gary Oakeson & Michele Hasley;

Thank you Bonnie Hollabaugh and Noelle and Logan Derksen for the wonderful job you did in cleaning up
and organizing the blue Education Room. It looks fabulous.

Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church
13001 Fountain Hills Blvd. - Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Phone - (480) 837-1763 Fax - (480) 837-1729 Office E-Mail Address: fhpc.marta@gmail.com
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. www.fhpresbyterian.info
Pastor/Head of Staff: Rev Bill Good email: fhpc.billg@gmail.com cell phone: 480-329-8090