Fountain Hills, AZ October 2017

Our Vision:
Living God’s love. calls us to . . .
Our Mission:
Reach out to all with faith and love.

Helen Quigley, Elder
Watters for all of their work; it would
WHAT HAPPENED TO SUMMER? never have been completed without
It seems like it was just a few weeks ago that I was writing
something to explain our summer schedule for June, July Our Worship & Music Committee is
and August. The next thing I knew, summer was over and never idle, and we never pass up the
we are getting ready for fall and the return of our winter opportunity to be happy while we do
families. Seems like summer came and left before I got our jobs. If you want to be busy and
around to enjoying the slower pace I was anticipating. enjoy working with others, please join
It often seems to me that being busy is another word for
being happy, and some of our Worship & Music Committee If Worship & Music doesn’t interest
members experienced lots of “happy” this past summer. you, find another area of service and
Helen Quigley, Elder
We were asked to make the Narthex a more welcoming and volunteer to help. Any of the fol-
attractive first impression for our Church Family, as well as lowing would be happy to hear from you.
new comers, as they enter our Church building.
Building & Grounds: Bob Lull
We met several times to figure out what we could do and Christian Formation: Bonnie Hollabaugh/Terri Schmidt
what we didn’t think would work. Then, we got started on Hilltop Hospitality: Helen Roesch/Maria Berry
the “do it yourself” projects like painting furniture. We Mission: Jack Reynolds/Mary Alice Bivens
shopped for accessories, had the walls painted, and worked Outreach/Communication: Aleyne Larsen-Craig/Yvonne
at all the other things that needed doing. Ellingson
Technical: Ron Waldo
We knew that whatever we did or how hard we worked at
it, it was impossible to please everyone. So, we did our Worship & Music Committee is thankful to have had this
best and hope that we were able to please most of our opportunity to serve our Lord and our Church during the
Church Family. We had a wonderful summer of working past summer, and we are looking forward to continuing our
together and shared lots of fun times, such as when a crane service during another busy year at FHPC.
would have come in handy to get us up off the floor after
painting chair legs. A big thank you to Gail Botsford, Carol Helen Quigley, Chair
Hencz, Jean Ipema, Dieter Ludwig, Bob Lull and Bev Worship & Music

Get Connected - - - Come & Join our Church Family!

Inquiry Class, Tuesday, October 3 at 5:00 PM Narthex
Thinking of joining our church, but have questions or inquiries that you would
like to address? Meet with Pastor Bill, Aleyne Larsen-Craig and Yvonne El-
lingson for an Inquiry Meeting.
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OUR CHURCH STAFF Focus on Finance
Rev. Bill Good
Pastor/Head of Staff
Pastor Ken Brown August Income $ 26,889 Budget $ 32,485
Associate Pastor
August Expenses $ 31,898 Budget $ 29,890
Marta Ludwig
Administrative Coordinator
Debbie Fisher Yr to date Income $ 280,683 YTD Budget $ 277,583
Director of Music Ministry
Yr to date Expense $ 279,806 YTD Budget $ 280,660
Dorothy Parris
Caryl Bates
Lynn Medley August was a sluggish month. Overall we are keeping
Custodian pace with our budget. The upcoming months should
CHURCH TREASURER show improvement. We appreciate your faithfulness in
Linda Lull keeping your pledges and contributions up-to-date.
Class of 2017 Respectfully,
Mary Alice Bivens Linda Lull, Treasurer
Bonnie Hollabaugh
Aleyne Larsen-Craig
Helen Roesch
Ron Waldo October 29, Reformation Sunday
Class of 2018 Join us as the Mission Ministry Team
Yvonne Ellingson presents Father Marc Boisvert of Haiti
Jerry Miles Pwoje Espwa Free the Kids Mission on
Helen Quigley Sunday, October 29.
Jack Reynolds
Class of 2019
Maria Berry
John Brockelman
Tim Halchuck On the Inside:
Bob Lull Helen Quigley, Elder .. .. … … .. .. .. . … .. .. … . … .. .. .. 1
Terri Schmidt Focus on Finance.. .. .. .. .. … .. .. .. .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . 2
Carol Skewes Upcoming Events: .. .. . … .. .. . … .. .. … .. .. . .. ..… . . .. 3
Mission Ministry . . … . . . .. .. .. .. . . . .. . . . . … .. . . . . . . . 4
BOARD OF DEACONS Pastor Ken going to Nepal .. .. .. .. . .. . .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. . 5
Moderator: Linda Warren Presbyterian Women .. .. .. …. .. . . . . .. . … .. . . .. . . .. .. .. 6
Class of 2017 Hilltop Outing to Cabaret . .. .. …. .. .. . .... …. .. .. . . . . .. 7
Michele Hasley Mississippi River Cruise. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. ….. .. . .. . . . 7
Mary Lee Lehrich Library Footnotes.. … .. …. .…. …. …. …. …. …. …… 8
Bonnie Matty Thanksgiving Dinner . . … .. … ……. … .. .. .. … .. . . . . . 9
Linda Warren Free Hearing Loss Support Group . … .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. 9
Class of 2018 Wednesdays Children's Choir .. .. . .. … .. . .. . . . .. .. .. . . .. 10
Mary Martinson Pizza & a Movie . . . .. . … .. .. .. . .. . . .. .. . . . .. . .. . . .. 11
Elvira Ruiz Pat Covault Memorial Concert Series 2018.. .. .. . . .. .. .. . 12
Ray Schmidt Christian Formation .. .. … .. … … . . .. .. .. . .. .. . . . . . . 13
Bob Titus Music Ministry .. … … .. .. .. .. …. . . . . .. . . .. . . . . .. . .. 14
Class of 2019 U.S. Military Medallions .. … ….. … .. … .. …. .. . . . . . 14
Louise Jones Lockboxes for Seniors. .. .. .. … … … .. .. .. .. .. .. . . .. . .. 15
Dorothy Rudack Not Yet a Member? .. .. .. . . . … . … . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . 15
Clarence Utter FHPC Foundation.. .. … .. .. . … .. .. . .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . 16
Nancy Wulfmeier Facebook. .. .. … .. .. .. .. . .. … .. .. . .. … … . .. .. .. .. . . .. 16
10 Commandments .. .. .. .. .. . . . .. . . . . … . . . . . . . .. . . .. 17
****** 18
Member Spotlight...Did you Know? .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . … ...
Necrology for 2017… .. … .. . . .. … .. … . .. . . .. . . …… 19
October Birthdays . .. ... .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . 19
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Upcoming Events

Remembering Glen Campbell
7:00 pm - October 8, 2017
$20 General Admission
Fellowship Center Coffee House

Invite Family, Friends and Neighbors to our
next Friend Sunday

Also appearing at the 9 am and 11:15 am October 22, 2017
Worship Services on October 8


You are invited to a special presentation

by Missionary Father Marc Boisvert
Pwoje Espwa (Project Hope) Haiti

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
At 6:00 pm
All Military retired and active
in the Fellowship Center
Save 10% on groceries at Safeway
15th of every month
Espwa schools provide affordable education to over 1200
resident and non-resident kids from Southern Haiti
The World Bank recently reported that more than 200,000
Haitian children lack access to any form of education.
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Mission Ministry
have a Christmas without us provid-
COMING ATTRACTIONS from the Mission Committee: ing it. Our goal this year is 150
On Sunday, October 29 our guest preacher will be missionary boxes. The campaign, sponsored by
Fr. Marc Boisvert. Marc started Samaritan’s Purse, will kick-off on
a project for children in Haiti 20 Sunday, October 8. The filled
years ago. He will be here to boxes will be collected in the church
share his story of the plight of office and the committee will de-
children in that impoverished liver them to the collection site the
country that includes child traf- week of November 12. Let’s all get behind this wonderful
ficking and slavery. His story is project. It not only benefits the children, it’s fun for us to
one of Hope. Hence, the name do as well. Look for more details as we move into October.
of the project is known to the
children as Pwoje Espwa
(Project Hope). Marc will also Extended Hands Food Bank has made an
be giving a talk in the Fellow- urgent request for help. A friend of EHFB
ship Hall on the evening of has offered to match up to $25,000 for gifts
Jack Reynolds, Elder
Wednesday, November 1. The received by October 15. Your love will go
public will be invited. Please twice as far to provide food for neighbors
visit for more information. who have fallen on hard times. As of this
writing, $16,793 has been raised. If this
“Christmas is coming the goose is getting fat, please put a project touches your heart, please send your donation to the
penny in the old man’s hat.” Well, we’re not really asking office and mark EHFB in the memo line. The Mission
you to do that but something even more significant. FHPC Committee has already sent $500 from their budget and
will again be asking members to fill the Christmas boxes as $500 from the rummage sale proceeds but more is needed to
we did last year. Last year’s campaign was very successful as reach their goal. Thank you.
we filled 127 boxes for children around the world who won’t

I would like to take this opportunity to say a special thank you to all of you who again supported the Mission Committee’s
Summer Project to help our homeless veterans and others who find themselves in circumstances beyond their control and who
welcome being given a brand new t-shirt and a new pair of socks, along with other items. I was able to fill one whole box with
brand new t-shirts and one whole box of brand new socks. Along with these items, a total of 10 boxes, 3 bags of clothing, and
one whole box of toiletries were donated to the project and picked up from my garage by MANA House (see picture). I was
honored by the driver’s comments about the generosity of FHPC and his remembering the number of times he himself has
picked up donations from us.
You may place your donations in one of two collection boxes, one located in the Fellowship Center on the left side as you en-
ter, and the other one located in the Church office. The office will notify me when items are left there. I would also like to re-
mind you that along with these items, magazines, gently used clothing, DVD’s, CD’s, games and puzzle books, are also col-
lected and delivered con-
tinuously throughout the
year. Deliveries are made
when there are enough
items collected to do so.
Thank you again very much
for remembering how im-
portant this project is and
thank you again for remem-
bering our Veterans and
others in need.

Donna Sims,
Mission Committee
In Touch
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is also perched across the Himalayas from its far-more-
famous neighbor: Tibet. Think the Dalai Lama. But I’m
not going to Nepal to ogle its geography or peruse its
countless religious sites.
I am going to Nepal because there is a glaring need for
a veteran pastor to go there and train the pastors who
are scattered in towns and villages all over the hilly
countryside. You see, pastors in Nepal have no formal
training. No Bible College classes. No Seminary ex-
perience. Nothing but net . . . the internet, that is.
(Yikes, that’s a scary thought!) They were chosen to
lead churches because they have the heart to shepherd
people. But their formal qualifications are severely
limited. Or lacking altogether.
In addition, most of them have served as pastors for no
Why Would You Go There? more than 2 years. They are doing what they can with
Pastor Ken what little equipping and equipment they have. But
On July 4, 2016, Haiti wasn’t even on my radar. That weekend they need more! Desperately! They need someone to
I met my granddaughter’s teacher in San Diego who was Hai- come alongside and train them about basic theological
tian. I had no idea then that 3 ½ months later I would be sched- truths and ministry priorities. That’s where I come in.
uled to fly to Haiti; a flight that was preempted by Hurricane That’s why I’m going to Nepal.
Matthew scoring a direct hit on the western tip of Haiti where I Here’s the way I see it. I have the opportunity to impact
was planning to visit. So that trip was delayed a few months, the lives of dozens and dozens and dozens of novice
but I did go. pastors who will each, in turn, impact the lives of hun-
On July 4, 2017, Nepal was not on my radar, either. I had no dreds and hundreds or thousands of men, women, boys
idea at that time that I would be scheduled to fly to Nepal on and girls over their lifetimes. How’s that for return on
November 1. But when God calls you to go. You don’t say, investment?
“I’m sorry, but that doesn’t fit into my plans for the fall.” You Plus, I get to make that impact on the very front end of
can try, but it won’t work. I know. I tried . . . and it didn’t their ministry careers. I can change the lives of the very
work! people who will change lives of many, many, many
So what in the world would possess someone to make a trip to more people . . . people that I won’t ever get to meet in
a small country that most people couldn’t locate on a decent- this life. Since my Personal Mission Statement is “I
sized globe? Especially a country that is half-way around the want to live my life to change lives,” it was really not
world from Phoenix. A country that can be reached only by difficult for me to say “Yes!” to this profound opportu-
spending more than 30 hours in planes and airports. One way! nity.

I mean, I like to fly. But the thought of sitting in a prototypical Do I look forward to spend all those hours in planes
airline seat for 15 hours just to get across the Pacific to land in and airports to get there and get back? NO! Do I find it
communist China . . . I don’t like that thought. Nor do I like the easy to sleep on planes? Are you kidding? Do I like the
thought of hopping on another plane a couple hours later to thought of being surrounded by people who speak a
spend 5 more hours winging my way to Katmandu. language that is totally foreign to my ears? NOT at all!
So why would I have voluntarily booked said flights at my own Do I relish the thought of only being able to speak to
expense to travel to a country I never had any interest in visit- people through a translator? NO, that isn’t a picnic or a
ing? That’s a good question. It deserves a worthy answer. I walk in the park either. Or , do I salivate at the prospect
have one! of eating who knows what from who knows where?
Get serious! Can you say “curry”?
Nepal is a tiny nation stuffed with almost 30 million people,
sandwiched between India and China. It plays host to the world
But ask me, “Ken, are you excited about going to Ne-
-famous Himalaya Mountains. In fact, eight of the ten highest
pal for two weeks this November?” Oh YEAH! And
mountains in the world are there. Mt. Everest and K-2, to name
now you know why!
a couple. But I’m not going there to see the Himalayas.
Nepal rests on the right shoulder of India and is peppered with
numerous impressive, ancient Hindu and Buddhist temples. It
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Presbyterian Women
October 3 1 p.m. Afternoon Circle (Ftn View Village)
October 3 5:30 p.m. M & M Women’s Ministry Meeting (Fireside)
October 12 9 a.m. Morning Circle (Adult Center)
October 16 7 p.m. Evening Circle, home of Maria Berry
October 18 9:30 a.m. Hooked on Books
October 18 12 noon Out ‘N About

Morning Circle
Evening Circle Join us this fall as we begin a study of the Book
of Psalms using the Stonecroft Bible Study Christ
The October meeting for the Evening Circle will be held in the Psalms available from
at 7PM on October 16 at the home of Maria Berry, 14923 Amazon. Did you know that
E Summit Drive. Co-Hostess is Linda Capron. The Bi- the Book of Psalms was the
ble Study is Lesson Two: “In Community with the Living national songbook of the Jew-
God” from the Horizons Bible Study “Cloud of Wit- ish Nation and that Jesus
nesses”. For more information, directions or if you need quoted the Psalms on eleven
a ride please call Maria at 480-836-2424 or Circle Chair occasions? Learn about this
and more when we meet on
Judy Irvin at 480-215-0827.
the second Thursday of every month at 9:00 in
All guests are warmly welcomed!
the Adult Center. Our next meeting will be Oc-
tober 12. For more information, call Monique Rey-
nolds at 336-382-8733.

Afternoon Circle
Afternoon Circle starts up again Tuesday, October 3 at
1:00-2:00 PM at Fountain View Village in the Assisted
Living Activity Room. Our theme of study is A Guide
to Praise: Christ in the Psalms (Stonecroft Bible
Studies); paperbacks will be furnished. We will mix the
hour with devotional/ study/ music/ crafts. We so wel-
Maria Berry Judy Irvin
come all! Jane Allen, Circle Leader .. 907-538-3223

Out ’n About—Out to Lunch HOOKED ON BOOKS
Out n' About will have lunch Hooked on Books will be meeting on October 18 at
on October 18th at noon at 9:30 a.m. in the Fireside Room. Melba Versaw will be
Georgie's Diner, 13407 N. La reviewing a "surprise book." If
Montana Drive. Come one, you have any questions, please
come all and try this new res- call Elsie Hoffarber, 480-837-
taurant in town. Please call 4518 or Carol Fuls, 480-836-
Nancy Wulfmeier for information and reserva- 2346.
tions. 480-837-3021.
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HILLTOP HOSPITALITY invites you to an evening of local entertainment by FH Theater’s showing of
CABARET on Mainstage Too! HH has reserved a block of seats at the group rate of $25 per ticket. A group is 10 or
more. There will be a sign-up and payment sheet at the Sunday services, outside the front doors before service, and in the
Fellowship Center for the second service, Sept. 24, Oct 1, 8, and 15, as well as in the Office during the week. The final count
has to be turned in with all payments by Thursday, Oct 19. Get set for a grand time of music and fun!
If you have questions, contact Jane Allen at 907-538-3223.


In 1930’s Berlin, American Sally Bowles works as a singer in the Kit Kat club. At her rooming house she meets Englishman Brian
Roberts who has come to Berlin to improve his German. He hopes to pay his expenses by giving English language lessons.
Sally is unconventional and she and Robert have a number of adventures together. The romp continues with several of their
friends, including the very rich Maximilian von Heune. Life takes a sudden turn for Sally however and throughout it all, the rise
of Nazism casts a shadow over everyone.

Carol & Bud Fuls on their Mississippi Riverboat Cruise with the
September issue of FHPC In Touch. Don’t leave home without it.


A Christian can never be raging
with hatred, intent on revenge,
grim-faced without mercy or
forgiveness. No, a Christian will
reveal sincerity through and
through, throbbing with compas-
sion and love, quick to smile and
laugh, and always checking to
make sure the spirit of Christ in
in him or her. Christ in us is the
hope of glory.
(see Colossians 1:27, NRSV).
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Library Footnotes
time the government was issuing seventy-one
“A Light in the Wilderness” homestead patents in Oregon and Letitia was one
by Jane Kirkpatrick of four women to receive land in southern Ore-
is a compelling story about gon.
Letitia Carson. She is a strong
woman who happens to be Letitia went from being a slave to a landowner.
African American. She has The fact that she achieved justice in a hostile en-
her papers saying she is a free vironment speaks of her courage, faith and the
person. She decides to marry generosity of friends. By reading her story she
David Carson, which at the will inspire all of us to have courage, and to live
time was illegal. They join a with what we have now, and to live in the pre-
wagon train and head to Ore- sent.
gon to begin a new life to-
gether. Letitia is buried near Letitia
Creek in southern Oregon.
Leticia faces many hardships both on the trail and The Letitia Carson Pioneer
later in Oregon. It is a time in history when Oregon is Apple Tree has been named
planning on entering the union as a free state so col- in her honor.
ored people were discouraged from living there.
Leticia is a midwife so she is able to have an income Letitia notes that “Freedom
of her own. Along her journey she has help from is having the courage to do
friends and strangers; people of many colors. what must be done.”
Donna Yordy
When her husband dies Letitia and her children are Happy reading!
left out of the settlement. She files suit, not once in
Oregon, but twice and wins both rulings. Also at that Donna

Just show up!

In A Million Little Ways (Revell), Emily Freeman says in order for Chris-
tians to “show up as you are with what you’ve been given,” We must con-
front these statements:

• I’m not cut out for this.
• Someone else can do it better.
• People might not like it.
• I have nothing to offer.
• I hate my calling. Fountain Lake
• It’s a waste of time.
• It’s too much work.
• Who do you think you are?

“A million loud voices. . .keep us from the million little ways
{Jesus} wants to show up through us to the world,” Freeman writes.
-The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc
page 9 October 2017

Thanksgiving Dinner
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Fellowship Center

The Community’s Voice
For People with Hearing Loss
(Hearing Loss Support Group)

Second Wednesday of each month
1:30 to 3:30 pm
(October thru May)
Fountain Hills Community Center
13001 N. La Montana Drive
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) provides education, support, and advocacy for people
with hearing loss and their loved ones. Come learn about the impact of hearing loss, coping strategies, assis-
tive listening devices, laws, and our rights. You are not alone!

Visit our website: Contact: Don Corriero
No Activity Center Membership is required.
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Wednesdays Children's Choir

Debbie Fisher with Wednesday
afternoon children’s choir
and snack time
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Pizza and a Movie Night

Linda Warren, Joyce Leo, Connie and Tony Harris

The Pizza and Movie Night was a terrific event. Thank you to all the members of Hilltop Hospi-
tality for all the thought and effort that went into this event and all the delicious food.

A Prayer for Neighborliness

O God, we pray for a broader vision of the needs of humanity, and a deeper compassion to fill those
needs; for a planting of the seeds of concern for all humanity in our hearts; for a tapping of the wells of generosity.
May we live together as people who have been forgiven a great debt. May we be gentle, walking softly with one
another. May we be understanding, lest we shall add to the world’s sorrow or cause to flow needless tears. May we
be anxious for the rights of others as we are for our own. May we be as eager to forgive as we are to seek forgive-
ness. May . . . our love . . .be like Yours—a love that sees all people as Your children and our kin. May we be min-
isters of humanity.
- Peter Marshall
-The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc
In Touch page 12

Pat Covault Memorial Concert Series 2018
January 9, 2018 day’s world. STOP YOUR SEARCH FOLKS---YOU
“Lasting Impressions” HAVE NOW FOUND IT!!!
Born in Indiana, this extremely inventive and uniquely clever
starring Karen Grainger young comedian travels the world bridging many gaps by his
** Female Vocal Impressionist with Musical presentation of humor. Hysterically bringing together his
Trio ** realistic thoughts on the diversity of our multi-cultural soci-
Enjoying a successful career impersonating such greats as ety in North America today. You will roar with laughter at
“Reba”, “Celine Dion”, “Cher” and “Shania Twain”, she his takes on how we look at each other’s differences.
realized her talent had no boundaries which lead her to create With special guest…….Priyanka “The Doc” Wali, a rising
a fresh new show entitled “Lasting Impressions”. Audi- San Francisco based stand-up comedienne. Not only is she
ences are always spellbound by Karen’s skill at recreating hilarious, she is also a practicing Internist (yes, a real medi-
such diverse characters, capturing their voices as well as cal doctor!) in the San Francisco area and truly believes that
their mannerisms. Karen will take you on a journey from laughter IS the best medicine.
today's new voices such as “Lady Gaga”, “Katy Perry”,
“Pink” and “Adele”, all the way back to “Barbra Strei- March 6, 2018
sand” and “Willie Nelson”. You won’t believe what
you’ll be witnessing when she performs her signature “Keyboard & Komedy”
duet featuring “Michael McDonald” and “Patti LaBelle”! starring Deborah Offenhauser
Get your ** Concert Pops Pianist
January 23, 2018 tickets with musical trio **
The Tom & Shondra Show in Ready for clean humor and Piano with Pizzazz?
now! When renowned pianist, Deborah Offenhauser
“ A Musical Extravaganza”
takes the stage, people take notice!!!
** along with additional musician – Her talent, smile, stage personality and over 20 years of
Pianist / Vocalist ** ex- perience, will keep you engaged throughout her show.
Some of what you will enjoy will come from the American You’ll be thoroughly entertained with her full range of musi-
Songbook 40’s era of Frank Sinatra & Cole Porter, cool 50’s cal styles from classical to jazz, from easy listening to coun-
favorites, rockin’ 60’s & 70’s with some songs from Sonny try, all while taking a familiar tune and giving it new life.
& Cher, Nancy Sinatra, Neil Diamond and Tina Turner, to Deborah’s music has been heard on the “new” hit TV show
name a few. Add in a bit of country with Johnny Cash, a few “Madam Secretary” and “The Big Bang Theory” as well
beloved show tunes from the Broadway stage and a sprinkle as an old favorite, “Desperate Housewives” plus “The
of comedy and you’ll have a complete fun & family-friendly Weather Channel”. Since her music can be heard all across
experience in “LIVE” entertainment. It’ll leave you cheering the world on various radio airwaves, be aware when travel-
for more! ing as you might just hear a familiar sound.
February 6, 2018
“The Doo Wah Riders” March 20, 2018
** High Energy Country with “New Odyssey”
a Cajun Twist** ** 3 Guys – 30 Instruments **
There is no one else like The Doo-Wah Riders. For over 40 When New Odyssey hits the stage be prepared for a polished
years they have been riding their own patch of the musical trio that’s versatile, funny, novel, talented, family-oriented
range throughout the west….well actually…..they can’t just and awesome in presentation. New Odyssey has been to-
say it’s only been the west coast anymore as The Doo Wah gether for over 30 years and has performed at literally thou-
Riders are no strangers to being a part of performing for au- sands of functions, always to complete satisfaction and rave
diences all over the country sharing their sincere enjoyment reviews from every audience. They say the “secret for their
for connecting and having fun using the gift of music. success” has been their ability to adapt to any audience.
Watching New Odyssey is an all-encompassing experience
February 20, 2018 presenting outstanding arrangements of almost every style of
music while all performed on 30 different musical instru-
“Dan Nainan” ( World’s Cleanest ments. With a unique combination of great music, audience
Comedian) participating, sheer zaniness, mayhem you won’t find in
** with opening female comedienne most shows, along with a few surprises during this
Dr. Priyanka Wali ** show…….every audience member will walk away wanting
The only half-Indian, half-Japanese comedian in the world more!
offering up the diverse content and delivery this performer
presents. Clean comedy is next to impossible to find in to-
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Christian Formation
Christian Formation Opportunities: • Youth Rehearsal on Wednesdays
4:00 PM Children’s Choir Appreciate—and act
Sundays 5:00 PM Big God Story
October is Pastor (or Clergy)
10:15 AM Pastor’s Bible Fellowship Appreciation Month, remind-
10:15 AM Elementary Life with God Women’s Bible Study Circles
ing church members to thank
11:15 AM Blessed Beginnings Nursery (Sept thru May) their hardworking ministry
11:15 AM Preschool Life with God 9:00 AM 2nd Thursday leaders. But the people in
1:00 PM 1st Tuesday the pews-though they might
7:00 PM 3rd Monday lack official church titles-also
Wednesdays play important roles in doing
• The Way on Wednesdays • Men’s Bible Study on Thursdays God’s work.
(Sept-May) 7:00 AM in the Adult Center In User Friendly Churches
(Regal Books), researcher
12:00 PM Brown Bag Lunch & Bible Study
George Barna compares the
5:00 PM Elementary “Big God Story” behavior of people in grow-
6:00 PM Bible Study ing vs. stagnant or declining
churches. Members of
growing churches actively
participate in the church’s
Join Pastor Bill for “They did not divorce their
The WAY on Wednesdays faith from their lifestyle; their
12 noon and 6 pm faith was their lifestyle,”
Barna writes. “They took
seriously the classical Refor-
mation doctrine of the priest-
Join us in the Fellowship Center
hood of all believers.”
with identical presentations at mid-day and evening. We invite you By contrast, laypeople in
to brown bag your own lunch and join us from noon to one o’clock stagnant churches tend to
for the afternoon session, or come from 6-7pm when we will have a observe rather than partici-
light snack to tide you over ‘till dinner. pate. “They perceived their
role as being in the audience
in the stands,” Barna notes,
“nodding approvingly in ef-
forts to demonstrate religious
Preparing Hearts and Hands
behavior as the clergy went
for Advent and Christmas:
through their paces.
Seeking live nativity characters for Christmas Eve
Appreciate your pastors, but
Family Service and Saturday, December 2nd on
then follow their example by
the Ave of the Fountains Lighting of the Avenue
living out your beliefs!
community event.

Enjoy being a part of the Big God Story in a fun
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have a place for you
in our live nativity!
Contact the church
office for more in-
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Music Ministry
I love the October Desert, sing, at 6:00pm in the Sanctuary. The Bell Ringers
with its fresh and are ringing on Monday evenings, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
cooler air bringing a starting October 2 in the Sanctuary if you would
truly transforming like to give that a try. It really is a lot of fun. It's
rejuvenation, natu- so important for us to get together and let our
rally, with its own Spirits engage. Whether we engage in musical
tempo. practice, or in everyday conversation, we are al-
It sure helps to ex- ways fortunate to share our lives together in
perience the freshness Christ.
when you are restart-
ing more rehearsals, classes, "Be glad, people of Zion, rejoice in the Lord your God,
meetings, programs, and for He has given you the autumn rains because He is
commitments. You even faithful. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn
Debbie Fisher, Director of Music hear the natural chirping and spring rains, as before."
song of the birds lasting a bit longer in the morning with Joel 2:23
this cooler air, before they have to refresh their little Deborah Fisher
throats with a drink of water. With all that comes into our Director of Music Ministries
lives, here at this church we have such wonderful people
connected by true fellowship in the Spirit of God, through
His Son, Jesus Christ. It's everywhere! We easily get
back into the swing of things, rejuvenated by the greeting
or conversation, or the rehearsing of the lyrics confirming
our joy and comfort of knowing that each day is filled
with the loving worship of God.
Join us in rehearsing. We meet on Thursday evenings to

U.S. Military Medallions for
our Veterans
for our Columbarium niches are now available.
Please call or stop by the church office for more

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of
community-based preventive health screen-
ings, will offer their affordable, non-invasive
and painless health screenings at Fountain Hills
Presbyterian Church on 10/10/2017. Five
screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke;
abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor
of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for
men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and
osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. In
order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-
6441 or visit or text the word circle to 797979
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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
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.

Making contact
Prayer is . . . A personal contact between embryonic, incomplete persons (ourselves) and the utterly
concrete person. Prayer in the sense of petition, asking for things, is a small part of it, confession
and penitence are its threshold, adoration its sanctuary, the presence and vision and enjoyment of
God its bread and wine. In it God shows himself to us.
- C.S. Lewis
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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
In Touch page 16

Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church Foundation

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


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 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.
page 17 October 2017

The 10 Commandments Plaque
has found a permanent home by the front
door of the Sanctuary.

Thank you Jerry & Jackie Miles for your

Lord, open unto me
Open unto me—light for my darkness.
What is stewardship?
Open unto me—courage for my fear.
Open unto me—hope for my despair. Stewardship is not just raising funds;
Open unto me—peace for my turmoil. It’s raising Christians.
Stewardship is not a matter of budgets;
Open unto me—joy for my sorrow.
It’s a matter of faith.
Open unto me—strength for my weakness.
Open unto me—wisdom for my confusion.
Open unto me—forgiveness for my sins.
Open unto me—love for my hates.
Open unto me—thy Self for my self.
Lord, Lord, open unto me! Am
Howard Thurman (20th Century)
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Member Spotlight …. Did you know?
fun to make the Fellowship Center look nice and wel-
I was born in Upstate New York in Syracuse, and I coming. My proudest moment at FHPC was being
grew up in Groton, NY until August, 1993, when we moved named an Honorary Deacon! I had been working with
to Fountain Hills. I have one older sister Emily. My dad Don- the Deacons when my mom was a Deacon. I helped at
ald Young just passed away on August 1, 2017. My family so many memorial services and other Deacon events,
also includes my dog Sophie and 5 cats: Lilly, Bunnie, Jeze- that the moderator Ruby Pearson decided that I should
bel, Luke, and Leia. I love animals! be made an Honorary Deacon. I was so proud and
My favorite non-
paying job was work- My biggest life-changing
ing in the Education event came in 1995 when
Department at Fort I was visiting my Aunt
McDowell with my Gerry in Butler, Pennsyl-
mom for 9 years. I vania and she persuaded
did a lot of office me to get on a horse
work like faxing, fil- named Sheba. I was
ing, shredding, and afraid and didn't want to
office organization. do it. That horse was
Unfortunately, when very big. I didn't know
my mom had to retire what she'd do. But I got
to take care of my dad on after a lot of coaxing,
at home after he broke and then I didn't want to
his hip and arm, I had get off!! That was the
to retire too. It was a beginning of my riding
sad day. I miss the career and one of the best
contact with people things I ever did. When I
and feeling really use- came back to Arizona, I
ful. It was good to started riding at a thera-
make a difference there. I would like to get a Jen Young peutic riding program for individuals with
job and I have tried, but with my disability, it disabilities called Horses Help. I rode there
is very hard. My only job now is being an Office Angel at our for 20 years, but I outgrew their program.
church. My family and I joined Fountain Hills Presbyterian
Church in 1994 when Glenn Atchinson was the Pastor. Now I'm riding at Twin Acres School of Riding in
Scottsdale and I love it. Janice Kruglick is my instruc-
I love being a member of FHPC for so many reasons. I am a tor, and she is wonderful. She's a great teacher. She's
member of Hilltop Hospitality and the PW Evening Circle. I taught me to be a lot more independent and for the first
love working along side these wonderful people who are time I'm cantering!! I have won trophies, medals, and
kind, generous, caring, loving, and like to have fun. I espe- ribbons in the Special Olympics Equestrian competi-
cially like helping with Fellowship on Sunday mornings. It's tions. My biggest accomplishment was winning
fun to talk with everybody and get hugs! I also help with the Grand Champion in my division in 2016!
Concert Series by helping with refreshments afterward. It's

Seek and find
St. Anselm of Canterbury, a 12th-century theologian known as the Father of School Scholasticism, presented a
“proof” of God’s existence. Philosophers still debate Anselm’s proof, which concludes: “There is . . . so truly a being
than which nothing greater can be conceived to exist, that it cannot even be conceived not to exist; and this being thou
art, O Lord, our God.”
That’s intriguing to ponder, but many of us will find this prayer by St. Anselm easier to understand:
O my God, teach my heart where and how to seek you, where and how to find you. You are my God and you
are my all, and I have never seen you. You have made me and remade me, you have bestowed on me all the good things
I possess, still I do not know you. . . .I cannot seek you unless you teach me, or find you unless you show yourself to
me. Let me seek you in my desire, let me desire you in my seeking. Let me find you by loving you, let me love you
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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
With deepest sympathy we list assume, when we don’t see someone, that they are simply
those members who have passed “vacationing away.” The truth is that some of you are sick and
away in 2017. we are not aware of it.
You can help us by simply letting one of the staff know of your
Norma Boysen situation. We have an excellent support system in place due to
Harry Grider the diligent efforts of our deacons. Help us serve you by com-
Mary Braund municating your situation.
Russ Larson
Cecyl Herguth
Richard Stockwell
Glen Ford
Amy Martinson Advice from a pumpkin
Ann Stavely
Arlene Olsen Be well-rounded.
Mary Morris Get plenty of sunshine.
Wendell Hinkley
Norma Shultz Give thanks for life’s bounty.
Don Young Have a thick skin.
Gordon Griggs Keep growing.
Be outstanding in your field.
Think big!
ÂjxÄÄ wÉÇx? g{Éâ zÉÉw tÇw yt|à{yâÄ áxÜätÇà‹A -Ilan Shamir
XÇàxÜ à{Éâ |ÇàÉ à{x }Éç by à{ç _ÉÜwAÊ
Matthew 25:21
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How is being a Christian like being a pumpkin? God sees us, picks us out of the
dirt, cleans us off, takes the yucky material out of us by forgiving us, puts a
smile on our faces and places a shining light within us for others to see.
Jesus said: “Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good
works and give glory to your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16, NRSV)

10/01 Mary Wernecke 10/10 Monique Reynolds 10/23 Joan Larson
10/02 Martha Carillo 10/16 Charlie Eberspacher 10/26 Doug Katonak
10/02 Ray Schmidt 10/16 Donna Sims 10/27 Mary Holtan
10/03 Jacob Eberspacher 10/17 Pete Herguth 10/28 Ryan Vawter
10/06 Orene Hinkley 10/19 Lana Busche 10/29 Bill Myhr
10/07 Carol Skewes 10/20 Martha Baxter 10/29 Jeanene Schopbach
10/08 Andrey Lull 10/30 John Kurkjian
10/10 Mary Martinson 10/30 Joyce Leo
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 Editor, Marta Ludwig; Proof Readers: Phyllis Rapp & Helen Roesch; Staff Pho-
tographers: Gary Oakeson & Michele Hasley;

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

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