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Fountain Hills, AZ February 2018

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

Ben Fast, Chairman Board of Trustees of FHPC Foundation
The Fountain Hills posed. The Foundation has invested in a perpetual fund;
Presbyterian Church principle and interest of $122,558.16, cash $11,135 for a
Foundation Foundation total value of $1,288,113.16.

In contributing to the Foundation, the donor has the right to
The Fountain Hills Presbyte-
identify a bequest/gift, designating a specific purpose or
rian Church (FHPC) Founda-
function for its use. The bequest/gift must fall within one or
tion was established in March
more of the twelve Ministry Units of the Church. These
2013 to provide the members
areas are: Christian Formation, (Education), Outreach
and friends of the Fountain
(Membership), Communications, Mission Outreach, Hilltop
Hills Presbyterian Church a
Hospitality, Worship and Music, Technical Support,
charitable way to leave the do-
Columbarium, Stewardship, Personnel, and Building and
nor’s mark and everlasting tes-
timony of faith and value in our
Church. Such bequests/gifts To initiate the donation process, all concerned must agree
will help insure the future to the donor commitment, including support for any spe-
needs and Ministries of the Church for years to come. cific areas. Does the donor have a will/trust? If not, the do-
nor needs to get one before continuing. Contact either a
The Foundation organization consists of seven Trustees, six
Foundation Trustee or call the Church office and they will
elected by the Foundation at the Annual Foundation meet-
provide a Trustee to help you complete the form and an-
ing. Two Trustees are elected each year for a term of three
swer any questions you have. Notify your executor or ad-
years. The seventh member is the Church Chairperson of
ministrator so they can record the bequest/gift in your will/
the Finance Committee. The Foundation is registered with
the Arizona Corporation Commission, and has an IRS
501©3 classification. Your bequests/gifts are tax deducti- You are invited to the Annual FHPC Foundation meeting,
ble. on Friday, February 11, 2018 at 11A.M. in the Fellowship
Center. We will have a guest speaker from the Arizona
The original design for the Foundation was that it would be
Community Foundation, who holds our investments. There
established and operational in seven years. As we are ap-
will be an opportunity for questions.
proaching the completion of five years, we find the pro-
gram to be ahead of the plan. The contributions have sur- Thank you to all those who have had a part in organizing,
passed that projection. The Foundation has contributed administering, and supporting the Foundation. Without this
$43,920 to the play area, Church grant, Sanctuary Sound commitment and work, this success could not have been
System, Tech Project, Mission Ministry, and Biblical Gar- possible.
den. In support, the Foundation has $1,110,500 in bequests.
The bequest dollar value is an estimate since the Founda- If you have any questions, feel free to ask a Trustee.
tion does not receive the actual bequest/gift until after the
- Ben Fast, Chairman
Legacy member has passed away and the will/trust dis-
In Touch page 2

OUR CHURCH STAFF Focus on Finance
Rev. Bill Good
Pastor/Head of Staff
Pastor Ken Brown Dec Income $ 48,673 Budget $ 38,742
Associate Pastor
Dec Expenses $ 41,849 Budget $ 36,599
Marta Ludwig
Administrative Coordinator
Debbie Fisher Yr to date Income $ 426,047 YTD Budget $ 423,250
Director of Music Ministry
Yr to date Expense $ 428,188 YTD Budget $ 423,250
Dorothy Parris
Caryl Bates
Lynn Medley We ended the year with a $2,141 deficit. Total Income
Custodian came in $2,797 over budget, but expenses were over
CHURCH TREASURER budget by $4,938.
Linda Lull This is due to some expenses incurred that were not
CHURCH SESSION accounted for in the original 2017 budget, but neces-
Class of 2018 sary.
Mary Alice Bivens Thank you for keeping up with your pledges and contri-
Yvonne Ellingson butions.
Jerry Miles
Helen Quigley Respectfully,
Jack Reynolds Linda Lull, Treasurer
Class of 2019
Maria Berry A repentant heart
John Brockelman
Tim Halchuck Until we taste the bitterness of our own misery, we will never relish the sweetness of
Bob Lull God’s mercy. Until we see how foul our sins have made us, we will never pay our tribute
Terri Schmidt of praise to Christ for washing us. . . . If you would know the heart of your sin,
Carol Skewes then you must know the sins of your heart!
Class of 2020 -William Secker
Nancy Grahlman -The Newsletter Newsletter
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Joyce Leo
Kristi Robinson
Ron Waldo
On the Inside:
BOARD OF DEACONS Ben Fast, FHPC Foundation Chair .. .. … … .. .. .. . … .. . 1
Moderator: Linda Warren Focus on Finance.. .. .. .. .. … .. .. .. .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . .. 2
Class of 2018 Upcoming Events: .. .. . … .. .. . … .. .. … .. .. . .. ..… . . .. . 3
Mary Martinson Mission Ministry . . … . . . .. .. .. .. . . . .. . . . . … .. . . . . . . .. 4
Elvira Ruiz Presbyterian Women .. .. .. …. .. . . . . .. . … .. . . .. . . .. .. .. . 6
Ray Schmidt Library Footnotes.. … .. …. .…. …. …. …. …. …. …… 7
Bob Titus New Officers: Class of 2020 . … .. … ……. … .. .. .. … .. . 8
Class of 2019 Trendsetters . .. .. .. .. .. .. …… .. .. .. … .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. 9
Louise Jones Pat Covault Memorial Concert Series 2018.. .. .. . . .. .. .. . 10
Dorothy Rudack Christian Formation .. .. … .. … … . . .. .. .. . .. .. . . . . . . 11
Clarence Utter Not Yet a Member? .. .. .. . . . … . … . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . 11
Nancy Wulfmeier Music Ministry .. … … .. .. .. .. …. . . . . .. . . .. . . . . .. . .. 12
Class of 2020 U.S. Military Medallions .. … ….. … .. … .. …. .. . . . . . 12
Michele Hasley FHPC Foundation.. .. … .. .. . … .. .. . .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . 13
Mary Lee Lehrich Facebook. .. .. … .. .. .. .. . .. … .. .. . .. … … . .. .. .. .. . . .. 13
Bonnie Matty Member Spotlight...Did you Know? .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . … ... 14
Linda Warren Necrology for 2018… .. … .. . . .. … .. … . .. . . .. . . …… 15
February Birthdays . .. ... .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . 15
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service .. . . . . . . . . . .. .. … … 16
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Upcoming Events

The 2018 Sweethearts Brunch
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Tickets: $13.00 each
The Men’s Fellowship will once again provide the men of FHPC a chance to show the
women in their lives just how much they mean to us. Of course, we are talking about the
annual Sweethearts Brunch, which consists of a catered brunch and some wonderful en-
tertainment. It all takes place on February 10 in the friendly confines of our Fellowship

Featuring: Delicious Brunch
Fabulous piano renditions by Mike Pizzuto
Exciting entertainment by the Celebration Humdingers

All are invited!
Don’t miss it!!

Tickets for you and your sweetheart will be available in the Fellowship Center between 10:00 and 11:00 AM on January 21 thru
February 4. You can also buy tickets during normal working hours at the Church office from January 22 through February 5.

10 biblical ways to love PER
1. Listen without interrupting. “To answer before listening -
that is folly and shame” (Proverbs 18:13).
2. Speak without accusing. “Be quick to listen, slow to speak Per capita is an opportunity for all communicant
and slow to become angry” (James 1:19). members of the Presbyterian church through the
3. Give without selfishness. “The righteous give without governing bodies (Presbytery of the West) to
sparing” (Proverbs 21:26). participate equally, responsibly, and interdepen-
4. Pray without ceasing. “We have not stopped praying
dently by sharing the cost of coordination and
for you” (Colossians 1:9).
5. Answer without arguing. “Better a dry crust with peace
evaluation of mission.
and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife” $20 each
(Proverbs 17:1)
6. Share without pretending. “Speaking the truth in love, we
will grow to become in every respect the mature body of . . .
Christ” (Ephesians 4:15).
7. Enjoy without complaining. “Do everything without grum-
bling or arguing” (Philippians 2:14).
8. Trust without wavering. “[Love} always protects, always
trusts, always hopes, always perseveres”
(1 Corinthians 13:7).
9. Forgive without punishing. “Forgive as the Lord forgave
you” (Colossians 3:13).
10. Promise without forgetting. “A longing fulfilled is a tree of
life” (Proverbs 13:12).
-From various websites; all Scriptures NIV

-The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc
page 5 November 2012
In Touch page 4

Mission Ministry
Feed the Kidz Project – As in past years, FHPC mem-
Christmas Eve Offering bers will once again be participating in this annual event.
– This year the Christmas Eve The date is March 15 and we will gather at the Community
offering was designated for the Center at 5:00 pm. We will try to work as a team or two in
Extended Hands Food Bank. packing the ingredients of the food pack. The packets pro-
This has been a long-standing vide a high protein diet to malnourished children in AZ and
tradition at FHPC but, of around the world. Free The Kids in Haiti receives 4 con-
course, is reviewed annually. tainers a year of such packets. Please contact Jack Rey-
The collection nolds if you have interest in helping with this fun event.
was just shy
of $2800 and a
check has
been sent. We Tee Shirts – At such events and FHPC meetings, the
Jack Reynolds, Elder thank all who Mission Committee is offering FHPC Mission tee shirts.
so generously We encourage all active members to consider a purchase.
gave to help the local less fortunate in our community. The cost is $20 and an order form is attached.

Blankets Plus Mission Project -- This year our annual
Blankets Plus Sunday will be observed on February 18 with
the Minute for Mission presented the week before on Febru-
ary 11. This special offering provides a chance to support a
mission program which provides thousands of blankets, as
well as various building and agricultural tools to those areas
beset by disasters around the world. For more than 60 years,
congregations across the U.S, in partnership with Church
World Service, have been responding to Jesus’ call to be a
neighbor to those in need. Our congregation is helping im-
poverished communities here in the U.S. as well as around the
world with the basic tools they need to sustain themselves and
their families. We have invited other FH churches to join in
this initiative.

Souper Bowl Challenge – Another exciting football
game is upon us. Do you remember last year. Were you one
of the many who turned off the game early because it was
“fait-de-complete?” Yes, fans here we go. On January 28
and February 4, we will have two carts in the Narthex with
the Eagles/Patriots logo displayed.
Place the food
in the cart of
the team you
favor or want
to win. You
can also make
a financial
contribution. Write your team on the memo line and place in
the collection or drop off at the church office. Extended
Hands Foodbank will receive these gifts and they are always
very appreciative.
In Touch
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Support Our Troops
Please remember that deliveries of these types of items
MISSION PROJECT – are made throughout the year when there are enough
SUPPORTING OUR VETERANS/TROOPS items collected to do so. You can place your donations in
one of our collection boxes, one in the Narthex under the
Our Winter Project of collecting sweatshirts, t-shirts and new Mission table, and one located in the Fellowship
socks for our Troops and our Veterans was not as success- Center on the left side as you enter. I will receive a
ful this year as in years past, but thankfully with the Com- phone call for any items that have been left in the Church
mittee’s donation and a couple of other unexpected dona- office and I will go and pick them up. As a reminder,
tions, a number of brand-new sweatshirts, t-shirts and items collected throughout the year are: gently used cloth-
socks were purchased. It is fun buying these items just ing, bedding, shoes, magazines, cd’s, dvd’s, calendars,
knowing how badly they are needed and how happy an books, etc. Thank you for your continued support for our
active military person and/or a veteran will be. These Troops and our Veterans.
items along with all other donations of clothing and mis-
cellaneous items collected were picked up by MANA Donna Sims,
House on January 4th. On December 20th, 7 boxes of Mission Committee
magazines, books, calendars, DVD's and puzzle books
were picked up and delivered to the Veterans Hospital/
Home in Phoenix.

Thank YOU!
page 7 December 2011
In Touch page 6

Presbyterian Women
February 6 1:00 p.m. Women’s Afternoon Circle (Fountain View)
February 8 9:00 a.m. Women’s Morning Circle (AC)
February 19 7:00 p.m. Women’s Evening Circle, Home of Maria Berry
February 21 9:30 a.m. Hooked on Books, Home of Carol Hodgson
February 21 12:00 p.m. Out ‘n About Luncheon at the Fireside Grill
February 27 5:30 p.m. Mary & Martha Ministry, Fireside Room

Women, join us Tuesday, February 6 at 1:00 PM in Assisted The February meeting of the Evening Circle of Presbyterian
Living Activity Room, Fountain View Village to glorify our Women will meet on Monday, February 19 at the home of
Lord and our Majesty with sharing and praise! Together Maria Berry 14923 E Summit Drive. The meeting will be-
... we'll study and discuss Psalm 8, that is, Chapter 3 "Christ - gin at 7PM with Evelyn Hrunek as our co hostess.
The Sovereign Creator" in our Guide To Praise (pages 41-55) The Bible Study will be Lesson Six from the Horizons
and study book “Cloud of Witnesses”. This Lesson is titled “In
... we'll joyously celebrate a pre-birthday for Jane Haynes - it's community with the Reality of the Present”. The question
#99! Actual birthday is Tuesday, February 20th. Your assign- this lesson addresses is “Does suffering ever have a pur-
ment is to take each letter in her name and to think of words pose?” For most of us, suffering – illness, grief, relational
beginning with each letter; let's choose words that match her. or economic difficulty, and so on-is a natural, though un-
welcome, part of our ordinary lives. For the readers/
- Jane Allen, Leader listeners of the letter to the Hebrews, however, there were
types of suffering that were intentionally inflicted upon
P.S. A fact that may surprise you about Jane Haynes: "When them. The content of this lesson will be relevant to today’s
I'm 100, I want to go skydiving!" times and should result in a very meaningful dialogue.
We are delighted to welcome Peg Inglis as a new member
of our circle. She will be leading us in the singing of a
selected hymn that will further add to our enjoyment of the
If you need a ride, directions or more information, please
contact Maria at 480-836-2424 or Circle Chair Judy Irvin at
480-215-0827. Guests are warmly welcomed.

Morning Circle will meet Thursday, February 8 at 9AM in
the Adult Center. This month we will be discussing "Christ
- The King of Love and Beauty " (Psalm 45). Please read
the corresponding chapter in our workbook, "Christ in the
Jane Haynes... then and now
Psalms." All ladies are welcome. For more information
call Monique at 336-382-8733.

Out ’n About—Out to Lunch HOOKED ON BOOKS
The Out ‘n About group will be having lunch at the Hooked on Books will be meeting at the home of Carol
Fireside Grill in the Corner- Hodgson on Wednesday, February 21st at 9:30 a.m.
stone Plaza Hotel on Sa- Marilyn Pape will once again re-
guaro Blvd. Wed., February view a thought provoking book
21st at noon. Come one, which will lend itself to interesting
come all. and have a good discussions. If you have any
time. Please call Nancy Wulf- questions, please call Elsie Hof-
meier for information and res- farber, 480-837-4518 or Carol
ervations. 480-837-3021. Fuls, 480-836-2346 or if any fur-
ther information is needed.
page 7 February 2018

Library Footnotes
Code Girls – The Untold Story of the American Women brothers and fiancées and friends serving in the war.
Code Breakers of World War II They would sometimes break a message that told the
fate of their loved ones’ ships and units and often it was
We are all familiar with the critical role the Navajo Code
heartbreaking news.
Talkers’ played in World War II and more recently with the
release of the movie Hidden Figures the instrumental role Women were subject to strict sexual and social behav-
women played at NASA during the early years of the US iors. Pregnancy – even for married women – meant dis-
space program. charge. After the war, women were expected to give up
their jobs, go home and start having babies again. Of
Liza Mundy’s book Code Girls – The Untold Story of the
course, not all of them did and some went on to have
American Women Code Breakers of World War II is a well-
successful and satisfying careers at the National Secu-
researched historical account of the more than 10,000
rity Agency.
women recruited to break Japanese and German military
codes during World War II. Code breaking was crucial in In 1942 the Army began accepting women into military
defeating Japan and the elimination of the Nazi U-boat service, on an “auxiliary” or inferior basis. Women’s
threat. The code breakers advanced what is known as signals Army Auxiliary Corps members were criticized about
intelligence – reading the coded transmissions of enemies, as their morals and chastity and did not receive the same
well as allies – and pioneered the current field of cyber secu- pay or benefits as men. In 1943 “Auxiliary” was
rity. dropped, but women were by no means equal. The Navy
later followed with WAVES: Women Accepted for Vol-
Following the attack on Pearl Harbor military intelligence
unteer Emergency Service. Again, there was concern
was more important than ever. A first rate code breaking
that women would not be up to the task,
operation was needed to crack enemy message
but it was agreed that accepting them into
systems, creating an opportunity for women
service would expedite the war effort by
that had never before existed.
releasing officers and men for duty at sea.
Government recruiters began a search for col- The Navy and the Army competed with
lege educated women strong in science, math each other to find and recruit the most
and languages. Dot Braden had just finished talented women. After the war, the U.S.
her first year of teaching in a small town high Army and Navy code-breaking operations
school experiencing full-fledged chaos among merged to become what is now the Na-
its teaching staff. Never in great supply, virtu- tional Security Agency.
ally all able-bodied men had signed up to fight
Mundy interviewed more than 20 surviv-
in the war and female teachers had quit their
ing code breakers whose personal stories
jobs to marry the men before they shipped out.
are woven into her book. Their memories were con-
Dot found herself teaching English, French, history, civics,
firmed with archival records.
hygiene, calisthenics – and advanced physics. All for $5 a
day! Note: Connie McCanless was excited to learn about
Liza Mundy’s book Code-Girls. She would finally be
Upon hearing the news that government recruiters were
able to talk about her experience in working for this
looking for women to work in the war effort, Dot immedi-
vital war effort!
ately submitted an application. After passing tests and sup-
Connie arrived in Washington, D.C. in 1944 and took an
plying character references, Dot was invited to work as a
oath of secrecy not to discuss her work with coworkers
civilian for the US Army Signal Intelligence Service (Signal
or even with her family members. Now she can talk
Corps). She had no idea what “cryptography” meant, but she
about it and regrets that the close friends she made dur-
would be paid $1620 a year, almost double what she made as
ing this time are no longer here
a teacher.
to share their experiences. Con-
Dot joined the hundreds of women who were arriving every nie uses the term “camouflaging
day to live in the dormitory known as Arlington Farms and pigeons” to describe her work
dubbed by locals as “28 Acres of Girls.” As the need grew, and says that her role was just
many thousands of qualified women were welcomed. They one piece of a larger puzzle.
were sworn to secrecy, forbidden from telling anybody what You can find Connie’s story in
they were doing. They honored the oath diligently and never Bob Burns’ article published
discussed their work with their friends, family, or roommates December 20, 2017 in the Foun-
– not even with their coworkers. tain Hills Times.
The work these women were doing was intended to ensure Ilene Berg
that the men serving in the military lived. All the women had
In Touch page 8

New Officers: Class of 2020

Pastor Bill with Deacons: Bonnie Matty, Linda Warren, and Mary Lee Lehrich
Elders: Mary Alice Bivens, Nancy Grahlman, Kristi Robinson, Joyce Leo and Ron Waldo
page 9 February 2018

Mission: Life of the Church—Trendsetters

We are thrilled to announce that there will now
be a Trendsetters Through Education Club at
our neighboring Fountain Hills Charter School!
By joining together we can fund their service ___My husband and I pledge our 2017 ECA Tax Credit money
projects, field trips to service sites and more. of $400. (other amount:$________), to support Fountain Hills
Charter School Trendsetters Club.
You can help by donating to TRENDSET-
TERS via the Arizona Extracurricular Tax ___As a single Person I pledge my 2017 ECA Tax Credit money
Credits. Couples may donate up to $400 and of $200. (other amount $______), to support Fountain Hills
single persons who owe Arizona taxes may Charter School Trendsetters Club.
give $200 toward our endeavor. Your donation
is deducted from your AZ tax bill!
Please call Sharon Eivinsen, if you have questions: 480-985-
You can check with your accountants to be
sure you can participate...most everyone
can! Questions, contact Sharon Eiversen, cell Print Name:__________________________________

Signed: ________________________ Phone: ______________
In Touch page 10

Pat Covault Memorial Concert Series 2018
February 6, 2018 March 6, 2018
“The Doo Wah Riders” “Keyboard & Komedy”
** High Energy Country with starring Deborah Offenhauser
a Cajun Twist** ** Concert Pops Pianist
There is no one else like The Doo-Wah Riders. For over 40 with musical trio **
years they have been riding their own patch of the musical Ready for clean humor and Piano with Pizzazz? When re-
range throughout the west….well actually…..they can’t just nowned pianist, Deborah Offenhauser takes the stage, people
say it’s only been the west coast anymore as The Doo Wah take notice!!!
Riders are no strangers to being a part of performing for au- Her talent, smile, stage personality and over 20 years of ex-
diences all over the country sharing their sincere enjoyment perience, will keep you engaged throughout her show. You’ll
for connecting and having fun using the gift of music. be thoroughly entertained with her full range of musical
styles from classical to
jazz, from easy listening
to country, all while tak-
ing a familiar tune and
giving it new life.
Deborah’s music has
been heard on the “new”
hit TV show “Madam
Secretary” and “The
Big Bang Theory” as
well as an old favorite,
“Desperate House-
wives” plus “The
Weather Channel”.
Since her music can be
heard all across the
world on various radio
airwaves, be aware when
traveling as you might
just hear a familiar

March 20, 2018
February 20, 2018
“New Odyssey”
“Dan Nainan” ( World’s Cleanest
** 3 Guys – 30 Instruments **
Comedian) When New Odyssey hits the stage be prepared for a polished
** with opening female comedienne trio that’s versatile, funny, novel, talented, family-oriented
Dr. Priyanka Wali ** and awesome in presentation. New Odyssey has been to-
The only half-Indian, half-Japanese comedian in the world gether for over 30 years and has performed at literally thou-
offering up the diverse content and delivery this performer sands of functions, always to complete satisfaction and rave
presents. Clean comedy is next to impossible to find in to- reviews from every audience. They say the “secret for their
day’s world. STOP YOUR SEARCH FOLKS---YOU success” has been their ability to adapt to any audience.
HAVE NOW FOUND IT!!! Watching New Odyssey is an all-encompassing experience
Born in Indiana, this extremely inventive and uniquely clever presenting outstanding arrangements of almost every style of
young comedian travels the world bridging many gaps by his music while all performed on 30 different musical instru-
presentation of humor. Hysterically bringing together his ments. With a unique combination of great music, audience
realistic thoughts on the diversity of our multi-cultural soci- participating, sheer zaniness, mayhem you won’t find in
ety in North America today. You will roar with laughter at most shows, along with a few surprises during this
his takes on how we look at each other’s differences. show…….every audience member will walk away wanting
With special guest…….Priyanka “The Doc” Wali, a rising more!
San Francisco based stand-up comedienne. Not only is she
hilarious, she is also a practicing Internist (yes, a real medi-
cal doctor!) in the San Francisco area and truly believes that
laughter IS the best medicine.
page 11 February 2018

Christian Formation
Christian Formation Opportunities: Ash Wednesday Prayer

• Youth Rehearsal on Wednesdays Merciful God, you called us
4:00 PM Children’s Choir forth from the dust of the
10:15 AM Pastor’s Bible Fellowship earth; you claimed us for
10:15 AM Elementary Life with God 5:00 PM Kid Tyme
Christ in the waters of bap-
11:15 AM Blessed Beginnings Nursery tism. Look upon us as we
11:15 AM Preschool Life with God Women’s Bible Study Circles enter these Forty Days bear-
(Sept thru May) ing the mark of ashes, and
9:00 AM 2nd Thursday bless our journey through the
Wednesdays 1:00 PM 1st Tuesday desert of Lent to the font of
• The Way on Wednesdays 7:00 PM 3rd Monday rebirth. May our fasting be
(Sept-May) hunger for justice; our alms, a
• Men’s Bible Study on Thursdays making of peace; our prayer,
12:00 PM Lunch & Bible Study
7:00 AM in the Adult Center the chant of humble and
5:00 PM Elementary “Big God Story” grateful
6:00 PM Bible Study hearts.
-Catholic Household
Blessings and Prayers
The WAY on Wednesdays -The Newsletter Newsletter
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Fellowship Center Noon & 6PM

Practicing Prayer

Finding a Quiet Place
in a Noisy World
Join Pastor Bill on Wednesdays beginning Jan 10
and continuing through Feb. 7th as he leads us in a
real-life exploration of the possibilities and practice
of prayer.

As a background resource, we will be using Listen,
Praying in a Noisy World ($12 ea) by Rueben P. Job

Aren’t you glad we do not have to
worry about this?

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 be-
come an affiliate member at our church here and maintain your full active membership there.
For additional information, please contact Yvonne Ellingson at 480-471-1027, Nancy Grahlman at 480-404-
6039 or call the church office at 480-837-1763.

Yvonne Ellingson
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Music Ministry
"Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with
Moving on into February we
the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or
come to prepare ourselves for sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is
the Lenten Journey, begin- in the law of the Lord, and meditates on His law day
ning with Ash Wednesday, and night. That person is like a tree planted by
February 14. Our music will streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and
reflect the preparation of the whose leaf does not wither; whatever they do pros-
heart, mind, and spirit of the pers."
Believer. The choir is full of Psalm 1:1-3
singers, the bells, recorders,
kids and Hilltop are all pre- Deborah Fisher
paring for what are the most Director of Music Ministries
Debbie Fisher, Director of Music holy days in our calen-
dar. The services are rich in
Scripture, with transforming interpretation. We will
experience this journey together, knowing better He that
sent His only Son into the world that we might be saved
through Him. Let our lives reflect this.

In awe of God

A feel-good gospel is attractive but not transformative, writes Michael Yaconelli in Dangerous Wonder (NavPress).
“The nice, nonthreatening God needs to be replaced by the God whose very presence smashes our egos into dust, burns
our sins into ashes, and strips us naked to reveal the real person within. A healthy, childlike fear should make us more
in awe of God than we are of our government, our problems, . . . our doctrines and agendas, or any of our other earthly
Yoconelli urges Christians “to become people whose God is big and holy and frightening and gentle and tender and ours;
a God whose love frightens us into his strong and powerful arms where he dares to hold us in his terrifying, loving presence.”

-The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc

U.S. Military Medallions for our Veterans
for our Columbarium niches are now available. Please
call or stop by the church office for more information.
page 13 February 2018

Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church Foundation

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

You are invited to…

The 5th Annual Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church Foundation Corporation Meeting in the Fellowship Center, Friday
morning February 16, at 11 am. As a member of the Church you are a member of the Foundation. Nominations and
election of two Trustees will be conducted at the annual meeting. The current Board of Trustees will present a slate of candi-
dates. Nominations from the floor will be accepted. Members present will vote for two candidates for three-year terms.

The Financial and investment programs of the corporation will be reported. In addition, a report will be presented regarding the
Foundation grant given to the Biblical Garden committee.

We are pleased to have, as our guest, Kristie Leshinskie, Senior Philanthropic, Advisor, for the Arizona Community Foundation
(ACF), our contact for the Foundation investment. Kristie will provide an overview of ACF, an update on investment strategy
and our account’s performance to our Foundation donors. Q&A period will follow.

Enjoy fellowship with Kristie and the Trustees after the meeting and get all your questions answered. The Foundation is a per-
fect charitable way to leave your mark and final testimony of your faith and value in our Church. Your gift will help insure the
future needs and ministries of the Church for years to come.

Members of the Board of Trustees are available to answer your questions.
Give them a call!

Foundation Board of Trustees

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


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In Touch page 14

Member Spotlight …. Did you know?
Hi! My name is Deb Petty. Elsie asked me to my niece, nephew, five great-nieces and one great
write my autobiography for the newsletter, so -nephew as Auntie Deb. I am also known as Emoji
here goes. Queen of the West, Chatty Cathy and on occasion
I am a native Ohioan, moving to Arizona in Miss Bossy Pants.
April of 1984. We lived a few years in Fountain My favorite scripture is “the fruit of the Spirit”,
Hills before moving to our home in Sun Lakes. I chapter of the Bible: Proverbs 31, hymn: “In the
was born January 3, 1954, baptized April 11, Garden”, movie: The Wizard of Oz, color: purple,
1954 (on my sisters’ birthday...two years before time of day 4 am. I enjoy coloring, cooking,
she was born!) I married my high school sweet- leather tooling, sculpting, sewing & writing. I
heart, Bill, December 15, 1973. I was lead to the played the clarinet in high school concert &
Lord by my best friend in August 1981. marching bands. I have a heart for the homeless
Bill and I are both first born and we each have a & hungry, sick & dying and the mourning & Griev-
sister. My parents have both gone to be with the ing, I believe I am called to pray for and with oth-
Lord. We were never blessed with children, but ers.
blessed in so many other ways. I got my mission statement from a tee shirt: I
I am a retired Registered Nurse, retired Library want to live my life in such a way that when I
Clerk and presently working as a Records Clerk at awaken, the devil shouts “OH NO! SHE’S UP!”
RWCD, (an irrigation district in Higley) where Bill Thank you Elsie for allowing me to share a glimpse
is Associate General Manager. I plan to retire in into my life. May you be blessed by His Love, Joy
January 2020. Our first trip will be to Alaska. and Peace.
My given name is Debora Anne. Growing up I
was known as Debbie, now Deb. I am known to Deb


Valentine’s Day, a time when
thoughts turn to love. But what
is love? Is it a box of choco-
lates, or a pretty valentine? Is it
a red rose, or maybe a dozen? Is
it a peck on the cheek, a fond
embrace, or a big bear hug?
Well, sometimes love is known
in those ways. But love, real
love, is how we relate to God
and to one another if life is what
it ought to be —–beautiful!

-The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc
page 15 February 2018

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 2018. we are not aware of it.
You can help us by simply letting one of the staff know of your
Roger Essenburg situation. We have an excellent support system in place due to
the diligent efforts of our deacons. Help us serve you by com-
ÂjxÄÄ wÉÇx? g{Éâ zÉÉw tÇw yt|à{yâÄ áxÜätÇà‹A municating your situation.
XÇàxÜ à{Éâ |ÇàÉ à{x }Éç by à{ç _ÉÜwAÊ
Matthew 25:21

“What Do I Have?” Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it does-
What do I have, Lord, that you would need me as a n't smoke unless it's heated above 450F.
The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear
Eyes, he said, is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging
to see the beauty in all that I’ve made— through the veins in the ear.
and my children as they travel life’s highway.
Hands, he said, Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean.
to reach out and touch hurting souls,
The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only
to give a hug or encouraging pat on the back.
by the hand of man.
Feet, he said,
to lead my children through this world of strife Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to
and to help them run from sin and follow me. lower air density.
Mouth, he said The University of Alaska spans four time zones.
to lift up your voice and sing praises to me
so others may hear the joy in your heart. The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal
Ears, he said, itself.
to listen to my still, small voice of love
and to hear my children when they cry for help. In ancient Greece , tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional
proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.
Heart, he said,
so you may know the full love of my Spirit
and love my children as I have loved you.

02/04 Melba Versaw 02/16 Rose Marie Kramer 02/23 Shawn Uphoff
02/06 Roy Nickel 02/17 John Bacher 02/25 Jackie Miles
02/08 Emily Owens 02/18 Tim Halchuck 02/25 Jo Nelson
02/09 Ben Fast 02/20 Jane Haynes 02/25 Nancy Polgar
02/11 John Bivens 02/23 Gerry Carroll 02/26 Barbara Oakeson
02/12 Melinda Stanton 02/26 Tyson Robinson
Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church
13001 N. Fountain Hills Boulevard
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

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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