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FOUNTAIN HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

IN TOUCH
Fountain Hills, AZ March 2018

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, Senior Pastor

LENT
LIVING INTO LENT Lent is a time to take the time
to let the power of our faith story take hold of us,
While he was at Bethany in a time to let the events
the house of Simon the get up and walk around in us,
leper, as he sat at the table, a a time to intensify
woman came with an ala- our living unto Christ,
a time to hover over
baster jar of very costly
the thoughts of our hearts,
ointment of nard, and she a time to place our feet in the streets of Jerusalem
broke open the jar and or to walk along the sea and listen to his word,
poured the ointment on his a time to touch his robe
head. But some were there who said to one an- and feel the healing surge through us,
other in anger, “Why was the ointment wasted in a time to ponder and a time to wonder. . .
this way? For this ointment could have been sold Lent is a time to allow a fresh new taste of God!
for more than three hundred denarii, and the
money given to the poor.” And they scolded her. by Ann Weems
But Jesus said, “Let her alone; why do you trou-
ble her? She has performed a good service for I pray that this year each of us might break open
me. For you always have the poor with you, and our hearts and pour ourselves out in the name of
you can show kindness to them whenever you the One who poured out his life for us. That this
wish; but you will not always have me. She has might be the year that we truly live into Lent. . .
done what she could; she has anointed my body and beyond into new life.
beforehand for its burial. Truly I tell you, wher-
ever the good news is proclaimed in the whole Grace and Peace,
world, what she has done will be told in remem-
brance of her.” (Mark 14:3-9)

Maundy Thursday *March 29, 2018 Last Supper Dramatization & Communion Service
Good Friday *March 30, 2018 At Mt. View Presbyterian Church
Easter Vigil *March 31, 2018 Joining together with Shepherd of the Hills Church
Easter Sunday * April 1, 2018 9:00 AM & 11:15 AM (more info on page 16)
In Touch page 2

OUR CHURCH STAFF Focus on Finance
Rev. Bill Good
Pastor/Head of Staff
Pastor Ken Brown January Income $ 32,815 Budget $ 36,207
Associate Pastor
January Expenses $ 36,367 Budget $ 35,832
Marta Ludwig
Administrative Coordinator
Debbie Fisher Yr to date Income $ 32,815 YTD Budget $ 36,207
Director of Music Ministry
Yr to date Expense $ 36,367 YTD Budget $ 35,832
Dorothy Parris
Pianist
Caryl Bates
Organist
Lynn Medley January income came in short of budget and actual ex-
Custodian penses. Some of the expense may be due to timing dif-
CHURCH TREASURER ferences. We will continue to monitor the expenses as
Linda Lull usual. Thank you for keeping up with your pledges and
CHURCH SESSION contributions.
Class of 2018
Mary Alice Bivens Respectfully,
Yvonne Ellingson Linda Lull, Treasurer
Jerry Miles
Helen Quigley Forgiveness is key
Jack Reynolds
Class of 2019 “If the wounds of millions are to be healed, what other way is there except through forgiveness?
Jesus, at least, leaves us no alternative. The command is stern. The terms are set: ‘But if ye forgive
Maria Berry not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
John Brockelman - Catherine Marshall
Tim Halchuck -The Newsletter Newsletter
Bob Lull by Communication Resources, Inc

Terri Schmidt
Carol Skewes
Class of 2020
Nancy Grahlman On the Inside:
Joyce Leo Pastor Bill; Good .. .. … … .. .. .. . … .. .. … . … .. .. .. . 1
Kristi Robinson Focus on Finance.. .. .. .. .. … .. .. .. .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . 2
Ron Waldo Upcoming Events: .. .. . … .. .. . … .. .. … .. .. . .. ..… . . .. 3
Mission Ministry . . … . . . .. .. .. .. . . . .. . . . . … .. . . . . . . 4
2017 Rummage Sale . .. . .. .. .. . .. . .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. . 5
BOARD OF DEACONS Women’s Ministries .. .. …. .. . . . . .. . … .. . . .. . . .. .. .. . 6
Moderator: Linda Warren Library Footnotes . . .. . . . .. .. …. .. .. . .... …. .. .. . . . . .. 7
Class of 2018 Easter Baskets . .. . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. ….. .. . .. . . . . 7
Mary Martinson Men’s Sunday . .. . . .. .. …. .…. …. …. …. …. …. …… 8
Elvira Ruiz Men’s Annual Sweetheart Brunch … ……. … .. .. .. … .. . 9
Bob Titus Pat Covault Memorial Concert Series 2018.. .. .. . . .. .. .. . 10
Class of 2019 Christian Formation .. .. … .. … … . . .. .. .. . .. .. . . . . . . 11
Louise Jones Not Yet a Member? .. .. .. . . . … . … . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . 11
Dorothy Rudack Music Ministry .. … … .. .. .. .. …. . . . . .. . . .. . . . . .. . .. 12
Clarence Utter U.S. Military Medallions .. … ….. … .. … .. …. .. . . . . . 12
Nancy Wulfmeier FHPC Foundation.. .. … .. .. . … .. .. . .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . 13
Class of 2020 Facebook. .. .. … .. .. .. .. . .. … .. .. . .. … … . .. .. .. .. . . .. 13
Michele Hasley Member Spotlight...Did you Know? .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . … ... 14
Mary Lee Lehrich Necrology for 2018… .. … .. . . .. … .. … . .. . . .. . . …… 15
Bonnie Matty Men’s Fellowship .. .. .. .. ….. . … .. .. .. .. . .. . ……. . .. . 15
Linda Warren March Birthdays . .. ... .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . 15
Holy Week Schedule .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . .. .. … … . . .. . . . 16
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page 3 March 2018

Upcoming Events
page 5 November 2012
In Touch page 4

Mission Ministry
FHPC once again predicted the Donna Sims of the Mission Committee reports that the
winner of the Super Bowl by clothing drive for homeless vets on Men’s Sunday was
collecting food items for EH very successful. We collected enough clothing to war-
Food Bank. The collection rant a special pick up at her home by MANA House. A
game was very close as 63 cans big thank you to all those who participated.
and items were donated in the
Eagles basket
and 61 in the
Patriots basket. Donna is also preparing Easter cards for service mem-
The Eagles won bers affiliated with FHPC. She is asking members to
the excitin g write informal notes of support to 16 service personnel
game 41-33. 124 items were to be included in the cards. Please contact Donna at
Jack Reynolds, Elder delivered to EHFB on Monday dancinazdonna@gmail.com for more information.
following the game making
them the real winner. Thank you to all who donated.

The annual Feed The Kidz food packing event will be
held at the Community Center on March 15th. We are
soliciting volunteers who have an interest in helping
with this fun event that provides food packets for chil-
dren around the
world as well as
in AZ. We will
meet in front of
the center at
5:00 and try to
work as one
team wearing
our FHPC Mis-
sion tee-shirts.
Food For Kidz is an international charity that provides
nutritious, high protein packets to underprivileged chil-
dren both locally and worldwide. Please e-mail Jack
Reynolds @ jhrtheoswork@aol.com or Terri Schmidt
@ tschmidt@cox.net to sign up.

The Mission Committee has received a brochure from
Extended Hands Food Bank advising that they have
acquired a new food truck that is available for organi-
zations to host Jim Bob’s Fish
Fry. The FHPC Session has con-
curred with our Committee that we
host the EHFB truck open to the
community for a fish fry one night
a month between 4 – 6:30 PM. The
meal can either be picked up and
taken home or consumed on our prem-
ises. The first event will be in April
but details are still being worked on
since the truck is not yet fully opera-
tional. We will advise the congrega-
tion when this project comes to frui-
tion.
In Touch
page 5 March 2018page 4

Support Our Troops
MISSION PROJECT –
SUPPORTING OUR VETERANS/TROOPS

Thank you so much to all who participated in bringing donations
for the Veterans on Men’s Sunday. We were very excited to
receive such an abundance of clothing which will be donated to
MANA House and they will
certainly come in handy for our Veterans in need.

Because Easter is earlier this year than most, I am currently in
need of any address changes/updates for our Church-connected
military. If you want your loved one to receive one of our love-
filled Easter cards, please make sure I
have the most current and up-to-date
mailing information. Cards will be
mailed during the 3rd week of March.
That is only one month away.

Donna Sims,
Mission Committee Artists and paint work magic!
Le Puy en Velay, France

2017 RUMMAGE SALE
PROFIT DISBURSEMENT

After deducting all of our expenses, we ended up with $8,963.56 profit.

The Rummage Sale Proceeds Disbursement Committee consisted of: Yvonne Ellingson, Bonnie Hollabaugh, Helen Quigley,
Jack Reynolds and Ron Waldo. The following requests for funds were approved as outlined below.

Extended Hands Food Bank $ 500.00
2017 Thanksgiving Dinner 1,000.00
2018 Air conditioning Campaign 2,000.00
W & M Storage Cabinets 701.15
Keyboard 1,157.13
Narthex Appearance 2,501.75
2017 Christmas Live Nativity 500.00
Pulpit Parament 117.50
Long Candle Lighter 102.98
Microphone and Cords 383.05

$8,963.56

Helen Quigley, Chair
page 7 December 2011
In Touch page 6

Women’s Ministries
MARCH EVENTS
March 3 11:30 a.m. Women’s Ministries Spring Gathering (Fellowship Center)
March 6 1:00 p.m. Women’s Afternoon Circle (Fountain View)
March 8 9:00 a.m. Women’s Morning Circle (AC)
March 19 7:00 p.m. Women’s Evening Circle, Home of Maria Berry
March 21 9:30 a.m. Hooked on Books, Home of Jo-Ann Spalding
March 21 12:00 p.m. Out ‘n About Luncheon

MORNING CIRCLE EVENING CIRCLE
Morning Circle will meet on Thursday, March 8 at 9 am in The March meeting of the Evening Circle of Presbyterian
the Adult Center. We will be discussing Psalm 89 — Chapter 9 Women will meet on Monday, March 19 at 7 PM. We
in our guide Christ in the Psalms. Learn of our faithful God. will meet at the home of Maria Berry at 14923 E Summit
All are welcome. For information call Monique Reynolds 336- Drive with Barbara Oakeson as our co-hostess for the eve-
382-8733. ning.
The Bible Study will be Lesson Seven from the Horizons
SPRING GATHERING study book “Cloud of Witnesses”. This lesson is titled “In
The Mary and Martha Women’s Ministry will be hosting a Community with the Hope of the Future”. In this lesson,
Spring Gathering on Saturday March the author of Hebrews leaves us with hope, encouraging us
3 at 11:30 am in the Fellowship Cen- to hope in Christ. We will discuss and consider that hope,
ter. Peg Inglis will present a Psalm and remind ourselves that pain and difficulty, trouble and
Hymnody — psalms which have been suffering, never have the last word.
set to music. A narrative of Old Testa- If you need a ride, directions or more information, please
ment women is also planned. Lunch contact Maria at 480-836-2424 or circle chair Judy Irvin at
will be provided. Registration is nec- 480-215-0827. All guests are warmly welcomed.
essary and can be done between ser-
vices or by calling Monique 336-382-8733.

WOMEN’S SUNDAY AFTERNOON CIRCLE
The Mary and Martha Women’s Ministry invites you to Afternoon Circle will meet on Tuesday, March 6 at 1 pm
Women’s Sunday, March 11, 10 am in the sanctuary. Penny at Fountain View Village. All are welcome. For information
Zettler, former pastor of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in call Jane Allen at 907-538-3223.
Mendola Heights, MN, and former senior pastor of Elim
Church, Minneapolis will be our guest speaker. The theme is
water. Come. Join us. Let it be an oasis on your Lenten jour-
ney.
Please see Debbie Fisher or Peg Inglis if you would like to sing
in the women’s choir that day.

Out ’n About—Out to Lunch HOOKED ON BOOKS
On Wednesday, March 21st., Out ‘n About will be Hooked on Books will be meeting on Wednesday,
having lunch at George & March 21st. at the home of Jo-Ann Spalding at 9:30
Son’s Asian Cuisine at noon. A.M. Elsie Hoffarber will review
It is located at 11291 E. Via the book “Last Bus to Wisdom” by
Linda in Scottsdale. Come Ivan Diog. If you have any ques-
one, come all and have a tions, please call Elsie Hoffarber,
good time. Please call Nancy 480-837-4518 or Carol Fuls, 480-
Wulfmeier for information and 836-2346 or if any further infor-
reservations. 480-837-3021. mation is needed.
page 7 March 2018

Library Footnotes
The WAY on Wednesdays has had several ses- Six Ways to Pray from Six Great Saints by
sions on Practicing Prayer and will resume after Gloria Hutchinson – a practical reminder that
Lent is over. Our church Library has many good we need to return to our spiritual ancestors
books about prayer and following is a partial list who have much to show us about the practice
of them. They are currently located on the top of prayer. A look at Francis of Assisi, Clare of
shelf of the book cart located just inside of the en- Assisi, Ignatius of Loyola, Therese of Lisieux,
trance to the Library. Highlighting just a few from Teresa of Avila, and John of the Cross.
our collection:
Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home by Rich- Other selected titles to consider are:
ard Foster - This best-selling author offers a Too Busy Not to Pray by Bill Hybels
warm, compelling, and sensitive primer on prayer, The Power of Prayer in a Believer’s Life by
helping you to understand, experience, and prac- Charles Spurgeon
tice it in its’ many forms. He clarifies the prayer The Practice of the Presence of God by
process, answers common misconceptions, and Brother Lawrence
shows the way into prayers of contemplation, heal- Prayers and Promises for Men by John Tiner
ing, blessing, forgiveness, and rest. Praying Through Cancer by
Susan Sorensen and Laura
Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference by Philip Geist
Yancey - probes the very heartbeat and the most
fundamental, challenging, perplexing, and deeply And last, but certainly not
rewarding aspect of our relationship with God- least, we have some good
prayer. This book is an invitation to communicate books for children about
with God the Father, who invites you into an eter- prayer.
nal partnership through prayer.
Barbara Oakeson

EASTER BASKETS
With your help and generous hearts, Mary & Martha Ministry provides 50 fun-filled baskets to Devereux’s
youth, ages 7-17, with behavioral and developmental challenges. For some, it is their first-ever Easter Basket!
This is our 7th year in delivering EASTER HOPE to Devereux. Come to the sign-up tables on Sundays March
11, 18, or 25. It’s easy: choose a tag with age & gender and fill a basket letting your imagination roll. Your bas-
ket puts a smile on a youngster’s face!

Acceptable, as well as, unacceptable items will be shared
later - cost not to exceed $15. Easter Baskets can be
brought to the church on Sundays or to the church office
no later than Monday, March 26. Easter is April 1st, for
real.

Jane Allen, Coordinator
In Touch page 8

Men’s Sunday

Men’s Choir under the direction of
Roy Nickel.

Speakers: Bob Titus,
Tyson Robinson and Don Carillo
page 9 March 2018

Men’s Annual Sweetheart Brunch

Dorothy & Ron Christie

Above:
Bill Covault with
daughters Linda &
Susan

Left:
George Holtan as
“Lena”

Right:
Jim Bates

More photos on page 14….
In Touch page 10

Pat Covault Memorial Concert Series 2018

March 6, 2018 March 20, 2018
“Keyboard & Komedy” “New Odyssey”
starring Deborah Offenhauser ** 3 Guys – 30 Instruments **
Concert Pops Pianist with musical trio When New Odyssey hits the stage be prepared for a polished
trio that’s versatile, funny, novel, talented, family-oriented and
Ready for clean humor and Piano with Pizzazz? When re- awesome in presentation. New Odyssey has been together for
nowned pianist, Deborah over 30 years and has performed at literally thousands of func-
Offenhauser takes the stage, tions, always to complete satisfaction and rave reviews from
people take notice!!! every audience. They say the “secret for their success” has
Her talent, smile, stage per- been their ability to adapt to any audience.
sonality and over 20 years Watching New Odyssey is an all-encompassing experience pre-
of experience, will keep you senting outstanding arrangements of almost every style of music
engaged throughout her while all performed on 30 different musical instruments.
show. You’ll be thoroughly With a unique combination of great music, audience participat-
entertained with her full ing, sheer zaniness, mayhem you won’t find in most shows,
range of musical styles from along with a few surprises during this show…….every audience
classical to jazz, from easy member will walk away wanting more!
listening to country, all
while taking 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 Housewives” 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 sound.

2019
Pat Covault Memorial Concert Series
Season tickets
will be available March 11

Making the common sacred
First Corinthians 10:31 (ESV) reminds us, “Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” Author
E.M. Bounds describes this mind-set as a “spirit of devotion” that “puts God in all things … not merely in our praying and
churchgoing.”

He writes: “The spirit of devotion makes the common things of earth sacred and the little things great. With this spirit of devo-
tion, we go to business on Monday directed by the very same influence, and inspired by the same influences, by which we went
to church on Sunday. The spirit of devotion makes a Sabbath out of Saturday and transforms the shop and the office into a temple
of God.”

-The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc
page 11 March 2018

Christian Formation
Christian Formation Opportunities:
This is a story about
Sundays • Youth Rehearsal on Wednesdays four people named
10:15 AM Pastor’s Bible Fellowship 4:00 PM Children’s Choir Everybody, Some-
10:15 AM Elementary Life with God 5:00 PM Kid Tyme body, Anybody, and
Nobody.
11:15 AM Blessed Beginnings Nursery
11:15 AM Preschool Life with God Women’s Bible Study Circles There was an impor-
(Sept thru May) tant job to be done
9:00 AM 2nd Thursday and Everybody was
Wednesdays 1:00 PM 1st Tuesday sure that Somebody
would do it. Any-
• The Way on Wednesdays 7:00 PM 3rd Monday body could have
(Sept-May) done it, but Nobody
12:00 PM Lunch & Bible Study • Men’s Bible Study on Thursdays did it. Somebody got
5:00 PM Elementary “Big God Story” 7:00 AM in the Adult Center angry about this,
because it was Eve-
6:00 PM Bible Study rybody's job. Every-
body thought Any-
body could do it, but
Nobody realized that
The WAY on Wednesdays Everybody wouldn't
Sanctuary do it. It ended up that
5:30 pm only During Lent Everybody blamed
Somebody when
Feb 21 to Mar 21 Nobody did what
VESPERS Anybody could have
done.
A Service of Evening Prayer
I am Somebody, who
is going to help
Everybody, so there
won't be Anybody
that feels like a No-
body.

No "I" in "T E A M"
Maundy Thursday, March 29, 2018
7:00 PM
Last Supper Dramatization
Come and experience it!

Not Yet A Member?
Next Inquiry Class *** Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 4:15pm in Narthex ***
*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 Yvonne Ellingson at 480-471-1027 or
Nancy Grahlman at 480-404-6039 or call the church office at 480-837-1763. Nancy Grahlman Yvonne Ellingson
In Touch page 12

Music Ministry
Recently at school, I was work- "The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes
ing with a middle school theater me lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside still
class in an activity I titled waters; He restores my soul. He leads me in right paths
"Acting Like Idioms", where I for His names sake."
asked the students to act out se- Psalm 23:1-3
lected idioms, and once the Deborah Fisher
proper idiom was realized, their Director of Music Ministries
team could gain an extra point if
they could explain what the id-
iom meant. LADIES
One of the idioms was "You can Remember to join in singing with the Ladies Only
lead a horse to water but you Choir for the "Women's Sunday" on March 11. We
can't make him drink". The will rehearse Thursday Evening, March 8, in the Sanctu-
Debbie Fisher, Director of Music
team worked out in a manage- ary at 6:00 p.m.. We need as many voices as possible to
able effort what was finally understood by the team, and the sing with us, so, please consider this wonderful experi-
full class, as to what it basically meant. I related the water to ence! Thank You!
their education, and what we put forth in front of them, and
the drinking of the water to their personal responsibility to be
actively engaged in doing their best to achieve their educa- "CHOIRFEST 2018"
tion through their own efforts. They received a point, and This fabulous event is hosted by the Fountain Hills Cul-
eventually won the candy, the prize. I relate this to one of my tural and Civic Association on Sunday, March 18 at 2:00
most favorite and encouraging portions of scripture, Hebrews p.m. at the Community Center. You will hear
12:1-2; "Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a all the local choirs, from your own Celebration Singers to
cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and sin the wonderful Community Chorus of Fountain Hills pre-
which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the sent 2 of their beautiful anthems for this annual event. It
race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and is truly an inspirational experience which has inspired so
perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set many that we have moved it into the Main Ballroom at
before Him, endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and the Community Center. This is a free concert, a gift to
has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of the community, with
God." refreshments in the
We do our best to run the race. We have a constant flow of beautiful lobby of
water, services full of scripture, interpretation, meaningful Community Cen-
and well thought out music to enhance these services. With ter. Remember,
God's help, may we drink them in. March 18, 2:00 p.m.!

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 March 2018

FH Presbyterian Church Foundation

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

Thank you to all who attended the Foundation
Corporation meeting on February 16, 2018!
The Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church Foundation provides you, members and friends, a perfect 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. Gifts to the Foundation can be restricted or designated for a special purpose(s) at your discretion This
encourages and recognizes your faith and vision for the future of the Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church.

In getting started, all concerned (family members) should understand your intent: what the gift is and whether it is restricted for
what area, or not designated. If you do NOT have a will/trust you need to get one before continuing. Next, you need to contact a
Foundation Trustee who will answer any questions you might have and help you complete the Foundation Registration form. In
addition to name and address, the Foundation needs the name of your executor or administrator and the details of the gift. Sign
the completed document and notify your executor or administrator to record the transaction in your will/trust. You now are a
Legacy member of the Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church Foundation. Congratulations!

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 Roy Nickel 480-688-8392
Ben Fast 480-837-1119 Althea Halchuck 978-618-7150
Tim Halchuck 213-700-5455

The FHPC Foundation is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Contributions to the FHPC Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
The Foundation’s tax ID number is 46-2970452

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Member Spotlight …. Did you know?
I am most appreciative of my Christian heritage. Parents Education has always been important to me and much time
who never stop giving of their time, expertise and labor was spent in that pursuit. I transferred this interest to my stu-
create a marvelous example for children, so it was for me. dents in French, Spanish and Social Studies classes. As a
My father would work a full day and then Lenape District administrator I achieved 300 per
help to build a church and later a parsonage. cent growth in our adult education program for
Otto and Naomi Larsen were dedicated to ten years. Included in my work were negotia-
leadership roles in their small country church. tions with New Jersey officials, regional and
Their commitment to neighbors and friends district superintendents. What was written in my
impressed me even as a child. People knew yearbook by a fine teacher became my mantra:
they wanted to give of their best. Our home “Speak up, because what you say has merit.” I
was always the one to house missionaries and have learned to use that advice.
visiting pastors, even though my parents
worked full–time. Meals were simple, tasty Contentment comes from a life of well-played
and well-planned. I learned how to share eve- roles as supervisor, linguist, school publicist,
rything in those days. educator, real estate agent and Elder at our
church.
Work has been as important to me as it was to
my parents. My first job was to clean and do Endeavors as Elder in Outreach and Communi-
ironing for wealthy neighbors in their second cations are rewarding as I review how we value
residence. I had a paper route too, imagine the importance of each visitor, how we inform
that in the rain, cold and snow! At seventeen them of programs suited to their interests and
I began serving food at a bus stop. Aleyne Larsen –Craig how we find a specific niche for depth of devel-
opment.
I had an opportunity to travel to Paris to study
at the Sorbonne University for my third year of college. My goal is to have our church keep standards of excellence,
To live in a large metropolis in less than the best situation retain our commitment to the Scriptures and never forget to
was rigorous. Trying to absorb the culture and to be under- enjoy the richness of our hymns.
stood in all circumstances were daily tasks. To travel to
nearby countries was a true reward of my stay. I still have a
passion for travel, museums, historical sites and cultural
centers.

More Sweetheart Brunch photos….

Roy Nickel & Bob Titus Art Spalding Jim Bates
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
Toni Patterson the diligent efforts of our deacons. Help us serve you by com-
municating your situation.
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MEN’S FELLOWSHIP
Matthew 25:21
I'm really excited! For the first time in months I can go to
church and say “hi” to John or Jack or Bill or Bob or anyone
without asking them to play a role, usher, do a reading or of-
fer a prayer or sermon. Not that any of these is much of a
DO YOU WANT TO GO TO HEAVEN?
‘beg' as all of you guys are not only willing to help with
Sunday school teacher: “How many of you children
want to go to heaven?” Everyone raised a hand ex- Men’s Sunday or Sweetheart Brunch but greatly capable. A
cept one little boy. Teacher to the boy: “Johnny, don’t HUGE Thank you to all of you.
you want to go to heaven?” Johnny: “I can’t. Mother For March Men’s Fellowship, March 10, 8:30 AM, I'd like
told me to come home right after Sunday school.” for each of you to think about an adventure or experience or
particularly memorable vacation you'd briefly share with
us. It's great to have speakers such as Dan in January but I
know there's a wealth of stories we can tell each other. Any-
way let's give it a try. Breakfast is at 9AM in the Fellowship
Center.
Happy Belated Birthday to THANKS Bob Titus
Kitty Youngquist
Her birthday on February 29
was accidentally left off the page

HAPPY MARCH BIRTHDAYS!
03/03 Pam O’Hara 03/13 Jim Roy 03/29 William Good
03/07 De Amend 03/20 Judy Irvin 03/29 Donna Lyons
03/07 Kathy Cole 03/22 Len Modder 03/29 Terri Schmidt
03/09 Mary Lou Dresser 03/24 Jim Bates 03/30 Kurt Ahrens
03/11 Jay Moyer 03/24 Helen Quigley 03/31 Dallas Amend
03/13 Sandra Coultrap 03/27 Virginia Nelson 03/31 Matt Jefferson
Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church
13001 N. Fountain Hills Boulevard
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

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Palm Sunday March 25, 2018 9:00 AM & 11:15 AM

Maundy Thursday March 29, 2018 7:00 PM
Last Supper Dramatization & Communion Service
Good Friday March 30, 2018 Noon—1:00 PM
At Mtn. View Presbyterian Church
Easter Vigil March 31, 2018 7:00 PM
Joining together with Shepherd of the Hills Church, FH

Easter April 1, 2018 9:00 AM & 11:15 AM
Sunrise Service 6:00 AM ( Ftn Park)
Easter Egg Hunt 10:00 AM

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
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Pastor/Head of Staff: Rev Bill Good email: fhpc.billg@gmail.com cell phone: 480-329-8090