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FOUNTAIN HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

IN TOUCH
Fountain Hills, AZ April 2018

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

Linda Warren, Member of Women’s Ministries
If fellowship, board games, cards and great conversation
The New Normal appeal to you, you won’t want to miss the “Ladies’ Drop-In
FHPC Meeting” which meets weekly on Tuesdays at 10:00 A.M.
The Mary and Martha Ministry provides fellowship, inspi-
Women’s Ministries ration and mission. It sponsors three large group gatherings,
each with a different program of interest. This ministry
Several years ago we were plans Women’s Sunday and women’s ushering.
struggling with the decision to By the way, the name of this group is no longer M&M but
leave PC USA, our longtime has changed to a more refined Mary and Martha Ministry.
governing body. Here we are We hope you will help us with the name change! (How long
now as members of ECO and did Pastor Bill say it took Presbyterians to give up tres-
comfortably building our new passes for debts?)
normal! ECO encourages congregations to be actively involved in
The transition for our women was especially difficult. We mission. Mary and Martha Ministry is continuing the local
loved the Presbyterian Women Groups and didn’t give up mission project of providing Easter baskets for Devereux
easily. But now we can say that our women are building a Residential Treatment Center and sponsors an international
new normal under the umbrella of Women’s Ministries, as mission project to support the “Free the Kids Food Minis-
we blend the old with the new. A variety of interest groups, try” in Haiti. The Evening Bible Study Circle also sponsors
each independent of the other, are available and opportuni- a child in Haiti.
ties for forming new groups are ripe. The commonality of Where do we go from here? We have a twofold goal –
the groups is that all women in our church are members in strengthening Women’s Ministries at FHPC by encouraging
the Women’s Ministries and are invited to meet for fellow- input and participation from more of our women and by
ship and the sharing of common interests in a Christian attracting new leadership with new ideas.
setting. ECO provides a community of other Presbyterian churches
If you want fellowship and Bible study our Women’s with whom we can participate for mutual encouragement
Monthly Bible Study Circles meet morning, afternoon or and support. Hence our second goal is to connect with
evening. Each group selects its own curriculum. women’s groups and leaders from the other ECO churches
If you love reading, “Hooked on Books” meets monthly for in our new Hope Presbytery. Our focus will be fellowship,
fellowship and book discussions. sharing ideas for Women’s Ministries and witnessing to the
For the woman who looks to share fellowship and good love of God.
food the “Out ‘n About” lunch group goes to a different Linda Warren, Member
restaurant each month. FHPC Women’s Ministries

All FHPC Women Invited
Tuesday, April 10 5:30 pm Fireside Room
Mary and Martha Ministry Planning Session for 2018 – 2019
Come with ideas of programs you are interested in attending.
Questions? Contact Monique Reynolds 336.382.8733 or Linda Warren 602.321.5861
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OUR CHURCH STAFF Focus on Finance
Rev. Bill Good
Pastor/Head of Staff
Pastor Ken Brown February Income $ 39,578 Budget $ 36,207
Associate Pastor
February Expenses $ 36,038 Budget $ 36,368
Marta Ludwig
Administrative Coordinator
Debbie Fisher Yr to date Income $ 72,393 YTD Budget $ 72,414
Director of Music Ministry
Yr to date Expense $ 72,406 YTD Budget $ 72,200
Dorothy Parris
Pianist
Caryl Bates
Organist
Lynn Medley February income exceeded February expenses as a re-
Custodian sult of transferring funds from accounts that had been
CHURCH TREASURER sitting for several years.
Linda Lull YTD income and expenses are right on target. Thank
CHURCH SESSION you for keeping up with your pledges and offerings.
Class of 2018
Mary Alice Bivens Respectfully,
Yvonne Ellingson Linda Lull, Treasurer
Jerry Miles
Helen Quigley
BELIEVE IN THE CHURCH
Jack Reynolds
Class of 2019 I believe more profoundly in the church every hour that I live. We can make our money
Maria Berry and our witness go further through the church than through any independent movement.
John Brockelman We can do more constructive work through the church than any other way in the world.
Tim Halchuck That is my deepest conviction. I have watched all kinds of independent movements,
Bob Lull and my conviction steadily deepens that Christians are doing the wisest thing possible
Terri Schmidt when we link our lives with the church.
—George W. Pruett (1867-1944), Baptist pastor
Carol Skewes
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Nancy Grahlman
Joyce Leo
Kristi Robinson
Ron Waldo On the Inside:
Linda Warren, Member Women’s Ministries… .. .. .. . … .. .. 1
Focus on Finance.. .. .. .. .. … .. .. .. .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . .. 2
BOARD OF DEACONS Upcoming Events: .. .. . … .. .. . … .. .. … .. .. . .. ..… . . .. . 3
Moderator: Linda Warren Mission Ministry . . … . . . .. .. .. .. . . . .. . . . . … .. . . . . . . .. 4
Class of 2018 Support Our Troops .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. . .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. . 5
Mary Martinson Women’s Ministries .. .. …. .. . . . . .. . … .. . . .. . . .. .. .. . 6
Elvira Ruiz Library Footnotes.. … .. …. .…. …. …. …. …. …. …… 7
Bob Titus Mary & Martha Gathering .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. 8
Class of 2019 Women’s Sunday .. . . . . ... .. .. . .. … .. . .. . . . .. .. .. . . .. 9
Louise Jones Miscellaneous .. .. … .. .. .. . .. .. . . .. .. . .. . . . … . . .. .. .. . 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
April Birthdays . .. ... .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . 15
Ladies “Drop In” .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . .. .. … … . . .. . . . . . . 16
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Upcoming Events

Have you been missing the monthly fish fry at The Food Bank? It's been closed for almost 2 years. IT'S
BACK on our own turf. A home game. On Friday evening April 6th between 4:00 - 7:00, FHPC
will host the new Jim Bob's food truck in our parking lot adjacent to the Adult Center behind the Fellow-
ship Hall. Volunteers from the Food Bank will be cooking and serving a 4 piece fish dinner includ-
ing fries, hush puppies and coleslaw to be taken home or eaten with friends in the Adult Center.
The price is $12 and bottled water will be available for purchase separately.

Men’s Fellowship ECO Presbytery of Hope
Men’s Fellowship Gathering in Celebration
met in March and Saturday, April 28, 2018
started a round of at
sharing/relating
some personal ex- Scottsdale Presbyterian Church
periences we've 3421 N Hayden Rd
each had. This is in the spirit of "getting -to -know-each Scottsdale, AZ 85251
-other-better" and the idea seemed to be well received 10 am to 1 pm
by you all. We'll continue this at April's meeting, April Guest Speaker Pastor Frank Switzer
14th. (Fellowship Center 8:30 AM) I think most of us
would like to hear some of these neat experiences / trav- All are invited to join together in our
els/revelations while we're all alive and not just read of new Community of Faith
these in our obituaries. Worship * Speaker * Lunch
Thanks to all of you for supporting Men’s Fellow- $12 ea
ship.
- Bob Titus Please RSVP the church office: 837-1763
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Mission Ministry
Pastor Iverson attended the monthly Mission meeting to
Blanket Plus Sunday resulted discuss the logistics of hosting the fish
in donations of $ 2360.00. fry dinner from Jim Bob’s Food Truck
This is our 21st year of sup- at FHPC on the first Friday evening
porting this wonderful project of each month excluding July and Au-
through Church World Ser- gust. The first meal will be served be-
vice. Thank you to all who tween 4:00 – 7:00 on April 6 at a price
participated. of $12.00. All proceeds will benefit
The annual Food for Kidz
food packing event was held
at the Community Center on
March 15th. We had ten mem-
Jack Reynolds, Elder bers and friends of FHPC at-
tend to work at the event. As
always it was a fun and rewarding experience. 80,000 packs
were filled to the benefit of poor families in Arizona as well
as internationally. Thank you to those who participated. EHFB. It was decided to have the truck located in the
back parking lot in front of the Adult Center. The din-
ner will consist of 4 “good size” pieces of fish accompa-
nied by French fries, hush puppies and coleslaw. FHPC
will have bottled water available. Customers can either
purchase for take home or eat with their friends at tables
in the Adult Center. Access to the parking area will
only be via the south driveway. The event will be publi-
cized in the local paper and open to the public. We are
hoping for much support from our congregation.
Wow.

The new collection box for Mission activities in the Nar-
thex has been very successful. It’s obvious that the de-
sign and location of the box plus the generosity of our
members is the reason. Thank you to Worship and Mu-
sic and others responsible for facilitating this. Keep the
donations coming.

We packed 80,000 bags of soup and oatmeal at the Community
Center on Thursday night. . . for Feed The Kids food pro-
gram. FHPC donated $ 500.00 towards this dry food program.
- Susan Titus, team leader

Frozen wave in Antarctica. Aren’t you glad we live in Arizona!
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Support Our Troops
change depending on which Mission project is being
MISSION PROJECT worked on, but one that never stops and never changes
– SUPPORTING OUR VETERANS/TROOPS throughout the entire year is our Mission Project for
our Military and Veterans. And I would like to extend
I am currently still waiting for MANA House to be able to move into a special shout of Thanks to those who came up with
their new facilities and because of that, they have not been able to the suggestion/idea of the Collection Box and special
come to make a pickup of many donated items. They do know that thanks to those who put it together. What a great idea
there is a lot of good stuff waiting for them. It’s pretty neat that and it looks fabulous. So, thank you very much indeed.
when I make the call, they know who I am.
Donna Sims,
Easter cards have been filled out, signed and many hand-written Mission Committee
notes included in the cards along with colored Easter pictures by the
kids. I think our military recipients will really enjoy their special-
made cards this time around.

The new collection box in the Narthex is a wonderful addition for
you to place your donations. Throughout the year, the signs may

Our All-in-All
What the hand is to the lute,
I want to say “thank you” to everyone who has What the breath is to the flute,
helped make the Pat Covault Memorial Con- What the fragrance to the smell?
cert Series a real What the spring is the well,
success this year! It does take many hands to What the flower is to the bee,
keep this program running smoothly. Thanks That is Jesus Christ to me.
to National Performing Artists, Linda and Bill What’s the mother to the child?
Covault, the set-up crews, the ushers, the ticket takers, the ticket sales What the guide in pathless wild?
ladies, Marta Ludwig, Lynn Medley, the Hilltop Hospitality Crew and What is oil to troubled wave?
to each and everyone who bought tickets for the concerts. What is ransom to the slave?
We are looking forward to another season of great entertainment in What is water to the sea?
2019. That is Jesus Christ to me.
—C.H. Spurgeon
Again, a BIG THANK YOU to all of you!!
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Out ’n About—Out to Lunch HOOKED ON BOOKS
The Out ‘n About group will be having lunch Wednes- Hooked on Books will be meeting on Wednesday, April
day, April 18, at noon at Arri- 18th. At 9:00 A.M. at the home
vederci Cucina Italiana by of Jo Ann Spalding. (837-1781)
the lake, 12645 N. Saguaro Donna Yordy will again be re-
Blvd. Come one, come all. viewing an inspirational
and have a good time. book. If you have any ques-
Please call Nancy Wulfmeier tions, please call Elsie Hoffar-
for information and reserva- ber, 480-837-4518 or Carol
tions. 480-837-3021. Fuls, 480-836-2346 or if any
further information is needed.
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Women’s Ministries
APRIL EVENTS
April 3 1:00 p.m. Women’s Afternoon Circle (Fountain View)
April 10 5:30 p.m. Mary & Martha Ministry, Fireside Room
April 12 9:00 a.m. Women’s Morning Circle (AC)
April 16 7:00 p.m. Women’s Evening Circle, Home of Maria Berry
April 18 9:30 a.m. Hooked on Books, Home of Jo-Ann Spalding
April 18 12:00 p.m. Out ‘n About Luncheon at Arrivederci Cucina Italiana

Morning Circle will meet on Thursday April 12 at 9 am in Afternoon Circle
the Adult Center. We will be discussing Psalm 110. Please read
Chapter 10, the Eternal Priest and King, in our guide, “Christ in Tuesday, March 6 at Fountain View Village - our record
the Psalms”. number 11! So blessed, thanks to Barbara Hoverland, re-
We find shelter in the shadow of His wings. All are welcome. cruiter, + 2 caregivers/staff + 3 residents mobile with walk-
For information call Monique Reynolds 336-382-8733. ers/wheelchairs + 2 assisted residents + 3 regulars. All made
a splendid, outright
effort to attend. We
Evening Circle shared God's ever-
The April 16 meeting of the Evening Circle of Presbyterian presence and that
Women will be held at the home of Maria Berry, 14923 E He's our Light in
Summit Drive. The meeting will begin at 7PM with Althea the darkest dark-
Halchuck as our co-hostess. ness. Enjoy the
The Bible Study will be Lesson 8 from the Horizons study photos! Most left to
book “Cloud of Witnesses”. This lesson is titled “In Commu- resume their rou-
nity with the Household of Faith”. In this lesson we examine tines while the re-
the motif of “house” – the house of God. The letter to the He- maining of us gig-
brews builds on the centrality and importance of Christ and gled and stuffed
encourages the community to participate in God’s house- four Easter Baskets
building. for Deveroux.
Our April meeting will be a time to reflect on the year about to
close and our preparation for the 2018-19 year to come. We - Jane Allen,
will be discussing and making decisions as to next year’s Bible 907-538-3223
study, continued commitment to ongoing support
of our Mission outreach to our sponsored young
lady in Haiti through “Free the Kids” and plans Patricia & Jane
for the June –September continuation of Friends,
Food and Fellowship with a Potluck Supper in
June and our Annual Lunch and Movie Day in
August.
We have had a very good year with four new la-
dies who have become valued additions to our Cir-
cle. This spring we have been very busy in provid-
ing our help and support for Fellowship after ser-
vices, ushering the month of March, participating
in Womens’ Sunday and making Easter Baskets
for Devereaux Center.
If you have questions, need directions to the meet-
ing or need a ride please contact Maria at 480-836- Rosemarie & Barbara
2424 or Judy Irvin, Circle Chair, at 480-215-0827.
All guests are warmly welcomed.
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Library Footnotes
The Housemaid’s Daughter Cathleen was deeply concerned and decided to spend a
By Barbara Mutch few months with Rose in an effort to help her.
This powerful book is in the current PW reading list Now the story took a truly dark and disturbing turn.
and richly deserves to be. The author was born and raised Ada was now twenty years old and she was alone in the
in South Africa and her grandparents were Irish immi- house with Edward. Her mother had died and one night
grants. Edward, who had barely acknowledged Ada, came into
The narrator, and one of the two main characters, Ada her bedroom. He was much aged , sad and lonely and
Mabuse, was the daughter of the housemaid, Miriam. The wanted “comfort”. Ada felt powerless to refuse him. Not
main part of the story took place during the time of Apart- long afterward she found out she was pregnant. She told
heid in South Africa. It had gathered force shortly after no one but eventually saw a kindly, understanding doctor
World War II and became a nightmare for so many for who informed her that she must bear the child.
many long years. On the day that Cathleen was to return, Ada left.
The second most important character was Cathleen When Cathleen found her gone she was distraught and
Harrington who left Ireland in 1919 to marry Edward Har- vowed to find her.
rington. He had left Ireland five years before to seek his Ada, with little money or belongings, went to the
fortune in South Africa where he bought a home in Cra- home of an aunt who lived in one of the rough townships.
dock, situated in the Karoo, a great semi desert The aunt, who made her living as a washer-
which was found whenever anyone went far woman, was not happy to see her especially since
enough inland. she noticed that Ada was pregnant. Ada told her
When Cathleen arrived at what was known as that she would try to earn her keep by becoming a
Cradock House, there was a young black house- washer-woman too. All washing was done at the
maid named Miriam. Cathleen considered her a river and Ada found one woman there who be-
good friend and treated her with kindness and came her loyal and lifelong friend. She repaid the
respect. Miriam became pregnant and one day, friendship by teaching this woman to read.
before Cathleen brought her children home from Ada was informed that there was a school
school, Miriam went into hard labor. There was nearby that was in need of teachers. The children
no time to go to a hospital so a doctor was called attending the school were known to be wild and
and the baby was born in Cradock House. Cath- difficult. She applied for a position as a music
leen named her Ada, after a young sister still in teacher, was accepted and became very successful
Ireland. Because she was born in the house, Ada and well-liked. Life for a time was much less
felt a strong lifelong bond to it. stressful. Then her baby girl, Dawn, was born and her life
Cathleen had two children; an older daughter, Rose, changed. Dawn was very light-skinned and had the same
and a younger son, Phillip. She was a very loving and de- pale blue eyes that Phillip had. Ada encountered much
voted mother but there was also room in her heart for little hostility from both black and white people. Black people
Ada, whom she deeply loved. Ada was a lovely child, felt that she had betrayed her race and white people were
cheerful and very industrious. Cathleen wanted the best for particularly hostile to colored people because they ab-
her and when it seemed impossible to find the right school horred the mixing of the races.
for her, she undertook teaching Ada herself. Cathleen was Ada’s struggles were mighty as she strove to protect
a gifted pianist and Ada often sat with her at the piano. It her daughter and herself. She was fortunate that she was
was apparent that she had an intense interest in music and able to continue teaching and also was befriended by a
Cathleen taught her to play. Ada played exceedingly well. few kind people who did not judge her in any way.
Ada loved her life at Cradock House even though Ed- A few years later, Cathleen, who had become a bene-
ward Harrington was a cold and distant man and the factress to the school found Ada there, saw little Dawn
daughter Rose was a rude, selfish and arrogant person. The and had a clear picture of what had happened and why
son Phillip, however, was a sweet and delightful boy who, Ada had left. She begged Ada to “come home” and even-
although Ada was unaware of it, truly loved her. tually Ada and Dawn moved to Cradock House. Cathleen
World War II came and Phillip joined the Army to fight loved them both dearly and did all she could to ensure a
in North Africa. He returned physically wounded but good life for them. Edward kept his distance.
worse yet, with PTSD. It was feared that he would not live There were many twists and turns but the ending was
but with Ada’s devoted care he seemed to improve a bit, surprising and satisfying. After many years, Nelson Man-
but then unexpectedly died. It was a terrible blow and grief dela was finally released from prison. Liberation came at
to all except Rose who had moved to Johannesburg where last. Apartheid had ended!
with her lifestyle, she continued to have severe difficulties.
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Women’s Ministries
Mary & Martha Gathering March 3, 2018

Peg Inglis
Mary Alice Bivens
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Women’s Ministries
Chef Arlene Stewart

Mary Lee Lehrich, ‘Woman at the Well’

Women’s Sunday, March 11

Rev. Dr. Penny Zettler

Debbie Fisher, Dorraine Aggen, Letha Neely,
Sandi Thompson & Mary Alice Bivens
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Miscellaneous

What was the first liquid and food consumed on branches. Whosoever abides in me will bring forth much
the moon? I'm betting that most are unaware of this story. fruit ... Apart from me you can do nothing.'

Forty-five years ago, two human beings changed history by "I had intended to read my communion passage back to
walking on the surface of the moon. But, what happened be- Earth, but at the last minute [they] had requested that I
fore Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong exited the Lunar Mod- not do this. NASA was already embroiled in a legal bat-
ule is perhaps even more amazing, if only because so few peo- tle with Madelyn Murray O'Hare, the celebrated oppo-
ple know about it. I'm talking about the fact that Buzz Aldrin nent of religion, over the Apollo 8 crew's reading from
took communion on the surface of the moon. Some months Genesis while orbiting the moon at Christmas. I agreed
after his return, he wrote about it in Guideposts magazine. reluctantly."

The background to the story is that Aldrin was an elder at his "I ate the tiny toast and swallowed the wine. I gave
Presbyterian Church in Texas during this period in his thanks for the intelligence and spirit that had brought
life; and, knowing that he would soon be doing something two young pilots to the Sea of Tranquility. It was inter-
unprecedented in human history, he felt that he should mark esting for me to think that the very first liquid ever
the occasion somehow. He asked his minister to help him and poured on the moon and the very first food eaten there
so the minister consecrated a communion wafer and a small were the communion elements."
vial of communion wine. Buzz Aldrin took them with him
out of the Earth's orbit and onto the surface of the moon. He "And, of course, it's interesting to think that some of the
and Armstrong had only been on the lunar surface for a few first words spoken on the moon were the words of Jesus
minutes when Aldrin made the following public statement: Christ, who made the Earth and the moon - and who, in
the immortal words of Dante, is Himself the "Love that
This is the LM (Lunar Module) pilot. I'd like to take this op- moves the Sun and other stars."
portunity to ask every person listening in, whoever and wher-
ever they may be, to pause for a moment and contemplate the How many of you knew this? Too bad this type of news
events of the past few hours and to give thanks in his or her doesn't travel as fast as the bad does.
own way. He then ended radio communication, and there, on
the silent surface of the moon, 250,000 miles from home, he Share with others you know . . . . .
read a verse from the Gospel of John, and he took commun-
ion. The nicest place to be is in someone's thoughts, the saf-
est place to be is in someone's prayers, and the very best
Here is his own account of what happened: "In the radio place to be is in the hands of God. Amen.
blackout, I opened the little plastic packages which contained
the bread and the wine. I poured the wine into the chalice our - Submitted by Phyllis Rapp
church had given me. In the one-sixth gravity of the moon, the
wine slowly curled and gracefully came up the side of the cup.
Then I read the scripture: 'I am the vine, you are the

The greatest ornament
“The church knew what the psalmist knew: Music praises God. Music is as well, or better, able to praise him than the
building of a church and all its decoration; it is the church’s greatest ornament.”
-Igor Stravinsky
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2019
Pat Covault Memorial Concert Series
Season tickets are now available
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Christian Formation
Christian Formation Opportunities:
Easter is eternal
Sundays • Youth Rehearsal on Wednesdays
If Easter means any-
10:15 AM Pastor’s Bible Fellowship 4:00 PM Children’s Choir thing to modern man,
10:15 AM Elementary Life with God 5:00 PM Kid Tyme it means that eternal
11:15 AM Blessed Beginnings Nursery truth is eternal. You
11:15 AM Preschool Life with God Women’s Bible Study Circles may nail it to the tree,
(Sept thru May) wrap it up in grave
9:00 AM 2nd Thursday clothes and seal it in a
Wednesdays 1:00 PM 1st Tuesday tomb. But truth
7:00 PM 3rd Monday crushed to earth shall
• The Way on Wednesdays
rise again. Truth does
(Sept-May) not perish. It cannot
12:00 PM Lunch & Bible Study • Men’s Bible Study on Thursdays
be destroyed. It may
5:00 PM Elementary “Big God Story” 7:00 AM in the Adult Center be distorted. It has
6:00 PM Bible Study been silenced tempo-
rarily. It has been
compelled to carry its
cross to Calvary’s
SAVE THE DATE brow … but with an
inevitable certainty,
after every Black Fri-
VBS 2018 day dawns truth’s
Easter morn.

June 4 to 8
- Donald H. Tippet

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“Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.”
- St. Francis de Sales

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 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
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Music Ministry
What a fabulously busy will save place in our hearts, choir loft, bell ta-
time we have all had in the Mu- ble, pew, and, fellowship table until your return. I
sic Ministry! Such capable peo- hope your families and your friends know how much
ple, dependable, and truly stead- you mean to us when you are here with us. Thanks to
fast in their journey! The music them for sharing you!
for all of our worship services We will continue through the year offering
was truly a blend in diligent ef- music in worship, blending our voices with our souls in
fort to create what would accom- praise to God, and to His Son, Jesus, the
pany the scriptures and the mes- Christ.
sage that we might all experi-
ence God's Grace to- "My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I
gether. Thanks to all who have Will sing and make music. Awake, my soul! Awake,
stepped in to engage their musi- harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn."
Debbie Fisher, Director of Music
cal spirit with others, and for
those of you who respond to their efforts in such a positive Psalm 57:7-8
way. It is a powerful experience!
We have journeyed through Lent and Easter to- Deborah Fisher
gether, and now, some of you are returning to your “other” Director of Music Ministries
home. As always, you will be missed, and as always, we

Following God’s lead
Jazz musician Thomas Dorsey traveled an unlikely road to become the “father or black gospel music.” At
age 11, he dropped out of school to be a vaudeville performer and blues pianist. While Dorsey recovered from a
nervous breakdown at age 21, his mother urged him to serve the Lord with his talents. It took several years, but the
musician committed to composing spiritual songs - rejected by many mainstream churches as “the devil’s music.”
In 1932, after Dorsey’s wife and infant son died during childbirth, he channeled his grief into the piano, writ-
ing “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.” Known to be a favorite song of Martin Luther King Jr., it ends with these lyrics:

“Through the storm, through the night, lead me on to the light.
Take my hand, precious Lord, lead me home.”

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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.
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FH Presbyterian Church Foundation
Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church Foundation
“An Investment Today for the Life of Our Church Tomorrow”
CONTRIBUTING TO THE FOUNDATION

The Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church Foundation welcomes bequests and/or gifts, both monetary and non-monetary. Non-
monetary gifts may, however, not be accepted if the Foundation Board determines that it would not be fiscally prudent to accept
such a gift. For example, a bequest or gift that requires maintenance, additional investment or a gift that has no apparent market-
able value will not be accepted.

The donor has the right to identify a Bequest or gift DESIGNATED when specifying a purpose or function for the use of the
bequest or gift. The bequest or gift must fall within one or more of the twelve Ministry Units of the Church. These areas are:
Christian Formation (Education); Outreach (Membership); Communications; Mission Outreach; Hilltop Hospitality; Worship &
Music; Technical Support; Columbarium; Finance; Stewardship; Personnel and Building & Grounds.

Example: Designated: Mission Outreach- - -Purpose or Function: Extended Hands Food Bank, Mission Ministry Unit.

The designated gift shall be deposited in the Foundation bank account or invested until it is used. Bequest Gift information
Forms are held with the Foundation until executed and then are archived.

Non-designated gifts may be used for the benefit of the Church in any manner determined by the Foundation Board of Trustees.

The members of the Board of Trustees are available to answer your questions and to assist with complet-
ing the necessary information required for the Foundation.

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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In Touch page 14

Member Spotlight …. Did you know?
We both were born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Matt’s life changing experience was “growing up” with wife,
Matt attended Harvard University and played both football Gail. His best advice to someone today is “Never Give Up.”
(Quarterback) and baseball (Center field) for Crimson.
Gail’s best advice to young folks is
We met at a large steel company, “20 years from now, you will be
Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp., where more disappointed in what you didn’t
Matt was recruited for the Sales Train- do than what you did do” so don’t be
ing program and Gail was an Execu- afraid to take advantage of opportuni-
tive Secretary. We were married in the ties!
First Presbyterian Church of Carnegie,
PA and proceeded to be transferred to Favorite paying or non paying job?
8 different cities along the East Coast Gail’s favorite paying job was work-
and Midwest—St. Louis, Rockford, ing for Coach Leatherware (10
Chicago, Davenport, Philadelphia, years). I loved traveling the East
Boston and back to Pittsburgh. coast opening new stores for Coach
(Fountain Hills was our choice). and overseeing the physical comple-
tion of the store, and hiring and train-
We have a daughter (Tracey) living in ing staff and merchandising the inte-
Seattle and a son (Matt 111) and his riors.
family living in Ahwatukee, AZ. We
have two granddaughters who are both Matt’s favorite non-paying job was
attending NAU in Flagstaff. coaching Little League football &
baseball. His favorite story was
Gail’s career was in Retail Manage- coaching a mentally challenged 10 yr.
ment and Matt worked his way up the Steel old boy (Anders) who loved baseball and was a
Corporate ladder and later owned his own Matt & Gail Botsford faithful participant of our Hinsdale Little
Steel Processing Company in Pittsburgh be- League Baseball team. As usual, he would play
fore retiring. in the later innings in the outfield.

Both of us play golf and are avid professional sports fans, It was the last inning Championship game, and we were win-
ie. Pittsburgh Steelers and Penquins—Larry Fitzgerald (a ning by 3 runs as Anders was inserted into center field. Our
Pitt alumni) keeps us hanging in there with the Cardinals. son was moved from 3rd. base to 2nd. base, left fielder and
right fielder both moved toward center field (all to “help”
We were both introduced to the work force early in life. Anders). But, the other team proceeded to load the bases with
Matt was a newspaper delivery boy for the Pittsburgh Press one out and their best hitter hit a line drive into short center
and Gail sold hot dogs & sodas at the County Fair every field out of everyone’s reach. A sure hit with their potential
year during high school years. winning run.

To answer the question of the best advice we were ever Anders with his flailing arms and uncontrollable stride, his
given—Matt: “Inches make the Heroes” (Football Coach- left hand wearing a workman’s glove (not a baseball glove)
Harvard_ - Gail: “if you don’t know what you are talking came charging in at full speed, caught the ball firmly in his
about—ZIP IT” (Father to his 16 year old who thought she work glove, and kept running four more steps and stepped
had all the answers). onto second base, thus completing an unassisted double play
for the championship of the Hinsdale Little League. Real
Gail: The person who had the most impact on my life was Hollywood material and a memory you never forget!
my father. He was very strict and had little tolerance for
irresponsible behavior. However, he also had a soft side and The things we like best about out church are the many friends
always made time for conversations and providing guidance we have made in the past eight years and the inspiring mes-
in making proper decisions. He was tough, but my brother sages from Pastors’ Bill & Ken and the many opportunities to
and I knew he loved us and always “had our backs.” be involved.
page 15 April 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
assume, when we don’t see someone, that they are simply
“vacationing away.” The truth is that some of you are sick and
With deepest sympathy we list
we are not aware of it.
those members who have passed You can help us by simply letting one of the staff know of your
away in 2018. situation. We have an excellent support system in place due to
the diligent efforts of our deacons. Help us serve you by com-
Roger Essenburg
municating your situation.
Toni Patterson
Joan Larson

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Matthew 25:21

Why we need Easter
No one is exempt from tragedy or disappointment—even God was not exempt. Jesus offered no immunity, no way out of
the unfairness, but rather a way through it to the other side. Just as Good Friday demolished the instinctive belief that this life is
supposed to be fair, Easter Sunday followed with its startling clue to the riddle of the universe. Out of the darkness, a bright
light shone, . . .

The cross of Christ may have overcome evil, but it did not overcome unfairness. For that, Easter is required, a bright clue
that someday God will restore all physical reality to its proper place.
-Philip Yancey, Disappointment With God
-The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc

HAPPY APRIL BIRTHDAYS!
04/01 Gary Oakeson 04/10 Peg Inglis 04/25 Bob Titus
04/01 Donna Ryan 04/19 Patricia Tuttle 04/25 Linda Warren
04/03 Robert Thompson 04/20 Irene Cain 04/26 Douglas Busche
04/04 Helen Roesch 04/22 Paula Eberspacher 04/28 Ron Christie
04/05 Kristi Robinson 04/23 Althea Halchuck 04/29 Peter Carillo
04/08 Jo Strehlow
Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church
13001 N. Fountain Hills Boulevard
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

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

Ladies ‘Drop In’ Open House
Every Tuesday
10am to 12 noon
Fireside Room
Casual Social

Vi Levens, Torchy Robinson & Donna Sims

Games, puzzles, good discussions and refreshments!

Maria Berry, hostess

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