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FOUNTAIN HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

IN TOUCH
Fountain Hills, AZ October 2018

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

Carol Skewes, Stewardship Chair Elder
The news of the arrival of our I knew in my heart that she was right. The Holy Spirit,
first grandchild has brought new through my mom, was nudging me back to the faith, back
joy to the lives of John and me. to the Church. We did find a church home and understand
Our first-born child, Stephanie, the role God has for His Church. Our whole purpose for
and her husband, Josh, are ex- being here in this place at this time is so that lost and dy-
pecting a child in November. This ing people will hear the gospel of Jesus Christ. By grace
stirs in me a memory of a greet- we are saved through faith. By grace we give our very
ing card my mother sent to John best so that others may come to know and live what we
and me when Stephanie was sev- already know and live!
eral months old and our son, Ian,
was on the way. We form a bond in order to accomplish things people
cannot do on their own. We come together to worship
On the front of the card was a “Parent’s Prayer,” and in- Him, learn more about him and share our stories with
side was a long message written by Mom. She apologized each other.
for not being a patient parent, having a sharp tongue and
for being self-centered. She then went on to explain how This Stewardship season we will share our stories with
any improvement in her attitude and actions over the one another. These stories are being compiled to make a
years was due to Jesus. “He is like a loving parent – al- booklet entitled Grace, Gratitude and Generosity that
ways forgiving and forgetting my sins when I ask him to, will soon be distributed to our members and friends. You
giving me a new lease on life each day and giving a pur- will hear about people who have made a real difference in
pose to life itself.” the lives of others, how God’s people have uplifted them
in times of trial. You’ll read about events that were
At the time I first read this message I was thirty years old touched, even orchestrated, by the hand of God.
and had stepped away from the Church, even questioning
my belief in God. John was not raised in a church at all. As God’s good stewards, we need to continually nurture
Mom was concerned about our lives and the lives of our all we have been given here at FHPC. I hope you will be
children. inspired to examine your blessings, serve where you can,
bless all you meet and contribute generously to this
“I am thinking of Stephanie,” she said. “It would make me church we call home.
so happy if you both would find a wonderful church home - Carol Skewes
so that you could start taking Stephanie to Sunday School,
as well as the new baby when he/she arrives in Decem-
ber.”

Please join us…
Our congregational will have two visitors from Free The Kids in Haiti on
Sunday, October 28. They will participate in the services and tell us of their
experiences and the children they got to personally know and mentor.
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OUR CHURCH STAFF Focus on Finance
Rev. Bill Good
Pastor/Head of Staff
Pastor Ken Brown August Income $ 41,093 Budget $ 30,907
Associate Pastor
August Expenses $ 49,006 Budget $ 35,484
Marta Ludwig
Administrative Coordinator
Debbie Fisher Yr to date Income $ 314,927 YTD Budget $ 277,437
Director of Music Ministry
Yr to date Expense $ 321,065 YTD Budget $ 294,526
Dorothy Parris
Pianist
Caryl Bates
Organist
August was a tough month to get through. The Fel-
John Gallagher
lowship Center has two air conditioners, one had to
Custodian
be replaced, and we are hoping that the second will
CHURCH TREASURER last through the hot season. We also had repairs
Linda Lull to the air conditioners in the sanctuary and narthex.
CHURCH SESSION We received a donation from an anonymous donor
Class of 2018 which was used for the replacement and repairs. We
Mary Alice Bivens will need to somehow build up a reserve account to
Yvonne Ellingson cover any other repairs or replacements, since we
Jerry Miles have transferred all we could from the restricted ac-
Helen Quigley counts earlier in the year to cover ongoing expenses.
Jack Reynolds We appreciate your keeping up your pledges and
Class of 2019 offerings, the church cannot operate and run its various programs without
Maria Berry your commitments.
John Brockelman
Tim Halchuck Respectfully,
Bob Lull Linda Lull, Treasurer
Terri Schmidt
Carol Skewes
Class of 2020 On the Inside:
Carol Skewes, Elder .. .. … … .. .. .. . … .. .. … . … .. .. .. . 1
Joyce Leo
Focus on Finance.. .. .. .. .. … .. .. .. .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . .. 2
Kristi Robinson
Upcoming Events: .. .. . … .. .. . … .. .. … .. .. . .. ..… . . .. . 3
Ron Waldo
Mission Ministry . . … . . . .. .. .. .. . . . .. . . . . … .. . . . . . . .. 4
More Upcoming Events .. .. .. .. . .. . .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. . 5
Women’s Ministries .. .. .. …. .. . . . . .. . … .. . . .. . . .. .. .. . 6
BOARD OF DEACONS
Library Footnotes.. … .. …. .…. …. …. …. …. …. …… 7
Moderator: Linda Warren
More Upcoming Events . … .. … ……. … .. .. .. … .. . . . . . 7
Class of 2018
Worship & Music . .. .. .. .. . . .. .. .. . . … .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. 8
Mary Martinson
Pastor Bill is Back .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. . .. … .. . .. . . . .. .. .. . . .. 9
Elvira Ruiz
Summer Services .. … .. … … . . .. .. .. . .. .. . . . . . . .. .. .. 10
Bob Titus
Pastor’s Bible Fellowship .. .. .. .. . . .. . .. . . …. .. . …. .. . 12
Chris Young
The Way on Wednesdays .. … .. .. .. . . ……. .. … …… .. 13
Class of 2019
Not Yet a Member? .. .. .. . . . … . … . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . 13
Louise Jones
Music Ministry .. .. .. . .. . …. .. . .. ….. .. . .. …… .. . .. . .. 14
Dorothy Rudack
U.S. Military Medallions .. … ….. … .. … .. …. .. . . . . . 14
Clarence Utter
Trey Uphoff’s Wedding .. .. .. … … … .. .. .. .. .. .. . . .. . .. 15
Nancy Wulfmeier
Trip to the Holy Land … .. .. . … .. .. . .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . 16
Class of 2020
Facebook. .. .. … .. .. .. .. . .. … .. .. . .. … … . .. .. .. .. . . .. 16
Michele Hasley
Member Spotlight...Did you Know? .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . … ... 17
Mary Lee Lehrich
How to Recognize a stroke .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. . . .. .. 18
Bonnie Matty
Necrology for 2018… .. … .. . . .. … .. … . .. . . .. . . …… 19
Linda Warren
October Birthdays . .. ... .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . 19
Presbytery of Hope Gathering .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . .. .. … .. . 20
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Upcoming Events
Don’t miss this “Special” event!!

“THE DIAMONDS IN CONCERT”
On Sunday, February 17, 2019, the music of the Diamonds (50’s, 60’s, 70’s . . . and modern times) can be enjoyed on
this date.

The Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church and the National Performing Artists have contracted this wonderful music con-
cert for your enjoyment. All proceeds from the concert will be used to pay down the Church’s mortgage.

We have just 420 tickets to sell, so please order your tickets early. As members of the church, you will want to order
tickets before we invite the general public. The concert will be held at the Church on
Sunday, February 17, 2019, beginning at 4:00 p.m. After the performance, everyone is
invited to the Fellowship Hall for refreshments and a chance to meet the Diamonds
group in person.

Because this performance is a fund raiser prices are a little higher than our
Entertainment Series.
Section “A” Rows 1-4 $50.00 per seat
Section “B” Rows 5-8 $45.00 per seat
Section “C” Rows 9-11 $40.00 per seat
Section “D” Choir Loft $35.00 per seat
Section “E” Narthex $25.00 per seat

When you order, remember tickets are sold on a first come basis – so, call the office
to reserve your tickets today.

Capital Campaign Committee

Women’s Fellowship Kick Off Make it count!

This is our time on the history
All Church Fellowship line of God. This is it. What will we
do with the one deep exhale of God
Fellowship Center, Sunday on this earth? For we are but a va-
por and we have to make it count.
October 7, 10:00 am We’re on. Direct us, Lord, and get
us on our feet.

Displays by women’s groups -Beth Moore
French themed foods
Bon appétit! -The Newsletter Newsletter
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Mission Ministry
Our congregational will have
two visitors from Free The
Kids in Haiti on Sunday, Octo- Support Our Troops
ber 28. Liz Wynne and Emma
Sparks have spent the last two Fall is soon upon us and that means
years hosting the visitor’s guest two things for our Veterans and
house on the campus of the Troops projects. First, with the
Espwa (Hope) orphanage com- colder months soon approaching,
munity that FHPC supports. our annual collection of sweatshirts
They will participate in the begins and they can be of any
services and tell us of their color, sizes M, L and XL. Second,
experiences and the children calling attention to all Church
they got to personally know families that have a family member
Jack Reynolds, Elder and mentor. in the military. I will need an updated mailing address
The Haiti school feeding pro- for your loved one(s) as soon as you know the update
in order for our annual Christmas card mailing to be
accomplished. Cards will be mailed to those deployed
by Thanksgiving and mailed to all others nationwide by
December 10th. These two dates are very important to
remember.

gram that FHPC initiated with funds from the Kiwanis Club On August 17th, CBI (Community Bridges, Inc.) picked
as well as individuals is in jeopardy of being discontinued. up from my garage six months worth of our donations
Some of our other partners have not lived up to their pledges. and the bed of their pickup was literally stuffed full and
Including the remaining funds from FHPC, Free The Kids needed numerous tie-downs. See photos on the next
only has enough reserve to keep the program operating page. This group, out of Phoenix and Mesa then dis-
through the rest of this year. The cost to feed 450 children tributes donated items to a huge number of veteran
and their families with one hot meal per day is $2,000 a homes and groups. They were thrilled to receive all of
month. The Mission Committee asks that if this outreach our donations and even sent me a message of thanks.
opportunity touches your spirit and where you can have a The Mission Committee hopes to have the manager of
personal connection, please donate at the church office with CBI as a guest speaker at a forthcoming meeting in the
Haiti Mission on the memo line. See Jack Reynolds for more next couple of months.
information.
The Mission Committee is very happy to see many
Ilene Berg and Nancy Grahlmann members placing their donations in our new collection
will be the coordinators of this box located in the Narthex. Throughout the year, the
year’s Christmas Box drive spon- signs may change depending on which Mission project
sored by Samaritan’s Purse. Last is being worked on, but the one project that never stops
year we filled 150 boxes. All the and never changes throughout the entire year is our
boxes we filled were delivered to Mission Project for our Military and Veterans. The
Peru. The campaign will “kick other locations for you to place your donations are the
off” on October 7th and concludes Fellowship Center on the left side as you enter and in
November 12. We encourage all the Church office. Gently used clothing, bedding,
members to support this wonderful small household items, books, magazines, CD’s,
worldwide initiative for children. DVD’s, puzzle books and toiletries are always needed.
An up-to-date flyer regarding information on needed
items should now be attached to the Vet’s container in
The school supplies that we collected this
the Narthex. If you should have any questions, just ask
summer have been delivered to McDowell
me. Thank you again for remembering our Veterans
Mtn. Elementary by Terri Schmidt and Susan
and Troops.
Owens. They were well received and very
appreciative. Thank you to those who do-
Donna Sims,
nated.
Mission Committee
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Donations for Veterans… THANK YOU!!!!!

More Upcoming Events

GENTLE YOGA
Instructor Sarah Nunn
Wednesdays
STARTING October 10, 2018
8:15 to 9;15 am
$10 per session

Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or
disciplines which originated in ancient India.

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based pre-
ventive health screenings will be in our community on Friday,
October 5, 2018 at Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church. Ultra-
sound screenings to Identify risk factors for Cardiovascular dis-
ease include; Carotid Artery (plaque buildup-a leading cause of stroke), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (an
enlargement or weak area in the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body), Periph-
eral Arterial Disease (hardening of the arteries in the legs), a Heart Rhythm Screening (an EKG to detect Atrial
Fibrillation-irregular heartbeat) and an Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for men and women. Being proactive about
your health by knowing your risks helps you and your doctor address problems early.

Register online TODAY at www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle and receive your “Community Cir-
cle” discount and your Preferred Appointment!
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Women’s Ministries
OCTOBER EVENTS
October 2 1:00 p.m. Women’s Afternoon Circle (Fountain View Village)
October 11 9:00 a.m. Women’s Morning Circle (Adult Center)
October 17 9:30 a.m. Hooked on Books, Fireside Room
October 17 12:00 p.m. Out ‘n About at “de Jour”, the Culinary Institute restaurant
October 15 7:00 p.m. Women’s Evening Circle, Home of Maria Berry

Morning Circle Evening Circle
Morning Circle will meet October 11 at The October meeting of the Evening Circle of Presbyte-
9 A.M. in the Adult Center. Please read rian Women will be held on October 15 at the home of
Chapter 2 in our book Parables: A Lesson Maria Berry 14923 E Summit Drive. The meeting will
About Receiving the Word. Also, answer begin at 7PM with Linda Capron as our co-hostess.
as many questions as you can in the corre- The Bible Study will be Lesson Two "God with Us in
sponding workbook. All are welcome to Our Uncertainty" from this years
discover the mysteries of God’s kingdom Horizons Study "God's Promise, I
as revealed in the stories Jesus told. For am with you".
information call Monique Reynolds 336-382-8733. If you would like additional infor-
mation, have questions, need a ride
or directions, please contact Maria
at 480-836-2424 or Circle Chair
AFTERNOON CIRCLE Judy Irvin at 480-215-0827.
first Tuesday, October 2 1:00 pm All guests are warmly welcomed.
Fountain View Village, Assisted Living Activity Room

Join us! We will study from our Guide
PSALM 110 - Christ, The Eternal Priest and
King.

Jane Allen, Leader 907-538-3223

Out ’n About—Out to Lunch HOOKED ON BOOKS
On Wed., October 17, the Out ‘n About lunch group will be
going to “de Jour”, the Culinary Institute restaurant at Hooked on Books will be meeting on Wednesday,
11:30 P.M. (note time change)! October 17 at church in the Fireside Room at 9:30 A.M.
If we have enough ladies attending, we will have a 3-course Carol Fuls will be reviewing a most delightful book
menu to choose from, including appetizer, entrée, and des- about an unforgettable woman whom we will refer to as
sert. This includes coffee and “Rosie”. As usual, you may bring books you have read
tea. Also, the cost will be that you want to exchange or if
$18.00, tax and tip included. you want to share them, put your
The location is on Shea Blvd., name in them if you wish them
10585 N. 114th St., Suite 401. returned to you.
Going west on Shea, turn left at For further information, please
114th St. The restaurant is just call Elsie Hoffarber, 480-837-
around the corner. 4518 or Carol Fuls, 480-836-
2346.
Please contact Nancy Wulfmeier for questions and reserva-
tions. 480-837-3021.
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Library Footnotes
Author Joyce Meyer and four of her “Power” books.

Joyce Meyer is a best-selling author, a leading Bible teacher and can be seen and heard around the world through televi-
sion, radio, and the Internet.
Our Church Library has received a donation of four of her books which give the reader an inside look at the power we
have as Christians to change ourselves and the community in which we live. The titles are:
The Power of Being Positive
The Power of Forgiveness
The Power of Determination
The Secret of Spiritual Power
Each book has six Parts; each Part had eight topics introduced with a scripture labeled “The Word of God” and a one-
page discussion of the topic. Following are some examples:
Power of Determination
I Will Not Quit
I Will Have Faith
I Will Overcome
Secrets of Spiritual Power
Behold Your God
Supernatural Favor
Be Transformed
These books could easily become a daily devotion for 48 days. Check one of them out. I think Vivian Virden
you will feel God speaking to you through the author’s words.

More Upcoming Events

Women’s Fellowship Fall Get-Together

Coldwater Bluegrass Gospel Band
Benefit for Free the Kids, Haiti Food Ministry
Saturday, October 20, 2018 7:00 pm
Sanctuary

Admission Free Donations Accepted
Mark your calendar!
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Worship & Music
WORSHIP & MUSIC COMMITTEE member would be responsible for finding their
WELCOME MINISTRY replacement. A copy of the schedule and con-
tact information for all members would be pro-
Greeters and Ushers are the first contact people vided to each Team member. Teams would
have as they arrive for worship service and we change as new members are added and others
recognize the importance of a warm and wel- leave.
coming first impression. We are thankful for
the wonderful, committed volunteers We trust that Team members will build
that provide this important ministry at camaraderie with their church family and
FHPC. will be blessed by their service.

We want our volunteers to know that We need your help to make our vision for
they are appreciated and that we are the Welcome Ministry become a reality.
always working to improve and en-
hance our Welcome Ministry. If you have felt God nudging you to be-
come more involved in your church, but
In an effort to simplify the process of schedul- don’t have time to attend monthly meetings,
ing volunteer greeters/ushers and to increase the volunteering on a Welcome Team is an easy
number of people involved, we envision a and fun (and very important!) way to serve.
structure of Welcome Teams consisting of six
ushers for the narthex, 2 front-door greeters, If you have suggestions or ideas that would
and an Angel at the parking lot. Preferably, help us develop this plan, please contact Ilene
each team would commit to serve for a month. Berg at 480-837-3771 or 61bergri@gmail.com.
We welcome your support!
Team members would choose their dates for the
schedule with an understanding that dates could - Ilene Berg
be switched as circumstances require. Each

Stick with it!
“If I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s the glue that holds life and faith together.” For the sake
to hang in, stay connected,” says journalist Jon Katz. of the benefits we gain and give, may we “hang in {and}
“Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too stay connected” with our church family. May we not
busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are “walk away {or} be distracted, . . . be too busy or tired.”
part of the glue that holds life and faith together.” May we not take one another for granted but thank
This applies to church life too. When we’re God for this “glue” -even when things get a bit sticky”!
annoyed by some aspect of congregational life or
caught in conflict with other members, it’s tempting to
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when all is fine we sometimes let church take a back
seat. But our bonds with the family of God are “part of
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Pastor Bill is Back

After a 3 month Sabbatical
Pastor Bill returned
on Sept 16, 2018

Also the return to
our regular schedule of
9am and 11:15am

Bob Lull, Debbie Fisher, Ron Waldo and
Aurora and Eloise Robinson
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Summer Services

Don Lawrence (with wife, Lisa and grandson, August) was the guest minister
on August 12.

Hilltop Praise Band with Greg Fisher, Drums, Jon Trautman, guitar and
Phil Katz, Saxaphone
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Summer Services

Summer Singers: Mary Alice Bivens, Letha Neely, Mary Lee Lehrich, Sandi Thompson, Paula Eberspacher,
Phil Katz and Debbie Fisher, Director

Debbie Fisher, Director of Music

Summer Singers: Mary Alice Bivens, Mary Lee Lehrich, Letha Neely, and Margie Brown
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Pastor’s Bible Fellowship

Pastor’s Bible Study
Starts October 21 in the Fireside Room As one popular Bible teacher put it:

For many this little book is a puzzle, for it seems to be
out of place in the Bible. There is no mention in it of
the name of God; there is no reference to worship or to
faith; there is no prediction of the Messiah; there is no
mention of heaven or hell—in short, there is nothing
religious about it, at least on the surface. It is a gripping
tale, but one might rather expect to find it in the pages
of the Reader’s Digest than the Bible.

So what book in the Bible is this? Here’s a clue: You won’t find
it in the New Testament. Does that narrow it down enough for
you?

Have you ever heard someone say, “I could tell you, but then I’d
have to kill you”? I don’t want to be that dramatic about it, but
you will have to show up to the Pastor’s Bible Study on October
A Book of the Bible Where “God” is 21 to find out.
Conspicuously Absent

There is a book of the Bible where the name of God is conspicu-
ously absent. You can’t find the word “God” or the name
“Yahweh” anywhere in the book. But it is a book where God’s
hand is clearly present. It is a great picture of how God works in
most of our lives. He is clearly present and at work, but he does-
n’t stick around to take the credit for it.

16th. Century guidance for today

How can we know whether we’re following God’s Infinite treasure
will? Sometimes we act, only to see in hindsight that we
caused harm. Or self-righteousness blinds us to the good The present moment is always full of infinite treasure.
guidance of others. It contains far more than you can possibly grasp. Faith is the
St. Ignatius of Loyola pondered the difficulty of measure of its riches: what you find in the present moment is
aligning our actions to God’s ways. He taught the need for according to the measure of your faith. Love also is the measure;
“discernment of spirits” - examining internal thoughts and the more the heart loves the more it rejoices in what God pro-
emotions to see if they originate with and lead to God. Igna- vides.
tius called it “consolation” when he felt loved by God and
eager to care for people in need, and “desolation” when The will of God presents itself at each moment like an
something left him full of darkness and fear that moved him immense ocean that the desire of your heart cannot empty; yet
away from God and neighbor. you will drink from that ocean according to your faith and love.
Think of a time you made a decision and then felt
peaceful, full of light, convinced it was “right.” And when -Jean-Pierre de Caussade
have you done something despite feeling tangled in knots
about it, and perhaps later felt worse? Life isn’t always so
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Christian Formation
WOW! New and Improved!!!
Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 3.

See what love the Father has given us. . . Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not
yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will
see him as he is. (1 Jn. 3:1-2)

If you heard my sermon of September 30th you know that, having
concerned himself with the creation of earthly life in his Gospel and
the inception of life eternal in The Revelation, the Apostle John ad-
dressed our “Life Between” in his 3 letters to the early church. Here
he describes us as “children of God” and calls us to “love one an-
other” (7 times, to make a point!).

As simple as this command would seem, from the time John put pen
to papyrus the followers of Christ have struggled with putting it into
action in real ways in real life. The question persists: what does it
mean to be called to “love one another” in this time of “Life Between”?

I invite you to join me on Wednesday evenings this Fall in a very different sort of “Bible Study” as we search our most
sacred scriptures for answers. We will begin with some foundational texts (the “Shema” of Deut. 6:4, the 10 Command-
ments of Exodus, David’s 23rd Psalm), then move on to our Lord’s own words in the Beatitudes and the Great Commis-
sion of Matthew 28. Just be warned. . . I am really excited about this project so we are liable to stop briefly at other
points along the way such as Psalm 8, Micah 6:8 and Paul’s writings in 1 Corinthians.

And, recognizing that you can’t “love one another” without getting to know one another, we are going to return to a for-
mat we have enjoyed in the past. We will have an opportunity to break bread and share fellowship together with a light
dinner served at 5:15 each evening. Our study will follow from 6:00 to 7:00.

I hope you’ll come join me on the journey as we explore “Life Between.” We begin on Wednesday, October 3rd in the
Fellowship Center.

Love,
Pastor Bill

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 or
Nancy Grahlman at 480-404-6039 or call the church office at 480-837-1763.

Yvonne Ellingson
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Music Ministry
"Welcome back, doors of this beautiful little sanctuary, and hopefully
Welcome back, hearing the music as our souls sing out to our Father in
Welcome Back." heaven, from Whom so blessedly gave us the ability to
put forth. We are a church unique to itself in this small
Those were the words Hilltop sang town, different from every other church, no compari-
yesterday, September 16, to Pastor son! How wonderful that God has these unique Sanctu-
Bill as we gathered for the first ary's spread out all over the world, feeding every soul as
time in 3 months to pray before the it unites in love with other souls dedicated to praising
11:15 service began. I am quite Him, singing, ringing, dancing, laughing and crying to-
certain someone could have sung it gether, all trusting the One who gives us peace... the
better, with the actual words from peace which transcends all understanding.
the 70's sitcom being properly re-
cited, but, I am quite certain no one "Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth,
could have sung it worse! But, burst into song with music;
what a great moment of laughter. make music to the Lord with the harp,
Also, what a great group of with the harp and the sound of singing,
Debbie Fisher, Director of Music
musicians I am so privileged with trumpets and the sound of the blast horn,
to work with, tackling new and different arrangements every shout for joy before the Lord, the King."
Psalm 98:4-6
week, styles of all kinds, attempting to correlate our music to
somehow blend, and sometimes contrast the points being
focused on in worship. We have folks from every other Debbie Fisher
church in America drop in for 2 weeks, or 4 months, hope- Director of Music Ministries
fully feeling the love of Christ when they walk through the

Saying Grace- a "gentle reminder for ALL of US"
raw white flour." Just as the Priest was ready to stand and stop
everything, the farmer continued, "But Lord, when you mix 'em
A visiting Priest was attending a men's breakfast in Ohio all together and bake 'em up, I do love fresh biscuits. So Lord,
Farm County. He asked one of the impressive older farmers in atten- when things come up we don’t like, when life gets hard, when we
dance to say grace that morning. After all were seated, the older just don't understand what you are sayin' to us, we just need to
farmer began------ "Lord, I hate buttermilk." The Priest opened one relax and wait 'till You are done mixin', and probably it will be
eye and wondered to himself where this was going. Then the farmer somethin' even better than biscuits. Amen."
loudly proclaimed, "Lord, I hate lard."
"As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses,
Now the Priest was overly worried. However without missing a beat, for you only get to play one round."
the farmer prayed on, "And Lord, you know I don't care much for
-submitted by Helen Roesch

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 15 October, 2018

Trey & Jacqueline Uphoff ’s Wedding Reception

Trey & Jacqueline
Uphoff

Wedding Reception

Lake house
Windmill Winery
Florence, AZ
In Touch page 16

Trip to the Holy Land
FHPC 2019 HOLY LAND TRIP
Things have begun to come into focus since we first discussed this trip last Spring.

If you recall, initially this was to be a joint effort of FHPC and Mt. View
Presbyterian. However, in an effort to keep the trip small and meaningful
(15-20 people), we have decided that each church would run its own tour –
same cost and itinerary; different time frames.

Our FHPC trip is now scheduled to depart Phoenix on June 2nd, 2019 and
return on June 12th.
As a brief outline, we will arrive in Tel Aviv and spend the first part of our
journey in and around the Old Town of Jerusalem, as well as Bethlehem,
the Dead Sea, Masada, Qumran, Jericho and the Jordan River. Then we
will move north into Galilee, to the Sea of Tiberius and on to Caesarea
Philippi to visit the sites where Jesus spent the bulk of his ministry. We
will conclude in Jaffa at Simon the Tanner’s house.

In addition to the “Jesus sites,” during our stay we will also visit with representatives of various organizations who can pro-
vide a balanced overview of the history of Israeli/Palestinian relations. This should be a powerful and eye-opening experi-
ence for all.

The cost for room, meals and bus transportation is $2,600, based on double occupancy. (St. George Hotel in Jerusalem,
Ron Beach Hotel in Tiberias).
Because of varying schedules for those wishing to stop elsewhere coming and going, we will leave airplane arrange-
ments up to each individual. A recent check of fares from Phoenix to Tel Aviv via JFK reflected a cost between
$1,500-1,800.

A flyer with detailed information and itinerary may be found on the round table in the Narthex or in the church office.

Interested? An informational meeting will be held in the Fireside Room
at 1pm on Sunday, October 14th.
Shalom,
Pastor Bill

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Thank you Michele Hasley for the daily work you put into our page.
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Member Spotlight …. Did you know?
Jim and Gerry, both only children. were born and raised in Lynn has two sons and 3 grandchildren who also live in
Wyoming from 3rd generation families. Jim came from Colorado. Their son Dale has a daughter in Florida. He is a
Cheyenne, and Gerry from a little town north of Cheyenne pilot with American Airlines and lives in Fountain Hills with
called Chugwater where her high school graduating class his wife and her two girls. He is presently about to complete
was 14. We met at the wedding of Jim's uncle and Gerry's a Masters of Ministry in business leadership at Phoenix Semi-
aunt, which we claim makes us 'kissin cousins'. Ger was 15 nary.
and Jim was 19, and Jim says he knew immediately that she
was 'the one'. We dated for 5 years In 1974 Jim and Gerry had the opportu-
before we got married. I guess it nity to leave the snow and wind, and
'took' because in February we will jumped at the chance to move to the
celebrate 60 wonderful years. valley of the sun. Jim retired as Assis-
tant Wyoming State Materials Engi-
Jims first job was a paper route, de- neer, and they moved to Glendale for
livering papers during the 'blizzard of 20 years. Jim was the Airport Engineer
'49'. All through high school and for the City of Phoenix. Among other
college he worked weekends and things he was in charge of construction
summers on the 142,000 acre ranch of terminal 4 at Sky Harbor airport, but
that belonged to his mother’s family. no, not the roads and signage. After
He recalls riding a horse in minus 10 retiring from the city he spent time
degrees, and helping with haying and making furniture and WWII model
branding. He was a real live cow- airplanes. After about 6 months he
boy. He graduated from the Univer- formed Carroll Enterprises and worked
sity of Wyoming, spent two years in as a consultant. He has now retired for
the army in Germany before getting Jim & Gerry Carroll the third time, and thinks 3 is the charm.
married and then went to work for the They have lived in Fountain hills for 24
Wyoming Highway Department. years.

Ger’s first job was waitressing in the little cafe in Chugwa- As a young family they all learned SCUBA diving in the cold
ter one summer. While Jim was in the army she lived at the lakes in Wyoming, Colorado, and Nebraska. It was wonder-
YWC in Cheyenne and worked in an office in Cheyenne. ful when they experienced the difference in water tempera-
She was a homemaker, den mother, Sunday school teacher, ture and visibility between the lakes and the oceans. Jim and
etc., while their children were in school. After they gradu- Gerry no longer dive, but both of their kids and their families
ated Gerry attended Glendale Community College and still enjoy it. Now they enjoy cruising and seeing the ocean
graduated as an RN ,which she loved. Unfortunately, she from the surface.
was only able to work for 5 years before she was forced to
stop because of rheumatoid arthritis. The next few years Last October they joined FHPC, and are loving the people
Gerry taught Self-help classes and stress management. Her they meet, the pastors, and all the activities. Jim and Gerry
hobbies have been cooking, sewing, and reading. have been Presbyterians all their lives, and Presbyterians do
love to eat!
They have two children. Their daughter, Lynn now lives in
Colorado with her husband, 3 horses, 7 goats, 3 dogs, 5 cats
and multiple chickens. Her brother calls it her petting zoo.

Servant leadership
From Christ’s perspective, a true leader is a servant, committed to the success of each individual in the
group. Jesus did not criticize his disciples’ desire to lead; he just showed them how to do it by washing their
feet. ...The essence of spiritual leadership therefore, is following Jesus and serving people. People rebel against
controlling leaders, but it is impossible to rebel against a servant.
-Geoff Gorsuch, Brothers! Calling Men Into Vital Relationships

-The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc
In Touch page 18

Minister to your ministers
STROKE: Remember, the 1st
Accept them as people. Three Letters.... .S . T. R.
Build them up. Say “thank you.”
Communicate with them. Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult
Defend them when someone tries to run them down. to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of aware-
Entertain them. They like to have fun too! ness spells disaster. The stroke victim may
Family. Allow them to have a family life. suffer severe brain damage when people
Genuine. Be honest with them. Be yourself around them. nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a
Honor them. Don’t put them on a pedestal, but respect them. stroke. Now doctors say a bystander can rec-
Income. Pay them enough so money isn’t a concern. ognize a stroke by asking three simple ques-
Judge not! Avoid being critical. tions:
Kind. Treat pastors as you want to be treated.
Love. See 1 Corinthians 13. S * Ask the individual to SMILE .
Maintain. Their families have the same needs as other fami-
lies. T * Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A
Nurture. Help them grow in grace. SIMPLE SENTENCE COHERENTLY
Offer to help. The list of things you can do is endless. (e.g. "Chicken Soup" )
Pray for them. Lift up their names to God daily.
Quelch not. Encourage instead! R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
Rejoice in and with them.
Surprise them—in little and big ways If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these
Trust them. Believe in them. tasks, call emergency number
Understand them. Put yourself in their place. 911 immediately and describe the symptoms to
Vacation. They need time away. the dispatcher.
Welcome them into your home. Don’t wait for an invitation.
eXend yourself, not them. NOW HERE'S A NEW SIGN OF A STROKE -----
Yoke. Help them bear their burdens with grace and dignity. --- "Stick out Your Tongue" Ask the person to
Zap all gossip! 'stick' out his tongue. If the tongue is 'crooked', if
it goes to one side or the other that is also an
indication of a stroke.

Happy 79th Birthday Andy Hasley
page 19 October, 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-
Joan Larson municating your situation.
Joanne Jones
Jim Bates
Carl Hayungs
Bob Hegwood
Marie O’Leary

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Matthew 25:21

HOW MUCH IS A TRILLION
Seconds in a day = 60 * 60 * 24 = 86,400
A million seconds would be around 11+ days.
There are around 5,000 commercial airplanes
1 billion seconds is around 31.709 years.
flying over the United States at any given time. A trillion seconds is about 31,709 years. WOW!

HAPPY OCTOBER BIRTHDAY!
10/01 Mary Wernecke 10/10 Mary Martinson 10/26 Doug Katonak
10/02 Martha Carillo 10/10 Monique Reynolds 10/27 Mary Holtan
10/02 Ray Schmidt 10/16 Charlie Eberspacher 10/28 Larry Cole
10/03 Jacob Eberspacher 10/16 Donna Sims 10/29 Bill Myhr
10/06 Orene Hinkley 10/17 Pete Herguth 10/29 Jeanene Schopbach
10/07 Carol Skewes 10/19 Lana Busche 10/30 John Kurkjian
10/08 Andrey Lull 10/20 Martha Baxter 10/30 Joyce Leo
10/25 Vi Levens
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;

Church members who went to the Presbytery of Hope Gathering at Mtn. View Presbyterian Church:
Carolyn Good, Linda Warren, Helen Quigley, Yvonne Ellingson, Maria Berry; Standing: John and Mary
Alice Bivens, Nancy Grahlmann, Pastor Bill, Pastor Ken, John Brockelman and Carol Skewes. Not pic-
tured: Michele Hasley, Bob Lull and Tim Halchuck.

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 2 p.m. www.fhpresbyterian.info
Pastor/Head of Staff: Rev Bill Good email: fhpc.billg@gmail.com cell phone: 480-329-8090

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