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Denbigh Presbyterian Church Volume 39 Issue 2 The Denbigh Digest is published monthly on the
Denbigh Presbyterian Church Volume 39 Issue 2 The Denbigh Digest is published monthly on the

Denbigh Presbyterian Church

Volume 39

Issue 2

Denbigh Presbyterian Church Volume 39 Issue 2 The Denbigh Digest is published monthly on the third

The Denbigh Digest is published monthly on the third or fourth Monday The deadline for items to be included is 9:00 AM on that Monday Comments or Questions? Contact the church office at 877-2048 or e-mail us at session@denbighpres.org

Next Issue

March 21, 2011

Our Church Staff

Pastor The Reverend Deborah Dail Director of Children’s/Youth Ministries Liz Marshall Director of Music Ministries Kelly Samarzea Administrative Assistant Wanda Hale Sexton Team Mark, June, Lauren and Nick Tessarolo Pre-Kindergarten Director Maggie Vincelette

Inside this issue:

PORT

1

Lent

2

Worship

3

Outreach

4

Session

5

Finance

6

Fellowship

6-7

Children’s Ministry

8-9

Pre-Kindergarten

9

Congregational Care

10

Birthdays/Thank you

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February 22, 2011

Care 10 Birthdays/Thank you 11 February 22, 2011 Denbigh Presbyterian Church will be hosting the PORT

Denbigh Presbyterian Church will be hosting the PORT Winter Shelter program March 16-23, 2011. There have been several changes made in the 2010-2011 guidelines requiring additional volunteers. The spreadsheet for volunteers is posted on the office window. Please sign up to help. There will be a meeting for all volunteers the first part of March to go over the changes and to make sure everyone is ready to proceed. If you have any ques- tions prior to signing up please contact Wanda Hale at 877-2048 or at session@denbighpres.org or just stop in at the church office. Thank you to Verni Saunders who will lead the bag lunch pro- gram again this year and to Elaine Minch who will handle the shopping for me. Thank you to everyone who has already signed up and to those of you who will either sign up or just show up be- cause without all of your help this program could not take place.

Wanda Hale

of your help this program could not take place. Wanda Hale Can You Help? Focus for

Can You Help?

Focus for a moment on how good you feel after you have washed

your face or brushed your teeth. These are simple, daily acts that

a lot of us take for granted. When our guests arrive for PORT in

March, not everyone will have some of the most basic items like

a bar of soap, a toothbrush, toothpaste, or a washcloth. It is our

intention to provide one hygiene kit per guest during PORT. Since that means packaging approximately 125 kits, we need your help.

The High School Youth will be collecting toiletry items beginning February 20 through March 13. Donated items may include:

travel-size toothpaste, toothbrush, bar soap, wash cloth, hand towel, nail clippers, comb, band-aids, travel-size lotion, and gallon Ziploc baggies. Items should be marked “PORT Hygiene Kits” and placed on the kitchen counter. Thank you for your support.

Lent 2011 – “Eyes Wide Open”

The season of Lent is an important time in the life of all Christians. It is a time for deep- ening our faith through worship, study, prayer, contemplation and sacrificial service. Our theme for Lent 2011 is “Eyes Wide Open”. We will look at our spiritual blindness and explore ways we can allow Christ to open our eyes to see Him, ourselves, our neighbors and our world through the lens of Christ’s love. See below the special events and services which will help us grow during this season of Lent. Please read the scriptures listed to prepare for each worship service.

Wednesday, March 9, 7:30 PM

Ash Wednesday Worship Service

Sunday, March 13, 10:30 AM

First Sunday in Lent (Scriptures:

Genesis 2:15-17,3:1-7; Psalm 32; Romans 5:12- 19; Matthew 4:1-11)

Wednesday, March 16-Wednesday, March 23 PORT Homeless Ministry at DPC – an opportunity to serve

Sunday, March 20, 10:30 AM

Sunday, March 27, 10:30 AM

Sunday, April 3, 10:30 AM

Sunday, April 10, 10:30 AM

Sunday, April 17, 10:30 AM

Thursday, April 21, 7:30 PM

Sunday, April 24, 6:30 AM

Sunday, April 24, 10:30 AM

Second Sunday in Lent (Scriptures:

Genesis 12: 1-4a; Psalm 121; Romans 4:1-5, 13- 17; John 3:1-17)

Third Sunday in Lent (Scriptures: Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5:1-11; John 4:5-42)

Fourth Sunday in Lent / Celebration of the Lord’s Supper (Scriptures: 1 Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 23; Ephesians 5: 8-14; John 9:1-41)

Fifth Sunday in Lent (Scriptures:

Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:6-11; John 11:1-45)

Passion/Palm Sunday (Scriptures: Matthew 21:1- 11; Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29) One Great Hour of Sharing Offering – an opportunity to give

Maundy Thursday Worship Service with Communion

Easter Sunrise Service with Breakfast

Easter Service with Communion

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3 Celebration of the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper Please join us in celebrating the Lord’s
3 Celebration of the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper Please join us in celebrating the Lord’s

Celebration of the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

Please join us in celebrating the Lord’s Supper on March

6, 2011.

the Lord’s Supper.

Please prayerfully prepare for the celebration of

Supper. Please prayerfully prepare for the celebration of Church Record Active Membership (381) Attendance

Church Record

Active Membership (381)

Attendance

01/30

02/06

02/13

02/20

Worship

146

132

213

116

Nurseries

6

1

9

9

Sunday School

26

23

31

23

6 1 9 9 Sunday School 26 23 31 23 New Member Class – February 27

New Member Class – February 27

Are you interested in exploring membership in Denbigh Presbyterian Church? If so, we would love to have you join us for a New Member Class on Sunday, February 27 from 11:45 AM to not later than 4:00 PM. The class will introduce you to Presbyterian beliefs, history and church government; allow you an opportunity to learn more about the ministries of Denbigh Presbyterian and provide you a setting in which to get to know other newcomers. We will gladly provide child care upon request. Please contact the church office at 877- 2048 by Thursday, February 24 if you plan to attend and to let us know of any child care needs.

plan to attend and to let us know of any child care needs. The spring quarter
plan to attend and to let us know of any child care needs. The spring quarter

The spring quarter of the Adult I Bible Study begins March 6 on Sunday mornings at 9:15 in the Conference Room. This quarter’s study offers a New Testament survey reflecting worship in the early church and includes readings in I and II Timothy, Jude, Mark, Matthew, Philippi- ans and Revelation. This study will conclude on May 29. All are welcome.

Adult II Bible Study begins March 6 from 9:15-10:30 AM and meets in the Library. Have you wondered, “What are the Church Sacraments; how should we be looking at them?” “What makes them a Sacrament?” “How is God’s grace involved?” Come join us for a pleasant time of study and prayer. Books, visual aids and more. The chosen book for the Lord’s Supper will cost $9. The chosen book for Baptism will cost $11. Blessings to all! Rusty Norton

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IfIfIfIf wewewewe bringbringbringbring justjustjustjust oneoneoneone foodfoodfoodfood itemitemitemitem everyeveryeveryevery

Some suggestions for DUCO’s pantry:

Peanut butter

Meat

• • Jelly/Jam

Fruit

• • Spaghetti sauce

Cereal

• • Potatoes

Pasta

Canned meals (stew, ravioli, etc.)

Beans

Dry milk (individual pkgs.)

Rice

• • Baby food and formula

Jello

Food items should be canned/boxed/non-perishable

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nevernevernevernever bebebebe bare.bare.bare.bare. S.H.A.R.E. March 2011 S.H.A.R.E. order can be placed the

S.H.A.R.E.

March 2011 S.H.A.R.E. order can be placed the week of March 7-11, 2011. The order will be placed on Monday, March 14 at 10:00 AM and will be distributed in the Narthex area of Denbigh Presbyterian Church on Saturday, March 26 from 7:00-7:30 AM. All orders must be picked up by 7:30 AM. Volunteers cannot be held re- sponsible for orders which are not picked up.

be held re- sponsible for orders which are not picked up. 4 Beginning in April, we
be held re- sponsible for orders which are not picked up. 4 Beginning in April, we

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Beginning in April, we will volunteer at the new Food Bank location at 2401 Alu- minum Drive in Hampton. It is on the corner of Aberdeen and Aluminum Drive in

Copeland Industrial Park. It is across from Wendy’s. remain the same 757-596-7188.

The telephone number will

remain the same 757-596-7188. The telephone number will Denbigh Presbyterian Church will host a Citizen Police
remain the same 757-596-7188. The telephone number will Denbigh Presbyterian Church will host a Citizen Police

Denbigh Presbyterian Church will host a Citizen Police Academy for Sen- iors from March 9 to April 27, 2011. This 8-week program will cover topics such as “What to Do When Stopped by the Police,” “Home Security,” “When, Why, and How to Call the Police” plus other great information on how the de- partment works, why there are the different divisions in the department, etc. The classes will be held on Wednesday mornings from 9:00 AM to noon in the Fellowship Room here at Denbigh Presbyterian Church. This program is open to all individuals that are 55 and older. Registration forms are avail- able in the on the bulletin board beside the kitchen.

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5 1. Began study of Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations by Robert Schnase. 2. Concurred with
5 1. Began study of Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations by Robert Schnase. 2. Concurred with
5 1. Began study of Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations by Robert Schnase. 2. Concurred with

1. Began study of Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations by Robert Schnase.

2. Concurred with the Worship Vision and Planning Team of the Worship Committee plans for Lenten banners.

3. Heard and approved the reports of our elder commissioners (Jim Wightman and Carolyn Woodard) to the January meeting of the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia (PEVA)

4. Reconsidered and revoked previous direction to the Kitchen Team to pursue two compa- rable estimates (to an estimate received from Courthouse Construction) for a complete turn-key kitchen renovation. The Session and Kitchen Team do not believe a complete turn-key kitchen renovation is feasible for our congregation.

5. Authorized the Kitchen Team to proceed with obtaining two estimates for plumbing re- pairs and/or reconstruction with special attention to the pipes, drains, dishwasher and hot water needs.

6. Authorized the Kitchen Team to begin using the funds which have been donated to the Kitchen Fund to address the highest priority item identified by the Kitchen Team, namely plumbing issues. This may include labor, equipment, etc. for the general plumb- ing needs identified. (As of February 20, we have $17,728.17 in the Kitchen Fund.)

(Please note that we had previously voted to begin work on the kitchen when we had $25,000 in the fund. Neither the Kitchen Team nor the Session see a reason to wait to begin spending these funds to upgrade the kitchen. Additionally, if items are determined to be maintenance rather than renovation, funds will be drawn from the Facilities Budget as needed and available.)

7. Authorized the Kitchen Team to purchase other appliances (e.g., the stove) when funds are available in the Kitchen Fund. Plumbing issues will be addressed and paid for first.

8. Authorized the Kitchen Team to develop a fund-raising strategy for the needs of the Kitchen updates and authorized the Kitchen Team to move forward with addressing the needs of the kitchen as funds become available.

9. Received communication from PEVA that DPC will have one elder commissioner to PEVA meetings during 2011.

10. Received reports from committees.

11. Prayed for DPC members, friends and ministries.

CHURCH BUDGET Actual Year to Date January 31, 2011 Total Income Total Expenses Net Difference

CHURCH BUDGET

Actual Year to Date January 31, 2011

Total Income Total Expenses Net Difference

$

28,193.00

$

22,585.58

$

5,607.42

$ 28,193.00 $ 22,585.58 $ 5,607.42 6 Kitchen Building Fund Status February 20, 2011
$ 28,193.00 $ 22,585.58 $ 5,607.42 6 Kitchen Building Fund Status February 20, 2011

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Kitchen Building Fund Status February 20, 2011 $17,728.17

Kitchen Building Fund Status February 20, 2011

$17,728.17

Kitchen Building Fund Status February 20, 2011 $17,728.17 All Women of the Church are invited to

All Women of the Church are invited to attend the Presbyterian Women’s Birthday Offering Breakfast, Saturday, March 5, at 9:00 AM. The breakfast is being prepared by the Haiti Mis- sion Team and donations will be taken for their next mission trip. Contact Gail McLeod, Mar- tha Miller, Anneliese Collins, Shirlie Anson or Tamie Capps for information about the Presby- terian Women of the Church. Gail McLeod will be available at the kitchen counter on Sunday, February 27 if you would like to sign up to attend the Women’s Birthday Offering Breakfast.

sign up to attend the Women’s Birthday Offering Breakfast. Attention Men of the Church: Brochures are

Attention Men of the Church: Brochures are available in the narthex to register for the Na- tional Presbyterian Men’s Conference in April and the Synod Men’s Conference in July. The national conference is in Virginia Beach this year April 7-10 at the Sheraton Oceanfront and the synod conference as always is at Massanetta Springs in the Shenandoah Valley July 15-17. Details of both conferences are covered in the brochures.

Details of both conferences are covered in the brochures. DATE: TIME: PLACE: COST: SPONSORED BY THE

DATE:

TIME:

PLACE:

COST:

SPONSORED BY THE HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH Tuesday, March 8, 2011

6:30 PM

DPC (Fellowship Room)

Donations only

March 8, 2011 6:30 PM DPC (Fellowship Room) Donations only Each year, our high school youth

Each year, our high school youth take part in the Relay for Life at Todd Stadium in Newport News. The pancake supper is one of many fundraisers that help them to support this annual event. Please join us for good food, fun and fellowship. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

7 The Prime Timers 1st Annual Chili Cook-off , planned by Gail McLeod, was a
7 The Prime Timers 1st Annual Chili Cook-off , planned by Gail McLeod, was a
7 The Prime Timers 1st Annual Chili Cook-off , planned by Gail McLeod, was a

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The Prime Timers 1st Annual Chili Cook-off, planned by Gail McLeod, was a great success. Many thanks to the seven people who en- tered their chili in the contest. Also, thanks to everyone who provided desserts, salads, corn muffins, chips and condiments.

desserts, salads, corn muffins, chips and condiments. Many thanks to the Presbyterian Women and our High

Many thanks to the Presbyterian Women and our High School Youth and their leaders for our wonderful Italian luncheon on February 13. The food, service and atmosphere were all 5-star. It was a memorable event for everyone! Prime Timers

5-star. It was a memorable event for everyone! Prime Timers Save these dates on your 2011

Save these dates on your 2011 calendar!

March 13, 2:30 PM – “Two by Two” at Peninsula Community Theatre

March 26, 5:30 AM – Volunteer at Peninsula Foodbank

April 9, 5:00 PM – Dinner and show “The Living Passover” www.thelivingpassover.com at Crosswalk Community Church, Williamsburg. Last date to make reservations is February 27. Tickets are $22.00 each

May 21 – Adopt-a-Spot and lunch afterwards

June 7 - Boat ride to Tangier Island and lunch at Hilda Crockett’s Chesapeake House on the island.

lunch at Hilda Crockett’s Chesapeake House on the island. Saturday, March 5: Saturday, July 23: If

Saturday, March 5:

Saturday, July 23:

If you have any ideas for a gathering for our group, or would like to host something, please contact Randi Green at 877-3523 or davenrand@cox.net.

“Two by Two” musical at Peninsula Community Theatre Volunteer for Foodbank

8 SUNDAY SCHOOL Join us at 9:15 AM for FUN and FELLOWSHIP while learning about

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SUNDAY SCHOOL

Join us at 9:15 AM for FUN and FELLOWSHIP while learning about our FAITH! What’s going on in Sunday School? Our music director Kelly Samarzea is introducing Tone Chimes to all kids and youth interested

in learning about them.

end of 6 weeks on Sunday, March 20 this group will share a performance with our congrega- tion during the worship service. What are Tone chimes? Hand held instruments that are very similar to handbells. Come to Sunday School - bring a friend - and learn more about them!

Children/Youth of all ages are welcome!

The class will meet for 6 weeks to develop their playing skills. At the

Upcoming High School Events

Sunday, February 27 Sunday, February 27 - March 13 Tuesday, March 8

Krispy Kreme Donuts (Relay for Life fundraiser) Collect articles for PORT Hygiene Kits Cook for and serve Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Kits Cook for and serve Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper Attendance 02/02 02/09 02/16 02/23 Children
Kits Cook for and serve Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper Attendance 02/02 02/09 02/16 02/23 Children

Attendance

02/02

02/09

02/16

02/23

Children

34

28

18

42

Adults

19

27

18

18

Total

53

55

36

60

March Faith Weaver Friends Themes

March 2, Mardi Gras Night; March 9, No FWF due to Ash Wednesday Service (7:30 PM); March 16, No FWF due to PORT Homeless Ministry at DPC; March 23, Mix Match Night; March 30, Crazy Hair Night.

Stop Hunger Now

All Faith Weaver Friends are invited to bring their coins for Stop Hunger Now. Remember, one quarter (25 cents) provides a meal for a needy person somewhere in our world. Thanks for all the coins which have been given so far.

9 Ground Zero Shine: Show Him in Everything March 25-26 at Northside Christian Church in

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Ground Zero

Shine: Show Him in Everything March 25-26 at Northside Christian Church in Yorktown, VA

Ground Zero is our convention designed just for the pre-teen in grades four and five. Join over 500 other pre-teens from across Virginia for a weekend designed to engage these students at their level. Interactive worship, exciting speakers, hands-on workshops and much more.

For more information please call Liz Marshall 877-2048

Youth Leaders Retreat at Makemie Woods on March 18-19, 2011

"Emerging Strategies in Youth Ministry" with Dr. Rodger Nishioka It is said that youth are the future. But when we look at the future of the church youth have disappeared. Alongside Rodger Nishioka, we will explore some key strategies that those who love and work with youth need to possess. Consider the fundamentals of effective leadership with one of the foremost scholars of youth trends and insights. For more information,

please contact Liz Marshall

877-2048

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Here at DPPK we are always looking for ways to bring the “real world” to our students. During the month of February, our four year old classes had a visit from a dental hygienist who talked to the students about keeping their teeth clean. Thank you to Courtney who came to visit us from Dr. Avent’s and Dr. Huie’s office. The four year olds are also ex- pecting a visit from an orthopedic surgical nurse who will share information about her job, instruments she uses, and x-rays. She’ll even bring along “Mr. Bones” to teach the children about their bones and skeletal system!

Our 3 year old classes celebrated special Pink and Red color days, along with Valentine’s Day, and the 2 ½ year old class had a special sweet, salty, and sour snack when they learned about their sense of taste.

We have some other special visitors planned for the month of March. The Children’s Museum of Virginia will present their program entitled Mag- nets for Beginners for the 4 year olds, and the Virginia Zoo will teach the 3 year olds about Eyes, Ears, and Noses. We are looking forward to these other interesting learning opportunities!

Remember that registration for next school year is underway! Please help to spread the word!

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Lacy and Becky Powell Joan Kiser Rhett Hickman Myrna Bickhart David and LuAnn Jusino Jerry Helms Lois Lilygren Chuck and Amelia Britts’ daughter-in-law Molly Capps Jay Dunn’s mother, Katie Debbie Jacoby’s brother Dick Gray Carl Gagliardi Dreama Burns Jeanne Kent Chuck Britt Amelia Britt Vicki Peck Guy Quesenberry

Kent Chuck Britt Amelia Britt Vicki Peck Guy Quesenberry Tom Joyce Bruce Baffer Jill Miley Robert

Tom Joyce

Bruce Baffer

Jill Miley

Robert Depp

Caroline Joyce

Alisha Quinn

Todd Hall

Lee Holfert

John Quinn

Jennifer Lambert

David Baird

Pam Randall

Jonathan

Graebener

Kelly Keene

Dan

Barnhart

Pete Marshall

David

Burroughs

James O’Suna

David Powers

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Chris Rupp

Mark Manoso

Joel Silva

Jacob Lindsay (son-in-law of Lisa Emde)

Michael Shea

Daniel Troyer

Terri Minch Osner

Daniel Jones (Grandson of Bill & Dee Jones)

Jeff

Williams

Jennifer Hale Williams

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Rusty Norton is a Master of Divinity student at the John Leland Center for Theological Studies.

student at the John Leland Center for Theological Studies. We express our sympathies to the follow-

We express our sympathies to the follow- ing families. May God bring comfort and hope to all who grieve.

Rick Pauley and the entire Pauley family on the death of Rick’s father.

JoAnn Phelan, Pre-K teacher, and her family on the death of her mother-in- law in Ohio.

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Daniel Jones

3

Austin Dail

3

Michael Greene

4

Jennifer Banner

6

Sidney Capps

6

Wanda Hale

6

Molly Capps

8

Aurelia Grant

7

Jim Wightman

12

Cynthia Banner

12

Darlene Mays-Tittman

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Charles & Martha Miller

A18

Jim & Debbie Vollmer

A18

Ray & Trudy Bowman

A19

David and Audra Baird

20

Betty Carr

20

Kester McCullough

20

Mikhayla Powers

A21

Don and Peggy Harvey

21

Matt Burroughs

21

Madeline Kienke

24

Terry Hall

25

Ruby Carter

26

Jane Martin

26

Patti Hall

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Van Rhodes & Ann Pharr

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26 Patti Hall A30 Van Rhodes & Ann Pharr 11 I would like to express my

I would like to express my sincere thanks for the many cards of encouragement and phone calls from the Denbigh Presbyterian congregation. The beauti- ful prayer shawl is keeping me warm during my chemo. My chemo schedule will run through the first week of March. I will be looking forward to return-

ing to church.

Sincerely,

Dick Gray

Thank you to PODS for your help and support in the renovation project currently being done by Denbigh Presbyterian Church. The use of the POD storage unit, free of charge, during this project is a great

help.

Sincerely,

Keith Pennell

project is a great help. Sincerely, Keith Pennell The family of Jane Mayhue would like to

The family of Jane Mayhue would like to thank all of the many friends at Denbigh Presbyterian for your caring and support during the time of our mother's illness and passing. Your many acts of kindness have been so appreciated by our family as we have gone through this difficult time. We are grateful that our mother was a part of such a loving Christian community.

Mike Mayhue and Marcy Lynn

William Burns Awarded Eagle Scout On Sunday, February 20, the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for William Burns was held at Denbigh Pres- byterian Church. We extend our congratulations to Wil- liam on achieving this award. Thank you to all the church members who at- tended the ceremony.

our congratulations to Wil- liam on achieving this award. Thank you to all the church members