Denbigh Presbyterian Church

June 27, 2011
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Volume 39 Issue 6

Next Issue
August 29, 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

Vacation Bible School July 18 - July 22 6PM-9PM
5:45 pick up a bag dinner and eat with your family July 24 Closing Ceremony during worship service Followed by a family picnic Hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks are provided Please bring a side dish to share. Please see the bulletin board to pick up a Registration Form and Volunteer Form! Dates to put on your calendar: July 10: 9:00 AM - VBS training in the Fellowship Room. Refreshments will be provided Everyone that signs up to volunteer needs to come to this meeting please! July 16: Noon - VBS set up July 18: All volunteers, please plan to be here by 5:30 PM

Inside this issue:
VBS Worship Adult SS/Bible Study/Finances Outreach Fellowship/Facilities Session News Children’s Ministry Congregational Care Birthdays/Thank you/ Congratulations 1 2 3 4-6 7 8-9 9-11 12 13


Celebration of the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
Please join us in celebrating the Lord’s Supper on Sunday, July 3, 2011. Please prayerfully prepare for the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.

Church Record
Attendance Worship Nurseries Sunday School

Active Membership (381) 05/29 75 3 20 06/05 117 7 15 06/12 106 4 18

Worship on the Lawn 06/19 120 4 24 06/26 98 n/a n/a

Worship on the Lawn Enjoyed By All Thank you to everyone who attended our Worship Service and Picnic on the Lawn on June 26. We were blessed with fabulous weather. We were delighted to have a representative from the Salvation Army with us along with the Disaster Response Canteen. We were able to learn more about volunteer opportunities through this ministry. A special thanks to following people who helped with set-up, clean-up and other logistical matters, all of which made our day very pleasant: Delores, John, Suzanne and John Fleming; Owen, Kristi, Megan and Jamie Spivey; Iris Lewis; David Canaday; Pat and Sandi Murawski; Maria King; David Anson; Van Rhodes; Ann Pharr; Rusty Norton; Frances Greene.

Adult Sunday School


The Adult I Bible study for the summer quarter began June 5 at 9:15 AM in the conference room. Lessons are based on the Uniform Series which is shared around the world in Christian education. This quarter, which will conclude on August 28, includes studies in the Old Testament books of Joshua, Judges and Ruth with a focus on our relationship with God as a community of faith. Join in for a study of what it means to live out the love of God in community.

Summer Bible Study
In July, Van Rhodes will be leading a Monday night Bible study on the Letter to the Hebrews. This will be a six-week study, beginning on July 11 and ending on August 15. Time will be 6:30-8:30 PM at the church in the Fellowship Hall. In studying Hebrews, we also will delve into the parts of Exodus and Leviticus dealing with the original Tabernacle, priestly office and sacrifices that God instructed Moses to institute. This will aid us in understanding what the writer of Hebrews is illustrating: first, that those precepts pointed directly toward Christ Jesus; second, that they were temporary, inferior to, and superseded by Jesus’ perfect sacrifice.

Book of Order– Amendment 10-A
Amendment 10-A to the PCUSA Book of Order pertaining to ordination standards has passed and will become effective July 10, 2011. Information about this change can be found on the round table in the Narthex.

Actual Year to Date May 31, 2011 Total Income $ 123,750.03 Total Expenses $ 123,540.43 Net Difference $ 209.60

Kitchen Building Fund Status June 26, 2011 $20,882.68


In April, we began volunteering at the new Food Bank location at 2401 Aluminum Drive in Hampton. It is on the corner of Aberdeen and Aluminum Drive in Copeland Industrial Park. It is across from Wendy’s. Our Not Ready for Prime Timers will volunteer on July 23, 2011 and Presbyterian Women of the Church will volunteer on August 27. The telephone number at the Food Bank will remain the same: 757-596-7188.

July 2011 S.H.A.R.E. order can be placed the week of July 4-9, 2011. The order will be placed on Monday, July 11 at 10:00 AM and will be distributed in the Narthex area of Denbigh Presbyterian Church on Saturday, July 23 from 7:00-7:30 AM. All orders must be picked up by 7:30 AM. Volunteers cannot be held responsible for orders which are not picked up.

If we bring just one food item every Sunday. . .
Some suggestions for DUCO’s pantry: • Meat

Save-the-Date for this Hole-in-One Event! It is never too early to mark your calendars for an opportunity for camaraderie and relaxation combined with helping others in our community. Our gracious host, ELKS Lodge #315, has announced the date for its Fifth Annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the mission of Denbigh United Christian Outreach (DUCO). Plan to join us at the Hamptons Golf Course on Friday, September 30, 2011 at 8:00 AM (Elks contact # 757-877-0171; more info to follow.) Hope to see you on the Green!

butter • Fruit • Jelly/Jam • Cereal • Spaghetti sauce • Pasta • Potatoes • Canned meals (stew, • Beans ravioli, etc.) • Dry milk (individual • Rice pkgs.) • Jello • Baby food and formula Food items should be canned/boxed/non-perishable

• Peanut

. . . the shelves would never be bare.


LINK of Hampton Roads is in need of furniture for its Veterans Transitional Housing Program. Below you will find the list of needed items. If you can supply any of these items, please contact Lynne via e-mail, Thank you for your continued support of LINK of Hampton Roads' continual efforts to assist those most in need. In August 2010 LINK of Hampton Roads Inc., entered a contract to "house," for up to six months, in Transitional Housing, homeless veterans who have multiple issues. Their issues can range from simple medication management to surgery to learning how to care for themselves in a home environment. We have two homes on the peninsula which are "house managed" through 24-hour coverage. So far we have housed and placed into housing or permanent supportive housing some of the veterans who have been through the program. These men are men who have served our country in Vietnam, Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq or other tours of duty, some in covert operations. We are very proud and honored to be assisting and working with the Veterans Administration in helping those men who protected our country and who now need help and protection from the elements and other challenges they face with multiple ailments, the most prevalent being Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, from the experiences suffered while on military duty. Veterans Transitional Housing Program 2 vehicles, 2 outdoor tables with chairs, 1 gas grill, 4 couches, 6 twin beds, 14 sets of twin sheets, 14 blankets, 14 pillows, 2 full sets of dishes (serving of 8), 4 doormats, 14 bath towels, 14 hand towels, 2 bath mats, 4 bathroom rugs, 2 sets of spatulas, 2 large serving dishes, 10 large plastic storage containers, 3 TVs, 3 combination radio and CD players, 9 bedroom dressers, 3 TV tables, 6 end tables, 3 coffee tables, 6 lamps (for the end tables), small photograph frame (5x7 or smaller), 2 irons and ironing boards, 4 decks of playing cards, 2 Scrabble games, 2 Monopoly games, 2 Wii games, DVDs suitable for men, 11 fishing rods and equipment, 5 men’s bikes, 2 sets of horseshoes, 2 soccer balls, 2 bocce balls and any and all types of outdoor games.

Habitat for Humanity
The Habitat for Humanity 2011 Building on Faith project will begin in July. The site of the project is 1026 32nd Street, Newport News. A tentative schedule is available. DPC and Stone House PC are scheduled for July 16th (framing) and DPC and Yorkminster PC are scheduled for August 20th (siding). There are 15 work slots per day: 5 will be for full day (8:30 AM to 3 PM),5 slots will be for 8:30 AM to Noon and 5 slots will be flexible (10 AM to 2 PM or whenever). Slots will be filled 1st come first served. A sign- up sheet will be at the kitchen counter the first two Sundays of July if you would like to participate or lead with this outreach program.



Saturday, July 23: Volunteer for Food Bank 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

June 7, 2011, 32 Prime Timers traveled to Tangier Island. The weather was perfect and a grand time was had by all. In September- Annual Picnic • In October – Work at Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat • In November – Collect socks for PORT • In December – Spirit of Norfolk dinner cruise

Kitchen Update
Currently we are at a “pause” in our progress on the kitchen renovation as we secure a plumber to install our new sink and faucets and to repair the plumbing. We are hopeful of having this work completed in the very near future. The kitchen is fully operational and we are delighted with our new appliances, cabinets and flooring. The kitchen fund stands at $20,882.68 as of June 26. We estimate that we still need approximately $2,700 to complete the work in the kitchen. Thank you to everyone who has contributed toward this project.

Yard Work Appreciated
Thank you to Christopher Garcia, Austin Dail, William Burns, Fred O’Keeffe, Gary Bill and Deborah Dail for all the hard work on the church lawn and flower beds. Great team work!


Session Highlights From March-June 2011
♦ Approved designation of 40 percent of Pentecost Offering to LINK of Hampton Roads for PORT Homeless Ministry Van. (We later learned that the van had been fully funded, so our contribution will go for the PORT Van Maintenance and Gasoline Fund.) ♦ Elected Elder Peter Marshall as Nominating Committee Chair for 2011. ♦ Approved maintaining the Session at 18 elders through the end of 2013 while the Long Range Planning Committee explores the feasibility of reducing the size of session after 2013. ♦ Approved the baptism of Isaiah McGowan, son of Karen McGowan. ♦ Approved Woodside High School’s “Uganda’s Invisible Children” group to do a car wash at DPC on April 30, 2011. ♦ Elected John Fleming as elder commissioner to April 19, 2011 Presbytery of Eastern Virginia (PEVA) meeting at Makemie Woods and approved his report from the meeting. Elected Rusty Norton as elder commissioner to the July 26, 2011 PEVA meeting at Green Acres Presbyterian Church, Portsmouth. ♦ Approved purchase and installation of two new heating units in the education wing to be paid for from savings. ♦ Received new members Donna Dellinger, Robert Brown and Sarah Brown. ♦ Approved wedding ceremonies at DPC: Katherine Warner and Stephen Meade on November 19, 2011 (couple has since found an alternate location); Erin Kopach and Jared Soles on September 16, 2011 with guest minister officiating; Geeta Ramnarine and Gabriel Watts on November 5, 2011. ♦ Accepted, with regret, the resignation of Gail McLeod as church treasurer effective August 31, 2011. ♦ Discussed Amendment 10-A to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) constitution concerning ordination standards and voted to include information in the bulletin and Digest referring people to printed materials on the amendment in the Narthex. ♦ Approved, with regret, the transfer of Mark and June Tessarolo to the membership of Grace United Methodist Church of Newport News. ♦ Approved celebration of the Lord’s Supper at the marriage of Carmen Ellis and Mark Kurek on June 25, 2011.


Administrative Assistant on Leave of Absence
Wanda Hale will be on a two-month leave of absence for July and August. She will be traveling with her husband, Ken. Jym Newton will be our Administrative Assistant during Wanda’s leave. The church office hours will be 9:00AM-2:00PM, Monday through Thursday.

Join us at 9:15 AM for FUN and FELLOWSHIP while learning about our FAITH! What’s going on in Sunday School? Our Sunday School class is on a Bible Quest – looking at various stories of the Bible and seeing how the scriptures read apply to our lives today. This summer our class is also working on memorizing all the books of the Bible. Children/Youth of all ages are welcome!

We are looking for volunteers to help out with Faith Weaver Friends on Wednesday nights from 5:45-8:00 starting September 21 through November 30. We are in need of Table Parents, Bible study leader for High school, Middle school and Elementary, After dinner clean up, check in and check out, set tables up and place setting the tables etc. If you would like to be involved or would like to take on as Director or to assist the Director, please see Liz Marshall for more information.


William Burns York High School Advanced Studies Diploma. William is an Eagle Scout and Chapter Chief of the local Order of the Arrow Lodge for the Boy Scouts. He is a former Commanding Officer of JROTC Unit, Chief of Staff, Orienteering Commander along with other numerous positions in the ROTC unit. William will be attending Thomas Nelson Community College in the fall and applying to the Coast Guard and Naval Academies. William’s course of study is engineering. Brandon Jones Warhill High School Brandon has received a scholarship to Full Sail University for Graphic Design. Brandon will attend Full Sail University in Orlando, FL this fall. Samantha Paul Woodside High School Advanced Studies Diploma with honors. Samantha has been a recipient of the President’s Award for Academic Achievement in Elementary, Middle and most recently High School. She is a member of both the National Honor Society and French National Honor Society. Samantha will be attending Virginia Commonwealth University this fall. Rian Shambaugh Franklin County High School, Frankfort, KY Rian will attend George Washington University in Washington, DC this fall with studies in computer science in their engineering school. Jamie Spivey Denbigh High School Jamie plans to join the military after graduation. Megan Spivey Woodside High School Advanced Diploma Megan will attend Longwood University in the fall.

Evan Schwed (grandson of Norman and Bonna Baffer) Langley High School, McLean, VA Evan will attend Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.


John Fleming, Jr. Christopher Newport University Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with a minor in Film Studies. John is currently seeking employment in the communications field. Trace Hall Hampden-Sydney College Bachelor’s Degree in History with a minor in Rhetoric. Trace is a member of Hampden-Sydney President’s Men, Phi Gamma Delta, Pre-Law Society, Leadership Society of 1791 and Who’s Who Among Students in America’s Universities and Colleges. Trace will be a document clerk at Moore & Van Allen PLLC in Charlotte, NC this summer and is considering Law School. Thomas Ragsdale Virginia Tech (cum laude) Bachelor’s Degree in English Creative Writing with a minor in Russian. Thomas will continue his education working toward an MBA in Global Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. Thomas will study in Rome, Italy and Shanghai, China this summer Sara Williams George Mason University Bachelor’s Degree in Economics

Rusty Norton John Leland Seminary Master of Divinity Candidate for Ministry— Presbytery of Eastern Virginia (PEVA) Christin Spruill Longwood University Master’s Degree in Education and Recreational Therapy Christin is currently employed at the Piedmont Geriatric Hospital in Burkeville, VA.


Our Members and Friends
Becky Powell Joan Kiser Rhett Hickman Myrna Bickhart David and LuAnn Jusino Jerry Helms Chuck and Amelia Britt’s daughter-in-law Dick Gray Carl and Lillie Gagliardi Jeanne Kent Chuck and Amelia Britt Guy Quesenberry Michelle Ramdeholl’s mother and brother Pat Horton Robert Brown Kathy Baldwin’s father Kelly Samarzea’s father Leslie Maloney Judy Jones

Our Military
Tom Joyce Robert Depp Todd Hall Jennifer Lambert Jonathan Graebener Kelly Keene Bruce Baffer Caroline Joyce Lee Holfert David Baird Dan Barnhart Pete Marshall David Powers Jill Miley Alisha Quinn John Quinn Pam Randall David Burroughs James O’Suna

Our Deployed Military
Chris Rupp Mark Manoso Joel Silva Jacob Lindsay Ricardo Marquez Michael Shea Daniel Troyer Terri Minch Osner Daniel Jones (Grandson of Bill & Dee Jones) Jeff and Jennifer Hale Williams Rob Phelps Jacob Mayes (grandson of John and Betty Mayes)

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

Our Missionaries in Haiti
Bruce and Deb Robinson

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

Serving in the Peace Corps

Kirk McCullough

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Brenda McGowan and the entire family on the death of Brenda’s mother. Carolyn Woodard on the death of her step-mother, Mary Lou Ray. Greg Black and the entire family on the death of his mother.


1 Cassidy Spruill 2 John Fleming A4 David & Linda Rucker A5 David & Lisa Canaday A5 Miranda & Daniel Troyer 6 Sarah Brown 7 Judy Martin 10 Kathy Baldwin 11 Paul Christensen A12 Bill & Bette Johnson A12 Pat & Sandi Murawski 13 Austin Norton A14 Geoff & Sarah Rogers A14 Jim and Becky Wightman 15 Robert Brown 15 Carl Gagliardi 15 Denise Thurston 17 Brenda Lamb 17 Nita Potts 17 Robert "Mac" Avery 19 Miranda Troyer 19 Steve Carr 20 Suzanna Bishop 20 Lauren Dunn 24 Heather Bishop 25 Becky Wightman A25 Terry & Patti Hall 26 Elaine Minch A30 Bill & Pam McCullough A31 Ham & Nancy Fairfield

Dear Church Family, thank you all so very much for your cards, calls, food and prayers. Deborah, thank you for serving us communion at home. It was a great comfort to us. Our entire family would like to thank Deborah very much for giving so much of her time to us while Lacy was so ill in the hospital and at home and for the beautiful service at church. Many thanks again. Love in Christ, Becky Powell and family Thank you so much for the prayers, thoughts, cards and phone calls on the death of my mother, Ethel Buckner. A special thank you to Josephine Paul and Helen Thiessen for looking after her during her three years in St. Frances, she loved you both. Shirley and Earl Lassiter Dear Friends, Thank you for the prayers, phone calls and beautiful cards sent to me when my step-mother, Mary Lou Ray passed away. It is comforting to know that others take time to care and reach out with comforting words during difficult times. Carolyn Woodard My children and I appreciate all the kindness shown to me during my recent hospitalization and recovery at home. The prayers, calls, cards, visits and food meant so much to us. Your Christian love lifted me and certainly hastened my healing. A great big thank you and blessings to all. Judy Jones

Bob and Joan Amos on your marriage, May 31, 2011

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