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 Calvary
Press
 November
2013



 Pastor:
The
Rev.
Hiromi
Yoneda
 Pastor
Emeritus:
The
Rev.
Saburo
Masada
 2343
Country
Club
Blvd.,
Stockton,
CA
95204


 Office:
(209)
466‐0221
Fax:
(209)
466‐1839


 Website:
www.cpcstockton.com



November
2013
 
 Mature
Christians
are
Thankful
 Let
the
peace
of
Christ
rule
in
your
hearts,
since
as
members
of
one
body
you
were
called
to
peace.
And
be
 thankful.
Let
the
word
of
Christ
dwell
in
you
richly
as
you
teach
and
admonish
one
another
with
all
wisdom,
 and
as
you
sing
psalms,
hymns
and
spiritual
songs
with
gratitude
in
your
hearts
to
God.
And
whatever
you
 do,
whether
in
word
or
deed,
do
it
all
in
the
name
of
the
Lord
Jesus,
giving
thanks
to
God
the
Father
through
 Him.

 Colossians

3:15‐17
 
 The
good
things
that
happen
in
life
remind
us
of
the
promise
of
God,
and
we
are
called
to
be
thankful.
The
 bad
things
that
happen
in
life
remind
us
of
the
hope
God
has
promised,
and
we
are
called
to
be
thankful.
 Christians
are
thankful
for
the
hope
of
a
new
creation
where
the
tragedies
of
this
life
are
wiped
away
like
 tears.
 
 The
Bible
reminds
us
repeatedly
to
give
thanks
to
God,
"by
prayer
and
petition,
with
thanksgiving,
present
 your
requests
to
God"
(Phil.
4:6).
What
I
find
interesting
is
that
that
the
Bible
very
rarely
mentions
specific
 things
we
ought
to
be
thankful
for.
There
are
no
specific
lists
of
the
things
we
are
obliged
to
give
thanks
for.
 Instead,
Christians
are
to
remember
the
extravagance
of
God,
the
meaning
and
love
imbued
in
our
lives
and
 our
experiences.
These
go
beyond
what
we
can
count
off
on
our
fingers,
or
even
for
the
good
that
happens
 in
the
course
of
a
given
year.
 
 That's
the
difference
between
a
childhood
notion
of
thanksgiving,
which
mostly
thinks
about
the
pious
and
 "right"
things
to
be
thankful
for,
and
the
mature
Christian's
thanksgiving,
which
recognizes
that
things
like
 freedom,
family,
and
friends
(to
name
just
a
few
things
worth
being
thankful
for)
are
signifiers
that
point
to
 the
true
reason
we
can
be
thankful:
 • Our
God
has
given
us
extravagant
blessings
that
are
filled
with
meaning
beyond
comprehension.

 • We
know
where
our
grace
and
our
hope
come
from,
and
know
that
there
is
so
much
in
this
world
 God
uses
to
reveal
Himself,
we
can't
help
but
be
thankful.

 • We
can
offer
thanksgiving
because
the
events
of
our
lives,
great
and
small,
good
and
bad,
are
given
 purpose
 with
 the
 extravagant
 love
 of
 a
 Father
 who
 will
 stop
 at
 nothing
 to
 show
 Himself
 to
 His
 children.
 
 Marsha
 and
 I
 wish
 you
 not
 only
 a
 “Happy
 Thanksgiving”
 but
 one
 filled
 with
 the
 extravagant
 love
 of
 our
 Father!
 
 
 
 
 FROM THE 1. The
Session
approved
a
request
by
UOP
Phi
Delta
Chi
to
hold
a
Health
Fair
at
the
 ! church
on
March
16,
2014.

 2. The
date
for
the
2014
Spaghetti
Feed
will
be
April
12,
2014,
with
Chef
Roy
 Rabena.
 3. The
Session
approved
a
request
from
Knit
Nite
for
$200
for
the
purchase
of
yarn
 for
this
year’s
lapghan
project.
 4. Willie
Low
and
Gary
Low
will
lead
the
November
24th
Men’s
Thanksgiving
Lunch.



5. The
Organic
Outreach
Conference
will
be
November
7th‐9th
@
Shoreline
Community

Church
in
 Monterey.
Registration
is
$129,
plus
hotel
and
meals.
If
you
are
interested
in
attending,
please
let
 Pastor
Hiromi
know.
Those
who
attend
will
be
sharing
on
Sunday,
November
10th.
 6. The
next
Session
Meeting
will
be
November
17th.
 Myra
Fong,
Clerk
of
Session
 September
2013
YTD
 Income
 Expenses
 Total
 
 


$159,486.81
 $149,440.60
 +
$10,046.21


Deacon’s
Corner
 LOVE
 STOCKTON
 was
 held
 on
 September
 28th.
 Deacon
 Joyce
 Nakashima
 participated
and
the
following
is
her
report.
Love
Stockton
is
a
day
that
the
body
of
 Christ
 unites
 to
 serve
 our
 neighbors
 by
 adopting
 various
 projects
 throughout
 the
city.
This
year,
Love
Stockton
introduced
what
was
called
“impact
projects”.
An
 impact
 project
 is
 a
 multi‐church,
 multi‐layer
 project
 in
 a
 strategically
 located
 Stockton
neighborhood
for
the
purpose
of
demonstrating
our
love
and
Christ’s
love
 to
the
community.
Each
impact
project
included
multiple
revitalization
projects
such
 as
beautification
projects,
prayer
stations,
community
outreach,
meeting
identified
 needs,
 VBS,
 “how‐to”
 workshops,
 and
 street
 clean‐up.
 The
 Deacons
 decided
 that
 this
 year
 Calvary
 would
 not
 lead
 a
 project,
 but
 any
 individual
 who
 wanted
 to
 participate
would
join
any
of
the
large
projects
that
were
planned
by
others.
I
chose
to
participate
in
the
 Magnolia
District
Clean‐up/El
Dorado
School‐Garden
Project.
The
Garden
Project
is
led
by
Restore
Stockton,
 a
 group
 of
 committed
 Christians
 who
 have
 moved
 into
 a
 neighborhood
 and
 are
 intentionally
 working
 to
 meet
the
needs
of
their
neighbors.
We
began
with
prayer
for
the
work
on
the
Garden
Project
and
especially
 for
the
people
who
would
be
impacted
by
the
project.

I
helped
prepare
the
ground
and
spread
bark
on
the
 perimeter
of
one
corner
of
the
school
and
in
the
garden
area.

I
also
painted
the
wood
of
the
raised
garden
 beds
so
they
would
be
colorful.
Other
jobs
performed
at
the
site
included
building
a
green
house,
compost
 bin
and
pruning
trees.

It
was
great
to
work
side‐by‐side
with
Restore
Stockton,
other
churches,
high
school
 students,
 El
 Dorado
 School
 staff
 and
 some
 of
 the
 students
 and
 their
 families.

 It
 was
 truly
 a
 community
 effort
in
serving
Jesus
Christ
through
this
project.

I
was
truly
blessed
by
the
Lord
this
day.
 
 
 The
 Fall
 Rummage
 Sale
 was
 held
 on
 Saturday,
 October
 5th
 from
 8:30
 am‐11:30
 am.
 Through
 the
 congregation’s
 donation
 of
 rummage
 sale
 items,
 baked
 goods,
 time
 and
 effort,
 we
 are
 pleased
 to
 report
 that
 the
 net
 profit
 was
 $2000.00.
 Unsold
 rummage
 items
 (clothing,
 books)
 were
 given
 to
 several
 organizations
 (Helping
 Hands,
 Gospel
 Center
 Rescue
Mission).
Thanks
to
all
for
your
contributions
 and
 donations,
 for
 your
 continued
 participation
 and
 support
of
the 
Deacon’s
Rummage
Sale
Ministry. 



Thanks
for
all
the
help!
 
 
 
 
 
 October
13‐November
17
–
“Hunger
Never
Takes
A
Holiday
”
Fall
Food
Drive
‐
We
will
be
collecting
non‐ perishable
 food
 items
 to
 be
 donated
 to
 the
 Stockton
 Emergency
 Food
 Bank
 over
 the
 next
 few
 weeks.
 Suggested
 items:
 dry
 pasta,
 soup,
 cereal,
 rice,
 beans,
 canned
 fruit
 &
 vegetables
 and
 canned
 meat.
 Collection
boxes
will
be
available
at
the
back
of
the
church
for
your
contributions
or
please
take
an
empty
 box
home
to
fill
and
return
with
your
food
donations.
 Coat
Drive
‐
Coats
will
be
collected
through
December
1st.

They
will
be
taken
to
the
Stockton
Shelter
for
 the
Homeless
and
possibly
to
the
Gospel
Center
Rescue
Mission.

 Youth
Deacon,
Katelyn
Nakamura,
is
pleased
to
report
the
amount
in
the
Change‐for‐Change
jar
is:
$706.75
 



Third
Quarter
Outreach
Projects:
 Gospel
Center
Rescue
Mission:
On
a
beautiful
morning,
11
 of
 us
 from
 Calvary
 went
 on
 our
 first‐time
 venture
 to
 the
 Gospel
 Center
 Rescue
 Mission.
 Our
 liaison
 was
 Yuen
 Do,
 Coordinator
 of
 Development
 Operations.
 Brian
 Dwyer
 heard
 about
 GCRM
 from
 a
 friend
 who
 works
 there,
 so
 he
 and
Dorothy
went
to
visit
and
felt
God's
leading
in
bringing
 our
church
team
there.
 We
 had
 activities
 for
 homeless
 women
 with
 children.
There
 were
 about
 12
 children
 and
 8
 mothers
 there
 throughout
 the
 morning.
We
 read
 to
 them,
 served
 root
 beer
 floats,
 and
 played
 board
 games
 and
 outdoor
 games.
Throughout
the
games,
Brian
took
pictures
of
each
 child/family,
 printed
 them
 and
 Karen,
 Katelyn
 and
 Katelyn's
 friend,
 Tiffany,
 helped
 them
 make
 photo
 frames
with
colored
popsicle
sticks,
stickers,
and
colored
pens.
The
children
and
mothers
were
thrilled.
 When
we
left,
every
child,
in
addition
to
the
framed
photo,
received
3‐4
books,
prizes,
stuffed
animals,
 Halloween
snacks
and
pencils.
The
moms
were
happy
to
receive
a
necklace
and
daily
devotion
books.
 Thank
you
to
Brian,
Dorothy,
Gene,
Karen,
Katelyn,
Janice
C.,
Jeannie,
Maricel,
Mason,
Nancy
&
Tiffany.
 With
 so
 many
 willing,
 loving
 hands
 we
 went
 smoothly
 from
 one
 activity
 to
 the
 next
 and
 in
 the
 process
 interacted
in
caring
ways
with
children
and
adults.
We
were
all
blessed
to
be
there
to
bring
a
little
joy
to
 people
who
are
struggling
in
circumstances
that
most
of
us
cannot
fathom.
We
learned
that
the
needs
in
 our
city
are
great,
but
with
God's
leading
we
can
help
a
few
at
a
time
along
this
road
of
life.
 If
you
shop
at
S‐Mart
grocery
store,
we
have
cards
(not
credit
cards)
at
church,
to
be
swiped
when
you
 buy
your
groceries
and
GCRM
receives
a
small
percentage.
Please
see
Dorothy
Nishioka
if
you
can
help.
 Dorothy
Nishioka
 
 Mary
 Graham
 Children’s
 Shelter:
 At
 8:00
 am,
 our
 group
 of
 volunteers
 met
 at
 church
 and
 assembled
 25
 “hygiene
 kits”,
 consisting
 of
 toothbrushes,
 toothpaste,
 dental
 floss,
 kleenex
 packets,
 markers,
 crayons,
 soap,
shampoo,
church
brochure
and
a
few
other
items
for
the
children.
A
special
thanks
goes
to
Drs.
Willie
 and
Gary
Low
and
Karen
Nakamura
for
these
generous
donations.
 Next,
 we
 carpooled
 over
 to
 Mary
 Graham’s
 and
 started
 our
 program
 with
 Mary
 Lam
 introducing
 the
 children
to
this
quarter’s
arts
and
crafts
project…designing
a
mask
with
a
variety
of
art
supplies.
Although
 most
of
the
22
children
were
teens,
they
really
took
to
heart
in
making
their
masks
unique
and
personal.
 After
 everyone
 was
 finished,
 it
 was
 off
 to
 the
 school
 gym
 for
 some
 “circus
 school
 activities”
 such
 as
 balancing
a
stick,
juggling
scarves,
spinning
plates
and
passing
 the
ring
(feet
only).
 Finally,
 it
 was
 time
 for
 a
 much
 appreciated
 treat
 .
 .
 .
 root
 beer
 floats
 .
 .
 .
 and
 cookies.
 It
 was
 certainly
 a
 worthwhile
 Outreach
 project
 to
 spend
 time
 with
 children
 who,
 due
 to
 unfortunate
circumstances,
were
removed
from
their
current
 home
situations.
Thanks
to
Janet
Menor
for
the
ice
cream
and
 Mary
Lam
for
the
cookies
 A
 special
 thanks
 to:
 Chris
 MacDannald,
 Tom
 Miyasaki,
 Joyce
 Nakashima,
 Mary
 Lam,
 Shanya
 and
 Trisha
 Fong,
 Shannen
 Menor,
 Amanda
 Cabrales
 and
 Itzeh
 Rodriquez
 for
 making
this
possible!
 David
C.
Furukawa



Helping
 Hands:
 Food/Clothing:
 Twelve
 volunteers
 from
 CPC
 worked
 at
 the
 Helping
 Hands
 Ministries
 on
 March
 Lane.
 Clothing
from
our
October
5th
rummage
sale
was
taken
to
the
 Helping
Hands
store.
The
Calvary
volunteers
worked
on
sorting
 and
hanging
clothing
for
men,
women
and
children
for
display
 at
the
store
site.
 Food
ministry
volunteers
packed
grocery
bags
with
donated
 food
 items.
This
 week,
 the
 ministry
 was
 blessed
 to
 receive
 donations
of
soymilk,
yogurt,
cheese,
candy,
pears,
apples
and
 bread.
Helping
Hands
has
added
a
sack
lunch
ministry.
Volunteers
made
100
sandwiches
and
packed
them
 into
bags
with
fruit
and
bottled
water
to
be
distributed
in
downtown
Stockton.
Calvary
was
also
blessed
to
 receive
boxes
of
candy
from
Helping
Hands,
which
will
be
used
in
the
Operation
Christmas
Child
shoeboxes.

 Ilene
Kuwahara
 
 Habitat
 for
 Humanity:
 Our
 affiliation
 with
 Habitat
 has
 been
 an
 ongoing
 ministry
 that
 has
 seen
 the
 completion
 of
 five
 houses.
 Each
 time
 we
 go,
 we
 reminisce
about
what
we
did
at
each
of
the
sites
at
 previous
 workdays.
 We
 give
 thanks
 for
 the
 families
 that
are
enjoying
their
new
homes.
This
time
we
had
 five
 church
 members
 (Tim
 Smith,
 Keith
 &
 Judy
 Yamada,
 Pastor
 Hiromi
 &
 Marsha).
 The
 men
 were
 able
to
work
with
George
and
Rene
to
put
part
of
the
 roof
on
a
new
home.
Judy
and
Marsha
were
able
to
do
the
final
cleaning
to
prepare
a
completed
home
for
 the
 new
 owners.
 Both
 jobs
 were
 a
 blessing
 for
 those
 who
 participated.
 We
 feel
 in
 a
 small
 way
 we
 are
 helping
to
serve
the
Lord
and
share
His
goodness
with
others.
 Pastor
Hiromi
 
 
 We
 want
 to
 thank
 and
 acknowledge
 the
 Lunch
 Crew:
 Myra
Fong,
 Miki
Kagoshima,
 Katie
Komure,
 Kazumi
Nishioka,
 Lee
Paston,
 Sally
Tsunekawa,
 Ruth
Yoneshige.
 We
 appreciate
 their
 efforts
 in
 the
 preparation,
the
presentation
and
the
clean‐up.
 
 
 Pray
Stockton
“52
Weeks
of���Prayer”
 November
10‐November
16
 Pray
Stockton,
Inc.
is
a
faith‐based
organization
that
represents
the
diversity
of
denominations,
churches,
 and
ministries
in
the
Stockton
area;
each
coming
together
to
blanket
Stockton
and
the
surrounding
area
in
 prayer.
Pray
Stockton,
Inc.
is
committed
to
the
welfare
of
the
community.
 “52
Weeks
of
Prayer”
is
a
prayer
chain
that
unites
the
body
of
Christ
for
the
purpose
of
covering
the
city
 in
prayer
every
day
for
the
whole
year.
The
goal
is
to
enlist
at
least
52
ministries,
churches,
or
prayer
groups
 to
commit
to
strategic
prayer
for
one
full
week
each.
 Calvary
 Presbyterian
 Church
 will
 be
 participating
 for
 the
 first
 time
 in
 this
 area‐wide
 event
 from
 November
10th
‐16th.
If
you
are
interested
in
participating,
a
sign‐up
sheet
will
be
available
in
the
fellowship
 hall.
I
will
be
updating
you
or
your
group
with
your
designated
day
and
suggested
prayer
requests.
 For
more
information,
contact
me
or
go
to:
www.praystockton.org
/

 Jeannie
Sakoda,
Elder
for
Spiritual
Formation



It's
Christmas
time
again
.
.
.
OPERATION
CHRISTMAS
CHILD
time,
that
is!
For
20
years,
 Samaritan's
Purse
has
delivered
shoebox
gifts
packed
by
caring
people
to
hurting
children
 around
 the
 world.
 .
 This
 year
 will
 be
 Calvary's
 16th
 year
 participating
 in
 this
 important
 ministry.
Many
of
us
have
already
been
shopping
the
back‐to‐school
specials
for
school
 supplies
for
OCC.
We
will
place
boxes
in
the
social
hall
for
your
donations
of
toys,
stuffed
 animals,
 school
 supplies,
 socks,
 T‐shirts,
 hard
 candy
 (get
 these
 around
 Halloween),
 etc.
 Remember:
no
war‐related
items,
liquids,
or
breakable
items.
 Thank
you,
Janice
Chan
 
 
“Do
 not
 forget
 to
 show
 hospitality
 to
 strangers,
 for
 by
 so
 doing
 some
 people
 have
 shown
 hospitality
 to
 angels
 without
 knowing
 it.”
Hebrews
13:2
 God
 constantly
 calls
 on
 us
 to
 touch
 the
 lives
 of
 others
 in
 many
 different
 ways.
 Sometimes
 we
 can
 even
 help
 others
 with
 simple
 acts
of
kindness
that
we
don’t
tend
to
think
about
on
a
daily
basis.
 Personally,
 God
 has
 led
 me
 to
 extend
 his
 love
 to
 others
 in
 a
 very
 intimate
way:
donating
my
hair.
 When
 I
 was
 eleven
 years
 old
 I
 decided
 to
 cut
 my
 hair
 which
 I
 had
practically
been
growing
my
entire
life.
While
this
was
a
drastic
 life
 change
 for
 me,
 I
 felt
 the
 benefits
 far
 exceeded
 any
 apprehensions
I
may
have
had.
In
simply
cutting
my
hair,
one
organization
allowed
me
to
change
the
life
of
 a
stranger
forever.
 Locks
of
Love
is
a
non‐profit
organization
that
focuses
on
providing
disadvantaged
children
who
suffer
 from
hair
loss,
due
to
multiple
diagnoses,
with
the
opportunity
to
regain
confidence
and
build
self‐esteem.
 The
organization
uses
donated
hair
to
make
the
highest
quality
hair
prosthetics
for
these
children
in
need.
 For
years,
Locks
of
Love
has
worked
to
change
the
lives
of
many
through
aid
from
donors.
 I
have
recently
been
blessed
with
the
opportunity
to
donate
my
hair
to
Locks
of
Love
for
a
second
time.
 While
the
organization
only
requires
ten
inches
of
hair,
I
was
able
to
provide
eighteen
inches
(with
plenty
to
 spare!).
This
simple
act
of
kindness
may
not
be
one
that
we
think
of
regularly;
however,
such
opportunities
 allow
us
to
touch
the
lives
of
others
in
new
ways.
While
donating
my
hair
has
been
able
to
impact
my
own
 heart,
I
hope
to
change
the
life
of
someone
else
by
showing
him
or
her
the
love
of
God.
 Trisha
Fong
 
 SPECIAL
OFFERINGS
 
 Kazumi
Nishioka
 Deacons
Fund
 In
Memory
of
Alice
Tsunekawa
 Duane
&
Jean
Sakoda
 Harold
&
Aiko
Aoyama
 Michael
&
Janice
Chan
 Jim
&
Sally
Tsunekawa
 Kazumi
Nishioka
 Daisy
Chew
 Ted
&
Sue
Yoneda
 Golf
Tournament
 Miki
Kagoshima
 Ruth
Yoneshige
 Steve
&
Barbara
Takemoto
 Dean
&
Liane
Komure
 In
Memory
of
Shoichi
&
 Kathryn
Komure
 Kazuyo
Ishimaru
 Gary
&
Susan
Low
 Gary
&
Janice
Ishimaru
 John
&
Kelly
Nakashima
 Joyce
Nakashima
 Henry
&
Dorothy
Nishioka



Mochi
Making:
December
7th
 
 Our
annual
mochi
making
time
is
fast
approaching!
Your
help
is
needed
to
cook
and
 mold
 the
 400‐500
 pounds
 of
 mochi
 rice.
 Come
 and
 join
 us
 for
 this
 special
 project
 and
 enjoy
 the
 labor
 and
 great
 fellowship
 together!
 We
 will
 also
 have
 a
 potluck
 together
after
all
the
hard
work
is
completed!!
 
 
 
 
 Mochi
Pop
Quiz
 Answers
 1. How
long
has
Calvary
been
making
mochi?
 1. Since
1980.
33
years!
 2. What
was
the
overall
cost
of
Calvary’s
first
 2. $200
total!
 mochi‐making
event?
 3. 460
pounds!
 3. How
 many
 pounds
 of
 mochi
 did
 Calvary
 4. It
is
the
Japanese
phrase
for
the
process
of
 make
during
that
first
year?
 pounding
and
forming
the
rice
to
make
mochi.
 4. What
does
“mochi
tsuki”
mean?
 5. Ozoni
soup!
 5. What
dish
is
mochi
used
in
for
New
Year’s?
 6. Shoyu
and
sugar,
peanut
butter,
an,
kimchi,
 6. What
do
people
eat
with
their
mochi?
 kinako,
grated
daikon,
and
anything
else
your
 heart
desires!

 
 



11 november cp 2013