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Volume 39

Denbigh Presbyterian Church Issue 2

February 22, 2011

The Denbigh Digest is published

monthly on the third or fourth
The deadline for items
to be included is 9:00 AM
on that Monday Denbigh Presbyterian Church will be hosting the PORT Winter
Comments or Questions? Shelter program March 16-23, 2011. There have been several
Contact the church office
at 877-2048 or e-mail us at 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
Next Issue volunteers the first part of March to go over the changes and to
March 21, 2011
make sure everyone is ready to proceed. If you have any ques-
tions prior to signing up please contact Wanda Hale at 877-2048
Our Church Staff
or at or just stop in at the church office.
The Reverend Deborah Dail
Thank you to Verni Saunders who will lead the bag lunch pro-
Director of Children’s/Youth gram again this year and to Elaine Minch who will handle the
Liz Marshall
shopping for me. Thank you to everyone who has already signed
Director of Music Ministries up and to those of you who will either sign up or just show up be-
Kelly Samarzea
Administrative Assistant
cause without all of your help this program could not take place.
Wanda Hale
Sexton Team
Mark, June, Lauren and Nick Tessarolo Wanda Hale
Pre-Kindergarten Director
Maggie Vincelette

Inside this issue: 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
Lent 2
a lot of us take for granted. When our guests arrive for PORT in
Worship 3
March, not everyone will have some of the most basic items like
Outreach 4 a bar of soap, a toothbrush, toothpaste, or a washcloth. It is our
Session 5 intention to provide one hygiene kit per guest during PORT. Since
Finance 6 that means packaging approximately 125 kits, we need your help.
Fellowship 6-7
The High School Youth will be collecting toiletry items beginning
February 20 through March 13. Donated items may include:
Children’s Ministry 8-9
travel-size toothpaste, toothbrush, bar soap, wash cloth, hand
Pre-Kindergarten 9
towel, nail clippers, comb, band-aids, travel-size lotion, and
Congregational Care 10 gallon Ziploc baggies. Items should be marked “PORT Hygiene
Birthdays/Thank you 11 Kits” and placed on the kitchen counter. Thank you for your
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 Second Sunday in Lent (Scriptures:

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

Sunday, March 27, 10:30 AM Third Sunday in Lent (Scriptures: Exodus 17:1-7;
Psalm 95; Romans 5:1-11; John 4:5-42)

Sunday, April 3, 10:30 AM 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)

Sunday, April 10, 10:30 AM Fifth Sunday in Lent (Scriptures:

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

Sunday, April 17, 10:30 AM Passion/Palm Sunday (Scriptures: Matthew 21:1-

11; Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29) One Great Hour of
Sharing Offering – an opportunity to give

Thursday, April 21, 7:30 PM Maundy Thursday Worship Service with


Sunday, April 24, 6:30 AM Easter Sunrise Service with Breakfast

Sunday, April 24, 10:30 AM Easter Service with Communion


Celebration of the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

Please join us in celebrating the Lord’s Supper on March
6, 2011. Please prayerfully prepare for the celebration of
the Lord’s Supper.

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

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

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

If we bring just one food item

every Sunday. . .
Some suggestions for DUCO’s pantry: S.H.A.R.E.
• Meat • Peanut butter
March 2011 S.H.A.R.E. order
• Fruit • Jelly/Jam
can be placed the week of
• Cereal • Spaghetti sauce
March 7-11, 2011. The order
• Pasta • Potatoes
will be placed on Monday,
• Beans • Canned meals (stew,
March 14 at 10:00 AM and will
ravioli, etc.)
be distributed in the Narthex
• Rice • Dry milk (individual
area of Denbigh Presbyterian
Church on Saturday, March 26
• Jello • Baby food and formula
from 7:00-7:30 AM. All orders
Food items should be
must be picked up by 7:30 AM.
canned/boxed/non-perishable Volunteers cannot be held re-
. . . the shelves would sponsible for orders which are
not picked up.
never be bare.

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. The telephone number will
remain the same 757-596-7188.

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.

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.


Actual Year to Date January 31, 2011

Total Income $ 28,193.00
Total Expenses $ 22,585.58 Kitchen Building Fund Status
Net Difference $ 5,607.42 February 20, 2011

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.

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.


DATE: Tuesday, March 8, 2011
TIME: 6:30 PM
PLACE: DPC (Fellowship Room)
COST: Donations only

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.

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.

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

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” 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.

Saturday, March 5: “Two by Two” musical at Peninsula Community Theatre

Saturday, July 23: Volunteer for Foodbank
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

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

Upcoming High School Events

Sunday, February 27 Krispy Kreme Donuts (Relay for Life fundraiser)
Sunday, February 27 - March 13 Collect articles for PORT Hygiene Kits
Tuesday, March 8 Cook for and serve Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

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.

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

Denbigh Presbyterian Pre-


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!

Our Members and Friends Our Military

Lacy and Becky Powell Tom Joyce Bruce Baffer Jill Miley
Joan Kiser
Robert Depp Caroline Joyce Alisha Quinn
Rhett Hickman
Myrna Bickhart Todd Hall Lee Holfert John Quinn
David and LuAnn Jusino
Jennifer Lambert David Baird Pam Randall
Jerry Helms
Lois Lilygren
Jonathan Dan David
Chuck and Amelia Britts’ Graebener Barnhart Burroughs
Kelly Keene Pete Marshall James O’Suna
Molly Capps
David Powers
Jay Dunn’s mother, Katie
Debbie Jacoby’s brother Our Deployed Military
Dick Gray
Chris Rupp Mark Manoso Joel Silva
Carl Gagliardi Jacob Lindsay (son-in-law of Lisa Emde)
Dreama Burns Michael Shea Daniel Troyer Terri Minch Osner
Jeanne Kent Daniel Jones (Grandson of Bill & Dee Jones)
Chuck Britt Jeff Williams Jennifer Hale Williams
Amelia Britt Our Seminary Student
Vicki Peck
Rusty Norton is a Master of Divinity student at the
Guy Quesenberry John Leland Center for Theological Studies.

Our Missionaries in Haiti

Bruce and Deb Robinson

We express our sympathies to the follow- Serving in the Kirk

ing families. May God bring comfort and
hope to all who grieve. Peace Corps McCullough

• 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.

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
1 Daniel Jones week of March. I will be looking forward to return-
ing to church. Sincerely,
3 Austin Dail
Dick Gray
3 Michael Greene
Thank you to PODS for your help and support in the
4 Jennifer Banner renovation project currently being done by Denbigh
6 Sidney Capps Presbyterian Church. The use of the POD storage
unit, free of charge, during this project is a great
6 Wanda Hale help. Sincerely,
6 Molly Capps Keith Pennell
8 Aurelia Grant
7 Jim Wightman
12 Cynthia Banner
The family of Jane Mayhue would like to thank all of
12 Darlene Mays-Tittman the many friends at Denbigh Presbyterian for your
A14 Charles & Martha Miller
caring and support during the time of our mother's
illness and passing. Your many acts of kindness
A18 Jim & Debbie Vollmer have been so appreciated by our family as we have
A18 Ray & Trudy Bowman gone through this difficult time. We are grateful that
our mother was a part of such a loving Christian
A19 David and Audra Baird community.
20 Betty Carr Mike Mayhue and Marcy Lynn
20 Kester McCullough
William Burns Awarded
20 Mikhayla Powers
Eagle Scout
A21 Don and Peggy Harvey On Sunday, February 20,
21 Matt Burroughs the Eagle Scout Court of
Honor for William Burns
21 Madeline Kienke was held at Denbigh Pres-
24 Terry Hall byterian Church. We extend
our congratulations to Wil-
25 Ruby Carter
liam on achieving this
26 Jane Martin award. Thank you to all the
church members who at-
26 Patti Hall
tended the ceremony.
A30 Van Rhodes & Ann Pharr