October 8, 2021
This Sunday, October 10, from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
we will have a time for blessing of the animals.
Table of Contents
Prayers and Comfort

Pastor Appreciation Month

From your Clerk of Session


Church News


Discipleship and Outreach
Read the Bible in 9 Months

Mo Ranch

Faith and Grief

Session, Officers and
Committee Moderators
& Staff

Connect with Woodhaven
on Social Media
Adult Sunday School in the Parlor of Handcock Hall 9:00 a.m.
Worship - Virtual and In-Person 10:30 a.m.
Ghanaian Presbyterian Community Church 2:00 p.m.

Office Hours
M - Th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Closed Fridays
Prayers And Comfort

To update information, please contact Betty Ladusau, 214.505.6043
Prayers for the family and friends of Dennis Brady on his passing.

Limited Travelers
Lawrence Dagadu
Kathleen "Kitty" Douglas
Jack Murphy
Bill & Joe Ann Smith
Roger Smith
Ron Clodfelter

MacArthur Hills
Marcy Dean

West Fork
Margaret Robison

Legacy Rehabilitation
Dan Killingworth

Villages on MacArthur
Dana Wright
Service Women & Men
and Their Families
SSGT Stephanie Cole,
granddaughter of Bernice Steele

Major Marty Schubert, Chaplain, U.S. Army

USAF Lt. Colonel Phillip Hartnett, grandson of Nancy Miller
Friends and Family Members
Alan and Suzanne Baroody
Cobbie and Dessa Palm, Missionaries
Jennifer Douglas' friend, Ina Rae Longwell
Pat Reese's best friend's son, Ron Dwyer
Pat Reese's son, Johnny
Margaret Robison's sister, Sara
Dee Worrall's nephew, Casey Aro
October Is Pastor Appreciation Month
Pastor Joke Of The Week -

A pastor known for his lengthy sermons, noticed a man get up and leave during the middle of his message. The man returned just before the conclusion of the service. Afterwards the pastor asked the man where he had gone.

"I went to get a haircut," was the reply.

"But," said the pastor, "why didn't you do that before the service?"

"Because," the gentleman said, "I didn't need one then."
From your Clerk of Session
Notice of Congregational Meeting
There will be a Called Congregational Meeting this Sunday, October 10, immediately following worship for the purpose of filling the vacancy on the Session created by the passing of Elder Priscilla Meadows.
The Nominating Committee is unanimously recommending Ruling Elder and former Treasurer Vici Churchman to fill this vacancy.  
Christian Education Building Update
The CE Building Renovation project has now - as of today - received the required permits to get started.

Interior demolition, asbestos removal, and slab removal will occur over the next couple of weeks beginning on October 14 and completing by 10/27. Construction starts on 11/1 with a targeted completion by the end of the year. The facility will be surrounded by fencing for safety purposes during this time.

Any questions please feel free to contact Brian Parker or Gary Westerman.
To the Congregation:

Please be advised that the Session has established a Bylaws Review Committee to look at the Bylaws and recommend updates. The Bylaws were last updated in 2014. The goal is to have the recommendations ready to present to the Session in January and the Congregation shortly thereafter. A vote on the recommendations is set for the Annual Meeting in February.

The Bylaws can be found here: Current-Bylaws-6-1.pdf (woodhavenpres.org)

The members of the Bylaws Review Committee are: Keith Paul, Robin Sullivan, and Sid Wells. Feel free to reach out to them and provide your suggestions.

In His Service,
Brian Parker
Proverbs offers a lot of pithy one-liners that can be used to reflect on our call to stewardship and generosity. They could even be used as a basis for a stewardship campaign, like Proverbs 3:9.
It is helpful to see it in the larger context as well, not only is this a call to give generously from our first fruits, it is a reminder to trust in God, follow God, and seek God's wisdom. All of these are forms of stewardship and all are deserving of our attention and reflection, even as we seek to inspire generous financial giving.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths. Don’t consider yourself to be wise;
fear the Lord and turn away from evil. This will be healing for your body and strengthening for your bones. Honor the Lord with your possessions and with the first produce of your entire harvest; Proverbs 3:5-9

Share your time, talent, and tithes.
Church News
Woodhaven Men's Breakfast

Saturday, October 9, 8:30 a.m. in Hancock Hall
A light breakfast will be served and Rev. Shane Webb will be our speaker.
ChristCare (CC) Women's Bible Study Update
What are you missing right now? Social togetherness? Spiritual growth? Both?
If so, continue reading.

Social Togetherness -- In-person CC meeting is actually on the church calendar
(utilizing WPC COVID-19 guidelines).
Date: January 11, 2022 (2nd Tuesday of the month)
Time: 9:30 - 11:00 a.am.
Place: Hancock Hall
Subject: "What My Grandmothers Taught Me"
Learning from the women in Matthew's Genealogy of Jesus
Fellowship: Optional Togetherness Lunch

Spiritual Growth -- Individual Bible Study will be yours to enjoy when the above
PC(USA) publication will be available.
Date: October 24, 2021
Where: Narthex following worship service or in church office during the week.
Cost: $0.00 (not a typo)

Prayer -- May both our social togetherness and spiritual growth be met beginning
January 22, 2022.

Questions: Mary Hindman (972)598-0375, mardavhindman@tx.rr.com
Peggy Duvall (972)252-7407, pevidu@verizon.net
Bible Story: God's Promise to Abraham and Sarah
Hello again friends!

This week's story is about Abraham and Sarah and God's promise to them. Please enjoy the video and attached lesson with reflection questions: https://vimeo.com/623864238.

Remember you are all Beloved Children of God!
Faith and Blue Community Event

Come join Police and Faith leaders as we have discussions and fun together at Lively Park and Victoria Park on October 9th, from 10 am-1 pm. This is a community event for all ages. Please consider participating at one of the parks and represent Woodhaven.
New Bylaws Working Group
The Woodhaven session has approved a new working group whose purpose is to review and update our church’s bylaws prior to the 2022 Annual Meeting. The group’s members include Keith Paul, Robin Sullivan, and Sid Wells. The group asks for and would appreciate any comments or thoughts you might have about the bylaws. You can find the current bylaws on the Woodhaven website - Woodhaven's Current Bylaws - or look for paper copies in the church narthex.

Please provide your feedback to Keith at kdpaul@tx.rr.com, Robin at arcs1980@sbcglobal.net, or Sid at sidwells13@outlook.com before October 31, 2021. Many thanks for your involvement!
Trunk or Treat
Sunday, October 31
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Woodhaven will continue its tradition of hosting neighborhood children with costumes and candy but modified for COVID. The event will be outside, with decorated trunks lined up in the south-side parking lot. Guests will drive through to admire your creative work from a safe distance. 
How to Help and Have Some Fun with Us:
**Decorate your trunk...we could some more!** 
Dress in costume (with mask!) to hang out and wave at our guests.
**Buy candy and drop off at the office.**
Assist with packaging the candy a few days prior
Please contact Hallie Spence with questions or to volunteer:
p.s. - great trunk decor ideas online:
Cobbie & Dessa on Zoom!
Sunday, October 10, 9:00 a..m. -- before worship.
Woodhaven Church is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Conversation with the Palms
Time: Oct 10, 2021, 9 AM Central Time (US)

Meeting ID: 878 6603 2198, Passcode: 065394
Join Zoom Meeting (click link below):

This is a one-time opportunity for our congregation to interact “live” with our brave & hard-working dynamic duo in the Philippines. Presbyterian co-workers Dessa & Cobbie Palm will talk about their many ministries, and we will have a question-and-answer session with them. You can do this at home, using the Zoom program.

To install the Zoom program on your computer or cellphone device: click the link below:

You will then see two bars under "Zoom Client for meetings":
Click the bar "Download from Zoom".
The program will then download and install on your computer or cellphone device.

Join Zoom Meeting:

You can click on the link below: "Join Zoom Meeting" on Oct. 10 at 9 am, and you will be taken to the Zoom meeting, and the host will let you in.

Please join us!
1 and ½ hours
every other month = 9 hours per year

That is the commitment required to participate in Woodhaven’s Meals on Wheels Ministry. Our next delivery is the first week of November, and we need volunteers. If you choose to help, you may pick one or more of the days, November 1-5. The meal pickup location is the Irving Heritage Senior Center between 10:00-10:30, and including pickup and delivery, it will take you no more than 1 and ½ hours. Then, our next delivery date is not until the first week of January. 

No worries; we will happily train you. If you can help us out, please call, text, or email Susan Candelaria, 972-816-7406
Discipleship and Outreach
WPC Opportunities Info
You are invited to join us in the many opportunities offered at Woodhaven onsite and virtually:

Lessons & Fellowship
Everyone (no matter how old you are!) is invited to joins us right after Worship for a time of Lessons and Fellowship outdoors. Together we will enjoy activities based on the Bible story or passage presented in Worship that morning. This exciting new opportunity will start on Oct 17 at 11:45ish

Children's Sunday School
The children have been having weekly Sunday School/faith formation lessons in their homes, and will continue to do so for the immediate future. Starting on October 17, the children are invited to join everyone for Lessons and Fellowship every week, if they feel comfortable.
Adult Sunday School
The Spirit Seekers class meets on site and in person on Sunday mornings in Hancock Hall at 9:00am. Right now they are reading and discussing the book If God is Love, Don’t Be a Jerk—Finding a Faith that Makes Us Better Humans

Presbyterian 101 Class
This is a new offering that will meet onsite in the Sanctuary and begins on Sunday, October 17 at 12:00. The Presbyterian 101 class is 5-6 weeks long and will be offered multiple times a year on an as needed basis. Contact Pastor Shane if you are interested in joining.
LEGO Robotics
Through the process of designing robots to perform certain tasks, children ages 6-14 learn confidence and problem solving. Please talk to Heather Meese if you or your child are interested in joining us.

Green Team
In the Creation story, God tasked humans with taking care of the Earth. Earlier this year, Woodhaven voted to start the process to become an Earth Care Congregation. If you are passionate about taking care of all the gifts of Creation that God gave us, you are encouraged to join this group of people.
Christ Care Group
The Christ Care Bible Study Group is open to all women of Woodhaven (members as well as visitors) who would like to participate.  They use the Presbyterian Women (PW) Bible study offered by the PC(USA) and meet once a month onsite. They are currently on hiatus, but you are encouraged to contact Hallie Spence if you are interested in this ministry.
Pub Theology
Folks of all ages meet and have thought provoking discussions about theology and current events while enjoying a special drink of their choice. This group meets virtually or at a designated location in Irving once a month. Please talk to Pastor Shane if you are interested in finding out more.

As the time of Advent rolls around and we eagerly await the birth of Jesus Christ, we gather as a church family. This year Advent begins with the traditional Hanging of the Greens on November 27. Be sure to watch and listen to church communications about this and all the fun events during the season of Advent.

Lent is the time to help us get ready to enter the Mystery of Easter. Just like Advent, there are many traditions that Woodhaven celebrates during the season of Lent. Keep an eye out for more information about Lent events as the season gets closer.

The summer is a time of rest and renewal in the life of the church. One of the great traditions is vacation Bible school, where this year’s theme will be “Knights of the North Castle”. Be on the lookout for more information about VBS 2022!
Music is the gift God gives us to express our greatest praise, our deepest longings, our joys, and our sorrows.
·      Chancel Choir
  Rehearsals are each Wednesday at 4:00 pm and Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m., and we sing in worship at 10:30 a.m.
·      Alleluia Ringers
  Right now the Bell Choir is on hiatus, but when it resumes, rehearsals will be at 9:30am on Sundays
 ·      Children’s Choir
There might be rumblings about starting a Children’s Choir again. If you are interest in this ministry, please talk to Hallie Spence.

For more information about any of the music ministry opportunities, please contact Tracy Herron.
Read the Bible in 9 Months!
February 2021 - October 2021

The reading plan for October is listed below.
Blessings as you Read the Bible in 9 Months!

It's been nine months!!!! Good Job!!!
October 01: Deuteronomy 1-4
October 02: Deuteronomy 5-7
October 03: Deuteronomy 8-11
October 04: Deuteronomy 12-14
October 05: Deuteronomy 15-17
October 06: Deuteronomy 18-20
October 07: Deuteronomy 21-23
October 08: Deuteronomy 24-26
October 09: Deuteronomy 27-29
October 10: Deuteronomy 30-34
The mission of Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly is to foster growth in God through Jesus Christ by sharing its unique living, learning, Christian environment.
For more information about program registration, please go to:
Faith And Grief
When so many are remembering loved ones please visit Facebook and IG for ideas, stories, shared events to help you remember the love. 

We'd love to hear from you, share how you have remembered your loved ones, post on our Facebook page and Instagram, and post on yours with the #rememberthelove.
Beginning in October we are offering support gatherings in person and online at Noon and in the evening. Please register, and you will receive an email confirmation.
Tuesday, October 19 @Noon in Person
Tuesday, October 19 @7:30 Online
Thursday, October 21 @Noon Online
Thursday, October 21 @6:30 Online

Tuesday, November 2 @Noon in Person
Tuesday, November 16 @Noon in Person
Tuesday, November 15 @7:30 Online
Thursday, November 18 @Noon Online

Register at:

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Finding Hope & Comfort for Your Grief Journey 
Gilmont, Gilmer, TX
October 8-10, 2021
Finding Comfort & Hope
Montreat, Montreat, N.C.
October 29-31, 2021
A Safe Place: a retreat for bereaved parents
Mo-Ranch, Hunt, TX
November 5-7, 2021
2021 - 2022 Session, Officers & Committee Moderators

Discipleship - Bernard Manale
Fellowship - Ashley Todd
Finance - Enoch Azu
Mission/Outreach - Carol Wortham
Special Missions - Steve Schlarb
Nurture & Care - Elias Muludiki
Personnel - Alice Owen
Property - Greg Smith & Coy Donald
Technology Task Force - Coy Donald
Facilities Task Force - Brian Parker & Gary Westerman
Worship - Amy Hudson
Stewardship - Vici Churchman
Clerk of Session - Brian Parker, clerk@woodhavenpres.org
Assistant Clerk of Session - Alice Owen
Treasurer - Earllene Hausinger, treasurer@woodhavenpres.org
Assistant Treasurer - Roger Smith
Minister & Head of Staff
Shane Webb

Director of Music and Production
Tracy Herron

Joe Snyder
Director of Discipleship and Outreach
Hallie Spence

Elouise Murphy

Office Administrator
Deborah Dickinson

Nursery Attendants
Priscilla Sanchez
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