Newsletter- Tidings

Elk Grove Presbyterian Church

Striving as Christians to make a difference in the world by serving God and all God’s children through our faith, words, and actions


Your Session, working with Pastor Barbara has decided that our church could benefit immensely from having a permanent pastor that has a long-term vision for our church and is committed to the ongoing work of the church’s transformation. In order to secure this opportunity with Pastor Barbara, the Session has voted unanimously to move forward with the hope to install her as our permanent pastor.

The next step in this process is for the congregation to vote on this decision.  So, the Session of Elk Grove Presbyterian Church has called a Congregational Meeting on October 13th directly following the 10:15am worship service for the purpose of voting to call the Rev. Dr. Barbara Gorsky as our called and installed pastor.

All members are encouraged to come and vote on this decision that the Session has put before you.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let a session member know.

With joy and excitement,

Your Session,

Mark, Rick, Val, Helen & Mead

 Pastoral Care

 Lots of Prayers and Miracles this month.

The love of this church is one of our many gifts. And we know how important prayers are.  So many people in the world are lonely, hurting and afraid. Our church is where we can come with all our fears, sadness, and joys and share with people that care. 

Thank you to each one of you for praying for those on our prayer list.  We are a church that prays for each other and our neighborhood.  


And thank you to Iris & Nancy for being our Sunshine Ministry.


Val Heller

Women’s Bible Study

Women’s Bible Study started Tuesday, September 10th.  We had to move in more chairs and a table to have room for us all.  We shared and caught up.  We are studying the book of Romans and have great discussion.  Think about joining us. We always have room for more ladies. This very fun group of women meet every Tuesday 9:30-11:00 am.

Val Heller

Choir News

 Cantata time is around the corner.  October 3rd is our first Cantata practice from 8-9 PM.  Join us, we have lots of fun.  The Cantata will be Sunday morning December 15 followed by our wonderful Pot Luck and that afternoon we will be having the Cantata for free for our community at 2:00.

Val Heller


Thank you to everyone who willingly shared their time and talents for summer music.  We had great participation.

We can’t thank everyone enough who signs up to help with Worship, Greeting, Ushering, Communion and all those who step in when there is a need.  And of course those who join us in church.  We have great volunteers willing to help.  We are truly blessed.

Our pews may not be overflowing with people each Sunday, but we are full.  Full of love, hope, caring and God and the Holy Spirit.  And based on the statistics we heard at the Small Church Presbytery meeting, Barbara Gorsky and I attended, we are in very good shape, including that our church is handicapped accessible, we have great parking, and that so many of us could walk to church.  God has great plans for us.  

Val Heller

Future Worship

We will be having a joint Thanksgiving Eve service with Itasca Presbyterian Church at our church at 7:00 pm, November 27th.

Mark your calendar.

Val Heller


Happy Fall!

Thank you to all who came out for Feed My Starving Children!  It was a lot of fun!

We collected a good amount of food for Pine Avenue.  Thank you to all who donated food for this great cause.

We have begun collecting for Bread for the World.  We are selling Butter Braids again this year and the proceeds will be going to Bread for the World.   We will be selling them through World Communion Sunday.

Blessings to all,


Christian Education

Welcome fall y’all!   Once again it’s time to enjoy God’s creation and the beautiful paintbrush of colors.   Fall is my favorite season!

Thank you for everyone who made Rally Sunday a success!   We had a wonderful time and enjoyed great food and fellowship.

Our Adult Studies will begin in the month of October, with the date to be announced soon.   Our first study topic of study will be on “What We Believe.”    We hope that you will consider joining us after church on Sundays.

Be Blessed,


Life Line Screening

We will once again be hosting Life Lines Screening and their Health Fair 11/09/19.  Mark the date.


Real ID

As of October 1, 2020, a REAL ID (compliant driver’s license or identification card) will be required to board domestic flights or enter military bases or secure federal facilities.  To apply for a Real ID DL/ID, you must bring appropriate documentation to your local Drivers Services facility. If you need the instructions to obtain a REAL ID, there are copies in the office of the acceptable documents needed for identification.


For the Beauty of the Earth

 For the beauty of the earth,

For the glory of the skies,

For the love which from our birth

Over and around us lies.

God of all, to Thee we raise

This our hymn of grateful praise.

 For the wonder of each hour

Of the day and of the night,

Hill and vale, and tree and flower,

Sun and moon, and stars of light,

God of all, to Thee we raise

This our hymn of grateful praise.

taken from:

“50 Ways to Help Save the Earth”

by Rebecca Barnes-Davies


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