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

On Sunday, May 5, we celebrated the ministry of The Reverend Beth Collier who isretiring from her chaplain position at Alexian Brothers Medical Center on May 31st.  As a chaplain Beth served as the Director of Spiritual Care overseeing the work of a team of chaplains. Pastor Beth has faithfully provided pastoral care and pulpit supply for our church for many years and she is a familiar and comforting face to many. During our fellowship time Beth shared with us how important and faithful our church has been for her and we shared how thankful we are to have experienced her wisdom and spiritual guidance for so many years.   Chaplain Beth will be greatly missed!

Women’s Day Retreat

“Tending Your Life, Nourishing Your Soul”  On May 4th six women of Elk Grove Pres Church joined with the women at First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights for a one-day retreat at the East Bank Club.  Our guest speaker, The Reverend Melody Hammonds-Clark led us in a deeply meaningful discussion and reflection on how to Tend to the Spirit.  We had time to learn, relax, and enjoy the company of each other. Thank you to Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights for inviting us to such a meaningful experience.

Worship

We have framed the pictures of our beautiful banners and descriptions.  Check it out.

 Thanks to everyone who signs up to help with Worship, Greeting, Ushering, Communion and all those who step in when there is a need.  We have great volunteers willing to help.  

 As always any ideas you have about worship or really anything are always welcome.

 

Thanks to all.

Val Heller

Game Nights?

 Your Session discussed the possibility of scheduling some Game Nights.  We are wondering how many of us are interested.  We have tried this in the past with somewhat limited success.  We would, of course, have some sort of refreshments.  We need to know what day of the week works for everyone and, of course, time.

We are thinking of having both Bridge tables for those of us that know the game and an instruction table to teach whomever might want to learn the game.  We need to know who would be interested so we might have another signup sheet posted.

Movie Nights

Another idea from your Session.   What about having some scheduled movie nights?  Again, we would like to know if there is any interest in doing this.  We will be posting a sign-up sheet requesting the day of the week that works as well as the time that suits everyone.

Pastoral Care

We were all busy praying for and taking care of each other this month.  The love of this church is a treasure and a gift.  Thank you to each one of you.

Let us know of any need or idea you have.  We are always open to ways to help.

And continue to pray for each person who is recovering, sick, grieving, or facing uncertainty.

Prayer works.

Val Heller

Women’s Bible Study

We had a wonderful Bible Study Year, learning and sharing and lots of discussion.  Our last Bible Study this year will be 5/28th.  We are going out to an end of the year lunch 6/18th.  We will start up again in the Fall on 9/10th, continuing our study of Paul and the early church studying Romans, using Wiersbe’s “Be Right” book.  Think about joining us in the fall.  We always have room for more ladies. This very fun group of women meet Tuesday 9:30-11:00 am.

The plaque has arrived to remember the Bible Study ladies in Heaven.  We will place it by the lilac bushes. We will be getting together to add a page in the Memorial Book with pictures and memories.

Christian Education

Our new project which is a get together to talk about each of our journeys at EGPC and continue our timeline from where we left off in 2014, began on April 28th and is going well.

Please join us for Celebration Sunday on June 2nd.  We will be celebrating Ben Jasutis and his graduation from Elk Grove High School.

Respectfully Submitted,

Helen Robles

Missions

We will be collecting Pentecost offering through June 9th.

We will be having an outing to Feed My Starving Children on Wednesday June 5th at 6pm and follow up with PIZZA!

I will be reaching out to POP to see if we can partner with them on their “Backpack Program”   We are looking into other things that we can do in the community on our own or with other churches.  Stay tuned……

Respectfully Submitted,

Helen Robles

Dear Elk Grove Presbyterian Church,

This email is to notify you that your church has been issued a $5.34 donation from the AmazonSmile Foundation as a result of AmazonSmile program activity between January 1 and March 31, 2019. The donation will be deposited directly to your organization’s bank account.

You can increase donations for Elk Grove Presbyterian Church by reminding your supporters to do their Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com.

The next major shopping holiday is Father’s Day, on June 16.

If you are ordering anything from Amazon, please go to AmazonSmile.com and follow the prompts so that EGPC receives a percentage of your purchase from them! 

Every little bit helps – Thank you!


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