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Dear Church Family,
Tomorrow night we remember the last supper that Jesus had with his disciples and then Friday we remember his crucifixion and death, it all leads us to Easter morning and the empty tomb. In some ways it seems Holy Week moves by so quickly that we hardly have time to take in the significance of each event in the life of Jesus. If you can find the time, I encourage you to pause a bit both on Thursday and on Friday and take some time to think about what Jesus and his disciples experienced. Let the significance of each day seep into your very being. What would it have been like to sit around a table with Jesus and eat a meal with him? What would it be like to stand at the foot of the cross and see the One you call Lord die before your eyes? And then on Sunday, let’s gather together and celebrate that life wins over death, that love and goodness wins over hatred and evil. 

Easter Blessings, 
Pastor Barbara 







John 20:1-18
The Resurrection of Jesus
20 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb. The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the cloth that had been on Jesus’s head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed, for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. 10 Then the disciples returned to their homes.
Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene
11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb, 12 and she saw two angels in white sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. 13 They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” 14 When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher). 17 Jesus said to her, “Do not touch me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’ ” 18 Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord,” and she told them that he had said these things to her.











From Pastor Steve Pierce

YOU… are invited…
to: a Table, an Upper Room Table …
Thursday evening:  7 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Sanctuary…
To: remember and reflect on the last teachings of Jesus before his arrest.

It’s called “Maundy Thursday” (an English corruption, via French, of the Latin word ‘mandatum’ = commandment.

We will gather  (casual attire/children and youth friendly) with spiritual pilgrims from the Elk Grove Presbyterian Church.

Various traditions know this night by different names: Holy Thursday, Great Thursday, Green Thursday.  In the Middle Ages Christians officially called the day: “Thursday of the Lord’s Supper.”

The central focus of Maundy Thursday worship has always been the Upper Room where Jesus, on the night of his arrest, sat with his disciples, reviewed his primary teachings, demonstrated servanthood-love, and instituted a new commandment, a new covenant.

YOU are invited to this room, this table, this sacred teaching moment.










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To keep our prayer list up-to-date, we will keep people on the prayer list for three weeks. If after three weeks you would like them to remain on the prayer list, just let Barbara Wilson, Christi Thompson or Pastor Barbara know! 




Prayers for our Church Family

Lois Thompson for healing
Helen Robles searching for a new job




Prayers for those who have Died




Prayers for Family and Friends
Kris diagnosed with breast cancer (Mark Barnett’s niece), Eva Cameron’s left hip to heal, Prayers for Scott recovering at home, Debbie Treutle now in hospice care (friend of Christi Thompson), Monique for continued healing post-surgery, Jeff Kubas for healing (brother-in-law of Christi Thompson), Ruth Holstein (friend of Peggy Dvorak), prayers for Liz Costa being treated for Multiple Myeloma, (colleague of Helen Robles), prayers for Ashley Chernikovich for courage, peace and joy as she endures ALS, (friend of Cindy Goodwin), Carrie, to pass her state boards,  Gary Parker for healing (friend of Mead), Naomi having health issues (the wife of Moses), Wendy for sobriety (niece of Barbara Singelmann), 




General Prayers
Prayers for all those experiencing the devastation of tornadoes throughout the midwest, Prayers for Covenant Presbyterian Church & Nashville on shooting, Michigan State Students • Prayers for Memphis, TN shooting • Prayers for Turkey & Syria on the death toll from earthquake •  Prayers for all migrants • our country and the war between Ukraine and Russia • Prayers for the people of Ukraine • Prayers for homebound • Houseless and hungry • Prayers for our church • Prayers for our Food Pantry • Prayers for our Clothing Ministry • Prayers for our President and Leaders at all levels • Prayers for those serving in the military (Barbara Singelmann’s grandson Peter). 




Answered Prayers




Special Celebrations!

Barbara Gorsky’s Birthday – April 11th






Food Pantry Updates!



The EGPC food pantry continues to serve our community and our volunteers remain faithful in their service to us. We are committed to adhering to all precautionary measures to ensure no cross-contamination with clients. The Food Pantry Donation drop box always seems to be filled. As you check on your neighbors, please share with them that our food pantry is open and ready to help anyone who needs food!

Food continues to appear in our food box.  Almost daily there is something donated and many times from people we don’t even know! I want to send a special thanks to all those faithful shoppers who each week pick up the special things we need. It is an ongoing blessing to be so graciously supported by your donations and donations from our community.

Thank you!







Thank you faithful friends and members of
Elk Grove Presbyterian Church!




NEWS from the Session!

Here are the latest things you should know:

  • We experienced an excellent retreat lead by Rev. Barbara Wilson and just touched the surface of learning about dignity and how to extend and receive affirmations.
  • The session is meeting with the session at First Pres. Itasca on April 11th.
  • If you have anything you would like to bring to session please let any of the session members know.




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