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Dear Church Family,

This Sunday my sermon title is “Caring Cost” and I have been thinking a lot about what this means in our everyday lives. For me what it means is that you wake up in the middle of the night thinking about that person and you’re drawn into prayer for healing that only God can bring. Or you don’t get everything done on your to-do list because it took time to help that person. Or when they tell you their pain and struggles and you listen with your heart, their pain sweeps over you and for a bit you carry their pain with you. Each time we reach out and care for someone there will always be a cost. The passage in 1 John speaks to the reality that people will know who we are and in whom we believe by our ability to love one another. Caring for another person is love in action. We are called to love one another not in word or speech but in truth and action. 

Summer Blessings,
Pastor Barbara 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SERMON TITLE:

 

 

 

We are continuing to follow Kate Bowler’s Book and this week the chapter title is
“THE COST OF CARING” 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY’S SCRIPTURE PASSAGE
1 John 3:1-3, 11-22
 
See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. And all who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.
11 For this is the message you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. 12 We must not be like Cain who was from the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother’s righteous. 13 Do not be astonished, brothers and sisters, that the world hates you. 14 We know that we have passed from death to life because we love one another. Whoever does not love abides in death. 15 All who hate a brother or sister are murderers, and you know that murderers do not have eternal life abiding in them. 16 We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us—and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. 17 How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help?
18 Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. 19 And by this we will know that we are from the truth and will reassure our hearts before him 20 whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.  21 Beloved, if our hearts condemn us, we have boldness before God; 22 and we receive from him whatever we ask, because we obey his commandments and do what pleases him.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 BAGS ARE AVAILABLE TO PICK UP AND CARRY IN YOUR CAR TO PASS OUT!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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, Val Heller or Pastor Barbara know! 

 

 

 

Prayers for our Church Family

Mead Killion for progressive mental decline
Melodee Russow continued healing of knee
Helen Robles searching for a new job
Safe travels for Rick & Val Heller

 

 

 

Prayers for those who have Died

Prayers for the family and friends of
Kathy Miserendino

 

 

 

Prayers for Family and Friends
Matt deployed in the navy (Linda Mueller’s son-in-law), Dorothy Straub for benign results from pancreatic surgery on 6.10, (friend of Val Heller), prayers for Earl Sepke healing from loss of leg due to diabetes and on dialysis (brother of Susannah Swift),  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), prayers for Scott healing and guardianship, Carrie’s pregnancy and healing of her surgery to replant finger nail, Lynn for guardianship (family of Eva Cameron), Teri diagnosed with cancer, (friend of Jo Grey),  John V having dialysis, and Bud Hyett with multiple myeloma (friends of the Hellers), Gary Parker for healing (friend of Mead), Naomi having health issues (the wife of Moses), Wendy for sobriety (niece of Barbara Singelmann), Brad Thompson for healing (son of Lois and brother of Val), Debbie, undergoing radiation treatments for cancer (friend of Christi Thompson), Monique going through dialysis (niece of Helen), Sarah Helfand diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer (daughter of Helen’s co-worker.)

 

 

 

General Prayers
Prayers for Highland Park Community • 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!

Bob Russow’s Birthday – August 18th
Donna Stall’s Birthday – August 18th

 

 

 

 

 

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:

  • Our next Session meeting this Sunday,  August 21st.
  •  If you have anything you would like to bring to session please let any of the session members know. 
  • Session approved the renting of our church space to two churches.
  • Rally Day is scheduled for September 11th.
  • The sub-committee names New Beginnings.2 is meeting weekly to discuss options for our church.

 

 

 

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