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Ephesians 4:1-6

4 I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.

 

 

 

 

Dear Church Family,

It’s hard to believe summer is quickly coming to an end. But I am very excited about what is coming up for us as we move into fall. Last time the session met together, we talked about all the new ministries we are embarking upon, related to our New Beginnings process, and what surfaced was that we  are “A Church on the Move!” And so now that has become our new slogan. We indeed are a church on the move and I hope you will join us in whatever way you feel called and be on the move too!  The church fall kickoff that begins after Labor Day. The choir is returning and Cindy Lam will be back, the Women’s Bible study will begin a new study, and we will begin an adult education series focused on spiritual reflections on individual life experiences. The series is called “Nooma” and the word comes from a phonetic spelling of the Greek word pneuma meaning “wind”, “spirit” or “breath”. Sounds interesting doesn’t it?  I hope you will join us after worship for these moving spiritual reflections. No book is required and each week will be a totally different topic so come as it fits into your schedule.

God’s peace,
Pastor Barbara

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Sunday I will be preaching on Ephesians 4:1-6 and we will be focusing on how to engage in crucial conversations; conversations when stakes are high. Not all conversations are easy, often they are peppered with emotions that get us off track. Sometimes instead of promoting a spirit of unity and peace, we are left disconnected and angry, We will be looking at the insights from a book, “Crucial Conversations,” and see how the authors can help us engage effectively in those difficult encounters.

See you Sunday! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a great night we had at
“Feed My Starving Children.” 
106 Boxes Packed
22,896 Meals Prepared
62 Kids Fed for a Year
$5,495.04 Cost!

 

 

 

 



 

I get calls on a regular basis for families in need. Maybe it is a week in a motel, meals or clothes. When you contribute to this “Houseless Initiative Fund,” you become partners if serving those who are desperately in need. See donate button below and join with me in changing lives!

 

 

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Join us for a time of coffee and conversation following worship!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Church Community is setting aside time to pray for our New Beginnings process. Wherever you are feel free to stop and join in with your church family for prayer at 7:00 am or 7:00 pm.  

 

 

 

Everyone is invited to this Bible Study you do not have to come to church or be a member!

 

 

 

 

OUR FOOD PANTRY IS GOING THROUGH A RENOVATION!

 

 

 

New Walk-in Food Pantry
Opens This Thursday! 

 

 

 

 

Barb Singelmann has been creating zip lock bags filled with easy to eat food to be passed out to the homeless! Just go by fellowship hall and pick up a couple of bags to carry in your car!! It’s a way to say we care!

 

 

 

 

 

“Painters and Builders” busy at work! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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General Prayers

Prayers for our President • Prayers for those serving in the military (Barbara Singelmann’s grandson Peter) • Healing of our country • Prayers for shut-ins (Char Algozin, Mary Clarbour) • Prayers for all who have died  • Prayers for our world  • Prayers for those who have lost their jobs • Homeless in Busse Woods • Prayers for our church with God’s guidance on a bold new vision • Joy and protection for our Food Pantry and all it’s workers • Prayers for Elk Grove and their support of our Food Pantry.

Prayers for Those Who Have Died and Their Families
The family of Kathy Solomon who passed away from cancer
(friend of Helen)

Tarek Samara’s younger brother died of lymphoma
(Ben’s friend)

John (Barbara Britton’s daughter-in-law’s dad)

     

Moses’ wife to receive traveling privileges to U.S., Sue Sepke back at Manor Care after brief hospitalization, Melodee Russow continued healing of knee, George Wishon on his continued recovery, Eva Cameron for work safety.

Travis, suffering with end stage liver disease and his mother, Gloria (son of friend to Gail and Mead), George Mantis for healing (Eva Cameron), Wendy Bugay, healing after hysterectomy, Jeff Bugay prostate surgery Sept 3, Ron and Nancy Ewart (sister and brother-in-law of Jan Fall), Tom Marshall hospitalized with heart issues and knee replacement, Sarah Helfand, daughter of a colleague diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer (Helen),  Kim Smith for healing (friend of Linda Mueller), Lee Rainey’s Mom continued healing after stroke (cousin of Heller’s), Christine for healing from cancer (Phil Holda’s daughter), Phil and Janet for strength (friends of Mark), Tom for healing (friend of Val and Rick), Rebecca Reynoso stage 2 breast cancer (Helen’s friend), Bill Johnson pancreatic cancer (friend of Eric and Kim Ruud),  Marianne & Phil, Mark Okrzesik receiving radiation treatments for prostate cancer, Wendy, Mike needs better judgment and guidance (cousin of Heller’s), Jean Campbell stage four colon cancer (friend of Heller’s), Eva Cameron on the guardianship of her daughter Lynn,  Monique having dialysis (Helen’s niece.)

Prayers Answered
Ha Shi has a new job!
Special Celebrations!

Mark Barnett’s Birthday, August 27th
Jan Barnett’s Birthday, August 28th
Kay Pollack’s, August 30th

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Current items needed by the food pantry:
Spaghetti Sauce, Tomato Sauce, Canned Tomatoes,
Vegetable Soup and Canned Chicken!
 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:

  • Session voted to create a “Community Clothing Ministry.”
  • Worship survey coming soon! We want to hear about things you like and things you would like changed.
 
  • Mission Committee is “on fire” and generating lists of possible new mission projects! 
  • Confirmed “Fall Kick-off Day” Sept. 12th with Walking Tacos Sunday following worship.
  • Zip lock bags of food for the “Houseless” are being distributed.
  • Our next Session meeting will be on Tuesday, September 21st at 7pm. If you have anything you would like to bring to session please let any of the session members know. 

 

 

 

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