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Dear Church Family,

This Sunday my sermon title is “Listening as Prayer” and I wonder if you have ever thought that sitting quietly and listening to the sounds around you could actually be prayer? Our scripture passage in Matthew the 13th chapter. Jesus is responding to a question by the disciples about why he uses parables to teach about God’s presence in the world.  He says, “God’s people listen but don’t understand.” This signals to us that Jesus knew how hard it is to understand how God works in the world and what is expected of us of believers in the living God.  And connected to this is our lack of understanding of how to really be in prayer with God. We struggle with saying the right words here too. Kate Bowler in the chapter titled: “When Words Fail” shares that when we sit quietly looking at a beautiful sunset or take in the beauty of flowers, mountains…whatever captures your heart, we are really praying to God. At these moments of quiet presence to our surroundings our listening is a prayer. As summer is slowly coming to an end, I hope you will take some time each day to listen to the world around you and in this listening know that you are also praying.

Summer Blessings,
Pastor Barbara 











We are continuing to follow Kate Bowler’s Book and this week the chapter title is





Matthew 13:13-17

13 The reason I speak to them in parables is that “seeing they do not perceive, and hearing they do not listen, nor do they understand.” 14 With them indeed is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah that says: “You will indeed listen, but never understand, and you will indeed look, but never perceive. 15 For this people’s heart has grown dull, and their ears are hard of hearing,
and they have shut their eyes; so that they might not look with their eyes, 
and listen with their ears, and understand with their heart and turn—and I would heal them.” 16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. 17 Truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.







I will lead the blind
by a road they do not know,
by paths they have not known
I will guide them.
I will turn the darkness before them into light,
the rough places into level ground.
These are the things I will do,
and I will not forsake them.
Isaiah 42:16

This is New Beginnings 2.0 guiding
scripture verse for this in between time!




























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
Iris Hohe tested positive for COVID
Melodee Russow continued healing of knee
Helen Robles searching for a new job




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!

Susannah Swift’s Birthday – August 24th
Mark Barnett’s Birthday – August 27th
Jan Barnett’s Birthday – August 28th
Kay Pollack’s Birthday – 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.

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 Tuesday,  September 13th.
  •  If you have anything you would like to bring to session please let any of the session members know. 
  •  The two churches decided not to rent space from us. 
  • 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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