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Dear Church Family,

It’s hard to believe Labor Day is this weekend. It marks the end of summer and the transition into fall. You’ll notice this change in season comes so very slowly into reality with a gradual shortening of the daytime light and cooler nights. This is my favorite time of the year…I anticipate the leaves changing colors and there is a different rhythm in the day, everything seems to slow down. With each new season comes changes and as a church we are entering a new season too. We know our church needs to make a change but we don’t know what that change is yet and it’s hard to navigate this unknowing. But let’s think about this, as we move into fall, we know there are some constants about this new season, we can anciticate some changes that happen every year. And we can anticipate the same for our church as it faces a new season. We can trust that God’s presence is with us through the active movement of the Holy Spirit, we can trust the leadership of the New Beginnings 2.0 to do the work to determine what the best options are for us. And we can remain secure in the love of our church family to be there for one another, holding us together as a faithful church community. Let the journey into this new season continue!

Almost Fall Blessings,
Pastor Barbara 











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





John 1:1-14
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. 11 He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. 12 But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, 13 who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.
14 And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son,  full of grace and truth.







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
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
Stephanie Baruch suffering from heart attack and stroke (friend of Helen’s), Matt deployed in the navy (Linda Mueller’s son-in-law), 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, Lynn for guardianship (family of Eva Cameron), Teri diagnosed with cancer, (friend of Jo Grey), Gary Parker for healing (friend of Mead), Naomi having health issues (the wife of Moses), Wendy for sobriety (niece of Barbara Singelmann), 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

Iris Hohe now negative for COVID!
Brad Thompson being monitored,
numbers are good
Bud Hyett CA treatment is working




Special Celebrations!






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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