WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

 

 

 

Worship With EGPC Online!

Join us for worship on Sunday at 10:15am via the Elk Grove Presbyterian Church website, click on the “Worship” page  and you will be able to watch a live streaming of the entire worship service. You can also view directly on our Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

 

 

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Unhidden Figure

After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them. His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus.

Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” (He did not know what to say, they were so frightened.)

Then a cloud appeared and covered them, and a voice came from the cloud: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!”

Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus.

As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus gave them orders not to tell anyone what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead.

Mark 9: 2-9

 

 

 

Dear Church Family,
Again and again I am reminded that love is at the core of our faith. The living God calls us to love ourselves, love our neighbors, and love strangers. Love, love, love! There are many ways we can live out this commandment to love abundantly and it starts with being aware…being aware of those around us, people we meet throughout our day, those who serve us in a variety of ways including our neighbors and friends. This weekend with the temperatures being extremely low is a good time to practice this God given love! Please keep yourself safe and check on your family members and neighbors. Don’t forget if you know of anyone who needs assistance with securing food, our food pantry is ready to serve. It all begins with an awareness of the other and a simple greeting with a heartfelt smile. Our church is here to serve one another. Thanks be to God!

With hope and love,
Pastor Barbara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORSHIP CONTINUES TO BE VIRTUAL
  The service can be viewed on our Facebook page and on our YouTube channel.

 

 

You-Tube Channel

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWEST SESSION MEMBERS!
BARBARA SINGELMANN & BOB RUSSOW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.  

 

 

The Women’s Bible Study continues to meet at church from 9:30 to 11:00 every Tuesday.  You can also join us by zoom if you are more comfortable staying home. We are studying the book titled, “An Altar in the World.” If interested in joining this study please contact me at barbara.gorsky@att.net or simply show up. All are welcome!

 

 

 

Thank you to Queen of the Rosary School for your food donations!

 

 

This winter is going to be exceptionally difficult for those who are homeless. Many shelters are closed this year due to COVID. Monika Stanjiak who founded the organization “Friends on the Streets”  has compiled suggestions of what we might keep in our cars and hand out when we see a friend in need.

 

 

 

 

 

General Prayers

Prayers for our new President • Prayers for healing of our country • Prayers for all those who have died •  Prayers for families grieving during this time • Healing from the coronavirus and it’s effects • Prayers for our world • Prayers for safety of all the essential workers, especially those in Healthcare and First Responders • Prayers for shut-ins • Prayers for those who have lost their jobs • Prayers for loneliness and isolation

Prayers for Those Who Have Died and Their Families

                          Barbara Sil (friend of Jan and Jim Fall) Sara Hohe (Iris’ niece)

Prayers for Our Church Family 

Courtney Olson on complicated ankle surgery. George Wishon on his continued recovery, Sue Sepke and Ha Shi & Family.  Eva Cameron for work safety.

 Prayers for Family and Friends

Barbara Britton for healing and recovery, Sue Etzel recovering from back surgery (Kay Pollack’s daughter), Bill Johnson pancreatic cancer (friend of Eric and Kim Ruud), Wally (friend of Diana and John Olson), Char Algozin, Mary Clarbour, Marianne & Phil, Mark Okrzesik, Wendy, Mel’s husband (Joanne Kahn’s daughter), Mike needs better judgment and guidance (cousin of Heller’s), Marcy Lease on dialysis (cousin of Heller’s), Jean Campbell stage four colon cancer (friend of Hellers), Terry Lease diagnosis of cancer (cousin of Heller’s), Eva Cameron on the guardianship of her daughter Lyn, Eva Cameron on the thief of her home, Diana Biancalana (friend of Jan Bailey), Monique having dialysis (Helen’s niece)

Barb Singelmann’s grandson on becoming an official Marine 
Courtney Olson’s Birthday, February 12th

 

 

Elk Grove Presbyterian Church has a new YouTube channel where we are posting video clips, sermons and other visual services. You can view these postings at any time at your convenience. Just another way we are reaching out to the greater community and beyond! Thank you Helen Robles!

Check it out for yourself:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpsyZcmvJOTbaP6BkpZNP8w

 

 

 

 

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:
Kleenex, Paper Towel and Canned Meals
 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 have elected two new session members: Bob Russow and Barbara Singelmann.
  • Your session continues to study the book “Canoeing the Mountains,”  we are learning about church leadership in uncharted territory. 
  • We will begin in person worship on Feb. 17 at our Ash Wednesday Service.
  • Val Heller is working with Barbara Wilson to create a new church directory.
  • Our next Session meeting will be on Tuesday, February 16th at 7pm. If you have anything you would like to bring to session please let any of the session members know. 

 

 

Our online giving continues to provide a quick and easy way to give to the church! To see how easy it is and the different ways you can give to the church click here.