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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Dear Church Family,

I want to personally thank each one of you who showed up at Southminster Pres Church on Sunday. It is hard work to face change head on and visiting Southminster brought to light how that change will feel. I have been reflecting on the lingering sadness I experienced Sunday and I know it is because they church doesn’t feel like home…Elk Grove Pres is my home. I’m sure many of you felt the same way. I wish change was easier…but you have lived life long enough to know that change is always just around the corner. It will take sometime to adjust to a new church, it will take time for it to feel like home, it will take time for people who are now strangers to become friends. It just a couple of weeks we will be visiting another church and again we will have to face that change is coming. One thing I promise you, God will be with us in this change…God is the constant, loving presence that will never fail us. I’ve been talking to God about my sadness and I am praying that I will remain faithful to trusting and listening to the Holy Spirit; the Holy Spirit that is guiding us. You can share your sadness with God too, God understands! Don’t forget that I am here and I will remain with you during this difficult time. We will again find joy and peace!

I’m keeping this scripture verse in my letter to you and it continues to speak to me.

Romans 15:13
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Blessings abound,
Pastor Barbara 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John 1:29-42

29 The next day he (John) saw Jesus coming towards him and declared, ‘Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is he of whom I said, “After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.” 31 I myself did not know him; but I came baptizing with water for this reason, that he might be revealed to Israel.’ 32 And John testified, ‘I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. 33 I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, “He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.” 34 And I myself have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God.’

35 The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, 36 and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, ‘Look, here is the Lamb of God!’ 37 The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. 38 When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, ‘What are you looking for?’ They said to him, ‘Rabbi’ (which translated means Teacher), ‘where are you staying?’ 39 He said to them, ‘Come and see.’ They came and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. It was about four o’clock in the afternoon. 40 One of the two who heard John speak and followed him was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41 He first found his brother Simon and said to him, ‘We have found the Messiah’ (which is translated Anointed). 42 He brought Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said, ‘You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephas’ (which is translated Peter.)

 

 

 

 

Thank you to everyone who traveled to Southminster Presbyterian Church and gathered together for lunch for thoughtful conversations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following worship we will return to EGPC for lunch and discussions

 

 

 

 

FINANCES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Lois Thompson for healing
Bert & Nancy Clarbour with COVID & fatigue
Helen Robles searching for a new job
Eve Cameron healing from a cold

 

 

 

Prayers for those who have Died

Prayers for Diana Olson and Courtney on the death of John Olson

Prayers for the family of Les Ver Helst
(Uncle of the Heller’s)

Prayers for the family of Ted Milos who passed away suddenly
(former boss of Helen Robles)

 

 

 

Prayers for Family and Friends
Monique for continued healing post-surgery, Jeff Kubas for healing (brother-in-law of Christi Thompson), Ruth Holstein (friend of Peggy Dvorak), 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, her newborn son and much needed new phone, Gary Parker for healing (friend of Mead), Naomi having health issues (the wife of Moses), Wendy for sobriety (niece of Barbara Singelmann), 

 

 

 

General Prayers
Prayers for all migrants • 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
Bud Hyett- experimental treatment is healing his multiple myeloma (Uncle of Heller’s)
Tom Marshall- ablation was successful (Friend of Heller’s

 

 

 

Special Celebrations!

Linda & Bruce Byus’ Anniversary- January 12th
Ron Ford’s Birthday – January 12th
Aubree Rhoads’ Birthday – January 12th
Eve Muir-Wilson’s Birthday – January 12th
Lois Ford’s Birthday – January 17th
George Wishon’s Birthday – January 17th

 

 

 

 

 

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 Sunday,  January 15th.
  •  The whole church is taking a field trip to Christus Victor Lutheran  Church on January 22nd. Service is at 11:00 am. No worship service at EGPC!
  • We are having listening lunches after our church visits at EGPC. (one hour) 
  • 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.