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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,

What a wonderful congregational meeting we had last Sunday! When you hear about all that we are doing; about the new ministries we have started and the outreach opportunities before us, I am amazed and totally thankful. The Holy Spirit continues to surprise me and I hope you are surprised too!

We enter into our second year of the New Beginnings Process and we will be asked to continue moving forward. We must not sit back and be satisfied with the past…but rather we must continue to look ahead and be aware of the movement of the Holy Spirit and how and where the Spirit is moving us next. I know this without a doubt…the status quo is never the call. So, you might be asking “what am I to do?” This is a great question and a question each one of us need to be asking. There is something each one of us is called to do you just have to find what that is for you.

Open your hearts and let yourself be surprised the movment of the Holy Spirit.

New Year Blessings,
Pastor Barbara 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luke 23:26-4
26 As they led him away, they seized a man, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming from the country, and they laid the cross on him, and made him carry it behind Jesus. 27 A great number of the people followed him, and among them were women who were beating their breasts and wailing for him. 28 But Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 29 For the days are surely coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.’ 30 Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us’; and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’ 31 For if they do this when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?”
32 Two others also, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. 33 When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. [[34 Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”]] And they cast lots to divide his clothing. 35 And the people stood by, watching; but the leaders scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Messiah of God, his chosen one!” 36 The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine, 37 and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” 38 There was also an inscription over him, “This is the King of the Jews.”
39 One of the criminals who were hanged there kept deriding him and saying, “Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” 40 But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41 And we indeed have been condemned justly, for we are getting what we deserve for our deeds, but this man has done nothing wrong.” 42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” 43 He replied, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”

 

 

 

If have not received a copy of our Annual Report, please stop by the office anytime and pick one up. If you would like for one to be mailed to you, just let us know. 

 

 

 

Your Per Capita payment goes to support the greater church…the work of our Presbytery and Synod and General Assembly. We have personally benefited from our connection to the Chicago Presbytery through our “Salary Supplement Grant.” Please consider giving the Per Capita amount of $36.00 per person! Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
                   
Melodee Russow continued healing of knee
Lois Thompson for healing of fractured pelvis

Prayers for Those Who Have Died and Their Families

Prayers for Family and Friends

Eugene Drake’s surgery for cancer went well and continued prayers for Carol who has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimers (extended family of Barbara Britton • Prayers for shut-ins (Char Algozin, Mary Clarbour) • Homeless and Hungry in Busse Woods • Prayers for our church with God’s guidance on a bold new vision • Prayers for Elk Grove and their support of our Clothing Ministry and Food Pantry.

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) • Homeless and Hungry in Busse Woods • Prayers for our church with God’s guidance on a bold new vision • Prayers for Elk Grove and their support of our Clothing Ministry and Food Pantry.

 

Prayers Answered
Judy Hockenberry (friend of Pastor Barbara)

Rebecca Reynoso cancer free
Eugene Drake’s successful surgery
Hank and Rachel Krusec recovering from car accident
 

Special Celebrations!

Othniel Mbacham’s Birthday – January 21st
Melodee Russow’s Birthday – January 27th

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:
Coffee (small cans both regular and decaf),
Pancake mix and Syrup,
Condiments such as mustard, mayo, ketchup, pickles, salad dressing,
Spaghetti Sauce, One Dish Meals (Spaghettios and Ravioli),
Paper Napkins and Cereal

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 welcomed two new people to our session; Christi Thompson and Susannah Swift.
  • Re-formatted the meetings to be more efficient.
  • Planned ahead for Lent and Easter.
  • Discussed future outreach options.
  • Discussed the need for a communication plan.
  • Our next Session meeting will be on Tuesday, February 22nd. 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.