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Dear Church Family,

I hope in this extremely cold weather that each of you are staying safe! One thing for sure, I’ve come to appreciate at an even deeper level how warm and toasty our home is when I open the door and step inside.

I am also very thankful that we have both a food ministry and a clothing ministry as it reaches the people most in need. I have been invited to participate in a small sub-committee of our Interfaith Council here in Elk Grove Village and we are exploring more ways our whole community can provide for the “houseless” population. What a privilege it is to have such an opportunity to make a difference in someone else’s life.

Please let me know if you are in need of anything during these cold days. I am here at church Sunday through Thursday. 

Winter Blessings,
Pastor Barbara 

JUDAS OF ISCARIOT

Mark 14:12-15, 43-51
12 On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb is sacrificed, his disciples said to him, “Where do you want us to go and make the preparations for you to eat the Passover?” 13 So he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you; follow him, 14 and wherever he enters, say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher asks, Where is my guest room where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ 15 He will show you a large room upstairs, furnished and ready. Make preparations for us there.” 16 So the disciples set out and went to the city and found everything as he had told them; and they prepared the Passover meal.
17 When it was evening, he came with the twelve. 18 And when they had taken their places and were eating, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me, one who is eating with me.” 19 They began to be distressed and to say to him one after another, “Surely, not I?” 20 He said to them, “It is one of the twelve, one who is dipping bread[ into the bowl with me. 21 For the Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that one by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that one not to have been born.”
22 While they were eating, he took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” 23 Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, and all of them drank from it. 24 He said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. 25 Truly I tell you, I will never again drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”
43 Immediately, while he was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, arrived; and with him there was a crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders. 44 Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “The one I will kiss is the man; arrest him and lead him away under guard.” 45 So when he came, he went up to him at once and said, “Rabbi!” and kissed him. 46 Then they laid hands on him and arrested him. 47 But one of those who stood near drew his sword and struck the slave of the high priest, cutting off his ear. 48 Then Jesus said to them, “Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest me as though I were a bandit? 49 Day after day I was with you in the temple teaching, and you did not arrest me. But let the scriptures be fulfilled.” 50 All of them deserted him and fled.
51 A certain young man was following him, wearing nothing but a linen cloth. They caught hold of him, 52 but he left the linen cloth and ran off naked.

A Box of New Coats Delivered to Our Church!
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

Pray for Carrie and Scott (children of Eva Cameron), 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!

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:

Condiments such as mustard, mayo, ketchup, pickles, salad dressing, and potato sides

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.