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,

Happy New Year! I hope each of you had a wonderful holiday filled with renewed hope and joy for 2023!  This Sunday we are worshiping at Southminster Presbyterian Church and it is my heartfelt hope that you will do everything you can to attend. If you need a ride please reach out to me. We want to eliminate any barriers preventing you from going with us. Following worship we are returning to our church (EGPC) to have lunch together and to share thoughts and reactions about our time at Southminster. This experience of having a field trip to another church is simply to give us more information and to help us as a community discern where God is leading us as a congregation. I ask that you try very hard to be open to the movement of the Holy Spirit, and know from the start that it will feel very different. We won’t be as comfortable as we are in our own sanctuary. There will be many other people that we don’t know. I will be with you and together we will hope for clarity of our hearts and minds.

In one of my devotions I read a scripture passage that spoke to me this morning so I will leave you with these words:

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.”

New Year Blessings,
Pastor Barbara 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Questions to ponder during and after this worship experience:
1. Could you see yourself worshiping here?
2. What is it that you would like to learn more about?
3. Is that a place you could see yourself joining?  Why? Why not?

 

 

 

IF YOU NEED A RIDE TO SOUTHMINSTER PRES CHURCH PLEASE CONTACT PASTOR  BARBARA.

 

 

 

 

 

STILL CELEBRATING THE NEW YEAR SO KEPT THIS IN FOR ANOTHER WEEK!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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 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, Lynn for dental implants, prayers that Eva can visit Lynn, 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!

Sara Gorsky’s Birthday – January 7th
Jo Gray’s Birthday – January 9th
Ben Jasutis’ Birthday – January 9th

 

 

 

 

 

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 Southminster Presbyterian Church on January 8th. Service is at 10:00 am. No worship service at EGPC!
  • On January 22nd we are taking a field trip to Christus Victor Lutheran Church. 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.