WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

 

 

 

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“Come and See”

John 1:35-51

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).
 43 The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.” 46 Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” 47 When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him, “Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!” 48 Nathanael asked him, “Where did you get to know me?” Jesus answered, “I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.” 49 Nathanael replied, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” 50 Jesus answered, “Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these.” 51 And he said to him, “Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”

 

 

 

Dear Church Family,

I hope you were each able to enjoy Memorial Day Weekend! It is the first time in a long time that many of us were able to gather together without masks and without many of the fears we have experienced. This Sunday we move into a new summer series where I am going to be preaching on different questions that begin with, “I’ve been meaning to ask…” Have you ever looked back about a person’s life and regret that you didn’t ask them something. I often think about many things I wish I would have asked my mother. But you know, even though some of the questions would be names of people and important dates that I have forgotten, most of all I would ask her questions about who she was, and how she felt about this or that. In so many ways I don’t think I knew my mother. I hope this sermon series will prompt us to ask deep, important questions to one another so that we will know each other in ways that we can honor how special and unique each person is.

“I’ve been meaning to ask…” how would you finish this sentence? And who would you be asking this question to?

Hope to see you Sunday!

May God’s peace surround you,
Pastor Barbara

 

 

 

 

This Sunday we are starting a sermon series titled:
“I’ve been meaning to ask…

 

 

 

 

Come and See!

 

 

 

 

This Sunday we will be looking at the gospel of John and the calling of the disciples. When the disciples start asking questions, Jesus says to them, “Come and See.” Jesus offers them the chance to come close to him and spend time with him. Come and see, come and get to know who I am. The disciples are curious and their curiosity spreads to the other disciples and they want to learn more and more about Jesus. In knowing Jesus they see that divine part of him that connects him to God. They now understand Jesus to be so much more than their teacher, he is also the Son of God.  Maybe we are called to “Come and See” each other in ways that we can find the very presence of God that in each one of us. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORSHIP IS NOW IN PERSON! WE WILL ALSO CONTINUE OUR LIVE STREAMING!
  The service can be viewed on our Facebook page and on our YouTube channel.

 

 

 

 

 

Women’s Bible Study Group enjoying our end of the year luncheon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.  
 

Our church garden continues to give us beautiful colors!

 

 

 

 

The Women’s Bible Study has ended for the summer. But we will begin a new study in the fall looking at the book “Friendship of Women: the Hidden Tradition of the Bible.”  Maybe in the fall you might be interested in joining this wonderful group of women. All are welcome!

 

 

 

 

If you haven’t had a chance to see all of our video clips, try going to our youtube channel. And help us out by “liking” us!
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General Prayers

Prayers for our new 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) • Prayers for all who have died  • Prayers for our world  • Prayers for those who have lost their jobs • Homeless in Busse Woods.

Prayers for Those Who Have Died and Their Families
Sherin Michael passed away (friend of Helen’s)

     

Prayers for Our Church Family 

Sue Sepke for healing in extended care facility, Bert Clarbour for continued healing, Melodee Russow for health issues, George Wishon on his continued recovery, Ha Shi & Family increased restrictions due to Covid, limited work opportunities, Eva Cameron for work safety.

 Prayers for Family and Friends

Johni Younadim died, prayers for family (Helen’s friend), Kim Smith for healing (friend of Linda Mueller), Lee Rainey’s Mom continued healing after stroke (cousin of Helen), Dori for continued healing (Sister-in-law of Barbara Britton, Russow’s niece for healing, Christine for healing from cancer (Phil Holda’s daughter), Phil and Janet for strength (friends of Mark), Tom for healing (friend of Val and Rick), Rebecca Reynoso stage 2 breast cancer (Helen’s friend), Bill Johnson pancreatic cancer (friend of Eric and Kim Ruud),  Marianne & Phil, Mark Okrzesik, Wendy, Mike needs better judgment and guidance (cousin of Heller’s), Jean Campbell stage four colon cancer (friend of Hellers), Eva Cameron on the guardianship of her daughter Lyn and her safe return and prayers for brother M and sister T and safety of uncle, Monique having dialysis (Helen’s niece.)

Prayers Answered
Dori out of the hospital
(sister-in-law of Barbara Britton)

Crissy Johnston recovered from the hospital
(daughter of Helen)
Barbara Singelmann’s shoulder healing
Special Celebrations!
Mead Killion’s Birthday, June 5th
Mark & Jan Barnett’s Anniversary, June 8th

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:
Pork and Beans, Kleenex, Pudding and Jello (no lime favor)
 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 finished our study of  “Canoeing the Mountains.”  Great book on church leadership. 
  •  Session voted to follow the CDCs protocol for wearing masks. If fully vaccinated do not need to wear masks. If not vaccinated, continue to wear mask.
  • Will start fellowship time following worship on June 13th.
  • Recruit additional members for Mission Committee.
  • In the process of completing application for Salary Supplement Grant (2nd year).
  • Our next Session meeting will be on Tuesday, June 15th at 7pm. If you have anything you would like to bring to session please let any of the session members know. 

 

 

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