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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,

Last Sunday was such a joyful time of celebrating the Holy Spirit! When I think about how many times the Holy Spirit has visibly moved in the life of our church, I am humbled. I have read in several commentaries that in relationship to our understanding of God as Triune: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit is often the forgotten presence of God. I wonder why that is. Maybe it’s more comfortable to think of God as being out there, distant, not asking very much of us. Maybe is more comfortable to think of Christ as our Savior, and the work has already been done, giving us life by overcoming death. But the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit is a challenge for us because the Holy Spirit is intruding in our lives right here and now. The Holy Spirit pushes us outside of our comfort zone and challenges us to take risks, to think outside the box, to work for justice, and most of all to continue the work that Jesus began.

Let’s not turn away from or forget that God’s very presence through the Holy Spirit is right here with us. Let’s welcome the Holy Spirit with an open heart, open eyes and tireless action to do the work we were meant to do!

Holy Spirit Blessings,
Pastor Barbara 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philippians 2:1-13
2 If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,
who, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God
as something to be exploited,
but emptied himself,

taking the form of a slave,
being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form,
    he humbled himself
and became obedient to the point of death—
even death on a cross.
Therefore God also highly exalted him
and gave him the name
that is above every name,
10 so that at the name of Jesus

every knee should bend,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue should confess

that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
12 Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed me, not only in my presence, but much more now in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; 13 for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

 

 

 

Come Holy Spirit, Come!

 

 

 

 

 

A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR CHOIR MEMBERS WHO FILLED OUR SANCTUARY WITH MUSIC THROUGHOUT THE YEAR! AND A SPECIAL THANKS TO MEAD KILLION OUR CHOIR DIRECTOR AND CINDY LAM OUR PIANIST.
 

Through the summer we will have special music by our talented choir members!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 BAGS ARE AVAILABLE TO PICK UP AND CARRY IN YOUR CAR TO PASS OUT!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
Iris Hohe recovering at home
Helen
Robles searching for a new job

 

 

 

Prayers for those who have Died

 

 

 

Prayers for Family and Friends
Dorothy Straub for benign results from pancreatic surgery on 6.10, (friend of Val Heller), prayers for Bill to make better choices for himself (brother of Nancy Clarbour), prayers for Earl Sepke on dialysis (sister of Susannah Swift),  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 and guardianship, Carrie’s pregnancy and healing of her surgery to replant finger nail, Lynn for guardianship (family of Eva Cameron), Teri diagnosed with cancer, (friend of Jo Grey),  John V having dialysis, and Bud Hyett with multiple myeloma (friends of the Hellers), Gary Parker for healing (friend of Mead), Naomi having health issues (the wife of Moses), Wendy for sobriety (niece of Barbara Singelmann), Brad Thompson for healing (son of Lois and brother of Val), Debbie, diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer and starting chemo (friend of Christi Thompson), Scott (son of Eva Cameron), Monique going through dialysis (niece of Helen), Sarah Helfand diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer (daughter of Helen’s co-worker.)

 

 

 

General Prayers
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

Darla had successful surgery for cancerous tumor on the colon (daughter of Barbara Wilson’s friend)

 

 

 

Special Celebrations!

Mark and 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.

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:

  • Received Year 3 Salary Supplement Grant! 
  • Moving Session Meetings to Sundays following worship.
  • Chicago Presbytery Assembly Meeting is next Tuesday, May17th via zoom.
  • Our next Session meeting will be on Sunday, June 26th. If you have anything you would like to bring to session please let any of the session members know. 

 

 

 

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