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“Bearing Witness”

Mark 5:21-43

21 When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered around him; and he was by the sea. 22 Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet 23 and begged him repeatedly, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well, and live.” 24 So he went with him.
And a large crowd followed him and pressed in on him. 25 Now there was a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years. 26 She had endured much under many physicians and had spent all that she had; and she was no better, but rather grew worse. 27 She had heard about Jesus, and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, 28 for she said, “If I but touch his clothes, I will be made well.” 29 Immediately her hemorrhage stopped; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. 30 Immediately aware that power had gone forth from him, Jesus turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my clothes?” 31 And his disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing in on you; how can you say, ‘Who touched me?’” 32 He looked all around to see who had done it. 33 But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling, fell down before him, and told him the whole truth. 34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your disease.”
35 While he was still speaking, some people came from the leader’s house to say, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the teacher any further?” 36 But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the leader of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.” 37 He allowed no one to follow him except Peter, James, and John, the brother of James. 38 When they came to the house of the leader of the synagogue, he saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. 39 When he had entered, he said to them, “Why do you make a commotion and weep? The child is not dead but sleeping.” 40 And they laughed at him. Then he put them all outside, and took the child’s father and mother and those who were with him, and went in where the child was. 41 He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha cum,” which means, “Little girl, get up!” 42 And immediately the girl got up and began to walk about (she was twelve years of age). At this they were overcome with amazement. 43 He strictly ordered them that no one should know this, and told them to give her something to eat.

 

 

 

Dear Church Family,

We continue with our summer series called, “I’ve been meaning to ask…where do you hurt?” I think if we asked this very question, we would find that almost everyone “hurts.” Pain is experienced in many different ways and far too often we don’t share our pain or we don’t really want others to share their pain with us. Something deep happens when we can be authentic about our pain, when we can share about our struggles to be whole again.
“I’ve been meaning to ask…about where you hurt?” What would you say? When we bear witness to each other’s pain, we build a strong connection and in this connection we learn to be compassionate. We believe in a living God who understands pain and who sees our pain as a path to connection and healing.

Hope to see you Sunday!

May God’s peace surround you,
Pastor Barbara

 

 

 

 

This Sunday we continue with our sermon series titled:
“I’ve been meaning to ask…

 

 

 

 

Bear Witness…

 

 

 

 

This Sunday we will be looking at the gospel of Mark and the healing of a woman and a young girl. In both stories we get a glimpse of pain and suffering by one who personally endures the pain and pain and suffering by those who love the one who are suffering. Most likely you have found yourself to be in both situations. But this is what is important to remember, when we bear witness to the pain one is experiencing, we are able to acknowledge this pain, give significance to it and in this reality of what is, we cultivate hearts of compassion. Jesus Christ teaches us by his own example that we are to be compassionate people. We are called to enter into the pain of others and be transformed by that pain. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 our church with God’s guidance on a bold new vision • Joy and protection for our Food Pantry and all it’s workers • Prayers for Elk Grove and their support of our Food Pantry.

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 job loss, decrease and uncertainty, limited work opportunities, Eva Cameron for work safety.

 Prayers for Family and Friends

Kathy for healing after being run over by a car (friend of Russow’s), 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!

   

 

 

 

 

 

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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