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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,

This past Saturday I witnessed an incredible outpouring of support from our Elk Grove Village Community. Over 2,500 lbs of food was carried from homes by our Postal Letter Carriers to the Post Office, where it was loaded into a truck and brought to our church…what a huge job and what a great success. The food just kept coming in throughout the afternoon. We had volunteers that just showed up, many who were not part of our church community. Again, we see the movement of the Holy Spirit and God’s very presence supporting the work our church does. Thank you God!

This Sunday Helen Robles will be covering the pulpit for me and you are in for a true blessing as she explores God’s timing in her life and the waiting that is so difficult to endure. I hope you won’t miss her powerful message.

Eastertide Blessings,
Pastor Barbara 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ecclesiastes 3:1-14

3 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to throw away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.

What gain have the workers from their toil? 10 I have seen the business that God has given to everyone to be busy with. 11 He has made everything suitable for its time; moreover, he has put a sense of past and future into their minds, yet they cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for them than to be happy and enjoy themselves as long as they live; 13 moreover, it is God’s gift that all should eat and drink and take pleasure in all their toil. 14 I know that whatever God does endures for ever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it; God has done this, so that all should stand in awe before him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women’s Bible Study is studying
Kate Bowler’s book
“Good Enough.” 

 

 

 

Women’s Bible Study enjoying
fellowship and study!
Thanks to Cindy Goodwin for providing baked goods every week for Women’s Bible Study!

 

 

Expanding the Clothing Ministry space continues! Thanks to the Bobs and Jo!

 

 

 

 

OVER 2,500 LBS OF FOOD WAS COLLECTED!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jo has created bags of clothes (summer) to give out to people on the streets!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Go to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Website to find ways to Give, Act and Pray for Ukraine!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Prayers for those who have Died
For the family of Carolyn (sorority sister of Nancy Clarbour)

 

 

 

Prayers for Family and Friends
Prayers for Earl Sepke on dialysis (sister of Susannah Swift), prayers for Darla having surgery for cancerous tumor on the colon (daughter of Barbara Wilson’s friend), 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), Carrie and her pregnancy (daughter 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

Travis Buley recovering from liver failure

 

 

 

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.

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. 

 

 

 

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.