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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,

Today I remain isolated, waiting for COVID to pass. I want to thank everyone who stepped up and helped to cover the service last Sunday. For me it is a sign of the strength of our congregation when I can be absent and yet the service goes on!

This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday and it is one of my favorite celebrations! It is special to me because the work the church does and the transformation that happens in our personal lives are all attributed to the power of the Holy Spirit that resides within each one of us. God’s very presence is always available to us and that should bring both comfort and a bit of angst too! Comfort seems easy to receive but what about the angst? Yes, angst is the right word because it means anxiety, fear, dread…the Holy Spirit most of all pushes us to be God’s very presence in this world and this means we will be challenged, we will be asked to take risks, to think outside the box, to work for justice, and overall, the Holy Spirit asks us over and over again to be the change the world needs. Our world is in desperate need of change. Let’s welcome the Holy Spirit with an open heart, open eyes and tireless action to do the work we were meant to do!

Pentecost Blessings,
Pastor Barbara 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Acts 2:1-21
2 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
Now there were devout Jews from every nation 6 under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, ‘Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt 7 and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11 Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.’ 12 All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, ‘What does this mean?’ 13 But others sneered and said, ‘They are filled with new wine.’
14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them: ‘Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and 8 listen to what I say. 15 Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. 16 No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:
17 “In the last days it will be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh,

and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,

and your old men shall dream dreams.
18 Even upon my slaves, both men and women,

in those days I will pour out my Spirit;
and 9 they shall prophesy.
19 And I will show portents in the heaven above

and signs on the earth below,
blood, and fire, and smoky mist.
20 The sun shall be turned to darkness

and the moon to blood,
before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.
21 Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

 

 

 

Come Holy Spirit, Come!

 

This Sunday we will celebrate Holy Communion.

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APRIL’S FINANCIAL REPORT!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 hospitalized with COVID
Helen
Robles searching for a new job

 

 

 

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

Family of Shammy Mirza on the death of their mother Hanna (Helen Robles)

 

 

 

Prayers for Family and Friends
Prayers for Bill (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), 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

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

 

 

 

Special Celebrations!

Mead Killion’s Birthday – June 5th
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. 

 

 

 

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.