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Dear Church Family,

What a exciting time for our church. Last week Jo Gray and I attended a luncheon sponsored by Elk Grove Rotary Club and they generously presented us a check for $750.00 for our “Community Clothing Ministry.” Word is starting to get out about our church, I’m serious about this, word is getting out about our heartfelt desire to reach out and help those in our community who are in need. It is amazing that we are able to be apart of God’s plan and to witness the Holy Spirit at work!

You can help get the word out too…tell your family and friends about our “Community Clothing Ministry.” Let the businesses you support know that through our church they can make a difference too! Anyone can go to our church website and donate directly to this outreach ministry.

Advent in just a little over two weeks away and we have Advent Devotionals available for you.  If you would like to have one mailed to you, please let me know.

Praying for you,
Pastor Barbara

 

 

 

 

Luke 2
2 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. All went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: 11 to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host,[b] praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace among those whom he favors!” 15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger. 17 When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.
21 After eight days had passed, it was time to circumcise the child; and he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
22 When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male shall be designated as holy to the Lord”), 24 and they offered a sacrifice according to what is stated in the law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.”
25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; this man was righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on him. 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah.  27 Guided by the Spirit, Simeon came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him what was customary under the law, 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying,
29 “Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace,
according to your word;
30 for my eyes have seen your salvation,
31     which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles
and for glory to your people Israel.”
33 And the child’s father and mother were amazed at what was being said about him. 34 Then Simeon[i] blessed them and said to his mother Mary, “This child is destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be opposed 35 so that the inner thoughts of many will be revealed—and a sword will pierce your own soul too.”
36 There was also a prophet, Anna the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of a great age, having lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, 37 then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped there with fasting and prayer night and day. 38 At that moment she came, and began to praise God and to speak about the child to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem.
39 When they had finished everything required by the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. 40 The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him.
41 Now every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover. 42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up as usual for the festival. 43 When the festival was ended and they started to return, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it. 44 Assuming that he was in the group of travelers, they went a day’s journey. Then they started to look for him among their relatives and friends. 45 When they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem to search for him. 46 After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. 47 And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. 48 When his parents[l] saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him, “Child, why have you treated us like this? Look, your father and I have been searching for you in great anxiety.” 49 He said to them, “Why were you searching for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” 50 But they did not understand what he said to them. 51 Then he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them. His mother treasured all these things in her heart.
52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and in years, and in divine and human favor.

 

 

 

 

This Sunday we will be exploring Anna the prophetess who lived in the temple, praying day and night. When Anna gazed upon the baby Jesus she knew immediately that he had come to change the world. Anna had waited a long time to witness the birth of Jesus. Sometimes it takes patience to remain vigilant and awake during silent times, when nothing seems to be happening, when the future seems unknown. Anna teaches us that God’s plan has its own timing.  We are just to remain connected to God and be patient!

 

 

 

 

Receiving $750.00 from Elk Grove Village Rotary Club to be used for our “Community Clothing Ministry.”

 

Advent Devotionals are now available to be picked up at church!

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone is invited to this Bible Study! You do not have to attend church or be a member! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget our church has a Amazon Smile Account which means when you order amazon products using our account, our church gets a percentage of the money spent.  If you have questions about how to set this up just let us know and we’ll help you!

 

 

 

 

 

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
 
   Moses’ wife to receive traveling privileges to U.S., Melodee Russow continued healing of knee, George Wishon recovering at home.

Prayers for Those Who Have Died and Their Families

Jean Campbell’s family on her death
Faciano family on the death of Dominik 

(killed in a plane crash)

Prayers for Family and Friends

Brad Thompson with aggressive prostate CA (brother of Val and son of Lois) Jaden and the adjustment to Middle School and Sue his mother (Grandson of Kay Pollack), Steve suffering with depression (friend of Christi Thompson), Nick Dipietro on the death of his Dad’s cousin (Ben’s friend), Earl Sepke on dialysis (brother of Susannah Swift), Cailey Nolan hit by a car, (friend of Helen),Travis, suffering with end stage liver disease and his mother, Gloria (son of friend to Gail and Mead), Christine for healing from cancer (Phil Holda’s daughter), Monique having dialysis (Helen’s niece.)

General Prayers

Prayers for our 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) • Homeless in Busse Woods • Prayers for our church with God’s guidance on a bold new vision • Prayers for Elk Grove and their support of our Clothing Ministry and Food Pantry.

Prayers Answered
Rebecca Reynoso cancer free
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:
Jelly, Baked Beans and Canned Meals!
 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:

  • Session is looking for additional session members. If interested talk to Pastor Barbara.
 
  • Christmas Cantata is set for December 12th during worship time and in the afternoon.
  • Session is studying the book “Crucial Conversations.”  
  • Worship survey to be completed by October 31st. 
  • The Session agreed to start back up with movie and game nights. 
 
  • Blue Christmas Service is Saturday, December 18th.
  • Mission Committee is “on fire” and generating lists of possible new mission projects!
  • Our next Session meeting will be on Monday, November 15th. 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.