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Dear Church Family,

Thank you for supporting my week of vacation! It was a time of rest and relaxation and I come back to you this week with renewed energy.

Thank you also to Barb Singelmann for covering the pulpit for me on Sunday! As we are now into the month of November, I am mindful that the days are shorter and much more darkness fills our days. With more darkness in our lives, we often face more times of solitude. Read now this “Blessing for Solitude” from the book To Bless the Space Between Us,  by John O’Donohue.

“May you recognize in your life the presence, power,
and the light of your soul.

May you realize that you are never alone,
that your soul in its brightness and belonging
connects you intimately with the rhythm of the universe.

May you have respect for your individuality and differences.

May you realize that the shape of your soul is
unique,
that you have a special destiny here,
that behind the facade of your life
there is something beautiful and eternal happening.

May you learn to see your self
with the same delight,
pride, and expectation
with which God sees you in every moment.”

May this “solitude blessing” be you blessing each and every day! I always keep you in my thoughts and prayers! Let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

God’s peace,
Pastor Barbara

 

 

 

 

Mark 16: 1-11

16 When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled back. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.” So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.
And all that had been commanded them they told briefly to those around Peter. And afterward Jesus himself sent out through them, from east to west, the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation.
Now after he rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons. 10 She went out and told those who had been with him, while they were mourning and weeping. 11 But when they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, they would not believe it.

 

 

 

 

This Sunday we will be exploring Mary Magdalene and her important place in being a “Face of Our Faith.” Mary Magdalene was one of the first women to see the empty tomb and to spread the message of Jesus’ resurrection. She also was the first person Jesus appeared to in the garden. Mary had strength, courage and compassion…all needed to carry the message of the risen Christ into a broken world.

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you Village Point Church for your food donations!

 

 

 

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! 

 

 

 

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 Food Pantry.

 

Prayers for Our Church Family
 
 Ben Jasutis for complications with shunt, Susannah and Tim Swift, Lauren and Wesley on the death of their mother and grandmother, Sue Sepke.  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

Sue Sepke, mother of Susannah Swift
George Mantis, friend of Eva Cameron
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), Jeff Bugay prostate surgery Christine for healing from cancer (Phil Holda’s daughter), Tom for healing (friend of Val and Rick), Jean Campbell stage four colon cancer (friend of Heller’s), Monique having dialysis (Helen’s niece.)
Prayers Answered
Travis (friend of Gail and Mead) improved health, might not need a organ transplant!
Mark Okrzesik  radiation treatments  finished.

Rebecca Reynoso cancer free
Special Celebrations!

 
Spenser Jasutis’ Birthday – November 4th
Barb Wilson’s Birthday – November 4th
Hyatt Gorsky’s Birthday – November 9th

 

 

 

 

 

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:
Small Bottles of Ketchup, Fruit Cups and Canned Tomatoes!
 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. 

 

 

 

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