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1 Corinthians 2:1-10

2 When I came to you, brothers and sisters, I did not come proclaiming the mystery of God to you in lofty words or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I came to you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling. My speech and my proclamation were not with plausible words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might rest not on human wisdom but on the power of God.
Yet among the mature we do speak wisdom, though it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to perish. But we speak God’s wisdom, secret and hidden, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age understood this; for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But, as it is written,
“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
nor the human heart conceived,
what God has prepared for those who love him”—

10 these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.

 

 

 

 

Dear Church Family,

This weekend we celebrate Labor Day and it officially marks the end of summer. But it’s also named “Labor Day” for a reason. It is a time to remember all the workers who have helped to build our country. But it is also a time to celebrate all the workers how have continued to build our church.  Who am I talking about? YOU! When I look at at you from the pulpit on Sunday, I think of something each one of you have done to keep our little church moving forward. We not only survived during the almost 2 year long ordeal with COVID but we have thrived with new missions on the horizon. As I write this we are expanding our outreach with the new “Community Clothing Ministry.” The newly renovated Food Pantry now allows our clients to pick and choose their own food. Thank you! Thank you for the steady, good work you have done to keep us on track. We  are “A Church on the Move!”

Just a reminder, the following Sunday begins our Fall Kick off and we will gather together as a community for lunch together. It’s called  “Walking Taco Sunday.”

The choir is returning and Cindy Lam will be back, the Women’s Bible study will begin a new study, and we will begin an adult education series focused on spiritual reflections on individual life experiences. The series is called “Nooma” and the word comes from a phonetic spelling of the Greek word pneuma meaning “wind”, “spirit” or “breath”. Sounds interesting doesn’t it?  I hope you will join us after worship for these moving spiritual reflections. No book is required and each week will be a totally different topic so come as it fits into your schedule. All these events start the Sunday after Labor Day!

God’s peace,
Pastor Barbara

 

 

 

 

Living within God’s Story

 

 

 

 

 

This Sunday I will be preaching on 1 Corinthians 2:1-10. It is Paul’s story about how God has been working in his life. For Paul his own life story is found within God’s story. It causes me to pause and ask, “what is your story and how is it found within God’s story?” How we engage in difficult conversations and how we see ourselves in interpreting our relationships with others is all bound together in God’s story.  We will again look  at the insights from a book, “Crucial Conversations,” and see how the authors can help us find our own story about who we are and to whom we belong.

See you Sunday! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a great night we had at
“Feed My Starving Children.” 
106 Boxes Packed
22,896 Meals Prepared
62 Kids Fed for a Year
$5,495.04 Cost!

 

 

 

 



 

I get calls on a regular basis for families in need. Maybe it is a week in a motel, meals or clothes. When you contribute to this “Houseless Initiative Fund,” you become partners if serving those who are desperately in need. See donate button below and join with me in changing lives!

 

 

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Join us for a time of coffee and conversation following worship!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.  

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

OUR FOOD PANTRY IS GOING THROUGH A RENOVATION!

 

 

 

New Walk-in Food Pantry
Opens This Thursday! 

 

 

 

 

Barb Singelmann has been creating zip lock bags filled with easy to eat food to be passed out to the homeless! Just go by fellowship hall and pick up a couple of bags to carry in your car!! It’s a way to say we care!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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) • 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

George Mantis, friend of Eva Cameron
The family of Kathy Solomon who passed away from cancer
(friend of Helen)

Tarek Samara’s younger brother died of lymphoma
(Ben’s friend)

John (Barbara Britton’s daughter-in-law’s dad)

Prayers for Our Church Family

 
 Moses’ wife to receive traveling privileges to U.S., Sue Sepke back at Manor Care after brief hospitalization, Melodee Russow continued healing of knee, George Wishon on his hospitalization, Eva Cameron for work safety.
Prayers for Family and Friends
Travis, suffering with end stage liver disease and his mother, Gloria (son of friend to Gail and Mead), Wendy Bugay, healing after hysterectomy, Jeff Bugay prostate surgery Sept 3, Ron and Nancy Ewart (sister and brother-in-law of Jan Fall), Tom Marshall hospitalized with heart issues and knee replacement, Sarah Helfand, daughter of a colleague diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer (Helen),  Kim Smith for healing (friend of Linda Mueller), Lee Rainey’s Mom continued healing after stroke (cousin of Heller’s), 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 receiving radiation treatments for prostate cancer, Wendy, Mike needs better judgment and guidance (cousin of Heller’s), Jean Campbell stage four colon cancer (friend of Heller’s), Eva Cameron on the guardianship of her daughter Lynn,  Monique having dialysis (Helen’s niece.)
Prayers Answered
Ha Shi has a new job!
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:
Kleenex, Jello/Pudding, Instant Potatoes!
 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 voted to create a “Community Clothing Ministry.”
  • Worship survey coming soon! We want to hear about things you like and things you would like changed.
 
  • Mission Committee is “on fire” and generating lists of possible new mission projects! 
  • Confirmed “Fall Kick-off Day” Sept. 12th with Walking Tacos Sunday following worship.
  • Zip lock bags of food for the “Houseless” are being distributed.
  • Our next Session meeting will be on Tuesday, September 21st 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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