WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

 

 

 

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Dear Church Family,

This Sunday Helen Robles is covering the pulpit for me and I am so very thankful to have lay leadership who can step up and cover for me.
Throughout this week I have been thinking so much about “random acts of kindness” and how we are spreading seeds of thanksgiving going straight up to God. I hope your experience of giving away your $100 dollar bill has left a lasting mark on your heart and your eyes have been opened to the gift of kindness and generosity and the changes it brings.

I know all of you are prayerful people and so I ask that you continue to pray daily for our New Beginnings 2.0 team. They are working hard to be open to God’s movement and listening to the Holly Spirit in discerning what options are before us. Thank you New Beginnings 2.0 team!

Fall Blessings,
Pastor Barbara 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Kings 19:1-18

19 Now Ahab told Jezebel everything Elijah had done and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah to say, “May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like that of one of them.” Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, while he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness. He came to a broom bush, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.” Then he lay down under the bush and fell asleep.All at once an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat.” He looked around, and there by his head was some bread baked over hot coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay down again. The angel of the Lord came back a second time and touched him and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.” So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God. There he went into a cave and spent the night.

The Lord Appears to Elijah. And the word of the Lord came to him: “What are you doing here, Elijah?”10 He replied, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.” 11 The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 13 When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”14 He replied, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.”15 The Lord said to him, “Go back the way you came, and go to the Desert of Damascus. When you get there, anoint Hazael king over Aram. 16 Also, anoint Jehu son of Nimshi king over Israel, and anoint Elisha son of Shaphat from Abel Meholah to succeed you as prophet. 17 Jehu will put to death any who escape the sword of Hazael, and Elisha will put to death any who escape the sword of Jehu. 18 Yet I reserve seven thousand in Israel—all whose knees have not bowed down to Baal and whose mouths have not kissed him.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

I will lead the blind
by a road they do not know,
by paths they have not known
I will guide them.
I will turn the darkness before them into light,
the rough places into level ground.
These are the things I will do,
and I will not forsake them.
Isaiah 42:16

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6

This is New Beginnings 2.0 guiding
scripture verses for this in between time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Mead Killion for progressive mental decline
Barbara Britton for issues with Diabetes Type II
Helen Robles searching for a new job

 

 

 

Prayers for those who have Died

Prayers for the family and friends of
Kathy Miserendino

 

 

 

Prayers for Family and Friends
Scott for gallbladder surgery and COVID (friend of Bert Clarbour), Johnny Shamuel in ICU after suffering a massive heart attack (friend of Helen Robles), Matt deployed in the navy (Linda Mueller’s son-in-law), prayers for Earl Sepke healing from loss of leg due to diabetes and on dialysis (brother 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 healing and guardianship, Carrie’s pregnancy, Lynn for guardianship (family of Eva Cameron), Teri diagnosed with cancer, (friend of Jo Grey), Gary Parker for healing (friend of Mead), Naomi having health issues (the wife of Moses), Wendy for sobriety (niece of Barbara Singelmann), Debbie, undergoing radiation treatments for cancer (friend of Christi Thompson), Monique going through dialysis (niece of Helen).

 

 

 

General Prayers
Prayers for all immigrants, Prayers for Highland Park Community • 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

Brad Thompson being monitored,
numbers are good
Bud Hyett CA treatment is working

 

 

 

Special Celebrations!

Bert Clarbour’s Birthday – September 14th
Gail Gudmundsen’s Birthday – September 16th
Nancy Clarbour’s Birthday – September 21st

 

 

 

 

 

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:

  • Our next Session meeting Sunday,  October 16th.
  •  If you have anything you would like to bring to session please let any of the session members know.
  • The sub-committee named New Beginnings 2.0 is meeting weekly to discuss options for our church.
  • The Presbytery of Chicago gave our church $4,000 to go toward support of the immigrants. 

 

 

 

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.