WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

 

 

 

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Dear Church Family,

My heart is still singing after a wonderful kick out to our fall year this past Sunday! The “Walking Tacos” were excellent and the fellowship time was the very best. A big thanks goes out to Helen Robles, Cindy Goodwin, Christi Thompson, and Susannah Swift. We celebrated Cindy Lam being back with her amazing gift of music and the choir was in full dress, bringing their love of music into our worship. Now things are really beginning. This Sunday after worship we begin our adult education time. 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.This week we will be watching a video titled, “Rain”.  Rain does fall on us all doesn’t it? Where is God in the Rain? Come and discover the answer!

Women’s Bible Study started this week and it was so good to be together. If you’re thinking about joining us, just come to church on Tuesday at 9:30. Everyone is welcome!

We  are “A Church on the Move!” And we are looking for more ways to be present in our community to let them know we are here to help them and provide for their needs. One way we are becoming more visible is participating in the “Home Town Parade!” this upcoming Saturday.  Several of us are walking and pushing grocery carts, picking up donated food items and others on riding in cars. If you have time, feel free to join us!

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

 

 

 

Exodus 1
1 These are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob, each with his household: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher. The total number of people born to Jacob was seventy. Joseph was already in Egypt. Then Joseph died, and all his brothers, and that whole generation. But the Israelites were fruitful and prolific; they multiplied and grew exceedingly strong, so that the land was filled with them.
Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. He said to his people, “Look, the Israelite people are more numerous and more powerful than we. 10 Come, let us deal shrewdly with them, or they will increase and, in the event of war, join our enemies and fight against us and escape from the land.” 11 Therefore they set taskmasters over them to oppress them with forced labor. They built supply cities, Pithom and Rameses, for Pharaoh. 12 But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread, so that the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites. 13 The Egyptians became ruthless in imposing tasks on the Israelites, 14 and made their lives bitter with hard service in mortar and brick and in every kind of field labor. They were ruthless in all the tasks that they imposed on them.
15 The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah  and the other Puah, 16 “when you act as midwives to the Hebrew women, and see them on the birthstool, if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, she shall live.” 17 But the midwives feared God; they did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but they let the boys live. 18 So the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and said to them, “Why have you done this, and allowed the boys to live?” 19 The midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women; for they are vigorous and give birth before the midwife comes to them.” 20 So God dealt well with the midwives; and the people multiplied and became very strong. 21 And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families. 22 Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, “Every boy that is born to the Hebrews you shall throw into the Nile, but you shall let every girl live.”

 

 

 

 

This fall we are starting a sermon series titled, “Faces of Our Faith” and we will be exploring those faithful people who are often bypassed or hidden in scripture.  

 

 

 

 

Courage to Resist!

 

 

 

 

 

This Sunday I will be preaching on Exodus 1 and it is about the King of Egypt who started to be threatened by the Israelites who were growing in number. Even though they were ruthless in imposing tasks on them, they continued to survive and multiply. The King put into action a plan to stop the Israelites from growing stronger. He called two midwives, Shiphrah and Puah and told them to kill any male baby that was born. These women feared God and did not do what the King told them to do. They resisted following a direct order from the King. These two women had courage, courage to follow God. In what ways do they become teachers for us? Have you ever be directed to do something that you knew wasn’t the right thing to do? God gives us the courage to resist following the wrong voices.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Packing up food for Pine Street Church!

 

 

 

And the food is on its way to
Pine Street Church!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

The upstairs is quickly being transformed into our new “Community Clothing Ministry.”  Thanks to Jo Gray for her hard work! Assistant Linda Mueller too! 

 



 

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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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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you haven’t had a chance to see all of our video clips, try going to our YouTube channel. And help us out by “liking” us!
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Elk Grove Pres Church youtube channel

 

 

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
 
 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 recovering at home.

Prayers for Those Who Have Died and Their Families

George Mantis, friend of Eva Cameron

Prayers for Family and Friends

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
Ha Shi has a new job!
Mark Okrzesik  radiation treatments  finished.
George Wishon home from the hospital
Rebecca Reynoso cancer free
Special Celebrations!

Bert Clarbour’s Birthday – September 15th
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.

Current items needed by the food pantry:
Kleenex, Baked Beans, Canned Corn & Toilet Paper!
 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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