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Dear Church Family,

It was so nice to have a weekend off…I was able to visit my daughter and catch up on reading. Thank you for giving me this break.
I heard that several of you had questions about our mission committee giving money away when we are financially struggling. On the surface it seems like a bit of a conflict or mixed message doesn’t it? It’s a great question and I’m glad to be able to share with you my thoughts about this topic. We certainly are facing financial challenges and at the same time we must continue to be the church, a church founded on our call to be disciples of Jesus Christ. What this means is that we are to continue the mission of the church; reaching out to those in need, being a light in the darkness and helping others discover God’s very presence in this world. If we are only focused on the “nuts & bolts” of keeping the building going and paying our bills, we miss out on opportunities to change lives. The money given out will not change our overall budget as it came from our mission budget, a budget designated for such giving “experiments.” If you have any additional questions or concerns please talk with me.

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 








Colossians 3:1-17
3 So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your
life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory.
Put to death, therefore, whatever in you is earthly: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry). On account of these the wrath of God is coming on those who are disobedient. These are the ways you also once followed, when you were living that life.But now you must get rid of all such things—anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive language from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have stripped off the old self with its practices 10 and have clothed yourselves with the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of its creator. 11 In that renewal there is no longer Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and free; but Christ is all and in all!
12 As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. 13 Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God  17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through 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

Bert & Nancy Clarbour with COVID
Mead Killion for progressive mental decline
Barbara Britton for issues with Diabetes Type II
Helen Robles searching for a new job
Val and Rick Heller safe travels




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!

Nancy Clarbour’s Birthday – September 21st
Barbara Britton’s Birthday – September 24th
Leslie McKillop’s Birthday – September 28th






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. 




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