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Dear Church Family,

Fall season is here for sure, yesterday morning I turned on the little fireplace in my office and I have been wearing a light coat all day! It always surprises me how fast things can change. Why is that? Why am I surprised when all of a sudden I need to wear a coat, or put on warmer clothes? Very quickly I will adapt to this new season and I won’t even give it a thought that I’m now wearing more clothes.  We were created this way…we were created with the capacity to adapt to new surroundings, new situations, and new adventures. This ability to adapt and change is built into our DNA. I already know that when I look outside and see the first snow flake,(hoping it will be months from now!) I will be in awe of another season coming my way. The comforting aspect of facing change as a church is that we are together in navigating each “new season” that we enter. We are together and God is with us! Thanks be to God! Changes are always coming and we will adapt!

Keep your prayers going up for our New Beginnings 2.0 team. They are working hard to be open to God’s movement and listening to the Holy Spirit in discerning what options are before us. Thank you New Beginnings 2.0 team!

Fall Blessings,
Pastor Barbara 








Philippians 4:1-13
Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends!
I plead with Euodia, and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. Yes, and I ask you, my true companion, help these women since they have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life. Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.







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
Helen Robles searching for a new job




Prayers for those who have Died

Prayers for the family and friends of
Judy Kloppen

Funeral Oct 1st 10 am
Itasca Pres. Church




Prayers for Family and Friends
Ruth Holstein (friend of Peggy Dvorak), 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!

Leslie McKillop’s Birthday – September 28th
John Olson’s Birthday – September 29th
Derek Oswald’s Birthday – September 29th
Rick & Val Heller’s Anniversary – October 5th






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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