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Worship is every Sunday at 10:15am in the Sanctuary.

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Next Week’s Sermon:

“Real Life”

I have to be honest with you here. When I read this passage weeks ago I kept thinking how do I preach on this?  It’s hard to even understand what is happening here!  Maybe, I should just forget this passage and find another one, one that seems more palatable, one that doesn’t paint a picture of life as so harsh and our God so revengeful and punitive!

Worship is the most important aspect of our existence as a community of faith.

At the start of worship God is invoked to join the congregation for the service. Through worship we realize together that God’s presence brings special meaning to all that we do and say during worship. God’s word is read at least twice in every service, once by a worship leader from the congregation and again by the pastor. The pastor’s sermon for the day is based on the scripture readings.

The Sacraments

The sacraments are important to Elk Grove Presbyterian Church. COMMUNION is served on a monthly basis. The congregation is invited to approach the communion table to receive communion. BAPTISM is performed occasionally. The baptism bowl is filled with water and sometimes stones so the recipient may be reminded of baptism and all it means.

Music

Music is important to the worship service. We sing several hymns related to the service each Sunday. The choir provides music for nine months of the year including the performance of a cantata just before Christmas. In the summer we have Hymn Sings around a theme or book of old favorites. We also use the musical gifts of various church members, as EGPC is a body of wonderfully talented people.

The Sanctuary

The sanctuary enhances our worship. The large stained glass cross focuses our worship. We purchased a new communion table and pulpit just a few years ago, New table cloths were made to decorate the table with the appropriate color for the season of the church year. We have the usual candles with special candles and lighting throughout the year. Flowers further adorn the sanctuary on Christmas and Easter. Our usual “windows” on God’s kingdom our banner, remind us of various events and celebrations and theological ideas.

Recent Sermons

“Real Life”

“Real Life”

I have to be honest with you here. When I read this passage weeks ago I kept thinking how do I preach on this?  It’s hard to even understand what is happening here!  Maybe, I should just forget this passage and find another one, one that seems more palatable, one that doesn’t paint a picture of life as so harsh and our God so revengeful and punitive!

“Stepping Out Into Troubled Waters”

“Stepping Out Into Troubled Waters”

We continue this week with our series called “Unraveled.”   Last week we talked about Abraham and Sarah…the focus was on the unraveling of Sarah.  For years and years she prayed for a child only to discover at a very old age she was to bear a son.

“God of Unending Surprises”

“God of Unending Surprises”

This fall we are beginning a new series called “Unraveled.”  This very word speaks so profoundly to where we are right here and right now.  There is the coronavirus, the riots, the destruction of property, deaths, guns, pictures of fires…it does seem like our lives have unraveled doesn’t it?