916-683-1435 elkgrovepres@gmail.com


CONGREGATIONAL MEETING – Session has called for a Congregational Meeting to be held after worship on Sunday, September 30, for the purpose of electing a Nominating Committee of two or three congregation members to choose candidates for the offices of Elder and Deacon to begin serving in 2019. If you are interested in serving or want to propose someone to serve, please talk to Sharon Chilcoat, Nominating Committee Chair.


SMALL GROUP DINNERS – are scheduled for Saturday September 29 at 5:30 PM. Please sign up before September 23rd. Join your church family for good food and fellowship. For more information, please contact Phoebe Hsu @ 916-761-7679.


Rev. Bob Azzarito is planning a Holy Land Tour March 25 – April 6, 2019. He hopes people from UPC and EGPC will comprise the majority of a group that may include others from the Sacramento area. He wants Dexter to help lead the tour, along with local guides. Interested? – then attend an informational meeting at University Presbyterian Church at 7 PM on Wednesday, August 15. Fliers with more info available in the narthex. 




Elk Grove Presbyterian Church presents RAY ‘CATFISH’ COPELAND –-a member of the Sacramento Blues Society Hall of Fame—and his band on Sunday, June 3, 4pm (doors open 3:30), 8153 Elk Grove Blvd., Suite 50, Elk Grove 95758 (faces Big Horn).  Well known throughout the region for their Blues, Americana, Rock-A-Billy, Western Swing and more, guests are advised to arrive early for a seat.  Donations gratefully accepted at the door ($8 suggested) go entirely towards providing the music for the Vespers ministry.  Families welcome.  Refreshments available.  Plenty of free parking.

The next concert in the series is on July 1, featuring Jim Martinez Jazz who’s returning after his performance  at Vespers’ inaugural series in 2015Martinez is a master jazz pianist of renown throughout the Region and beyond, a Steinway Artist, recording artist of secular and faith-based jazz music, and founder of the inaugural Roseville Jazz Day on May 26, 2018.

Sundays at 4 – Doors Open 3:30

Mar 4 – Jazz Artistry (New)
May 6 – Beth Duncan Jazz
June 3 – Ray ‘Catfish’ Copeland Band/Blues (New)
July 1 – Jim Martinez Jazz
Aug 5 – Gary Mendoza Band/Blues
Sept 2 – Westbound Groove/Jazz (New)
Oct 7 – Todd Morgan/Blues (New)
Nov 4 – Cosumnes River College Gospel Choir (New)
Dec 2 – Martin Beal & Friends/Jazz


EGPC Christian Book Club

A new opportunity for study.  On the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, starting June 12th,  we will be taking a chapter from Michener’s book The Source.  The following synopsis was taken from Amazon.
In his signature style of grand storytelling, James Michener transports us back thousands of years to the Holy Land.  Through the discoveries of modern archaeologists excavating the site Tel Makor.  Michener vividly re-creates life in an ancient city and traces the profound history of the Jewish people – from the persecution of the early Hebrews, the rise of Christianity, the Crusades, to the founding of Israel and the modern conflict in the Middle East.  An epic tale of love, strength, and faith.  The Source is a richly written saga that encompasses the history of Western civilization and the great religious and cultural ideas that have shaped our world.
Sign up if you would like to join us.  I can order a used book through Amazon for you or you can order one for yourself.  Just let me know which you prefer.  We will be doing the first chapter on June 12th.  Hope you can join us.
Judy Lewis


IT’S ALMOST MAGIC! – Plastic bottles and soda and beer bottles have been turned into support for education ($130 so far). Just remove the caps from plastic bottles, bring them and soda/beer bottles to the church and place them in the blue bin in the kitchen. We are looking for someone to redeem these containers at a recycling facility. If you can help, please contact Rev. McNamara.


If you cannot spare the time to prepare goodies for our hospitality time after worship, please consider making a donation to the green “Hospitality Donation Box”
located at the hospitality table. Donating will help fill the void dates and lessen the burden on members who regularly prepare goodies.


imagesBIBLE STUDY- continues this Thursday, September 20, at 7 PM. We are studying the book of Romans, one of the more formal New Testament books. Our theme is the righteousness of God; we will also review basic Christian doctrines. Questions? Please contact leader Judy Lewis @ 916-897-8542.  



imagesWE NEED VOLUNTEERS To serve as Ushers, Worship AssistantsCommunion Assistants, to provide Hospitality after services, and to deliver the Children’s Sermon. We can’t run our church without you – Please sign up today!



Flowers Donated by Jim and Leslie Konopinski

The flower calendar can be found on the wall next to the hospitality table in the sanctuary. If you have a flower dedication for a particular date, you should sign up soon or you may be disappointed. If you have questions or comments, please see Dale Chilcoat.

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