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2018 HOLY WEEK WORSHIP SERVICES

You and your friends are invited to

2018  HOLY WEEK WORSHIP SERVICES

Palm Sunday March 25, 10:00 A.M. Worship Jesus’ Triumphant Entry Into Jerusalem His Passion and the beginning of Holy Week

Good Friday March 30, 7:00 P.M. Tenebrae Service of Shadows Crucifixion of Jesus Christ

Easter Sunday April 1, 10:00 A.M. Joyous Worship Service Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The focus of Holy Week is the death of Jesus Christ and His glorious resurrection on Easter morning.

No Maundy Thursday service will be offered this year. EGPC does encourage celebration of the gift of the Lord’s Supper and the call of Christ for us to live lives of humble service to others.

Please contact the EGPC Deacon in your area for assistance with transportation to worship services if needed.

GOOD FRIDAY

You and your friends are invited to

GOOD FRIDAY TENEBRAE SERVICE OF SHADOWS

‘THE LAST SEVEN WORDS OF JESUS’

Friday, March 30, 2018, 7:00PM

This moving remembrance of Jesus’ death on the cross sets the stage for his resurrection on Easter. The ancient Christian Good Friday Tenebrae Service of Shadows makes use of gradually diminishing light through the extinguishing of candles to symbolize the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Good Friday is recognized by Christians as the day Jesus was crucified for the sin of the world. On that day, Jesus hung on a cross to die for the people he loved so that he could rise again on Easter Sunday.

Please contact the EGPC Deacon in your area for assistance with transportation to worship services if needed.

WANTED: PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES

LARGE PLASTIC JUICE BOTTLES, AND GLASS BEER BOTTLES…IT’S GOOD FOR GOD’S EARTH, IT’S GOOD FOR EDUCATION…because we’re turning those into cash to support local education efforts.  It’s amounted to about $50 so far…so let’s keep going.  If you can:  remove plastic caps; put water bottles in bags of twenty five&mark that.   Or just bring them in and put them in the blue bin under the sink in the kitchen.

HOSPITALITY DONATIONS

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.

BIBLE STUDY

imagesBIBLE STUDY – continues this Thursday, March 29. We are studying Acts of the Apostles. Questions? Call Judy Lewis (1-916897-8542).

 

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS

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!

 

FLOWER POWER

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.

Seeing Stars

stars-shootingThe EGPC congregation is seeing stars, for a very good reason! Specifically, a colored star will be placed on your name badge which corresponds to the Deacon assigned to your congregational care. The color assignments for 2017 are as follows:

Green Star – Marie Galustian

Yellow Star -Marlene Laufer

Blue Star – Larry Bowermaster

Red Star – Cheri Bowermaster

Purple Star – Patty Huggett

Orange Star– Kathy Wong

If you need a replacement badge, please sign the request form on the reception table.

Women’s Ministry

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WOMEN’S MINISTRY

BUNCO NIGHT – Ladies, please sign up for bunco on Tuesday April 10 at 6:45 PM. Games start by 7 PM. We meet at Cheri Bowermaster’s home, 2422 Emerald Lake Lane (1-916-897-9630). At the gate kiosk, enter combo: 100, then push the call button. Come enjoy an evening of fun. The cost is $6. Sign up on the church bulletin board.
If you have any questions regarding any of our scheduled events  or the EGPC Women’s Ministry please call Sue Bristow, 916-835-0586.

 

Our Pastor

Dexter

Rev. Dexter McNamara became our full-time pastor on April 1, 2015.

Dexter is a graduate of UCLA and Princeton Theological Seminary.  He spent 12 years in Denver, Colorado, serving in congregations and community programs.  He came to Sacramento in 1983 to join the staff of Fremont Presbyterian Church, serving there until 1993.  He subsequently worked with the Interfaith Service Bureau, California Emergency Foodlink, and Partners In Care.

Dexter and his wife, Carole, have a combined family of 5 grown children and nine grandchildren…plus a very high-energy dog named Jackson.