916-683-1435 elkgrovepres@gmail.com

EGPC BOOK CLUB

Will be meeting on Tuesday November 26 at 11 AM at the church to discuss “The Tattooist of Auschwitz” by Heather Morris. Please come join us! After book club about noon, I have materials to make 16 mini gingerbread houses.  You don’t have to be a participant of book club, just come and have fun building your own gingerbread house.  Let Judy Lewis know if you are interested!

WOMEN’S MINISTRY

Lunch and planning meeting Thursday November 21 at 12 noon at Sharon Chilcoat’s home, 9522 Clarke Farms Road, EG. RSVP to Sharon @ 916-896-0037. Hope all will be there!

CHRISTMAS PARTY

Our church family will gather at Jim and Joann Helmich’s home (9757 McKee Court, Elk Grove) on Saturday, December 14th at 6 PM. Please bring a sweet or savory treat to share and your own beverage. If you are so inclined, bring something for the new Elk Grove animal shelter, such a can of dog or cat food. Sign up on the list in the narthex if you are coming to the party! Questions? Call Jim or Joann at 916-478-4287 or email at helmich@hotmail.com.

HOLDEN EVENING PRAYER

Elk Grove Presbyterian Church is truly blessed and delighted to offer a beautiful musical prayer service on Tuesday, November 26, at 7:00PMin anticipation of the arrival of Advent and the coming of Christmas.  

The inspiring Holden Evening Prayer service (written by Marty Haugen) includes “Service of Light,”Joyous Light of Heav’nly Glory,” “Evening Thanksgiving,”The Annunciation,”The Magnificat,”Litany and Prayers,”  and “Final Blessing.”

Taken from the Gospel of Luke 1:46-55, the passionate and endearing music is a perfect entrance into the church season of Advent, a period of spiritual preparation for the birth of Jesus Christ.  

The lovely voice of Virginia Ayers Dawson and the exquisite pianist Jacqui Hairston will be joined by amazing voices of special guests Leslie Sandefur and Sheryl Counter and distinguished flutist Lauren Zucker

This is an ideal opportunity to invite family and friends to experience awesome beauty in the traditional music of the church while using contemporary and inclusive language.  Everyone is welcome!  There will be no Sermon, Holy Communion or Offering.  

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OUR INSPIRING EVENING SERVICES


Mark your calendars now for these remarkable evening worship opportunities.  Friends and neighbors welcome!

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Holden Evening Prayer service focuses on the coming of Advent and its beautiful season of hope. This unique prayer service of engaging music with special guest musicians is a community favorite. 

                                                 — Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, 7 PM

Christmas Eve worship is unmatched as it stirs our hearts and rejoices at the coming birth of Jesus Christ.  This pleasing candle light service is a heartfelt tradition for Christians worldwide.  

                                                 —  Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, 7 PM

Ash Wednesday worship marks the beginning of the church season of Lent.  A time of remembrance of our mortality and the saving grace of God, this meaningful worship service includes the endearing implementation of ashes.                  

                                                 — Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, 7 PM

Maundy Thursday service takes worshippers through passionate Holy Week.  From Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, the last supper with his disciples, and his crucifixion, we journey with Jesus.    

                                                 — Thursday, Apr. 9, 2020, 7 PM

CHOIR SIGN UP

Please add your name to the roster in the norther. We want many voices to make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

FALL POT LUCK

Will be held on Friday, November 8th. at 5PM at the church. It will be great fellowship-please sign up in the narthex!

JAZZ & BLUES VESPERS 2020

– Looking forward to another season of great music !

Jazz & Blues Vespers starting March 2020 @ 4:00PM


WANTED: PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES

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.

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.

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