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PRESBYTERIAN WORKSHOP

Will be held on Saturday, November 10, at EGPC. To be led by Terri Bacon and Susie Lapachet. What is the role of elders; what is presbyterianism, anyway? Come find out! Food will be provided. Sign up in the church narthex.

A Special Introduction to the ARRIVAL OF ADVENT and COMING OF CHRISTMAS

Elk Grove Presbyterian Church is truly blessed and delighted to offer a beautiful musical prayer service on Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018, at 7:00pm in anticipation of the arrival of Advent.  

The inspiring Holden Evening Prayer service (written by Marty Haugen) includes “Service of Light,” Evening Hymn-“Joyous Light of Heav’nly Glory,” “Evening Thanksgiving,”The Annunciation,”The Magnificat,”Litany and Prayers,” and “Final Blessing.”  The lovely voice of Virginia Ayres Dawson will lead this engaging tribute.

Taken from the Gospel of Luke 1:46-55, the passionate and endearing “The Annunciation” and “The Magnificat” (also known as “Mary’s Song”) are a perfect entrance into the church season of Advent, a period of spiritual preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ.  

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.  

WALK WHERE JESUS WALKED

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. 

JAZZ & BLUES VESPERS 4TH SEASON LINEUP!

RAY ‘CATFISH’ COPELAND BAND @

JAZZ & BLUES VESPERS, JUNE 3!

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)
Apr 1 – DARK – EASTER SUNDAY
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

Meets again this Tuesday, October 30 at 11 AM. We will discuss Chapter 12, “Volkmar”, from James Michener’s The Source. Leader: Judy Lewis.

Judy Lewis

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.

BIBLE STUDY

imagesBIBLE STUDY-continues this Thursday, November 1 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. Leader: Judy Lewis (916-897-8542).

 

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.

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