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Holden Evening Prayer service

A Special Introduction to the


Elk Grove Presbyterian Church is truly blessed and delighted to offer a beautiful musical prayer service on Tuesday,  Nov 22, 2022, 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 Ayers 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.  

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 2021 are as follows:

Green Star – Leslie Konopinski

Yellow Star -Mike Van De Pol

Blue Star – Mary Arnett

Red Star – Doris Williams

Purple Star – Carol Burrow

Orange Star– Randy Irons

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

Our Pastor


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.