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You and your friends are invited to
Palm Sunday March 28, 10:00 AM, Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. His Passion and the beginning of Holy Week.
Maundy Thursday April 1, 5:00 PM, “Were You There Scripture readings and heartfelt music take us on Jesus’ journey from the upper room to the tomb…and beyond.
Easter Sunday April 4, 10:00 AM. Easter Worship The Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Holy Communion and magnificent music.

Our three Holy Week worship services focus on Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem, the last supper with His disciples, His crucifixion and His glorious resurrection on Easter morning.
Enjoy video worship from the comfort of your home. Please pass this invitation on to your family and friends.
Go to our church website at www.elkgrovepresbyterian.com to view all video worship services.


Dear EGPC Family:

I want to thank the Session and all of you for taking the prudent action of cancelling worship on, March 15.

  From Honduras, I had emailed the Session Friday morning asking them to consider cancelling services and tried to get updates as we travelled home that day.  I commend them for making this tough choice   It’s hard not having our gathering to look forward to, but I am convinced this is the right thing to do.

We will need to consider what to do in the following weeks.
A little about our shortened trip to Honduras:Our school-building team had arrived  Wednesday afternoon.  We headed for the Villa Soleada Bilingual School Thursday morning, expecting to do painting and other building work on the high school to prepare for a big inauguration celebration on Friday.  And we looked forward to visiting with and tutoring students.  Several things then happened:

1.  The school administrators were concerned about the possibility of our infecting students, so we would not have close interaction with them.

2.  After several hours of work on Thursday, at about 1:30 we learned that the Honduran government had ordered the closing of all schools starting that day and extending for two weeks.  That meant no ceremony Friday.

3.  Shin and the school staff then arranged for the celebration to happen at 3:00 Thursday…and what a celebration it was, including an 8th grader reading in perfect English a thank you letter she had written.

4.  Our Sacramento team then struggled about what we should do…and we decided it would be wisest for us to return home as early as possible.  With Bob Azzarito’s hours’ long negotiating with American Airlines, we were able to re-schedule for a Friday departure…at no additional cost.  We were disappointed not to be able to complete more work on the building or spend time with students, but we agreed that leaving was the right course of action.   

I look forward to when we can all be back together.  And I look forward to sharing more about our trip.
Warmest blessings…and with thanks to God…Dexter


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.

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.