Bible Study and Small Groups
As part of our commitment to our core values to live in Community Bible Fellowship Groups help us to enrich our relationship with God and connect to the life and fellowship of the church. We offer classes on campus for all ages as well as off campus Short-Term Study Groups. - See more at: http://elcaminobaptist.org/bible_fellowship_groups#sthash.SqqChMEN.dpuf
As part of our commitment to our core values to live in Community Bible Fellowship Groups help us to enrich our relationship with God and connect to the life and fellowship of the church. We offer classes on campus for all ages as well as off campus Short-Term Study Groups. - See more at: http://elcaminobaptist.org/bible_fellowship_groups#sthash.SqqChMEN.dpuf
As part of our commitment to our core values to live in Community Bible Fellowship Groups help us to enrich our relationship with God and connect to the life and fellowship of the church. We offer classes on campus for all ages as well as off campus Short-Term Study Groups - See more at: http://elcaminobaptist.org/bible_fellowship_groups#sthash.SqqChMEN.dpuf
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Today's Events
Week of November 4, 2018

2805 El Camino Ave / Sacramento 95821
916 488-1522

COME WORSHIP WITH US
Bible Study 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am

Our Vision:
To be a family of love reaching up to God and out to the world through effective worship, Bible study, outreach, mission support and ministry to the needy.

Our Aim:
To ensure that every aspect of the life, purpose, and work of our church will reflect and facilitate ...


 

What's happening Nov 4 - 10

It's Time to Set Your Clocks Back

 


Sunday's Message
November 4, 2018

EXPRESS YOUR THANKS

 


My mother was married and divorced before she met the man who eventually became my dad.  Therefore I had a sister who was much older than me.  Her name was Kay.  My mother would tell me how Kay never showed gratitude when she opened her Christmas presents.  It would hurt my mom’s feelings.  So one day she said, “Kay, if you don’t show appreciation for your presents this year then I’ll never get you another Christmas present again.”  Wide-eyed I asked, “Did she show appreciation?”  My mom replied, “She tried.”  This was in contrast to my other sister and me.  We always showed amazement at how awesome our presents were.  It probably inspired my parents to give even more lavishly to us.

I believe that when we show gratitude for what God gives us it inspires him to be even more generous.  But our main reason for giving thanks should be to please God.

Sunday I’m preaching on “Express Your Thanks” from Psalm 107:1-16 wherein the psalmist has returned from the Babylonian exile and leads Israel in thanksgiving.  The psalm was probably sung as the Jewish pilgrims ascended Mount Zion during the holidays while playing instruments and dancing before God.

Our nation needs to sing songs of thanksgiving to God.  So does our state, cities and families.  Instead of criticizing and complaining we need to sing with a grateful heart.

Join us Sunday.  Sing with us, listen with us and give thanks with us.  Gratitude towards God needs to be private but also public.  This was how the psalmists gave thanks

This Saturday men should come to our Men’s Breakfast at 7:00 in the Fellowship Hall.  Todd Wallace from Good Shepherd Church will give a devotion.  He’s an awesome pastor!  I want him to see how wonderful our men are, so please come and help us offer thanks to God.

Love,
Dr. Jim Meek

 


October 21, 2018
Youth Ministry Update
 

OUR CODE OF ETHICS

“Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that “We all possess knowledge.” But knowledge puffs up while love builds up.  Those who think they know something do not yet know as they ought to know.  But whoever loves God is known by God.

So then, about eating food sacrificed to idols: We know that “An idol is nothing at all in the world” and that “There is no God but one.”  For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”),  yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.

But not everyone possesses this knowledge. Some people are still so accustomed to idols that when they eat sacrificial food, they think of it as having been sacrificed to a god, and since their conscience is weak, it is defiled.  But food does not bring us near to God; we are no worse if we do not eat, and no better if we do.

Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak.  For if someone with a weak conscience sees you, with all your knowledge, eating in an idol’s temple, won’t that person be emboldened to eat what is sacrificed to idols?  So this weak brother or sister, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge.  When you sin against them in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.  Therefore, if what I eat causes my brother or sister to fall into sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause them to fall.” 1 Corinthians 8 NIV

I often refer to this passage when confronted with situations where traditional or personal values are pit against contemporary or cultural values.  In the grand scheme of things, the line we cannot cross is loving God and others, and most actions taken in the true pursuit of those ends are not forbidden.  Jesus’s message was not one of a multitude of rules that we must follow, but of a mindset that we must maintain.  We are called to be holy and set apart from the world, yet loving and sensitive to the needs of those around us.  The Old Testament made this point by enforcing a strict code of conduct and set of rules.  Living under the New Testament, we are called to make this point by what we value.  If we hold anything in higher esteem than God, we are wrong; if we choose anything over loving God and others we have sinned.  We are not to think of ourselves in any way better for not participating nor better than those that do not participate in cultural activities, we are only to be concerned with our own motives and how they relate to our true purpose.

Upcoming Lessons:

  • Sunday 11/4
    • Luke 14:7-36: The Cost of Being a Disciple
    • PDYM Part 1:
  • Wednesday 11/7: Prepare for the Musical!

Event Updates:

  • Ignition: December 26-30

Prayer Requests:

  • Student Work Scholarship: We need work to do.  Please pray that people would be moved to assist our students in raising the money for Ignition.
  • Gratitude: I am not very good at expressing gratitude beyond those in front of me.  Please pray for me that I can be more appreciative of those who help from afar.  Our ministry would not exist were it not for God’s blessing through His church.

Greg Horton
Youth Director

 


BIBLE STUDY & WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Sundays 9:00 am
Bible Study for all ages

Sundays 10:30 am

Worship Celebration

Sundays 11:00 am
Children's Church

Wednesdays 6:30 pm
Bible Study for all ages

 


Click to view ►ACTIVITIES CALENDAR
Highlights of activities coming your way soon.

Oct 31 Family meal 5:30 pm
Oct 31 Adult Bible Study 6:30 pm
Oct 31 Halloween Movie Night 6:30 pm

Nov  1 Nominating mtg 6:30 pm
Nov  3 Men's Prayer Breakfast 7:00 am
Nov  4 Missions mtg 1:00 pm
Nov  5 Woman of Courage 6:30 pm
Nov  5 Hispanic Bible Study 7:00 pm
Nov  8 Long Range mtg 5:30 pm
Nov 10 Women's Breakfast 8:30 am



VISITATION
Each Thursday from 3-5 pm Pastor Jim will lead a visitation team out into our community. If you are interested in joining us, show up at the church office no later than 2:50 pm.

 



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NOV 3
Men's Prayer Breakfast
7:00 am
Fellowship Hall



Our special guest speaker, Todd Wallace, pastor of Good Shepherd Church, will give a devotion, Ron Holmes will lead our singing and Pastor Jim will lead in prayer time.  Plus we’ll have an incredible breakfast!
Join us and invite as many men as possible to come with you.

 


NOV 10
Women's Fellowship Breakfast
8:30 am
Suite E

 

Join us for a fabulous breakfast and time of fellowship!

 





EXPERIENCING GOD BIBLE STUDY
Starts: Nov 15
Thursdays
6:00 pm
Fridays 9:00 am

Building 400 Suite B
led by Donna Maydole

Choose Thursday or Friday and Sign up Sunday Mornings on the Friendship Card.
 


Experiencing God is based on seven Scriptural realities that teach us how to develop a true relationship with the Creator.

 


 

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
DEC 2, 2018
10:30 am

A Christmas Musical Drama presented to you by our Youth and Children's Ministry.

 



LOOK AND SEE ALL THE FUN GONG ON!



FALL FESTIVAL CARNIVAL & CLOTHES CLOSET
OCT 20

Our Fall Festival was a huge success!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEWARDSHIP IS MY SPIRITUAL WORSHIP IN GIVING



 

 

Give and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over.    Luke 6:38


REMEMBER TO SUPPORT OUR SOUTHERN BAPTIST WORK WITH YOUR FINANCIAL GIFTS AS WELL AS THROUGH PRAYER Strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God. Acts 14:22
 

California Southern Baptist ConventionNEWSLETTER

The theme for CSBC Annual Meeting is “Empowering Church Vision”
Register for Ignition by Oct. 31 for best rates!

 

Sacramento Region Baptist Network ►NEWSLETTER
Mission Fest 2018
How to Strategically Communicate Your Church's Vision, Values, and Culture Online

How to Have the Best Trunk-or-Treat Ever
4 Things that Matter Most in Holiday Giving Campaigns
11 Strategies to Reach the Unchurched During Christmas


 

OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST FOR CHURCH LEADERS AND PASTOR

67 Great Ideas from America's fastest growing churches by Dr. Hal Seed
Here’s a conference that will change your church’s outreach, evangelism and discipleship mojo... read more

5 Ways to Involve Your Small Group in the Great Commission by Rick Warren
If you want your church to balance God’s purposes and grow in a healthy way, your small groups must lead the way... read more

5 Truths for Ministering to Those with Mental Illness By Pastor Rick Warren

I’ve always said our greatest ministry comes out of our greatest pain. ... read more

Visitor Gifts: Give them more than a logo pen OUTREACH/WEEKLY
There are lots of opinions today about gifts for church visitors: Do you hand them out at the welcome center or deliver them afterward? Do you wait till the second visit? And what should you give church visitors, after all, no one needs more trinkets. Here are some reasons your church should take a closer look at visitors gifts... read more

5 Ways to Connect with New Church Visitors OUTREACH/WEEKLY
Do you have a strategy for connecting with new church visitors? If not, you're missing out on a chance to show visitors how much your church values them!... read more

 


Heart of Ukraine Ministries

Mark & Laura Bohannan, members of El Camino Baptist Church, have devoted their lives to run David’s House Rehabilitation Center in Vinnitsya Oblast Ukraine where they minister to the many needs of men in the area.


Thank you for your generous donations given to meet specific needs of mark & Laura and their clients.

Mark & Laura Bohannan. To know more about us and our ministry
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North American Mission Board ►NEWSLETTER

Honor Disaster Relief Volunteers on November 11

 


MINISTRY PACIFIC I►NEWSLETTER

 

CALIFORNIA FAMILY COUNCIL ►NEWSLETTER

 



OTHER INTERESTS



WE HAVE SOME SPECIAL NEEDS FOR OUR LIBRARY.
We are looking for these donations. Please contact
Donna Maydole

library pockets

Avery White (1 x .75") labels

Date Stamper, starting with year 2018

Black Stamp Pad

Premium Stamp Refill Ink Black 2-oz. Bottle

Heavy Duty Tape Dispenser and tape

Elmers Glue, All multipurpose glue

Kap Bond repair and Reinforcement Glue with syringe

Date Due Slips - 3 column

Demco Hinge Tape

Kepco Repair Tape 1 1/4" x 100", Matte

Demco ClearGlossy Label Protectors on sheets (1 x 1 1/2")

Demco Book Cards 5 x 3", blank lines on top

Grip on Shelf Label Holders -

(2.625" x 1")address labels

(4" x 2") labels

Bookends. preferable black, 6", heavy duty

Bookends, preferably black, 9.4", heavy duty if possible

Shelf Clip Label holder 3/4 x 3" Almond
Royal TA, Satellite III, typewriter ribbon

 

 

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MOVIES AND ENTERTAINMENT


Michael Jr.'s More Than Funny: Everyone Has a Punchline in three theaters on October 18. Tickets only available through this link.
Indivisible in theaters October 26. Watch the trailer here.
I Still Believe in theaters October 30. This is the story of Russ Taff's life and testimony. Watch the trailer here.

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