eNews - Week of November 14, 2021

November 14, 2021


Join us for Bible Study and Worship Service


9 am - Bible Study for all ages, preschool - adults

Pastor Jim's Adult Bible Study is live streamed on Facebook:


10:30 am - Worship Service

live streamed on Facebook:



5:30 pm - Wednesday Night Dinner

6:30 pm Bible Study for all ages - Kindergarten - adults

Pastor Jim's Wednesday Night Bible Study is live streamed on Facebook:


Daily Devotionals with
Pastor Jim Meek!

Join us Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 am for an inspiration devotional message from Dr. Jim Meek
Live steamed on Facebook:





November 14, 2021

Denzel Washington has won two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and a Tony Award.  The New York Times called him the greatest actor of the 21st Century.  His mom owned a beauty shop (so did my mom) and his dad was a preacher (so am I).  He stated, “Part of me says, ‘Denzel, you’re supposed to preach.  Maybe you’re still compromising.’”  Among his many charitable acts, he gave $2.5 million to help build a church in L. A.  He reads the Bible daily.  He also said, “When you go to bed at night you should put your slippers under the bed, so that when you wake up in the morning you have to kneel to get them.  Then you can thank God while on your knees.”  Denzel has a productive gratitude to God.

Sunday I’m preaching on “Have Productive Gratitude,” from Genesis 32:1-12.  We’ll look at Jacob before he reunites with his twin brother whom he’d cheated.  Jacob had run away from home and grown rich.  Then he showed his gratitude through productivity.  We’ll talk about “Let Gratitude Lead to Reconciliation,” verses 1-8; “Let Gratitude Lead to Humility,” verses 9-10; and “Let Gratitude Lead to Claiming God’s Promises,” verses 11-12.

I appreciate everyone who came to the Men’s Breakfast and workday last Saturday, and to Sunday School, worship and the Live Nativity Rally last Sunday.  Please sign up for the Nativity where we’ll show people in our community how to let Jesus be born in them.  Also, women, please attend the Women’s Breakfast this Saturday at 9:00.

I’m excited about having a thanksgiving-filled November!


Jim Meek



Pastor Jim's sermon notes are on the YouVersion Bible App under the Live Events.

  • In the app, go to "More" then Events
  • If you are local to the Sacramento area, you should be able to find the event for El Camino Baptist Church.

Our sermons are recorded and available on our website and our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/elcaminobaptistchurch/videos). You may also request a complementary DVD. Just email or call the church office and give the date, topic, and as much information about the sermon you heard as well as your mailing address and we'll get one out to you as soon as possible. Thank you!

Click on one of the links below for a copy of this week's bulletin, announcements, and sermon notes:



Sermon Notes


December 17th - 19th 7-9 pm

Questions? Please contact Greg Horton

or call the church office.


Reservation Information

These have been difficult times for many and full of uncertainties. There is one thing we can be certain of and that is our reason for hope that was born 2,000 years ago in the town of Bethlehem. El Camino Baptist brings you an outdoor presentation of the Christmas story in a live, walk-through experience with actors and narration. Showings begin every 5 minutes. Reserve your spot today for this free event! Walk-ups are accepted, but will be first-come, first-serve, while spots last. A reservation guarantees your spot and prevents long wait times. We look forward to seeing you!

You may make reservations on our Live Nativity Ministry Page and click on the link there or click on the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054CA4AC2FA5FB6-hope1

To abide by COVID regulations, we ask that guests make a reservation in advance for you and/or your group. To see available showing times, click on the "Ticket" link. This is a FREE event. Also, please note:

1. Plan to arrive 15 minutes before your reservation

2. This event is outdoors, so dress appropriately

3. Upon arrival, practice social distancing

4. Masks/face coverings are encouraged for guests 2 years and older.



Join us for Pastor Jim’s Wednesday Night Bible Study
Time: 6:30 pm, Suite E, and Live streamed on Facebook
This is a verse by verse study of the book of Daniel


Join us Wednesdays for a study of C.S. Lewis’
The Screwtape Letters

Time: 6:30 pm, Bldg. 200

This is a chapter-by-chapter study of this book facilitated by Jacob Cosma.


Thursdays, 3 pm - Meet in the Church Office

Each Thursday from 3-5 pm Pastor Jim will lead a visitation team into our community. Feel free to join us.


Men, are you interested in a Men’s Life Group?

Join us, Sundays at 3 pm in the church office conference room.

Contact Jeremy Bowker for more information, (916) 277-4922




5:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.
Dinner is $5 per adult, $2 per child under 10

Menu, November 17th, Baked spaghetti, salad, bread, and dessert

It’s not too late to lead a preparation team. We really need one more leader! Please call the church office (916) 488-1522 or
Betty Allen (916) 730-0563



Ladies, you don't want to miss this! Women's Prayer Breakfast, Saturday, November 13th, 9 am in the Fellowship Hall. We'll have great food, fellowship, devotional, and a time of thoughtful prayer!

Questions? Please contact the church office.




Call for Help!

We need your help for Nursery Care  and Children’s Departments during Sunday School and Worship. If you would be willing to  work in either the Nursery or our Children’s departments, please contact Kim Horton, Cell:  916-248-1550, Email: Kimberlyn_H@outlook.com or Gregory Horton, Cell: (415) 684-4549, Email:  Hoton.gregory90@gmail.com We need both teachers and assistants.





Our goal is to provide a clean, safe, fun, biblical learning environment for children from Kindergarten through 5th grade.
Our focus scripture is as follows:

"And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man" Luke 2:52

We have classes on Sundays at 9 am for Kindergarten - 5th Grade in our Children's Department, bldg. 100

Please click on the graphic above or the HERE for to go to the Children's Ministry Page on our website for the current children's Bible Study lesson.

If you have any questions, please contact our Children's Ministry Director, Greg Horton.


Calling all Youth!

Wednesdays - Youth Bible Study – 6:30 pm – Youth Department

Sundays – Youth Sunday School – 9:00 am – Youth Department

Current Study: “The Gospel Project for Students”

Coming Events

  • November 19th - Youth, Children, Family Dinner - 5-8 pm
  • December 4th - Youth Scavenger Hunt - 3-5 pm
  • December 17-19th - Live Walk-through Nativity - 7-9 pm


Let us pray for you!

Please visit Our Website Prayer Ministry page, click here or on the graphic above to:

  • View and print the Prayer Guide!
  • Send/Update your prayer requests and praises.

Click on the graphic below or here to send up a Praise Report or Prayer Request or to update these.


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  • 4th - Men’s Prayer Breakfast
  • 4th - Youth Scavenger Hunt
  • 5th & 12th - Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
  • 10th - 12th – Nativity Set-up
  • 11th – Women’s Prayer Breakfast
  • 17th – 19th - Live Walk-through Nativity
  • 24th – Christmas Eve Service (Lord’s Supper)