eNews - Week of August 7, 2022

August 7, 2022


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:





August 7, 2022

Robert Downey, Jr. was a successful actor.  However, he became undependable and a criminal from drug usage.  He made the movie, “Restoration,” about a young court doctor for King Charles II of England who had become monarch during the Restoration after Parliamentary rule.  Soon, the doctor fell from favor and was cast out of court.  This caused him to change and become a serious physician helping the masses overcome the plague.  After making this movie, Downey went into serious rehab and became a new person.  With help from a fellow rehab actor, Mel Gibson, Downey’s career soared to new heights, playing such roles as Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes.

Sunday I’m preaching on “Be Restored to Your Purpose,” from 2 Samuel 19:1-15.  We’ll look at “Climb Out of Your Grief,” verses 1-7; and “Get Back to Your Place,” verses 8-15.  King David’s son threw David off the throne, then was killed in battle.  David had to overcome his grief and take his place in the kingdom again.  Likewise, we need to work through our grief and take our place again in society, our family, our church and the kingdom of God. Please worship with us Sunday and help us be restored.

This Sunday we are having the Lord's Supper. Christ commanded us to participate in it.

Saturday at 8:00 is our Men’s Breakfast.  Come and get some physical, mental and spiritual restoration!


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.




Sermon Notes

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!


Men's Prayer Breakfast
Saturday, August 6th
8 am - Fellowship Hall

Men, join us for a great breakfast, fellowship, devotional, and prayer time

Questions, Please contact Jafet Estevez, JD Rienks, or call the church office, (916) 488-1522, office@elcaminobaptist.org

Lord’s Supper
Sunday, August 7th

We will celebrate the Lord's Supper on Sunday, August 7th during worship.

We look forward to you being there for this special time of worship.


Women’s Prayer Breakfast
August 13th , 9 am
Fellowship Hall

Come enjoy breakfast, fellowship, and prayer.

For more information, please contact Mary Rienks, or call the church office, (916) 488-1522


Women's Prayer Clinic

Every other Thursday beginning August 4th

We are looking to build, strengthen, and encourage a body of women intercessory prayer warriors here at El Camino Baptist Church. All women are invited to join us every other Thursday beginning August 4th at 12 noon in Suite B. We will be praying for and celebrating the praises found on the weekly Prayer Folder.

We believe that we are commanded by God to pray. Come and kindle your desire to pray. Leviticus 6:13

Questions? Please contact Vivian Foster or call the church office.




Studies in Deuteronomy

Join us Wednesdays, as Dr. Meek teaches a verse-by-verse study of
Deuteronomy entitled,
“Help the Nation Prosper”

It’s at 6:30 in Suite E

Everyone is invited!


Colossians—Jesus Christ, Our All in All


Wednesday Night Adult Co-Ed Bible Study—6:30 pm, Church office conference room

Join us Wednesdays for an in depth study of Colossians facilitated by Carl Turner

Questions, call the church office, (916) 488-1522, office@elcaminobaptist.org




Men, are you interested in being in a small group Bible study? We have a few men interested, but we need more! Contact Carl Turner, Len Gross, or call the church office for more information, (916) 488-1522




Ladies, are you looking for a small group Bible Study to attend?

Join us on Tuesday afternoons for a deeper look into the Book of Acts.
This is Book One of a 2 part study.

Tuesdays at 1 pm in the Church Office Conference Room.

Please contact Willa Gross, waber94123@aol.com, or call the church office, (916) 488-1522




The study is entitled, Bad Girls of the Bible click on the graphic below to purchase the book.

Ever wonder why there were “Bad Girls” in the Bible?

Even more, ever wonder what we can learn from them?

Join the Women's Life Group on Mondays, at 6:30 pm, at El Camino Baptist Church, Suite B

Please call or text Nicole Carpenter, (916) 257-4419, or call the church office, (916) 488-1522




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

Menu:  Lasagna, salad, bread, and dessert

Please click on the graphic below to enroll you and your children/youth in VBS-2022! If you have any questions, please contact Kim, or call the church office. (916) 488-1522


Nursery Care:

Sundays at 9:00 am - During Bible Study
Sundays at 10:30 am - During Worship

Nursery / Pre-K / Preschool Ministries

Nursery - Newborn through two/three year olds - We provide a safe, fun, and loving environment where they can play and socialize

Preschool - Three and four year olds - We have a short Bible lesson, crafts, and activities for them

Pre-K - Four year olds moving to kindergarten the following fall - We have a Bible lesson, crafts, and activities for them

For more information and/or this week's Sunday School lesson, please click here.

If you have any questions, please contact our Nursery/Pre-School Ministry Director, Colleen Ishimaru, colleen@elcaminobaptist.org.



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 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, Colleen Ishimaru, colleen@elcaminobaptist.org.

Youth and Children "Nerf Day"!
Wednesday, August 10th

Join us for a devotional, and then some good "Nerf" fun!

Questions? Please contact Greg Horton, Tonja Cosma, or Colleen Ishimaru




Calling all Youth!

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

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

Coming Events

8/10 – Youth and Children Nerf Night – 6:30 pm

8/14 – Youth Super Sunday

8/20 – Youth Beach Day

8/31 - Youth prepare Wednesday Night Dinner


Good News!

If you are an amazon.com shopper, you may have a portion of the total dollar amount you purchase donated to El Camino Baptist Church through the AmazonSmile program at smile.amazon.com.

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. When you shop with AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.

Please click here or on the AmazonSmile logo above to find an easy step-by-step Quick Reference Guide to follow in setting up you AmazonSmile for the first time or if you are already a AmazonSmile program user it will show you how to change your charitable organization.

These quarterly donations from Amazon to El Camino Baptist Church will be supporting our local Benevolence Ministry as well as the Southern Baptist Global Hunger Relief Fund (https://gobgr.org/projects/globalhungerrelief/). This will ensure we are meeting needs locally as well as worldwide! Thank you for your support.

As always, if you have any questions, please contact the church office, (916) 488-1522, office@elcaminobaptist.org.



Let us pray for you!

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

From the website you may:

  • 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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8/14 - Children and Parents' Meeting - Noon

8/19 - Children's and Family Movie Night

8/20 - Youth Family Beach Day

8/21 - Youth Super Sunday - Noon

8/31 - Youth prepare Wednesday Night Dinner