eNews - Week of March 3, 2024

March 3, 2023




March 3, 2024

Tom Phillips was president of Raytheon at age 40.  Raytheon produced high tech equipment such as missiles, radar and satellites.  Even though Tom was quite wealthy and respected, he had a hollow place in his heart.  Then one day he was in New York during a Billy Graham Crusade.  He went to the event and ended up giving his life to Jesus.  That night as he walked the streets of New York, a city he never liked, he suddenly loved the city, and he loved life.

One day Tom shared his testimony with Charles Colson, who was Special Counsel to President Nixon.  Colson had that empty feeling in his heart that Tom had felt.  But it had never occurred to Colson to find an answer in spiritual things.  Tom gave his friend a copy of C.S. Lewis’ “Mere Christianity.”  Colson read it and gave his life to Christ.  Even though Colson ended up serving time in prison for his part in the Watergate incident, he became one of the greatest reformers of prisoners of all time, and one of the greatest witnesses for Christ.  Both Tom and Chuck have impacted eternity by sharing something new that had happened to them. 

Sunday I’m preaching on “Share Something New” from Luke 5:27-39.  We’ll look at “Share a Life-Changing Call,” verses 27-28; “Share with Sinners,” verses 29-32; and “Share New News,” verses 33-39.  Please come and learn how you can change lives and eternity through the Holy Spirit.

On March 16, at 10:00 we’re having a one-hour class on sharing our faith.  We’ll look at how to share in ways that are appropriate for our personalities.  Then, those who wish, will go door-to-door in groups of two or three, to invite people to our Good Friday Service and Easter events.

May God give you a new life of love today!



Jim Meek



Jim Meek


Join us for Bible Study and Worship Service


9 am - Bible Study for all ages

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 - Adults

AWANA - Ages 3 y/o - 5th Grade

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



10:30 am - Women's Life Group and Prayer - Bldg. 100, Women's Center

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:


Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

Join us in this important giving over and above your tithe to support our North American Missions.

Use the special offering envelopes in the lobby, or you may just write "Annie Armstrong" on your check or on the normal offering envelopes.

Questions? See the flyer and prayer guides in the lobby.



Women's Ministry Breakfast

March 9th, 2024, 9 am

Fellowship Hall

Join us for breakfast, fellowship, and lots of fun!

Questions? Please contact Mary Rienks or call the church office, (916) 488-1522




March 16, 10:00am

Learn how to share your faith and then share your faith!  On March 16 we’ll meet in the Fellowship Hall at 10:00am, have an hour of training in sharing our faith, then go door-to-door in teams of two or three for about an hour.

Please join us in the Fellowship Hall!

Questions? Please contact Pastor Jim Meek or call the church office, (916) 488-1522



Want to discover your spiritual gift?

Want to find out how to use your spiritual gift in the church?

Please join us for our

Next Steps—Exploring Spiritual Gifts Seminar

March 17th, part 1 & Sunday, March 24th part 2, 5-6 pm in the church office conference room.

Space is limited, and registration is required.

See Carl Turner for more information! Call the church office, (916) 488-1522 or use the QR Code above to register.





Good Friday Service

March 29, 5:00 pm

See Peter’s monologue

“Find Forgiveness”

There will also be a children’s service


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 of the sermon and your mailing address and we'll get one out to you as soon as possible. Please allow 7-10 business days to receive it. You may also pick it up in the office once you are notified it is ready. Thank you!

Join us for our

Visitation Ministry

Thursdays, 3 pm

Meet in the church office


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

Menu: Soups, salad, and dessert

Directory Update

We want to be sure we can keep in touch with you in order to minister to your needs. Please help us by updating your contact information. Simply click on the link below and complete the Directory Update Form. Thank you!


Have You Lost Something?


We have lots of items (Bibles, ear buds, keys, and many other things) that have been turned into the office. If you have lost something, please stop by the church office during normal operating hours and check our Lost and Found! You may find your long, lost treasure! Questions? Call the church office, (916) 488-1522.



March 2024

3/9 – Women’s Ministry Breakfast – 9 am

3/10 – Daylight Savings Time Begins – Spring Forward the night before!

3/12 – Nominating Committee Meeting – conference room 10:30 am

3/12 – Deacons’ Meeting – 6:30 pm

3/16 - Evangelism Training - Emphasis on Easter - 10 am - Suite E

3/17 & 3/24 – Next Steps – Exploring Spiritual Gifts Seminar – 5-9 pm each night

3/19 – Stewardship Committee Meeting – 5:30 pm – conference room

3/22 – VBS Training Set up 4 – 8 pm

3/23 – VBS Training 8 am

3/25-26 – Youth – City Impact Mission Project

3/29 – Good Friday Service – 5 pm

3/29 – Kids’ Ministry Good Friday Service 5 pm

3/31 – Easter Sunday – HE IS RISEN