Week February 24, 2019

 

 

2805 El Camino Ave / Sacramento 95821
916 488-1522

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Sunday's • Bible Study 9:00 am • Worship 10:30 am
Wednesday's • Bible Study 6:30 pm


El Camino is a family of love who reaches up to God and out to the world through effective worship, Bible study, outreach, mission support and ministry to the needy.

 

What's Happening
February 24 -March 2

 


Sunday's Message
February 24, 2019

Love Faithfully
 

 

There was a wonderful family in a church where I was once the pastor.  The teenage daughter died of cancer.  It was a great tragedy, even though we all knew that she went straight to heaven.  It’s the sort of incident from which few families recover.  The family got involved in community service and the church.  Their love seemed unassailable.  Nevertheless, in time the marriage ended in divorce.  This means that one tragedy followed another.  This case should remind us of the need to work diligently to keep love going in our families, church, community and nation.

Sunday I’m preaching on “Love Faithfully” from 2 Samuel 12:15-24.  We seed that David committed adultery and murder.  He repented so God spared his life but great suffering ensued.  The child born of the adulterous relationship died.  While the child was sick David fasted and prayed, but once the child passed David got up, washed and ate.  His servants asked why and he replied,

While the child lived I said, “Who knows but what Yahveh may be gracious?”


But now that he’s dead I know that I’ll go to him.

This is one of the few firm statements of life beyond the grave in the Old Testament.  It assures us that David’s love for his child would extend beyond death.  But also, we see David loving Bathsheba, and giving them another son.  They named him Solomon.  God loved him and used him in a special way.  Thus we see the need to love in tragic times but also to love with an eye for the future.God

Please join us Sunday as we continue to love through the power of the Holy Spirit.

With love in Christ,
Dr. Jim Meek

 


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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


 

Youth Update
February 24, 2019

Be A Witness for Christ



The End is nigh.  Jesus is coming back, the seven-sealed scroll, trumpeting angels, and bowls of wrath in tow.  Jesus made it clear that the expected conquering ruler was coming, and that Jesus had come to make sure that as many as possible were with Him on that day.  If Jesus had come the first time to bring final judgment instead of salvation, I’m not confident that there would be many in heaven today.  Since Jesus came with salvation first, we can all have a much greater opportunity to join Him.  Jesus spends so much time talking about His second coming to encourage us to think of every moment as time that we have left.  We should be always counting down to the day He comes in His glory, even as we do not know the date.

“Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man.  People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.

 “It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building.  But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.”  Luke 17:26-29 NIV

We do not get to know when Jesus will be coming back.  Jesus likens the event to lightening flashing across the sky, or a thief in the night.  We are not meant to know, and Jesus gave up the knowledge while on earth to prevent Himself from letting the secret slip.  As a child misbehaves until the last moment if a spanking has been threatened, so too would we continue to sin until the second leading up to His coming.  God does not want lip service, He does not seek false confessions, and He is not fooled by last minute lies.  God seeks true belief, and honors true confessions, regardless of when in a person’s life they may have had such a change.  True repentance is impossible to fake and leads to change in action, but, as the thief on the cross would be with Jesus in heaven, so too can we have a true change of heart on our deathbed.  The point of all this is that we would live rightly, daily.  We should always be ready for His return and live every moment as though our eternity would be judged by it.  If we wish to see our friends, family, neighbors, acquaintances, or even strangers in heaven, we need to treat every moment with them as an opportunity to be a witness for Christ, for each moment could be our last chance to reach them.

Upcoming Lessons:

  • Sunday 2/24:
    • Congrats, You’re Gifted: The SHAPE Profile.
    • Jesus and the Early Church: Luke 17:20-37: Persistence is the Key!
  • Wednesday 2/27:
    • My middle name is “experience”!

Event Updates:

  • Church Yard Sale, Saturday, 3/16, 7am-3pm
  • Family Game Night, Friday, 3/22, 5:30-8:30pm
  • Easter Lock-In, Friday to Saturday, 4/19-4/20

Prayer Requests:

  • Stronger Bonds: I believe that we have been heavily focused upon discipleship on Sundays and Wednesdays at the cost of the real bonds of fellowship with believers.  Please pray that God can help us bring these invaluable purposes back into balance.
  • Wisdom: There is a great wave of interest in finding safe places for teenagers to hang out… God may be nudging us to ride this wave, but we will need God’s wisdom not to wipe out or chicken out.

Greg Horton
Youth Director

 


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Highlights of activities coming your way soon.


Feb 23  Family Skate 1:00 pm
Feb 23  STATE VBS Clinic 8:00 am
Feb 25  Women of Courage 6:30 pm
Feb 25  Hispanic Bible Study 7:00 pm

Mar  2   Men's Prayer Breakfast 7:00 am
Mar  3   Annie Armstrong Week of Prayer

 


Wednesdays At El Camino

February 27, 2019
5:30 pm
Fellowship Hall

Come Wednesday nights for wonderful meals, Ham Mac and Cheese,&
Great Bible studies for adults, children, youth, & young adults.

This Wednesday we will serve Ham, Mac & Cheese with all the fixings.
Invite a friend.

 


 

VISITATION MINISTRY

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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Don't Miss Out On All The Fun!



 

Saturday
February 23, 2019
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Location
Foothill Skate Inn Inc · Sacramento

The Children’s Ministry invites you to Foothill Skate Inn to enjoy the February School break with roller skating. Children and families of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $7 admission and $4 skate rental, paid at the door the day of the event.

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Saturday
March 2, 2019
7:00 am
Fellowship Hall

Come and Enjoy the Food & Fellowship.

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Saturday
March 9, 20198:30 am
Fellowship Hall

Come and Enjoy the Food & Fellowship.

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Saturday
March 22, 2019
5:30 - 8:30 pm
Fellowship Hall

Come and Enjoy the Food, Fun & Fellowship.
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Saturday
March 23, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fellowship Hall

Cost: $45

The cost covers the supplies and the artist who will walk us through step-by-step in painting our masterpieces.

Tickets can be purchased at: http://www.yaymaker.com/events/_10115163 and see our Facebook event page for more details.

This will be a fun afternoon with other ladies, and for every ticket sold $15 will be donated towards the Mexico Mission Trip. So come out and join us for painting, fellowship, and laughter. Light Snacks and drinks will be provided  ̴  Kim Horton

 

Come and Enjoy the Food, Fun & Fellowship.
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Giving with a Generous Heart



 

This same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs according to the riches in Christ Jesus.       Philippians 4:19

 

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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

Reporting “unreimbursed business expenses”
Missions and stewardship resources available
Bill Agee offers "Insight" into CSBC ministry
Stay up-to-date with CSBC social networking

 

Sacramento Region Baptist NetworkNEWSLETTER

Children's Missions Day - February 16, 2019
40 Days of HOPE
Pastor & Ministry Leader Retreat

CSBC State VBS Clinic North
February 23 at El Camino Baptist Church
2805 El Camino Avenue

SRBN VBS Clinic
March 30th at El Camino Baptist Church
2805 El Camino Avenu
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Woman's Retreat Regester online (easy payment installments)


April 5-7, 2019
Location: Camp Alta
$150 per person
Theme: "Women's Warrior Boot Camp: Equipping Women to Become Warriors for Christ!"
Theme Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-18

 

PASTORAL GETAWAY

Pastors, Ministers & wives. It's time to get away to get refreshed.


JENESS PARK Part of our mission at Jenness Park is to “Restore His Servants”... read more

 

 


 

OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST FOR CHURCH LEADERS AND PASTOR

4 Habits that Help People Become More Like Jesus by Rick Warren
Spiritual growth is a journey, and that means it takes time. Sure, we want to speed up the process, but we can’t. It’s a lifetime journey where God teaches us one lesson at a time to develop our character so we become more like Jesus... read more

19 Creative Spring Outreach Ideas Leading Up to Easter by Outreach.com

Outreach magazine compiled and published a great list of idea starters in their annual Outreach 100 Fastest-Growing Churches in America special issue and here are our favorite ideas for Spring 2019: 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.

Pray for their safety and mission. Ukraine government is currently in an uprising and people are nervous and scare.

Mark & Laura Bohannan. To know more about us and our ministry
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MOVIES AND ENTERTAINMENT


MOVIES
Run the Race in theaters February 22. Watch the trailer here.
The Least of These in theaters in 2019. Watch the trailer here.
Breakthrough in theaters in April 2019, but churches can schedule a theater before the release date any day between April 5-April 21. Check out the info and trailer.