Week of December 30, 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 Dec 30 - Jan 5


Sunday's Message
December 30, 2018

GROW

 

Awakenings was an amazing film that came out in 1990.  It was taken from Oliver Sack’s 1979 memoir regarding Malcolm Sayer who had discovered beneficial effects of L-Dopa on catatonic patients.  Robin Williams portrayed Sayer and Robert De Nero portrayed one of Sayer’s patients.  The patient was in a mental institute.  The drug helped him get dramatically better.  He fell in love with one of his nurses.  But after a while the drug began wearing off.  The patient could tell he was digressing.  He knew that any hope of a relationship with his nurse was gone.  It was heartbreaking to see him go from newfound maturity back into a childlike state.

It’s a tragic thing for people to be physically mature but mentally childlike.  But do you know what’s worse than that?  It’s to be physically mature but spiritually immature.

Sunday I’m preaching on “Grow” from Luke 2:39-52.  Jesus, since he came to earth as a human, had to grow.  We also must grow.  We must learn to put away childish resentments, jealousies, frustrations and irresponsibility.  Let’s determine that in the new year we’ll be more mature than ever before.

By the way, please pray hard for our music minister Sallyann and her precious family.  She has major health complications and will be going into Stanford soon for surgery.

Meanwhile, may you have a happy New Year by God’s grace!

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

 


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Highlights of activities coming your way soon.

Jan   10  Nominating Committee Meeting 5:30 pm
Jan   12 Women's Breakfast 8:30 am
Jan   13  New Beginnings Class, 9:00 am
Jan   13  Mexico Mission Meeting, Bldg 300 - Ste E, 12:00
Jan   15  Stewardship Meeting, 5:30 pm
Jan   15  Building & Grounds Meeting, 6:30  pm
Jan   15   Deacons Meeting, 7:00 pm

 

 

Wednesdays At El Camino
Wednesday •  January 16, 2019 • 5:30 pm
 

Come Wednesday nights for wonderful meals &
Great Bible studies for adults, children, youth, & young adults



 


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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Men's Prayer Breakfast • January 5, 2019  • 7:00 am

 


 

Bring the men in your life. . .

 


 

New Beginnings Class •  January 20, 2019  •  9:00 am

Our New Beginnings Class is for people new to the church, new to the Christian faith, those looking for a new church home, or who want to know more about what it means to become a church member.  Class is scheduled for Sunday, January 20, starting at 9 am.

 

 

 



STEWARDSHIP IS MY SPIRITUAL WORSHIP IN GIVING



 

 

Give and it will be given to you. A 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

CSBC provides training to enhance outreach
Ministry Highlights resources available
Bring financial peace to your church in 2019
Postmark 2018 CP/CMO gifts by Dec. 31

Sacramento Region Baptist NetworkNEWSLETTER
Preaching to the Holiday-Only Worship Attenders by Eric Redd for Christianity Today Pastors
Don't Get Too Creative for Your Christmas Eve Service by Clark Cothern for Christianity Today Pastors
The Purpose of Christmas by Timothy Keller for PreachingToday
8 Reasons Why People Aren't Coming Back After Christmas by Greg Atkinson for Outreach Magazine


OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST FOR CHURCH LEADERS AND PASTOR

Four Ways Every Youth Pastor Can Bring Out the Best In Students by Rick Warren
Start by building these four habits into your relationships with teenagers... read more

Four Ways Your Church Can Care for the Poor by Rick Warren
We must care about the poor because Jesus did. We don’t have a choice. So how can we help the people in our churches minister to the poor? Here are a few ideas I have; perhaps you have more: .. read more

11 Strategies to Reach the Unchurched During Christmas by Outreach Magazine
On December 24 th and 25 th, the Western world comes as close to stopping as it ever does. I’m not sure there’s any better time than Christmas to connect with those of your friends and neighbors who rarely, if ever, go to church... 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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OTHER INTERESTS



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

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9 Ways to Spot a Great Book for Your Ministry Library

by Rick Warren

Every profession has its tools. You can’t be a doctor without a stethoscope. You can’t be a carpenter without a hammer and a saw. The minister’s tools are his books. We’re in the feeding, leading, and communicating business. Reading helps us do that more effectively.... read more

 


 



MOVIES AND ENTERTAINMENT


MOVIES
Run the Race in theaters February 22,2019. Watch the trailer here.
The Least of These in theaters in 2019. Watch the trailer here.
watch trailer here