Week of June 10, 2018

2805 El Camino Ave / Sacramento 95821
916 488-1522

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 ...


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Sunday's Message
June 10, 2018


June 14 is Flag Day.  Sunday I’m preaching on “Honor the Banner of God’s Presence” from Psalm 60.  In the War of 1812 the British set fire to Washington D.C., burning the Capitol, the Treasury and the President’s house.  Then England bombed Baltimore for 25 hours.  A lawyer named Francis Scott Key watched the bombardment of Fort McHenry.  During the night the red flames seemed to signal that the British had destroyed the fort and taken Baltimore.  But the next morning when he saw that the American flag still flew over the fort he knew that the Americans had won.  Key wrote a poem and set it to a popular tune. His brother distributed the song under the name, “The Defense of Fort McHenry.”  We now call it “The Star-Spangled Banner.”  Part of the second verse reads:

Praise the power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must if our cause it is just.
And this be our motto: “In God is Our Trust!”
And the star spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.          

In Psalm 60 David teaches us to raise a banner of respect for God and others.  In verses 3-5 he writes:

You have made your people experience hardship. . .
You have given a banner to those who fear you
That it may be displayed because of the truth.

Banners were raised to rally the troops.  God wants us to raise the banner of respecting God and others, going forth as an army to defeat Satan.  This requires suffering and sacrifice, but it builds an eternal kingdom.  We can then raise the banner of victory.  In verse 12 David sings

Through God we shall do valiantly
And it is he who will tread down our adversaries.

Please come Sunday and celebrate with us the banner of God’s presence.  Whether we’re contemplating spiritual victory in Jesus or victory in our nation, we can be confident in God’s grace.  I just got out of the hospital today (Thursday) because of kidney stones.  On Wednesday morning I was in extreme pain.  But while in the hospital I was able to pray with a doctor to receive Christ!  I’ll be going back in ten days to get the stones surgically removed.  God will supply the victory!  Sometimes we simply need to wait on him and believe that “all things work together for good for those who love the Lord” (Romans 8:28).  But while we wait we can raise the banner of the cross and rally the troops to claim victory in Jesus.


Don’t forget our Church Council Meeting this Sunday at 6:00 p.m.  We’ll be looking at our new Bylaws proposal.  Please pray for this process.  God has been working miraculously in our church and in people’s lives.  But there has also been a lot of suffering and mourning.  Let’s raise the banner of love and hope.  Remember, “His banner over me is love” (Song of Solomon 2:4)

Dr. Jim Meek


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Each Sunday our services are recorded on DVD and can be purchased for $5.
Call Jim Moore at (916) 966-2895 or the church office at (916) 488-1522.



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


Highlights of activities coming your way soon.

June 9    Womens Breakfast 8:30 am
June 9    VBS Manditory Meeting 10:00 am
June 10  Church Council Meeting 6:00 pm
June 11  Women of Courange Bible study 6:30 pm
June 11  Hispanic Bible study 7:00 pm
June 12  Finance Meeting 5:30 pm
June 12  Personnel Meeting 7:00 pm
June 14  Long Range Planning 5:30 pm
June 16  VBS Music Workshop & Prayer Walk


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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June 10, 2018
We are Called to Give Ourselves Fully over to God and the Work He has Called Us To Do


“[Jesus] told them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road.’” Luke 10:1-24, NIV

Studying this verse, and the rest of Luke 10:1-24, gives us a clear picture of what Jesus asks of those who follow him.  The work He has called us to is great in size and importance; there are countless who have need of the Good News and without servants to harvest the crop, the fruit rots on the vine.  The work requires dependence upon Godly provision in a world that is seeks only to enrich the self.  We should be willing to accept the help of unbelievers in our cause that they may come to join us in our work.  We should expect some people to turn us away, to curse at us, or to be apathetic; we are to walk away and not let those experiences deter us from our work.  When we come in from the labor to celebrate a good harvest, we are to rejoice not in our ability to work, but in the fact that we ourselves are part of the crop that has come in.  What a blessing it is to be a member of both redeemed humanity and God’s trusted servants simultaneously.

We pray for our church to grow, we invite our community to join us, we put on events to reach the lost.  Each is piece in the puzzle that pictures a growing church, and yet there is still more.  In the book of Joshua, we see God provide to the Israelites a surprising victory over the city of Jericho when they depended on him and surprising defeat over Ai when even a single part of their body wasn’t fully committed to God.  We are called in much the same way: to give ourselves fully over to God and the work he has called us to.  When we do, we will find victory in following God.  When we hold even the smallest portion back, when we allow ourselves to be deluded into only becoming lukewarm servants, God withdraws his blessing, and we must fend for ourselves.  Teaching this lesson brought this message into focus very clearly.  My prayers have adjusted accordingly for God’s work in my life.

Upcoming Lessons:

  • Sunday 6/10: Luke 10:25-37: “And who is my neighbor?”
  • Wednesday 6/13: Daniel: the story of a man with his head in the clouds. [Reprise]

Event Updates:

  • July 2nd-7th: Centrifuge Summer Camp
  • July 9th-13th: Game On! Vacation Bible School

Prayer Requests:

  • Mexico Mission Trip: We leave this coming week!  Please pray for safe travels and safe work, that we may touch many lives and that our lives would be irrevocably changed to serve God greater.
  • Summer Camp: It’s coming up fast!
  • School is out!: Each of our students wish to join with their church in praise over the end of another school year, and ask for prayer for the summer and school that is to come.

    Greg Horton
    Youth Director





JUNE 9, 2018
8:30 am
Fellowship Hall

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL  manditory information meeting
JUNE 9 2018
10:00 am

Jun 9th MANDATORY VBS meeting for all staff and volunteers helping this year at 10am we will be discussing our rolls and making sure we all know each other. Afterwards for those teaching we will be creating decorations for the rooms and worship center! Looking forward to seeing you all!!!

Harold Estevez
Missions Director


JUNE 10, 2018
6:00 pm
Suite E

We’ll be looking at our new Bylaws proposal.  Please pray for this process.  God has been working miraculously in our church and in people’s lives.  But there has also been a lot of suffering and mourning.  Let’s raise the banner of love and hope.  Remember, “His banner over me is love” (Song of Solomon 2:4)


JUNE 15-22 2018


Our Missions Team is heading off to partner with Pastor Carlos of La Roca Ministries of Tijuana, Mexico. The team will spend several days helping the La Roca Missionaries work in the field to minister to the physical and spiritual needs of men, women, and children in the local area.

La Roca Ministries reaches out to touch people’s lives that are devastated by poverty, neglect, and despair. These people find themselves enslaved to drugs and alcohol and living in the streets of Tijuana, Mexico. Our desire is to mirror Christ’s compassion and concern to these people.

It has been said, “give a person a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a life.” We believed in “teaching people how to fish”. We want to see lives transformed and we believe that comes from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Our program seeks to help rebuild lives by making disciples; raising up men, women, and teens as future leaders and missionaries, and sending them forth to advance the Kingdom of God on earth. Thank you for your prayers and financial support. You are making a difference today and for eternity! ≈ Pastor Carlos



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June 23, 2018
7:00 am - 4:00 PM

To aid us in promoting our church and Vacation Bible School we hold an Annual Yard Sale. The proceeds from the Yard Sale will help fund our Vacation Bible School. Anyone who would like to donate items for sale may call the church office to find out where to drop off their donations, (916) 488-1522. WE ARE ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR THE YARD SALE ON SUNDAYS AND THROUGHOUT THE WEEK.


July 4, 2018
7:00 am
Meet at the church for last minute preparations

The missions and evangelism team is gearing up for this Summer's activities. Everyone is looking forward to the church's participation in the Annual Arden-Arcade 4th of July Parade. Each year, we enter a float in the parade to promote our church and Vacation Bible School to our community. It is a great opportunity for us to spotlight our church to the community in this very visible venue. We do our very best to provide a service to our community through offering family-friendly activities and a safe place for our children to thrive.


These are a few things that we need in preparation for the parade:

►4 red wagons used to hold water bottles
►Ice (needed for July 4-5)
►Paper towel tubes

If you want to help with the preparations for the parade a sign up is available in the church lobby.


JULY 9-13, 2018
5:30 am -8:30 pm

Finally, Vacation Bible School, the culmination of our efforts and prayers to reach God's Good News to every family in our community. Our Bible School will provide Bible Study for all age groups, crafts, music, snacks and recreation. We are enrolling students now






I Will Offer to God My Spiritual Worship with My Financial Gifts


Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.    2 Corinthians 9:7


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

SBC Annual Meeting to be livestreamed
Rally to oppose AB 2943 scheduled June 12
Insurance for international mission teams
Strategic planning book $1.99 for Kindle users


Sacramento Region Baptist Network ►NEWSLETTER

Pray for CSBC summer ministries blessings
SRBN Senior Adult Conference coming this Fall in September

5 Ways to Engage Your Community through Existing Events by Josh Presley for LifeWay Pastors


Heart of Ukraine Ministries
Mark & Laura Bohannan ►





California Family Council in partnership with Capitol Resource Institute and Faith & Public Policy, with host a “Day of Action to Oppose AB 2943” on Tuesday, June 12th (9AM-1:30PM) at the California State Capitol



Beautifully Broken - Coming to theaters August 24th, is a true story about the Legacy Mission Villagein Nashville, TN. It is the story of how it came to be and the work it does today. Three Families in two different worlds - US and Africa - are connected and so many lives changed because of it. Watch the trailer here

An Interview With God - a movie coming to theaters via Fathom events August 20-22. WHAT WOULD YOU ASK God if you were sitting across the table from Him? The website and trailer are coming soon.

The Trump Prophecy - In theaters October 2 & 4.
More information here.