Week of June 30, 2019

2805 El Camino Ave / Sacramento 95821
916 488-1522

Come Worship With Us
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.


Memorial Service for Dan Ash
El Camino Baptist Church
July 6, 2019
11:00 am

What's Happening
June 30 - July 6


Highlights of activities coming your way soon.

June 29     VBS Prayer Walk, 8 am; Meeting, 10 am
June 30     Summer Splash & Games, 12:00 pm
July    3     Decoration float for parade & Bible study, 6:30 pm
July    4     Meet to leave for Parade, 8:00 am
July    4     Carmichael 4th of July Parade
July    6     Men's Payer Breakfast, 7:00 am
July    6     Celebration of Life for Dan Ash, 11:00 am
July    8     Vacation Bible School, 5:00 pm

Sunday's Message
June 30, 2019




Did you know that you may have money sitting in California waiting for you to claim?  The state of California has $9.3 billion of unclaimed property and forgotten funds through bank accounts, uncashed employee checks, stocks, bonds and insurance benefits.  Dormant property is sent to the state controller’s office after three years of inactivity.  There are 48 million unclaimed properties in California!

It might seem odd that people are unaware of money available to them.  But it’s not nearly as odd as Christians who don’t depend on the Holy Spirit.  Jesus said, “But you shall receive power after the Holy Spirit is come upon you” (Acts 1:8).  Being a Christian means you’ve received the Holy Spirit (John 3).  Yet too often we live under our own power instead of tapping God’s great power.

Sunday I’m preaching on “Live by the Spirit” from Romans 8:3-16.  Chapters 6-8 could be the three greatest chapters in the Bible.  Chapter 6 states that we need to be dead to self.  Chapter 7 says why we need to be dead to self and chapter 8 gives the glorious results of being dead to self.  These chapters give us the key to abundant life.  Please come Sunday and learn how to live that awesome life.

Saturday we’re having a Vacation Bible School Prayer Walk at 8:00 and at 10:00 is a Team Meeting for VBS teachers and helpers.  I greatly appreciate all who gave so much time and effort to our Yard Sale last Saturday to help fund our VBS.  Wednesday, July 3 we’ll need people to help decorate our 4th of July float advertising VBS.  Then, we’ll have a fantastic VBS July 8-12 for adults, youth and children.  AND DON’T FORGET THAT WE HAVE A POTLUCK THIS SUNDAY AFTER CHURCH.  PLEASE BRING GRUB FOR YOU AND OTHERS.  Once again God will change lives forever as we learn to live by the Spirit!

Jim Meek


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June 30, 2019


 “Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid.” Proverbs 12:1 NIV

“You, however, must teach what is appropriate to sound doctrine.” Titus 2:1 NIV

I am not particularly well disciplined.  I jump from interest to interest on a whim and find myself disappointed with my lack of results.  I desire routine and yet am incapable of maintaining more than a few good habits for any substantial period of time.  Fortunately for me, God has blessed me with the ability to learn quickly and the dual loves of teaching and service.  These gifts serve me well as I work with students and other leaders in our youth ministry.  Because these gifts are well suited for youth ministry, and involve being good at some of the more visible tasks therein, arrogance has crept its way into my attitude more than once.  It is so easy to feel that I am God’s gift to youth ministry, and that my methods are the best available.  A favorite tool of Satan is twisting our attitudes of gratitude into pride and indignation; taking something beautiful and making it something putrid.  Thanks be to God that I usually recognize my changing attitudes before they grow too far out of proportion.

As a teacher, I must be willing to learn.  Learning comes from being challenged in my ways and tested against difficult situations.  When a lesson is not being taught the way I prefer, but is done with sound doctrine and style, I must be willing to approach it honestly and learn.  If a sermon does not directly apply to my current situation, I must be willing to take from it all that I can.  It is so easy to say “that’s not the way I would teach this lesson” or “this sermon is not for me” and use those phrases as an excuse to not engage with what is being taught.  When things are not the way I want them to be, God is disciplining me to learn to accept that I am not the center of the universe and that there is always something to be learned from every situation in life.  I am a gift of God but I am not the gift of God, and as one gift living amongst others I must be reminded of my responsibilities as well as my rights.  I write this testimony to humble myself, to make permanent my self-reprimand such that the growth God seems to be intending for me may not be forgotten in the deluge of work.

Upcoming Lessons:

  • Sunday 6/30:
    • Gay Christian Pt. 3 - Finale
  • Wednesday 7/3:
    • Gay Christian Pt. 3 – Finale Redux

Event Updates:

  • Summer Splash Sunday Potluck, June 30 following service.
  • Centrifuge Summer Camp, July 1-6th, Don’t forget your Medical Forms!
  • “In the Wild” VBS, July 8-12th, 5-8pm, for kids, youth and adults!

Prayer Requests:

  • Summer Camp: It comes!  We are preparing to head to Jenness for summer camp and desperately need prayer that we would get everything together in time.
  • Love: We are beginning a study about homosexuality and need a special dose of love to help teach this culturally charged topic.

Greg Horton
Youth Director



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


Wednesdays At El Camino

JUNE 27 at 5:30 PM

Come Wednesday nights for wonderful meals at 5:30 in the Fellowship Hall.

Great Bible studies for adults, children, youth, & young adults at 6:30 pm.

This Wednesday we will serve HAMBURGERS with all the fixings.
Invite a friend.




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!



June 30
Summer Potluck & Games
12:00 pm


Invite family and friends and bring a dish to share ready to place on the table.


July 4

The Annual 4th of July Parade

We need volunteers to decorate the float this Wednesday at 6:30 pm. We also need volunteers to walk or ride in the parade as well as donations of candy. We will meet at 8:00 am on Thursday, July 4th to prepare to leave for the parade.


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July 8-12

5:00- 8:30 pm

Pre-K to 12th grade & Adults
Bilingual English/Español


Classes • Music • Snacks Games • Crafts

Pre-Registration: www.elcaminobaptist.org
ENG 916 488-1522 /ESP 916 223-6524





July 27
RiverCats Game for Faith & Family Night
Concert & Baseball

This is a group event with El Camino Baptist Church.
The Church has pre purchased tickets.

Cost: $10 per person.

Purchase your tickets now to reserve your seat with us.


There is a concert at 4:45 followed by speakers and, of course, baseball! The night will end with fabulous fireworks!!




There are events coming soon! How can I serve?


Dec 13-15
Walk Through Nativity

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

El Camino Baptist Church Presents

We are planning a community event. We need the entire church and our friends to get involved. If you’d like to help, we need actors, scene directors, costume people, narrators, and much, much more.

Sign-up is available at our Welcome Center.

As we work together we will get much accomplished!


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


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

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Kid's Camp at Alta





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When you visit a doctor, he determines your health by two methods. First, he collects the numbers. Then, he asks you the questions...read more

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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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