Week of May 26, 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.


What's Happening
May 26 - June 1


Celebration of Life for
Norma Wood

Please join us Saturday, May 25th at 11:00 am
to honor our dear and beloved friend.
A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall



Sunday's Message
May 26, 2019

Relate To The Nation
May 26, 2019




Nathan Hale graduated from Yale with honors at a young age. He became a lieutenant in the 7th Connecticut Regiment during the Revolutionary War. When the British were besieging New York General Washington needed to know when they would attack & where. He needed some spies. Only Hale volunteered. He went behind enemy lines posing as a schoolteacher. He was eventually caught in a tavern with the British plans & was condemned to death by hanging. The night before his death he asked for a Bible & a clergyman. The British General Howe denied him these requests. On the morning of September 22, 1776 Hale was marched along Post Road in Manhattan and hanged. His last words were, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” He was 21 years old.


We must be willing to give our lives for our nation, our neighbors, our church and our God. As we die to selfishness we become free to love with his love.


This Memorial Day weekend we remember those who have died for our country. Sunday I’m preaching on “Relate to the Nation” from Romans 13:1-10 where Paul teaches us to submit to our national leaders and to love others.


I thank God for our nation and for those who’ve put themselves in harm’s way for our nation. I thank God for my church and my Lord and for those who’ve risked their lives for our faith. May we consider ourselves crucified with Christ so that Christ may live and love through us (Galatians 2:20"!


With love in Christ,

Jim Meek

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MONDAYS 5:00 am

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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

May 26, 2019


The Greatest Commandments: “Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:37-40 NIV

The Great Commission: “Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20 NIV

Our youth seek to grow kinder by ministry.  This portion of our purpose statement is derived from Jesus’ command to love your neighbor as yourself and his refinement of that command: to love one another as He loved us (John 13:34 NIV).  As we studied this goal of growing kinder, we first needed to define our terms.  We define love as investing of yourself in others; ministry as an area of service, or the act of serving; and, kindness as an attitude of joy as one acts.  These definitions allow us to rephrase our purpose to be that we seek to have greater joy in service by investing in others.  These investments could be made up of time, work, goods, thoughts, prayers, or any other commodity that it costs us to give.  We give of these things first because God called us to, then because He rewards us with joy and satisfaction as we serve.

On Mother’s Day we gave out cookies that the students had made to all of the ladies of the church.  Giving the cookies alone would have been good, and been a form of ministry, but our true goal was to make each lady smile when we gave her the cookie.  We wanted each person to feel loved and appreciated, and were attempting to reach that goal in as kind a way as possible.  We could have simply left the cookies on the table with a note, or handed them out while looking down at our shoes to avoid eye contact, but instead the instruction was to smile and say “Happy Mother’s Day!”  The kids were uncomfortable to interact but by acting the way they did, they grew.  Kindness is shown through interaction with others, and can only be grown by testing it.  As we look to the future of our ministry, we will always be looking for opportunities to grow in kindness.

Upcoming Lessons:

  • Sunday 5/26:
    • Bigger by Evangelism
  • Wednesday 5/29:
    • Bigger how?

Event Updates:

  • Youth Wednesday Dinner, May 29th, 2019, 5:30 PM
  • Youth Super Sunday! Sunday, June 2nd, Following worship

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.
  • Wisdom: The end is near (of the school year that is)!  Many of our students are looking toward the end of the year with a mix of relief and abject horror, so we ask for wisdom in how we spend our time to end this school year on a high note!

Greg Horton
Youth Director

Highlights of activities coming your way soon.

May 25  Celebration of Life for Norma Wood, 11:00 am
June 1  Men's Prayer Breakfast, 7:00 am
June 1  Ezra Rienks Adoption Party, 1:00 pm
June 2  Youth Super Sunday, 12:00 pm
June 2  Missions, 1:00 pm
June 2  Church Council, 6:00 pm
June 8  Women's Breakfast, 8:30 am

Wednesdays At El Camino

MAY 29 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 Chicken and Noodles 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 1 at 7:00 am
Men's Prayer Breakfast
Fellowship Hall



Enjoy the food and the fellowship. Remember,
invite a friend!

June 2 at Noon
Youth & Parent Info Lunch Meeting
Fellowship Hall

Hot Dog Lunch & Water Balloon Play!



June 8-15
Mexico Mission Trip
Tijuana, Mexico

Our team is leaving for Mexico this June. Pray that God will do a great work as they minister to the phyisical & spiritual needs of the people there.


June 22

We are collecting donations for our yard sale Sundays after worship and Wednesdays after dinner at the Fellowship Hall.


July 27
River Cats 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?

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


Be sure to select “Participant” if you would like to attend the event or select “Volunteer” in order to help with the event. If you already have an assigned role in this year VBS you are already registered.




Walk Through Nativity

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
December 13-15
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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