Week of May 5, 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 5 - 11


Sunday's Message
May 5, 2019

Relate to the World



Alexander the Great flashed like a comet across the heavens.  Yet his life impacted eternity.  He became king of Macedonia at age 20 and carved out one of the largest empires in history before his death at age 33.  The New Testament was written in Greek because he carried the Greek culture throughout the world.  He is also the reason that the New Testament writers categorized humanity into two groups: the Jew and the Greek.  His vision was to make all people one. Therefore I don’t think it’s a coincidence that a Macedonian appeared to Paul in a vision when the apostle was in Asia and said, “Come over and help us!”  So Paul made the historic leap from Asia to Europe, bringing the good news to a continent from which it would eventually come to the Americas and profoundly affect the world.  Humanly speaking you are reading this commentary because of Alexander and Paul!

Like Alexander and Paul we need to have a world vision.  Alexander tried to make all people one through conquest.  Paul tried to make all people one through the Prince of Peace (Galatians 3:28).

Sunday I’m preaching on, “Relate to the World” from Matthew 28:16-20 wherein the resurrected Jesus told the apostles to make disciples throughout the whole world.  He would be with them in this task.  They could relate to the world through him, creator of the world.  Come Sunday and help us relate to the world.

This Saturday, May 4, at 7:00 is our Men’s Breakfast.  Please come and pray with us for world-wide needs!

With love in Christ,
Jim Meek


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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 5, 2019

Love Others As I Have Loved You

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35 NIV

This last weekend I was in Yosemite National Park for my father’s yearly family reunion.  I have been going to Yosemite for many years and have a great affection for the natural beauty of the park.  There are quite a lot of Hortons, Pratts and Ternes (the three main branches of my extended family) who gather for this event from all over the country.  I am not particularly good at keeping up with people whom I do not see on a regular basis, so this reunion gives me the chance to connect to my extended family in a way I never could alone.  Some of my strongest familial relationships have been borne out of this time in Yosemite, and I would not trade the time spent for anything.  Yet, this year I ended up in an argument with one of my aunts.

Before going to Yosemite, an email had been sent that bent me out of shape, and I went with arguments and anger ready to go.  We had an intense conversation with no yelling but high stakes that ended with me walking away shaking with fury and a clear decision that I would not be attending the reunion next year.  I returned to my tent, to my wife and daughter, and explained the situation as things had become.  Kim did her best to defuse me but all I could be was mad.  I decided to hang out in the tent while Kim and Reyna went for a walk.  As I sat there and fumed, arguing with the phantom of my aunt, God slapped me.  Is this what I commanded you to do?  Is this how My son treated you when you sinned against Him, against Me?  Will this anger profit you, your witness, or My Kingdom?  Is your “pride” so important that you would create Hell to defend it?  No?  Then why have you let Satan take you by the nose and lead you here?

I prayed.  What else can you do when confronted with God’s conviction?  I prayed that He would remove my anger, release my grip on my “pride,” and to give me the strength to love others as He loves me, and He did.  I felt an immediate release of tension, my God had rescued me from my own choices of self-destruction.  I knew that there would still be consequences for my choices, and that I would still not be attending next year’s reunion, but God had given me a chance at reconciliation with my aunt that my anger would never have let me have.  I spent the evening considering my apology, and wrote a long email that spelled out why I felt, how I felt, and what I apologized for.  I did not demand her to apologize, nor blame her for the argument, but instead simply recognized the hurt I had caused and apologized for it.

I do not know if my email will have the desired effect, nor that my aunt and I will be completely reconciled, but I do have a clear feeling that God is pleased that I took the step.  My heart isn’t completely healed of the hurt, and feelings of resentment still linger, but I know that as I pray God will continue to ease my pain and help me to focus on the future.  I thank God that he didn’t leave me to destroy myself or my family over this, and that He will use it as a part of my testimony.

Upcoming Lessons:

  • Sunday 5/5:
    • Nearer by Worship…
  • Wednesday 5/8:
    • …Nearer to whom?

Event Updates:

  • Cinco de Mayo Luncheon, Sunday, May 5th, 2019, Immediately following service
  • Mother’s Day, May 12th, 2019
  • Youth Wednesday Dinner, May 29th, 2019, 5:30 PM
  • End of School Party! We’re thinking Raging Waters on June 1? Families and friends welcome!

Prayer Requests:

  • Reconciliation: I pray that I will be reconciled to my aunt, and that my extended family will be healed as a result.
  • 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 4  Men's Prayer Breakfast, 7:00 am
May 5  Cinco de Mayo lunch, 12:00 pm
May 7  Nominating, 10:30 am
May 7  Personnel, 6:30 pm
May 11 Women's Breakfast, 8:30 am
May 18 Parent's Night Out, 4-8 pm


Wednesdays At El Camino

MAY 8 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 HOT DOGS 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!

MAY 4 at 7:00 AM

Men's Prayer Breakfast
Fellowship Hall


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




MAY 5 at 12:00 pm
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta & Luncheon
Fellowship Hall

Funds raised go to support our
Mexico Mission Team going to Tijuana this June.

Join us for delicious food, fellowship
and music. Also, for the kids, we will have a piñata.

Suggested donation:
$5 per Adult & $2 per Child



MAY 11 at 8:30 am
Woman's Breakfast
Fellowship Hall


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



MAY 18 at 4-8 pm
Parent's Night Out
Children's Department

We encourage our parents to take advantage of a Night Out while our Sunday School teachers watch your kids, ages babies thru 5th grade. Your children will engage in fellowship, games, Bible lessons, dinner, dessert, play games and watch a movie.

Whatever you plan to do with your free time, remember to have fun because the kids definitely will!



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 ŸŸ• Music • ŸŸSnacks ŸGames • ŸŸCrafts

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.



Friday, Saturday & Sunday
December 13-15
El Camino Baptist Church Presents

We are planning a community event. We need the whole church and our friends to get involved. If you’d like to help we need actors, scene directors, costume people, narrators, props, setup/break down, 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


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 Convention►NEWSLETTER

“Accountable reimbursement” plans
Read Insights to learn more about CSBC
Ministry Highlights resources available


Sacramento Region Baptist NetworkNEWSLETTER

SRBN Prayer Breakfast
Sunday School/Small Group Leader Training




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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.

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