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Peace Presbyterian Church

9145 Franklin Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA 95758

(916) 684-8100 voice
(916) 684-7719 fax

Please join us for Worship and Children’s Church at 10 am.

Sunday School, “Growth Hour”, at 9 am: classes for all.




What’s the Point?


Contact us:
  Rev. Brian Spangler, Pastor
  Office Manager


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a member of Sacramento Presbytery, and the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.

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Accomplished in 2010

This page was designed to remind our members what we as a small church have accomplished in this year. Often we rejoice as the event occured, but quickly we forget the work done through the Grace of God. This page should help us to celebrate the year’s events and cause us to refelct on the Love of God in our lives, especially as we head toward Stewardship Sunday.
Send in your notice for the 2010 list.
- Sherry

begins 03 January 2010 8:30am -prayer
9 am -Sunday School
    Brunch @ 9am on January 03rd to kick-off the new schedule!
10 am -corporate worship, fellowship

- The Session has called for a special congregational meeting, for the congregation to receive and to act upon the report from the Nominating Committee and for the congregation to elect four members to serve as church officerson the Session and Deacon Boards, immediately after our worship service on Sunday January 10.
- Our Annual Congregational Meeting is immediately after our worship service on Sunday January 24. Items for the docket will include: financial review for 2009 and review of 2010 budget; reports on different areas of the church life; review and approval of changes to the Pastor’s Terms of Call; consideration of some small changes to the church by-laws.

Peace Candle Ephesians 2:14. WORSHIP NIGHT BEGINS JANUARY 12TH Join us Tuesdays, 6-8 pm. Nursery care available.
Worship, Bible Study and fellowship for all children, adults and youth. A new DVD study, with Elder Allen G. for the Adults.
more info.

4 F’s.

4 F’s
(Friends in Faith, Fellowship, Fun & Service)
A picnic? - a tour? - a play? - or ??? Come to our January meeting and tell us what you would like to do in 2010. Join us Thursday, January 14th @ 11:30am at Denny’s Restaurant on Elk Grove Blvd. We meet the 2nd Thursday of every month at 11:30am. All seniors welcome; hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please contact Rosemary B. See you there! more info.

Presbyterian Women.

Saturday, January 16 anytime after 5 pm at Peace Church. Bring your own project or help with the quilts for our graduating seniors.-- no sewing required. Cutters and ironers are welcome! Or just come for the fellowship! Bring a potluck dish to share. (No childcare.) For more info. contact Rachel S.

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Saturday evening 23 Jan., 3:30 pm meet @ First Baptist Church of Elk Grove for our trip to an African Village. Get your free ticket, first come, first served. Download the African Village Permission Slip and return it. Bring a Buddy. Contact Sherry K., aka Bear.
more info.

immediately after our worship service on Sunday January 24. Items for the docket will include: financial review for 2009 and review of 2010 budget; reports on different areas of the church life; review and approval of changes to the Pastor’s Terms of Call; consideration of some small changes to the church by-laws.
“...consideration of some small changes to the church by-laws” have been set aside for more prayer before we vote in a few weeks.

The memorial service for J.R. McGee held Saturday, January 30 at Peace at 1 pm with a reception afterwards.

Items for the docket from our Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday January 24 have been set aside for prayer and will be voted on Sunday February 7th. They include consideration of some small changes to the church by-laws.

We ordain and install our new Elders and Deacons Sunday February 14th. Please join us in the celebration and pray for them as they lead us.

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17 February, 2010 at 7pm
with the imposition of ashes. This service begins our season of Lent.
What is Lent/Ash Wednesday?.

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for all - any two people can be a couple
February 20th, 6:30pm hosted by the Deacons. Tickets: $10/person, $15/couple. Italian theme dinner, raffle & game following. Tickets on sale Sunday 14th! Proceeds go toward a projector. See the fun slideshow of this event.

right after church in the Sanctuary. We are planning on having a monthly “Men’s Breakfast, Bible study, and Bowling“ (or other fun event) on the first Saturday of every month. Men, come give us your input if you would be interested in participating in such an event. Note: the bowling attendance is optional. Thanks.

Presbyterian Women. PEACE WOMEN’S CRAFT NIGHT!
Saturday, March 20th 5pm-? (come when you can) @ home of Angejas.
Bring your own project or help with the quilts for our graduating seniors - no sewing required! Cutters and ironers are welcome! Or just come for the fellowship! Bring a potluck dish to share. For more info contact Rachel S.

As many of you know, we were need of new chairs for our sanctuary. We are grateful for the beautiful, new chairs donated anonymously this last week.
We are grateful for the beautiful, solid-blue chairs donated anonymously for our sanctuary. There are also new carpet, decorations, and window treatments all donated by various people. Many plants have been planted outside the buildings and drapes are in the ramped modular. We have also had many improvements made: the outdoor lights have been repaird, trees and bushes have been pruned, and the Main Street lit-sign has been worked on recently. Thank you to everyone for all of the hard work!
PREVIOUSLY POSTED: The Session has identified a new chair to purchase. The Session would like to purchase 120 of these chairs. Since the cost for each chair is $60.00 (which is a total cost of $7200.00), the Session is asking each family to pray over and then to commit to sponsoring the purchase of chairs on behalf of their families in order to share in the cost. Please let Elder Allen G. know how many chairs you can sponsor. After we have heard from our families, then we will know how much, if at all, we need to fundraise for this. One of these chairs is in the fellowship hall for your viewing and for your trying out to see how comfortable it is.

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28 March 10am service. Children and youth gather before the service for the processional with palm branches and singing.

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Come to our fifth Seder the 01 April 6pm. Printable invitations: to download or email to friends and family.
This worship service called a Seder (SAY- dur) dinner celebrates the first Passover (the Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt and spared from the tenth plague when the angel of death passed over the homes of the faithful) and Jesus transformed it into the Lord’s Supper.
What is Lent/Maundy-Thursday?

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02 April 7pm. This short worship service commemorates the death of Jesus on the cross for our sins.
What is Lent/Good Friday?

04 April. Brunch @ 9 am, Corporate Worship @ 10 am.
Egg hunt afterwards.
more info.

One Great Hour of Sharing image. Where does the money go? The Presbyterian Hunger Program receives 36% of undesignated One Great Hour of Sharing gifts, while the Self-Development of People and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance each receive 32%. Peace participates in this important ministry on both Palm Sunday and Resurrection Sunday this year.
more info.

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The Everyday Encounter that Changes your Life.

Based on the book written by Henry and Melvin Blackaby.
Themes for this study will include: God’s redemptive and salvific purpose behind the resurrection of Christ; the reality of the resurrection of Christ and how the resurrection of Christ can impact our lives each day.
The goal of this study is for us to experience anew and afresh the resurrected and living Christ in each moment of our lives. We will discuss and ponder how God intends to powerfully impact our lives in and through the resurrection of Jesus Christ and in and through the gift of new life that He offers us in Him. All are welcome. Copies of the book will be available for $5.00, or free if cost is an issue.
more info.

Acquire the Fire 2010 Encounter! Bear is collecting $2/week for your ATF tickets: 16-17 April - paid in full w/in 15 weeks w/o stress on your finances, thanks to Pastor Jerry and Mrs. Esther B. who fronted us the money: $30 [less than half]. Plus, we were blessed with 20 free tickets for all adults from TeenMania! Just email the Youth lay-minister with the names of those who want a ticket.
more info.

Saturday April 17th, 9am-1pm. Come join Peace Presbyterian Church and the Elk Grove community for a day of cleaning up our local creeks and parks! Come for the whole time or just a part, whatever time you can spare will be well worth it. Bring some old shoes, gloves, comfortable clothes, and hopefully some sunscreen. If you have one, please wear your blue Peace t-shirt and let people know we are out there. We will meet at Zimbelman Park on Big Horn Blvd.

Saturday, April 24. Cost $25/person. Free continental breakfast and lunch. More importantly, a great time of Bible study, fellowship and worship with christian women from all over the world: So Long, Insecurity, is the title for this event!
Contact Rachel S. for more info. or to sign-up to go with us. You may also register at the First Baptist Church Website:

Thr. May 06, 2010, 4-7pm 9820 Dino Drive, Ste 140 Elk Grove, CA 95624. RSVP 916.690.8869: Join the Board of Directors and staff at the Open House and Ribbon Cutting of our new facility. Come share the excitement. Tours available. Refreshments will be served.
For more info.

Join us Saturday May 15 from 9am - Noon with a variety of cleaning and work projects both inside and outside of the church. Please set this time aside on your calendar and join us at church that morning as we seek to be faithful stewards of this wonderful church and beautiful property God has given us. Spring Clean list pdf. For more info., see Elder Allen G.

a 2.5 hour seminar which includes presentations of practical strategies for developing and following a healthy food plan, along with guided activities for self-discovery and change with an emphasis on God’s transformational power to fill us up, if we let Him.
A seminar focus is Isaiah 55:2 (NKJV): “Why do you spend money for what is not bread, and your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in abundance.”
Mimi Dixon is a faith-based presenter and motivational speaker, who is a 100-pound loser with hard-won experience from many prior years of unsuccessful dieting and pay-to-lose weight management programs. She has a master’s degree in counseling and has mentored many in working with faith in order to eat healthfully.
Held at Peace Presbyterian Church Saturday May 22 from 2pm - 4:30, 9145 Franklin Blvd., call 915.684.8100 with any questions or visit There is no cost although donations will be accepted, chocolate provided. No child-care.

Sunday 23 after worship. Potluck lunch and planning meeting for all interested at the home of Pastor Brian. Planning for Summer and Fall studies for all age groups.
more info.

June 5, 7am-Noon: all profits donated to the church. UPDATE: $700.00 was raised! This is a great opportunity for you to clean out your closets and garages. We need volunteers to sort and set up on Friday, June 4 and work the sale on Saturday. Please call Elder Rebecca S. with any questions.
Please pre-price your items (we’ll have a standard price for books, clothes, videos or stuffed animals.) Come Help! Take a shift!

  • Fri. 6pm @ church - sorting, organizing, pricing
  • Sat. 5am - set up, make coffee, etc.
  • 7-9am - chat with customers, checkout, etc.
  • 9-11 - chat with customers, checkout, etc.
  • 11-12:30 - clean up

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Peace Preschool 2010 Vacation Bible School: June 7-July 29, 2010 ages 2 1/2 yrs - Kindergarten. $55/child/session; 9-12 Monday-Thursday. The children learn about the Bible through fun activities, games, crafts, cooking and song! Registration forms are available in the Social Hall or download one now.

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Friday June 25th 6:30pm @ the home of the McHenrys. RSVP 2 Sherry K., aka Bear - all Junior Highers, Senior Highers and College/Career students. Bring your friends and some food to share (potluck style). The Case For Christ the movie: remember how awesome our ID parties were? Need directions: contact Bear by email or phone.
more info.

Peace Presbyterian Church is pleased to offer a preventive health event. Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will host their affordable, non-invaseive, painless health screenings on Wednesday, June 30, 2010. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries, which is a leading cause of stroke: abdominal aortic aneurysms, which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat, which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk ofr osteoporosis. Register for the Stroke, Vascular Disease and Heart Rhythm Package for $139. All four ultrasound screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. Your Health is in Your Hands, so call 1-888-653-6441 for more information or to pre-register.

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June 28th - July 4th. Raise funds for programs at Peace and support the Elk Grove Food Bank: buy fireworks on our campus. Come to our booth, entrance on Franklin Blvd. between Tegan and Laguna Park Drive, and purchase fireworks or pick up your choices from our pre-sales tickets. Volunteer to work the booth by calling or emailing the office.
more info. includes booth schedule.

10K Run, 5K Run/Walk, & Kids Fun Runs, City of Elk Grove 10K Championship. Benefitting Elk Grove Food Bank Services (EGFBS). Sat, July 3, 2010 Elk Grove Regional Park. Race Day Registration: 7am
Kids’ 1/4 Mile (ages 6 & under): 8am
Kids’ 1/2 Mile (ages 7-10): 8:10am
10K Run & 5K Run/Walk: 8:30am
Course: Flat, fast course starting and finishing under the majestic oak trees in beautiful Elk Grove Regional Park.
Features: ChampionChip timing, refreshments, music, awards, random prizes. Custom T-shirt guaranteed to all pre-registrants.
Age Divisions: 12 & under, 13-15, 16-18, 19-29, 30-39; 10yr. increments to 80+. Awards ceremony to follow the event at 10:15am. Prizes for overall winners and top three finishers in each age division. Registered kids will receive a medal.
Online Registration
Entry Fees: $25 for adults postmarked by June 25, 2010; $30 after June 25, 2010 and on race day ($16 for all Kids’ Fun Run Participants). You may pick up your race packet or register on Thursday, July 1st, from 3pm-7pm, or Friday, July 2nd, from 10am-7pm at The Running Zone, 8470 Elk Grove Blvd., #135, Elk Grove, CA 95758 (916) 478-9663.

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Peace Preschool 2010 Vacation Bible School Sign Ups
June 7- July 29, 2010 (Mon-Thurs) (8 Sessions)
What we do: Learn about the Bible through fun activities, games, crafts, cooking and song!
Sign-ups form.

Join us Saturday, July 17, at 6pm for a potluck and hear from our special guests Jeff and Christi Boyd, missionaries in Cameroon working with church partners in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Equatorial Guinea. Since 2002 Jeff has been the Central Africa liaison, serving as a facilitator of PC(USA) support for partners; providing support for mission personnel; and being a resource person for the PC(USA) and her presbyteries and congregations and Jeff maintains a focus on education in Central Africa. Christi is active with the Joining Hands Initiative of the Presbyterian Hunger Program, which focuses on economic justice and gender and development, working to alleviate hunger, poverty, and economic injustices. Central to their work is the development of relationships that are enveloped in love, kindness, humility, and mutual respect. Please RSVP for setup count.

A Healthy Way to Rely on God and Lose Weight

Do you have will power in everything except food? Does your weight have you beat? Try something you may never have thought of: invite God’s transforming power into this part of your life too. Activities and topics to be discussed in this workshop include: roadblocks to change, choosing a healthy food plan, what food does for you, strategies for eating healthfully, emotional eating and prayer, new ways of relying on God, being beautiful just because you’re you, and taking a chance on God. Presenter: Mimi Dixon, M.A. Mimi is a motivational speaker and shares her hard-won experience (no diets offered!) losing 100 pounds by trusting God. Mimi is a veteran of many prior years of unsuccessful dieting and pay-to-lose-weight programs. She has a master’s degree in counseling and has mentored many to work by faith in order to eat healthfully.
Held at Peace Presbyterian Church Saturday July 24 from 10am - 3:30, 9145 Franklin Blvd., call 916.684.8100 with any questions or visit There is no cost although donations will be accepted; bring a bag lunch and beverage; chocolate provided. No child-care.

Sat. 11    9:30am   come with us to the High School Student Leadership Training Day @ William Jessup Universtiy. Only $15.00 for a whole lot of stuff: see the flyer for more info. Get your permission slip here when posted.

The Session has called for a special Congregational Meeting immediately after our worship service on Sunday, September 12th in order to elect the nominating committee for Elders and Deacons. Please talk to the Elders if you have any questions.

Please join us for our “homecoming” picnic at Miwok Park on Sunday, September 12th from Noon-2 pm. There will be pizza and drinks provided! Dress comfortably and come straight from church. We will use this occasion to formally welcome the Spanglers back from sabbatical. Miwok park is located at 9433 Village Tree Drive, Elk Grove. Just south of the Century Theaters on Big Horn Blvd. Bring a chair and get there quick to grab a good spot in the shade! After the picnic come join Pastor Jerry and the gang over at the Sunrise Service!
Please feel free to invite friends and neighbors and don’t forget your Peace T-shirt!

Fremont Presbyterian Church.

Saturday, Septebmer 18. Cost $25/person. Free continental breakfast and lunch. More importantly, a great time of Bible study, fellowship and worship with christian women from all over the world at Fremont Presbyterian in Sacramento!
Contact Rachel S. for more info. or to sign-up to go with us.
You may also register at the Fremont Presbyterian Church Website:

Prepped for it Tuesday 21.
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Saturday, October 9th 9 am: registration and refreshments. 9:30-3 pm: mission. “We pray. God heals-even You.”
Order of St. Luke Sacramento-Foothills Chapter meets at Peace. The mission is healing. Pastor Brian Spangler, Chaplain.

It is with a mixture of sadness and hope in their resurrection, that I share with you that our sisters in Christ, Rosemary Brooks and Frances Peverley have gone home to heaven. Memorial Services were held here at Peace Presbyterian Church on Monday, October 18th, 1 pm in honor of Rosemary Brooks.
Services for Frances Peverley were held on Wednesday, October 20th, 11am at the Elk Grove Funeral Home in Old Town.
-- Pastor Brian Spangler.

accompanied by a DVD and a study booklet.
In this powerful study, Chuck Colson and Harold Fickett identify the unshakable tenets of the faith that Christians have believed through the centuries - truths that offer a ground for faith in uncertain times, hope and joy for those who despair, and reconciliation for a world at war with God and itself. Please come to this new study on Tuesday nights as we seek to grow in our faith together. All are welcome.
Please talk to Pastor Brian or Derek M. if you have any questions.
This study begIns, November 2.

Get our Thanksgiving & Christmas Events and ministry opportunities information PDF.

Get our Christmas Events and ministry opportunities information PDF.

Sunday, 12 December, immediately after worship, we elect two deacons and an elder (Mimi D. and Mavis K., for Deacons, and John W., for Elder).

Get our Christmas & New Year’s Events and ministry opportunities information PDF.

Christmas Pageant.

All children preschool to 6th grade (membership not necessary). December 19th during the church service Sunday morning. Both speaking and non-speaking parts are available and will be assigned on Sunday, November 21st. Rehearsals will be on Sundays during Kid’s church and Tuesdays from 6-7:30pm beginning after Thanksgiving. A final practice Saturday December 18th 2-4pm. Join us in telling the Christmas story; sign-up sheets are on the Bulletin Board in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Elder, Tracy F. if you can help or if you have any questions.

Please plan to attend our annual Christmas Women’s Gathering on Sunday evening, December 19th, 6:30pm at the home of Phyllis M. more info.

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