We all celebrated Easter 2022 with a new appreciation for activities during Easter Week that had been suspended over the last two years, but which help build up our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. A trip to "Our Lady of Sacramento Monastery" on Leary Road in the Delta to walk the life-size stations of the cross on Good Friday was a memorable way to honor what Jesus went through to save us all. We read through the scriptures of how he was beaten, flogged, ridiculed and crucified on that day of fulfillment of the Holy Scriptures.
"But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed." Isaiah 53:5
"I had been like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter; I did not realize that they had plotted against me, saying, “Let us destroy the tree and its fruit; let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name be remembered no more.”
"Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
You are all welcome to join us next year for Station of the Cross and all other activities of your Community Church Family. Our Choir is singing again in praise to the Lord, and we've welcomed back many who have been sheltering at home during the pandemic. We decorated the church with Easter flowers purchased by church family members in loving memory or honor of a loved one to take home and plant in their gardens. We are blessed to have a church community where all are welcome to come and worship with us! We hope to see you soon!
Community Children enjoyed an old fashioned Easter Egg Hunt with all the excitement and fun it brings, complete with a table of prizes for those lucky enough to find an egg with a number in it. Winners could choose a prize of their liking from a wide variety of fun prizes for children ages pre-school up to 6th grade. A light brunch was available for those after Easter Service at 9:30 a.m. to join us in fellowship over a meal, and celebrate the Easter Sunday as we did in years gone by without the issues that a pandemic brings. We are so grateful to be back!
We Welcome back Rev. Stephen Smith as our interim Pastor. Steve served as interim before, and has stepped up to help us again. We are so grateful to him for his willingness to serve and continue the mission of our Lord Jesus Christ by spreading the good news of the gospel and serving the body of Christ.
The Presbyterian World Mission and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) met to discuss the situation in the Ukraine and how the church can respond to the growing refugee crisis, as well as the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. The conversation focused on the unfolding situation within Ukraine and in bordering countries who are receiving refugees and carrying emergency supplies over the border into Ukraine. Mission co-workers shared information received from partners in the Central European region. PDA’s Office for Refugees and Asylum is coordinating internally and with these partners in the area and determine where funds can be directed for the greatest impact.
How YOU can help in the Ukraine. WGCPC is accepting donations to assist in these crucial and timely efforts to help God’s children. Contributions to the Ukraine Assistance Fund may be made out to WGCPC with the notation stating the Ukraine Assistance Fund and will be sent to Presbyterian Disaster Relief-International Refugees program. You can mail it to:
P.O. Box 93
Walnut Grove, CA 95690
What a wonderful way for our congregation and community to join together and help in this time of great need!
The beautiful mountain setting along the shores of Lake Tahoe is a perfect place for spiritual renewal, learning more about God and fun for the whole family. How long has it been since you've been? Have you EVER been? Registration is now open and NOW is the time to book a peaceful retreat for yourself, your family, your grandchildren or with some friends! Click on the link below to get started.
Mondays at 12:30 PM for lunch and meeting at the Walnut Grove Community Presbyterian Church14120 Grand Avenue Walnut Grove, CA 95690 United States of America
Serving the CA Delta and beyond since 1948
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Earning his Eagle Scout Badge, George Smith has finished the Prayer Garden
Plans to build a prayer garden on the south side of the church are complete! With the help of family, community and friends, the area beneath the redwoods on the south side of the church is now a peaceful, tranquil place to enjoy the beauty of the church grounds. George states, "The purpose of the project is to bring the community together and I am already starting to feel that happen." We hope you stop by to enjoy the new area beneath the redwoods!
We are hosting the MEN'S BREAKFAST again! We meet every 2ND SATURDAY of each MONTH
We welcome back our faithful men, and we hope to find a few more of you out there! Come on in and join us.
It was a GREAT time!
We Celebrated the end of the Pandemic and the lifting of restrictions on June 15th, 2021 with an Ice Cream Social as a gift to the community and a welcome back to those we haven't seen in a long time. Ice cream with lots of toppings was a hit! We played some games like cornhole toss, BIG Jenga and Kerplunk, Boom Ball and had activities for the little ones. Thanks to all who came out and joined us for the festivities. We hope to see you again soon!
We honored our local heroes with a special night of food and fellowship to thank them for serving our community!
Volunteer Fire Fighters serve our local community, and respond when the big bell on the bridge rings out for emergency.
We celebrate the Advent and Christmas Season with song, spirit and fellowship. It's a magical night with celebration with the whole community at 7 p.m. followed by hospitality in Koinonia Hall with fresh baked goods, snacks and beverages to share with our big church family.
Every year there's a Pancake Breakfast at the church right before the big 4th of July Parade of Fire Trucks and Floats created by the local residents that begins at 10 a.m. in front of the Fire Station 95, on Walnut Avenue, just down from the church. It's a fun, family event that brings many to our local town to celebrate. Join us this year!
Our Christmas Candlelight Service is a tradition that dates back many years and is loved by many of our Delta families. We look forward to holding it again after the Pandemic closed it down in 2020. The Choir will sing out favorite Christmas Carols and we'll gather in Koinonia Hall for refreshments and fellowship afterward. Join us the Sunday before Christmas at 7 p.m.!
We missed everyone during the Pandemic in 2020 and 2021, but we celebrated while sheltering at home, and the cross reminded us again to Rejoice! For, He has Risen!
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