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We are a committed people who serve Jesus Christ through outreach and community involvement, worship and study.


Our mission:
By encountering Christ in our church, we
share God’s Word in the community to heal
and change lives



Our location: Edgcumbe Road 1 block west of South Snelling Avenue and immediately west of Highland High School. Click the map above to see an interactive map.

Edgcumbe Presbyterian Church
Midweek Update – August 7, 2019

In this issue:
• All Who Wander
• School Tools!
• Bible Study & Centering Prayer
• Prayers

ALL WHO WANDER
With Pastor Julie coming back from her Camino experience, and so many local Camino folk hanging around these days, I am thinking about the imagery of life as a journey. The very first name for Christians in the New Testament was people who belonged “to the Way.” (Acts 9 & 22) Being on a journey or “on the way” suggests that we are going somewhere. So the question for you today is: Where are you going?
You might think I would have an answer or suggestion for your destination, but I do not. I don’t know where you are going or even where you are called to go. But I suspect that you do. Even if you don’t think you know, I suspect that deep down in your heart, you can feel the tug of the Spirit’s call in your life right now. Indeed, you might spend most of your time and energy avoiding thinking about this tug because it scares you. Try to be honest with yourself for just a moment: Where is the Spirit calling you right now? Say in your heart: “Spirit, show me with clarity where you want me to go for this next phase of my journey?” Then breathe deeply and listen.
I find it noteworthy that both our Backwoods meditative path and our labyrinth give you a chance to walk with intention and prayer and not go anywhere! You end up where you started. Maybe the Spirit is calling you to go or do something bold and dramatic. Maybe the Spirit is calling you right back to yourself.

SCHOOL TOOLS!
This August, EPC will be gathering school supplies for the teachers of Highland Park High School as a tangible way to support our neighbors! Our collection time will be abbreviated this year so that we can bring the supplies over before school starts. Please bring items to EPC by Sunday Aug. 25th. Below are some items needed. Boxes of tissues are always popular with the staff. Checks can also be made out to EPC with “School Tools” in the memo line.
In addition to tissues:
• #2 Pencils
• White board markers
• Pens
• Notebooks
• Backpacks
• Hand sanitizer

BIBLE STUDY & CENTERING PRAYER
Our wonderful Bible Study will meet again on this Sunday evening, August 18, at 6:30pm in the church sanctuary. Centering Prayer continues to meet each Tuesday at 3pm in the sanctuary with a lively and friendly group. All are welcome to either of these groups.

PRAYERS
• For Ingrid and Ron Eggert as they travel back to Arusha, Tanzania, for three months to see old friends and continue their work with the medical and Plaster House ministries there. And celebration for the Eggerts 55 years of marriage!
• For Belinda Clary, also traveling to Tanzania (!) for her sister’s wedding.
• For Eleta’s friend Denique, who died last week from a severe asthma attack, leaving a 13-year-old daughter, Kennedy.
• For our Music Director, Jenya Trubnikava, who is flying back to the U.S. today with her son Victor, and will join us for worship this Sunday!

May the Spirit bless your journey back to yourself today! Pastor Phil

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