Weekly Update - Fall Kick Off this Sunday!!

Weekly Update - Fall Kick Off this Sunday!!

Join us Sunday In-Person in the JKPC Sanctuary
at 9:30 a.m. or on Facebook Live!

This Sunday, September 11…

Pastor Randy’s message is titled “Stewardship at its Best" and is based on Genesis 41:37- 40.


Fall Kick-Off ~ Sunday September 11

We will have a special welcome during the morning Worship Service with the Choir, Praise Band, Communion and an uplifting message by Pastor Randy! We’re planning an all-church picnic lunch following church! We’ll provide pulled pork and beverages. We’re looking for people to help provide other lunch items, and to set up on Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m.
To see the list and sign up for needed items,   
If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Polcyn, 925-789-0067.



Memorial Service for Bob Smith
Saturday, September 17, at 11 a.m.

A memorial service followed by a reception will be held at JKPC on September 17.
If you are able to help with finger foods or dessert,
   CLICK HERE to sign up. 


Special Love Offering for Pastor Randy and Joan

If you would like to participate and are writing a check, please have the check made out to JKPC with "Love" in the Memo. Your donation can be mailed or dropped off at the church office, or placed in the offering plate.

Please note that this donation is a "gift" and will not be tax deductible - it will not appear on your 2022 JKPC Donation Statement.
If you have any questions, please contact Stan Husted, Missions Elder at kansasroots@yahoo.com


A Big Thank You to Rene Phillips!
Rene Phillips is pursuing a new full-time career outside of JKPC and her last day in the office will be this Friday. We have been blessed to have Rene as a JKPC Administrative Assistant since 2016!  Rene has been an integral part in keeping the office organized, creating the Sunday Bulletin, coordinating facilities usage (working with outside organizations who share the JKPC Campus) and much more! 

Rene will be greatly missed, but she will remain an important part of the JKPC Family as a church member – and we know that she'll be kept busy helping with Family Ministries activities. Rene & Brandon's kids, Austin & Zoe, are now both in middle school.  Rene will also keep her role as the JKPC Wedding Coordinator along with Lisa Locus! 

Rene has always worn lots of hats on the JKPC Campus.  Rene was Joy Preschool & Day Care Vice President for the last two years that Joy Preschool was open. And, before working in the office, Rene was Board President for John Knox Co-op Preschool for two years when her kids were little. 

Thank you Rene for your service to JKPC and we send blessings to you on the new career that awaits you! 


Cana Marriage Ministry ~ Starts Saturday, September 10
Euan and Janet Ramsay have been involved in Cana Marriage Ministry for 11 years and are excited to share this with couples at JKPC. The Ramsays are inviting married couples to join them one Saturday evening a month from September to May. The monthly meetings will include a pot-luck dinner, time to discuss a unique topic or question with your spouse, and time to share with other couples. This simple structure helps open up time and space for God to deepen our relationship with our partner. Please talk to the Ramsays at church, or by email at euan_ramsay@yahoo.co.uk if you have any questions, or would like to sign up.


SWELL Event Saturday, September 10
SWELL (Social Women Enjoying Living Life) will be visiting
our dear friend and former JKPC member, Marian Pistochini, in Manteca. We will meet at 10:30 a.m. in the JKPC parking lot, where we will form carpools for the drive. If you would like to join us, or if you have questions, please contact Sue King-Irwin, at 925-719-3703 or sdk831@yahoo.com




Tuesday, September 13

Our in-person, festive, almost-Fall gathering will be held at Nanette Wehe’s home (19945 Forest Avenue, Castro Valley, CA 94546), at 6:30 pm. Please bring a substantial sweet or savory to share. Drinks will be provided. Please RSVP to Nanette at sing55on@gmail.com The book to be discussed is Daniel Nayeri's Everything Sad is Untrue. There will be no ZOOM this month, but ZOOM Litwits will resume in October.

Ladies BUNCO ~ Friday, September 16, 7- 9 p.m.
Ladies - join us for a fun-filled night of BUNCO! (we recommend 6th grade and up!)
Roll the dice and have some fun with friends!
CLICK HERE to sign up and for more info.


Deacon Prayer Ministry ~ Are You Called to Pray with Others?

Each second Sunday of the month, the Deacons have been offering to pray with those who would like one-on-one prayer after the service. This Fall we’re opening this ministry up to others in the congregation with a calling to serve and to pray for others. If you have an interest in supporting this ministry, please contact Janet Ramsay at janet_r_ramsay@yahoo.co.uk

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.” Philippians 4:6,7


Please Mark Your Calendar with these Important Dates:

  • Saturday, September 24 - JKPC trip to the Oakland Zoo
  • Sunday, October 2 - World Communion Sunday and All- Church Potluck Celebration for Pastor Randy and Joan
  • Saturday, October 15 - "Gratitude Gathering" at Tom & Sue Fox's home to say farewell to Pastor Randy and Joan


This Week's Happenings…

6:30 p.m. Choir Rehearsal – Choir Room
                Alanon – Room D
7:30 p.m. Praise Band Rehearsal - Sanctuary

8:00 a.m. Men’s Bible Study – Copper Skillet
10:00 a.m. LIFT Bible Study – Room D

9:30 a.m. JKPC Worship Service
11:15 a.m. Heavenly Grace Worship Service
4:00 p.m. ROCK for Kids
 Youth Group

Prayers of Joy & Concern: Praises from Sharon Smith for all of the support she continues to receive following Bob’s passing; Prayers for Leslie James' son Brian, his wife Elizabeth and baby Blake who were in a bad car accident this weekend. Prayers as they heal from thankfully minor injuries and praises that it was not worse; Prayers for Rene Phillip's mother-in-law who is in the hospital with very swollen legs from lymphedema - prayers that the doctors find the right medicine to ease the pain; for safety for all of those who are working outdoors during this heat wave; for our church as we go through the process of finding an interim pastor and forming a search committee; travel mercies for Pastor Randy and Joan as they fly back from Austin.



Thought for your week,




Many Blessings,

Your JKPC Staff