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The recordings listed here are from our “COVID-19 quarantine” period when we were unable to meet in person.

Elim Extra for September 1, 2023

Pastor’s Reflection

Slow Healing: Be Open

I’m excited to come back on Sunday! A huge thanks to the many individuals who have been serving and keeping ministry going at Elim during my absence. I am truly grateful to have been able to have this time at home with my family.

Since I have been in recovery mode following the birth of my daughter, I have been reflecting on healing and how long it takes. Truly it doesn’t happen overnight. But I believe our lives are always caught up in a gentle current of healing that comes from God. On Sunday we will learn a fun Aramaic word that means “be open.” How important is openness for our collective healing?

Worship during the next month at Elim will be based on my favorite healing stories in the gospels, reflecting wisdom from the “slow medicine” movement (based on Italy’s “slow food” movement) which advocates for a medical system that allows doctors to spend more time with patients, and people to take more time for their own healing. You have blessed me with this time during my maternity leave. Thank you.

I am also excited to welcome Ascension’s pastor Rev. Debra Jimenez into the pulpit on September 10th, as our churches swap pulpits for God’s Work Our Hands Sunday. Thank you for welcoming her for this collaboration with our local ELCA siblings. But first, I can’t wait to see you THIS Sunday!

hugs, Pastor Chelsea

Elim Extra for July 16, 2023

Pastor’s Note
A Place for Faith: Hearth and Home
In our Genesis 25 story for this Sunday, Rebekah is feeling some major pre-labor pains. I can relate! If I am still with you this Sunday and haven’t had my baby yet, we will be talking about how God wants to be a faithful partner in all areas of our lives, including what we do at home with our families.
One of the things that touches me in Genesis, is how often God steps in to help people with practical matters. For example, he sows the first underwear for Adam and Eve and teaches them how to make clothes out of animal skins. And when Rebekah is distressed by her contractions, God performs the world’s first “ultrasound” and tells her she is having twins. I love having a God who cares for our bodies and views all aspects of our daily lives as important.
The prayer energies of this congregation are powerful! I’m so happy to report that Roger is doing better in the hospital; please keep him and Sheri in your prayers. I appreciate the way you care for one another, and hope that you will say a prayer for my baby and birth as well. I’ve felt very joyful and happy being with you at Elim, and look forward to our last Sunday(s) together before I return in September.
Mama/Pastor Chelsea Page

Church Council Meeting – July 23

Pioneer Days July 24, 2023 – Office will be closed.


Volunteers needed for Family Promise

Sat. Aug 5 – Sun. Aug 13

Please contact Gloria Wurst

Grand Opening

Community Resource Center of My Hometown Ogden

August 19, 2023 10 am to 1pm

373 15th Street Ogden, Utah 84404

Free Event – food, entertainment, games, tours, ribbon cutting.

Elim Extra for July 9, 2023

A Place for Faith: Crossroads
“Crossroads” may have an ominous sound to it, like when you’re making a big decision. But really it’s a place of meeting, and this Sunday we will hear in our Scripture about a joyful meeting indeed – a betrothal. Finally, a happy story in Genesis! A love story, no less, where all goes according to plan, and everything works out with minimal drama and fuss. It reminds me of a beautiful poem by the Welsh poet Sheenagh Pugh called “Sometimes.”
Sometimes things don’t go, after all,
from bad to worse. Some years, muscadel
faces down frost; green thrives; the crops don’t fail;
sometimes a man aims high, and all goes well.
A people sometimes will step back from war;
elect an honest man, decide they care
enough, that they can’t leave some stranger poor.
Some men become what they were born for.
Sometimes our best efforts do not go
amiss; sometimes we do as we meant to.
The sun will sometimes melt a field of sorrow
that seemed hard frozen: may it happen for you.
May you “put yourself out there” at the crossroads, and find joy in new relationships and delightful connections.
love, Pastor Chelsea
Church Becoming meets this Sunday, July 9th after worship.
Prayer requests: Please pray for the relatives of Matt Johnson; for Sheri and Roger Beeman; and for a friend who lost her great-granddaughter. God in your mercy, hear our prayer.