Pastor’s Desk #15

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Good Morning SCCC Family,        
* Jeannine and I pray you had an excellent Easter. We call it “Semana Santa” here and I have never seen quite as many police/military people in a town this size. But wow, they had things under control. I think J & I both have that Cristopher Columbus “adventure spirit”, so we chose to drive around both on Thursday and Saturday evening. It felt like the old cruising days – oh the memories. No sweat though, the traffic kept moving and we got up and down the strip several times uneventfully! I was a little disappointed as I had hoped to have a juicy story about travel in San Carlos as a future illustration! Oh well.
 
* Wednesday and Thursday – Semana Santa – we had just over 50 children registered on Wed and 65 on Thursday. Almost all the kids stayed for the entire three hours – having a great time from face painting to bouncy castles, balloon toys, multiple games, hotdogs, popcorn, drama, skits and the message of salvation. It was so good to host the event right at the church so people could stay and enjoy as opposed to just rushing through to get the free stuff.
            A huge highlight for me was the fact that we were working together with Howard’s students, who did a great job of sharing the Gospel through drama. A number of the folks from Mayra’s church in Independencia came and helped on both days, the folks from Belen Casa de Pan were here with them as well. Joey and Jessica came from Tucson helped with face painting and balloons. Doug & Maxine, who just arrived to do some painting, came and helped as well. And then others of you from SCCC who helped – I honor you. Thanks for your faithfulness and support. It was well done. And most of all, Mayra was amazing. What a lady the Lord has blessed us with. Thank you, Mayra for all you have done so the children of San Carlos can hear the Gospel!!
Pastor David and Angie (local Spanish church) brought their children and participated on Wednesday. They have been so supportive of our event. I have met with him several times and we have so enjoyed each other’s company. Their church is hosting a Vacation Bible School in July and so we would like to join them in supporting their event at their church this summer. Maybe you’d like to volunteer in some way that will benefit them. Maybe cooking, baking, teaching . . . I will keep you informed of the potential options.

Praise God for the connections we are making as we seek to build God’s Kingdom along with and through the churches and ministries of this area! Wow God, YOU are so good.
 
* Friday – the Elders led our Good Friday service. Thanks to each of you for your involvement in putting this service together. It was great to have some guests in the church, both Friday and Sunday, guests who normally don’t attend church, but who got to hear the Word at both services!
 
* Saturday – Jeannine and I joined a number of folks (churched and unchurched) for a dinner at the Harris home. I met a fellow who was asking about the church and he had an interesting question, which was fun for me to try and answer. He asked “how we determined if our church was successful in its work. Do we determine success by counting attendees or do we determine it by the offerings received?” I love this question and I think my answer encouraged him. At SCCC, our success is determined by our actions, our care for each other and our participation in the community and with the missions we have all around us. Folks, when we only count nickels and noses in the sanctuary, we miss the call of God on our lives, don’t we? I am so glad to serve a church which is willing to look beyond itself.
 
Things to pray for this week:
* Mary Sprague begins radiation in Tucson this week.
* Gabriela led 5 women in the Sinner’s prayer last week in the prison. Pray for these ladies.
* Devon and Marisol are back in Canada raising support for their ministry.
* Brian & Clarissa have a team helping them at the ranch this week.
* Jessy & Jennie celebrate the 10th anniversary of the King’s Kids ministry this weekend.
 
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This week, I am including an opportunity for you to participate tangibly in the completion of our new ministry center. It is so exciting to watch the ministry center taking shape the way it is. Sven is still ahead of schedule and pretty soon, we’ll be able to finish the details. We really want to have the building ready to function in November when many of you will be returning. I personally would love to (as much as is possible) see things in place for that date. It would be such a shame to spend the whole next winter determining how to complete the details, as opposed to using the new sanctuary for new ministry opportunities and for our busiest season as well, amen???
In light of that, I have included a list of many of the items required, which to this point are not covered in our original fundraising. Maybe you haven’t had a chance to participate in the building costs to this point, or maybe you have, but you still have a desire to help in other ways, maybe you’d like to purchase one or several of the items listed in honor of a loved one or friend, or maybe you’d like to dedicate something personally. Whatever the case, would you consider helping finish our expanded ministry center with a gift which God places on your heart to give? Your participation in giving is your participation in the future ministry of San Carlos Community Church. Together we can make a difference in the area God has called us to serve.
 
Should you be willing to make a donation or a pledge (payable by Nov. 2014), please click reply to this email, put your name beside the item(s) you would like to donate or pledge toward and email it back to the church. Thank you in advance for your generosity and your desire to participate in this ministry. 

If anything in the list seems unclear, please email me for claification at pastorglenn.sc@gmail.com. 
 
Praying you have a great week!
Pastor Glenn y Jeannine

 

Proposed Costs to Furnish the new Ministry Center  
 
Please Note: Before any purchases are made, further professional advice will be sought, best prices found and package deals made where appropriate.
Click Reply to this email, place your name (in ths column) beside the item you wish to donate or pledge (Nov 2014) toward.  
 
Sanctuary Chairs: 150 Matching existing Chairs TBA      
  approximate cost of each chair 65.00      
  Total Cost of Chairs Required   9,750.00    
           
Sanctuary Ambience Curtains, Plants, and ask Lynne !! TBA      
  (Actual Cost to be determined)   3,000.00    
           
Spanish Translation: Simultaneous Sermon Translation TBA      
  (Actual Cost to be determined)   1,500.00    
           
Audio Requirements:          
Item 1 Mixer – Allen Heath ZED 428 1,800.00      
Item 2 Snake – EWI 24×8 500.00      
Item 3 Speakers – 3 Behringer B212D 900.00      
Item 4 2 x Behringer XM1800S Dynamic Cardioid Vocal Microphones, 3-Pack 600.00      
     
Item 5 2 x Sure SM58 Microphones 200.00      
Item 6 2 x Audio Technica Cardioid condenser microphones 200.00      
       
Item 7 Condenser Podium mic 150.00      
Item 8 Sermon Recorder 160.00      
Item 9 Cables and stands 500.00      
Item 10 2x Bose Speaker System 5,400.00      
  Total Proposed Audio Cost   10,410.00    
           
Video Requirements:          
Item 1 Main Projector:     Panasonic PT-DW640US 6000 lumens 4,350.00      
     
Item  2 Rear Projector: BenQ MX662 3500 lumens 580.00      
     
Item 3 Front Screen  – Draper Targa 900.00      
Item 4 Rear Screen – Draper Luma 125.00      
Item 5 Hanging brackets, wi-fi, adapters,etc 500.00      
  Total Proposed Video Cost   6,455.00    
           
Stage Lighting: Flood & Spot Lights, Control Panel 1,300.00      
  Total Proposed Stage Light Cost   1,300.00    
           
Piano Keyboard: (several Potentail Options)        
Option 1 Roland LX-15E    (Preferred model) 7,300.00      
Option 2 Roland HP 508 series (similar to LX 15E, but with smaller case & speakers) 4,300.00      
     
  Total Proposed Piano Cost Maximum   7,300.00    
           
************* Total Proposed Furnishing Costs   $39,715.00    
           

 
    

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