How about a parade float?

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It is a good Day; The youth had an outreach this past weekend. Here in Mexico, it was Semana Santa. And as the week ended people poured into San Carlos to have parties and our little town exploded with thousands of partygoers. Our youth had a location (with many adults to supervise) on the main street, giving out bottles of water, a gospel booklet, and a little cross to all who would accept. The youth were excellent! I was so proud of them. You can see some photos on our Instagram and Facebook pages.

As to the effect of the Semana Santa weekend on our church, by Sunday morning, all was fairly normal. The mornings here are fine. Traffic is a little restricted by barriers erected, but there is not too much traffic. Some people stock up on supplies and stay home for the weekend. The weekend should not have any effect on going out and getting to church. As to the example of our youth, we find the partygoers very friendly. The youth wave signs about “Do you need prayer?” and they are received well. They get friendly waves and smiles. For us a church, we can get out there and just be a witness. Perhaps next year we should get an Easter parade float and take a drive through town?

This Sunday we have three candidates for baptism. Weather permitting, this will be in the ocean at San Francisco Beach just after we finish our worship service. That will be about 11 a.m. As you enter the beach turn right to the big tree and walk down to the ocean. Photos will be posted later on our fb page and website.

Sunday, we looked at the empty graves. How pleasant!  Maybe I should restate this? On Sunday we looked at the records of people who used their graves for short terms. We started with Elijah who never went to the grave but was taken in view of Elisha, away in a chariot of fire to heaven. It was like he was just raptured from the earth, but Elisha was permitted to witness this event. Elijah did not die, but many years later Elisha did die.

Elisha was laid in a tomb. And some time later a group was near there to bury their friend. When Moabites raiders came, they quickly placed their friend in the same tomb as Elisha. But when the dead man’s body touched the bones of Elisha, he suddenly sprang to life and came back from the dead. That would be a bad wake-up!

The next record was Lazarus. A story most of us are familiar with. He was a friend of Jesus and was dead for three days before Jesus arrived at his grave. In this story Jesus has the people move the stone away from the tomb, and then calls Lazarus. Lazarus wakes up from the dead and comes out of the tomb. He is stripped of the grave wrappings and joins his family very much alive.


These stories are what we call, “types.” I won’t explain too much here other than they are examples or images of what is to come. Now back to the story of Lazarus. He was a friend of Jesus and though dead when he heard the voice of Jesus he woke up and got up. As a friend of Jesus, I expect in my death I also will hear the voice of Jesus and just answer and go to him.

For the believer, death is but an instant. I will die or go to sleep, and the next moment I will wake up in His presence. What about you? Is death final for you or will you hear His voice?

Blessings, Chuck. Next Sunday, “When God is silent.” Have you ever considered the day before Easter Sunday?

This is only a small, summary of what was spoken this past Sunday, and without writing the whole of the Sunday script for you here, you can hear the full service on our FB page under the icon “Videos.” Also, our worship services are now available “live” on YouTube. Please subscribe and “Like” our channel, as it pushes the visibility of our channel up.

Events

1st Sunday of each month, Celebration of the Lord’s Table.

4th Sunday of each month, Cookie Sunday

3rd each month, Monday Night at the Movies at 6 pm.

Every Wednesday @ 9 a.m. – Ladies Mountain Mover’s Prayer.

Thursday @ 8:30 a.m. – Men’s Bible study. The first time is free! Come on gentlemen.

Every Friday @ 5 p.m. – Youth Ministry

Every Sunday @ 9 a.m. – Children’s Church with Pastor Mayra; Bilingual.

For the rest of the story, you can follow us on the website and hear the audio or watch the entire service or part of it on our facebook page. https://web.facebook.com/pg/sancarloscommunitychurch/videos/

Also, our worship services are now available “live” on YouTube. Please subscribe and “Like” our channel, as it pushes the visibility of our channel up. Here is the link.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft9yXcPYmvQ

You can contact the church by email for more information about these events at office@sancarloscommunitychurch.com

RightNow Media. Is ready! SCCC has taken a one-year membership with RightNow Media. We are offering this resource to SCCC. I love using RightNow Media and am very excited that you will be able to have this material resource too! It contains biblical educational videos that have accompanying study books that complement the video, these can be used for group study or personal study. The studies available are of books of the Bible and also some that are topical. There are resources for adults, men, women, and teens, and videos teaching for children. I also found ‘conference’ videos that you can take advantage of. In all, there are 20,000 videos available. That is a lot of educational and inspirational material. The purpose of SCCC in offering this to you is to give you the resources to explore your faith and grow in Christian maturity.

This membership provides us with material in English and Spanish, so it suits our church community very well. Please take advantage of this material and let us know what you think.

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