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When you come to the church next time, take a walk into the fellowship hall. It is being redecorated! And if you are good or very good with a paint brush, let me know if you can spare a couple of hours.

Sunday, we considered the story of Rahab as told in Joshua 2. It is a great story. You can almost add your self to the story. That is the great part of stories, is when you can add yourself into the romance and adventure. Joshua had sent two spies into the city of Jericho. Rahab figured out who they were, but so did others and soon the men were in danger of their lives as spies. Rahab hid them and sent them out her window. They made an agreement to spare her life and that of her family by a sign of a red rope, or ribbon outside her window. Her family was spared and she is even written into Hebrews 11 with others of how they proved to people of great faith.

How did this polytheist woman who was a prostitute from such a violent culture get to trust the Hebrew god? I suggest because she heard the stories of how the Hebrew god was so powerful to save them. She knew theirs was the god who is greatest. Look at verse 11, “And as soon as we heard it, our hearts melted, and there was no spirit left in any man because of you, for the LORD your God, he is God in the heavens above and on the earth beneath.”

She came to the knowledge and faith in God because she heard all the stories of this great God. She had no Hebrew scriptures and no active evidence in her life, but only stories and testimonies of his power.

Then there is us. We have the scriptures and the stories and testimonies, what more do we need? We need to share our stories. Our good stories about what God is doing in our lives and in our church. In a time when everyone wants to talk about the evils of the world, politics and immorality and war, can’t we inspire hope and faith in people by our stories. Isn’t it time to put away the bad reputations that churches have by telling the positive stories?

We can grow a church by lights, excellence in music and a little fog and smoke in our worship service. You know, put on a real stage production! Or perhaps just by people hearing what is happening in this church, because people hear that God shows up there on Sunday.

So when you meet people this week, share a great story about the positive things God is doing and wash out the old negative stories. The church in general has suffered too many negative stories, yet we have so many better stories.

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” and the audio of this message is on our website, in the icon of “Audio” We are also on YouTube, just search under San Carlos Community Church.

Blessings, Chuck.

Next Sunday, “Stop the way of Obstacles.” Joshua 3:13

Coming Up.

Monday Night at the Movie is Jan 15 at 6 pm. The movie this month is “Running the Bases.” American baseball and how a man works out what he is called to in life.

Griefshare starts Monday January 15 at 1:11 pm. If you are struggling with loss, this maybe the place of support for you.

Newcomers Potluck. January 22 at 5:30. If you consider yourself a newcomer to SCCC then bring a dish to share and join us as we share the story of SCCC and who we are. It is a presentation with a question and answer time for you to get to know SCCC.

Ladies; How to read your Bible starts Wednesday at January 24 at 10:30. I hope you signed up!

This winter we will have various missions and missionaries share about their work, and at the end of January is Missionfest. A chance to meet them all and hear about their ministry. Missionfest is like an expo if that word helps? Put Sunday January 28 on your calendar.

Then on February Saturday 3, is the Benevolence Bazars at the church. It is high end home crafted products with all funds going to support the Benevolence Fund. It is amazing to see the talents our people have and their expressions, then donated to help our local community.

Good news Randy M had his surgery. It went with our complications. Now the concern is radiation sickness and do the good cells get damaged or just the cancer cells. His wife tells me he will have some tests in three months and that my show some results then. They ask for continued prayers for healing and they are really wanting to return to S,C. and their home here. They are very thankful for all your prayers.

Please continue to pray for Ethel D, to pray for her healing.

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/

You can also listen to Sunday messages the SCCC website You can listen to these messages @; http://sancarloscommunitychurch.com/streaming_christian_audio_sermons.php

We are moving ahead with putting our worship services up on YouTube. If you go to YouTube, you will find us, but so far these are past services. We need at least fifty subscribers to be “live” on our own channel. Here is the link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft9yXcPYmvQ

Events

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

2nd & 4th Sunday each month, Cookie Sunday 6 pm, Jan 15

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

Thursday @ 8:30 a.m. – Men’s Bible study. 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; Bi lingual.

We will be open for public worship services Sunday. Service will also be LIVE on Facebook. You do not need an account. If the “live” feed you are receiving is interrupted we encourage you to please return and go the page and bring up “Videos” and you will find the recorded video for each Sunday.

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Right Now 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 compliment 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, 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 education and inspiration 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 for us 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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