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It is a good Day, Hello!  More work in the balcony. The plastering has begun. And a big thank you to Don Geisler and Ken Geisler and to Dave Campbell for all the framing, wiring, prepping and sweat they laid out getting the work done. Fabulous job. Way better than I had a vision for.

Talking about exodus stories, where did so many people go? Each year I watch as the size slips down. Talk about a slim down. The hard part is saying good bye to so many great people. Please stay in touch!

And what else is exciting is the people that come to SCCC and choose to stay. They seriously plan to stay here, like even all summer! There are two different couple from such different backgrounds that we have met just these last two months, who have made the choice to live here year round and be part of SCCC. And they are very welcome to stay. So not everyone leaves!

Then there is one man who recently left us for his old home grounds after being here twenty years. Each week he remembers us and writes in to us. He speaks about this as his church and how it is so hard to find a better place and family. And I know there are others who watch us each week on live video. People come and go, but each that leaves carries away a message of what can be learned here. I pray it is a message that inspires hope.

What is heaven like? It will be like a huge family reunion!

Sunday; This Sunday we looked at the Exodus story. It is a good start to this series about Easter. Our Easter story does start in the Exodus with the Passover and the release of the Hebrew people from their bondage. The Passover meal is full of symbols of the deliverance to come. And a powerful statement of who Jesus is as the Lamb of God.

The Hebrew people were delivered from death of their first born, in their obedience to the Passover meal, yet the first born son of God took death in our stead. In Matthew 26:26-29 we read of the Last Supper. But notice that one man, Judas walked back into the curse of death while 11 stayed at the table and partook of the elements and so by decision into eternal life. Then Jesus went to the cross for us.

After their deliverance the Hebrew people out in the wilderness, grumbled and wanted to return to the place of their bondage, not having faith in their new position. Judas did too. And often I observe people walking back into their old lives of bondage – because it is familiar! They go back to their Egypt and its bondages.

We must grasp that our God is a deliverer who wants to redeem us from our sin destiny. He then chooses to adopt us as his, taking us out from under the Law. In that place of blessing, we are no longer aliens and strangers to God but now we are his people. We have a citizenship in heaven.

The end of the matter is; will you chose wisely to live under blessing or return to a place of bondage? It is your choice.

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

or view on the SCCC facebook page.  https://web.facebook.com/pg/sancarloscommunitychurch/videos/

Blessings, Pastor Chuck.  Next Sunday; “The Passion Week and a Donkey’s View”

Easter Events coming soon!

Good Friday is April 15. Here in Mexico many of the people celebrate with parties and excessive late night drinking. The town of San Carlos has the capacity to fill up with beach goeres and all night parties. In the last two years the police have controlled this to an almost non event.  But some us suspect that this year with less restrictions that there will be a lot of partiers here for the weekend.

I have been praying about what to do to reach the people during this Easter event. Now I have 20 cases of a book in Spanish. The book is called, “Historias de la Vida Real.”  I think even as an English speaker you can figure out that title. They are filled with testimonies of people who came to Jesus. It seems provisional. I have an idea and will continue to watch and pray and see if the opportunity presents itself. The idea is to take cases of bottled water and put inside these books a short leaflet about the church and the love of God and go to the main street and pass out these books and a bottle of water with an invitation to visit the church on Easter Sunday. Pray with me as I continue to see how God may unfold this opportunity.

Baptism; a couple of people are interested in being baptized. Ocean baptism! Could be cool! If you have not been baptized as a believer and this interests you, please let Pastor Chuck or Pastor Mayra know. We want to set aside Sunday April 24, and we have a lesson to go through with you before you are baptized.

Other Events

Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning @ 8, come pray with Pastor Chuck at the church.

Monday@ 2:22 Grief Share at the church with Christie

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

Also, Wednesday @ 1:30 Bible study – The book of Revelation. We watch a video and ask how accurate is it to the Bible. Currently looking at “ Armageddon”

Thursday @ 8:30 a.m. – Men’s Bible study, prayer and breakfast at Tortuga’s. First time is free! Come on gentlemen.

Friday @ 5 p.m. – Youth Ministry,

Sunday @ 9 a.m. –Children’s Church with Pastor Mayra; Bi lingual.

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

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.

https://web.facebook.com/pg/sancarloscommunitychurch/videos/

 

 

 

 

 

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