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It is a good Day, Hello!  The town of San Carlos is getting ready for Semana Santa. It has fresh paint and cleaned curbs. Bushes and trees are trimmed too. The restaurants and vendors are in a hurry finishing up their face lifts. It is amazing how many new restaurants are opening just for this week. And we are ready too. Nope we are not stocking up and hiding away. We are meeting the crowds with the good news that will fill the emptiness they hope to fill with their parties and beverage.

We 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. 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.

Our outreach this year has several of our teens and several students from C.E.C. coming to help. Pastor Mayra, myself, Mark, Patricia and Ryan and we would appreciate your prayers for this team to be safe and effective in this outreach ministry. We hope to set up at the round about near Pemex gas and the Hotel Los Jitos. But we will have to see what unfolds. As I said, pray for us.

At the church we have a Good Friday service at 9 a.m., with a celebration of the Lord’s Table. And then our Sunday service also at 9 a.m. to celebrate the resurrection of the Lord. Both services will be available on facebook.

The work on the balcony continues. It sure leaves a wet cement smell in the building. But the finish product is worth the noise and smell.

Sunday we read about the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem, from the gospel of Matthew 21:4-10. Verse ten says the whole city was asking, “Who is this?” And it is a question we have to ask too. There were the crowds, priests, the Greeks, the 12 apostles, and a donkey. It all depends on what your perspective is of Jesus. The crowds had their perspective from their Bible. The priests were concerned about the popularity of Jesus and that the Romans may consider him a threat or step down the authority the priests had. Really their focus was self serving. And the people thought he was their liberator from Roman rule. Everyone had a view of who Jesus is.

But I thought about the donkey! What view did he have? Riding along with all this excitement and people throwing palm branches and coats on the ground. It was great, the donkey was not going to get his feet dusty. Did the donkey think this was about him? Or did her realize who he was carrying? I like to think the donkey knew it was about Jesus and he knew he was privileged to carry his creator.

I wonder too where we would have been, if we did not have our present Bible knowledge and the narrative we have now. Honesty I would just be one of the crowd. I have to admit the donkey in my story would know more about what was happening than me! It really comes down to having the right perspective on this Easter celebration and who Jesus is.

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.  This Good Friday Service; “7 Words from the Cross”

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.

Financial Report for March available upon request, send an email or request at the office; to office@sancarloscommunitychurch.com

Other Events

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 “Millennium” Our last study.

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, Outreach this weekend!

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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