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It is a good Day; I still say there is a lot going on here at SCCC. We are in exciting times. I am not excited about programs, but I am excited about teaching and learning opportunities and seeing people in fellowship to love one another. And when I step back and watch I see people loving one another.

Have you seen the new website for the church? It is easy to find, just search for the church on your electronic device. There are a few things that we are tuning up, but it is a new media for advertising the church and getting our information available for all of us.

Coming up is a baptism. One of our young ladies has expressed she has never been baptized and wishes to express her faith by baptism. So put April 7 on your calendar and be ready to witness her expression of faith and obedience in baptism.

There is a Newcomer’s potluck dinner on March 4. It is a dinner and a presentation for the new people to our church who wish to learn more about SCCC. And perhaps you have been coming to this church for a while longer than being a newcomer, well you can too. Bring your favorite dish to share.

Oh yes, this Sunday is Cookie Sunday!

Now do you know this; the youth have been collecting musical instruments and creating their own worship team. You have seen them on the worship platform at Christmas. Two of the youth are regulars in our Sunday worship team. What they lack is a good-quality bass guitar. If someone has a good bass to donate or could sell, please write to us or contact Pastor Mayra at the church.

Sunday, we investigated the story of Joshua as a great man. How did he become a great leader? I believe it was not something of himself but because of his obedience to God and his willingness to follow instructions.

The walls of Jericho were a test. He was what we could say, up against a wall. Jericho was a strong city with massive walls and Joshua needed a plan. Have you ever been in a place where you wish God would step into the room and tell you what to do? If you have breath, the answer is yes.

Joshua 6 tells us that he received a word from God that the city was his. And then the instructions! They were so unconventional that you would have to question if he did hear from God. He was to have the soldiers march around the city once each day for six days. On the seventh day, they were to march around the city, seven times, and then the seven priests were to blow their horns, and everyone was to shout, the walls were to fall down and they could rush the city. Now what kind of battle plan is that?

We could get all scientific about that, but the point comes down to they were obedient to the direction of God and then took the city. I wonder, how many of them were surprised when the walls did fall down? But I think most of us are afraid of doing anything for God that is ‘unconventional.’ Yet Joshua is being obedient to God in warfare! He sought direction, received and acted accordingly.

Seeking direction is often prayer, but we talk. We need to talk, listen, and wait. When we believe we have direction, we may want to get confirmation. And that may just be the question, “Do I have peace within with these directions?” There is other confirmation you may seek, such as asking your mentors and leaders.

The challenge is, will you be obedient to God even when it is not popular or the ‘regular way’ of doing things? What will you do when you pray and God steps into the room and gives you directions that are just not what you expected?

This is only a small, short summary of what I spoke on, 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” and the audio of this message is on our website, in the icon of “Audio” 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.

Blessings, Chuck. Next Sunday, “Believing a Lie”

Coming Up is the annual AGM on Feb 22 at 6 pm in the church fellowship hall. Bring a dessert to share. Here is the link for the report. 2024 AGM Ministry Report.pdf

Events
1st Sunday of each month, Celebration of the Lord’s Table.
2nd & 4th Sunday each month, Cookie Sunday 
3rd each month, Monday Night at the Movies at 6 pm, 
Every Monday @ 1:11 pm – Griefshare
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/

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

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

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 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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