Pastor’s Desk

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It is a good Day, This week past I was able to observe the VBS for children in our church. Pastor Mayra, some of the youth group of our church, some parents and some of the adults of the church put together this event. The theme was “Roar” and we had about 15 children. It was amazing the energy they put out. I was so impressed with the care and detail given to the children!

Then in less than two hours the volunteers cleaned it all up and the church looked “normal” again. Then on Saturday it was back to worship practice and preparations for Sunday. This building sure gets used and is so versatile.

Another new family arrived on Sunday as well as visitors. Something we don’t expect much of in the heat of summer. Our attendance has been on par with pre 2020 numbers, 85 plus children, but it is not common to have guests from the north. Trying to come to MX in the summer and then find your way around can be a challenge. So I put out the request for someone to “adopt” our new families and show them around town and find where the resources in our community are. Sure enough the request was quickly met. Thanks SCCC for extending love.

Later this week is the Youth Conference. There are 3 different worship bands, and quests speakers and we could expect 200 youth. The youth are from more than 3 churches, and it shows me the cooperation of leadership to share an event. As the old pastor guy, I will be in attendance but often from afar. Which means I may just settle in the back row! I’ll tell you more about it should I survive.

For the last two Saturday morning I have been setting up at a Farmer/vendor market outside of Tortuga’s Restaurant. Each week I give away at least one Bible. And I get into some interesting conversations with people when they find out I am a pastor. These discussions have been with local police and tourists. Some people are just community people who don’t attend any church but stop by and often ask for prayer. It is such a good outreach. But gosh it is hot! So much fun.

Hurry home everyone!

Sunday, As I continue this series, I spoke about forgiveness. A very touchy matter for many. We all expect and want forgiveness but, in some cases, we seem to be slow and only able to give forgiveness in small amounts. We looked at the Lord’s Prayer as found in Matthew 6. Did you ever notice Jesus only made comments about the matter of forgiveness? Look at verse 12 and then the follow up in verse 14. I wish he had of made more comments about provisions!

Perhaps we have some poor ideas about the dealings of forgiveness. Forgiveness does not mean what you did was ok. That is incorrect. Nor is it continuing on as if nothing happened. Forgiveness is not about the other person, it is more about yourself. When you are a victim in some form, you need to forgive. Yes that is hard. But think of it like this. If someone threw mud at you and it landed on your face. You would go wash it off so that there was no appearance of insult. When someone wrongs you, you take that wrong and you remove it, by saying I do not own this and I remove it and wash it away. It releases you from holding the wrong against you. Forgiveness is the gift for you.

Look at Luke 23:34, Jesus asked the Father to forgive the people who crucified him. He was giving them the gift of forgiveness and he was not going to keep the effect of death and injury. Jesus often taught on forgiveness.

Matthew 18 is a parable Jesus taught about a master who forgave a servant a debt. Then later heard that the same servant went out and attacked another man who owed a debt to him. The master was angry. He had forgiven a debt, yet that servant would not extended forgiveness! Then Jesus says, “This is how my heavenly father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart.”

Oh that touches a spot! Now you can leave this page thinking this is too much or go to the link for the audio and hear it entirely and email me if you wish to discuss this. But please put aside the cultural misunderstandings about forgiveness and study what the Bible says.

Blessings, Pastor Chuck.  Next Sunday, “The Steps of Humility.”

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/

We regret there is no Facebook video for this last Sunday. But in the Facebook link, there are videos of each Sunday (except the last.)

Special Events

Youth Congress Aug 11-13 “More than a Follower.”

Email us for registration for these events or more information.

Other Events

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

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 & Special event Youth Congress

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/

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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