Baptism and cookies

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It is a good Day; First let me tell you about what I forget to say before. This coming Sunday is Cookie Sunday. Yes, that time of the month for cookies and fellowship on the church veranda after worship service. Bring cookies anytime. I have been strictly warned not to sample and stay out. So, they are safe. Join us for worship, and then stay for the fellowship after the service on the verandah.

Next what a great Sunday that was last week. Did you see the photos on our FB page? Did come and witness the baptism? Or how about the testimonies that were shared? We heard three people share about the move of God in their lives. You miss something if you were not there in church. Of course you could go to the FB page and watch the service. The link is below. The neat part about those videos is you can speed past what the pastor was saying and watch the testimonies or even replay what the pastor was saying!

In this season we see more low clouds than other times of the year. I was out for my morning walk, in the steamy humidity, and could not see the top of Tom’s Peak at one thousand feet. A big white cloud had settled over that cannon. We see these sights so often.

It sparked a thought in me about following God. Often I think it must be like Moses on the mountain and God came to talk to him. So many times, we know just by faith and logic that God is there, but we cannot see or hear him at the moment. But we will continue the walk and belief that he is there, even when we cannot see, because the clouds of life seem to obstruct our view.

Now, can I ask you to pray for Randy? He is in Alberta with his wife visiting family. Recent headaches have taken him to the doctor. The tumor in his brain is growing and he requires surgery. That surgery maybe four months away. Pray for this to be sooner and his immediate healing.

Sunday, who am I? A question we try to answer. So much is being spent on people trying to find their identity. People don’t know who they are so they invent their identity. They may choose another sexuality, or describe themselves as “foodies” or “Golfers” or “boaters” or perhaps by their employment of profession or what they own. We have in these times an identity crisis. Someone recently cloned me on Instagram, I suppose because they needed to identify with me?

The Bible is clear for us who say we are followers of Christ. Galatians 2:20 says, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.” He suffered a slow death on the cross. Crucifixion was horrible. And he took it on willing for us, because he foresaw his victory. The point I would make is that his death for us is what we say we accept. He died that death for our sin. Then we say, “I am a prisoner for Christ” or “I bear my cross” or “I am suffering for Jesus” and I think you get my point. What it is, is that we too must die to self. Let ourselves die to our daily cries and wants to be in line with Him and his direction for us. When we choose an identity, often we interrupt his choice and design for us. We need to seek his choices for our lives and not invent our own and then request his approval. In that action we choose to identify with him! I choose Jesus and he is my identity. I pray that people do not see me, but they see Jesus in me. Very noble isn’t it, but is it possible? Only if I drop my own choice of identity and become fully His.

I did unpack this more on this past Sunday. And did continue with this verse to pull out the rest of what I believe it says. You can listen to the audio on the website or watch the service on FB. Yesterday I received a phone call from a man who said he rededicated his life to Jesus because of the understanding he received from the scripture. It was a great day to have the baptism follow right after with those three people showing in that action that they chose to identify with Christ, Pray for them.

The full service is on our FB page and the audio of this message is on our website, in the icon of “Audio”

Blessings, Chuck. Next week, I will be speaking about “Thankfulness and the secret power”

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

Events 

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

4th Sunday each month, Cookie Sunday

3rd Monday each month @ 6 p.m. Monday Night at the Movies

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

This 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.

The next Potluck Dinner is Thursday October 12 @ 5:30 p.m.

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 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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