Pastor’s Desk – fun on the veranda

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It is a good Day; The other day we were driving on highway 15 returning from Hermosillo.  Far in the distance there was a lot of smoke. Traffic slowed down and we found ourselves in the shoulder lane with poor visibility, and not going very fast, just trying to get past. Get past what was a grass fire in the ditch. The wind was blowing the smoke and flames across the passing lane and we could feel the heat against the side of the car. I was glad we did not have to stop. My other passenger remarked that was intense. He started to reflect (such a fatalist) that we never know what is down the road. Well that sure is true!

A year ago he almost died from a botched surgery. It is good to have his company again, my friend is still with me on this side of heaven. And then Sunday’s I stand and look across the room of the sanctuary and realize how many good people I know. I have learned here to cherish the people as we never can be sure if we will see them again next year. SCCC such a great church.

Another busy, fun filled week at SCCC. Benevolence Fund Raiser Bazaar Feb 4 Saturday from 9 to 1 pm on the church veranda. Some people are bringing baked goods. If that is you, please deliver all baked goods for the Benevolence Bazaar to the church between 9:00-12:00 on FRIDAY.  Matt Wood is bringing his skills on a forge and demonstrating how to forge a knife at this event. I saw some of those items and they are very good items. This is no yard sale! All proceeds go to support our benevolence fund ministry. I am really looking forward to this event.

Missionfest was Sunday January 29. Such great presentations? I am not sure what the lunch was like, I got very busy vising with people and chatting with some of the missionaries. It sure was a good event. I was glad it was not windy! If you were in attendance, tell me what did you like the most about the Missionfest event?

Thank you Don Geisler for the new sign at the parking lot entrance. Thank you Pastor Mayra for producing the graphics for the sign.

Sunday we continued our series in Corinthians about the church and about how there is a personal message to us all. Too often we see believers build themselves on what they do for Jesus and the works they do. The danger is we become works minded and not focused upon him as much as what we are doing. Jesus is to be our foundation and not the works. 1 Corinthians 3:11-15 is the text for this thought.

Too many people and churches get caught up in the latest ministry fad or latest revealing teaching and get taken away with that. Churches are often caught up in this and make a focus of their ministry based on what is popular and brings people in. People also but worse is they build their own identity on what they are doing.

Here is a thought. If you live your life based on what you do, and that is taken away from you, then who are you? The times do come when our “doing” is changed and we do not have the control of it. Each of us needs to base our identity of who we are on just being a servant of follower of Jesus. Our foundation of who we are and what we do needs to be just Jesus.

When we read the text it mentions the day of the Lord. Many translations write this as the “Day of the Lord.” In the first century they expected Jesus any day to return with judgement. 1 Thessalonians 4:16 – 5:2 paints this vividly as expected. On that day of testing it would be revealed what kind of work you had done.

But there is also just days when they are trials and temptations. Those common testing days can reveal a lot about who you are and what your foundation is.  For some of my friends they are struggling each day with testing. And I marvel at them, for they stay focused on Jesus and in faith.

So here is a challenge, will I focus on Jesus and listen to his direction and put away my own image? Can I build more of him and less of me?

Blessings, Pastor Chuck.  Next Sunday, “Temple Building”

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

Special Events

Benevolence Fund Raiser Bazaar Feb 4 church veranda

Events

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

2 & 4th Sunday each month, Cookie Sunday

Every Monday @ 2:22 p.m. – Grief Share

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

Every Wednesday @ 10:30 a.m. Ladies Bible study

Every Wednesday Bible study @ 1:30 p.m.- Biblical Numerology

Every Thursday @ 8:30 a.m. – Men’s Bible study, prayer and breakfast at Tortuga’s. 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.

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.

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/

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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