Good-bye Toronto

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It is a good Day; Yesterday I went to see my oldest grandson. He is studying for his Master’s degree in Toronto. I was in downtown Toronto, at the corner of Queen St W and Spadina Avenue. That is so close to Old Toronto. Even at that corner you are really as downtown in the old district as you want to be. I had not been in that area for decades. Nor would I want to be! Not much of the old original city is to be seen anymore. Many of the old buildings are gone. They tell me Toronto is growing faster than New York. The growth of Toronto is amazing and with it all the problems of growth too.

I was looking for some of the history of the city but much of it is gone, unless you had a guide to find the historical buildings. History is so important to know. The saying is that you don’t know yourself until you know where you are from. Maybe that is true? But as a student of history, it helps for me to have evidence of what was. What was Toronto, the city I knew as a boy? It has changed so much.

Now I am the tourist in Toronto, and I live in San Carlos. I still marvel at the pace San Carlos is growing and the changing demographics of our town. It is beyond belief how many condos are being built. Your eyes may focus on the two giant tall building going up, but go back a kilometer from the ocean and so much land is being developed. I know they are built for the growing seasonal tourist of our small town, and not so much for year round residence, yet it raises questions in my thinking. The question rises to my mind, how do we keep up as a church and adjust to the changes in our town? What should we do? Something I am thinking and praying about.

Growth brings challenges. We all know this. It happens around us and we must be thinking how to meet that and not be just ignoring change. Mind you with some of these houses being built a stone throw away from my home, it is not to be ignored! I am looking, for how to meet the changes around us.

Potluck Dinner is Thursday July 13 @ 5:30 p.m. Did you notice the change of date? I understand we will have guests come that have not joined us before. So be looking for these who are guests and try to find a new friend.

Coming up is V.B.S. July 17 to 21. It is for children, ages five to eleven. Please contact Pastor Mayra for details.

Sunday, my friend Jorge Campo brought a message. He spoke of Job and the awful events of his life. We all find ourselves sometime in the place of a Job experience. We think we must be in the clutches of the evil devil and God has left us. But Jorge reminded us that God is always there. The book of Job taught that. Also from the book of Matthew we saw that Jesus in the Garden before his crucifixion while in agony about what was to come, and found that the Father was still there.

From real life experiences, Jorge spoke about the difficulties of the week and that during the week he went to God’s word and found comfort. And it is just about that! When in the Job experience, where will we go to find comfort? People turn to so many places and some of those places become vices that lead to ruin. When we should be turning to, first the words of God, in the Bible. Second is prayer and last the community of other believers. Yes I placed that last least your community be like the friends of Job!

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.

Blessings, Pastor Chuck.

Next Sunday, July 9 I will continue with Ecclesiastes. We will look at the reason Solomon writes this book and see what discoveries are in chapter two. It will be good to be home with you.

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.

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.

The next Potluck Dinner is Thursday July 13 @ 5:30 p.m.

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

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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