Take them on a date!

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It is a good Day; I am thinking, in about a month we go into the church office and erase the big white board calendar on the wall. Then we of different committees and leadership start to fill in the dates for the next year. Not just this coming winter, but as an active church it is all year.

Let me tell you about, fish fry, potlucks, Monday movie nights, Christmas and Easter specials, that AGM that we have, special guest speakers, leadership seminar/retreat (why is it called a retreat?) baptism Sundays, a couple of weddings and a couple of memorial services, youth concerts, cookies Sundays, ladies have a couple of extra studies planned, the ladies prayer meeting, the weekly men’s breakfast and Missions Bazaar, missions fest, and other ministries that our people are involved with like the orphanages and Conversation Club visits, that we should recognize but don’t make it onto the white calendar. `Did I mention vacations that we need to make space for that staff and leadership take? Oh and cookie Sunday. It is going to be a good year!

Starting October 11(today)  is one of those extra ministry dates that I just mentioned. It is a six week ladies study series, “The Cost of Control” with video introduction by Sharon Hodde Miller. There will be more information in the weeks to come. Sign up in the foyer or email us. The suggested cost is $100 pesos.

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.

I have received an email from Grant concerning his wife, Ethel. There has been some complications with Ethel’s treatment and her planned treatments and their travel plans have been delayed.

And can I encourage you to pray for the war in the Ukraine and the war in the Middle East to end with peace and more people coming to know the mercy of God and not the horror of war.

Sunday, Mark Knaak spoke about the ten lepers who were healed by Jesus. His text was Luke 17:11-14 and the story is that Jesus was traveling along the road when he was approached by the ten. They asked for his mercy and Jesus without more than a word sent them to the priests. It was custom and law that only the priests could declare them clean. They hurried away, but one returned and it was a Samaritan. A person who was an outcast as a leper and also restricted as a Samaritan as to which synagogues he could worship at. And certainly not allowed at the Temple.

Jesus questioned because ten were healed but only one returned to give praise and thanks. Isn’t that so much like us. The point Mark made was that the other nine were about themselves and being cleansed and then able to return to their occupations and their families. But one saw the value of Jesus and worshipped.

Here is the point I come away with. It is not about us, but about Jesus. Yet we approach Jesus and to some, the church, as “What’s in it for me?” Maybe nothing. It should not be, will Jesus cleanse and heal me, but what can I do for Jesus. And that maybe just to go to church and build a stronger community and church by forgiving and binding together in love.

Sometimes we are like the children in the sand box. I often wonder what Jesus thinks of us, as we are so much like the nine. We received and went on our way. Stop and think, what direction am I going? How can I worship Jesus and serve his church to improve the body of Christ?

Blessings, Pastor Chuck Next Sunday we start a series on who is Jesus. An examination of his identity.

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 “Chariots of Fire”

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 (tomorrow) 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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