Pastor’s Desk, Thankful

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It is a good Day; Ah relief from heat is in sight. The temperatures are dropping. Here in San Carlos there were many celebrations as the town celebrated 59 years as a town! It sure was busy with so many tourists.

But we got celebrations started early with the potluck dinner.  I must tell you that the potluck was great fun. Not only was there an abundance of food but the fellowship was the special seasoning of the evening. Do you remember the days of 2020 when so many churches and other venues for friendships were closed? It was lonely. I remember the one month, it was like a ghost town walking around San Carlos and I never used one tank of gas in my car in April! Everything seemed closed and there was no where to go!

The development of friends is so valuable. And the friends we enjoy the most, are those of like mind and heart. In this church the one item that so impressed us when we first visited was the welcome, love, and fellowship. It was what we encountered first.  Relationship with Jesus and fallowing the teachings of the Bible melt away the otherwise divisive points we could find. And when I do encounter people with opinions that look to divide, I love them in a manner that just makes them wonder what have I got and they don’t.

This Thursday morning past, the men at breakfast had a Bible study on what are the fundamentals of our faith. Yes, they talked about the rapture, trinity and baptism, but they talked and laughed and valued friendship over fine issues. They agreed that salvation by the blood of Jesus and our faith in Him was the focus and with that they would center their friendships. We also have a verbal rule, no talk about politics and world health concerns (understand what I am saying?) The men showed who we are and what Jesus is about, love one another.

To continue this message of love and fellowship. We have newcomers to SCCC who planned to visit a while and then move on down the road to another state. But after being here a few months they decided to stay. They bought a house and are becoming part of the community. I asked why they changed their plans? They said it was the love and inclusiveness of SCCC and the small town feel of San Carlos. I just love hearing that! Go team SCCC!

Thank you to the volunteers and to Hannah for putting this potluck dinner together for us. You provided more than just a dinner, but a venue for the love of Christ. You showed and reminded us what SCCC is about, Jesus, love, fellowship.

And then this past Sunday we had the famous, “Cookie Sunday.” Again, it was excellent. I didn’t have one! Not one cookie. Bless my skinny soul!

Sunday, This Sunday Mark Knaak brought us the Word from the book of Acts. Mark is an excellent teacher. He is one of the deacons of the church but serves where ever asked. He spoke about lessons a church can learn from the book of Acts. There are four lessons that can be learned. Lesson one; what can we learn from a crippled society, Acts 3:1-10. Second, there are lessons in Acts 3 about divine authority. Ah, if only we would follow that. But we keep getting in the way. Thirdly, there is a lesson of the ‘living message’ and how it is relevant not just in the first century, but for today! And fourth, Peter preached a message at the Beautiful Gate of the Temple after the healing of a lame man.  The message Peter spoke was from what Moses said, and Mark explained from about being obedient and then what we can expect from that obedience.

For the rest of this message I invite you to the website of FB page to hear the entire message.

Blessings, Pastor Chuck.  Next Sunday, Ryan T. will be sharing from the Word. Bring a Bible, and I encourage you to take notes (on the back of the bulletin) this will be a worthy message to ponder over.

On October 16 I will start a six week series of “People who encountered Jesus.”

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/

Events

1st Sunday each month, Cookie Sunday after service on the veranda.

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

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.

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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