Cookies and Potlucks

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It is a good Day; good day church. We have a great summer planned at SCCC. The kitchen will be finished in about 4 weeks if I understand the schedule, and then starting in June we will be back to potluck dinners at the church. Our recent survey of the church congregation shows that potlucks and cookie Sundays are favorites at SCCC. When I ask why, it is because people enjoy the time together.  Have you looked into the kitchen lately? When it is finished I will post some photos for you who are following us online.

Pastor Mayra has a Vacation Bible School planned for this summer. I just saw some of the material they will be using. She gets a team together and they do a great job of teaching the children in very inventive ways. I would rather stand back and observe. My observation is that the adult supervision and teachers seem to enjoy the time as much as the children and second, the activity sure disrupts the office work! There are children everywhere and they can be loud. I suppose it could be compared to having all the grandchildren over at once to your house.

While some people are leaving S.C. for the summer season and heading north, I have two couples that this week tell me that they are making arrangements to be here full-time. Two other couples who have come to us this last year are also selling their northern properties and making S.C. their full-time home. Apparently, some people do like our summers! It always makes me happy when people commit to year-round attendance and support at SCCC.

Our viewership (a new word in church vocabulary) has gone up. Some of these people contact my office via email with prayer requests and comments on our church life. The use of online services is essential for staying connected with our church. While in-house church is preferred, many people who travel in and out of S.C. consider SCCC their church and worship with us online. The technology of online services is an opportunity to take the gospel of Jesus Christ further than our walls and to share a message of love, forgiveness, and the joy of fellowship beyond the touch of our hands. If that is you, our message to you is, ‘We hear you and appreciate your words. We do consider you part of SCCC. We do want to know you more.’

 There is a new opportunity if you like children. It is a private school in Guaymas and would be volunteer only. If you would like to read books and tell stories in English to 3- to 6-year-old children at a school, please contact Pastor Chuck and I will reconnect you to those people.

Sunday, we looked in the book of Joshua at a tribe that was part of the many who had entered the Promised Land with Moses. Joshua is working with these tribes to divide up the land for each tribe to have their portion. But one tribe raises their voice with discontentment over their allotment. They make a boast of their greatness and that they deserve more. The story in Joshua 17 makes me think of the many voices today.

The voice of today is, “I have my rights.” “I deserve better and more.” “If those people have that then I want that.” And sadly, I hear that voice in the church too. We pick up this message from the marketplace and neighbors around us. Joshua and his people were to drive out all the inhabitants of the land, but they failed to. This tribe with the complaint that they deserved more, I suggest, was just making a boast of how great they were when actually they were fearful of the people who occupied the land and if they had more, perhaps they could have enough land not to have to be in contact with them! And there is the problem. They had already been polluted with the ways of the pagans in the land. They were operating in fear and not faith.

In the end, they got more land. But it was the forest and hill country. They would have to work to clear the land and make it theirs. They did own the fertile plains and valleys but instead of driving out the pagan occupants, they were forfeiting the fertile valley because of their fear. In the future, they would mingle with them and soon not be distinguished from them.

The warning to us is to be content, have faith in the promise and directive of God, and don’t accept or talk like the voice of the world.

Blessings, Chuck. “Last Address” Joshua 23

This is only a small, short summary of what was spoken this past Sunday, and without writing the whole of the Sunday script for you here, you can hear the full service on our FB page under the icon “Videos.” Also, our worship services are now available “live” on YouTube. Please subscribe and “Like” our channel, as it pushes the visibility of our channel up.

Events

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

4th Sunday of each month, Cookie Sunday

3rd each month, Monday Night at the Movies at 6 pm.

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

Thursday @ 8:30 a.m. – Men’s Bible study. The 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; Bilingual.

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/

Also, our worship services are now available “live” on YouTube. Please subscribe and “Like” our channel, as it pushes the visibility of our channel up. Here is the link.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft9yXcPYmvQ

You can contact the church by email for more information about these events at office@sancarloscommunitychurch.com

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