Kitchens and Cookies

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Good day church.  Have you seen the kitchen renovation? It is extensive. The work is coming along on schedule, and it will be finished in May. Several of our people have contributed dozens of hours doing electrical work and each week continuing to clean up the dust each Saturday so that the hallways will be clean and passable for the children’s ministry. Next time the hallway is open, you should go look in the window at the changes made and you will get the idea of how much larger the kitchen will be. It will be so much more efficient for us to use.

This last Sunday we had another baptism. On April 7th the lady was not able to be baptized and I think that was wise. In fact, the water seemed a bit warmer this Sunday. It was a great celebration and a triumph for her. As we were leaving, I spoke with a young man, I do not know well, but hope to. I asked if he understood the significance of the baptism. He did not, as he was of another faith. We discussed this a bit, and he wants to know more. He did witness the baptism and understood the lady’s testimony so he is curious now. That is exciting.

This Monday we saw the movie Barabbas. It is an older movie, but very relevant in this post-Easter season. I took some notes during the movies and usually asked a few questions after the movie before we finished up for the evening. But the movie ends on a somber note and leaves people to think. So, I did too!

One of the parts of dialogue in the movie was a man, asking Barabbas, played by Antony Quinn, “If you were so sure of the death of Christ, the man, then you would not be looking.” Isn’t that true? Barabbas had witnessed the death on the cross, a death he should have suffered too, and then heard that the man was resurrected. He had trouble believing that. Later Barabbas says, “He has taken my debt, he has taken my death, I can’t be killed.” Interesting little pieces of the movie. Monday Night at the Movies is the third Monday of each month if you have movies for suggestion, I would appreciate that. Please if you find one with Spanish subtitles that is even better.

Sunday, My Inheritance, was the message. We looked at the events of a tribe called Levi and the settlement of the lands by Joshua. You may be familiar with the tribe of Levi being the Temple priests, but they didn’t have a clean beginning. Their father was Jacob, and he cursed his son Levi, from which the tribe grew. Events had taken place that pressed Levi into an action Jacob did not approve of.

We followed this story through Genesis, Exodus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, and finally Joshua. Perhaps the church thought we were going to continue with all the books of the Bible? It was in the Exodus story when Moses and Joshua returned to the plains to find the people worshipping a golden calf that the tribe of Levi redeemed themselves. Moses did take notice of their action and devotion to God and then installed them as priests of the Tent of Meeting. Further, he commissioned them to be the ones to carry the Ark of the Covenant.


Do you see what happened? They went from being a cursed people to being the ones to minister to God for the people!  The cursed people became the ones entitled to protect the Ark, which was to contain the presence of God!

This tells me that we can move from being under the curse of the past to being ministers of God. The tribe of Levi then had a new inheritance, they were inheriting the position of being in the closest presence of God. A position is available to us too. Not all inheritances need to be land and money.

Blessings, Chuck. Next Sunday, “Taking it all.”

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.

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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