Pastor’s Desk 2018-11-13

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Good Morning Church Family,

* It was a busy weekend, but what a treat to meet Charlis Terlau’s’ family this last weekend. Both of Don’s children and several grandchildren shared at his Memorial at the Yacht Club. But it was the way they shared that truly revealed how much they loved and respected him. The open mic just led from one story into the next. I think Don would have been thrilled to listen in, but even more, the family was truly encouraged as they and a huge number of guests celebrated Don’s life together.

* From the memorial, it was on to the “Beatles” for an evening with a number of the wee ones from our church family showing off their newly honed dance skills. We got some pretty cute little kids in our church family!

* Sunday evening was a “birthday party” for another wee one, Jaydem who stays with Devon and Marisol. I got to tell you, I don’t think we Northerners have any idea how to do a birthday party. These guys had more fun, food, entertainment and conversation going than you can shake a stick at. You just got to love the Mexican culture. It was a busy weekend, but we enjoyed every minute.

* Today is the “I love my church” workday. I do hope you can join us. We’re starting at 8:30 am. If you have any of the following, please bring them along: step ladder, stapler for chairs, pliers, cordless drills and impacts, caulking gun, hammers, utility knife, screw drivers, and whatever else we might need to fix the house!

* Potential SCCC Israel Trip: – We would like to see if there is enough interest among the SCCC family to host a guided tour to Israel in November 2019! – Brenda Koenes will be our contact. A potential itinerary will be included in a link in next week’s Pastor’s Desk. If you are interested in a guided tour of Israel, (and this is not a commitment question), could you please let Brenda Koenes know @ brendarushton@me.com) so that we can proceed accordingly.

* What a great turnout at Coda with “Mac” as they kicked off another season 2 weeks ago. They are touching each other’s lives and working on ways to mend once broken relationships.

* The Ladies Bible study on Feasts of the Bible has also been a big draw. Fascinating material and well narrated by Sam Nadler. Christie and Maris are our contacts.

* Men’s Breakfast at Tequila’s (8:30am) just seems to continue without a hitch. Till now, typically there is 10 guys, lots of great conversation, with both spiritual and relational focuses.

* Grateful that Selene found a place to live for the better part of the winter. We are grateful for the kindness of the folks who provided this home.

* Prayer Time: Along with the “Prayer Wall”, here are a few items to keep in mind: 

  1. Jeff Parker and his family at the Shriner’s Hospital in Los Angeles. They are able to stay at a Ronald McDonald house, which is only 5 minute walk from the hospital.
  2. Van & Nancy Brown – Van is in hospice in Texas. 

* Back Pack materials continue to come in. If you’d like to participate, we are looking for some more school supplies to fill these backpacks. You can drop them off with Mayra at the church.

* Conversations with God: (from week two in our series)

The overarching thought of the message this week; The voices you listen to the most, will determine the direction of your life. We looked at three reasons why we need to hear the voice of God:
1. So Christ can function as our Lord and King.
2. So God can function as our Father.
3. So He can be your life!

Instead of simply reviewing last week’s message in the “Hearing God” series, I’d like us to consider how we might apply it\, to consider what a conversation with God might look like for you.You can review the audio message on the church website under the “audio messages” tab. This week, try looking at one or two questions a day. If you’re comfortable with the idea, write down what you think God might say to you in response to the conversation you’re having about the given question. 

  • What do you like about me?
  • What do you see when you look at me?
  • What sin do you want to reveal to me?
  • When and for how long do you want me to meet with you each day?
  • How do you want me to structure my life?
  • Is there anything that keeps me from full surrender to you?
  • What things do you want me to pray for myself?
  • What things do you want me to pray for in my marriage?
  • What things do you want me to pray for in my family?

If you prefer, you can even ask the Holy Spirit in prayer to bring you a question to your mind. When you receive an idea, write it down. Of course, remember to thank the Lord for answering your request then.

Have a great week,
Pastor Glenn & Jeannine

 

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