Pastor’s Desk 2019-04-30

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Good Morning to You,

In Canada, “April showers bring May flowers”, but in Mexico, May ushers in a day of major importance in the history of this great nation. So please enjoy the short history lesson contributed by Earl Harris: A Condiment to Remember – Most people don’t know that back in 1912, Hellmann’s mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York. This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico. But as we know, the great ship did not make it to New York. The ship hit an iceberg April 14, 1912 and sank, and the cargo was forever lost. The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss. Their anguish was so great that they declared a National Day of Mourning when the Titanic would have docked in Vera Cruz approximately three weeks later, which they still observe to this day. The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th and is known, of course, as Sinko de Mayo. (got ya!)

Last evening, we watched the movie, “Risen” with some good friends and neighbors. This is most definitely a movie that we could show for one of our movie nights as we approach the Easter season next year. The movie is full of familiar details, presented from more of a modern day perspective, but it has a unique twist as one of the Roman soldiers follows the disciples after the resurrection. You will want to see this movie.

Tonight @ SCCC – Children’s Day Party @ 5:00 PM – Adults welcome! Mayra will be showing the movie “El Extraodinare” or “Wonder” with Julia Roberts. The message is one of UNDERSTANDING people who are different than us. Please note – contrary to Sunday’s announcement – the movie will be in shown in  Spanish but will also have English subs for you to follow.

Men’s Breakfast and Study – Tommy Kindell is leading this week and will be facilitating a discussion on “Children”. Come on over to Tequila’s on Thursday (8:30am)

Cookie Sunday – For the summer months, beginning with May, Cookie Sunday will happen on the 3rd Sunday every month. Please continue to use this as a time to meet with guests & new attendees.

A prayer Request from Chuck Morton – I will be leaving next Sunday for a 3+ week stay at the VA Hospital in Tucson.  Having a total left-hip replacement😷.  Praying that it will alleviate most of the pain in my left leg and that the knee is still OK.
              I’m leaving Carol in the care of a 24-hour, 7-day per week Personal Care Service🤔.  This service will continue after I return home.  I’m praying that all goes well with Carol while I’m gone.  It’s tough leaving her in her current condition (with a new, full-time care service).

Prayer for Jeff & Bee Kyle – The Drs. have told Bee that her cancer prognosis is not good. Bee starts radiation treatments on Wednesday for pain relief – 5 treatments of 15 minutes or so each time. Jeff shared last evening, “Knowing the church was praying for her has been a real high for her. Please let the church know. We love you all.” We also understand that our God is able to do more than we ask or imagine and He calls us to pray for those who are sick. Let’s join them in praying for a miracle of restored health.

Please take advantage of our Prayer Wall on our church website: to either share a prayer request or to include these prayers in your prayer time. Some of the folks to remember include: Ron & Ellen Wolfkill’s daughter, Tracey (uterine cancer surgery); Bee Kyle – cancer & healing from surgery and others who you will find on the site – This is a great way to stay in touch with the needs of our church family while we’re away for the summer! 

Welcome Party for Pastor Chuck & Lynn Sheridan – Bob and Becki Burr would like to invite you (church family) to a casual evening get together to welcome the Sheridans to our community and our church.            

              When – next Sunday, May 5th @ 6:00 pm
              Whereat the Burr’s home. (For info – Call 622-108-2112 or 226-0977)
              Location – 449-E Avenida F; Los Ranchitos –
Park at an angle on either side of the road.

Please bring an appetizer that begins with the first letter of your last name. This will be your dinner, so make them good! Let’s make them feel welcome!

Sermon Review – we continue to look at phrases from Scripture within the “context” in which they were written. On Sunday, we explored the statement which we often share with others who are feeling overwhelmed “God will never give you more than you can Handle.” However, the realities we live in often prove otherwise. So what’s the deal? While this statement is attributed to I Corinthians 10:13, we find that in doing our “before and after” search, that this statement which we often use too freely is really not the intention of the author. The truth that we ought to share is: “God WILL give us more than we can handle, but God will never give us more than He can handle.” Want to hear more or review the message, click on this link:

Praying you have a wonderful week,
Pastor Glenn & Jeannine

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