Pastor’s Desk 2021-04-20

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Good Morning Church,

Yes, for the first time in over a year, we had a “cookie Sunday” after church, which also served as a farewell for Jeannine and I. The generosity was overwhelming as even with a record attendance, they could not all be eaten. Thanks to all the folks who set up and served the cake and the cookies. Thank you all for your participation.
            In the afternoon, we received a video which Mayra had compiled from a number of videos sent in by church families. There was a number of very special encouragements from different friends of ours in the church. Thank you for taking the time to put them together the way you did. We will always cherish those memories. Yesterday, we had lunch with some friends who said they also made one, but couldn’t get it to send to the church. That would probably have been my problem as well. I get it. But thank you to each of you for sharing your thoughts with us. It was really appreciated.
            Anyone ever heard of cinnamon coated “rabbit trail” cookies. What a way to honor your pastor, who occasionally finds a cause to scoot down a rabbit trail while preaching. Yes I received an entire plate of these delicacies from a dear, well-meaning friend, who likes to keep me on my toes. They are delicious by the way!

Children’s Church – 16 children between the ages of 6-12 returned to the ever exciting “Children’s Church” led by Pastor Mayra last Sunday. What an absolute treat to see all these youngsters back in church! Thanks Mayra for all you do to teach them the truth while having so much fun with them.

CEC Graduation (Friday, April 23 @ 5:00 pm @ SCCC) : CEC would like to invite you to attend o their graduation this Friday. It’s always a very special time. It is all in Spanish, but the emotional part is understood universally! You can also watch the grad on their facebook page:

We had the opportunity of honoring three CEC grands on Sunday. They were so appreciative of the gift. The  gift, was based on both their academic participation and on their financial need/ Each one received 6600.00 Pesos as a gift from our church family. It was the leadership’s desire to encourage and be a blessing to these students who will now go out and participate in various ministries.

Sunday’s Message Summary: Over the years, many of us have wrestled with our identity. Sometimes, we get hung up on one of our passions/abilities and that’s who/what we become known as. I shared, through several personal stories, about my own challenge about being “Pastor Glenn” and how a pastor friend and myself took the time to dismantle him. The result was an overwhelming change in lifestyle, a movement to enjoying all the people / things the Lord has given me to enjoy, a freedom from having to measure up to people’s expectations and a joy in hearing the Lord’s declarations about who I am. The challenge is to be willing to explore who we really are and to allow the Lord to reveal the areas where it has become about me, instead of being about Him. He is a great God and I’m thrilled that He accepts me, while still continuing to challenge me.

PLEASE NOTEWe apologize once again for our failure to braodcast the message on facebook. We do seem to have our glitches with this process. On Sunday, our internet was the culprit and there was no way to broadcast the message. Thank you for your patience with us.

Have a great week,
Pastor Glenn & Jeannine

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