Pastor’s Desk #32

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October 8, 2014 
Good Morning SCCC Family,         * A day late, Yes, I know, but its here now, what’s the cliché “a day late and a dollar short.” Don’t know about the dollar short stuff, I do hope you still enjoy this note! * November 2 – Child Dedication – Kyler and Hannah will be dedicating their little Tessa Jane during the morning service! If others would like to dedicate their child, please connect with me. * Which leads me to my next thought – Maybe you’re newer in your journey with Christ, or maybe you’ve been a believer for a while, but you have never experienced baptism. If that’s your story and you’d like to understand a little more about baptism or even be baptized, please contact me and allow me to answer any questions you may have and let’s discuss whether this is the next step in your spiritual journey. Email pastorglenn.sc@gmail.com with your questions. * Last Sunday, we shared the story of our journey to and our time in Le Mesa with Billy & Erika and Ken & Ruth. You can listen to it online, unfortunately, you will not be able to see the pictures the story correlates with. Hopefully it will still be meaningful to you. The piece that still impacts me the most is the overarching commitment of these couples to minister to the Tarahumara. * A small world – Mike and Macy Berkeley, a couple I had never met previously, were in the service on Sunday. 17 years ago, they moved from Colorado to set up a clinic in the Sierras for the Tarahumara. There were the ones who had done the cataract surgery for the older lady that Billy & I took back to Wepo (along the river road). Such a small world as they also know Ken and Ruth. * For those of you who are returning shortly – Although several boxes of supplies were dropped off at the church last Sunday, we are still looking for a number of supplies for the backpacks, which will be given to needy children in our area. This has been one of the tools which has allowed ministries to build trust in the communities where children receive these gifts, which in turn is opening doors for future Gospel ministry. Maybe your gift of love will help open a door for others to hear the Gospel. A list is attached at the end of this newsletter. * A number of people are beginning to return to SC and its exciting to hear from others of you who are almost on the way. We are looking forward to another winter of caring, life impacting ministry here in SC. How will you serve, what could you lead? * We are praying for a number of small groups to get underway again. If you have an idea for a teaching series / or a certain Biblical subject on your mind, why not click on this email and share the idea with us. We’d love to hear your feedback. * Last spring, a number of your cell/life groups came up with different ideas of ways to make our church more caring, more effective or more focused on the things that will make us into an even healthier church. Your ideas were amazing, but the benefits of these great ideas are only experienced through the implementation of them. So yes, even though you may not be here yet, the preacher is already challenging you to consider your part. * Familiar Faces – Bob and Marilyn returned last week and they are ready to engage with another season of Grief Share. This is a ministry designed to walk with those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. You will laugh, you will cry, you will share great memories of your loved one, you will hear how others have navigated their grief journey, you will discover ways to move forward within your own new reality, not forgetting about your loved one, but still living life in the meaningful way which our God intended. Enjoy your journey with Jesus, Glenn y Jeannine

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