Pastor’s Desk

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It is a good Day; SCCC is continuing to meet the needs of flood victims. We have restocked the foodbank and are sending out bags of groceries with ‘area captains.’ Which are for the people who we know that have neighbours who are in need. While we can’t store furniture and bedding, we are trying to link donors with needs. To donate for those items, please contact us and we will refer you to another agency or a family. At the moment the rains have stopped to a few sprinkles but the forecast is for more rains for the next three days. Let’s continue to serve.

This coming Sunday is “cookie Sunday” on the front veranda. I like cookie Sunday. Not for the cookies. There are always those in the church freezer that need to be pretested. But I like this Sunday most for the chance to visit the people, and the cookies tend to keep people here a but longer. Now for the reminder, this Sunday bring some cookies. From the test I have made, chocolate chip and peanut butter are the best.

In the next month we are also investigating returning to a Church Potluck Dinner. If you are interested in this as a volunteer or just have some question, please speak to Hannah or write to the office and we will forward your message. Again, it is food, but I tend to float around and visit and just nibble off all the various plates that you may have. You see both of these events may be about food, but truly the best part is the chance to visit one another. It is so rich! These events bring us together as a community.

Thursday morning the men gather for breakfast, prayer and a Bible study. While we are in the one room at Tortugas Restaurant, some of the ladies are gathering in the next room for fellowship and breakfast. I think this is great. Why, because it is the church gathered together. Tortugas at 8 a.m. on Thursday and gentlemen, the first breakfast is free.

If you are counting there are about six more weeks of humidity here, followed by another ten weeks to Christmas. So sometime in there, can you get involved in another busy SCCC winter of worship, fellowship and Christ serving events.

Hurry home everyone, you are missed!

Sunday, We continued the story of Zacchaeus from Luke 19 and examined how he could have become an “ambassador for Christ.” Was his conversion so thorough that he didn’t just repay his community but went further to proclaim the goodness of God. Was his conversion so thorough that he became a brand new man. 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 speaks of this redemption, where one becomes that brand new that the old ways are gone.

And as that new man (new creation in Christ) did Zac live a life that sought to pay it forward to the community around him? We cannot be sure. We do not have the rest of the story but we can see the similarity in our own stories. When we came to Christ we became that new creation. And are then commissioned to be the ambassadors for Jesus. Spreading the message of reconciliation to those we meet. We know the redemption power and grace of God. We experienced it and then wish to share it with others. We ‘pay it forward.’

God who sought to redeem his creation to himself. He did this via the atoning death of Jesus. Oswald Chambers said, “our Lord bore the sin of the world by identification, not by sympathy.” Jesus bore our sins to reconcile man to God. Our trespasses are no longer counted against us.

Then comes the challenge. Should we carry the trespasses of others against us, or pay forward the grace and mercy we have received in our effort to be ambassadors of the message of Christ.

Blessings, Pastor Chuck.  Next Sunday, Pastor Mayra is leading worship and the message is “Continuance. 1 Corinthians 10:12-14”

You can listen to Sunday messages the SCCC website You can listen to these messages @; http://sancarloscommunitychurch.com/streaming_christian_audio_sermons.php

or view on the SCCC facebook page.  https://web.facebook.com/pg/sancarloscommunitychurch/videos/

Other Events

Wednesday @ 9 a.m. – Ladies Mountain Mover’s Prayer.

Thursday @ 8:30 a.m. – Men’s Bible study, prayer and breakfast at Tortuga’s. First time is free! Come on gentlemen.

Friday @ 5 p.m. – Youth Ministry & Special event Youth Congress

Sunday @ 9 a.m. –Children’s Church with Pastor Mayra; Bi lingual.

You can contact the church by email for more information about these events at office@sancarloscommunitychurch.com

We will be open for public worship services Sunday. Service will also be LIVE on Facebook. You do not need an account. If the “live” feed you are receiving is interrupted we encourage you to please return and go the page and bring up “Videos” and you will find the recorded video for each Sunday.

https://web.facebook.com/pg/sancarloscommunitychurch/videos/

Right Now Media. Is ready! SCCC has taken a one year membership with Rightnow Media. We are offering this resource to SCCC. I love using Rightnow Media and am very excited that you will be able to have this material resource too! It contains biblical educational videos that have accompanying study books that compliment the video, these can be used for group study or personal study. The studies available are of books of the Bible and also some that are topical. There are resources for adults, men, women, teens and videos teaching for children. I also found ‘conference’ videos that you can take advantage of. In all there are 20,000 videos available. That is a lot of education and inspiration material. The purpose of SCCC in offering this to you is to give you the resources to explore your faith and grow in Christian maturity.

This membership provides for us material in English and Spanish, so it suits our church community very well. Please take advantage of this material and let us know what you think.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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