Pastor’s Desk-a good restaurant

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It is a good Day; So the men’s breakfast had a problem Thursday morning. A lot of men. We stretched into the next room. We sure pushed the staff to the limits. But they got it done. Our new elder at SCCC, Harvey Teitzel brought the lesson. In the past few weeks our church attendance has been up and we just had our annual meeting. The church is looking healthy on all fronts. We have only God, his love and his direction to thank. We have an excellent leadership team that I am proud to work with.

Monday Night at the Movies is coming up March 20, and it will be “David and Goliath.” A classic, released in 1960, with Orson Welles. Then April 17, “Risen” released in 2016  with Joseph Fiennes. Movie Night has been very popular as a fellowship event. The intermission with old style animated cartoons and free popcorn has been fun too. Thank you for your suggestions. I have enough now to carry us for a few months.

Coming up too is the March Fish Fry on Thursday 23. It is a benefit towards the Benevolence Fund. Hey, fisherman (person) catch fish and tell them they are ordained for service to feed the hungry and help the poor. I don’t know if the fish will feel better but it gives new purpose to fishing! We are looking for donations of fish.

We have some volunteer positions open in the church. We want to expand our operators for the facebook camera and the powerpoint computer. There are other positions too. I can list them all, but maybe there is something you would like to do that may not even be on my list and you just have an idea. If you can put in an hour or two a week, please contact us.

Howard and Susan need a bit of help. A new wheelchair is going to be in Tucson on March 15 and needs to be picked up and delivered to their home in San Carlos. If you know someone who has room to transport the wheelchair that day or shortly after, please contact the church or directly to Susan.

Sunday. Have you ever considered the grace of God to be like a bottomless cup of coffee? Or maybe like an endless buffet of fine food? Maybe not the best illustration. Neither are never a good thing! We looked at Ephesians 1:1-8 as Paul addresses the church in Ephesus. The letter has a thread running through it that continues to come up in the fabric of his letter. He often mentions the grace of God. And later we will look at the phrase “in Christ,” as it often appears.

Grace is God giving himself to us, and do we deserve that? Do we deserve the presence of God? Yet he chose to reveal himself to us and give us his love. And what did that bring to us? Redemption, by his grace we are redeemed.

Recently an envelope was given to me. Inside I found a letter from a good restaurant in town (one of my favorite) and the letter states that it is equal to a value of a very good dinner. I am not sure I deserve this letter. And as a piece of paper it bears no value. But the words of the letter give it value. I will take it to the restaurant and receive its value in a meal. The Bible is the same. As paper it is only paper. But if I take the words as true and believe its words then I can take God at his word and put my trust there, and I did test this for myself, and now I know I have this new life in me. I take the words of God on paper and trust the meaning and said yes I accept the redemption offered to me.

My wife and I often say we are blessed more than we deserve. But what would my life have been like if I had continued on the same path as before? I don’t need to know for sure. I am satisfied in the life I have, too blessed. Eph 1:7-8 says “the riches of his grace, lavished upon us.” The path of my life was altered by accepting the lavished grace given to me.

For the rest of the story, you can follow us on the website and hear the audio or watch the entire service or part of it on our facebook page.

Blessings, Pastor Chuck.  Next Sunday, “Heavenly Places ”

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

Events

1st Sunday each month, Celebration of the Lord’s Table.

2 & 4th Sunday each month, Cookie Sunday

Every Monday @ 2:22 p.m. – Grief Share

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

This Wednesday @ 10:30 a.m. the final session of the Ladies Bible study

Every Wednesday Bible study @ 1:30 p.m.- Biblical Numerology

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

Every Friday @ 5 p.m. – Youth Ministry

Every 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.

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/

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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