Baptism

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It is a good Day; For the last few months, I have been meeting every couple of weeks with a group of Spanish speakers, who want to learn English. Sometimes we meet for coffee and sometimes for a potluck meal.  It is just conversation and not a class and very informal. The actual teacher is a Mexican man who is an elder in his church in Guaymas. He wants his students to learn from people who he says share the common values of faith. If you think you are interested in a simple sharing of conversation and to teach others, (yes I also learn a bit of Spanish from them) then please write to me and come join us.

Well we did have a baptism after service Sunday. Three men, Pablo, Jan and Danio. And I almost got myself drowned. The first two were easy enough. But on the third man and I raised him up from the water, I stepped back also and that is where the sea floor drops off. just about got too wet. It was a great time of testimonies’ and praying at the waters edge. We were a large group so we were very visible to the community. Then Maggie approached me that three of her youth want to be baptized. So we will do this again soon.

Monday night we had Movie Night. We watched an older video, “The case for Christ.” We had a good turn out and plenty of popcorn! Thanks again to Scott and Kelly for that ministry! Popcorn can be a ministry of outreach, community care, fellowship, etc. I suppose it can be a ministry if it is a work for Christ’ sake! It was an interesting story with a lot of information. I had not seen the movie before, and had only heard the story. It was worth watching. Then last evening we were out for dinner with some friends who had seen the movie and it came up in conversation. Some interesting views. Movie Night at the church is the third Monday of each month.

Right after worship service Sunday, I was asked if someone could see me in my office. That is always a request that you cannot guess what is next. There the person presented me with a donation in a sealed envelope, it was for the benevolence fund. It was what they called a pay back. That is not what we request, but what they felt lead to do. We had helped out one of their friends with a need several months ago, and they wanted to make a return to the fund. I was very surprised. This person had recently come into some money and first thought of the kindness of the church and made this donation. That kind of love and thoughtfulness makes this worthwhile. It encouraged me and I hope as you read this you may remember that they are a lot of people who are not just takers.

Sunday, it was Mother’s Day for us. In MX they celebrate this on the past Wednesday. We recognized these ladies in our church and pasted out chocolates to them all. I spoke from the book of Ruth about relationships.

I value my friends. And in these days, many of those friendships are based upon our mutual faith in Christ. A good, true friendship is not about what is in it for me but built upon, what can I do to benefit you. Ruth and Naomi had a most unusual friendship. It may have been a mother and daughter relationship, but it had elements that we could all learn from.

There are five ingredients in a good relationship. Trust, respect, harmony, loyalty, and nurture. I am not going through them all here. But trust, I will mention. It is when something happens that could weaken the friendship, but I will say, “I am sure they meant the best for me and I am misinterpreting their actions.”  That takes courage and belief in the other person. If we operated in more trust of one another, we wouldn’t have to smooth things out so often!

Blessings, Pastor Chuck.  Next Sunday, “The poverty of a rich man.”

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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.

4th Sunday each month, Cookie Sunday

3rd Monday each month @ 6 p.m. Monday Night at the Movies.

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

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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