Pastor’s Desk Nov. 2/21

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This coming Sunday we are Celebrating the Lord’s Table and Benevolence Sunday. If you take in the worship service at home, please join us in the celebrating what Christ gave to us.
It rather feels like a family reunion, watching the people return. I try to catch people coming in and out, but sometimes it is just nice to stand on the platform and see the faces (or half of the face anyhow.) I talk with different ones up north and am really glad we are here. But gosh some morning on my walk, it is chilly! I had to wear long sleeves this morning. Take a hint and hurry south. Let’s get this SCCC family together.

On to other matters. I finished the race with two broken ribs, and a broken collar bone and a really torn up back. But I won the race! It was a long time ago but I remember it well and the thought as I realized I was too fast was, this was going to hurt. Becki finished the race. Just hours before her last breath I watched her singing worship songs. There were no audible words but we knew she was in tune to the music being played for her comfort. She finished the race admirably. Her Celebration of Life Service is here at the church November 27 at 3 pm with a luncheon to follow.

In the short two years I knew her I only saw the aroma of Christ upon her. She gave off the joy of  knowing Jesus. Have you ever been burning trash. Not the leaf burning fires of fall, but just burning garbage, like at the dump. It is an odor that is hard to shake off. People can smell you and it isn’t good. Becki left behind a good aroma.

This Sunday I challenged our church to be triumphant in Christ and what that was like. We often see ourselves sharing in the prize of Christ and enjoying the victors reward. But it is his not ours! Who are we to boast of what victory we have in Christ?  Paul gives an illustration that we don’t see until we transport back to the Roman era he lived in. A triumphant procession through Rome was full of pageantry. Prizes of war were exhibited. Captives were marched along as part of the prize. Flowers, coin tosses, and the smell of incense burning. It was a sweet smell. The smell of victory! A good smell for the victors, a fear filled odor for the captives as some marched to be slaves and some to their death. And Paul calls himself a bondslave for that reason. He was a prisoner of Christ. And he knew he was moving to his own death. But for Paul in his love for Jesus, the smell was a fragrance to him.

We are encouraged to be that aroma to other believers. The smell of our General’s victory. But to the world doomed to Christless eternity, we are an odor, a reminder of their future. What aroma do you present in this march of life? You can listen to this message @;

Blessings, Pastor Chuck. Next Sunday, “A Basket of Faith” Mark 8; how we have faulting reasoning.

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.

Happenin’ this week @ SCCC
Wed @ 9:00 am – Mountain Mover’s Prayer @ the church or contact for a link to the meeting                                                                                  
Thur @ 8:30 am – Men’s Breakfast, Devotional & Prayer @ Tortuga’s
Fri @ 5:00 pm – Youth Ministry contact Pastor Mayra for the youth event information
Sun @ 9:00 am – Children’s Ministry

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