Pastor’s Desk Nov 23

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As winter bears down on our hemisphere, we encounter a lot of changes here at SCCC. There are many new events and changes around us. The first is the return of so many people that have not been with us since the spring of 2020. It is so good to see them again. Meanwhile ‘up north’ the snow piles up while here in the south our friendship piles up!

Celebration of Life Service for Becki Burr is at the church November 27 at 3 pm with a luncheon to follow. I have so many mixed feelings about this service. We will miss Becki for a long time. And very soon Bob will be going north to live with his family in California. I am having breakfast with Bob this morning. There is just no one like Bob. Through all this he just keeps smiling. I am amazed. But then each of us are so different and unique. People are all amazing.

Some changes here too. Look at what is coming up soon @ SCCC

Monday, Wednesday and Friday @ 8 a.m. at the church, come meet with Pastor Chuck as we pray for our church, city and countries.
Wednesday @ 9:00 am – Mountain Mover’s Prayer                                                            Also Wednesday at 1:30 starting Dec 1, a Bible study on the book of Revelation. You should email us to sign up for the class information and study.
Thursday @ 8:30 am is Men’s Breakfast, Devotional & Prayer @ Tortuga’s This last week we had 21 men!                                                                                                        Friday @ 5:00 pm – Youth Ministry at the church

Filling Backpacks for Jesus is at the church, Dec 7 at 9 a.m. These are school supplies for the area children. A ministry put together with you and Casa de Esperanza. Come help us.

And I heard we are soon starting “Cookie Sunday” I love those Sundays, just a little more than any other!

This past Sunday the message was about “Church in a Trap.” It comes down to misunderstanding in relationships and becoming offended and then we are in a trap, I am sure was set by the devil to break up such vital relationships. If we would just shake off our offences and maybe realize that the offense is probably our perception and that no offense was intended. Offense reveals what is in our heart. We find may some logical basis for our offense but usually these offenses are emotion based regardless of what we try to convince ourselves.

We have some tools to slip out of that trap. Be a student of the Word of God. I am sure that the words of the Bible have a sanitizing work on our mind and heart. And then pray, pray and then pray more. It is actually best to pray for the offender, not the smite thee of the hand of the Lord type, but blessings on the others. The third is to consider love and forgiveness over anything else. Do an act of kindness for the offender!

You are best not to take my word at what the message was about, but listen to the audio on the website or watch it on Facebook. The links are below.

Blessings, Pastor Chuck. Next Sunday, “Speak the Same Language”

You can listen to this message @;

Facebook is available too. And you do not need an account.

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.


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