Pastor’s Desk Nov 30

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Celebration of Life Service for Becki Burr was held November 27 at the church where she so faithfully served. 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. 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.

Each Sunday I look across the sanctuary and see all these amazing people from so many different places who come together to worship together. This church is amazing because of the people. The season has changed to no air conditioning, the weather has changed, the people change and SCCC is facing changes too.

Some changes here to consider. 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. We will view different videos produced by different points of understanding and then discuss their accuracy with the book of Revelations.
Thursday @ 8:30 am is Men’s Breakfast, Devotional & Prayer @ Tortuga’s This last week we had 15 men! In about two weeks we will open some new material as we conclude Ephesians.                                                                                                                         Friday @ 5:00 pm – Youth Ministry at the church. Snacks, games and Bible study.

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! I figure if you are coming and plan to eat a cookie, then you should bring two cookies. Bake them or buy them, but bring and share.

This Sunday, the Elders of the church announced that there will be an election for the Lead Pastor position, held at the church Sunday Dec 12 after the worship service. Yes, I, Chuck, am letting my name stand for that position.

This past Sunday the message was about “Speaking the same Language.” We took a look at the story about the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11. What the people proposed to do was build a tower to leave a name for themselves and to reach the heavens. It was vanity, pride and a fear of not being known or remembered.

When God looked upon the tower he said, “they are one people and have one language … now nothing they propose to do will be impossible for them.” Do you see what God was saying? With the unity that those people had look what they could do!

But their motive was for their own glory. It was all about them! So, God went down to them and in some manner, he confused their languages so that the work stopped and the people scattered all over the earth.

Then we looked into the New Testament at Acts 2:1-12. Yes, the day of Pentecost which many consider to be the birth of the church where there was a gathering of people from 16 nations. They probably spoke enough of the same language and dialect to understand one another, but when God visited then, it became a babbling sound. It was a reversal of the Tower story in Genesis 11.

What I see here is that God was now empowering the church to accomplish whatever they would propose to do, in his and for his glory. In the Tower story God confuses and scatters them; in the Pentecost story he unites them and gathers them. In both stories it is the work of God. I think the ‘same languages’ could be a metaphor for unity.

Now if the church would gather in unity and speak of the same goals and purposes for the glory of God, what would be impossible for them? Or for SCCC!?

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 we begin our Christmas series

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