Apr 17
April 18, 2020, 10:55 PM
 
April 17, 2020
 
First Christian Church of San Marcos
exists to lead people into a growing
relationship with Jesus Christ!
 
Join us this Sunday
ONLINE ONLY -
on FACEBOOK at 10:30 am! Music will begin @10:15.
Let us know you are attending by commenting,
sharing or with a "like." See you Sunday!
 
To help you connect with us on Facebook...
FCCSM Facebook Notification Walkthrough
 
The reality of the Resurrection
How easy it is to miss focusing on Jesus when our focus is on other things! Mary did not at first recognize the risen Christ because her focus was on the empty tomb and on her own grief. After she gained awareness, she ran to where his other friends had gathered.
Her message to them, “I have seen the Lord,” 
is the very essence of Christianity.
It is not enough that a Christian know about Jesus,
but that we know him personally.
In the resurrection we encounter the living Lord Jesus who loves us personally and shares his glory with us. Jesus gives us "eyes of faith" to see the truth of his resurrection and his victory over sin and death
for himself and for us (Ephesians 1:18).
The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the foundation of our hope - the hope that we, too, who believe in him will see the living God face to face and share in his glory and joy. Perhaps thinking of his followers in future years, Jesus’ friend Peter said, "Without having seen him you love him.” 
if Jesus had not risen from the dead and appeared to his early followers, we would never have heard of him. Nothing else could have changed sad and despairing men and women into people radiant with joy and courage.
The reality of the resurrection is the central fact
of the Christian faith.
 
Do you recognize the presence of the risen Christ with you, in his word, in the "breaking of the bread,"
and in his church, the body of Christ?
 
A Prayer for Healing!
Jesus, during Your ministry on Earth You showed Your power and caring by healing people of all ages and stations of life from physical, mental, and spiritual ailments. Be present now to all who need Your loving touch because of COVID-19. May we feel Your power of healing through the care of doctors and nurses.
Take away the fear, anxiety, and feelings of isolation from those receiving treatment or under quarantine. Give us a sense of purpose in pursuing health and protecting others from exposure to the disease. Protect our families and friends and bring peace to all. Amen
 
If you wish Prayer for any reason
send your request to:
place "Prayer Request" in the subject line.
 
Prayer List:
Please pray for each of these daily as we pray for
our country and the world.
Alice Ballard; Dawn Jester; Susan Pruitt; Carolyn Scott;
The Family of Logan Overall; AJ, Beth & Gillian Wolpman;
Chris Coley; Kathy Smith; Judy Deforest; Bert Cobb;
Dorothy McLendon; Kevin Meinen; Jean English;
Honey Cuellar; Dorothy Volk; Buster Cavin; Corrine McBride, Allison McBride; Mary Tijerina; Dawn Shank; Annie Milam; Donna Loyd; Andrea Hannum; Jarret Rush; Reagan Grizzle; James McBride; Kathy Pancelli; David Warren; Thomas Ramon; Coy Rowdon; Mildred Scott; Louise Mullins; Samara Gilderson; Ellen & Manfred Kremkus; Richard McDaniel; Leona Corkill; Kelly Davis; Melanie Die; Don Harmon;
Robert Volk; Danny Rhinehart; Issac Guerrero;
 
We recognize that in these troubled times, not everyone is able to meet their pledges. This has caused a shortfall for the church. You can make a big difference by sending even just a little more than your normal donation. Your generous sacrifice can make a big impact. Here are the ways you can help:
 
1. Mail a check or money order:
First Christian Church
3105 Ranch  Road 12
San Marcos, TX 78666
ATTN RAE
 
2. Make a one time donation online:
 1. Use the link below to pay online. 
2. At the bottom of the page, enter an amount to give and
check the box if you would like to cover the processing fee.
3. Select “Proceed to Payment”.
4. Select “Pay with Debit or Credit Card”
5. Enter your credit card information and select “Pay Now”
 
3. Use the new drop box:
Save a stamp! Our church has a new mail slot in the office door. Put your check in an envelope and be sure
to put ATTN RAE on the envelope.
Then drop it in the office door mail slot.
 
4. Set up automatic payments
from your bank account:
Many banks offer bill payment services and will help you set up automatic payments to the church. You can contact your local bank or go to PayPal.com to set up repetitive payments. 
If you are needing information to set up an
automatic payment for the church, email
our bookkeeper to assist you at britney@fcc-sm.org. 
 
Thank you so much for prayerfully considering
our work through FCC. We want to continue to serve
our community together.
Hays County Food Bank Donations
Our goal this year is 20,000. So far this year we have given close to 12,000 pounds.
 
Help us continue to help the Food Bank with donations of cash.
 
Since it is difficult at the moment to deliver food items to the Food Bank, checks or money orders to FCC marked "Food Bank" or checks
directly to the Food Bank
220 Herndon St,
San Marcos, TX 78666

OR go to their website at
 
A Loving our Neighbors Opportunity:
Making Masks for volunteers
An initiative is being coordinated through the Blanco River Regional Recovery Team, formed to assist people after the May 2015 floods. They are still helping our community in other ways such as this. Elizabeth Wills is the contact person for all questions (email). You can contact her through https://br3t.org/. There is an online form to complete to advise them that you would like to donate. There are limited times to drop off masks.
 
The collection date set so far:
Tuesday, April 21, 11am-noon: drop off donated masks to the Mask Collection site in the parking lot at 1310 Advance St, San Marcos, TX 78666. (Westover Baptist Church.)
 
 
If you are making/willing to make masks and would like to participate, please contact Elizabeth at the BR3T (br3t.org) to get your contributed masks to those who need them.
Thank you!