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April 24, 2020

 

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First Christian Church of San Marcos

exists to lead people into a growing

relationship with Jesus Christ!

 

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Join us this Sunday

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!

 

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Four Ways to Deal With Your

COVID-19 Worries

by Rick Warren

 

Worry is taking its toll on the world today.

 

Late last month, a poll by the American Psychiatric Association noted that nearly half of Americans were anxious about getting COVID-19. Close to two-thirds were concerned about a family member catching it. Two-thirds of people also feared the long-lasting implications for the economy.

Jesus told us this in Matthew 6:27,

“Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour

to your life?” (NIV).

 

Of course, the answer to Jesus’ question is no. You can’t keep yourself from catching COVID-19 through worry. It won’t keep your family from getting sick.

Worry just makes your problems worse because you can’t move a step closer to solving them. Worry can’t change your past. It can’t change your future. All it can do is mess up your present.

 

Proverbs 12:25 says, “Worry weighs a person down” (NLT).

You weren’t made to endure it. In fact, it wears you out more

than just about anything else. So how can you overcome worry during this stressful season?

 

Let Jesus be your Shepherd.

Start every day by saying, “The Lord is my shepherd. You’re a good God.” Then repeat that throughout the day. If you start saying that phrase on a regular basis, your worry will decrease. Reminding yourself that you have a good shepherd who cares for you cuts down on worry.

 

Give Jesus control over every area of your life.

Worry is a warning light that you have an area you haven’t fully given over to God. When God isn’t number one, you’ll worry

in that area.

 

When you love something more than God, it becomes a source of stress and anxiety in your life. Even good things can become sources of worry if we give them first place in our lives. When anything becomes an idol in our lives, it creates insecurity and worry.

 

Relax and give God your worries in prayer.

First: Count your blessings. In times like these, you must continually remind yourself of all God has done in your life.

 

Second: It’s also important to count your worries. Often, we just have a general sense of anxiety, but we don’t know what’s causing it. Before you can give God your worries, you need to have a clear idea of what they are. Once you’ve written them down, you can hand them over to God in prayer.

 

Jesus’ friend Peter says,

“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you”

(1 Peter 5:7 NLT).

You weren’t designed to carry your worries.

It’s unnatural. God is big enough and strong enough to

handle all your worries.

 

Trust God for one day at a time.

Don’t steal your whole future by bringing its worries into today.

Jesus said it this way,

“Don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today” (Matthew 6:34 NLT).

 

You have enough on your plate today. Don’t add anything else.

 

It’s okay to plan for tomorrow. You need to make plans for what you’ll do in the days, weeks, and months to come.

 

You can plan for tomorrow without living in tomorrow.

You can only live in today.



God is constantly testing how much we trust him. God wants

us to decide whether he really holds first place in our lives.

This unique period of history is one of the biggest tests we’ll ever face when it comes to trusting God. God has promised to care for us.

 

He will meet our needs.

Will we trust him?

 

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I miss seeing faces and I bet the kids do too.

So I have scheduled a NEW weekly playdate on

Saturday at 3 p.m.

(if that doesn't work for you let me know -we can see discuss another time)

We will meet on ZOOM

for games and fun from 3-4 p.m.

 

Here's what YOU need to do:

a. have a snack for your kid.....

we will eat while we wait for everyone to join us.

b. download Zoom on your computer.

I will be sending log in information soon.

c. be ready for some fun!

I am always open to feedback so feel free to

let me know how this first time goes.

Blessings, Gael

 

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You all are doing a great job caring for your kids.

Now, how about doing a great job caring for you!

Starting this Sunday, April 26 at 1 p.m.

there will be a Zoom group just for you.

This time is for you! I have ideas on how to get us started but I would like you to set the agenda. We will have an hour and I will send

you the log on information to join the group.

For now: Please download Zoom on your computer or phone.

The phone will only allow you to see the person speaking as opposed to everyone on the call, so your computer is ideal but the phone will work. We will keep this flexible, so join us and we will go from there.

Blessings, Gael

 

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We would like to pray for you!!

If you wish Prayer for any reason

send your request to:

fcc@fcc-sm.org

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.

Dawn Jester; Susan Pruitt; Carolyn Scott; Chris Coley;

Family of Alice Ballard; AJ, Beth & Gillian Wolpman;

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; Robert Volk; Danny Rhinehart;

Issac Guerrero;

 

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The youth are meeting via Zoom every Wed from 6:30p to 8p.

We catch up, play games and have a short lesson.

If your child (6th grade thru 12th grade) is interested in joining

please text Shawn Colson at 512-757-2521 and she will give

you the Zoom meeting info.

 

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We recognize that in these troubled times, not everyone is able to give.

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:

https://www.fcc-sm.org/give

 

3. Use the new drop box:

Save a stamp!

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 need 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.

 

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Hays County Food Bank Donations

So far this year our church has given over12,000 pounds.

Our goal is 20,000

 

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 www.haysfoodbank.org

 

 

 

First Christian Church | 3105 RR 12, San Marcos, TX 78666