May 8
May 9, 2020, 4:11 PM
 
May 8, 2020
 
First Christian Church of San Marcos
exists to lead people into a growing relationship
with Jesus Christ!
 
Join us Sunday on FACEBOOK
at 10:30 am!
 
Speaker will be Rev. Gael Thompson
Music will begin @10:15.
See you Sunday!
 
What it Means to be a Christian
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me." 
John 14:6
 
Some think of a Christian as one who necessarily believes certain things. That Jesus was the son of God, say. Or that Mary was a virgin. Or that the Pope is infallible. Or that all other religions are all wrong.
 
Some think of a Christian as one who necessarily does certain things.
Such as going to church. Getting baptized. Giving up liquor and tobacco.
Reading the Bible. Doing a good deed a day.
 
Some think of a Christian as just a Nice Guy or Gal.
 
Jesus said "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me" (John 14:6). He didn’t say that any particular ethic, doctrine, or religion was the way, the truth, and the life. He said that he was. He didn’t say that it was by believing or doing anything in particular that you could "come to the Father." He said that it was only by him—by living, participating in, being caught up by the way of life that he embodied, that was his way.
 
Thus it is possible to be on Christ’s way and with his mark upon you without ever having heard of Christ, and for that reason to be on your way to God though maybe you don’t even believe in God.
 
A Christian is one who is on the way, though not necessarily very far along it, and who has at least some dim and half-baked idea of whom to thank.
 
A Christian isn’t necessarily any nicer than anybody else. Just better informed.   ~Frederick Buechner for the fifth week in the season of Easter 2020
 
What’s ONE THING (more is fine) that you plan to change in your life post stay at home? 
What is something you have been forced to do during this pandemic, something you might never have tried or even considered but now you plan to continue - after this crisis has passed? Or is there something that you have discovered that gives you joy
and/or brings joy to others that you want to continue.
Listed below are a few from friends around the country.
 
Expressing gratitude daily,
Slowing down, less socializing 
More gardening, more family time
More focus on need versus want shopping
More meal planning, more walking the neighborhood.
Read more, appreciating that slow is good.
Exercise and sleep. Big changes for me
Taking the long view, importance of staying in touch.
Note writing, a practice I will continue!
Walking and exercising way more!
If you have a few to share and are willing for them to
be published in the enews, send them to fcc@fcc-sm.org with "changes" in the subject line.
 
This week at First Christian
 
Zoom Playdate with Miss Gael - 3:00pm Saturday
for info email gael@fcc-sm.org
 
Sunday Worship @ 10:30 am
 
Parent Hang Out - Sunday @ 1:00pm
 
Youth Zoom - Wednesday @ 6:30
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.
 
How Can We 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 - our staff & team
will pray for you.
Please pray for these.
Dawn Jester; Susan Pruitt; Carolyn Scott; Leslie Detamore;
Family of Emilee Biles; Judy Deforest; Bert Cobb;
Family of Alice Ballard; AJ, Beth & Gillian Wolpman;
Chris Coley; Kathy Smith; 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;
 
Ways to Give
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:
 
3. Use the drop box:
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.
 
 
 
 
You are invited to join me via a
Zoom meeting on
Friday mornings
10:00 - 11:00 am
for coffee or tea and a conversation.
No agenda,
just a chance to connect.
 
Shalom,
(Pastor on the Porch)
Gregory
 
How to Use Zoom
(Search for Zoom on computer, iphone or android phone)
  • Download the app
  • Open and click ‘join a meeting’ – you don’t have to sign up to enter
  • You can also sign in or sign up at this stage on mobile
  • Type in the meeting ID which the person who has set it up will have (by email).
  • Add your screen name
  • Type in the meeting password
  • Say yes to audio if you want to go in speaker on
  • Say yes to the video if you want to go in with video on
  • Use earphones if you can to help with sound quality
 
May Birthdays
Marshall Breedlove - May   3
Vivi Richey - May   4
Ben Haverda - May   4
Bonnie Warren - May   6
Sandra Ellison - May 11
Karen McGowan - May 11
Beth Elam - May 14
Mary Warren - May 17
Greg LaCoss - May 17
Manfred Kremkus - May 18
Ellen Kremkus - May 19
John Johnson - May 19
Virgie White - May 21
Vickie Judkins-Mickolas - May 22
Lilly Eliaz - May 23
Teresa Rowan - May 24
Geni Silvey - May 24
Sue Diegelman - May 27
Katie Carpenter - May 28
Rita Buchanan - May 31
 
May Anniversaries
Ben & Stephanie Haverda - May 17
Chase & Teri Stapp - May 25
Richard & Sara Trammell - May 25
Kristin & Bleey Martinez - May 26
Jodi & Steve Fox - May 29
Gary & Jo Lynn Swenson - May 31
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