Nov 20
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November 20, 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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The Sermon this week

Peter

 

Join us this Sunday on FACEBOOK

look for the red "live" button.

10:30 am

Or any time thereafter on our website

@ fcc-sm.org

Music will begin @10:15

See you Sunday!

 

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“Gratitude is an offering precious in the sight of God,

and it is one that the poorest of us can make and be not poorer but richer for having made it.”

–A.W. Tozer

 

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'We're starting to see another wave come through here,' Hays County epidemiologist warns

Active COVID-19 cases in Hays County are on the rise, according to epidemiologist Eric Schneider. At the start of the month, the county was recording around 10 to 15 new cases per day. Now, it's tracking about 50 a day.

Schneider said he expected the uptick after Halloween parties and trick-or-treating. But what's especially troubling to him is how this mimics trends from earlier in the year, when active cases reached an all-time high of 150 to 180 new cases a day after three back-to-back holidays.

“It's definitely concerning that it's the same kind of scenario or starting to climb after the first holiday of Halloween, and then Thanksgiving is coming and then Christmas is right around the corner after that,” Schneider said.

Back in May, the county was averaging about 30 cases

per day. After Memorial Day, Father's Day and the Fourth

of July, cases skyrocketed.

“What we want people to understand and realize is that we're not over with this thing. We're still in the middle of a pandemic,” Schneider said. “And obviously, we're starting to see another wave come through here.”

Schneider said he knows a lot of people are getting “COVID fatigue” and are tired of hearing the “same old story.”

“But it's true," he said. "[The virus is] still out there."

With the holidays approaching, Schneider is discouraging people from taking unnecessary trips.

“I know nobody wants to spend the holidays doing virtual visits with their relatives, but that is the best way to prevent it from being able to be spread around to other people,” he said.

The county is also keeping an eye on hospitalization rates and active cases in school districts. Right now, hospitals aren't being overwhelmed with COVID patients and can keep up, Schneider said.“We want the public to remain vigilant,” he said. “There's still community spreading going on and our cases are rising and it's not going to go down anytime soon. … We can get through this together, but … it's not over yet.”

 

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Youth will meet NOT

Wednesday, November 25

 

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Next Drive-thru Communion

Sunday, November 29

5:00 pm (time change)

All masked and insuring social-distancing.

Hope to see you on the 29th at 5:00 pm.

We don't know when it will be safe to gather in our building. But we don't have to wait to gather safely outside the building! We are learning how, and we encourage you to join us.

To adjust to standard time and shortening daylight hours

we will now gather at 5:00 pm.

Up-coming Drive-thru communion dates:

December 13

December 20

and Christmas Eve, December 24.

 

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This week at First Christian

Adult Bible Study - Linda Vetters @9:30 am Sunday on Zoom

Sunday Worship @ 10:30 am on Facebook or @ fcc-sm.org

Pastor on the Porch - Friday after Thanksgiving on Zoom

 

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 . . . Daily!

For FCC, the Board and Staff for tough decisions

that are being considered and made.

For all of those in our community who are in great need and are being impacted in ways we can't comprehend by this pandemic.

Also for these with special health needs

and those experiencing grief:

Guye Rheinlander; Charles Cobb; Rebecca Chapmon;

Family of Kevin Meinen; Carolyn Smith; Kathy Kunchick;

Vicki Roberts; Dawn Jester; Bert Cobb; Susan Pruett;

Jackie Cable; Judy Deforest; Kathy Smith; Tracy Wilson;

Dorothy McLendon; Mary Tijerina; Dawn Shank; David Warren; Richard McDaniel;

Ellen & Manfred Kremkus; Melissa & Brett;

Martinez extended family;

David Druham; Paula Lewis; HOME Center of Central TX;

Lois LaCoss; Rose Seagrave; Jay Monson;

Family of Sylvia Caskey

 

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3 Ways to Make your Holidays Great. . .

~ Giving ~

 

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Adopt-a-Family

Write a check to FCC and put "HCWC" in the memo line and you can make this time of year empowering and joyful for one of the many women, children and men breaking free of family abuse, sexual assault and child abuse in our community

OR go to hcwc.org and click on donate

 

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https://haysfoodbank.org

ALSO Remember!!! - $1 buys 4 Meals

Write a check to FCC and put "food bank" in the memo line and many meals will be provided for those in need during this holiday season and into the New Year!

 

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HOME Center of Central Texas!

Donate or Volunteer

https://www.homecentertx.org/how-to-help

Their website lists items needed and other ways to help.

 

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Other opportunities to GIVE or HELP

this holiday season!

Salvation Army Bell Ringers Needed

Contact: Fran Ramirez - 512-557-3081

 

Other agencies that FCC supports throughout the year will welcome your gifts as well. You can make check to FCC designate one of these agencies:

 

United Christian Ministry (Texas State)

Mendez Elementary School

Disciples Conference Center (Youth Camps)

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for children)

Homespun

Southside Community Center

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Jarvis Christian College

DOMI (Disciples Outreach for the Mentally Ill)