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October 16, 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

Barnabas

 

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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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Hope to see you for our second

drive-thru

communion service this Sunday

OCTOBER 18

@ 6:00pm! (note time change)

 

 

When you arrive . . .

  • Enter the church parking lot on the west (Wimberley) side (there will be an ENTER sign) and later exit on the east (San Marcos) side (EXIT sign)
  • Proceed to drive through the Portico and receive your communion packet(s) and instruction card.
  • If you choose to park we will all take communion together, so follow the guidance of our parking attendants and park facing the building, and wait for everyone.
  • Turn your FM radio to 89.9 to listen through you car speaker.
  • Following a brief worship service the children will have activities to do while we enjoy our fellowship time.

 

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A Reminder to Pray

Prayer is always important. Prayer is vital,

however, in times of peace and panic.

 

In his classic work How To Pray, R.A. Torrey writes:

"Some of us let the hurry and worry of our lives crowd prayer out, and what a waste of time and energy and nerve force there is by the constant hurry and worry! One evening of prayer can save us from many nights of insomnia. Time spent in prayer is not wasted but time invested at big interest.”

 

Gather and pray if you are able. Stay home and pray. Send out messages that you’re praying for others. Gather on zoom or a conference call and pray. Keep and practice prayer lists. Tell stories of answered prayer. Make ways to pray. Revitalization of a heart and a church cannot be achieved absent from diligent and intentional seeking of the Lord. Every mighty movement of God began with a faithful few who committed to praying.

 

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Here is a short poem written by Stephen Crane over a century ago that somehow I have always appreciated and been amused by:

 

A man said to the universe:

“Sir, I exist!”

“However,” replied the universe,

“The fact has not created in me

A sense of obligation.”

 

In our arrogance as humans we want a world we can control or at least understand. We want things to go our way. And when they don't we wonder why. Sometimes, if we have faith in God, we wonder why He lets things happen that we don't like. I take comfort in this: Jesus always keeps his promises. He never promised us that life would be easy. Here is what he says to us:

  • “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”(John 16:33)
  • Don't be anxious about tomorrow. (Matthew 6:34)
  • I am with you always, to the end of the world. (Matthew 28:20)

 

Of course we want the pandemic to be over. But until it is we must learn to live with it, one day at a time. The virus can change how we behave in order to be safe. But the virus cannot take away our joy at being alive and a beloved child of God. It cannot take away the love we have in our hearts and in our friends and family. It cannot and must not be allowed to take away our deep faith in our heavenly Father who gives us His strength and peace. So, today is a good day after all!

 

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The Youth will meet

Sunday @4:30

before the

drive-thru communion and again on

Wednesday, October 21

in-person @ 6:00

See ya soon!

 

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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 @ 10:00 am

Informal meeting with Pastor Gregory Ross 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!

All of our kids (age 0 - 5th grade) as they struggle to find a new normal in school. For our youth (grade 6 - 12 +) as they deal with their anxieties about what the future holds for them.

For our parents as they try to hold things together for their kids, their work and the health and safety for them all.

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:

Family of Jeannie Richards; Rebecca Chapmon; Tracy Wilson;

Maren Kay Milam and family; Charles Cobb; 

Kathy Kunchick; SMPD; Vicki Roberts; David Voight; Dawn Jester; Bert Cobb;Susan Pruett; Jackie Cable; Judy Deforest; Kathy Smith;

Dorothy McLendon; Jean English; Honey Cuellar; Mary Tijerina; Dawn Shank; David Warren; Richard McDaniel;

Ellen & Manfred Kremkus; Melissa & Brett;

Martinez extended family; Judy Ritchie; David Druham;

Robert Longest; HOME Center of Central TX;

 

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For a GREAT series on PARENTING

check out

https://northpoint.org/live

Watch the sessions from October 4 & October 11.

"Parenting in the 21st Century"

 

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More Celebration Bags

to Mendez!!!

 

Celebration Bags were delivered to Mendez this week for those kiddos having birthdays

in November!

A great big THANK YOU to all of you who donated to make this possible. Barbara Saucedo from Mendez said "The students are SO thrilled to receive the bags . . it really makes their day!!"

 

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An Opportunity to Help our Community.

HOME Center of Central Texas

A collection point has been set up at FCC outside the office

door for some of these items. You can also give items by going to their Facebook page and going to their Amazon wish list of items and ordering items from there. They have three or four different packs they give to the homeless and also could use help getting these packages together in gallon storage bags.

Some of the items needed are:

Water • Gatorade

Orange juice (small) • insect repellent

socks for men & women - above the ankle type

canned fruit • Crackers

Crackers & Tuna & Similar items.

protein bars • trail mix

tuna packs or other easy open canned foods

(for those occasionally put up in motels.)

disposable masks • hand sanitizer

Travel size toothpaste • shampoo • conditioner, soap

Gallon storage bags

Thanks to any of you who can donate items.

The homeless really are thankful to get any of these items.

 

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Hays County Food Bank

14th Annual

Turkeys Tackling Hunger Campaign!

 

Financial donations help us provide holiday meals to low-income families and those who have a temporary need for food assistance.

The week before Thanksgiving, we will hand these holiday meal boxes out to those who might

otherwise go without a home-cooked holiday dinner.