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"Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done - In Me
Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done - In My Church"
New Sermon Series: "30 Days to LIVE"
Pastor Charlie Rentz
From the Senior Pastor
This has been another great week in the life of UMCSCC. We hosted a "Coffee With the Pastor's" on Tuesday and 41 new members who are to join our church this weekend were present! At our worship services on Saturday and Sunday morning we will again receive and welcome New Members into our church family. With this New Member Class we will have welcomed over 1000 new members into UMCSCC within the past 5 and 1/2 years! God continues to bless us and "add to our numbers those who are being saved" (Acts 2:47)
In the midst of all the excitement activity and ministry that is going on we are also experiencing what is being now called a Pandemic. I want us to be proactive and not reactive to the Coronavirus, as I follow the news and suggested guidelines of the CDC (which seems to change daily). Last week we asked people to refrain from shaking hands and asked them to keep a safe distance as to not spread germs by contact. We will continue to keep this protocol this week and will not be passing the attendance folders or the offering plates throughout the congregation. There will be collection plates at eh doors as you exit. If you are sick, or have a compromised immune system we ask that you stay home and self quarantine. All of our Worship Services are live streamed and you may also watch our worship services online through our website (www.sccumc.com). You may also want to consider using electronic giving if you are not already doing so. I have made the decision to postpone the Ministry Fair which was to take place throughout the weekend. Many people have worked so hard to present this wonderful Ministry Fair. However, it involves face to face conversations and interaction, that would be best to avoid with the present health concerns. The Ministry Fair will be rescheduled soon.
I, along with the other pastors and staff will be here to lead and conduct worship as usual during our regularly scheduled worship times. Should "the powers that be" recommend that our worship services be canceled, we will "live stream" our worship services with hymn's, praise music, special music, prayer, scripture reading and sermon online. While I personally don't want to give in to the obvious media hype surrounding this pandemic, I also want to err on the side of caution to protect you, my beloved congregation from any possible exposure to the Coronavirus which could be very threatening to our congregation.
As we continue with our Sermon Series, today the message is entitled Priorities - Putting First Things First.
The following are some Points to Ponder this week:
*What are the 10 most important priorities in your life?
*Why are the things the "most important" to you?
Are there priorities that should be added to your list?
*Are there things that should be removed from you list?
*Where does your work in mission and ministry rank on your list?
*Where will your "heart" be buried?