March 22, 2020 LiveStream Begins Here at 10am Pacific

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In-Person Services Canceled March 15 - March 25, 2020

A live stream will be offered each Sunday at 10am.

Out of an abundance of caution, and due to the difficulty of maintaining health guidelines from government agencies (6 feet of separation), our church leadership has decided to cancel regular Sunday morning services and Wednesday evening activities through March 25, 2020. At that time, we will re-evaluate public health recommendations and determine when it is appropriate to resume regular activities.

Please note, the leaders of SVCC recognize that this is a time when we should not be casual, but instead be even more proactive about interceding in prayer and deed for our world and for one another. The devil never misses an opportunity to stoke fear, loneliness, depression, and division. We are deeply troubled by the prejudicial lines of racism and poverty this disease has so quickly exposed in our society. Even though our church may not be meeting in a large group setting, we will be praying harder than ever, encouraging one another more than ever, and standing up for all of those in need - of any faith, color or social standing - more than ever.

If you are struggling with fear, loneliness, or depression at this time, our Pastor has made himself available just to talk and pray with anyone. Pastor Steve's personal cell phone is 619-277-2671. Feel free to call him anonymously.

Most of all, we pray that you will know that God is greater than any adversity the world brings our way.

Suggested Daily Prayer During Coronavirus Quarantine 2020

Children's Worship Bulletin Free Activities

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1.9)

 

  • He Answered Not a Word (Matthew 15.21-28)

    We are taught that "silence is golden," but in this story, Jesus' "silent treatment" of the Syro-Phoenecian woman is almost unbearable. Then, when he breaks the silence, His answer is definitely not what we want to hear. Yet it is undeniable that He cares for this woman and her child; He does answer her faith, granting her not only healing, but "whatever she desires". The problem is not that Jesus is not going to respond to our pleas for help, but that He does not always respond when you or I want Him to.  

    Have you ever felt that God was answering you not a word? Perhaps it is not that He does not want to answer you, but that He does not want to answer you only on your terms. In fact, it seems clear to me from the whole of scripture and human experience, that God greatly desires to show His love toward all humanity — just not necessarily HOW or WHEN you and I may like.

    Let's look at this story...

    The Little Story

    • A woman and child are desperate for help.
    • The disciples are annoyed by their need.
    • Jesus seizes the opportunity to teach about God’s greater purposes and to reveal the outsider’s amazing faith.

    The Big Story

    This is a turning point in Jesus’ ministry. Jesus, sent to the Jews of the covenant, is being rejected by them.

    Although His ministry at this time was to the people of the covenant given through Moses at Sinai, we see a foreshadowing of things to come.

    The gentiles, who had no inheritance, were to become the heirs of the covenant given to Abraham — God’s plan of justice, love and mercy and for the world... and God's greater plan begins to manifest itself with this woman, an outsider with great faith.

    What It Means for You and Me

    Great Faith Actively Seeks ...
    No matter what stumbling blocks may be laid before us.
    “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7.7)

    Great Faith Humbly Kneels ...
    Understands the weakness of our own footing
    As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one;” (Romans 3.10)

    Great Faith Never Gives Up ...
    Perseverance is essential to the life of faith.
    “And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; (Romans 5.3)

    Is God Giving You the “Silent Treatment”?

    Persevere — He is very likely drawing you to greater faith.

    Before all the Nations

    “For as the earth brings forth its bud, As the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, So the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.” (Isaiah 61.11)

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