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)

 

  • Advent 2019: Four Feasts: Part 1 – Luke 14.1-6

    As we enter the season of Advent, four Sundays when we prepare for the feast of Christmas, I was struck by Luke 14 and the fact that four distinct teachings of Jesus are given, all in the context of a feast that Jesus is attending, and each lesson giving us insight into the ultimate feast that is God’s kingdom. 

    It seems fitting to me as we approach the feast of Christmas that we might consider these four portraits of the feast of the kingdom.  

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  • Faithless and Perverse - Luke 9.37-43

    When Jesus comes down from the mountain, He immediately gets hit with trouble. And so it is with us most of the time. You get blessed in your morning time of Bible study and prayer only to get walloped at work half an hour later. Or you come back from a retreat only to get slapped with strife at home. We must remember that the God we meet on the mountain will also give us victory in the valley.

  • Don’t Call Me Daughter - Luke 8.40-56

    Some have called this the “miracle interrupted.” We have what starts out and ends as the story of Jesus healing Jairus’ dying daughter, yet sandwiched in the middle is the healing of the woman with the relentless flow of blood. At first glance, that “middle miracle” seems random and accidental -- maybe even an annoying distraction. But the Lord works deliberately, not randomly. And it was no accident that these two healings happened on this day, in this sequence, and are forever linked together. No other miracle story in the Bible is quite like this one. This is not a miracle interrupted, it is a double miracle -- and it has a double lesson for you and me.

  • Moving Mountains (Matthew 17.14-21)

    Three Missteps

    Underestimate the Devil

    “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Peter 5.8)

    “And the Lord said to Satan, ‘From where do you come?’
    So Satan answered the Lord and said, ‘From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.’” (Job 1.7)

  • Jesus Heals Many (Matthew 15.29-31)

    Jesus is Available but not Invasive

    He cares for the crowds, He knows their needs. Yet He does not force Himself on anyone. Rather, He hikes a mountain and awaits those who have the determination to seek Him. This is not a God who is aloof or unconcerned, but a God who wants to encourage our participation in our own healing process. The ones who desire healing need to make an effort to find Him; the healing comes to us when we come to Him.

    We show our belief when we seek Him.
    “Jesus ... went up on the mountain and sat down there.” (v29)

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  • Good News for Nobody (Matthew 8.14-15)

    Jesus comes down from the mountain and demonstrates His authority by healing
    1) a dirty man (the leper) 2) an enemy (the centurion’s servant) and 3) a nobody (Peter’s mother-in-law).
    Each of these, in some way, represents each of us. Today we examine the healing of Peter’s Mother-in-Law (a “nobody”).

    Ultimately, Everybody is a “Nobody”

    Dobson — “If you live long enough, life will trash your trophies.”



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    This blog is written by leaders of SVCC. The people who write here are not perfect or "holier than thou."  They just strive to seek after God with all their hearts.

    We hope that God will speak to you as you read the words He's placed here through the hearts and minds of people who follow after Him.

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