June 16, 2019
CSC Summer Area Wide
June 30, 5pm
We are looking forward to this year's Summer Area-Wide on June 30th at 5pm. Milton Jones, President of Christian Relief Fund (CRF) and a long time supporter of university campus ministries, is our guest speaker. Please make plans to join us at Netherwood Park CofC for an evening of worship, encouragement, Taco Hut Dinner and of course HOMEMADE PIES!
Independence Day Celebration
Join us on Wed., July 3rd for our annual Independence Day Celebration. We will begin with a devotional at 6:00pm followed by a BBQ and fireworks. Everyone is welcome!
Thank you to Alan Taylor for preaching this morning and to the other volunteers who are filling in for me as Vera and I, along with our daughter and grandsons, take a whirlwind tour through Texas. We are visiting my brother and his wife as well as Vera’s brother and wife. We so appreciate the time you allow us to get away and enjoy our families. Keep us in your prayers and we will back in Albuquerque soon. Thank you so much, Rick and Vera
Night at the Ballpark
Join us for a night of fun and baseball at the Isotopes Park on Friday, June 28th at 6:30pm. The cost is $10 per person and kids under two are free. There is a sign up sheet in the foyer to reserve your spot. Money is due to Garrett Schmille by June 23rd.
Congratulations to Brittany Collins. Brittany had a beautiful baby boy, Jaxxon, on Friday morning weighing 6 lbs. 11oz. Maddox and Paxton are the excited big brother and sister and the Samuel’s are the happy extended family.
We are still in need of transportation for the three young AIM ladies who are doing mission work at the CSC. We would like to ask our supporters to help us in the search for reliable, affordable transportation. If anyone can help us by donating, leasing, lending or selling a vehicle or 2 we would greatly appreciate it! Please contact Garrett Schmille at 505- 681-4028 or email@example.com
Summer Fun ACCH
Donations of Summer Fun gift cards for the ACCH are still greatly appreciated. See the flyers in the foyer for more details.
The Drawing Group will meet in room 208 on Saturday, June 29th at 9:30am. If you have questions, contact Elaine Koehler at 505-323-1617
Lost and Found
Please check the Lost and Found items accumulating in the Family Center. We will be donating unclaimed items on June 29th.
The Albuquerque Christian School has openings for the 2019-2020 school year. ACS is seeking qualified applicants who love children and are willing to serve God in order to benefit our children through the mission of ACS. All applicants must hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree. We are seeking a part time PE teacher, a public relations specialist, and someone experienced in communications and IT. If you have any questions, please contact Regina Santo at firstname.lastname@example.org
House Parents Needed
The Albuquerque Christian Children’s Home is looking for a faithful married couple to serve full time in our ministry as house parents. Interested couples will send their cover letter of interest and resumes to: Everett White, Executive Director, Email: email@example.com Website: acch4kids.org
Homemade Pies Needed
The CSC is in need of homemade pies for the upcoming Area-wide and Taco Hut dinner. Mountainside has pledged 10-12 pies. If you can help, please sign up on the sheet in the foyer.
Tonight we will be having a Park Night! Park Nights typically run from 5pm-7:30, beginning at Mountainside for evening worship at 5. After that we go to Lynnwood Park for some summer fun. This will be a bring your own food (B.Y.O.F) event.
Hard Work Camp
This next week is our Hard Work Camp, where we team up with the City of Albuquerque to work in our communities. We will be working from approximately 8am -1pm on these three days. Please bring money for lunch as food is not provided. However, I will have water, sunscreen and gloves for everyone
From Rick’s Desk
Faith, Hope, and Love
Faith, hope, and love are mentioned in many different contexts in God’s word. The author of Hebrews points out that these three virtues can work together effectively. “Let us draw near with a sincere heart in the assurance that faith brings, because we have had our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed in pure water. And let us hold unwaveringly to the hope that we confess, for the one who made the promise is trustworthy. And let us take thought of how to spur one another on to love and good works. (Heb. 10: 22-24)
An active faith is the foundation of all that we do. “Faith is being sure of what we hope for; being convinced of what we do not see.” (Heb. 11:1; Heb. 6: 10-12). Indeed, faith in Christ’s finished redemption provides the necessary encouragement to hold fast to our assured hope, regardless of life’s difficulties. (1 Pet 3:15).
Throughout the Old and New Testaments, one thing is obvious; faith is a basic and necessary quality of a believer. Moreover, true faith in a Christian’s life is not only belief and trust, but also loyalty. Our faith is to be both active and passive because it brings about a moral excellence in thought and deed.
There is value in the believer’s hope. Our hope is based upon our salvation, that came to us by the grace of God. The Lord has granted salvation through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. 1 Thess. 5 tells us, “ 8 But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.”
A believer’s salvation brings them into an eternal living union with Jesus Christ, one that may be described as “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Col. 1:27). Paul is so good at challenging believers to understand these things. We should be able to explain the hope we have, the spiritual riches waiting for us in glory, as well as the spiritual power available to believers now. This hope is reserved for and guaranteed only to believers and this is why Paul declares that the unbelievers “have no hope” (1 Thess. 4:13).
Last, but certainly not least is love. First of all, like holiness and truth, love has its origin in God’s attribute of perfection. Love is the language that God communicates with, and is expressed through His mercy and grace toward man. (2 Cor. 1:3; Eph. 2:4, Titus 2:11 -12).
Like faith and hope, for man to love involves the whole soul. The commentator Barclay said it best. “It takes all of a man to achieve Christian love; it takes not only his heart; it takes his mind and his will as well.” I also love how Paul stressed the importance of love to the church in Colossae. “12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”
Christ Stringham had a serious seizure last week and was injured during the episode.
Dan Scott received an injury to his foot this week. He is still at Canyon Transitional Center and is not able to receive visitors at this time. However, cards and calls are greatly appreciated.
Don Keefe had a procedure earlier this week. He is home and feeling much better.
Fern Ice, Rick Hankins’ mother, is recovering from an extensive surgery.
Virginia O’Dell is recovering from her shoulder replacement last week.
Jerry Patton will have a procedure on his leg next week.
Sarita Peterson, friend and coworker of Jane Oberg, is battling breast cancer.
Prayers for our senior saints: Tommie Bedford, Al Gil; Fran Higginbotham; Arlene DeFoor; Juanita Ortego; Gene Decker; Frank and Maria Ulibarri; Joe and Betty Groom; Betty Frederick-Sowell; Dennis Mangan, Leslie Anyanonu’s father; Gloria Brannan; Rose Hensley, Latayne Scott’s mother; Delora Moore, Jackie Decker’s mother.
Continue to pray for: Mike Erick, Mary House, Karen Scott; Ken Hush, father of Doug Hush; Greg Kelly; Carmen Hudgins, Juanita Ortego’s daughter; Jeff Liddell; Stan Samuels, Steven Samuels’ father; James Stanesic, brother of Carol Stevens; Teresa Groom; Barbara Murphy; Lisa Walker, Steve Boberg’s niece; Babetta (Kay) Darnell, mother of Lance and Bronson; Sam Hanna; Lilah Swan, daughter of Larry and Zrita Martinez; Sharlene and Shannon, Winette and Ira Parr’s daughters; Sherry Abraham’s mother Pat; Sherry Boberg; Guylene Grady, Judy Rogers’ mother; Chris Stringham; Amanda Riccon, Sherry Abraham’s niece; Terry Padilla; Dan Scott; Lin and Jackie Decker; Aleasha Decker.