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    ReadACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER
    10-25-2020

    THE POWER OF PRAYER

    This coming Sunday Morning we'll conclude our ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER Series through the Book of James with a special Message called "The Power of Prayer" and we're certain that it will be a blessing to you! Be sure to join us at 10:45 for either our in-person service inside the Sanctuary or on-line by using one of our internet options.


    Have a fantastic weekend and we'll see you soon!

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      ReadKeep On Keeping On
      This Sunday at SCC

      October 18, 2020

      "Keep on Keeping On" aren't just words from some old song or a cute saying. They're a very real truth and a point that the Book of James makes very well in the middle of Chapter Five as it talks about Patience and Endurance. This will be our topic tomorrow morning here at South Coast Church as we continue learn from our ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER Series.


      So please join us tomorrow at 10:45 for either our in-person experience inside the Sanctuary or catch our livestream broadcast. I believe the time will be a well-spent blessing to your day and a great beginning to your week!


      Please also note that we will again host a special in-person Prayer Gathering tomorrow night at 6:00 also in the Sanctuary. So sleep well tonight and we'll see you in the morning!

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        ReadTHIS SUNDAY AT SOUTH COAST CHURCH
        Our "ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER" Series Continues

        "HEY... YOU RICH PEOPLE"

        Please join us at 10:45 tomorrow morning as we jump back in to our Actions Speak Louder Series through the Book of James. The title of the message is “HEY… YOU RICH PEOPLE” it is certain to be both e challenge and a blessing. We have two options for you tomorrow morning.


        OPTION ONE: We will meet INSIDE for our in-person service in the Sanctuary. We will check temperatures at the door and face masks/shields are still required. Children will continue to sit with their families.


        OPTION TWO: We have installed new cameras in the Sanctuary and we will be attempting to LIVESTREAM the service. It can be viewed on any of our prior internet options.


        Either way, we will have church together!


        Also, starting this Sunday Night at 6:00, we are launching a special “Call to Prayer” also in the Sanctuary. We will intercede for our nation and for various things that need the help of our all-powerful God. I pray that you will join us.


        Have a great rest of your day and we’ll see you soon!


        Craig

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          ReadSpecial Guest Evangelist: Don Perkins According to Prophecy Ministries
          October 4th, 2020

          This Sunday at 10:45 a.m and 6:00 p.m.

          I am excited to share with you that tomorrow morning and evening we will host special guest Evangelist Don Perkins of According to Prophecy Ministries. Don is a nationally-recognized, end-times prophecy speaker and you do not want to miss what he has to say tomorrow!


          Now for some clarity… no matter what you have seen or read from us or anyone else… We will NOT have any internet broadcast tomorrow. This is because we are moving to a “livestream” format for our Sunday Services and we’re not quite there yet. I am very sorry for the delay but I believe that we should be up and running soon!


          Also… please note that our Sunday Service times have now changed back to our original 10:45 starting time beginning tomorrow morning. (So hey, you’ll get a little bit of extra sleep!) 


          Finally, please make plans to join us for a series of special Sunday Night Services starting tomorrow night at 6:00 as we, again, hear from our Guest Evangelist and continuing every Sunday Evening up to the November Elections and possibly even further. We have a bunch of stuff to be praying about!


          With this in mind, I pray that you have a great rest of the day and I’ll see you very soon!


          Craig


          1. I really enjoyed Mr. Perkins. He did a great job breaking it all down for us without giving us dates. I could have listened to him all night. Pastor Craig, please bring him back again!
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          ReadMissionary Window Update
          October 2, 2020

          CLICK ON THE LOGO TO KNOW ABOUT OUR MISSIONS MINISTRY

          Missions Logo

          Good morning, Church Family. MASK, SOCIAL DISTANCE AND PRAYER.  While the majority of our world leaves out the last element, His people (that’s US) know it is a blessing for us to be part of God’s plan to take the Good News of our Lord throughout the whole world in order to fulfill His Word.  Most of these efforts are through our missionaries.  So much is happening worldwide effecting missionaries, now coupled with the Corona Virus, that God has placed a desire in our hearts to pray for them as we receive communication from them.  We ask that you join us.

           

          Additionally, since October is Pastor’s Appreciation Month, we also have a special opportunity to say “thank you” to our pastors and special ministry brothers/sisters in the Lord for all that they do for us and the activities of our church. It is a great time for us to especially thank our Shepherd. “Thank you, Craig Kruse!  

           

          Our missionaries and shepherds have these universal needs:

                     

          Let us pray for:

          o  OPEN DOORS  

          o  BOLDNESS

          o  THAT GOD’S WORD WILL SPREAD

          o  FOR PROTECTION  

          o  FOR TRAVEL  

          o  FOR REFRESHMENT

                     

          Tom and Connie – Missionaries in Southeast Asia

           

          These two ‘non-stop’ missionaries are asking for our prayers for both their biological family (a job for Josh who just finished college and college entry for son, Joey, for spring.) as well as for their missionary families and supporters. They have twenty-nine (29) workers willing to go into this area of Southeast Asia for a Final Harvest Project as our Lord is near. While it is not safe to expose their names or specific area of ministry, they request prayer for the video that they have made to gain financial assistance for this important ministry and also prayer support for hearts to be open as they enter these areas of the world. They are hoping that they will be able to return to their ministry area at the end of this year or beginning of 2021 after a bit of a tough itineration time with so many churches closed (The Lord may bring South Coast a blessing to be able to see them before they return).   Of course, as always they utilize the time to prepare for what the Lord has in front of them. AMAZING!

                      

          Karissa & Micah Adams – Missionaries in Bolivia

                     

          Church Family, welcome the Adams family as our new Missionaries to South Coast. It was a blessing to be able to see and hear them and their children, Elijah and Raeah, for the first time this last Sunday. While they are new to us, they have been working with the Assemblies of God churches in Bolivia to provide training, resources, and missions mobilization in order to sustain and promote the formation of active, reproducible church bodies among the unreached people groups located within the Amazon Jungle and surrounding areas.  They served as missionary associates among the rural communities and tribal groups in the Amazon jungles of Peru from 2017 – 2019. They also served in Costa Rica from 2015 – 2016 with at-risk children, demonstrating God’s love, protection, and plan for the children’s lives.

                                 

          COMPELLED

          Please be praying for all of our South Coast Church Missionaries

          and remember to continue your monthly giving to support

          their work for the Lord around the world.


          The Mission of the Church is Missions


          So All Can Hear


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            ReadSpecial Guest Missionaries this Sunday!
            September 27, 2020

            Tomorrow Morning we have some very special guests and I pray that you will join us! We have the great honor of hosting our first Missionaries since the end of March and I am so grateful that they’ve agreed to be with us!


            Assemblies of God Missionaries: Micah and Karissa Adams and their two kids (Elijah and Raeah) will be sharing their hearts and the call that God has placed on their lives to share the Good News of Jesus Christ in the Country of Bolivia. Come hear their story and their passion tomorrow and I am certain that you’ll be glad that you did!


            So… tomorrow morning our Outside Service begins at 10:00 and our Online Service starts at 10:45. Either option you decide to take advantage of will also include this great Missionary family.


            Have a great rest of your weekend!


            Craig 

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              ReadRIGHT AND WRONG BOASTING
              THIS SUNDAY AT SOUTH COAST CHURCH...

              September 20th, 2020:

              This Sunday Morning we’ll continue with our Series through the Book of James called “Actions Speak Louder” and I believe that this week’s message will be impactful for us all. In the last part of Chapter Four of his Book, James challenges believers on the question of who really is “calling the shots” in our daily lives. I’m calling this message, “RIGHT & WRONG BOASTING” for our purposes tomorrow.


              Did you know that Scripture clearly identifies both types of boasting as both right and wrong? Well… it most certainly does! We’ll cover this more tomorrow.


              So be sure to make plans to be with us tomorrow morning for our in-person outside service at 10:00 which will also include the Celebration of Communion together, or watch the message on-line at 10:45 on Facebook, YouTube, our www.sccib website or the sccib phone app.


              Either way, I believe you’ll be glad to say, at the end of the day, that it was good to be in God’s Presence and to hear and respond to His Word!


              God bless and I’ll see you soon…


              Craig

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                ReadTHE MIRROR, THE MAGNIFYING GLASS, AND THE MOTIVE
                THIS SUNDAY AT SOUTH COAST CHURCH...

                September 20th, 2020:

                This Sunday Morning we’ll continue with our Series through the Book of James called “Actions Speak Louder” and I believe that this week’s message will be impactful for us all. In the last part of Chapter Four of his Book, James challenges believers on the question of who really is “calling the shots” in our daily lives. I’m calling this message, “RIGHT & WRONG BOASTING” for our purposes tomorrow.


                Did you know that Scripture clearly identifies both types of boasting as both right and wrong? Well… it most certainly does! We’ll cover this more tomorrow.


                So be sure to make plans to be with us tomorrow morning for our in-person outside service at 10:00 which will also include the Celebration of Communion together, or watch the message on-line at 10:45 on Facebook, YouTube, our www.sccib website or the sccib phone app.


                Either way, I believe you’ll be glad to say, at the end of the day, that it was good to be in God’s Presence and to hear and respond to His Word!


                God bless and I’ll see you soon…


                Craig

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                  ReadMissionary Window Update
                  September 11, 2020

                  CLICK ON THE LOGO TO KNOW ABOUT OUR MISSIONS MINISTRY

                  Missions Logo

                  Good morning, Church Family. MASK, SOCIAL DISTANCE AND PRAYER. While the majority of our world leaves out the last element, His people (that’s US) know it is a blessing for us to be part of God’s plan to take the Good News of our Lord throughout the whole world in order to fulfill His Word. Most of these efforts are through our missionaries. So much is happening worldwide effecting missionaries, now coupled with the Corona Virus, that God has placed a desire in our hearts to pray for them as we receive communication from them. We ask that you join us. First, pray for the universal needs of virtually all missionaries and

                  then briefly hear individual requests.

                   

                  Universally, virtually all missionaries ask that we pray for: OPEN DOORS, BOLDNESS, THAT GOD’S WORD WILL SPREAD, FOR PROTECTION, FOR TRAVEL, FOR REFRESHMENT

                   

                  Karla and Jim Gutel– National Field Representative for Specialized Intercultural Missionaries; SoCal Missionary Care Specialist

                   

                  Karla and Jim have been in a difficult season! Since quarantine began Jim has been in the hospital 3 times for various heart procedures. He had a cardiac ablation a few weeks ago and was

                  in the hospital a couple of days and now is dealing with cancer on his left hand (yes, he is left handed!) This Covid season makes it difficult, because when he is hospitalized they are not

                  allowed to visit and getting information is difficult. Karla says that it “has been an opportunity for me to learn some new lessons about trust!” Also, during this time she made a transition in ministry.

                  She will now serve as the SoCal Missionary Care Specialist to provide support for our Southern California Assemblies of God World and US missionaries to maintain health and growth in their

                  personal lives and ministries. In addition to this, the National Office of the Assemblies of God Intercultural Missions has asked her to serve as a National Field Representative to Specialized

                  Intercultural Missionaries where she will provide leadership for missionaries who serve throughout the United States. She will support, coach and develop missionaries from recruitment through

                  retirement. Jim will continue in his role to assist their son, Joe, in Riverstone Chapel of Chatsworth.


                  They ask that we pray for Jim’s health and for their new ministry during this transition. They also need to raise an additional $1500 monthly support. Steve and Barbara Schultz – Royal Rangers International– World Ministry (currently based in Springfield, Missouri)

                   

                  Church Family, welcome the Schultz family as our new Missionaries to South Coast.

                   

                  While they are new to us, they have been long term missionaries traveling worldwide to develop this important international mentoring program to help young boys from kindergarten to the 6th grade in an activity-based church ministry. The mission of the program is to evangelize, equip, and empower the next generation of Christlike men and lifelong servant leaders. Pastor Craig has

                  known them for some time and as you know, he has a special place in his heart for the work of Royal Rangers Ministry. As with most of our missionaries, this is a hard time to be able to travel and interact with the people with whom God has sent them. Pray for fruitful activity as they continue to plan from their base in Springfield.

                   

                  Brandon Kertson – Chi Alpha (XA) Ministry at San Diego State and GrossmontCommunity College District.

                   

                  Our Chi Alpha students understand the power of prayer. Like Job, they believe the Lord will turn the negative captivity of pandemic when they pray...and like Job they are praying for

                  their friends and everyone on their campus. Brandon included a terrific video with a large number of students having a PRAYER WALK as they covered the entire campus – dorms, buildings, open

                  fields - as they prayed for “Christ’s love and a transformation of the lives on campus.” It included videoing the “follow the safety rules” signs as we’ve heard of virus breakouts as students return to

                  campus and act as if they are exempt from harm.


                  Sunday, September 27 is Chi Alpha day. Chi Alpha is the Assemblies of God’s ministry to the secular university. With over 315 campuses across the nation and even more international, Chi Alpha is impacting tens of thousands of students annually and is one of AGWM’s primary pipelines for World Missionaries. Chi Alpha believes the greatest spiritual awakening of our time will begin on the college campus! Lets pray together for increased salvations, baptisms and laborers. Pray for our So Cal Chi Alpha’s at UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, San Diego State and Grossmont College. Pray for more campuses to be pioneered in So Cal.

                   

                  Find out more about Chi Alpha Day and get videos and images to pray for our country’s college students at https://chialpha.com/events/chi-alpha-day/.

                   

                  COMPELLED

                   

                  Please be praying for all of our South Coast Church Missionaries and remember to continue your monthly giving to support their work for the Lord around the world. The Mission of the Church is Missions

                   

                  So All Can Heal