THIS WEEK @ MC3
May 10, 2021
A word from Art:
Looking at what Jesus said about sex outside of marriage
Sermon Title: Lust Thy Neighbor?
Scripture: Matthew 5:27-30

We live in a sexually charged society. The world teaches usthrough images and messagesthat the temptation of sexual sin and inappropriate relationships should be embraced, rather than resisted. What we are taught is that we should lust after our neighbors. But Jesus says, not only should we not commit adultery, but ". . . anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart." This Sunday we will look at how Jesus says that we should approach sex outside of marriage.
2nd annual MC3 Cornhole Tournament and lunch after church coming your way June 6
Mark June 6 on your calendar for our second annual MC3 Cornhole Tournament and a hamburger and hot dog lunch right after church.

The fun will take place in the parking lot behind the 2150 Paxton Dr. worship center following church at 10:30 a.m.

We will serve hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, drinks and dessert. Pick your partner now and look for more details in next week's newsletter—including a sign-up sheet.
Watch episode 4 of The Morning Joe with Will Tyler and Kemper Smalley
In today’s edition of The Morning Joe, Kemper Smalley joins MC3’s Will Tyler to discuss Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman at the wellfound in John 4. We all face difficult times in life. Indeed, sometimes it feels as if God takes us through hard times to get us where He wants us to be. The key is trusting and obeying God as we go through the tough times—even when we’re uncertain about where we’re going and will end up.
Kingdom Kids
The Ten Commandments

We concluded a study of the Ten Commandments last week, and have a review this week. It has been our prayer that with the introduction of a new commandment each week, you and your children have understood God’s desire for obedience.

When we disobey God, we often feel hopeless and guilty. What makes God so wonderful are His unending love and forgiveness, our repentance, and Jesus’ death for our sins. It is our faith in Jesus Christ that gives us the hope of life. 
 
Just as the children of Israel completed their desert trek and were being launched into a new land, we are wrapping up their journeys through God’s loving laws. Sunday’s lesson emphasizes that we have a choice to live as God’s treasured possessionsif we obey.

Praying Hands

Remember those little praying ‘palms’ we received on Palm Sunday? 
Remember our promise to pray for the child whose name we took?
Remember our promise to pray for them until school was out?
Let’s be like a famous sports company“Just do it!” You will be glad you did!
Baby Induction Day for Beau Tyler
It was an honor to have Will and Helena Tyler Sunday make their commitment to raise their son Wilton Beau, who was born January 29, in a Christian home. The ceremony allowed Will and Helena to declare their intentions to teach Beau God’s will, God’s ways and God’s Word.
 
"Twenty-six years ago, Will’s parents, Jeff and Vicki, brought Will to Mount Carmel Christian Church’s Baby Introduction Day where I served the Children’s Ministry, said Rae Tyler Caggiula, MC3's children's minister. "And, now Will and I serve together in ministry at MC3. What joy!" 3 John 4
Save the date: Mission trip coming this fall
SOAR Ministries will be leading a mission trip to Ability Ministryalso known as Riverwood or formerly CCDMin October during Gwinnett County school system's fall break.

The mission trip is slated for Oct. 7-10 in Louisville, Tennessee.

"We would love for teens and adults in MC3 to be a part of this," said Keri Duncan, head of SOAR and MC3's director of visual and technical services. "I have taken two small groups in the past and we had a wonderful time with the residents. We do various cleaning and light work projects around the campus and then share a meal or two with the residents and have a singing time."

Look for more details to come. In the meantime, put the date on your calendar and contact Keri by email.
Join us for Tuesday night prayer—click on the image below
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
May 11 - 6:30 p.m. - YAMs (Young Adult Ministry) C-Group (Via Zoom)
May 11 - 7 p.m. - Tuesday Night Prayer Service (Via Zoom)
May 12 - 7 p.m. - 9:37 C-Group hosted by Art and Christy Stansberry (Via Zoom - Meeting ID: 833 2222 7797; passcode: 108463)
May 12 - 7 p.m. - Family C-Group hosted by Jim and Becky Barber (Via Zoom - Meeting ID: 863 5258 5691; passcode: 743351)
May 16 - 9 a.m. - Adult Sunday C-Group taught by Donna Dukett and David McGaughey (Via Zoom - Meeting ID: 740 5138 4581; passcode 5eJ6Lz)
May 16 - 9 a.m. - New Testament Journeys C-Group hosted by Jim Barber (Via Zoom - Meeting ID: 893 5645 1134passcode: 591300) (Read Hebrews 3-4 this week)
May 16 - 9:30 a.m. - Student Ministry Morning DEVO - Upper room at Paxton Drive worship center
May 16 - 10:30 a.m. - Sunday IN-PERSON Worship Service - 2150 Paxton Dr., Lilburn, Ga., 30047
May 16 - 10:30 a.m. - Sunday ONLINE Worship Service (Access through MC3.Life, FacebookYouTube or the MC3 Church app)
May 16 - 5:30-7:30 p.m. - Student Ministry Trivia Night (Lilburn Christian Church, 314 Arcado Rd, Lilburn, GA 30047
May 23 - 4:30-6:30 p.m. - Student Ministry Summer Jam (Carmel Mar Thoma Center, 6015 Old Stone Mountain Rd., Stone Mountain, Georgia, 30087)
Attendance and Giving
Sunday's Attendance
(Online and in person)
186
Sunday Offerings
$6,120
2021 YTD Offerings
$113,502
Or mail your offering to:
MC3 Church
1227 Rockbridge Rd., SW Ste 208-251
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
Or you can
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to 770-249-5834
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