THIS WEEK @ MC3
August 17, 2020
Two service options coming your way this Sunday
Church in the Parking Lot joins MC3's online worship experience
This Sunday, you will have two options for participating in a worship service with MC3 Church.

Our online worship experience, which is available via the church website, church app, YouTube and Facebook, will begin as usual at 10:30 a.m.

In addition, we will host "Church in the Parking Lot," also at 10:30 a.m., at Carmel Mar Thoma Center (the old Mount Carmel church building) located at 6015 Old Stone Mountain Rd. The services will be held in the parking lot next to the gym, and you are encouraged to use the drive-way on the right to avoid any traffic from Mar Thoma's regular church services.

Our Church in the Parking Lot experience will be a full Sunday morning service, with the praise team, message, communion and offering time. Everyone should stay in or around their vehicles throughout the service to make sure we follow social distancing guidelines. Also, children should remain with their parents at all times. You will listen to the service via the FM radio in your vehicle.

We will evaluate the effectiveness of the parking lot service to determine if it should remain an option in the future.
Sunday sermon

Sermon Title: Stay on Mission
Scripture: James 4

This Sunday we will jump into James 4 and learn the importance of being meek and obedient to the Lord. What we will discover is that there is a huge upside to submitting to Christ. As Jesus says in Matthew 5:5, "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth." Join us Sunday as we unpack this powerful chapter in James.

This Week's Prayer Services
Sunday Worship Materials

Parents, please look for an email Friday containing this week’s Sunday worship lesson for your children. The materials also will be on the Kids page of the MC3 Church website.

New resource available to help answer the tough questions

During this time of pandemic, you may very well be getting some hard questions from the children in your life. It’s natural for children—and even adults—to be frightened about what they are seeing and hearing. To help provide godly, spiritually based answers, we are offering this excellent resource entitled, “Hard Questions and Answers from God’s Word.”

People in crisis often ask questions that will fall into three main categories:

  1. Who is God? These questions ask things like: If God loves us, how could He allow this to happen? How can I believe God has not forsaken me?
  2. Why did this happen? These questions might sound like: Why did so many people die? Why didn’t God stop the pandemic? Why is this bad thing happening? Is God punishing us for something?
  3. How can I go on living? For example: Why did God spare me? Where are my family members now? What happens to children when they die?

You may be struggling with these questions, too. God encourages us to share our true feelings, questions and doubts with Him. There is so much that we cannot understand, but we can trust that He is good and loving, and He can comfort you and the children you teach.
A look to the future . . .
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have an “Ability Ministry” of God’s most treasured creations—children with Special Needs?

Perhaps, when we return to regular worship services, we can lovingly care for these precious children. It is a ministry for parents as well as the children.

For children, we would have a basic training workshop. Caring for the child (children) during one worship service a month or every six weeks would be wonderful.

Parents of these angels seldom can attend worship. If they do, the mother and father generally attend separately; that becomes old very quickly. It would be wonderful to reach out and serve the little ones and their parents so that they can worship the King of Kings and Lord of Lords as we do.

This Ability Ministry would be called “Angels for Angels.” Please be in prayer about this and let's look to the future.
Quick hitters for Student Ministry and Young Adults
Students
  • Zoom this Wednesday at 7 p.m. for middle and high school students.

Young Adults
  • Bible Study over Zoom (Or in person) on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Share the joy of Christmas through Angel Bags
It’s time again to begin filling up Angel Bags for delivery to children and senior adults in Mexico over the Christmas season.

Bags may be picked up at the church office. Please touch base with Vicki Calhoun to make arrangements. (Email Vicki)

Here is a printable list of suggested items to include in the bags. Also, please specify if the bag is for a boy or girl and the appropriate age.

In lieu of filling a bag, you may make a monetary contribution to SOAR Ministries. Send the checks to MC3 and we will make sure they are delivered to SOAR.
August is our month to fill up the food pantry at Lilburn Co-Op
August is MC3's month to help stock the food pantry at Lilbun Co-Op. Please bring UNPERISHABLE food and school supply items either to the church office or drop them off directly at the co-op.


So many in our community are hurting and this is yet another opportunity to help!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Aug. 17 - 7 p.m. - Monday Night Building Prayer Service (Via Zoom)
Aug. 18 - 6:30 p.m. - YAMs (Young Adult Ministry) C-Group (Via Zoom)
Aug. 18 - 7 p.m. - Tuesday Night Prayer Service (Via Zoom)
Aug. 19 - 7 p.m. - 9:37 C-Group hosted by Art Stansberry (Via Zoom)
Aug. 19 - 7 p.m. - Middle and High School Student Gathering (Via Zoom - Email Will Tyler for link)
Aug. 23 - 9 a.m. - New Testament Journeys C-Group hosted by Jim Barber (Via Zoom) (Read 1 Corinthians 9-10 this week) (NOTE NEW TIME THIS WEEK)
Aug. 23 - 9 a.m. - Adult Sunday C-Group taught by Donna Dukett and David McGaughey (Via Zoom) (NOTE NEW TIME THIS WEEK)
Aug. 23 - 10:30 a.m. - Online Sunday Worship Service (Access through MC3.Life, Facebook, YouTube or via the MC3 Church app)
Aug. 23 - 10:30 a.m. - Church in the Parking Lot (Carmel Mar Thoma Center, 6015 Old Stone Mountain Rd., Stone Mountain, GA 30087) (This week only)
Attendance and Giving
Sunday's Online Attendance
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Sunday Offerings
$4,816
2020 YTD Offerings
$177,947
Or mail your offering to:
MC3 Church
1227 Rockbridge Rd., Ste 208-251
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
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