THIS WEEK @ MC3
March 16, 2020
“A fearful world needs a fearless church!”
-- A. W. Tozer
A word from Art:
Finding blessings beyond the daily grind of life
SermonTitle: Blessed to Give
Scripture: Luke 5:1-11

I sure did miss seeing you all on Sunday, but we praise God that we have the technology to meet virtually. Satan is working overtime trying to keep the church apart, but we are blessed beyond measure to be able to come together, even virtually, to hear His word. This week, Will is going to join me as we unpack the blessings we receive in this life when we submit to God and obey His word. Jesus says in Luke 11:28, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.”  So join us on Facebook, Youtube, or on our website, to see how you can be blessed beyond measure.
An opportunity to shine:
Be the hands and feet of Christ in trying times
These may be unprecedented and uncertain times, but it’s also a great opportunity to love our neighbors and show the love of Jesus to those around us. We have three immediate opportunities:

  1. In the wake of calls for “social distancing” and imposed self-isolation, we need to remember the people in our congregation and community who may need help. For example, we have people who need rides to doctors or medical treatments, grocery pickups and other assistance. If you can volunteer to be part of a network of individuals who can help with these matters, please email or call Vicki Calhoun at 770-783-1035.
  2. Human Contact – We suggest making at least one call a day to someone you know who needs to feel the love of Christ. Social distancing shouldn’t mean complete isolation. We have many ways to keep in touch with people—let’s use them during this time. Again, please email or call Vicki Calhoun if you need a name of someone who could use a phone call.
  3. Food Drive for Lilburn Cooperative Ministry – Lilburn Co-Op is one of MC3’s mission partners and they do amazing work to feed the hungry in our community. Typically, MC3 mounts a food drive each August to support Lilburn Co-Op, but we want to do more. Please bring your food donations to the church office, 1316 Rockbridge Rd, Suite M, and we’ll make sure they’re delivered to Lilburn Co-Op. You can drop off donations during our office hours, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Let’s keep showing love in practical ways to those who need it most!
Check out MC3.Life/Online
As a reminder, we have created a new web page,  MC3.LIFE/ONLINE to give you quick access to some of our most important information during this time of church online.

This page is not yet available on the MC3 app, but we hope to get that changed sometime this week. In the meantime, here’s what’s on  MC3.LIFE/ONLINE :

  • Options for watching Sunday’s worship message from Art (Faith Vs. Fear) on the Website, Facebook or YouTube.
  • Videos, printable lessons and other resources to share the gospel with your children.
  •  A link to “Live@Five,” the event that will temporarily replace the Sunday evening Living Room gathering for our middle and high school students.
  • Parent guides that you can use to talk to your children and teenagers about the current coronavirus situation.

In addition, the page provides easy access to submit prayer requests as well as to give your offering.
Join us for "New Testament Journeys," an online Bible study
One of our Sunday morning C-Groups, New Testament Journeys, is going online. Our C-Group is reading trough the New Testament--two chapters each week--and using the SOAP method to discuss what we learn.

Since we cannot meet at Parkview High School on Sunday mornings, we're moving the Bible study to an email discussion ring.

If you would like to be part of this engaging Bible study, please email Jim Barber at barber@mc3.life .
What is SOAP?
In these days, when folks hear the road SOAP, they're likely to think about hand sanitizer or the lack there of! But when we say, SOAP, it's a model to use when studying a piece of Scripture from the Bible. SOAP stands for Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer. Check out the links below to learn more!

Online church for your kids
We hope you found the online lessons useful this past week for your kids. We have more coming your way.

Please remember that our new web page, mc3.liife/online will be updated each week (on Saturday) with the videos and lessons for Sunday, as long as we continue to meet online. In addition, we will begin sending additional weekly lessons, via email, that you may find useful in sharing with your children while they are out of school. Look for the first installment Wednesday!

If you have any feedback on these online resources, please email Rae Caggiula at caggiula@mc3.life .

Helping your children handle their anxiety

Anxiety can be real for children of all ages, and it's good for parents to talk with kids about their worries and concerns. Here are Conversation Guides that you may find useful in helping your preschool and elementary age children deal with anxiety:


What the Early Church can teach us about Coronavirus
 One of the main catalysts for the church’s explosive growth in its early years was how Christians navigated disease, suffering, and death. 

In AD 249 to 262, Western civilization was devastated by one of the deadliest pandemics in its history. The city of Rome was said to have lost an estimated 5,000 people a day at the height of the outbreak.


Editor's Note: Deepest appreciation to our mission partner, Christian City, for sharing this timely and insightful message.
Yesterday's Message From Art
CALENDAR OF EVENTS

March 17 - 6:30 p.m. - YAM'S (Young Adult Ministry) C-Group  (Meeting virtually this week)
March 22- 10:30 a.m. - Worship Online at MC3.Life
March 22 - 5 p.m. - The Livin Room  (Meeting virtually this week)
April 12 - Easter Sunday
May 31-June 2 - Vacation Bible School at J.B. Williams Park
Attendance and Giving
Sunday's Online Attendance
191
Sunday's Offerings
$913
2020 YTD Offerings
$56,838.75
Or mail your offering to:
MC3 Church
1227 Rockbridge Rd., Ste 208-251
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
MC3 Church | 770.783-1035 | info@mc3.life | www.mc3.life