Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world

Dear CBC Family,

This week I am simply writing to request your prayers for the few in the church who have been down with COVID for the last couple of weeks. Please pray for Doug Burcombe, Tom Najimy and Andreas and Obilyn. The rest of the folks who had it are either fully recovered or mostly recovered. I myself am doing pretty well and only have a residual cough left. The doctor cleared me to be back at work last Sunday. If you are sick please let us know and we will add you to the prayer list.

As we all try and navigate the winter covid/flu season, please remember that if you have any symptoms then do not come to the church campus. We love you and want to see you but we also want the flock to be healthy. It is important that we all look out for each other and keep each other safe. This attitude of “loving one another” and “considering others as more important than ourselves” is not just something we should do at church but everywhere we go. This is not just for this season but every season.

It’s pretty rough out there right now and a little patience, consideration and kindness will go a long way. I went to Vons today and the manager told me they were having a hard time just trying to get their shifts covered with so many out sick and may have to modify their hours. I offered to push a broom if that would help. My son’s store has eight people out on the night shift alone. So, let’s be wise and careful as we navigate the next couple of months. Let’s not squander the opportunity to show the love of Christ.

This weekend we will have a shorter service as we celebrate communion together. I called the message “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.” This study will continue where we left off on Christmas Eve looking at the “sign” the Angels gave of the baby Jesus presented as a sacrifice. This will be a very fascinating look at the type and reality of Jesus as the Passover lamb.    

If any of you have a need during this season, please let us know. This too shall pass.

Blessings,

Pastor Scott