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"It helps, now and then, to step back and take the long view. The Kingdom is not only beyond our efforts: it is beyond our vision. We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of the magnificent enterprise that is the Lord's work. Nothing we do is complete, which is another way of saying that the Kingdom always lies beyond us. No sermon says all that should be said. No prayer fully expresses our faith. No confession brings perfection. No pastoral visit brings wholeness. No program accomplishes the Church's mission. No set of goals and objectives includes everything. That is what we are all about. We plant the seeds that one day will grow. We water seeds already planted knowing they hold future promise. We lay foundations that will need further development. We provide yeast that affects far beyond our capabilities. We cannot do everything and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. This enables us to do something, and to do it very, very well. It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for the Lord's grace to enter and do the rest. We may never see the end results, but that is the difference between the Master Builder and the worker. We are workers, not master builders; ministers, not messiahs. We are prophets of a future that is not our own."
---Oscar Romero
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Gay Christian 101 begins this Wednesday night, March 13, at 6:30 p.m.
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This week's Richard's Ramblings. See you in church this Sunday at 11 a.m. http://icont.ac/1BBwZ
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Pastor Richard's August 19th sermon about making the most of each day is now uploaded. The sermon entitled "The Samoan Skip or the Pauline Present?" can be found on the church's website http://www.spiritofthecross.org/connect/media or you can visit and subscribe to the church's YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/SOTChuntsville
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The July 29th sermon about activating God's peace in your life entitled, "Better Than the Best Olympic Spirit - Part Two" is now uploaded on the church's website http://www.spiritofthecross.org/connect/media or can visit and subscribe to the church's YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/SOTChuntsville
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The July 1st sermon, "The Amazing Jesus" and the Campmeeting sermon, "I Am Not Ashamed" are now uploaded on the church's website http://www.spiritofthecross.org/connect/media or you can visit and subscribe to the church's YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/SOTChuntsville
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This week's Richard's Ramblings, including Pastor Richard's comments about Pope Francis. See you in church at 11 am http://icont.ac/1DU22
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This week's Richard's Ramblings. See you in church this Sunday. Don't forget to move your clock forward one hour when you go to bed Saturday night. http://icont.ac/1CQF2
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This week's Richard's Ramblings. See you in church at 11 a.m. http://icont.ac/1mk0r
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"Gay Christian 101" taught by Pastor Richard and "Taking Control of Your Finances" taught by Pat S begin tonight, August 8, at 6:30 p.m.
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The July 8th sermon, "Great and Strong" is now uploaded on the church's website http://www.spiritofthecross.org/connect/media or you can visit and subscribe to the church's YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/SOTChuntsville
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See you in church tomorrow at 11 a.m.  Pastor Richard's message is entitled, "The Amazing Jesus."
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To magnify Jesus’ name, Spirit of the Cross Church exists to provide a spiritual home for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community, and all others who wish to join Christ’s family, to develop Christian maturity and discipleship, and to equip all for their ministry in the church and community.