SC Clarion

Weekly Staying Connected, Edition 12, October 10

This week, I was reminded of my session name, Preparers of the Way. When I think of preparing, I immediately go to a list of things that need to happen. Such as, do the laundry, check in on our girl's schedule, think about meeting agenda's, pay church bills, forward messages, return calls, pretend to think to want to walk the dog, and more.

In regards to the church, I immediately think to get the Sunday bulletin ready, make sure the chapel is set, communicate about programs and events ... but .. what does it really mean to "prepare the way of the Lord"?

The prophet Isaiah was speaking about John when he said, “He is a voice shouting in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the LORD’s coming! Clear the road for him!’”

It means to allow God access, to clear out the clutter, to accept Jesus and allow the Holy Spirit to work in us. It's about the inner work that needs to happen. Let's each continue to Prepare the way for the Lord in our lives and in our communities!

Major Shoshannah

See all the happenings coming up next week. Remember October 10 is the Second Sunday of the month - so please come and share in the potluck and fellowship after church.

Call to Care Brigade in Santa Clara for Blitz October 15 - 17

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Call to Care Brigade

With all of the corps in our Western Territory, it's a blessing and a privilege to have a cadet brigade minister at our very own Santa Clara. We pray that you will take advantage of this great opportunity to spend quality time with them as they minister through women's group, work projects, teen group, and Sunday worship. They are:

  • Cadet Cristian Da Silva
  • Cadet Adelza Da Silva
  • Cadet Jocelyn Boyd
  • Cadet Shane Ingram
  • Cadet Loren Philpot
  • Cadet Vonne Hoogstad
  • Cadet Makda Workneh
  • Cadet Christopher Rodriguera
  • Major Rob Reardon

Please pray for their safe travels and for a wonderful October 15 - 17 weekend.

Men's Fellowship

it's that time again Men's Basketball. This Thursday, October 14, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm - come on out and have fun! The men of God are so important in the family of God. Get connected on Thursdays and Sundays!

Blitz Weekend - Ladies Night Out

Friday, Oct. 15th, 7-9pm

3090 Homestead Road

Santa Clara, CA

We are having the Called to Care Brigade from the College For Officer Training join us October 15-17 weekend. All ladies come out for a fun night out. Leave your kids at home or with a sitter - this is time for you! However, this is a special night with the brigade so inviting ages 13 and up.

Blitz Weekend - Corps Painting Day

Saturday, Oct. 16th, 8:30am-12:30pm

3090 Homestead Road

Santa Clara, CA

Save the date on 10/16 as we prepare a fun work and outreach day with the Called to Care Brigade. We hope to freshen up the parking lot and exterior of this beautiful property with paint. We also want to pass out church fliers in the neighborhood.

Blitz Weekend - Teen Santa Cruz Bowling

Saturday, Oct. 9th, 2-7pm

3090 Homestead Road

Santa Clara, CA

After a fun day of painting the corps and passing out fliers, the Cadets and Teens will go on an adventure of their own to enjoy the Boardwalk atmosphere. The main event will be bowling and dinner at Santa Cruz Bowl. Bowling and dinner included. Games, rides (if there is time), and other drinks/snacks are personal. Leaving the church at 2 pm and back at 7 pm. Please let Major Shoshannah know if your teen plans to go.

Blitz Weekend - Sunday Worship

Sunday, Oct. 17th, 9:30-11:30am

3090 Homestead Road

Santa Clara, CA

Don't miss out on worship with the Cadets. They will be prepared to teach all Sunday schools classes for youth, teens, and adults. They will also be leading us in worship. Please start to pray now for God's leading in all of the preparation.

Oscar Sanchez in Pasadena

We praise the God to see that Oscar is continuing with his heart of worship to the Lord in Pasadena. If you can send him encouragement while he is at school, please use the following:


Oscar E Sanchez Z

PO Box 9521 - Unit 1283

Azusa, CA 91702


Oscar E Sanchez Z

701 E Foothill Blvd - Unit 1283

Azusa, CA 91702

Women's Fellowship

We had a wonderful time planning Ladies Night Out last month! This month the Call to Care Brigade will lead our first night out. Click on the button below to see the rest of the year's schedule. Families - please help support the women in your life to take a break once a month to be encouraged, have fun, and have some "me" time with the women's group. Whether it be watching the kids alone, finding a sitter, ordering dinner out, or even pushing her to go ... do it! She won't regret coming!

Sunday Prayer Time

Join Majors Bill and Bernie Begonia on Sundays, 10:15 AM to share a specific time in prayer before the worship service. They will meet in the Dining Area.

Remind App

Please help us keep you informed by signing up for the Remind App. Simply follow the directions. The goal is to touch base with a newsletter once a week and avoid 25 responses to a group text. This is a secure way for us to do this. Text to: 81010, Send the message: @chkhc6.

Feel free to share the info. Thank you in advance.

General Schedule


  • 9:30 AM Adult Connect Group
  • 10:15 AM Prayer
  • 10:30 AM Worship service
  • 11:00 AM Junior Church
  • 12:30 PM Potluck & Fellowship (2nd Sunday)
  • 12:30 PM Teen Youth Group (every other week)


  • 6:30 PM Family Night (for everyone)
  • Dinner, Bible Study, and Corps Cadets


  • 7:00 PM Corps Council Meeting (Zoom Invite - 1st week)
  • 6:30 PM Men's Basketball (2nd and 4th week)


  • 7:00 PM Women's Fellowship (2nd week)