July 14 2019 (Sunday)
We gave God all the glory & honor as we celebrated one year of existence as God’s church, with Jesus Christ, our Lord & Savior and Great Shepherd. We were blessed and honored to be joined by our home church, Hope for New Life Church with Pastor Victor Smith & Co-Pastor Latrenda Smith. Our sister church, Eternal Life Royal Ministries with Pastor Cynthia Hinojosa-Hale, and some of their congregants, also graced us with their presence. We look forward to continuing the work of the Great Commission that the Lord has placed in our hearts of preaching, teaching, evangelizing, healing and preparing the saints for oneness in Christ.
JCRS Shoe Drive
August 10, 2019
To God be all the glory, honor & praise for a successful Shoe Drive. Hope for New Life Church, Eternal Life Royal Ministries & JCRS-SATX all came together as Servant’s of God and helped to donate almost 300 pairs of new tennis shoes for school age children from elementary through high school for the Bexar, Wilson & Atascosa counties.
Journey to the Holy Land
September 1 – 11 2019
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JCRS-SATX took it’s first group, as a church, to the Holy Land of Israel. Our tour guide, Yonatan Shlomo of https://www.utourisrael.com did an amazing job of leading our tours. We visited sites in Bethlehem, the City of David, where Jesus was born. In Jerusalem we visited sites such as Via Dolorosa, The Garden Tomb where we held communion service, Mt of Olives, and Garden of Gethsamene. We also saw Abraham’s Well in Beersheba, ancient Tel Be’er Sheba site, a full-size replica of the Tabernacle that God commissioned Moses to create for the Israelites in the wilderness. We saw the water falls of En Gedi, where David was hiding from King Saul. We had some leisure time at the Red Sea & the Dead Sea. We visited Qumeran where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. We stayed in a kibbutz, a Jewish agricultural community. We were baptized in the River Jordan. We took a boat ride in the Sea of Galilee, visited Capernaum where Jesus performed many miracles. We also visited the Mt of Beatitudes and had lunch at Peter The Fisherman’s Restaurant in the Sea of Galilee area. We visited the town of Magdala, the home town of Mary Magdalene. Went to Mt Carmel where Elijah had the show down with Jezebel’s prophets. We also went to Nazareth and visited a small village that recreates what life would’ve been like during Jesus’ times. We visited beautiful Ceasarea by the Mediterranean Sea where Cornelius, a gentile, had a dream/vision from God regarding the Apostle Peter who would come and preach to them the gospel of Christ, bringing salvation to gentiles as well as Jews. It’s an amazing spiritual journey that every believer should experience. JCRS-SATX looks forward to taking other groups within the coming years.
Ordination for Arnulfo Co-Pastor/Evangelist "Fito" Rangel
November 23, 2019
JCRS-SATX has celebrated the Ordination Ceremony for Arnulfo “Evangelist Fito” Rangel. Evangelist Fito has shown himself to be established by God, having been chosen as one of good report; full of the Holy Spirit and Wisdom from God; and capable of using the office well. He will be set apart publicly to the office and work of an, “Ordained Minister” as well as stepping in the role as “Co-Pastor.”
May 31, 2020
(Acts 2:1-4 & 41).
Fourteen people were baptized in the Name of the Father, Son & Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). They were buried in Christ through their immersion in the water & resurrected into a new life in Christ as they came up from the water (Romans 6:3-4). Baptism is an outward expression of our obedience to the Lord, just as Jesus permitted John the Baptist to baptize Him (Matthew 3:13-17).
Shabbat Meal Celebration
July 17, 2020
Shabbat Meal Celebration
July 17, 2020
Men Like Trees Ministries with Pastors Oscar & Virginia Martinez blessed JCRS-SATX by celebrating a Shabbat Meal on July 17, 2020. It was beautiful & heartwarming to experience our first Shabbat Meal. Giving thanks to the Lord by blessing Him and thanking Him for all that He provides for us. The sounding of the shofars at the beginning just brings goose bumps. The special blessing of the wine, the bread, the food, the children, the wives, the husbands. It was so beautiful. Before the night ended, they blessed us with dancing unto the Lord as Miriam danced for Him (Ex 15:20).
April 4, 2021
Jcrs-satx celebrated our resurrection Sunday by partaking in a Seder meal with Men Like Trees Ministries led by pastors Oscar & Virginia Martinez on Sunday, April 4, 2021.
May 9, 2021
Happy Mother’s Day to all of our Mother’s and thank you for being the vessels of God for the households in our communities. May all of you stay blessed and full of favor!
May 23, 2021
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May 23 , 2021
What Do People Do?
In the United States, Christians share their perspective about the meaning of Pentecost as well as how the diversity of languages and cultures can enhance their worship and fellowship with each another. Christians see Pentecost as an expansion of God’s favor and care from Judaism to all peoples.
As recorded in the New Testament of the Bible, it was on the 50th day after Easter that the apostles were praying together and the Holy Spirit descended on them. They received the “gift of tongues”
the ability to speak in other languages and immediately began to preach about Jesus Christ to Jewish people from all over the world who flocked to Jerusalem for the Feast of Shavuot. Christian Pentecost became not only a commemoration of the Holy Spirit’s visit but also marks the birth of the Christian Church. Although it is not certain when Pentecost began to be observed by Christians, it may have been early as the first century. Whitsuntide, also referred to as Whitsun in modern times, is the period beginning with the Saturday before Whitsunday and ending the following Saturday.
According to church tradition, Pentecost is always about seven weeks after Resurrection Sunday, or 50 days after Resurrection Sunday, including Easter Day. In some Orthodox churches, Whitsunday is observed after the date set by the western churches. This is because some Orthodox churches still observe holidays according to the Julian calendar, which preceded the Gregorian calendar adopted by many western churches. The Easter date depends on the ecclesiastical approximation of the March equinox.
The symbols of Pentecost are those of the Holy Spirit and include flames, wind, and a dove.