Sunday Begins New Sermon Series Followed by a Mission Lunch to Support Crop Walk

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We extend a warm welcome to all to join us Sunday, September 24 for education, worship and a mission lunch to support the Crop Walk immediately following the 11:00 a.m. worship service.

Rev. David J. Hanna begins a new sermon series with the sermon “Time: What’s Your Excuse?.”

People were afraid of the kairos moments, the new insights of Jesus, which changed a culture’s paradigm and eventually, the world’s paradigm. They didn’t want their predictable, dull chronos world to be disturbed. So they silenced Jesus. And more often than not we continue to silence him and stifle his way.

Much more information about our Sunday morning activities and more detail about the sermon series on the attached article.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Sunday, September 17 We Celebrate Our Partnership With Rwanda and More

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This Sunday, September 17 includes a full slate of activities including a new membership class at 9:00 a.m., the start of our Christian education classes at 9:30 a.m., and a celebration of Calvary’s partnership with Rwanda during the 11:00 a.m. worship service.

Come and enjoy the service with many wonderful touches of Rwandan worship and music. Seminarian Ben Fitzgerald-Fye will deliver the sermon — “Consciousness of Nations”.

Please visit the attached article on our website for me detail about the sermon and the morning activities. See you on Sunday!!

This Sunday We Resume Christian Education Programming With a Fresh Start Potluck Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. and Worship at 11:00 a.m.

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We extend a warm welcome for you to join us on Sunday, September 10 at 9:30 for our annual Fresh Start Potluck Breakfast and worship at 11:00, which will include the sermon “Last Things: You Got Civilized” delivered by Rev. David J. Hanna.

The Apostle Paul said it this way: “…this one thing I do – forgetting the things which are behind, and reaching out for the things which are in front, I press on toward the upward calling of Christ.”

Now, it is easy for us to understand the need to have closure on past hurts and failures and sins. But, Paul, in this passage, tells us to close the gate on our past accomplishments. Paul writes that Christian people must forget what they have done including successes, and focus on what we still need to do.

September 3 Worship Service Moves to 11:00 a.m. and Includes Holy Communion

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Worship this Sunday, September 3, moves to 11:00 a.m. and will include the Sacrament of Holy Communion. We extend a warm welcome for all who wish to join us.

This week, Rev. David J. Hanna will deliver the sermon “Last Things: Teach Us.”

It can easily happen to us with the Lord’s Prayer.  So dulled by the routine, repeating the words, if not careful we can miss the power and sacredness of the prayer. And before we know it, we toss it carelessly aside on a pile of humdrum expressions. The Lord’s Prayer is a treasure,  which we hold in our hands. Jesus gave it to us.

Please note Christian Education programs will kick-off next Sunday, September 10 with a Fresh Start Breakfast.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!