We invite you to join us on Sunday, September 10 for fellowship and worship at 11:00 where we continue the sermon series Last Things.
Calvary’s Christian Education programs also kick-off this week with a Fresh Start Potluck Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the many Sunday morning programs available for all ages.
During worship the sermon continues exploring the question — at the end of your life, how would you like to be remembered? More information about the series is provided at the end of this article.
This week, Rev. David J. Hanna will deliver the sermon Last Things: You Got Civilized.
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.
Following the service, everyone is invited to gather in the Chalice Room next to the Sanctuary for fellowship.
About this sermon series Last Things:
The idea for series is based on a program that was held at Union Seminary in Richmond, Virginia to engage students and faculty in an activity outside of the classroom and academic arena to discuss life experience and faith at a more informal level.
This program was called Last Things. It became not only a very popular activity on the seminary campus but a deeply moving experience.
This is how it worked: A faculty member was invited by the student body to share about life’s last things by talking about the following question: At the end of your life, how would you like to be remembered? That’s a great question demanding meaningful and profound soul searching. How would you answer it? How would you like to be remembered? How would you like your life to be summed up?