On Sunday, January 20, please join us at 11:00 a.m. when we join together in worship with prayer, song, a reading from 1:128b-30 and the sermon A Letter from Prison: Rejoice.
Paul, not knowing if he would ever be freed from prison, still he wrote, “I will continue to rejoice.” How is it Paul can rejoice while in prison?
Rev. David J. Hanna will be preaching.
Following the service we welcome all to join us in the Chalice Room next to the Sanctuary for refreshments and fellowship.
About the Sermon Series: A Letter from Prison
Philippi was a small city in the first century CE, a stop on one of the main East-West roads in the Roman Empire. The city flourished initially because of gold mines but by the first century was largely an agricultural center. Since Paul wrote this letter to the Philippians from prison, it’s not too surprising to find the overall theme to be the persistence of faith.
A pastor friend, Dr. Norman Pritchard, wrote a small book about the Letter to the Philippians entitled, The Persistence of Faith. In it, Norman writes, “It is clear that the people to whom Paul is writing were particularly close to the apostle and this gives the letter a very special place in the New Testament correspondence.” It is a personal letter from prison between a pastor and a people of faith. By studying this Pauline letter, we will discover some important faith lessons.
About Worship at Calvary
We welcome newcomers and visitors to join us for worship, which is traditional in style and contemporary in spirit, friendly and graciously welcoming, relaxed and engaging. The service includes contributions from members and clergy alike who lead us in a weekly expression of our faith with warm greetings, fine music, a children’s talk and sermons aimed at helping us understand how the teachings of the Bible can be applied to our lives today.
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!