On Sunday, February 10, we celebrate Scout Sunday, marking the 70th consecutive year that Cub Scout Pack 29 and Troop 29, and Calvary have partnered together.
According to Boy Scouts of America, this annual celebration in many churches across the country, Scout Sunday recognizes the contribution of young people and adults to scouting.
We will worship together with prayer, song, readings from Philippians 4:4-9, Philippians 4:10-13 and the sermon A Letter from Prison: Peace.
Paul says that God stands watch over our hearts and minds: “May the peace of God…guard your hearts and minds.” It would be nice to know that God will stand watch and keep at bay any ultimate harm that might otherwise come, wouldn’t it?
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!