Hope. I need it. This week I am grieving. Monday night my wife and I wept with a family we have known for almost twenty years. Tragically, their son died in a car accident in southern Indiana. He grew up with our boys and has been in our home many times. The only words we have during times like this are "How long, O Lord?" (Psalm 13:1).
That's the way I feel sometimes. How long, Lord, will you let our suffering continue? The Scriptures give us permission to grieve. Even Jesus wept (John 11:35). The Bible also tells us that it is normal for us to wonder what God is up to and to ask him why (Psalm 10:1).
I must confess, I do not fully understand his ways. But I cling to the hope that God loves the family I am grieving with now. I cling to the hope that he loves YOU. I cling to the hope that he loves me. I cling to the hope that nothing will ever separate us from His love. Not even death.
This Sunday, I will continue our theme of hope from the book of Acts and my prayer is that whatever you are going through, you will not give up. Let us hope TOGETHER. You are loved.
Easter Weekend at Calvary
We need our whole church family to take part in Easter weekend when we'll welcome many visitors. Together we can make a real difference in our community this Easter.
- Pray that God will change lives forever.
- Invite two or more people to join you.
- Commit to attend the 6:45a sunrise serve on Easter morning to make room for visiting families in later services.
- Serve our Calvary families and guests by helping in Calvary Kids. Contact April Millard to serve in one of our 7 weekend services.
What's New at Calvary...
Now Accepting Applications
What are you doing this summer? Come work with Calvary as a summer intern! Use your gifts to change lives forever while getting firsthand ministry and organizational leadership experience for your future.
Starting Point for Kids
Sunday 4.2, 9, 23, 30 at 9:45a
Designed for 8-12 year olds and their parents, this class teaches fundamentals of the Christian faith and prepares kids for baptism (if they wish). A great step for kids who are making their faith their own.
Discovering Serve Teams
Sunday 4.2 or Wednesday 4.5
Churches are built by volunteers, who open the door for others to experience life change. Learn more about volunteering at Calvary and explore your individual gifts and interests to find out how they make you uniquely qualified to complete the body of Christ.
Friday 4.7 - Saturday 4.8
Calvary Students, save the date for Limitless 2017 and come celebrate God at work in your life and in the community. Calvary, the students are collecting and packing supplies for kids at Parkview Elementary. To contribute, see the list supplies on the Limitless event page.
Men's Shelter at Calvary
Calvary hosts a shelter for homeless men on Tuesday nights from April through October. Volunteers must be male, will work a 3-hour shift, and can choose to serve once or on a regular basis. Contact Mike Tim for more information.
Featured Partner: Every Child Ministries
Join us this month in praying for Every Child Ministries. Their outreach to children with albinism and their families is changing lives in Uganda. Find out more about these brave kids and ECM's work on the Global Outreach webpage.