Before leaving for his summer study sabbatical, you probably heard Pastor Lionel mention more than once that he found Jesus to be “the most interesting man in the world”. As we continue our ‘Summer Line-up” of guest speakers this weekend, we have the distinct privilege of hearing from someone I consider to be the “2nd most interesting man in the world”....Dr. Brent Whitefield. I had the great honor of working alongside of “Doc” (as he was affectionately called by our staff) while he served here at Calvary Church. After spending a week with him in Kenya, Africa last year, it was confirmed for me that “Doc” was without a doubt one of the most brilliant, funny, and humble people that I had ever had the privilege of knowing. Nearly every time I was in his presence, I laughed until I had tears in my eyes and learned something new from him that expanded my thinking. For this reason, I hope you’ll invite a friend and join us as Dr. Whitefield brings us a message from God’s Word.
I’d also like to personally invite you to join me in Room #300 at 9:00a on Sunday as I wrap up my teaching series called “Peace” with an interactive lesson on the biblical steps to follow for reconciling a relationship. I’ll be tackling such questions as: How do I confront someone who has sinned against me?; When should I overlook an offense? And how should I respond if someone confronts ME?
As you spend time with your family this Memorial Day weekend remembering those who died to give us our freedom, I hope you’ll also carve out some time Sunday morning to remember the One who set you free.
Have an awesome week and hope to see you this Sunday!
Pastor of Spiritual Formation
What's new at Calvary...
If you want to connect with Pastor Lionel this summer while he is on sabbatical, send him a friend request on Facebook! You can also follow him on his summer blog, Miscellanies: Sabbatical Musings.
The Summer Lineup
While our Senior Pastor is on Sabbatical in Cambridge, England, a few heavy hitters are coming to town to pinch hit in the Calvary Church pulpit. This summer, Calvary is the place to hear some of the best speakers from this region and from around the U.S. Included in the lineup are several of our own ministerial and volunteer leaders, who will bless you from the Word. CLICK HERE to see the lineup!
Vacation Bible School volunteer sign-ups will take place on Sunday, 6.3 & 6.10 following each service. Teens and adults are invited to become a part of this exciting week, 7.9-13 from 6-8p. We not only need Teachers, but KidCheck and Admin Support, and Game Time, Snack Time, and Craft Time Leaders as well. You may also contact Julie Hamrick (firstname.lastname@example.org or 476.0335) directly for more info or to sign up.
Reliant High School Whirlyball is happening this Saturday, 5.26! High Schoolers will meet at Calvary at 3p for an exciting afternoon of Whirlyball. Connect Middle School Rock-On has been rescheduled for the fall. Keep your eyes open for this great event to happen later in the year!
Join Calvary elder Dave Gring and the Band of Brothers this Friday, 5.25 for 36 holes of golf at Blackthorn Golf Course in South Bend! Meet in the church parking lot at 5:15a Friday morning to caravan to South Bend. The first 18 holes is $57.00, and the replay is $25.00. RSVP to Dave Gring at email@example.com.
The men of our church, their friends, and guests are invited to join the Band of Brothers at Pastor Mark’s home (103 S 200 W) on Thursday, 5.31 at 8p. There is no RSVP needed – just show up! Come and enjoy good food and drink, along with terrific conversation!
Join your girlfriends this summer for a discussion about either a fiction or non-fiction selection. June will feature "The Last Sin Eater" by Francine Rivers or "Empowering Choices" by Kendra Smiley. REGISTER ONLINE or at the Info Desk by Sunday, 6.6, and read your selection during the month of June. Join us on Wednesday, 6.27 at 7p for fellowship and discussion.
Facetime Prayer Gathering
The next Facetime Prayer Gathering is coming up on Wednesday, 6.6 at 6:30p, and we need you to come and join us in prayer. This is a great opportunity for those looking to serve at Calvary by praying for our church, our city, our country, and the cause of global missions. We hope you will join us for this intimate time of prayer!