Calvary Link: The End of the World (Part 3)

calvary-link-headerI'm really looking forward to this week's exposition from Mark's Gospel on the End of the World. I'm right in the middle of getting ready for Sunday, and I know you are going to be blessed. Kurt and the team are preparing a wonderful worship experience that will help us focus on Christ, the one who is control of the present, and the future!

Last year Calvary Church provided assistance for several hundred people in our region. If you or someone you care about needs help, please do let us know by calling our office or e-mailing Also, if you want to give to our Compassion Fund you can do so anytime on-line, or during one of our regular worship services by designating “Compassion Fund” in the memo.

As the weather gets colder being in community is one of the best ways to stay warm. So get off that couch, grab a coffee, come to worship, and find the encouragement you need for your soul.

For Your Joy--


PS. Last Sunday we were out of room at the 9:45a service with people in the overflow room. If some of you can help us make room for guests by attending the 8:15a or 11:15a that would be great!

What's new at Calvary...

Benefit Concert
This Friday, 11.15 Daniel Doss Band and Jennie Wellsand will be holding a benefit concert at CALVARY CHURCH! Come enjoy the concert and support Brian and Angie Barber, from GracePoint Church in Valpo, as they raise funds to become missionaries to the Dominican Republic with Kids Alive International! This is a family friendly event for all ages. Doors open at 6:30p with a suggested donation of $10.

Its that time of year again, to collect shoeboxes of goodies to be delivered with the Gospel to children around the world. Calvary has set a goal of filling 400 boxes this year! Help us reach our goal. Be sure to return your boxes to Calvary by this Sunday, 11.17. CLICK HERE for directions on how to pack a shoebox.

Women's Ministries
This year's Girlfriends of Grace Christmas Lunch will be held on Saturday, 12.7 at 11a at Valparaiso University, featuring special guest speaker, Robyn Dykstra and musical guest, Jenifer Crane! Tickets are now available and must be purchased in advance. If you would like to decorate a table or volunteer in other capacities, contact Event Director, Lynette Green. CLICK HERE for more information!

Children's Ministries
Our Calvary Church Family is invited to enjoy Family Fun Night on Friday, 11.22 at 6p! Invite your neighbors, family and friends to join you! We will have gym games and board games, movies, popcorn, music, and tons of fun!

Children's Ministry Volunteers: Fall training is this Saturday, 11.16 at 8:30a. This training is a priority for all volunteers (all ages, departments and areas of ministry for our children). We will be covering health, safety and security topics, vision and values, testimonies, goals and new curriculum for 2014. Click Here for more information and to RSVP.

We need you! If you have a passion for kids and connecting them to Jesus Christ, we'd love to have you join the Rock Solid Children's Ministries team here at Calvary! To learn about the many opportunities, including Wednesday night’s AWANA program, and to get involved please stop by the table in the Children's Ministries foyer after each of the services on Sunday. Contact our Director of Children's Ministries, Victoria Evans-Peasley ( for more information.

Advent Season
Advent marks a season of growing excitement and shared joy as Christ-followers celebrate the birth of the Savior. Join Calvary Church every Sunday in December, and again on Christmas Eve, as we take part in an age-old tradition of remembrance and anticipation.

This year's Christmas Eve services will be held at 4p & 5:30p. Invite a friend to join you with our free Calvary E-vite.

Childcare will be available for infants through preschoolers during both the 4p & 5:30p Christmas Eve services. If you would like to serve our families with young children in Children's Ministries during one of these services, please contact

Holiday Assistance
We are providing assistance again this year to those in need during the holiday season. If you or someone you know has a special need, please contact If you would like to support our efforts, you may make a tax-deductible contribution to the Calvary Church Compassion Fund.

Men's Ministries
Join us for our annual Men's Christmas Dinner. This year we will be having our meal at Pikks on Thursday, 12.5 at 7p. Please register for the event, so we can prepare seating. This year, however, we won't be selling tickets. You will be able to order from their full menu and pay your server.

Student Ministries
Sunday mornings Reliant High School students (and recent graduates!) are invited to a study of the book of Luke during the second service. Meet in the gym at 9:45a.

Connect Middle School Ministry is spending the evening at Jak's Warehouse this Friday, 11.15. Jak's has lazer tag, bumper cars, go-karts, and a high ropes course. You won't want to miss this fun night! Click here for more information on Jak's. We will leave from Calvary at 6p and be back at 9:30p. Details on pricing will be coming soon. Contact for more details.

Reliant High School Ministry is heading to Chicago for the day! Join us this Saturday, 11.16 for a day of sight-seeing in Chicago. We will leave from Calvary at 9:30a and return at 10p. Details on pricing will be coming soon. Contact for more details.

Interested in checking out great Christian colleges in the area? Reliant upperclassmen are taking a trip to visit a few colleges on Friday, 11.22. Contact for more details.

Calvary App
Do you have a smartphone or tablet? Go to your app store today to download the brand new Calvary Church app! Search ‘Calvary Church Valparaiso’ and download the app to listen to sermons and read Pastor Lionel’s blog and daily devotions. Even more app features will be coming soon!

Follow Us Did you know that you can follow us on virtually any social media outlet? You can even follow Pastor Lionel on Twitter at! Like the Calvary Church Facebook page to stay connected with us every day and find a Facebook link to every staff member by clicking here.