The biblical encouragement to "greet one another" and "practice hospitality" found throughout the New Testament letters tells us something very powerful. The gospel welcomes. Because of the gospel, God has welcomed us. And because of the gospel we welcome each other. We also welcome those who are new (Hebrews 13:2).
This is one of the reasons our church is growing. Together we are opening our lives to others and saying, "We welcome you in this place." Yes, this is the work of ushers and greeters and pastors and door holders and those who help people find parking places on Sunday. But it is something we all do. We greet one another—those we have known for years—and we welcome those who are new.
As we welcome university students to our region and church this fall, remember that it will be getting very crowded. Even this last Sunday we were out of room at the 9:45a service. Someday we will have room for Even More. (Won't that be great?!) Until then, if even a few of you could transition to 11:15a or 8:15a, it would help us welcome others with a place to sit and hear the gospel.
I'm working on another exposition from the Psalms this Sunday. Enjoy this fabulous weather. I sure do love being your pastor!
Doxology: A Night of Worship
We were made to worship, to pursue with a passion the one our heart loves. How easy it is to forget this when our hearts are coaxed into distraction. Yet when we stand shoulder to shoulder and raise our voices together, we are reminded how marvelous and how good is our God.
Introducing Doxology: A Night of Worship for the whole church. Join us on 9.14 for a night of song and prayer as we turn our hearts to worship.
Thursday 8.24 at 5:30p
Compass International Family Center provides language support, education, and cultural training to immigrants, refugees, and international families. Join us this Thursday evening to learn more. For more info, email Jessica Burkman.
Give hope to a child this school year! Be a mentor to a student at TJ Elementary School. Mentors need to be faithful, pray for the child, and believe in the child. Visit our Local Outreach page or the Kids Hope table on Sunday to learn how you can make a difference for a child.
Wednesday 9.6 at 6p
Parents of middle and high school students are invited to join the Calvary Students staff as they share what CS is all about. Meet leaders and other parents and get ready for the new year!
We’re launching into the best year yet for Calvary Students! Launch Night is crazy games, food, and connecting with leaders, friends, and God. Middle school Launch is at 4p; high school at 6:30p.
Friday 9.8 at 7p
Calvary goers between the ages of 21 and 35 are welcome to an evening of conversation and community-building. Grow in your faith while getting to know one another. Gatherings are usually held on the first Friday of every month in the Well.
Until Friday 8.25
Awana is our Wednesday night Bible study club designed just for kids. It's got fun games, cool stories, and helpful memory verses. Registration for 3-year-olds through 5th grade is open through Friday 8.25.
Thursday 8.24 at 9:30a
Spend 2 Friday mornings a month with other Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS). Gather around a table to laugh, share, and grow in faith. Pull into the Calvary Church parking lot for Drive-Thru Registration this Thursday.
Sign up on Sunday 8.27
We'd love to have you be a part of a Study Group this fall. There are groups meeting throughout the week and talking about a range of topics from individual Bible books to themes like prayer and forgiveness.