I hope you are enjoying the beautiful fall colors. Everywhere I look I see the creative genius of our beautiful God. This Sunday is the exciting conclusion of my "back-from-Cambridge" series on worship. I am right in the middle of preparation as I write this note to you--and I often have that "I-can't-wait'-til-Sunday" feeling right in the middle of the week. While keeping us "rooted" in Exodus, I'm going to explore John 4 and talk about the kind of worship God likes--because worship is not about us--it's all about HIM.
And don't forget that this Sunday we are dedicating the publication of my first book--and right in the very front is a big thank you to YOU--my church family at Calvary Church in Valparaiso, Indiana. We wrote this book together! Please join me in praying that God will use this book on missions to challenge other churches to get in on the action--saving orphans, planting churches, and spreading the gospel around the world. That is the prayer of my heart!
For Your Joy,
PS. Hey--open invitation to come pray with the staff from 9:30--10:00a this Friday morning!
What's new at Calvary...
Book Release Sunday
We are rejoicing in the publication of our Senior Pastor's first book, A New Kind of Missionary: What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Global Church. The book is available now at www.amazon.com and other online booksellers. A special limited number of copies will be available for $10 this Sunday, 10.21 at Calvary Church with any proceeds going to Pastor Lionel's favorite charity, Mission Mitaboni in Kenya!
Facetime Prayer Gathering
We hope you will join us for the Facetime Prayer Gathering! This Friday morning, 10.19 at 9:30a our staff will be gathering to pray for our church and we would love to have you join us! Don't miss this months' time of worship and prayer together with the Calvary staff!
Reliant & Connect Student Ministries
All Middle School students are invited to join Connect Student Ministries for a bonfire this Saturday, 10.20 from 6-9p. Hot dogs and S'mores will be provided. Girls bring a snack, guys bring a 2 liter of pop. Come out and join the fun at the Wodetzki's home in Valpo and hang out with your friends. CLICK HERE for sign-ups.
All High School students are invited to join Reliant Student Ministries for a bonfire Saturday, 10.27 from 6:30-9p. Hot dogs and S'mores will be provided. Girls bring a snack, guys bring a 2 liter of pop. Come out and join the fun at the Wodetzki's home in Valpo and hang out with your friends. CLICK HERE for sign-ups.
High School Students (Grades 9-12), join us tomorrow, 10.18 from 7-9p. We meet every other Thursday for a gathering typically including a fun activity and devotional discussion time!
Students - save the date for Friday, 10.26 for College Visit Day. Plan to leave Calvary at 7a for a mixture of campus tours, sit in on college classes, and meet with admissions counselors, as time allows, at up to 3 Christian colleges in Indiana.
Looking for a place to serve? We are looking for men and women of all ages who are excited to partner with us and influence the spiritual journey of the kids in our church. To learn about the many opportunities to get involved please CLICK HERE or contact Director of Children’s Ministries, Victoria Evans-Peasley!
Have you been following the Saved to Worship series on Pastor Lionel's blog? Don't miss this week's post, Why We 'Eat and Drink Together'.
Coffee With The Pastors
Calvary guests are invited to join us Sunday, 11.4 from 6:30-8p at Cornucopia Coffee Company. Learn about Calvary’s values and vision, and take the opportunity to ask questions of the pastoral staff in a casual environment. We would love to meet you! RSVP at the Info Desk or www.calvaryweb.net.
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