CALVARY CHURCH WEEKLY NEWS
FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2021
FROM THE SENIOR PASTOR
One Morning Service
It is difficult to believe that the last time we gathered for one Sunday morning service was March 8, 2020. From March 15 through June 28, 2020, we were under lockdown, which meant we had only a handful of people at Calvary leading worship, handling the technical aspects of the service, and providing security. I preached to an empty Sanctuary and kept my eye on the red light above the main camera! It was a difficult time for all of us, although the Lord, in His sovereign purposes, used the lockdown for our Livestream and Facebook outreach to be expanded as well as our social media presence. In addition, our radio ministry, The Verdict, expanded to new stations. As I said at the beginning of the lockdown, “The Word of God is not bound!” (2 Timothy 2:9).

On July 5 last year, we began two Sunday morning worship services to preserve social distancing. The attendance has steadily climbed over the months until it has reached almost 2000! A large number continue to watch by Livestream and Facebook. However, we all long to be back to the one united service. I am delighted that, Lord willing, we will resume the 9:45 AM service on Sunday, May 30.

Our staff is working hard in preparation for this long-awaited day! Adult Life Groups will meet at 8:30 AM and 11:15 AM. There will be changes to the locations and the times ALGs meet, so please see the new schedule linked below. Children’s Ministry and Student Ministries will also resume at 11:15 AM.

One of our themes this year has been to “Preserve the Unity of the Spirit.” It has been a joy for our leadership to shepherd our “flock” at Calvary during the COVID-19 crisis. There have been many challenges, but God has given us wisdom and strength each step. Thank you for your humble cooperation, which has meant that we have been able to lead “with joy and not with groaning for that would be of no advantage to you” (Hebrews 13:17).
Pastor John H. Munro
Worship with us this Sunday
Sunday, May 16
Worship services at 8:30 & 11:00 AM
Calvary Connect at 8:25 & 10:55 AM
"Take Up Your Cross"
Outdoor Worship Night
Sunday at 7:00 PM
Join us outdoors on the soccer fields with our Calvary Worship Team & Band. Bring a lawn chair or blanket!

Sunday, May 23 — 8:30 & 11:00 AM
Pastor Rob Reece
Sunday, May 30 — 9:45 AM, ONE SERVICE
"The Church of the Living God" 1 Timothy 3:15
Thank you for giving generously! Please give your tithes and offerings via the link below, by mail, or on Sundays at the services. Our God is faithful!
Next Week at Calvary
Calvary pastors and leaders are here for you. If you have a need or want to talk to somebody or pray with someone, please reach out!

Pastor of the Week (5/16–22): Sibu Rajappan, 704.907.7497, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

Elder of the Week: Sam Speights, 980.266.9152, samspeights@protonmail.com

Deacons of the Week: Johnson Jayaraj, johnsonaj293@yahoo.com
Ray Caggiano, rcaggiano33@gmail.com

Missionaries of the Week: Bill & Betty Harding, retired in the USA

Church Office: 704.543.1200 info@calvarychurch.com
How can we pray for you? calvarychurch.com/prayerrequests
Spanish, Russian & Chinese Translation: calvarychurch.com/translation

Baptism Opportunity: May 30 calvarychurch.com/baptism
Child Dedication: June 27 calvarychurch.com/childdedication

Join us safely this Sunday! Review our GATHERING CHECKLIST
Ministry Updates & Opportunities
Adult Life Groups
New times and locations begin May 30
ALGs are back on campus at 8:30 & 11:15 AM! Many groups have new meeting times and classrooms, so click below for details.
RE-ENROLL your child today!
ATTENTION PARENTS — Please re-enroll your kids to update our Children's Ministry rosters and family contact information before May 30. Thank you!

High School Class of 2021
Families, let's plan for Senior Sunday! Students will finish their senior videos on May 19. Please register now for the graduation luncheon on June 13.

Donate Blood
Friday, May 21, 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
Get your appointment now to give blood at Calvary! The Big Red Buses will be parked outside the Calvary Life Center.

Food Pantry Drive-Up
Wednesday, May 26, 9:00–11:00 AM
If you and/or your family need assistance from the Calvary Food Pantry, please contact us to arrange grocery pick up.

CHAMP Summer Sports
CHAMP Soccer Camp for kids ages 5–10 will be June 14–18, 9:00 AM–Noon.

CHAMP Adult Coed Softball league (18+) will play June 8–August 6 on Tues/Fri.

Congregation Notes
For the Record
  • $187,047 — General Fund Offering the week of 5/9
  • $165,000 — General Fund weekly giving goal
Celebrating Child Dedication on Sunday, May 9
Steven & Suzanna Andronovich dedicated their son, Jax Gregory Andronovich, and their daughters, Alina Patricia Andronovich and Victoria Natasha Andronovich.

Jay & Priyanka Gantenapalli dedicated their son, Nathaniel Gantenapalli.

Alina & Vitaliy Kochergin dedicated their daughters, Caitlyn Faith Kochergin and Vanessa Claire Kochergin.

Christopher & Casey Robinson dedicated their son, Geran Charles Robinson.
Deepest Sympathy to…
Ike & Cindy Milam and family in the loss of Cindy's father, Mr. Ed Blanton, on May 10

Mrs. Emma C. Howell and family in the loss of her husband, Mr. Robert (Bob) Eugene Howell, on May 8

Paul & Judy Myers and family in the loss of Paul's mother, Mrs. Elsa Myers, on May 7

The family of Ms. Hildegard Mucke in her passing on May 5

Stan & Teresa Snell and family in the loss of Teresa's brother, Mr. Robert Scellenberger, on April 19
Employment Opportunities
  • Pastor of Middle School Ministry
  • Technical Assistant — Full-time
  • Special Needs Coordinator — Full-time
  • Security Guard — Part-time
  • Radio Ministry Assistant — Part-time
  • Student Ministry Summer Interns — Part-time

Calvary Child Development Center: calvarycdc.com/employment
  • Daycare & Preschool Teachers
  • Bible & Worship Lead Teacher
Then Jesus told his disciples, 'If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.' ” — Matthew 16:24–25
Sundays, 8:30 & 11:00 AM
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704.543.1200 | info@calvarychurch.com
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