Pastor's Paragrah May 9, 2013
In just a few weeks, school will be out! But church will still be in session. Before you know it, summer vacation will be here! But the work of the church will continue.
As you immerse yourself in hurried and hectic end-of-the-school-year activities and as you schedule family vacations and various summer camps, let me encourage you to be intentional and faithful in including God and His church in your summer plans. There are several ways that you can support God's work through our church as summer approaches and arrives:
1) Whenever you are not travelling, be present for Sunday School and Sunday Worship
2) Volunteer for one (or several) of the numerous mission and ministry projects that Calvary will offer and sponsor throughout the summer (such as Vacation Bible School, Grilling for the Homeless, participating in the weekend mission trip to Liberty, Ohio, working in God's Pantry, or volunteering at the ROC).
3) Give a generous offering to support the church budget so that the day-to-day ministry services of Calvary can continued unhindered during June, July, and August. Before we head into the summer months, our church needs to improve our financial position so that all of the work that God has called us to do can continue. We need the support of EVERY CALVARY MEMBER DOING HIS OR HER PART in supporting the Lord's work through our church financially. To that end we have designated May 19, May 26, June 2 and June 9 as Four Sundays of Prayerful Giving.
Deborah and I invite you to join us in giving prayerfully and generously during this four week emphasis. Join us in giving a tithe (10%) of your income. Or, "catch up" your financial giving if you are "behind." Or, give a generous "extra" offering to support the Lord's work through Calvary. Or, use this time to start giving something (if you have gotten out of the giving habit or if you need to get started doing your part)!
I hope that you have an enjoyable summer. Enjoy some vacation time and fun time with family and friends. And remain faithful in your commitment to Jesus Christ and His church. School will soon be over, but church will remain in session. May Calvary be a faithful church in Summer 2013!