Pastor’s Paragraph — March 1, 2018
Several years ago, our ministerial staff engaged in a project called “Praying Through the Church Roll.” The purpose of this ministry project was to pray specifically for every Calvary member (and household). We prayed for approximately twenty households each week until we had prayed through the entire church roll.
During the season of Lent as we approach Holy Week and Easter Sunday, our ministerial staff feels led to pray through our church roll once again. Our format will be slightly different this time. Instead of praying through the church roll alphabetically, we will be praying for the members of a particular Sunday School class each week. We will also systematically pray for all church members who are not currently enrolled in a Sunday School class.
You will be notified by email several days before the Tuesday staff meeting during which our ministerial staff will be praying for you. Prior to the staff meeting, you will be contacted by one of our ministers to see if you have any particular prayer requests. These requests (which will be held confidentially) will assist us as we pray for you (and/or your family) specifically. In addition, you may email any prayer requests you have to firstname.lastname@example.org.
At our staff meeting on Tuesday, March 13, we will begin this prayer project as we pray for members of the Ecton and the Keystone Sunday School classes. The members of these classes will be contacted prior to March 13 to learn of any particular prayer requests that they might have.
While we will be praying through the church roll approximately twenty households per week, please know that anytime you have a prayer request (whether it is the week that we are praying for your class/group or not), you can email that request to me or call me at the church office.
James 5:16 declares that we are “to pray for one another.” May we follow this scriptural practice as we seek to be a praying church.
Blessings from your pastor,