Rejoice in the Lord Always

 

Philippians 4: 4-7 reads:  “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say , Rejoice.  Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

 

With the many changes and progress that has happened since our congregational decision to move forward it is hard to believe that I am writing the November newsletter!

To recap:

  • On September 20 the vote to move forward was taken. The next day volunteers arrived to move our offices to the Armory!
  • September 27, our youth shared their trip to Miami at the Youth Service.
  • October 4, we held a groundbreaking after worship.
  • On October 13, the demo began and two days later it was almost finished.
  • The week of October 12-18 the preparation for the foundation was completed. The balcony was removed by volunteer labor.  Bathrooms were fitted with new entries.

 

During this time Release Time, Sunday School, Confirmation and all events are back to full swing.  This week October 20 through October 27 we will celebrate Reformation with the Rite of Confirmation for 15 youth at a10:30 worship.

 

Thanks to Pastor Roger Olson and Pastor Glenn Anderson help needed to visit our members is being done.  On top of all of this we have Pastor Ron Mohr under contract for 1/4th time. Ron will be with us again in November.

 

Yes rejoice in the Lord always and again I say, ‘Rejoice!’  I have not even touched all that the Resource Core and the Design Team have done!

  • On November 8th following worship the Design Team will have a report ready to share on the status of the project. MARK THAT DATE.

 

November is also our month for living out our faith in the world.  This is another way of saying:  Christian Stewardship.

  • How has Calvary Lutheran Church blessed your life?
  • How has your life been a blessing to others through involvement at Calvary.

 

In early November there will be a Stewardship Mailing that will include these questions along with opportunities for mission and service.

  • From quilting to singing to teaching to serving those on the margins of our economy to Bible Study … please take some time to answer how God’s Spirit has worked in your life.
  • Please sign your name … but you don’t have too.

 

In addition, the Sunday School and Release Time students will take

time to share drawings with stories of how Jesus loves them and

how their life is blessed by God at Calvary.

 

Other than that there has not been much going on around here!

 

Peace,

 

Pastor Steve