You will find resources, sermons, poetry and reflections at Pastor Tom’s blog-- tpairan.blogspot.com. Check it out today!
FED & FORGIVEN CLASS
Pastor Tom will be leading the Adult Sun-day School class during the month of January (Jan. 5, 12, and 26). The topic will be Holy Communion. In each session, we will explore some of the many layers of meaning in the meal at the heart of Christian worship. These sessions are infused with a Lutheran under-standing of grace, and draw the individu-al to see connections between what God has done and what God is doing now. Please make plans to join us.
EPIPHANY EVE OPEN HOUSE
Pastors Tom and Anne Pairan and family invite you to an open house on Sunday, Jan. 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. at their home at 316 Braewood Drive. In addition to food and fellowship, there will be a house blessing, a traditional way to observe the Epiphany of Our Lord.
REMOVING OF THE GREENS
We are all enjoying the beautiful Chris-mon tree, the wonderful Nativity sce-ne, and the many other decorations put up for the Advent and Christmas sea-sons. All too soon, however, it will be time to stow these items away for anoth-er year. All who are available are invited to help take the decorations down on Saturday, Jan. 11 beginning at 9 a.m. We appreciate all the help we can get. As with the decorating, many hands will make the task easier. If you have any questions, please get in touch with Mike or Kay Northrup at 740-775-4976 or by contacting them by email at email@example.com.
“PLAYING FOR LIFE” RECITAL
Dr. Jeremy Burke, a classically trained saxophonist and member of Calvary, will be offering a “Playing for Life” Recital be-tween services on Sunday, Jan. 19. The program will start shortly after the first service. Plan to be there around 9:30 a.m. to make sure you don't miss the start of the program. In addition to hearing beautiful music, you’ll also get to hear the story of Jeremy’s brother Philip and the importance of organ donation. Invite a friend to worship and the recital.
SOUPER BOWL OF CARING
Calvary’s Annual Souper Bowl event will be Saturday, Jan. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring your favorite soup! Maybe you’ll be crowned the 2020 Soup King or Queen. Buy a raffle ticket for one or more of the awesome prizes! Try your luck at the 50/50 drawing. Proceeds will benefit Calvary’s Community Meals. In-kind donations of soup will be donated to the Good Samaritan Food Pantry.
Join us for a faith-full and magical after-noon at our MAGIcademy on Sunday, Jan. 26 at noon! Enjoy a light lunch with other apprentice magi. Join one of three Magi Orders. Listen as we reveal the mysteries of The Epiphany. Attend classes like Invocations, Ancient Texts, Astrography, Rites & Rituals, and Healing Herbs. After graduating, you'll go home with knowledge, crafts, and gifts. For the young (elementary age) and young at heart (tweens & teens). Please register in advance by contacting the church office, as spaces are limited.
CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL
This year’s theme is families and we will learn how Bible families were just as different as our families are today as we explore the family of Jesus, Moses, Ruth, Hannah, and Esther and many others throughout the year. This is the description of the Deep Blue curriculum:
The Deep Blue Adventure DVD, a video component, tells 13 Bible stories in a unique and entertaining way, and includes three music-and-movement videos plus the theme song, as well as monthly Bible verses with sign-language demonstrations.”
We are blessed to have a theater here at Calvary! The kids will begin their session in the theatre to introduce each lesson. We welcome children of all ages!
The teachers will be Kay Sykes and Beth Gallagher. We are looking forward to a great year!
WELCA welcomes you!!
WOMEN OF THE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF AMERICA, WELCA, is open to all women of Calvary! The group meets at 7p on the second Monday of each month from September through May.
Meetings, held in the conference room, begin with prayer, followed by a short business meeting. Then the program which may be Bible studies, guest speakers or other activities, is presented. Each month a member serves as hostess providing refreshments!!!
WELCA visits Calvary’s shut-ins at Easter and Christmas. Each year a project is chosen which benefits members of the community or helps Lutheran Social Services.
A love offering is collected and is used for various projects at Calvary or other Synod programs.
ALL women are invited to attend WELCA…for fun, for fellowship, for an opportunity to grow your faith and to help Calvary and its members!!!
For more information contact Pat Tomko!!