Upcoming Events at Calvary
Consecration Sunday is coming!
Congregations that approach financial stewardship from a biblical perspective do not view the money Christians give to their church merely as a way to pay its bills. Rather, such congregations see financial contributions as a way to help people grow spiritually
in their relationship with God by supporting their church’s mission and ministry with a percentage of their incomes.
Our Congregation Council has selected the Consecration Sunday Stewardship Program as a way to teach the biblical and spiritual principles of generous giving in our stewardship education emphasis this year.
Consecration Sunday is based on the biblical philosophy of the need of the giver to give for his or her own spiritual development, rather than on the need of the church to receive. Instead of treating people like members of a social club who should pay dues,
we will treat people like followers of Jesus Christ who want to give unselfishly as an act of discipleship.
Consecration Sunday encourages people toward proportionate and systematic giving in response to the question, “What percentage of my income is God calling me to give?”
During morning worship on Consecration Sunday, we are asking our attendees and members to make their financial commitments to our church’s missionary, benevolent, and educational ministries in this community and around the world. Every attendee and member who completes an Estimate of Giving Card does so voluntarily by attending morning worship on Consecration Sunday. We urge people to attend who feel strongly opposed to completing a card. The procedure is done in such a way that no one feels personal embarrassment if he or she chooses not to fill out a card.
We will do no home solicitation to ask people to complete cards. During morning worship our guest leader will conduct a brief period of instruction and inspiration, climaxed by members making their commitments as a confidential act of worship.
We will encourage participation in Consecration Sunday events through the Consecration Sunday team and Congregation Council members. Since we will make no follow-up visits to ask people to complete their cards, we will make every effort to inform, inspire, and commit everyone to attend Consecration Sunday worship, Sunday, Sept. 24 at 9:30 a.m.
Thanks in advance for your enthusiastic participation in Consecration Sunday events.
Calvary Lutheran Church
CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL will be held in the Briggs Building from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. We are studying a unit called Taking Root: Hunger Causes, Hunger Hopes.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL class is studying a new topic, "Christianity's Family Tree". The class meets in the conference room at 9:30 a.m. Sundays between services. All are welcome to join us.
Opportunities to Give
BLESSING BOX: We need donations for the Blessing Box! We suggest easy-open, single-serve packaging, with plastic preferred over glass containers. We suggest canned items like soup, canned pasta, corn, green beans; microwave meals like Hormel complete meals, ravioli, spaghetti, single serve mac and cheese (no boxes); fruit pies; baby food in pouches or plastic containers; any variety of peanut butter (16 oz. plastic jar); applesauce and fruit cups (all varieties); ramen noodles or chow mein meals; individual bagged instant potatoes (all varieties); beanie weenies; individual boxes/bowls of cereal; instant oatmeal; Pop Tarts; Fruit and Grain bars; chewy granola bars (any variety); personal items like soap, chap stick, deodorant, powder, hand sanitizers, toilet paper, toothbrushes; pet food and treats. Donations may be brought to the church or placed in the box.
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS: From August 1 to October 31, 38 households earned $138.94 in Kroger Community Rewards. Is your Kroger Plus card linked to Calvary Lutheran Church? If not, speak with Pastor Tom for instructions.
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