You will find resources, sermons, poetry and reflections at Pastor Tom’s blog-- tpairan.blogspot.com. Check it out today!
“HALLELUJAH” BIBLE STUDY
Pastor Tom will be leading a study for both the music lover and the biblical seeker. This Bible study explores the scriptural texts of Handel's Messiah. Four sessions are planned for the Advent season with an additional six sessions planned for Lent. The Advent sessions will be Mondays, Nov. 18, Nov. 25, Dec. 2, and Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. in the Conference Room. Please sign up in advance so we can purchase enough resource books.
CIRCLEVILLE MEN’S BARBERSHOP CHORUS
The Circleville Men’s Barbershop Chorus will be presenting a concert at Calvary Lutheran on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.
Begin the Season of Advent with an evening of uplifting music. Refreshments will be served prior to the concert.
ADVENT MIDWEEK PRAYER
Again this year we’ll gather midweek for Prayer Services on Wednesdays, Dec. 4, 11 and 18. We are still working out the details for a Mid-day Prayer service at Bristol Village. The Evening Prayer service will be at 7 p.m. at Calvary, using the liturgical setting “Holden Evening Prayer,” composed by Marty Haugen. A light mealwill be served prior to the service at 6:00p.m.
A Cookie Walk will be held Saturday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We are asking for donations of homemade cookies and volunteers to help that day. Cookies may be dropped off at the back door of the church from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13 or from 9 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14. All proceeds will be used for the maintenance of
our buildings. Please contact Val Crawford at 740-773-0581 or Pam Tullis at for additional information.
GREAT SEAL STATE BAND
The Annual Christmas Concert of the Great Seal of Ohio Band will be held at Calvary Lutheran Church on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. Join us for a wonderful evening of music.
Calvary’s Choir will be practicing for the Christmas Cantata to be held during the Sunday, Dec. 22 worship services. Be sure to mark your calendars for “On This Very Night!”
The Season of Advent begins four Sundays prior to Christmas. This
year Advent begins on December 1. Advent is also the beginning of a
new liturgical year; this year’s gospel readings come primarily from
the Gospel of Matthew.
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!!