Greetings Calvary Members, Families, & Friends!
It's August! Oh no, Summer will be over soon! That's a phrase that you will hear every year at our house. Even though we love each and every Summer day, we need to look forward to all the wonderful things that God has in store for us during the rest of the year. He gives us blessings 365 days of the year and let's be thankful for each and everyone. Say a little prayer of thanks every morning for that day that God has given you and all his many blessings.
I, along with Jeff Lessa, would like to thank all of you that attended this year's Church Picnic. A good time was had by all and we loved hearing about the National Youth Gathering! We would like to return the Church Picnic to an annual event, so look forward to it again next Summer.
The big event coming up in August at Calvary is the Holy Roll-in Car Show. It is on Sunday the 28th from noon-3. There will be Classic Cars, food, fun, and fellowship! Invite your friends, family and neighbors and join us for this community event!
Church services remain the same in August. We have Saturday at 6, Sunday at 10, and Wednesday at 10. Adult Bible Study is every Sunday at 9 a.m. Ladies Bible Study is every Tuesday morning at 10. Children's Sunday School will start up again in September. No Council Meeting this month and other groups just check with your group leader for dates and times.
Enjoy your August time off and vacations because September looks to be jam packed! We are going to start off on Thursday, September 8th, with our Fall Rummage Sale Friends & Family Night (6-9) followed by the big Saturday Rummage Sale on Saturday, the 10th (8-4). Yes, it looks like it might be bigger than ever! You guys are doing so well with letting me know about drop-offs or having pick-ups that the stuff is just rolling in. You have told friends, family & neighbors and it looks to be another fantastic community event! Your donations go so far to help so many people that I can't even begin to tell you about all the people and groups that benefit. We thank God for you and all those blessings!
That's just the start of September! Our own Carmen Billings will be leading a workshop on Friday evening the 16th. We have our Sunday School Kick-Off/Super Sunday event on the 18th. Be sure to plan to attend because our special guest, Gordy, has his best program ever (so he says). You will just have to stay tuned for the Chairman's Message next month to get the complete list of events and activities that will be coming up in September.
Calvary Cares continues to help members, family & friends, and people in the community. From filling bird feeders and changing light bulbs to cleaning out storage areas and yard work, we do all kinds of tasks. Need a ride or a meal, we are here to help! Call the office (9-1 Mon-Fri) or talk to Jim Hurst or Jeff Steingass.
Now, Calvary Cares could use a little help. I'm looking for someone who can help put together a monthly newsletter about Calvary Cares. We would like to keep the congregation and people in the community that we have helped, informed about Calvary and what the Cares Team has been doing. You don't have to write the newsletter, you just have to collect the articles and put them together into a format that we can send out in an email and hard copy. If this interests you, just let me know. You could also work as a team with another person. All ideas and options are welcome.
Have a fun, safe, relaxing August and I will see you at church!
God's Blessings to you all!