This Week at Calvin
Calvin Church prepares for Advent in the month of December. The Advent series highlights the themes of promise, preparation, joy and hope with a focus on how angels model worship in both the Nativity story and in Revelation. The first candle on the Advent wreath is called the Prophecy Candle. It opens the period that anticipates Christmas and remembers those who first spoke the promise of the coming Christ Child. As Christians we also anticipate the second coming of our Lord and King Jesus Christ, our Savior. Angels behold him face to face and help us to adore him. Alan and Laura Grigsby will be the readers and lighting the first candle of the Advent Wreath.
Pastor Rev. Dr. Nevada DeLapp has chosen Revelation 7 as his text for this Sunday's sermon. Advent songs will be "Praise My Soul, the King of Heaven", "Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus", "O Come O Come Emmanuel", and "Here I Am To Worship" accompanied by Miriam Hector on the organ.
Tom & Joyce De Koster will be Greeters, Pete & Mary Attema the Coffee Servers, Dave Hector the Usher, Troy & Elisa Hughes in the nursery, Jeremy Kamp on the Sound System and Power Point.
A representative for the Gideons will be speaking in church on Sunday, December 1st . There will be a special offering received for the Gideons, as well.
Worship begins at 10:15 AM with Education Classes for ages 4 - Adult held at 9:00 AM.
We are thrilled to report that 149 Operation Christmas Child boxes were sent from Calvin. Thank you for generously filling boxes and doing many tasks to obtain and send these boxes! Pray for the children/families that will receive these boxes and that the boxes may be used to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Volunteers for decorating the church for Christmas will begin at 9:00 AM on Friday, November 29. Even if you can't make it right at 9:00, come when you can.
The Fellowship Committee invites all of the Calvin Family to get in the Christmas Spirit. They are planning a night at the Nora Christmas Store on Thursday, December 5th. We will be carpooling from church at 5:30 PM to spend the evening celebrating Christmas. Tot apple cider and coffee will be provided, please bring Christmas goodies to share.
Save the date of Sunday, December 15 at 3:00 PM Calvin will carol at the nursing homes in town. A salad and sandwich supper will follow the caroling . Plan to attend!
Calvin invites anyone looking for a church home to join this family in worship and fellowship. Our building is located at 326 7th St SE or on the web at www.calvincrclemars.org.