This Week at Calvin 2/21/2024

News from CCRC – Calvin Christian Reformed Church “A Caring Church, Reaching Community”!
Our church building is located at 326 7th St SE. We invite all to come and observe Lent with us. This year
we are using the Lenten Triad to visualize the marking of time. There are 6 purple candles, with a white
Christ Candle in the middle. A black cloth covers the base symbolizing the ashes of death and our dying
to self throughout the Lenten period. It culminates in the death of Christ on Good Friday.
The purple-colored candles are also used to signify repentance. The center candle is white, the color of
purity, and represents Christ.
All candles are lit the first Sunday of Lent. On each of the Sundays, we snuff out one purple candle.
Sunday School classes for all ages begins at 9:00 AM.
Worship begins at 10 AM on Sunday. Pastor Brian Hofman’s text is from John 11: 1 – 57 where Jesus
raises Lazarus from the dead. The All For Him praise team leads the singing of: “Jesus Messiah”, “His
Mercy is More”, “Living Hope”, “Is He Worthy?”, “I Will Rise”, and “We Will Dance.”
The Special Offering for February is for the Gospel Mission in Sioux City.
The Children are welcomed up front to visit with Pastor Brian for an introduction to the morning’s text.
They will then be dismissed to Children’s Worship.
Wednesday evening the Women’s Bible Study has just started a new study on Jacob. They are studying
the book God Never Gives Up on You by Max Lucado. They meet at 6:30 pm.
The church office is open Monday through Friday from 10 – noon. If you have concerns for the prayer
chain, please contact the church secretary at 712-546-4767.
All are welcomed to worship, study, pray, and fellowship with us.

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