This Week at Calvin 2/28/2024

News from CCRC – Calvin Christian Reformed Church “A Caring Church, Reaching Community”!
Our church building is located at 326 7 th 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.
On each of the Lenten Sundays, we snuff out one purple candle culminating with the white Christ
candle on Good Friday.
Sunday School classes for all ages begins at 9:00 AM.
Worship begins at 10 AM on Sunday. Prelude by Miriam Hector on the grand piano will be an
arrangement of “And Can It Be that I Should Gain?”. Pastor Brian Hofman’s text is from John 18: 1 – 12a
where Judas betrays Jesus and Jesus is arrested by the Jewish officials. All will join in singing of:
“Throughout this Lenten Days and Nights, “Here I Am to Worship”, “Lord, Have Mercy”, “I Stand Amazed
in the Presence”, and “Man of Sorrows”.
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 led by Kaitlyn Visscher.
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. You’ve heard it said, “A Christ-
centered church is not a showcase for saints but a hospital for sinners.” From Heaven by Randy Alcorn.

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