*Watch Calvary’s worship service weekly on Time Warner Cable Channel 13. Tuesday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 10 a.m.
8:00 am Worship
9:15 am Sunday School for 2 yrs. - 5th grade - S
9:15 am Youth Bible Study, 6th - 12th grade - Y
9:15 am Adult Bible Study - F
10:30 am Worship
5:00 pm Alcoholics Anonymous - G
F=Fellowship Hall, lower level, northeast
G=Gathering Place, upper level, west
S=Sunday School Area, lower level, west
Y=Youth Room, lower level, east
ADVENT WORSHIP BEGINS NEXT WEDNESDAY
Our Advent Worship services begin next Wednesday, December 6. Worship will begin at 6:00 pm with a meal preceding it, starting at 5:00 pm.
CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Sunday, December 24 @ 10:00 am
Morning Prayer Worship Service
Sunday, December 24 @ 6:00 pm & 11:00 pm
Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Service
Monday, December 25 @ 10:00 am
Christmas Morning Worship Service
Our next Calvary community potluck is coming up on December 10. Please bring a dish to share and join us after 10:30 worship in the Fellowship Hall. Potlucks will continue in 2024 on the second Sunday of each month. THANK YOU to our Fellowship Team who help put these meals together each month. The time together connecting around the table is such a gift.
2023 ADVENT STUDY SUNDAY MORNINGS @ 9:30am
I invite you into a time of studying Scripture and warm conversation over themes related to the season of Advent. We’ll explore what the Bible says, what the elements of the season are about, and how we might engage the opportunity of the season.
Theme 1: Waiting and Hope
Theme 2: Darkness and Light
Theme 3: Emptiness and Filling
Theme 4: Repentance and Rest
— Pastor Ben
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR ROLE AT CALVARY
What a gift Kelli has been as Calvary’s Office Administrator. She’s been in this role for nearly ten years! Recently, Kelli and her husband Elijah have discerned a new season, that this is the time for Kelli to homeschool their daughter Nora. Nora is very excited about this!
Kelli’s presence will be missed in the office, but we look forward to what God has in store next.
If you or someone you know is interested in being the Office Administrator at Calvary, email (firstname.lastname@example.org), text, or call Pastor Ben (402-326-0390). The role is part time. The interview process will work through Calvary’s Lay Ministry Team in coordination with Pastor Ben.
Kelli will remain in the role through December and will then help train the new person in early January. Please join me in thanking Kelli over these next weeks.
— Pastor Ben.
There are some simple Advent guides for prayer and Scripture reading in the Gathering Place. Keep it simple, and may prayer rise from the reading and conversation.
FOOD FORT ANGEL TREE
If you are participating in Food Fort’s Angel Tree, please make sure the gifts are back by next Sunday, December 10. Please keep gifts in the $20-$30 range and return the wrapped and labeled gifts with the child’s name and site letter. For questions, please call Michaela at 402.540.4445 or email at email@example.com.
HEARING LOOP AVAILABLE
Calvary now has a hearing loop. If you have a telecoil setting on your hearing aids/cochlear implants, simply turn it on. The t-coil program may initially need to be activated by your audiologist. If you need a portable loop receiver, an usher can provide one. If you would like to contribute toward the cost of the hearing loop, please speak with Chris Myers or call the church office for more information.
PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH
Every Sunday we pray for those in our church, community and world. Please consider including those individuals listed below in your daily prayers.
Diana, Gene, Pam, Terry, Angela, Mary R., Levi, Lori, Lucas, Jim, Toni, Joey, Messiah, Josh, Kimber, Family of Janile, Paul & Kenzie, Valerie
Please also pray for our missionary partners who are spreading God’s word in and through:
1st Responders, Healthcare Workers, Teachers, Haiti, Jacob’s Well, Food Fort, Food Net Concordia, University Lutheran Chapel, Lutheran Schools, Leadership Learning Communities, Emmanuel & Family, Brandon & Lenea Holmes
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. - Philippians 4:6