Calvary United Methodist Church
Thursday, December 03, 2020
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors!

This Week's Bulletin

 

 

 

Calvary United Methodist Church
First Sunday in Advent
November 29, 2020
Prelude
(Reminder, no congregational singing – you may hum along)
Opening Hymn “There’s Something About That Name”       #171
 
Welcome & Announcements:                               Robyn Stender
 
Advent Reading                          Robyn Stender & Pastor Joy
 
Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 64:1-9              Robyn Stender
 
New Testament Reading:  Romans 13:11-14           Robyn Stender                    
 
(Please Stand for the Reading of the Gospel)
Gospel:   Mark 13:24-37 Robyn Stender
The Word of God for the People of God!
Thanks be to God.                     
Joys & Concerns                                       Pastor Joy
 
Prayers for the People/The Lord’s Prayer                  Pastor Joy
 
Offertory Prayer:                                    Pastor Joy
 
Sermon: “Crisis of Our Inattention to God”                    Pastor Joy
    
Closing Hymn:  “Great is Thy Faithfulness”                                 #140
 
 
* Indicates congregation to stand, if able. 
Pianist:                                                                    Jan Fisher
Liturgist:                                                                  Robyn Stender
Song Leader:                                                          Sandy Barclay
JOYS & CONCERNS
(From Sunday November 22nd)
*Prayers for Howard Stahl who has been admitted to Hospice Care at Clarissa Cook House.  He had been hospitalized for UTI and kidney function problems.  Pray for comfort.
* Prayer request from Tori Hardy for her friend and co-worker, Amber who is a 31-year-old young lady who suffered a stroke, She was at UIHC on a ventilator but now has been transferred back to Unity in Rock Island. Pray for comfort and recovery.
* Prayer request from Rhonda Brockmann for her daughter-in-law, Stephanie (Kale’s wife) who has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis and bacterial endocarditis. Pray for comfort and recovery.
* Continued prayers for Donna Hinch who had a fall resulting in facial bruising and a slight brain bleed/bruise. Doing much better, 
* Prayer request from Deb Greve for Robbie in the death of his biological mother from a heart attack.
* Prayer request from Jackie Kallenberger for her daughter, Julie who has tested positive for Covid-19 and has several underlying illnesses.
* Prayer request for Dennis White and family in the death of his father, Donald White
* Joy & Concern from Sandy Barclay for her sister, Carolyn who had ear surgery.  Came through the surgery fine, but would like prayers for a good outcome as not sure at this time if hearing will be restored.
 
Church:
Due to the everchanging disagreements within the United Methodist Church, many churches are preparing for a denominational division.  We continue to pray that as this takes place, we can offer one another grace and love as we do so.  As we, Calvary UMC, prepare for this possibility, I want you to know that there is likely to be a vote of the church body which only members will be able to be included in.  This will take place following the General Conference of 2021, which takes place in September of 2021.  If you are not an official member but consider this your church and would like to be able to participate in these upcoming decisions, please come and speak with me.  I’d love to prepare a membership class for those of you who will want to make your connection with the church official.
Thank you, and God Bless
Pastor Joy Mitchell
 
 
Missions Update:  We are once again collecting mittens, gloves, hats and socks for the mitten tree.  They can be dropped off at the church office.  We hope to put the tree up in December.  If you are uncomfortable shopping, cash donations marked for “Mission Tree” are acceptable.  We will get items for you.  If questions, please let Diane Young or Sandy Barclay know. 
POINSETTIAS
 
The Worship Committee would like to offer poinsettias for sale again this year.    These are $8 each and can be purchased through the office.  We would like to have your order no later than December 7th.  Make checks payable to Calvary UMC. These will adorn our altar area during the Christmas Season and can be seen with the Live Stream of our services. 
Communion
Next Sunday, December 6th, we will be offering communion during the live stream service.  You may provide your own elements (Bread and juice) at home during the live stream which will be blessed by Pastor Joy.  Or, if you wish, you may stop by the church sometime prior to that Sunday and pick up a cup/wafer kit that we have here.  I will send out the communion liturgy with next week’s bulletin.  
 
 
Church:

Due to the everchanging disagreements within the United Methodist Church, many churches are preparing for a denominational division. We continue to pray that as this takes place, we can offer one another grace and love as we do so. As we, Calvary UMC, prepare for this possibility, I want you to know that there is likely to be a vote of the church body which only members will be able to be included in. This will take place following the General Conference of 2021, which takes place in September of 2021. If you are not an official member but consider this your church and would like to be able to participate in these upcoming decisions, please come and speak with me. I’d love to prepare a membership class for those of you who will want to make your connection with the church official.

Thank you, and God Bless

Pastor Joy Mitchell

 
 
 

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Missions Update:  We are once again collecting mittens, gloves, hats and socks for the mitten tree. They can be dropped off at the church office. We hope to put the tree up in December. If you are uncomfortable shopping, cash donations marked for “Mission Tree” are acceptable. We will get items for you. If questions, please let Diane Young or Sandy Barclay know.

POINSETTIAS

The Worship Committee would like to offer poinsettias for sale again this year.    These are $8 each and can be purchased through the office. We would like to have your order no later than December 7th. Make checks payable to Calvary UMC. These will adorn our altar area during the Christmas Season and can be seen with the Live Stream of our services.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Worship Committee has decided to again offer beautiful POINSETTIA plants  for sale this year.  $8.00 per plant.  You may order one or several.  Tell your friends and family.  WE MUST HAVE THE ORDERS IN BY December 9th, so please submit this no later than December 7th.  Make checks payable to: Calvary UMC.

 

 

You may also make them in “In Memory Of” or “In Honor Of” your loved ones.

 

 

 

Calvary United Methodist Church

 24th Sunday after Pentecost

November 15, 2020
Prelude

(Reminder, no congregational singing – you may hum along)

Opening Hymn: “The Church’s One Foundation”                 pg. 546

                                (Vs. 1,2 and 5)
 

Welcome & Announcements:                                      Donna Hinch

 

Call to Worship:                                                          Donna Hinch

Come! Share the joy of the Lord!   Delight in God’s goodness! Praise God who gives each person a special gift to be nurtured and shared. Lord, we thank you for these gifts! Come, let us worship God who entrusts us with so much. Lord, make us worthy of your love and trust in us. AMEN.

 
Opening Prayer                                                            Donna Hinch

O Lord, we gratefully acknowledge the gifts you have given to each of us for service in your world. Gifts of teaching, healing, inspiring, challenging and creating are all among the myriad of things you have placed in our lives. Direct our lives to use these gifts as we reach out to our neighborhood and nation, witnessing to your love and your healing mercy. We pray this in Jesus’ name. AMEN.

 

Readings: Psalm 90:1-8, 12 (pg. 581)                                Donna Hinch

                      1 Thessalonians 5:1-11(pg. 1148)

 

(Please Stand for the Reading of the Gospel)

Gospel: Matthew 25:14-30 (pg. 961)                                  Donna Hinch

The Word of God for the People of God!

Thanks be to God.                    

Joys & Concerns                                                              Pastor Joy

 

Prayers for the People/The Lord’s Prayer                  Pastor Joy

 

Offertory Prayer:                                                                   Pastor Joy

 

Sermon:   “The Great Investment”                                   Pastor Joy

   

Closing Hymn: “Open My Eyes”                                              pg. 454                                       

* Indicates congregation to stand, if able.

Pianist:                                                                   Jan Fisher

Liturgist:                                                                 Donna Hinch

Song Leader:                                                          Sandy Barclay

THIS WEEK AT CALVARY

Mon. Nov. 16th: 5 pm: Transition Team

                           7 pm: Administrative Board (Via Zoom)

Tues. Nov. 17th: 6:30 pm: Lydia

 

JOYS & CONCERNS

(From Sunday, 11/8/20)

* Thank you from Loretta SIebke for all your prayers for her daughter, Karen who has completed all her chemo and radiation treatments. Pray now for strength.

* Prayer request from Jan Fisher for those members of her family who have tested positive for Covid-19; pray for speedy recovery for all.

 
Church:

Due to the everchanging disagreements within the United Methodist Church, many churches are preparing for a denominational division. We continue to pray that as this takes place, we can offer one another grace and love as we do so. As we, Calvary UMC, prepare for this possibility, I want you to know that there is likely to be a vote of the church body which only members will be able to be included in. This will take place following the General Conference of 2021, which takes place in September of 2021. If you are not an official member but consider this your church and would like to be able to participate in these upcoming decisions, please come and speak with me. I’d love to prepare a membership class for those of you who will want to make your connection with the church official.

Thank you, and God Bless

Pastor Joy Mitchell

 

CHARGE CONFERENCE

Our Charge Conference is scheduled for today, November 15th at 2 p.m. It will be held online over Zoom. To be included, the link is:

 Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/98394155285?pwd=N1pVQmNPUTN5S0FlS1kyek0rYjhMZz09

Meeting ID: 983 9415 5285
Passcode: 953240
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acwQgZmEhS