Syracuse Calvary United Methodist

E-Navigator: June 3, 2020

Address: P.O. Box 9,  Syracuse,  IN   46567;   

Email: syrcalv@kcaccess.com;   Website: www.syracusecalvaryumc.org

Pastor’s Memo:   General Kirby Smith CSA surrendered his army in Galveston, Texas, June 2nd, 1865.  No other Confederate forces were in the field and all hostilities were thus ended.  It marked the official end of the American Civil War; known in the Confederacy as the War Between The States.  No matter by what name that bitter conflict is known, it tore asunder the fabric of our republic.  The same could be said for what we witness day after day in this pandemic season.  Disease, unemployment, and the raging of one neighborhood after another sparked by the death of George Floyd is smearing our nation's image across the world.  It is beyond a tragedy.  I don't know when it will end.  All told, nearly one million Americans died during the Civil War.  Killed in action or by wounds suffered in battle or by disease, total military and civilian deaths were nearly 3.25% of our total population.  Today, that would be almost 12 million.  Staggering?  Incomprehensibly so.  If we're not over the after shocks of that war, how long will it take for us to heal from this pandemic of violence and rage.   Lest we find new ways to demonstrate our anger toward and our distaste for our political adversaries, this evil that besets us will never disappear.  Genesis 6:5-6 records this sobering declaration by God: "The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that the inclination of the hearts and minds of men were only evil continually.  And the LORD was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart."  Let us pray the LORD is not that sorry today.  How might we bring comfort to the sorrowing heart of God?

THERE WILL BE:

NO SUNDAY SERVICES UNTIL AT LEAST JUNE 14

NO PURPLE HEARTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

NO LADIES BIBLE STUDY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

NO WEDNESDAY EVE. BIBLE STUDY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

NO WEDNESDAY NIGHT EUCHRE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

NO JULIETS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

NO ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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COMING JUNE EVENTS:

 

Jun    19  -  Dan’s Fish & Chicken Strip Fry   (carry out only)   4:30 – 7 p.m.

                 -  Wedding Rehearsal (sanctuary) 4:30 p.m.  

           20  -  Wedding  (sanctuary reserved) 

           21 –  Father’s Day Sunday      

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Keep Our Family Connected

Not everyone in our congregation has an e-mail account.  Please help to keep those persons informed of changes in our schedule as listed in the e-navigator. If you are in need of a phone number, please call the church office.

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 “Ask the Pastor”

Our Calvary E-Navigator is now coming to you three times a week; Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  This arrangement is for this season of pandemic isolation.  Our E-Navigators will be a forum for up-dates and prayer chains and other congregation news.  It will be a way to stay connected in a more worshipful way.  Monday's edition will include an "Ask the Pastor" segment.  Readers will be invited to ask me questions on any appropriate subject.  My response will be the Pastor's Memo for Monday.  I will not promise to answer every question as there may not be enough room.  You will be able to post your question by calling the Pastor or the church office or by replying to this e-mail.  

Questions received by Friday will be considered for the following Monday’s segment.

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Prayer Requests

Without worship on Sundays, we are counting on everyone to let us know about your prayers requests.  Please contact the church office (574-457-3778) with any information or updates.  Our goal is to continue to supply everyone with the information needed to stay in touch during this pandemic.  If you know of someone who would like to be added to either the e-navigator list or the e-mailed Prayer Chain list, please let the church office know.  Thank You!

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Dan’s Fish & Chicken Strip Fry

Friday, June 19, 2020

4:30 – 7 p.m. 

Calvary United Methodist Church

Fish, Chicken Strips, Coleslaw, 

Chips, Applesauce, Dinner Roll

CARRY OUT ONLY

ADULTS $10 ~ CHILD (6-12) $5

Tickets can be purchased in the church office

Proceeds will benefit Syracuse Food Pantry

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Church Finance Reports

Church Finance Reports continue to be completed at the end of each month.   If you are interested in a copy of any month’s report, they are always available in the church office to any member.

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Heating Repairs

The problem has been resolved and the heat has been restored to the classrooms upstairs.  The final invoice came in under the estimate of $5,828.75.  The actual cost of the restoration was $5,453.75.  Our funding campaign has brought in $4,270 toward that expense.  Please continue to give toward the restoration while maintaining your current pledge level.  Mark your envelope for this special cause as "Repair Heat" and it will be earmarked for the cost of the repair. Thank You!

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Prayer Chain…..

We are updating the prayer chain lists and all are welcomed to be included.  You can be a part of the Phone Prayer Chain (day or night) or you can be included in the e-mailed prayer chain list \that arrives on Mondays.  We are also beginning e-mailed updates for concerns throughout the week.  Please contact the church office to be added to the list. 

CHECK IT OUT….

Ink Cartridges:  Brand new black and color cartridges that will fit an HP Deskjet 1000/1050, 2000/2050, and J410a/J510a.  Free if you can use them.  Check in the church office.

 

 



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