Pastor’s Memo:   

Our Calvary congregation will be singing this Sunday.  All of the Calvary congregation is invited to join us in the sanctuary for worship that will include the singing of hymns.  Social distancing, hand sanitizer, temperature taking, and face masks (WHICH WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE NARTHEX) will be how we adhere to the guidelines set forth by our Bishop, Governor, and local health department to keep us safe.  We are still broadcasting our service on 92.5 FM if you feel safer in your car or at home.  We are now able to live-stream our worship on our website at www.syracusecalvaryumc.org    Log on and join the worship of God with other Christians around the globe.  Welcome to the 21st Century!

 

Now, for a short pastor's memo.  "December 7th; a day that will live in infamy."  President Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressed the Congress and asked for a declaration of war against the Empire of Japan.   WWII changed the world at the cost of millions of lives and untold treasure.  By the 19th anniversary of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, America elected John Fitzgerald Kennedy president.  An energetic, forward looking president would bee inaugurated some six weeks later.  Last week saw the 19th anniversary of the attacks on New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, PA.  That was 9/11. Our nation and the world have not been the same since. We are currently engaged in a most unfamiliar and frightfully divided presidential election and long before December 7th I pray God we will know who our president will be.  If this nation can survive WW II and its ghastly cost, surely we can be a united nation after November's election and surely, when we remember the 20th anniversary of 9/11.  Our national rancor and discord and bitterness must be resolved and set aside.  The UNITED part of our United States of America must be put forward and affirmed by our citizens living together in peace and with justice.  Pray God nineteen years from now will find us not only united, but having joyfully elected several new presidents who preside over an energetic and forward looking nation.  



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