Syracuse Calvary United Methodist
E-Navigator: April 29, 2020
Address: P.O. Box 9, Syracuse, IN 46567;
Pastor’s Memo: In a life there are days of distinction; days of exceptional moment; and days of revelation. For me, one of those days was April 27, 2016. On the evening of the 27th, Dora Goldberg was present at Calvary UMC to tell the gathered assembly in our sanctuary how she and her brother, Harry, survived World War II being hunted by the Nazis in Paris. Dora was only eight years old; Harry was three. They didn't do it alone. There was help from many quarters. Some provided food; others hiding places; many lied about who these two children were. Toward the end Dora and Harry, now 13 and eight, lived hidden in a town on the outskirts of Paris. With the war over, they were found and freed and safe. An entire town kept their secret hidden. An entire town kept them alive. Seventy-five years later they live to tell of their survival. Four years ago we were present to hear of their ordeal. A couple of years later, Dora was interviewed by a film crew from St. Mary's of Notre Dame and that conversation is now archived with the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley. She and Harry will have their story of survival told and re-told for generations to come. On that night four years ago, in Calvary's sanctuary, we listened and were enthralled and privileged to have Dora Goldberg bear witness to a horror no human should be forced to endure and to the courage of many who dared to risk all to protect, hide, and save two children. As you come to remember the 75th anniversary of VE Day (May 8th) and the end of World War II, remember Dora and Harry and The Six Million.
THERE WILL BE:
NO SUNDAY SERVICES UNTIL AT LEAST MAY 17
NO LADIES BIBLE STUDY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
NO PURPLE HEARTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
NO WEDNESDAY NIGHT EUCHRE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
NO TRUSTEE MEETING IN MAY
NO STAFF PARISH MEETING IN MAY
NO CALVARY COMMUNITY DINNER ON MAY 8
NO CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING IN MAY
NO UMW GENERAL MEETNG ON MAY 12
NO LADIES NIGHT OUT IN MAY
NO JULIETS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
NO MARTHA CIRCLE UNTIL JUNE
NO ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
COMING MAY EVENTS:
May 14 - American Red Cross, 12 noon – 6 p.m., fellowship hall
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.
“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.
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!
American Red Cross
Thurs., May 14, 2020
12 noon to 6 p.m.,
in the fellowship hall
Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
or go to redcrossblood.org,
sponsor code “calumc” to schedule your blood donation appointment.
The May/June issue of the Upper Room is now available in the church office. If you would like to pick up a copy, just call ahead and I will be happy to bring one out to your car. As always, donations of $1 are always accepted for Upper Rooms.
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 $1,945 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.
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.
The Midwest Mission Distribution Center
In Chatham IL, is in desperate need of baby diapers and women’s feminine pads. Several ladies in the church have taken on these two projects. We are seeking monetary donations to help with the cost of fabric. Our current goal is to make 100 diapers and 100 feminine pads.
Thank you in advance for your generosity!
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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