E-Navigator

May 2020

Friday, May 29

Syracuse Calvary United Methodist

E-Navigator: May 29, 2020

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

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

SCRIPTURES

· This Sunday,  May 31,  2020 -  Day of Pentecost  

Numbers 11:24-30;      Acts 2:1-21;      John 7:37-39

· Next Sunday,  June 7,  2020 -  Trinity Sunday  

Genesis 1:1 - 2:4a;       Matthew 28:16-20

· Sunday,  June 14,  2020 -  2nd Sunday after Pentecost  

Genesis 18:1-15;       Matthew 9:35 - 10:8

· Sunday,  June 21,  2020 -  3rd Sunday after Pentecost  

Genesis 21:8-21;       Matthew 10:24-39

· Sunday,  June 28,  2020 -  4th Sunday after Pentecost  

Genesis 22:1-14;       Matthew 10:40-42

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PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS TO GOD

  2020 Budget - $223,683;   Need per week - $4,302

Given week ending May 24 - $2,427;    Rec. to date - $74,513

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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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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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 Dan’s Fish & Chicken 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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“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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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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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 $2,445 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!

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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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Wednesday, May 27

Syracuse Calvary United Methodist

E-Navigator: May 27, 2020

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

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

Pastor’s Memo:   Not long ago I was buying a Diet-Pepsi at the gas station.  With the pandemic, there were strict instructions on where one should stand while waiting for one's turn to approach the cashier.  The floor of this establishment has arrows and "Xs" on the floor for the efficient and safe movement of human traffic.  Present was an older woman who looked confused.  Let's just say, she didn't know where to stand nor did she know what place in line she was.  I was behind her with my re-fill.  She says out loud: "Who's next?  I don't know who's next."  Being the smart alack that I am, from behind her I pipe up and say: "You must be; after all you're a treasure."  She looks at me with a quizzical expression on her face.  I continue: "You're standing on the 'X' and 'X' marks the spot.  You must be the hidden treasure.  You're next."  She sort of smiles an almost smile and pays for her bottled fruit drink.  She heads for the door as I pay for my re-fill.  She stops at the door and waits.  She's not wearing a mask, but I am.  She begins to tell me she's not had a good day.  She can't get in to see her mother in the nursing home in Goshen, she's had her hours cut back at work, and she's still waiting for her (expletive deleted) check from Donald Trump.  A few more distasteful descriptives directed at The Donald flow almost without effort from her lips and I bite my tongue.  I don't know who she is; but I know who I am.  I'm Calvary's pastor under the immediate supervision of Bishop Trimble's conference superintendent.  I listen and I nod and I smile, after a fashion, as she continues her diatribe about the President, her job, and the rest of her life.  She steps out to the parking lot.  The last thing I said to her was "You must be the hidden treasure.  You're next."  As she starts to get in her car, she turns, looks at me, and says with a sigh that was hardly a whisper: "Nobody ever told me I was a treasure before."  That's when I knew biting my tongue through the length and breadth of her revilement of Trump and her lament concerning her mother and the economic hardship she was continuing to endure was God's doing.  Keeping me silent while she vented became a blessing for me, perhaps for both of us.  The proof of it were the tears in her eyes as she climbed into her car and drove south on Indiana State Road 13.  

 

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 NAVIGATOR MAILED IN MAY   

NO JULIETS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

NO ROMEOS IN MAY

NO ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

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Thanks from…

Syracuse Food Pantry   “We want to thank you for your faithful and generous donations each month.  We will be able to purchase extra food as well as help keep our shelves full throughout spring.  May it give you comfort to know, many in the community will be blessed with nutritional food that can help them through life challenges they face daily.”

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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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

“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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Stair Lift Donation

Someone has contacted the church with the offer of an Acorn 120 stair lift to someone who could use it.  Please contact the church office (574-457-3778) if you or someone you know has a need.  They have un-installed it and would bring it to the church.

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Upper Rooms

The May/June issue of the Upper Room is 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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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 $2,445 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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Friday, May 22

Syracuse Calvary United Methodist

E-Navigator: May 22, 2020

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

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

SCRIPTURES

· This Sunday,  May 24,  2020 -  Ascension Sunday  

Psalm 47;       Acts 1:10-11;      Luke 24:44-53

· Next Sunday,  May 31,  2020 -  Day of Pentecost  

Numbers 11:24-30;      Acts 2:1-21;      John 7:37-39

· Sunday,  June 7,  2020 -  Trinity Sunday  

Genesis 1:1 - 2:4a;       Matthew 28:16-20

· Sunday,  June 14,  2020 -  2nd Sunday after Pentecost  

Genesis 18:1-15;       Matthew 9:35 - 10:8

· Sunday,  June 21,  2020 -  3rd Sunday after Pentecost  

Genesis 21:8-21;       Matthew 10:24-39

· Sunday,  June 28,  2020 -  4th Sunday after Pentecost  

Genesis 22:1-14;       Matthew 10:40-42

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PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS TO GOD

 2020 Budget - $223,683;   Need per week - $4,302

Given week ending May 17 - $4,325;    Rec. to date - $72,086

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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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Card Shower  for …

Please send a card to someone you have been thinking of.

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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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Stair Lift Donation

Someone has contacted the church with the offer of an Acorn 120 stair lift to someone who could use it.  Please contact the church office (574-457-3778) if you or someone you know has a need.  They have un-installed it and would bring it to the church.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Outreach Opportunity

Beacon Health Systems is looking for community volunteers to make homemade masks for use by healthcare workers and to distribute to the public.  If you can help with this project, please contact Patty Langley, Community Health Coordinator, at 574-850-4368.

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Indiana UMC Annual Conference scheduled for June 11-13,  2020  has been rescheduled.  The new schedule includes two one-day meetings:  The first on a Saturday in August in Marion and the second on a Saturday in October in Indianapolis.  More information to come…

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Upper Rooms

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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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 $2,300 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!

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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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Wednesday, May 20

Syracuse Calvary United Methodist

E-Navigator: May 20, 2020

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

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

Pastor’s Memo:   The nation is in debt to many millions of women and men who served in the United States' armed forces.  From before we were a country, Americans fought and died on this nation's soil and across the globe.  Early on they were all volunteers.  They came from every walk of life.  They were young and old, married and single, rich and poor.  They were farmers and merchants, tradesmen and tinkers, school teachers and illiterates.  The Great Melting Pot of America is found in the ranks of those who fought and died to gain and then preserve what we know as The United States of America.  God Bless them all.  As Memorial Day draws near let's remember them all.  Some ten years ago the Jamestown UMC honored its high school graduating seniors.  I think there were seven or eight.  Each was named and invited to the chancel area to receive a small token from the church.  Each was applauded and given an opportunity to say a word or two about their plans for the future and the entire congregation cheered them on.  There was one more whose name was called.  Lennie Behler.  Now almost eighty-five years old, he left Jimtown High School, lied about his age, and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.  It was 1943.  He served in the South Pacific and returned home at the end of the war.  He didn't go back to school.  He didn't get a GED or go to college.  He became a stone/brick mason.  He married his high school sweetheart, Lil, and for the next 60 years he made a life for himself and Lil in Jimtown.  On that Sunday ten years ago, when his name was called, Lennie rose from his pew at the very back of the church, and slowly made his way up the aisle.  As he drew nearer the chancel, the congregation applauded and stood and they stayed on their feet for a very long time.  All Lennie could do was stand there and wipe tears from his eyes.  Lil came to stand with him and oh, what a glorious moment it was.  When the applause was silenced, all Lennie said, as he held the graduation gift we gave him was "Thank you."  And a new round of applause began and continued until he returned to his pew at the very back of the sanctuary.  That afternoon, at Jimtown High School's commencement ceremony, Lennie would, at last, receive his high school diploma.  I wasn't there, but I'm sure there was another standing ovation and plenty of tears.  Thanks to Lennie and to all his comrades and to those who now serve all over the face of the earth.  God Bless you all.  We remember and pay tribute to those who gave their all.  May they rest in peace.

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 NAVIGATOR MAILED IN MAY   

NO JULIETS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

NO ROMEOS IN MAY

NO ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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THIS COMING WEEK:

 

May    25   -  Memorial Day, Church Office Closed

 

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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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

“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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Information on Absentee Ballots for the 2020 Primary Election
 

NEW! Currently registered voters can apply for an absentee ballot to vote-by-mail or traveling board by logging in to their my voter portal page on IndianaVoters.com

All voters may choose to cast a ballot by mail in the upcoming June 2, 2020 Primary Election. To request an absentee-by-mail ballot, please complete this form ABS-Mail Primary 2020 (En Espanol) and return it to your county election officials. The deadline to return the form is May 21, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. local time. 

General Election Information on Absentee Ballots

  • All registered voters in Indiana are eligible to vote absentee-in-person at the county election board office beginning 28 days before Election Day.  (For the June 2, 2020, primary election, in-person absentee voting is reduced to Tuesday, May 26, 2020, to noon, Monday, June 1, 2020, pursuant to IEC Order 2020-40.  Please contact your county election board for more detail.)
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  • Stair Lift Donation

Someone has contacted the church with the offer of an Acorn 120 stair lift to someone who could use it.  Please contact the church office (574-457-3778) if you or someone you know has a need.  They have un-installed it and would bring it to the church.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Outreach Opportunity

Beacon Health Systems is looking for community volunteers to make homemade masks for use by healthcare workers and to distribute to the public.  If you can help with this project, please contact Patty Langley, Community Health Coordinator, at 574-850-4368.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Indiana UMC Annual Conference scheduled for June 11-13,  2020  has been rescheduled.  The new schedule includes two one-day meetings:  The first on a Saturday in August in Marion and the second on a Saturday in October in Indianapolis.  More information to come…

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Upper Rooms

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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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 $2,300 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!

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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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Monday, May 18

Syracuse Calvary United Methodist

E-Navigator: May 18, 2020

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

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

“Ask the Pastor”

"What is the difference between debts and trespasses in the various translations of The Lord's Prayer?"  

That is our ASK THE PASTOR question this week.  Simply put, "debt" is the Greek for what one is legally obligated to repay.  One thing we must keep in mind is we do not know what language Jesus was speaking when he said "forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors."  Was he speaking Aramaic or Greek?   We don't know, but it comes to us in the Gospel as debts from the Greek word "opheilema."  This is the King James translation.  There is a Greek word for trespass which is 'hamartano" in Luke 17: 3.  It means to be mistaken or to err or to wander from the path.  In either case, debt and trespass have come to be metaphors for sin.  Debt seems to be more about property or money.  Trespass seems to imply a violation of God's Torah.  Just to let you know, there is the Hebrew word "ma'al" often times used in substitution for trespass.  But it has a much, much harder edge.  It means to be unfaithful in a treacherous way.  This word is closer to our English word perfidy.  This is a grievous violation of a behavioral boundary.  To forgive this trespass or this sin is to forgive with a heart most loving, indeed.  Maybe that is what Jesus meant.  To forgive the most egregious sin as if your heart was God's own.  If so, we have our work cut out for us.

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 NAVIGATOR MAILED IN MAY   

NO JULIETS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

NO ROMEOS IN MAY

NO ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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SCRIPTURES

· This Sunday,  May 24,  2020 -  Ascension Sunday  

Daniel 7:9-14;      John 17:1-11

· Next Sunday,  May 31,  2020 -  Day of Pentecost  

Numbers 11:24-30;      Acts 2:1-21;      John 7:37-39

· Sunday,  June 7,  2020 -  Trinity Sunday  

Genesis 1:1 - 2:4a;       Matthew 28:16-20

· Sunday,  June 14,  2020 -  2nd Sunday after Pentecost  

Genesis 18:1-15;       Matthew 9:35 - 10:8

]· Sunday,  June 21,  2020 -  3rd Sunday after Pentecost  

Genesis 21:8-21;       Matthew 10:24-39

· Sunday,  June 28,  2020 -  4th Sunday after Pentecost  

Genesis 22:1-14;       Matthew 10:40-42

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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!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

THIS COMING WEEK:

May    25   -  Memorial Day, Church Office Closed

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

“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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Information on Absentee Ballots for the 2020 Primary Election
 

NEW! Currently registered voters can apply for an absentee ballot to vote-by-mail or traveling board by logging in to their my voter portal page on IndianaVoters.com

All voters may choose to cast a ballot by mail in the upcoming June 2, 2020 Primary Election. To request an absentee-by-mail ballot, please complete this form ABS-Mail Primary 2020 (En Espanol) and return it to your county election officials. The deadline to return the form is May 21, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. local time. 

General Election Information on Absentee Ballots

  • All registered voters in Indiana are eligible to vote absentee-in-person at the county election board office beginning 28 days before Election Day.  (For the June 2, 2020, primary election, in-person absentee voting is reduced to Tuesday, May 26, 2020, to noon, Monday, June 1, 2020, pursuant to IEC Order 2020-40.  Please contact your county election board for more detail.)
  •  

Stair Lift Donation

Someone has contacted the church with the offer of an Acorn 120 stair lift to someone who could use it.  Please contact the church office (574-457-3778) if you or someone you know has a need.  They have un-installed it and would bring it to the church.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Outreach Opportunity

Beacon Health Systems is looking for community volunteers to make homemade masks for use by healthcare workers and to distribute to the public.  If you can help with this project, please contact Patty Langley, Community Health Coordinator, at 574-850-4368.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Indiana UMC Annual Conference scheduled for June 11-13,  2020  has been rescheduled.  The new schedule includes two one-day meetings:  The first on a Saturday in August in Marion and the second on a Saturday in October in Indianapolis.  More information to come…

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Upper Rooms

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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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 $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. Thank You!

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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. 

 



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Friday, May 15

Syracuse Calvary United Methodist

E-Navigator: May 15, 2020

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

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

SCRIPTURES

· This Sunday,  May 17,  2020 -  6th Sunday of Easter  

Ezekiel 34:1-7;      John 14:15-21

· Next Sunday,  May 24,  2020 -  Ascension Sunday  

Daniel 7:9-14;      John 17:1-11

· Sunday,  May 31,  2020 -  Day of Pentecost  

Numbers 11:24-30;      Acts 2:1-21;      John 7:37-39

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS TO GOD

2020 Budget - $223,683;   Need per week - $4,302

Given week ending May 10 - $2,430;    Rec. to date - $67,761

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                   

‘Virtual’ MS WALK, - Saturday, May 16, 2020

Walk MS events through June 30 are moving to a virtual experience.  MS doesn’t stop during this crisis, and neither will we.  People with MS need us now more than ever.  Please continue to contribute however you can. All contributions are tax deductible.  If you would like to “virtually” walk in the event, you can register by going to Walk MS Ft. Wayne

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Information on Absentee Ballots for the 2020 Primary Election
 

NEW! Currently registered voters can apply for an absentee ballot to vote-by-mail or traveling board by logging in to their my voter portal page on IndianaVoters.com

All voters may choose to cast a ballot by mail in the upcoming June 2, 2020 Primary Election. To request an absentee-by-mail ballot, please complete this form ABS-Mail Primary 2020 (En Espanol) and return it to your county election officials. The deadline to return the form is May 21, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. local time. 

General Election Information on Absentee Ballots

  • All registered voters in Indiana are eligible to vote absentee-in-person at the county election board office beginning 28 days before Election Day.  (For the June 2, 2020, primary election, in-person absentee voting is reduced to Tuesday, May 26, 2020, to noon, Monday, June 1, 2020, pursuant to IEC Order 2020-40.  Please contact your county election board for more detail.)
  •  

Stair Lift Donation

Someone has contacted the church with the offer of an Acorn 120 stair lift to someone who could use it.  Please contact the church office (574-457-3778) if you or someone you know has a need.  They have un-installed it and would bring it to the church.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Outreach Opportunity

Beacon Health Systems is looking for community volunteers to make homemade masks for use by healthcare workers and to distribute to the public.  If you can help with this project, please contact Patty Langley, Community Health Coordinator, at 574-850-4368.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Indiana UMC Annual Conference scheduled for June 11-13,  2020  has been rescheduled.  The new schedule includes two one-day meetings:  The first on a Saturday in August in Marion and the second on a Saturday in October in Indianapolis.  More information to come…

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Upper Rooms

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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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 $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. Thank You!

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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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Wednesday, May 13

Syracuse Calvary United Methodist

E-Navigator: May 13, 2020

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

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

Pastor’s Memo:   Anniversaries are milestones.  They mark occasions of import in the lives of couples and families and nations.  One such occasion was the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe.  What began in 1939, with Germany's invasion of Poland, came to an end six devastatingly bloody years later on May 8, 1945.  Hitler killed himself as did several of his closest advisers.  Some two weeks later Germany's generals surrendered to the Allies and VE Day was proclaimed.  The war in the Pacific would rage until September.  It's estimated 75-80 million people died during those six years from all causes.  That was 3% of the world's population.  Three quarters of a century later the world marked that anniversary with two minutes of silence.  In a few months we will do the same, after a fashion, to mark the end of hostilities with Japan.  More silence will ensue.  However silent we become, even for a symbolically sober moment, we can hardly do justice for the tragedy war brings to those touched by it.  Words can do no better.  Nearly two generations ago the world was engulfed in death.  Today we live in close proximity to a different kind of war that is no less fatal than bullets and bombs.  What will the death toll be in our pandemic?  Where will we be 75 years hence?   I sure hope we don't have to wage a six year war against it.  Nor bury 70-80 million dead.  I don't think two minutes of silence would be long enough.  For now, keep your distance.  Wear your mask.  Wash your hands.  

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 LADIES NIGHT OUT IN MAY OR JUNE

NO NAVIGATOR MAILED IN MAY   

NO JULIETS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

NO ROMEOS IN MAY

NO ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

THIS  WEEK:

May  14 -  American Red Cross,  12 noon – 6 p.m., 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.

 

COMING MAY EVENTS:

May    25   -  Memorial Day, Church Office Closed

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 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!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                                            

‘Virtual’ MS WALK, - Saturday, May 16, 2020

Walk MS events through June 30 are moving to a virtual experience.  MS doesn’t stop during this crisis, and neither will we.  People with MS need us now more than ever.  Please continue to contribute however you can.  Larry Rensberger is collecting contributions for this event and will be happy to take your gift as well.   All contributions are tax deductible.  If you would like to “virtually” walk in the event, you can register by going to Walk MS Ft. Wayne

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Information on Absentee Ballots for the 2020 Primary Election
NEW! Currently registered voters can apply for an absentee ballot to vote-by-mail or traveling board by logging in to their my voter portal page on IndianaVoters.com

All voters may choose to cast a ballot by mail in the upcoming June 2, 2020 Primary Election. To request an absentee-by-mail ballot, please complete this form ABS-Mail Primary 2020 (En Espanol) and return it to your county election officials. The deadline to return the form is May 21, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. local time. 

General Election Information on Absentee Ballots

  • All registered voters in Indiana are eligible to vote absentee-in-person at the county election board office beginning 28 days before Election Day.  (For the June 2, 2020, primary election, in-person absentee voting is reduced to Tuesday, May 26, 2020, to noon, Monday, June 1, 2020, pursuant to IEC Order 2020-40.  Please contact your county election board for more detail.)
  •  

Stair Lift Donation

Someone has contacted the church with the offer of an Acorn 120 stair lift to someone who could use it.  Please contact the church office (574-457-3778) if you or someone you know has a need.  They have un-installed it and would bring it to the church.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Outreach Opportunity

Beacon Health Systems is looking for community volunteers to make homemade masks for use by healthcare workers and to distribute to the public.  If you can help with this project, please contact Patty Langley, Community Health Coordinator, at 574-850-4368.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Indiana UMC Annual Conference scheduled for June 11-13,  2020  has been rescheduled.  The new schedule includes two one-day meetings:  The first on a Saturday in August in Marion and the second on a Saturday in October in Indianapolis.  More information to come…

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Upper Rooms

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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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 $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. Thank You!

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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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Monday, May 11

Syracuse Calvary United Methodist

E-Navigator: May 11, 2020

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

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

    “Ask the Pastor”

     Not all sizes fit all.  In other words, one size does not fit all.  This is the introduction for this week's ASK THE PASTOR.  As you might imagine,  I have been swamped with questions about when we can re-open our church.  When can we worship together?  When will it be safe for us to be together on Sunday for worship?  

     This question is on many, many lips.  It's being asked from my own lips, as well.  Bishop Julius Trimble instructed Indiana United Methodist not to gather for in-person worship before June 14th.  That was his recommendation last May 1st.  Calvary has complied with this recommendation as it comports with what Governor Eric Holcomb has also declared for public worship in Indiana.

     This date and the recommendation not to gather for worship is made with an abundance of caution for the health and safety for our neighbors, friends, and families.  Being impatient with this decree is risky.  Failing to wear masks and keeping six feet apart and washing our hands adds to the risk of being infected with COVID-19.  

     Most of our congregational members are demographically at risk.  For the most part, we are older than 60 and many have one or more of the underlying medical conditions that make infection very risky.  Our behavior on the side of caution is not only prudent, it's necessary.

     Not one of us wants to spread this virus.  We do not want to be the reason someone else falls ill or worse.  It is our hope Indiana's gradual re-opening will go well and the health numbers that will inevitably be gathered will demonstrate a continued flattening of the infection curve.  If that happens, we all will be safer and we will be able to gather more regularly. 

     However, until we know those numbers and the medical experts weigh in on their meaning, we need to remain vigilant.  This is what Bishop Trimble is telling all his Indiana clergy and their congregations.  

     Saint Paul reminds us "Love is patient and kind.  Love does not insist on its own way." (1st Corinthians 13: 4-5)  This is also my word to my Calvary family.  Our patience is needed now for ourselves, our loved ones, and our neighbors.  The Lord knows our love.  It won't be long before we will be gathering for worship to share that love.  

     When we do worship together, there will be some changes in order that we remain safe.  Those changes will no doubt be with us for some time.  Living with them will help us be present beyond the foreseeable future.  Our prayers and praises will continue to rise to God from Calvary's sanctuary.

     Continue to be faithful.  Continue to make your offerings.  Continue to care for your neighbors. Continue to be patient.  Continue to love graciously.  

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 CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING IN MAY

NO UMW GENERAL MEETNG ON MAY 12

NO LADIES NIGHT OUT IN MAY OR JUNE

NO NAVIGATOR MAILED IN MAY   

NO JULIETS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

NO ROMEOS IN MAY

NO ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

NO TRUSTEE MEETING IN JUNE

NO STAFF PARISH MEETING IN JUNE 

NO STEWARDSHIP & FINANCE MEETING IN JUNE

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

SCRIPTURES

· This Sunday,  May 17,  2020 -  6th Sunday of Easter  

Ezekiel 34:1-7a;      John 14:15-21

· Next Sunday,  May 24,  2020 -  Ascension Sunday  

Daniel 7:9-14;      John 17:1-11

· Sunday,  May 31,  2020 -  Day of Pentecost  

Numbers 11:24-30;      Acts 2:1-21;      John 7:37-39

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

THIS  WEEK:

May  14 -  American Red Cross,  12 noon – 6 p.m., 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.

COMING MAY EVENTS:

May    25   -  Memorial Day, Church Office Closed

                                     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                 

‘Virtual’ MS WALK, - Saturday, May 16, 2020

Walk MS events through June 30 are moving to a virtual experience.  MS doesn’t stop during this crisis, and neither will we.  People with MS need us now more than ever.  Please continue to contribute however you can.  Larry Rensberger is collecting contributions for this event and will be happy to take your gift as well.   All contributions are tax deductible.  If you would like to “virtually” walk in the event, you can register by going to Walk MS Ft. Wayne

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Information on Absentee Ballots for the 2020 Primary Election
 

NEW! Currently registered voters can apply for an absentee ballot to vote-by-mail or traveling board by logging in to their my voter portal page on IndianaVoters.com

All voters may choose to cast a ballot by mail in the upcoming June 2, 2020 Primary Election. To request an absentee-by-mail ballot, please complete this form ABS-Mail Primary 2020 (En Espanol) and return it to your county election officials. The deadline to return the form is May 21, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. local time. 

General Election Information on Absentee Ballots

  • All registered voters in Indiana are eligible to vote absentee-in-person at the county election board office beginning 28 days before Election Day.  (For the June 2, 2020, primary election, in-person absentee voting is reduced to Tuesday, May 26, 2020, to noon, Monday, June 1, 2020, pursuant to IEC Order 2020-40.  Please contact your county election board for more detail.)
  •  

Stair Lift Donation

Someone has contacted the church with the offer of an Acorn 120 stair lift to someone who could use it.  Please contact the church office (574-457-3778) if you or someone you know has a need.  They have un-installed it and would bring it to the church.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Outreach Opportunity

 

Beacon Health Systems is looking for community volunteers to make homemade masks for use by healthcare workers and to distribute to the public.  If you can help with this project, please contact Patty Langley, Community Health Coordinator, at 574-850-4368.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Indiana UMC Annual Conference scheduled for June 11-13,  2020  has been rescheduled.  The new schedule includes two one-day meetings:  The first on a Saturday in August in Marion and the second on a Saturday in October in Indianapolis.  More information to come…

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Upper Rooms

      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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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 $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. Thank You!

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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. 

 



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Friday, May 8

Syracuse Calvary United Methodist

E-Navigator: May 8, 2020

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

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

SCRIPTURES

· This Sunday,  May 10,  2020 -  5th Sunday of Easter  

Proverbs 4:10-18;      John 14:1-14

· Next Sunday,  May 17,  2020 -  6th Sunday of Easter  

Ezekiel 34:1-7a;      John 14:15-21

· Sunday,  May 24,  2020 -  Ascension Sunday  

Daniel 7:9-14;      John 17:1-11

· Sunday,  May 31,  2020 -  Day of Pentecost  

Numbers 11:24-30;      Acts 2:1-21;      John 7:37-39

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS TO GOD

  2020 Budget - $223,683;   Need per week - $4,302

Given week ending May 3 - $2,430;    Rec. to date - $65,286

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                          

‘Virtual’ MS WALK, - Saturday, May 16, 2020

Walk MS events through June 30 are moving to a virtual experience.  MS doesn’t stop during this crisis, and neither will we.  People with MS need us now more than ever.  Please continue to contribute however you can.  Larry Rensberger is collecting contributions for this event and will be happy to take your gift as well.   All contributions are tax deductible.  If you would like to “virtually” walk in the event, you can register by going to Walk MS Ft. Wayne

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Information on Absentee Ballots for the 2020 Primary Election
 

NEW! Currently registered voters can apply for an absentee ballot to vote-by-mail or traveling board by logging in to their my voter portal page on IndianaVoters.com

All voters may choose to cast a ballot by mail in the upcoming June 2, 2020 Primary Election. To request an absentee-by-mail ballot, please complete this form ABS-Mail Primary 2020 (En Espanol) and return it to your county election officials. The deadline to return the form is May 21, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. local time. 

General Election Information on Absentee Ballots

  • All registered voters in Indiana are eligible to vote absentee-in-person at the county election board office beginning 28 days before Election Day.  (For the June 2, 2020, primary election, in-person absentee voting is reduced to Tuesday, May 26, 2020, to noon, Monday, June 1, 2020, pursuant to IEC Order 2020-40.  Please contact your county election board for more detail.)
  •  

“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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Outreach Opportunity

Beacon Health Systems is looking for community volunteers to make homemade masks for use by healthcare workers and to distribute to the public.  If you can help with this project, please contact Patty Langley, Community Health Coordinator, at 574-850-4368.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Indiana UMC Annual Conference scheduled for June 11-13,  2020  has been rescheduled.  The new schedule includes two one-day meetings:  The first on a Saturday in August in Marion and the second on a Saturday in October in Indianapolis.  More information to come…

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Upper Rooms

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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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 $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. Thank You!

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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.

 



Keep Reading >>

Wednesday, May 6

Syracuse Calvary United Methodist

E-Navigator: May 6, 2020

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

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

Pastor’s Memo:    Our COVID-19 pandemic has been complicating our schedules in ways we could hardly have imagined.  Work, entertainment, travel, school, leisure, shopping, social, worship...nothing seems to fit like it used to.  We've adjusted and re-arranged and deleted.  We've chosen new patterns and found new rhythms for our days and weeks and months.  I hope the next time range (years, then decades) doesn't come into play.  That would mean monumental shifts in everything we do. That kind of extended time frame may even cause adjustments to be noticeable in who we are.  What is a calendar year without baseball and high school sports and tail-gating?   What about concerts and yard sales and foreign vacations?  Weddings and funerals are not the same.  What we have come to expect as regular and natural is being re-defined.  When will it ever be again what we once knew so well?  I have no idea.  And whatever is offered as a picture of that future is only guesswork.  In the mean time, we can be patient.  We can continue to be civil with each other.  We can guard against what the Greeks called "acedia."  It means "without care."  Apathy, boredom, listlessness.  These are traps into which humans have fallen across the centuries.  The early Church likened acedia to sloth, the fourth Deadly Sin.  It's traditionally situated between wrath (#3) and greed (5th).  Isn't it grand to know this particular human frailty sits smack dad in the middle of the deadly pack?  My word of caution to all of my readers on this first Wednesday of the month, strive to practice this sin less often and aspire to one lower on the list; like gluttony or lust.  On second thought, aspire to practice one of the Seven Virtues.  I may list them next Wednesday.  

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 STAFF PARISH MEETING IN MAY OR JUNE 

NO CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING IN MAY

NO UMW GENERAL MEETNG ON MAY 12

NO LADIES NIGHT OUT IN MAY OR JUNE

NO NAVIGATOR MAILED IN MAY   

NO JULIETS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

NO ROMEOS IN MAY

NO ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

NO TRUSTEE MEETING IN JUNE

NO STEWARDSHIP & FINANCE MEETING IN JUNE

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COMING MAY EVENTS:

May  14 -  American Red Cross,  12 noon – 6 p.m., 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.

 

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May 8 - Hannah Circle Sub give-away 

In place of the monthly Community Dinner, The Hannah Circle will be giving away Sub sandwiches, chips and cookies this Friday, May 8  from 5:30 to 7:00 in the church parking lot.  If you are confined to home and would like a meal delivered, please give the church office a call.  457-3778.  Choice of Roast Beef or Ham.

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‘Virtual’ MS WALK, - Saturday, May 16, 2020

Walk MS events through June 30 are moving to a virtual experience.  MS doesn’t stop during this crisis, and neither will we.  People with MS need us now more than ever.  Please continue to contribute however you can.  Larry Rensberger is collecting contributions for this event and will be happy to take your gift as well.   All contributions are tax deductible.  If you would like to “virtually” walk in the event, you can register by going to Walk MS Ft. Wayne

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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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Information on Absentee Ballots for the 2020 Primary Election
NEW! Currently registered voters can apply for an absentee ballot to vote-by-mail or traveling board by logging in to their my voter portal page on IndianaVoters.com

All voters may choose to cast a ballot by mail in the upcoming June 2, 2020 Primary Election. To request an absentee-by-mail ballot, please complete this form ABS-Mail Primary 2020 (En Espanol) and return it to your county election officials. The deadline to return the form is May 21, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. local time. 

General Election Information on Absentee Ballots

  • All registered voters in Indiana are eligible to vote absentee-in-person at the county election board office beginning 28 days before Election Day.  (For the June 2, 2020, primary election, in-person absentee voting is reduced to Tuesday, May 26, 2020, to noon, Monday, June 1, 2020, pursuant to IEC Order 2020-40.  Please contact your county election board for more detail.)
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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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Outreach Opportunity

Beacon Health Systems is looking for community volunteers to make homemade masks for use by healthcare workers and to distribute to the public.  If you can help with this project, please contact Patty Langley, Community Health Coordinator, at 574-850-4368.

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Indiana UMC Annual Conference scheduled for June 11-13,  2020  has been rescheduled.  

The new schedule includes two one-day meetings:  The first on a Saturday in August in Marion and 

the second on a Saturday in October in Indianapolis.  More information to come…

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Upper Rooms

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.

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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 $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. 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. 

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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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