E-Navigator

June 2020

Monday, June 29

Syracuse Calvary United Methodist

E-Navigator: June 29, 2020

 

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

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

“Ask the Pastor”

Enduring the COVID-19 pandemic is proving more difficult and frustrating for the American public and the world.  For the last several weeks an easing of restrictions has occurred around the globe.  In America, where we rightly prize our freedoms and liberty, our public officials are at odds with themselves and the population.  We have the Centers for Disease Control with one set of guidelines and nearly every state with their own sets.  Regional differences are to be expected.  How each state interprets the rising number of new infections and deaths, and therefore, considers their guidelines for the safety of its citizens, is not at all synchronized.  There is no single and acceptable authority for either devising those safety standards nor imposing them on an ever anxious and impatient public.  No one can predict whether a second wave of this virus will sweep the nation.  No one can predict how long a population will passively remain in some state of isolation.  I fear we will not be finished with this virus any time soon.  Six weeks, six months, for the foreseeable future; who knows?  Right now we are still in the midst of a nationwide emergency and we still need to wash our hands or use hand sanitizer, wear a mask in public, and keep the safe distance of six feet when gathering anywhere.  To ignore these three precautions is foolhardy.  If ignoring them puts other people at risk, we are not bearing witness to our love for God and our neighbor.  Our bishop has continued to offer CDC guidelines as the least we can do to protect ourselves and others.  Stay tuned for any new instructions.  We will worship in person at Calvary with face masks, hand sanitizer, and safe distancing.  We are also worshiping in our cars in the parking lot over 92.5 FM.  Be safe and be faithful.  And God bless us all. 

This Sunday,  July 12 –  6th Sunday of Pentecost                                                                       

 Message: by Pastor David Henry

                                                                    “Laughter’s Wife”

 Scriptures:  Genesis 25:19-34;       Matthew 13:1-9                                                                                                

Next Sunday,  July 19 –  7th Sunday of Pentecost  

 Message: by Pastor David Henry

Scriptures:  Genesis 28:10-19a;       Matthew 13:24-30

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PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS TO GOD

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

Given week ending June 21 - $4,662;    Rec. to date - $89,885

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“Ask the Pastor”

Our Calvary E-Navigator will now be coming to you twice a week; Monday, and Wednesday.  This arrangement is for this continued season of pandemic isolation.  Monday's edition will continue to include an "Ask the Pastor" segment.  Readers are invited to ask 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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THERE WILL BE:

NO NAVIGATOR MAILED IN JUNE   

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 ROMEOS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

NO ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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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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Upper Rooms

The July/August 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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CHECK IT OUT….

Employment Opportunity:   Be a Census taker.   $18.50 per hour + $0.58 per mile.  10 – 40 hours per week.   You set your own hours.   Paid Weekly.     Apply online!  2020census.gov/jobs 

 

 

 

 

 



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Wednesday, June 24

Syracuse Calvary United Methodist

E-Navigator: June 24, 2020

 

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

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

Pastor’s Memo:   How about a change of pace?   Christmas is only 185 days away!   About six months from now we will be trying to figure out how we forgot Uncle Bob or Aunt Minnie or the mail carrier or the milkman.   Do we even have one of those any more?   I remember Meadowbloom Dairy making deliveries several times a week with gallons of milk left in an insulated box on the front step.  Whole milk in paper cartons with a blue and red shield.   The Sipe movie theater in downtown Kokomo would show scads of cartoons and several western movie shorts every Saturday morning.  The price of admission?  That blue and red shield from the gallon milk container.  One shield; one kid's admission.  And for a quarter, you could buy a cup of Coke and a bag of popcorn.  What a deal!  Now, back to 185 days until Christmas.  It will come as surely as Thanksgiving and Labor Day and every other calendar event.  We'll be saturated with seasonal music and in this part of the country, there will be cold and snow and hot chocolate.  I have no idea at all if normalcy will ever return.  Whatever our situation with regards to COVID-19, don't forget Uncle Bob and Aunt Minnie.  Or any other of your favorite people.

This Sunday,  June 28 –  4th Sunday of Pentecost  

 Message: by Pastor David Henry

                                                          “Up the Mountain and Down”                   

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

Next Sunday,  July 5 –  5th Sunday of Pentecost  

 Message: by Pastor David Henry

Scriptures:  Genesis 24:1-4, 42-49, 58-67;       Matthew 11:16-19

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THERE WILL BE:

NO NAVIGATOR MAILED IN JUNE   

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 ROMEOS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

NO ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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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 will now be coming to you twice a week; Monday, and Wednesday.  This arrangement is for this continued season of pandemic isolation.  Monday's edition will continue to include an "Ask the Pastor" segment.  Readers are invited to ask 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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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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Upper Rooms

The July/August 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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CHECK IT OUT….

Employment Opportunity:   Be a Census taker.   $18.50 per hour + $0.58 per mile.  10 – 40 hours per week.   You set your own hours.   Paid Weekly.     Apply online!  2020census.gov/jobs 

 

 

 



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Monday, June 22

Syracuse Calvary United Methodist

E-Navigator: June 22, 2020

 

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

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

 

“Ask the Pastor”

Thank you, thank you, thank you.  Our first Sunday on the radio was a success.  Having our Sunday worship broadcast over 92.5 FM was a blessing according to the E-mail responses we received.  Apparently, I have a face for radio.  That is good to know.  What prompts this ASK THE PASTOR memo is the question posed by an E-mail respondent who wanted to know this: Will we continue radio broadcasting when the pandemic is over?  The short answer is YES.  The underlying issue in that question probably concerns how long this pandemic will last.  No one knows how long our facemask-wearing, social distancing, hand washing precautions will be advisable.  I read where some congregations have delayed in-person worship well into 2021.  Radio transmissions on FM began in 1933.  Preachers of every denomination have been using and capitalizing on it ever sense.  Calvary UMC has joined the throng.  We will be offering the radio service in addition to inviting worshipers into our sanctuary.  We will soon begin streaming our Sunday service on-line when the equipment for it arrives.  The future is still out there and Calvary will be in it electronically.  And our message will be the Gospel message of God's love in Jesus is for all the world to know and enjoy.  God bless you all.

This Sunday,  June 28 –  4th Sunday of Pentecost  

 Message: by Pastor David Henry

                                          “Up the Mountain and Down”                   

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

Next Sunday,  July 5 –  5th Sunday of Pentecost  

Message: by Pastor David Henry

 Scriptures:  Genesis 24:1-4, 42-49, 58-67;       Matthew 11:16-19

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PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS TO GOD

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

Given week ending June 14 - $6,865;    Rec. to date - $85,223

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“Ask the Pastor”

Our Calvary E-Navigator will now be coming to you twice a week; Monday, and Wednesday.  This arrangement is for this continued season of pandemic isolation.  Monday's edition will continue to include an "Ask the Pastor" segment.  Readers are invited to ask 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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THERE WILL BE:

NO NAVIGATOR MAILED IN JUNE   

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 ROMEOS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

NO ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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THIS WEEK:

June   25 -  Staff Parish Relations mtg.  (ar)  6 p.m.

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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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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.

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

Upper Rooms

The July/August 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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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….

Employment Opportunity:   Be a Census taker.   $18.50 per hour + $0.58 per mile.  10 – 40 hours per week.   You set your own hours.   Paid Weekly.     Apply online!  2020census.gov/jobs 

                       

 

 

 



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Wednesday, June 17

Syracuse Calvary United Methodist

E-Navigator: June 17, 2020

 

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

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

Pastor’s Memo:  Calvary UMC is on the air!  Technology allowing us to broadcast over FM radio has been installed.  Our frequency is 92.5 FM.  This means we will be turning our parking lot into a drive-in for worship.  I'm assured every parking space on our lot will receive our transmitted service loud and clear.  I'm excited!  Beginning this Sunday, the 21st of June, our 10am worship service will be available over the radio for those who wish to stay in their cars as well as in person for those who want to sit in the pews.  While masks and safe distancing will be maintained in the sanctuary until directed otherwise by Governor Holcomb and Bishop Trimble, your vehicle's front seat is your own safe space.  We are also acquiring the necessary computer components to live-stream our worship on the Internet.  That capability is still a few weeks out.  You will be hearing more about that soon.  Join us for Holy worship this Sunday.  Come rejoicing with your hearts ready to receive a blessing.  Who knew the 21st Century could be so challenging AND so very exciting?  We look forward to seeing you hearing us this Sunday.  God bless you all.

This Sunday,  June 21 –  3rd Sunday of Pentecost  

                                                                      Father’s Day

   Message: by Pastor David Henry

                                                                     “God Still Sees”

   Scriptures:  Genesis 21:8-21;     Matthew 10:24-31

 Next Sunday,  June 28 –  4tth Sunday of Pentecost  

 Message: by Pastor David Henry

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

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THERE WILL BE:

NO NAVIGATOR MAILED IN JUNE   

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 ROMEOS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

NO ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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THIS WEEK:

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

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

           20  -  Wedding  (sanctuary reserved) 

THIS COMING WEEK:

June   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.

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

“Ask the Pastor”

Our Calvary E-Navigator will now be coming to you twice a week; Monday, and Wednesday.  This arrangement is for this continued season of pandemic isolation.  Monday's edition will continue to include an "Ask the Pastor" segment.  Readers are invited to ask 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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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.

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

Upper Rooms

The July/August 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.

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

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, June 15

Syracuse Calvary United Methodist

E-Navigator: June 15, 2020

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

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

Pastor’s Memo:  Calvary UMC welcomed back 27 worshipers Sunday, the 14th.  Safe distance was kept.  Masks were worn.  Our service was very similar to pre-COVID-19 worship.  We made announcements, listened to stanzas of three hymns played on the organ but did not sing aloud as we are cautioned against that for now.  We received prayer requests prior to the pastoral prayer and we prayed the Lord's Prayer in unison.  The offering collected prior to the service in the narthex was dedicated with prayer at the altar.  Scriptures were read and the sermon WHEN WE LAUGH was preached.  Two stanzas of our closing hymn, Amazing Grace, was played and we were then dismissed with a benediction.  All told, about 40 minutes passed and we departed in peace.  This somewhat truncated version of our normal service will be the form we use for the time being.  Plans are being implemented to make our services both available for live streaming on the Internet and broadcast live over a short range radio frequency.  That will allow us to invite people to "drive-in" to our parking lot and hear the worship service live on the radio Sunday morning at 10am.  The pandemic will be with us for a while longer.  How long, I do not know.  Indiana United Methodists will be listening for instructions from Bishop Trimble and we will be following them.  I hope your Sundays have been meaningful to you.  I intend to help you in that meaningfulness with the plans we have in store for transmitting worship electronically.  We will still wear masks until instructed otherwise and sit safe distanced.  We ask everyone to adhere to the other safe practices as offered by the CDC and the Governor's office.  For now, this is our plan.  I keep you in my prayers.  Be faithful in yours.  God Bless All Of You.

This Sunday,  June 21 –  3rd Sunday of Pentecost  

                                                                      Father’s Day

 Message: by Pastor David Henry             “God Still Sees”

     Scriptures:  Genesis 21:8-21;     Matthew 10:24-31

Next Sunday,  June 28 –  4rth Sunday of Pentecost  

 Message: by Pastor David Henry

 Scriptures:  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 June 7 - $1,020;    Rec. to date - $78,358

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“Ask the Pastor”

Our Calvary E-Navigator will now be coming to you twice a week; Monday, and Wednesday.  This arrangement is for this continued season of pandemic isolation.  Monday's edition will continue to include an "Ask the Pastor" segment.  Readers are invited to ask 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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THERE WILL BE:

NO NAVIGATOR MAILED IN JUNE   

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 ROMEOS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

NO ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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THIS WEEK:

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

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

           20  -  Wedding  (sanctuary reserved) 

THIS COMING WEEK:

Jun    21 –  Father’s Day Sunday      

Thanks from…

Syracuse Food Pantry   “Thank you for your recent monetary donation.  We will use this donation to buy paper products which are much needed at this time.”  Arlene Glover, director.

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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

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

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.

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

Upper Rooms

The July/August 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.

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

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, June 10

Syracuse Calvary United Methodist

E-Navigator: June 10, 2020

 

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

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

See you Sunday, Please wear your mask!

Pastor’s Memo:  Calvary UMC will resume worship services at 10 am this Sunday, the 14th of June.  There are ONLY TWO conditions for entering the sanctuary.  You must wear a mask and your temperature must be 100.4 or lower.  We have made provision for testing your temperature without physical contact and the process will be fast and painless.  We are still asking everyone to CONSIDER the recommendations of Governor Holcomb and Bishop Trimble in making your decision to join us for worship.   They were listed in Monday's E-Navigator.  They were mailed to those we know not to have Internet access.  If you did not read or receive the E-Navigator, please call the church office and request it.  Also, there were six questions listed to be answered on the honor system.  If you can answer EACH of them NO, you may come in. They were also in Monday's E-Navigator.  They will be posted at each entrance to the church Sunday morning.  NO ONE wearing a mask and testing below 100.4  Fahrenheit will be denied admittance.  We look forward to resuming our in-person Sunday worship.  We will pray, listen to hymns, read scripture, receive our offering, and hear a sermon based on biblical texts.  We will continue with a truncated format until circumstances permit us to expand.  Be of good cheer and rejoice in the Lord always. Remember your mask.  Blessings on you all.

This Sunday,  June 14 –  2nd Sunday of Pentecost      

Message by Pastor David Henry  “When We Laugh”

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

Next Sunday,  June 21 –  3rd Sunday of Pentecost  

Father’s Day    Message: by Pastor David Henry

 Scriptures:  Genesis 21:8-21;     Matthew 10:24-31

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THERE WILL BE:

NO NAVIGATOR MAILED IN JUNE   

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 ROMEOS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

NO ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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THIS COMING WEEK:

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

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

           20  -  Wedding  (sanctuary reserved) 

COMING JUNE EVENTS:

 

Jun    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.

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

“Ask the Pastor”

Our Calvary E-Navigator will now be coming to you twice a week; Monday, and Wednesday.  This arrangement is for this continued season of pandemic isolation.  Monday's edition will continue to include an "Ask the Pastor" segment.  Readers are invited to ask 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.

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

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

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

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.

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

Upper Rooms

The July/August 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.

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

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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Monday, June 8

Syracuse Calvary United Methodist

E-Navigator: June 8, 2020

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

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

    “Ask the Pastor”

     This ASK THE PASTOR memo is an announcement about our worship at Calvary UMC.  We will gather for worship June 14th at 10:00 am.  There will be no Sunday School for any class.  Our scripture texts are; Genesis 18: 1-15 and Matthew 9: 35-10: 8.  We will not sing.  Barb will play a stanza or two of each of three hymns. There will be no choir or special music for the time being.

     We will offer prayer requests verbally, have a pastoral prayer, and recite the Lord's Prayer together.  For now, there will be no children's message and our offering will be received in the narthex offering box or placed in plates positioned at each entrance to the sanctuary.  Our offerings will be dedicated at the altar in our accustomed fashion.

     The Sunday sermon will be based on our announced scripture texts and will be delivered from the chancel area, keeping a very safe distance from those sitting in the pews.  After the sermon and the benediction, we will dismiss as safely and orderly as we can, continuing our safe social distancing.  PLEASE LEAVE NOTHING IN THE PEWS UPON LEAVING.

     As you might already know, we are trying to offer an in-person worship service that is safe and meaningful.  We will be keeping to Indiana Governor Holcomb's recommended minimum healthy protocols as well and adhering to Bishop Julius Trimble's suggested guidelines for United Methodist Churches. They are as follows:

     All individuals who are 65 and older OR who have an underlying at-risk health condition are requested to stay at home and continue to self-isolate.

     Ensure seating 6 feet between persons who are not of the same household.

     Implement non-contact greeting

     Avoid paper hand-outs of any kind; i.e. bulletins

     No drinks or food permitted in the sanctuary.

     Further, we are posting the following questions.  If you answer any of them "YES" we DO NOT want you to enter the building:

     Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?

     Are you experiencing a cough, have any shortness of breath, or have a sore throat?

     Have you had a fever in the last 48 hours?

     Have you had a new loss of taste or smell?

     Have you vomited or had diarrhea in the last 24 hours?

     Has someone in your household been experiencing any of these above conditions?

Answering these questions will be on the HONOR SYSTEM.  

     Further, we are requiring the wearing of a face mask of your own choosing.  None will be provided.  We are also testing body temperatures with non-contact thermometers.  Any person with a reading above 100.4 Fahrenheit degrees will be asked not to enter the building.  NO ONE OF ANY AGE will be denied entrance if the above recommendations are met.

     ONE MORE ITEM   For the safety of all those gathered, we ask if anyone begins to cough or sneeze uncontrollably, they leave the sanctuary.  The reason for no congregational or choral singing is because the microscopic spreading of droplets by singing or sneezing or coughing is a very real pathway for spreading the Covid-19 virus.

     We welcome our members and the community back to Calvary UMC and our desire is for our public worship of God in Jesus' name be uplifting, spiritually satisfying, and safe for all who attend.  May God bless you all.

This Sunday,  June 14 –  2nd Sunday of Pentecost                                                                                             Message: by Pastor David Henry

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

Next Sunday,  June 21 –  3rd Sunday of Pentecost  

                                                                      Father’s Day

                                        Message: by Pastor David Henry

                                        Scriptures:  Genesis 21:8-21;     Matthew 10:24-31

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THERE WILL BE:

NO NAVIGATOR MAILED IN JUNE   

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 ROMEOS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

NO ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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THIS COMING WEEK:

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

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

           20  -  Wedding  (sanctuary reserved) 

COMING JUNE EVENTS:

Jun    21 –  Father’s Day Sunday      

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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

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

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.

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

Upper Rooms

The July/August 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 $4,500 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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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, June 5

Syracuse Calvary United Methodist

E-Navigator: June 5, 2020

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

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

SCRIPTURES

· This Sunday,  June 7,  2020 -  Trinity Sunday  

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

· Next 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 31 - $2,820;    Rec. to date - $77,338

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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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“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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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

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

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.

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

Upper Rooms

The July/August 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 $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!

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

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, June 3

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.

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

 “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!

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

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

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

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 $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!

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

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, June 1

Syracuse Calvary United Methodist

E-Navigator: June 1, 2020

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

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

    “Ask the Pastor”

There is no ASK THE PASTOR answer this Monday as no question was submitted for consideration.  Therefore, I will take the liberty to decide what fills this memo space.  We are still in the midst of a pandemic; being assaulted in many ways by the COVID-19 virus.  We are now under a kind of siege on account of the public disorienting caused by the death of George Floyd last May 25th in Minnesota.  Mr. Floyd's shocking death has once again focused the attention of the public and the legal system in a furious way.  How this tragic incident will be resolved is still to be determined.  When, if ever, there will be agreement about Mr. Floyd's death is unclear.  There will be a trial; maybe several.  There will be lawsuits.  Maybe millions of dollars will be paid out in compensation to Mr. Floyd's family.  A very public stain now marks May 25th.  What has followed in city and town across America since the 25th is also a stain on our visage.  Not in this generation or the next will it be wiped clean.  As to the legal proceedings that will attempt to reveal the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, I have no comment.  However, I can comment on this tragedy from a pastoral perspective.  Mr. Floyd is dead.  His family is in grief.  His neighbors and friends are aggrieved and angry.  An entire nation demands justice be served and be seen to be served.  That will take months, perhaps years.  In the meantime, we see yet again how fragile we humans are.  We act and re-act.  We fall prey to power and perception.  We behave toward each other with little regard to truth and reason.  Our anger, however justified, can overwhelm our reason and we demonstrate how quickly we can descend into anarchy.  Mr. Floyd did not cause this nationwide tidal wave of destructiveness.  His unnecessary death became the flash point for other human beings to make known their grievances.  Welcome to a world of tears.  It has ever been so.  We will find the burdens of our mortality touching our hearts more deeply and more tragically with each day we live.  Pray our hearts have a reservoir of humanity that gives us power to forgive and resolve to be more humane in what's left of this life.  It will make a difference in the next.  

“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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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

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

SCRIPTURES

· This Sunday,  June 7,  2020 -  Trinity Sunday  

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

· Next 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

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

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!

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

COMING JUNE EVENTS:

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

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

           20  -  Wedding  (sanctuary reserved) 

           21 –  Father’s Day Sunday      

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

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

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

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 $2,855 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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