Syracuse Calvary United Methodist

E-Navigator: July 27, 2020

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

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

 

“Ask the Pastor”

 

How about this: let the pastor ask you a question.  Answers aren't necessarily mandatory.  This is more of an opportunity for the pastor to reflect.  Saint Paul encourages the Church in 1st Thessalonians to "16 Rejoice always, 17 pray constantly, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 19 Do not quench the Spirit..."  The Pastor's Question is this: Does Jesus rejoice always?  Does He pray constantly?   Does He give thanks in all circumstances?  Being the Son of the Living God who, according to the Apostles' Creed, sits at the right hand of God, what does Jesus do?  Does Jesus still remember the Sabbath to keep it holy?  Does he still honor his father and mother?  As the human creature finds ever more ways to demean and defame and deface the goodness of God's creation, what evidence does the Church have that Jesus is afoot in the world?  Well, let me count the ways.  Pets are still rescued.  Our local pantry still feeds the hungry.  Calvary still provides a 2nd Friday of the Month free meal.  Couples still exchange vows.  Congregations across the land still dig wells and inoculate children and teach them to read.  The Red Cross still has blood drives for life saving surgeries.  Thousands of local Lions Club chapters collect and recycle eye glasses.  If our eyes are open and our hearts are alert, we can see innumerable good deeds being done for those less fortunate than others.  The pandemic has caused many churches to adjust worship to be socially responsible but The Church has not closed up shop.  It lives and thrives and that would give Jesus plenty to rejoice always about.  And us, too.

This Sunday,  August 2 –  9th Sunday of Pentecost 

Message: by Pastor David Henry

                                                                   “It’s About Time”

Scriptures:  Genesis 32:22-31;       Matthew 14:13-21

                                                                                                

Next Sunday,  August 9 –  10th Sunday of Pentecost  

Message: by Pastor David Henry

Scriptures:  Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28;       Matthew 14:22-23

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PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS TO GOD

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

Given week ending July 26 - $2,632;    Rec. to date - $103,076

Attendance July 26 – 11;    In Cars – 7

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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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Church Hours

In an effort to conserve budget expenses, office hours will be reduced to 7:30 – 2:30, Mon. – Thurs.  The church will remain locked except for the North doors which will 

be open during office hours.  Thank You

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Church Calendar

Please have ALL events scheduled for the church posted on the church calendar in a timely manner so that our safe gathering guidelines can be implemented.

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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 Devotionals.

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Coming….

September is National Hunger Action Month

Please see the Calendar for Prayer and Action (sponsored by Society of St. Andrew) posted in the Narthex.  If you would like a copy, please call the office and one will be mailed to you.  574-457-3778.

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CHECK IT OUT….

Employment Opportunity:   Childcare provider needed in home, call Mary 574-526-3192.

Employment Opportunity:   Rose Garden Recovery Community has 2 openings for part time help.  There is also an opening for a live-in house leader at the grad center.  Call 260-237-1204.