With our worship service mailed out by Wednesday morning, my Monday and Tuesday are sometimes a race to complete a message, liturgy and cover letter (alongside other needs). I've felt the need to speak into our cultural experience as well. In the end, rather than putting together something hastily or waiting one more day, I want to share this statement from our LCMS President, Rev. Matthew Harrison. As God's people we pray together for justice and healing in our world.
...whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. (Philippians 4:8)
Introducing K.A.M.P. Calvary!
We're doing something new in children's ministry this summer. Check out the flyer we sent home with students from Lea's Christian School for information on K.A.M.P. Calvary. Who will you invite to become a KAMPer?
Melva Bland, principal at Lea's Christian School, sent a note to the church office last week. The card she sent is hanging in the office hallway. Here is some of what she wrote:
"I thank God for you daily. Blessings flow from you in ways unseen. I am blessed as the administrator of Lea's and with being at the helm, I have experienced your thoughtfulness in so many ways. Thank you for thinking of me during Teacher's Appreciation."
Read With Us!
This Sunday, Pastor Matt will introduce a new reading plan and teaching series on the book of Joel. Please make plans to read along with brothers and sisters at Calvary. You can find the 3 week reading plan at the link below.
Pastor Matt is meeting online with a group of guys at 8:30pm, Thursdays. We'll read through the books of Luke and Acts over two months. Plan to come, and bring a friend as well!
Join us Thursdays at 8:30pm on Zoom. (Use the link below or call 669-900-9128, use meeting ID 479-165-270 and password 068456 to connect by telephone.) A reading schedule is available at the link below.
If you are in a crisis situation, have had an abortion, are pregnant right now, or have been hurt by someone, you will find help at Word of Hope (888.217.8679; email@example.com).
Life News bulletin inserts for November are available to download and print! Life News is a great way to keep your congregation informed on life issues all year long! Life News is a free, reproducible PDF.
Life Quote for Sunday, November 18: "When we see those suffering from disease or disability … vulnerable, helpless, destined by many to assisted suicide or euthanasia—we are compelled to speak and defend and help because it is the Christ thing to do. For Christ reveals a God who knows about suffering not just because He's God, but because He suffered. We have a message of a God present in suffering, at work in suffering, and accomplishing His purpose in suffering." Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, former executive director of Lutherans For Life
Life Thought in the Church Year for November 18 – Pentecost XXVI (Proper 28B): Fathers consign their children to abortions (Mark 13:12). Children encourage their parents toward physician-assisted suicide. The latter days have come upon us. Let us hearten each other with the promise of resurrection, even for terminal illnesses, and with the assurance of forgiveness, even for violence against life (Hebrews 10:12). Let us confidently confess this hope in the face of crisis and panic, for the Holy Spirit Himself speaks new and eternal life in us (Mark 13:11)! Heavenly Defender, loose our tongues to declare Your purposes. Amen.
LifeDate is Lutherans For Life's quarterly journal of news and commentary offering a biblical Law/Gospel perspective on life issues, such as abortion, post abortion, adoption, end of life, bioethics, creation, family life, worldview and culture, and more.
Do you need a speaker? Lutherans For Life will work with you to help meet your needs for a speaker at a rally, convention, Bible study, worship service, public or parochial school, college/university, or workshop/seminar. A variety of formats are available from a single presentation or sermon to a multi-day series of workshops. A Concert for LIFE, with Dr. Mark Laverty, is an exciting and artistic way to raise awareness of life issues, as well as funding for LFL Chapters, Life Teams and other life-affirming organizations.
Owen's Mission is a very special project of Lutherans For Life. The goal of this project is to honor Jesus by presenting a set of Touch of Life fetal models to every Lutheran elementary and high school in the country. Find out more here.
LFL On the Road - Check out the Calendar page to find out where Rev. Michael Salemink and other members of the Lutherans For Life team are preaching, teaching, and speaking, along with other LFL-related events.
Click here to download the tour brochure (PDF). For further information, please contact: Rev. Michael Wolfram, 515-988-4324, firstname.lastname@example.org; Rev. Dr. James Lamb, 641-751-4433, email@example.com. Direct any questions about this travel opportunity to Rev. Wolfram or Dr. Lamb. Please do not contact the national office of Lutherans For Life.
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