Dear Calvary Family,
On this Memorial Day weekend, I am reminded of the story I learned from one of our own beloved Calvary veterans, Nelson Cox (1921-2019). Nelson was a U.S. Army Lieutenant; he served in World War II in Italy, Germany, and France as a combat platoon leader. At the beginning of his service all the army divisions were fully manned so Nelson was placed in a pool of replacements for casualties of equal rank and sent to Europe where he was assigned to a replacement depot. He then went to Rome for airborne training as a CG-4A glider soldier (not as a pilot he would clarify), but just as he was finishing his airborne training, the Italian campaign was slowing and the war in France was gearing up. So he was sent back to the replacement depot in France and was soon assigned to a ground combat unit already in action to replace the second lieutenant who had died in battle. After meeting the company commander at 5:00 a.m., he said to Nelson, “Lieutenant, your platoon is up there on that hill, go up and take over.” ... Read More…
Dear Calvary Family,
I hope this letter finds you healthy and well and perhaps enjoying the refreshment of both the sunshine and rain showers this week. Read More…
Learning from one another as we engage our practices of faith and faith formation out in the community and at home. The items listed on this blog post come from Calvary members who are sharing how they are engaging their faith during these times of social distancing. If you would like to share how you are engaging your faith by sharing a resource others can take part in please email Pastor Morgan. Read More…
Tags: Spiritual Practices
Calvary, thanks to all who joined in our Lenten mid-week gatherings that then extended into Eastertide. Read More…
Calvary’s building remains closed throughout the month of May as we comply with Safer at Home guidelines. Staff continue to work from home and access the building on a very limited basis (with precautions) as needed. Read More…
Preacher: Rev. Anne J. Scalfaro
Title: Commonality & Conflict (from 1st century Corinth to 21st century COVID)
Scripture: Acts 18:1-4 & 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Read More…
As we turn the calendar into another month and see springtime buds, sprouts, flowers, and sunshine around us, may these signs of new life in our natural world remind you of the truth and hope of resurrection and renewal that we celebrate in our spiritual lives in Eastertide. I invite you into a spiritual practice this week of noticing signs of life around you and discovering how they might be a message or reassurance from God. As you take a walk outside, or - if you are unable to get outside safely - as you see a sign of springtime new life from your window or on the T.V. screen, stop for a moment and see if that sign reminds you of any scripture verses or spiritual truths. Read More…
While the “Stay at Home” order will shift to a “Safer at Home” order we will continue to worship digitally. As we move into this worship time during the “safer at home” order we wanted to see if you would be willing to help us Read More…
Baby Shower Thank You
Calvary, words are not sufficient in capturing the gratitude and deep appreciation we have for you all as you helped us celebrate the upcoming birth of our child. For the wonderful shower that allowed us to share time with so many of you and where we were able to laugh, share stories, and receive blessings we are so thankful! While we know how excited we are to be in the final month of our pregnancy and awaiting the arrive of our kiddo we were overwhelmed by the ways you shared in our excitement – not surprised by any means but certainly overwhelmed. We look forward to sharing the news of the arrival of our little one and until then we continue to be carried by your prayers for a healthy transition from pregnancy to deliver and first days as new parents.
We wanted to take just a moment to thank those who threw our shower. Thank you for your organization and all the behind the scenes work you did!
Mick and Jan Davey
Lorene, DJ, & Jada Walker
Brenda, John, & Nathan Goodman
Emily, Lucy, & Carly Crile
To those who provided the delicious snack’ems for our shower, thank you! Your brownies, cookies, and treats were so tasty!
Jennifer & Alexandria Jonell
Nina Hammon Jahn
Lynda & Gordon Pelton
Abby & Nita Brown
Whether you were able to join us at our shower or not, we have felt your love, prayers, and support during this journey of welcoming children into our family. Calvary we are so thankful for the ways you have held us in our sorrow of previous pregnancy losses and how you have helped us lean in to the audaciousness of hope as we have experienced this pregnancy. Thank you for continuing the journey as we pray for a healthy baby to join us in just a few weeks (or whenever our kiddo decides it’s time to come)!
With Love & Thanksgiving,
Ian & Morgan Fletcher Read More…