Midweek Message

November 16, 2022

Dear Calvary family,


We have been inviting God’s presence through Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit to “raise” our faith in expectation of how we will serve in ministry in 2023 on our “mission from God”.  We do not fund raise- we are in the faith raising business… as it is our God in Jesus who provides as we live in joyful obedience to the call to be generous with our time, talent, and treasure. 


As we prepare for our celebration and commitment Sunday… how is your faith? How is your confidence in God’s ability to provide for you, equip you, be present to you, lead you, and redeem you? What excites you about Calvary’s ministry as we lean into 2023? What holds you back? How do you sense the Holy Spirit addressing any obstacles you experience with Holy love, fire, and hope?


We may end our conversation about The Blues Brothers on Sunday morning.  Spoiler alert (if you have not seen the movie)- they do complete their mission and the orphanage is saved!  But our mission from God is not over… we now have the joyful opportunity to live into it- together which is much more fun!


Bring your commitment/pledge card on Sunday, be ready to say “AMEN” to what Jesus is calling us to as we seek God, love one another, and reach out to Brownsburg and beyond in 2023.


Pressing into the new mission from God with you,


Pastor Michelle



ON A MISSION FROM GOD- Daily Prayer Guide

As the Father sent me, I now send you.”(John 20:21B NCV)

November 17- Ask for obedience to be on mission with GOD.

November 18- Ask for deep love to be on mission with GOD. 

November 19 Read Nehemiah 12:27-43 in preparation for worship.

Sabbath Day November 20- Worship by bringing your Commitment/Pledge cards and rest


POINSETTA FORMS

Now through December 18 you can reserve a poinsettia in memory or honor of a loved one. $12.00 each. Forms available in worship or call church office. 


PLEDGE CARDS- Please return Sunday November 20, 2022

Have been mailed, are available in pews, or accessible on line at https://calvaryunited.org/pledge

And your 2023 giving envelopes are available for pick up beginning Sunday November 13.


CALVARY CHRISTMAS PHOTO BOOTH

Beginning on the first Sunday of Advent (Nov 27) through Christmas- please take a selfie or family photo so that we can create a beautiful pictorial directory!


BE CHRISTMAS HOSPITALITY

Greeters, ushers, nursery care, communion stewards are needed throughout Advent and especially Christmas Eve 7pm and 11pm and Christmas Day worship 10am. Sign up has begun in narthex.


Family Friendly Volunteer Opportunity - BOAA Fall Cleanup, 11/19

You're invited to rake leaves for Seniors in the Brownsburg Community during Brownsburg Older Adult Alliance's annual Fall Cleanup. Please bring a rake (if you have one) and wear warm clothes!  There are 4 time slots, sign up for 1 or all 4. Contact Tom Hanna at skhtgh@tds.net with any questions.

DATE: Saturday, November 19th: 8:45 - 12:30 and/or 12:45 - 4pm

  (Note: Rain dates will be on Sundays both weekends at 1pm)

Signup link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4aacae28a6f94-fall2 

SignUpGenius: Search by email: skhtgh@tds.net


Meet at BOAA in front of:

The Well Community church (across from the new VA Clinic) 

554 Pitt Road, Brownsburg

Note: Mary Hayes will lead a morning group on Saturday, November 19th, if there are any youth interested in volunteering. Contact Mary, for carpooling at 317-476-2845.


CHURCH OFFICE

Church office will be closed on Thursday November 24 and Friday November 25, 2022 in observance of Thanksgiving. 


Regular Hours 9am-1pm; Events/Building Schedule on http://calvaryunited.org


WORSHIP:

Sunday November 20, 2022               Pledge/Consecration Sunday

On a Mission From God generosity series

“Can I Get an Amen?”

Nehemiah 12:27-43                Rev. Michelle L. Knight


Sunday November 27, 2022               First Sunday of Advent

Names of Jesus Series: Immanuel

Matthew 1:18-25                    Rev. Michelle L. Knight


SAVE THE DATE:

-BOAA Fall Clean-Up – Saturday, November 19, 8:45-12:30 & 12:45-4:00

-Calvary Classics Luncheon – Tuesday, November 29, Noon, Fellowship Hall

-Lunch Bunch – Wednesday, November 30, Noon, Green Street Pub and Eatery

-Friends of Opera – “Amahl and the Night Visitors” Friday, December 9, and Saturday, December 10, 7:30 pm (location CUMC sanctuary)

-Hendricks Symphony Orchestra – “Sounds of the Season” Friday, December 16, 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 18, 3:00 pm (location CUMC sanctuary)

-Happy Birthday Jesus Party 11:11am Sunday December 18, 2022 (for grade school students)

-Youth Christmas Party 6:00-7:30pm Sunday December 18, 2022

-Christmas Eve Services – Saturday, December 24, 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm

-Christmas Day Service – Sunday, December 25, 10:00 am