31 Aug

Fall Preview at Calvary

NEW WORSHIP SERIES September 13, 2020: Join us  in September as we reimagine together what it means to be the “Church” during this bewildering  season. We hope you will “tune in” for worship at 10:00 a.m. via YouTube, and then join us for Sermon Talk Back...

25 Aug

Choosing Joy & Contentment

August 25, 2020 Dear Friends, Over the past several months, as I’ve been preaching through the book of Genesis, one of the things that has impressed me is that over and over God promises to be with us, to bless us, and to provide for us. And over and...

18 Aug

From the Pastor’s Desk

August 18, 2020 Dear Friends, It is a truism in any organization that it is impossible to communicate too much.  That is the case under the best of circumstances, let alone when we haven’t been face-to-face in five months!  Last week I shared the “behind the scenes”...

11 Aug

From the Pastor’s Desk

August 11, 2020 Dear Friends, One of the things I have appreciated about Calvary over the years is our willingness and ability to have honest conversations.  In Sermon Talk Back, people call it making “safe space.”  We work really hard to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard...

05 Aug

Singing & Dancing for the Kingdom

August 5, 2020 Dear Friends, As difficult as the pandemic is making our lives in many ways, we are also exceedingly blessed.  As I talk or email with Calvary folks, family, and friends, invariably people express gratitude alongside their frustration du jour.  One gift that we sometimes...

30 Jul

Deepening Your Communion Experience

This Sunday we will be celebrating Communion. Worshiping with children at home must  seem like an olympic sport, but just remember that when it comes to nurturing faith, there is a saying that “faith is caught more than it is taught,” which is a fancy way of...

28 Jul

“How long, O Lord, how long?”

July 27, 2020 Dear Friends, “How long, O Lord, how long?” In one way or another, utilizing a variety of words and expressions, this is the sentiment I’ve heard voiced over and over again in the past couple of weeks.  Some have said it with resignation, others with...

21 Jul

Finding Beauty in the “Hard”

July 21, 2020 Dear Friends,  Some days it seems hard to imagine, but the novel coronavirus will not always be shaping and reorienting our lives like it is today.  At some point in the future, at a time still unknown, we will go to church or work...

14 Jul

Say a Prayer, Read a Psalm

Dear Friends, What is the very first thing you do when you wake up each morning?   For some people, turning off the alarm and rolling over for ten more minutes of shut-eye is the usual way their day begins.  A few people I know wake up and...

07 Jul

From the Pastor’s Desk: Years and Miles

Milestones are important.  Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, graduations and the like not only mark significant events, they offer opportunities to prayerfully and thoughtfully consider the arc of our lives as we remember them year after year.   I am in a reflective mood today.  This week marks my...