Moving to Two Services

September 27, 2020 With so many firsts, I was not sure what to expect last Sunday. It was our first time to use our sanctuary in six months, so we were reconnecting a lot of equipment. To further complicate matters, it was also the first time to integrate video clips

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New Youth Minister

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 This week Chris Johnson begins his ministry as Calvary East’s first full-time Youth Minister. Our search began eighteen months ago after our members affirmed the creation of this new staff position. Applications were received from people as far away as Florida and California, but before our

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Learning God’s Word

Sunday, January 18, 2015 Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments. Psalm 119:73 ESV Until Johannes Gutenberg invented his printing press in 1450, the only way Christians could learn the Bible was by hearing it read at church. But church services were

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Learning God's Word

Sunday, January 18, 2015 Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments. Psalm 119:73 ESV Until Johannes Gutenberg invented his printing press in 1450, the only way Christians could learn the Bible was by hearing it read at church. But church services were

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Getting the Point

Sunday, January 11, 2015 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.  Hebrews 4:12 ESV God’s Word is sharp and pointed, but we don’t always handle

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Let the Little Children Come

  Early on in the brief history of our church, many of our families had young children, and during holidays like Christmas and Easter, no one really wanted to miss the worship service in order to lead a separate worship time for kids. The obvious solution was to include children

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The Church as Family

Sunday, February 9, 2014 How do you think about the church? Some think of the church as an authority structure like the government. Some approach it like a theater where they go to be entertained. For some it’s a religious school. But when the New Testament was written believers related

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Finding Fellowship

Sunday, July 22, 2012 So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls. They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone kept feeling a sense of

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When You Think of "Church"

Sunday, May 20, 2012 What comes to mind when you think of “church”? Is it the building where we meet on Sundays? Is it our weekly worship gathering? Is it our leaders? Or, is it the group of people joined together as a family? Think of the implications of each

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When You Think of “Church”

Sunday, May 20, 2012 What comes to mind when you think of “church”? Is it the building where we meet on Sundays? Is it our weekly worship gathering? Is it our leaders? Or, is it the group of people joined together as a family? Think of the implications of each

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