JOB POSTING: OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR-PART TIME

MOUNT CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH

JOB POSTING: OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR-PART TIME (average of 20 hours per week) Reports To: Pastor & Church Council

Seeking a friendly, conscientious, organized individual who is able to multi task and work well with internal staff and members, as well as individuals and groups with whom the church does business.This position requires core hours at the church, with some tasks able to be done from home.Please submit your resume and letter of interest to the church office.

Mount Calvary Leadership Council

Challenge of Islam

Mount Calvary Lutheran Church is Pleased to Announce
Rev. Farrukh Khan of POBLO Ministries for a special
Sunday presentation
“Challenge of Islam”
on September 16th, 2018
At 11:00 am
(during Bible Hour)


Everyone is invited to a presentation on:
o Allah of the Koran VS God of the Bible
o Unequally Yoked
o Sarah’s Testimony
o How to Respond to the challenge of Islam


For more information, please contact Mount Calvary Lutheran Church at
(616) 754-4886 or e-mail mclc908@sbcglobal.net

35555 Garfield Road | Suite 7 | Clinton Township, MI 48035 | P: (586) 477-1530 | E: office@poblo.org | www.poblo.org

CLEAN-UP GREENVILLE

It’s time for planning this year’s CLEAN-UP GREENVILLE event. Wendi Philley has been the point of contact for this community service project in recent years, however, she will not be able to commit to being POC this year. If you are interested and willing to help with this very simple event please contact the church office via your attendance card or calling 616-754-4886. Essentially, it is a simple matter of providing garbage bags and gloves to the volunteers who attend and then picking up loose trashin the Baldwin Heights grounds and Veteran’s Park. This usually takes place at a time of your choosing during the week before Danish Festival. We usually divide into two groups and are finished working within an hour. Pastor Jeff treats us all to DairyQueen after. Thank you for considering volunteering for either being point of contact, or attending, the 2018 Clean-Up Greenville event.

LANDSCAPING LEADER

As you may recall, Kjerstin Hogan has stepped down from her position as head of the Landscaping team.Please inform the officeby noting your attendance card, or calling/emailing,if you have an interest in carrying on the beautiful work shehas been doing over these last years with maintaining the church landscaping. Kjerstin would love to pass on her knowledge by coming alongside anyone who is interested in this leadership role and “showing them the ropes”. With your willingness to serve and the congregations support we look forward to the ongoing maintenance of our beautiful landscapes.

Study Philippians With Your Family This Summer

Phil Vischer, Founder of Jellyfish Labs and co-creator of the acclaimed VeggieTales, dives into the book of Philippians to answer the question, “Where does joy come from?” With the help of some animated friends, Phil unpacks what it means to live with joy both in times of happiness and in times of sadness. Check out the series here: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/Series/293649

To get registered for our RightNow Media Library, go to: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/MCLC

Electronic Access to our latest Church Directory

Members of Mount Calvary now have electronic access to our latest church directory from any smartphone, tablet or computer with internet access.  Each household has a unique ID that can be emailed to them upon request. Let the church office know when you’d like your ID code to access the church directory online (via email or a note on your attendance card), and it will be emailed to you.  Step-by-step instructions are available on our website and at the Mount Calvary office.

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Take Heart, Take Action | Michigan District, LCMS

Take Heart, Take Action | Michigan District, LCMS

Download Conference Booklet Here

michiganLCMS Download Conference Booklet below   Everywhere we go, we go as a witness to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. But what does it mean to be a witness? How can my witness persuade someone to believe? How can I be a witness to people who really don’t seem to care about church or the faith? Take Heart, Take Action is a theological conference for laypeople and church workers, and the featured speakers will share practical advice and insight into our calling as witnesses of the Gospel.

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Christmas Focus

Christmas is the season in which we hear the “tidings of great joy” that the Savior of the world was born in Bethlehem. The Second Person of the Trinity had to become man in order to redeem man. After the Feast of the Resurrection, then, the Feast of the Nativity is the greatest in the Church. The atmosphere and appearance of the church building, in addition to its message and music, reflect the exceeding gladness of this celebration.

Flowers and greenery also help to beautify the church building and aid in expressing the joy of the season. The flower most commonly used for Christmas decoration is the poinsettia. Greenery such as fir boughs or holly branches may be used to decorate windows, columns, and other architectural pieces (but not the altar, pulpit, or font). in the scene. Mary, Joseph, the Babe, and a few animals are always appropriate. Shepherds may be added for christrnas and the sunday after. The Wise Men may replace them for the Epiphany.

The flower for the Christmas season is the poinsettia, though several other kinds of flowers-for example, mums-could be used. Red poinsettias are the most popular color, but white is more in harmony with the celebration. An impressive display could be arranged using both colors’ As with other flowers and greenery, their placement should be dignified and not interfere with the prominence of the altar and chancel cross. Because of the festivity of the season, Christmas flowers may be more numerous than during tire non festival seasons. However, consideration of the fact that other decorations will probably be in use should be kept in mind so that the total effect is not overwhelming.

Another appropriate Christmas decoration is the nativity scene. Local custom, and/or the design of the chancel and nave may determine where this accessory is placed. Only nativity scenes of high quality and craftsmanship should be used. This mean’s that plastic figures should not be employed Attention also needs to be paid to which figures are placed.

Director of Children and Family Ministry

JOB POSTING

Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Greenville, MI

Director of Children and Family Ministry – Part Time (beginning at 20 hrs/week)

Compensation:  Commensurate with skills and experience

REPORTS TO:  Pastor (secondary supervisor: Childcare Director)

Seeking an energetic, conscientious, and entrepreneurial individual to lead and coordinate the Children and Family Ministry (focused primarily on Preschool through Fifth Grade), which includes Sunday School, Mid-Week Activities, Special Events, and being part of the Childcare team.  A detailed position description is attached,

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Qualified, interested candidates should submit an Employment Application along with a resume, to Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, mclc908@sbcglobal.net,

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The Case for Christ & Easter


“The Case for Christ” premieres in theaters this weekend (more
info below).  At Mount Calvary, we will be providing booklets
written by the same author, Lee Strobel, “The Case for Easter,”
that you’re welcome to read and pass along to others, possibly
as an invitation to join us at Mount Calvary for Worship and
Bible study.  We are privileged to be on the front lines of
Jesus’ church, reaching out with the Good News, to positively
impact people’s lives now and for eternity.  See you Sunday! 

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Pastor Jeff

p.s. It’s
also New Member Sunday and “Bring-a-Dozen Sunday.”

 

“We love
because He first loved us.”  1 John 4:19

 


Early on,
starting in junior high, your teenagers are beginning to hear
offhand comments like these in class discussions and even from
teachers—and this kind of missional skepticism only
intensifies in high school and college.  

 

“Christianity
is just a bunch of fairytales.”

 

“God and
science don’t really mix.”

 

“Jesus may have
existed, but the whole Messiah thing sounds like a hoax.”

 

During my first
week in college, a science professor asked for those who
believed in Creation Theory to raise their hands. As everyone
stared at the two people who raised their hands, the professor
dismissed the theory as nothing more than folklore and said it
would never be discussed in class.

 

Faced with the
tension between what they’re taught on Sunday mornings and the
predominant worldview of their teachers during the week, many
students learn to compartmentalize their faith. Jesus is in
one compartment, science in another, history in a third. As
a result, Jesus becomes less and less real as life goes on.

 

I read Lee
Strobel’s The Case for
Christ
in my 20s, and it opened my eyes to the
truth. Through it, I realized that God and science can
coexist…quite well, actually
. Most of all,
it solidified Jesus’ place in my heart and mind as Lord and
Savior.

 

This
week the movie based
on Strobel’s book
is premiering in theaters
across the country. The film is based on the best-selling book.
A journalist and atheist, Strobel decided to investigate the
claims of Christ and simply to go where the evidence led him. In his
investigation he came face-to-face with overwhelming
evidence that Jesus was and is everything he claimed to be. 

 

Please
encourage everyone to see this movie. 

 


Matty, Group Youth Ministry

FEAR NOT!

How often do events in your life bring about a sense of fear and dread?
Holiday seasons like Thanksgiving and Christmas can easily lose their joy and delight when little things relentlessly nag at us and annoy us. Maybe the busy preparations of the season have you down, or perhaps you are reeling from a major life crisis or catastrophe.

Using Advent Devotions from Lutheran Hour Ministries this Advent and Christmas season, we will study the events of our Savior’s birth as recorded in the first two chapters of the Gospel of Luke. There we will hear God’s answers to the fears that threaten to engulf and overwhelm us. 

http://www.lhm.org/advent/ 

16 Ways To Impact Your Community This Winter

Written by: CVDaily Editors

 

As we approach the winter season it brings to mind the extreme cold, snow, ice, and other wintry conditions we expect to see this time of year. So grab a cup of hot chocolate and consider these creative ways people at your church can serve their community this winter.

  1. Offer to take an elderly neighbor to the store to stock up on winter supplies/groceries, or have your neighbor make a list for you to pick up while you’re out.
  2. Shovel your neighbor’s walkway. Or, get your exercise in for the day and do the whole street!
  3. Place salt on someone’s front door steps or that neglected bit of sidewalk between houses.
  4. If others lose power, offer your house as a location for cell phone/laptop charging.
  5. Invite neighborhood kids/families to build snowmen if schools are cancelled.
  6. Create a free hot chocolate stand outside a busy shopping area.
  7. Offer to help someone scrape the ice off their car or scrape someone’s car when you do yours in the morning/after work.
  8. Send thank you notes to police, firefighters, road crews, etc.
  9. Order a PIZZA for your local police, fire station, or road crew!
  10. Carry extra winter supplies in your car to assist distressed motorists.
  11. Contact local emergency shelters to learn how you can support their efforts.
  12. Offer hand warmers to people standing at bus stops or to school crossing guards.
  13. If your kids have had school cancelled, help them write appreciation notes to their teacher.
  14. Offer to watch your friend/neighbor’s kids while they run out for groceries or during their work hours.
  15. If a friend/neighbor has mobility issues, offer to walk their dog—or better yet, keep your kids occupied and have them offer to walk the neighbor’s dog!
  16. Share or post the locations of heating stations in your area on your social media pages or church website.

Whatever you decide to do—please be sure to do it safely and with good judgment. After all, it can be slick out there!

 

[Used with permission from Send Me St. Louis.]

Today in the Church

CPH is excited to introduce our new devotional blog, Today in the Church Year. We hope this resource is helpful as you continue to grow in Christ and His Word. Each blog post features a short devotional passage on feasts, festivals, and Sundays.

Church Year! We hope that these posts will serve as a resource to your personal and family devotions as you grow in Christ and His Word.
calendar.cph.org

 

 

Watch and Share this 2016 Highlight Video!

 

Hey Parents, Youth Leaders, Pastors, etc.,

August means getting ready for school, fall programs, etc. but we don’t want you to miss out on the incredible summer your kids experienced here at Camp Concordia. Please click on this You Tube link to watch a 3:44 minute highlight video and then share it with everyone you can think of who might like to join your kids next summer. Thank you!

~See you next summer,
“Doc” Oldenburg