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Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Greenville, will be holding its annual FREE Trunk & Treat event on Monday, October 31st from 6:00pm—8:00pm. Our INDOOR “Table-n-Treat” variation of this fun Halloween activity allows for the fun to carry on no matter what our crazy Michigan weather may bring us on October 31st! We substitute trunks with tables, lined up end to end, each individually themed, which allows for a smooth traffic pattern as families venture from table to table around the room enjoying fun, friendship, and safe trick-or-treating! We look forward to seeing you! If you have any questions about this event, please feel free to call our church office, 616-754-4886, Tuesday-Friday, 9a-2p.
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MCLC Youth Group Dates Youth Group is Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. This week we will offer in-person AND virtual Youth Group. We will begin in-person at 5:30 for an activity and then tune into the video bible study at 5:45. The link below will invite you to join us online. This week is the first in a 4-part series called “Different.” The series is created by Jonathon Evans, chaplain for the Dallas Cowboys football team. I look forward to seeing everyone either in person or online. Please feel free to share the link and invite anyone you would like. You will need to set up an account with RightNow Media in order to participate with the virtual group.
Youth Group is held every other Sunday at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall – unless noted otherwise. We enjoy learning more about God and experiencing His love in our lives.
Updates will be posted in the church bulletin and on Facebook.
On December 22, about 25 youth and their families gathered to go caroling. Some of Mount Calvary’s family have not ventured far from their homes due to the pandemic. The youth decided that a caroling adventure would be a nice opportunity to bring the Mount Calvary Christmas Spirit to them. We visited 13 homes and sang a couple of songs at each. We were blessed to have a couple of students from the Chinese immersion program who sang “We wish you a Merry Christmas” in Chinese as a finale at a few of the homes. Thank you to the Christian Growth committee for providing a treat for each of the students.
Highlight of this Year National Youth Gathering 2019
NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING 2019: We arewell on our way to achieving the goal of attending the National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis of July 10-16, 2019.We have 3 chaperones and 10 youth attending, the cost about $1050 a person. We have been raising money for a couple of years now. The church will contribute towards registration fees and families have made deposits for the trip. Please pray that those of us attending are prepared to learn what God needs us to know and for our health and safety, so the trip is a success. Those attending include: Pastor Jeff and Holly Wilhelm, Chris and Dougie Nanzer, Lukas and Hannah Goodall, Andrew Porter, Evan Diehl,Lily Daenzer, Beth Philley, Joe Miller, Aleshia Chesebro, and Avery Schachtenberger.
Highlight of this Year National Youth Gathering 2016
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Hello! We want each of you to be able to celebrate Easter safely at home with joy and thankfulness for what Jesus has done for us!
|With Easter quickly approaching, you can find a free-to-share packet that includes children’s bulletins for Easter celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. You will also find many other activity sheets, lessons and fun activities for you to do with or without children.
Click here to download the Easter Children’s Bulletin Packet and more No email required.
|Our prayers continue for everyone’s wellness and safety during this time. Thank you to our ministry partners at Home Touch! Pastor Jeff Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Greenville, MI
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In these anxious times, we who follow Jesus can be assured He is with us always. Thank you for wanting to continue to share that Good News with children and families. It is perhaps more important now than ever.
To help us stay connected and share the Good News with others, we want to continue sharing resources for everyone’s consideration and use, especially in our Facebook group. Please feel free to use our Facebook group as one of several ways to encourage one another. (Heb. 10:23-25, below)
During a recent Sunshine Club gathering, Helen Harms shared an activity called, “Exercising His Word”. I encourage you to check out this resource and possibly use it as a daily devotion exercise. Here’s a link: https://1drv.ms/b/s!AuEeHoujOjK60xQe078UCLTMCjuf?e=hKkeF2
Just pick out a few verses and do the exercise listed. Be creative!
Children’s Worship Bulletins has also put together a packet of free resources — puzzles, Bible activities, worship bulletins on carefully selected topics and Scripture texts — that you may use and share with others. We pray these will strengthen families, and especially young disciples in the church. You can find the page with links to the PDF files here: www.childrensbulletins.com/covid19-childrens-activities-for-churches
And don’t forget about free access to RightNow Media for personal, family, and small group bible study video devotions, as well as Children’s Videos.
“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together (voluntarily), as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:23-25
Healthy Hygiene Policy
(as of March 13, 2020) Mount Calvary, Greenville
During heightened concern about the spread of contagious viruses and illnesses, Mount Calvary will continue to encourage the practice of appropriate measures to limit everyone’s risk. We are following all local, state, and national recommendations and mandates, and will always remain “open” and accessible via phone and email. Please help us remain a “healthy” low-risk center. If you are in any way suspect to having been exposed to a contagious virus (friend or family, travel to high risk area, etc.), if you feel ill or anxious about coming to Mount Calvary, please stay home and restrict your indoor public activities. You are invited to participate in our worship online. Links to our live streaming and recorded worship services, as well as online giving, are available through our website: www.mclc908.org.
FYI, research experts have stated that the chances of contracting a contagious illness through Communion is less than the casual contact everyone has by simply attending worship and in normal everyday life.[i] Our pastor washes (sanitizes) his hands immediately prior to serving Communion, and everyone involved in preparing and serving Communion has been instructed to practice good hygiene and thorough hand washing. We will suspend our practice of “Sharing God’s Peace” as necessary.
By now you’re aware of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services campaign to raise awareness of appropriate hand washing techniques to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses. Much like how you would try to prevent the flu, you want to practice good hygiene and stay away from people who are sick, says the CDC. This means frequently and thoroughly washing your hands, especially after using the bathroom and before eating. For the latest information, visit Michigan.gov/coronavirus or CDC.gov/coronavirus.
And keep praying!
PS. 56:9 This I know: God is for me. 10 In God, whose word I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise, 11 in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mere humans do to me? 12 I am obligated by vows to you, God; I will make my thank offerings to you. 13 For you rescued me from death, even my feet from stumbling, to walk before God in the light of life.
Due to icy roads and forecast snow overnight, we are postponing Sunday worship tomorrow (Jan. 12) to 3:30 pm. Praise Team will practice at 2:45 pm. We plan on having fellowship afterwards, but will NOT be having Bible Hour. We will re-evaluate tomorrow in case we need to cancel service altogether.
“We love because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19