| Deacon’s Corner
It has been a quiet summer for the Deacons. We hope that all of you have enjoyed your summer and are rested up for the next Calvary year. Be watching and listening for the date of our annual pancake breakfast and other events the Deacons will be doing.
and Blessing Always
The Board of Deacons
| People Enjoying People (P.E.P.)
When: September 16
Speaker: Doug Gillette
Bring a dish to share
As an instructor for the Springfield Museum, Doug was fortunate to be invited to accompany a group of artists on a Museum-sponsored barge trip through the canals of Holland in September 2013. His mission was to offer plein air art instruction at various sites along the way. Doug will present an overview of the trip through photographs and a few pieces of artwork he completed as a result of this adventure.
If you have any questions contact Joan Lawson at (860) 745-5211.
| August Celebrations
||Peter du Plessis
Chris & Jen Hawkins
August 8, 2008
Mike & Joan Lawson
August 9, 1975
Arthur & Nuvart Hottin
August 11, 1979
Dan & Sheila Beaudry
August 13, 1999
Fred & Cyrilla Shaw
August 14, 1965
John & Dot Cutter
August 20, 1960
Steve & Melissa Thayer
August 21, 1976
Bob & Gail Clark
August 25, 1962
Rick & Sandy Wezowicz
August 31, 1968
Jayne Blanchette, Dot Cutter, Bill Lee, Bill McNabb, Leslie OBrien, Chris Ruoss, Janice Singer, Dick Sterling, Sandy Wezowicz
Sarah Audet, Dan Blanchette, Corrine Brzys, Jennifer Clark, Ann duPlessis, Penny Farrell, Connie Johnson, Lorry Plude, Lizbeth Roberts, Linley Ruoss, Dawn Schoenrock, Deb Woodworth
Calvary Presbyterian Church
1518 King Street
Enfield, CT 06082
Mary and Martha Ministries:
Fall Bible Study
“You are all children of the light and children of the day.”
- 1 Thessalonians 5:5
Ladies get ready to return this fall and settle into Beth Moore’s newest study called Children of the Day, a study of 1 & 2 Thessalonians.
Grocery shopping, strolling through a park, grabbing coffee—you are never without His light. The New Testament believers carried the Spirit of God as they walked along the shores of Thessalonica, just as you carry that light today. Shine brightly as you study 1 & 2 Thessalonians with Beth Moore in this 9-session study.
A sign-up will be in the Welcome Center.
Cost: $16 (checks payable to CPC)
Start Date: TBD
More Information: lifeway.com/childrenoftheday
It was one of those absolutely perfect early summer days when, leaving our church following worship, I glanced into a shrubbery enclosed garden area and saw a bunny nestled contentedly on a patch of grass between the bushes and the flowers. He appeared to be simply enjoying the sunshine. Approaching cautiously to get a better look, he continued to sit, apparently unperturbed by my unexpected presence. There was no evidence of fear as three faces peered over the hedge at him. For him, that dense hedge was his fortress and shield. Aside from a raptor that could conceivably swoop down, he was safe from predators in that enclosure.
That sight caused me to reflect on our current lives. All around us, on numerous fronts, life as we once knew it is being challenged as never before in my recollection. continued
Our new hymnals, Worship and Rejoice were dedicated on June 29. The choir sang and Pastor Steve shared interesting information about a sampling of various hymns. Worship and Rejoice promises to be a refreshing new source of music for our worship.
Looking ahead, Choir rehearsals will begin on Wednesday, September 10 at 7:15 in the choir room, but first enjoy the summer!
The Summer Lunch Bunch 2014 hosted by Educational Resources for Children provides lunch for those in need Monday through Friday, all summer long, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at St. Patrick’s parish hall. Calvary members and teens, had the privilege to show the love of Christ by providing Bible crafts, face painting, water color painting, Lego building, and playdo fun (the favorite) for the children involved every Wednesday in June and July! Go check out the youth ministry bulletin board next to the gym doors to see what we were up to!
Thank you, Joan Lawson, for providing a beautiful prayer box every week. The box was full of prayer requests that were sent out to the weekly volunteers to pray. We know God is faithful and we thank Him that we can serve him in praying for our neighbors who are in great need.
Thank you Leslie and Garrett OBrien, Joan Lawson, Marian Harmon, Corrine Brzys, and Lois Cybulski for donating your love, giftings, and time to such a worthy cause. Hats off to our youth members Cierra Menard, Dani Kuhn, Jordan and Sidney OBrien, Audrey Lee, Sarah O’Neil, Lily Duperre, and Julie St. Laurent for donating your time during your summer vacation to mentor and be a great witness to your neighborhood children at the Lunch Bunch.
I again was honored and privileged to work with such an incredible group of people. May God bless you all!
In His service,
Children’s Ministry News
But Jesus called the children to him and said,
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,
for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”
Calvary Church attended the Enfield Fourth of July Town Celebration again this year. It was a time of connecting with many children through face-painting and a July 4th Frame Craft. Our volunteers spent time with each child individually, conversing with them while providing them assistance. We hoped to establish a safe and loving environment for the children who entered our tents, and we continue to pray that the seeds we planted in each child take root. May the Lord continue to watch over each of them. Thank you to the Calvary volunteers who made the event possible: Jennifer Clark, Avis Hall, Lorri Valle, Melissa Thayer, Marcheta Savo, Dottie Smith, Leslie OBrien, Sarah Audet, Lily Duperre, Angie Massetti, Hannah Cushman, Jen Hawkins, Sheila Beaudry, Cierra Maynard, Sandy and Cara Donelan.
Sunday School Sign-ups will take place on September 7th. Save the date!
Calvary’s Youth Ministry:
Ignite The Flame
Love God…Live the Gospel…
Love and Serve others through Christ
Memorial Day Parade
Our Youth Ministry gang marched in the Parade spreading joy to all the onlookers! They were the puppeteers, banner holders, and candy and flag givers. One of our special members handed out large flags with a thank you handshake to every veteran watching us walk by. What an honor! A huge Thank you to the Lawsons and the Blanchettes for letting us be blessed while blessing our neighbors! We had a blast!
30 Hour Famine
What an incredible life changing experience we were able to be a part of while participating in World Vision’s 30 hour famine event.
Our student leader Dani Kuhn lead us in tribal games, Bible studies, and video watching to educate us on what other people experience while living with handicaps and hunger. Everyone made homes out of boxes to sleep in to experience a hard ground, cold, and dampness. Thank you Dani! We could not have done this without you! The most favorite part of the weekend was when Alex Craft led us in worship. He brought us right into the presence of the Lord numerous times. The Holy Spirit completely took over during hours and hours of worship. We had no idea that it was 2 am on Saturday morning when one of us asked how his fingers were feeling. May God bless you Alex! You sure blessed us. Thank you. A sincere thank you to our friends, family, and supportive church family! With the help of sponsors and a very successful carwash, lemonade sale, and tag sale, we raised $756.00 to feed, educate, and medically care for children in Africa.
Here are a few answers to the questions “What was your most difficult struggle during the famine and what was your favorite part?””Down time …. Max singing ‘Living water, bread of life, satisfy us, satisfy us’ when times got tough.”
“Sitting in front of the donuts brought to the lemonade stand….The worship was the best.””Being cranky cause I was hungry! …So many cars at the car wash!”
“Sleeping outside was so hard…How long we worshipped!”
“Not eating, not sleeping, the headaches…The togetherness we experienced.”
“Being cold waking up outside…Helping each other and worshipping together.”
“Looking at our dinner after 30 hours without food and waiting, and waiting, and waiting until each person served one another ….the worship time.”
“Nothing ….The closer we became as a group.”
“Being tired during the day…togetherness.”
“My anxiety over the event…The success of the event!”
The love shown to each other within this group during the famine was a perfect example of God’s grace. Thank you God for being there every minute of every hour.
Youth Ministry Picnic
What a great time we had at Suffield’s Sunrise Park at our year end picnic. Great food, great fun, great awards given and the best youth group – group hug ever!
Youth Ministry in July
We just couldn’t part. Our group continued to meet at the OBriens’ home throughout July with a sleepover bash at the church!