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Praise God! A Men’s Ministry will be starting soon at Calvary. Stay tuned for details!



People Enjoying People Luncheon

“The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.”
Genesis 2:15



Tuesday, April 15, 2014
at 12 noon

Speaker:
Gregory Bugbee from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

Topic:
Container Gardening Indoors and Out



Just in time for Spring, come see a hands on demonstration. Growing plants in pots requires different strategies than growing plants in the ground. Topics discussed will include choosing the right potting soil and pots, selecting the proper plants, fertilizing and watering, and starting plants from seeds and cuttings.


Please bring a potluck dish to share. Bring a friend!




April Celebrations


Birthdays

1 Jeff Singer
5 Sharon Walsh
6 Elizabeth Lawson
7 Gary Hess
9 Chris Hawkins
9 Donna Hebert
15 John Brzys
15 Michael Mills
23 Eleanor Stream
25 Joshua Markey
25 Kyle Therrien
25 Jay Woodworth
29 Emma Rubin



Anniversaries

Drew & Mickey Love
April 7, 1972

John & Debbie Swan
April 21, 1979

Daryl & Marian Harmon
April 28, 1984




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Jayne Blanchette, Dot Cutter, Bill Lee, Bill McNabb, Leslie OBrien, Chris Ruoss, Janice Singer, Dick Sterling, Sandy Wezowicz



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Sarah Audet, Dan Blanchette, Corrine Brzys, Jennifer Clark, Ann duPlessis, Penny Farrell, Connie Johnson, Lorry Plude, Lizbeth Roberts, Linley Ruoss, Dawn Schoenrock, Deb Woodworth





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Later this month, we will celebrate the event which defines our hope as the people of God. On Easter morning we proclaim that the one who we follow was not just a great religious teacher who lived long ago, now fondly remembered. We do not proclaim a Savior who was raised from the dead, but now far from us. No, we proclaim Jesus…. risen from the dead …. ascended into heaven, who dwells in our midst by the Holy Spirit. On Easter morning we proclaim “the Lord is risen!”, but we also rejoice that “the Lord is with us!”

On his last night with the disciples, Jesus said that it was for their own good that he was going away. How could that be true? continued





Deacon’s Corner


After a very long cold winter and as we look forward to the warmer days of spring the Deacons would like to wish the Calvary family and friends a very blessed Easter.

God’s Peace and Blessing Always

The Board of Deacons




Tonight In Thompsonville

The Enfield Hunger Action Team and Educational Resources for Children are hosting monthly dinners for families at Saint Patrick’s Parish Hall.

In March we were privileged to be a part of this outreach. Other than a good meal, the event offers health, nutrition, physical activity, and other programs that help families move toward self- reliance.


A huge thank you goes out to Dottie, Bev, Kathy, Lynn, Penny, Nimo, &amp Lorri for supplying desserts! Thank you, Joan and Corrine, for baking and also for giving your time in serving the desserts. What a nice way to show love to our neighbors. Your thoughtfulness and generosity was greatly appreciated (and delicious)!

Sheila Beaudry





Music News



We continue rehearsing the special music for Lent and Easter. Since there are Lenten services each Wednesday at 7 PM, we will rehearse immediately following the services at approximately 7:30, except on Wednesday, April 16 rehearsal will begin at 7:15, since there is no service that evening. The Maundy Thursday service on April 17 will include the expressive music of “A Service of Shadows”. Easter music will be rehearsed first, followed by music for Lent. You are welcome to sing as much as you would like to; Lenten Sundays, Maundy Thursday and Easter. Please consider joining us and worshipping the Lord in this special way.

Recently, I read an inspirational story about the hymn, “Because He Lives (we can face tomorrow)” by Gloria and William Gaither in the book, Then Sings My Soul – Robert J. Morgan. Gloria wrote that she and Bill sought to write songs with lasting answers to the turmoil of the human spirit. They realized that courage does not come from a stable world, since the world has never been stable. Jesus lived in a tumultuous time. This song has reassured them (and many others) that our Lord’s resurrection is the central truth of life.

Lori Bourret



Pasta Dinner Fundraiser


Wednesday Evening – April 30th from 6-8 pm
(Serving Dinner from 6-7 pm)


Adult Tickets $7
Under 10 years old $5

With your help, a youth group leader just may get “slimed!”

All proceeds benefit Youth Group Winter Retreat & World Vision




Reflections: Of Daffodils and Snow Drifts


Bright sunshine greets us this morning, but outside my door a cold, biting wind whips around the corner of the house, reminding me it is mid-March — and this is New England! A fickle March this year, I might add. Eager gardener that I am, I venture outside hopefully surveying where our gardens should be revealing daffodils , crocus, hyacinths, and tulips poking their heads up through the earth. Not this year! Instead, they’re still buried under half a foot of hard packed snow and ice. Trudging back inside I console myself with the forsythia that I clipped last week that is beginning to bud out in a vase. You see, according to “my calendar” winter ends February 28th and spring should show signs of emerging immediately thereafter.
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Calvary’s Youth Ministry:
Ignite The Flame

Love God…Live the Gospel…
Love and Serve others through Christ



Join our outreach mission at Loaves and Fishes, 28 Prospect Street, every 1st Sunday of the month from 2-5:30pm. Donations of food, clothing, and items are always needed and accepted! We will gladly bring them there!

The Senior High studied “faithfulness” in March — what does it mean that God is faithful to us? Us to him? Us to others? In April, they will consider “gentleness” and are starting to brainstorm ideas for filming a possible year-end wrap-up video.

The Junior High group has completed their Make a Difference curriculum and is now ready to put it into action. Stay tuned to see how you can be part of that difference by joining us in our fight against poverty. Details about the 30 Hour Famine event on May 30-31 are in the making!

Our last Wednesday of every month is “Bring A Friend” night to youth ministry. In February, new faces showed up wearing their PJs as we watched the movie A Mile in His Shoes, and in March four car loads ventured to Laser Quest for some serious laser tag competition and of course lots of pizza, pizza, pizza.

Five girls enjoyed a fast-paced winter retreat in March at Monadnock Bible Conference Center in NH. They enjoyed tubing, swimming, crazy games, praise and worship…and not much sleep! Speaker Dwight Knight examined five important questions everyone must answer, including “how did I get here? What is my purpose? Why do I act the way I do? How can I change? What happens when I die?” So, how would you answer them?





Hugs ‘n Hope:
Support & Fellowship Group for Women
who are
Widowed, Divorced or Single

Our early spring gathering:

Girls just want to have fun, so join us for a girls’ night out dinner at 99 Restaurant & Pub in Enfield.


 WHEN: Friday, May 2, 2014
 TIME: 5:30 p.m.

We will meet at restaurant. Contact Janice Singer if you have questions (860) 763-2936.





Save the Date:
Calvary’s 5th Annual Variety Show


Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm
Calvary’s Got Talent!


Purpose: To raise money for Family Camp scholarships

  • Can you sing? Can you dance? Do a skit, etc.?
  • You can do something as an individual, as a family, or join with another family.
  • We are also going to have a few crafters that can offer that as their talent. 100% of all proceeds will go to the family camp scholarship fund.
  • If you are interested in having a craft table please talk to Joan Lawson.
  • Sign-up sheets for performers and crafters are available in the Fellowship Mall. We are looking for a 3-5 minute time limit.
  • Jim Lenn will be organizing a brief rehearsal for all participants on Friday, May 9 (time TBD).