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Calvary
Christian
Church

907 W. 15th. St.

Hastings, MN 55033

651-437-5950



Our vision is to glorify God by helping bruised, turned off, or hurting people, experience the grace of God, and become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

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Sunday December 10th, 2017


The Magic of Christmas encompasses many parts of the Christmas story. From now until Christmas Eve we will be looking at the people, places, and events surrounding Jesus' birth which evoke wonder and mystery as they all come together in God's plan.


We started last week with the mystery surrounding the prophecy of Isaiah over 600 years before Jesus was born.

He came to be our Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Surrounding the Christmas event are many simple ordinary people whom God uses in extraordinary ways. Today we look at one of them.


Listen to this and all of the sermons on the “Sunday Morning” page, right here at our church’s website.

Sunday Service

10:00 am

907 W 15th  St.   Hastings, MN


Email:  calvaryhastingsmn@gmail.com


*Check out Calvary's Facebook page*

If you  "LIKE" or “SHARE” or “COMMENT” on one of Calvary’s Facebook posts,

all of your friends will be more likely to check us out here on our church’s website.

Witnessing doesn’t get any easier than that!

Give it a click and then let God do the rest.




*NEXT SUNDAY December 17th immediately after church*

Christmas Smorgasbord and White Elephant Gift Exchange

This is a potluck where you bring your prize winning dish.

It is also a party so plan on staying for the White Elephant gift exchange and some fun times.


The goal of a white elephant party is usually to entertain rather than to gain.

(a white elephant gift exchange is a great way to get rid of something you really don't like. The goofier the better ;)


TMI - The term white elephant refers to an extravagant but burdensome gift that cannot be easily disposed of, based on the legend of the King of Siam gifting rare albino elephants to courtiers who had displeased him, that they might be ruined by the animals' upkeep costs. While the first use of this term remains a matter of contention among historians, one theory suggests that Ezra Cornell brought the term into the popular lexicon through his frequent social gatherings as early as 1828.


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Thank You! For your generosity giving to the gift tree for Hastings Family Service.

Another successful year that many children will have a gift for Christmas who might not have.



Thanks! To everyone who made the Women's Brunch such a huge success!



*This week*

Today:            4pm,  Jr. & Sr. High Youth Group

Monday:         1pm,  Women’s Prayer Group at June’s (details below)

Tuesday:        11am, Young@Heart Luncheon (details below)  

Thursday:    6:30pm, 5th Quarter Bible Study for all ages. Practical application of the Sunday message.

Saturday:        7am,  Men’s Breakfast



A Women’s Prayer Group meets at June's house every Monday afternoon from 1 to 2:30pm.

Please come and join us. We will watch a 3 week video about the Holy Spirit.


Young @ Heart: 11am, Tuesday, Christmas Lunch at the Fireside Social House and then back to church for dessert and a wrapped surprise. Call Marge for more information.




Coming Up -

Dec. 17th:  Christmas Smorgasbord right after church. What you can bring from your family cookbook to share?

Dec. 24th:  4pm, Christmas Eve Candlelight Service



Talent Night: We are planning a fun evening where you can have the opportunity to do whatever you can do. Let's see what we can come up with. This is for all ages, beginners to experienced, serious or funny. It is all about the family entertaining the family and encouraging one another.




Pick up the new church directory: It is a new format which contains more information. You can also make additions and changes more easily. Thanks to Lori for putting this together.




Faith Stories: We are putting together a book of your faith stories. It is a good discipline to write out when you came to Jesus in a short and compelling format. Here is an example of a simple outline:

1. My life before I became a Christian.

2. The circumstances that surround me making a decision.

3. What I said to turn my life over to Jesus.

4. My life now with God in control (hallelujah)


Give them to Lori in the church office.




Growing Deeper This Fall:

Would you like to meet with 1 or 2 other men or women once a week for the fall season, to study the Bible, pray, and get back on track with Jesus?  You determine the where and when.  Talk to Pastor Randy to get linked up with a leader.

This is low key, you determine your agenda, but guaranteed to help you grow deeper.




THANKS for giving $1,051 to the ministry of Teen Challenge!




"I can do that!"  Here are some opportunities for you to get involved in events that we have coming up:


Volunteer Opportunities:

Sign Up to make coffee - we need to have 10 people each take a week.

Also needed are 2 more Sunday School teachers on a rotational basis. Talk to Linda or Molly.


Body Parts Missing!

As a part of this church, you are a part of the body of Christ.  As in the human body each organ has its part, and all parts are needed, so in the church every body is needed to do their part.  Currently we have some holes that need filling.

We need people to:

1. Make the coffee

2. Help with the Youth Group starting up

3. Be a greeter

Please talk to Ron Logid or Pastor Randy if you can use your body to help "the body". Thanks!



**SNOW SHOVELERS!**

We need people to sign up for a week (Monday-Sunday) to make sure our sidewalks are clean.




Military Bible Stick is a tool which is being used to supply audio MP3 copies of the New Testament to men and women in active military service. Chaplains give these out to anyone who requests them free of charge.

That's where you come in.

$25 pays for one Military Bible Stick, plus, if they request it, they can receive one for their spouse at home, and special versions for their children. We have used our benevolent offerings from the past two Sundays for this ministry. If you haven’t already, please make checks out to Calvary and we will send the entire amount to Faith Comes By Hearing. Thank You!


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Take 5 to Pray:

At noon every day, why not put aside what you are doing and take 5 minutes to pray.

Let God lead you for what you should pray.


Pray for:

Gary dealing with health related issues

Ron recovering from emergency surgery

Dean’s health issues

Emily and Aiden on the death of their mother

Katy's interviews for exciting new job

The family and friends of Little Eva who passed away

Beth's recovery

Betty's health issues

Deb’s recovering from partial knee surgery and other health issues

Reenie’s health

Noah for relief from ongoing symptoms from his car accident

Our leaders in government

Those battling addiction



Are you praying for your child from the name that you drew?

If you don't remember, there are lists on the back bulletin boards!


Reminder:

Children’s winter clothing is on sale right now, a great time to pick up some things for the Operation Christmas Child boxes.


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21 Days of Prayer is January 7th to 17th.


Food Shelf Collection:

We have a bin to gather food for Hastings Family Service. Thanks for giving.

See Carmen if you have any questions.


Are you a Church Member yet?   

Talk with Pastor Randy or your Shepherd about how to be in on the decision making team at Calvary.


DISCOVERYLAND is a full hour of music, games, and Bible discovery, and surprises for children ages 4 to grade 5, which runs concurrent with the adult service upstairs.


Pre-Service Prayer meets in the Youth Building from 9:15 to 9:50 am.


THANKS!

For all of your help with the shoe boxes and the gifts for Hastings Family Service. These gifts are for more than just making people happy. Together, we make a difference for the kingdom!


Thanks to everyone who helped make Trunk or Treat a wonderful night of connection with many families in our neighborhood!

And “LIKE” Us!

Pastor Randy Berg wants to get more active on Twitter. Click on the Twitter icon to follow him.