At the end of a glorious summer, we try to return to our autumn routine. I am looking forward to worshipping, planning, and working together with you.
As we gather again this fall, let us move confidently forward together in service to a world which could sorely use the justice, equity and compassion for which we have so long laboured.
Transition at Calvin is in the air. The Personnel Committee is searching for a Program Coordinator, the Christian Education Committee is ready with their plans, the Board of Managers is preparing the Garage Sale, the Sunday School teachers are excited to meet our children, the Staff and the Session of our Church are making plans for the fall and way beyond. September is a BIG month for planning, and YOU are invited to be part of this process.
We have a big list of committees where we can welcome you, your faith, and your willingness to help our mission at Calvin. I realize that it is easier to sit in the pew for an hour but the Lord is requiring from us not only our words but also our actions. At the end of our earthly lives, the Lord will check on our actions and not on our words. Please take the courage to participate in our changing congregation and find your place in our mission. Please come and invest your faith and energy in some areas. Please let me know what kind of gifts you have and I would be glad to assist you.
Please share with me your ideas, concerns, and suggestions, as well as your thanks for our congregation’s efforts, and the particular committee will look at each one. Anonymous submissions aren’t always helpful. If you want, you can share them with your elder. Please still write down your thoughts so the one you speak to doesn’t have to try to remember what you’ve said. And also, please come to our gatherings where we can share ideas together.
“Because you have made the Lord your refuge, the Most High your dwelling-place, no evil shall befall you, no scourge come near your tent. He will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways”. ~ Psalm 91:9-11
May the Lord continue to bless you.
Rev. Frank Szatmari