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From the Desk of Pastor Kevin Ballard

Welcome to our growing church family

 

2020
 
8-9-2020 
 

 

 

THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD

 

 

Hey Calvary

Tomorrow (08/09) there are several opportunities for worship. In person worship on campus (10:00am & 12:00pm), drive-in church (92.1fm), and online (Facebook:  Calvary Inverness). 

We turn out attention to 1 Thessalonians (5:12-18). Paul's subject has been "The Day of the Lord." During this time, the earth will experience "The Great Tribulation." It's a time so devastating that Jesus said if those days were not cut short, no flesh would survive.

Following that revelation, Paul then wrote to the church on how they should live in light of the Lord's return. 

At first glance, it would seem he had digressed. One may wonder how Paul transitioned so abruptly from the devastation that will come upon the earth to relationships within the church.

The Holy Spirit knew what the Thessalonians needed to hear.  He knew how easy it was for them to be distracted by the news of the Lord's coming to the extent they would neglect the health and well being of the church.

That is why Paul gave practical instructions they were to follow in light of Jesus' imminent return. He wrote, concerning "their relationship with their leaders, one another and God." And, by following his admonition, they were obeying the will of God.

Look forward to our time together. Please pray for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the entire Calvary Chapel family.

Awaiting His Return,

Pastor

 

COVID-19 CHURCH UPDATE

SUNDAY SERVICES: 10am and 12pm; Main Sanctuary.

MONDAY, WEDNESDAYS, & FRIDAY NIGHTS;  Main Sanctuary and Live Onlive Via Facebook through the month of August.

FRIDAYS: Summer series..7pm; Friday night with Jesus.. the ministry of Jesus; Matthew - John.

AUDIENCE OF ONE; Friday, September 4; reservations only; call the office to reserve.; Also Live online via Facebook

The office is open Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00am-2:00pm...

 

Asking everyone, who attends, to refrain from handshaking, hugging or congregating in groups of more than ten.

 

It's understandable when asked to refrain from that which is natural for Christians to do (handshaking, hugging, etc.) there will be a negative reaction. 

 

Calvary Chapel Inverness is made up of many spirit filled Christians who have a myriad of opinions of what guidelines should and should not be followed.  

 

It's beneficial to remember the Apostle Paul faced the same type of dilemma with the church in Rome and Corinth. 

Their challenge was not 'social distancing' but "food offered to idols" and "what day they should gather for worship." 

After hearing from all sides he wrote, "We who are strong must be considerate of those who are sensitive about things like this. We must not just please ourselves. We should help others do what is right and build them up in the Lord" (Romans 15:1-2).

Therefore, with a humble heart and a desire to serve, each of us should seek to abide by the "social distance" protocols.  And, at the same time, ask the Lord to remove the Covid-19 virus and heal all who have been affected by it (physically, emotionally, economically and spiritually).

The sanctuary has been modified to comply with the social distance guidelines of six feet. Ushers are available to assist everyone who attends.

 

Masks are available (not required) for those who feel more comfortable wearing one while in public.

 

No need to make a reservation. The campus is big enough that we can accommodate a large number of people and still be able to abide by the social distance guidelines.

 

Those who are not comfortable being in public, but want to get out of the house, you can drive to the church, remain in your car, and hear the entire service on 92.1 fm.

 

For those who are sick, not feeling well, under the care of a physician, dealing with a compromised immune system, or not ready to be in a public gathering, please continue to worship with us online. Facebook and Youtube (Calvary Inverness), Sunday 10:00 am and 12 pm; Monday 7:00 pm, Wednesday, 7:00 pm, Friday, 7:00pm. 

 

Please continue to pray for the Pastors, Elders and the entire church family.

 


pkballard@calvaryinv.com

 

 
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