Growing in Christ, Sharing His Love

Calvin Church Announcements, March 18, 2018

Future Offerings of the Day
Mar 25 – SERVE of Calvin                       Apr 8 – Christian Education
Apr 1 – Resonate Global Missions           Apr 15 – Friendship Ministries
Unspecifiedoffering donations will be placed in the General Fund.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
            Next Sunday’s scripture reading:  Luke 19:28-40.
Journey in God’s Word Together
Here are a few instructions for our challenge during Lent:
* Verses are on an insert in the bulletin weekly - the full list is on the back. (put on your frig for easy access during the week)
* Each Sunday, sign your name on a purple strip & add it as a link to the chain. There is a table in the narthex for this.
* We will be using the Wednesday verse (*) together in church the following Sunday
* Each week has 1 short verse for the kids to learn & say to Pastor Mark or Joni for a reward
* Use this as time alone with God or during family time together
            Remember to fill out the Elder and Deacon Nomination forms (extras available in the office).  Please be praying/thinking of who you feel would be a good match for these positions. When complete, you may place them in the basket in the church office.  We will collect them thru next Sunday, March 25th.                  

       Are you interested in where God is leading you in your life? Are you ready to take the “next step” in your faith journey?  Are you interested in what it means to be a member at Calvin, or Profession of Faith, or Baptism?  Pastor Mark will be offering a Next Step class later this spring.  This is for any and all who are curious about taking the next steps in their faith.  Please talk to Mark or Brian if you are interested. 
            Your April Caller News is due this Thursday, March 22nd by 2:00 pm.  Your news helps to keep our church fellowship informed about the activities that are taking place.  Please place your article/news on Vickie’s desk, fax it to 737-3159, or email  Thank you!
             You are invited to our Maundy Thursday Service on Thursday, March 29th at 6:00 pm.  Come and share in Communion as we remember the sacrifice Jesus made on our behalf. 
            Join us for Easter Breakfast on Sunday, April 1st from 8:30 to 9:45.  There will be many wonderful items to enjoy.  Come, fellowship with your Calvin family early Easter morning.

       High School Youth Group meets tonight at 6:00 pm.  See you there!
            Middle School Youth Group meets on Wednesday at 6:30 pm.  See you then!
            If you are a high school student or young adult and you are interested in being an Intern for SERVE this year, please see Brian for more information and an application!  Muskegon SERVE is July 7-14.
            MERGE – our college/young adult group meets from 6 - 8 pm in the Fireside Room tonight.  Join us and bring a friend along!

      Wednesday's at Calvin meets this week!  Please join us from 6:30 – 8:00 pm (Little Peeps, GEMS, Cadets, Middle School Youth Group).  Pizza is available at 6:00 pm for $2/person.
Please join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt this Wednesday, March 21st,beginning at 6:30 pm sharp!
            Family Service Night is happening Wednesday, March 28th!This is for anyone, young or old, in church who would like to serve together in our community.  Plan to meet at church at 6:30pm sharp, we will wrap up around 8pm.  We will be doing some yard clean-up and other tasks, so bring some basic yard clean up equipment.  We will be serving at Community enCompass as well as some members from our own church community.
             The Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study meets from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm downstairs in a classroom off the south hallway.  Get some refreshments in the Family Life Center and then join us for an in depth study.
             Sacred Suds Lunch sign-up sheets are in the narthex today for anyone willing and able to help out on the fourth week of April, May, or June by supplying a noon meal. 
             Widows & Single Ladies:  Come meet for lunch and fellowship at “Joe Chan’s Bistro” on Wednesday, April 4th at noon.  Call Myrna Johnson at 231-759-4315 by April 1st to make your reservation.
            Today is the last day of the season for Parking Lot Assistance/Valet Parking unless we receive snow on a Sunday morning.
            If you are having trouble downloading the Online Church Directory, the Tech Team is available in the Family Life Center to give you a hand.  If we do not have your email and you would like to gain access, please let the office know and your info will be updated.
          The West Michigan Prayer Summit will be held at Hillside Church in Grand Rapids on April 20-21. For more information or to register, go to
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          The Christian Reformed Conference Grounds would like to invite you to attend our “Journey On” fundraising dinner and concert on Saturday,April 28th beginning at 6:00 pm with punch bowl.  Then, a delicious dinner of braised BBQ beef and chicken will begin at 6:30 with the concert to follow.  The concert will feature dueling pianos by local favorites along with vocal talent.  This fundraiser is an effort to get our director, Mike Perton, who has committed to walk the Appalachian Trail in an effort to raise funds for debt reduction, out on the trail!  The dinner is sponsored by two anonymous donors, which means EVERY dollar that is pledged and donated will go 100%toward debt reduction.  If you would liketo host a table, please contact our office at 616-842-4478 or you may simply call, and we will be happy to put you at a table.  Seating is limited and will fill up fast so call today!  To learn more about this concert or Mike’s hike please visit our web site –
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