Servant Sunday is Coming!
On Sunday, October 27, we’re asking you not just to “Come to Church.” We want you to “Be the Church” as Calvary shares in its first-ever “Servant Sunday.” We will worship God that day, but we’ll do so by going out into our community to share His love and to bless others with acts of kindness and ministry. Here’s the way it will work:
In early October, we’ll be making available a list of “Servant Sunday” projects. These projects cover a wide range of interests and skill levels—everything from “baking cookies” to “building a ramp” and from “sewing blankets” to “praying for our community” (with lots of other options in between). Once you have that list, we’ll ask you to sign up for the project of your choice so that we can make appropriate preparations. And then, on October 27, we’ll come to church for a brief time of prayer and commitment; after which we’ll head out into our community to serve the Lord. That evening, there will be a special time of worship in the sanctuary as we thank God for allowing us to serve and hear testimonies from those who participated.
We’ll be preparing for “Servant Sunday” with some special sermons on October 13 and 20. In addition, on “Servant Sunday” itself, we’re encouraging everyone to wear our new Calvary Baptist T-shirt, which will cost $6 ($8 for 2X and larger) and will be available in standard adult and children’s sizes.
Of course, some might say, “Why would we ‘cancel church’ to do service projects?” Given how busy our schedules can be, one answer would be that Sunday morning is one of the very times that it’s possible for us to serve together! But the more important answer is, “We’re not cancelling church!” We’re doing church by being church—by being the Body of Christ that loves enough to serve.
You’ll hear more about “Servant Sunday” in the weeks ahead. For now, would you pray that God will show us the needs He wants us to meet and that He’ll call out the gifts of His people that make it possible for us to glorify Him through serving?
Get Your Calvary Baptist T-Shirt
T-shirts are Gildan 100% Pre-Shrunk Cotton
All T-shirts are $6 ($8 for Adult 2X and larger)
Adult Unisex Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL, XXXXL
Children’s Sizes: XS (4), S (6), M (8), L(10), XL (12-14)
Deadline: Sunday, September 29