Pastor's Blog

  • March 2017: Tim’s reMarks

    Nail Driven “When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem.” — Luke 9:51 (NRSV) People can be motivated by a variety of things. Some are motivated by the financial, personal, or social gains of success. For others, apprehension about failing fuels their success – and for many of these it is the fear of shame associated with the failure that is their motivation. We are all motivated by something, [...] Read More »

  • February 2017: Tim’s reMarks

    Ordinary Time “Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and curing every disease and every sickness among the people. So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought to him all the sick, those who were afflicted with various diseases and pains, demoniacs, epileptics, and paralytics, and he cured them. And great crowds followed him from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and from beyond the Jordan.” — Matthew 4:23-25 [...] Read More »

  • December 2016: Tim’s reMarks

    New Life in Unexpected Places “A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. The spirit of the LORD shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD … On that day the root of Jesse shall stand as a signal to the peoples; the nations shall inquire of him, and his dwelling shall [...] Read More »


News & Events

  • Sunday Worship in March 2017

    Special Sundays this March and April Weekly Communion Available Sundays 11:15 a.m. ParlorAsh Wednesday Services  March 1, 2017 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Sanctuary1st Sunday in Lent March 5, 2017 10:00 a.m. SanctuaryMonthly Communion Worship March 12, 2017 10:00 a.m.Palm Sunday April 9, 2017 Palm Processional and Chancel Choir Cantata 10:00 a.m.Maundy Thursday Worship April 13, 2017 Oak Park UMC 6:30 p.m.Good Friday Worship April 14, 2017 Mt. Zion UMC 6:30 p.m.Easter Sunday April 16, 2017 Easter Sunrise Service: 6:30 a.m. Breakfast Following in the Fellowship Hall Children’s Easter Egg Hunt: 9:15 a.m. Easter Worship Service: 10:00 a.m.Communion Offering Each month on Communion Sunday, people who wish may [...] Read More »

  • Fast for World Hunger: Lent 2017

    Support Meals on Wheels Calvary is participating in a Lenten fasting activity. We have been requested by Bishop McKee to join together in fasting for either one day or one meal, and then donate the money we would have spent on the meal(s) to help eliminate hunger in some way. Consider fasting, but be aware that not everyone should participate due to health concerns. If this is your situation or concern, perhaps your choice might be to fast from something OTHER [...] Read More »

  • March 2017 Bulletin Board

    Mark your calendars for these upcoming events! March 2017 Events & Activities Ash Wednesday Services Wednesday, March 1, 2017 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Sanctuary Missions Committee Thursday, March 2, 2017 5:30 p.m. Parlor World Day of Prayer Friday, March 3, 2017 Church Women United Friday, March 3, 2017 12:00 p.m. 1st Christian Church First Sunday in Lent Sunday, March 5, 2017 UMW Circles Monday, March 6, 2017 1:30 p.m.: Naomi/Ruth in the Joy Room 6:00 p.m.: Lydia in the Wesleyan Room 6:00 p.m.: Rebekah/Rachel at the Home of Pat Bolton SPR Committee Monday, March 6, 2017 5:30 p.m. Parlor Covenant Groups Tuesday, March 7, [...] Read More »


Micah 6:8

He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?