What an exciting two months of 2022 we have had. We had a wonderful new year, we have seen some people join the church, we have seen some place their faith and trust in Jesus Christ, we were able to have our Valentine’s Banquet again and oh, yes, how could in not mention all the snow we have been getting this year. So far, depending on where you live, we have gotten between 13 and 17 inches and we could see more before March is over.
God has been so good to Calvary this year. There is so much for us to be thankful for; I know we have lost some dear members and friends in the last few weeks, and our hearts are saddened by their lost. However, we must look up to the One from whence cometh our help, to the One Who made the Heavens and the Earth. He will protect us and keep us, because He does not sleep (Psalm 121:1-3, my emphases).
What does God desire for Calvary? He desires for us to share the Good News of His Son, Jesus Christ. To be His light in this dark world, and there are many opportunities for us at Calvary to do just that. You can get involved in any of the programs Calvary has to offer; such as Sunday School—by being a teacher, a leader, door greeter, class host, or class outreach partner. You could sing in the choir, sing a special, play music, help meet people before/after services. Be part of the audio/video/presentation team, work in the nursery, help with AWANA, children’s church (ages 4 yrs old thru 4th grade) or assist with the youth.
I know what you might be thinking right about now no of these things are for me, I cannot do any of these things. How do you know? Have you ever tried? Have you asked God to show you where you belong in the work of His church? Because we all belong somewhere. Besides working within the church, we have opportunities to take our talents and skills outside the walls into the community and beyond.
UPCOMING MISSION OPPORTUNITIES
April 1-3—Young Christian’s Weekend—Branson MO—Youth will travel to Branson to hear gospel music, listen to speakers, and yes ride rides at Silver Dollar City. They need your prayers and support as they attend this conference.
April 16—Easter Egg Extravaganza—Easter Egg Hunt, games, food, and fun for children and their parents. We will need help in several areas for this event. More information to follow.
April 23—Serving alongside Just Jump Ministries and other area churches, we will have the occasion to serve the Sedalia community with service projects. This Mission Opportunity is open to all members of Calvary BC.
June 6-10—Vacation Bible School—Awesome adventures in God’s Glory at Kookaburra Coast. Looking for teachers, kitchen staff, recreation leaders, music leaders, a skit team, design team, and more. If you would like to help, contact the church office.
THREE MISSION TRIP OPPORTUNITIES:
July 9-16—Rochester MN—working with a church plant, helping them with block parties, painting, community service projects and more. The youth will be going, but we are looking for adults as well.
July 23-30—Montana—Working with a church plant as they minister to their local community handing out back packs and do other service projects.
July 30-Aug 6—Camp Jim, Pillager MN—Sharing the Love of Jesus Christ to kids at camp by being a cabin counselor, cook helper, fisherman, life guard, recreation leader or some other tasks. Come and let God use you in a great and mighty way.
Whatever the mission, task, skill, opportunity or though you might have, Calvary is probably doing it this year. If not, it might be something we should be so mention it so we can see how we might implement it into God’s kingdom work. Remember, we are all here to help grow the Kingdom of God, no one is greater than anyone else and no project or mission more important than another. Let us serve together, and allow God to gain all the glory for Himself. May His kingdom grow so we will have more brothers and sisters to rejoice with in heaven.
Serving King Jesus with you, your humble servant,
Associate Pastor Jonathan Wallenbeck
Calvary Baptist Church
1015 W. 16th St
Sedalia, MO 65301
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