CALVARY CONNECTION

Message From Pastor Bill

A Father To The Fatherless

By: Pastor Bill
Psalm 68:5-6 “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families,he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.”

What makes a good dad? A better question might be why is God such a GOOD FATHER?

I love this letter from a little child to God:

Dear God,

Thanks for giving me a daddy. You knew just what I’d need! In case you need to make daddies for other kids, I thought you might like to know what I like best about the one you sent me:

A good dad …

1. knows everything (like how to tie shoes and drive a car)

2. is really smart (he even knows where the wind goes after it blows through the trees)

3. has a forgiving heart (for when I mess up)

4. is loaded with patience, patience, patience (he probably won’t need it, but just in case…)

5. has a comfy lap and a big laugh (you understand about that, don’t you?)

6. tells me all about you and your son.

Your friend, A Kid

P.S. I almost left out the best part! A good dad has real strong arms (to catch me when I fall. He says you’re just like that, too).

What a way to see what a good dad is from the perspective of a child. Every one of these characteristics our heavenly Father actually is. If every dad was honest we’d realize that in many ways we fall short in many of the attributes and actions this young person pointed out. But, the good news, God is a father to the fatherless. He picks up where we fall short. He, as the scriptures state, knows our weaknesses that we are but dust and He is the one that takes care of the rest. Today, whether you are a dad, did not have a dad, are missing a dad, or hoping one day to be a good dad, turn to Him and let Him be your Father. And let’s all together as His kids wish our Heavenly Father a Happy Happy Happy Father’s Day.
By His Spirit,
Pastor Bill

our top tHREE upcoming events:

1. Father’s Day:

This Sunday, June 20th at both 8:30 & 10:30 am services. Come for a time of honoring and encouraging our Father’s in all they do, and to praise our Heavenly Father together.

2. Agape Sunday:

Sunday, June 27th at 10:30 am. Come for a special church service and stay after to fellowship for a time of food and fellowship. We encourage you to invite family and friends.

3. Sunday Night Prayer:

July 11th at 6 pm at the church. Join us as we seek the Lord together. We will be praying for God’s Work in our church, the community and our surrounding region. All are welcome to attend this time of praise and worship, and thanksgiving and prayer.

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Sunday Morning Service

Join us Sunday at 8:30am or 10:30am for either our LIVESTREAM service or in person as we make our way through the Book of Acts with Pastor Bill.  Extended distanced seating in the foyer will be available. Children’s Ministry is open for all ages.

Calvary Unplugged: Wednesday Evening Service

Join us on Wednesday nights for Calvary Unplugged @ 7:30pm. We will be gathering in person and also via our LIVESTREAM to worship, take communion, look at God’s Word. We are currently studying through the Book of 2 Kings. 

Calvary Chapel V.B.S. 2021

Dates: Wednesday, August 25th-Friday, August 27th from 10 am-2 pm. Mark these dates and begin praying for God’s blessing and power upon this year's VBS. Stay tuned for more information.

Men's Ministry Breakfast

Saturday, June 19th at 9 am at the church. Bring your own breakfast and your bible and come enjoy a time of fellowship, prayer, a time in God’s Word and discussion.

Marriage Class Small Group

Sunday, Beginning July 11th at 1 pm we will be having a monthly marriage class. We encourage those of you who are married to join in this class. Sign up sheet available at the info table.

Young Adult Fellowship

The next gathering will be Sunday, July 18th at the church from 1:00-3:00 pm. Come for a time of prayer, fellowship, and a time to discuss God’s Word with other like minded believers of your age. Invite a friend.

Spanish Service– LIVESTREAM ONLY

LIVESTREAM ONLY every Sunday at 3:30 pm via CCGFCHURCH.ORG. We will be continuing our study through the book of Matthew as well as worshipping the Lord and coming to the communion table. Log on and join us as we worship the Lord together.

PURE LIFE Youth Ministry

Friday nights at 7 pm at the church. Come join with youth grades 6th-12th for a time of fellowship, food, fun and God’s Word.

Church Website & App:

Check out our church website at ccgfchurch.org & DOWNLOAD the Church App to get the most updated information as well as teachings, devotions and notifications that will come right to your phone.

Opportunities to Serve Here at CCGF

Children’s Ministry * Usher Ministry * Audio/Visual Ministry * Worship Ministry * Hospitality Ministry * Maintenance Ministry. If you are interested in serving please fill out a ministry application at the info table.

Newburgh Outreach

Each Saturday we will gather at the church at 10am. We are in Newburgh from 12-2pm to share the love of Jesus with the people on the streets. For more information contact us at newburghoutreachteam@gmail.com.

Discovery Co-op

Stay tuned for co-op summer gatherings! To join the email list to be informed, send an email to discoveryccgf@gmail.com.

Better Together Group

Each Sunday following the 10:30am service, unless otherwise communicated, there is one BETTER TOGETHER Small Group you can join to reread the area of scripture we covered during Sunday’s teaching and discuss what God spoke to our hearts during the service.

Pastor Bill’s Weekday Devotionals 

Take 5 minutes each day to take in God’s Word and be refreshed by God’s Spirit. Currently going through a series “The Greatest Verses In The Bible.” Follow us on YOUTUBE or FACEBOOK or download our CCGFCHURCH App.

Tithes & Offerings 

Here at Calvary Chapel we do not pass around a tithe plate during the church service. For the purposes of giving we have tithe boxes in the rear of the sanctuary. “Each of you should give as you have decided in your heart to give, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7. If you have questions concerning your contribution form you can contact the church at financeccgf@gmail.com. Online Giving Available: We are pleased to announce that you can now give tithes and offerings through the ccgfchurch.org church website. Click on the icon and follow the prompts to give.

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