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Pastoral Update: Two HUGE THINGS for this Sunday

9/8/22 | Weekly Pastor's Email | by Eric Wakeling

    Dear Calvary Family,

    I’m back!!!

    First of all, I want to say thank you so much for this time of sabbatical these last three months. It has drawn me closer to Jesus, helped me find rest for my soul, given me great clarity on God’s heart for us as a church, and grown my love for God’s people here at Calvary. I have all sorts of simple insights from the Lord gained in this time away. More importantly, I feel a deep sense of peace and quiet confidence in who God has created me to be and who God has called us to be as a church.

    I can’t wait to share more with you this Sunday as I preach about Solitude and Community in the first sermon of our new series called Life with God: Spiritual Practices for a Closer Walk.

    There are two HUGE THINGS to remember for this Sunday that I so strongly want you to consider responding to.

    The first is that we will have a LifeGroup Fair immediately following the 9:00am service. It’s crucial we live in community and have meaningful friendships that help us live out our faith. This will be a great way to find opportunities to plug into a new or ongoing group.

    The second is we have Beach Baptisms this Sunday evening.  Have you trusted in Jesus, but never been baptized? Come learn about this important next step as a follower of Jesus at a one-hour class where we’ll explore biblical insights into the method and meaning of baptism - this Sunday at 11:00am in the Worship Center Lobby.  You can SIGN UP HERE.    Everyone is invited to come celebrate what God is doing in the lives of those being baptized at Corona Del Mar State Beach this Sunday! Come early, stay late! Bring your own dinner to enjoy around the firepits at 5:00pm. There will be testimonies and prayer right before the baptisms starting at 6:00pm. Afterwards, join with others from the Calvary Church family for s'mores, fun and fellowship at our annual Beach Party.  Get directions and details at CalvaryLife.org/Beach

    I’m looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday and praying God’s blessing over you!

    May the Lord bless you and keep you,
    Eric Wakeling