Update from Pastor Eric
Dear Calvary Family,
The world is certainly changing quickly! It feels like there is something new every single day. I'm a person that thrives in change, but this is even too much for me! The unknown is so difficult for all of us. Is this going to be as bad as some say? Am I going to be able to provide for myself and my family? Will I get really sick? Will my loved ones be okay? It's true that we feel out of control in this season of the coronavirus.
We will have an encouraging message of hope in our God from Psalm 23 this Sunday that will speak into our need for the powerful presence of God to provide, lead, comfort, protect, and give us His eternal perspective for life today.
Our first live-stream Sunday last week felt like one of those Sundays you will never forget. We had even more people participating in that worship service than we normally have on-campus on a regular weekend! Praise God! We believe that God can and will use this platform to help us reach people with the good news of Jesus.
Please join us again this Sunday at 9:30am at calvarylife.org/live or on our YouTube or Facebook pages (search Calvary Church of Santa Ana). We'd love for you to reach out to people you know and invite them to watch the service with you. You can email the link to friends. You can post about it in advance on Instagram or Facebook. You can tag your friends' names in the chat on our Facebook page during the service and it will invite them with a notification. You can even host a watch party on Facebook. So be bold and creative for the gospel in this brave new world.
We will also be adding to our schedule of online church soon with prayer meetings, Pastor Dave's midweek Bible study, and a weekly time of fun with me! Plus, LifeGroups and each area of life-stage ministry will be looking for ways to facilitate online interactions throughout the week to help you stay connected and equip you to be growing in your faith.
And, if you would like to find resources for reaching out to your neighbors or sign up to join our team of volunteers seeking ways to be good neighbors for our church family in need, please visit calvarylife.org/help
Finally, we ask you to be faithful with your giving to Calvary in this season. We are reaching out and ministering even more during this epidemic. Our staff is going above and beyond. Our missionaries around the world are still on the front lines. Please prayerfully consider what God would have you do. He calls us to be faithful and trust in Him as we give cheerfully out of what He provides.
WAYS TO GIVE:
- Give online by Electronic Check or Credit Card at calvarylife.org/give
- Text amount and keyword (General, Missions, ENF) to 714-203-2312
- Mail a check to Calvary at 1010 N Tustin Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705
May the Lord bless you and keep you,
P.S. You can find ongoing updates of how to help or find help, ways to stay prayerful and peaceful, and find answers to frequently asked questions at calvarylife.org/health