To our church . . .October 14, 2021
There is evil and destruction planned for our nation, but believers in Christ can do something about it. Praying the Scripture is a powerful way to ask God to fulfill His Word in the current crisis. Very powerful multi-billionaires and global elites hate America, our Judeo-Christian heritage, and the church of Jesus Christ. They have poured billions of dollars and resources to influence the federal, state, and local legislators, judges, school Superintendents, school boards, and they own the Marxist media. The Bible states an authoritative principle to Christians who are looking to the Lord: Isaiah 59:19, “. . .when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.” Our standard is the Lord’s presence and His promises. Let’s use this standard as we pray tactically and ask the Lord to fulfill His Word . . .
Here are a few of these promises to pray and trust God to answer:
Psalm 7:6,9 – Rise up! O Lord, in Your Anger, lift Yourself up against the fury of my (our) adversaries; awake for us according to Your judgment . . .Bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make (us) the righteous secure . . .
Psalm 21:11-12 – Though they plot evil against you and devise wicked schemes, they cannot succeed. You will make them turn their backs when you aim at them with drawn bow [God is poised to fire His arrows of judgment on the wicked] (NIV)
Psalm 33:10 – The Lord frustrates the plans of the heathen; He keeps them from carrying out their schemes. (“nullifies their counsel” – NASB)
**Psalm 141:10 – Let the wicked fall into their own nets, but let me (us) escape.
Coming Events . . .
- Baby bottles for LifeCareMatrix due this Sunday, October 17th!
- Life Chain, this Sunday, October 17th, www.tcrtl.com (2-3:3:0 p.m.) See Margie Haley for details.
- Lafayette Prayer Gathering for spiritual awakening, Tuesday, October 19th, beginning at 6:30 p.m.; meeting on the bridge downtown. Tuesday, October 26th, we’ll be back in the churches. Right now it will be Harvest Chapel. If there are any changes we’ll let you know in next week’s CC Email Update.
- Wednesday Night Bible Study, 7:00 p.m., Psalms.
- Lunch Bunch: Thursday, October 21st, at noon. Billy Jusko is the speaker.
- Harvest Party: Sunday, October 31st, after morning worship. Plan on staying for a chili and pie dinner for lunch. Following lunch there will be carnival-style games for the kids to play. See Amee Amos for details.
Regular Weekly Gatherings . . .
Hour of Power: 5:00 p.m. Sunday; Join us as we pray for your needs, our church, our community, nation, and Israel.
Ladies Bible Study: The ladies Bible study is currently studying the book of Acts led by Peggy Bell, Thursdays @10:00 a.m. Bring a guest. (No study Oct. 21st–Lunch Bunch day!)
Men’s Study: Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. Currently studying the Gospel of Luke, verse by verse. This study includes praying for one another! We are also zooming this study. Let other men know who can’t meet in person. We also have a men’s Bible study at noon on Wednesday for those who work different schedules. CC men, let’s reach out to other men and invite them to the Bible studies.
Sunday Adult Bible Study: The Adult Bible Study (ABS) meets at 9:15 a.m. and is studying the Gospel of John. Joe Neville & Billy Jusko are the teachers. This study meets every Sunday except for carry-in Sundays, and special events.
Wednesday Night Bible Study: Wednesday evenings at 7:03 p.m. Psalms Bible Study. Calvary Chapel is the place to be on Wednesday evenings as we study God’s Eternal Word and seek to make application of it to our lives. Pray for people to invite and then invite them to come to our Wednesday night Bible study fellowship.
Youth Ministry Meets Wednesday night at 7:03 p.m. The youth also have a class on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. except the carry-in Sundays. Contact Perry, Bob, or Aaron for any changes or last minute updates.
Children’s Ministry, Sundays: We have classes for children from age 2 through 5th grade. Those classes are held during the 10:30 a.m. service. Check-in starts at 10:15 a.m. downstairs. (6th graders and up are welcome to join the Youth class.)
Nursery Sundays: Currently, parents are responsible for their own children. We encourage parents to take babies to the nursery. There is a monitor in the nursery where you’ll be able to see and hear the service.
Operation Christmas Child is Underway! There are 2 ways you can participate:
1) You can build your own box. Stop by the display table in the gathering area for supplies. Shoeboxes due Wednesday, November 17th!
2) You can bring various items (such as school supplies, personal care items, or toys) for the next few weeks, and the Calvary Kids Sunday School will assemble the shoeboxes for you. Items for Calvary Kids Packing Party due Sunday, November 7th!
Giving: Thank you for your faithful giving to the Lord thru CC of your tithes, offerings, missions, and special needs. God bless you! (Luke 6:38).
Thank you for helping us pay off all facilities by giving to the CC Building Fund. We don’t have too far to go. We have now reached over 50% of the goal. PTL!
For those who attend in person there are Agape giving boxes in the foyer. For those who watch on-line you can send your giving to Calvary Chapel / 2111 East State Street / Lafayette, IN 47905. Bless you for your giving!
Encourage your friends and family to tune in. Our live-stream worship and teaching can be seen on both Facebook and YouTube at 10:30 a.m., and anytime later. Type in: Calvary Chapel Indiana and scroll until you find us. Just a reminder please press LIKE, SHARE, AND SUBSCRIBE. Sometime there are glitches in our video or volume. Please let us know about any problems with the livestream.
Prayer Wall: Please lift up the following CC people in prayer and ask the Lord to touch at the point of their need: Joann Balser, Bob Cassell, Tony Courtney, Neal Hawkins, Gary Head, Billy Jusko, Melanie Ludlow, Leo Melle, Joe Neville, Phil Niemantsverdriet, Jeremy Phillips, Bob Powell, Nancy Turner. (Psalm 107:20)
“Keep looking up, keep trusting Jesus, and keep praying!”
– pastor joe & karen