Fall Concert with Infinitely More

On October 4th, Calvary church will host 5-time Gospel Music Association Nominee, Infinitely More, for a concert of inspirational entertainment! Husband and wife duo, Gerald Flemming and Allison Lynn, combine prodigious finger-style guitar and signature vocal harmonies to create a joyful mix of acclaimed original songs and fresh interpretations of the classics. Infinitely More offers a fusion of folk, pop, jazz, hymns and worship that soothes the heart and ignites the soul.

This night of music will encourage and inspire both the seeker and the lifelong Christian. Infinitely More has a desire to share the love and light of God. Based in St. Catharines, ON, this couple travels over 40,000 KM annually to spread the Gospel through song!

Infinitely More is also part of the World Vision Artist Collective, using their music to save needy children around the world.

To learn more about their music and ministry, please visit http://www.facebook.com/InfinitelyMoreBand

Refreshments will be available after the concert, Cost for concert is $10.00 can be purchased at the door or by calling 548 2000

African Children’s Choir

The African Children’s Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs & dances! the Choir is made up of some of the most vulnerable children in Africa. Many have lost one or both parents. However, they have not given up hope, and have come to show the beauty, dignity and potential of each African child!  They will be in Concert at Calvary on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017.  Concert start time is 6:30PM  FREE ADMISSION

The program features well-loved children’s songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites. Concerts are free and open to all. Donations will be accepted at the performance to support African Children’s Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs.

Music for Life (The parent organization for The African Children’s Choir) works in seven African countries such as, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa. MFL has educated over 52,000 children and impacted the lives of over 100,000 people through its relief and development programs during its history. MFL purpose is to help create new leadership for tomorrow’s Africa, by focusing on education.

The Children’s Choir has had the privilege to perform before presidents, heads of state and most recently the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, for her diamond jubilee. The Choir has also had the honor of singing alongside artist such as, Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Keith Urban, Mariah Carry, Michael W. Smith, and other inspirational performers!

Find out more @ www.africanchildreschoir.com

Witness

Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be My witnesses ….

As a kid growing up in the church I was constantly told of the importance of witnessing.  We had a tremendous Sunday school program and youth program lead by some of God’s finest servants.   I gladly participated in witnessing, I even had an opportunity to take some course about evangelism.  One that I remember the most was called Evangelism Explosion.  I was just a young man serving in the military when I took the course at Pentecostal church in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  The course gave us participators the “how” and the “what” to say to people whom we would purposefully approach.  We would witness of Jesus, ‘the gospel”  to strangers  be it door by door or through purposeful approaching individuals in crowded public areas.

Anything that assists us, encourages us, and challenges us to spend more time proclaiming Jesus Christ is a very good thing.  Yet when I read Acts 1:8 there is something else I see in that passage which I have not always been aware.  Jesus said that you will receive power and you will be His witnesses when the Holy Spirit comes upon you.  Wow!  Did you catch that?  It would seem that Jesus is saying to his followers that the Holy Spirit causes us to be witness for Jesus.  It’s like it goes hand in hand, when a believer receives the Spirit the reaction or the result of such causes the believer to witness.  No class involved nor scenarios or memorized lines, but rather a natural and powerful proclamation of Jesus.

According to the Bible, those who receive the Spirit proclaim Jesus.  Are you witnessing to your family, friends, strangers? Have you received the Spirit? Do you want to?

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, giver of the Holy Spirit, I ask  you to fill me with your Holy Spirit. Empower me to proclaim Jesus!  Fill me fully and enable me to love others as you love the world.  In Jesus name Amen.

Are You Curious about God? Have you noticed Him calling to You?

What makes one curious?   Are all people curious?  For most, our curiosity is piqued when we encounter something we can’t explain or wrap our minds around.  Our natural response is to either dismiss it or look deeper into the matter.  Perhaps curiosity is one of our best traits as human beings, aside from the ability to love.  The episode in the Bible about the burning bush is unique and always grips my attention.  Here we have Moses encountering a remarkable thing……a bush that was ablaze yet the fire was not consuming it.  In Exodus 3, we read of the burning bush event and Moses’ response, ” This is strange!” He said to himself. “I’ll go over and see why the bush isn’t burning up.”

God caused an event to awaken Moses’ curiosity. He initiated the conversation.  Moses wasn’t out looking for God, God showed up!  Even better is that God was also waiting for a response.  God wants us to see Him at work in our lives and wants us to respond.  The story continues: “When the Lord saw Moses coming near the bush, he called him by name.”   Friends, let’s think of this, God got Moses’ attention and when Moses finally got curious and looked God’s way, God again initiated contact and called out to Moses-by name.  Did you know God has not changed and is looking to get your attention so you will look His way.    Think of it, what events and circumstances have you faced or witnessed that led you to be inquisitive and question life?   Have you considered that perhaps the creator of the universe is trying to get your attention?  Do not dismiss the fact that God wants you to look His way so He can call you by name!

Can this happen today? Does God still call people in the same fashion?  Yes!  It might not be a burning bush but He certainly has been trying to get your attention.  One way He does this  is through  hearing the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  God sent Jesus into the world so you can know Him and truly live!   The rest of the story is that when God called Moses, Moses answered “Here I am.”  Today, its very simple God is calling you.  He wants you to follow Jesus.  Will you respond, “here I am Lord?”

Spring News Letter from Chaplain Jeff

Spring News Letter

Chaplain Jeff Andrews is the local Chaplain to the Kenora Jail and member of Calvary Church.  Please click on the link to see what ministry things are happening at the Kenora Jail.

The Road to Resurrection Sunday Reading Plan

The Road to Resurrection Sunday

4 Weeks of Reading

Reading Plan for Monday 20 March – Saturday 25 March 2017

 

Monday:  Psalms 22  Pay particular attention to verses 7-8 and 16-18

Who was David talking about in this passage, who are the characters in his story?

 

Tuesday:  Exodus 12:46; Numbers 9:12; Psalms 34:20; John 19:36

How do these verses relate to the crucifixion of Jesus?  Is there importance of bones breaking or not breaking?

 

Wednesday:  Psalms 62:21; 109:25; 22:1 and Isaiah 50:6

He knows what rejection and pain of heart feels like.

 

Thursday:  Isaiah 53 Pay particular attention to verses 5 and 9

Dwell on how God uses the death of an innocent to achieve deliverance and salvation. God allows the death of Jesus to show justice that sin is paid for and prepare a way of peace for humankind.

 

Friday:  Zechariah 12 and 13 pay attention to 12:10 and 13:6-7

In what form did grace come?  How does this passage relate to Jesus?

 

Saturday:  Read all the passages from Monday through Friday.  Dwell on a favorite verse or passage.  Allow God’s word to speak to you and how the suffering of Jesus was foretold through the prophets.  Love at such a price, can we fathom?  How do we replicate that same love in our own lives towards others?

40 Day New Testament Reading Challenge

We invite you to join with us at Calvary Pentecostal Church to challenge yourself to read the New Testament in 40 days.  Of course we will take a break each week on Sunday from reading.  The reading plan can be followed by clicking this link.

By following this daily reading plan you will read through the entire New Testament in just 40 days by reading about 30 minutes every day. To follow the reading list click on the link below.  The New Testament is an important story for the Church. In it we find the gospel message, the good news of Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ. This book, or compilation of twenty-seven books, provides for us the story of the redemption of mankind. In the pages of the New Testament we find the story of Jesus who become man – fully God yet fully man – to live the perfect life and die for our sins in order to reconcile us to himself. Then on the third day, he was resurrected from the dead and after forty days ascended to the Father where he now intercedes for those who are his. This story is told in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The remaining books of the New Testament provide the history of the growth of the early Church and provide doctrinal teaching .

The Forty-Day Challenge,  is designed to get individuals into the habit of daily Bible reading. It has been said that if you do something for 14 days in a row, it will become a habit. I’m hoping and praying that that is the case for you. But more than that, the Forty-Day Challenge is also designed to acquaint you with the New Testament. Many have already read through the New Testament a time or two but each time we read it God reveals to us more about Himself and encourages us to live Christ Centred lives.  You must approach each reading first by prayer.  Ask the Lord to open up His word to you and make it alive as you read it.  I recommend journaling while your read, keep a little note pad or paper around so you can write down things that the Holy Spirit brings out to you through the word.  You might even want to share what God is speaking into your life with you close friends or family members.  Rejoicing in the power of His might and the truth of His Word.

I recommend also to listen to the word online using  BibleGateway.com.  You can listen to the word in different versions such as ESV, KJV, NIV.  I personally like to listen to the ESV.  It is helpful to listen to the word or have someone read it to you.  I also find that when I read the bible I like to do it aloud because not only then am I reading it but I am also hearing it.  Try it!  I encourage you to press on and start the Challenge Today!

 

Annual Business Meeting

Annual Business Meeting.

On the 23rd of February, 2017 Calvary Pentecostal will be having its annual business meeting.  All members are encouraged to attend.

The following is the order of Business:

Devotional:  Rev. Brian Nelmes

Reading of Previous minutes:  Mr. Ron Christies (Secretary)

Report of Treasurer:  Mr. Bill Bennett (Treasurer)

Unfinished Business

Voting for Board Members

New Business (Budget)

Adjournment

 

From our Missionary Friends

Check out the Newsletter from our Friends at Together Building Africa

Newsletter

Kenora Jail Chaplian Update

The ministry to those in prison is both important and biblical.  Rev. Jeff Andrews works tirelessly to bring the message of new life in Jesus to those who are incarcerated.  The job of the chaplain is not easy and is accomplished through sometimes difficult and tense situations.  In the newsletter link below you will find ways you can be involved in prison ministry.  One of the biggest things you can do to help is to continue to pray for Chaplain Andrews.   Pray also for all the various Chaplains in the public sector who are in harms way and are on the front lines of brining the gospel to those in extreme need.

Fall Newsletter:  http://calvarykenora.com/wp-content/uploads/Fall-2016-Chaplain-Newsletter.pdf