Pastor's Weekly Message
December 7, 2017
Dear members of our Calvary family:
  Recently I read an article about living in Manila.  It talked about how tens of thousands of people make their homes on a dump site that the city uses. They’ve constructed shacks out of the things other people have thrown away. And they send their children out early every morning to scavenge for food out of other people’s garbage, so they can have family meals. People have been born and grown up there on the garbage dump. They have had their families, their children, their shacks, their garbage to eat, finished out their lives, and died there without ever going anywhere else, even in the city of Manila. It is an amazing thing but not as amazing as the journey from heaven to earth.  Think of it.  The Son of God made that journey, and he knew what he was doing. He knew where he was going. He knew what the sacrifice would be. He journeyed from heaven to earth on a mission to save the human race.  He did this because he loves us and wanted to save us from our sins.  What a wonderful Savior we have.  This advent season of the church year we look forward to celebrating once again that first coming of our Lord into this world, to give him praise and thanks for what he has done.
  Keep in your prayers David Schroeder who is rehabbing at the Center at Val Vista and will be there until December 20th.  May the Lord continue to grant him healing and renewed strength.
  We had our first midweek Advent service last night.  Our second one will be next Wednesday at 7:00 pm.  These services are wonderful ways to prepare our hearts for the celebration of Christmas.  I look forward to seeing you this week in church as we look at God's love in sending us his Son to be our Savior.  May the Lord bless all of you.
Pastor Martin Spaude




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