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Our desire is to keep in touch with all our friends (family) at New Hope Calvary Church with updated news and devotion from Pastor Al.

Greetings to friends and family,

Fall is closely approaching, the weather is becoming glorious and the snow sheep are beginning to herd south to winter pastures.

 

It is a time to renew activities hindered by the summer heat.  Our first men’s breakfast will be October7.  A women’s fellowship started September 21st .  This is once a month fellowship facilitated by Linda Wheeler which will be held at church.  October’s date will be determined soon.  Our Fall Parking Lot Sale will be on November 10 & 11.  Drop offs will be collected at church on November 6 thru 8.  The church will throw a couple of potlucks T.B.A. and that will bring us to the granddaddy of them all---The Annual Live Drive-Thru Nativity on December 15 & 16.

 

Everything we do; all things are to bring glory to God.  It should never be about raising money, entertainment or even fellowship.  If God is not glorified in all we do we are just wasting precious time, we have so little of.

 

So come and enjoy, get involved, and be blessed in your worship in service to the King.

LOVE & GOD BLESS,

PASTOR AL

Shepherd's   corner

GRACE

We understand the definition; that it is God’s unmerited favor to us. We are saved because of it, kept by it, and used by God through it. Even knowing that; we can never fully comprehend it, as God declares His thoughts and ways are so much higher than ours.

Moses disobeys God, and is nearly slain by an angel, yet will speak to God face to face as a friend. –Grace

David will kill a man, take his wife and reproach God’s name before the nations, yet God will call him a “man after His own heart”. –Grace

Job, a God fearing man, who was horribly afflicted “without cause”, as God lifted His hedge of protection, and he lost everything declared: “Though he slay me yet will I trust Him.” God restored him with a double blessing. –Grace

Well-meaning brothers and sisters like Job’s three friends of comfort often in ignorance think they know and understand when God knows they don’t have a clue.

I am a monumental product of God’s grace as perhaps are some of you. We don’t understand why. We can’t explain it. It defies what we know about ourselves. It seems irrational, unknowable. We can’t buy it or earn it because it’s unmerited and for that we can only bow the knee and praise Him for that which we will never understand this side of heaven. It’s all about GRACE.

  

Psalm 84 “The LORD will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.”

In His Service,

Pastor Al

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