Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A little spring cleaning...

Spring is coming rapidly to us in Maryland and I am looking forward to this time of year as Resurrection Sunday is just around the corner. It is one of the two times each year where we have a wonderful opportunity to reach un-churched people who will come to church if they are invited. Knowing we have guests coming and we don’t get a second chance to make a first impression, our trustees have scheduled a work day here at Calvary on Saturday morning April 2 from 8:00 a.m. to noon. We need to do a lot of work on our grounds with mulching and picking up limbs and debris from the ravages of winter. They have a number of projects they’d like to complete but in order to do that, we need lots of help. Exodus 36:1 says “And Bezalel and Aholiab, and every gifted artisan in whom the Lord has put wisdom and understanding, to know how to do all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, shall do according to all that the Lord has commanded.” God has gifted this church family and put into you wisdom and understanding to know how to do all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, and we need you to put your “sweet skills” to work Saturday April 2nd. I’m sure there will be coffee and donuts and probably some more food later in the day. It will be a great day to hang out with your brothers and sisters in Christ while working on God’s property. If the heavens open and the deluge comes, April 9th is the rain date because much of our work is outside. Yard tools are helpful if you want to bring your own to share with other willing hands so let’s make it a great day to spiffy up our buildings and grounds.

Also, as you are cleaning out your house and you uncover items you were going to haul to Goodwill or sell in a garage sale, one of our young adult Bible Study classes wants to do a mission project with a “reverse garage sale” where they will collect your items that still have life and use left, and distribute them to places like Alpha’s Glory Crisis pregnancy center and others who have need. While we’re not interested in broken junk and trash, the landfill still is. Collection for this will be happening after we celebrate Easter so be watching for more information on that. Mark your calendars now for this important work day here at Calvary. Time for me to get to cleaning, from my little corner of the world to yours…

Ralph Green

Senior Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church

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