Covid-19 Church Update

Dear Calvary community members:

This will be the fifth consecutive Sunday that we are not allowed to gather for worship and it now appears that it will be sometime before we can. As soon as we are allowed to do so, regardless of the restrictions, I promise you that we will. Hallelujah! What a glorious day that will be.
Until then, as the “stay at home” order lingers, we need to develop more and more effective means of communicating as church members. If you know of someone who has not given us their email address, please encourage them to do this so that I can send them this weekly update. Also, If you know of someone who hasn’t viewed our Sunday live stream worship or given on line or sent in their prayer requests to us, share that useful knowledge with them as well.
This Sunday, April 19, and next, April 26, I will present a two part teaching series entitled “The Heavenly News Conference” at at 10:30 AM. As I was watching one of  Governor Pritzker’s daily broadcasts I began to wonder, “What if God gave a news conference? What would He have to say to His children in a crisis like this?” Then I remembered one of my favorite Psalms, the ninety-first. This, I decided, is what He would say and exactly what we need to hear. Give it a read between now and Sunday morning and then tune in to hear what God wants to communicate through me to you about this marvelous piece of Hebraic poetry.
Until we are reunited, please know that we deeply appreciate your gifts sent to us online through our website or mailed to our church office at: Calvary Memorial Church ~ 2715 N. Alpine Rd. ~ Rockford, IL ~ 61104. Important lessons about God’s great plan of redemption and our part in it are being learned. Your continuing participation will aid us in putting these lessons to work for God’s glory as soon as we are again allowed to gather. Be praying with me as I am longing for all of you . . .
With the affection of Christ,

Pastor David Petty                                                                                                                                                                                     Philippians 1:7, 8