Covid-19 Church update

Dear Calvary Community:

I woke up early this morning and thought, “I don’t want to do this anymore. I don’t want to wear a mask, I don’t want to take my temperature again,   I  don’t want to stay six feet away, I don’t want to stand in line to get into Walmart, I don’t want to watch another Cub  game from 2016.” Can you relate?
Then I remembered these words from the Apostle Paul,
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up! Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” (Galatians 6:9, 10)
It is the right thing to do and it will not last forever. Soon we will be  back to  community worship  in person, hugging and enjoying the  close fellowship of a meal enjoyed together. So I decided to keep my eye on the prize and continue to follow the pathway of responsibility. May I suggest that, as Christ’s body, you accompany me in doing the same?
Until then,  please plan to join  me at this Sunday at 10:30 AM. I will be teaching part two of “The Heavenly News Conference,” God’s message to people caught in times of crisis found  in the 91
st  Psalm. Then, while you are online, you can also share your prayer requests and even give an offering.
I  assure  you  that  I  look  forward  to seeing   all  of  you  again  very   soon. Until  then,  if  you  are  in need of pastoral care, feel  free to contact me by telephone at 815-985-9729, email at 
David@CalvaryMemorialChurch.comor regular mail at Calvary Memorial Church ~ 2715 N. Alpine Rd. ~ Rockford, IL ~ 61114. In the meantime,  
Be blessed and stay safe,

Pastor David Petty                                                                                                                                                                                            3 John 2-4