Covid-19 Church Update

Dear Calvary Memorial Church members:

Today is one of the most sacred of days on the church calendar and yet we must recognize it somewhat disconnected. Perhaps it is also a good time to remember that I must come to the cross to resolve the problem of my sin alone. Remarkable to think, isn’t it, that if you were the only sinner, or if I were the only one in need of redemption, He still  would have suffered there to set you, to set me free.
None of which, of course, would mean anything if it were not for the fact that, on the third day, He rose in  victory  over  sin  and  guilt  and  shame  and  death  which  we  will celebrate  this  Sunday  on  Easter. We plan to live stream our Resurrection Day worship 
at 10:30 AM on our website at www.calvarymemorialchurch.com. What a great time to connect with us on the internet if you haven’t done so already as Pastor Ed presents the final lesson of his Lenten series: “CREDO: WHAT CHRISTIANS BELIEVE.” You can also catch up on His first three lessons there when you do.
In cooperation with our Governor’s mandate we are suspending all small group meetings (School Of Discipleship/Men’s Breakfast/Daughters Of God/Membership Orientation/Elder Board) and special ceremonies such as water baptism and communion, as well as continuing to live stream our worship throughout the month  of April. 
On the 19
th and 26th David will preach a two part lesson series entitled “THE HEAVENLY NEWS CONFERENCE” and based on the reassuring words of Psalm ninety-one. Please join your pastors in praying that we will be able to resume physically meeting together in some form or fashion in the month of May. Until then, you can be assured that we miss you all so very much and are remembering each of you in prayer daily.
To those who have given financially during this time, thank you so much. I have been blown away by your gracious generosity and faithfulness. For those of you who haven’t done so as of yet, you can mail your tithes to us (2715 N. Alpine Rd. ~ Rockford, IL ~ 61114) or give online through our website (
www.calvarymemorialchurch.com). Either way, we will make sure that you are credited accordingly.

Until we meet again,
Pastor David Petty                                                                                                                                                                                     Philippians 1:3-6