Are we going to church?

Are we going to church today?

Is this question asked in your home?  Some food for thought!

“Christians should be committed to their local church, involved in their local church, and supportive of their local church. This requires regular church attendance. A believer will naturally love his brothers and sisters in Christ (1 John 4:21), and that love will manifest itself in a desire to fellowship, not avoidance. When the church is praising the Lord, all believers should want to join in the praise; when the church is praying for others, all believers should want to join in the prayer; when the church is studying the Word, all believers should want to join in the learning.

We live in a world of distractions. So many things call us away from our commitments, our involvement, and our support of the local church: sports activities, work schedules, community projects, etc.—the list is never-ending. There are valid reasons for missing a church service, and we must avoid legalism in such matters. At the same time, we should make sure absences are the exception, not the rule. Each believer should examine his own heart to determine his motives for missing church. It could be that a rearrangement of priorities is in order.”

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VBS & Day Camp

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Discover God’s Forever Forgiveness at Camp Moose on the Loose VBS.

Experience a camping theme complete with tents, campfires, and wildlife where kids will learn about the life of Christ as seen through the eyes of Peter. While students hike, canoe, and fish, they discover the lasting forgiveness that only Christ can give. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins” (1 John 1:9).

The Two Dates:  VBS July 23-26  & Day Camp July 30- Aug 1

Place:  Calvary Bible Church 27032 Marcellus Hwy.

Times for VBS: Monday – Thursday from 9:30- 12:00 noon

Cost: FREE

Grades for VBS: K5 – 6th Grade

Times for Day Camp: 9:00am – 3:00PM 

Cost $5 Daily  (Includes Lunch)

Grades for Day Camp: 1st – 6th Grade

 

For more information please call 269-782-7296 or email nate@calvarybibleministries.org

Focused – Faithful – Fruitful

SUMMER TIME

Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting and Bible Study.  Lets Learn to be FOCUSED, FAITHFUL, AND FRUITFUL.  Let’s take the opportunity to be faithful this summer and be in God’s House each and every Wednesday this Summer.

CALVARY BIBLE CHURCH: WEDNESDAYS STARTING AT 7:00PM

NURSERY AND CHILDREN’S CLASSES

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Pastor Robert Vickroy

dad pictureRobert E. Vickroy, 76, of Cassopolis, Michigan, while surrounded by his loving family, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Lakeland Reginal Medical Center in St. Joseph, Michigan.

Service Times
Friends may visit with the family, Thursday, May 3, from 11 A.M. until the memorial service at 12:00 pm at Calvary Bible Church, 27032 Marcellus Highway, Dowagiac, Michigan. Service officiated by Pastor Stacey Wilder, his son-in-law. Memorial contributions in Robert’s name may be made to Calvary Bible Church. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at http://www.clarkch.com.

Obituary:  Pastor Vickroy was born on August 12, 1941, to Ross and Pearl (Roberts) Vickroy in Gladwin, Michigan. He graduated from Byron High School in 1959. He married Barbara Wooden in 1962. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible from Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina, in 1966. Following his graduation, he pastored churches in Stanzel, Iowa, and Linesville, Pennsylvania. In 1974, he accepted the call to serve as pastor of Calvary Bible Church in Dowagiac, Michigan, and remained in service there until his retirement in 2016. Bob Jones University conferred the honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree in () May, 1993. Pastor Vickroy served the Lord faithfully in ministry for 52 years. He demonstrated a pastor’s heart to the people in the church, the community, and around the world. Pastor Vickroy enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and watching football games.

Pastor Vickroy is survived by Barbara, his loving wife of 55 years; daughters, Theresa (Tim) Strong of Sanford, North Carolina, Tamara (Stacey) Wilder of Dowagiac, Michigan, and Toni (Derek) Stapleton of Marcellus, Michigan; grandchildren, Caleb Wilder, Nathan Wilder (Jessica), Stephanie Strong, Stephen Strong, Katie Wilder, Jacob Wilder, Harmony Stapleton, Andrew Stapleton, and Falynn Wilder; great-grandchild, Landyn Wilder; siblings, Melvin (Grace) Vickroy and Lula Carroll. He was preceded by his parents; siblings, Vernie Stout, L.V., Lawrence, John, and Don Vickroy; daughter, Tina Rose.

Friend Day

As Pastors we just wanted to invite you to our 5th Sunday Friend Day.  We would love to have you and your family come and be a part of our special day.  We will be having special music, preaching, fellowship and food.  April 29, 2018.  Service starts at 11am with lunch to follow.  We will have an afternoon service too and Pastor Nate Wilder will be preaching.

Resurrection Sunday

Resurrection Sunday is April 1. Calvary Bible Church will be having a special presentation followed by the preaching of God’s Word.  Invite someone to be your guest this Resurrection Sunday.  April 1, 2018

Service starts at 11:00 am

Question: “Why is the resurrection of Jesus Christ important?”

Answer: The resurrection of Jesus is important for several reasons. First, the resurrection witnesses to the immense power of God Himself. To believe in the resurrection is to believe in God. If God exists, and if He created the universe and has power over it, then He has power to raise the dead. If He does not have such power, He is not worthy of our faith and worship. Only He who created life can resurrect it after death, only He can reverse the hideousness that is death itself, and only He can remove the sting and gain the victory over the grave (1 Corinthians 15:54–55). In resurrecting Jesus from the grave, God reminds us of His absolute sovereignty over life and death.

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The Doors of the Bible

Come hear the “Doors of the Bible” Series at Calvary Bible Church.  Pastor Stacey Wilder will be preaching from God’s Word about the opportunities and challenges of the Doors in the Bible.  Please come and be a part of our services.

“Opening or Closing?”

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Someone mentioned to me, “Have a nice Ash Wednesday.” Made me wonder??

Question: “What is Ash Wednesday?”

Answer: Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. Its official name is “Day of Ashes,” so called because of the practice of rubbing ashes on one’s forehead in the sign of a cross. Since it is exactly 40 days (excluding Sundays) before Easter Sunday, it will always fall on a Wednesday—there cannot be an “Ash Thursday” or “Ash Monday.” The Bible never mentions Ash Wednesday—for that matter, it never mentions Lent.

The following link is good information.

Ash Wednesday

 

Rooted and Grounded ~ Daily Stability

 

“We have no roots, and no nourishment, without Jesus. It is the core doctrine of Christianity that salvation comes by faith through grace in Jesus Christ alone. All religions, philosophies, and creeds cannot satisfy outside of Jesus. Christ is the Living Water and the Bread of Life.

A lifetime of faithfulness is cultivated by daily stability. Grow your relationship with the Lord, read His Word, and hold fast to sound doctrine. Beware of those that would pull you away from God and His church. Don’t be a tumbleweed Christian, without roots, without direction, and without growth. Even though you can’t see the fruit today, one day, if you are rooted in Christ, you will look back on a life of faithfulness and see all God has done.”  Paul Chappel

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God is Faithful

Just want to thank God for the faithfulness that He has shown to Calvary Bible Church.  God has wonderfully provided for 77 plus years.  What a blessing to count the blessings He has bestowed.