Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Need Help...

If any of you are available tomorrow between 8am and 3pm or so please stop by the new Building. We'll literally be throwing stuff on the floor!

In the 2nd - 3rd Grade room (Theater) we'll be throwing down paint chips that will stick in the Epoxy that is being laid on the floor in a checkered pattern.

In the hallways we will be throwing down a custom color blend of sand that will stick to some epoxy as well.

Hope you can make it...we can use as many hands as possible to spread the epoxy and throw down the medium that will stick to it.

We may need help Friday and Saturday as well. I'll let you know here.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Worship thru Service Year in Review

Well men, its been an extremely exciting and busy year for the Worship through Service portion of Calvary SLO's Men's Ministry. We started out the year with a huge sense of God's calling and high expectations of what he can do through us. Let me say God,. as always, did not disappoint!

2008 started with a couple of WtS breakfasts. In the morning we would meet, eat a hearty meal and listen to one of our elders give us an encouraging message from the Lord. Special thanks to James Rey, Sean Brennan, Marc Ammese and Joey Hill for speaking...you all were truly inspiring! Also to thank is Ken Krall...he cooked and tutored the rest of us on how to prepare the perfect breakfast. After breakfast the men broke into groups and went out into the community worshiping God through Serving his people. We were able to build a metal shed, tear out a spa, landscape, pain, provide oil changes and car washes. It was so amazing to see each family so grateful for our church body helping them with the things they could not do on their own. All the glory goes to God!

Just as exciting, the WtS ministry was also able to participate in the local Habitat for Humanity project in Atascadero. In case you were unaware, our church partnered with H4H to finance and construct 4 new homes off Traffic Way in north county. As anyone who came with us can tell you we were worked extremely hard. We went through over 8 palates of pavers to finish construction of the driveway. The sweat and grit payed off immeasurably when we attended the home dedication in December. The 4 chosen families were prayed for, given bibles and finally cut the ribbon on their brand new homes! It was indescribable to see God work through a community to help out those who need our help the most.

As we head into the new year we are looking for the Lord's leading as to where he would like to take this ministry. It is obvious that the Calvary SLO church body is passionate about worshiping our creator through the service of his people. We find our calling in I John 3:16-20:

"By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.

Please keep our ministry in mind when you or others you may know might need assistance. It is not only our calling but our passion to display Christ's sacrifice by helping others.

Happy New Year!