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"His Will, Your Delight?"

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March 29, 2020
Pastor Keith DeLorme
His Will, Your Delight?
James 4:13-17

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COVID-19 UPDATE


Dear CBC Family,

Due to the heightened warnings and limitations on gatherings that are being encouraged by national and state officials, the elders have decided to suspend all gatherings at CBC until further notice. This includes all previously cancelled children & youth events, praise team rehearsals, choir practices, Divorce Care meetings, MMA, Women of CBC gatherings, Prayer gatherings, Sunday school, and Worship Services. In addition, we are working to postpone the Grow Conference.


God is in control
Be encouraged by our Lord’s words to Peter, when He said, “…on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18. We are the church. Church cannot be canceled. For a time, our physical gatherings are suspended, but we are the body of Christ nonetheless, and His Church will prevail against all threats.

Another fitting encouragement for us at this time is, “For where two or three are gathered in My Name, there I am among them.” Matthew 18:20. As you gather with your families or select friends, to pray and worship, God Himself is there with you. This should bring us great comfort as we are apart for worship for a few weeks. We will dearly miss our gathering together, but God is with us.

Calvary Bible Church remains committed to obeying Ephesians 4:11-13, “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” We trust that the Lord will never cease to teach us how to fulfill this responsibility, even during this current situation.


To this end, the elders have made the following provisions to continue to provide communal worship, Bible instruction, opportunity to give tithes and offerings, prayer support, and assistance for the needs of the body:
Worship & Bible Instruction:

We are very excited to share several methods we have developed to continue the preaching and teaching ministries of Calvary Bible Church.

  • Worship Services:
    Once again, we will provide a Live Stream via Facebook. Tune in on Sunday, March 22 at 10:45 for the worship service which will be led by Pastor Keith, and our technology and music teams. Pastor Lee Thompson will continue our exposition of James, preaching on chapter 4, verses 11 and 12.
  • Calvary School of the Bible:
    Will meet in a virtual platform only during the New Testament Survey Class, over the next 4 weeks. We will use an online Learning Management System (LMS), Google Classroom, and other online tools to provide synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning opportunities. Please email the church office or text or call Cyndi or Keith to let us know if you plan to participate.
  • Experiencing God Sunday School:
    We are working to establish a platform and procedure for continuing our exciting study, Experiencing God. For now, please continue your daily lessons in your workbook, remain on track, and look for further guidance about the possibility of discussion and video(s) as part of the study.
Prayer
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)

I trust that the apostle Paul’s words are an encouragement to you at this time. Do you remember the context for his writing?  He was in prison when he wrote these words: “do not be anxious about anything….” What an incredible perspective and one that reminds me that though our present set of circumstances may appear overwhelming and confusing to us, we ought to instead set aside our anxieties and frustrations and embrace Paul’s alternative instead. Pray and seek His will and experience His peace which will literally be incomprehensible!

Prayer Chain:
Send us your prayer requests (and updates!) so that we can send out emails to those who have selected to be included in the prayer chain. If you do not currently receive prayer requests via email, and would like to, please email the church at cbc1@ptd.net so that we can add you.

Commit our current situation to prayer when you are alone, when you are gathered as families, and when you may be together in small gatherings with friends: prayer for the Lord’s will to be done and that he’d give us all a proper perspective and the opportunity to express His goodness, mercy, and grace to those we encounter. Soli Deo Gloria!

Assistance
“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” (James 1:27)
  • Are you “shut in,” unable to venture out? Do you have a need that we can meet? Do you need groceries? Are you in need of someone to pick up a medication for you? Please contact the church office and let us know; we’d love to help!
  • At this time you can contact the office in two ways: first, you can send us an email. We are monitoring email daily. Or, you can call or text Cyndi (570-872-6861) or Keith (908-343-9565). Currently the phone lines are down for the church and we expect them to be repaired on Friday.
Tithes & Offerings
“Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7).

We are certainly experiencing a unique set of circumstances these days, and the ripple effect is evident in all areas of life. God has seen fit to allow COVID-19 to impact the world, and the church is no exception. As you know, the ministry of any church is dependent upon the faithful giving by the Lord’s people to that ministry. Though we will not be physically gathering together, we do have the opportunity to meet together remotely.

As the giving of tithes and offerings is an act of worship, we want to remind you of several ways in which you can continue to give your tithe/offering and Faith Promise. Remember, it is through Faith Promise that we support our missionaries.

  • U.S. Mail:
    Simply place your offering into an envelope and send it via U.S. mail to the church’s address:
    9 Three Point Garden Road
    East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
  • Online Bill Pay:
    Set up a one-time or recurring payment using online banking with your bank. When you schedule a payment, your bank will send your tithe/offering to the church by your selected date. Church web site: we are excited to share with you a third option for the giving of the tithe/offering. We will follow up with simple instructions regarding this new feature once set up is complete later this week.

Keith,
Senior Pastor
on behalf of the Elders

I Samuel 12:24
Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.

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The Good news is that God loves us. Still loves us. Never stopped loving us. Despite our rejection of Him, and although we think that we know more about life than our Creator, God loves us.

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Sunday School is at 9:30 AM.

We have classes for adults and kids from age 3 through high school.

Worship and Praise Service starts at 10:45 AM.

Senior Pastor
Keith DeLorme
Address & Phone
9 Three-Points Garden Road
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
phone 570 | 421.6047
mail cbc1@ptd.net
Fax: 570 | 421.1914

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About CBC

Calvary Bible Church is blessed to serve the Lord Jesus Christ. Our theme is stated by the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 4:5, ‘For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake” (NIV).

The mission of Calvary Bible Church is to glorify God by making disciples who will impact the community of the Pocono Mountains and the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

This fellowship acknowledges the Lord Jesus Christ as its Head, the Holy Scripture as the only infallible guide pertaining to matters of faith, church discipline and order, the Holy Spirit as its Teacher, and is not, and never shall be, under the jurisdiction or supervision of any other ecclesiastical body of any kind or nature whatsoever.

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O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
- Psalm 96:6
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