Holiday Happenings

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Sunday, Dec. 10: Children’s Christmas Party, 10:45 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 16: Deacon and Staff dinner, 6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 17: Caroling, 5 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 24: Christmas Cantata, 10:45 a.m.
Sunday, Dec. 24: Candlelight Service, 6 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 25: Merry Christmas!
Sunday, Dec. 31: No evening service.
Monday, Jan. 1: Happy New Year!
Sunday, Jan. 7: Pastor’s Men’s Class, 5 p.m.

Catechism Questions 85, 86, 87 & 88

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Question 85: What did these sacrifices represent?
Answer: Christ, the Lamb of God, who was to die for sinners.
John 1:29; 1 Corinthians 5:7; 1 Peter 1:18-20; Revelation 13:8
Question 86: What does Christ do for his people?
Answer: He does the work of a prophet, a priest and a king.
Hebrews 1:1-3; Acts 3:20-23; Hebrews 5:5-6; 4:14; Revelation 5:5; 17:14
Question 87: How is Christ our Prophet?
Answer: He teaches us the will of God.
Deuteronomy 18:15, 18; John 1:18; 4:25; 14:23-24
Question 88: Why do you need Christ as a Prophet?
Answer: Because I am ignorant.
Matthew 11:27; John 6:67-69; 17:25-26

For more Catechism questions, click here.

Definitions to Remember

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Providence: God continuously preserves and governs all creatures. He directs all events, yet not in such a way as to be the author of sin (or even to approve of sin) or to destroy the free will and responsibility of people. God makes some things to happen, others He allows to happen, but nothing just happens.
Rapture: This is not a word used in the Bible, but is used to describe an event described in the Bible; that is, when believers are “caught up to be with the Lord” at Christ’s return (see 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).
Redemption: To buy out of slavery. People were in slavery to sin and Jesus’ death on the cross was the ransom that bought us out.
Regeneration: New life. Another term for being born again. This is when God gives us new spiritual life.
Revelation: Revelation is God revealing himself. There is General Revelation in that God reveals Himself through creation and conscience (Romans 1:18-2:16). There is Special Revelation in which God reveals Himself through the Bible.
Sabbath: The seventh day of the week. A day of rest and worship.

For more definitions, click here.

Support Crisis Pregnancy Outreach

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The Crisis Pregnancy Outreach, 7807 E. 76th St. in Tulsa, has been helping women in crisis find a brighter future since 1983. Its services and support are free and confidential.

Its mission is to provide compassionate, meaningful support to women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, and to support unborn and newborn babies, helping their mothers parent them or place them with loving families.

Calvary Baptist Church would like to help. Please pray for them and consider donating through the church so we can support the organization.

Here are ways we can help:

Infant and maternity clothes
Baby food
Necessary food for mothers (powdered mile, peanut butter, cereal, canned fruit, etc.)
Temporary transportation to pregnancy services
Financial donations

For more information about the organization and how to help, visit their website.

SLIDESHOW: Family Camp 2017

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For the slide show of Family Camp 2015, click HERE.

Fish Fry for Mother’s Day

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The church will be having a fish fry for Mother’s Day lunch following the morning service on May 14.
There will also be other meats for those who do not like fish. The men will be cooking for the women and there is a sign-up sheet in the back of the sanctuary for the items needed.
If you have any questions, please see Ken Boswell.


Donations for the Troops

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There’s still plenty of time to make your donations to the Blue Star Mothers for shipment to our active duty troops. Donation boxes are in the men’s classroom and in the foyer between the sanctuary and bathroom. The donations will go to Tulsa Chapter 1 for packaging and mailing on May 10th.

To learn more about the Oklahoma Chapter One of Blue Star Mothers, click here.

Here is a comprehensive list of supplies needed for the troops. Please purchase food items as individual-size and all toiletries are travel-size.

EZ-Mac & Cheese (NOT BOWLS)
Soup – READY TO EAT (pop top)
Tuna, chicken, or salmon pouches
Dried fruit (individual packets)
Beef jerky/Slim Jims (small or individual)
Instant oatmeal (individual packets)
Breakfast/granola bars
Crackers (individually wrapped packages)
Pop tarts
Ramen noodle packets (NOT BOWLS)
Sunflower seeds or trail mix (individual packets)
Coffee (individual)
Tea bags (individual)
Powdered drink mixes (individual packets)
Spiced apple cider (individual packets)
Candy (individually wrapped)
Cream/sugar packets
Baby wipes (resealable bag) uncented
Foot powder (travel size)
Eye drops (small)
Hand sanitizer (travel size)
Sunscreen (small lotion or gel)
Dental floss
Mouthwash (travel size)
Toothpaste (travel size)
Disposable razors
Tylenol/Advil (small bottles)
Cough drops
Socks (100% cotton or wool)
AAA or AA batteries
Ziploc bags (any size)
Puzzle books
Pens or mechanical pencils

Answers in Genesis newsletter

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Do you subscribe to the Answers in Genesis emails list? It’s really a very nice complement to our Sunday School lessons. You can sign up by clicking here.

VBS is coming June 19-23

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Vacation Bible School will be in the mornings this year and the theme is A Mighty Fortress.

Youngsters will be learning that God’s Kingdom endures forever. He is our refuge and strength. God is our rock and salvation, our fortress and sure defense.

Jesus came to save. He is our Savior and King.

So please look at your calendars and set aside June 19-23 to help work and to bring your kids, grandkids and their friends to learn the truths of the Scriptures. VBS will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day.

Here is where the VBS leaders will need help.
5 lesson leaders (nursery, 2-4, pre-K, 1st-3rd, 4th-6th).
2 bible memory challenge leaders.
2 snack leaders.
2 game leaders.
2 craft leaders.
2 reformation station leaders.
Opening & closing music (guitar player and/or piano player).
3 lunch preparation & servers.
5-10 fellowship hall/kitchen cleanup.

This is a great opportunity for service.

Meetings and meals

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On Sunday, Feb. 19, the Music Committee will be meeting at Terry and Kelly’s home after the morning service.

Later, after the evening service, we will be having a Chili Social in the Fellowship Hall. Bring your favorite chili or chili accoutrements and, of course, deserts.