We are on Facebook “live” during the service.  It is also available to watch any time after we meet.   Jesus be with you!

PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW !

If you would like a copy of the Sunday bulletin, copies will be available in the plastic box on the ledge by the west entrance door by 11 am each Friday.

     Due to the current pandemic, and the tremendous number of difficulties related to it, we are asking everyone to please contact the Church office (315-539-8053) and let us know which service you would like to attend  on CHRISTMAS EVE  [6:00 and 8:00 p.m.];  that we may make it possible for everyone to not only join us, but to do so at a safe social distance. We all want to celebrate our Savior’s birth in a joyous way, but we will be doing it in as safe a manner as possible. And so, we ask that everyone wear a mask, and that if you need one, we can provide one. If you feel you cannot attend, please let us know, and we will send you some bulletins to follow along at home, as the service will be streamed live on “Facebook.” [Calvary Lutheran Waterloo] Blessed Christmas, and may our Lord Jesus be with you!

CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH

2414 State Route 414 North
Waterloo, NY 13165

315-539-8053

Website: calvarylutheranwaterloo.com

Secretary’s e-mail address: contact@calvarylutheranwaterloo.com

First Sunday of Advent, November 29, 2020

ACTIVITIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS – Week of November 29 – December 5, 2020

Sunday:  Worship – 9:30 am; Bible Class and Sunday School – 10:30 am

Wednesday:  Advent Service – 7 pm

Future Dates:  Advent – 11/29; Quarterly Voters’ Meeting (Budget & Officers 2021 – 12/6); Church Council – 12/14; Christmas Eve – 12/24 (6 and 8 pm no communion) 

Advent Services will be held each Wednesday at 7 pm (December 2, 9, 16).  There will NO Advent dinners this year. 

Sinicropi Florist’s Christmas Flower Order Forms are available on the table in the narthex and in the west basement entrance.  Orders must be in the office no later than Tuesday, Dec. 1st.

WE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR EVERYONE ON OUR PRAYER LIST:

Josh Strodback (Mary Dalton’s nephew), Nick Synesael , Vi Schroeder, EvaMarie Hergert, Carolyn Dyson, Becky Palmer, Sandra Waelz, Ella Adler, Jim Dawley, Sally Rohe, Bob Nicholson, Tom Reilly, Heather Costello,  Scott Norris, Mary Dalton, Esther Hergert, Megan Seneca, Peg  Smink; Carter Hergert, Cheryl Sandlas, Philomena Corsner; Douglas Bender; Corey Checho; Laurie Coughlin-Schenck, and Linda Barbi 

Shut-ins:   Ella Adler, Jane Heilig, Evelyn Rasmussen, Suzanne Lesslie, Al and Ida Sawall; Alma Thillman

Birthdays:  November 30 – Joe Barbi

December 1 – Ida Sawall and Nancy Lee; 3 – Donovan Linehan; 2 – Lera Braun; 5 – Irma Kraft

Barnabas Project – The Barnabas Project is in need of monetary donations and beds and clean mattresses.  See Beth Reed.  PLEASE NOTE:  We are only collecting beds and mattresses as furniture has become a challenge for our people. 

Printer Cartridges and Cell Phones – We are collecting printer cartridges and may be left either in the box on the heater in the narthex or on the secretary’s desk.  

LARGE PRINT BULLETINS are available from the ushers. 

To keep handling of paperwork to a minimum, we ask that your offering be placed in the offering plates at the bottom of the stairs.  Also, if you are not taking your bulletin home with you, please place in the box on the table at the bottom of the stairs.

Seneca County Children’s Christmas Project – This year because of the pandemic, we are asking for monetary donations in the amount usually spent on gifts for the children of the county.  There is a box in the narthex to leave your donations.  If you want to write a check, make it payable to “Calvary Lutheran Church” and we will write one check toward the donations.  Donations are due TODAY. 

Stewardship/Pledge Cards 2021 – if you did not bring your stewardship/pledge cards last week, they may be placed in the offering plates today. 

Christmas Eve Services – Due to the COVID pandemic, the church has to limit the number of people who would like to attend the Christmas Eve services.  Calvary will be holding two services – at 6 and 8 pm.  Communion will NOT be offered at either service.  So we do not turn away anyone, we are asking for your assistance.  To obtain a number of regular attendees, please sign up on the appropriate sheet (6 or 8 pm services) and include the number of people who will be attending with you.  

If you have not been attending church but would like to attend on Christmas Eve, please let the office know (315-539-8053), including your name and how many will be attending with you.   These numbers are not binding.  It is just so we have an idea how many will be attending and if we can allow “walk-ins” to attend and not exceed the numbers given by the Health Department.