August 14, 2020

Praying the Psalms with Luther

READ: Jeremiah 52:12-33 Psalm 138 Philippians 2:1-3:11

The 138th Psalm is a general Psalm of thanks for a variety of “deliverances” from the enemies of God’s people. The psalmist wishes that Christ’s kingdom would come and kings would receive His Word and doctrine, give thanks for it, and worship Him aright. They must learn that Christ’s kingdom exists, that it sits on high, and that He helps the lowly who are stuck in woe and fear, and comforts and rescues sinners and also the miserable. The Psalm closes with the prayer that God would not abandon His kingdom and work that has begun, but bring them to fulfillment in eternity.

PRAY: Renewed thanks do we return unto You, O Father of mercy, for all Your loving-kindness toward us; and chiefly, because You have called us into the kingdom of Your Son, our Savior. Cleanse us from sin by His blood, and remember not our transgressions against us. Do not forsake the work of Your own hands that, delivered from our enemies, we may evermore praise You. Amen.

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


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.


2414 State Route 414 North
Waterloo, NY 13165

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, August 16, 2020

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ACTIVITIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS – Week of August 16 – 22, 2020

Sunday:  Worship – 9:30 am; Church Picnic @ Hyde’s – 2 pm

Monday:  Church Council – 7 pm

Future Dates:  Church Picnic @ Hyde’s – TODAY; Church Council – 8/17; 

Compassion Sunday – 10/11

 AS A REMINDER for Dismissal!!  When your pew has been released by the ushers after the service, please proceed out of the church (and hopefully to your cars).  If you want to talk to friends (while maintaining social distancing) please move out of the way of traffic to a secluded area outside.  Pews will be dismissed after the service from the back. 


Gloria Selker, Ella Adler, Sandra Waelz; Jim Dawley, Sally Rohe, Bob Nicholson, Tom Reilly, Heather Costello,  Scott Norris, Vi Schroeder, 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

Birthdays:  August  19 – Kyle Dawley

Anniversary:  Beth and David Reed (8-16-08)

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. 

 Does the church office have your email address or cell phone number?  Remember March 15th when everything was shut down due to the coronavirus?  How could we get in touch with you?  We had people call everyone!!  If we had your email or cell phone number we could have sent an email or text message to keep you informed.  Your information will only be used for emergencies.  Please either email the info to Nancy at or leave it on her desk in the office.  Your info will not be distributed outside the office.

 LARGE PRINT BULLETINS are available from the ushers.

Church Picnic @ Steve & Janice Hyde’s – TODAY at 2 pm.  Bring a dish to pass.  Hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks, plates and plastic ware will be provided.  There is an attendance sign-up sheet on the table in the narthex.

 Food Drive for the Local Food Pantries – Due to the pandemic, the local food pantries are being stretched to their limit with people seeking food.  During the month of August, Calvary will be collecting food items and monetary donations that will be split between the House of Concern and the Tyre Food Pantry.  Any food items may be left in the plastic bin in the narthex and any monetary donations should be marked “food drive.”  If you have any questions, please see Janice Hyde or Kristin Fleming.

 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.