Connecting with our Church Family

Connecting with our Church Family

by Joshua Reifsteck on February 01, 2021

Connecting with our Church Family

2020-21 Ministry Year Focus: “Connected in Faith”

For 2020-2021, our ministry year theme is “Connected in Faith.” November through March, we’ll explore a different aspect of this theme each month.

  1. Connecting with God - Draw near with a true heart.

  2. Connecting with our Church Family - Hold fast the confession of our hope.

  3. Connecting with our Community - Stir up one another to love & good works.

This month, we’ll discuss: Connecting with our Church Family.

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful (Hebrews 10:23).

What are you most looking forward to when you finally get your vaccine? I have so many answers! I’m looking forward to worshipping without a mask. I look forward to starting back up with our choir, the Calvary Chorale. I’m especially looking forward to restarting Calvary’s Board Game Night!

Note that each one of these things can be done alone, even board games! But each one is better in a group which is united in purpose. Note that I didn’t only say each one is better in a group! For any group to work well together, they need to be united, on the same team, walking in the same direction.

In our world today, divided as it is, how do we go about being “united?” Our Bible verse gives us a clue. “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful (Hebrews 10:23).”

If we want to connect with one another, we need to connect with God and unite together in holding fast to what we believe! Not because we are so great, or even because our church is so great, but because He—Jesus—is so great, because He is faithful.

I so look forward to the opportunity to welcome our entire Calvary family into our doors at once, to worship together in the sanctuary soon. If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s an appreciation for what we had! But if we want to unite together when we do come back together, we can begin that process today.

Hold fast to your confession of hope. Read your scriptures. Trust in Him. If we can do that, then we will come out of the pandemic stronger than when we began it.

— Pastor Josh Reifsteck

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