//Festive Celebration

Festive Celebration

Greetings in the name of Christ

I trust that we are well. May God be with us as we strive to make it our mission to reach out to people. We continue to celebrate our season of thanksgiving. This is the season where we acknowledge that our lives are in the hands of God. Through our offerings we thank God for God’s presence in our lives in times of joy and celebration, let us continue to give generously.

On the one hand, the festive season is here, a time where most people spend time with their loved ones and exchange gifts, on the other hand however, it is a sad time for others for it is a season that reminds them that they can’t afford even basic needs like a plate of food for the day. It’s easy to forget that many families struggle just to put food on the table for their loved ones.

It is our core value as Calvary to Celebrate and Share God’s Embracing Love. Hence, we usually prepare a meal on a Christmas day and give food parcel to those who are in need. This project is always a success because of your generosity. We truly appreciate your generosity which helps many who are struggling during holiday seasons. Once again, you are requested to donate grocery packs or grocery items on the lists on the bulletin insert.

In Matthew 25:30-40 Jesus once told a parable of the sheep and the goats “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.  He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.  For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. ’Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?  When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you? ’The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me”.

In whatever we do we should remember that we are doing for the church of God and for God’s glory. Peace to you all.
Thembeka.