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    June 1, 2012

    John Calvin Presbyterian Church

    CALVIN COMMENTARY

    Sunday June 17, 2012

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    FROM THE STUDY WINDOW

    Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth. 2Worship the LORD with gladness; come into his presence with singing.

    3 Know that the LORD is God. It is he that made us, and we are his;

    we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 4Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise.

    Give thanks to him, bless his name. 5For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever,

    and his faithfulness to all generations.

    The 100th

    Psalm encourages us to worship and praise God. Unfortunately as we enter the summer

    season there is a temptation to skip worship and do other things. To counter this temptation we need to

    give thought to the benefits of worship. Following are eight reasons to make worship a regular part of

    your summer schedule.

    1. Worship brings hope. It helps us to see over the wall of circumstances which restricts our vision to our problems.

    2. Worship counters self-centeredness. It moves us beyond ourselves and helps us think about God. 3. Worship reminds us of important values we tend to forget. It reminds us of the importance of loving

    people rather than things, the importance of forgiving rather than resenting, and the importance of

    serving rather than being served.

    4. Worship strengthens courage. In the words of Isaiah 40, Those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall

    walk and not faint.

    5. Worship gives us the opportunity to express thanksgiving. Praise God from whom all blessings flow retains its popularity as a worship resource because it is among the most basic instincts of

    human nature.

    6. Worship brings a sense of forgiveness. It helps us to let go of our dangerous fixations on our imperfections and failures.

    7. Worship renews our faith. Without continual reminders our awareness of Gods grace and love slips into the background.

    8. Worship is a transcendent experience, which helps Gods call us out of what we are to what we are yet to become. The insight and motivation necessary for growth in faith often comes from worship.

    Worship has a unique ability to strengthen, repair and refocus our lives. I invite and encourage you to

    make worship attendance a part of your weekly schedule during the summer and throughout the year.

    In Christs Service

    Rev. Harry Brown

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    News and Notes

    Congratulations to: Jessica Nicole Spence and Christopher Gorham Calvin were married on Saturday,

    April 21, 2012 in an evening ceremony at Nottoway Plantation in White Castle, La.

    Christopher is the son of Carolyn Calvin.

    Holly Hayes and Scott Crawford were married on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at First

    Presbyterian Church, New Orleans. Scott is the son of Sue Crawford.

    Andy and Elizabeth Watt are the proud parents of a baby daughter, Evangeline

    Alexandra, born May 28, 2012. Sue Crawford is the proud grand-mother.

    Thank YouSecond Harvest Volunteers

    On Saturday, May 19, from 8-11a.m, 18 volunteers from John Calvin joined with a large

    group representing the Junior League to sort and box food items at Second Harvests

    Elmwood Warehouse. All ages were represented and fun was had by all. Thanks to all the

    volunteers representing John Calvin: James Brown, Sharon Fortin, Linda Hubchen, Jon

    ORegan, Richard Britson, Laurie Robinson, Patti Deibel, Gina Corley, Amy Cardinale,

    Nathan Cardinale, Eva Mace, Dr. James Mace, Anna Mace, Terrell Edwards, and the

    Benoit family (Jennifer, Chris, Mallory, and Madison).

    Join us for Sunday School...

    9:30AM in the Church Library

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    Sundays at JCPC

    8:30 8:30 AM

    Chapel Service

    9:30 AM

    Adult Sunday School

    In the church library

    10:30 AM

    Coffee and Fellowship

    11:00 AM

    Worship

    Music Notes William Memmott

    Our culture traditionally prescribes rest in the summertime. It's

    vacation time (except for agricultural types). In a way July is

    our most restful month. After all, it's the seventh month of the

    year. Didn't the Lord tell us to rest on the Sabbath (the seventh

    day of the week)? Of course, in celebration of the Resurrection

    occurring on the first day of the week, we have moved our

    Lord's Day to Sunday. Often, for church musicians (especially

    those who do composing and arranging for seasonal

    celebrations), July is often our busiest month.

    The message seems to be: enjoy your rest. But in your

    restoration, don't forget to worship regularly. That's a feature of

    our modern culture that baffles me. I believe that the first day

    in the house of the Lord should be a first priority. As my father

    would say, "Now, let's take up the offering, sing a hymn and go

    for lunch."

    As always, singers and instrumentalists: you are invited to join

    us in making Sunday music. See if you have a dormant

    talent. You might just surprise yourself (and us). Join us for

    rehearsals (choir on Wednesday nights at 7:15 and Sundays at

    10:30; orchestra on Sundays at 10:30).

    Soli Deo Gloria

    June Birthdays

    1 Jonathan Zea

    2 Cindy Freudenthal

    6 Judy Luchsinger

    9 Connie Casey

    9 Linda Hubchen

    11 William Fernandez

    13 Paul Palermo

    16 Greg Freudenthal

    18 Jane Malsbary

    18 Freddie Marler

    18 Brock King Moore

    24 Sebastian Zea

    25 Kelly Zea

    30 Ann Miller

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    VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

    VBS 2012 is July 23 July 27 from 9 a.m. until 12:00 p.m for ages three through 5th Grade. Our theme is Operation Overboard: Dare to go deep with God. Our key scripture is Faith is the reality of what we hope for, the proof of what we dont see, Hebrews 11:1. At Operation Overboard, children discover five ocean insights they can take to live as followers of God - Depend on God, Dare to Care, Claim Jesus, Choose to Follow and Change the World. These will be shared using Bible stories including Noah Depends on God, The Disciples choosing to Follow Jesus, and Paul Delivering the Good news.

    Each day the children will experience the story and ocean insight through science, crafts, music, story, and mission. Make your summer plans and join us for VBS.

    Registration is available online at www.johncalvinchurch.org Cost for the week is $15 JCPC members and $25 non-members. Checks can be mailed or dropped off at the church Att: VBS Registration. Friends and relatives are welcome. And we are looking for interested adults who might want to share their time at VBS also so let us know if you would be willing to serve. Valerie Corcoran and Linda Lowry are directing and would love to talk to you about volunteering.

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    John Calvin Presbyterian Church

    4201 Transcontinental Drive

    Metairie, Louisiana 70006

    Church Office Hours:

    Mon.Thurs. 8:30 a.m. 4:00p.m.

    Friday: 8:30 a.m. Noon

    www.johncalvinchurch.org

    504.888.1375 Church Office

    504.888.1378 Playschool

    The Reverend Harry A. Brown, Pastor

    [email protected]

    Home 504.982-4775

    Dianne Boan, Office Administrator

    William Memmott,

    Organist and Choir Master

    Jan Cox, Accompanist

    Jananne Lankard, Playschool Director

    Debbie Russo, Playschool Admin. Asst

    Hazel Julien, Custodian

    http://www.johncalvinchurch.org/
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