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This coming Sunday, September 8, marks the end of the Steady On: Finding Strength in the Book of Hebrews series at Calvary. Together we have learned about the excellency of Christ and his benefits, and how these benefits enable us to persevere in the Christian faith when times get hard. 
To commemorate and celebrate our journey through the book of Hebrews, which began in February of this year, we will have an extended time of sharing during our services. Microphones will be placed at the front of the sanctuary, and anyone who would like to speak about how they have been impacted by the Steady On series is invited to come forward and recount how God has ministered to them in a unique or meaningful way through this study.

As a means of reviewing all that we have covered in this Epistle to the Hebrews, I encourage you to watch the video above, which has been produced by The Bible Project.

I trust that you will enjoy your time of reflection on this series and I look forward to hearing from many of you on Sunday.

Thankfully yours,


As you arrive at church this weekend, you will notice the scaffolding around our building. This has been put up as we have some loose tiles that could pose a danger for our congregation or neighbors walking by. Setting this structure up now will also allow us to address that area first when repairs begin. As for a status on our roof repair project, we have been talking with our insurance company for the past few months and expect to have some answers from them shortly.  We have also been working with a tile supply company (for replacement tiles) and the Village of Oak Park.


All are encouraged to join us for a Mediterranean-themed lunch this Sunday, following the second service. We are excited about how God is at work in our church, the Oak Park community, and around the world. We use these gatherings to share updates and introduce you to the many ways you can get connected at Calvary, all while enjoying a delicious meal.

If you are new to Calvary, there is no cost for your meal—lunch is on us. For regular attenders, the cost is $5/per person or $15/per family.

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Calvary Kids’ mid-week program offers children ages 3 years - 6th grade the opportunity to take a break from the busy week, gather with friends, and participate in a lively evening of Bible study, scripture memory, games and other activities. The 2019/20 club year kicks off on Wednesday, September 11 at 6:15PM. Register online.

Our Wednesday Night Dinners will also begin that evening. Join us at 5PM in the Dining Room for a family meal.

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How should we read the Bible? Does God speak to us today through His Word? How does the authority of scripture relate to modern questions? Most Christians know that they ought to believe and trust the Bible, but questions remain about how to approach and think about the Bible today. Others among us find the Bible intimidating and overwhelming and don’t know where to start when we read God’s Word.

Join us for our first Calvary Core class, Scripture: Wisdom from God’s Word. In this class we will explore questions related to the nature of the Bible, its authority and interpretation, its overall story, and how to access the riches of God’s Word for our own lives today.

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Join us for WOMen's Bible Study  

Tuesday, September 10 | 9:15 - 11AM or
Wednesday, September 11 | 6:30 - 8PM

The fall Women’s Studies will begin this week. While online registration is now closed, you may register in person either on Tuesday Morning or Wednesday evening.

Make substantive connections with others while engaging God’s Word through large group teaching and small group discussion. The year will begin with a study of the book of Hosea. Choose to attend on Tuesday mornings or Wednesday evenings. Childcare is available for both (there is a small childcare fee for Tuesday mornings). Learn more, purchase your study guide, and register online.

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Calvary Book Club  


Share your love of reading with your church community. The Calvary Book Club meets the 3rd Monday of the month to discuss a book that both intellectually stimulates and challenges our faith. Attend every month or jump in when a particular book grabs your attention. Calvary Book Club’s next meeting is Monday, September 16 at 7PM in the Heritage Room and will discuss The Chosen by Chaim Potok. 

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Calvary Men's Breakfast 


Men of Calvary, join us for breakfast on Saturday, September 21 from 9 - 10:30AM in the Dining Room. 

This breakfast will be an opportunity to connect with other men on matters that we all care about, so invite your co-workers and neighbors to join you for good food and fellowship.

Childcare will be available for this event.

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To answer this requires that we understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Whether you are just considering Christianity or are a new Christian, this class aims to make clear the amazing truth of God's salvation and what it means to be identified with Christ. Questioners are welcomed!

We will meet together on Sunday, September 22 at 8:30AM in the Heritage Room (Rm 104). Breakfast will be provided. Childcare is available through our regularly scheduled Calvary Kids programming. 

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PADS Volunteer Trainings  

Beginning in October, we will have the opportunity to serve those in our community who are without shelter, as Calvary is now an overflow PADS site on Thursday evenings.

If you have an interest in serving in this new ministry, please sign up to attend one of our detailed volunteer training sessions. These trainings will walk through the specific steps of a night at the shelter. Click on a date below to access the training event page.

Learn more about this new ministry and register for a training session online. 

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Revive Conference and Simulcast event  


September 27–28, 2019 women will gather in Indianapolis and around the globe for Revive ’19: Seeking HIM, a conference from Revive Our Hearts. Information and conference registration can be found on the conference website—

Prefer to attend locally? Calvary’s Women’s Ministry has obtained a group of tickets to attend a simulcast of the conference, which will be held at Northwest Community Church in Chicago. We will meet at Calvary and travel together to the event in the minibus. Space is limited and registration is required. 

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Techne: A Christian Vision of Technology | October 14-16 | Calvary Memorial Church

The modern world presents Christians in general and pastors in particular with many profound and complex questions related to a biblical vision of and for technology. The rate of technological advancement in human culture has accelerated significantly in the last 200 years, and then accelerated again in the past 20. How should Christians think about smartphones? Artificial intelligence? Genetic technologies? Multi-site church? Virtual reality? Contraceptive technology? Social media?

The 2019 CPT Conference will seek to address these questions through the lenses of biblical wisdom, the historical Christian tradition, modern sociology, and ministry praxis. 

Calvary attendees are welcome to participate, and may enter the promotional code “Calvary” to get access to a $75/individual ticket and a $39/student ticket. 

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If you have not been baptized and would like to be, please contact us for an interview. Our next baptismal service will be Sunday, September 29.

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This Sunday

​9:00 & ​10:45AM

"The Faithfulness of God"
Hebrews 13:20-25
Pastor Gerald Hiestand

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"When Being a Christian is Humiliating"
Zach Wagner

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