Dear Calvary-St. George's Family,
Fall has begun (even though it has not really felt like it outside), and October is already nearly upon us! And if you are tuned into how the calendar works at our church, you will remember that stewardship season is nearly upon us as well. But beyond just talking about how we respond to God's grace with our offerings, pledges, and other gifts, the clergy team wants you to understand the roots of why we do all of this in the first place.
Coupled with our season of stewardship we want to also discuss our Reformation heritage this October as we approach the the 500th anniversary of Luther kicking off the reformation with his 95 Theses. Our sermon series during the next five weeks will be looking at the Solas of the Reformation. I begin the series this Sunday by looking at Our Only Foundation: Scripture Alone. Then the four weeks to follow will be on Christ Alone, Faith Alone, Grace Alone, and God's Glory Alone. These five slogans of the Reformation are the heart of everything we believe and do at Calvary-St. George's; and that is why our whole parish will be exploring them, from Sunday School and Youth Corps to Devotion Groups and the Forum. This message is for all of us! And it is not merely a history lesson; this message of God's work in Christ for us is timeless and ever present in our faith and life, and the five Solas encapsulate all of it. So I am inviting you to tune in the next five weeks as we rediscover and celebrate this message together!
Prayerfully yours in Christ,
The Reverend Jay Gardner