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December 2023 eWeekly's




Walking together

Loving Christ,

Loving all,

For the sake of the world.

Invite – welcome-engage

When You Pray  

Our address

920 3rd Ave

Rockford 61104

Pastor Chuck’s Phone 815-342-6064

Have a prayer concern? Do let me know so I can pray with you.

Do remember to send your offering regularly to…

Calvary Lutheran Church

Our NEW mailing address

PO Box 4362

Rockford, IL 61110


 9:00 a.m.  

At Emmanuel  




Dear Friend -

This coming Sunday December 31st Praise is at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary with the beautiful Lessons and Carols.Our Chapel Band has the Sunday off. Come-enjoy the beauty!


With God's Love Pastor Chuck

Dear Friend -

Did you know that at the same time Jesus was born Mary had a second birth?  What? 

Discover out 10am Advent worship this Sunday December 24, 2023.

Prepare by reading Luke 1:39 - 55

Enjoy the Chapel Band doing Mary Did you Know and Joseph's Lullaby and come back at 10:30am for a beautiful Christmas concert preceding 11 o' clock candlelight worship.  Both services in the main sanctuary. I will so look for you this Sunday

With God's love Pastor Chuck

Previous eWeekly

Dear Friend -


Who's moving in the neighborhood?  Discover at this Sunday's 9 a.m. / Praise!

Prepare for this this Third Sunday of Advent December 17 2023

Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-14 and John 6-8, 19-28

Enjoy the Chapel band doing That Child is This and Gentle Mary

See You This Sunday

With God's Love, Pastor Chuck

Previous eWeekly



Dear Friend -


Need peace?  Discover how at this coming Sunday's 9 a.m. Praise!

Prepare by reading for this Second Sunday of Advent - December 10, 2023

  Isaiah 40:1-11  - Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 - 2 Peter 3:8-15a Luke 1:26-38.

The song following? Lo, How a Rose a E'er Blooming.

Enjoy the chapel band doing The Beatles'. Let it Be, and Kumbaya. Our Advent worship is wonderful.




With God's love, Pastor Chuck



Previous eWeekly

Dear Friend -

Got HOPE? The wonderful season of Advent, preparing for Jesus's birth, begins this Sunday! Come to every 9 a.m. Praise-and get hope.

Prepare for this 1st Sunday of Advent - December 3, 2023 by reading

 - Isaiah 64:1-9, - 1 Corinthians 1:3-9  and Mark 13:24-37.

Love the Chapel Band doing Prepare the Way and Mary Did You Know?


Hope to See You Sunday!


With God's Love Pastor Chuck























Matthew 5:1-12

New Revised Standard Version  

The Beatitudes  

5 When Jesus[a] saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2 Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:  

3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  

4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.  

5 “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.  

6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.  

7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.  

8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.  

9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.  

10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  

11 “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely[b] on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.  




Serenity Prayer


God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; 
Courage to change the things I can; 
And wisdom to know the difference. 


Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time; 
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; 
Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; 
Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; 
That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him Forever in the next. 

-Reinhold Niehbuhr


























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