COVID-19 PUBLIC GATHERING STATUS

 
In keeping with our national/statewide efforts to reduce the risks surrounding COVID-19, CCRS has suspended all gatherings until further notice.  This includes our ladies’ study on Tuesdays, our men’s study on Wednesdays, and All Things Created on Saturdays. We think this is in the best interest of the health of our community and all of us who call CCRS our home church.
Sunday services have been suspended as of Sunday, March 22nd. We are asking all folks to stay home in order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 for our church and surrounding communities. In its place, we are live-streaming our Sunday service. Watch online with us here!
Additionally, you can follow our Sunday sermon podcast. We’ll continue to monitor the best recommendations from public health officials.

STONE OF HELP HAITI

SOHH OPPORTUNITY - May 2020

 
For the month of May we will highlight the ministry of SOHH.  Check out the Stone of Help Haiti website https://stoneofhelpministry.org and those who are able, pray about giving to the needs of our brothers and sisters in Haiti.  Each week we’ll learn about one of the threefold aspects of SOHH’s mission.  
“The MISSION of Stone of Help Haiti is to promote spiritual and social transformation of the Haitian people, primarily through Christian Discipleship and actions in Health and Education.“
Christian Discipleship: Stone of Help Haiti is faithfully dedicated to leadership training and reaching others for the cause of Christ. Our aim is to raise up spiritually healthy churches that make a godly impact locally and beyond.”
For convenience, here is a link to give to the ministry of SOHH https://www.aplos.com/aws/give/sohh/donate

PRAYER

Remember you can always send your prayer requests to prayer@calvaryreston.org for Pastor Sean and the church elders to pray with/for you. Please indicate in your prayer request if you’d also like it to go to the larger prayer team in our church. 

PRAY FOR CHRISTIANS IN MYANMAR

Why we do this: In the Bible, our Lord Jesus Christ taught that it is His will for us to pray for all believers.  Consider Jesus’ own prayer in John 17:20-21 (NKJV) 20 "I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; 21 "that they all may be one, as You, Father, [are] in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.”
Our praying each week for our persecuted brothers and sisters is a work of the Holy Spirit.  How?  Because part of the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to remind us of all things Jesus said (John 14:26).  Therefore, we know it is His will for us to pray for our persecuted family in Christ because Jesus prayed for all who believe in Him to be unified.  And that our unity was to reflect Jesus’ unity with God the Father.  And that God would reveal Himself to the world through our unity.  The purpose? That the world may believe that God the Father sent His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ!
 
So let’s pray for our family in Christ in Myanmar:
 
- Christian converts from Islam or Buddhism face strong pressure from their family, friends and neighbors to recant their faith. Recently introduced laws have made conversion very complicated, though it is not forbidden outright. Pray for increased religious freedom. Pray that believers would have courage and endurance in the face of persecution.
- Pray for persecuted Christian minorities, that they would lovingly minister to persecuted Rohingya Muslims, especially those choosing to return from exile in Bangladesh. Pray that many hearts would be opened to the truth of Christ.
- Pray for peace in the land; peace between the Myanmar government and the Kachin Independent Army. Pray that the war would cease and people could return to their homes.
- Pray for the safety and security of displaced believers. Ask God to use His Church to bring provision and medical care.
 
As always, you can get more information at opendoorsusa.org

Weekly Ladies' Bible Study

 
The Ladies' Bible Study Gathering - Tuesdays at 7:00 pm
 
We enjoy meeting together on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at CCRS. Our current Bible study is on the book of Hebrews.
 
See Linda Garnier for details. 
 
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men's fellowship

Men's Midweek Fellowship - Wednesdays at 6:00 pm
 
Starting at 6 pm, the first half hour is a time to build godly friendships among the men through edifying conversations. Men are welcome to bring food for themselves and to share! At 6:55, we'll pray before studying God's word together. At 7, we are currently going through a book study of “The Spirit-Filled Life” by Charles Stanley.. We will end promptly by 7:50 in prayer together.
 
This will be a blessed time of increasing our understanding of the Scriptures, so that we can love and obey God more faithfully while learning how to share what we learn with those around us.  
 
Men ages 18 and older are welcomed and encouraged to come and get to know one another through this weekly gathering. 

Calvary Chapel Magazine

Calvary Chapel Magazine exists to glorify God and His Son Jesus Christ. This quarterly magazine presents testimonies of what God is doing through Calvary Chapels around the world. Click the below button to open the website, where you will find videos that highlight articles found in the printed magazine. 

Listen to Conference Teachings

Listen to the recordings of the 2018 Teach the Word conference with David Guzik. If you are interested in learning how to teach the Bible to others, whether in a small group, Adult Bible Fellowship class, one-on-one, in a larger group setting, as a part of a ministry in which you're involved, or even in leading your family in studying God's Word, you'll love these teachings.  During the conference, David shared practical and applicable ways to teach the Bible in whatever venue the Lord has set before you.

disaster relief

Many have asked, “How can I help?” in the midst of recent disasters. You can help in THREE WAYS: Pray, donate, and volunteer.   To learn more visit Calvary Chapel Relief International.