Calvary United Methodist Church | 131 West Second Street | Frederick, MD 21701 301-662-1464 office@calvaryumc.org

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Visiting the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center today showed that there have been 421,239 deaths in the United States from COVID-19. Around the world, the number of deaths is recorded as 2,143,198 and Frederick County Health Department reports 232 deaths. The...

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On the day before the inauguration of a new president and vice president, I will pass on a prayer provided by our Bishop and the Baltimore Washington Cabinet. (This is found in the weekly e-connection for January 19)  A weekly prayer for the Baltimore-Washington...

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Window #5 John 2:1-11 Jesus Changes Water Into Wine 2 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have...

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Have you ever stopped to wonder why it is that we read the Bible? Scripture doesn’t tells us how to make decisions or how to make a living. It won’t help you find a parking place or tell you who will win a football game. And yet, we read the Bible with the...

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Usually, the week between Christmas and New Year’s is a great time for preachers to catch their breath. After the big push to Christmas, there is a few days when things slow down. It’s a time for looking at “The Best of …” lists for best books, movies, tv shows and...

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Light is tied to the Christmas story in several ways: The Gospel of John points to Jesus Christ as the Light of the world “The True light that illumines everyone” John 1:9 There is the account of shepherds who were keeping watch over the flocks by night when an angel...

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We are currently planning to hold several worship options for Christmas eve. We will be offering two virtual worship services online that can be viewed at your convenience. One service will be more focused on the children’s Christmas pageant and the other a more...

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I was on a zoom call a couple of weeks ago. The district superintendent invited pastors to see one another on the little boxes that fill the computer screen. It’s become a way we see other people, sometimes the only way to see other people, whether it’s members of the...

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Special Announcement  Brian Ganz, pianist, is recording in our Sanctuary this week his annual "All Chopin" performance. It will be aired on WETA, Channel 26, this Sunday, December 6 at 7 p.m., free of charge. There are two other streaming options, see details below....

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I hope that no matter how you spend the day and no matter who you spend it with this year, Thanksgiving Day will be a restful and restorative day for you and those you love. It’s a great thing that we in this country take at least this one day each year to stop and...

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