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Winner of Best Float!

Christmas Parade

I’VE BEEN A MEMBER OF Calvary Temple Church in Sterling VA FOR OVER 25 YEARS. WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT REACHING THE LOST AND ENCOURAGING THE BELIEVERS IN OUR COMMUNITY. WE HAVE MANY Events THROUGHOUT THE YEAR TO SPREAD THE GOSPEL. I HOPE YOU FIND THE FOLLOWING TO BE A BLESSING.

Best Float Award!

I’m very happy to announce that our kids’ hard work in participating in this year’s Leesburg Christmas Parade was rewarded!  Our beautiful float, themed, “Jesus: Born To Die So You May Live,” received the Best Float award by the Kiwanis club of Leesburg!  Read more about it  at Loudoun Now.

Hundreds of people from our church, Calvary Temple, braved the cold weather in order to make the name of Jesus big.

Christmas Parade
Kids Marching in Old Town Leesburg

What a beautiful night this year!  It wasn’t snowy or as cold as last year.    My favorite part in the Leesburg Christmas Parade is always when my church comes by.

The young kids dressed up as the Nativity and enjoyed the 2 mile journey while riding on the float and waving to the many spectators.  Having cared for all these children since they were babies, seeing them all grown up is very sweet for me.

Christmas Parade
Cute Nativity Kids

“for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.”
(Acts 4:20, ESV) Bible Gateway.

The older kids, along with help from their teachers and many Young Adults, looked sharp in their matching outfits.  The light up gloves, which show very well during the night-time parade, are a crowd favorite.

Christmas Parade
Having a blast!

Overall, we had a great time this year.  Lord-willing, I’m excited to see what next year will bring!

About Calvary Temple

Calvary Temple is an independent church which holds to all Assemblies of God tenets of faith. Calvary Temple ministries include Discipleship Training, adult Bible college, media ministry, and an aggressive missions program.

Pastor Star R. Scott is Senior Pastor of Calvary Temple in Sterling, Virginia, where he has ministered since 1973. In addition to the pastoral gift, Pastor Scott functions in the five-fold offices of apostle and prophet. He has planted churches, and currently oversees the pastors and ministries of numerous satellite churches.

Visit Calvary Temple online on FacebookTwitterYouTubeFlickrInstagram.

Christmas Caroling

Caroling 1

I’VE BEEN A MEMBER OF Calvary Temple Church in Sterling VA FOR OVER 25 YEARS. WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT REACHING THE LOST AND ENCOURAGING THE BELIEVERS IN OUR COMMUNITY. WE HAVE MANY Events THROUGHOUT THE YEAR TO SPREAD THE GOSPEL. I HOPE YOU FIND THE FOLLOWING TO BE A BLESSING.

Christmas Carolers

Can a Christmas season ever truly be complete without caroling?  I think not!  It was strongly on the hearts of one of our men, Mark, to gather a group of carolers so they could share the love of Jesus this year.  A number of our families, choir and band members, and Young Adults were able to minister in this manner last Saturday.

And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” (Mark 16:15, ESV) Bible Gateway

Despite the cold weather, the group met at Mark’s house for brief instructions and received a red or green caroling booklet with the lyrics to Christmas songs.

Caroling Prep

The carolers headed out as one large group, and broke into small groups of two or three as neighbors wanted to talk.

Carolers

Jane

Carolers with Neighbor

Kristy, Jane, and Lindsay

A highlight of the night was how the Lord ordered their steps to meet another strong believer, a glamorous, godly woman named Jane.  After our carolers stopped by her house, a couple Young Adult ladies, Kristy and Lindsay, stayed behind to fellowship with Jane.  They learned that Jane was a believer whose husband was an evangelist!  They traveled the world sharing the Gospel.  Jane took a job at the CIA, and her husband kept traveling to share the Gospel.  Unfortunately, he passed away several weeks ago.

My friend, Lindsay, was able to meet with her neighbor, Jane, again today.  They fellowshipped for a while, and Jane shared how she used to teach teenagers about the Lord.  Lindsay was very encouraged to see Jane’s Bible and an E. M. Bounds book on Prayer in the house.  Lindsay was also blessed to see a picture of a family in the Philippines that Jane and her husband used to pray for.

Isn’t it wonderful how the Lord orders our steps?  Jane, Lindsay, and Kristy were very encouraged to meet each other.  Who knows what good fruit will come from the carolers willingness to go out on a cold night to preach the Gospel?

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.  And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:23-25, ESV) Bible Gateway

Overall, a lot of Gospel seed was sown.  Our carolers were able to minister the Gospel to a number of believers in the Sugarland neighborhood.  What a blessing to show the love of our wonderful Lord Jesus during this Christmas season!

P.S. I was personally blessed by the willingness of our photographer, who though being extremely busy in directing the props for our church’s annual Christmas Play the following day, still made time to take several photos for my blog.  Thank you, Shelly!

About Calvary Temple

Calvary Temple is an independent church which holds to all Assemblies of God tenets of faith. Calvary Temple ministries include Discipleship Training, adult Bible college, media ministry, and an aggressive missions program.

Pastor Star R. Scott is Senior Pastor of Calvary Temple in Sterling, Virginia, where he has ministered since 1973. In addition to the pastoral gift, Pastor Scott functions in the five-fold offices of apostle and prophet. He has planted churches, and currently oversees the pastors and ministries of numerous satellite churches.

Visit Calvary Temple online on FacebookTwitterYouTubeFlickrInstagram.

Evangelism Video Wednesday: Christmas Royal Family

I’ve been a member of Calvary Temple Church in Sterling VA for over 25 years now.  We are passionate about reaching the lost and encouraging the Believers in our community.  We have many Events throughout the year to spread the Gospel.  I hope you find the following video to be a blessing.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

see Part 1 – Breaking News in the Middle East

and Part 2 – The Three Wise Guys

and Part 3 – A Supernatural Encounter

and Part 4 – The One Star Inn That Yelp Forgot

and Part 5 – Stable Therapy – Eyewitnesses Speak Out

About Calvary Temple

Calvary Temple is an independent church which holds to all Assemblies of God tenets of faith. Calvary Temple ministries include Discipleship Training, adult Bible college, media ministry, and an aggressive missions program.

Pastor Star R. Scott is Senior Pastor of Calvary Temple in Sterling, Virginia, where he has ministered since 1973. In addition to the pastoral gift, Pastor Scott functions in the five-fold offices of apostle and prophet. He has planted churches, and currently oversees the pastors and ministries of numerous satellite churches.

Visit Calvary Temple online on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Instagram

Evangelism Video Saturday: Stable Therapy – Eyewitnesses Speak Out

I’ve been a member of Calvary Temple Church in Sterling VA for over 25 years now.  We are passionate about reaching the lost and encouraging the Believers in our community.  We have many Events throughout the year to spread the Gospel.  I hope you find the following video to be a blessing.

The exciting series concludes with Part 6 on Christmas Eve!

see Part 1 – Breaking News in the Middle East

and Part 2 – The Three Wise Guys

and Part 3 – A Supernatural Encounter

and Part 4 – The One Star Inn That Yelp Forgot

About Calvary Temple

Calvary Temple is an independent church which holds to all Assemblies of God tenets of faith. Calvary Temple ministries include Discipleship Training, adult Bible college, media ministry, and an aggressive missions program.

Pastor Star R. Scott is Senior Pastor of Calvary Temple in Sterling, Virginia, where he has ministered since 1973. In addition to the pastoral gift, Pastor Scott functions in the five-fold offices of apostle and prophet. He has planted churches, and currently oversees the pastors and ministries of numerous satellite churches.

Visit Calvary Temple online on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Instagram

Evangelism Video Wednesday: The One Star Inn that Yelp Forgot

I’ve been a member of Calvary Temple Church in Sterling VA for over 25 years now.  We are passionate about reaching the lost and encouraging the Believers in our community.  We have many Events throughout the year to spread the Gospel.  I hope you find the following video to be a blessing.

What could possibly happen in Part 5 on Saturday?

see Part 1 – Breaking News in the Middle East

and Part 2 – The Three Wise Guys

and Part 3 – A Supernatural Encounter

About Calvary Temple

Calvary Temple is an independent church which holds to all Assemblies of God tenets of faith. Calvary Temple ministries include Discipleship Training, adult Bible college, media ministry, and an aggressive missions program.

Pastor Star R. Scott is Senior Pastor of Calvary Temple in Sterling, Virginia, where he has ministered since 1973. In addition to the pastoral gift, Pastor Scott functions in the five-fold offices of apostle and prophet. He has planted churches, and currently oversees the pastors and ministries of numerous satellite churches.

Visit Calvary Temple online on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Instagram

Calvary Temple Christmas Parade

I’ve been a member of Calvary Temple Church in Sterling VA for over 25 years now.  We are passionate about reaching the lost and encouraging the Believers in our community.  We have many Events throughout the year to spread the Gospel.  I hope you find the following story to be a blessing.

The Christmas Parade is finally here!  We’re sharing the love of Jesus and our Reason to Celebrate Christmas.

Calvary Temple Christmas parade float

Calvary Temple Christmas parade float

The kids are all excited.

Calvary Temple Christmas parade angels

Calvary Temple Christmas parade angels

There was much excitement leading up to the big debut.

Calvary Temple Christmas Parade Kids

Calvary Temple Christmas Parade Kids

Calvary Temple Christmas Parade Kids

Calvary Temple Christmas Parade Kids

Many of our Young Adults marched in the parade too!

Tierney!  The Calvary Temple4Kids Blogger

Tierney! The Calvary Temple4Kids Blogger poses with a friend.

The entire production was a big success!  You can even read about it in Leesburg Today.

Picture from Leesburg Today

Picture from Leesburg Today

About Calvary Temple

Calvary Temple is an independent church which holds to all Assemblies of God tenets of faith. Calvary Temple ministries include Discipleship Training, adult Bible college, media ministry, and an aggressive missions program.

Pastor Star R. Scott is Senior Pastor of Calvary Temple in Sterling, Virginia, where he has ministered since 1973. In addition to the pastoral gift, Pastor Scott functions in the five-fold offices of apostle and prophet. He has planted churches, and currently oversees the pastors and ministries of numerous satellite churches.

Visit Calvary Temple online on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube,Flickr,Instagram

Evangelism Video Saturday: A Supernatural Encounter

I’ve been a member of Calvary Temple Church in Sterling VA for over 25 years now.  We are passionate about reaching the lost and encouraging the Believers in our community.  We have many Events throughout the year to spread the Gospel.  I hope you find the following story to be a blessing.

Don’t miss a special installment Next Wednesday, Part 4!

see Part 1 – Breaking News in the Middle East

and Part 2 – The Three Wise Guys

About Calvary Temple

Calvary Temple is an independent church which holds to all Assemblies of God tenets of faith. Calvary Temple ministries include Discipleship Training, adult Bible college, media ministry, and an aggressive missions program.

Pastor Star R. Scott is Senior Pastor of Calvary Temple in Sterling, Virginia, where he has ministered since 1973. In addition to the pastoral gift, Pastor Scott functions in the five-fold offices of apostle and prophet. He has planted churches, and currently oversees the pastors and ministries of numerous satellite churches.

Visit Calvary Temple online on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Instagram

Calvary Temple Kids Sing at the Sunrise Nursing Home – Plus a Surprise

I’ve been a member of Calvary Temple Church in Sterling VA for over 25 years now.  We are passionate about reaching the lost and encouraging the Believers in our community.  We have many Events throughout the year to spread the Gospel.  I hope you find the following story to be a blessing.

Calvary Temple Kids at the Sunrise Nursing Home

Calvary Temple Kids at the Sunrise Nursing Home

Last week we had a sneak preview of the Kid’s practicing for their outreach debut.  Well, the daily preparations have been paying off because they did a wonderful job performing for the seniors of the Sunrise Nursing Home this week.  It was standing room only in the front parlor as the residents packed in to watch the show.

The kids performed several of their Christmas Pageant songs much to the delight of the audience.

Kids at Nursing home

The audience loved them.

The especially loved watching these two ham it up for this number:

After the musical portion of the morning, the kids greeted the seniors one-on-one and handed out tracts and cupcakes.

Cupcake Time

Cupcake Time

They told the seniors that Jesus is the true meaning of Christmas.

Calvary Temple Kids at Sunrise

Handing out tracts

The kids did a great job of reaching out to the residents and showing the love of God.  And as you can see, the residents were very receptive to the children’s visit.

Sharing the Love of Jesus

Sharing the Love of Jesus

Visiting with the seniors

Visiting with the seniors

Calvary Temple also does a Bible Study in the Sunrise Nursing Home on Thursday Nights.  If you or your loved ones are in the facility, you are more than welcome to join us.

And Now … the Surprise!

After the Nursing Home Outreach, the Elementary kids were joined by the High-Schoolers at the Dulles Town Center Mall in Sterling, VA and performed a Christmas Flash Mob.  It’s hard to see just how many of them were there, but they are spread out over a large portion of the food court.  It was a very exciting end to a successful day of joining the kids on their first Christmas Outreach.

You can also check out my GodTube channel for my videos.

About Calvary Temple

Calvary Temple is an independent church which holds to all Assemblies of God tenets of faith. Calvary Temple ministries include Discipleship Training, adult Bible college, media ministry, and an aggressive missions program.

Pastor Star R. Scott is Senior Pastor of Calvary Temple in Sterling, Virginia, where he has ministered since 1973. In addition to the pastoral gift, Pastor Scott functions in the five-fold offices of apostle and prophet. He has planted churches, and currently oversees the pastors and ministries of numerous satellite churches.

Visit Calvary Temple online on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr,Instagram

Evangelism Video Saturday: Three Wise Guys

I’ve been a member of Calvary Temple Church in Sterling VA for over 25 years now.  We are passionate about reaching the lost and encouraging the Believers in our community.  We have many Events throughout the year to spread the Gospel.  I hope you find the following video to be a blessing.

Don’t miss Part 3 Next Saturday!

Part 1 – Breaking News in the Middle East

About Calvary Temple

Calvary Temple is an independent church which holds to all Assemblies of God tenets of faith. Calvary Temple ministries include Discipleship Training, adult Bible college, media ministry, and an aggressive missions program.

Pastor Star R. Scott is Senior Pastor of Calvary Temple in Sterling, Virginia, where he has ministered since 1973. In addition to the pastoral gift, Pastor Scott functions in the five-fold offices of apostle and prophet. He has planted churches, and currently oversees the pastors and ministries of numerous satellite churches.

Visit Calvary Temple online on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Instagram

Announcement! Upcoming Calvary Temple Sterling Christmas Events

I’ve been a member of Calvary Temple Church in Sterling VA for over 25 years now.  We are passionate about reaching the lost and encouraging the Believers in our community.  We have many Events throughout the year to spread the Gospel.  I hope you find the following video to be a blessing.

The Calvary Temple Children’s Ministry has been hard at work preparing for three very special events.

First, they will be performing for the Seniors at the Sunrise Nursing Home.

Then, they will appear in the Leesburg Christmas Parade Saturday, December 13th at 6pm.

Finally, they will kick off the Redskin’s Pizza Charity Event at the Don’s Wood-fired Pizza in Sterling on Tuesday, December 16th at 5:45.  Everything is FREE at this event so be sure to attend.

Here is a little peek into the preparations the kids are making:

They are working very hard.

They have lots of people who love them.

It looks like chaos now – but come back when i post about the events and see the finished product!

You can also check out my GodTube channel for my videos.

About Calvary Temple

Calvary Temple is an independent church which holds to all Assemblies of God tenets of faith. Calvary Temple ministries include Discipleship Training, adult Bible college, media ministry, and an aggressive missions program.

Pastor Star R. Scott is Senior Pastor of Calvary Temple in Sterling, Virginia, where he has ministered since 1973. In addition to the pastoral gift, Pastor Scott functions in the five-fold offices of apostle and prophet. He has planted churches, and currently oversees the pastors and ministries of numerous satellite churches.

Visit Calvary Temple online on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Instagram