Special Fasting & Prayer | 9-23-20

Pastor Phil has called for a special day of Fasting & Prayer on Wednesday, September 23rd.  We will then come together for corporate prayer at 7 PM at 1000 Wellington Avenue in Elk Grove Village as we lift up our country, and cry out for wisdom, that the Lord would heal our land and bring revival, starting with us. 
NOTE:  Face masks and safe distancing must be practiced while in the building.  Additionally, we apologize, but child care will not be provided for the evening.  

Prayer Wall Issue | 3-18-20 AM

Church family, apparently the prayer server has gone down for now, so let’s just keep looking up and lifting up prayers to The One Who knows what we ask before we pray.  

Technology may fail—but God never does… 

We’ll update you when the server has been restored.

2020 Spring Fasting & Prayer Week

Mark your calendars for our semi-annual Fasting & Prayer Week. All midweek studies are cancelled so our fellowship can gather together and pray together each evening from 7-8 PM in the Garden Terrace Room.
For additional information on why we fast and pray, click here.

Prayer Corps Sign-Up

It’s that time again for our quarterly Prayer Quarter sign up.  Interested in the different ministries and how you can intercede?

Prayer Ministries at Calvary include:

  • Emergency Prayer Chain
  • Prayer Corps
  • Prayer Vigil, and
  • Prayer Partners
  • Bi-Annual Fasting & Prayer (September and March)
For more information, click here.  Sign-up sheets are available on Sundays on the back table.

See You At The Pole

Every year, on school grounds across the country, students and parents alike gather around the flag pole to pray. See You At The Pole has been interceding for over 25 years, and its’ about one simple act—prayer. SYATP is still about students uniting themselves in prayer before God interceding for their generation.

There are two opportunities to unite in prayer with your friends:

DAY: SEE YOU AT THE POLE day is on Wednesday, September 27, at 7:00 a.m. local time. All around the globe, in every time zone, students will be gathering at their flagpoles, praying for their school, friends, families, churches, and communities. SEE YOU AT THE POLE is a day committed to global unity in Christ and prayer for your generation.
WEEK: The GLOBAL WEEK OF STUDENT PRAYER (Sunday, September 24 through Saturday, September 30) encourages students to find new and unique ways, places, and times to pray throughout the week. Whether you attend PUBLIC SCHOOL, PRIVATE SCHOOL, or HOME SCHOOL, gather your friends wherever and whenever and pray! The GLOBAL WEEK OF STUDENT PRAYER is dedicated to prayer and launching your on-campus Bible clubs, prayer strategies, and student ministries.
Be a part of this extraordinary day/week of prayer. For information about an event near you, visit their website at:  www.SYATP.com

God’s Chosen Fast

Every 6 months our church sets aside five days from Monday through Friday to fast and seek the Lord in prayer. I think that, for the most part, fasting is no longer practiced by many Christians in America.  Most Christians in this country see fasting as a kind of medieval, monastic practice that has its roots in fanaticism and is not something we need to concern ourselves with today.
However, that is simply not true—fasting is something that was practiced by God’s people in both Old and New Testament times as well as all throughout the Church Age.