Thank you for our freedom

Memorial Day in the United States of America

Memorial day is not simply a long holiday weekend, or time for families to gather, or the start of summer.

This Memorial Day, we must reflect, we do remember the sacrifice that has been made on our behalf so that we can live in a free country.  Men and women have given their lives. And we are forever thankful that we can worship our God in a land that is free.

May we live as free people: Free to serve, Free to love, Free to give, Free to make a difference.


The Christian Memorial Day.
While we celebrate our national memorial day once a year, we are mindful that every Sunday is not the end of the week, but the beginning, the first day of the week–a day when we remember the Resurrection of our Savior–a glorious day of remembrance.  We remember that a great price has been paid for our freedom–our freedom from the guilt of sin.  May we live as free.  Free from the bondage of sin that the Lord has already provided.


Author: Steve

Steve Kilgore joined the staff of Calvary Church in Lancaster, PA in the fall of 2002 as the Pastor of Discipleship to facilitate the equipping ministries, which include Adult Bible Fellowship and other adult discipleship ministries, and work with the rest of the education ministries. He currently serves as the Executive Pastor of Ministries with a focus on providing ministries that facility individuals taking intentional Next Steps for growing and participating in the leadership and administrative aspect at Calvary. He has also taught part-time at Lancaster Bible College in the area of Spiritual Formation and New Testament. Prior to coming to Calvary he served in two churches as well as taught part-time at Philadelphia Biblical University. He was born in Dallas, Texas, but spent the first 13 years of his life in Guatemala where his parents were missionaries. It was there at the age of four and a half that Steve placed his faith in Christ as his Savior. Steve received a Bachelor’s degree in Bible from Philadelphia College of Bible and a Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Steve and his wife, Mary Anne, have their two boys, Andrew and Nathan (both in college), and live in East Lampeter Township. Steve lives and ministers by the personal motto, Know what you believe and why, live it, be able to defend it. His hobbies, other than playing with his family, include tinkering with computers, reading, drinking coffee with his wife, playing and watching basketball. Steve and Mary Anne are looking forward to exploring new hobbies as they transition to life as empty-nesters.

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