April 4, 2020

Key Points:

  • Today’s devotional: “and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” Psalm 23:6
  • Mississippi now has a shelter at home order as Tennessee has done.
  • Bro. Hooker and Mrs. Hooker will be at church on Sunday morning to open the doors and be there if anyone has any physical or spiritual needs.  The livestream will begin at 11 AM.
  • Bro. Hooker will record the evening service for the 6:00 hour.  If you subscribe to the YouTube channel, you can get a notification when the new video is uploaded.
  • Please continue to pray for our people, those battling the virus, our government leaders (president, governors, mayors, and other pastors to have wisdom.
  • If you are planning on being part of the group of ten in the morning service, please let Bro. Hooker know ahead of time.
  • Please keep in touch with letting Bro. Hooker know about any needs you may have, prayer requests, or even just to say Hi!

April 3, 2020

Key Points:

  • Today’s devotional: “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.” Psalm 23:6
  • If there is any kind of change for Sunday, Bro. Hooker will tell about it on the video tomorrow morning.
  • Please continue to pray for our people, those battling the virus, and our government leaders.
  • If you are planning on being part of the group of ten in the morning service, please let Bro. Hooker know ahead of time.
  • Please keep in touch with letting Bro. Hooker know about any needs you may have, prayer requests, or even just to say Hi!

April 2, 2020

Today’s devotional: “my cup runneth over.” Psalm 23:5

April 1, 2020

Key Points:

  • Today’s devotional: “Thou anointest my head with oil.” Psalm 23:5 
  • Please keep in touch with letting Bro. Hooker know about any needs you may have, prayer requests, or even just to say Hi!
  • Wednesday night will operate much the same as Sunday did.  Bro. Hooker and Mrs. Jo Beth will be at church from 5:00-6:30 PM to greet anyone who drives in.  The live-streamed service will begin at 6:30 PM.
  • Please do come if you have a spiritual or physical need.  The plan is for you to stay in your cars unless there is such a need.  We will keep the number of people in the building to fewer than ten.  Keep in mind that we will not violate the fewer than ten people request made by President Trump.
  • If you need anything, please let Bro. Hooker know!  He and others from our church will do their best to help if you have any needs.

March 31, 2020

Key Points:

  • Today’s devotional: “Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies.” Psalm 23:5  (This devotional includes the Gospel in case you want to share this particular video with any unsaved people.)
  • Tomorrow, we will have a video for the children available to watch.
  • Please keep in touch with letting Bro. Hooker know about any needs you may have, prayer requests, or even just to say Hi!
  • Wednesday night will operate much the same as Sunday did.  Bro. Hooker and Mrs. Jo Beth will be at church from 5:00-6:30 PM to greet anyone who drives in.  The live-streamed service will begin at 6:30 PM.
  • Please do come if you have a spiritual or physical need.  The plan is for you to stay in your cars unless there is such a need.  We will keep the number of people in the building to fewer than ten.  Keep in mind that we will not violate the fewer than ten people request made by President Trump.
  • If you need anything, please let Bro. Hooker know!  He and others from our church will do their best to help if you have any needs.

March 29, 2020

Key Points:

This is our Sunday Night service. Mrs. Jo Beth and Coco sing a song for the children and Bro. Hooker continues the devotional series on Psalm 23, talking about Psalm 23:4, “thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

March 28, 2020

Key Points:

  • Today’s devotional: “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.” Psalm 23:4
  • Please keep in touch with letting Bro. Hooker know about any needs you may have, prayer requests, or even just to say Hi!
  • There is no Soulwinning meeting today.  However, whatever your ministry is, please try to contact those people.
  • Sunday’s Schedule:
  • We do not want to risk becoming a “hot spot” for the virus being spread throughout our communities like other churches have.  For that reason, we will not be meeting inside the church but will have a livestream service.
  • On Sunday, you may drive in anytime between 9:00-10:30 AM and see Bro. and Mrs. Hooker by the front doors (while in your car).  You may pray out in the parking lot if you wish.  Please wave to people as you see them.
  • Please do come if you have a spiritual or physical need.  The plan is for you to stay in your cars unless there is such a need.  We will keep the number of people in the building to less than ten.  At 10:00 AM, the people who are participating in the service will be preparing for the service.  Keep in mind that we will not violate the fewer than ten people request made by President Trump.
  • The service will begin (via live stream) at 11:00 AM. You may watch on your phone while out in the parking lot or watch at home.  At the conclusion of the service, Bro. and Mrs. Hooker will come out and greet people who have remained in the parking lot.
  • Do what you believe God wants you to do in regards to coming for the service.  Seek God and His wisdom.
  • If you need anything, please let Bro. Hooker know!  He and others from our church will do their best to help if you have any needs.

March 27, 2020

Key Points:

  • …he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.” Psalm 23:3
  • We do not want to risk becoming a “hot spot” for the virus being spread throughout our communities like other churches have.  For that reason, Sunday’s morning service will be much like Wednesday night’s service.
  • On Sunday, you may drive in anytime between 9:00-10:30 AM and see Bro. and Mrs. Hooker by the front doors (while in your car).  You may pray out in the parking lot if you wish.  Please wave to people as you see them.
  • Please come if you have a spiritual or physical need.  The plan is for you to stay in your cars unless there is such a need.  We will keep the number of people in the building to less than ten.  At 10:00 AM, the people who are participating in the service will be preparing for the service.  Keep in mind that we will not violate the fewer than ten people request made by President Trump.
  • The service will begin (via live stream) at 11:00 AM. You may watch on your phone while out in the parking lot or watch at home.
  • Do what you believe God wants you to do in regards to coming for the service.  Seek God and His wisdom.
  • If you need anything, please let Bro. Hooker know!  He and others from our church will do their best to help if you have any needs.

March 26, 2020

This devotional video covers Psalm 23:3, “He restoreth my soul.” Please note that the above video has poor sound quality. It is well worth trying to listen to, however!

March 25, 2020

Key Points:

  • “…he leadeth me beside the still waters.” Psalm 23:2
  • Please watch the video for very encouraging thoughts about the still waters which is pure water.
  • Tonight, you may drive in anytime between 5:00-6:30 PM and see Bro. and Mrs. Hooker by the front doors (while in your car).  You may pray out in the parking lot if you wish.
  • Please come if you have you have a spiritual or physical need.  The plan is to stay in your cars unless there is such a need.
  • Bro. Hooker will begin live-streaming his message at 7:00 PM.  You may watch on your phone while out in the parking lot or watch at home.
  • As of yet, we do not know about Sunday; however. Bro. Hooker will have the doors open for every service for people to come.  We will not violate the fewer than ten people request made by President Trump.
    If you need anything, please let Bro. Hooker know!  He and others from our church will do their best to help if you have any needs.

March 24, 2020 (newer video)

Key Points:

  • He maketh me to lie down in green pastures.” Psalm 23:2
  • We need both spiritual food and fellowship; for that reason, we are doing all we can to have church and comply with the wishes of the government.
  • Shelby County has now issued a Safe at Home order which applies to our Memphis members.  Please seek the Lord to make a decision about whether or not to come.
  • If you need food from our Food Bank, that is a legitimate reason to come, and we can help you with that.
  • Our Wednesday night service will be broadcast online via our livestream channel on YouTube beginning at 7:00 PM.
  • Bro. and Mrs. Hooker will be at church 5:00-6:30 PM on Wednesday in case anyone wants to come by to pray at the church.  There will be no more than ten people allowed inside at one time.
  • Our Sunday service will change as follows:  Bro. Hooker will call and assign each family a time in which to come (9:00 AM, 9:45 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:15 AM, or 12:00 PM) for a short service consisting of a song or two and a sermon.  This is to ensure that fewer than ten people are inside at one time.  When you come, stay in your car until given the signal that you may come in; when the service is over, please leave the building immediately to go to your car and leave.

March 24, 2020

Key Points:

  • He maketh me to lie down in green pastures.” Psalm 23:2
  • This is a time to Refocus and to Realize that we are secure.  God is in control!
  • The governor of TN has issued an executive order requiring that people not gather in groups of more than 10 people.
  • The Mayor Memphis has issued a Safe at Home order (effective Tuesday, March 24th, at 6 PM) where citizens are to stay home except for certain essential reasons.
  • Our Wednesday night service will be broadcast online via our livestream channel on YouTube beginning at 7:00 PM.
  • Bro. and Mrs. Hooker will be at church 5:00-6:30 PM in case anyone wants to come by to pray at the church.  There will be no more than ten people allowed inside at one time.
  • Our Sunday service will change as follows:  Bro. Hooker will call and assign each family a time in which to come (9:00 AM, 9:45 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:15 AM, or 12:00 PM) for a short service consisting of a song or two and a sermon.  This is to ensure that fewer than ten people are inside at one time.  When you come, stay in your car until given the signal that you may come in; when the service is over, please leave the building immediately to go to your car and leave.

March 21, 2020

Key Points:

  • We are still meeting in groups of ten. Everyone will be randomly assigned to a room for the service.
  • Make it your ministry to exhort (encourage) one another while you are with your group.
  • Bro. Hooker may be calling some of you to ask you to call others to check up on each other.
  • Come casual tomorrow so that when you go home, you can immediately wash your clothes.
  • “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” (Psalm 23:1)
  • Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” (Psalm 119:105)
  • Bro. Hooker read what he wrote to Mayor Strickland and Mayor Strickland’s response.
  • There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand.” (Proverbs 19:21)
  • Seek the counsel of the Lord. Beg God for His wisdom. Continue to pray.

Helpful Tips:

  • Sip warm water every 20 minutes to flush everything out
  • Drink something hot throughout the day.
  • Gargle with salt water or vinegar.
  • After being out around other people, immediately wash your clothes and take a shower.
  • Bring sanitizer with you to use.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Take Vitamin C and eat healthily (increase your intake of fruits and vegetables). Avoid sugar.
  • Try to avoid eating cold foods as the virus tends to attach to the cold.

March 20, 2020

Bro. Hooker talks about The Lord is {Our} Shepherd.

March 19, 2020

Key Points:

For this Sunday, we are going to have two services and will congregate in groups of 10 around the property.

  • The first service will begin at 9:30 for families whose last names begin with A through K (Allen through Kinsey) as well as for the Senior Saints.  The service will end at 10:30, and people will leave immediately so that cleaning and sanitizing can begin for the second service.
  • The second service will begin at 11:30 for families whose last names begin with L through Z.  The service will end at 12:30.  This will be, in effect, our evening service.
  • Later in the evening while you are at home with your family, please watch the video for the service you did not attend.
  • Wednesday’s service will begin at 5:30 PM.

March 18, 2020

Key Points:

  • We will have church tonight and on Sunday.
  • We will meet in groups of ten in various locations on our property (Senior Saint’s room, Bro. Hopper’s classroom, Teen tabernacle, etc.).  The service will be livestreamed to televisions at each location.
  • The Senior Saints will be greeted and directed by Bro. Hooker and will be dismissed first.
  • If anyone chooses to remain home and needs help accessing the livestream, Bro. Rodgers will come help you set it up and show you how to get to it.
  • In the meantime, continue to read your Bible, take tracts and encourage others when you go out, continue support of the forty missionaries whom our church supports as well as our church.  Tithes and offerings may be given via our website:  http://www.calvarybaptistofmemphis.com  Look for the button that says Online Giving.
  • We will not be running buses on Sunday.  All are welcome to drive in and attend services.
  • There will be no Sunday School.  Please arrive by 10:45 AM so that everyone can be in place when the service begins at 11 AM.
  • All children will remain with their parents.  There will be no nursery provided at this time.
  • All services will be divided into groups of ten.
  • All extracurricular activities are cancelled for the time being.  We will only be having church services at this time.
  • No one should feel pressured to come.  Do what you believe God would have you to do.
  • Bro. and Mrs. Hooker will be at church 8:30-10:45 AM if you would like to drive in to speak to them.
  • If you have any need, please call us.  Phone numbers are listed below.
  • Remember to live in the Psalms and take note of Psalm 91 especially.  Pray for wisdom, guidance, and protection.