Calvary News 7/29/16

Posted by Heidi Nelson on OA9er @ 9:58 AM

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP

Saturdays 6pm Praise Worship

Sundays 8:30am Traditional Worship

10:45am Calvary at the Lake
(Holy Communion at each service)

 

PRAYER CONCERNS

Beth Behrmann, Jim Taddei, Deb Taddei, Harriet Johnson, Charlie Wodash, Tim Bush, Lisa Neubauer (friend of Sharon Bridges), Allen Ljung (Mikki Martinson’s Dad), Jennings Torgelson, Ardelle Muzik, Becky Worley, Roger Peck

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE THIS WEEK

Reader  8:30am: Claire Anderson

Ushers  6pm: Dale Weber, Ken Pexsa, Verdonn & Donna Meyer

8:30am:  Chris and Becky Worley, Bruce & Pam Luehmann

Communion Assist  6pm: Verdonn & Donna Meyer, Harriet Pexsa

8:30am: Terry & Clair Anderson

Screen Team  |  6pm: Arlene Lorenz

8:30am: Terry Anderson

Van Driver  |   Ron Trandahl


COMING UP AT CALVARY

Next Sunday: BBQ at the Lake after Worship! 
All are invited to join us for worship next Sunday, August 7, and a fun BBQ lunch to follow at noon out at Luther Crest Bible Camp! Invite your friends and neighbors. Enjoy pulled pork sandwiches and tasty sides. The meal is put on by Calvary’s VBS Team! All Are Welcome!

Sign up for Vacation Bible School at calvary! 
Grab all the kids in your life – friends, family and neighbors – and signup for Calvary’s Vacation Bible School, August 8-11, 9am-noon. It’s FREE and all are welcome! Come experience the fun and joy of an awesome week of games, Bible Stories and more. Early morning care is available beginning at 7:30am. Register at www.calvaryalex.org.

15th annual Luther Crest Golf Scramble  
Monday, August 8th, 2016 at the Lake Miltona Golf Club. This event helps to raise funds for Luther Crest to keep fees low so that all children, youth and families can experience the life-changing love of Christ! COST: $100/golfer. There will be prizes and awards. Register online now at www.luthercrest.org or contact jodyj@luthercrest.org (320-846-2431)

Labor Day Weekend Celebration at the Lake! Join us as we give thanks for another summer of Calvary at the Lake!  Following worship we’ll be serving rootbeer floats in “Calvary at the Lake” glasses — yours to keep!


THIS WEEK AT CALVARY

REACHING IN

SAVE THE DATE:  ALL CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP!   
We'll gather as one big family of faith at 10:00am on Sunday, September 18, at the Alexandria Area High School Arts Center. Following worship, we'll launch "Calvary in the Neighborhood," an opportunity to connect with Calvary members in your own neighborhood. 

SCANDINAVIAN FALL FESTIVAL / HOST FEST
Calvary's Annual Scandinavian Fall Festival  / Host Fest is Saturday, September 17th! Your donations of crafts, garden produce, and food will be needed to make it successful! Contact: sfriend@centurylink.net.


REACHING OUT

18TH ANNUAL LAKES AREA OPERATION BOOTSTRAP AFRICA WALK
Saturday, September 24, 2016.
Calvary participates each year in a three-mile walk/run fundraiser for OBA, a MN non-profit dedicated to providing education for youth in Tanzania and Madagascar. Our goal for this year’s walk is to raise $10,000 which would allow us to ensure that each of the 550 students at Olarash Primary School near Monduli, Tanzania are served lunch every day, given books and uniforms. Visit www.bootstrapafrica.org or contact Bonnie Schnell (312-342-1006) to learn more. 
 

HELP STOCK THE HIGH SCHOOL FOOD SHELF!
As people of faith we are always looking for ways to serve God’s people!  As another school year soon begins, we think especially of students in need. August 20 & 21, following worship you will be invited to take a bag home and purchase some items needed to stock the REACH H.S. Food Shelf.  Help us make a difference right here in Alexandria!

CARING FOR OUR CHILDREN, YOUTH & FAMILIES

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL REQUESTING DONATIONS
Please donate or lend your dress up costumes, outdoor toys, play food, and outdoor little houses or kitchens that would be lightweight and movable for our preschool playland at VBS!  Bring all items that you want returned labeled with name of lender. Drop off by Monday at 8:30am August 8, and pick up Thursday afternoon or during the day Friday August 11/12.

CALVARY LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL
Come play, learn and grow with us this fall. Calvary Lutheran Preschool has openings in the afternoon for 4/5 year old preschool classes. For more information you can call the preschool at 763-4099.

SHARES BANQUET
All ministry partners who contributed to the “Shares” youth fundraiser, are invited to join us for a thank you dinner and a time of sharing on Wednesday August 3 at 5:30pm. Student and adult trip participants (both S. Carolina and Idaho) are asked to arrive at 3pm unless otherwise noted.


CARING FOR OUR ELDERS

THE NEXT SENIOR COFFEE: TUESDAY, AUGUST 9TH
Any and all seniors, you are invited to join the Calvary Staff for coffee and conversation at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 9th in the Svea Library Lounge.


THANK YOU

Thank you to everyone who helped with the morning care for those youngsters attending Day Camp at Luther Crest Bible Camp!

An anonymous donation has been made to the Relay for Life of Douglas County in honor and memory of all those Saints at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria, MN. Thank you!

Thank you for your generous spirit and financial support of ELCA World Hunger. Thank you for responding in faith, walking with ELCA World Hunger companion churches and partners to address hunger and poverty. We truly do more together than we could do alone.        
                                           ~ Robin Brown, Congregational Support, ELCA World Hunger

Thank you to Nan Folsom for keeping our pews clean and stocked with needed information each week!

 

Calvary News 7/8/16

Posted by Heidi Nelson on OP1er @ 1:18 PM

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP

Saturdays 6pm Praise Worship w/Holy Communion

Sundays 8:30am Traditional Worship w/Holy Communion

10:45am Calvary at the Lake w/Holy Communion

 

PRAYER CONCERNS

Beth Behrmann, Jim Taddei, Harriet Johnson, Charlie Wodash, Lisa Neubauer (friend of Sharon Bridges), Allen Ljung (Mikki Martinson’s Dad), Jennings Torgelson, Tim Bush,
Ardelle Muzik, Becky Worley, Duane Nelson

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE THIS WEEK

Reader  8:30am:  Arlan Johnson

Ushers  6pm: Ruth Nordby, Jerry Sacre, Russ Oorlog & Mary Ida Oorlog

8:30am:  John & Joyce Engel, Bruce & Pam Luehmann

Communion Assist  6pm: Russ Oorlog & Mary Ida Oorlog, Dale Weber

8:30am:  Arlan & Jeanette Johnson

Screen Team  |  6pm: Craig Andrews

8:30am: Terry Anderson

Van Driver  |  Ron Trandahl

 

Sunday's radio broadcast is sponsored by  

Calvary Lutheran Church

 

COMING UP AT CALVARY

Pray for Calvary  Kids at Luther Crest Bible Camp
This week alone 50 of Calvary’s youth are attending Luther Crest Bible Camp! Keep them in your prayers as they spent the week experiencing God’s joy, grace and love through the amazing ministries of Luther Crest Bible Camp (www.luthercrest.org).

Calvary at 6th Ave:  Hymns, Wine & Ale - July 13th,  7pm-9pm   
Join your church family for an evening of fun, hymns and music led by Calvary’s Worship Band at 6th Avenue Wine and Ale (115 6th Ave E.)  Even if you don’t sing or enjoy a beverage, “Hymns, Wine & Ale” is a fun way to bring people together around music and fellowship, ranging from old-fashioned hymns to new contemporary songs. All are welcome!

Sign your kids up for “God Gives Me Talent!” Vacation Bible School today!
Grab all the kids in your life – friends, family and neighbors – and signup for Calvary’s Vacation Bible School, August 8-11, 9am-noon. It’s FREE and all are welcome!  Come experience the fun and joy of an awesome week of games, Bible Stories and more. Early morning care is available beginning at 7:30am.  Register at www.calvaryalex.org.

Senior Coffee this Tuesday Join us this Tuesday, July 12th, for Senior Coffee, conversation and fun with the staff on Tuesday morning at 10am in the Svea Lounge!

 

 

THIS WEEK AT CALVARY

REACHING IN

VOLUNTEERS @ the LAKE NEEDED  /  Sign up to greet, usher, and serve communion for the 10:45am service. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050548a5af28a20-calvary

MEAL  MINISTRY    /    We will provide a few meals to Calvary members whose life may be in transition for a variety of reasons — birth of a child, emergencies, hospitalizations, serious injuries, long-term care, or death of a family member. If you are interested in being involved, either to prepare meals or help deliver them, talk to Katie Dahl.

bible  study  /  The Women's Summer Bible Study meets each Tuesday at 9:00am at Calvary. Led by our pastors, it's a wonderful group, sharing and learning the Word of God. 

 

REACHING OUT

CRUISIN' WITH CALVARY    /    Wednesday, July 13th          Reminder: The bus will be leaving from Calvary at 11:00am!

Luther Crest Summer Musical!  /  Each Thursday night at 7:30pm the Luther Crest staff performs their 2016 summer musical in the Luther Crest Chapel. This high-energy and unique musical experience is open to the public and free of charge.  

 

CARING FOR OUR CHILDREN, YOUTH & FAMILIES

Vacation Bible School needs your help!           Please help the kids in VBS by recycling items that you don't need. We are looking for empty, clean 20 oz. soda or water bottles and 10-inch zippers of any color. Please place your items in the box in the Narthex on the weekend of July 9th/10th. Register for VBS online at www.calvaryalex.org/calvary/vbs-registration. It's FREE and open to all!

SUMMER TRIPS Meeting DatesLuther Heights, students and chaperones will be meeting as follows…Wednesday, July 20, Final meeting (If you have not paid your final balances, please do so at this time.)

shares banquet All ministry partners who contributed to the “Shares” youth fundraiser, are invited to join us for a thank you dinner and a time of sharing on Wednesday August 3 at 5:30pm. Student and adult trip participants (both S. Carolina and Idaho) are asked to arrive at 3pm unless otherwise noted. 

sr. high summer gatherings @ katie's  Will take place at Katie’s house on designated Mondays from 7-9pm.  Please text Katie if you plan to attend so that if the venue changes you will be in the know! 320-492-4736.

  

CARING FOR OUR ELDERS

if you would like a pastoral visit or know someone who would like a visit—please contact the church office at 320-763-5178, or office@calvaryalex.org.

CALVARY CELEBRATES HOLY COMMUNIONOn the 3rd Tuesday of each month, Calvary celebrates Holy Communion at Bethany Community/Bethel Manor (10:30am), at Grand Arbor (2pm), and at Windmill Ponds (3:30pm- beginning in August). Please join us as you are able!

 

THANK YOU

Thank you to Pastor Hans and Pastor Marilee for a wonderful Baptism for our daughter Bria. Thank you for bringing the light of God into our daughters life!      ~ Nicole & James Pachan

Bev and the knitting ministry, Thank you for the time you give to make the offering of prayer shawls and baptismal blankets possible. Your ministry matters and is appreciated.                                ~ Pastor Alicia Hilding

Thanks to all the wonderful ladies of Calvary, we have an ample stock of beautiful baptismal blankets.

Calvary News 6/24/16

Posted by Heidi Nelson on OP12er @ 12:02 PM

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP

Saturdays 6pm Praise Worship w/Holy Communion

Sundays 8:30am Traditional Worship w/Holy Communion

10:45am Calvary at the Lake w/Holy Communion

 

PRAYER CONCERNS

Beth Behrmann, Cybil McCabe, Jim Taddei, Harriet Johnson, Charlie Wodash, Barb Burss, Lisa Neubauer, Allen Ljung, Jennings Torgelson, Kathy Hungess' mother Bev Clemens, Tim Bush, Ardelle Muzik.

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE THIS WEEK

Ushers  6pm: Ken & Harriet Pexsa, Verdon Meyer, Donna Meyer

8:30am:  Arlan Johnson, Chris & Becky Worley, Ken Jensen

Communion Assist  6pm: Verdon & Donna Meyer, Sue Paulson

Screen Team  |  6pm: Eric Timmerman

8:30am: Rick Paulsen

Van Driver  |  Steve Fagen

 

Sunday's radio broadcast is sponsored by  
Willard (Bill) and Irene Iverson, In honor of their 60th wedding anniversary

  

COMING UP AT CALVARY

WE WELCOME New Members this Weekend!      
Help us welcome new members in worship this weekend. We give thanks for all the ways God is calling more and more people to hear God’s word and serve God people through the ministries of our church family.

GIVING THANKS for Pastor Marilee Bergerson
For the past 8 months, Pastor Marilee has faithfully served as both Calvary's Caring Ministries Pastor and Interim Associate. We are so thankful for her humor, compassion and all the time she devoted to our church family during this interim period. Marilee, though, has decided that a real retirement sounds pretty attractive! We will hold a coffee and cake reception in her honor following the 8:30am service this Sunday.

Keep those GREEN BAGS coming!
Thank you for taking a green bag and returning it full of items for the Douglas County Food Shelf. If you would like one, please stop by the church office. If you forgot your bag at home, please return it during the week. Help us make sure all of God’s people have enough on their tables!

NEXT WEEKEND at Calvary at the Lake!
Next weekend is 4th of July Weekend. Bring your friends and family to a special celebration worship at Luther Crest Bible Camp on Sunday at 10:45am, with brunch served at 10am! We’ll have Root Beer Floats in special Calvary at the Lake glasses. The bouncy house will be set up, the beach will be open for swimming and paddle boarding, and a Luther Crest Life Guard will be on duty. 

 

THIS WEEK AT CALVARY

 

REACHING IN

VOLUNTEERS @ the LAKE NEEDED
Sign up to greet, usher, and serve communion for the 10:45am service.Extra help needed for July 3rd. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050548a5af28a20-calvary

CALVARY AT 6TH AVE:  Hymns, Wine & Ale - July 13th,  7pm-9pm   
Join your church family for an evening of fun, hymns and music led by Calvary’s Worship Band at 6th Avenue Wine and Ale (115 6th Ave E.)  Even if you don’t sing or enjoy a beverage, “Hymns, Wine & Ale” is a fun way to bring people together around music and fellowship, ranging from old-fashioned hymns to new contemporary songs. All are welcome!

MEAL  MINISTRY  
We are starting a more organized effort to provide a few meals to Calvary members whose life may be in transition for a variety of reasons — birth of a child, emergencies, hospitalizations, serious injuries, long-term care, or death of a family member. If you are interested in being involved, either to prepare meals or help deliver them, talk to Katie Dahl.

 

REACHING OUT

LUTHER CREST SUMMER MUSICAL!
Each Thursday night at 7:30pm the Luther Crest staff performs their 2016 summer musical in the Luther Crest Chapel. This high-energy and unique musical experience is open to the public and free of charge.  

CRUISIN' WITH CALVARY   /  Wednesday, July 13th, leave at 11am  
We will have lunch at the Rapid River Logging Camp and then go to the Jasper Theater. We'll see the variety show "Dance to the Music" featuring American music and dance. Sign up on the registration form in the narthex by July 10th and drop your check in the locked box outside the church office. The cost is $60/person.

  

CARING FOR OUR CHILDREN, YOUTH & FAMILIES

CALVARY LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL  
Come play, learn and grow with us this fall. Calvary Lutheran Preschool has openings in the afternoon for 4/5 year old preschool classes. For more information you can call the preschool at 763-4099.

SUMMER TRIPS Meeting DatesLuther Heights, students and chaperones will be meeting as follows…Wednesday, July 20, Final meeting

SR HIGH SUMMER GATHERINGS
This will take place at Katie’s house on designated Mondays from 7-9pm starting June 13. Please text Katie if you plan to attend so that if the venue changes you will be in the know!  320-492-4736.

 

CARING FOR OUR ELDERS

SENIOR COFFEE WITH STAFF
We will continue to have senior coffee with staff on the second tuesday of each month. Our next coffee date is July 12th at 10am in the Svea. See you then!

BIBLE STUDY
The Women's Summer Bible Study meets each Tuesday at 9:00am at Calvary. Led by our pastors, it's a wonderful group, sharing and learning the Word of God. 

PEOPLE MOVER 
If you would like a ride to church in Calvary’s people mover (van) for the Sunday 8:30am worship, please call the church office the Friday prior.

 

THANK YOU

Thank you to Virgene Frazier for the many embroidered baptismal towels she made for Calvary baptisms through the past years. That wonderful ministry has now been taken on by Carolyn Loken and Cheryl Chan. Thank you!

Calvary Weekly News 6/17/16

Posted by Heidi Nelson on OA9er @ 9:54 AM

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP

Saturdays 6pm Praise Worship w/Holy Communion

Sundays 8:30am Traditional Worship w/Holy Communion

10:45am Calvary at the Lake w/Holy Communion

 

PRAYER CONCERNS

Beth Behrmann, Cybil McCabe, Jim Taddei, Harriet Johnson, Jennifer Billings, Charlie Wodash, Barb Burss, Lisa Neubauer, Allen Ljung, Jennings Torgelson, Kathy Hungess' mother Bev Clemens.

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE THIS WEEK

Ushers  6pm: Wayne & Linnea Erickson, Linda Fiebelkorn, Dale Weber

8:30am:  Arlan Johnson, Frank Peterson, Chris & Becky Worley

Communion Assist  6pm: Linda Fiebelkorn, Dale Weber, Ken Pexsa

8:30am: Verlie Blank, Mary Kilpo

Screen Team  |  6pm: Arlene Lorenz

8:30am: Terry Anderson

Van Driver  |  Steve Fagen

 

The flower on the altar is in honor of the newest member of Calvary, born June 14th
Sullivan Juvi Kriel, son of Nolan & Jessica Kriel

Sunday's radio broadcast is sponsored by  
Ray and Bonnie Anderson, In honor their 60th wedding anniversary

  

COMING UP AT CALVARY

CELEBRATE FATHER'S DAY THIS WEEKEND  /  Bring all the important men in your life to worship. We’re going to give thanks for those men who have been mentors and role models!

PASTOR ALICIA & BEN’S OFFICIAL INSTALLATION  /  This Weekend! On Sunday in worship, NWMN Synod ELCA Assistant to the Bishop Paul Erdahl will be on hand to officially install Pastor Alicia as our Community Life Pastor and Pastor Ben as our Faith for Life Pastor.

GREEN BAGS THIS WEEKEND  /  All are invited to take a Reaching Out Bag home, fill it, and return it to worship the following weekend with items for the local food shelf.

GIVING THANKS FOR PASTOR MARILEE  /  For the past 8 months, Pastor Marilee has faithfully served as both Calvary's Caring Ministries Pastor and Interim Associate. We are so thankful for her humor, compassion and all the time she devoted to our church family during this interim period. Marilee, though, has decided that a real retirement sounds pretty attractive! We will hold a coffee and cake reception in her honor following the 8:30am service on June 26.

 

THIS WEEK AT CALVARY

 

REACHING IN

LOCAL HARVEST MARKET  /  Calvary is proud to serve as a weekly drop-site! Place your order through their website or app and pick up your produce, meat, bread, cheese and more at Calvary every Wednesday, 3-6pm. Visit www.localharvestmarket.co (note address is .co not .com) or contact Katie Dahl for more information.

 

REACHING OUT

COME HELP US WELCOME NEW MEMBERS  to our family of faith here at Calvary next weekend! We will welcome new members at all services. 

LUTHER CREST SUMMER MUSICAL  /  Each Thursday night at 7:30pm the Luther Crest staff performs their 2016 summer musical in the Luther Crest Chapel. This high-energy and unique musical experience is open to the public and free of charge.  

PRAYER SHAWLS NEEDED  /  If you are a knitter or crocheter, we need your talents! Prayer shawls are needed. Please contact Bev Sunde 762-1016 with questions.

  

CARING FOR OUR CHILDREN, YOUTH & FAMILIES

SUMMER TRIPS Meeting Dates
Luther Heights, students and chaperones will be meeting as follows…
Wednesday, July 20, Final meeting

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL  /  LEAPP FROG students are invited to participate in the preparation for this Aug 8-11, 9-12pm church wide event! If you would like to help build props, prep skits, worship, Bible study, games, snack, small group time or crafts, contact Katie C.

SR HIGH SUMMER GATHERINGS  /  will take place at Katie’s house on designated Mondays from 7-9pm starting June 13. Please text Katie if you plan to attend so that if the venue changes you will be in the know! 320-492-4736.

 

CARING FOR OUR ELDERS

SENIOR COFFEE WITH STAFF  /   We will continue to have senior coffee with staff on the second tuesday of each month. Our next coffee date is July 12th in the Svea. See you then!

CALVARY CELEBRATES HOLY COMMUNION  /  The 3rd Tuesday of each month, Bethany Community/Bethel Manor at 10:30am and Grand Arbor at 2pm. Please join us as you are able. 

PEOPLE MOVER  /  If you would like a ride to church in Calvary’s people mover (van) for the Sunday 10:45am worship, please call the church office  the Friday prior.


THANK YOU

People of Calvary,
Thank you for your warm welcome into the Calvary community. You have been incredibly kind to our family as we have transitioned to life in Alexandria. We have seen God through you. Thank you also for taking time to fill out the green sheets to introduce yourselves and share a picture with us. We have found great joy reading about what gets you excited about Calvary, what your gifts/hobbies/passions are, and what connections you have with friends and/or family in the area. We also appreciated the opportunity provided by the Call Committee to meet many of you in person at the picnic. We feel honored to be joining the mission that God is up to through you all and we look forward to getting to know each of you more.         

                                                              ~ Ben, Alicia, & Miriam Hilding

Calvary News 6/10/16

Posted by Heidi Nelson on OA11er @ 11:39 AM

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP

Saturdays 6pm Praise Worship w/Holy Communion

Sundays 8:30am Traditional Worship w/Holy Communion

10:45am Calvary at the Lake w/Holy Communion

 

PRAYER CONCERNS

Beth Behrmann, Cybil McCabe, Jim Taddei, Harriet Johnson, Jennifer Billings, Charlie Wodash, Barb Burss, The family of Roger Granlund at his passing, The family of Jim Zoch at his passing, Lisa Neubauer, Jennings Torgelson.

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE THIS WEEK

Ushers  6pm: Ruth Nordby, Tony Woodford, Chris & Lyn Charboneau

8:30am: Arlan Johnson, Frank Peterson, Joe Bridges

Communion Assist  6pm: Chris & Lyn Charboneau, Harriet Pexsa

8:30am: Kirk & Jane Landman

Screen Team  |  6pm: Bill & Sandy Buckner

8:30am: Rick Paulsen

Van Driver  |  Steve Fagen

Sunday's radio broadcast is sponsored by:  
Jack and Dorothy Freed, In honor of their 60th wedding anniversary

 

COMING UP AT CALVARY

NEW MEMBER GATHERING  /  June 14, 6pm in the Svea. Please RSVP to Camille in the church office if you’d like to join Calvary and are able to come to this informal gathering! Dinner will be served and childcare is available.

CELEBRATE FATHER'S DAY WITH CALVARY  /  Next weekend, June 18th - 19th, bring all the important men in your life to worship. We’re going to give thanks for those men who have been mentors and role models! 

RETURN GREEN BAGS  /  We look forward to handing out our green Reaching Out bags again on the weekend of June 18-19. If you have any empty bags at home please return them to the church this week so we can staple the new food shelf list to them.  

INSTALLATION  /  Pastor Alicia & Ben’s Official Installation is next Weekend! On Sunday June 19th in worship, Assistant to the Bishop Paul Erdahl will be on hand to officially install Pastor Alicia as our Community Life Pastor, and Pastor Ben as our Faith for Life Pastor.

 

THIS WEEK AT CALVARY

REACHING IN

LOCAL HARVEST MARKET  /  Calvary is proud to serve as a weekly drop-site! Place your order through their website or app and pick up your produce, meat, bread, cheese and more at Calvary every Wednesday, 3-6pm. Visit www.localharvestmarket.co (note address is .co not .com) or contact Katie Dahl for more information.

 

REACHING OUT

CRUISIN' WITH CALVARY  /  Wednesday, July 13th, leave at 11am   Join us for a day of fun in Park Rapids. We will have lunch at the Rapid River Logging Camp and then go to the Jasper Theater. We'll see the ALL NEW variety show "Dance to the Music" featuring American music and dance. Sign up on the registration form in the narthex by July 10th and drop your check in the locked box outside the church office. The cost is $60/person. 

PRAYER SHAWLS NEEDED  /  If you are a knitter or crocheter, we need your talents! Prayer shawls are needed. Please contact Bev Sunde 762-1016 with questions.

 

CARING FOR OUR CHILDREN, YOUTH & FAMILIES

SUMMER TRIPS Meeting Dates

Luther Heights, students and chaperones will be meeting as follows…

Wednesday, June 15, Family picnic and final information 6-8pm

Wednesday, July 20, Final meeting

South Carolina Habitat students and adults will be meeting

Tuesday June 14, 12pm-5pm habitat build. 5pm-6:30pm Dinner and meeting at the church.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL  /  LEAPP FROG students are invited to participate in the preparation for this Aug 8-11, 9-12pm church wide event! If you would like to help build props, prep skits, worship, Bible study, games, snack, small group time or crafts, contact Katie C.

SR HIGH SUMMER GATHERINGS  /  will take place at Katie’s house on designated Mondays from 7-9pm starting June 13. Please text Katie if you plan to attend so that if the venue changes you will be in the know! 320-492-4736.

 

CARING FOR OUR ELDERS

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A PASTORAL VISIT or know someone who would like a visit—please contact Pastor Marilee at 320-763-5178, or marilee@calvaryalex.org.

WEEKLY CALLER & BULLETINS  /  If you are unable to attend worship services and would like to have the weekly bulletin & news sent to you, please contact the church office.

PEOPLE MOVER  /  If you would like a ride to church in Calvary’s people mover (van) for the Sunday 10:45am worship, please call the church office  the Friday prior.

 

THANK YOU

I want to thank Pastor Bergerson for coming to visit me and bringing the beautoful prayer shawl when I had knee surgery. It is a beautiful gift from the church that I will cherish using. The Calvary radio ministry has been great as I have had to stay home. Joel and I appreciate the ministry and work of Calvary.                                                                            - Marsha Hegstad

On behalf of Concordia College, Dr. Michael Culloton and our student singers, I would like to thank you for hosting the Concordia Chapel Choir during our 2016 Spring Tour performance in Alexandria. We were very pleased with the reception we received from the fantastic audience! Thank you to the evening meal committee and the host families!          

                                                                              - Gordon Moe, manager (Choral Organizations)

Calvary ENews 6/3/16

Posted by Heidi Nelson on OP12er @ 12:58 PM

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP

Saturdays 6pm Praise Worship w/Holy Communion

Sundays 8:30am Traditional Worship w/Holy Communion

10:45am Calvary at the Lake w/Holy Communion

 

PRAYER CONCERNS

Beth Behrmann, Cybil McCabe, Jim Taddei, Harriet Johnson, Jennifer Billings, Charlie Wodash, Barb Burss, Leann Blanshan's mother Diane Rumbaugh, Jim Zoch, The family of Roger Granlund at his passing.

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE THIS WEEK

Ushers  6pm: Charles Cornelius, Dale Weber, Russ Oorlog & Mary Ida Oorlog

8:30am: Arlan Johnson, Frank Peterson, Kevin Birkholz, Joe Bridges

Communion Assist  6pm: Russ Oorlog & Mary Ida Oorlog, Linda Fiebelkorn

8:30am: Kirk Anderson, Jane Landman, Chris & Becky Worley

Special Music  |  8:30am: Calvary Choir & Bellcanto

Screen Team  |  6pm: Craig Andrews

8:30am: Chris Kleven

 

Sunday's radio broadcast is sponsored by:  Kathleen Anderson, In memory of Carl Anderson & dear friend Mabel Peterson

 

COMING UP AT CALVARY

We welcome Pastors Ben & Alicia Hilding!  All are invited to join us for a Meet and Greet Picnic here at Calvary on Wednesday, June 8th from  5-7pm. Food, drinks and yard game fun will be provided. Please bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Free will offering. 

12th GRADE GRADUATION MILESTONE - 10:45AM  Sunday June 5, we will be honoring all seniors during worship and will have cake following the service. Come help bless our graduates! 

Installation of the Luther Crest Summer Staff & Adopt-a-Counselor—after the 10:45am worship     As a part of our connection to Luther Crest, we invited Calvary members to adopt a counselor for the summer! After the worship service at the lake we will have a picnic where you will meet your counselor. Over the course of the summer, we will have baskets out both at the church and at the lake for individuals to leave little notes, small gifts or baked goodies for your counselor as a way of saying “We care about you and are thinking about you!"

 

THIS WEEK AT CALVARY

 

REACHING IN

NEW MEMBER GATHERING  /  June 14, 6pm in the Svea. Please RSVP to the office if you’d like to join Calvary and are able to come to this informal gathering! Dinner will be served and childcare is available.

LOCAL HARVEST MARKET /  Calvary is proud to serve as a weekly drop-site! Place your order through their website or app and pick up your produce, meat, bread, cheese and more at Calvary every Wednesday, 3-6pm. Visit www.localharvestmarket.co (note address is .co not .com) or contact Katie Dahl for more information.

 

REACHING OUT

CRUISIN' WITH CALVARY / SAVE THE DATE Wed, July 13 – Park Rapids, Lunch at the Logging Camp & Jasper Theater
Wed, Sept. 28 – The Million Dollar Quartet at the Old Log Theater

 

CARING FOR OUR CHILDREN, YOUTH & FAMILIES

SUMMER TRIPS MEETING DATES! Luther Heights, students and chaperones will be meeting as follows…
Wednesday, June 15, Family picnic and final information 6-8pm
South Carolina Habitat students and adults will be meeting
Tuesday June 14, 12pm-5pm habitat build. 5pm-6:30 Dinner and meeting at the church.

LEAPP FROG students are invited to participate in the preparation for this Aug 8-11, 9-12pm church wide event! If you would like to help build props, prep skits, worship, Bible study, games, snack, small group time or crafts, contact Katie C right away as these teams are kicking it into high gear!

VBS 2016! AUGUST 8-11th, 9am-12pm Get ready to learn about the talents God has given you at this year’s VBS — God Gives Me Talent! Vacation Bible School is a week of exciting learning and fun for Pre-K – 5th Graders. We’ll be exploring the many ways that God uniquely gifts each person to be an important part of their community! Register online at www.calvaryalex.org/calvary/vbs-registration. It's FREE and open to all!

 

CARING FOR OUR ELDERS

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A PASTORAL VISIT or know someone who would like a visit—please contact Pastor Marilee at 320-763-5178, or marilee@calvaryalex.org.

THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS offers friendship and understanding to bereaved parents and adult siblings and meets the 3rd Tuesdays at 6:30pm at Glenwood State Bank. Our purpose is to promote a positive resolution of grief by willingness to listen and share. The meeting is open to all who have had a death of a child or sibling. For further information or questions, please feel free to call 320-219-0687 or call Janet at 320-759-1053.

CALVARY CELEBRATES HOLY COMMUNION The 3rd Tuesday of each month, Bethany Community/Bethel Manor at 10:30am and Grand Arbor at 2pm. Please join us as you are able. 

 

THANK YOU

Thank you for the memorial gifts to the church. The support of our Christian family is giving us the strength to move forward.                                                                   - Gloria Trowbridge

Thank you for all the wonderful worship experiences for our family when we are at our cabin. God's blessings to all!                                                                                   - The Dressen Family

Thank you for your consistent, amazing, generous support of our REACH Food Shelf. You've kept our shelves stocked ALL YEAR! We are also thankful for Katie C, setting up the clothes closet at Calvary. The students really appreciate it.                                       - The REACH Team

Thank you for the use of your fellowship hall so we could celebrate the Baptism of our son, Westin Robert!                                                                                                      - The Ostlund Family

 

Calvary ENews 5/27/16

Posted by Heidi Nelson on OP3er @ 3:14 PM

 

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP

Saturdays 6pm Praise Worship w/Holy Communion

Sundays 8:30am Traditional Worship w/Holy Communion

10:45am Calvary at the Lake w/Holy Communion

 

PRAYER CONCERNS

Beth Behrmann, Cybil McCabe, Jim Taddei, Harriet Johnson, Jennifer Billings, Charlie Wodash, Barb Burss, Leann Blanshan's mother Diane Rumbaugh, Roger Granlund, Jim Zoch, The Rick Paulsen family on the passing of Rick's mother, Frances Paulsen.

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE THIS WEEK

Readers | 8:30am: Brenda Velde

Ushers | 6pm: Verdonn & Donna Meyer, Rich & Jennifer Rentz

8:30am: Michael Brygger, Gloria Iverson Brygger, Mike & Barb McCormick

Communion Assist | 6pm: Dale Weber, Rich & Jennifer Rentz

8:30am: Brenda Velde, Dave Velde, Kirk Anderson

Special Music | 8:30am: Flute Choir

Screen Team | 6pm: Sandy Buckner

8:30am: Craig Andrews

Van Driver | Keith Forrester

 

The flowers on the altar this Sunday:
Are in celebration of Carol Dittberner’s 80th Birthday from her family with love

 

Sunday's radio broadcast is sponsored by:
Dave and Carol Dittberner, 
Our gratitude to God for blessings of family in our 59 years of marriage!

 

COMING UP AT CALVARY

CALVARY AT THE LAKE BEGINS THIS WEEKEND! Grab a friend and join us for worship at 10:45am, and brunch prior at 10am at Luther Crest Bible Camp. Help us welcome all who join us for worship. Sign up to help as a greeter, usher, or communion server. Free t-shirts to everyone who signs up. Contact Camille in the office to sign-up! 

HELP US WELCOME PASTORS BEN & ALICIA HILDING! Ben and Alicia arrive June 1. We invite you to drop off in the office a welcome card for the Hildings with a picture of you or your family. We also invite you to consider including a gift card to one of our local businesses to help them get settled. Also, all are invited to join us for a Meet and Greet Picnic here at Calvary on Wednesday, June 8th from 5-7pm. Food, drinks and yard game fun will be provided. Please bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Free will offering.

HELP LUTHER CREST BUILD! In preparation for a big and exciting summer at Luther Crest Bible Camp, new cabins are being built! Over the next few weeks help is needed May 31 and June 1-4 with installing insulation, siding, soffits, paneling, sheetrock and more. If you can help call Luther Crest (320-846-2431) or the Calvary church office (320-763-5178). Plenty of guidance is provided. No "skills" in these areas necessary.

ANNUAL CALVARY GOLF OUTING @ Miltona Golf Course Sunday, June 5th 3pm Shot Gun Start / $20 includes 9 holes of golf, cart and cash prizes. Everyone welcome. Sign up on Calvary Connections board or by calling the church office. Questions? Call Kolleen Roth 320-815-9075.

 

THIS WEEK AT CALVARY

Monday, May 30:  Memorial Day
Church Office Closed

Tuesday, May 31: Preschool Summer Mini Camp
9:00am     Last Men’s Dartball
9:00am     Women’s Bible Study
10:45am    Staff Mtg
1:00pm      Flute
6:00pm      Council Mtg
6:00pm      Last Finanical Peace U
6:10pm     Meditation Group
6:30pm     NA Mtg
6:30pm     Women's Book Study

Wednesday, June 1: Preschool Summer Mini Camp
10:00am Endowment Mtg
10:30am Rachel Circle (please note time change)

Thursday, June 2: Preschool Summer Mini Camp
9:00am Martha Circle
9:30am Elizabeth Circle
1:30pm Priscilla Circle
6:30pm NA Mtg

Friday, June 3: Preschool Summer Mini Camp
6:30pm     NA Mtg

Saturday, June 4:  Pastors Alicia & Ben Hilding Welcomed
9:00am Marriage Retreat
6:00pm Worship w/ Communion

Sunday, June 5:  Pastors Alicia & Ben Hilding Welcomed
7:45am Choir Rehearsal
8:30am Worship w/ Communion
9:30am Hospitality Time
10:00am Brunch
10:45am Calvary at the Lake
3:00pm Calvary Golf Outing

 

REACHING IN

NEW MEMBER GATHERING June 14, 6pm in the Svea. Contact the office if you’d like to join Calvary and are able to come to this informal gathering! Dinner will be served and childcare is available.

CALVARY'S HOST FEST / Scandinavian Fall Festival is Saturday, September 17th! It's never too early to start planning your crafts, garden produce, and food that we will need to make it successful.

 

REACHING OUT

BACKPACK ATTACK Thank you for packing an additional 1,000 bags of food for local school kids on May 25! The schools indicated a need for the summer months and Calvary responded generously.

CRUISIN' WITH CALVARY / SAVE THE DATE Wed, July 13 – Park Rapids, Lunch at the Logging Camp & Jasper Theater
Wed, Sept. 28 – The Million Dollar Quartet at the Old Log Theater

 

CARING FOR OUR CHILDREN, YOUTH & FAMILIES

SUMMER TRIPS MEETING DATES! Luther Heights, students and chaperones will be meeting as follows…
Wednesday, June 15, Family picnic and final information 6-8pm
South Carolina Habitat students and adults will be meeting
Tuesday June 14, 12pm-5pm habitat build. 5pm-6:30 Dinner and meeting at the church.

LEAPP FROG students are invited to participate in the preparation for this Aug 8-11, 9-12pm church wide event! If you would like to help build props, prep skits, worship, Bible study, games, snack, small group time or crafts, contact Katie C right away as these teams are kicking it into high gear!

VBS 2016! AUGUST 8-11th, 9am-12pm Get ready to learn about the talents God has given you at this year’s VBS — God Gives Me Talent! Vacation Bible School is a week of exciting learning and fun for Pre-K – 5th Graders. We’ll be exploring the many ways that God uniquely gifts each person to be an important part of their community! Register online at www.calvaryalex.org/calvary/vbs-registration. It's FREE and open to all!

 

CARING FOR OUR ELDERS

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A PASTORAL VISIT or know someone who would like a visit—please contact Pastor Marilee at 320-763-5178, or marilee@calvaryalex.org.

THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS offers friendship and understanding to bereaved parents and adult siblings and meets the 3rd Tuesdays at 6:30pm at Glenwood State Bank. Our purpose is to promote a positive resolution of grief by willingness to listen and share. The meeting is open to all who have had a death of a child or sibling. For further information or questions, please feel free to call 320-219-0687 or call Janet at 320-759-1053.

CALVARY CELEBRATES HOLY COMMUNION The 3rd Tuesday of each month, Bethany Community/Bethel Manor at 10:30am and Grand Arbor at 2pm. Please join us as you are able. 

 

THANK YOU

A big thank you to those who helped paint the offices at Calvary! Julie Blank, Theresa Herzog, Lynn Johnson, Tammy Justin, Gary & Shirley Kluver, Sue Risbrudt, Dale Vollmers, Ken & Harriet Pexsa. We appreciate you!

We would like to thank you again for your outstanding performance and devotion to the volunteer tax preparation program. We look forward to working with you again next year.
                                                                       - Minnesota Department of Revenue

Thank you to the Pastor & members of Calvary Church for hosting the Red Cross Blood Drive April 18th & 19th. Thank you for furnishing the coffee for the donors & to the Members for donating blood. The Red Cross & the Grey Ladies of the Red Cross very much appreciate it.                                                                              - Grey Ladies of the Red Cross

Thank you so much for the beautiful flower I received following the worship service on Mother's Day weekend. I continue to enjoy it.
                                                                                                      - Vivian Rindelaub

 

Calvary ENews 5/13/16

Posted by Heidi Nelson on OP2er @ 2:26 PM

Join Us for Worship

Saturdays 6pm Praise Worship w/Holy Communion

Sundays 8:30am Traditional Worship w/Holy Communion

9:35am Sunday School

10:45am Celebrate Worship w/Holy Communion

Wednesdays 6pm Worship w/ Holy Communion

 

PRAYER CONCERNS

Beth Behrmann, Cybil McCabe, Jim Taddei, Harriet Johnson, Jennifer Billings, Ethel Haider, Charlie Wodash, Barb Burss, Leann Blanshan's mother Diane Rumbaugh, Roger Granlund, Jim Zoch

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE THIS WEEK

Readers  8:30am: Pam Miller

Ushers  6pm: Jerry Sacre, Tony Woodford, Bill & Sandy Buckner

8:30am: Michael Brygger, Gloria Iverson Brygger, Mike & Barb McCormick

10:45am: Tom Sellin, Marilyn Sellin, Jim Augdahl, Cheryl Augdahl

Communion Assist  6pm: Dale Weber, Russ & Mary Oorlog

8:30am: Kirk Anderson, Pam Miller, Julene Peterson

10:45am: Ann Scott, Eldon Shelstad, Ian Shelstad

Special Music  |  8:30am: Bellcanto

10:45am: Flute Choir

Screen Team  |  6pm: Craig Andrews

8:30am: Chris Kleven

10:45am: Sandy Buckner

Van Driver  |  Mike Svobodny

 

COMING UP AT CALVARY

HELP US WELCOME Pastors Ben and Alicia Hilding!  Help us welcome Ben and Alicia Hilding to Alexandria!  They arrive June 1.  We invite you to drop off in the office a welcome card for the Hildings with a picture of you or your family enclosed. We also invite you to consider including a gift card to one of our local restaurants, shops, grocery stores, or any other business to help them get settled. Also, all are invited to join us for a Meet and Greet BBQ here at Calvary on Wednesday evening, June 8th. 

CALVARY AT THE LAKE begins Memorial Day Weekend! We worship at 10:45am each summer Sunday morning on the west shores of Lake Carlos at Luther Crest Bible Camp. A tasty brunch is served at 10am. Help us get the word out! Take a sign to display in your front yard or business this summer. Invite your neighbors and friends. Sign up to help with greeting, setup or serving. All helping out get a fun t-shirt!  

BACKPACK ATTACK, MAY 25th All are welcome to join in a food packing event on Wednesday, May 25 after 6pm worship. The school indicated there was continued need through the summer, so Calvary is responding. Mark your calendars! Come, help us make a difference right here in Alexandria!

THIS WEEK AT CALVARY

Monday, May 16: 

9:00am     Mission Quilting
2:00pm     Meditation/Communion
6:15pm       Flute Choir Practice
7:00pm       Boy Scouts
7:00pm       Summer Stretch Mtg

Tuesday, May 10: Scandinavian Trip

9:00am     Men’s Dartball
9:00am     Women’s Bible Study
10:30am     Commun. @ Bethany
10:45am     Staff Mtg
2:00pm       Commun. @ Gr. Arbor
6:10pm     Meditation Group
6:30pm     NA Mtg
6:30pm     Women's Book Study

Wednesday, May 18:  Scandinavian Trip

7:00am     Men’s Bible Study
7:15am     Breakfast @ Katie's
5:00pm     Meal for All
6:00pm     Worship
6:45pm     Confirmission Circle
7:30pm     9th Grade Retreat

Thursday, May 19: Scandinavian Trip

1:30pm     Yarn/Caring Hands
5:00pm       Bellcanto
6:00pm     Adult Choir
6:30pm     NA Mtg

Friday, May 20: Scandinavian Trip 

6:30pm     NA Mtg

Saturday, May 21:  

6:00pm     Pachan Baptism
6:00pm     Worship w/ Communion

Sunday, May 22: 

8:30am     Worship w/ Communion
9:30am     Hospitality Time
9:35am     Sunday School End of  Yr. Celebration
10:45am    Sunday School Sings
10:45am    Worship w/ Communion
12:00pm     Financial Peace Univ.
12:00pm     Sunday School Teacher Appreciation BBQ

REACHING IN

CALVARY AT THE LAKE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Sign up on May 15, & 22 for summer volunteering. We need greeters, setup/ushers, and communion servers. Free t-shirts to everyone who signs up so we can boldly demonstrate that radical hospitality Calvary practices so well! Look for sign-up sheets in the narthex or easily sign up online at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050548a5af28a20-calvary

PRAYER SHAWLS NEEDED  If you are a knitter/crocheter, prayer shawls are needed. Please contact Bev Sunde with questions. 

REACHING OUT

LOVE INC Garage & Bake Sale  May 21st from 7am-3pm at the Runestone Community Center! Please bring donations to the Runestone Community Center main rink on Thursday May 19th, 8am-8pm and Friday May 20th, 8am-6pm. To volunteer for the sale, please contact Joyce at 320-303-4501. All profits benefit the clients of Love INC in Douglas County. 


CARING FOR OUR CHILDREN, YOUTH & FAMILIES

SUNDAY SCHOOL  9:35-10:35am ~ 3 year olds-5th grade ~ Please bring your children upstairs to their classrooms to meet with their teachers prior to Sunday School starting. Bring their Bibles and Offering each week!

Upcoming Sunday School Dates:

May 22:      Last Day of Sunday School Celebration!
May 22:      Sunday School sings during the 10:45am service
For questions relating to Sunday School, contact Sara Severson at sara@calvaryalex.org.

CONFIRMISSION this week!  We’ll be celebrating our last Circle Groups together!  We will spend the time planning summer faith for life plans and celebrating the year together through a game and treats!

Sr. High breakfast at Katie’s, Wednesday, 7:15-8am

9TH GRADE Confirmission retreat    Sunday May 15, 12-1:30 or Wednesday May 18, 7:30-9pm.  Please RSVP katie@calvaryalex.org with which one you plan to attend.  This retreat is the kick off for Confirmand’s Affirmation service next October.  We will begin to introduce important pieces of the preparation process.   All students planning to participate in the Affirmation service this fall, please plan to attend one of these retreats with a parent and if possible another caring Faith Circle adult (basically an adult who is with you on your faith journey)

SUMMER TRIPS Meeting dates!
Luther Heights, students and chaperones will be meeting as follows…
Wednesday, June 15, Family picnic and final information 6-8pm
South Carolina Habitat students and adults will be meeting
Tuesday June 14, 12pm-5pm habitat build. 5pm-6:30 Dinner and meeting at the church.

LEAPP FROGs  Students are encouraged to continue their LEAPP FROG leadership Sundays 9:20-10:40am. 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL    LEAPP FROG students are invited to participate in the preparation for this Aug 8-11, 9-12pm church wide event!  If you would like to help build props, prep skits, worship, Bible study, games, snack, small group time or crafts, contact Katie C right away as these teams are kicking it into high gear!

CARING FOR OUR ELDERS

SENIOR FORUMS  The next Senior Forum is... May 15: Servant-Leaders. All ages are welcome to gather for discussion and refreshments at 9:40am in the fellowship hall. Join us May 16, for Meditation Time at Windmill Ponds at 2:00pm. All are welcome! (This is every third Monday of the month.

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