News June 8 2012
Dear Calvary members and friends of Calvary,
First Reading this weekend: 2 Corinthians 4:13 & 13 “But just as we have the same spirit of faith that is in accordance with scripture -’I believed, and so I spoke’ – we also believe, and so we speak, because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus, and will bring us with you into his presence.”
OUR SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Saturday, 6 pm Contemporary Service with Holy Communion
Sunday, 8:30 and 10 am – Worship at Calvary
(1st and 3rd Sunday worship with Holy Communion)
Sunday (Beginning June 10 through August 19) 10 am worship at the Lakeat Luther Crest Bible Camp
WORSHIP WITH CALVARY AT THE LAKE THIS SUMMER! Beginning Sunday, June 10th, Calvary is adding a summer worship service on the west shore of Lake Carlos at Luther Crest Bible Camp at 10 am. Boat, bike, walk or drive to “Calvary at the Lake” and take part in this family-friendly, music-filled, casual service every Sunday morning. Invite your “lake friends!”
If you are unable to attend worship services on Sundays and would like to receive a bulletin in the mail, please let the office know that. 763-5178.
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PRAYER CONCERNS: Arlene Lorenz, Dennis Augdahl, David McCay, Evelyn Grandgenett (Mark’s mother), Alice Turnbladh, Steve and Holly Lenarz, sister and brother-in-law of Melody Thoennes.
Our sympathy to the families of: Deborah Hilleren, daughter of Martin and Ethel Haider, Harolding Peck, mother of Roger Peck. All those serving in the Armed Forces-especially those serving in harm’s way.
THIS WEEKEND AT CALVARY:
Sunday’s recording of the 8:30 a.m. worship service broadcast at
10:30 a.m. over KXRZ-FM (99.3) is sponsored by Kathleen Anderson in memory of Carl R. Anderson by grandchildren Danielle, Ryan, Jacob, Michael and Jack. Radio broadcasts are still available for sponsorship in June, July and August.
We rejoice in the Holy Baptism this weekend of Brooklyn Marie Ostlund, daughter of Clay and Kristin. Welcome to God’s family, Brooklyn!
We thank Jessica Paulsen for her special music on Sunday. Also, thanks to the wonderful Saturday Night Worship Band, under the direction of Kim Byrne, for their music each week and we thank Rebecca Worley for her beautiful music every week, also thanks to Craig Andrews and Arlene Lorenz for building our worship service for the screens each week. We are so Blessed!!
Scripture Readings this weekend:
First Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1
Psalm: Psalm 130
Gospel: Mark 3:20-35
We Thank our Worship assistants this weekend:
Cantor: 8:30 -Connie Birkholz 10:00 -Tara Bitzan
Readers: 8:30 – Mary Kilpo 10:00 – Ian Shelstad
Ushers: 8:30 – Frank Peterson, Arlan Johnson,
Chris Worley, Bruce Hanstad
10:00 – Eldon/Ian Shelstad
Screen Operators: Sat: 6 pm – Ryan Moorman
8:30 – Chris Kleven 10:00- Sy Lucas
Sound Board: Kirk Gunderson (8:30 service)
Van Driver: Bill Buckner
This Week at Calvary: June 10-17, 2012
Sunday: 8:30 and 10:00 am – Worship AT CALVARY
9:30 – Coffee/Svea Lounge
10 am – Worship at the Lake w/ Holy Communion
AT LUTHER CREST BIBLE CAMP
4 pm – Worship and Music Committee
6 pm – Flute Choir
Tuesday: 9 am-noon- VBS
5:30 – Executive Committee
6:30 – Personnel Committee
Wednesday: 9 am – noon- VBS
6:30 pm – Youth Committee
Thursday: 9 am – Noon – VBS
Friday: 9 am – noon -VBS with VBS Celebration for kids and parents at 11:30
Saturday: 6 PM -WORSHIP SERVICE with Holy Communion
Sunday: 8:30 & 10:00 am – WORSHIP/Holy Comm.@Calvary
9:30 – Coffee Svea Lounge
10 am – Worship at the Lake at Luther Crest Bible Camp
WE NEED VAN DRIVERS ON SUNDAY MORNINGS!!! PLEASE CALL the church office TO SAY “YES” TO THIS IMPORTANT MINISTRY!!! 763-5178
VACATIONBIBLESCHOOL “AMAZING DESERT JOURNEY” BEGINS THIS WEEK (MONDAY) FROM 9 AM-NOON! YOU CAN STILL REGISTER YOUR CHILDREN OR JUST BRING THEM ON MONDAY MORNING FOR A FUN WEEK. 6TH GRADERS AND UP…YOU CAN STILL COME ON MONDAY AND BE A VOLUNTEER.
SUMMER FAMILY EVENTS:
June 24 at 11 am- Say Farwell to Pastor Dave Wangaard with an “old fashioned” Lutheran potluck in the Fellowship Hall. Get out your favorite hot dish recipe or make some fancy jello! Call Carol Paterson-Smith if you can bring a dish to share 763-3893
July 22 – Join us for Family Fun Night at the Alexandria Beetles baseball game at KnuteNelsonBallPark.
August 12 at 11 am – there will be a Summer Celebration at Luther Crest Bible Camp. Join us for a potluck meal and games!!
……..ON SUMMER BREAK….WATCH FOR MORE YOUTH ACTIVITIES FOR THE SUMMER!!
Join me for some caribou and conversation every Monday evening!
Contact Sam with questions, ideas, or anything else! 320-808-9497 or email@example.com. Also keep an eye on the Calvary youth page online!
NOTE TO SERVICE GROUPS AT CALVARY: JUNEService Group members, your Chairpersons are
Women’s Bible Study, Men’s Bible Study and Men’s Dartball groups going. Here is the schedule:
Women’s Bible Study on break for the summer
Men’s Dartball on break for the summer
Men’s Bible Study on break for the summer
WANTED: Nursery Ministry Coordinator
10 hours per week
Needs: Enthusiasm ~ Loving Arms ~ Playfulness
For more details call Pastor Hans at 763-5178 or
Mary Hammargren at 846-0776
Toys Needed…..Donations of new/slightly used, small toys (such as “Happy Meal” type) for ages 1-4 are needed for the toy bags that we provide for children to use during services. They may be put in the container marked “Toys for Bags” in the coatroom. Thank you!
Travel with Pastor Hans to the Holy Lands…November 11 through November 22, 2013, our Pastor Hans is leading a pilgrimage trip to the Holy Lands of Israel and Palestine. We will be joined by members of his previous congregation at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran in St. Paul as together we will experience the most significant sights in Jesus’ life – Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Nazareth, Galilee, the Jordan river and the Sea of Galilee to name just a few. Information sessions will be held this fall. If you have interest or questions, please contact Pastor Hans (firstname.lastname@example.org).
“Cruisin’ with Calvary”
Please join fellow Calvary members for our first bus trip!
What: Day trip to Woodtıck Musical Theater in Akeley,
(Maınee performance at 3:00pm)
When: Thursday, June 28th, 2012
Cost: $40.00 (includes bus ride, tıp for driver and tıcket)
What is the Woodtıck theater show? It is a privately owned, casual musical
theater. This is their 21st season of foot-stoppin’, hand-clappin’, fun and lively
musical entertainment. Their repertoire features country, bluegrass, folk and
gospel music, comedy skits, lighthearted instrumentals, harmonicas, fiddles
The bus is a coach tour bus, with comfortable seats, TV, and a restroom on
board. You will be able to bring your own food/snacks/drinks if you’d like.
The bus does have a couple of steps to enter, but the theater is handicapped
We will be leaving Calvary at 9:30am. (Be here by 9:15)
We will be stopping in Dorset for lunch. You will have approximately 2 hours
for lunch at any restaurant of your choice and shopping, if you’d like. We will
leave Dorset for Akeley at 2:00pm to arrive in Akeley about 2:30, as the
performance begins at 3:00. It is a 2 hour performance with an intermission.
We will then head back to Alexandria and plan on making a stop at a fast food
restaurant for a “quick bite”. We should be back at Calvary approximately
We need completed form (in office) with your check by Wednesday, June 20th.
You can drop off in the office or we will be available on most Saturday evenings
and in-between services on Sundays. This will be non-refundable unless the
enıre trip is cancelled for minimums not met. We have a minimum of 30 and a
maximum of 54. Friends are welcome! Please feel free to contact Karen Cook
(762-8188) or Carol Paterson-Smith (763-3893) for any quesıons.
FYI: we are planning a variety of trips during 2012.
More info to follow!!
From Paul and Arlis Hanson: We would like to take this opportunity to say a most sincere thank you to all who gave of their time to make the Calvary “hospitality” day at the building sites for Habitat for Humanity such a great success! The food was delicious and very much appreciated by all those who labored under the hot sun. Thanks again for your contributions to this service event.
Join other women from the area forWomen’s Week at Luther Crest Bible Camp, June 24-28. Pastor Hans is the theological speaker and Bible study leader and Sara Forsberg, author of “Diamonds in the Garbage”, is the keynote speaker. For more information, see the Luther Crest website (www.luthercrest.org) or talk with Pastor Hans.
ATTENTION CROCHETERS! More potholders are needed for the welcome bags. The pattern is available in the church office.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT ACTIVITIES OR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT CALVARY, PLEASE CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE. (763-5178) email@example.com