News May 18 2012
Dear Calvary members and friends of Calvary,
WELCOME! WELCOME! WELCOME!
This weekend we welcome New Members to Calvary. They will be wearing a red carnation so, look for them and welcome them to our church family.
We are so excited to have these new families in our family!!! WELCOME!
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: Sy McCormack, David McCay, Deborah
Hilleren (daughter of Martin and Ethel Haider), Dona Yager, Steve and Holly Lenarz, sister and brother-in-law of Melody Thoennes, Jay Sieling and family at the passing of Jay’s mother. All those serving in the
Armed Forces-especially those serving in harm’s way.
JUNE CALLER ARTICLES ARE DUE IN THE OFFICE BY 5 PM MAY 21ST! Thank you.
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 Jerome, Janet and Naomi Getz in memory of Nicole Getz and Matthew Spletzer.
We thank our Senior Choir and our flute duet for their 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. We are so Blessed!!
Thank you to Craig Andrews and Arlene Lorenz for building our worship service for the screens each week.
Scripture Readings this weekend:
First Reading: 1 John 5:9-13
Psalm: Psalm 1
Gospel: John 17:6-19
We Thank our Worship assistants this weekend:
Cantor: 8:30 -Joyce Engel 10:45 -Ralph Tillitt
Readers: 8:30 – Margaret Granlund 10:45 – Mike Edwards
Acolytes: 8:30 -Payton Grandgenett/Sam Carlson
10:45 – Max Jacobson/Gabe Klepper
Ushers: 8:30 – Don Arm, Dale Vollmers, Lowell Lenz, Joe Bridges
10:45 – Kirk/Jane Landman, Bruce/Landon Guenther
Communion Assistants: 8:30 – Willard/Irene Iverson
10:45 – Mike/Lucile Edwards
Screen Operators: Sat: 6 pm – Ryan Moorman
8:30 – Jim Lien 10:45-Bill Buckner
Sound Board: Kirk Gunderson (8:30 service)
Van Driver: Bill Olson
This Week at Calvary: May 20-27, 2012
Sunday: 8:30 and 10:45 am – Worship with Holy Communion
New Members Received
9:30 – Coffee Fellowship in Svea Lounge
Monday: 9 am – Quilting
11 am – Golden Glowers
5:30 pm – Sr. High Mocha Monday -Caribou North (last one)
6 pm – Flute Choir
Tuesday: 9 am – Women’s Bible Study
9 am – Men’s Dart Ball
Wednesday: 7 am – Men’s Bible Study
Thursday: 9:30 am – Höst Fest Committee Meeting
Saturday: 6 PM -WORSHIP SERVICE with Holy Communion
Sunday: 8:30 and 10:45 am – WORSHIP
9:30 – Coffee Svea Lounge
5 pm – Swenson/Allen Wedding
WE NEED VAN DRIVERS ON SUNDAY MORNINGS!!! PLEASE CALL the church office TO SAY “YES” TO THIS IMPORTANT MINISTRY!!! 763-5178
DON’T FORGET TO WEAR YOUR NAME TAGS TO HELP PASTOR DAHL AND HIS FAMILY AND PASTOR WANGAARD GET TO KNOW YOU!
VACATIONBIBLESCHOOL “AMAZING DESERT JOURNEY” WILL BE JUNE11-15 FROM 9 AM-NOON!
THERE IS STILL TIME TO REGISTER….STOP BY THE VBS BULLETIN BOARD AND COMPLETE A REGISTRATION/VOLUNTEER FORM!
Team leaders (10) – youth from grades 6-12 may help with this.
Craft leaders – youth grades 6-12 may help
Craft helpers (4) – youth grades 6-12 may help
P/K and Kindergarten teachers and aides (6)
Nursery Supervisor (1)
Outside/game leaders – youth may help (2)
People to help get ready for VBS and set up
MOMS, DADS, GRAMMAS, GRANDPAS, TEENS…..COME AND JOIN US AT VBS! It is a fun week!!!!!
Please call/e-mail Sandy (763-5178 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to say YES!!! We need all the people we can to make this week a great one!! Thanks
VBS 2012- “The AmazingDesert Journey” Please help us! …… WANTED —– NEEDED!! Donate or Loan!! We are in need of the following items for VBS 2012. If you have any of these items and would be comfortable with loaning or would like to donate them to us, sign your name and phone number on the board in the Narthex. We will gladly return all items if they are labeled! Our theme this year is “The AmazingDesert Journey”- so we will have a desert Moroccan theme. We need to have the items at the church (white box in the Narthex) no later than Monday June 4th. These items will not be damaged or used, since they are for decoration only. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Carol Paterson-Smith, 763-3893. · Large-natural colored baskets- all shapes. · Any Moroccan themed items. (brass containers, lanterns, urns, etc.) · Moroccan themed, striped, or brightly colored, natural or woven rugs. (these will be used indoors in our “tents”).· Moroccan themed, striped, or brightly colored, natural or woven material. o (Large pieces! Minimum of 7-8 feet in length. They will not be cut if you want them returned. o Also width doesn’t matter. These will be used for draping to make tents indoors.)· Batting and/or foam for stuffing pillows. (donate only, cannot be returned) Again, these can all be dropped off in the church Narthex in the large white box. Please sign the sheets next to the box with your name and if you want your items returned. If so, PLEASE label. THANK YOU!!
Every Monday. Caribou North. 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: MAYService Group members, your Chairpersons are Leah Wilts 762-1051 and Bev Williams 762-1035.
Women’s Bible Study, Men’s Bible Study and Men’s Dartball groups going. Here is the schedule:
Women’s Bible Study meets on Tuesday mornings at 9 am. We are studying the book of James. All women, Come and join us!!
Men’s Dartball meet on Tuesdays at 9 am
Men’s Bible Study meet Wednesdays at 7 am! This Bible Study is led by Joe Bridges and is a great fellowship for all Calvary Men!!! Please join us!!
A Call Committee for a permanent Associate Pastoris being
assembled by Calvary’s Nominating Committee at this time. If you
know of someone you would like to nominate for the Call Committee or
have interest in serving yourself, please contact Pastor Hans or one of
the members of the committee by May 20th.. In the coming weeks the
Nominating Committee will present the congregation with a proposed
Call Committee for congregational approval and the Call Committee will
commence it’s search. Thank you to members of our Nominating
Committee: Leann Blanshan, Joe Bridges, Gary Folsom, Kathryn Lee,
Lowell Lenz & Dale Vollmers.
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
May is Mental Health Month. The National Alliance on Mental Illness
(NAMI) of Minnesota offers free educational classes, support groups
and resources for families and individuals living with a mental illness. It
will hold a free workshop at Calvary on Thursday, May 17 from 1-3 PM
for parents of children with challenging behaviors or mental illness. For
information or to register, call 651-645-2948.
“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!!
Charity Garage Sale, Saturday, May 19th from 7am – 3pm at the AlexandriaRunestoneCommunity Center, West Rink. Sponsored by Love INC of Douglas County/Mercy Orphanages India.
Calvary is providing Hospitality for the Habitat for Humanity Home Builders’ Blitz Build on Monday, June 4. We are asked to provide breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner for the workers. If you are able to help, please talk with Paul Hanson at 846-2478.
Join other women from the area for Women’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.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT ACTIVITIES OR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT CALVARY, PLEASE CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE. (763-5178) firstname.lastname@example.org