Your Weekly E-Newsletter -- Thursday, June 23, 2022
Pastor Ken's Pondering This Week ....

Third Sunday after Pentecost
June 24-25, 2022
  • Saturday: Terry Bzdusek
  • Sunday: Linda Thorpe, Mary Ellen Thiede, Lisa Grossman
  • Addie Meyer and Mallory Zipp
  • Keith and Karen Pierce
  • John and Mary Lau and Bill and Lenny Graffin
  • Marcella Nelson
  • Scott Anderson
  • RoJean Holler
  • Mark and Diane Knappe
  • Saturday: Lydia Trudell
  • Sunday: Sue Meyer
  • Kyle Jones
Our Church Family
Welcome to Ben, Amy and Josiah Blobaum
Pastor Mark Knappe, chairperson of the Internship Committee, introduced Calvary's new intern, Ben Blobaum, to the congregation on Sunday morning.

Ben, Amy and their 4-1/2 month old son Josiah moved to Waukesha last week. Ben began his internship on Thursday, June 16th and his office is in Room 107.

Ben will be installed as our intern this weekend at both services, followed by a cake reception in Fellowship Hall on Sunday.

Members of the Internship Committee are: Mark Knappe, Matt Powers, Jill Voss, Pastor Jerry Wittmus, and Janet Zastrow.
Rebecca Warber, 6/23
Jan Tschetter, 6/24
Glori Kurth,6/25
Keith Pierce, 6/25
Caryl Braatz, 6/26
Alecia Huettl, 6/29
Elena Hewitt, 6/30
Harold Rose, 6/30

Ruby Himsel, 7/2
Jeffrey Griese, 7/3
Sophia Lui, 7/3
Gordy and Grace Gunnlaugsson, 6/25 (56 years)
Deron and Lynnette Anderson, 6/26 (29 years)
Bob and Ann Jazgar, 6/27 (58 years)

George and Carol Rooney, 7/1 (55 years)
Dave and Paula Altman, 7/2 (45 years)
Jackson and Tiffany Schlieve, 7/12 (8 years)
Wayne and Bonnie Johnson, 7/15 (33 years)
Scott and Peggy Langelin, 7/18 (41 years)
Jerry and Nancy Wittmus, 7/18 (35 years)
Cable and Sarah Gall, 7/29 (16 years)
Keith and Karen Pierce, 7/30 (34 years)
New prayer requests: Sarah Green (sister of Andy Schatz); Jim Rupnow (friend of Sue Rowe)

Ongoing short-term prayer requests: Pat Treutelaar; Bonnie Johnson; Lynne Claffey (friend of Ernie Kretschmann); Laura Lynn (friend of Pastor Jerry and Nancy Wittmus); Gerry Fosdal (friend of Linda Thorpe); Diane Richards (daughter of Eloise Kurth and sister of Glori Kurth); Abbie Graffin (granddaughter of Bill and Lenny Graffin); Prudhvi Busi

Serving in the Military: Dan Berger (serving in the U.S. Marines); Kevin Butler (son of Heidi Powers, serving in the U.S. Army); Ben DeYoung (son-in-law of George and Kay Sedivec, serving in the U.S. Air Force); Alex Olson (U.S. Air Force, grandchild of Ardath Olson); Kyle Pierce (son of Karen and Keith Pierce, serving in the U.S. Army); Karmen Thomas (friend of Tony and Krista Dentice serving in the U.S. Army); Nicole Wahlgren (serving in the U.S. Army National Guard); all military chaplains; and all veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
For All Men and Women Serving: Police Officers, Firefighters, EMT's; Health Care workers and First Responders.   

Serving in the mission field: Our NALC missionaries and missionaries everywhere bringing the gospel to the ends of the Earth.

Long-term prayer list:
Calvary membersGinny Cox; Don Heyen; Shirley Mahn; Myrna Mavroff; Donna Polizzi; Donna Schroeder; Nadine Schuelke; Bob Smith; Gloria Strei; Ruth Young; Janet Zastrow

Non-membersWendy (friend of Jonni Roush); Isabelle George (wife of Judy Sayas' cousin); Joe Dentice (father of Tony Dentice); Dick Girnau (friend of Mary Ellen Thiede); Carmen (friend of Lisa Grossman); Mike Andrae (husband of former Calvary member Luisa Andrae); Nicole Sayas (daughter in law of Judy Sayas); Dennis Reich (friend of John and Mary Lau); Ray Anderson (friend of the Grossman's); Curt (friend of Larry Bonier); Pastor Mark Gehrke (son of Lois Gehrke); Barb Anderson (friend of Lisa Grossman); Taylor Czerwinski (granddaughter of Bill and Lenny Graffin); Gareth George (cousin of Judy Sayas); Joseph Franko (friend of Judy Sayas); Tom Frank (brother of Mary Ellen Thiede); Nancy Myers (friend of Judy Sayas); Paige Yeager (friend of Sallie Schulz's family); Rose Luther (friend of Nicole Moritz); Judy Grospitz; Jan Janchan (friend of Jonni Roush); Monica Barchus (niece of Ernie Kretschmann); Michael Rossa (Lucy Dallman's son); Karen (friend of Lydia Trudell); John Nielson (brother of Judy Kestly); Susan Petropoulos (sister of Wayne Johnson); Tom Dallman (husband of Lucy Dallman); Eric (friend of Larry Bonier); Delores Seel (mother of Keith Pierce)

If you have any new prayer requests, please contact the church office at 262.786.4010 or via email to
July 4th Parade Hospitality Tent
Bottled Water and Cookies are Needed!

Can you donate a case of bottled water for our Hospitality Tent during the July 4th Parade this year? If so, please drop it off in Room #103 (the classroom closest to the entrance doors on the NE corner of the building). Please drop off water by Sunday morning, July 3rd.
Church Life Events
Friday, July 22, 6:30 p.m.
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center,
featuring the Doo Wap Daddies

The Doo-Wop Daddies, based in Milwaukee, capture the demanding vocal style of Doo-Wop music with unsurpassed excellence. That's only the beginning. The "Daddies" don't merely recreate this classic genre, but have redefined it and made it their own as 21st Century Doo-Wop.

This is a free event - invite a friend or neighbor to join us! You can bring your own beverages/food or purchase some tasty selections from the vendors on site.

Church Life Committee members will take your lawn chairs to the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center on the afternoon of July 22. Please drop off your chairs in classroom #103 by July 21, and attach one of the provided tags for each chair. (You will be responsible for taking your chairs home after the concert.)

Sign up in the Narthex to join us for an evening of fellowship and music. Invite a friend or neighbor to join us!
Sunday, October 23, 2:00 p.m.
Sunset Playhouse Theater

Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, CLUE is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery.

The tale begins at a remote mansion. Six mysterious guests have assembled for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Wadsworth, the butler, leads Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock, and Colonel Mustard in a race to find the killer while the body count stacks up. Will you figure out WHO did it, WHERE they did it, and with WHAT?

Tickets will go on sale in September. More information to come!
Financials and Worship Attendance June 18-19, 2022
Music Ministry
The theme of this year's Summer Music Camp is “Noah and His Animals.” The date has been changed to August 1-5 to coincide with this year's Vacation Bible School.

Each day the kids will learn music theory and musical skills while playing games, contests, and winning fun prizes. On Friday of that week, the kids will perform a mini-musical, “Noah and His Animals,” a musical re-telling of the classic Bible story.


Music Camp has been
moved to follow VBS
August 1-5, 2022
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Open to children ages 6-11

$10 fee/child. Please sign up
using the link below
Small prizes are needed for the children participating in the Music Camp - items from the dollar store are perfect - small toys, books, puzzles, activity pads, etc. Please drop off any donations to the church office.
Faith Formation
Family Game Fun Fest
THIS Sunday, June 26, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
SIGN UP TODAY in the Narthex!

Join other Calvary families for a couple hours of fun playing games. Lunch will be provided (pizza and ice cream!).

Bocce balll, giant Jenga, frisbee golf and more. It's sure to be a fun time of fellowship and food!
August 1, 2022 - August 5
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

We're excited to offer VBS
this summer

Our registration will be limited to 65 participants (15 preschoolers and 50 elementary-aged students).

Preschool participants (3 and 4 year-olds) must be three years old before the start of VBS and must be potty-trained.

It's time for participants and volunteers to sign up. Please use the link below for more information and to sign up.
Pastor Ken's Weekly Bible Study
Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall

Pastor Ken's weekly Bible study is held each Wednesday from 12:30 -1:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. He will lead discussion around the Scripture lessons that will be read in worship the following weekend.

Please bring your Bibles - other materials will be provided. Copies of the text study sheets will be available on the table in the Narthex if you can't attend the Bible study, but would like to refer to it for the weekend worship.
Mission Servant Month Activities
Book donations, disaster relief supplies, baby clothes sorting,
food donations and more are all part of
June's Mission Servant Month activities.
Donations of new or gently-used children's Christian books
are needed for the Little Library
that is located near our playground.

Also, children's or adults' new or gently- used Bibles are needed for NALC Disaster Relief.

Donated books should be placed into the plastic tubs in the Narthex.

NALC Disaster Relief Supplies are needed!

The supplies below are needed to help with disaster relief. Copies of these supply lists can also be found in the Narthex and a sample of the Flood Bucket is on display.

Completed buckets and kits can be left by the tables in the Narthex.
June Mission of the Month - World Mission Prayer LeagueL
The World Mission Prayer League (WMPL) is an official ministry partner of the NALC. WMPL grew out of a God-given burden to pray for the unreached interiors of Africa, Asia, and Latin America in the 1930’s. A band of students, pastors and friends in the Minneapolis area joined together in prayer that the Lord of the harvest would send laborers into his harvest.
WMPL says of itself … we are committed to pray, as Jesus commands his followers in Matthew 9:38 – “Ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” We are a… community of men and women who are committed to prayer - the “working method” of our mission. 
The World Mission Prayer League exists to see that populations with limited or no access to the Gospel experience the love of Christ and that believers and communities of believers in the Americas and elsewhere engage in active and collaborative participation in living out their roles in the great commission.
This month, we are supporting missionaries from WMPL who will be our guests at Calvary in worship the weekend of June 25-26. The Nelsons met our missionaries in 1995 while studying at Luther Seminary.  

Our Mission of the Month offerings will:
 1.    Directly support the work of the World Mission Prayer League;
 2.    Support a “Ministry Fund” for our missionaries and support for orphans whose parents died of

We hope you will learn more about WMPL – their website is, and generously support the mission work Calvary does in India through this wonderful Lutheran ministry.

To support this important Mission for the Month, you may include it in your weekly offering envelope or designate the donation for Mission of the Month in your online giving.
Men's Ministry
Weekly Men's Breakfast Wednesdays at 7 a.m.
Maxim's Restaurant
18025 W. Capitol Drive

The restaurant seating has been reconfigured in compliance with social distancing requirements.

All men are invited to attend!
Monthly Men's Gathering
Fellowship Hall
Thursday, June 23
6 p.m.

Pastor Ken's House
Thursday, July 28
6 p.m.

Come for fellowship, food and devotion time. Dinner will be provided.
Invite a friend.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Ernie Kretschmann at

A few reminders ....
Hospitality Treat Sponsors
Are Needed!
We invite you to stay after worship on Sunday mornings and enjoy fellowship time and a treat/cup of coffee in Fellowship Hall.

If you'd like to provide treats (donuts, bagels, etc.) for Sunday hospitality time, there is a sheet on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall. You may bring the treats (six dozen) and drop them off in the kitchen, or simply add a “P” behind your name, pay $30 to the church office and the treats will be purchased for you. 
Updated Church Directory Available
The Calvary Church Directory is available electronically or in paper format. If you'd like an electronic copy, please send an email to requesting it. There are printed copies available in the church office.

Any corrections or updates should be submitted to
Cindy Zilske at
Do you need an extra prayer or have a question about anything at Calvary? If so, please reach out to the Deacon that has been assigned to you (based on your last name or "alpha group").

This is a very important and vital ministry at Calvary and our Deacons are here for you. If you need a copy of the Church Directory to get your Deacon's contact information, please contact the church office ( or 262/786-4010) and one will be sent to you.
Sunday mornings at 9 a.m.

The link is available on the home page at
Sanctuary Flowers
We invite you to sign up for flowers to beautify our altar each weekend. The sign-up sheet for 2022 is posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex.

Flowers are $35 and you may take them home following the 9 a.m. worship on Sunday morning. If you'd prefer, you can leave the flowers at church to be enjoyed by the office staff.
Facing tough times? Need a Christian Friend?
Stephen Ministry is here to help. Free, just like God's love.

Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained by Stephen Leaders to offer high-quality, one-to-one Christian care to people going through tough times. A Stephen Minister usually provides care to one person at a time, meeting with that person once a week for about an hour. 

If you, or someone you know, could benefit from this important ministry, please contact Scott or Peggy Langelin at 262.853.0018.
The right side of the Sanctuary (as you face the altar) is equipped with a hearing loop system which transmits an audio signal directly into a hearing aid via a magnetic field. This greatly reduces background noise, competing sounds, reverberation and other acoustic distortions that reduce clarity of sound.

Most hearing aids are equipped with a t-coil and connecting to this system is an easy switch on the hearing aid. If you need assistance during worship with this system, please reach out to an usher or any staff member.
The church office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until noon. The door that is closest to the office (NW corner) will be open during those hours.

Please check in with the office staff so we know you are in the building.

The office phone number is (262) 786-4010. Feel free to leave a message if you call after hours and we will contact you the next day.