Your Weekly E-Newsletter Thursday, July 29, 2021
A Note from Lynnae Douglas .....
"Oh magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together." --- Psalm 34:3 

Dear Saints at Calvary,

Caleb and I wanted to update you all on a few recent developments and invite you to join us in magnifying the Lord together. First, Caleb accepted a call to serve as the next pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Export, PA. I know many of you have been praying for the Lord to direct our steps as we continue to serve in His church, and this is where we believe He is calling us to go. While we are sad to leave Wisconsin (which we have certainly come to love...go Bucks go!), we are eager to begin ministering in western PA. Thank you all for your continued prayers as we finalize details of our move and get settled out there. Our final Sunday at Calvary will be on August 15th as we will be moving at the end of that week.

Secondly, I recently had my final interview with the NALC Candidacy Committee. Thanks be to God, the committee unanimously approved me for ordination in the NALC. I am humbled and amazed by the many ways God has provided for me to reach this step in the discernment process. I want to express my deep gratitude to you all for welcoming me as your intern and encouraging me to continue pursuing what God has called me to do. At this point, I will not be seeking to share the call at the church in PA with Caleb, but I hope to minister there in whatever ways seem fitting until the timing seems more appropriate to pursue ordained ministry.

We will continue to be in touch, and please do keep in touch with us as well. We earnestly desire to go on magnifying the LORD together, and we'd love to hear all about what He is doing in your midst.

With love and gratitude,

Lynnae and Caleb Douglas
July 31 and August 1

NEW this weekend: Printed copies of the weekend's readings will be available on the table in the Narthex or from an usher on Sunday.
Fellowship Time Resumes
Fellowship Time Resumes this Sunday!

We invite you to stop by Fellowship Hall following 9 a.m. worship for fellowship, a cup of coffee and/or a yummy treat. All items will be set out individually for safe handling.

If you'd like to provide treats (donuts, bagels, etc.) for Sunday hospitality time following worship, there is a sheet on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall. You may bring the treats (3-4 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. For the time being, we are asking that any donated food be something that can be easily cut and placed on individual plates for serving.
Monday Afternoon Movie - September 20 at 1:00 p.m.
We’re moving movie time from the morning to the afternoon, but keeping it on the third Monday of the month. We’ll begin our “season” on Monday, September 20 at 1:00 pm in the Media Room as we watch a lovely old film (if you call 1961 a long time ago), “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. Snacks and water will be available. Bring a friend!
Wikipedia reminds us: Breakfast at Tiffany's is a 1961 American romantic comedy film, adapted from Truman Capote'1958 novella of the same name, and starring Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly, a naïve, eccentric café society girl who falls in love with a struggling writer (George Peppard). It also featured Patricia Neal, Buddy EbsenMartin Balsam and Mickey Rooney in supporting roles.
Hepburn's portrayal of Holly Golightly is generally considered to be one of her most memorable and identifiable roles. She regarded it as one of her most challenging roles, since she was an introvert required to play an extrovert. You’ll want to sing along as she treats us to “Moon River” – so go ahead!
Worship Attendance - July 24 & 25, 2021
Our Church Family
Chuck Giuliani, 7/29
Melissa Griese, 7/29
Harriet Polzin, 7/30
Megan Schatz, 7/30

Karla Zimmerman, 8/2
Helga Willett, 8/5
Donna Schroeder, 8/6
Linda Berger, 8/7
Sophia Peters, 8/7
Deron Anderson, 8/9
Darrel Schwenn, 8/9
Donna Siderits, 8/9
Wayne Wegner, 8/9
Cable and Sarah Gall, 7/29 (15 years)
Keith and Karen Pierce, 7/30 (33 years)
Darrel and Shirley Schwenn, 7/31 (67 years)

Brad and Sue Meyer, 8/3 (19 years)
Doug and Sue Ranger, 8/3 (2 years)
Curtis and Judy Klade, 8/4 (59 years)
Philip and Jill Voss, 8/4 (9 years)
Garry and Carolyn Gillespie, 8/5 (54 years)
Bill and Jane Krause, 8/6 (55 years)
Matt and Heidi Powers, 8/10 (2 years)
Jim and Ruth Brostowitz, 8/13 (38 years)
Blessings and God's grace to the family of: Kendall Julia Thiede, granddaughter of Tom and Mary Ellen Thiede, who will be baptized on Saturday, July 31 at the 5pm service.

New prayer request: Michael Naughton (nephew of Sue Rowe)

Ongoing short-term prayer requests: Megan Schatz; Mary Smith; Ginny Cox; Sig Olson (father of Leah Morris); Delores Seel (mother of Keith Pierce); John Nielson (brother of Judy Kestly); Dave DeBruine (son of Judy DeBruine)

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, 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 members Diane Foley; Don Heyen; Bill Jordan; Jeanette Ketelsen; Shirley Mahn; Nadine Schuelke; Marge Skarie; Donna Polizzi; and Janet Zastrow.

Non-members: Dennis (brother of Leah Morris); Nancy Myers (friend of Judy Sayas); Mark Sturms (cousin of Cindy Zilske); Paige Yeager (friend of Sallie Schulz's family); Shirl Gordon (friend of Cindy Rooks); Debbie and Jens Douglas (sister-in-law of Lynnae Douglas); 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)

If you have any new prayer requests, please contact the church office at 262.786.4010 or via email to
Faith Formation - Vacation Bible School!
Vacation Bible School
July 26-30, 2021
Angie Schatz kicked off each day with introduction of the day's theme and the animal of the day.
Evelyn Ceci shared Bible stories with the kids.
Outdoor play time included a parachute.
Youth Director Kyle Jones played the role of Dr. Diggingstone.
Angie spent time with the preschool kids talking about the theme of the day.
Natalie Anderson taught the VBS participants the songs for the week.
Craft tent volunteers kept things moving smoothly.
The kids participated in service projects for NALC Disaster
Bandages for NALC Disaster Relief were also made as part of the week's service projects.
Fleece blankets and pillows were tied for NALC Disaster Relief
Fun on the playground
Craft time was held outside under a tent.
The morning music got everyone up and moving.
The Bible verse of the day was introduced each morning.
Music Ministry

REMINDER: The Psallite Choir will rehearse on Sunday mornings following the 9 a.m. service and continuing throughout the summer months.
Women's Ministry
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
Thursday, August, 6:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

Come for fellowship, food and devotion time. Dinner will be provided. Invite a friend. Social distancing will be respected and practiced.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ernie Kretschmann at
July Mission of the Month & Community Outreach
A Greenhouse for People on 26th and Capitol

Hope Street Ministry helps broken men, women and children cultivate hope and provides protection from the outside elements, and most importantly, supports growth together in a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Hope Street Ministry is home to about 40 men, women and children whose lives have been profoundly affected by the toxic environment they grew up in, their own poor choices, or drug and alcohol abuse.

Empowered by the active Grace of Christ, the staff, volunteers, and members create a nurturing community for people to live, learn and develop new habits to flourish.

Their programs include:

  • Integrative Wellness: Improving diet, sleep, exercise and managing stress 
  • Addiction support with AODA counselors and group work
  • Forgiveness 
  • Education with GED assessment and tutoring
  • Family Dynamics - relational boundaries and parenting skills
  • Life Skills and Job Preparedness
  • Healing from Trauma - including sexual abuse

A representative from Hope Street Ministry will be with us during worship on July 10-11 to provide more information about this important local ministry.

To support this important Mission of the Month, you may include it in your weekly offering envelope or designate the donation as "Mission of the Month" in your online giving.
It's that time of year! Local merchants are starting to offer discounted school supplies and it's the perfect time to stuff a backpack or two for NALC Disaster Relief. There is a bin in the Narthex with empty backpacks and shopping lists are on the table. A copy of the list is also included here for your reference.

Health Care Kits are also being collected and those supplies are also listed.

Please return filled backpacks to the bin in the Narthex no later than September 1st.
NALC Disaster Response School Supply & Health Kit Collections
A few reminders ....
Sanctuary Flowers
We invite you to sign up for flowers to beautify our altar each weekend. The sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex.

Flowers are $35 and you may take them home following the 9:00 am 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.

Can't make it to worship? We are live streaming the 9:00 a.m. service on Sunday mornings, and it's almost like you're with us in person.

You can access it at any time from the home page of our website (, or by using the link below. You'll also receive a link on Sunday mornings via email.
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.