Your Weekly E-Newsletter June 10, 2021
Worship Information

Face coverings will no longer be required during worship or while you are in the building.

Please consider your own health and well being and those around you as you make the decision whether or not to wear a mask.

We will continue to ask that you social distance within the Sanctuary.
Financials and Worship Attendance - June 5 & 6, 2021
Our Church Family
Fay Heyen, 6/17
Tom Kurtz, 6/18
Lori Smith, 6/19
Emily Kershek, 6/22
Rebecca Warber, 6/23
Jan Tschetter, 6/24
Glori Kurth, 6/25
Keith Pierce, 6/25
Alecia Huettl, 6/29
Harold Rose, 6/30
Caleb and Lynnae Douglas, 6/16 (9 years)
Don and JoAnne Krause, 6/17 (60 years)
Terry and Carolyn Trotier, 6/17 (60 years)
Randy and Sue Wizner, 6/18 (39 years)
Dale and Marti Altmin, 6/19 (56 years)
Terry and Sandy Moths, 6/20 (40 years)
Ray and Jan Chesner, 6/21 (63 years)
Gordy and Grace Gunnlaugsson, 6/25 (55 years)
Deron and Lynnette Anderson, 6/29 (28 years)
Daniel and Myrna Mavroff, 6/26 (73 years)
Bob and Ann Jazgar, 6/27 (57 years)
Welcome To Our Newest Members!
Caryl Braatz
Trinity Cebertowitz
Bryant, Nicole, Grace
and Sean Moritz
Lorna Reiter
Diana Streicher

Sandy and Jon Voerman
Prayers of sympathy and God's peace to: The family of Debbie Christianson (cousin of Sheila Kershek) on the loss of her 27-year old son, David who was killed in a car accident on June 2.

Ongoing short-term prayer requests: Diane Schmelzer; Megan Schatz; Mary Smith; Nancy Wittmus; Ginny Cox; Miranda (granddaughter of Judy Debruine); Dennis (brother of Leah Morris); Pamela Scott (mother of Megan Sayas) ; Paige Yeager (friend of Sallie Schulz's family); Mark Sturms (cousin of Cindy Zilske); Morgan (cousin of Alex Baumgarten); 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; Lowell Sonderman; Donna Polizzi; Pat Treutelaar; and Janet Zastrow.

Non-members Shirl Gordon (friend of Cindy Rooks); Aggie Fingland (mother of Chuck Giuliani); Debby (friend of Judy Sayas); 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
July 26-30, 2021
9:00 a.m. - Noon

Children and students three-years-old to 5th grade are invited to join us for a fun-filled week of learning and discovering God's love for us in Jesus through Bible stories, music, games, crafts, and more! Cost is $20/child.

Space is limited so sign up today!
Calvary's Group Tour to Oberammergau's Passion Play 2022
In partnership with Country Travel Discoveries of Elm Grove, Pastor Ken will host a tour to Germany and Austria, to include the famous Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany, from September 17-27, 2022.

What is Oberammergau? Nearly 400 years ago, the villagers of the tiny Bavarian village promised God to perform a play about the passion, death, and resurrection of Christ, if God would save the village from the plague. The petition was divinely answered, and since then the villagers have staged the Passion Play every 10 years. The 2022 performances will mark the 42nd time the elaborate play will be performed, now seen by thousands of the faithful from the world over.

Join us on Sunday, June 27th following worship when you can learn more about this spectacular tour. In the meantime, brochures with detailed itineraries and costs can be found in the Narthex. Space is limited.
Music Ministry
Music for Kids!

Class meets after the Sunday service in the Music Room
10:20 - 10:50 a.m.

Singing, ringing and having fun!
Women's Ministry

Monday, June 14 - Noon
At the Gunnlaugssons’ house on Pine Lake
(Note change of time and place)

It’s time to choose the books we want to read next year!

We’ll meet at Grace Gunnlaugsson’s house – rain or shine. We’ll begin at noon with a “bring your own lunch” lunch. Grace will provide lemonade, iced tea, and water, plus a dessert.

After lunch, we’ll talk about possibilities for books and discussion leaders (purely voluntary) for September through May. We don’t meet in December. We meet the second Monday of the month from 1:00 – 2:30 at church.

Car pooling from Calvary is always helpful. Departing from church around 11:30 a.m. works well. Contact Grace at with any questions.

New members are especially welcome!
Marcella Nelson invites you to join her on a week-long retreat to
Mount Carmel Ministries in Alexandria, MN
September 10-17, 2021

The week will be a "Hymn Festival with Gracia Grindal" (retired professor from Luther Seminary). Gracia will dive into the riches of hymnody and how God works through hymns.

There will be morning presentations, afternoon recreation and rest and evening worship. Mount Carmel is located on lovely Lake Carlos and is a place of rest, renewal and recreation where people experience Jesus.

If you 'd like more information, please sign up on the sheets in the Narthex. Cost will depend on single or double occupancy, carpool, etc. (Alexandria, MN is about an eight hour drive) but will be approximately $450-600/person. Meals are included.

Questions? Contact Marcella at (701) 833-5157 or via email at
Women of the NALC Retreat
September 24-26, 2021

Green Lake Conference Center
Green Lake, WI

You're invited to join Marcella Nelson and women from across the North American Lutheran Church (NALC) for a weekend retreat. The speaker will be Jenny Brockman from the NALC Missions office.

Sign up sheets and brochures are on the glass doors in the Narthex. Questions can be directed to Marcella Nelson at (701) 833-8157 or email at
Calvary members participated in the 2019 Women's Retreat.
Green Lake Conference Center provides a beautiful and relaxing location for the Retreat.
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, June 24
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
June Mission of the Month -
June Mission of the Month:

Global Workers/World Mission Prayer League (WMPL)

The World Mission Prayer League 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.
They founded the South American Mission Prayer League in Minneapolis on May 25, 1937, committed to providing a way for lay participation in mission and to complement the regular work of the Lutheran synods, without diverting means or personnel from their programs.

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 on the weekend of June 19-20. The Nelsons met our missionaries in 1995 while studying at Luther Seminary.  

Our Mission of the Month offerings will:
1.    Directly support their work through World Mission Prayer League;
2.    Support a “Ministry Fund” - used to equip students of the Seminary – where in addition to theological education students visit congregations near the seminary leading and preaching Sunday Worship services as well help in an after school program for children in its neighborhood and;

3.    Be earmarked for the future development of a Boarding School of Northern India – envisioned as a place for primary education in a Christian environment.

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 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.
Mission Servant Month Activities
June is Mission Servant Month at Calvary and there are lots of opportunities for you to serve. There are flyers in the Narthex explaining the different activities throughout the month - there's truly something for everyone. Click here to see the schedule online. Check it out!
"Calvary Spruce Up and Clean Up Day" - June 12

Join us for the Annual "Calvary Spruce Up and Clean Up Day" on Saturday June 12 starting around 9 a.m. We hope to finish by 2 p.m. Come for a few hours or whatever time you can spare, however the morning hours tend to be the most productive. 
We will start with trimming the shrubs and bushes on the berms on the perimiter of the property, then start spreading mulch all along the property. Another crew will do some trimming of the trees as needed, plant flowers around the bell tower and near the administrative wing entrance. 

If you can help. bring your favorite trimmer, pruner, wheel barrow or pick up truck for removing the trimmings to the dump. Water and snacks will be provided. 

This is also a time to meet people that usually attend worship on the day you may not attend, so fellowship is also part of the theme for the day. Come as you like, with or without a mask, with or without tools or a truck, just come and join us. 
Community Outreach

July 3rd Parade Hospitality Tent
The City of Brookfield is resuming the Independence Day Parade on Saturday, July 3 beginning at 10 a.m. As we have done in prior years, we will be providing bottled water to anyone who stops by our tent on our driveway.

If you'd like to donate a case of water, please drop it off in Classroom #104.

If you're interested in helping that day with set up or handing out water, please contact the church office at 262.786.4010.

8:00 a.m. until Noon
Dogs are welcome!

Join our Calvary Team for a walk to benefit Hope Street, the Greenhouse for People (our July Mission of the Month)
Calvary Team Member registration fee: $10/person or $25/family. The sign-up sheet is posted on the glass doors in the Narthex.

Drop your registration in the offering basket or church office. Please note "Hike Hope" in the memo line.
A few reminders ....
Flower Chart

Sanctuary Flowers Sign Up - July Flowers Needed!

We invite you to sign up for flowers to beautify our altar each weekend. The sign-up sheet for this year is posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex. There currently are no flower requests for the month of July.

Flowers are $35 and you may take them home following the 10:15 am worship on Sunday morning. If you'd prefer, you can leave the flowers at church to be enjoyed by the office staff.
Experiencing grief? Loneliness? Divorce? Hospitalization? 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.