Your Weekly E-Newsletter June 17, 2021
Happy Father's Day
POPS For Pop

The Deacons will be handing out a special treat this weekend for Father's Day. Be sure to stop by their table in the Narthex.
Cleanliness is next to Godliness ....
It has been a challenge in recent years to find a reliable cleaning service. The Church Council has approved the addition of part-time position for a Custodian.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application to Calvary no later than June 30. You can view the complete job description by clicking here: Job Description
Worship Information
"Hello! My Name is ......."
The name tags are back in the Narthex for you to use while attending worship. Please wear yours so that our newer members can get to know everyone. There are extra magnetic backs on the boards

if you lost yours. Or, if you have misplaced your name tag and would like a new one, please sign the sheet near the kiosk and one will be ordered for you.

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.
Church Council Bullet Points - June 15th Meeting
  • Approved a new Custodian Position job description for Calvary
  • Approved the posting of the Custodian position in this week's CONNECTIONS newsletter
  • Church Life/Fellowship Committee reported a very successful "Walk for Water" event on May 22 with over 40 participants and fantastic weather. $655 was raised for Compassion Int'l.
  • Seeking donations of cases of bottled water for distribution at the City of Brookfield's July 3rd parade 
  • Exploring various options for Calvary's continuation of "return to normalcy" 
Worship Attendance - June 12 & 13, 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
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)

The Altar Flowers for June 19 & 20 were given by Ray and Jan Chesner in celebration of their 63rd wedding anniversary on June 21. Anniversary blessings to you!
New prayer requests: For our six high school students who are participating in this summer's Mission Trip. Attending are Natalie Anderson, Chloe Ewings, Elijah Himsel, Ruby Himsel, Preston Meyer, Sam Sayas and Kyle Jones, Director of Faith Formation. Hold them close in prayer as they travel to Gilbert, SC and serve as the hands and feet of our Lord working in the community.

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
Volunteers are vital to providing a safe and fun environment for children and students at VBS. Without enough of them, VBS can't happen.

Please consider volunteering this year
July 26-30, 2021
9:00 a.m. - Noon

Children and students three years old (and potty trained) 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! The cost is $20/child.

Space is limited so click the button above to 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!
"Camp Joyful Noise"
Summer Music Camp
Open to children ages 6-12
July 26-30
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. (After Vacation Bible School)

Children attending the music camp will need to pack a lunch since they will be staying at church during the lunch hour.

Kids will learn basic concepts of music literacy, play games that reinforce these concepts, as well as learn and present a mini-musical, “The Story of Jonah” (or it might be the story of the prophetess “Joan” depending on who can carry the title role!) told with fun music, sound effects, and Dad jokes!

Register before July 15 if you wish your child to attend.
Women's Ministry
Are you a “crafty” person?

Do you like to do needlepoint, scrapbooking, counted cross stitch, coloring, jewelry making, knitting, crocheting, etc?

Would you like to spend four or five hours a month working on your favorite craft?

If so, the Prayer Shawl Ministry invites you to join us on the second and fourth Thursday of each month, from 9:30 to 11:00 am in the Fellowship Hall. Your project can be for your own personal use or, if you so desire, it can be donated to a suitable charity.

AND BEST OF ALL — you will be rewarded with quality time and fellowship spent with other Christians, all pursuing their favorite craft.

If you have any questions, please call Pat Dieck at 262-790-1298.
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
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. Please log your name and hours spent on Mission Servant Month projects on the sheets in Fellowship Hall. There are still plenty of opportunities to help.
"Calvary Spruce Up and Clean Up Day"
Volunteers gathered on Saturday, June 12th to spruce up the church property. Mulch was spread, bushes were trimmed and flowers were planted. A very special thanks to everyone who came to truly make our church beautiful!
Some of the clean-up team posed for a quick photo during a water break.
Jon Voerman helped spread mulch under the bushes on the west side of the church.
Sue Vollmar trimmed and deadheaded the rose bushes in front so they'll continue to bloom all summer.
Janet Zastrow and Diane Knappe planted flowers around the bell tower at the front entrance of the church.
Rich Rooks helped spread mulch under the trees in the courtyard outside the south entrance.
Thanks to Wayne Wegner for
keeping everything watered.
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.
Community Outreach - Independence Day Parade

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.
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.