Your Weekly E-Newsletter Thursday, August 5, 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
August 7 - 8, 2021
Printed copies of the weekend's readings will be available on the table in the Narthex or from an usher on Sunday.
Fellowship Time
Calvary members stopped by the Brookfield Civic Center on Wednesday, July 28 to enjoy good music and fellowship.
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!
Financial Giving and Worship Attendance - 7/31 & 8/1
Thank you for your continued support. It is nearing time for us to order the next set of Offering Envelopes. If you do not want envelopes ordered for you, please let the office know. Also, if you have not been using envelopes and now would like to get them, please let the office know and they will be ordered for you.

As a reminder, online giving is available through a link near the top of this newsletter under "Online Resources", through the Calvary website ( or by contacting Cindy Rooks in the Calvary office at
Our Church Family
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
Mary Baumgartner, 8/13
Ginny Cox, 8/13
Roger Evert, 8/13
Mickey Rash, 8/13
Jackson Schlieve, 8/13

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)
Sympathy and God's peace to: the family of Sig Olson (father of Leah Morris) who passed away on July 31; and to the family of Calvary member Diane Foley who passed away on July 31.

New prayer request: Dick Doede (family friend of Judy Kestly)

Ongoing short-term prayer requests: Megan Schatz; Mary Smith; Ginny Cox; 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 membersDon 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
Music Ministry - Joyful Noise Music Camp
After last week’s music camp, I can truly say I have the best job in the world. I get paid to find music, listen to music in every genre, rehearse music with all kinds of people, and now play games and direct musicals. I do want to thank my brilliant volunteer crew: Lizzy Dudzik, Peggy Langelin, Astrid Mehring, Helga Miedtke, her granddaughter Abby, and Diane Knappe. They certainly kept the “herd” moving in the right direction. You may or may not know that Ms. Miedtke, along with her dear friend Ms. Mehring, taught for many years in the German Immersion school (Milwaukee) so they were obvious picks for this project.

It’s a wonderful thing to open a child’s mind to the world of music. The fact that we as humans are driven to create art and make music is a special “proof” if you will that we are stamped with the image and likeness of God himself. Making music is a special skill, like reading, that can enrich your life in a multitude of ways. It’s a skill you can take and use throughout your life, until the angels hand you your heavenly harp (please see Pastor Ken for theological clarification). Children who learn to make music as an ensemble, whether that be vocal or instrumental, also learn skills of cooperation and teamwork, and feel the satisfaction of being part of something greater than themselves.

Each day during Joyful Noise, the kids would learn and say their memory verses, Psalm 100:1-2 “Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all you lands. Serve the Lord with gladness and come before His presence with singing.” Following this, we learned a beautiful round in German, “Vom Aufgang der Sonne.” It’s actually another Bible verse, Psalm 113:3, “From the rising of the sun until the going down of the same, the Lord’s name is to be praised.” We made sure the kids could say it in English as well.
Next we taught some quick lessons on note reading and rhythms. This was first-time learning for the younger children, but mostly review for the older ones. Lessons were reinforced with games and worksheets, mostly printables garnered from various music education sites, and enthusiasm was buoyed by a plethora of prizes. There were plenty to go around!

Of course, the lion’s share of time was spent on learning the songs and dialogue for our bite-sized musical, “Jonah and the Great . . . . Aquatic Creature.” Using minimal props, we put on quite the performance for parents and grandparents, some of whom took pictures and video. Thank you to all the kids who sang their hearts out and performed so beautifully! The performance was recorded and we will make it available in the near future. In the meantime, enjoy some of the photos below which capture the fun we all had last week.

I hope to continue to work with the children at Calvary. I’ll be offering a short music class weekly on Saturday nights after the service. More information to follow!

Please keep on your radar the last Sunday in Advent, (December 19) which has traditionally been a child-led service, or at least features our children prominently. If possible, we’ll try to incorporate something like our Jonah musical. Rehearsals will begin sooner than you can imagine!

Nicole Moritz
Director of Music Ministry
Memories from Camp Joyful Noise
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
August Mission of the Month & Community Outreach
Opportunity International is helping to end extreme poverty in our lifetime. They believe that empowering individuals to work their way out of poverty and give their children a quality education is the most sustainable way to transform their lives, their families, and their communities.
Opportunity International serves 10 million hardworking families in 23 countries around the world. They have big plans for the world: A place without poverty where people can live with dignity and purpose. Their clients have ambitious dreams for their futures, but lack the opportunities needed to make those dreams a reality. They go where others won’t to give these inspiring people access to business loans, savings accounts, financial training, and community support—all which empower these entrepreneurs to work their way out of poverty and build a new sustainable future for themselves and their families.
To date, they have created or sustained more than 20 million jobs by giving entrepreneurs the tools they need to thrive. With our support, they will reach millions more clients—and those clients will change the world.
Vision: Their vision is a world in which all people have the opportunity to achieve a life free from poverty, with dignity and purpose.
Mission: By providing financial solutions and training, they empower people living in poverty to transform their lives, their children’s futures and their communities.
Motivation: They respond to Jesus Christ’s call to love and serve the poor. They seek to emulate the Good Samaritan, whose compassion crossed ethnic groups and religions. They serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

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 ....
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.
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.