Your Weekly E-Newsletter June 24, 2021
Save the Date for these Church-wide Events!
Join your Calvary friends
at the
Brookfield Civic Plaza Concert Series
Wednesday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Performing: North Coast Orchestra
Bring your own chair, beverage and snacks. We will not have a special area set aside - just look for a familiar face or two and join us! No sign up is needed - just show up!

North Coast Orchestra plays a wide variety of styles and is sure to entertain a diverse range of audiences. Members of the group have performed and toured with such noted artists as The Temptations, Frank Sinatra Jr., Dennis DeYoung, Natalie Cole, Kenny Rogers and scores of others. They made their first appearance in 2012 at Summerfest and have been a #1 wedding band pick for years.
Worship Attendance - June 19 & 20, 2021
Our Church Family
Jan Tschetter, 6/24
Glori Kurth, 6/25
Keith Pierce, 6/25
Caryl Braatz, 6/26
Alecia Huettl, 6/29
Harold Rose, 6/30

Ruby Himsel, 7/2
Jeff Griese, 7/3
Sophia Liu, 7/3
Kyle Gall, 7/4
Elliot Jones, 7/5
Judy DeBruine, 7/6
Mady Peters, 7/6

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)

George and Carol Rooney, 7/1 (54 years)
Jackson and Tiffany Schlieve, 7/12 (7 years)
Wayne and Bonnie Johnson, 7/15 (32 years)
Tom and Pat Kurtz, 7/18 (57 years)
Scott and Peggy Langelin, 7/18 (40 years)
Jerry and Nancy Wittmus, 7/18 (34 years)
Cable and Sarah Gall, 7/29 (15 years)
Keith and Karen Pierce, 7/30 (33 years)
Darrel and Shirley Schwenn, 7/31 (67 years)
Prayers of sympathy and God's peace to: the family of Patrick Crone, nephew of Pat Treutelaar who passed away unexpectedly on May 7; and the family of Robert Keane, brother of Evelyn Ceci, who passed away on June 23.

Blessings and God's grace to: Elena Rae Hewitt who will be baptized on Saturday, June 26. Elena's parents are Brooke (Duckett) and Brian Hewitt and her Christian sponsors are Tony and Erin Johnson.

New prayer requests: Donna Siderits

Ongoing short-term prayer requests: Megan Schatz; Diane Schmelzer; 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; 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
Natalie took a quick photo of her work group. The two people in red shirts checked in daily to make sure the team has the supplies they need to complete their tasks.
The youth worked on painting and repairing a long ramp for the resident who lives there.
Taking a quick break, Sam, Preston and Kyle posed for a picture.
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


The PSALLITE CHOIR will continue to rehearse on Wednesday evenings
at 5:30 p.m. throughout the summer months. If you'd like more information or would like to join this Choir, please contact Nicole.
The Canticle of the Sun, also known as Laudes Creaturarum (Praise of the Creatures) and Canticle of the Creatures, is a religious song composed by Saint Francis of Assisi. It was written in an Umbrian dialect of Italian but has since been translated into many languages. It is believed to be among the first works of literature, if not the first, written in the Italian language. The setting we will sing on Sunday is written by Marty Haugen.
Celebration Ringers End of Season Fellowship
The Celebration Ringers gathered this week for their annual "End of Season" dinner.

The bell choir has added some very special music to our worship services during the past year.

Thank you to Nicole for her support and direction.
"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
This Thursday, June 24
6 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
Mission Servant Month Activities Continue!
Thank you to the ladies who were busy sewing this month, creating fleece blankets, scarves, hats and bags for walkers.

If you would like a walker bag for yourself or someone you know who uses a walker, please take one from the supply in the Narthex. The remaining bags will be taken to local senior and assisted living facilities to distribute to their residents.

Marcella demonstrates how the "walker bags" can provide a convenient place to store your phone, a bottle of water, a book, etc.
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
Bottled Water Needed
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 the Calhoun Road side of our property.

If you'd like to donate a case of water, please drop it off in Classroom #104.
A few reminders ....
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
Sanctuary Flowers Sign Up

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.

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.