CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH
Your Weekly E-Newsletter Thursday, November 4, 2021
Special Event!
Hymn Festival for All Saints with Dr. John Behnke, Organist
Sunday, November 7 at 9:00 a.m.
Join us for a Hymn Festival led by well-known organist and composer, Dr. John Behnke. Calvary's choir, Celebration Ringers and many instrumentalists will be participating in this service of music. The community is welcome to join us for this wonderful event which will feature the debut performance of “Remembering,” an original composition written by John Behnke to honor the victims of the pandemic.

John Behnke is a frequent organ recitalist, handbell clinician, and festival director. He enjoys composing and arranging having nearly 450 handbell, choral, and organ compositions in print with seventeen different publishers in the United States, Germany, and Taiwan. To learn more about Dr. Behnke, please click HERE.

Plan on joining us for this festival of organ, instruments, choir and congregation joining together to sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs! Note: This will replace the regular service that morning - there will be Scripture readings; however, there will not be a sermon or communion. Invite a friend or neighbor to experience this delightful hymn festival.
Special Congregational Meeting - November 28 at 10:30 a.m.
EXPLANATION OF NALC CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

The 2020 NALC Mission Convocation voted to postpone proposed amendments to Article 11, Regional Subdivisions, of the NALC Constitution. The amendments proposed last year would have named mission districts as the regional subdivision. There was support for naming them as Mission Districts. The reason for postponing consideration of the amendments was to revise the amendments so the constitution clearly allows for Mission Districts to form mission regions. Several mission regions have already been formed in the NALC.

HERE IS A LINK TO WHAT WAS VOTED ON AND PASSED BY THE DELEGATION. THIS WILL BE APPROVED AT OUR SPECIAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING ON SUNDAY, NOV. 28 AT 10:30 A.M.
Turn Back Your Clock!

Daylight savings time ends at 2 am on Sunday, November 7. Turn your clock back and enjoy an extra hour of sleep before the All Saints Hymn Festival at 9 am.
November 6-7, 2021
All Saints

Printed copies of the weekend's readings and text study guides are available at the entrances to the Sanctuary.
Fellowship Time
Hospitality Treats

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
November 15 - 1pm Media Room

The Music Man is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. The plot concerns con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys' band organizer and leader and sells band instruments and uniforms to naïve Midwestern
townsfolk, promising to train the members of the new band.

Harold is no musician, however, and plans to skip town without giving any music lessons. Prim librarian and piano teacher Marian sees through him, but when Harold helps her younger brother overcome his lisp and social awkwardness, Marian begins to fall in love with him. He risks being caught to win her heart.

Great songs! Great story! Great fun!
Worship Attendance - October 30-31, 2021
Our Church Family
Susie Bonier, 11/4
Edwin Ramthun, 11/5
Jean Reinemann, 11/6
Kent Klade, 11/7
Lesly Evert, 11/8
Karen Pierce, 11/12
Dorothy Wise, 11/12

Harold and Shelby Rose, 11/11 (54 years)
Matt and Heather Wirtz, 11/19 (5 years)
Paul and Diane Speth, 11/23 (53 years)
Bill and Lenny Graffin, 11/24 (32 years)

Prayers of sympathy and God's peace to: the Schmelzer & Zipp families on the passing of mother/grandmother/great grandmother Elizabeth Schmelzer on October 28.

New prayer requests: Bruce Kurth (brother of Glori Kurth) Taylor Czerwinski (granddaughter of Bill and Lenny Graffin); Paul Kwiecien (friend of Glori Kurth); Lisa Haggadone (daughter of Sallie Schulz).

Ongoing short-term prayer requests: Taylor Czerwinski (granddaughter of Bill and Lenny Graffin); Paul Kwiecien (friend of Glori Kurth); Lisa Haggadone (daughter of Sallie Schulz); Fay Heyen, Janet Zastrow; Kay Sedivec; Megan Schatz; Mary Smith; Ginny Cox; Tom Dallman (husband of Lucy Dallman); Marie Traxler (mother of Sue Meyer); Eric (friend of Larry Bonier); Dale Hermann (son of Marilyn Hermann); Father Patrick Malone (Holy Cross Anglican Church); Delores Seel (mother of Keith Pierce); John Nielson (brother of Judy Kestly)

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; Shirley Mahn; Donna Polizzi; Nadine Schuelke; and Ruth Young.

Non-membersNancy Myers (friend of Judy Sayas); Paige Yeager (friend of Sallie Schulz's family); Shirl Gordon (friend of Cindy Rooks); 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 office@calvarylc.com.
Faith Formation


Fun was had by all!
See more fun pictures on the glass doors in the Narthex!
Join us for a piece of pie and cup of coffee after the Thanksgiving Eve worship on Wednesday, November 24. Worship will begin at 7pm and the Pie Social will follow in Fellowship Hall. Our youth will be helping to serve the yummy treats.

If you plan on attending, please sign up on the sheet on the glass doors in the Narthex. There is also a place on the form to indicate if you're able to bring a pie.
SPECIAL PODCAST RECORDINGS!

The Spiritual Realms Bible Study
Session 6: Tartarus
 
In Session 6 of The Spiritual Realms: A Bible Study of Heaven and Hell and Places Beyond This World, Pastor Ken and Kyle look at a word used only once in the New Testament (in 2 Peter 2:4, 9). Tartarus, another Greek word often translated as "hell" in English, was used to refer to the mythological prison of the underworld that held the wicked. They look once again at the parable of the rich man and Lazarus as well as look further into one of the things we confess of Jesus in the Apostles' Creed, that he descended into hell or hades.
Pastor Ken's Weekly Bible Study
Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall
Pastor Ken's weekly Bible study is held each Wednesday from 12:30 -1:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. He will lead discussion around the Scripture lessons that will be read in worship the following weekend. Please bring your Bibles - other materials will be provided.

Copies of the text study sheets will be available on the table in the Narthex if you can't attend the Bible study, but would like to refer to it for the weekend worship.
Women's Ministry
November's Book Group Selection
November 8, 1:00 p.m.
Media Room

"...And Ladies of the Club" is a novel about a group of women in the fictional town of Waynesboro, Ohio who begin a women's literary club, which evolves through the years into a significant community service organization in the town.

The novel, which looks at the club as it changes throughout the years, spans decades in the lives of the women involved in the club, between 1868 and 1932. Many characters are introduced in the course of the novel, but the primary characters are Anne Gordon and Sally Rausch, who in 1868 are new graduates of the Waynesboro Female College. They marry soon after the opening of the book, and the decades that follow chronicle their marriages and those of their children and grandchildren.

Santmyer focuses not just on the lives of the women in the club, but also their families, friends, politics, and developments in their small town and the larger world.
Men's Ministry
Weekly Men's Breakfast Wednesdays at 7 a.m.
Maxim's Restaurant
18025 W. Capitol Drive
Brookfield

The restaurant seating has been reconfigured in compliance with social distancing requirements.

All men are invited to attend!
Monthly Men's Gathering

On hiatus until January 27, 2022



If you have any questions, please reach out to Ernie Kretschmann at kretschmann@att.net.
November Mission of the Month
Care Net Pregnancy Center of Milwaukee
 
November Mission of the Month
 
Care Net Pregnancy center is a new Mission for Calvary. We’ve learned of it in the past year and are thrilled to be part of those helping to fund and spread it’s good work. Several of us have visited and volunteered on site and have witnessed the work of God that this group does. Below is listed their PURPOSE and MISSION:
 
PURPOSE: To uphold the sanctity of human life and share the love of Christ and the hope of the Gospel with women and their families facing an unplanned pregnancy.

MISSION: To encourage women to choose life by offering spiritual and practical care during and after pregnancy.
 
STATISTICS FOR 2020
277 pregnant women considering abortion were seen and offered ultrasounds. 80% of those women chose life for their babies. Several of these women chose to place their babies for adoption, and so many more received physical and religious support throughout their pregnancy and beyond. 
 
Care Net also offers emotional and religious support for women who have had abortions and are suffering emotional anguish after.
 
Counseling is offered to unmarried women to encourage abstinence (going forward) until marriage which is God’s plan for us. 
 
Please consider Care Net as one of your family’s Missions of the Month to support their Godly work, as well as possibly volunteering at the site.
 
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
Operation Christmas Child
Every gift-filled shoebox is a tool for evangelism and discipleship for a local church around the world. At Operation Christmas Child outreach events, boys and girls hear the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ and receive a tangible expression of God’s love through one of your prayerfully packed shoeboxes.

You can use any shoebox or a plastic shoe box from the dollar store (Operation Christmas Child boxes are on order and will be in the Narthex as soon as they are received.) You can then fill the box with suggested items for a boy or girl - there are sheets with recommended items on the table. There are different age groups for both boys and girls. Please include $9 in the box to cover shipping and project costs and include the sticker on the top of the box to indicate BOY/GIRL and age group.

To learn more about Operation Christmas Child, click HERE.

Filled boxes should be returned to the Narthex no later than Sunday November 14th so they can be packed up and shipped. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mission & Outreach Committee Member Diane Knappe at 262.378.1710.
It's easy to support our local Food Pantry!
Food items collected in our big Food Pantry box are taken to the Waukesha food pantry on a regular basis for distribution to their clients. Food items can be deposited any time into CALVARY'S CUPBOARD, the big wooden box located in the hallway by the choir room.

A good rule of thumb for donating: If you’d serve it, they want it. Please do not donate expired or damaged food.

The Waukesha Food Pantry handles all types of perishable and shelf-stable foods. A short list of their most needed items follows.

Most Commonly Needed Food Items
Shelf stable fruits
  • canned in water or its own juice, especially popular are pineapple and mandarin oranges
Whole grain cereals
Boxed meal kits
Ready to eat soups with meat
Canned pasta with meat
Shelf stable milk alternatives
  • coconut, soy or almond milk
Shelf stable proteins
  • tuna, chicken, ham, tofu
100% fruit juice

Infant & Toddler Needs
Formula
  • especially Similac® formula
  • no baby foods are needed at this time
Diapers
  • particularly size 5 & 6
  • Any size Pull-Ups
Baby Wipes
Pediasure
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.
Technical Difficulties with Our Livestream
New internet cabling will be installed soon, which should significantly increase our upload/download speed for the livestream. Until that can be completed, we will record the Sunday morning worship and download to the website as quickly as possible after service ends. This download usually takes about an hour to complete. Thank you for your patience as we work through this. Our livestream capability should resume within the next few weeks.


In accordance with current CDC guidelines, it is strongly recommended that all persons, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask while inside our facility.
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.
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.