Your Weekly E-Newsletter -- Thursday, August 11, 2022

We invite you to participate in a short survey about worship attendance and communications at Calvary. It will only take a couple minutes to complete.

If you'd rather complete in a paper format, copies are available on the Opportunities Kiosk next to the Welcome Desk.
Vacation Bible School 2022
Vacation Bible School 2022 was a great time for the children and volunteers! Over 50 children participated in the week's activities.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this week possible.
There was lots of energy every morning as the youth sang and danced to the songs!
Youth Director Kyle Jones and volunteers kicked off the lesson of the day.
Yummy snacks were put together every day by Jan Lukasik.

The youth helped with a community service project by donating, sorting and assembling school kits
for NALC Disaster Relief.
Youth wrote cards that will be forwarded to the NALC Disaster Relief project.
Youth volunteers helped with the morning sessions.
Ben Blobaum, pastoral intern, taught one of the Bible study sessions.
Pastor Ken led a group with a Bible study.
Karen Pierce led a group in the Media Room.
The youngest VBS'ers were exhausted by Friday. They spent time watching a video in the Youth Room towards the end of the morning.
Angie Schatz kicked off the sessions every morning.
One of the sessions included making crafts, led by Angie and volunteer helpers.
Check out the Kiosk by the Welcome Desk!
Sign up sheets and other important items that were posted on the glass doors of Fellowship Hall will now be placed on the OPPORTUNITIES kiosk by the Welcome Desk. top by and check it out!
New Member Informational Session - August 31

A new member informational meeting with Pastor Ken will be held on Wednesday, August 31 from 6:30 - 8pm in Fellowship Hall. New members will be received during worship services on September 10-11.

If you'd like to attend the meeting, please contact Cindy Zilske at or via phone at 262.786.4010.

Tenth Sunday
After Pentecost
August 13-14, 2022
  • Saturday: Terry Bzdusek
  • Sunday: Nancy Wittmus, Mary Ellen Thiede, Linda Thorpe
  • Addie Meyer and Ellie Sayas
  • Scott and Lisa Grossman
  • John and Mary Lau, Keith and Karen Pierce
  • Lee Tyne
  • Megan Schatz
  • Jonni Roush
  • Nicole Moritz
  • Larry and Susie Bonier
  • Larry and Susie Bonier in celebration of their 49th anniversary
  • Saturday: Lydia Trudell
  • Sunday: Sue Meyer
  • Kyle Jones
Our Church Family
Mary Baumgartner, 8/13
Ginny Cox, 8/13 (100 yrs young!)
Roger Evert, 8/13
Jackson Schlieve, 8/13
Gloria Strei, 8/15
Jenny Brostowitz, 8/16
Allison Khamphoumy, 8/16
Scott Langelin, 8/16
Josh Morris, 8/16
Nicole Wahlgren, 8/16
Don Krause, 8/17
Pam Messer, 8/18
Isabelle Peters, 8/18
Jon Sayas, 8/18
Dave Schuelke, 8/18
Jim and Ruth Brostowitz, 8/13 (39 years)
Tom and Lucy Dallman, 8/16 (53 years)
Hugh and Jane Taufner, 8/16 (53 years)
Jim and Nancy Marsho, 8/17 (54 years)
Larry and Susie Bonier, 8/18 (49 years)
John and LIndsey Peters, 8/22 (13 years)
Bob and Mary Smith, 8/22 (52 years)
Gerhard and Sallie Schulz, 8/23 (47 years)
Carol land Ed Witzke, 8/24 (54 years0

New prayer requests: Fay Heyen

Ongoing short-term prayer requests: Mary Ellen Thiede; Lorna Reiter; Tom Kurtz; Sue Rowe; Pat Treutelaar; Beverly Lawson (Calvary member and mother of Julie Matthes); Lauren (granddaughter of Scott and Peggy Langelin); Julie Niederbaumer (friend of many Calvary members); Alex Vincent (son of a friend of Grace Gunnlaugsson);  Sarah Green (sister of Andy Schatz); Laura Lynn (friend of Pastor Jerry and Nancy Wittmus); Gerry Fosdal (friend of Linda Thorpe)

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, EMT's; 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 membersPat Corcoran; Ginny Cox; Don Heyen; Shirley Mahn; Myrna Mavroff; Donna Polizzi; Donna Schroeder; Nadine Schuelke; Gloria Strei; Ruth Young; Janet Zastrow

Non-membersWendy (friend of Jonni Roush); Isabelle George (wife of Judy Sayas' cousin); Joe Dentice (father of Tony Dentice); Dick Girnau (friend of Mary Ellen Thiede); Carmen (friend of Lisa Grossman); Mike Andrae (husband of former Calvary member Luisa Andrae); Nicole Sayas (daughter in law of Judy Sayas); Dennis Reich (friend of John and Mary Lau); Ray Anderson (friend of the Grossman's); Curt (friend of Larry Bonier); Pastor Mark Gehrke (son of Lois Gehrke); Barb Anderson (friend of Lisa Grossman); Gareth George (cousin of Judy Sayas); Joseph Franko (friend of Judy Sayas); Tom Frank (brother of Mary Ellen Thiede); Nancy Myers (friend of Judy Sayas); 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); John Nielson (brother of Judy Kestly); Susan Petropoulos (sister of Wayne Johnson); Tom Dallman (husband of Lucy Dallman); Delores Seel (mother of Keith Pierce)

If you have any new prayer requests, please contact the church office at 262.786.4010 or via email to
Music Ministry

There will be a class for new and returning musicians August 31-Sept. 1, 5-7 pm.

Wednesday’s emphasis includes musicians of all kinds, whether you sing or play an instrument. We will highlight common music literacy goals, reinforced with fun activities, and direct you to independent resources for further learning.

On Thursday, we have a special treat: Kaethe Grabenhofer, Director of the Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble and music teacher at First Immanuel Lutheran School in Cedarburg, will hold a clinic on bell techniques right here at Calvary. Ms. Grabenhofer has an extensive background in music education and handbells. For more information about MHE and Ms. Grabenhofer, click here.
Church Life Events
Sunday, October 23, 2:00 p.m.
Sunset Playhouse Theater

Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, CLUE is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery.

The tale begins at a remote mansion. Six mysterious guests have assembled for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Wadsworth, the butler, leads Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock, and Colonel Mustard in a race to find the killer while the body count stacks up. Will you figure out WHO did it, WHERE they did it, and with WHAT?

Tickets are $18 each and will go on sale in September. Brochures and ticket ordering information will be on the Opportunities Kiosk next week. Ticket ordering deadline is Oct. 3.
Financials and Worship Attendance July 30-31, 2022
Faith Formation

Sunday School teachers are needed for the 2022/23 school year. You can sign up to be a teacher or a substitute to fill in when one of the teachers is not available.

You are provided everything you'll need to teach your class. Sunday school is held every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

For more information, please contact Kyle Jones at or (954) 663-6988.
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.
Community Outreach Efforts
School Backpack Collection for NALC Disaster Response

Calvary will be collecting school backpack supplies for the month of August. These are distributed to families who have experienced natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, and fires.   The empty backpacks and lists of items are in the narthex. If you have a gently used backpack to fill and donate feel free to use that as well.  

Copies of the school supply shopping list are on the table in the Narthex.
The Vacation Bible School kids will also be encouraged to donate back pack supplies. If your child is in VBS, we encourage them to donate their items at VBS.  

August Mission of the Month
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 18
6 p.m.
Pastor Ken Nelson's home

Come for fellowship, food and devotion time. Dinner will be provided.
Invite a friend.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Ernie Kretschmann at

A few reminders ....
Hospitality Treat Sponsors
Are Needed!
We invite you to stay after worship on Sunday mornings and enjoy fellowship time and a treat/cup of coffee in Fellowship Hall.

If you'd like to provide treats (donuts, bagels, etc.) for Sunday hospitality time, there is a sheet on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall. You may bring the treats (six 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. 
Updated Church Directory Available
The Calvary Church Directory is available electronically or in paper format. If you'd like an electronic copy, please send an email to requesting it. There are printed copies available in the church office.

Any corrections or updates should be submitted to
Cindy Zilske at
What is a Calvary Deacon?

The Board of Deacons cares for the spiritual welfare of our congregation by praying for you regularly, assisting with distribution of Holy Communion, being available to the members of their "alpha group" for prayers, providing support or information about Calvary, and encouraging a strong spiritual life among our Calvary family.

Deacons serve a three-year term and we will have four openings in 2023. If you are interested in serving in this capacity next year to fill one of these vacancies, please reach out to Diane Grundman, Ernie Kretschmann or Judy Kestly. It is a rewarding experience and makes a significant difference to those we serve.
Sunday mornings at 9 a.m.

The link is available on the home page at
Sanctuary Flowers
We invite you to sign up for flowers to beautify our altar each weekend. The sign-up sheet for 2022 is posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex.

Flowers are $35 and you may take them home following the 9 a.m. 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.
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.