Your Weekly E-Newsletter March 25, 2021
Palm Sunday Palms
Please stop by the tables in the Narthex to pick up a palm branch before proceeding into the Sanctuary for this weekend's services. While there will be no processional, there will be an opportunity to wave your palms in glory at the beginning of the service.
You can still watch the Gospel of Mark telling.....
Easter Services - Reservations are required
Invite a friend or neighbor
to our Easter services!

We've created postcards that can be shared with anyone you'd like to invite to
join us for worship this Easter season.

Pick up as many as you'd like from
the table in the Narthex.
Worship Information and Updates

March 27 & 28 2021
Palm Sunday

  • Pastor Ken Nelson

  • Lee Tyne

  • Saturday (5:00 pm): Larry Bonier
  • Sunday (8:15 am): Glori Kurth
  • Sunday (10:15 am): Ed Ramthun

  • Sunday (8:15 am): Ruth Brostowitz
  • Sunday (10:15 am): Chuck Lukasik

  • Natalie Anderson/Kyle Jones

  • Sunday (8:15 am): Jim Brostowitz
  • Sunday (10:15 am): Keith & Karen Pierce

  • Rick Brostowitz
  • Wayne Johnson
  • Celebration Ringers

  • RoJean Holler

  • Lukasik/Pfeiffer family in memory of Delores Pfeiffer

  • Saturday (5:00 pm): Lydia Trudell
  • Sunday (8:15 am): Sue Rowe
  • Sunday (10:15 am): Sue Meyer
Worship Attendance - March 20 & 21, 2021
Our Church Family
Ava Schlieve, 3/27
Nancy Wittmus, 3/27
Lynnae Douglas, 3/28
Richard Kressin, 3/28
Rick Brostowitz, 3/29
Sandy Moths, 3/30

Jane Krause, 4/1
Ben Sayas, 4/3
Roberta Stepp, 4/4
Matt Ware, 4/5

Craig and Michele Schmidt, 3/28 (51 years)
Pat and Wayne Dieck, 3/30 (58 years)

Jim and Jeanette Kalupa, 4/4 (29 years)
Rich and Tina Baumgartner, 4/20 (30 years)
Tom and Sue Sadowsky, 4/20 (36 years)
Tom and Mary Ellen Thiede, 4/24 (45 years)
Chuck and Jan Lukasik, 4/25 (40 years)
Chuck and Norene Giuliani, 4/26 (41 years)
Ed Ramthun and Cathy Way, 4/27 (19 years)

New prayer requests: Al Powers (father of Matt Powers) and Ginny Cox

Ongoing short-term prayer requests: Linda Thorpe; Chet Elliott; Bob Smith; Beverly Lawson; George Rooney; Grace Gunnlaugsson; Aggie Fingland (mother of Chuck Giuliani); Shelly Rupple (niece of Scott and Lisa Grossman); Delores Seel (mother of Keith Pierce); Marie Traxler (mother of Sue Meyer); John Nielson (brother of Judy Kestly); Dave DeBruine (son of Judy DeBruine); Rebecca Cornell (niece of Pastor Ken and Marcella).

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 Maxine Weisbrodt; Diane Foley; Don Heyen; Bill Jordan; Jeanette Ketelsen; Nadine Schuelke; Marge Skarie; Lowell Sonderman; Donna Polizzi; Pat Treutelaar; and Janet Zastrow.

Non-members 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
Music Ministry
Special Easter Music Opportunity for All!
Download the Prodigies Bells app
on your Iphone or Android.
Nicole will be conducting a short training class on using this app following services this weekend. If you are interested in participating in our Easter worship by playing a handbell from your phone, please download the PRODIGIES BELLS app on your smart phone before you come to worship. (Make sure your sound is not muted and it is turned up all the way.) This is a great way for all ages to celebrate our risen Lord!

The Prodigies Bells app is available for both iPhone and Android smartphones. The app effectively turns your phone into a "handbell", which you can play by tapping the screen.

Once you've downloaded the app, you’ll want to tap on the “Lesson Bells” and select a color-coded note (see chart to the left to select the assigned note that correlates to your last name).

Second, the music will be on the overhead screen in the Sanctuary. The video display will have a color-coded, clear indicator of where and when to play your note. If you are playing a G, you’ll wait until G comes along on the display and “hits” the bar which indicates the current note.

Please contact Nicole if you would like help downloading or working the app. Her email is and you may text or call her at 414.625.0318.
Ubi caritas

"Ubi caritas" or "Ubi Caritas et Amor" is a hymn of the Western Church, long used as one of the antiphons for the washing of feet on Maundy Thursday. Its text is attributed to Paulinus of Aquileia in 796. The traditional melody (chant) probably also stems from the late 8th century. It is now and then sung at Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and has for a long time been part of the Holy Thursday evening liturgy. The current Roman Catholic Missal (1970, 3rd typical edition 2002) reassigned it from the foot-washing mandatum (command) to the offertory procession at the Holy Thursday evening Mass of the Lord's Supper. It also is found in current Anglican and Lutheran hymnals.

In the second typical edition (1975) of the current Roman Missal, the antiphonal response was altered to read "Ubi caritas est vera, Deus ibi est" after certain very early manuscripts. This translates as: "Where true charity is, God is there."

More recent versions of the hymn for choir have been composed by David Conte, Stephen DeCesare, Ola Gjeilo, and University of Aberdeen professor Paul Mealor. Mealor's setting, entitled "Ubi Caritas et Amor," was included in the ceremony at the 2011 Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
Source: Wikipedia
Women's Ministry Book Group
Monday, April 12
1:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

Our book for April is "The Address" by Fiona Davis. A bit of history, a bit of mystery, a bit of romance, a bit of intrigue.

Here we have the “compelling national bestselling novel about the thin lines between love and loss, success and ruin, passion and madness, all hidden behind the walls of The Dakota—New York City’s most famous residence.” (

Join us for discussion of this book whose story spans a century. Copies of the book can be picked up in the Church office.
Faith Formation
Middle School Youth Group
Sunday, March 28, 5-7:00 p.m.

High School Youth Group
Sunday, April 11, 5-7:00 p.m.
Pastor Ken's Bible Study
Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m.

“Christ in the Old Testament” is the subject of a seven-week series held on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. Created by, it features the teaching of Chad Bird, a noted Old Testament teacher and published author.

This course examines how readers of the Old Testament are really reading a book that is all about Christ.
Whenever Jesus talked about himself (or when his earliest believers did), he and they did so by way of the Old Testament.
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, March 25
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; face coverings are required.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ernie Kretschmann at
March Mission of the Month - NALC Disaster Relief
As you know, Calvary Lutheran Church is a congregation of the North American Lutheran Church. The NALC Disaster Response Fund provides resources for natural disaster victims in the United States.

When a disaster occurs (such as the cold weather and snow in Texas) funds are used to:

  • alleviate human suffering;
  • provide transitional assistance; and
  • enable those affected to begin the rebuilding process

In addition to funds, the NALC Disaster Response team collects and distributes items that can be given out to disaster victims.

To support this important Mission for 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
St. Vincent de Paul Meal Program
Donations Accepted
St. Vincent de Paul's meal program has significantly changed during COVID and serving of their nightly hot meals has been changed to ensure safe transfer of food. Food is now pre-packaged by St. Vincent de Paul staff and handed out to clients at the doors. Since the food is not donated as it was in the past, and their budget has had to incur this extra expense, they could use additional funding to purchase the food that is given out.

If you'd like to support this worthwhile cause, an easy way to do so is through your giving envelope, or online giving. Simply designate your contribution as "St. Vincent de Paul" and the church office will make sure it gets sent to SVDP. Last year we forwarded $1,345 of your generous donations to Saint Vincent de Paul - great job Calvary!
Did you know we have a food pantry collection box in the back hallway near Nicole's office? Food items (especially the "Big 8" items) are always needed and can be placed into the pantry box at any time.

These items are used for individuals who stop by the church looking for food assistance. Surplus items are donated to the Waukesha Food Pantry for their distribution to the community.

Please check expiration dates on items being donated to make sure they are not past date.

The "Big 8" items most needed are:

  • Canned fruits (esp. pineapple and mandarin oranges)
  • Shelf stable protein (stews, tuna, chicken, spam, tofu)
  • Rice - brown, white and boxed mixes
  • Chunky soup (ready-to-eat)
  • Canned pasta with meat
  • Shelf stable almond or soy milk
  • Soaps, laundry detergent, toilet paper
A few reminders ....

Can't make it to worship? We are live streaming the 8:15 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.
Our Stephen Ministers are here for you!
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.
Flower Chart

Sanctuary Flowers Sign Up

We invite you to sign up for flowers to beautify our altar each weekend. The sign-up sheet for 2021 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.
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.
If you are choosing to remain at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, any Calvary member, regardless of age or health, can request consecrated bread and juice from the weekend worship service. A sealed communion "kit", along with simple instructions to prepare you for communion, can be dropped off at your home by a member of our home communion ministry team.

If you'd like to get on the schedule for this important ministry, please contact the church office at 262.786.4010 or via email to   You may set up a schedule of delivery weekly, or less often if you choose.