Your Weekly E-Newsletter May 20, 2021
Worship Information and Updates
Saturday - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday - 9:00 a.m.

May 22 & 23, 2021

  • Pastor Ken Nelson

  • Larry Bonier

  • Saturday (5:00 pm): Terry Bzdusek
  • Sunday (8:15 am): Jonni Roush
  • Sunday (10:15 am): Linda Thorpe

  • Sunday (8:15 am): Peggy Langelin
  • Sunday (10:15 am): Chuck Lukasik

  • Sunday (8:15 am): Jon Sayas
  • Sunday (10:15 am): Chuck Lukasik

  • Natalie Anderson

  • Tom and Sue Sadowsky

  • Saturday (5:00 pm): Jeanette Kalupa
  • Sunday (8:15 am): Sue Rowe
  • Sunday (10:15 am): Sue Meyer
Below are key decisions made at the
Church Council meeting held
on Tuesday, May 18.
  • Council has agreed to returning to one worship service on Sundays with a 9:00 a.m. start time beginning on June 6th. We will continue to also have the Saturday 5:00 p.m. worship service.
  • Council adopted a new masking policy, changing from a requirement of wearing a mask to one of optional mask wearing, beginning May 29th. 
  • Current practices surrounding distribution of the Eucharist (one continuous line/station) will remain in place. 
Worship Attendance - May 15 & 16, 2021
Our Church Family
Kurt Duch, 5/21
Doug Ranger, 5/22
Donna Ziegler, 5/22
Janet Zastrow, 5/23
Andy Schatz, 5/24
Gunnar Zipp, 5/25
Dale Altmin, 5/26
Xavier Griese, 5/26
Tom Jenke, 5/26
Tom Sadowsky, 5/29
Bonnie Vasatko, 5/29
Pat Kurtz, 5/30

Bill and Shirley Jordan, 5/21 (66 years)
Chris and Leah Morris, 5/30 (23 years)

Bruce and Dawn Hanke, 6/6 (34 years)
Tom and Kris Springer, 6/7 (24 years)
Lee and Marge Tyne, 6/9 (59 years)
Caleb and Lynnae Douglas, 6/16 (9 years)
Don and JoAnne Krause, 6/17 (60 years)
Terry and Carolyn Trotier, 6/17 (60 years)
New prayer requests: Annie and Bob Bermel; Mary Lau; Diane Schmelzer; Miranda (granddaughter of Judy Debruine);

Ongoing short-term prayer requests: Megan Schatz; Mary Smith; Nancy Wittmus; Ginny Cox; 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; Pat Treutelaar; 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
Music Ministry


"Veni Creator Spiritus" (Come, Creator Spirit) is a traditional Christian hymn believed to have been written by Rabanus Maurus, a 9th-century German monk, teacher, and archbishop. When the original Latin text is used, it is normally sung in Gregorian Chant. It has been translated and paraphrased into several languages, and adapted into many musical forms, often as a hymn for Pentecost or for other occasions that focus on the Holy Spirit. As an invocation of the Holy Spirit, Veni Creator Spiritus is sung in the Catholic Church during liturgical celebrations on the feast of Pentecost. Martin Luther used the hymn as the basis for his Pentecost chorale "Komm, Gott Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist", first published in 1524.

Since the English Reformation in the 16th century, there have been more than fifty English-language translations and paraphrases of Veni Creator Spiritus. A well-known version by the poet John Dryden was first published in his 1693 work, Examen Poeticum. Enjoy!

-- Nicole Moritz
Coordinator of Music Ministry

Creator spirit, by whose aid
The world's foundations first were laid,
Come, visit every pious mind;
Come, pour thy joys on human kind;
From sin and sorrow set us free,
And make thy temples worthy thee.
O source of uncreated light,
The Father's promised Paraclete,
Thrice holy fount, thrice holy fire,
Our hearts with heav’nly love inspire;
Come, and thy sacred unction bring
To sanctify us while we sing.
Thou strength of his almighty hand,
Whose power does earth and heaven command,
Refine and purge our earthy parts;
But O, inflame and fire our hearts!
And lest our feet should go astray,
Protect and guide us in the way.
Plenteous of grace, descend from high
Rich in thy sev’nfold energy;
Make us eternal truths receive,
And practise all that we believe;
Give us thyself, that we may see
The Father and the Son by thee.
Immortal honour, endless fame,
Attend the Almighty Father's name;
The saviour Son be glorified,
Who for lost man's redemption died;
And equal adoration be,
Eternal Paraclete, to thee.

Faith Formation

Pastor Ken's Wednesday Bible Study
Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
Join Pastor Ken as his weekly Bible Study focuses on an in-depth look at the readings which will be used each weekend. Handouts are provided that provide some thoughts and questions that focus on the weekly lessons. (Due to COVID restrictions, refreshments are not provided, but you are invited to bring your own coffee, tea or water.) The last Bible Study before summer hiatus will be on Wednesday, May 26th. Please join us!

If you can't attend the Study but would like to read the Text Study handout, you can pick up a copy in the Narthex each week or access it from the Worship Resources at the top of this page.
July 26-30, 2021 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Children and students three-years-old 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! Cost is $20/child.
Save the Date!
July 26- 30, 2021

Middle School Youth Group
"Half Lock In", June 4, 6 p.m. - midnight
Women's Ministry
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
Thursday, May 27
6:00 p.m.
Pastor Ken's House
19245 McAllister Lane Brookfield

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
May Mission of the Month - Lutheran Bible Translators
The May focus of the “Mission of the Month” is support for Wycliffe and Lutheran Bible Translators (LBT). We support the work of the Federwitz families involved in Bible Translation work in West Africa and Papua New Guinea.  
Our monetary gifts in May will support bringing The Good News and literacy to those in great need of hope, love, peace and salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord. Please pray for all those involved in Wycliffe and Lutheran Bible Translators. 

Fifty years ago, Reverend Dale and Alvina Federwitz began their missionary career with LBT among the Mandigo people in Liberia. In 1980 they began their work translating the New Testament into the Kuwaa language. This was completed in 1988. They served as advisors and coordinators in Liberia and Cameroon until Dale's death in July of 2002. Alvina continued to work with 16 language groups in Ghana.

As the four Federwitz chiildren finished their education in the United States, they, in turn, have worked as missionaries in West Africa and Papua, New Guinea. Nathan Federwitz is now in pilot training in North Carolina, following his father Jonathan's footsteps to be be a missionary pilot. And the beat goes on ...

Click on the LBT logo above to learn more about this organization.

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

Saturday, May 22
Mitchell Park
9:00 a.m.

If you didn't register but would like to attend, please join us! Registration fees will be accepted at the start of the walk.

The Church Life Committee is sponsoring the second "Poker Walk for Water" on Saturday,
May 22 at 9 a.m. at Mitchell Park. (There is no rain date for this event.)

Join Pastor Ken as he kicks off the Walk at the South Pavilion at Mitchell Park. You will receive three playing cards to start you out, and through a safe and leisurely walk through a 1.6 mile designated path at Mitchell Park, you will pick up four more cards. At the end, you will get your final playing card. You will then submit your best five-card poker hand to try to win a prize for best hand. We will have winners in both youth and adult categories. It is a fun event for all!

Registration is $10/person or $25/family. All registration money collected will be donated to Compassion International for its Clean Water programs. Light refreshments will be served at the Pavilion following the walk. Special thanks to Thrivent for their financial assistance for prizes and refreshments.
8:00 a.m. until Noon
Dogs are welcome!

Join our Calvary Team for a walk to benefit Hope Street, the Greenhouse for People (our July Mission of the Month)
Calvary Team Member registration fee: $10/person or $25/family. The sign-up sheet is posted on the glass doors in the Narthex.

Drop your registration in the offering basket or church office. Please note "Hike Hope" in the memo line.
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!
A few reminders ....
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 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.
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.
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 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.