CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH
Your Weekly E-Newsletter June 4, 2021
RSVP for this event is not required, nor does your RSVP mean you have to attend. But should this event be canceled due to weather (or other circumstances), we can let you know directly. This also lets us know how many people we might expect.
Worship Information
WORSHIP SCHEDULE CHANGE
BEGINNING THIS WEEKEND!
Saturday - 5:00 p.m.
ONE SERVICE ON Sunday - 9:00 a.m.

Face coverings will no longer be required during worship or while you are in the building. Please consider your own health and well being and those around you as you make the decision whether to wear a mask. We will continue to ask that you social distance within the Sanctuary.
Worship Attendance - Memorial Day Weekend
Our Church Family
Mary Smith, 6/8
Claire Gall, 6/9
Curtis Klade, 6/9
Fay Heyen, 6/17
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: Judy DeBruine

Ongoing short-term prayer requests: Diane Schmelzer; Megan Schatz; 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; 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 office@calvarylc.com.
Congratulations to the Class of 2021!
We will recognize our graduates this Sunday at the 9:00 a.m. service. We invite you to stick around after worship, enjoy a cupcake and wish our students well as they move on to the next chapter in their lives.
Natalie Anderson
Brookfield Central High School
Attending UW- Milwaukee in the Fall.
Elijah Himsel
Brookfield East High School
Continuing a Plumber's Apprenticeship with Clear Flo Plumbing.
Connor Morris
Waukesha West High School
Attending UW-Milwaukee in the Fall.
Chloe Ewings
Nicolet High School
Attending Columbia College Chicago in the Fall, majoring in Illustration.
Michael Anderson
UW - Milwaukee
Bachelor's Degree in Economics/History
Pursuing his Master's Degree
Working at Uline in Pleasant Prairie.
Elise Baumgartner
UW - LaCrosse
Master's of Software Engineering
Accepted job at Sentry Insurance, starting in August.
Adam Kershek
Marquette University
BA Degree in Criminology and Law Studies; Minor in Political Science.
Will be applying to Law School.
Luther Himsel
Concordia University
BSN Degree in Nursing

Preparing to take state NCLEX board exams and interviewing for positions in his field.
Emma Leonard
UC - San Diego
Bachelor's Degree in Communications.
Will remain in San Diego area to pursue career opportunities.
Johanna Nelson
Erikson Institute in Chicago
Master of Science in Child Development with a concentration in Children's Law and Policy.
Mandi Ryan
University of Minnesota
College of Science and Engineering
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Nicole Wahlgren
UW - Madison
BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Art
Planning on pursuing her Master's Degree. Working at Husco Corp. in Waukesha.
Faith Formation
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
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.

Space is limited so sign up today!

Middle School Youth Group
"Half Lock In"
June 4, 6 p.m. - midnight
Music Ministry
Psallite (Choir) Rehearsal

Wednesday, June 9, at 5:30 – 6:30.
No driving in the dark—it’s summer!


Music for Kids!

Class meets after the Sunday service
10:20 - 10:50 a.m. Singing, ringing and having fun!
Women's Ministry

Monday, June 14 - Noon
At the Gunnlaugssons’ house on Pine Lake
 
(Note change of time and place)
 


It’s time to choose the books we want to read next year!

We’ll meet at Grace Gunnlaugsson’s house – rain or shine. We’ll begin at noon with a “bring your own lunch” lunch. Grace will provide lemonade, iced tea, and water, plus a dessert.

After lunch, we’ll talk about possibilities for books and discussion leaders (purely voluntary) for September through May. We don’t meet in December. We meet the second Monday of the month from 1:00 – 2:30 at church.

Car pooling from Calvary is always helpful. Departing from church around 11:30 a.m. works well. Contact Grace at gracemg@mac.com with any questions.

New members are especially welcome!
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 nelskog@juno.com.
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 in the Narthex. Questions can be directed to Marcella Nelson at (701) 833-8157 or email at mnelson.wnalc@gmail.com
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
Brookfield

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

All men are invited to attend!
Monthly Men's Gathering
Thursday, June 24
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.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ernie Kretschmann at kretschmann@att.net.
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 www.wmpl.org, 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.
Mission Servant Month Activities
June is Mission Servant Month at Calvary and there are lots of opportunities for you to serve. Pick up a flyer from the table in the Narthex explaining the different activities throughout the month - there's truly something for everyone. Click here to see the schedule online.
Check it out!
"Calvary Spruce Up and Clean Up Day" - June 12

Join us for the Annual "Calvary Spruce Up and Clean Up Day" on Saturday June 12 starting around 9 a.m. We hope to finish by 2 p.m. Come for a few hours or whatever time you can spare, however the morning hours tend to be the most productive. 
 
We will start with trimming the shrubs and bushes on the berms on the perimiter of the property, then start spreading mulch all along the property. Another crew will do some trimming of the trees as needed, plant flowers around the bell tower and near the administrative wing entrance. 

If you can help. bring your favorite trimmer, pruner, wheel barrow or pick up truck for removing the trimmings to the dump. Water and snacks will be provided. 

This is also a time to meet people that usually attend worship on the day you may not attend, so fellowship is also part of the theme for the day. Come as you like, with or without a mask, with or without tools or a truck, just come and join us. 
Community Outreach
SATURDAY, JUNE 19
NASHOTAH PARK
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.
A few reminders ....
Flower Chart

July Sanctuary Are Flowers Needed!

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. There currently are no flower requests for the month of July.

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.
WORSHIP LIVE STREAM AVAILABLE EVERY SUNDAY!

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 (www.calvarylc.com), 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.