Power-Packed Pentecost Picnic
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade Event
Power-Packed Pentecost Picnic
Sunday, May 19, 12:00 – 2:00
Sherlock Park (Castle Park) in East Grand Forks
Happy Birthday, Church!!!
All children in grades K -2 are invited to partake in a “Power-Packed Pentecost Picnic.”
Please join us at Sherlock Park (Castle Park in East Grand Forks) for an interactive telling of the story of Pentecost, kite-flying on or near the dike (pray for the Holy Spirit to blow),
a game or two, playing at the park, and a picnic lunch!
This event will be held Sunday, May 19th from 12:00-2:00 p.m. (meet at the park)
Please RSVP to Calvary at 772-4897, or sign up in the main office.
Questions can be directed to: Brian Larsen-Schmidt (701) 213-6714.
Parents, guardians, and siblings are welcomed to attend!
Wear red! It’s going to be a dazzling good time!
Third GF Feed My Starving Children Pack Reaches 1,000,000 meal goal!
The third annual Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack event was held in April of 2013. More than 400,000 meals were packed this year, taking our three year total to over 1,000,000 meals! To read more about the weekend and how much was done, click on this 2013 Feed My Starving Children Summary from Calvary member Jodie Storhaug, who chairs the Team which has coordinated this faithful work of feeding the hungry in the world.
Ethiopia Mission Team
Our team traveling to Ethiopia departs on Friday, April 5th. They will be in country from April 7th – 13th and will be sharing the love of Christ with our brothers and sisters in and around the capital city of Addis Ababa. While there, they will serve the following:
- Hope for the Hopeless Shelter (a shelter for children ages 10+)
- Hope for the Hopeless Orphanage (a shelter where kids are sent when they have no family to be found)
- Entoto Mountain (a ministry that helps women with HIV by teaching them to make beautiful jewelry to provide income)
- Korah Community (a trash dump where many people live in extreme poverty)
- Mission Ethiopia (a mission that provides jewelry making jobs for women)
- Project 61
- A day in the countryside to see where their guide grew up and to share love with the people who live there.
- A day on the other side of Korah, where they do not receive support.
- No Ordinary Love Ministries
Please get to know our team and pray for us using the Ethiopia Team Prayer Itinerary.
It’s Not To Late To Grow In Your Prayer Life!
”Prayer” was the emphasis for worship and study at Calvary as 2013 began. Our pastors preached a sermon series on the topic of prayer on Sunday mornings, Pastor Roger reflected on The Lord’s Prayer as interpreted in Martin Luther’s Small Catechism on Wednesday evenings, and several small groups gathered to discuss Philip Yancey’s insightful book: Prayer: Does Is Make Any Difference?
It’s not too late to read Yancey’s wonderful book; it’s available in the church library, or can be purchased in hard copies or downloaded to your Nook or Kindle.
“What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer.”
Reconnect with your maker and your purpose at this incredible event for women! The retreat begins with supper Friday and ends Saturday evening. It is not an overnight retreat. It will include break out sessions, a justice market, service project, worship, food and fellowship.
Christian writer/speaker Keri Wyatt Kent will inspire us with her message about how to choose to make room for God in your hectic life. Music will be provided by Andria Messelt from Hope Lutheran in Fargo.
Registration: $75, Students & Seniors: $50 / Registration Deadline: March 14. SIGN UP HERE
Want to learn more? Check out the Women’s Retreat Schedule.
Dinner Event with Ordinary Hero
Thursday, November 29 -appetizers at 5:45 p.m., supper served promptly at 6:05 p.m.
(Meal will be catered by Al’s: tossed salad, beef tips & toast, potatoes with cream sauce).
Childcare will be provided at no cost to attendees – children will be served very kid friendly food – like pb&J, applesauce & crackers.
A love offering will be taken that night to go directly towards Kelly & Shane with deep gratitude for taking time away during this super busy time to be with us. The night’s proceeds from ticket sales will be divided between a few different causes, two already selected are Ordinary Hero & Calvary’s Adoption Assistance fund!
A Night for a Prince ~ Mommy/Son Dance
Calvary Lutheran invites boys under the age of 12 and a special adult (mommy, grandma, aunt, babysitter) to attend our first Night for a Prince ~ Mommy/Son Dance!
When: Friday, October 12
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Calvary Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall
Check-in & photos begin at 5:30; meal is served at 6 p.m.
Cost: $40 for adult and child ($10 for each additional child)
Includes: Dinner, Dancing, photo CD and prizes
Prince’s menu: applesauce, pasta w/ meat sauce or alfredo, bread and dessert
Adult’s menu: salad, pasta w/ meat sauce or alfredo, bread and dessert
Space is limited so sign up today. Online registrations only with required, non-refundable payment.
For more information, contact Kim Adams at 701-772-4897 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proceeds go to support Calvary’s college/young adult ministry.
“Great Hymns of the Faith” Concert
Sunday, October 14th, 2:00 in Calvary’s Sanctuary
Come for a wonderful afternoon of “those great old songs” with Calvary musicians and congregational singing on Sunday, October 14, at 2:00 p.m. in the Calvary sanctuary. This event is sponsored by the Calvary Foundation, and a free will offering will be collected.
For more information, please see the Great Hymns Concert 2012 flyer.
New Orleans, 2012
In July of 2012, 39 people from Calvary attended the 2012 National Youth Gathering of the ELCA in New Orleans, LA. This was the second gathering in a row that took place in New Orleans, and it returned there to continue the work that was done at the 2009 Gathering.
Approximately 38,000 people were in attendance, and it was no secret that “the Lutherans are back” while we were there.
We heard incredible speakers and musicians each day during our mass gathering sessions in the Superdome, and each day we “practiced” one of three different faith practices. One day we “practiced Discipleship”, meeting within synods to worship and engage in Bible study together; one day we “practiced Peacemaking”, beginning with worship centered around how Christ calls us into peacemaking throughout the world and then moving into the interaction center to EXPERIENCE peacemaking; and one day we “practiced Justice”, going out into the city as Christ’s hands and feet.
What was accomplished over the course of the gathering is incredible! Read the Practice Justice Results, 2012 to learn more…it is amazing what can happen when people come together in love.
We are grateful for the support that we received from Calvary to make this trip possible.
Calvary Holy Land Trip, Feb 4-17, 2012
The group who visited the Holy Land in February had an amazing experience! Check out their blog at http://calvaryholyland.blogspot.com .