Upcoming Events



Silver Stars

 (Fellowship for 65 and over)

Calvary’s Silver Stars is geared for adults age 65+ and is a ministry of community and fellowship.

Silver S.T.A.R.s :





Silver Stars meet the second Wednesday of every month at 2:00 p.m.   The format for this fun group will include a devotion time, Happy Birthday wishes, a program and a light snack!

February 14 : Valentine’s Day Party (Complete with Red Cake & Bingo!) 

Keep checking this page for upcoming events!

2018 Youth Gathering


June 27th-July 1st 2018

 Youth in Grades 9-12!

Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation known as the Gathering. Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives. Want to learn more? Visit the ELCA Website for details about this event or watch this quick video to get a preview.

CLICK HERE to register today!


Contact Aaron Bye with questions.

Family Dance

Calvary Lutheran invites families of all kinds to share a special night of fun together at our Family Dance. Dinner, dance, photo booth and fun for all! Mom/son, dad/daughter, mom/daughter, dad/son — or any caring adult with kids who want to join in the fun of food, fellowship and dancing!

Friday, March 23rd in the Fellowship Hall from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

$30 per couple and $10 per additional family member.  $50 cap.

Click here to register for this fun event! Contact Nichole Bye for questions.

Memory Cafe

Calvary’s Memory Café is held the second Tuesday of the month, September – May.  The Memory/Dementia/Alzheimer’s Café takes place at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This is a place where anyone living with Alzheimer’s Disease or other Dementia and their spouse/family caregiver may come to socialize, enjoy refreshments, learn from experts on the disease, ask questions, and be with others who are going through the same thing in a relaxed open house atmosphere.

For questions talk with our Parish Nurse, Mary Ann Devig at 772-4897.

Calvary Calling Newsletter

To read the latest news from Calvary, please click on the following link.

October Calvary Calling

November Calvary Calling

                                                                      December Calvary Calling

January Calvary Calling



2018 Men’s Weekend

Attention Calvary Men!


Join us for the Men’s Weekend… Friday, April 27 – Sunday, April 29!

Time for baseball!  Minnesota Twins  verses  Cincinnati Reds

Saturday afternoon, April 28 | Target Field in Minneapolis


Come join others to carpool from Calvary to the Cities on Friday, April 27.  The baseball game is Saturday afternoon at Target Field.  We will return home on Sunday afternoon, April 29.  The group will stay at Luther Seminary guest housing.  Twins ticket and lodging for two nights will be $80 per person not including food.   For more information, contact Pastor Kirk or Leroy Kurtyka.

Save your seat! CLICK HERE to register today!


Feed My Starving MobilePack Event

Feed My Starving ChildrenSAVE the DATES! A seventh annual Grand Forks Area Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack event will take place April 6-8, 2018.  In the past seven years, volunteers from Grand Forks, East Grand Forks, and the surrounding communities have come together at the Grand Forks Public Works building to package nearly 6,346 starvation impacted children for an entire year. FMSC is a Christian nonprofit hunger relief organization working with volunteers to produce MannaPackTM Rice, a scientifically formulated food formula that is culturally acceptable worldwide. Our food over that time has been shipped to Haiti, Nicaragua, Philippines and the Dominican Republic. Churches, businesses, UND groups, area schools, service groups, area schools, service groups and many individuals provided money to help pay for the food through fundraising donations. We believe we are called to do this again. We will strive to pack 400,000 meals for children around  the world this year.  Meaning in seven years there will have been 2,717,680 meals packed and paid for by our community.  Organizations in nearly 70 countries around the world distribute these meals to children in greatest need. To learn more about FMSC, visit www.fmsc.org

We need your partnership.  Would you join us in making this happen both with helping us with your donation and volunteering to pack for this event?

 2000 volunteers and $88,000 are needed to meet this year’s goals.

  • Volunteers: Adults and children will measure and scoop ingredients, seal bags, and prepare boxes for shipping. Registration will be live six weeks prior to the event.  We will share the link with Calvary members a few days ahead of the site opening to the general public. 
  • Donations/Fundraising:  To help us meet our $88,000 goal, please consider donating to this event. You can write a check to Calvary with our FMSC MobilePack number, “#1703-022EA” in the memo line. Donations may also be made online by CLICKING HERE


CLICK HERE to register today! Enter the access code “Grand Forks” after you select “volunteer to pack” in the appropriate area. The event has 4 shifts per day starting April 6-8. You can either join one of our 2 established Calvary group times by selecting “join a group” and searching for Calvary Lutheran Group 1 (9-11 on Saturday April 7) or Calvary Lutheran Group 2 (2-4 on Sunday April 8) .  We have 30 spots reserved at each of those times.  If you have over 4 people as part of your group that you would like to sign up we would request that you create your own group in the registration process.  This will assure that you receive reminder emails that you can share with your group members as their leader.  Please assure that you have all family or group member names entered by 2 weeks prior to the packing event.

The process of registering does require that you create an account.  If you have previously created one, sometimes the old password works and sometimes it does not. If you are not getting in with your old one, please go through the process where you select “forgot my password” and fix that first.  Registration should go smoothly after that.

Thank you for your contributions to help pay for the food.  We are about 1/3 way through our fundraising so if you have not had a chance to contribute to help pay for the food we’ll pack, we would appreciate it. Any amount helps. The registration process does offer an opportunity to do that online or you can leave a donation at church.  Bringing a donation with you is also an option.  Again it is not required to pack…but appreciated.

Finally, we feel like as we pack food for those in the world whose prayer is even for one meal a day, we want to be sure our hungry at home are being fed.  We will collect nonperishable food items or donations to our local food cupboard when you come to pack.

If you have questions please contact Jodie or Bruce Storhaug at jstorhaug@gra.midco.net.


Lent 2018

Weekly messages, will be presented using drama and story, will develop this year’s Lenten theme, “THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING.”

We are following tradition and will use the lovely  “Holden Evening Prayer” as our liturgy for worship.

Families are encouraged to bring children or grandchildren to Wednesday Lenten worship.  There will be a special Kids’ Time each week, with small theme-related gifts given to children who attend.

Children who attend Wednesday School are welcome either to stay at worship with their families, or to go to their Wednesday School classes after Kids’ Time.

Our schedule for Wednesdays during Lent is:

5:30 & 7:00 p.m. – Worship in the Sanctuary (with Holy Communion)

5:00 – 6:45 p.m. – Lenten Meal in the Fellowship Hall

Purchase a Fast Pass and save! Fast passes for Lenten meals will be sold in the Narthex on Sunday mornings. Purchase a pass and attend all six meals during lent…

  • $15 – kid’s pass
  • $25 – adult pass
  • $60 – family pass (4 or more)

Cost for this year’s meal per Wednesday is $5 for adults (grade 6 and up), $3 for children (grade 5 and under).

Lenten dinners will be served by Calvary’s High School Students as they fundraise to attend the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, TX.

Women’s Weekend


Rest, Renew, Rejoice: Women’s Weekend at Calvary

Friday, April 13 – Saturday, April 14

Reconnect with your maker and your purpose at this incredible event for women! Join us as we welcome author and Concordia professor Jaqueline Bussie who will present, Lament, Hope and Love: Finding Authentic Faith By Breaking the Rules 

This year’s retreat will begin with registration on Friday at 5:30 p.m. It will include inspirational teaching, a wide array of break-out sessions for all interests, informal worship, time for reflection, laughter and fellowship. For women ages 14-104!

Cost for this year’s retreat is $50 ($20 for students) and includes 2 meals and program costs.

For more questions, contact Pastor Kristen.

CLICK HERE to register today!

Break-Out Sessions include:

  • Learning to Lament with Jaqueline Bussie
  • Art class with Kim Forness Wilson
  • Holding What Gives You Life with  Pastor Kristen
  • Holy Yoga with Diane Magnuson
  • Date With God ( experiential prayer)
  • Tour of All Seasons Garden Center
  • Praying with the Body; Finding Your Sacred Space with Pr. Sonja Brucklacher
  • Making “Salvation Bookmarks” with Karen Knudsvig
  • Line Dancing with Joni Peterson
  • Exploring the Enneagram: Karin Bergstrom
  • Support for Special Needs Families—Deb Schlief
  • Don’t Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart—Jan Kurtyka


Friday PM

5:30-6             Open Registration, Social time,

6:00                Welcome, Dinner Prayer

6:05                Opening Banquet

6:45                Word and Music

7:15                Large Group Session 1 with Jaqueline Bussie

8:15                Announcements, Intro to breakouts, etc,

8:30                sign ups, social time with desserts!

8:45                Date with God in the Sanctuary


8:45                Registration for newcomers

9-9:20            Welcome back, Word and Music

9:20-10:20    Large Group Session 2 with Jaqueline Bussie

10:30-11:30  Breakout #1

11:45              Lunch

12:15              Announcements

12:30-1:30    Session 3 with Jaqueline Bussie

1:45-2:45       Breakout #2

3-4:00            Breakout #3

4:20-5:           Closing Worship in sanctuary

Baptism Classes

We welcome all to the baptism font at Calvary! – both young and old, both members and non-members. At Calvary, baptisms happen in worship, both Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings.

In preparation for baptism, we ask that you – the baptism family, and (if available) your sponsors – attend one of our Baptism orientation class, held monthly at Calvary. (Please note: you can attend the class anytime before the baptism event, even before your baby is born!)  We believe that this is important, not only to understand what it means to have your child baptized, but to connect with others who are in the same life-stage as you.

For more info, please read our Baptism Class Brochure. For any additional questions and to schedule your baptism, please contact Cathy in the church office (701-772-4897).

Here are the dates for our upcoming classes:

  • Thursday, March 8, 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 7, 5:30 p.m.