Worship

Our Worship Schedule

9:00 a.m. Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary

9:00 a.m.  Contemporary Worship in the Fellowship Hall

10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship in the Fellowship Hall

Traditional Worship

Traditional Worship is grounded in Word and Sacrament, family friendly, and formed in the traditional language and liturgies of Lutheran worship. Our goal is for these services to be built on the strong foundation of our rich traditions of worship in a way that is lively, imaginative, and deep with meaning for contemporary life. Holy Communion is celebrated on the first and third Sunday of each month. Hymns are accompanied by organ or piano, and musical offerings are provided by the Calvary Choir, the Handbell Choir, the Sisters of Song, and Calvary and community members who wish to share their gifts in praise to God. Enjoy fellowship in the Narthex and Holy Grounds Coffeehouse before and after each service.

Lay people are invited to participation in leadership of our traditional worship either by serving as a prayer minister, who compiles and leads the prayers of intercession, or as a liturgist, who assists the presiding minister in singing and leading the liturgy.  If you are interested in serving in either of these ways, please contact Pastor Kristen.

Blended Worship

We offer a Blended worship service at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.  The style and tone of the service is warm, lively and informal, making use of screens for visual media, while still incorporating all the key components of traditional Lutheran worship. A diverse selection of worship music includes hymns, folk, gospel, contemporary songs, and international worship songs, intended to engage all generations. We are led in our worship by piano and guitar, along with other acoustic instrumentation. 

Contemporary Worship

Contemporary worship at Calvary is casual, family friendly, and grounded in Word and Sacrament.  We celebrate Holy Communion each week, gather around the font to remember our Baptisms, and listen to the Good News as it is proclaimed boldly.  A live praise band leads us in the singing of popular contemporary Christian music of today and different members of our congregation rotate each week to assist in worship leadership.   Come worship with us…and enjoy your coffee too!    

Lenten Mid-Week Worship

During the 40 days leading up to Easter (beginning Ash Wednesday), Calvary offers worship services that are regarded by many as the highlight of Calvary’s church year. Wednesdays during Lent, 5:30 and 7:00 pm worship services feature a message in a theatrical form, liturgical dancers, the liturgy of Holden Evening Prayer, and communion served by Calvary’s youth.

During the week leading up to Easter (Holy Week), Calvary offers worship on Maundy Thursday and two different services for Good Friday: an interactive service for all ages mid-afternoon and a traditional Tenebrae service Friday evening.

For every evening of Lenten worship at Calvary, high school students serve dinner from 5-7 pm as a fundraiser for Calvary’s youth in the Fellowship Hall. At Calvary, Lent is the season of focus on Christ’s cross, and a snapshot of Calvary’s community together at its best.

 

How can I be involved in Traditional Worship? 

Ushers, Communion Servers, and Scripture Readers contact Contact Robbie Zick (701-772-4897).   

The Calvary Choir is open to anyone of any age who wants to sing! We rehearse on Wednesday from 7-8pm in the choir room and sing for traditional worship services. You may just show up for rehearsal or contact Whitney Berry (701-772-4897).     

The Handbell Choir rehearses on Monday from 6:30-8:00pm.  Contact Mary Ann Devig (701-772-4897).     

Soloists or Ensembles who wish to provide a musical offering at worship or accompany hymns and liturgy please contact Pastor Kristen (701-772-4897).     

Altar Guild members prepare the elements and altar for Holy Communion, and also attend to the paraments and baptism supplies.  Contact Contact Robbie Zick (701-772-4897).   

  

How can I be involved in Blended Worship?

Ushers, Communion Servers, and Scripture Readers contact Contact Robby Zick (701-772-4897).  

Musicians who wish to offer their gifts contact Pastor Kristen  (701-772-4897).  We are looking for instrumentalists of all kinds as well as vocalists.  

Those with Computer Skills who want to be involved in the PowerPoint and other technical additions that will enhance our Blended Worship can volunteer by contacting Pastor Mark or Pastor Kristen.  

 

How can I be involved in Contemporary Worship?

Ushers, Communion Servers, and Scripture Readers contact Elizabeth Wild or Linda Hartmann (218-779-1846)

Musicians who wish to offer their gifts contact Lindsey Moffit (701-772-4897).

 

How can I be involved in other ways?

Fine Arts Team members  grace our worship spaces and other areas of the building with seasonal artwork and decorations from varieites of artistic media.  Contact Meghan in the Calvary Office (701-772-4897)

Drama We occasionally supplement our worship and proclamation of the word with dramatic skits or monologs.  If you have acting skills you’d like to offer, please contat Pastor Kristen (701-772-4897).