Prayer

“Pray for One Another”-Colossians 1:9-12

 

Prayer develops our relationship with God, prayer shows our dependence on God, and prayer changes things. Jesus modeled the power and importance of prayer, in every occasion and without ceasing.

 
 

Do you need prayer?

Call or email your request to Lin Norenberg
218-237-9356 / linrnbrg@unitelc.com.
 
 

Hospital & Pastor On-Call

Please contact the church office at 218-732-7284 during times of hospitalization or other health/personal crisis so that the pastoral care staff may support you with prayer and presence.
*Due to the HIPPA Privacy rule, doctors or medical attendants cannot notify your pastor without your permission or request.
 
 

Public Prayer Requests

Please contact the church office at 218-732-7284 when you have a prayer request. Requests will be listed in the bulletin for 3 weeks, or longer by request.
 
 

Ongoing Opportunities:

Prayer Team

  • Prayer Chain is an email notification when prayer is needed for specific members of situations. Those who volunteer to pray for others share their email address with the Prayer Chain contact person. Email addresses are kept private as the prayer requests are sent via the Internet. Privacy is protected and may or may not be shared from the pulpit per member’s request.
 

Questions about Prayer Ministry?

  • Contact Lin Norenberg 218-237-9356 to join Calvary’s email prayer chain to share, receive and pray for those in need of others.

 

Stephen Ministry

Mission statement: “Meeting Needs, Changing Lives”
 
Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay givers-called Stephen Ministers to provide high quality, confidential and Christ-centered care to people who are hurting. Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in a congregation that uses the Stephen Series.
 
Stephen Ministry began at Calvary in the late 1980’s. Pastor Gene Broughton, Jan Fredell and Betty Klicker attended leadership training in St. Louis. This was made possible from a bequest from Grace Regnior. From this beginning over 40 Calvary members have been trained as Stephen Ministers to help folks who have endured loss of job, death of a loved one, divorce as well as being a listening ear to show compassion through prayer and friendship. This respects privacy with training that gives the tools needed to minister in Christ’s name.
Situations where Stephen Ministers have provided care include but are not limited to: Grief • Health Issues • Personal Crisis • Divorce • Terminal Illness/ End of Life Issues • Spiritual Crisis • Caregiver for a Love One • Financial Difficulties / Job Loss •Infertility •Other
 
“How can you receive support?” As you read this, consider inviting a trained Stephen Minister to walk alongside you. Please contact the Calvary office 218-732-7284.
 
For stories and videos from people who have received care from a Stephen Minister, visit http://www.stephenministries.org/stories
 
“How can you help?” As you read this, consider being a Stephen Minister. Now is the time because the need is great. Consider attending a 2019 “Leader’s Training Course” (LTC) at one of the following six scheduled sessions: 
Orlando, FL January 13-19 
Anaheim, CA February 3-9 
St. Louis, MO April 18- May 4 
Orlando, FL June 9-15 
Dallas, TX July 21-27
Pittsburgh, PA August 4-10
 
Contact Lin Norenberg 218-237-9356 or the Calvary office 218-732-7284.
 
 

Seasonal Opportunities

Lenten Day of Prayer: March 6 – April 20, 2019
World Day of Prayer: March 1, 2019