Calvary Updates:

Stewardship Sunday – November 11th

Pledge Forms and Serving Opportunities Forms were mailed. Please complete and return to the office by the end of November or as soon as possible.
(*Extra forms are available across from the office or online under the “Serve” tab.)

Operation Christmas Child – THANK YOU!

What a joy to fill our Christmas boxes and be part of the 1 million shoebox gifts sent each year. It feels so good to participate with other believers around the world to share the gospel.
Caring & Outreach

Lutheran Bishops issue statement of solidarity to the Jewish Community on the 80th Anniversary of Kristallnacht.

You can find this statement here. Under the “Home” tab, select “About Us” in the drop down menu.

Mark Your Calendars:


Salvation Army Bell Ringers Needed

If interested, please call Lori Longworth (218) 252-4096.
**There is a specific need for Saturday December 22nd.

Mission Trip Fundraiser Proceeds go toward the 2019 Mission Trip

$10.00 God’s Creation Calendars
$7.00 God’s Creation Greeting Card Sets 
$1.00 Single Special Occasion Cards
$15.00 Christmas Wreaths*
(*Available after 12:00 Tuesday, November 20th until they are all sold.)

Pancake, Eggs & Sausage Breakfast 

8:30-10:00 AM Sunday, January 6th.

*Freewill Offering*
A Carl Hammer Fund Kids-for-Camp Fundraiser

OWLS Breakfast

9:00 AM Tuesday, December 4th

Cottage House Café in Menahga

If you plan to attend, please call Dick Longtine 218-732-5275.
OWLS-Older Wiser Lutherans

Faith & Literature


Tuesday, December 11th at 3rd Street Market

The book, Caleb’s Crossing, a novel by Geraldine Brooks , will be discussed.



Poinsettias, Trees, & Greenery Help beautify the Sanctuary for the Advent and Christmas Season.

Donations in any amount are welcome. Payment must accompany form (available in weekly bulletin). Return in offering or to the office.
Deadline: Sunday, December 16th

Stephen Ministry Adult Forum Advent Series

9:15-10:15 AM in Luther Room

  • December 2nd – “Art of Listening”
  • December 9th – “Experiencing Grief”
  • December 16th – “Providing Spiritual Care”
  • December 23rd – “Caring for the Hospitalized”
During each session we hope you will consider being a Stephen Minister. Any questions, please contact Lin Norenberg.


Our next rolling session will be December 14th @ 8am in the kitchen.

We hope to see you there! This group is not about experience and skill, it’s about FUN! If you’ve never made lefse before, this is a great way to learn. Here is what you can expect:
  • We ask that you pick up a pre-measured lefse ingredient packet with the recipe we use (located in the kitchen) and prepare it the night before. This will take just 5 minutes and will cost you a stick of butter. If you forget to do this or want to come to a lefse rolling before you try making the dough, that is perfectly okay.
  • Bring the lefse dough in the morning when you come and plan for 1.5 to 2 hours of lefse rolling and conversation.
  • If you are new to lefse, you will learn all the aspects of how to make it.
  • If you have any lefse making supplies (griddle, rolling pin, flipper, etc) please bring them with you.
Lefse is wrapped the same day and sold Sunday. We typically make $250-300 with each sale, but the more lefse we make, the more money we make! November’s sales will go towards ongoing maintenance and improvements to our sound system. The coffee is on and we eat all the rejects! Isn’t that reason enough?! If you have any questions, please call Jennifer Bateman 218-252-9648.

WELCA Cookie Make, Take, or Donate

3:00-5:00 PM Sunday, December 16th

We will provide the cookie dough and ingredients to create several different cookies. Shaping, baking and decorating will be done In our church kitchen. Bring along containers to bring cookies home and any favorite tools or cutters!
Questions, please contact Dorothy Meyer 218-255-4853 or Donna Yliniemi

Come Join Us for Some Girl Talk

Wednesday, January 9th at 6:30 PM,

continues the 1st Wednesday of each month through March.

River Arts Community Art & Tea Room 323 Main Ave S. Park Rapids
The Women of Family Ministry would love for you to join us for a time as women, mothers, friends and sisters in Christ study God’s word, build relationships, relax and TALK about real life joys and struggles, as we study Jen Hatmaker’s, “GIRL TALK”.
Please feel free to share and invite friends, this is not a Calvary Lutheran Church only bible study!!
Jen Hatmaker’s “GIRL TALK” can be ordered at Beagle and Wolff Books, as well as on Amazon.
Questions, please contact Katie Fenger:

United Blood Services


January 14th, 15th, 16th

Watch for info! Find the Hero in you!



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