Calvary Events…

PR 2 PR Puerto Rico Fundraiser


Kayak Raffle Winners

Grand Prize (Kayak): Donald Larson
2nd Place ($100): Jim Loken
3rd Place ($100): Marcel Krueger
Thank you for supporting this fundraiser!


Mark Your Calendars!!



Silent Auction Items Needed for the PR 2 PR Puerto Rico Fundraiser Meal & Silent Auction on Monday, September 30th.
Donations can be new and/or time and talent donations (i.e. Oil change, condo stay, bike helmet, piano lessons, baby sitting, etc.) Please have donations turned in by Sunday, September 22nd.
Look for the sign-up table in the Narthex on Sundays through Sept 15th.
Questions, please contact: Shawn Tate 218-255-2746, Sara Tate 218-252-1738 or email Thank you!

Getting Ready for Back to School 

We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who has so generously supported our “Breakfast and Backpacks” program the past 4 years! This year we are joining with Rhonda Lageson and her “Helping Hands” program at Century School to fill backpacks with needed school supplies. There are 2 opportunities to help Rhonda, as she needs many volunteers on August 22nd and August 28th. If you could give a few hours of your time, contact her at: or by calling 218-252-7139 and she will sign you up and give you the times and details. Instead of bringing physical items to church, you are welcome to support this program with a monetary contribution. If writing a check, make it out to Century PTA with Helping Hands on the memo line and put it in the offering plate. Thank you in advance for your heartfelt support of this wonderful program and bless you as you give as you are able!
Dorothy Meyer, Projects & Events Group of Caring and Outreach

Congregational Forums

We have parking lot forums set up for August.
We hope to see you at one of the forums!
Saturday, August 24th- 6:30 PM
Sunday, August 25th- 9:15 AM

Teachers Needed for 2019-2020 school year

Do you have a love for people and a passion for kids?
Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life?
Would you like to become more deeply involved in the church and the Lord’s ministry?
Consider teaching Sunday School (Sundays 9:15-10:15 AM) OR  Release Time (Wednesdays 8:30 OR 9:30 AM). 
If you are willing to serve, please contact Dana Kocka, Education & Youth Director at  218-732-7284. 

Sunday School Teacher Meeting

Wednesday, September 4th at 6:00 PM


Rally Sunday Kickoff Party September 8th

8:00 AM: Worship with Blessing of Backpacks
9:15 AM: Sunday School Kick-off
10:30 AM: Worship with Blessing of Backpacks
11:30 AM: Hog Roast (Pulled Pork & drinks provided)
*Last names beginning with A-M bring a salad, chips or dish to pass. *Last names beginning with N-Z bring dessert.
12:00 PM: Activities (Bounce House, Activities & Entertainment for All Ages)


OWLS Breakfast

9:00 AM Tuesday, September 3rd at Emmaville Cafe

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


Faith & Literature

9:30 AM Tuesday, September 10th at 3rd Street Market

The book “Where’d You Go, Bernadette”, a novel by Maria Semple, will be discussed. All are welcome!
Books are available,
please contact Martha.  
For more information, please call Martha Thompson 218-371-6817.

To All Singers:

Are you interested in sharing your musical gifts?
We’d like to get a large group of singers together for Rally Sunday, Sept 8th!
We will rehearse on Wednesday, September 4th at 6:30 PM.
Hope to see a great turnout!
On the second Sunday every month, we will be collecting a noisy offering to share God’s love and wash away some stress of everyday life. (Laundromat expenses for people in the community.)
Our next noisy offering for Suds of Service will be taken on September 8th!
Thank you for helping us continue this mission!
Sponsored by Family Ministry

News About the Organ

Our organ is aging and has been presenting problems which prevent it from playing well. The biggest problem is the deterioration of the wires which activate the sound when pressing a key. A photo taken of the console ‘s interior in July 2017 show 14 wires which had been patched. Since then Allen Moe, our technician, has patched and re-patched connections every time he has come for routine tuning. The pedals are slow to respond when pressed. The quality of the sound from the speakers has diminished somewhat.
In view of these facts, Worship Core realizes that Calvary will either have to replace the organ or not have an organ at all. This is too big a decision for the Worship Core to make without direction from the whole congregation. Therefore, Worship Core will be conducting a survey which will ask for the following: “Should Calvary Lutheran purchase a new organ? Yes or No. if Calvary Lutheran were to purchase a new organ, would you prefer that we purchase a digital organ, a hybrid organ, or a pipe organ? Please rank your preferences with one being your first choice and three being your last choice.”
In order to inform everyone regarding the choices, three forums will be held. The first forum will be Sunday, September 15, 9 AM to 10 AM. Present will be Allen Moe, representing Moe Pipe Organ Company and Peggy Bartunek, representing Rodgers Classic Organs. They will present information regarding the differences between the three types of organs, the approximate cost of each, the cost of installation including any modification of the organ loft and use of the existing pipes, maintenance needs and cost, longevity. Also, a short recording of each type will be played.
We will videotape this first forum and repeat the forum on Monday, September 16, at 6:30 PM and on Sunday, September 22, at 9 AM. At each forum survey forms will be distributed. Forms will also be printed in The Link and/or The Connection.
Martha Thompson & Sandy James, Worship Core

Altar Guild Annual Meeting

& Potluck


5:00 PM Thursday,

September 26th


Special Meeting Notice

9:15 AM Sunday, September 29th

Agenda: Parking Lot Phase 1, Paving & Financing

Congregational Vote

11:30 AM Sunday, Sept 29th