Calvary Updates:

Clothing Drive – THANK YOU!

Thank those who donated to our clothing and hygiene kit drive! We were overwhelmed by the contributions. We were able to pass the donations along to Century Middle, Park Rapids High School, and Pine Point. Our next hygiene products drive will run from March 10-31. Please help us bless the teens in our community!
Family Ministry

Toys for Tot’s & Father Project Gifts – THANK YOU!

Thank you to everyone for enriching the Christmas season with gifts for both of these wonderful projects. It is such a blessing to be part of these traditions.
Projects & Events Group of Caring & Outreach

What is Men’s Fellowship?

7am-8am Friday Mornings

Men’s Fellowship is interesting topics, coffee, fellowship & a chance to get to know one another better. Contact the church office if you want more information or just show up Friday morning at 7am.

Mark Your Calendars:


Adult Ed – “Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss…”

Sunday, January 6th through Monday, January 28th


FREE SEMINARS WILL BE OFFERED Sundays: 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Mondays: Noon – 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

This class offers hope and understanding for anyone who cares for a loved one with memory loss including:
  • Caring for a loved one who doesn’t remember your name.
  • How to handle frustration.
  • Times when laughter, singing and foolishness are entirely appropriate.
  • Plus many other topics.
These seminars are in partnership with Living At Home Park Rapids and Adult Day Treatment Park Rapids.
No registration required. Everyone welcome!
All Seminars Hosted By Calvary Lutheran Church

Pancake, Eggs & Sausage Breakfast 

8:30-10:00 AM Sunday, February 3rd.

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

OWLS Breakfast

9:00 AM Tuesday, February 5th

at Emmaville Café.

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

Faith & Literature


Tuesday, February 12th at 3rd Street Market

The novel The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh , will be discussed.



VITALANT BLOOD DRIVE- (Formerly known as United Blood Services) at Calvary


January 14th, 15th, & 16th

Monday & Tuesday: 11:30 AM-5:30 PM 
Wednesday: 7:30 AM-1:45 PM 
Questions or appointments, call Kathy Peterson (218-699-3212) or visit

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

† Noon Book Club † Begins Thursday, January 17th

Thursdays at Noon in the Luther Room (Bring your own lunch)

Join Pastor Steve as we discuss the book “Billy Graham, An Ordinary Man and His Extraordinary God”.
Cost: $ 8.00 (due at sign up)
Contact the office 218-732-7284 to sign up.

Council & Committee Positions Open

TERM 2019-2021 President Elect
TERM 2019-2021 Council Secretary
TERM 2019-2021 Finance Core
TERM 2019-2021 Caring and Outreach TERM 2019-2020 Bethel Cemetery Board (2 positions open)
TERM 2019-2020 Nominating Committee Board (3 positions open)
TERM 2019-2021 Mission Endowment Committee Board (2 positions open)
If you would like to serve Calvary in one of these positions, please call the Calvary office 218-732-7284.



11:30 A.M



4th Annual Lunch & BINGO

Sunday, January 27th 11:30 AM

after the annual meeting.

Please join us in the fellowship hall for lunch and BINGO fun!
Sponsored by Family Ministry

Happy Birthday Roger Olson!

Join us Sunday, January 27th between services to celebrate Roger turning 88!
There will be treats!

Thursday Night Bible Study Group Begins January 31st

5:00 PM Thursdays in the Luther Room

Please join us for an exciting new adult bible study!
The study is open to men and women, members and non-members. All are welcome. We will be discussing topics such as the reconciliation of science and scripture, Old Testament studies, Martin Luther’s writings and much more. The study will be initially led by Zack Johnson and Maurice Spangler, but we are hoping that others will share and lead with biblical topics of their own interest.
For all inquiries, please contact Zack Johnson or Maurice Spangler.

Come Join Us for Some Girl Talk

Wednesday, February 6th 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: