Our Mission and Purpose: As a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world.
 
To learn more about these ministries or to volunteer and serve, please contact:
Dorothy Meyer, Rachel Aanenson, Sara Forsberg, Marleen Seach, Jo Ashmore, Mary Packer,
Jan Kehr, Audrey Carlson, Candy Bugge & Kathy Toomey
(WELCA Board Members)
 
 

 

Thank You

Dorothy
Meyer
for
being
our
delegate
at September’s WELCA
Convention
at
Trinity
in
Detroit
Lakes. 
 
 
 

Dorothy Meyer received the Mary Magdalene Award at the 31st Northwest MN Synod’s Gathering on Saturday, September 15, 2018 in Detroit Lakes. We are so proud of her – thank you Dot for all you do and are at Calvary!!!

    
     “Hospitality” was the theme for our 2018 convention held at Trinity Lutheran in Detroit Lakes on September 14th & 15th. Five women from Calvary were able to attend and we felt warmly welcomed and inspired by the worship, speakers, and sessions we attended! It is good to gather, just as it is good to gather here in Bible Study, quilting activities, and other acts of mission! I share 3 perspectives on mission that were highlighted at the convention.
     Our women of the ELCA Purpose Statement is carried out through three different perspectives: Growth, Community, Action. They cannot be separated any more than God the Father (creator), God the Son (redeemer), and God the Holy Spirit (sanctifier) can be separated. Our purpose statement makes it clear that we are a community of women living in relationship to God, one another, the Church, society and the world. The Women of the ELCA is organized for mission and that mission is to mobilize women to act boldly upon their faith in Jesus Christ. So, instead of wondering which issues, programs, or resources belong to Growth, which belong to Action, and which belong to Community, know that all issues, programs, and resources need all three perspectives to be wholly addressed. Together, the three mission areas provide a holistic approach to living the gospel of Jesus Christ in today’s world: they provide opportunities for women to grown in faith and mission.
 
 

Upcoming Events 

Bible Study Circle Groups

JOY 10:30 AM 2nd Wednesday – Mary Packer 732-5627 
KINDNESS 7:00 PM 2nd Monday – Jo Judson 699-3204
PATIENCE 4:00 PM 3rd Thursday – Dot Meyer 255-4853
PEACE 1:00 PM 2nd Tuesday – Rachel Aanenson 252-8062
PRAYER SHAWL 10:00 AM 2nd Saturday – Marilyn Klettenberg 237-2888
 
 

Quilter’s Corner –  November 2018

 
Mission Quilts tracker shows some of our quilts and personal care kits went to Nicaragua. How wonderful is that! School Kits, Personal Care Kits, Baby Care Kits, and Mission Quilts were distributed to 42,000 who attend schools in impoverished and high-risk districts to ensure they have the best possible chance of breaking out of the crippling cycle of poverty. Thank you so much for bringing hope to our neighbors in need around the world. We thank God for you! -Lutheran World Relief
 
November quilting dates are Mondays, November 12th and 26th at 9:00 AM.
 
Mission quilting: “Tied in faith, sent in hope, wrapped in love.”
 

 

Prayer Shawl Knitters

We are a Bible Study group that likes to knit prayer shawls for those needing comfort.  We meet at various homes on the 2nd Saturday of each month.  
If you are interested in joining, contact Marilyn Klettenberg 218-732-9043.
 
 

Personal Care Kits Items

Each fall Calvary assembles kits for Lutheran World Relief. November is the month we assemble and prepare kits that get shipped out the first week in December. We are in desperate need of kit supplies and would be gracious for any donations to be placed in the wash tub by the information table.
 
Lutheran World Relief Personal Care Kit Items Needed:
 
  • 1- light-weight bath-size towel (between 20″x40″ and 52″x27″), dark color recommended
  • 2 or 3- bath-size bars of soap equaling 8-9 oz., any brand, in original wrapping (no mini or hotel size please)
  • 1- sturdy comb, remove packaging (no picks or fine-toothed combs)
  • 1- metal nail clippers (attached file optional), remove packaging
  • PLEASE DO NOT DONATE ANY TOOTHBRUSHES, TOOTHPASTE, OR FLOSS THIS YEAR.
 
Collection bucket across from the office.
Thank you for your generous donations!
 
 
  

Newborn Kits  

Donations of the following items are needed. All items may be new or gently used. 
(*Starred items are especially needed.) 
 
  • *Bath Towel – 48” to 52” length – smaller towels are preferred
  • *Washcloth
  • *Bath Size Ivory Soap in original packaging
  • *Cotton T Shirt – Newborn to 6-month size
  • *Receiving Blanket – approximately 30” x 30” 
  • 2 Cloth Diapers
  • Newborn Stocking cap – newborn’s head has approximately a 14” circumference;
  • 2 diaper pins – not necessary if diapers have self closure system.
 
Collection bucket across from office.