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!!!

 

A Message from Calvary Women in Ministry…

 
This summer Gather is excited to present a 3 session Bible study on the book of Esther by the Rev. Kay Ward, a bishop in the Moravian Church and author of Gather’s popular Bible Study, “In Good Company: Stories of biblical women.” Through the story of Esther, this bold biblical woman, we will learn how God is calling us to find and use our voices “for such a time as this.”
Session One: Esther the queen-voices in the king’s court. When Esther becomes the queen of Persia, her faith is tested. in this session we will think about how our culture may challenge our faith.
Session Two: Esther saves the Jews-Finding our voices. When the Jews are threatened, Esther uses her strong faith and love for her people to embolden her to act. Here we will consider how God reminds us that we need to find our voices as we live out our faith.
Session Three: Remembering Esther- Using our voices. The last chapters of the book of Esther are full of hope for the future for the Jews. As women of faith, full of love for God and others, we will consider ways to find and use our voices in our present circumstances-“for such a time as this.”
 
 

Be on the lookout for our August

“Summer Bible Study in the park on Esther”!

 
 

Upcoming Events 

 

31st Annual Convention of the NW MN Synodical Women’s Organization 

“Loving the Least of These”

September 20-21st

Luther Crest Bible Camp in Alexandria

 
Luther Crest is such a special place to celebrate women together, and it would be wonderful if you would consider joining us. Please pray about it, and plan now to attend. Lots more information will follow in the months to come.  
 
At our annual convention we will honor a woman from each of our conferences with our Mary Magdalene Award. These women will be given a rose, a certificate, and a monetary donation to a charity associated with the Women of the ELCA. Do you know a woman who has been faithful to Jesus’ command to “GO and TELL”? Please nominate her for this award. This nomination needs to be sent by May 15.
 
Contact Rachel or Dorothy for more information.
 
 

Bible Study Circle Groups

JOY 10:30 AM 2nd Wednesday – Mary Packer 732-5627 
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 – June 2019

 
Finally, we are again being wrapped in the warmth of spring turning to summer. It has been a feeling of warmth to receive another notification of personal care kits and quilts distribution. The online Tracker record shows that some were delivered to Syria. “LWR’s partner in Syria is Syrian Arab Red Crescent.
 
SARC has been serving the people of Syria since 1942 and is the primary on-the-ground partner for all United Nations agencies and most non-profit organizations active in the country during this time of rehabilitation and recovery. This shipment will serve an estimated 80,000 children and adults from East Gout who remain displaced in rural Damascus as a result of the ongoing conflict in the country.”
 
Our quilts are shipped with those of other contributing churches throughout the USA. Close to 500,000 quilts are shipped annually to a variety of locations as partnering organizations make their requests.
 
Here at Calvary, twenty-one senior graduates will also be receiving quilts from Calvary as they begin their journeys after high school. They are given with the hope that these students will always remember they are wrapped in love from their Calvary family.
 
June mission quilting days are Mondays, June 10th and 24th beginning at 9:00 a.m. All are welcome.
 
Mission quilting: “Tied in faith, sent in hope, wrapped in love.”
 
To learn more about Lutheran World Relief Quilts Project:
 
 
 

Calvary Quilters would like to thank Thrivent Financial for the blessing of a $250.00 Thrivent Action Project Grant!

 
 
If you are interested in being involved in this mission, feel free to join us anytime!

 

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

A BIG THANK YOU to those who gathered to put together Personal Care Kits!
 
Lutheran World Relief Personal Care Kit Items:
 
  • 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!
 
To learn more about Lutheran World Relief Personal Care Kits Projects:

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.
 
Newborn Kit Assembly will be at 9 AM on June 20th. Let’s send as many kits as possible to fill the need! All are welcome for a few hours of service and community!
 
To learn more about Lutheran World Relief Newborn Kits Project: