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

 

World Day of Prayer 

What a joy to be part of the gathering on March 1st at Summerfield Place! The room was filled to overflowing, and we were blessed by the many people who participated and shared their stories of faith. Thank you to our pianist, singers, speakers and coffee servers. Thank you to all who came to pray for each other, our community and the world!
 

THANK YOU!

It was a joy to be part of the WELCA Ash Wednesday soup supper crew! Thank you to all who brought goodies, served food, and helped clean up. Special thanks to our always dependable and capable dish washing guys!!We are blessed to work together in such a wonderful kitchen and to serve the Lord in this way.
 

SAVE THE DATE!!

We just received information about the 31st Annual Convention of the NW MN Synodical Women’s Organization. That’s us!! It will be held this year on September 20-21 at Luther Crest Bible Camp in Alexandria, MN. The theme this year is “LOVING the LEAST of THESE” and Matthew 25:40 is the theme verse. “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these sisters and brothers of mine, you did for me!” 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.
 

NOMINATE 

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.
 
Happy Easter! He is Risen indeed!
 
 
 

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

 
 

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 – April 2019

 
Happy spring! As we get the warming comfort that spring is here and winter behind us, it was good to hear from Lutheran World Relief where some of our last shipment of quilts has been delivered giving comfort to the recipients. In mid-December some of our quilts were tracked arriving in Bosnia and Herzegovina. LWR’s partner in this project is International Orthodox Christian Charities. IOCC works on behalf of refugees, displaced persons, and those at risk all over the world. This shipment will serve an estimated 9,600 refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants as well as 2,400 vulnerable Bosnians in the Sarajevo and Bihac regions.
Please consider joining the mission quilting project at Calvary. As always, you only need to tie a knot to be able to help on these days. April days are Mondays, April 8th and 22nd beginning at 9:00 AM.
 
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!
 
 

Blessing of the Quilts 

Sunday, May 12th 

 
 

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: