Calvary Events…

PR 2 PR Puerto Rico Mission Trip


Welcome Home! Our Puerto Rico Mission Team #1 traveled and worked with our Mission Partner San Pedro Lutheran Church on November 3rd-12th. Can’t wait to hear all about it!

November Team Members: Cliff & Joan Tweedale, Paul & Pat Dove, Maurice & Carolyn Spangler, Eric Haugland, Pastor Justin Fenger, Glenn Anderson, Beth Krueger, Terra Jorgenson, Larry Kruse and Mike Peinovich.
There are four mission groups from Calvary traveling to Puerto Rico over the next few months (one in November; two in February; and one in June) to work with on-going efforts to rebuild and recover following Hurricane Maria in 2017. Please watch for updates and reports as we travel to Puerto Rico and work on our mission.
Continued fundraising efforts are underway. All proceeds from these fundraisers will be used for tools and supplies to assist our Mission Partner, San Pedro Lutheran Church (in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico) in their rebuilding efforts. Donate to the cause.

Calvary Endowment Fund 2019 Awards 

The constitution of the Calvary Endowment fund calls for the fund’s annual earnings to be distributed to ministry expressions in the following percentages:  
A minimum 20% for outreach in the local community.
A minimum 20% for ELCA churchwide ministries. 
A minimum 20% for programs/improvements within this congregation. 
The remaining 40% distributed through any of the above categories.
The 2019 awards are:
Helen’s Kitchen $260
PR 2 PR Puerto Rico Mission Trip $260
Calvary Parking Lot Project $260
Calvary Hard Hat Ministry $260
Calvary Pastor’s Discretionary Fund $130
Calvary Youth $130
Please consider the Calvary Endowment Fund in your estate planning and beneficiary designations. Also, please consider designating the Calvary Endowment Fund the next time you give a memorial.

Mark Your Calendars…


2020 Serving Opportunities at Calvary

Your annual Serving Opportunities Form has been mailed out.
It is important to complete this form every year as it helps us to connect volunteers with the ministries and programs they are interested in serving. You are an important part of what makes our ministries at Calvary a success. We couldn’t do it without you! Prayerfully consider how God is calling you to serve.
Please return your Serving Opportunities Form to the office or in the offering plate.  We ask that you do not fill out more than one (they were also handed out at church one Sunday) and if you have any questions or are in need of a Reference Guide, please contact the office 218-732-7284.

Live JOY Share JOY: JOY and Jail Ministry

12:30-1:00 PM Monday, November 18th

Providing jail ministry is a calling and Sara Forsberg has been called! Join our special guest as she shares the multiple ways God is working through her to reach women with the message of Jesus about love, forgiveness and hope.
TUNE IN! You can listen live on YOUR QFM or live stream from ANYWHERE: 


Friday, November 22nd at 8:00 AM in the Calvary Kitchen

This group is not about experience and skill, it’s about FUN! If you’ve never made lefse before, this is a great way to learn. Here is what you can expect:
—We ask that you pick up a pre-measured lefse ingredient packet with the recipe we use (located in the kitchen) and prepare it the night before. This will take just 5 minutes and will cost you a stick of butter. If you forget to do this or want to come to a lefse rolling before you try making the dough, that is perfectly okay.
—Bring the lefse dough in the morning when you come and plan for 1.5 to 2 hours of lefse making and conversation.
—If you are new to lefse, you will learn all the aspects of how to make it.
— If you have any lefse making supplies (griddle, rolling pin, flipper, etc) please bring them with you.
Lefse is wrapped the same day and sold Sunday. We typically make $250-$300 with each sale, but the more lefse we make the more money we make! Sales will go towards ongoing maintenance and improvements to our church and/or community needs. 
Lefse will be sold in the Narthex between services on Sunday, November 24th. Get yours before it’s gone!
The coffee is on and we eat all the rejects! Isn’t that reason enough?!?
If you have any questions, please call Jennifer Bateman at 218-252-9648.

Advent Family Film Festival

3:00-5:00 PM Saturday, November 23rd  

Calvary Fellowship Hall

For all ages to come and experience God’s big story this advent season as we grow together in faith. Bring your sleeping bags, pillows and Christmas list!

A Year of Blessings

Our love wants nothing but health, happiness, and God’s best for each one of you. A blessing is simply a God-ordained way to handle these loving desires for your lives and turning them from hopeful wishes into future realities. To bless someone actually means, “to speak well of.”
Join us during worship on Sunday, November 24th for Blessing of the Quilts.

Christmas Wreaths $16.00

Available beginning at Noon on Tuesday, November 26th until sold out.
A 2020 Youth Mission Trip Fundraiser.

Volunteers wanted to help decorate our church for this festive season!

Please join us on Saturday, November 30th @ 9:00am for a fun morning of decorating!

37th Annual Thanks Meal-Thanksgiving Day, November 28th from 11:30am-2:00pm hosted at Riverside United Methodist Church in Park Rapids.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving please join us Thanksgiving Day for turkey and all the trimmings-including pie! No charge for the meal but free will offerings are accepted and appreciated. WE ARE NO LONGER OFFERING TAKE OUT MEALS!
Meal delivery is available in the city limits and must be ordered by noon on Wednesday the 27th by calling 218-237-8759.
If you are willing to volunteer your time, provide a monetary donation and/or if you can donate any pies we would very much appreciate it, please call Riverside 218-732-5205.

Pancake, Eggs & Sausage Breakfast

8:30-10:15 AM Sunday, December 1st

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

Owls Breakfast

9:00 AM Tuesday, December 3rd, place TBD.

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

Faith and Literature meets at 9:30 AM Tuesday, December 10th at the Third Street Market.

The book, The Alice Network, a novel by Kate Quinn, will be discussed. All are welcome!
Books are available, please contact Martha. For more information, please call Martha Thompson 218-371-6817.

Suds of Service

Family Ministry would like to invite you to help us out with “SUDS OF SERVICE”. On the 2nd Sunday of the month, we will be collecting a noisy offering as a way to share God’s love and wash away some stress of everyday life. (Laundromat expenses for people in the community.)
Our next noisy offering will be taken on
Sunday, December 8th.
Thank you for helping us continue this mission!
Sponsored by Family Ministry