This Week @ Calvary

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Weekly Highlights

Installation of Officers, Directors, & Team Members
Join us June 29/30 as we install incoming and continuing congregational officers, directors, and team members. Each worship service will include a brief installation, as well as a thank you to outgoing leaders. 

El Salvador Mission Update
Ken & Diane Robinson and Lutheran High student, Indi Keefer, are currently serving in El Salvador awaiting the arrival of Calvary’s mission team. The first three weeks will be spent working with Emerge Global, Gente Ayudando Gente, and Hope for Children. Upon the team’s arrival on July 6, they will be working in schools refurbishing play sets, assisting with a gardening project, and sharing their faith through Bible stories, crafts, and activities. Afternoons will be spent with Hope for Children, an after school program which provides a hot meal and supplements educational learning. The team will be completing science experiments, reinforcing mathematics learning, and conducting a VBS program. Calvary’s mission team is also sponsoring a soccer tournament to bring the town’s youth and adults together.
Please pray for the team as they share the love of Christ in El Salvador. Team members include: Ken & Diane Robinson, Jake Allen, Rebecca Carow, Suresh Reddy, Kenna Deckard, Pete Joseph, Jeff, Sheilah, Indi, & Carolyne Keefer, Cynthia Wyse, Rosemary Whitney, Katrina Candy and Lynne Beckles.

Are You Ready- July 1?
The Indiana State fiscal year begins on July 1. Scholarship grants will be accepting donations. Be sure to contribute early ensuring your tax credit. A gift to the Lutheran SGO of Indiana will provide the donor a 50% tax credit. Donate $1000.00 and receive a $500.00 tax credit towards your 2024 tax liability. Donations must be received by Dec 31, 2024. Our anticipated need for the 2024-25 school year is $65,000 in scholarship grants.    

Calvary’s Vacation Bible School
Mon., Jun 24—Fri., Jun 28 from 9:00—11:30 a.m.
Electrifying Bible adventures, catchy songs, fun games, and memorable crafts are all part of the VBS experience!
Register a child today for this year’s fun! Registration forms are in the church office or register online at clcs.org/registerforvbs.
Interested in volunteering? All skill levels, time availability, and areas of passion are welcome. Forms are near the welcome TVs or signup online at clcs.org/volunteerforvbs.  Questions? Contact Kara Hiatt.
Help us get the word out! Think about a friend, family member, neighbor, or coworker that you can talk to about our VBS program. Share our VBS Facebook post on your timeline. Share our VBS info on your neighborhood’s Nextdoor app.

Lakeview Ministries 60th Anniversary
Next year marks the 60th anniversary of Lakeview Ministries. We are hosting town hall style forums throughout the area to hear from supporters and create a vision for the future of camp. The forum will start with a brief presentation of the staff’s plan for Camp Lakeview, Lakeview Villages, and Lakeview Springs. This will be followed by small group discussions to get feedback from attendees. Sandwich platters and snacks will be served 30 minutes before the forum begins. 
We would love to have you join us at Lutheran High School - Indianapolis on Tues., July 9 at 6:30 p.m. or St. Peter's Lutheran Church - Columbus, IN on Sun., July 14 at 12:30 p.m. Please RSVP at https://forms.gle/RUZvgc48HPXicoVa7

Call Update from Aaron Levenhagen
We give thanks to God with Calvary member and Concordia Seminary (St. Louis) student, Aaron Levenhagen. Aaron has been called to serve as the pastor of St. John Lutheran Church in Elgin, IL following the completion of his studies. Please keep Aaron, his wife Jill, and their children, Nathan and Faith, in your prayers during this time as they prepare for this next step in life. See more information in the flyer on the entryway bulletin board or check it out online in our latest news (clcs.org/resources/news/ or search "Levenhagen" on our website).

Annual Congregational Voters’ Meeting Update
The congregational budget and nominations slate were both approved. Visit clcs.org/voters for more highlights.

Annual Report Available Online & in Print
Available at clcs.org/annualreport/ or a limited quantity of hardcopies are available in the narthex. The report provides an overview of our ministry efforts and volunteer opportunities.

Touch-A-Truck Event at Calvary (Sept 7)
The Outreach team is planning our first Touch-A-Truck event, a community outreach opportunity where attendees can get in the driver’s seat or have an up-close experience. We plan to have vehicles/equipment such as a police car, firetruck, ambulance, school bus, garbage truck, farm equipment, construction vehicles, service vehicles, delivery trucks, etc. 
WE NEED YOUR HELP – If you have or know someone that has this type of vehicle or equipment, contact Marv Hansen.
Mark your calendars for Sat., Sept 7, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The event will also include games, face painting, the puppet ministry, bounce houses, food and much more. 

Position Open (Bookkeeper)
We are seeking a part-time bookkeeper for 20-25 hrs / week.  The position involves work with accounts payable/receivable, managing student accounts (tuition and fees), and assistance with payroll. Submit names and applications to the school office.

Lunch OUT!  Wednesday, July 3 11:00 a.m.      
For our “First Wednesday” July outing we’re meeting at The Haven Hickory Stick Golf Course, 4422 Thompson Blvd., Greenwood (off Whiteland Road).  
Tables will be saved for Calvary Lutheran, no reservation needed. Adults of all ages are welcome – come join us for good food and some fun Christian fellowship.

Collecting Meds for St. Thomas
During June, Calvary will be collecting meds and medical supplies for Franklin’s St. Thomas Free Clinic. Items not used at St. Thomas are passed on to foreign missions, Indy Red Cross, and Johnson Co. Senior Services. Drop items at the church office. Questions? Nancy Brandt 317-787-5950. 

Ladies’ Bible Study (Sat., July 6)
This month’s study will be from the Lutheran Women’s Summer 2024 Quarterly and shared by everyone. Join us in the Church Library on Sat., July 6 at 8:30 a.m.

Extravagant Sharing
Needs are great in the summer. In June, please fill our Extravagant Sharing shelves with toilet paper. Bring your donations to the shelves across from the main church doors. God blesses not only the receiver, but YOU, the giver.

Prayer Support

Submit prayer requests to the church office at (317) 783-2000 or click here for our online Prayer Page.

PREPARING FOR SURGERY
Jill Radcliffe

STRENGTH & HEALING
Tyler Shaw; Mary Ann Knaus; Connie Ennis, mother of Charlie Ennis; Vera Monroe, mother of Gloria Vandivier

ONGOING CARE—CALVARY
Larry Jupin; Nancy Bice; David Geiger; Jim Birdwell; Janet Carney; Midge Clark; Ellen Vance; Jim Vance; Gene Redding; Denise Fix; Pastor Bill Yates; Dan Weeden; Glory Van Arsdel; Bonnie Brink; Sherry Ritchotte; Art Messer; Bob Heid; Janelle McCoy; Sherri Terry; Linda Heckman; Connor Miles

ONGOING CARE—COMMUNITY
Pastor Ray Smith; Tracy Finke, daughter-in-law of Pat Finke; Jared Hall, grandson of Jim & Jan Dunaway; Jiraiya Marqua, grandson of Michael Marqua & great-grandson of Sandra Marqua Staten (former members of Calvary); Belinda Patton, daughter of Susie Holton; Shirley Wehmeier, sister of Bill Wittlief; Julie Miller, daughter-in-law of Pauline Miller; Christina Albrecht, daughter of Al & Marsha Albrecht; Judy Webb, friend of Amber Young; Jerry Plummer, brother-in-law of Steve Bardonner; Sophie Wildauer, granddaughter of Craig & Amy Wildauer; Layla Stockinger, a 4th grade student at Emmaus Ft. Wayne; Rev. Harold & Joy Kallio; Jim Foster, friend of Jim & Kristen Schark; Bob Locke, friend of Jim & Kristen Schwark; Evan Stephan, friend of James & Melissa Mayo; Darrell Shaw, friend of Becky Leslie; Steve Bruner, brother of Patty Rothkopf; Ella Kay Bardonner, sister-in-law of Steve Bardonner; Jane Weeks; Kelly Fromer & Paula Spears, friends of Kristen Schwark; Norman Parks, brother of Ellwyn Parks; Gertrude Heiden, mother of Judy Morrison

FOR THOSE WHO MOURN
Family and friends of Barbara Stainbrook, stepmother of Susie Stainbrook (June 14)
Joe Acker, friend of Margie Leive (June 18)
Evelyn Sue Bartholomew Loux, mother-in-law of Ginny Fallowfield (June 11)

THANKSGIVING
For the baptism of Caisley May Quakenbush (June 23)
Parents: Joshua & Jordan (Finke) Quakenbush
Sponsors: Josh & Rene Finke and Jenna & Cason Elkin

GOD’S PROTECTION
Taylor Sessions (CO); Trevor Frank (AZ); Abigail (Leslie) Tipton (deployed); Nate Moore (FL); Corey Langhammer (KS); Grant Behning (WA); Addison Utterback, granddaughter of Judy Stanford (US); Austin McClure, grandson of Judy Stanford (US); Michael Van Arsdel, grandson of Glory Van Arsdel (deployed); Tommy Austin, friend of Erin Woempner (deployed); Dylan Bruner, nephew of Patty Rothkopf (US); Joseph Fox, grandson of Anita Fox (US); Nicholas Haviland, nephew of Steve & Laura Currier (NC); Caleb, Japheth, & Seth Hougesen, grandsons of Rich Wilson (US); Austin Turner, nephew of Glenda Roundtree (WA); Wayde Cochran, great-nephew of Steve & Pattie Bardonner; Christina Etzler, niece of Denise Fix (deployed)