This Week @ Calvary

— Caring Callers —

Want to Help During the Quarantine?
Could you make phone calls to 6 of our members, to check how they are doing, if they have any crisis-related needs, and to give encouragement?  If you can help, email or call Emily Spelde,  , 317-695-9366 or Kara Hiatt,  , 317-201-7268.

Click here to see our full Calendar of Events!

Participate in Worship and Bible Studies online – both streamed and recorded.  Click here to go to Calvary's videos on Facebook.

Weekly Highlights

Congregational Study Oct 17/18—Nov 21/22 Sign-Up!
The Gospel of John: Finding Identity and Purpose
This 12-week video/workbook series will be broken down to 6 weeks, giving each small group the opportunity to continue on with the other 6 lessons, end with the original 6 lessons, or finish up as time allows.

Small group leaders/facilitators are still needed for the Congregational study of the Gospel of John which will begin Oct 17 & 18. Please sign-up at the Parish Education table in the narthex or email Rosie Blazek at .

Sign-up for a small group in the church narthex or online at Books are available in the narthex or church office for $5.00. 

October is Pastor/Church Worker Appreciation Month
October is when we take time to recognize the love and care that our church ministry staff show to each of us.  Please share with them kind words of thanks, say a prayer, or send a card.  A box will be provided in the narthex to drop a card or note.  

 Kurt (Sarah) Ebert (Senior Pastor), Josh (Laura) Reifsteck (Associate Pastor), and Udhay (Kalai) Raji (Tamil Community and hospital chaplain), Sam (Molly) Troemel (Youth & Family), and Emily (Tony) Spelde (Adult Ministry).  Calvary members serving elsewhere, Bob (Ruth) Armao (Lutheran High teacher/pastor) and Bill (Debbie) Yates (Director, Air National Guard Chaplain Corps).  Retired pastors at Calvary, Howard (Bev) Fabricius, Harvey (Carol) Lange, Gene (Betty) Lauterbach, Ray (Jan) Main, Jim (Connie) Myers, and Art (Joy) Wehrmeister.

Facilities Work Day, Sat., Oct 24
The Facilities team is looking for volunteers to help with pulling grass and weeds in the playground area on Sat., Oct 24 from 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Questions? Leo Darts, 317-677-5082.

Outdoor Family Night at Calvary
The Fellowship and Youth Ministry teams are pairing up to sponsor a family outdoor event Sat., Oct 24 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Activities include a bonfire, a variety of outdoor games, and free food! We’ll have a pumpkin ring toss game available for the kids and pumpkin decorating kits to do at the event or take home. A pumpkin shot-put contest will be available for adults. Fellowship will provide hotdogs for roasting and homemade chili along with other snacks and drinks. The Youth Ministry team will have s’mores available for purchase. Calvary’s Puppet Ministry will share their talents with two performances at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Attention is being given to social distancing for a safe and fun event. Come and have some food, fun, and fellowship! It is recommended that you bring chairs to sit in while enjoying the fire and activities.

Thanksgiving Food Collection
Compassion Ministry will be collecting food for Thanksgiving baskets again this year. Grocery bags with suggested food items will be available in the narthex beginning Oct 10/11. Contributions can be placed in the donation bin located in the narthex. Sorting and distribution will take place Nov 15. Thank you for being a blessing to others this Thanksgiving.

Operation Christmas Child
Shoeboxes will be available in the narthex for pick-up starting Oct 24. If you would like to fill a box, or have new toys, school supplies or hygiene items (no liquids or toothpaste) for children in need, please place them in the narthex donation bin by Nov 15.

Third Quarter Giving Statements
Please check your church mailbox for a summary of your giving to Calvary in 2020. Please direct questions to the church office or .

Need Giving Envelopes in 2021?
As Calvary’s services moved online, many members changed from using weekly envelopes to online giving. If you intend to continue your online giving and do not need a packet of envelopes printed for 2021, please contact so we do not order envelopes that wont be used. Notification by Nov 1 appreciated. 

Collecting Meds & Supplies for St. Thomas Clinic
Throughout October Calvary will be collecting items for Franklin’s St. Thomas Free Clinic, for distribution to persons in need. If you have non-narcotic prescription meds or medical equipment you can no longer use, please drop items off in the church office, not donation bins. For more information about the clinic or items they need or accept, call Nancy Brandt, 317-787-5950.

Seeking Ways to Connect and Get Involved...
Please contact Kara Hiatt at   where she can help you find opportunities to best fit your desires in getting involved and connected with Calvary and the community. Big or small, each one of us can make a difference as we share our spiritual gifts with others that God has abundantly blessed each of us with.

No Lunch, Still Learn, Wed., Oct 21, 11:00 a.m.
Presenter: Dr. Audrey Ruple, Epidemiologist & Veterinary Professor, Purdue Topic: The Dog Aging Project, the first major study involving dogs from all breeds and mixes to learn about different aspects of health and longevity. Dogs are good models for humans, since they have similar genetics, share our environment, and have similar diseases and health issues. You can join the video conference using a computer, tablet, smart phone, or just call in. To join with video: and then click on the green "Ask to Join" box.
To join by phone only: dial 302-505-1227 and enter this PIN: 683 443 795# 
Need More Info? Contact Emily Spelde, , 317-695-9366 

Extravagant Sharing
In October, please help The Sharing Place by bringing toilet paper and paper towels. Put them on the Extravagant Sharing shelves in the narthex. God asks us to be cheerful givers.

A Few Notes for Onsite Worship Services
Those who join us onsite are asked to wear a mask in line with current Marion County requirements.

  • Social distancing–please sit in designated seating locations.
  • The video screen will be utilized for the liturgy and hymns.
  • Offering locations can be found at each entry door.
  • The Lord’s Supper will be held at the conclusion of service.
  • The pastor will place on a small plate the number of wafers and wine cups needed for the individual, couple, or family.
  • A receptacle will be available for you to dispose of your communion cup and plate before exiting the church.

Prayer Support

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

Jim Milligan; Dan Hall, brother of Jill Radcliffe; Donna Hansen, mother of Marv Hansen

Michelle Folkening

Eunice Strietelmeier; Margie Mason; Sue Johnson; Jacob Lesage; Chris Hiatt; Jennifer Craft; Kylie Gray, daughter of a friend of Sandra Wilson; Lisa Brewer, cousin of Danny Brewer

Connor Miles; Bonnie Brink; Jane Weeks; Rita Carow, mother of Ken Carow; Ella Kay Bardonner, sister-in-law of Steve Bardonner; Bobbie Batesole, cousin of Jerryln Jones and Candace O’Bryan; Mike Woodruff, step-father of Bryan Kem; Floyd Main, brother of Pastor Ray Main; Trish Kelsey, aunt of Kristen Schwark; Kelly Fromer, friend of Kristen Schwark; Joel Safir, friend of Bill Laut; Julie Murdock, friend of Steve & Pattie Bardonner; Eugene Keller; Gene Faubion, father of Jeff Faubion; Ronnie Anderson, brother-in-law of Margie Mason; Virginia Comer, Judy Irwin & Angie Verrill, friends of Margie Mason; Rylan Reese, grandson of Margie Mason; DeAnn Head & Craig Keller, daughter & son of Eugene Keller; Crystal Salmon, niece of Eugene Keller; Norman Parks, brother of Ellwyn Parks; Norma Crawl, mother of Mike Carpenter; Nicole Munoz, friend of Beckie Hudson; Nancy Torrence, mother of Christy Gerken; Bob Oaks, brother-in-law of Matt Francis; Fred Morales, friend of Steve & Barb Sorgius; Heinz & Lenore Jung, parents of Mark Jung; Paula Spears, friend of Jim & Kristen Schwark; Chris Harrison, friend of Julie Sessions

Tony Reese, son of Margie Mason; Bernice Ross, mother of Dennie Morrison; Gertrude Heiden, mother of Judy Morrison; Al Durkee, father of Matthew Durkee; Debbie Reese, daughter of Margie Mason; Marsella Dickmeyer, aunt of Mike Carpenter

Family and friends of Kathleen Wren, sister of Jim Dunaway (Oct 14)

Aaron (& Jill) Levenhagen (at Concordia St. Louis campus)
Sam (& Molly) Troemel (Concordia St. Louis—SMP)

Connor Combs (NY); Grant Behning (IL); Chaplain Bill Yates (DC); Corey Langhammer (CA); Michael Van Arsdel, grandson of Glory Van Arsdel (deployed); Tommy Austin, friend of Erin Woempner (deployed); Ryan Oaks, nephew of Matt & Joely Francis (US); Braden Wilson, son-in-law of Danielle Burris (deployed); Dylan Bruner, nephew of Patty Rothkopf (US); Anthony & Joseph Fox, grandsons of Anita Fox (AL); Nicholas Haviland, nephew of Steve & Laura Currier (CA); Rich Hougesen, son-in-law of Rich Wilson (US); Mathew Giertz, godson of Rich Wilson (US); Colton Wilson, Caleb, Seth & Japheth Hougesen, grandsons of Rich Wilson (US); Andy & Rachel Miller, son & daughter-in-law of Mike & Susie Emmelman (VA); Austin Turner, nephew of Glenda Roundtree (WA); Wayde Cochran, great-nephew of  Steve & Pattie Bardonner

Manifesting His Glory

Pastor Joshua Reifsteck | October 18, 2020

In John 2, Jesus manifests his glory, and yet the people don't seem to notice. As we read the story, we must ask ourselves: Do we see his glory?... More

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