This Week @ Calvary

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Weekly Highlights

Covid-19 Protocol Updates

  • All worship services are mask optional in line with Marion County guidelines. 
  • Bible studies & meetings are mask optional unless the members of a specific Bible study or ministry group choose as a whole to ask all in attendance to wear a mask.
  • Communion Distribution has returned to being served directly at the communion rail. You are welcome to kneel or stand. The worship leader will serve you the wafer and then offer you to take an individual cup from the tray. As you approach the table, please be mindful of giving others personal space.

7th & 8th Grade Students – Confirmation Ministry Invite
Calvary’s Head-to-Heart (H2H) Confirmation provides a chance for each youth to grow in his/her relationship with the Lord and others, as each youth prepares to receive the Lord’s Supper and to affirm his/her faith in Jesus. Parents and youth are invited to a special informational meeting on Sun., Aug 22 at 4:45 p.m. A special All-Youth Kick Off will follow at 5:30 p.m. for all youth and friends (5th-12th grade) in the sanctuary. Parents are also invited to join. Our confirmation year will formally begin Sun., Sept 12 during the Sunday morning education hour. Contact for more details.

Interested in becoming a part of Calvary? 
We are developing plans for our next Adult Foundations of Faith Class that starts on Sun., Aug 22. This class provides practical answers about faith, the Lutheran Church, and
Calvary's mission. It also gives you the opportunity to become part of the Calvary family at the end of class. We are excited about getting the chance to talk with you. If you have any questions or are interested in this class, please email, call or text Kara Hiatt.

This faith-based grief support program provides help and encouragement after the death of a family member or friend. Weekly seminars include videos by grief experts, group discussion, supportive scriptural and personal reflections. There is no cost to attend. Thursday evening sessions led by facilitator, JoAnn Heasley of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, will start Sept 9.  If interested, call, text or email Emily Spelde or JoAnn Heasley.

Outdoor Movie Night, Sat., Aug 14
Calvary is hosting an outdoor Movie Night on Sat., Aug 14!  Bring your lawn chairs or blanket to the grass behind the gym. Park in the north lot and pick up your food under the canopy before finding your movie seats. The Outreach and Fellowship teams will provide free hotdogs, chips, cookies, popcorn and water. Church and school families are encouraged to join us. Please invite neighbors and friends. We are showing the Disney movie “Onward” starting at 7:30 p.m.  Bring your family to the 6:30 p.m. church service and stay for the movie! Note: The movie will be inside the gym in case of rain.

A big thank you for your generous donations of school supplies! The bin was overflowing, allowing us to support students at Calvary, as well as children in the Perry Township school corporation.  Our prayers are with the school children as they soon return to school onsite.  May God bless them with great learning and good health!!

Community Garden Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed to help with weekly watering of 6-7 beds that are used to support Hunger, Inc., a local food pantry located in Perry Township. Volunteers are needed through Sept 12. SIGN UP with Pastor Art for the week or weeks of your choice.

Help us Encourage our Service Members
The Compassion Ministry team has placed blank cards on a table in the narthex for you to write a note of thanks and encouragement to current members in the military. Completed cards can be placed in the box on the table with their name on the envelope only. The church office will fill in the address and see that the cards are mailed. (A list of Calvary members and friends who are serving can be found on the table. Feel free to include others not listed.) Even though we don’t all know these individuals, a timely word can do much to encourage them. 

LuHi Golf Outing, Sun., Aug 8
There’s still room! The 29th Annual Saints Golf Outing takes place Sun., Aug 8 at Southern Dunes Golf Course, 8220 S Tibbs Ave, Indianapolis. Check-in at 1:30 pm; the Golf Scramble begins with a Shotgun Start at 2:00. Proceeds benefit student scholarships at LHS. Entry fee ($100 per person) includes 18 holes of golf with cart, buffet dinner, and prize entries. Visit to become a sponsor or register today to enjoy the day with friends while supporting the students, mission, and ministry of Lutheran High School!

Ladies’ Bible Study, Sat., Aug 7 8:30 a.m.
Sat., Aug 7 at 8:30 a.m. in the North Narthex.

Extravagant Sharing
The Sharing Place of Lutheran Child and Family Services filled their shelves again with canned fruits and vegetables thanks to our Calvary family. During August please fill the Extravagant Sharing shelves with peanut butter and jelly! So many families depend on the support given them through Lutheran Child and Family Services’ Sharing Place. Your help is so appreciated. God gives to us such extravagant blessings to share with others!

Lunch Out! Wed., Aug 4   11:00 a.m.
Join us at Southern Comfort Café, 200 W. Pearl St., Trafalgar. This restaurant, located in a former school building, serves down-home cooking, brick oven pizzas and hand-dipped ice creams. Take a drive for some good food and fellowship. Tables will be saved for Calvary Lutheran. Questions? Emily Spelde.

Summer Afternoon at the Movies, Wed., Aug 18  1:00 p.m.
“War Room” A seemingly perfect family and their struggles with temptations, bitterness and failings. A compelling drama with heart, humor and wit about the power that prayer can have on every aspect of our lives. Starring: Alex KendrickPriscilla Shirer , T.C. Stallings. For info, contact Emily Spelde.

Prayer Support

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

Marcia Bailey

Jennifer Craft; Mike Louden; Margie Mason; Sandra Herald; Phoebe Freeman, grandniece of Gayle Richards; Teresa Spurgeon, mother of Josh Engelking; June, sister of Gayle Richards; Richard Parr, father of Cheryl Rensner; Kath Ponitz, sister of Bud Pflug

Joann Brandt; Don Daniels; Catherine Woempner; Chris Hiatt; Mary Ann Knaus; Linda Heckman; David Geiger; Midge Clark; Sue Johnson; Connor Miles; Bonnie Brink; Jane Weeks; Erich Normandia; Elfriede Kiesling, sister-in-law of Jerry Kiesling; Bruce Mack, friend of Ellwyn Parks; John Adams, friend of Don Fischer; Julie Miller, daughter-in-law of Pauline Miller; Richard Kirby, step-father of Shari Lipps; Cathy Rudy, friend of Diane Gibson; David Barber, son-in-law of Pastor Harvey & Carol Lange; Terri, sister-in-law of Richard Truitt; Janet Polk, wife of Bob Polk; Floyd Main, brother of Pastor Ray Main; Trish Kelsey, aunt of Kristen Schwark; Kelly Fromer, friend of Kristen Schwark; Julie Murdock, friend of Steve & Pattie Bardonner; Norman Parks, brother of Ellwyn Parks; Norma Crawl, mother of Mike Carpenter; Nicole Munoz, friend of Beckie Hudson; Bob Oaks, brother-in-law of Matt Francis; Heinz & Lenore Jung, parents of Mark Jung; Paula Spears, friend of Jim & Kristen Schwark

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

Bernard Rabbe, brother-in-law of Mel Wessler (Jul 20); Carl Taylor, friend of Pauline Miller (Jul 23); Teresa Spurgeon, mother of Josh Engelking

For the baptism of Abraham Nicholas Fiorello (Aug 1)
Parents: Christopher & Alie
Sponsors: Paul & Anna Williamson

For students, teachers, and administrators as they begin the new school year

Nate Moore (TX); Grant Behning (WA); Corey Langhammer (CA); 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 (AL); Nicholas Haviland, nephew of Steve & Laura Currier (NC); Rich Hougesen, son-in-law of Rich Wilson (US); Colton Wilson, Caleb, Seth & Japheth Hougesen, grandsons of Rich Wilson (US); Austin Turner, nephew of Glenda Roundtree (WA); Wayde Cochran, great-nephew of Steve & Pattie Bardonner

The Lord Will Provide

Pastor Sam Troemel | August 1, 2021

Life is exhausting when we try to rely on ourselves for all our needs. But when we look to Jesus to provide, we are brought to find an unthinkable... More

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