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.

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

Weekly Highlights

Sunday Morning Contemporary Service
We are excited about the return to live contemporary worship as a part our 10:45 a.m. worship rotation. Our next contemporary service will be on Jan 24, with future services on the 2nd and 4th weekends of the month. This new service will combine the best aspects of our Calvary Connect and Celebrations services. Join us onsite or online as we sing a new song of praise to the Lord.

Calvary Welcomes Bud Pflug...
as our Director of Video & Digital Media, overseeing our Video Ministry and many aspects of our website. Bud and his wife, Julie, are members of Calvary. Julie works in the office at Lutheran High School. Bud & Julie have four grown sons, David, Stephen, Daniel and Nathan. If you are interested in becoming a part of our video ministry or need to contact Bud, you can reach him at .

CLCS Commitment Cards
If you didn’t get a chance to turn in your 2021 commitment card yet, please drop it in the offering box at weekend services or to the church office during the week. Extra copies are available on the table in the narthex and in the café area.

An Update on the Church Nursery
The church nursery at the north end of the narthex has been reopened for nursing mothers, diaper changing needs, or as a cry room. A live video feed of the worship service is also available. Due to the pandemic, the nursery is not staffed at this time and the regular assortment of toys is unfortunately unavailable. 

A Few Notes for Onsite Worship Services

  • Please wear a mask at all times indoors.
  • Social distancing–please sit in designated locations.
  • Offering locations can be found at each entry door.
  • Communion will be held at the conclusion of service.
  • The pastor will place on a plate the number of wafers and wine cups needed for the individual or family.
  • A receptacle will be available for you to dispose of your communion cup and plate before exiting the church.
  • Kneeling at the Communion Rail: If you would like to kneel at communion, use the kneeler next to the two outer tables.

Altar Flower Chart
The 2021 altar flower chart is posted in the north narthex.
Sign-up today for a special occasion or in remembrance of a loved one.

Save the Date—Vacation Bible School
Mon., Jun 21—Fri., Jun 25   9:00-11:30 a.m.
Electrifying Bible adventures, catchy songs, fun games, and memorable crafts are all part of the VBS experience! While many questions will need to be answered in the coming months for the specific format and plans of VBS, we want to invite you to save these dates on your calendar. Look for more information in the coming months.

New “Into the Word" Series Starts Jan 31
"The Two Kingdoms" - In these 'political' times, how do we understand our role as Christians within the wider world in which we live? Join us as we explore the teaching of God's Two Kingdoms and how they relate to our everyday lives. (Sanctuary - Pastor Ebert)

Year-End 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

Schumacher’s Send Face Masks as Thank You
Rev. Dr. Steven and Cynthia Schumacher serve the Lord through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod as missionaries in Ghana, West Africa. As a thank you for Calvary’s support and prayers, the Schumacher’s sent cloth masks made from fabric woven in Ghana. Feel free to pick one up.

No Lunch, Still Learn, Wed., Jan 27  11:00 a.m.
Program: How to Stay Active and Strong During a Covid Winter
Presenter: Ken Johnson, Physical Therapist, IN Physical Therapy Clinic

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
PIN 683 443 795#. 

Questions? Emily Spelde, or 317-695-9366

Extravagant Sharing
Help us serve others by donating to the Lutheran Child & Family Services’ Sharing Place. In January please purchase and place on the Extravagant Sharing shelves in the narthex canned and dry pasta and/or canned pork and beans. Many hungry families will greatly appreciate your giving hearts.

Calvary School Faculty & Staff Anniversaries
Please join us in expressing our deep appreciation for the work of the following CLS faculty and staff, as they celebrate important milestones here at Calvary.

Stacey Faubion (Jr. High Science) 15 years at Calvary

Steve Rensner (Principal) 15 years at Calvary

National Lutheran Schools Week (Jan 24-Jan 31)
Join us as we give thanks to God for the work being done through our Lutheran Schools by raising up the next generation of faithful Christian disciples, while providing excellent academic preparation. There are over 1,900 Lutheran Schools within the LCMS with 21,655 teachers and over 180,000 students. Sharing the life-changing mess of Jesus' love with students, their families and our whole community. Learn more at

Prayer Support

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

Angie Ransdell

Jerry Plummer, brother-in-law of Steve Bardonner; David Webb, brother-in-law of Nellie Delk

Howard Fabricius; Bob Fort; Chris Hiatt; Dave Estell; Pam Prough, friend of Gayle Richards; Linda Sandlin, friend of Rosemary Batteiger; Brittany Lewis, friend of Carol White; Theresa Rice, friend of Barb Sorgius; Ernie Greshaw, uncle of Laura Currier; John Ford, brother of Janet Carney

David Geiger; Margie Mason; Jennifer Craft; Jim Milligan; Midge Clark; Sue Johnson; Connor Miles; Bonnie Brink; Jane Weeks; Vera Monroe, mother of Gloria Vandivier; Janet Polk, wife of Bob Polk; Brian Russell, friend of Phil & Corina Hendershott; Pat Stuckwisch, mother of Sheila Bolton; Ella Kay Bardonner, sister-in-law of Steve Bardonner; 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; Eugene KellerRylan 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

Betty Tochtropt, sister of Barb Ryan; 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

Family and friends of Ken Winterrowd (Jan 14); Bernice Ross, mother of Dennie Morrison (Jan 15); Jean Kirby, mother of Shari Lipps (Jan 16)

National Lutheran Schools Week (Jan 24-31), especially for Calvary Lutheran School & Lutheran High School of Indianapolis

For unity, wisdom & protection

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); Dylan Bruner, nephew of Patty Rothkopf (US); Anthony & Joseph Fox, grandsons of Anita Fox (IL & AL); Nicholas Haviland, nephew of Steve & Laura Currier (NC); 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); Austin Turner, nephew of Glenda Roundtree (WA); Wayde Cochran, great-nephew of  Steve & Pattie Bardonner

The Lord Is Calling

Pastor Kurt Ebert | January 17, 2021

The call of Samuel is more than a humorous anecdote on properly hearing God’s call. Rich symbolism invites us to consider our own vocation and... More

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