This Week @ Calvary

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Weekly Highlights

Welcome to Brian Krohmer Youth Ministry Intern
Brian arrived in Indy on Fri., Jun 9. A special installation will take place at both Sunday worship services. We will also have a special welcome for Brian at the 5:30 p.m. service on Sat., Jun 17. Help welcome Brian through a special gift card shower (e.g., Kroger, Target, Meijer) as he stocks his apartment here in Indy. A card box will be located near the entry doors this weekend or stop by the church office.
Brian is from Cleveland, OH. He is a student at Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, IL. Brian will be focusing his attention on the Jr. High and Sr. High youth programs, but he will also help with Vacation Bible School, confirmation, school chapel, and many other aspects of congregational life. 

Let’s celebrate
There are so many reasons that we have to give thanks to God. We take so many things for granted, even things like turning on the switch and expecting the lights to always come on. Join us after service today for a time of fellowship and connection, as we celebrate the exciting things God is doing in our ministries.

Join Us Next Weekend for Fathers and Floats
Next weekend we will have a special time of food and fellowship after each service. The Sat. 5:30 p.m. and Sun. 10:45 a.m. service will enjoy some fabulous root beer floats made by our Spiritual Care Team. Our Sun. 8:00 a.m. service will enjoy a “surprise” sweet treat more suited for the morning.

Annual Congregational Voters’ Meeting Update
The congregational budget and nominations slate were both approved. If you missed the meeting, visit for more highlights and document links.

Installation of Officers, Directors, & Team Members
Join us Jul 1/2 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. 

Yard Sale Update and a Great Big Thank You!
Thank you to all who made this year’s yard sale a huge success. Thank you to those who donated, volunteered, and shopped. You are making a difference in the world through your participation. Yard sale items donated by the congregation brought in $1583.00 and over 345 people from Calvary and the community supported the Midwest Food Bank.

Ladies’ Pinochle Club
Whether it’s your first time or you’re an old pro, join us for Pinochle! We will meet on Mon., Jun 12 at 5:30 p.m. in the Conference Room. We hope to see you there! Questions? Contact Sandra Wilson.

Kindergarten Teacher Opening
Amy LaFara has informed Calvary’s leadership that she will not be returning for the 2023-24 school year. We ask the Lord to be with her during this transition and as we seek a candidate to fill the position. Applications are being accepted in the school office. Contact 317-783-2305 or for information. 

Volunteers Needed: “Light Fixture” Workday
Facilities will be installing LED lighting in four Jr. High classrooms Sat., Jun 17 starting at 9:00 a.m. We need volunteers to help remove old lights, unbox new lights, carry items to the dumpster, and install new lights. We especially can use a few with the ability to do electrical wiring. Contact , if able to help. Come to door #2.

Sunday School Snacks Needed
Sunday school is in need of snacks for our Sunday school children.  We would appreciate any donations.  If you would like to donate, please send individually packaged snacks such as Teddy Grahams, fruit cups, Cheez-Its and any other items similar to that.  

Annual Report Available Online & in Print
Calvary’s annual report is available at or a limited quantity of hardcopies will be available at the congregational meeting. The annual report provides an overview of our ministry efforts and volunteer opportunities. Contact the church office with questions or to volunteer.

Summer Men’s Bible Study
Colossians: One Jesus, One People (40 Days through the Book)
Join us for a 6-week study of Colossians and its urgent message for today—a message of unity and of spiritual fullness in a broken world. Two different small group options, starting either Wed., Jun 14 or Thur., Jun 15. Both in-home studies start at 6:30 p.m. Sign-up at the info table on your way out today, or contact: Phil Hendershott or Jim Schwark.

Save the Date—Vacation Bible School
Mon., June 19—Fri., June 23   9:00-11:30 a.m.
Electrifying Bible adventures, catchy songs, fun games, and memorable crafts are part of the VBS experience! Join us for an “out-of-this world” experience, as we launch on a cosmic quest helping kids shine with the light of Jesus. Register at in volunteering? Email 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.
“VBS Makes a Difference” Donations We are gathering boxes of granola bars and fruit snacks to help the Compassion team provide bagged lunches at Wheeler Mission. Our goal is to gather 150 boxes this week. If we reach our goal, Pastor Ebert will let our students and leaders throw water balloons at him at Friday closing. 

Adult Ministry Director Position
Are you a people person who enjoys equipping others to make an eternal difference in the lives of others? Calvary’s Adult Ministry Director provides leadership for meaningful events, ministry opportunities, and volunteer teams that connect our church, school, and community around the love of Christ. Contact Pastor Kurt Ebert for info.

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? Contact Nancy Brandt. 

Adopt-a-Dorm Opportunity
Looking for a new opportunity to serve in the community? Lutherwood is looking for a group of individuals to Adopt-a-Dorm on a once-a-month basis. The group would plan a devotion, games, or other activities interacting with teen boys each month.  This is a great opportunity to provide something positive and fun for boys facing difficult situations while apart from family. Contact Diane Gibson for info. 

Extravagant Sharing
Calvary, continue your Extravagant Sharing as we now support needy families through Emmaus Lutheran Church Food Pantry. In June we request donations of dry cereal and toilet paper. Place your donations on the Extravagant Sharing shelves outside the gym doors. Because Emmaus is close to Calvary, donations will be taken more frequently to the Emmaus Pantry and meet family needs more quickly. We continue serving our risen Lord through our JOY-filled Extravagant Sharing.

Prayer Support

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

Nick Camin (Jun 20)

Dennie Morrison; John Angelus; Gary Moore, friend of Dave Leim

Bev Heid; Jim Birdwell; Jill Guenther; Ramona Cunningham; Bailey, daughter of a friend of Sarah Shrout

Dan Weeden; Glory Van Arsdel; Sarah Ward; Mabel Schwark; Ron Brink; Art Messer; Sherry Ritchotte; Ruth Messer; Susie Holton; Mike Harmon; Betty Haussecker; Jennifer Craft; Bob Heid; Janelle McCoy; Betty Lauterbach; Sherri Terry; Linda Heckman; Gene Redding; Sandra Herald; Midge Clark; Connor Miles; Bonnie Brink

Joanne Zuellig, sister of Pastor Art Wehrmeister; Evan Stephan, friend of James & Melissa Mayo; Jennifer Lee, sister of Jane Wilson; Roger Chandler, father of Jennifer Craft; Chuck Bailey, friend of Steve & Pattie Bardonner; Pastor Sam Ruiz; Janessa Morales, niece of Denise Fix; Rev. Harold Kallio; Darrell Shaw, friend of Becky Leslie; Grant Stapleton, grandson of Phyllis Pezzullo; Steve Bruner, brother of Patty Rothkopf; Reese Nicole, great-granddaughter of Sue McFarland; Jerry Plummer, brother-in-law of Steve Bardonner; Ella Kay Bardonner, sister-in-law of Steve Bardonner; Jane Weeks; John Adams, friend of Don Fischer; Janet Polk, wife of Bob Polk; Trish Kelsey, aunt of Kristen Schwark; Kelly Fromer & Paula Spears, friends of Kristen Schwark; Heinz Jung, father of Mark Jung; Norman Parks, brother of Ellwyn Parks

Ed McMichael, brother of Paul McMichael; Elfriede Kiesling, sister-in-law of Jerry Kiesling; Janet Polk, wife of Bob Polk; Jean Moeller, mother of Leslie Huntington; Gertrude Heiden, mother of Judy Morrison

Family and friends of Theo, grandson of a friend of Kristen Schwark
Family and friends of Tim White, former member (Jun 7)

Trevor Frank (AZ); Abigail Leslie (HI); Nate Moore (deployed); Corey Langhammer (KS); Grant Behning (WA); Drew Utterback, grandson of Larry & Judy Stanford (deployed); Austin McClure, grandson of Larry & 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 (deployed); Nicholas Haviland, nephew of Steve & Laura Currier (NC); Rich Hougesen, son-in-law of Rich Wilson (deployed); Caleb & Japheth, grandsons of Rich Wilson (US); Seth Hougesen, grandson of Rich Wilson (deployed); Austin Turner, nephew of Glenda Roundtree (WA); Wayde Cochran, great-nephew of Steve & Pattie Bardonner; Christina Etzler, niece of Denise Fix (deployed)

Love Come Down

Pastor Kurt Ebert | June 4, 2023

Jesus came from heaven to earth all for our sake, but how do we receive him? Today the crowds in Jerusalem greet him with name calling and... More