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Weekly Highlights

Youth Worship Weekend
Calvary’s high school youth are assisting us with worship services this weekend of May 21 & 22. Youth are helping today as greeters, readers, prayer leaders, and more. Today’s focus will be on the National Youth Gathering theme of “In All Things” from Colossians 1:15-20.
A special door offering will be received at the conclusion of today’s worship service. All proceeds will go toward the youth’s trip later this summer to Houston, Texas.
Thank you for your generosity in helping connect these youth to the good news of Jesus, making a difference in their lives today and forever.

State of the Church Update (Jun 4 & 5)
Join us after worship services Sat., Jun 4 at 7:30 p.m. or Sun., Jun 5 at 11:45 a.m. for our annual congregational meeting. We will share updates and accomplishments from the past year and set directions for our church in the year ahead. We will also approve the 2022-23 budget, elect ministry leaders, and carry out other congregational business. 
The slate of ministry leaders being elected is available at each welcome center near the TVs or online at
If you still have a name to suggest or would like to volunteer, please contact Kara Hiatt. 

“Paving the Way” Special Appeal  
Calvary’s leadership has set a goal to raise $60,000 by Jun 5 to support several improvement projects, as we seek to provide an inviting space to our community. Funds will be used to resurface the south parking lot, replace the dishwasher in the cafeteria, and prepare for upcoming projects in the sanctuary and narthex. Donations can be made through your weekly envelopes, online contributions, or other financial gifts (e.g., stock gifts, IRA distributions, etc.) through our financial office.
Clearly mark your donation with “Paving the Way.” 

Calvary Jun 4 Yard Sale—Donations & Volunteers
In addition to pre-priced, gently used household items (no clothing or shoes), your time is needed as well. Please visit to sign up. Volunteers receive priority shopping at 7:-00 a.m. Proceeds from the yard sale will be used to assist Lutheran World Relief: Ukraine Crisis. Questions? Contact Paula Fisk or Candy O'Bryan.
Yard Sale Donations may be dropped off at the gym during the following dates and times. 
Tues, 5/31: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Wed, 6/1: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Thurs: 6/2: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Fri: 6/3: 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Vacation Bible School
Mon., Jun 13—Fri., Jun 17   9:00-11:30 a.m.
Electrifying Bible adventures, catchy songs, fun games, and memorable crafts are all part of the VBS experience! Join us for a “Monumental” experience, as we go off-road through the sunbaked trails of the southwest, helping kids form a rock-solid faith for the road ahead. Registration forms are on the table in the narthex or you can register online at
Interested in volunteering? All skill levels, time availabilities, and areas of passion welcome. Sign-up online at Questions? Contact Kara Hiatt.
Crew Leaders Needed! As we more children register daily, we are in need of caring and fun-loving adults who will help lead small groups of students to the various stations of VBS.
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.

FYI – South Parking Lot Repaving (June 6 & 7)
The south parking lot will be closed Monday and Tuesday, June 6 & 7 for resurfacing. Please plan accordingly. The school office will be accessible through Entry Door #2.

Summer Women’s Bible Study
Join us for a 7-session of Psalm 23 by Jennifer Rothschild. We will meet on Tuesdays (Jun 7-Jul 19) at 9:00 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. Questions? Contact Kristen Schwark. Sign-up or check out more details at the information table in the narthex.

Upcoming Bible Study Opportunity
"What is a Lutheran?" (Sundays June 5-26 9:25 a.m.)
In a world with so many denominations and churches, what is unique about the Lutheran confession of faith? Join us as we discuss the differences and connections among various Christian traditions, as we consider what does it mean to be ‘Lutheran’ today. (9:25 – 10:25 a.m. in Rm 125 - Bill Laut)

Mark your calendars for JUN 1 – City BBQ     
June Lunch outing will also help raise funds for Calvary’s Youth Ministry. Join us for Lunch OUT at 11:00 a.m. City BBQ’s party room will be reserved for Calvary Lutheran.
Flyer must be presented with order. The fundraiser lasts ALL DAY! Eat-in, take out, or order online and pick up. Just remember to use the coupon flyer for Calvary. 20% of receipts will be donated back to Calvary’s Fund for the National Youth
Gathering. We have 26 teens plus chaperones going this year, and rising transportation costs continue to be a concern. 

Ladies’ Bible Study, Sat., Jun 4 8:30 a.m.
This month’s study will be from the Lutheran Women’s Spring 2022 Quarterly and shared by everyone. Join us in the Church Library Sat., Jun 4.

Extravagant Sharing
Support those in need with your donations of peanut butter and jelly during the month of May. Our ordinary gifts express the love of Jesus to many who have special needs.  Place your peanut butter and jelly donations on the Extravagant Sharing shelves in the church narthex. Thank you!

Upcoming Men’s Bible Study
Parables: Reliving The Stories of Jesus
Join us for a 6-week study as we take a closer look and discuss the stories Jesus told. They not only challenged the original hearers to reconsider their relationship to God, they cause us to do the same.
Study begins Tues., Jun 7 (in-home) or Thurs., Jun 9 (at Calvary). Both studies start at 7:00 p.m. Sign-up sheet is in the narthex. For more information contact: Phil Hendershott or Gene Jend.

CLS 8th Grade Graduation
Graduation for the 72nd class of Calvary Lutheran School will take place at a special worship service in the sanctuary on Thur., May 26 at 7:00 p.m. We are honored to present Kyle Huntington and Jackson Jeffers as this year’s class co-valedictorians and Carter Gaskins as our salutatorian. All connected with our church and school community are welcome to attend.

CLS Positions for the 2022-23 School Year
Calvary Lutheran School is currently seeking applicants for the following positions:

  • Kindergarten Teacher Aide - 35 hours/week
  • 4thGrade Teacher Aide - 35 hours/week
  • Part-time Curriculum Coach - 14 hours/week
  • Kindergarten-5thgrade STEM Instructor - 14 hours/week

Please contact the school office, 317-783-2000, for information and to apply.   

Prayer Support

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

Betty Haussecker; Maeve O’Hara, mother of Steve Harrison

Donald Wegner, uncle of Laura Currier; Christopher Brock, son of Andrew & Amanda Brock

Pat Collins; Phyllis Pezzullo; Arita Fehlinger; Bob Heid; Judy Glenday; Debbie Shaw; Jill Radcliffe; Bailey, daughter of a friend of Sarah Shrout

Ruth Remetta; Jennifer Craft; Art Messer; Janelle McCoy; Betty Lauterbach; Sherri Terry; Linda Heckman; Gene Redding; Marcia Bailey; Sandra Herald; Joann Brandt; Midge Clark; Sue Johnson; Connor Miles; Bonnie Brink

Darrell Shaw, friend of Becky Leslie; Rachel McGuire, sister of Rene Finke; Nancy Gorgol, sister of Jeanne Rollins; Jimmy Wurster, nephew of Bob Wurster; Jane Alexander, grandmother of Breann Riley; Grant Stapleton, grandson of Phyllis Pezzullo; Marie Truelove, mother of Corina Hendershott; Steve Bruner, brother of Patty Rothkopf; Tamera Dahling, friend of Pastor Bob & Ruth Armao; Reese Nicole, great-granddaughter of Sue McFarland; Jerry Plummer, brother-in-law of Steve Bardonner; Ella Kay Bardonner, sister-in-law of Steve Bardonner; John Ransdell, husband of Angie Ransdell; Liz Denison, sister of Andrea Durkee; Julie Miller, daughter-in-law of Pauline Miller; Jane Weeks; Erich Normandia, son of Eunice Miller; John Adams, friend of Don Fischer; Janet Polk, wife of Bob Polk; Trish Kelsey, aunt of Kristen Schwark; Kelly Fromer, friend of Kristen Schwark; Norman Parks, brother of Ellwyn Parks; Norma Crawl, mother of Mike Carpenter; Heinz Jung, father of Mark Jung; Paula Spears, friend of Jim & Kristen Schwark

Ann Gerke, mother of Lisa Pluckebaum; Susan Hoffelder, aunt of Laura Currier; Ed Ryan, son of John & Barb Ryan; Al Durkee, father of Matthew Durkee; Gertrude Heiden, mother of Judy Morrison

Family and friends of Don Daniels (May 16)

Abigail Mays (May 22)

For our high school and college graduates

Abigail Leslie (HI); Nate Moore (FL); Grant Behning (WA); Corey Langhammer (KS); 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 (US); Caleb, Seth & Japheth Hougesen, grandsons of Rich Wilson (US); Austin Turner, nephew of Glenda Roundtree (WA); Wayde Cochran, great-nephew of Steve & Pattie Bardonner

In All Things

Pastor Sam Troemel | May 22, 2022

Sermon by Pastor Sam Troemel from our Sixth Sunday of Easter contemporary worship service on May 22, 2022, based on Colossians 1:15–20. This is... More