This Week @ Calvary

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Weekly Highlights

Congregational Study—Red Letter Challenge Sign-Ups
It’s not too late to sign-up for a small group study. Joining a group can help you to process what you learn and give you an opportunity to encourage and be encouraged by fellow Christians.

We have a variety of small groups meeting: some are Online, some are here Onsite, and still others meet In-homes, at many different times and days of the week. To see all small group opportunities, check out our table onsite or the online sign-up at

October is Pastor/Church Worker Appreciation Month
Take time this month to give a handshake with a few kind words, send a card, say a prayer and give thanks for…

 Kurt (Sarah) Ebert (Senior Pastor), Josh (Laura) Reifsteck (Associate Pastor), and Udhay (Kalai) Raji (Tamil Community Pastor and hospital chaplain), Sam (Molly) Troemel (Youth & Family Pastor), and Emily (Tony) Spelde (Adult Ministry).  

Calvary members serving elsewhere, Bob (Ruth) Armao (Lutheran High) Retired pastors at Calvary, Howard (Bev) Fabricius, Harvey (Carol) Lange, Gene (Betty) Lauterbach, Ray (Jan) Main, Jim (Connie) Myers, and Art (Joy) Wehrmeister.

Outdoor FAMILY FUN Night at Calvary—Oct 23
Your Outreach and Fellowship teams invite friends & family to have some FALL FUN with a number of OUTDOOR activities including a bonfire, pumpkin decorating, BOUNCE HOUSE and several competitive games. There will be hot dogs for roasting, delicious chili, other snacks and beverages available. Calvary’s Youth will be offering yummy S’more kits to be enjoyed! ALSO out Puppet Ministry will be sharing a special message & singing for us! Yes! Mark your calendar for Sat., Oct 23 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. If you’re worshiping that evening, of course, come and join afterwards! Bring a chair and don’t forget to dress for the weather!

Calvary Youth Car Wash Event, Sun., Oct 24
Calvary’s Youth will once again be sponsoring a car wash in the south parking lot on Sun., Oct 24 from 9:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m. Drop your car off on the way to worship service and pick it up at the end of service. Free-will donations go towards the National Youth Gathering in Houston, TX in 2022. We thank you for your support.  

Calvary Celebrates 90 Years of Ministry
Calvary is celebrating the blessings of God over the past 90 years. Check out the picture boards in the narthex that will be updated weekly, as well as the pre-service videos in the Sanctuary and on our website at

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Time!
Shoeboxes will be available starting Oct 30. Last year we were able to fill 100 boxes for this Samaritan's Purse Ministries project, to provide gifts and the gospel to children around the world. Please consider filling a box or donating items for our volunteers to fill boxes. All donations are needed by Sun, Nov 14. Need more info? Contact Phyllis Birdwell, Judy Stanford, or the church office.

SugarPlum Holiday Fair, October 30, 9:00a.m.–3:00 p.m. 
A fundraiser for the Lutheran High School Fine Arts Booster Club. More than 100 vendors will be at LHSI.  Quality handmade crafts and products. Local businesses, direct sale representatives, and more. There’s always something new! Admission is $1 or two canned goods (to be donated to the Emmaus Food Pantry) per patron.

Check Out Calvary's Instagram Page!
Whether to keep track of the current day of the Congregational Study, to find out what's going on in the weekend Bible studies, or just to see photos of recent events, follow Calvary on Instagram:

Young Adult Board Game Night
Stop by Calvary’s North Narthex on Wed., Nov 17 any time from 6:00-8:30 p.m. for our board game night. Whether you prefer Monopoly, Catan, Dominion, or something else entirely, we’d love to have you join us. Bring your favorite games or play ours. No experience required. Bring friends!

Camp Lakeview Dinner Auction Sat, Nov 20
Join us at Primo Banquet Hall in Indianapolis from 5:00-9:00 p.m. for this year's dinner auction. Tickets are $50 per person or $400 for a Table of 8. Visit to purchase tickets, reserve a table, make a donation, or see more information. Unable to attend? Online bidding will open the week of the event. Thank you for your help in transforming the lives of children and adults as we share Jesus in the great outdoors.

Ladies’ Bible Study, Sat., Nov 6 8:30 a.m.
Sat., Nov 6 at 8:30 a.m. in the EPIC Library. All ladies welcome!

Extravagant Sharing
During October, please donate toilet paper and paper towels. Put them on the Extravagant Sharing shelves in the church narthex. The Sharing Place offers us a great way to meet many local needs. God asks us to be cheerful givers.

Thanksgiving Food Collection
Compassion Ministry is collecting food for Thanksgiving baskets again this year. Grocery bags with suggested food items are available in the narthex. Contributions can be placed in the collection bin. Sorting and distribution will take place on Nov 14.

Collecting Meds for St. Thomas
During October, 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 County Senior Services. Please drop items off at the church office. Questions? Nancy Brandt. Collections accepted through Oct 31. Next collection in Feb.

Lunch Out!, Wed., Nov 3  11:00 a.m.
Adults of all ages are invited to join us for food and fellowship at Olympia Greek Cuisine, 715 Terrace Avenue, 46225 (on Madison Ave, north of Manual HS.) Menu includes Greek and American entrees. Tables will be saved for Calvary Lutheran. 

Trunk or Treat, Fri., Oct 29 6:30 p.m.
Please come join us for Calvary’s annual Trunk or Treat. If you wish to decorate your trunk and hand out candy, please park in the north lot no later than 6:15 p.m. when the lot will close for trick-or-treating. We will have prizes for best decorated trunk, cutest costume, scariest costume, and most creative costume! Chili, hot dogs, nachos, popcorn and drinks for sale to help pay for new basketball uniforms. Please park in the south lot if you are only trick-or-treating.

Prayer Support

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

Angie Ransdell; Betty Korcek, sister of Pauline Miller

Joy Kallio (Oct 21); Rich Wilson (Oct 21)

Kirsten Springer; Rosemary Batteiger; Fred Streib; Angela Streib; Sherri Terry; John Kerner, friend of Wayne Mayo; Liz Denison, sister of Andrea Durkee; Laura, friend of Sandra Wilson

Linda Heckman; Bob Heid; Gene Redding; Marsha Albrecht; Betty Haussecker; Marcia Bailey; Jennifer Craft; Mike Louden; Sandra Herald; Joann Brandt; Don Daniels; Catherine Woempner; Midge Clark; Sue Johnson; Connor Miles; Bonnie Brink; David Keinath, son of friends of Pastor Kurt & Sarah Ebert; Julie Miller, daughter-in-law of Pauline Miller; Jane Weeks; Erich Normandia; Kath Ponitz, sister of Bud Pflug; Elfriede Kiesling, sister-in-law of Jerry Kiesling; John Adams, friend of Don Fischer; Richard Kirby, step-father of Shari Lipps; Cathy Rudy, friend of Diane Gibson; David Barber, son-in-law of Pastor Harvey & Carol Lange; Janet Polk, wife of Bob Polk; 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; Heinz & Lenore Jung, parents of Mark Jung; Paula Spears, friend of Jim & Kristen Schwark

Bill Oaks, brother-in-law of Matt Francis; Al Durkee, father of Matthew Durkee; Gertrude Heiden, mother of Judy Morrison

For family and friends of Tony Delk (Oct 14); Gil Mascher (Oct 20)

Ellory Grace Schultz (Oct 24)
Parents: Mark & Taylor
Grandparents: Tom & Dawn
Sponsors: Conor Pennell and Gussie Arnett

For God’s guidance and encouragement in light of Pastor Appreciation Month

For Afghan refugees

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

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