This Week @ Calvary

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Weekly Highlights

Adjustment to Sat Evening Worship Time (Feb 11) 
Starting Sat., Feb 11 we will be adjusting our Saturday evening worship time on a trial basis. Saturday worship will begin at 5:30 p.m. in an effort to meet the needs of our worship community. We believe that this adjustment in time will better serve many within our congregation and community, especially our older adults and younger families. During this trial period, the pastors and Spiritual Care team welcome feedback, as we consider the possible long-term benefits. 

Family Bingo Night
The Children’s Ministry Team is hosting Family Bingo Night, Fri., Feb 24 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. We ask that you consider blessing the children of Calvary by donating prizes for the winners. Please bring donations to the church office by Feb 20. 

LuFest 2023 (Feb 10, 2023)
We are planning, organizing, and preparing to celebrate as a community at the beautiful Biltwell Event Center.  All are welcome to start previewing items in our silent auction starting the week of Jan 30 at LuFest.org.  LuFest Week will begin on Feb 6. Don't miss this opportunity to bid on some amazing items!

Communion Schedule Adjustment (Feb 4 6:30 p.m.)
We will not be celebrating communion on Feb 4 at our 6:30 p.m. worship service. Thank you for adjusting accordingly.

Interested in becoming a part of Calvary? 
Our Adult Foundations of Faith Class starts this Sunday, providing practical answers about faith, the Lutheran Church, and Calvary's ministries. It also gives the opportunity to become part of the Calvary family. Email, call, or text Kara Hiatt if you are interested in participating or have questions.

Congregational Assessment Survey-LAST CHANCE
Our congregation is beginning a strategic planning process through the LCMS called Re:Vitality. The first step in this planning process is gathering honest feedback about our church from everyone involved. We encourage every adult (18 years and older) to fill out an online survey, as you prayerfully reflect upon Calvary and its mission.

Responses are anonymous, and the survey only takes about 20 minutes. Access the survey at clcs.org/assessment. Thank you for submitting your thoughtful and honest responses by THIS Sun., Jan 29. We pray that the Lord will continue to lead and direct our congregation as we live each day under His gracious care.

Young Adult Board Game Night
Stop by Calvary’s Mailbox area on Wed., Feb 8 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.

Contemporary Worship Praise Choir (Feb 5)
We are looking for volunteers to sing as part of the praise choir at the 10:45 a.m. service on Feb 5. This is a one-time commitment that requires attendance for the service and rehearsal during Bible study hour before. All ages and talent levels welcome! Contact for more info. 

TOPICS Bible Studies and Discussion Groups
Consider exploring a topic of personal interest by joining a TOPICS study. Here is one more opportunity:
Creation & Science, A selection of videos and discussion questions to help navigate this complex topic. Sunday mornings during the Bible study hour, Feb 5, 12, & 26. Led by Stacey Faubion. No book required.

Easter Lilies
Help beautify the altar this year for Easter Sunday. Order your Easter Lily today for $12. Return order forms to the church office or in the offering box. Orders due by Sun., Feb 19.

GriefShare (Wednesdays Feb 15 - May 10)
Faith-based grief support, help & encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, friend. Wednesdays, Feb 15 – May 10, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Led by trained facilitators Mike Louden and Roxanne Deardurff. Sessions include videos by experts in grieving, support group discussion, personal study/reflection. Open to everyone. Begin attending at any time; sessions are not sequential. Contact Mike Louden or Roxanne Deardurff for more information.

Save the Date—Vacation Bible School
Mon., Jun 19—Fri., Jun 23   9:00-11:30 a.m.
Electrifying Bible adventures, catchy songs, fun games, and memorable crafts are all part of the VBS experience! Mark it on your family calendar to join us this summer for an “out-of-this world” experience, as we launch on a comic quest helping kids shine with the light of Jesus. Look for more information in the coming months. Interested in volunteering? Email Kara Hiatt or register online at clcs.org/vbs2023.  

Lutherans for Life
Lutherans for Life has been working over the past forty years to equip Lutherans to be Gospel-motivated voices for life. They seek to inform about issues that touch upon the God-given gift of life at all ages and stages. If you are interested in finding out more about their work, visit lutheransforlife.org.

Calvary’s Prayer Ministry Team
Just a reminder that Calvary’s Prayer Ministry Team meets every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. We welcome any new members to join us as we pray for fellow Calvary members, the ministries of our church and school, personal prayer requests, and needs in our community and world. We always welcome prayer requests! You may submit a request to the church office, on our website (clcs.org/prayer), or to Diane Gibson. 

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

Extravagant Sharing
Begin filling the Extravagant Sharing shelves in the narthex (lobby) with boxes of pasta and sauce, and canned pork and beans. These donations will be taken to The Sharing Place of Lutheran Child and Family Services to help many hungry families. God bless your giving hearts!

Lunch Out!   (Wed., Feb 1  11:00 a.m.) 
El Cardenal Mexican Restaurant, 2360 E Stop 11 Rd, Indy 46227. Located on northeast corner at Madison Avenue and Stop 11 Rd, this newer restaurant was featured last fall on both Fox 59 and WISH TV 8. Lunch specials start at $7. Tables will be saved for Calvary Lutheran. Adults of all ages are welcome to join us.

Lutheran High School Applications & Enrollment
Applications for Lutheran High School opened on Dec 12 (www.lhsi.org). We encourage you to apply early to help with scholarships! Questions? Contact Deidre Barnett. We can't wait to welcome your family to the Saints. 

Prayer Support

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

RECOVERING FROM SURGERY
Candy O’Bryan; Beverly Frecker, mother of Eric Eisberg; Georgia Miller, mother-in-law of Wayne Mayo

STRENGTH & HEALING
Ron Brink; Art Messer; Sarah Ward; Nancy McMichael; Chuck Bailey, friend of Steve & Pattie Bardonner; Sue Colosimo, friend of Mary Ann Knaus

ONGOING CARE—CALVARY
Jerrlyn Jones; 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; Sue Johnson; Connor Miles; Bonnie Brink

ONGOING CARE—COMMUNITY
Pastor Sam Ruiz; Liz Dennison, sister of Andrea Durkee; Taffy Schroer, friend of Barb Sorgius; Tim White, cousin of Betty Bardonner; Janessa Morales, niece of Denise Fix; Judy Borgfield, sister of Jim Vance; Rev. Harold Kallio; Ed Ryan, son of John & Barb Ryan; 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; John Ransdell, husband of Angie Ransdell; 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

GOD’S PEACE
Sandy Ceder, mother of Katie Ceder; Jean Moeller, mother of Leslie Huntington; Gertrude Heiden, mother of Judy Morrison

FOR CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
Lutheran High School of Indianapolis

GOD’S PROTECTION
Trevor Frank (AZ); Abigail Leslie (HI); Nate Moore (FL); Corey Langhammer (deployed); 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, & Seth Hougesen, grandsons of Rich Wilson (US); Austin Turner, nephew of Glenda Roundtree (deployed); Wayde Cochran, great-nephew of Steve & Pattie Bardonner; Christina Etzler, niece of Denise Fix (deployed)

The Power of the Cross for a Divided Church

Pastor Kurt Ebert | January 22, 2023

“Corinth, we have a problem.” The church in Corinth actually had way more than one problem, but they stemmed from the quarreling, infighting, and... More