Ministries

 

Ministries

Altar Guild Banner Committee
Bulletin Calvary Women of the ELCA
Choir Cleanup Days
Kitchen Use Love Day
Men’s Fellowship Prayer Chains
Prayer List Sunday Fellowship Refreshments
Weddings

 

Altar Guild

These people take care of the church’s linens, robes, paraments, altar flowers, and candles and sanctuary lamps. Please call chairperson, Sharon Meyer at 665-3420 if you would be interested in joining them. To help with altar flowers please call Carrie Lou Linnemeier at 665-2744.

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Banner Committee

This group creates beautiful and diverse banners displayed in our sanctuary and around the church. They would love to have new people join them. Please call Joyce Brames at 475-5586 or Connie Downey at 665-7141.

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Bulletin

  1. The bulletin deadline is Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.
  2. Any changes to the worship section of the bulletin, everything between Prelude and Dismissal, must be approved and communicated by the Pastor.
  3. All bulletin notices may be edited or omitted due to the limited space available.
  4. Bulletin folding is Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. (subject to change).

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Calvary Women of the ELCA

Purpose

As a community of women

Created in the image of God,

Called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and

Empowered by the Holy Spirit,

We commit ourselves to

Grow in faith

Affirm our gifts,

Support one another in our callings,

Engage in ministry and action, and

Promote healing and wholeness

In the church, the society, and the world.

Mission

The mission of the women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is to mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ.
The Women’s Organization at Calvary carries out its purpose in three intentionally interdependent and over lapping mission areas.  They unite us in one mission, namely, that of being called and sent to proclaim God’s grace throughout the world.

Discipleship

Each woman is strengthened, developed, and equipped for ministry through various learning opportunities.  We subscribe to “GATHER magazine,” share the stories of faith written there and participate in the monthly Bible study.  We participate in retreats and provide various educational programs for our congregation and community.  We host an annual Thankoffering Service and Program for an interdenominational group of churchwomen within a 40-mile radius of Calvary.

Stewardship

Each woman learns to value herself and others as created in God’s image and redeemed through Christ, celebrating global, diverse, and interdependent relationships as a part of the “community of women.”

Justice

Each woman proclaims and acts out her faith as a disciple to advocate for justice throughout the world.  We strive to provide opportunities for spiritual growth throughout our membership and in our community.

“I was hungry and you fed me.  I was thirsty and you gave me drink.  I was homeless and you gave me a room.  I was shivering and you gave me clothes.  I was sick and you stopped to visit.  I was in prison and you came to me.”  Matthew 25: 35-36

General Board

Women of the Calvary General Board meet as needed.  In 2012, we have scheduled the following meetings: February 14, May 1, Sept 4 and December 4.  We will meet at 2:00 or as advertised.  The General Board consists of the Executive Board and the Circle chairs.

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Choir

Please speak with Linda English if you would like to add your voice to Calvary’s choir.

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Cleanup Days

Church Council will designate at least one church-wide clean up day per year. The dates and times will be announced in the Sunday Bulletins and Calvary Chronicle newsletters. All Calvary members are asked to help during these days.

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Love Day

We meet the first and second Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. to sew for mission project, quilts, prayer shawls and other physical gifts that are sent around the world. We provide hats and mittens to area schoolchildren. Love Day is open to anyone who would like to help. Invite your neighbors, friends, and people from other churches to join us.

Please join us and see what our mission work is all about.  We also accept fabric donations and gently used blankets and comforters for use in our mission work.

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Men’s Fellowship

Calvary Men’s Fellowship is open to all men – confirmed on up – who are members of the congregation.  Guests are always welcome at our monthly meetings.  We meet on the last Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. (except in the winter).  Meetings usually include a devotional, project planning, friendship, and a few games of euchre.
We have been involved in service projects such as work at Camp Lake Luther and Turning Point Homeless Shelter, repair work at the church, and purchase of sheds for storage of pre-school and church items.  The Fellowship holds a general breakfast after worship in fall and spring to benefit these special project selected by the Men’s Fellowship and a pre-Christmas breakfast to benefit Christmas Families.  In the past, we have had a spring fish fry and plan to do so again.  We would welcome all men from Calvary and their guests to come help plan service projects and just enjoy each other’s company.

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Prayer Chains

Prayer Chains are supported by each circle and may be started for you by calling the church office at 260-665-2516. We provide support in times of crisis, grief, or celebration.

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Prayer List

  1. If you wish us to add someone to the prayer list or keep someone on it, you need to contact the church office and let us know how they are progressing.
  2. IMMEDIATE NEEDS: A name will stay on for 2 months & will then be removed if we do not receive an update. The other option is to move to long term needs.
  3. LONG TERM NEEDS: A name will stay on for 6 months and then will be removed if we have not received an update.
  4. If you would like a special notice put in the bulletin regarding a hospitalization, nursing home stay, or homebound member, please let the church office know (secretary@calvarylutheranangola.com or 260-665-2516).

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Sunday Fellowship Refreshments

Judy and Howard Laflin chair our Fellowship time. Directions for making coffee and other Fellowship Hour items are listed on the inside of the far left cupboard door. WELCA circles serve and clean on second and fourth Sundays of each month. Other volunteers are welcome! Please call the Laflins at 260-367-2292 and let them know what you would like to do.

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Weddings

Calvary regularly officiates weddings for members or immediate family of members. Weddings for non-members will be officiated at the discretion of the pastor.

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