About Calvary Lutheran
Calvary Lutheran Church's sanctuary is constructed in the round indicating that all of its activities should center in Christ to the glory of God. The Altar, Pulpit and Baptismal Font, by their round shape represent out eternal God who presents us with unending life through the three Means of Grace: The preached Word, and the two sacraments, Baptism and Communion. These three chancel pieces are arranged in triangular form to indicate that God is Triune: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The congregation originally named itself Calvary because it is near a city and located at a high point alongside a well-traveled road that leads into town much the same as Calvary's hill on which our Savior died for our sins. The eight sided pods, including the sanctuary, announce that, in the midst of the Means of Grace, we are safe in the ark of the church. Just like Noah and his family were saved during the flood. The architecture further preaches that the church is a work of the Triune God: the three pods, organically connected as one building, yet separate, teach that the one true God is, paradoxically, three Persons, but one divine Being.
What We Have To Offer:
- Youth Groups
- Adult Bible Study Classes
- Preschool through High School Sunday School classes
- Mid-Week Bible Classes (up through 6th grade)
- Stephan Ministries
- Senior Citizen Group
- Daycare ages 2-5, Pre-school ages 3-5, provided through our Calvary Lutheran Learning Center (CLLC)
Details About Our Ministries
- Sunday morning Adult Bible Class.
- Adult choir (practices on selected Wednesdays throughout school year at 7 PM)
- High School Sunday Bible Class – for 9th – 12th graders;
- Sunday School – for children ages 3 years through 8th grade
- Women's Evening Bible Study meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 7 PM.
- Seniors' Bible Study meets Thursday afternoons from 2-3 PM at Calvary in the southeast classroom upstairs.
- Lutheran Catechesis for Adults – an 18-week preparation of adults for communicant membership, taught by the pastors and offered twice each year; meeting on Sunday mornings (or occasionally on a weekday evening determined by class).
- Family Mid-Week - meet each Wednesday evening from 7-8 PM through out the school year for all children through 4th grade and their parents attending.
- Lutheran Catechesis for Youth – a two-year preparation for communicant membership, normally for 5th & 6th graders, meeting on Wednesday nights.
- Vacation Bible School – Christian education for members and guests during five successive evenings in the summertime; an adult Bible class is also offered
- OWLS - Older Wiser Lutherans was organized in 1995 as a social and service group for members 55 years of age and older. The group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month for Bunko. The group holds salad suppers and potluck dinners periodically as well as serving dinner for families after funerals.
- Adult Fellowship - Fellowship opportunities for adults with activities held several times during the year. *Picnics *Game Nights *Mystery Dinners.
- Stephen Ministry - Provides confidential one-to-one Christian care needed to make it through a crisis for help during a difficult time. Stephen Ministers are trained to provide caring ministry on behalf of our congregation.
- Parish Nursing - Informs the congregation of health issues so that members can remain physically, mentally and spiritually healthy to serve the Lord. Free blood pressure checks on the second Sunday 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
- Family Connection. At some time in our lives we are all touched with sickness and periods of sorrow, hardships and loss. God does provide us with His love and strength to overcome these trying periods, but we also know that He often works through His people in order to extend assistance and encouragement. Family Connection can provide services such as Babysitting, Light House Work, Prepare and Deliver Food, Home Visits, Hospital Visits, Run Errands, Sit with Patients, Transportation or Yard Work.
- Prayer & Stitching Ministry - Meets the 1st Saturday of every month at 8 AM at the church. Quilts are sewn for persons in need, requesting one. After sewn, quilts are provided to the congregation to pray over the quilt and tie a knot; and then given to the person in need.
- Women's Fellowship Breakfast - Meets the 2nd Saturday of every month at 8:50 AM at church for food, fellowship, and fun.
- Prayer Group - Meets periodically at the church to lift up to our Lord prayers for various needs. For anyone in need of prayer, please complete a prayer request form located on the Usher's table in the Narthex. All prayer requests are done in a confidential manner.
- Men's Bible Study - meets once a month as determined by the group at someone's house (see calendar and weekly announcements for the next scheduled meeting).
The Church Secretary is responsible for putting all events on the Church Calendar. Events planned by groups and individuals without going through her in the church office cause difficult situations due to conflicts and activities being rescheduled. Contact the Church Secretary to obtain a copy of the "Facility Usage Agreement".
Any cancellation on the part of the user should be made known as soon as possible.
- Contact the church secretary by phone, e-mail, a note or in person to schedule your event.
- Submit the completed "Facility Usage Agreement" that includes; event, date, time, location and person (group) planning event.
- Non-church related functions require a $200 refundable deposit.
- Do not publish or announce your event until you have contacted the Secretary for scheduling.
- If you are scheduling an event and want it published in the bulletin contact the Secretary by Thursday morning.
- If you are scheduling an event and want it published in the Beacon contact the Secretary by the 3rd Sunday of the Month.