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Upcoming Events at Calvary

Join us for VBS June 12 to 16, 6 to 8 p.m.


Over the years, Calvary’s Holy Land Adventures have taken us to exotic locales like Ancient Rome and the Sinai Wilderness. Join us this summer as we travel back in time to Jerusalem, “Where Jesus Walked to the Cross!” Smell fresh, warm bread; weave a basket; make a clay lamp; spin a dreidel; hear the music echoing through the Marketplace! Engage all senses as you are transported to a different time and a fresh experience

We will walk with Jesus through the days we now know as Holy Week and Easter, from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. Join the Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem. Share in Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples. Stay awake with Jesus as he prays in the Garden. Journey to Golgotha where Jesus is crucified. Celebrate God’s victory through Christ’s Resurrection at the Empty Tomb.

Along the way, we’ll be learning about Jewish practices and customs. We’ll learn about the Twelve Tribes of Israel, write some of the letters in the Hebrew alphabet, recite the Shema from Deuteronomy 6:4-5, and pray traditional prayers.

This Marketplace experience is designed for children age 3 to 12. Teens and adults are welcome to help in a variety of ways! For more information or to register, contact the church office or visit

HYMNODY! For most Sundays, hymns are carefully chosen to correspond with the scripture readings, sermon, or seasonal emphasis.  This summer, hymns will be chosen differently—songs for each Sunday will be themed in Jeopardy-style categories.  We’ll also learn a little about each song as we sing a wide variety of spirituals, songs, and standard hymns.  Categories include: 

June 19    This Far By Faith      African American Anthems

June 26    Borning Cry              Hymns of John Ylvisaker 

July 3       National Anthems    Patriotic and National Songs

July 10     Hymns by Her          Hymns by Women Composers

July 17     Haugen Hits             Hymns by Marty Haugen 

July 24     Cranberry Jam         Hymns Introduced in ELW   

July 31     British Invasion        Hymns from Great Britain      

Aug 7       Mash Ups                 Two-in-One Tunes          

Aug 14      With One Voice        Hymns Unique to WOV    

Aug 21      Old Time Religion    Vintage Hymns

Aug 28      Potpourri                 Randomly Selected Songs       


Calvary invites you to V.A. Memorial Stadium as the Chillicothe Paints face the Danville Dans on Friday, June 17. Gates open at 6:05 and game time is 7:05. Melody Knoles will be singing the national anthem. Tickets in the picnic area are available for the group rate of $6 (children 3 and under are free). Sign up for tickets by Sunday, June 12!

Opportunities to Give

BLESSING BOX: We need donations for the Blessing Box!   We suggest easy-open, single-serve packaging, with plastic preferred over glass containers.    We suggest canned items like soup, canned pasta, corn, green beans; microwave meals like Hormel complete meals, ravioli, spaghetti, single serve mac and cheese (no boxes); fruit pies; baby food in pouches or plastic containers; any variety of peanut butter (16 oz. plastic jar); applesauce and fruit cups (all varieties); ramen noodles or chow mein meals; individual bagged instant potatoes (all varieties); beanie weenies; individual boxes/bowls of cereal; instant oatmeal; Pop Tarts; Fruit and Grain bars; chewy granola bars (any variety); personal items like soap, chap stick, deodorant, powder, hand sanitizers, toilet paper, toothbrushes; pet food and treats.   Donations may be brought to the church or placed in the box.

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS: From August 1 to October 31, 38 households earned $138.94 in Kroger Community Rewards.  Is your Kroger Plus card linked to Calvary Lutheran Church?  If not, speak with Pastor Tom for instructions.

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