Calvary Crossings - Calvary Lutheran



Calvary Crossings - Calvary Lutheran
Calvary Crossings
Join us on
July 2015
to New Life in Ministry
Mission Statement: GATHERED to worship, TRANSFORMED by Christ, SENT out to serve.
Vision Statement: Jesus calls us to GROW as disciples, to GIVE generously, and to SERVE others every day.
Calvary Lutheran
Church, ELCA
2508 Washington Ave. SE
Bemidji, MN 56601
(218) 751-1893 · Fax (218) 444-5894
[email protected]
Senior Pastor
Rev. Genelle Netland
[email protected]
Associate Pastor
Rev. Andrew Ronnevik
[email protected]
On Sabbitical until 08/17/15
Associate Pastor of Youth and Family
Rev. Nate Bendorf
[email protected]
Visitation Pastoral Team
Rev. Bill Beyer
Almina Beyer (A.I.M.)
[email protected]
Children’s Ministry Director
Joan Meulebroeck
[email protected]
Calvary’s Council voted to refinance our mortgage with Thrivent during the June Council meeting.
Because of the over $150,000 applied to the loan from the “Bridge Campaign” and the lower interest rate
we are receiving (in part because of the increased equity that payment provided), Calvary will save over
$400,000 in interest over the term of the loan!
In addition, we are able to lower our monthly payments by almost $3,000! This is money that can be used
to support our growing ministries! As Pastor Netland would say, “Yeah God!”
There is still work left to do, however. We still have a mortgage of over 1.7 million dollars and a monthly
payment of close to $11,000 a month. Keep those pledges coming for the “Bridge Campaign”!
Paul Iverson
Congregation Treasurer
Worship and Music Minister
Shar Paquette
[email protected]
Church Administrator
Polly Merhar
[email protected]
Administrative Assistant
Erin Lundin
[email protected]
Russ Sletten, Gene Bright, CJ Merhar
Preschool Teachers
Wanda Roff
[email protected]
Diana Stokes
[email protected]
Sarah Scofield
[email protected]
Preschool Support Staff
Marlene Sletten, Tonia Eglinton,
Jacky Sampson, Barb Gray,
Amanda Renbarger, Jennifer Berg,
Tina Garrison, Jessica Gunning,
Peggy Renzicek
A council report is
available on the website
and in the church library.
August Newsletter deadline:
8 AM July 20- FIRM.
Please e-mail submissions to
[email protected]
May be edited as space requires.
Enter the Bible............................... 2
Baptismal Festival......................... 2
New Member Events..................... 2
Seminary Intern at Calvary............ 2
Outdoor Worship........................... 2
Visitation Ministry........................... 2
Statement of Faith......................... 3
Transformed in Christ.................... 3
The Bridge..................................... 3
China Service Ventures................. 4
Thrivent Members Give................. 4
Financial Report............................ 4
Electronic Giving........................... 4
Calvary Alive Meal Recap............. 4
Adult Ministries.............................. 5
Summer Study & Fellowship......... 5
Churches United............................ 5
Youth Ministries............................. 6
Hello from India............................. 7
Calvary Houses Americorps.......... 7
Church Council.............................. 7
Worship Sponsorship.................... 7
Birthdays....................................... 8
Service Group............................... 8
Calendar........................................ 9
Family Resort Weekend.............. 10
Volunteers Needed...................... 10
In the Community........................ 10
Staff welcome.............................. 10
“Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD.”
Psalm 150:6
In July, we are going to continue
to explore God’s word and how
it weaves into our stories and
the stories of our neighbors.
On July 5 we will be looking
at Romans 7:1-6 and 8:1-4,
understanding Martin Luther’s
teaching on God’s word being
both law and gospel. On July 12 our generosity topic is “Free
from the Uncertainty of Riches” looking at James 1:5-18. On
July 19 we will look at vibrant faith key #2, devotions studying
Acts 8:26-39. And on Sunday, July 26, we will be celebrating
the summer youth missionary work experiencing God’s upside
down kingdom, studying Matthew 6:10.
On Wednesday
nights we will continue to hear from our 8th grade confirmation
students sharing their statements of faith! You won’t want to
miss it!
July 5
July 12
July 19
July 26
Law & Gospel – Romans 7:1-6, 8:1-4
Free from the Uncertainty of Riches – James 1:5-18
Devotions – Acts 8:26-39
Upside Down Kingdom – Matthew 6:10
Calvary’s Wednesday night services are currently being held
outdoors (weather permitting). Being outdoors provides a
unique opportunity to worship while experiencing the natural
beauty that God created. Please plan to join us for worship in
the back parking lot each Wednesday night at 6:30.
We would appreciate some extra hands in setting up every
Wednesday, starting at 4:00. Please contact Shar if you are
able to help in this way (doesn’t have to be an every week
commitment). Many hands make light work :)
If you or others you know are interested in learning about
membership, please come to a new member orientation. If you
would like to serve on the new member ministry team or as a new
member sponsor, please contact Pr. Andrew.
At these Saturday evening events, get ready for New Member
Sunday, meet your sponsor(s), and enjoy fellowship and a potluck
meal. Held in the lounge from 5:30 -7 p.m.
New members affirm their faith and are welcomed during Sunday
morning worship services. The next New Member Sunday will take
place on October 25.
Anne Meredith-Will is a student at Luther Seminary and is
looking forward to starting her internship at Calvary on August
1. She has worked as a Christian Education Director at First
Lutheran and as a music teacher in the Minneapolis area and at
St. Philip’s Catholic School.
She also practiced law for
15 years. As part of her
seminary training, she has
worked at Peoples Church
in Bemidji and Cass Lake.
Anne and her husband,
Rod Will, have three sons:
Dan, Jack, and James.
Vicar Ann wil be Calvary’s
fourth seminary intern.
July 19, 9:30 worship, is our next baptismal festival date. If you
need more information or are interested in baptism for yourself or
your child at Calvary, please contact Joan in the church office: 7511893.
Do you know someone who would
be open to a visit from a Calvary
neighbor – maybe someone new in
your neighborhood, someone who’s
visited Calvary, a new co-worker, or
someone searching for meaning and
community? Talk to Pr. Genelle, Ron
Gladen, or Larry Overbeek, and we’ll
begin this good work of getting to know
our neighbors.
June-August - Call church office for information
September 6 - Labor Day Weekend
October 25 - Reformation Sunday
November 29 - Thanksgiving Weekend
December 24 - Christmas Eve 3:30 PM
Be transformed by the renewing of your mind, spirit,
body, finances, relationships, and commitment to God.
Join us on
to New Life in Ministry
We nourish our youth so that they may spread the good news
and be the hands, feet, and voice of Christ. Each summer, we
rejoice as we hear the heartfelt testimonies from our 8th grade
confirmation students sharing what they believe. Worship with
us as we grow in our faith by listening to the youth share theirs.
Please pray for these young adults as they prepare for and present their faith statements:
With Calvary’s Capital Appeal in full swing, we have created
a Property Improvement Ministry team. This team is tasked
with spending the 30% portion of the appeal funds for
property improvements. The focus will be on the sanctuary
and incorporating necessary maintenance as well as safety
and accessibility improvements.
Wed. July 1
6:30 PM Max Larson, Rumer Flatness,
Mikerra Matthews
Wed. July 8
6:30 PM Lindsey Webb
Wed. July 15
6:30 PM Maggie Brown, Tessa Large
The team is being led by co-leaders, Linda Lemmer (lay
leadership) and Polly Merhar, Church Administrator (staff
leadership). Members of the team are: Linda Arnold, Don
Carlson, Joel Hamilton, Tony Hommes, Linda and Brad
Kingery, Lyle Meulebroeck, Jim Molde (council president),
Nate Moran, Sandi Oman, Gary Port, Joyce Way and Pastor
Genelle Netland.
Wed. July 22 6:30 PM JoAnn Risland, Chance Hinrichs,
Jarrod Luebben
Sun. July 26
9:30 AM Kasey Stokes
Sun. Sept. 13
10:45 AM Sara Oster, Tom Oster
This team is working hard this summer to pull together the
property improvement needs and new ideas we have already
gathered from our visioning and capital appeal forums since
2014. After sorting the ideas to assure they meet our mission
and vision goals, the ideas will be prioritized and a preliminary
plan will be brought to the council at the September meeting.
Summer 2016 is targeted for sanctuary renovation but there
may be some immediate needs that can be fulfilled earlier.
We challenge you to push yourself into transformational growth!
This month, we challenge your physical and relational growth.
The capital appeal is very near the $800,000 first step goal!
Please keep the appeal in your prayers. The property
improvements that can be completed as part of the appeal
truly depend on the end success of the campaign. What
ministry dreams do you think we can fulfill with $600,000
toward making those dreams a reality? (Note: the miracle
goal for the capital appeal is $2 million dollars of which 30%
goes toward property improvements).
Physical Challenge
Each day, make a conscious choice to eat colorful foods other
than brown or white.
Spiritual Challenge
During your prayers, instead of asking God for something, thank
God for what you have.
“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to
give, ... for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7
China is the most populated country
in the world, and it has a dynamic
and growing Christian church.
China Service Ventures (CSV) was
started by local Lutherans, Paul
and Ida Martinson, and Calvary
has been blessed to partner with
them before. The mission of CSV
is “to build relationships between
Christian communities in the United
States and in China.” They do this
by focusing on three project areas: health, education, and community.
What an opportunity to connect with neighbors across the globe!
Our second offering this month is one way that we show this
support. While we will take a second offering one Sunday per month
(July 15), you are encouraged to give throughout the month to our
partners. We are asking that ALL checks be made out to Calvary
Lutheran and in the memo line write our mission partner for the
month. This will help with better record keeping.
A donation statement was emailed over the last week of June
to everyone at Calvary who has given or pledged in 2015. The
statement shows January through May, 2015. Pr. Genelle
has included a mid-year review letter that is sent along with
the donation statement.
The Bridge capital appeal pledges have been entered and
will show up on your statement. Please review this to assure
that your wishes are reflected accurately. If you don’t see
a pledge in this section, there is plenty of time to join in the
appeal. You can call Polly or Erin in the office and we can
fill out a pledge form for you. Bridge brochures with pledge
forms are on the welcome desk near the front entrance.
If you did not receive a statement via email, call the office and
we’ll figure out why. The statements come from the address:
[email protected] If you add this address to your
contact list and safe sender’s list, it will be less likely to get
put in your junk mail folder or held up by your email provider.
JUNE 20, 2015 Christie Gross & Nate Andersen
MAY 28, 2015 Zacharie Schaubhut
May 2015
General Fund
Income Expenses
$57,908 $84,294
$21,305 $31,216
Cash and receivables: $185,284
May Ministry Partner
ELCA Disaster Fund - Nepal Earthquake
Calvary Foundation Balance
Capital Appeal: The Bridge
Pledged to date: $763,278
Received by 5/31/2015: $240,404
Extra Payment to Mortgage: $19,483
To Capital Improvement Fund: $8,340.20
Many people have chosen to give their Bridge, capital
appeal, donations through our electronic giving program.
Many have chosen to give both their regular and capital
donations electronically.
Our average weekly giving
collected electronically is now at $5,473. You can set this
up for weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or one-time only donations.
Go to our web-site,, and click the
giving tab and complete the on-line form (or call Polly in the
church office). Folks that are using this easy way of giving
won’t go back to writing weekly checks and are surprised to
hear that 2/3 of givers still pay by check.
The meal served during the school year as part of our
Wednesday Calvary Alive line up continues to be an important
mission of Calvary. Here are some statistics to prove it:
• 3242 meals were served
• $5810 was collected
• $1.79 average/meal
• 16 cooks
• 6 clean up teams made up of at least 45 people
• Servers were all the confirmation kids and their parents
Wednesday meals begin again on Wednesday, September
16 and go through the middle of May. We are always looking
for more volunteer cooks and clean up teams to make this
meal possible. Please contact Polly in the office to learn
Thank you to all who helped to make Calvary Alive meals a
nutritious, delicious and cost friendly mission of Calvary.
“May Christ dwell in your hearts through faith as you are being
rooted and grounded in love.” Ephesians 3:17
A support group for the
separated and divorced, meets
almost all Thursdays, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at
Cost $20.00 for workbook.
For more information, contact Chip Holt (444-7751 or 651-353-0029).
All men are invited to Southside Restaurant on
Wednesdays at 6:30 AM for fellowship as we nourish our
bodies with breakfast and nourish our souls by studying
the Bible.
MARTHA CIRCLE BIBLE STUDY meets in the lounge the
3rd Tuesday of each month at 1:30 PM. All women are
HOPE CIRCLE BIBLE STUDY meets in the lounge the
3rd Tuesday of each month at 9:30 AM. All women are
5-6:30 PM
Calvary Lutheran Church
2508 Washington Ave. SE - Bemidji
GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member
or friend. It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future
right now. You may have found there are not many people who
understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time
when you feel isolated and have many questions about things
you’ve never faced before. GriefShare groups meet weekly to help
you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.
For more information, contact Chip Holt (444-7751 or 651-353-0029).
ZUMBA FITNESS - Sundays 5:30PM
Join Sarah Bendorf on Sundays at 5:30PM for a fun workout
at Calvary. Class meets in classroom 7 or the Gym. The
cost is $5/class payable to the instructor. Bring water, comfy
shoes, a friend and a smile.
Every Sunay in July.
Leah’s exercise classes continue through July Mon-WedFriday 5:15am (no Saturdays) and Tuesday afternoon from
5-6pm- see calendar for exact dates. Call Leah at 556-9751
for details.
Thursday evenings, June 4 - July 30, 5:30-8PM at Calvary. All women
are invited to participate in a Beth Moore study of the book of James;
James: Mercy Triumphs. Gather at 5:30 for a light supper, then a video
and discussion. Cost is $25 for the book and study. Contact Angela
Paulson with questions: [email protected]
Wednesday evenings, June 3 - July 8, 7:15-8:45 PM in the lounge.
Come and discuss the parable of the prodigal son through a wonderful
book by Henri Nouwen called “The Return of the Prodigal Son”.
Gather for ice cream after 6:30 worship (from about 7:15-7:30), then
move to the lounge for discussion. Sign up in the office. A limited
number of books will be available. Contact Jeb Monge with questions:
[email protected]
Furniture including beds, couches, tables and chairs are
When you clean out the garage or have items left after a
rummage sale, think of us.
Help our clients to make their houses into homes!
Call Churches United Office
12:00 (Noon)-4:00 PM
to arrange a time to meet us at our
storage shed located at Norvold’s
across the street from The
Eagle’s Club
1. Caring Conversations
2. Devotions
3. Service
4. Rituals/Traditions/Prayers
If you would like more information about these 4 Keys and how
your family could utilize them, please talk with Pastor Nate!
CLUB continues in
the summer! We will
be meeting at different
homes and locations
throughout the summer
to fellowship, have fun,
and grow in faith. Watch
the church calendar,
Calvary Youth FaceBook page, and your texts about dates and
July 15 – 7:30pm BBBS Quello’ house
July 22 – 7:30pm Mission Sunday practice
July 29 – 7:30pm Yuckball!
If you would like to receive text messages about upcoming Senior
High events or if you would like to host a summer Wednesday
night event, please contact Pastor Nate.
All Sunday school youth are invited to join us for Vacation Bible
School (VBS)! It will be at Calvary the week of August 3 – 7. It
will be a fun and growing week. Look for more information and
a signup at Calvary and online coming early in July!
This summer over 50 high school and middle school youth will be
participating in short-term mission trips. Our middle school youth
traveled to Sisseton, SD June 14-19 and our Senior High youth
will be traveling to Crow Reservation, MT July 5-11. Please join us
Wednesday, July 1, at our 6:30 PM worship service to send off our
Senior High missionaries!
These mission trips are not possible without the support, prayers,
and encouragement of the entire congregation! Thank you for
changing lives in Bemidji, in Sisseton, and Crow Reservation this
summer! To God be the glory.
The weather has given us hints that warmer weather will arrive,
so we wanted to let you know about an option for kids 3 years
old—10 years old
(entering 5th grade).
Calvary Lutheran is
again offering child care
camps for the summer
months. It will begin on
June 1 and end August
28. Hours are 7:30 AM—
5:30 PM with a brown
bag lunch from home.
Cost is $25.00 per day
or $5.00/hour up to 5
hours. Brochures and
registration forms are
available in the wall rack by the preschool area or in the church
office. Full and part-time options are available. If you would like
more information or have questions, please contact Joan in the
church office—751-1893.
We have exciting news about our Fall Sunday school program.
During our faith formation time (9:30am-10:15am), we will
be offering our regular Sunday school for Pre-K through 2nd
grade and a new Family Worship Service specifically designed
for families with 3rd-5th graders (in place of regular classroom
Sunday school). This will allow families the option of worshiping
together and learning the same lesson each week! Lessons will
be consistent throughout all ages so that families with children
in both age categories will have the opportunity to worship alltogether as a family or continue to have their Pre-K to 2nd grade
children participate in regular classroom Sunday school.
Also, we will continue to have worship services before and after
our faith formation time for families to worship at if they choose.
We hope your family will find these changes rewarding and
enriching as we practice and live out our faith together in Christ.
I've just returned to Delhi after 10
days at Sat Tal Christian Ashram
in Uttrakhand state (330 km NE of
Delhi), and I'm spending the night with
friends in Delhi before flying to Kerala
(in the SW part of the country) early
tomorrow morning. The pictures give
a little sense of the ashram: the poster
is of E. Stanley Jones, a Methodist
missionary who did remarkable work in
this country and founded the ashram
I visited in 1930; the second picture
is of an older couple from the Andhra
Evangelical Lutheran Church (our
companion synod - they're a lovely
couple that befriended me).
Please pray for all of our leaders and feel free to be in
touch with them.
Jim Molde, President........................................... 444-3346
[email protected]
Rod Gunderson, Vice President ......................... 243-3085
[email protected]
Paul Iverson, Treasurer ...................................... 444-4848
[email protected]
Leonore Potter, Member-at-large ....................... 586-2009
[email protected]
Tony Hommes, Member-at-large......................... 444-4219
[email protected]
Ron Tuck, Member-at-large................................. 751-0395
[email protected]
Bruce Hemstad, Member-at-large ...................... 444-7567
Wendy Brown, Member-at-large.......................... 335-7344
[email protected]
Gordy Lindgren, Member-at-large....................... 751-8567
[email protected]
Council meetings are held the Wednesday after the 10th of
the month from 4:30-6:15 PM in classroom #7.
I hope all is well in Bemidji.
God's peace to you from this place.
Pr. Andrew
to honor a loved one or event
A second round team of AmeriCorps is coming on June 29 and
will be staying through September 14. These young adults will
split their time between the Bemidji DAC and the Bemidji Area
Community Food Shelf. They will provide over 3800 hours of
volunteer service to these two organizations during their stay.
We invite you to sponsor a worship in honor of your loved
one or event! We will include your event or loved one as
part of the prayers of the church, in the announcements,
the newsletter, enews and Power Points! The $50
sponsorship donations go to offset costs associated with
worship. Sign up on the fellowship doors.
A second AmeriCorps team will be here for 6-weeks, also
starting on June 29. This second team will be working with
Northwoods Habitat for Humanity and will be staying at First
Lutheran Church.
July Worship Sponsors:
July 5
July 12
July 19
July 26
It is very exciting that Calvary has the space
available and the willingness to open their
doors to support the AmeriCorps program in
the Bemidji community. Thank you Calvary!
sponsorship available at press time.
sponsored by Bill, Jennifer, Katie & Becca
Sanford in honor of Gladys Granzow
“Grandma Iowa”’s 100th birthday
sponsored by Jim Musburger in memory of
Adeline Musburger
sponsorship available at press time.
Sign up sheets are hanging on the fellowship hall
doors. Please consider this opportunity!
Please pray in celebration for these people on their birthday. If your birthday is
not listed, or is not correct, please call the church office to update our records.
Blessings on your birthday!
July 1 Peggy Holter, Bob Edwards, Brenda Sand, Kris Campbell, Kyja Parson, Cole Mack,
Noah Paulson, Hannah Borgen
July 2 Sherry Carter, Rita Holter, Laura Wheatley, Isaiah Lewis
July 3 Sherry Eck, Mike Holleman, Brandy Pemberton, Brittany Lang, Hayden Hommes,
Mackena Johnson
July 4 Dick Nelson, Doug Sele, Craig Sorby, Linda Helgeson, Christian Knutson, Jayci
McCrory, Vicki McCrory
July 5 Matthew McClellan, Jared Bergquist, Jake Lish, Kellen Hagelee
Please Note: Service groups serve one
July 6 Nancy Gladen, Mary Allen, Ilene Jacobson, Tim Hinrichs, Grant Carlson, Emma
month every 18 months. Members of the
Schmidt, Paige Headlee
group are asked to be a part of Sunday
July 7 Michelle Luby, Jill Holm, Brent Lewis, Brent Bolte, Matthew Conzemius, Brittany
coffee fellowship, help with funerals,
Batchelder, Lexie Stenson
substitute as worship servants or help
July 8 DouglasGarrigan, Roger Bucher, Vonna Tentinger, Lynn Johnson, Elspeth Mostromwith other needs as they arise.
Ose, Cody Jacobson, Dan Bokovoy, Olivia Buegler, Chris Kemper, Allison Fleahman
July 9 Kristin Freed, Dan Thompson, Lauren Havn-Apel, Braxtin Dobson
Dan & Shannon Alto
July 10 Russell Fricke, Debby Nelson, Thomas Johansson, Sophie Riewer, Mara Hendricks,
Robert & Lorene Blank
Mason McKinnon, Kylie Sadek
Pat & Wendy Dolezal
July 11 Barb Kurth, Sandi Oman, Galen Knotts, Brad Kingery, Doug Hoover, Trish Hansen,
Chad & Ann Frenzel
Kati Lueth, Scott Domeier, Andrea LaFriniere
Rochelle Friesen
July 12 Bill Anderson, Mary Jane Johnson, Colleen Mayer, Kimberly Hughes, Ethan Apel,
Denise Haldorson
Samuel Trego
Erin Haman
July 13 Bev Labraaten, Val Port, Andy Piller, Nicholas Carlson, Charlie Capshaw
Stephanie Hanks
July 14 Margo Carlson, Jolee Murawski, Reece Nelson, Jaxon Leindecker, James Hardy,
Darryl & Deb Holman
Lola Wesley
Bonnie Jevning
July 15 Lennae Stevens, Kim Bolte, Amanda Willis, Joshua Schmidt, Tom Naig, Amber
Teresa Kuleta
& Cindy Lewer
July 16 Jim Musburger, Shirley Olson, Virgil Johnson, Traci Bartz, Jared Noska, Kennedy
Olson, Jacob Molde
July 17 Chad Olson, Joe Erickson, Evan Olson, Tyler McClellan, Grant Tharaldson, Cale
Kent & Sheri Minske
Newby, Alera Eck, Joza Paulson
Terry Nielsen
July 18 Bob Connor, Craig Boyer, Ryan Thomas, Brad McClellan, Danny Week, Riley
Copiskey, Sophie Vigesaa
Sandi Oman
July 19 John Erickson, Karen Wadena, Peter Hennum, Jessica Niemi, Andy Swiggum, Alex
Pierce Jr.
Tompkins, Madison Hendricks, Raeann Osborne
July 20 Tim Melberg, Sage Hovet
Jule Reiplinger
July 21 Kathie Robertson, Brent Roppe, Amy Jensen, Jeffrey Strowbridge, Lindsey Nelsen,
Tom & Brenda Sand
Margaret Loxtercamp
Bill & Jennifer Sanford
July 22 Gary Port, Dr. James Mastro, Chris Ross, Tom Wild, Erin Curran, Ashley Brue, Tyler
Arlyce Sipe
McFarlane, Macy Flatness, Thomas Harris
Roger & Alyssa Stenson
July 23 Bonne Schummer, Dale Edman, Elane Iverson, Brian Smith, Brecken Holte, Derek
Allen Stevens
Mary Thoreson
July 24 Jacie Ward, David Eichstadt, Kristine Girouex, Brett Winkka, Sarah Molde, Trevor
Bruce & Janet Tiegen
Bjerke, Dylan Burnham, Jack Larson, Dylan Ramberg
Rick Turn
July 25 Harold Wick, Deb Risberg, Briana Smith, Tracy Wild, Annalise Aakhus, Brady Tatro,
Lowel Vagle
Adam Walker, Natalie Baumgartner, Kaitlyn Workman
Dallas & Joyce Way
July 26 Evonne McKinzie-Andrews, Janeen Lafriniere, Andrea Ohnstad, Ben Hendricks,
Matthew Matheney
July 27 Linda Drees, Jaime Quello, Ben Haaland, Keena Kondos, Jack Fladeboe, Felix
July 28 Luella Lindseth, Mark Olson, Rebecca Snyder, Tony Kerr, Lindsey Dougherty,
Connie Levin, Bri Russ, Kreisha Swenson, Peyton Moran
July 29 Sara Labraaten, Chad Blake, Natalie Ramberg, Gunnar Aas
July 30 Kathy Eggers, Alex Underbakke, Summer Miller, Tyler Baumgartner
July 31 Ron Vojak, Randy Supalla, Nikki Frank, Jennifer Sanford, Joel Hamilton, Emily
Skoog, Brenda Sletten
PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE CALENDAR : If you are aware of an event that should go in the Calvary calendar, please contact Polly at [email protected] by the newsletter deadline.
Sunday 8:15 AM and 9:30 AM
Coffee Fellowship 9-10 AM
Wednesday 6:30 PM
M - Th 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday Closed
Sunday 8:00 AM - Noon
2508 Washington Ave. SE ~ Bemidji, MN 56601
(218) 751-1893 ~ Fax (218) 444-5894
[email protected]
in the
The Bemidji Area Church Musicians
2015 Summer Recital Series
July 1
French Horn Quartet
Eve Sumsky, Jackie Schaffer,
Bonnie Swanson, Sara Comeau
First Baptist Church
1555 Paul Bunyan Dr. NW
July 22
Euphonium - Glenn Seibel
Piano - Wayne Hoff
United Methodist Church
9th and Beltrami Avenue
July 8
Piano - Lois Simonson
Evangelical Covenant Church
5405 Hwy 2 W
(across from Bemidji Theater)
July 29
Flute Trio
Katrina Steward, Erin Riess,
Kiki Schnakenberg
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
2220 Anne Street NW
(West of Paul Bunyan
July 15
Organ - Dr. Beverly Everett
St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal
1800 Irvine Avenue NW
Time for a little summer vacation or weekend away? Bring your
family to camp this summer for a fun and faith-filled weekend
together. Worship around a campfire, enjoy great food, swim,
canoe on Lake Morgan or down the Crow Wing River, play
games, create arts and crafts and so much more during this
weekend! The registration fee includes ALL meals, lodging, an
on-duty lifeguard, campfires, and some afternoon childcare for
adult time.
Date: July 24-26
Cost: $105 (Fee for 1 adult & 1 youth)
For Additional Youth: $30 (3-17 years of age)
FREE (0-2 years of age)
$285 Family Maximum
Register at:
Camps run from June - August for all ages.
Pick up a brochure at Calvary.
Assistance is needed in the nursery on July 12 and July 26
at the 8:15 services. Please contact the church office if you
are able to help either of these dates. Thank you!
Please extend a warm welcome to Erin Lundin - Calvary Lutheran’s new Adminstrative Assistant as
of June 8. Erin grew up in International Falls, studied Piano Performance at Bemidji State University,
and graduated from Northwest Technical College in 2010. Erin previously served as the church
organist and choir accompanist for First Lutheran Church in International Falls. She moved to Bemidji
in August, 2014 with her daughter, Olivia, who attends Northern Elementary. Together, they enjoy
camping, attending plays and concerts, and spending time at their family’s cabin near Orr, MN.