Hats and Mittens
Please bring hats and mittens for the mitten tree for the month of December.
Thank you for the socks in November.
NEW CHRISTMAS TREE
Calvary has purchased a new pre-lit - 10ft Christmas tree. Cost is about $1000.00 If you woul dlike to help with the expense, please place your cotribution in an envelope marked "Calvary Christmas Tree: and place it in the offering plate or leave in the church office. Thank you for your support for the upgrade to our Christmas decorations.
Attention Calvary Members (and family and friends)
This year we are forming a choir for to perform on a Sunday in Advent; most likely December the 8th. We will be singing some selected songs from a past Cantata.
If you are interested, we will have the first rehearsal this coming Sunday, December 1st, right after Sunday service. This is open to EVERYONE who would like to participate. If you have wanted to be in a choir in the past but couldn't make time commitment, this is a fantastic opportunity to get to do it and sing our praises to God for the coming gift of His Son!
We hope you can participate!
Have you made your sitting appointment for your portrait?
Lifetouch Photographers will be preparing a new picture directory for Calvary. Calvary wants YOUR picture in the directory! Appointments begin on Monday, December 9. Please make your appointment as soon as possible. This is also a perfect opportunity to get that family, multi- generation, portrait you have always wanted. See Jeff Lessa for more information. It's also a good time to make sure the office has your correct physical address, your correct phone number (did you go wireless?), and your correct email address. Please verify they are correct. If you have moved, changed, in the last 5 years, please verify using the forms on the A frame.
New Christmas Tree
Calvary is going to purchase a new prelit 10-ft Christmas tree. Cost will be about $1,000.00 If you would like to help with this expense, please place your contribution in an envelope marked “Calvary
Christmas Tree” and place in offering plate or leave in the church office. Thank you for your support for this upgrade to our Christmas decorations.
Christmas decora2ng date :
Saturday, November 30, 9 am
New member? Interested in becoming a member?
Want to brush up on what being Lutheran means? Come to the “New” Member Class beginning Weds., Nov. 20, 5:30 pm Class will last an hour or so, depending on how many questions folks have. Try to finish classes by Wednesday, December 18. Light dinner.. Beginning the Wed., December 4th, stay for Cookies and Chrismons, an Advent series, in the Fellowship Hall . Chrismons are ornaments in the shape of old Christian symbols. Often made for a church Christmas tree, like Calvary’s, but may be on any Christmas tree. Chrismons point to Jesus in some cool ways and celebrate his birth.
Calvary Photo Directory
Calvary is in the process of scheduling photography appointments for a new pictorial directory due to be published mid-January 2020. We haven’t put out a directory since 2013 and we need to get our new Pastor’s photo on our “Wall of Pastors”.
The dates and times for this event are as follows:
Monday December 9, 2019 2pm—9pm
Tuesday December 10, 2019 2pm—9pm
Sign-up sheets will be available in the Narthex for the weekends of Nov. 16-17, Nov. 23-24, Nov. 30—Dec.1 & Dec.7-8 for signing up and scheduling.
There are alternate ways available for shut-ins or families with college kids or live far away to be included, just e-mail: Jeffrey Lessa @email@example.com for details.
Please pick up your 2020 Offering envelopes located on the table in the narthex.
Many contributors have been assigned numbers for 2020 that are different from their 2019 numbers. Please use 2019 envelopes/ numbers only until Dec. 31, and then throw them away. Far away.
Please begin using ONLY the 2020 envelopes on January 1, 2020. It is impossible for the office to resolve who and when if the years and envelope numbers get crosse
NAMI Peer to Peer class will meet on Mondays and Thursdays from 630 to 830 pm beginning Monday, Nov. 18 for 4-5 weeks. Peer to Peer is a free educational program for adults with mental health conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and their recovery. Taught by trained leaders with lived experience, this program includes activities, discussions and informative videos. NAMI classes are FREE.
Love Inc. - Sponsor a Child
Love Inc needs your help with sponsoring a needy child this Christmas by donating an article of clothing and a fun gift (toy). About a $75 expenditure.
To sponsor a child, please pick up a form with child's name, age, and gift ideas in the Narthex November 16th or 17t. Wrapped gifts (the form with your child's name must be attached to the gift) at Calvary no later than December 1st.
Volunteers are needed for delivering gifts to the cHIdren's parents/guardianns. Please sign up ion the deliverysheet in the Narthex.
If you would rather give a monnetary donation of any amout, that would be gladly accepted also.
Please put donations in the offering plates in an envelipe marked "Love Inc. Barb Matlack" Any monetary gift should be submitted no later than November 24th.
Please feel free to contact Barb at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookstore Bookstore Bookstore
Bookstore bargains are to be found as the bookstore is clearing out old inventory and preparing for new inventory. Check to see if the bookstore is open, if it isn't, ask someone to open it.
Lutheran Wind Ensemble Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
Saturday, Nov. 23, 5-7:30 PM at St Paul Lutheran Church 27993 Detroit Road, Westlake. Tickets $10.00 adults, $5.00 children available from Pastor Ballas. Proceeds help fund instrumental music education in Cleveland areal Lutheran Schools.
WINTER COATS NEEDED!
Love in the Name of Christ will be collecting coats for the homeless and disadvantaged in Cuyahoga County. 9/30 to 10/28. All the coats will be professionally cleaned and distributed through partner churches and ministeries. Please bring your coats to Calvary or Love INC. Children's and Mens coats are the most needed. Questions - Call 216-459-0302 or email email@example.com
Recycle your clean, empty plastic bags for
making mats and tote bags for use at the homeless
How to help:
1. Be a collector: collect clean plastic grocery bags
2. Be a folder: fold the bags into their original shape
3. Be a cutter: cut off the bag handles and one inch off
of the bag bottom. Fold lengthwise into 2 inch strip
4. Cut folded strips into 2 inch loop, cut the loop open
Installation and Luncheon
Please join Pastor Dieterichs and Yanti at the installation Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 1 pm followed by a celebratory, catered luncheon in the Fellowship Hall. Last day to sign up (RSVP) for luncheon is Sunday, September 15, 2019.
Please Note: Change of Plans!!!
Saturday, September 21, 2019, there will be NO SATURDAY 6 pm worship service following the Installation and luncheon.
Save The Tabs
You see them every time you open up a soft drink or soup. You may find them when you feed your pet. Those tiny little tabs are easy to overlook, but they can make a BIG impact on the families at Ronald McDonald House. Join us as we support The Thrivent Member Network’s Pop Tab Collection Challenge! Make An Impact Start Collecting
One day class offered by NAMI Greater Cleveland to be qualified in MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID How do I know when someone needs Mental Health Assistance? By becoming a Mental Health First Aider! Mental Health First Aid is the initial help offered to a person developing a mental health or substance use problem, or experiencing a mental health crisis. Learn risk factors and warning signs of mental health and substance use problems, information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and substance use.
Learn a 5-Step Action Plan to help someone developing a mental health problem or is in crisis. ! Friday, September 13, 2019 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Calvary Lutheran Church Continental Breakfast, Lunch and snacks will be provided. Please contact Kari Kepic at 216- 875-7776 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to register. Registration is Required
Of all lifetime cases of serious mental illness, 50% begin by age 14, 75% by age 24. What can WE do?
Pastor Joel Dieterichs has accepted the call to Calvary. We look forward to him and his family joining our church family.
Pastor Joel Dieterichs and his family visited Calvary Monday through Wednesday, August 5th - 7th. We hope we made him and his family feel welcome. We had a Meet and Greet Tuesday, August 6th at 6:00 PM and a Pot Luck Picnic. Food and fellowship was amazing.
Our prayers are with Pastor Dieterichs and his family as he makes his decision.
NAMI Basics will offered at Calvary for 6 weeks beginning Wednesday, July 24. 6-9pm, for six weeks. Free. Designed for parents, guardians and other family who provide care for youth (age 22 or younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms. NAMI Basics is offered in a group setting so participants can connect with other people in person.
Calvary goes to Minneapolis
Deacon Hurst will lead a group of youth and adults to the National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis for a week of exploration and learning. July 11-15th.
Follow events in Minneapolis on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LCMSNYG/
July 28 and August 25
• 9-945 am during education hour AND 11am to 1 pm
• Light lunch included
• All ages included and all ages together
Parma Parade and Calvary Picnic
Represent Calvary at the parade. Step off at 10 a.m. See Mary W. for details about assembly time and place.
Community Picnic on the Calvary grounds 11 a.m. to12:30 p.m. immediately after the parade. Invite your friends. Invite your neighbors. Invite people at the parade. Hot dogs, face painting and games to celebrate the 4th! See Mary W. to help out.
Clean up needed, also.
Ministry in Mission
Pastor Hill works with Ministry in Mission for the mission trips to Haiti. To donate or for more Prayers of the people... information please contact www.ministryinmission.org or write to them at 13442 Shady Lane, Chesterland, OH 44026. Phone 440.729.2272
Voter's Meeting Regarding Call
The Call Committee has reviewed the Self Assessment Tools (SETs) from the third list of Candidates comparing it to our Congregational SET and are assembling the same type of summary document as last time. These will be available to take home the weekends of June 15-16 and 22-23. We will also have full copies of the SETs available for viewing those weekends as well. This is in anticipation of our next Congregational Call Meeting on Sunday, June 30th.
2019 Festival de Cannes
C.W.T. (Calvary Women Together) will have the annual Can Collection the entire month of June. Please bring your UN-EXPIRED canned foods by June 30. The Food Bank is not permitted to
distribute canned goods that are past the printed expiration date.
Together we CAN!
Ladies Bible Study will be on summer vacation until September. Watch the bulletin for dates and locations of the summer field trips. First date: will be Weds. June 26 at Bakers’ Square, W. 130 St., meet at 11:30am.
Brunch & Bibles
Panera, Shoppes of Parma, 930 a.m.
Coming dates: May 11 and 25, June 1 and 8.
Help Wanted - Screen Techs Needed
What? - Serve the Lord! No extra time required!
Where and When? - During worship services you already attend! Stay focused on the service and prevent your mind from wandering!
Wouldn't you rather sit in a big comfy chair instead of the pew?
How? - If you can hit a space bar, you, too, can be a screen tech. Please consider learning more by signing up on the A-frame near the office. Talk to any screen tech for more information. Thanks in advance.
"Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people." Ephesians 6:7
Calvary Bakers: Holy Trinity (Broadview Road) needs your help
with the Professional Church Workers Conference May 6-8, 2019. If you are able to bake or help with meal service or
clean up, please contact Millie Kwiatkowski at 216-398-7321
Haiti Mission Trip Report
Mike Heldwein will report on his recent mission trip to Hai/ during the Sunday School Hour, 9 AM on Sunday, May 19th. He will also present for 30 minutes following both Saturday and Sunday worship services the following weekend, May 25 and 26 .
Rummage Sale Saturday, June 1
Time to sort, clean, price, and pack up the treasures in your attic, your garage, under the bed, and behind the armoir. Begin bringing donation on Memorial Day weekend.
See Jeff Steingass Receipts available
Our church partner, Love In The Name of Christ, (Love INC) is having a Golf Fundraiser on June 17 at Pine Hills Golf Course in Hinkley. ALL proceeds raised go directly to those in need in Cuyahoga County. For details go to their website at http://loveinccuyahoga.org/ or call Michelle at:
Both recurring and one-time offerings may be made through PushPay. Or on the Calvary web site. Please contact the church office if you would like to change your recurring offering from Vanco to PushPay. The change is not a requirement, only a matter of your preference.