null   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



Pastor Joel Dieterichs, Yanti, and Nathan. 

Recycle your clean, empty plastic bags for 

making mats and tote bags for use at the homeless

shelters.  null

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    null

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  null

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 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. 


null   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 

Sunday VBS


July 28 and August 25

‚ÄĘ 9-945 am during education hour AND 11am to 1 pm

‚ÄĘ Light lunch included

‚ÄĘ All ages included and all ages together

‚ÄĘ Lessons

‚ÄĘ Crafts¬†

nullParma 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. null

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 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 null 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. null


Brunch & Bibles          

Panera, Shoppes of Parma, 930 a.m.   null

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!

null 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 .

null      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


Golf Fundraiser

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 or call Michelle at:

 (216) 459-0302       null

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.