VBS starts on June 6th and we need your help to decorate the church! On Friday, June 4th, from 1-4 pm, volunteers will be working hard to create fun and exciting stations for our “Rocky Railway” theme and we could always use more helpful hands! If you’re able to help, simply show up during that time and ask for something to do. If you’re able to make it on Friday or even if you aren’t, we still need materials like larger cardboard boxes, duct tape, box cutters, and scissors. Thank you and God’s Blessings!
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LUTHERAN WOMEN'S MISSIONARY LEAGUE
There is a new shipment of greeting cards and napkins in the rack by the Activities Center door. A nice selection of sympathy, birthday, anniversary and others are available. You may purchase cards by the box ($6.00 per box) or individually ($1.00 per card). Please put the money for the cards in the black box on the top of the rack. If you need help finding some cards, contact Susan Kinsley or any LWML member. The proceeds from the sale of the cards goes to support LWML mission projects..
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We still have many spots available for our Communion Service this Wednesday, January 13th, at 7 pm. If you would like to come, please preregister soon with one of the Pastors or Lorna. This service will be mask required and there will be adequate spacing in the pews. We hope to see you there!
Due to the winter weather advisory, there will be no Confirmation classes on Wednesday, January 6th. We plan to resume classes the next Wednesday, January 13th, at the normal time. God's Peace!
For the month of January, Mt. Calvary will offer 1 mask required communion service on January 13th at 7 pm. If you would like to come, please preregister by calling the Church Office or getting in contact with either of the pastors. May God Bless You!
On Sunday, December 27th, instead of having regular class time, all Sunday school kids are invited to come watch a short movie and have a snack. Kids are encouraged to bring a blanket or something comfy to watch with. We hope that many will be able to come! Merry Christmas!
All of the spots for the 3 pm Candlelight Service on Christmas Eve have been filled. Merry Christmas!
Mt. Calvary Preschool Fall Harvest Festival Meal
Sunday, November 22 4:30-6:00 p.m.
TAKE OUT ONLY
Meal will be take out only, no in person dining this year. Chuck Kranz will be cooking and our menu this year is pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, chips and dessert. People can start coming at 4:30 and we will stop serving at 6:00 p.m. The cost is $8.00 per meal. We would appreciate exact change or checks to help eliminate any additional exposure. If you are paying by check please make checks payable to Mt Calvary Preschool. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding. Please drive up the to the south kitchen doorway from the alley/parking lot side. For the safety of all we ask that you remain in your vehicle. We will come to you for your order and payment, then bring the meals to you.
AUCTION POSTPONED UNTIL DECEMBER
The Mt. Calvary Preschool Fall Harvest auction will be online with Ben Meyer
If you are considering donating something for our preschool auction, we would ask that all items be brought to church on or before November 27. This will give us time to take pictures and get them uploaded to Ben. Unfortunately, we will not be able to take baked items this year. Auction items should be available to view on Meyer Auction website by November 30th and the auction closing date will be December 13th at 6:00 p.m. Items will be available to pick up December 14th from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the church.
All of the spots for tonight's communion service have been filled. If you would still like to have communion, you may sign up for the next mask required service, attend in-person on a Communion weekend, or ask to receive socially distant private communion. God's Peace to you!
Just a reminder, there will be no Confirmation Classes or Parents Class this evening. We will meet again next week. God's Blessings!
We still have spots available for our Communion Service this Wednesday, November 11th at 7 pm. If you would like to come, please preregister soon with one of the Pastors or Lorna. This service will be mask required and there will be adequate spacing in the pews. We hope to see you there!
We still have spots available for our Communion Service this Wednesday, November 4th, at 7 pm. If you would like to come, please preregister soon with one of the Pastors or Lorna. This service will be mask optional, but there will be adequate spacing in the pews. We hope to see you there!
The day and time for the Psalm 23 Bible Study has changed. Instead of meeting Saturday evenings at 7 pm, the group will now meet on Thursday mornings at 9:30 am. This change was made to accommodate the resumption of Saturday night worship services and to not conflict with any Meals on Wheels volunteering opportunities. The Bible Study will continue to be livestreamed, in addition to the in-person option. If you have any questions, please direct them toward Pastor Chris. God's Peace!
Dear Mt Calvary members and friends,
Your Pastors and Elders continue to monitor the situation created by COVID-19 in our community. At our meeting last night, the decision was made to return to three services per weekend beginning October 3rd.
Two primary considerations have influenced this decision. First, the temperature is gradually falling and it will be increasingly difficult to hold outdoor services. Second, our attendance at the 9:30 AM service is increasing and it is becoming more difficult to manage social distancing efforts without more service options for members and guests.
While we are returning to three services per weekend, we still want to make every effort to ensure the safety of all who worship Christ at Mt Calvary. Therefore, to limit exposure, our services will be shortened along with Bible Study and Sunday school times. Our Saturday service will be held at 7 PM as it has in the past, but the Sunday morning services will be held at 8:15 and 10:15 with Sunday School and Bible Study meeting between 9:15 and 10 AM. Of these, the 8:15 and the 10:15 services will be livestreamed, along with Adult Bible Study. This schedule will allow for three 45 minute blocks of time within which each activity will take place and we will make every effort to stay within that schedule.
We will no longer require worshipers to have their temperature checked before entering the building, but recommendations to mask and use hand sanitizer are still in place.
For the month of October, we will still have Wednesday evening communion services during which masks are optional or mandatory on an alternating basis week-to-week. Please continue to register by contacting one of the Pastors or Lorna. When you reserve your spot, indicate if you would like to have a gluten-free wafer or diluted wine in your individual cup. In order to maximize the usage of sanctuary space, you may also be asked if you would be willing to share a pew, with you on one end and someone else on the other.
If the virus activity is low in Beadle county by Reformation weekend (October 24th/25th), we will attempt to have communion in all weekend services where we would practice the traditional manner of distribution rather than communing in place as we have over the summer months.
Please continue to watch the website, Facebook, and church publications for more information. The status of sanctuary services and activities will be re-evaluated as information is available and any changes will be posted.
For those without internet access to view livestream worship services and listen to recorded worship services, CDs/bulletins can be requested by calling the church office at (605)352-7121.
Pastor Chris and Pastor Kevin
Now that Mt. Calvary is back to having in-person services and most people are going to be in town more often, Mt. Calvary will be resuming Men’s Bible Study on Thursday evenings at 7 pm. In the past, we have been a group of less than ten, so we will attempt to resume meeting by spacing ourselves out in the Boardroom. If there is increased interest, we can make other arrangements. The first meeting will be on September 10th, the first Thursday after the State Fair. Let Pastor Kevin or Daryl Haeder know if you are interested. God’s Blessings!
There is another new page on the Mt. Calvary website! To better help our confirmation students and families, we have created a one-stop shop for current assignments, due dates, schedules, cancellations, and messages from the Pastors. It can be found by going to mtcalvaryhuron.org/confirmation. We hope that it is a helpful resource for you. God's Peace!
Please click this link to read the introductory Confirmation letters from the Pastors: