Calvary Link: A Note from Pastor Knute Larson

By: Calvary Church Last Updated: August 8, 2012

calvary-link-headerI get to many different churches on Sundays and during the week, and I think I can surmise the mood and mission of the people, they are often dead giveaways that the place is a museum; other times they are living examples that there is purpose and joy around there.

And you people of Calvary model love and grace with good mood and mission. For sure. Thank you!

I am honored to be connected with Calvary as a church coach, especially with Lionel and Mark, good men. For sure I like it here. You look up, first; but you also care about each other, guests, and the whole world, starting locally. Keep it up!

This Sunday we will continue the summer gospel theme, majoring on how the gospel shows in the way we “work out our salvation.” See Philippians 2.12,13, and maybe read 2.1-15 for the context.

Hope to see you! I know it will be with a good mood and mission!

Knute Larson

What's new at Calvary...

Work for Christ
Every Sunday is a fresh opportunity to experience God alongside your Calvary Church family. We believe that Sunday mornings are enhanced when Christ-followers make service part of their worship. Check out our serving opportunities and consider Working for Christ this fall!

Children's Ministries
We need you! If you have a passion for kids and connecting them to Jesus Christ, we'd love to have you join the Rock Solid Children's Ministries team here at Calvary! To learn about the many opportunities to get involved please stop by the Children's Ministries table in the foyer after each of the services on Sunday.

Are you interested in serving in this year’s Awana Clubs? If so, please contact Awana Club directors, Tom & Jen Ilic or come chat with them after each of the services in the foyer this Sunday to learn more!

Reliant & Connect Student Ministries
Student Ministries Parents are encouraged to come hear an update on the youth pastor search process this Sunday, 8.12 from 6-7p in room 300.

Middle and High School Students are traveling to Huntington, Indiana on Friday, 8.10 & 11 for the Fandana Christian Music and Film Festival to hear bands like Chris Tomlin, Family Force 5, Over The Rhine, Sevenglory, and Red Umbrella. For more info visit

Mark your calendars for Sunday, 8.26 from 6-8p for the Reliant and Connect Student Ministries bring your parents night!

Covenant Group Registration
Covenant Small Group Ministry is the primary vehicle for discipleship and care within the Calvary family. Joining a small group is essential to getting “plugged in”. Open registration for the next session is Sunday, 8.19-26. If you are interested in registering for a Covenant Group then you are strongly encouraged to attend one of the orientation classes held in room 300 during the worship services on 8.19 & 26.

Sabbatical Return Celebration
Sunday, August 26 is the return celebration for our senior pastor! Join us for worship at 9a or 10:45a. After each service, the Youngs will be in the gym to enjoy fellowship time with the church family. Come help us give them a very warm welcome home!

Featured Missionary
This month's featured missionary is the Mayo family. See what the Mayos are up to and commit to praying for them as our church focuses its prayer efforts on their ministry this month.

Men's Ministries
Saturday, 8.11 is the yearly Canoe & Kayak Trip at Tippecanoe State Park. Plan to depart from the church parking lot at 9a. Dad’s and kids, only – leave Mom at home! Contact Dean Shapley at or 219-730-8584 for more info.