Calvary Link: Rested and Ready!

calvary-link-headerI'm glad to be back from vacation. I'm rested and ready to rock the house this Sunday with the best worship team in the region! I'm ready to open the Word and proclaim the good news! I'm ready to launch a third service September 15! I'm ready to work with you to spread the Word throughout our region and world! I'm ready to work with you to increase your joy! So thankful to God for rest--and work! And so thankful for Knute Larson and the talented staff who serve our church so well. Thanks team!

Take a minute to check out (below) all the great things that are happening right now at Calvary. Opportunities to learn the Word every single day through Lectio Divina. Opportunities to Worship God every single week. Opportunities to Work for the kingdom right now as we prepare to launch a Third Service. Opportunities to Walk in community through our Covenant Group sign-ups. So if you aren't plugged in--do it now. And if you didn't know--we have Covenant Groups for every single age group. In fact, last weekend I performed a wedding for a couple who met in one of our small groups for singles! Whether you are single or married--whether you are young or old--we have something for you. So jump in.

I can't wait to see you on Sunday.

For Your Joy,


PS. Now is a great time to invite a friend to come worship with you at Calvary. Many people start looking for a church to attend when the summer ends!

What's new at Calvary...

Sevenglory Goes to Africa
Sevenglory would like to thank all of those who gave to allow them to travel to Africa in October! A total of $26,554 was given to the "Sevenglory Goes to Africa" Fund to fully support this trip. Thank you to all of those who have generously given to make the Africa tour possible. The band is so thankful for this opportunity to spread the Word through worship across the globe. Please continue to keep Sevenglory in your prayers as they plan the final details and travel to Nairobi, Kenya on October 6, 2013. Visit them on their facebook page at for updates and photos.

Covenant Groups
Did you sign-up to be in a Covenant Group? Don't forget to attend one of the Orientation Classes on Sunday. Orientation class is offered during both worship services in the banquet room.

Open registration will continue through this Sunday, 8.25. If you are interested in registering for a Covenant Group then please fill out the application card at the Info Desk this Sunday. Then plan to attend one of the four orientation classes offered in the Banquet Room during each of the worship services on 8.25.

Student Ministries
The Reliant and Connect parent's meetings that were scheduled for this week will be postponed. Details on the meetings for parents of both student groups will be coming soon. Parents won't want to miss this meeting about what's going on in student ministries as well as encouragment for parenting teens!

Connect Middle School Students will meet tonight, 8.21 from 6-8p for an awesome night full of fun activities! We will be playing games, eating pizza, and learning Biblical truths that will help you to grow in your spiritual walk!

Reliant High School Students meet tomorrow from 6:30-9p for game night and also meet this Sunday night, 8.18 from 6-8p! Come see your friends, enjoy some food, and learn about your Savior!

3 Services-We Need You!
As our church grows, we need more volunteers to meet the needs of our growing church family. Please prayerfully consider how you might be able to serve as Calvary prepares for 3 services. For more information on serving as an usher, please contact Noel Perry ( For more information about becoming a greeter, please contact Lori Coslet ( For more information about how you can serve in our Children's Ministries, please contact Victoria Evans-Peasley (

Attention all AWANA volunteers! Please plan to meet after services this Sunday, 8.25 in The Well for an important information meeting. ALL volunteers (returning and new) are highly encouraged to attend. Lunch will be served and childcare will be available. Please RSVP to

Kids ages 3 through 5th grade are invited to attend our AWANA program which begins Wednesday, 9.4, from 5:45p-7:45p! AWANA teaches kids to love God through scripture memorization, teaching, worship, and more. To avoid long lines the first night of club, you may pre-register your kids at the AWANA tables in the gym between and after services this Sunday, 8.25! To learn more about the Awana Clubs, click here.

Women's Bible Studies
Fall Bible studies begin Tuesday, 9.3 at 9:30a, and Monday, 9.16 at 6:30p. You can choose between two classes on Tuesday mornings: Kay Arthur’s 12-week study, Precept Upon Precept: Unveiling the Book of Revelation with Amy Kurt and Shannon Courtaney or Beth Moore’s 12-week study, Daniel: Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy with Lisa Allyn and Anelisa Donley. Childcare is provided for the Tuesday morning studies. On Monday Evenings, Susan Sherman will lead participants through Beth Moore’s 11-week study, Believing God: Experiencing a Fresh Explosion of Faith. Childcare will not be available for the Monday evening study. Register online by clicking on the study title above, or on Sundays 8.18, 25 and 9.1 before and after services.

Men's Ministries
Men - Are you looking for a spiritual adventure? You are invited to join us in a passionate, wild, and daring Boot Camp - and discover how you can recover your masculinity as God designed it. The October 17-20 Boot Camp will be held at Camp LRCA in Crown Point. Visit the Info Desk on Sunday to sign-up. Contact Dave Gring with questions.

Job Opportunity
Women's Ministries are looking for someone to provide childcare on Tuesday mornings from 9:15-11:45a for Women's Bible Studies. Hourly rate is $10/hr. Position begins Tuesday, 9.3 and runs 12.3. For more information, please contact Amy Kurt, Director of Women's Bible Studies.

Online Giving
We have recently upgraded our Online Giving Module. Please be aware that the module looks a little different; however, we are using the same secure companies to help us with transactions. You will find this change to be more user friendly with additional options to create and modify your recurring automatic donations. Check out the new Online Giving Module.