Your Weekly E-Newsletter December 31, 2020
Worship Information and Updates

Join us for worship on Wednesday, January 6 at 6:30 p.m.
January 31 at 9:30 a.m.

 January 24 at 9:15 A.M.

If you ordered a poinsettia for Christmas, please pick it up before Friday, January 8th during regular office hours or after weekend worship.
Live Stream Now Available!

We are live streaming the 8:15 a.m. service on Sunday mornings. You can access it at any time from the home page of our website (, or by using the link below.

January 2 & 3, 2021
Second Sunday after Christmas
  • Pastor Ken Nelson

  • Lynnae Douglas

  • Saturday (5:00 pm): Sheila Kershek
  • Sunday (8:15 am): Jonni Roush
  • Sunday (10:15 am): Lisa Grossman

  • Sunday (8:15 am): Ed Ramthun
  • Sunday (10:15 am): George and Kay Sedivec

  • Sunday (8:15 am): Lynnae Douglas
  • Sunday (10:15 am): Bill Graffin

  • Megan Schatz

  • Jan Lukasik

  • Saturday (5:00 pm): Lydia Trudell
  • Sunday (8:15 am): Sue Rowe
  • Sunday (10:15 am): Chuck Lukasik
Faith Formation
Pastor Ken's Bible Study Resumes January 6 at 12:30 p.m.
Join us!
Pastor Ken's Wednesday Bible study will resume on Wednesday, January 6 at 12:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Seating will be appropriately spaced and masks will be required.

Please note that refreshments will not be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own beverage.

Sunday, January 10, 2021
5 p.m. High School Youth Group

Sunday, January 24, 2021
5 p.m. Middle School Youth Group
Our Church Family
Judy Klade, 12/31
Sallie Schulz, 12/31
JoAnne Krause, 1/1
Emily Huettl, 1/4
Kyle Jones, 1/4
Bill Krause, 1/5
Ed Ramthun, 1/5
Jonni Roush, 1/5

Chris and Jessica Dudzik, 1/7 (15 years)
Pat and Carol Corcoran, 1/12 (58 years)
Dave and Chris Cason, 1/17 (40 years)
Don and Fay Heyen, 1/21 (23 years)
Alex and Margaux Baumgarten, 1/25 (1 year)
Jiafu and Sophia Liu, 1/27 (21 years)

God's peace and love to the family of Holly Novotny. Services are planned for Lee Novotny (husband of retired Calvary staff member Holly Novotny) who passed away on December 19. You can view Lee's death notice HERE. Please continue to keep Holly and her family in your prayers for God's peace as they mourn the loss of Lee. If you'd like Holly's address to send her a card, please call Cindy Z. in the office at 262.786.4010.

New prayer requests: Larry Bonier (knee surgery on 1/5)

Ongoing short-term prayer requests: Pastor Jerry Wittmus; Ray Chesner, Don Heyen; Nadine Schuelke; Sue Dindorf; George Rooney; Grace Gunnlaugsson; Jan (friend of Judy Sayas); Judy Jorgenson (former member); Pamela Scott (mother of Megan Sayas); Theodore Peelen (grandfather of Tony Dentice); Jim Walters (uncle of Krista Dentice); and Denver Green (friend of Janet Zastrow); Karen (friend of Lydia Trudell); Jerry Locy (father of Cindy Rooks); and Olivia (granddaughter of Megan Sayas' co-worker)

Serving in the Military: Ben DeYoung (son-in-law of George and Kay Sedivec, serving in the U.S. Air Force); Dan Berger (serving in the U.S. Marines); Nicole Wahlgren (serving in the U.S. Army National Guard); Kyle Pierce (son of Karen and Keith Pierce, serving in the U.S. Army); Alex Olson (U.S. Air Force, grandchild of Ardath Olson); Karmen Thomas (friend of Tony and Krista Dentice serving in the U.S. Army); all military chaplains; and all veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
For All Men and Women Serving: Police Officers, Firefighters, Health Care workers and First Responders.   

Serving in the mission field: Our NALC missionaries and missionaries everywhere bringing the gospel to the ends of the Earth.

Long-term prayer list: Calvary members Diane Foley; Bill Jordan; Jeanette Ketelsen; Marge Skarie; Lowell Sonderman; Donna Polizzi; Pat Treutelaar; and Janet Zastrow.

Non-members Mike Foster (son of Ron Foster); Judy Grospitz; Elmer Eggert (grandfather of Angie Schatz); John Bradowsky (NALC Bishop Emeritis); Jan Janchan (friend of Jonni Roush); Mary Dresser (Donna Schroeder's daughter-in-law's sister); David Voight (friend of Jonni Roush); Bill Barwa (friend of Megan Sayas); Doug Haus (brother-in-law of Chet Elliott); Christine Elliott (friend of Chet Elliott); Reidun Asland (friend of Pastor Ken and Marcella Nelson); Jeff Edwards (friend of Ernie Kretschmann); Monica Barchus (niece of Ernie Kretschmann); Michael Rossa (Lucy Dallman's son).

If you have any new prayer requests, please contact the church office at 262.786.4010 or via email to
Worship Attendance and Giving - December 24, 25, 26 & 27

Thank you to everyone who used the online reservation system for the Christmas worship services. It worked well to ensure we had a safe environment for all who chose to worship with us in person.
Women's Ministry
Monday, January 11, 2021
11:00 a.m.

Join us to discuss the January book group selection The Radium Girls by Kate Moore.

Book overview: The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.

Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive — until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.

But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women's cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come. The Radium Girls fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives.

Questions? Please reach out to Grace Gunnlaugsson at
Men's Ministry
Weekly Men's Breakfast Wednesdays at 7 a.m.
Maxim's Restaurant
18025 W. Capitol Drive

The restaurant seating has been reconfigured in compliance with social distancing requirements.

All men are invited to attend!
Monthly Men's Gathering
Thursday, January 28
6:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

Come for fellowship, food and devotion time. Dinner will be provided. Invite a friend. Social distancing will be respected and practiced; face coverings are required.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ernie Kretschmann at
January Mission of the Month

We have a new Mission of the Month in 2021 - Bethesda Lutheran Communities in Watertown, Wisconsin.

Bethesda's Mission: To enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through services that share the good news of Jesus Christ.

Bethesda's Vision: For over 100 years, Bethesda has worked tirelessly to educate, advocate for and empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They are dedicated to helping those whom they support to become active members of their community so that they can live their lives to the fullest.

Bethesda Lutheran Communities is proud to be a change agent in implementing forward-thinking solutions that improve the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They have long been a beacon of hope and support for the many people whom they support—and to ensure their longevity far into the future, they must always be adaptable to a changing environment. Their broad spectrum of services continually evolves to reflect the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and their caregivers.

Bethesda offers guidance and support, and the individuals they support make the decisions and take the actions needed to reach their personal goals. It’s all about independence and self-advocacy.

We will have a representative from Bethesda with us at worship in coming weeks to provide more information on this new Mission of the Month partner. You can also find out more on their website: To support this important Mission for the Month, you may include it in your weekly offering envelope or designate the donation as "Mission of the Month" in your online giving.
Community Outreach
Thursday, February 11, 2021
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
We are again partnering with the Key Club at Brookfield Central High School to host their February Blood Drive.

Due to COVID restrictions, they do not have the space available to host this drive as they have in the past. Volunteers will be needed to help with screening and check-in. If you can help, please contact Sue Rowe (

You can book your appointment to donate blood at
This Week at a Glance (also available on Calvary's website
A few reminders ....
The right side of the Sanctuary (as you face the altar) is equipped with a hearing loop system which transmits an audio signal directly into a hearing aid via a magnetic field. This greatly reduces background noise, competing sounds, reverberation and other acoustic distortions that reduce clarity of sound.

Most hearing aids are equipped with a t-coil and connecting to this system is an easy switch on the hearing aid. If you need assistance during worship with this system, please reach out to an usher or any staff member.
The church office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until noon. The door that is closest to the office (NW corner) will be open during those hours.

Please check in with the office staff so we know you are in the building.

The office phone number is (262) 786-4010. Feel free to leave a message if you call after hours and we will contact you the next day.
Flower Chart

Sanctuary Flowers Sign Up

We invite you to sign up for flowers to beautify our altar each weekend. The sign-up sheet for 2021 is posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex.

Flowers are $35 and may be taken home following the 10:15 a.m. worship on Sunday morning.
Severe Weather Announcements
With this week's snowfall, we are reminded that weather can definitely impact traveling to church. And with that, inclement weather could necessitate the cancelling of worship.

In the event this should happen, you will receive an e-mail stating that the church is closed. We will also be sharing this with WISN-TV 12 and FOX6 so that it will be included in their scrolling list and on their website of closures.
Our Stephen Ministers are here for you!
Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained by Stephen Leaders to offer high-quality, one-to-one Christian care to people going through tough times. A Stephen Minister usually provides care to one person at a time, meeting with that person once a week for about an hour. 

If you, or someone you know, could benefit from this important ministry, please contact Scott or Peggy Langelin at 262.853.0018.
If you are choosing to remain at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, any Calvary member, regardless of age or health, can request consecrated bread and juice from the weekend worship service. A sealed communion "kit", along with simple instructions to prepare you for communion, can be dropped off at your home by a member of our home communion ministry team.

If you'd like to get on the schedule for this important ministry, please contact the church office at 262.786.4010 or via email to   You may set up a schedule of delivery weekly, or less often if you choose.