Your Weekly E-Newsletter -- Thursday, January 6, 2022
Congregation Annual Meeting - January 30 at 10:30 a.m.
Save the Date! The Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 30 at 10:30 a.m. (Contingency date in the event January 30 has to be moved is Sunday, February 6th.)

An informational meeting will be held
on January 23 at 10:30 a.m.

Baptism of Our Lord
January 8 - 9, 2022
  • Pastor Ken Nelson

  • Scott Langelin

  • Saturday: Larry Bonier
  • Sunday: Linda Thorpe, Diane Grundman, Terry Bzdusek

  • Keith and Karen Pierce

  • Jon Sayas

  • Larry Bonier

  • Jan Lukasik

  • Christmas Poinsettias


  • Saturday: Lydia Trudell
  • Sunday: Sallie Schulz

  • Sue Rowe
Worship Attendance - January 2, 2022
Our Church Family
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Olstinski!

Amanda Kalupa and Ken Olstinski exchanged wedding vows
on Friday, December 31, 2021.
Pastor Ken presided over the ceremony.

Amanda, daughter of Jim and Jeanette Kalupa, has been a long-time Calvary member.

Congrats to our newlyweds!
Please keep Amanda and Ken in your prayers as they begin their new life together as husband and wife.
Sean Corcoran, 1/7
Ben Huettl, 1/7
Joanne Juno, 1/7
Ernie Kretschmann, 1/7
Tiffany Schlieve, 1/7
Shirley Schwenn, 1/7
Carol Corcoran, 1/9
Carol Roe, 1/11
Liam Brooks, 1/11
Olivia Schlieve, 1/12
Marge Tyne, 1/13
Nora Ostrander, 1/15
Tom Thiede, 1/15
Chris Dudzik, 1/16
Natalie Voss, 1/16
Erik Wahlgren, 1/16
Lauren Beeson (Jones), 1/19
Allison Duch, 1/21
Juanita Osowski, 1/21

Chris and Jessica Dudzik, 1/7 (16 years)
Pat and Carol Cordoran, 1/12 (59 years)
Dave and Chris Cason, 1/17 (41 years)
Don and Fay Heyen, 1/21 (24 years)
Alex and Margaux Baumgarten, 1/25 (2 years)
Jiafu and Sophia Liu, 1/27 (22 years)

Prayers of sympathy and God's peace to: Tom Kurtz and his family on the passing of his wife Pat on December 31 (services pending) and the family of Marion Youngquist, who passed away on January 3 (Marion's obituary).

New prayer requests: Calvary's high school and middle school youth as they enjoy fellowship together at the Winter Retreat this weekend; Eloise Kurth; Debbie Becker (friend of Linda Thorpe); Curt (friend of Larry Bonier);

Ongoing short-term prayer requests: Dave and Paula Altman, Keith Pierce, Janet Zastrow; Mary Smith; Ginny Cox; Pastor Mark Gehrke (son of Lois Gehrke); Barb Anderson (friend of Lisa Grossman); Susan Petropoulos (sister of Wayne Johnson); Matt (friend of Larry Bonier); Taylor Czerwinski (granddaughter of Bill and Lenny Graffin); Lisa Haggadone (daughter of Sallie Schulz); Tom Dallman (husband of Lucy Dallman); Marie Traxler (mother of Sue Meyer); Eric (friend of Larry Bonier); Delores Seel (mother of Keith Pierce); John Nielson (brother of Judy Kestly)

Serving in the Military: Dan Berger (serving in the U.S. Marines); Kevin Butler (son of Heidi Powers, serving in the U.S. Army); Ben DeYoung (son-in-law of George and Kay Sedivec, serving in the U.S. Air Force); Alex Olson (U.S. Air Force, grandchild of Ardath Olson); Kyle Pierce (son of Karen and Keith Pierce, serving in the U.S. Army); Karmen Thomas (friend of Tony and Krista Dentice serving in the U.S. Army); Nicole Wahlgren (serving in the U.S. Army National Guard); 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 membersDon Heyen; Shirley Mahn; Donna Polizzi; Nadine Schuelke; Ruth Young

Non-members Gareth George (cousin of Judy Sayas); Joseph Franko (friend of Judy Sayas); Tom Frank (brother of Mary Ellen Thiede); Nancy Myers (friend of Judy Sayas); Paige Yeager (friend of Sallie Schulz's family); Rose Luther (friend of Nicole Moritz); Judy Grospitz; Jan Janchan (friend of Jonni Roush); Monica Barchus (niece of Ernie Kretschmann); Michael Rossa (Lucy Dallman's son); Karen (friend of Lydia Trudell)

If you have any new prayer requests, please contact the church office at 262.786.4010 or via email to
Music Ministry
"In the Company of Angels" Prelude Concert
TONIGHT AT 6:30 p.m.
Join us tonight for a prelude concert of Christmas music, performed by the Gutehunst Flute Choir.

The concert will be followed at 7 p.m. by a Feast of the Epiphany worship service and snacks in Fellowship Hall.
Men's Ministry
The Monthly Men's Ministry Gathering resumes on Thursday, January 27 at 6pm.

Save the date - more details to come next week!
Women's Book Group - January 10 at 1:00 p.m.
Wanna get away? Pick up a copy of our January book, A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle and escape to France!

From In this witty and warm-hearted account, Peter Mayle tells what it is like to realize a long-cherished dream and actually move into a 200-year-old stone farmhouse in the remote country of the Lubéron with his wife and two large dogs.
He endures January's frosty mistral as it comes howling down the Rhône Valley, discovers the secrets of goat racing through the middle of town, and delights in the glorious regional cuisine. A Year in Provence transports us into all the earthy pleasures of Provençal life and lets us live vicariously at a tempo governed by seasons, not by days.
The library system has several copies on the shelves. We hope you are able to join us! 
Monday Afternoon Movie - January 17 at 1:00 p.m.

I.Q. is a light comedy to bring some sunshine into a January afternoon. Join us in the Media Room for some fellowship and a movie. Bring a friend!

The story line: Ed Walters, an auto mechanic, falls for the intelligent and beautiful Catherine Boyd. It is love at first sight. There is however a problem: she's engaged to stuffy professor James Moreland. Fortunately, her uncle likes Ed, and he and his friends scheme to make her fall for Ed. The comedy in this movie stems from the fact that her uncle is none other than Albert Einstein, who's portrayed as a fun-loving humble genius, as are his mischievous friends, Nathan, Kurt, and Boris.

Einstein is played perfectly by Walter Matthau, with Tim Robbins (Ed Walters) and Meg Ryan (Catherine Boyd) bringing their romantic-comedic gifts to the screen as well. With the story set in Ike’s first term as president, we’ll all feel right at home.
Faith Formation
Sunday School
this Sunday!
Pastor Ken's Weekly Bible Study
Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall

Pastor Ken's weekly Bible study is held each Wednesday from 12:30 -1:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. He will lead discussion around the Scripture lessons that will be read in worship the following weekend. Please bring your Bibles - other materials will be provided.

Copies of the text study sheets will be available on the table in the Narthex if you can't attend the Bible study, but would like to refer to it for the weekend worship.
January Mission of the Month

When Bethesda first opened its doors in 1904, they were a small Wisconsin organization serving just five people. Over the years, the organization known as Bethesda became a national leader that changed the lives of tens of thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Bethesda will officially change its name to AbleLight on January 10, 2022, and will continue to pioneer life-changing services that empower the people they serve to thrive.

AbleLight (Bethesda) Mission Statement: Enhancing the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through services that share the good news of Jesus Christ
  • AbleLight is a national Christian non-profit organization that provides support services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities at program locations across the U.S.
  • They work to enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by giving them the opportunity to live their lives to the fullest. They seek to be a champion of change by supporting independence and community inclusion.
  • They make a difference every day in the lives of those they support though advocacy, raising awareness and promoting independence.
  • They ensure communities understand the unique abilities people with disabilities have and encourage everyone to become advocates for people’s rights and independence.
  • Some of their current and future initiatives include:
  1. Smart home technology to enhance daily living
  2. Financial Support Services (they currently provide financial management for more than 700 clients)
  3. Bethesda College of Applied Learning
  4. Independent housing choices that offer true community inclusion
  5. Behavioral Support Services (for people of all ages)
  6. Faith resources made available online and free-of-charge through Concordia Publishing

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.
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 27
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

A few reminders ....
Hospitality Treats
We invite you to stay after worship on Sunday mornings and enjoy fellowship time and a treat/cup of coffee in Fellowship Hall. We are taking great care to provide safe food items for you (poured cups of coffee and plated breakfast snacks).

If you'd like to provide treats (donuts, bagels, etc.) for Sunday hospitality time, there is a sheet on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall. You may bring the treats (3-4 dozen) and drop them off in the kitchen, or simply add a “P” behind your name, pay $30 to the church office and the treats will be purchased for you. 

For the time being, we are asking that any donated food be something that can be easily cut and placed on individual plates for serving.
Sunday mornings at 9 a.m.

The link is available on the home page at
Sanctuary Flowers
We invite you to sign up for flowers to beautify our altar each weekend. The sign-up sheet for 2022 is posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex.

Flowers are $35 and you may take them home following the 9 a.m. worship on Sunday morning. If you'd prefer, you can leave the flowers at church to be enjoyed by the office staff.
Severe Weather Announcements

With winter coming, 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.
Facing tough times? Need a Christian Friend?
Stephen Ministry is here to help. Free, just like God's love.
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.
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.