Greetings Calvary Members, Families, & Friends!

     It's May and I'm a little late on my monthly message.  I guess our April 30th Congregational Meeting put me a bit behind.  If you missed the meeting, all I can say is that it wasn't boring!  After a nice lively discussion, the end result was that the Congregation overwhelmingly wanted Jim to stay on at Calvary and we discussed ways to make that happen.  The leadership then sent off a letter to the District on Monday morning asking for their help in this matter.  The ball is in their court, so to speak.  I will keep you updated on any new developments.

       Pastor Ballas called me on Monday afternoon to tell me about an article in the just delivered Lutheran Witness, titled Multi-Congregation Parishes (page 16).  This is almost the same idea that we talked about at our Sunday meeting.  One of the suggestions we sent in our letter to the district was about partnering with another SELC church.  This article covers what's been going on in this field.  Coincidence, I think not. Here is the link if you would like to check it out.

      It's May and you know what that means.  One month until our June 3rd Rummage Sale!  The team has been doing a great job in keeping up with all the donations that have been coming in so far.  If you need help or a pick-up, please talk or message me anytime.  We will get you scheduled.  

      Along with the Rummage Sale, is our Thursday (Early Bird) Friends & Family Night.  This is your chance to invite your friends, family, anyone you would like to come and shop early, get some great bargains, and meet some of your Calvary family.  Always a great time and it will be held on Thursday, June 1st from 6-9 in the evening.  Come join the fun!



                                      6 PM:     Saturday Service

                                      9 AM:     Sunday Bible Class

                                    10 AM:     Sunday Church Service

                                    10 AM:     Tuesday's:  Ladies Bible Study & 

                                                                         Men's Devotion & Discussion

                                    10 AM:     Wednesday Matins Service

                                     7 PM:      May 12:  Bible Study at the Ballas Home


Remember Sunday May 14th is Mother's Day and Gordy will be here at church!


God's Blessings to all of you and I will see you at church!


Jeff Steingass