Tuesday, May 29, 2012

June, 2012 - Happy Father's Day!

Calvary Lutheran Church & School  

E-Chronicle                                                                                  June 2012
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As most of you are aware, we were unable to come to a 2/3 majority at the call meeting on May 13th. It has now come to our attention that the new by-laws have not yet been approved by the District, meaning that we are still bound by our old by-laws. The old by-laws require just a simple majority.   A call to the two pastors letting them know it was our intent to have another call meeting was cut short when the first pastor called said he would no longer be willing to consider a call. It is, and always has been, a desire to come to the congregation with at least 2 candidates. So we will request additional names from the District President. If you have any new names to suggest to be considered, please submit them to the church office before June 15th.   Please keep this in prayer......God is in control.

June Birthdays 
6/2  Linda Dutton

6/3  John Manrique

6/4  Janice Kreger

       Tammy Contier

6/5   Bill Oliver

6/6   Dean Balk

6/10  Kurt Scheuermann

6/15  Gary Mueller

6/16  Brian Pye

6/17  Hank Blank

        Herb Jacobsen

        Stuart Vincent

6/21  Katie Ellis

6/22  Bev Green

6/24  Jan Curler

6/28  Dian Smith




June Anniversaries
6/2  Howard & Darlene Goldhammer 33 years

6/4   Hank & Norma Blank 46 years

6/6   Rev. John & Darlene Geach 48 years

6/12  Conrad & Sue Skjong 47 years

6/19  Dave & Diane Flynn 30 years

6/21  Paul & Blenda Schultz 26 years

6/27  Dave & Cindy Schultz 33 years

 6/28  Bill & Virginia Oliver   54 years


Service Time 

 ONE Service at 9am

Sunday School at 10:15am

Dates to Remember
June 5- 8th Gr. Graduation 7pm

August 6-10- VBS"SKY"   


The LWML members of Calvary have committed to a project to support our military personnel serving overseas, by sending periodic `care' packages. We invite members of Calvary and Calvary Lutheran School to submit request forms for their loved ones overseas. We will prepare and ship boxes as long as the individual is deployed.

We can't do this alone, we need your help. First and foremost, we need your prayers - for the men and women who graciously serve our country. Please pray also that the Lord would bless this ministry, helping us serve and support our military overseas.

Of course, if we're going to send boxes, we need goods to fill the boxes. Attached is a list of the items that might be included. A box will be located in both the narthex and the administration building for your contributions. If you have any access to merchants or distributors, who would be interested in donating items we would appreciate their support also. Product donations are tax deductible.

If you'd prefer to make monetary donations you can do so by writing a check payable to Calvary Lutheran Church and specifying Love for Heroes. These donations are tax deductible. We will use the funds to purchase items for the boxes as well as paying the postage. Postage on the boxes is $13.

We would also like to include personal greetings from members in the boxes. You can write a note and place it in the donation box to be included in the care package. We are hoping that the school students will also be writing letters.
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Dear Members of Calvary,


It's been a joy working with the people of Calvary for the past 3 weeks and   l'm looking forward to our continued association in the work of our Lord at Calvary. As your   vacancy pastor I want to learn all of your names, but this will take time. In the mean time, don't feel bad when I have to ask you to repeat your name. Eventually I'll learn. It will just take repetition.


In my three weeks with you I've seen that Calvary is truly a great congregation with lots of potential in working for our Lord in his Kingdom. As a vacancy pastor I'm limited in what I can do, but I will be working with your Board of Governance and your Elders in leading and guiding them in expanding our Lord's Kingdom at Calvary. We need to find more ways of sharing the message of John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." in our community. If you have any ideas or thoughts on this matter I'd appreciate hearing from you.


In Christ's Service and Yours,


Pastor Luther Werth 




April 11, 2012


Present: Barbara Adams, Sarah Anderson, Darlene Goldhammer Jeff Jensen, Lee Strom, Dave Mueller


Barbara Adams opened with a devotion based on Romans 8:28, "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." NKJV She emphasized that God does work every single happening in our lives for good, including the obviously good things and the not-so- good situations with which we struggle. We must look to Him for the answers to all our "what about?" questions. We followed with a time of prayer by each member.



Elder Dave Mueller presented the following information from the Elder Board. The Call Committee is now down to two potential pastoral candidates for our vacancy. May 13 has been tentatively set as the date for a Call Meeting.


The Elders will meet with Pastor Werth, our vacancy pastor as of May 8, regarding setting up worship for one service each Sunday starting May 13. Consideration is being given to a congregational mailing at a cost of $40 to be sure all are aware of the change in service time. Easter services had an attendance of 250 compared to 200 in 2011; there were 40 children present compared to 18 in 2011.



BOG will assist the Youth Committee in setting up the definition of a responsible adult to determine the qualifications for those who will be assisting our youth leaders, as well as a job description for our Youth Committee members. Our Youth Committee consists of Rick and Annette English, Toni Troya, and Gina Gerome. One of the committee's responsibilities will be to assure the presence of responsible adults at all youth activities to support the leaders. Brian Pye, youth leader, will also provide the committee a calendar of events each month. He will also put the calendar in the Chronicle each month.



We welcomed our new member Sarah Anderson. She will be learning the financial aspects, the accounting methods and the treasurer's responsibility at CLC, but Jeff will continue as treasurer, Barbara will continue as president and Darlene as secretary. BOG will change its name to BoG. We received eight responses of help from our "How Can I Help? Questionnaire" distributed at our congregational meeting. Principal Fred Brauer is being asked to provide a written report on the steps the Marketing Committee has taken and will take in preparation for the 2012 school year.


We have not yet received the final report from WASC but we discussed some of the findings of which we were aware. Most importantly, we must establish a six-year long-term master plan (Growth Area Action Plan) so that all stakeholders will have increased awareness and input into resource planning, growth and Christian outreach into our community. Jeff closed the meeting with prayer. The next meeting will be Wednesday, April 25, at 7:00 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Darlene Goldhammer, BoG Secretary




April 26, 2012


Present: Barbara Adams, Sarah Anderson, Darlene Goldhammer, Jeff Jensen, and Lee Strom


Barbara Adams led a devotion called "Vision," based on Gen. 28:12-13.   This is the story of Jacob's dream about the stairway to heaven with the angels ascending and descending. In order to grow we must have vision or dreams. God has dreams for us as individuals and as a congregation, and we are trying to live out those dreams as church members and as leaders. It is a great blessing to have your life lived for something bigger than yourself. Things that are less important so easily sidetrack us.



Jeff Jensen is meeting regularly with Brian Pye, Youth Leader, to work out the details of Brian's job. Brian will be putting weekly information in the Cross Connection and monthly items in the Chronicle; on the Internet he will also list parents' names and addresses of students who attend the youth activities.   Brian is getting a schedule of DCE/Youth Director meetings for this District. He should attend all the monthly meetings if possible.


Our Youth Committee is made up of Annette and Rick English, Toni Troya and Gina Gerome. We are waiting to hear from one other person who is considering being on the committee. BoG has given the committee guidelines on which to base their job description they will write and return to BoG.


The Board of Elders is currently working out the format for the summer services. The praise band will be playing once a month. Dave Mueller and the Board of Elders will meet with Pastor Werth.



We discussed our current financial situation. The Beautification Committee provided a list of the areas they are reviewing in determining top priorities. Cindy Schultz and Diane Flynn have agreed to serve on the Care Committee.


We reviewed reports prepared by Principal Fred Brauer on the School Marketing Committee, what they have completed this school year and goals for the future. We also reviewed information provided by Fred on where the school enrollment is at the moment and the numbers projected for fall.


Barbara Adams closed with prayer. The next meeting will be May 10 at 7 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Darlene Goldhammer, BoG Secretary  




Prayers of our Church



For Maren Giannini and crew for helping to make the confirmation fellowship a great success; For our confirmands; Tristan, Karl, Danielle, Ashley, Alexis, Jenna, Trevor; For Darlene Goldhammer's successful surgery;For a very successful Spring Program, performed by 7th & 8th Grades & for the teachers who put their heart & soul into it


 Peace in the World

President Obama and our country's leadership - For our soldiers in

Afghanistan: for Frank Mitchell II, Thomas Caspersen & Antonio Landaverde who are overseas; for those in the Reserves- Jonathan Ellis; Talitha Benz, now stationed in Arizona


For our Staff

Fred Brauer; Margie Luehrs; Chrystle Vincent; Traci McClain; Amy Sosa; Christina Grace; Bethany Chhom; Ellen Hackerd; Kristi Morlock; Abby

Einspahr; Mike Souza; Doug Henry; Kim Heggins; Blenda Schultz; Michelle Michael; Sherrie Akre; Carol Liston; Cecilia Guerra; Cindy Suppus; Lydiana Sanchez; Holly Contier; Pastor Lu


Ministry Guidance

For our interim ministry need; Marketing Ideas; Wittenberg Manor Outreach; Evangelism; Children's, Family and Youth Ministries; Parish Education; School Enrollment


Peace and Comfort

For Amy Goldhammer's family at the passing of her grandmother, Betsy Fong; For Lisa Souza & family for the sudden passing of her sister         Karen Rippy; Frank Mitchell family for the loss of Frank's father, Harry


Cancer Patients

Pat Brown; Bettie Benz' son-in-law, Stephen Comfort; Dee Lazaga;   Evelyn Asker; Joyce Schwartz, Leanne Mueller's mother; Melody Saldate; Wanda Grimm


Physical, Emotional or Spiritual Healing

Darlene Goldhammer, ankle replacement recovery; Diane Nishwitz; Vivian Hunter, bad head pain; Jose Ocampo, Leah Aguilar's father- stroke; For Amy Sosa's mother, Dianne; Millie Salo; Willine Watson; John Ohanesian; Tyler & Dave Flynn


Expectant mothers

Annie Bland, friend of Amy & Jason Goldhammer- is pregnant with twins and has been put on full bed rest- due mid July; Grace Ramos; Colleen Martchenke- due August; Stephanie Mendia- due June; Emily Blank- due June 






Mike Squires' May 29 2012 Update


Dear Friend and Prayer Partner,

I will visit Haiti May 30 – June 4 with a local missions pastor and a denominational missions leader. We will meet with church leaders, and encourage self-reliance and local ownership. Pray for travel mercies, and that the meetings will be productive.


Togolese church leader Lari, who I have mentored for years, will be commissioned Wednesday May 30 as a member of Wycliffe-Togo. We have been working on this for years. This will increase Lari's responsibilities as a church leader and enable him to serve a wider range of people. Pray for his new ministry, travel and finances.

Mike Squires (To contact, contact Church Office)

Thursday, May 24, 2012




Keep it
moving, please, even if you've seen it before.

It is the
,  not the preacher,  who has given us freedom of religion.

It is
not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.


It is
 VETERAN,  not the lawyer,  who has given us the right to a fair trial.


It is
VETERAN,  not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.




It is the

salutes the Flag,


It is  the
who serves  under the Flag, 


We can be very
proud of our young men and women in the service no matter where they serve.