Friday, November 30, 2012

December 2012

DECEMBER E-Chronicle 2012




Calvary members, school family and friends

The elders would like to ask you to set aside January 6th.

Put a mark on your calendar.......Make it a priority.........It's an important day for Calvary.......

We will be welcoming and installing Pastor Kelly Smith as Pastor of Calvary Lutheran Church and School. We all have busy lives, but we feel it very important for us to gather together in celebration of Pastor Smith and his wife Pam's arrival as we partner with them into the next chapter of the life and ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church and School. We have been advised that our District President, Pastor Newton, will be there as well as Pastors from within the District to be part of the celebration. There will also be a time of food and fellowship following the service. Pastor Smith will be leading the 9am service in the morning and the installation service will be at 4pm.


Again, we would strongly encourage you to make this a priority and join in this celebration.



Hank Blank, Gerry Luehrs, Bill Sandau, Dave Schultz, Dave Mueller


October 18, 2012


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


Barbara Adams presented "Keep Moving Forward," a devotion based on Acts 17:28. "Keep Moving Forward." Do you remember receiving your first bicycle?   For many it was difficult to keep the bicycle upright and moving forward, but with the help of family and friends you did eventually manage to do just that. So it is with our Christian life. We never reach a point where we can stop moving forward; our personal relationship with the Lord does not reach a point where we can just "sit on the bicycle." "For in Him we live and move and are." Acts 17:28.


The devotion was followed with prayer by all present.

Minutes of the last meeting were confirmed by email.


BOG then reviewed school information previously provided by Principal Fred Brauer.   Frank Mitchell is in charge of email information for the school; the Marketing Committee has sent another mailing to the immediate area.


Dave Mueller presented a report from the Board of Elders. They will confirm with Pastor Lu that he will continue to serve through the Christmas season. Each of the elders has been assigned to a school classroom to assist families with needs and to reach out to unchurched families. Elders will also follow up on eprayers and quilt requests. Pastor Gary Mohr will be serving our congregation on October 28 while Pastor Lu is on vacation.


Barbara presented an update on the Beautification Committee and the Youth Committee.


Our Direct Missions budget for last year has been paid. We will now be requesting suggestions from the congregation on how to distribute the $10,000 contribution we make each year for Direct Missions.


An elder will read Pastor Kelly Smith's letter to the congregation on Sunday 21. Pastor and Pam will live in the parsonage so the current lease will end December 14. The date for Pastor Smith's installation has not been confirmed, but it will be in early January. All the pastors in the area will be invited.


We continue to seek candidates for BOG.


Next meeting will be Thursday, November 15.


Jeff Jensen closed in prayer


Darlene Goldhammer

BOG Secretary


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OWL- Middle School Youth Group

Christmas Party, December 14 from 6-8pm


The Experience- High School Youth Group

Meets on Sundays from 6-8pm 


Sunday School
10:15am in the Calvary Club Room.  Hope to see your kids there!!


Adult Choir

Led by Carol Liston- Practices at 8am on Sunday mornings


Men's Bible Breakfast

Meets on Thursdays from 6-7am in Parish Hall


Prayer Quilters

Meets on Wednesdays from 9am-12pm in the Parish Hall  


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*Advent, Weds., Dec. 5 @ 7pm

* Advent, Weds., Dec. 12 @7pm

* CLS Christmas Program (Gr. 3-6) Weds., Dec. 19 @ 7pm

* Soup suppers precede at 5:45pm

Christmas Eve Family Candlelight Service @ 5pm

Christmas Day Celebration @ 10am

New Year's Eve Communion Service@ 7pm

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Dec. 5, 12 and 19

At 5:45pm- Parish Hall

Sign up binder in info. Booth:)

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 Needed:  Cookies for Wittenberg Christmas Tea

The tea is 8 Dec.  We would need your cookies no later than Friday, 7 Dec. 3pm delivered to the school in the Conference Room. 4 doz.  No nuts please. There will be a sign up in the outside area by the quilts. We need 10 people to sign up. Thank you for your help in sharing with the residents at Wittenberg Manor. LWML ladies

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If you would like to be added to our roster for offering

envelopes, please contact the church office.

Envelopes will be distributed after Dec. 15.

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The new flower chart is now up in the Narthex

A $30 donation is suggested

Please take your flowers at the close of the service

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 December 18- Dining for Dollars- Five Guys 3-7pm

January 6- Installation of Pastor Kelly Smith 4pm

(dinner to follow in Parish Hall)

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Call the church office or send an email to to place an order for a Poinsettia.  $10 Donation.  Check payable to Calvary Lutheran Church.  Please list name and particulars. 
Deadline is Dec. 19.


Gift cards make GREAT Christmas Gifts!

Available Weekdays in the office & Sunday after church


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Prayers of Calvary  


Peace in the World

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

Afghanistan: Frank Mitchell II; for those who are overseas Thomas

Caspersen, Justin Higgins; for those in the Reserves- Jonathan Ellis; Talitha Benz, now stationed in Arizona


For our Staff

Fred Brauer; Margie Luehrs; Chrystle Vincent; Traci McClain; Christina Grace; Bethany Chhom; Ellen Hackerd; Kristi Morlock; Mike Souza; Doug Henry; Kim Heggins; Blenda Schultz; Sherrie Akre; Carol Liston; Cecilia Guerra; Cindy Suppus; Lydiana Sanchez; Holly Contier;

Pastor Lu


Peace and Comfort

Stan Miller and family for the loss of his father


Cancer Patients

Marjorie Britts- kidney cancer; Ralph Foskett; Robert Kruger ; Joanna Chan; Richard Cole; Melody Saldate; Pat Brown; Evelyn Asker



Barbara Arionus; George Britts- Lou Gehrig's Disease; Carole Adams; Becky Aubrey; Emanuele Licastro; Linnea Greer; Ann Olds; Rosalie Ellis; John Ohanesian; Flynn Family


Expectant mothers

Jacqulyn Riley; Becky (Saldate) Banke- due Dec.; Melissa McCartney- due January; Youn Mitchell- due Feb.


Unemployed and underemployed

Jerrie Moyer



(Please email or call the church office 278-2555 to update your prayer requests. Requests will be removed after 3 weeks unless otherwise informed, Thank you)   


Church Contacts 

Pastor Luther Werth: 

Elders Hank Blank, Gerry Luehrs, Dave Mueller, Bill Sandau, Dave Schultz:
BoG Barbara Adams, Sarah Anderson, Darlene Goldhammer, Jeff Jensen, Lee Strom:
Accountant/Office Admin. Lydiana Sanchez:
Church Secretary Holly Contier: 


Friday, November 2, 2012

All Saints' Sunday - Nov 4

Calvary Lutheran Church
November 4, 2012
All Saints' Sunday

Join us on Sunday as we remember Calvary  loved ones who have gone to be with our Lord this year...
 Dean Balk~ Anna Beasley ~ Rita Lowe 
Adolph Stafne ~ Mabel Stafne

Special Music

The Calvary Choir
"O Master Let Me Walk with Thee"

                         Directed by Carol Liston
Calvary Lutheran Church & School
17200 Via Magdalena
San Lorenzo, California 94580
510-278-2555    510-278-2598