Schedule

Worship

Worship brings us together as a community of faith to celebrate God’s word of life and salvation in Jesus Christ.  It is our opportunity to share in praise and prayer around Word and Sacrament.  Holy Communion is celebrated at all worship services.

Current Worship Times 
 

  • Saturdays……..…....5:00 pm
  • Sundays….............9:00 am


Interested in getting involved at worship? Members serve in worship as musicians, deacons, ushers, greeters, nursery attendants, power point operators, audio & video techs, acolytes, lectors, and by serving on our altar guild. Click here for a link to more information about worship opportunities.

 

 


 

Celebrations & Seasons in the Church Year

Click on a celebration/season for more information.

 

 

Music

Music is an important part of every worship service. From traditional to contemporary, Calvary offers a wide variety of opportunities to use your musical gifts to the glory of God. See the Music & Ensembles page for more information. 

Special Music Events

  • Children’s Musical – Annual musical performed by the children’s choirs during worship one weekend in May.
  • Live Nativity - On even years, a live nativity is presented which includes music by the choirs and individuals.

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Celebrations & Seasons in the Church Year Explained
 

Advent
This Season celebrates the preparation and anticipation of the coming of the promised Messiah. Calvary has  Advent music, the tradition of the Advent wreath, and a beautifully decorated Sanctuary to welcome in the New Born King.
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Christmas Eve

Led by our Sunday School and families at Calvary, this service includes a Christmas narration in costume, a youth instrumentalists and vocalists, Sunday School choirs, and scripture readings walking through the story of the birth of Jesus Christ.

 

Scripture paired with beloved Christmas Carols on pipe organ tells the story of our Savior’s birth. The Sanctuary is beautifully decorated with the manger, Christmas trees, lights, and gorgeous poinsettias.

 

Calvary’s high church celebration of the birth of Jesus including choir, handbells, pipe organ, beautiful poinsettias, and Stille Nacht by candlelight.
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Christmas Day, 10:00am
With the coming of the new day, shouts of joy echo for the newborn Messiah. Worship with beloved Christmas Carols, pipe organ, mountains of poinsettias, and Scripture readings telling the birth of Jesus Christ.
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Epiphany
On the day of Epiphany, January 6, the church celebrates the revelation of Christ to all nations as represented by the magi who come to worship Jesus. The church calendar recognizes the season of Epiphany from January 6 until the last Sunday before Ash Wednesday which is celebrated as the Transfiguration of our Lord.
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Transfiguration Sunday
Matthew 17:2 “And he was transfigured before them [Peter, James, and John], and His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became dazzling white.” This Sunday celebrates the transfiguration of Jesus, as recorded in all three Synoptic Gospels: Matthew 17, Mark 9, and Luke 9.
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Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday begins the Lenten journey of forty days, and marks the start of our Lenten Supper at Calvary. The ashen cross placed on the forehead reminds us of our mortality, our need for repentance, and our God as the sole restorer of death to life.
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Wednesday Lenten Worship & Lenten Suppers (Ash Wednesday to Holy Week)
At Calvary, Ash Wednesday marks the first evening of Lent and our Lenten Supper fellowship. Join us for fellowship and fun at dinner and with our Lenten worship dramas!
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Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday is the first day of Holy Week. It celebrates the story of Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, where people spread palm branches and clothing before Him. On this Sunday, we recreate the scene through a processional around the church, led by a donkey and “disciples” dressed in costume.
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Maundy Thursday 
The gathering of the Last Supper that Jesus celebrated with his disciples is remembered for the love Christ showed in the washing of feet of His disciples and instituting the Lord’s Supper.
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Good Friday 

Bring your children and grandchildren for a hands-on Worship walking though Palm Sunday to Easter. This Worship includes palms, bread, a Chalice, Paschal candle, lilies, and eggs as we travel through Holy Week.

 

  • Good Friday Vigil, noon-3pm

Come to pray during the hours that our Lord spent on the cross.  The Sanctuary will be open during these hours and special meditative music will be playing.

 

Come to Calvary, the site of the crucifixion of Jesus. Witness the extinguishing of the candles and hear the Passion readings & the closing of the tomb.
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Easter Worship & Easter Breakfast
This is the feast of victory and a celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus. The Alleluia Choir, Celebration Ringers, trumpet, contemporary musicians, Easter lilies, and our beautiful Easter decorations provide a joyful atmosphere to declare the glorious news of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Join us for sunrise Easter worship at 6:30 am or traditional Easter worship at 9 am.
Easter Breakfast is served between worship services, in Fellowship Hall.
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Spring Musical
Each spring, our children share a special message through music and drama. Each musical shows how God works in the lives of his people. Invite your friends and family to come and see!
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Pentecost
Fifty days after the Resurrection of Christ, Pentecost was the day on which the Holy Spirit came down to the Apostles, marking the beginning of the Christian Church. Acts chapter 2 records this event that occurred in the upper room with Mary, the mother of Jesus.
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Rally Sunday
A Celebration of the beginning of our church year! We kickoff our Sunday School, music ensembles, and small group ministries on Rally Day.
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Reformation Sunday
On this Sunday, we celebrate the founding of the Lutheran Church, initiated by the theologian Martin Luther. Throughout the writings of Martin Luther, he stressed that we are justified through faith, by grace apart from works of the law.
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Thanksgiving Eve Worship
We thank and praise God for all our blessings in our evening Thanksgiving worship service. A pie social follows worship.
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