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AT THIS HOUSE WE CALL IT SHARING

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Posted by Martha Brannon on

Recycle. Repurpose. Reclaim. Recover. These are all words used to reclaim an item that might have outworn its original usefulness, and reuse it for something or someone else. At His House we have been doing that with clothing, sofas, and mattresses for about 9 years at our Minnetonka store and ...

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New Season of Litchicks

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Posted by Becky Koehler on

As one season comes to an end, another begins. So it is with LitChicks. We are pleased to announce our selections for our 2017-2018 season. Some of these books have a wait list at the library, so make your requests soon! July 13, 2017 Still Life With Breadcrumbs by Anna Quindlen (a love story, ...

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Help Local Students Fight Hunger with MH-MM

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Posted by Renee Whisnant on

Many Hands Many Meals packs life-saving meals throughout the year. We have our big packathon every November – but this year we’re having another event for local students in May. More than 800 students from area schools will come to Mount Calvary to pack meals on May 25-26. Teaching ...

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NIGERIA+BALI+SCRABBLE=PERSEVERANCE

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Posted by Judy Handke on

This is Mount Calvary’s 25th year of partnership with our sister church in Jimeta, providing financial support to native Nigerian missionaries who serve in remote areas. Nigeria is also the number one scrabble country in the world, according to recent NPR and Wall Street Journal articles. ...

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Tags: bali, nigeria, scrabble, jimeta, aikkaku

You've Got Mail

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Posted by Pastor David Olson on

I recall one Advent some years ago here when we collected a long list of names from the congregation. We started with our own home-bound, care-centered, widows and widowers and then expanded it by asking members to give us names of others to whom we could send personalized Christmas greetings. We ...

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Tags: embrace, message, notes, outreach, postcards

Youth Learning Life

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Posted by Doug Affinito on

Mount Calvary’s calling is, “to make, build-up, and send out disciples of Jesus Christ.” Nothing demonstrates that more than the Rite of Confirmation taking place at Mount Calvary on May 21.This year Mount Calvary will confirm a record 130 young people. It is a moment of pride ...

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Tags: confirmation, service, youth

Demsa Health Referral Center Opening

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Posted by Jay Johnson on

On February 24, 2017, the Lutheran Church of Christ Health Service Board held a ribbon cutting and opening of the renovated Demsa Health Referral Center. Mount Calvary was the primary contributor for this project, through our Mission Ready Capital Campaign a few years back. Both existing buildings ...

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God Loves Basketball

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Posted by Pastor David Olson on

GOD LOVES BASKETBALL Some years ago, I had a dream. Unfortunately, it was not one of those Martin Luther King Jr. kinds of dream, but a dream that came on after watching too much basketball during the NCAA Finals. The dream itself was short and the people in it indistinguishable. I was here at ...

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Tags: basketball, dream, joy

Church for the Deaf Dedication

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Posted by Jay Johnson on

On November 13, 2016, Bishop Amos Yakubu of the Yola Diocese, Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCCN), officiated over the dedication of the Church for the Deaf, in Jimeta, Nigeria. The Mount Calvary Foundation was the second largest US contributor for this project. Several members of Mount ...

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Tags: deaf, nigeria, outreach

Mount Calvary's Future is at Hand

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Posted by Doug Affinito on

Recent letters have focused on a right-brained explanation of Mount Calvary’s 8-point strategic plan. This month I conclude the series with a left-brained interpretation of our vision. Building on Mount Calvary’s successful 85+ year history of “making, building up, and sending ...

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