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Linked in Prayer

Posted by Laurie Erickson on

As we set aside time for daily prayer, we can notice how our God nourishes, strengthens, loves and forgives us. Listen for the Holy Spirit’s guidance. Through silence, reading scripture, prayer, we learn to listen to the Holy Spirit’s guidance. Here are a couple suggestions for the...

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Once Upon a Manger

Posted by Pastor David Olson on

Some years ago, Garrison Keillor shared the Seven Principles of a Successful Christmas. Number one was not to spend too much time shopping for gifts that are going to spend the next 30 years in a bottom drawer and sell for 35 cents at an estate sale. Just buy them all sweatpants. Number two...

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QUILTING MINISTRY

Posted by Sharon Roos on

If you were in church Oct. 21/22, you noticed a lot of quilts displayed over the pews. This output is from October only and will go to Simpson House, along with warm knit scarves, mittens and stocking caps, toiletries, and beautiful tote bags for female homeless to carry in lieu of a black...

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THANKSGIVING

Posted by Pastor David Olson on

This morning as I write, a couple I married and their two children are living in a rental home outside San Francisco while wildfires consume their neighborhood in Santa Rosa. Friends and colleagues are in the middle of rebuilding or restoring homes in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean or grieving...

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WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

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Sure, it’s a good song title (for both Joe Cocker and the Beatles), but it’s also the message at the core of one of our four Pillars … namely, Service. I’ve accumulated many quotes and sayings over the years which I take great pleasure in sharing with my kids at...

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HIS HOUSE VEHICLE DONATION

Posted by Martha Brannon on

At His House, October is the time of year we mention our car donation program. A vehicle can make the difference between not only getting a job, but keeping a job when you live in the suburbs. We have very limited public transportation access and not having reliable transportation is a barrier...

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Tags: outreach, vehicle donation

WHO WAS BILL NILSEN?

Posted by Ross McGlasson on

WHO WAS BILL NILSEN?This is a departure from the typical monthly activities at your Foundation. We are installing a stone bench, small altar and planters in front of the Columbarium. The plan is to make the area more spiritual. We are also hosting an informal dinner for members of the Tartu...

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PASSING OF THE PRESIDENT'S TORCH

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Hello! While I appreciate having this opportunity to introduce myself to the Mount Calvary congregation, I also need to say a goodbye…to Doug Affinito as the outgoing Council President. Thankfully, Doug will still be on our Council so we’re not losing his wisdom, leadership and...

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GOD’S STORY WRITTEN ON THE SOUL OF A GRUMPY MONK

Posted by Pastor David Olson on

500 years ago this October, a German monk with a newly discovered understanding of God’s grace and a growing dissatisfaction with the legalism of the institutional Church could not stay silent. While his initial hope might have been to start an honest debate and conversation, it quickly...

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Tags: luther, reformation

MILESTONE MINISTRY GETS A “FACE-LIFT”

Posted by Andrea Fieldhouse-Griner on

Mount Calvary families have been involved in the Milestone Ministry for 15 years. They have been recognizing and tending those baptismal promises faithfully. Now we are tending the ministry itself by giving it a fresh look, some tweaks AND added fun! You will see the latest look, experience the...

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Tags: children, milestone, youth, faith families

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