Calvary's Entry in the Thrivent Cans Hunger Contest
For the fifth year in a row, Calvary is working to stop hunger in Antigo by participating in the Thrivent Cans Hunger can sculpture contest. This year, for the second time, we have partnered with St. John's Lutheran Church in Polar for the competition. Thanks to everyone who contributed cans, worked on the sculpture, or participated in any way. Vote often, this week - once per day, per device - to support the can sculpture of your choice.
Reformation Book Fair
As part of our celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, we have a book fair from Augsburg Fortress featuring 20 books about various aspects of the Reformation. There is quite a variety, including:
When Lightening Struck, by Danika Cooley. It is a story of Martin Luther. Papa Luther and The Life of Martin Luther – both for children. Martin Luther’s Christmas Book. Atlas of the European Reformations, by Tim Dowly. The Wit of Martin Luther, by Eric W. Gritsch. A Daily Devotional based on Luther’s writings – Day by Day We Magnify You. Martin Luther’s 95 Theses with Introduction, Commentary, and Study Guide. And many more.
Books at this book fair are paid for when they are ordered, and delivered about two weeks after the book fair ends. The books are sold for 50% of their regular price.
Peruse the table in the narthex and see if something captures your interest. The books will be set up before and after the Sunday and Thursday worship services.
Beginning with a rousing, spirit-filled worship service on Sunday, 29 October, we celebrate the 500th Anniversary of The Reformation.
And following worship we will have a Reformation Festival in the fellowship hall. We will have a chance to learn more about the important reforms of the Reformation, as we enjoy and celebrate. Follow the timeline to explore what was happening in the world and the church, learn about the Diet of Worms, take a selfie with Martin Luther, vote for your favorite Reformation hymn, and enjoy a good German treat of pretzels and root beer!
Bible Verse for the Week ... The righteousness of God is revealed through faith fr faith; as it is written, "The one who is righteous will live by faith." Romans 1:17