It was a very successful family fun night at Calvary Lutheran church. From the parable of the pumpkin that helped kids understand God’s great big love for them to the scavenger hunt that led to Calvary’s own little pumpkin patch to the delicious pizza and desserts it was a great night for all! Thank you to all the behind the scenes helpers. So much fun! Vicar Jennifer
Confirmation Students and Parent Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021
7th and 8th Grade Students – Confirmation Class Meeting for students and parents is on September 15th at 6:30 P.M. Please meet with Vicar Jennifer to discuss the confirmation program and expectations for the coming year. We will also have a pizza party and ice cream for all. Questions please call the church office 715/623-3102 or Vicar Jennifer 715/219-5489.
Calvary's Kids Will Resume on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021
May God’s Light Sparkle in Us! At Calvary’s Kids we use the Spark Curriculum, to spark the light of Christ in our Kids so they can help shine God’s light in our world. Every Wednesday, kids from grades 4K-6 will get a spark of the coming Sunday’s lessons. Through music and activities they’ll get to know the readings ahead of time so that when they come to Sunday Service they’ll be well prepared to receive the word. Our first night is Wednesday, September 8 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. You can call us at (715) 623-3102 for more information.
Registration and Introduction will be on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 5:30 ~COME JOIN THE FUN~ “Calvary’s Kids” meets on Wednesdays from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. If Antigo schools cancel or dismiss early due to weather, Calvary Kids will also be cancelled.
Vacation Bible School News!
All of our children in grades 4K-5th are invited for a very exciting Vacation Bible School this summer! Rocky Railway Vacation Bible School makes learning about Jesus’ power fun! This will be held from August 8-11, from 5:30-8:00PM at Antigo United Methodist Church. You can register online at http://bit.ly/AntigoVBS or by calling our church office at (715)623-3102.
Congratulations 2021 Confirmands on Affirming Your Baptism!
On Pentecost Sunday, May 23rd, Chelsea Kubiaczyk and Hazel McPhail affirmed their baptism. What a special day it was with Pastor Nicole( who taught the class with Lynda Eschmann assisting), and Vicar Jennifer presiding this joyous service. The sanctuary was decorated beautifully with a mobile that was made by our church members.
Come and Enjoy a Bible Journaling Class!
Are you looking for an artistic and imaginative way to express your spirituality, we recommend trying out this new trend.
What is Bible Journaling?
Bible journaling is a combination of two acts: studying the Bible and keeping a record of things you deal with every day. It is a type of reflective journaling where you use the Bible to guide you in understanding life and the things around you.
This type of journaling creates a way for you to approach the disciplines of the Bible in a fresh, new way. It allows you to learn and appreciate the teachings of the Lord and the scriptures in an organized and creative manner. It does not require exemplary artistic skills, it only requires devotion and faith. Starting a Bible journal is almost the same as starting a normal journal. Dedication and commitment are vital in order to continue.
We are so fortunate to have Lorra Metko who has offered to lead a Bible Journaling Group. The first class started on Thursday, January 21st in the Fellowship Hall at Calvary at 6:00 p.m. This group will continue to meet the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. through May.
Friendship Circle is a group of women from Calvary that join together once a month for Bible Study and fellowship among friends. This is not just Bible Study. It is a time to get to know each other. We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Come join us!!! We practice social distancing and wear masks.
Calvary's Kid's is an exciting Christian Education program for grades K-6 and when in session gathers on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 - 6:30 from Mid-September through May.
Calvary's Kids Service Project Night
On Wednesday, March 11, 2020 members of Calvary's Kids participated in a service project night at Calvary. They collected paper products for our Antigo Community Food Pantry and also made some beautiful homemade cards for the Ronald McDonald House families. Way to go Calvary's Kids, teachers, and families!!
Calvary's Kid's Christmas Program
Calvary's Kids had their Christmas program on Sunday, December 15, 2019 entitled, "The Twelve Symbols of Christmas," and it was informative and an absolute delight! A special thank you to our Calvary's Kids' leaders Jodi Betker Hilger, Jan Young, and Karen Williams and to our parents that help in so many ways. Also thank you Pastor Natalie Bassett for leading our worship service today. The families of our Calvary's Kids shared some delicious treats afterward with everyone in our fellowship hall.
Due to Co-Vid, we were not able to have the Christmas program for December of 2020, but hope to resume for December of 2021.
Calvary's Kid's Family Dinner
Bible Study with Glen!
Glen Gildemeister will be continuing to hold his monthly Bible Study at 9:30 a.m. at Calvary in the Fellowship Hall. Please join him on the first and third Sundays in our Fellowship Hall at Calvary. It is always a fun and informative Bible Study at Calvary with Glen!
Calvary's Kids Bible Class Get Creative!
Calvary's Kids Bible class was all about hands on learning. The 66 books of the Bible were written on these cups. The boys took on the challenge of putting them into the correct order. “Let’s make a cross for the picture!” They said.
Congratulations on Your First Communion!
First Communion was held at both Calvary and St. John’s on April 25th. Congratulations to the following on receiving their First Communion. The students created their very own cups that they drank from for their First Holy Communion.
St. John's Lutheran: Drew Larson and Grady Rew Calvary Lutheran: Cali Chroge, Karlee Conant, Daron Edwards, Zoë Edwards, and Olivia Ferg
The new Confirmation class began on Wednesday Nov. 4, for 7th and 8th grade students. A new curriculum is being used. We will use the Collaborate: Lutheran Confirmation material from Augsburg Fortress. Pastor Nicole has agreed to again lead our Confirmation Program and Lynda Eschmann will serve as small group leader. We look forward to a great beginning.
Congratulations 2020 Confirmands on Affirming Your Baptism!
Congratulations to our Confirmands: Blake Bradley Conant Jenna Louise Czerneski Brayden Jeffrey Vielbaum
Confirmation was held on October 25, 2020 with Pastor Nicole Behnke-Wilke presiding.
Calvary's Confirmation Class
Our confirmation Students collected canned soup for the “Souper Bowl of Caring”. Each member was asked to donate at least one can of soup for our local food pantry. Cash donations were also collected during the drive and soup purchased. The weigh-in at ACFP was 87#. Good job by all!
We thank all who contributed by filling the table and the collection bin with soup, money, paper bags & egg cartons.
Our 2020 Confirmation Students: Hazel McPhail, Chelsea Kubiaczyk, Brayden Vielbaum, Blake Conant, and Jenna Czerneski.
Vacation Bible School
Calvary Lutheran Church, Antigo United Methodist Church, and St. John's in Polar joined together to have another exciting Vacation Bible School this summer!! This was held at Antigo United Methodist Church located at 2034 Fifth Avenue from Sunday, August 11th - Wednesday, August 14th from 5:30 PM- 8:00 PM for ages 4K - 5th grade.
Calvary's Kids Families Help Assemble School Kits for Lutheran World Relief
On Sunday, September 22, 2019 families from Calvary's Kids helped pack the school kits for Lutheran World Relief.