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Two Upcoming Special Outdoor Services this Summer!
Mark your calendars this summer for two special outdoor services that will be held with both of our churches in our Kindred Lutheran Parish!! Thursday, July 1stall are welcome to an outside picnic and worship service. Since July 4th is on a Sunday this year, St. John’s is having Thursday night worship service at 7:00 p.m. (NO Sunday July 4th service). All are invited to a cookout of hotdogs and hamburgers, chips, potato salad, etc. starting at 5:30 until time of service. It will be a good time to meet each other, enjoy some fellowship and be outside to worship. In case of bad weather – it will be held inside. Calvary no need to bring anything St. John’s is willing to provide the meal. Please note that Calvary will still offer a Sunday Service on the 4th of July at 8:30 a.m.
Sunday, August 15th at 10:30 a.m. we are having a joint church service with the Lutheran Kindred Parish at the Heinzen Pavilion in Antigo. Faith, Hope and Harmony band will be providing the gospel worship music. Free hot dog lunch and fellowship following service. Help us get the word out, this is going to be terrific!
**Wonderful News!** Vicar Jennifer Sosinski Began Leading Church Services on December 6, 2020.
On November 8, 2020, St. John's in Birnamwood and Calvary each held a special congregational meeting to vote to accept a TEEM (Theological Education for Emerging Ministries)candidate, Jennifer Sosinski. We are thrilled to announce that this passed by a two-thirds vote in each of the churches in our parish. Our Kindred Lutheran Parish Council met and they are pleased to share the good news that we have finalized the agreement with Jennifer Sosinski to become the Vicar of our parish. Jennifer started on December 1, 2020 and her first church services were on Sunday, December 6th. With Jennifer leading both congregations services, our church service times will be changing to 8:30 a.m at St. John’s and 10:30 a.m at Calvary. We are excited to work together with the leadership and guidance of Jennifer. On May 2, 2021 the times will alternate and Calvary will be at 8:30 a.m. and St. John's in Birnamwood will be at 10:30 a.m.
Our Congregation Voted to Form the Kindred Lutheran Parish between Calvary Lutheran and St. John's Lutheran Church in Birnamwood.
On August 23, 2020 at a special congregational meeting, the congregation voted to form the Kindred Lutheran Parish between Calvary Lutheran and St. John’s Lutheran (Birnamwood). Each church will keep its own identity and council. There will be a joint council for the Parish with 3 elected members from each church serving on the Parish Council. Voted to serve on the Parish Council from Calvary are: Alan Bahr, Julie Kubiaczyk, and Jan Young. This is one step further in our goal to having one pastor to serve both churches. If you have any questions, please contact an officer of the church council.