Our First Annual Jesus Palooza at Heinzen Pavilion was Spectacular!
On Sunday, August 15th at 10:30 a.m. we had our joint church service with the Lutheran Kindred Parish at the Heinzen Pavilion in Antigo. Faith, Hope and Harmony band provided the gospel worship music and it was wonderful! We had a delicious free chili dog luncheon and fellowship following the service. We had a great turn out! A BIG Thank You to everyone that helped make this a success! The Heinzen Pavilion has been booked for Sunday, August 14, 2022 for our second annual Jesus Palooza so please put that on your calendars!
Spread Your Wings Project Inspires Positivity and Hope
Thank you to everyone who participated in this inspiring project! The project was completed by parishioners, middle school confirmands, Calvary Kids children and friends of all ages, near and far. Lorra Metko, Calvary's new head of education, volunteered to help make Angel Wings happen. She and her mother, Pat Metko, helped put the display together. Our Church Administrator, Lynda Eschmann, made sure the feathers made out of cardstock were given to everyone that wanted one. Vicar Jennifer wanted to do something that could bring positivity to Calvary that everyone could work on together. Even though gathering is limited, a visual reminder referencing not only faith, but how are faith binds our hearts together no matter where we are Vicar Jennifer stated. People were encouraged to write something positive on them like a positive quote, Bible verse, or a random act of kindness. Vicar Jennifer encourages members to take selfies with the display and share the pictures on social media to help spread positivity beyond the walls of Calvary!
Many changes are happening at Calvary! Change can sometimes be scary, but change can also be a wonderful thing. Take a look around at Calvary and notice some of the positive changes that are taking place. Our puzzles and books have been moved to the Library located in the office wing of our church. The Narthex has a new comfortable and inviting look! Our Nursery has been redesigned and murals are being painted in the Nursery. Thank you to everyone that has helped to make these positive changes happen at Calvary! A Special thank you to Allyce Lees who shared her time and artistic talents with us, driving back and forth from Waupaca. Also, a special thank you to Richard Tews, Ron Peterka, and Dave(Vicar Jennifer's father) for preparing the walls and painting, to our anonymous benefactor, and to Vicar Jennifer for her vision and push!
Calvary is Blessed with Many New Members!
What a joyous day it was on January 12, 2020 as Calvary welcomed many new former members of St. John's Lutheran Church in Polar into our faith community. Pastor Bruce Beyer led us in worship for this blessed occasion. Following the service we joined in the Fellowship Hall to meet and welcome them into our church family. Our new members have brought some of their beautiful and treasured items from St. John's to Calvary.
On October 13, 2019 Benita Hupf Affirmed her Baptism and joined Calvary. Pastor Bruce Beyer also led worship service that day and welcomed Benita to Calvary's church family once again. Benita had been a long time member and recently moved back to Antigo.
Friendship Circle Dinner Gathering at Luigi's
Ladies from Calvary gathered at Luigi's for a Christmas Get Together on December 17th and had such a wonderful time!
Ordination Day for Pastor Timothy Schroeder
On September 20, 2019 Pastor Timothy Schroeder was ordained at University Lutheran Church of Hope in Minneapolis, MN. We are so happy and proud for you Pastor Tim!!
Ordination Day for Pastor Julie Barger and Pastor Betty Wyatt
On July 8, 2018 Pastor Julie Barger and Pastor Betty Wyatt were ordained at Calvary. What a beautiful and blessed day it was!! We couldn't be happier or prouder for you both!
2020 Thrivent Cans Hunger "Feeding the Hungry"
Calvary’s Farm can structure, “Feeding the Hungry," was awarded 1st place for the most creative structure at the zoom awards event on October 14th. Thank you to Lynn Cerny for designing our structure, Bill Eschmann for leading our Thrivent Action Team in support of this event, and to Julie Kubiaczyk and committee for all their hard work in planning and construction. Thank you also to our members who donated cans and funds towards this wonderful cause for our Antigo Community Food Pantry. Through your efforts, our structure raised 52 boxes of Creamettes Pasta, 877 Cans of: veggies, a variety of types of tomatoes, Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce, and Ravioli; plus the extras of pumpkins, onions, potatoes, squash, and apples. We could not have done it without your help!
Chili Cook-Off Chili Luncheon Stand For Children Day
Calvary's Outreach Committee and other church members partake in fundraisers for Outreach Ministries and community events including passing out water at the Christmas parade in December and working with children and their families at Stand For Children Day the third Saturday in May at the Heinzen Pavilion.
Congratulations 2020 Graduates!
We congratulate our High School Seniors. Due to Co-Vid 19 we were unable to all meet in person. Your church family would like to wish you the best and will pray for you as you pursue your dreams. This is a year you will long remember!
Zander Aros Anna Hilger Kaleb Jaje Blake Kautza Misty Knight Ethan Schmidt Ian Young