Ice Cream Social and Scavenger Hunt - Saturday, August 25
Calvary Lutheran Church, 4:00--5:30pm
Don’t worry, with this heat, we will keep you & the ice cream in the air conditioning so no one (and no ice cream!) will melt! All goodies provided, just bring your fun! Watch for our table at all services on Sundays to RSVP.
North Texas Day of Giving - September 20
N.E.E.D. will once again participate in North Texas Giving Day this fall. The date has just been announced for September 20. On this day, charities across North Texas call on their supporters to make a donation via Donations made that day are then eligible for some matching funds. Last year N.E.E.D. collected over $3100 as a result of the effort. Mark your calendar to “Get Up and Give.” To learn more about North Texas Giving Day go to
Day of Service - Sunday, September 9

Sunday September 9 is an opportunity to share love with our community in tangible ways.
We are a church that rolls up our sleeves and gets to work! On September 9, Calvary will be joining other Lutheran churches -- 4 million members, nearly 10,000 congregations, 65 synods and the church wide expression -- for a dedicated day of service.
You work every day to welcome your neighbors and make your community a better place. Now let's do it together as one body, using our hands to do God's work of restoring and reconciling communities in Jesus Christ’s name throughout the world.
We will gather together and go out to serve our community through a variety of service projects! This is open to EVERYONE-- families with young children, families with older children, singles, married couples, empty nesters, grandparents, everyone! e are working to provide meaningful service opportunities for the entire Calvary family. We are visioning the day to begin with worship at the 9:30 service and brunch/lunch. After lunch teams will be send out into the community to serve! Children will serve with their parents! This is a large undertaking so the sooner we know if you are interested, the easier it will be to plan, so please sign up now! More details will be available at the beginning of September when we have a headcount!
Columbarium Update
This summer Rick Miller has been working with Blake Kitch on architectural drawings for the columbarium cabinetry. Those drawings are complete. We should soon have renderings (photo-type image) of what the columbarium space would look like. We have been provided fixed costs for the niche construction and are working on getting bids for the wood cabinetry.Once all costs (niche + cabinertry) are determined, we will set the price for individuals to buy a niche.We thank you for your patience and hope to kickoff sales in September!
Please click here to complete COLUMBARIUM SURVEY

Noisy Offering
Calvary’s Social Ministries Committee has determined that for the year 2018, we can do the best in our world by giving our Noisy Offering collections to the ELCA Good Gifts Program. By supporting the program, we put our money towards Disaster Response, World Hunger, and the ELCA Fund for Leaders, to name a few. We’ll highlight a specific way this program works each month.
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Stephen Ministries
Calvary Lutheran Church trained their first Stephen Ministers in 1992 and Stephen Ministers have been serving our congregation and community for 25 years.This is a vital and thriving ministry at Calvary and we are here to help you or someone you may know walk through a difficult time, circumstance or situation. Confidentiality is one of the foundations of this ministry.
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Kairos Prison Ministry
The mission of the Kairos Prison Ministry is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women and youth, as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities.The vision of Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. (KPMI) is to be a community spiritually freed from the effects of imprisonment reaching all impacted by incarceration, through the love, hope, and faith found in Jesus Christ.
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We are still collecting money for our military troops overseas. The big glass jar is sitting on the ledge near the Family Life Center entrance. All money collected goes to the American Bible Society. Thank you for your participation, Rosie Blackwell
Sandwich Making Anyone?
Come help make sandwiches!
Have fun and fellowship serving the needy. Join the crew in Calvary’s kitchen on the 21st of each month to help make sandwiches for the homeless at the Presbyterian Night Shelter. The assembly line begins at 12:00p.m.

Calvary Yoga
Anna Trimm leads an all ages / all abilities yoga class each Tuesday from 10-11am in the Family Life Center (gym). Anna has a 20 year career as a movement therapist and focuses these classes on breathing and general flexibility. You can contact her to sign up at

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Click on the links below to see hundreds of photos from Calvary's 2nd Annual Fun Run, benefiting Lutheran Social Service Foster Care in Texas and Animal Services of Richland Hills. The run was held November 8, 2014.
- Rusty's Photos
- Rosemary's Photos

We have been serving dinner at PNS twice per month for almost 5 years and praise God for all the volunteers who have served. PNS is at capacity each night and we are serving 600 homeless, many of whom are our friends from RITI. Subsequently, we need 5 volunteers each time to meet the demand at PNS.
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Come get each Friday started right with good coffee, breakfast and conversations. Joe’s Coffeehouse is located about 1.5 miles north of IH-820 on Denton Hwy (Hwy 377). The address is 5912 Denton Hwy, Watauga, Texas 76148. We begin at 8:00 am and usually wind up by 9:15 am. For more information, contact Davis or Janis Tubre 972.827.7140 or
Come join us!