High School Envelope Fundraiser
This summer Calvary Youth are joining Messiah Lutheran Youth (Fairview, OH) to help with Hurricane Rebuilding in the small Texas town of Refugio. Refugio is about 35 miles away from Port Aransas, where Category 4 Hurricane Harvey, with its 130-mph winds, rumbled ashore on August 25, 2017. Eight months later families are still rebuilding their little community. Neighbors helping neighbors and strangers lending a hand. Calvary and Messiah will come in as strangers to the people of Refugio, but leave as long distance neighbors. We will be doing an ENVELOPE FUNDRAISER in May to raise money to purchase building materials. At that time, you may select an envelope from the narthex and donate the amount listed on the envelope.
Memorial Day Remembrances
On Sunday, May 27th, we will remember & honor family members & friends who served their country in the military and have passed away. If you would like to remember someone, please fill out the sign-up sheet available at the narthex. Ministry Display Signs (available May 6th—23rd), or fill out the form online at bit.ly/MemorialDayRemembrances. The last day to sign up is May 23rd.
Please note: Veterans who are still living will be honored on Veterans Day in November.
Calvary Day Camp & Disciple Camp - June 10-14
(Sunday - Thursday) 9:00am - 3:00p. Cost: $60 per camper (includes a shirt!)
For kids entering K-8th grade in the fall of 2018 . Registration is on a first come, first serve basis! Open registration is until March 1 and then registrations are accepted by class if space is available.
Day Camp: K- 5th graders participate in
Disciple Camp: 6th-8th graders who participate in service projects (limited to 22 registrations)

radKIDS® Personal Empowerment Safety Education - June 18-22
Calvary is teaming up with the Richland Hills Police Department to host radKIDS® Personal Empowerment Safety Education program. This program is designed to empower kids to not be victims of crime. Topics include safety at home, safety out-&-about, conflict resolution, bullying, and much more. The difference between this training and traditional training is it teaches kids realistic physical defense strategies to use in the event an abductor tries to kidnap them.
Click here for details and registration information

Columbarium Update
We are making plans to construct a columbarium in the southeast corner of the sanctuary. If you were unable to attend our town hall meetings and would like to complete an interest survey we now have that survey online.
Please click here to complete COLUMBARIUM SURVEY
Did you know Calvary has a SOFTBALL TEAM?
If you'd like to play, please sign up at the Calvary Lutheran Softball Team sheet under Fellowship on the bulletin board outside the Fellowship Hall. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Kyle May (817.819.3455) or Jake Chambers (817.705.2449).
Calvary's Youth Busy Summer 2018 Plans
This is a year that the ELCA Youth from across the country gather to worship and serve together at the ELCA Youth Gathering. We will be there with 33 teenagers! Our kids know that there is still much rebuilding to be done after the hurricanes last summer and are also doing a mission trip this summer. This is in addition to what they are doing in the community and here at Calvary:
June 10‐14: Calvary's Day Camp Leaders
June 23‐26: Mission Trip
June 27‐July2: ELCA Youth Gathering
July 8: Lead Calvary worship
August: Host Ft Worth Foster Family's Back to School Bash.
Workshop for Church Musicians - July 19-20

Practical workshops for all connected with church music or considering working in church music. New settings of compline and vespers introduced by composer Thomas Pavlechko. New handbell and choral music reading sessions. Hymn festival on new Opus 100 Redman 60 rank tracker organ. Using instruments in worship. Introducing and incorporating diverse musical styles in worship. Click here to register ...

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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Growing in Motherhood
If you are a mom of children age birth – 3rd grade,
you are invited to a BIBLE STUDY and time of FELLOWSHIP
with other moms!
Second Sunday of the Month, Sunday School Room #11, 9:30am
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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Fair Trade Store
Because of the craziness of construction, and slow summer months, I'm going to put a pause on Calvary's Fair Trade. We've been promised a permanent display "store" with the renovation, so we will re-open with Grandeur in the fall! I can't wait!
Kairos Prison Ministry
The Spring Kairos Prison Ministry team is gearing up for Weekend #43 at the Coffield Men's Prison Unit near Palestine, Texas. Weekend #43 will be held April 27 through April 30. In preparation, we will have team training meetings on March 18 and 25, April 8, 22 and 26. We are in search of new team members. We need men for the inside ministry and women for the outside support ministry. We would love to have more Calvary team members.
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PENNIES FOR BIBLES FOR OUR MILITARY
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 atrimm.rmt@gmail.com.

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PHOTOS FROM RUN FOR THE HILLS!
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

CALLING FOR HELP AT PNS
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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FRIDAY AM COFFEE AT JOE’S COFFEEHOUSE:
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 tubre@outlook.com.
Come join us!