News and Notes

Mount Calvary Lutheran Church
News and Notes
October 25, 2020

WORSHIP SERVICES

Sunday 9:00 am & 11:00 am

Monday 6:30 pm

On-Line:  Sunday 9:00 am – Facebook Live

at “Mount Calvary Lutheran Church Janesville”

(Or watch the recorded message at a later time)

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TODAY’S ALTAR FLOWERSHave been given to the glory of God by Mike and Wanda Geske in honor of their “25th” Wedding Anniversary on October 21st.  May God continue to bless their marriage.

MT. CALVARY FAMILY & FRIENDSDear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Thank you for all your thoughts, prayers, and cards during this very difficult time.  I am home now but continue to deal with a lot of pain.  I will be getting an injection on Wednesday and pray this will relieve the pain.  I am humbly grateful for all your continued support and hope to see you all soon.                                                                                                                                                                                    June Loertscher

THANK YOUDear Mt. Calvary Family and Friends, Thank you all for keeping me in your hearts, thoughts, and prayers over these past few weeks.  I am working on some body toning in my legs and then hopefully I will be up and running.  I have received quite a stack of cards and I have got a lot of wild tales to tell!                                                                                    Rod Cawkins

ECHO FOOD DRIVEThank you to all who donated to the September ECHO Packer Food Drive.  We collected 154 pounds of food and ECHO was very pleased to receive that.  Your generosity will help those who are less fortunate.                                                                         Eva Jean Rethwisch

“ELECTRONIC” SCRIP GIFT CARDS—The new RaiseRight™ mobile app makes fundraising for Mt. Calvary even easier.   Shop more than 750 top brands using “E” Scrip Gift Cards right from your phone instantly, whether you are at home or at the store. To get started just go to your App Store and download “RaiseRight Fundraising”, click on “Join a Program” and enter Enrollment Code 8LDFEA5B28683.  That will tie all your “E” Scrip Gift Card purchases directly to Mt. Calvary.  The create your own account and you are all set to go.  (You can leave “who are you fundraising for” blank).

Any ”E” Scrip Gift Cards you purchase on-line can be used instantly or you can store them in the app’s “wallet” for easy access at a later time.  The more you shop with “E” Scrip Gift Cards or the regular Scrip Gift Cards you purchase here at Mt. Calvary, the more our earnings grow to fund ourChristian Education Ministry.  All regular Scrip Gift Cards should still be purchased here at Mt. Calvary and not on-line. They are available for purchase before our 9:00 service or you can contact the church office at secretary@mountcalvaryjanesville.org (608) 754-4145 or Mary Oren

LOOKING AHEAD—MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

  • All Saints Day                                  Sunday, November 1st
  • Daylight Savings Time Ends         Sunday, November 1st
  • Congregational Voter’s Meeting   Sunday, November 8th at 10:00 am
  • Blood Drive                                      Friday, November 20th
  • First Sunday in Advent                   Sunday, November 29th
  • Life Line                                          Tuesday, December 1st

CONGREGATIONAL VOTER’S MEETING

Please note the time change”.  The voter’s meeting will take place on Sunday, November 8th  at 10:00 am between the two services. We will be reviewing and voting on the 2021 Ministry Plan. 

HELP NEEDEDWe are looking for 2-3 volunteers to help remove all furniture from Molly’s office and the Youth Room on Monday, November 9th at 9:00 am so new flooring can be installed and again on Friday, November 13th at 9:00 am to put everything back.  If you can help, please contact Jim Enerson at 608-774-7373 or jrenerson@aol.com.

IT’S BACK! “NO SHAVE NOVEMBER” with a twist!—“No Shave November” is fast approaching, so put those razors down, men! This is a challenge for all men in the congregation to not shave for the entire month of November. This is a fundraiser for “GIFTS” Men’s Shelter right here in our neighborhood.  If you are interested in participating, please let the church office know at 608-754-4145 or contact Jim Enerson at 608-774-7373 and we will create a ballot box for you.  Then we will share the names of the participants in “News & Notes”.  You will vote again this year with your dollars!  All voting dollars can be dropped into the voting bucket of your favorite bearded participant, or if you prefer, you can mail your voting dollars to Mt. Calvary along with your voting choice.  All profits will go to GIFTS to help these men get back on their feet.  If you have any questions, please contact Jim Enerson at 608-774-7373 or jrenerson@aol.com.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE – “ONE PLY AT A TIME”—Faith Lutheran Church has invited all Janesville churches to join them in “The Great Toilet Paper Challenge 2020!”  This is a fun and different way for our members to help our community.  Our challenge is to collect as many rolls of toilet paper as we can, which will be donated to ECHO.  This is a very needed item and often overlooked.  The challenge will run from October 1st thru October 31st.  Please bring your donations to church anytime between now and October 31st, drop them off in the ORANGE box labeled in the fellowship hall, and we will make sure they get delivered to ECHO.  Last year this challenge donated over 5,000 rolls of TP.  Together we can make a HUGE impact!

FUNDS FOR FRIENDS—Each time you shop at Sentry Foods, Mt. Calvary can receive a portion of that receipt back.  All you have to do is ask for a “Friends Sticker” be put on your receipt and then bring your receipt to church and drop off in the box near the mailboxes.  Every little bit adds up!  Thank you!

SUNDAY SCHOOL/BIBLE CLASS

Sunday School To-Go

  • Sunday School will take place not in person, but through a hybrid model using to-go kits and apps.
  • Families should sign up with Molly, so that the appropriate amount of kits can be assembled and available. This can be done simply by sending an email to: mtc_edu@yahoo.com or by texting Molly at 419-438-1870.
  • Kits will be available to pick up on Sunday mornings or by appointment.

SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDIES

  • Small Group Studies take place in the Fellowship Hall in order to maintain proper social distancing. The fellowship hall is sanitized both before and after each group meeting.  All who attend are required to wear masks and will need to go through a symptom/temperature check.
    • Women’s Bible Study will meet on Wednesdays at 7:00pm
    • Men’s Bible Study will meet on Thursdays at 7:00pm

DEVOTIONAL VIDEOS/CHILDREN’S MESSAGE VIDEOS

  • Weekly Devotional Videos with Pastor and Molly take place each

week on Tuesdays at 8:00pm.

  • Children’s Message Videos take place on Sundays at 12:00pm

https://www.facebook.com/mountcalvaryjanesville

YOUTH GROUP

  • Meets weekly on Sunday evenings from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
  • Youth Group  takes place in the Fellowship Hall in order to maintain proper social distancing. The fellowship hall is sanitized both before and after each Youth Group gathering. Youth are required to wear masks at all times and will need to go through a symptom/temperature check before they are allowed to stay for the evening’s activities. 

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OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE—We are looking for volunteers to help operate the A/V system once a month during our Sunday and Monday services, as well as streaming it on-line.  This would involve advancing the slides and setting up the streaming.  We offer extensive training and support.  This would be a great opportunity for some of our younger members to serve.  If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Tim Bremel at 608-751-3609 or tim.bremel@gmail.com.

Serving Us Today – October 25th & 26th

Pastor………………………..….………………………………….…Rev. David Bergelin

DCE………………………………………………………………………..Molly Bergelin

Elder on Duty Sunday 9:00 am……………………………Brian Helmeid & Paul Norland

Elder on Duty Sunday 11:00 am…….…………..…..…Brian Helmeid & Nathan Thurner

Elder on Duty Monday 6:30 pm……………………………….……………Alex Enerson

Organist…………………….……………….……..…………..………….…Joanne Bosben

Altar Guild……………………………………….………………Ken and Lynella Holmes

Technology…………………………………………….….…..…..Mike and Wanda Geske

Serving Us Next Week – November 1st & 2nd

Pastor……………………………….….…..………………………..…….Rev. David Bergelin

DCE…………………………………………………………….………….Molly Bergelin

Elder on Duty Sunday 9:00 am …………………..………Jim Enerson & Nathan Thurner

Elder on Duty Sunday 11:00 am……………………………Jim Enerson & Alex Enerson

Elder on Duty Monday 6:30 pm………………………………………………Jim Enerson

Organist…………………………….………………..…………………….……Joanne Bosben

Altar Guild………………………………………………………….…….…Wanda Geske

Technology…………………………..………………….…….……Tim and Starla Bremel

SIMPLY GIVING—provides a convenient way to make financial contributions to our church on a weekly, monthly, or yearly basis.  You can sign up to have your offering to our Lord drawn automatically from an account you designate.  It is easy, convenient, and a consistent way to give.  If you are interested, please sign up at https://mountcalvaryjanesville.org/electronic-giving/ or contact Dawn Enerson for additional information and/or help.

Today, October 25  (Reformation Day Observed)

9:00 am & 11:00 am..………..………..Worship Service with Holy Communion

12:00 pm……………….………………..Children’s Message Video (Facebook)

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm…………………………………………………..Youth Group

Monday, October 26

6:30 pm…………………………..……Worship Service with Holy Communion

Tuesday, October 27

7:00 pm………………………….……….…………Facebook LIVE Bible Study

8:00 pm………………………….….……Weekly Devotional Video (Facebook)

Wednesday, October 28

7:00 pm…………………………………..……….……….Women’s Bible Study

Thursday, October 29

7:00 pm………………………………..….……….………….Men’s Bible Study

Friday, October 30       

Office Closed

Saturday, October 31

Office Closed

Sunday, November 1  (All Saints’ Day)

9:00 am & 11:00 am………..…….……Worship Service with Holy Communion

12:00 pm…………………………………Children’s Message Video (Facebook)

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm………………….…….…………………………Youth Group