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Grants Pass, OR
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Calvary Caller
Service of Thanksgiving
On the evening before Thanksgiving Day, November 26 at 7 p.m.,
we will be gathering for worship, giving thanks to God for all His blessings. Following worship, we will gather in the Fellowship Hall for pie! This
is an old tradition in many churches and will be fun to try here this year. A
couple weeks before Thanksgiving, there will be a sign-up sheet for those
who plan to attend and those who would be willing to bring a pie to share.
Plan to join in this Thanksgiving celebration!
Don't stay home alone on Thanksgiving Day! Join your Calvary
friends and family for a Thanksgiving feast at 3:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving
Day. Turkey, gravy, cider and coffee will be provided with side dishes
and desserts provided by those attending. Please see the sign-up
sheet in the narthex. Signing up is important, so we know how many
turkeys are needed.
Wednesday Worship
6:00 p.m. Informal Worship
Sunday Schedule
8:30 a.m. Blended Worship
9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages
10:45 a.m. Traditional Worship
Pastor David Johnsen
Richard Kelly, Coordinator of Youth & Family Ministry
Nancy Hodgson, Director of Music Ministry
Wendy Ross, Director of Choirs
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909 NE “A” Street, Grants Pass, OR 97526
Phone: (541) 479-2577
E-mail: [email protected]
Thanksgiving Day Dinner
November 2014
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From Pastor Dave
This is the time of year when we talk about our Stewardship emphasis. I think it’s interesting that so many Christians say they’d rather we didn’t talk about money and about how we give to God and His church. However, Jesus did talk a lot about money – more than He talked about faith
and prayer. The reason is that He knew that money tells us so much about
ourselves. He knew that if you want to know someone’s priorities in life,
just look at how they handle their money. Money is the way we ultimately
communicate what we really believe and what we value in life. God is a
giving God and He wants us to be giving like Him, and so He gave to His
church a practice to train us in giving. The Bible calls that practice, “tithing”.
Tithing basically comes from a Hebrew word that means “one tenth”.
Tithing is giving 10% of my income back to God. Now, I sometimes hear
people talk about their offering as their “tithe”. But, it’s really not a “tithe”
unless what they’re giving is actually 10% of their income. And since we’re
using Biblical language, we really shouldn’t be using the word “give” when
we talk about our tithes. The Bible always uses the word “bring”. For instance in Malachi 3:10, God says, “Bring the full tithe into the storehouse,
so that there may be food in my house…” God uses the word “bring” because everything is God’s. We don’t “give” God something that is already
His. God is the one who gives us everything, and He says, “go ahead and
use 90% of that for your needs; just bring back 10% (the tithe) to me.”
I honestly think the reason people have such a hard time with the
idea of tithing is because of the way they spend money. They’ll look at their
money as a way to take care of expenses. The problem is, the more money they get the more expenses they have, and by the time they get to God
the money’s almost gone. God then gets what’s leftover. The Bible reminds us that God ought to come first – the Bible calls it “first-fruits” giving.
In other words, a tithe isn’t just 10% of your income, it’s the first tenth – before taking care of any expenses.
With Gladness
8:30 a.m.
2nd: Jan Stutts, Wanda Andrews
Jessica Kelly
9th: Chuck & Terry Morrison
Carol Wilson
16th: Kirby & Janine Nave
Ruth Johnsen
23rd: Bob & Jeanne Workley
Marcia Lembcke
30th: Don Scarr, Gary Blom
Ruth Johnsen
10:45 a.m.
2nd: Don & Karen Martyn
Bonnie Cordes
9th: Connie Kurth
16th: John & Mary Jane Ainsworth
George Straka
23rd: Connie Kurth
30th: Bonnie Cordes
Bonnie Cordes
Karen Lebow, Jerri Szabo
Dolly Rodriguez, Connie Kurth
Dianne Weitzel, Lia Hass
Sheri Scarr, Betty Williams
8:30 a.m.: Larry Bolint, captain
Michael Jaroslow
David Lindall
Bob Olson
10:45 a.m.: Butch Kurth, captain
Dave Cook
Dale Wheeler
2nd: 8:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
9th: 8:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
16th: 8:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
23rd: 8:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
30th: 8:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
Karen Lebow
Nadine Fowler
Crystal Zimmer
Jean Scherpf
Marcia Cottrill
Connie Kurth
Jan Stutts
George Straka
Ruth Johnsen
Ed Weitzel
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Serving the Lord . . . . . . . .
8:30 a.m. Scheduler needed
10:45 a.m. Pam Whatley
Hostess - Wanda Andrews
Holly Rounsaville
Jean Scherpf
Micheale Schmidt
Claire Schneider
Jan Hiltbruner
Lorraine Steidle
Meredith Steele
Bonnie Stucke
2nd: 8:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
9th: 8:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
16th: 8:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
23rd: 8:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
30th: 8:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
Wanda Bolint
Patty Latham
Wanda Bolint
Patty Latham
Wanda Bolint
Patty Latham
Wanda Bolint
Patty Latham
Wanda Bolint
Hostess Committee information
will be in your church mailbox.
At this point, some will ask, “so, why should I tithe? What’s the
benefit?” Well, God promises a special blessing for those who give
back a tithe of what is already God’s. Continuing the verse in Malachi 3,
God says, “…put me to the test, … see if I will not open the windows of
heaven for you and pour down for you an overflowing blessing.” This is
something that can only be proved by those who tithe. All I can say is
that Ruth and I grew up in homes where our parents tithed and we have
always tithed. Now, I can’t compare with what it would be like if we didn’t tithe, but I can tell you that we have always felt abundant blessed by
God in our lives.
Sunday, November 23, will be our Commitment Sunday when
we will be making our commitments to God’s work through us in 2015.
You will also be receiving a letter with a commitment form to bring to the
altar on that Sunday during worship. Please be praying about this. If
you don’t tithe, try putting God to the test!
God gives us His very best and He wants to see us living a life of
Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food
in my house, and thus put me to the test, says the LORD of hosts; see if I
will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you an
overflowing blessing. – Malachi 3:10
2nd: Bob Olson and Sandy Hoadley in loving memory of Ralph & Arlene Olson (1)
Betty Williams (1)
9th: Butch & Connie Kurth in loving memory of their daughter, Anne (1)
Karen Adkins in loving memory of her parents (1)
16th: Jerri Szabo in loving memory of her parents (1)
Bob & Barbara Moodie in honor of their 58th wedding anniversary (1)
23rd: Jan Stutts in gratitude for her children (1)
Hugo & Kay Hunziker in honor of their wedding anniversary (1)
“To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable
because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.”
C. S. Lewis
30th: Angelica Batchelor in honor of loved ones
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Hello everyone! Calvary's church mouse here again.
Fall is a wonderful time here, with so many things going on. I love to hide
in the sanctuary listening to two services on Sunday mornings. Do you know I
even remember Pastor Dave's sermon messages after hearing them twice?
During the week I wander all around the church and hear voices singing, bells
ringing, youth in fellowship and confirmation classes, women and men praying
together, people in meetings, women laughing while working on quilts and much
There is a wonderful aroma coming from the kitchen on Wednesday mornings, something called "Lefse". (I wish I could have a little taste, but Pastor gets
there first, ha ha). Have you been down the hall by the classrooms lately?
Wow! It's so bright and cheery with fresh yellow paint. Some ladies have painted the prettiest birds and butterflies on many of the walls. I love to sit and look
at them, until I hear someone coming and then I run and hide in my special hiding place. Men have been working here to put in security cameras, so now I will
have to be careful or you may see me running to hide. When I look out the windows and the front door, I see new things happening outside the church too.
The juniper bushes were removed from the two alcoves outside the sanctuary
and the trees by our parking lot, that were tearing up the sidewalk, are gone and
new trees will be planted soon. So much lovely activity here in the Fall.
- The Calvary Lutheran Church Mouse
Community Play Group Meets at Calvary
Kids 0-5 years old and their caregivers are invited to a
Community Play Group on Fridays from 9:30
-10:30 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church.
Please phone Gabi Johnsen at 503954-5307 for more information.
Gordon Hoefer shares this recipe from the Food Network Kitchen.
Stuffed Baby Bell Peppers
3 T extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound assorted baby bell peppers (about 24)
1 small onion, diced
1 poblano chile pepper, seeded and diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
½ tsp. ground cumin
½ tsp. dried oregano
½ tsp. ancho chile powder
1 tsp. chipotle chile powder
Kosher salt
½ pound ground pork
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 oz. Muenster cheese, diced (about ¾ cup)
Lime wedges for serving
Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add baby bell
peppers in single layer and cook, turning until skins blister and start browning,
about 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
Add onion, poblano, garlic, cumin, oregano, ancho and chilpolte chile powers
and 1 tsp. salt to skillet. Cook, stirring until onion and poblano are tender, about
8 minutes. Increase heat to medium high and add pork. Cook, breaking up
meat with wooden spoon until no longer pink, about 6 minutes. Remove from
heat and let cool.
Preheat oven to 450° F. Make a slit in each baby bell pepper, cutting from stem
to tip with a paring knife. Crumble meat mixture into small bits. Stir in the
cilantro and cheese. Stuff 2-3 tsp. of meat mixture into each pepper. Transfer
to a baking sheet. The peppers can be stuffed up to 4 hours ahead. Just cover
and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before baking. Bake until peppers
are hot and cheese melts, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and serve with
lime wedges.
Makes about 24 stuffed baby bell peppers.
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Maci Jokumsen
Logan Nelson
Jenna Jenkins
Mary Jane Ainsworth
Mike Perrault
Dottie Woodworth
Natalie Baertschiger
Nancy Lindall
Hugo Hunziker
Howard Wagner
David Grimes
Arlene Schwenn
Debra Kroeger-Vroman
Shelby Zeller
Lexi Christopherson
David Hass
David Ross
Richard Young
Jackie Matheny
Wendy Ross
Elaine Wolf
Herman Baertschiger Sr.
Mason Craig
Jan Stutts
Dale Wheeler
Lorraine Martin
Tanner Nelson
Peter James Angstadt
Early December Birthdays
Lynna Monnot
Ron Matson
Herman Jr. & Leta Baertschiger
Bill & Gwen Childs
Hugo & Kay Hunziker
Bob & Barbara Moodie
Dave & Wendy Ross
Annual Christmas Gala
Sunday, December 14th
Grants Pass Golf Club * 230 Espy Road
Tickets are $25 per person
(Make checks payable to Dick Cottrill)
Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for Social Hour
Menu: Beef, Chicken and Shrimp with all the trimmings and dessert
Music and Entertainment
Tickets on Sale from November 16 thru December 7
Contact Dick Cottrill
Please bring food donations for The ROC Food Pantry.
We want to break our record of filling 3 barrels and fill 4 barrels this year.
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Council Notes
A presentation was given by Larry Weaver, Steering Committee, regarding the
removal of trees along Anderson. The tree roots are causing damage to both the
sidewalk and parking lot. Pacific Power will cut the trees down at no cost. Information was also presented regarding the parking lot project.
Council has approved the leasing and installation of 8 security cameras from SOS
Council allocated $845 to repair/replace the roof on the storage shed.
Glenn Putman requested to purchase a new camera to record services and other
events. The Council approved the purchase from Memorial funds.
Madeleine Angstadt’s Girl Scout troop has requested to use the Fellowship Hall
twice a month for their meetings. Council approved the request.
The Red Cross is now paying Calvary $100/month to use the facilities for their
monthly Blood Drive.
Council approved to have the facility’s carpets cleaned.
A member has donated a computer to the church and will be used to replace
Sandy’s current computer. Council voted to give Sandy’s computer to Bev Totten
for use as Financial Secretary.
The council approved a contract with ICON Systems for the lease of a new Administrative Software program for Calvary.
Security Cameras
We have now installed security cameras both inside and outside the
church facilities. Council is drafting a Privacy Policy regarding the
use of any recorded information. Primarily the recordings are for the
use of any necessary investigations and will have a limited number of
individuals who will have access to the data.
Capital Campaign
The Capital Campaign has now raised 60% of the Congregation
approved $20,000. The funds are to be used to replace a majority
of the expenditures for the replacement of the church siding and the
painting of the exterior.
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Notes from your Prayer Shawl Ministry
First of all, in July of this year Women of the Evangelical Lutheran
Church in America (WELCA) held their convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Each church was invited to contribute prayer shawls to be given to
those in need in the host city. In just over two months our little ministry
produced 24 shawls, which were blessed by Pastor Dave before they were
After taking the Summer off, our ministry needed a new focus. We
have chosen to honor those patients in our local nursing homes who have
no visitors or family. We have contacted Highland House. Their Director
of Activities, Tessi, gave us a list of about 12 people along with the reasons
they need prayers. We have one more shawl to finish for those folks.
They will be blessed and given very soon.
Our next challenge is Royale Gardens. Their Director of Activities,
Dina, has given us their list and we will begin to create those shawls in the
very near future. These patients were chosen because they had few or no
visitors or family; and had special needs to be prayed for, such as peace,
acceptance, strength and a peaceful passing.
We would like each member of Calvary Lutheran to remember these
folks in prayer whenever possible. We ask for your continued prayers for
this ministry.
If you know of someone who needs a shawl, please feel free to contact Beverly Totten at 541-476-5545. I keep a small supply of shawls at
home for emergencies.
- Beverly Totten for Prayer Shawl Ministry
Address Change as of November 1st
Rainie Farm
The Springs
1357 Redwood Circle, #220
Grants Pass, OR 97527
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same phone number :
Location: 564 SW Foundry Street, Grants Pass 97526
Mailing address: same as above
Phone/FAX: 541-476-3344
The Annual ROC Gala
November 15, 5:00 p.m., at The Bear Hotel.
Help raise money for 1000 Holiday Baskets and help The ROC, the
largest community food pantry in Grants Pass, procure food for the
364,392 meals they provide for our community’s children, adults, homebound and disabled.
Purchase a ticket for $55, which provides a family of 4 with 9 meals
a week for 2 months. One $55 ticket could also provide 13 families with
a Holiday basket. Other ways to contribute: Donate a homemade pie,
gift certificate or item for auction; or sponsor the event with a financial
Tickets may be purchased at The ROC Food Pantry or speak with
ROC Director, Ruth Johnsen, or Calvary Lutheran Treasurer, Jeff Wolf.
“Last Thursday at the ROC”
Calvary’s “Last Thursday at the ROC” volunteering day falls on Thanksgiving Day this month,
so Calvary members are encouraged to help fill
about 500 Thanksgiving bags on Friday, November 21 from 10:00
a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 22 from 8:00 a.m.-Noon.
Other volunteers will be helping as well, but if Calvary members pitch
in the task will be that much easier.
When you sit down to your Thanksgiving feast on November 27,
you’ll feel much more thankful because you helped others facing hard
times sit down to their own feast. See you at The ROC (Reaching Our
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On October 26 we welcomed the following new members:
Bill & Willa Bianchi
1165 NW Cooke Avenue
Grants Pass, OR 97526
541- 471-7027
[email protected]
Elaine Byrum
1876 Honeylocust Drive
Grants Pass, OR 97527
Sheila Eklof
1115 NW ‘’C’ Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Jonathan Estupinian-Blanco
1834 NE Fairview Avenue
Grants Pass, OR 97526
[email protected]
Racquel Dietz
232 SW Leonard Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526
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Annual Holiday Bazaar
November 22, 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
It is time to:
1. Set aside jellies, jams pepper jellies, dilly beans, plus other home
canned goods which you can donate.
2. Make baked goods that can be frozen, so you can bring them in on
the designated date. Check upcoming church bulletins.
3. Make any craft items you care to donate. We accept all kinds of
Christmas crafts. The better the variety, the more we will sell.
Just a few of the items we can use:
a. Cards, nametags, scrap booking items
b. Pot holders, placemats and napkins, etc.
c. Angels, Santas, wreaths, wall hangings, candle sticks & holders
d. Homemade soap and candles
4. Donate any White Elephant items, which you would like to replace or
just get rid of including those with a Christmas or Thanksgiving theme.
We all have decorative items we no longer use, which would make
wonderful gifts for others.
5. Go through your jewelry . . . Broken or not. Components can be sold
to other crafters to use in their gift making. Jewelry has been a good
Watch the church bulletins for the dates to bring your donations to the church
as storage space is scarce.
Bob & Peggy Dinkel
715 Board Shanty Road
Grants Pass, OR 97527
[email protected]
There will be a sign-up for Pies. Pies are sold by the piece to have with coffee
at the Bazaar or whole pies are sold to those who want to take one home to
their family.
Karl & Nikki Dinkel
Karly, Kolby
426 SE Cadet Ct.
Grants Pass, OR 97527
Thank you in advance for your time, energy and effort as well as your donations. We are blessed in that we have a very active, participating church
family . . . And we are thankful.
We will need volunteers to prepare, cook and serve the lunch. People are
needed to set up tables for displays and for lunch. Most important are the volunteers who help clean up after the event.
- Edith Fraser for Stitchcrafters
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November 2014
Sunday Worship Schedule
Wednesday Worship at 6:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. Blended Worship
10:45 a.m. Traditional worship
All Saints’ Day
8:30 a.m. Blended Worship
9:45 a.m. Sunday School all ages
10:45 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Community Bible Series
(final meeting until 2015)
6:30 p.m. High School Youth
7:00 p.m. Confirmation
Daylight Saving Time Ends
22nd Sunday after Pentecost
11:00 a.m. Pastor Dave leads
worship at Rogue Valley
6:30 p.m. High School Youth
7:00 p.m. Confirmation
8:30 a.m. Blended Worship
9:45 a.m. Sunday School all ages
10:45 a.m. Traditional Worship
5:00 p.m. New Member Potluck
23rd Sunday after Pentecost
8:30 a.m. Blended Worship
9:45 a.m. Sunday School all ages
10:45 a.m. Traditional Worship
Set up for Bazaar
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Girl Scout Troop meeting
Set up for Bazaar
1:00 p.m. Side By Side Ministry
6:30 p.m. High School Youth
7:00 p.m. Confirmation
Christ The King
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Girl Scout Troop meeting
Commitment Sunday
8:30 a.m. Blended Worship
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
9:45 a.m. Congregational Meeting
10:45 a.m. Traditional Worship
First Sunday in Advent
6:30 p.m. High School Youth
7:00 p.m. Confirmation
6:00 a.m. Men’s Breakfast at Powderhorn
9:15 a.m. Praise Team
9:30 a.m. Stitchcrafters
10:00 a.m. Worship & Music
1:00 p.m. Praise & Healing Prayer
4:00 p.m. Bell Choir
5:00 p.m. Chancel Choir
6:00 p.m. Worship
1:30 p.m. Sound of Praise
6:00 p.m. Outreach Committee
6:30 p.m. Middle School Youth
7:00 p.m. Council Meeting
The ROC Gala
at Bear Hotel
5:00 p.m.
Set up for Bazaar
including Food Items
Set up for Bazaar
Community Play Group
9:30-10:30 a.m.
6:30 p.m. Middle School Youth
Annual Holiday
1:30 p.m. Sound of Praise
6:00 a.m. Men’s Breakfast at Powderhorn
9:15 a.m. Praise Team
11:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study
1:00 p.m. Praise & Healing Prayer
4:00 p.m. Bell Choir
5:00 p.m. Chancel Choir
Community Play Group
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Community Play Group
9:30-10:30 a.m.
6:30 p.m. Middle School Youth
6:00 a.m. Men’s Breakfast at Powderhorn
9:15 a.m. Praise Team
9:00 a.m. Set Up for Bazaar
11:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study
1:00 p.m. Praise & Healing Prayer
4:00 p.m. Bell Choir
5:00 p.m. Chancel Choir
6:00 p.m. Worship
1:30 p.m. Sound of Praise
7:00 p.m. Service of Thanksgiving
6:00 a.m. Men’s Breakfast at Powderhorn
8:00 a.m. Men’s Breakfast at Black Forest
9:15 a.m. Praise Team
9:30 a.m. Stitchcrafters
10:30 a.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry
11:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study
1:00 p.m. Praise & Healing Prayer
4:00 p.m. Bell Choir
5:00 p.m. Chancel Choir
6:00 p.m. Worship
9:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.
Red Cross Blood Drive
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving Dinner
3:00 p.m.
Community Play Group
9:30-10:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m. Blended Worship
9:45 a.m. Sunday School all ages
10:45 a.m. Traditional Worship
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