We invite you to come as you are to experience worship at Calvary. Though we view our lives and serving others as ways of worshiping God, each week we gather in worship to hear God's Word, praise God in song and prayer, and come together at the Lord's Table. Regular, joyful worship is essential in developing a close relationship to our Lord. Join us in making worship a central part of your life!
Worship with us on Sundays:
- 8:30am: Traditional Worship Calvary in Perham
- 9:00am: Traditional Worship at Community Center in Vergas--Summer Only
- 10:45am: Contemporary Worship Calvary in Perham
Lent 2016: 40 Days of Giving. During Lent, our Sunday and Wednesday services [at 6:30 p.m. featuring Holden Evening Prayer] are focusing on 40 days of giving and our noisy offering will support ELCA World Hunger. During the Wednesday service, you’ll hear speakers share where we have seen God’s generosity and where we have experienced God’s graciousness:
February 17: Terry Hepola
February 24: Kari Potrament
March 2: Rob Nelson
March 9: Cindy Olson
March 16: John Halvorson
Wednesday evenings during Lent join us for Lenten supper at 5:30 p.m. provided by various ministry groups. March 9 will be our only potluck.
First Communion. Save the Date: First Communion Instruction March 20. We are excited to invite 3rd graders and their parents to First Communion instruction at Calvary 12-3pm on Sunday, March 20. Younger siblings down to first grade may also participate. First Communion will then be celebrated on Maundy Thursday, March 24, 6:30pm. Watch for more information to come.
Nursery Available. We have a nursery available for infants-5 year olds. It is staffed during the education hour and 10:45 a.m. worship service. There’s a fresh coat of paint and new faith-based story books and story Bibles. Worried about dropping off your child and not knowing if a problem arises? We now have a pager system. When you check your child into the nursery, you will receive a pager (much like the one you receive when waiting for a table at a restaurant). If you are needed, your pager will buzz and light up. Drop your child off for 10 minutes or the whole worship service. Thank you to the Endowment Committee for the grant to purchase this system.
Calvary Weather Related Text Alerts. To begin receiving important-weather related announcements from Calvary on your cell phone, using your cell phone send the text message follow calvaryweather to 40404 and a confirmation message will appear. You will receive only weather-related announcements regarding cancellation of church services or events.
If you can't be with us in person, the Sunday 8:30 traditional worship can be seen via webcast later the same day or any time after that. The previous Sunday's 8:30 a.m. traditional worship service is broadcast on Arvig Communications Television Channel 14 Tuesdays at 9 a.m. The Sunday 10:45 a.m. contemporary worship service can be heard live on Lakes Radio 99.5. You can sponsor all or part of a $100 radio broadcast in honor or in memory of a loved one or event. Contact the Church Office for more information.
Other Worship Opportunities. Check the calendar and newsletter for more information about special services such as Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week, Easter and Thanksgiving Eve. On July 4th weekend, worshipers are invited to bring their friends from the animal kingdom for a Blessing of the Animals service.
Holy Communion. This is celebrated on the first and third Sundays and on festivals. We practice an open communion at which all baptized believers in Christ are invited to celebrate this Sacrament with us. Parents of infants and small children are encouraged to bring them to the altar for a blessing. We have First Communion for our young people who are in the third grade and there is an instruction period for them and their parents before they receive their First Communion. Parents of first or second grade children who feel their child is ready to receive Holy Communion may go through special First Communion instruction with their child at the discretion of the pastor.
Worship Assistants. Would you like to greet worshippers, read Scripture, usher, or assist with Holy Communion? You can sign up to help on the clipboard as it passes by you at Sunday worship, or sign up on line. Training for any of the above is available; contact the Worship Chair if you’d like more information on this rewarding ministry opportunity!