Calvary Lutheran Church of Perham, Minnesota

Thank God, Share Jesus, Help Others.

Worship is central to what we do at Calvary.

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

MARCH 29: Palm Sunday worship at 8:30 and 10:45am with breakfast between services served by our youth. The second service will feature a palm procession and music from our Sunday School kids [thanks to Kim Nelson for making a donation in honor of Matt Baumgart for the palms for Palm Sunday. There was also enough money to purchase supplies for an Easter Sunday School craft, an empty tomb garden that the children will make Palm Sunday]. Then that afternoon join us for the Community Lenten Cantata “In Exaltation of the Lord of Lords” 3pm at Trinity Lutheran in New York Mills and 7pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran in Perham. Trinity’s Bell Choir will play at 2:30pm and St. Paul’s Bell Choir at 6:30pm.

APRIL 1: Service of Silence. Take time for reflection as we journey with Jesus to the Cross. Come any time and stay as long as you like between 5-7pm during this time for meditation, prayer and communion.

APRIL 2: Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus shared the Passover meal with his disciples on the night before he was crucified. Join us for worship at 1:30pm and 6:30pm.

APRIL 3: Good Friday Service of Shadows at 6:30 p.m. We remember the day Jesus suffered and died on the Cross as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins.

APRIL 5: The Resurrection of our Lord. Festive Easter worship at 6:30, 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Alleluia! He Is Risen!

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!

Thank God
Share Jesus
Help Others