Bismarck Calvary United Methodist
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
A United Methodist Congregation

Calvary Connection

Calvary United Methodist Church News

Bismarck, ND

 

 

Sarah Vadnais and four other students from Bismarck High School won the regional Science Bowl competition held recently at the University of Mary.  The group beat out more than 20 other schools from throughout the state and advanced to the national competition to be held in Washington, DC, April 27 to May 1.  Congratulations and best wishes to Sarah and the rest of her team!

 

Sarah also won at the school level and advanced to state in the North Dakota State Poetry Out Loud recitation contest held here in Bismarck recently.  Go Sarah!

 

Mitch Pilon continues his music ministry and recently released 5 songs in the Christian genre – find them on YouTube.  Blessings to you, Mitch, as you advance your ministry in music!

 

In November we welcomed the following into membership at Calvary: Aaron & Rachel Hallgren, Jared & Chelsie Hagel, Mike & Beckie Dronen, and Crystal Mertz
 
      On July 31, the three children of Nathaniel and Lacey Nelson, Gabbriella, Izzabella, and Emma, were Dedicated here at Calvary Church.  Child Dedication is a public commitment made before God and the church family. The Dedication service provides the parents an opportunity to express publicly their desire to lead and spiritually nurture their children in cooperation with the Holy Spirit, so their children will develop a desire to love God and love others.
 
     Also on July 31, we welcomed into full church membership Nathaniel and Lacey Nelson & Jeff & Christen Essler.  May God Bless the Nelson & Essler families as they continue their faith journey.
 
 
 
RECENT BAPTISMS
 
July 30, 2017, Micah Derek Heimbuck, Parents: Matthew & Lisa Heimuck
 
On November 6, Aaron Hallgren, Chelsie Hagel, Jared Hagel, Mike Dronen, Beckie Dronen, and Savanah Dronen were all baptized by immersion.  We appreciate Bismarck Baptist Church of Bismarck for making available their baptistry for this baptism service.
 
On July 24, Louise Herr and Nathaniel Nelson were baptized by immersion.  We appreciate First Baptist Church of Bismarck for making available their indoor, heated baptistry for these personally requested and meaningful baptism services.
 
 
THANK YOU'S

“Calvary UMC, Thank you so much for all of the ways you partner with us in ministry.  Reaching college students with the gospel would not be possible without your faithful prayers & generous financial gifts.  We so appreciate all  you do.  Thanks for being part of how God is changing students’ lives.

                                                                                                                        In Christ,

                                                                                                                        Todd & Kamaya Singer”

 

“Dear Friends of the Pantry,  Thank you so much for your donations over the last six months totaling $98.00!  We appreciate your continued support.

                                                                                                                        Bismarck Emergency Food Pantry”

 

 

“Dear Family at Calvary Methodist Thank you so much for welcoming North Dakota Adult & Teen Challenge at your church and allowing us to share our message of hope and healing.  Because of you, we are able to continue our ministry of changing lives for Christ. ND Adult & Teen Challenge”

 

 


 
 

 

 
 
Sympathy
 
Calvary Church extends Sympathy to the family and friends of: 
 

Norma Jean Lauer, sister of Sharon (Bernie) Brusven and daughter-in-law of Mel & Doris Lauer.  Norma passed away June 12; services June 16 at Charity Lutheran Church, Bismarck.

John (Lorraine) Werner:  John passed away June 25; services June 29 Linton United Methodist Church.

Roy Hoffman, brother of Harold (Mavis) Hoffman.  Roy passed away July 13; services July 19 at McClusky United Methodist Church.

 

Lorraine Brademeyer, sister of Tillie (Ed) Kindsvogel.  Services for Mrs. Brademeyer were held on February 9 at St. John’s Church in Hebron, ND.

Violet Tracy, sister of Marlene (Frank) Purintun.  Funeral services for Mrs. Tracy were held February 11 at Bismarck Funeral Home.

 

WORSHIP ATTENDANCE

2016

January 3 – 97

January 10 – 103

January 17 – 78

January 24 – 119               Lenten Services

February 7 – 91               February 10 – 44

February 14 – 103           February 17 – 37

February 21 – 107           February 24 – 34

February 28 – 120           March 2 – 38

March 6 – 136                  March 9 – 35

March 13 – 121                March 16 – 40

March 20 – 135                March 24 – 39

                                         March 25 – 35  

 Easter Sunday – 191

April 3 – 113

April 10 - 121

April 17 - 116

April 24 - 93

May 1 – 172

May 8 – 129

May 15 – 109

May 22 – 111

May 29 – 102

June 5 – 94

June 12 – 82

June 19 – 127

June 26 – 99

July 3 – 78

July 10 – 92

July 17 – 107

July 24 – 100 

August 7 – 100

August 14 – 97

August 21 – 84
August 28 – 101
September 4 – 101
September 11 – 101
September 18 – 105
September 25 – 114

October 2 – 101

October 9 – 96

October 16 – 89

October 23 – 92

October 30 – 120

November 6 - 90

November 13 – 93

November 20 – 113

Thanksgiving Eve – 20

November 27 – 105


December 4 – 86
December 11 – 85
December 18 – 112
December 24 – 113
December 25 – 27
 
January 1, 2017 – 75
January 8 – 98
January 15 – 106
January 22 – 96
January 29 – 89
February 5 – 107
February 12 -128
February 19 – 95
February 26 – 96
March 5 – 111
March 12 – 54
March 19 – 113
March 26 – 103  

LENTEN SERVICES

Ash Wednesday – 32

March 8 – 31

March 15 – 29

March 22 – 32

March 29 - 29

    Maundy Thursday – 22

    Good Friday – 43

April 2 – 102

April 9 – 131

April 16 – 212

April 23 – 102

April 30 – 150

May 7 – 85

May 14 – 98

May 21 – 133

May 28 – 99

June 4 – 109
June 11 – 102
June 18 – 120
June 25 – 79
July 2 – 88
July 9 – 108
July 16 – 106
July 23 – 99
July 30 –127

 

 

 

 

 

Greeters,

2017

January 1 – Rick Bentz & Jean Jasper

January 8 – Ryan & Michelle Fettig

January 15 – Roland & Lorraine Ketterling

January 22 – Jason & Jackie Welk

January 29 – Vi Almer & LaVerne Gums

February 5 – Wade & Julie Curren

February 12 – Bob & Evelyn Poppe

February 19 – Nate & Lacey Nelson

February 26 – Larry & Sharon Will

March 5 – Ryan Sherman & Virginia Sherman

March 12 – Jared & Chelsie Hagel

March 19 – Trevor & Alice Heupel

March 26 – Esther Colebank & Edna Wetzel 

April 2 – Louise Herr & Doris Lauer

April 9 – Tom & Jodi Vadnais

April 16 – Ken & Carol Hogue

April 23 – Ed & Tillie Kindsvogel

April 30 – Savannah Dronen & Micala Feist

May 7 – Harold & Mavis Hoffman

May 14 –Garman & Janice Winckler

May 21 – Helena & Oscar Ebel

May 28 – Harley Durward & Red Schmidt

June 4 – Hank & Loretta Vannett

June 11 – Mike & Beckie Dronen

June 18 – Bill & Berts Wilson

June 25 – Rob & Crystal Mertz

July 2 – LaVerne Gums & Sarah Vadnais

July 9 – Gary & Sharon Throlson

July 16 – Elaine Beyl & Shirley Buchholz

July 23 – Clarence & Nancy Mertz

July 30 – Leland  & Verdella Schlenker 

August 6 – Doug & Lorette Hoopman

August 13 – Ervin & Eleanor Bentz

August 20 – Trinity & Michelle Unrath

August 27 – Curtis & Linda Mertz

September 3 – Shayne & Alisha Mertz

September 10 – Jeff & Christen Essler

September 17 – Ken & Carol Hogue

September 24 – Mel & Ruth Will 

   October 1 – Ken & Deb Pilon