FALL DECORATING: If anyone is interested in decorating the church or gathering a team to have a decorating day for the upcoming autumn season please stop by or call the church office!
 
SUNDAY, Sept. 10th (NEXT SUNDAY) join us for Outdoor Worship at 10:30am at the Creston Fish Hatchery Pavilion followed by a picnic lunch! Council will provide hamburgers & hotdogs; if you would like to, please bring a side dish to share. We hope to meet at the church by 10 am and carpool to the Fish Hatchery. Make note on your Connection Card if you will need a ride or if you are able to provide a ride. 
 
BEYOND THE BUDGET OPPORTUNITIES: *Calvary’s parking lot was resealed Friday, August 25th. The total cost is $4255; we have $3661.63 towards this expense leaving a balance of $593.37. Please keep this opportunity in prayer and consider if God may call you to contribute! *Kenco Alarm System Panel is not working properly and needs to be upgraded. The cost is approx. $825. We have received $100, leaving a balance needed of $725. Pray for God’s provision. *Song Select Renewal: We need to renew our subscription to CCLI’s Song Select service in Sept. for $149.  This allows us to download songs in any key we need as well as guitar lead sheets & lyrics for the screen. *The church office is in need of stamps. The cost is .49 per stamp or $9.80 per book.
 
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS is studying Deuteronomy. We ended about half way through the study last spring, but all are invited to join us! This class meets in the Welcome Area and will begin Sunday, Sept. 17th at 9 a.m. See you then!
 
EVERGREEN COMMUNITY MEAL is having a short meeting in the Fellowship Hall, after church Sunday, Sept. 17, with anyone interested in cooking for September’s dinner Thursday, Sept. 21st. We will discuss what time you want to get-together to make the meal and any ideas you have.  Kim Snell
 
ExCITe KIDS SUNDAY SCHOOL is looking to start back up Sunday, Sept. 24th at 9 a.m. and is available for children kindergarten – 8th grade. See you then!
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL HELPER NEEDED: I am looking for a person who enjoys working with kids to help me lead the younger age Sunday School group.  Please contact me if you are interested and we can work out the details! Thanks! Jenny
 
QUILTING: We will begin meeting the last Thursday of Sept. (9/28), at 9 a.m. in the large room downstairs, below the Worship Area. We will then meet the 2nd Thursday of each month October through December. Beginning in January 2018 we will meet the 2nd and last Thursday of each month through May. All are welcome to join us! No experience or sewing skills necessary, just tie knots!
 
LCMC ANNUAL GATHERING is Oct. 8-11, in downtown Minneapolis, MN. The theme of this year’s gathering is “We Confess Our Faith”. The cost to attend is $225 per person (before 9/1; $250 between 9/2-9/25; $275 after 9/25, or $325 at the door.) this includes dinner & dessert Sun./ lunch Mon. & Tues. It is $30 more for Monday Night Fellowship Dinner. This year’s event will again include a service project, vendors, great worship opportunities, breakout sessions, and the documentary commissioned by Thrivent: Martin Luther, The Idea That Changed the World\ Visit our website at lcmc.net/annual-gathering for more info. You may register online at lcmc.net/17-ag/registration or fill out & mail in a form from the bulletin board in the Welcome Area. Please keep the Annual Gathering in prayer!
your donations & prayers! Our trip to Down Pour was amazing & life changing. None of it would have been possible without you! Be sure to catch one of us to hear more about our experience! Thank you again! -Down Pour Fam
 
POP MACHINE in the basement has been fixed! Thank you to the group effort from Jim Snell, Glenda Funk, & Eric Pitt for getting it cleared of Styrofoam. All funds from the pop machine go to Calvary’s youth fund.
 
‘EnCOURAGE’ YOUTH group meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday each week. Join us & enjoy praise music, bible study, games, and fellowship with other youth your age! Open to all middle school, high school, and college age youth!! We will continue throughout the summer! Adults are always welcome to join us for fun and fellowship too!! Hope to see you there!!
 
10:17 MEDIA MINISTRY: “So then faith cometh by hearing, & hearing by the word of God” Romans 10:17 (KJV). We work to provide a pathway for God’s word to be shared through audio & visual opportunities. No experience with soundboards/ computers needed, training is available!  If you are interested in learning more about the 10:17 Media Ministry or would like to volunteer please contact Alyssa Sternad or the church office.
 
LIFE GROUPS “Friends doing life together.” These are small groups of people drawn together by the Spirit by a common interest or hobby with the purpose of building strong relationships with other followers of Jesus Christ. Contact the church office or Pastor Kurt for more information.
 
UPDATING RECORDS: We are in the process of updating our ‘Church Windows’ database. Please mark on your connection card your current address, home/cell phone number, & e-mail address. Thank you for helping us keep our information accurate!
 
ALUMINUM CAN RECYCLING: thank you for bringing items for recycling; the youth fund receives income from the aluminum cans! Please separate cans & plastics. Make sure bags only contain items that are recyclable. Let’s continue to recycle!
 
LOST & FOUND: We have items in the office and on the lost & found shelf in the center closet in the kitchen. Please look to see if anything may belong to you!
 
Calvary Lutheran Church is your spiritual family.
The ‘CONNECT’ card in this bulletin assists the office to keep our records updated; but more important, it helps us connect with you!
Please fill one out & place in the offering plate!
 
PLEASE REMEMBER that announcements for the Sunday bulletin need to be in the church office by 1 p.m. on Wednesdays, & the Echoes, by the 20th of each month.
 
Be sure to check out our updated ‘Calvary Echoes’ web version for September 2017 on our website www.calvaryinevergreen.org