Pastor Kyle’s Installation

Into your hands, almighty God, we place ourselves: our minds to know you, our hearts to love you, our wills to serve you, for we are yours. November 7 we celebrated the installation of Pastor Kyle Jackson as Mount Calvary’s Senior Pastor with Bishop Ann Svennungsen.

Worship Assistants Needed

“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.”    1 Corinthians 12: 12

When we gather for worship, we are all ministers, assembled to pray, sing, praise, celebrate communion and be sent forth in mission. The ministries are many – readers, communion assistants, prayer leaders, musicians, ushers, greeters and more. All of these individual ministries contribute to the health of the one body, all with particular functions which are needed for the whole.

Please consider joining of one or more of the following ministries, taking a new and vital role in the vibrant ministry of Mount Calvary!

Ushers

  •  Welcome and assist those attending worship.
  •  Scheduled approximately 10-12 days per year.


Lay Readers

  • Continue the oral tradition of reading the scripture during worship.
  • Scheduled approximately three to five times per year, depending on worship service.


Prayers of the People Writers

  • Bring the voice of our membership into worship each week by writing and sharing the prayers, with assistance from a pastor.
  • Scheduled approximately three to four times per year.


Communion Prep

  • Prepare the communion elements for weekend worship
  • Scheduled  on Saturdays approximately 8-10 times per year

Communion Assistants

  • Assist pastors in serving communion during worship.
  • Scheduled approximately six to eight times per year, depending on worship service.

 
Altar Guild

  • Prepare the sanctuary with paraments, linens, candles, flowers, etc.
  • Scheduled eight to ten weekends per year.

 
Liturgical Arts

  • Helps with the visual aspects of worship, following the themes and seasons of the church year.
  • Creative team meets as needed; decorating is done with each changing liturgical season.

Email Jill Cowan with any questions or to sign up!

Congregational Mtg July 18

It was unanimous! We were delighted when the enthusiastic crowd at Mount Calvary joyfully voted to call Pastor Kyle Jackson as our next Senior Pastor. Enjoy some pictures from the day

Pastor Aaron’s Daunte Wright Special Message

The prophet Jeremiah joins his tears with God’s, crying out, O that my head were a spring of water, and my eyes a fountain of tears, so that I might weep day and night for the slain of my poor people!

This past week a family’s tears and a whole community’s cries joined the weeping of God over the death of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man who was killed by a police officer during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center. People are grieving, traumatized, and angry.

Just over two weeks ago, on Maundy Thursday, we heard Christ give us his greatest command, “Love one another as I have loved you.” What does it mean for us to love our brothers and sisters of every race and ethnicity as Christ loves us? What can we do better? What can I do better?

We do not have simple answers but we do know two places to start:

First, we join our prayers together: God watch over and be with Daunte Wright’s family. God watch over and be with the police officer involved, Kim Potter, and her family. And I invite you to continue praying together using our Prayer Around the Cross and Racial Reconciliation worship services. You can find these on our website and at the links in the description below.

Second, we join in learning together. Mount Calvary invites you to join the Be The Bridge 101 dismantling racism series specifically designed to give people a place to begin the journey of reconciliation. Please join with the other Mount Calvary members already registered to do this important work of listening and learning. You can register online now at mountcalvary.org/outreach.

The Prophet Jeremiah concludes the chapter: Thus says the Lord: Do not let the wise boast in their wisdom, do not let the mighty boast in their might, do not let the wealthy boast in their wealth; but let those who boast boast in this, that they understand and know me, that I am the Lord; I act with steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth, for in these things I delight, says the Lord.

I pray we live out God’s Words as a congregation and as a nation. I invite you to join together now in a time of silent prayer.

Moment of Silence