Our Mission & Vision

What we believe and how we worship
Calvary Lutheran Church is a Christian community rooted in the Lutheran tradition that actively participates in worship, education, and outreach. We are a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) ~ a church that belongs to Christ and is made up of many different communities, spans all ages, cultures and races.
 
Calvary’s Statement of Belief
We believe Calvary Lutheran Church is a people of God, created by God in Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit. We have been called and sent to bear witness to God’s creative, redeeming and sanctifying presence in the world. We gather in Christ’s name as His community of faith and service. As we live in God’s grace, we are empowered to love one another as God has loved us through Christ.  
 
Calvary’s Mission Statement
As a priesthood of all believers, Calvary Lutheran Church strives to follow Jesus’ Great Commission to His disciples: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything that I command you. and remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
 
Worship
For Lutherans, worship stands at the center of our life of faith. Through God’s word, water, bread and prayer we are nurtured in faith and sent out into the world. Worship unites us in celebration, engages us in thoughtful dialogue and helps us grow in faith. It grounds us in our Christian and Lutheran roots, while demonstrating practical relevance for today’s world. Central to our worship life is the presence of God through word and sacrament. The word proclaimed and the sacraments — both Holy Baptism and Holy Communion — are called the means of grace. We believe that Jesus Christ is present in these means through the power of the Holy Spirit. There is also a basic pattern for worship among Lutherans. We gather. We encounter God’s word. We share a meal at the Lord’s table. And we are sent into the world. But we do not think about worship so much in terms of what we do. Worship is fundamentally about what God is doing and our response to God’s action. Worship is an encounter with God, who saves us through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
 
Please join us for worship…
Thursday evenings: 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel
Saturday afternoons: 4:30 p.m. in the Chapel
Sunday mornings: 7:15 a.m., 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary
 
 
A Note from the Pastoral Staff
Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
Thank you for visiting the website of Calvary Lutheran Church. Calvary Lutheran, a congregation of the ELCA, is a community of faith that strives to support and pray for each other as we grow in faith and live out our baptismal calling in God’s world. 
We believe that worship is central to who we are, as it centers us in whose we are. Worship is also the place where we are fed and nourished through word and sacrament to go back out into the world with the Good News of Christ.
We welcome you to join us for worship and experience the richness of a life centered in Christ.
 
~ Pastor Earl & Pastoral Assistant Chad 

Senior Pastor Earl Vorpagel

Pastoral Assistant Chad Welch