Due to current COVID-19 concerns, services will be via Facebook Live-Streaming, please see message below.Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,Grace and peace to you. Calvary Lutheran Church has the responsibility to spread God’s Word and also be a thoughtful member of the community here in Kansas City. In light of the current information concerning COVID-19, the following revisions will be made to our worship life
beginning this Sunday, and continuing through April 3. We will reassess the situation on April 3rd, to see if these revisions to our worship life should continue.WORSHIP
• The sharing of God’s Word will continue. However, for the health and safety of all of our Congregation members and our staff, Worship services will be online only. Services are not “cancelled”, but there is to be no on-campus attendance. The services will be streamed on Facebook Live, with other platforms being explored to add in the future. Go to the following Facebook link calvarylutherankc to find our homepage. If you have any questions about how to access the service, please reach out to us.• There will be one Wednesday Lenten service, at 7:00pm, online only.• There will be one Sunday service, held at 10:00am, online only. This service will be Traditional. • Communion will be served after the Sunday service, from 11:00am – 1:00pm in the following manner:
o Communion will be served to one family at a time in the Narthex.
o Enter the building through the main doors on 75th Street.
o After receiving Communion, you are to exit through the east doors to Oak Street.
o If there is a line, please give each family 10 feet of space while waiting.
o Pastors will be wearing gloves.
o If you are unable to navigate the steps in front of the Church, the Pastors will bring Communion out to you.
o If you are feeling sick, are experiencing any symptoms, or have any indication that you may have been exposed to the virus, please withhold partaking Communion at this time so that we can keep our Pastors and their families healthy. STEWARDSHIP
• Our offerings must continue during these unprecedented times. Utility bills must be paid; Calvary’s staff continues to work incredibly hard, earning their salaries; there are still members in need of care. Please continue your offerings through the church website (one-time giving or automatic withdrawals), the GivePlus app, or by dropping it off when you receive Communion. https://www.calvarykc.com/giving/
A message from our District President concerning the Coronavirus Outbreak:
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
"Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me." John 14:1 Our Lord Jesus Christ continues to calm troubled hearts today as He did His disciples on the eve of His Passion. In the midst of the anxiety over the Coronavirus, the church has a message of comfort for those who are overwhelmed by the pressures of life. Now is not a time for the church to be pushed to the side because of fear, but it is on account of fear that people of God need the healing balm of the Gospel as it is proclaimed in Christ's church.
Our congregations, our communities, our nation and our world have faced times of affliction and anxiety before. Our confidence has always been rooted in our loving and gracious God. My hope is that at a time such as this we would fix our eyes on Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith. So, we pray for the leaders of the nations, those who work to eradicate this disease, and all those affected by it. I have always found comfort in the Collect for Guidance in our calling and invite you to pray it with me.
Lord God, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths yet untrodden through perils unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go but only that Your hand is leading us and Your love supporting us; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
In closing, I leave you with these words of blessing from St. Paul. "Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who class you is faithful; he will surely do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH
LENTEN & HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
MIDWEEK LENTEN SERVICES - March 4, 11, 18, 25, & April 1st
Oak Campus – 7:00pm
PLEASE NOTE: Lenten Services are at 7:00 PM via Live Facebook Streaming ONLY
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
Due to not being able to gather in the church, the holy week schedule has changed. We hope that you will still join us in worship through live stream at our Facebook link calvarylutherankc
SUNDAY OF THE PASSION – April 5th Live Streamed – 10:00am Communion – 11:00am-1:00pm
MAUNDY THURSDAY – April 9th Live Streamed – 4:00pm
GOOD FRIDAY – April 10th Live Streamed – 3:00pm and 7:00pm Biblical Way of the Cross and Tenebrae
EASTER VIGIL – Cancelled
EASTER SUNDAY – April 12th Live Streamed – 10am Communion – 11:00am-1:00pm
Calvary Lutheran is here to share the love of Christ and the message of salvation by grace through Him.
We are seeking, by the Grace of God, to grow in love as committed disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ calling, nurturing and empowering Christians for service.
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