Concord, NC
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February 25, 2024
The Second Sunday of Lent

There will be two services:
Family Worship at 8:30 am
Traditional Worship at 11:00 am
If you cannot attend in person, both services will be live-streamed on Calvary's YouTube Channel

Scripture Readings this Week

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 God blesses Abraham and Sarah
* Psalm 22:23-31 All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord. (Ps. 22:27)
* Romans 4:13-25 The promise to those who share Abraham’s faith
Mark 8:31-38 The passion prediction

* Additional scripture not read during the service.

Upcoming Lenten Services at Calvary


Invitation to deny self, take up the cross, and follow Jesus
Jesus invites his followers to follow him into a way of life marked by the cross. What does this really mean? Are we up for it, or like Peter, would we rather not go there?

Pastor Debbie's Lenten Message

The season of Lent is here. 

Selfishly, I am happy to see this new season arrive. It means that we are getting closer to 80 degree days when I can swim in the outdoor pool at the gym and go out in my kayak and enjoy a beautiful day without fear of hypothermia.

Traditionally, Lent is a time of renewal in the church. I am not sure how you will spend your Lent this year. But as your pastor, I pray that you will take time for healing. The world that we are living in right now is throwing so much at us every day. There is sickness, sorrow, war, upheavals in families, challenging economics, and so much more. 

We need the healing that our greatest treasure, Jesus the Christ, can bring us through the cross. He came into this world to take on the sin that separates us from God, ourselves, and one another. He came to mend and make whole our lives and world through the transforming power of his self-giving love. Jesus is our hope for today and tomorrow. He is what we have to tell the world about this Lenten season and always. Look to him and find the healing that you are longing for.

And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Many be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.
John 3: 14


On February 11 we held our first of four Stewardship Days this Sunday at Calvary.

We focused on the first part of our mission statement:  Growing in compassionate relationships through Christ.  

Please take a moment to consider our Hot Button Service Opportunities and if God may be calling you to lend a hand.

Sunday School Classes for all ages

Come join us beginning January 7 to be spiritually fed and to build compassionate relationships with other members.

Ages 3 to 5th grade- We meet in the educational wing (second door on the right) Please encourage the children in your life to come and grow in God's love.

Confirmands (6th to 8th grade)-   We meet in the educational wing( first door on right) except on Sundays when we have a conference gathering.

Youth Small Group Sunday School Class (9th to 12th grade)
This group meets in the Youth Room to discuss connecting our faith and life.

Adults - Meet in the Fellowship Hall. Tap the button below for information about our Lenten Class.

2024 NC Synod Lenten Bible Study

Bishop Tim Smith will offer an online Bible study on the book of Micah during Lent—specifically, the five Thursdays beginning February 22 and concluding on March 21—from 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom.

Don't miss this opportunity to study Micah with other Lutherans across the synod!

Thoughts about our Services

Do you talk to others about the two opportunities that we have weekly to worship at Calvary?
What words do you use to describe the gift of two times to worship weekly?

Calvary has just updated our worship brochure to help you describe our worship services to others. Please pick up a copy in the Welcome Center or click here to see the brochure. Help us be a more whole congregation by naming and sharing the gifts that are ours in community. 

Calvary Summer Preschool Registration

Calvary Lutheran Preschool will be holding 6 weeks of Summer Camp this summer.

We are accepting students age 2 - rising 5th graders.

Tap the button below for more information about the summer program. Registration information is also available if you tap below. 

Centering Prayer Group

Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10

Our Centering Prayer group offers an opportunity to meet people, form new relationships, and to experience a method of prayer that helps us develop a better awareness of God's presence in our lives each day.

We invite you to give Calvary's Centering Prayer group a try. We are a small group of individuals who meet by Zoom on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm

Each 40 minute session includes Scripture, a time for meditation, and a time for sharing prayer requests. It is a quiet, peaceful way to draw near to God as we bring our day to a close.

Tap here to activate the Zoom link for the Tuesday Centering Prayer session.

Also, starting on March 16 there will be a centering prayer program held in Matthews, NC if you are interested. It will include several talks on Centering Prayer, what it is and how to practice it.

Tap the button below for more information.

Calvary's Community Outreach

Every day, the people of Calvary are putting their Christian faith into action. We partner with local and international organizations such as Cooperative Christian Ministry, Winecoff Elementary School, Samaritan’s Purse, ELCA World Hunger Appeal, and Habitat for Humanity to lend a hand with hunger, housing, and education needs in our community and world. We hope that you will use this calendar to put your faith into action, live the greatest commandment, and be a disciple of Christ in 2024.

Tap here to view Calvary's Community Outreach Calendar for 2024

Dessert and Planning Night

If you are on a church committee, plan to get together with members from all the other committees on 
Tuesday, February 27th at 7:00pm in the church fellowship hall.

We will have some good desserts and share what is happening in our committees. We will look for how we can work together on our congregational priorities. 

Our Mission:
To grow in compassionate relationships, faith, service, and generosity through Christ
Services are Sunday mornings at 8:30am & 11:00am unless otherwise stated on the Latest Info Page
The red marker in the center of the map shows our location:
950 Bradley St
Concord, NC 28025