September 24, 2023  Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Contemporary service at 8:30 am and traditional service at 11:00 am 

Both services will be live-streamed on Calvary's YouTube channel

Jonah 3:10--4:11
God’s concern for the city of Nineveh
* Psalm 145:1-8
The Lord is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. (Ps. 145:8)
* Philippians 1:21-30
Standing firm in the gospel
Matthew 20:1-16
The parable of the vineyard workers

*Additional readings not read during the service.

Don't forget! Children's Church and Nursery are available at our 11am worship services every Sunday to support parents and to give children a safe and friendly place to learn about the love of Jesus and stories of our faith. Please invite the children in your life.

Is Your God Big Enough?

In our faith lives, do we try to grow our perspectives of God so that we may live out the faith that we profess in all the intricacies of today's world? 

Over the next few weeks, we will ask: Is our understanding of God BIG Enough? 

What may we need to do, so that our faith keeps up with the realities of our lives and world?
Children's and Adult Sunday School:

Sunday School Classes
for all ages!

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

September 24 at 9:45
Ages 3 to 5th grade- Parents are invited to stay with their child or attend the adult Sunday School class that will be meeting in the fellowship hall. If you have questions, reach out to Cathy Dupont or Pastor Debbie. All are welcome and invited. Please encourage the children in your life to come and grow in God's love.
Confirmands (6th to 8th grade)-  Meet your teachers in your classroom (first on right) in the educational Wing. For more information, speak to Kristi Wilson or Matt Boone.
Youth Small Group (9th to 12th grade)-
This group meets in the Youth Room to discuss connecting our faith and life.
Adults- Come join us as we spend three weeks exploring the Second Bible, God’s creation, and how to utilize our experiences in nature to deepen our faith lives and draw other people into the God who is already with them.  We are meeting in the screen end of the fellowship hall.   For more information, speak to Pastor Debbie.
Children's Church is held following the Children's sermon. 

Children ages 3 to 5th grade are taken into the parlor to look more closely at the story of the day and to experience it in a way that fits for them. They return to worship before Holy Communion. 

Our hope for Children's Church is that it supports parents in their faith growth and gives our children and opportunity to connect with God's Word. If you would like to assist with Children's Church this year, please reach out to Lisa Hunkele who is the Team lead for Children's Church.
Fall Bible Study: Revelation continuing this week

Mark your calendar for a fall Bible study on the book of Revelation.

The class began September 11 and continues each Mondays at 1:30pm and be led by James Fore’.

We are planning to meet in the parlor. Have a friend who is interested? Don’t forget to invite them to join us. All are welcome.
Discipleship Group New Study:
They Walked With God by Max Lucado

Please join us beginning September 10th as our Discipleship group studies Max Lucado’s They
Walked with God
. There are 40 characters in this book, and we will be studying 2 characters. per week.

Our class begins September 10th and will run until February 11th . We will not be meeting near the holidays. We meet Sundays at 5pm for an hour.

Come join us and develop friendships and a better understanding of Bible characters.
September 24 at 9:45

Our worship is so much fuller and richer when the varied voices and gifts of our congregation are present in the worship service.

On September 24th during Sunday School (9:45am to 10:45am), we will have a time of training for our readers, worship assistants, communion assistants, and ushers. We welcome everyone to jump in and find a way to serve.

For your info, tap on the links below for what each volunteer job entails.
Usher Guidelines
Lector Guidelines
Worship Assistants for 8:30 Service
Worship Assistants for 11:00 Service
Communion Assistant Guidelines
October 1 from 4pm to 6pm

Are you interested in learning more about Calvary or would like to join our congregation?  

Please join Pastor Debbie for an info session on October 1 from 4pm to 6pm in the church parlor. We will be receiving new members at Calvary on Reformation Sunday, October 29th.  

Please reach out to Pastor Debbie (704-782-6923)  if you have questions. 
Cabarrus County CROP Hunger Walk
Sunday, October 8th
Sign in Time and Pre-walk Activities: 1:00 pm
Walk Time: 2:00 pm

Meet at
Forest Hill United Methodist Church
265 Union St. N.
Concord, NC 28025

Join Calvary Lutheran on October 8th for the Cabarrus County CROP Hunger Walk.

This is a fun, family friendly walk to raise funds and awareness.

Join or support the Calvary Lutheran team (2023 CROP Hunger Walk Team. Or if you want to create your own team in support of Calvary, register your team online at Cabarrus County CROP Hunger Walk.

Help us reach our goal of 12 walkers and $2000 raised!* Be sure to check if your employer will make a matching donation to CWS – Church World Service.

Calvary coordinator – Janice Fredrickson – Contact Janice or call the office administrator on 704-782-6923 for more information.
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