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Christian faith formation is a lifelong journey. That's why we are doing our best to make it easy for you to connect with God and others in authentic relationships throughout the week. No one person is an island and the faith journey is not meant to be done alone, so are working together to make it easier for you to join a faith community in this COVID season and beyond.
November 22: JACOB WRESTLES GOD: In this story, Jacob is about to meet with Esau, the brother from whom he stole their father’s blessing. Jacob wrestles with a man, who is later identified as a divine being, someone from heaven! Jacob wrestled with this person all night! He loses the match when the divine being put his hip out of joint, but he is then given a blessing and his name is changed to Israel. In the Bible, a name change usually indicates a special relationship with God or a new phase in the person's life.W
You and I always come away from any meeting with God changed. We cannot pray, read the Bible, or interact with God without being blessed. Though Jacob is injured, he is also personally blessed by God through this encounter. Each of us wrestles with God—and even when we ask difficult questions or have difficulty in life, God won’t let us go.
Calvary's KIDZONE is every Sunday morning from 9:15 to 9:45. Kids discover Jesus and the Bible with fun, hands-on activities, videos, and live interaction. Through live and pre-recorded stations, kids will experience cooking, science, art, drama, music, technology, and fun games as we learn about the Bible and our Savior Jesus. Come 10 minutes early just to chat!
Check out the following links to resources and activities you can enjoy throughout the week.
JACOB WRESTLES GOD
- Jacob Wrestles Family Page
- Jacob Wrestles Coloring Page
- Jacob Wrestles With God Bible Story Mazes
- The Story Of Jacob Wrestling With God Sunday School Crossword Puzzles
- The Story Of Jacob Wrestling With God Kids Spot The Difference
- Jacob Wrestles Activity Page
- Jacob Wrestles With God Bible Word Search Puzzles
ISAAC & REBEKAH
- Genesis 24 Isaac and Rebekah Bible Mazes
- Genesis 24 Isaac and Rebekah Sunday School Coloring Pages
- Isaac and Rebekah Family Page
ABRAHAM, SARAH & ISAAC
Zoom link available through our weekly E-news and Children, Youth & Family Update
Faith Formation for Youth
GAME NIGHT SCHEDULE UPDATE!
- November 23- No Game Night
- November 30 - Among Us- Calvary's version
- December 7- Jackbox Night
- December 14- Student Choice
- December 21- No Game Night
- December 28 -No Game Night
- January 4- Among Us -Calvary's version
GAME NIGHT MONDAY NIGHTS is a Zoom experience at 7 PM most every Monday night! Students in grades 6-12 connect, compete, and encourage each other in their faith journey. Each night we share a life-verse from scripture, play a game, or 2, and pray. We enjoy MadGabs, Escape Room Challenges, Jackbox Games, Kahoot Quizzes, and much more. To connect with us on Monday nights contact Jeff Moeller our Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministry.
Our ministry to middle schoolers and their families includes resourcing parents, confirmation, retreats, small group Bible studies, community service, and youth gatherings. Contact our Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries, Jeff Moeller for more information and the Zoom link!
Check out our Children, Youth, and Family Ministry Weekly Update.
Calvary Lutheran Church’s Mission Statement reads, “Gathered by God, Inspired by Love, Empowered to Serve.” The confirmation program at Calvary seeks to encourage students to explore their relationship with God, who adopted them into his family when they were baptized, loved them so much that he sent his Son, Jesus into the world to teach by example and die on a cross for their salvation and gifted them with abilities to change the world around them. Together with the Holy Spirit, families, and our church community, we nurture and equip young men & women for a lifelong journey of faith.
The class is every Wednesday from 7:30-8:30 via Zoom. We understand that conflicts may arise from time to time. However, we expect that students will make up any assignments they have missed. The schedule as well as assignments will be posted on the website You also can email Teresa directly if needed.
If you know of conflicts beforehand, please contact Teresa so that she can let the teacher know and they can plan accordingly.
Pastor Larry Hand – email@example.com
Teresa Kaldor – firstname.lastname@example.org (Confirmation program coordinator)
Jeff Moeller – email@example.com
Faith Formation of Adults
Share Your Story in Adult Forum
Come join us this Sunday in Adult Forum, at 11:15 a.m., as we begin a new three-part series as part of our Faith Journey theme of “Connecting to God and Others.”
In his book, Tablet to Table, theologian Leonard Sweet, writes:
It is important for each one of us to tell our story and hear each other’s story. Every person is a story wrapped in skin. Moreover, everyone lives multi-storied lives; as our lives intersect, so do our stories, and new stories splinter out from each encounter. As the old country song put it, “We live in a two-story house. She’s got her story and I’ve got mine.” But the ultimate story is the Jesus story of what God has done in the past, is doing in the present, and will do in the future. It’s that story that binds all our stories together.
What we need more than anything else is not more storybooks but more storypeople—people who together participate in the bigger story being told by Jesus. We need to tell a bigger story with our life than the story of ourselves. Our stories should point not just to ourselves but to Christ. If storytelling is brain-syncing, then telling God’s story is God-syncing. As we gather around the table, we learn to live well-storied lives, and to connect our story to God’s story.
In Story Matters – God’s Story, Our Story, My Story, we’ll explore the biblical narrative, our individual faith stories, and our experience of God. Participants are encouraged to bring a bible.