Learn More About Our Outreach Ministries

Hardhat Ministry

CHM (Calvary’s Hardhat Ministry) is a new ministry at Calvary Lutheran, sponsored by the Caring and Outreach Core. The purpose of this ministry is to provide a group of persons who are able and willing to help members of the congregation (although not exclusively) who have “issues” with their property that need addressing. (Guidelines for projects will be shared with anyone who requests help.)

Mission: CHM is a group of Christian volunteers who are offering their services to help people with repair and maintenance problems on their homes. Volunteers are not licensed contractors but willing workers who claim “no job is too small, but some may be too large.”

Requests for assistance may be made with Glenn Anderson 218-639-2528. Volunteers may contact Kristi York 218-301-6964.

Jail Ministry

Bible studies with inmates in the Hubbard County Jail.
Contact: Sara Forsberg 218-732-7175, Sheryl Kosel 218-573-6789

Mission Partners

Iglesia Luterana San Lucas: Eagle Pass, Texas (Pastor Julio Vasquez)

In 1994, Calvary established San Lucas Lutheran Church (Iglesia Luterana San Lucas) as a Mission Partner. San Lucas Church is a Spanish-speaking congregation of the ELCA in Eagle Pass, Texas, located at the US/Mexico border. San Lucas strives to support itself, yet expenses cannot be covered without help from partners like Calvary.

The congregation is the third largest congregation in Eagle Pass with regular attendance of about 130 people, mostly poor and middle low class Hispanics. Community outreach involves coaching on health, family behavior & how to become a better family. Every Tuesday & Thursday, a Food Bank “Colmado” provides food to the community, averaging about 48 families per month.

Support this Mission Partner through your offering (check “Mission Partner” on offering envelope, please indicate “Eagle Pass” on envelope and/or check memo).

Iglesia Evangelica Luterana San Pedro: Toa Baja, Puerto Rico (Pastor Alicia)

In February of 2019, Calvary established San Pedro Lutheran Church of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico as a Mission Partner. San Pedro acts as a service center for the entire community during emergencies.

In June of 2019, Pastor Alicia Centeno identified an immediate need for a generator ($1,000) that will allow them to continue this important work as they prepare for the hurricane season. Through Calvary’s generous giving, we were able to raise enough money to provide this much needed generator.

In 2020, there were three mission groups from Calvary who traveled to Puerto Rico to work with our Mission Partner San Pedro Lutheran Church (in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico) with on-going efforts to rebuild and recover following Hurricane Maria in 2017 and the recent earthquakes.

We are heading back to Puerto Rico! The first trip will be November 7-14, 2021 and the second trip will be February 6-13, 2022. If you are interested in either of these trips, please call Joan Tweedale. Informational meetings will be held, watch for more details. (The deadline to sign up for the November trip is August 15th.)

Fundraising for building supplies, tools and equipment are underway.

Support this Mission Partner by donating on-line or through your offering (check “Mission Partner” on offering envelope, please indicate “Puerto Rico” on envelope and/or check memo).

Hunger & Justice

Intentionally reach out to those in our community with humanitarian needs such as, but not limited to, poverty, hunger and health concerns, and provide a means to respond to these needs through individual contributions to the Hubbard County Food Shelf, LSS Meals on Wheels, and through the congregation’s Discretionary Fund.

Keep the congregation informed as to hunger needs in the world through programs such as “The ELCA Hunger Appeal”, “ELCA Good Gifts”, “Bread for the World”, “Lutheran World Relief”, etc.

To learn more about these programs and others, please visit:

Contact: Maurice Spangler 218-252-9513, Jim Barr 507-272-3876, Audrey Carlson 218-732-7504, Helen Comnick 218-564-5069

Hospital Visitation

Visit fellow members of Calvary hospitalized over the weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Contact: Dorothy Meyer 218-255-4853, Renee Brauer 206-434-1950

Prayer & Care Team

  • Prayer chain for prayer requests by members.
  • Those who volunteer to pray for others share their email address with the Prayer Chain contact person. Email addresses are kept private as the prayer requests are sent via the Internet. Privacy is protected and may or may not be shared from the pulpit per member’s request.

Contact: Linda Norenberg 218-255-3414 or email lindanorenberg@gmail.com