February 2022 eWeekly's

 

 CALVARY’S EWEEKLY!

CalvaryLutheranRockford.com

OUR NORTHERN ILLINOIS SYNOD MISSION

Walking together

Loving Christ,

Loving all,

For the sake of the world.

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When You Pray  

All who are suffering from Covid-19  

Our address

920 3rd Ave

Rockford 61104

Pastor Chuck’s Phone 815-342-6064

drchuckolson@hotmail.com

Have a prayer concern? Do let me know so I can pray with you.

Do remember to send your offering regularly to…

Calvary Lutheran Church

Our NEW mailing address

PO Box 4362

Rockford, IL 61110

WORSHIP AT CALVARY!  

 9:00 a.m.  

At Emmanuel  

Homecoming In the Chapel

Wear a mask  

Welcome!  

JUST AHEAD  

Ash Wednesday March 2nd at 6:30pm. in the Sanctuary   

The First Sunday of Lent 2022  

Dear Friend,  

The word LENT comes from the old English word for lengthen – as in the longer days of the coming spring. It’s the forty day(not including Sundays) journey of Jesus to the cross. What an incredible privilege to accompany him to his suffering – and our salvation.  

 

SO – it’s a wonderful time to repent, reflect, and realize a far deeper spiritual life. Begin this deepening at worship – every Sunday, every Wednesday.  

-God loves you and so do I – Pastor Chuck  

 

Preparing for THIS Sunday – the First Sunday of Lent  

Deuteronomy 6:1-11  

2 Corinthians 20b-6:11  

Luke 4:1-13  

Message – Pastor Chuck -Tempted? Ever NOT Tempted?  

Song Following – What a Friend We Have in Jesus ELW #742  

 

The Chapel Band  

Burdens are Lifted at Calvary  

Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross ELW #325  

Preparing for Worship NEXT Sunday  

The Second Sunday of Lent  

Genesis 15:1-12,17-18  

Philippians 3:17-4:1  

Luke 13:31-35  

Message – Pastor Frank Langhof  

 

The Chapel Band  

What Wondrous Love is This ELW #666  

Softly and Tenderly ELW #608  

The Transfiguration - Last Sunday After Epiphany 2022  

Seventh Sunday after Epiphany

February 20, 2022

Dear Friend,  

We’re already at the end – of the Sundays after Epiphany. AND we’re already at the beginning – of Lent.  

 

COME DEEPER – worship at every Lenten service – and come closer.  

-God loves you and so do I – Pastor Chuck  

 

Preparing for Worship THIS Sunday February 27th The Transfiguration  

Exodus 34:29-35  

2 Corinthian 3:12-4:2  

Luke 9:28-43a  

Message – Pastor Frank Langhof  

 

THE CHAPEL BAND  

We Are Marching in the Light of God – ELW #866  

Surely The Presence  

 

Preparing for NEXT Sunday – the First Sunday of Lent  

Deuteronomy 6:1-11  

2 Corinthians 20b-6:11  

Luke 4:1-13  

Message – Pastor Chuck -Tempted? Ever NOT Tempted?  

Song Following – What a Friend We Have in Jesus ELW #742  

 

The Chapel Band  

Burdens are Lifted at Calvary  

Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross ELW #325  

 

Previous week's eWeek

The Seventh Sunday of Epiphany 2022  

Sixth Sunday after Epiphany 

February 13, 2022

 

The Seventh Sunday of Epiphany 2022  

Dear Friend,  

Want things to be different? REALLY different? Come this Sunday – and find out how it can be – and how we’ll make it be.  

-God loves you and so do I – Pastor Chuck  

 

Preparing for Worship THIS Sunday February 20th  

Genesis 45:3-11, 15  

1 Corinthians 15:35-38; 42-50  

Luke 6:27-38  

Message – Opposite Day  

Song Following – Our Father We Have Wandered ELW #606  

 

The Chapel Band  

Be Glorified ELW #744  

Have Thine Own Way  

 

Preparing for Worship Next Sunday February 27th The Transfiguration  

Exodus 34:29-35  

2 Corinthian 3:12-4:2  

Luke 9:28-43a  

Message – Pastor Frank Langhof  

 

THE CHAPEL BAND  

We Are Marching in the Light of God – ELW #866  

Surely The Presence  

Previous week's eWeek

The Sixth Sunday of Epiphany 2022  

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

February 6, 2022

Dear Friend,  

Tired of this sorry world? One of the first suggestions therapists make to depressed people is – stop reading and watching the news.  

It’s different here in our praising community. HOW? Come – this Sunday – for the Blessings – and be blessed.  

-God loves you and so do I – Pastor Chuck  

 

Preparing for Worship THIS Sunday February 13th  

The Sixth Sunday After Epiphany  

Jeremiah 17:5-10  

1 Corinthians 15:12-20  

Luke 6:17-26  

Sermon – Pastor Frank Langhof  

 

 

The Chapel Band  

Jesu, Jesu ELW #708  

Blest Are They ELW #728  

 

Preparing for Worship NEXT Sunday February 20th  

Genesis 45:3-11, 15  

1 Corinthians 15:35-38; 42-50  

Luke 6:27-38  

Message – Opposite Day  

Song Following – Our Father We Have Wandered ELW #606  

2022 Midtown Midweek Lenten Worship at Noon  

 

March 9 at Salem Lutheran Church Preacher: Pastor Charles Olson  

Theme: Church as Sacrament  

 

March 16 at First Lutheran Church Preacher: Pastor Mike Thomas  

Theme: Church as a Spiritual Community  

 

March 23 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church Preacher: Pastoral Intern Maddy Tyler  

Theme: Community: Gathered & Scattered  

 

March 30 at Zion Lutheran Church  

Preacher: Pastor Frank Langhof  

 Theme: Church as an Intentional Community  

 

April 6 at Katies Cup & hosted by Calvary Lutheran Church  

Preacher: Pastor Bill Dahlberg Theme: Church as a Multicultural Community  

Matthew 5:1-12

New Revised Standard Version  

The Beatitudes  

5 When Jesus[a] saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2 Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:  

3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  

4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.  

5 “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.  

6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.  

7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.  

8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.  

9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.  

10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  

11 “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely[b] on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.  

 

 

 

Serenity Prayer

 

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; 
Courage to change the things I can; 
And wisdom to know the difference. 

 

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time; 
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; 
Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; 
Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; 
That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him Forever in the next. 
Amen.

-Reinhold Niehbuhr