Calvary Chronicle

OCTOBER 2019 – OCTUBRE 2019 VOL. 83, NO. 10 (click for Word document; text is below)
2019-10 Chronicle

SEPTEMBER 2019 as Word document: 2019-09 Chronicle

AUGUST 2019 as Word document: 2019-08 Chronicle

JULY 2019 as Word document: 2019-07 Chronicle

VOL. 83, NO. 10

One Church – One Congregation – One Chronicle
Una iglesia – Una Congregación – Una Crónica

10/06/2019 + 17th Sunday after Pentecost
9:00am – Worship
10:30am – Choir Rehearsal

10/13/2019 + 18th Sunday after Pentecost
9:00am – Worship
10:30am – Choir Rehearsal

10/19/2019 10:00am – Council Meeting

10/20/2019 + 19th Sunday after Pentecost
9:00am – Worship
10:30am – Choir Rehearsal
9:00am – Worship
10:30am – Choir Rehearsal

Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church
6149 S. Kenneth Ave. Chicago, IL 60629
(773) 767-7400


From the Pastor’s Desk – OCT 2019

Dear Friends in Christ at Calvary:

In the second week of October, banks, schools and some other institutions observe Columbus Day. It became a U.S. federal holiday in 1937 and was changed from October 12 to the second Monday in October in 1970. Some Italian Americans celebrate their heritage on this day, since Christopher Columbus was Italian, though he sailed for Spain. The day’s purpose, however, is supposed to celebrate his arrival in the “New World,” timed to be close to October 12, when his ships arrived in the Bahamas. (Columbus never set foot on land that is now the United States.)
In recent years, some discerning people and states have begun to prefer the term “Indigenous People’s Day” or “Native American Day” for this holiday. The alternative names acknowledge that millions of native peoples already lived in North and South America for thousands of years before Columbus arrived and that rather than “discovering” or “finding” America, Columbus was actually lost, thinking he’d arrived in India (hence the mistaken term “Indians”).

Personally, I prefer the term used in much of Latin America for the October 12 holiday, “Día de la Raza.” The name in Spanish implies that after Europeans arrived in the Americas, a new race, people, and culture developed, with roots in both Native American and European cultures, and later African cultures also. The meeting of cultures was, on the one hand, terribly destructive. Native peoples were either enslaved (especially in Central and South America in the 16th century), forcibly removed from their lands of many generations (especially in the United States in the 19th century), or killed by disease or violence. The fact that both in North and South America, the European immigrant colonists who caused this cruelty identified as Christians, is shameful. On the other hand, some of the Christians from Europe or their descendants took the Gospel and Scripture seriously and questioned mistreatment of the natives. Some realized that others’ land should not be forcibly taken, since “the earth is the Lord’s.” (Psalm 24:1a) Others recalled Peter’s words after seeing that people who to him were foreigners could receive Christ: “God shows no favoritism. In every nation he accepts those who fear him and do what is right. This is the message of Good News…there is peace with God through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all.” (Acts 10:34-36, New Living Translation)

As we reform our understandings of our faith and history, let us acknowledge past mistakes and ask God’s grace to be more Christlike in our attitudes and actions towards others. –Pastor Cox

Lord God, we thank you that from the indigenous, European, and African peoples you have formed new cultures in this hemisphere: Grant that the Gospel be preached with love to all inhabitants of the Americas, and help us to show your love and justice to people of every race, language, people, and nation; through him who gave his blood for all humanity, your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (prayer of the day for October 12)



Chronicle Articles due by
Information needed to be added in to next month’s chronicle is due in by 10/23. Please EVERYONE, remember to PRINT or EMAIL your chronicle articles, it makes it that much easier to work with. Thank you.

Yoga Exercise Classes
Calvary is having Chair Yoga Exercise Classes held every Wednesday at 8:45am to 9:30am. If you are interested in attending please see Linda Johnson for more details.

Property Assistance
There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex, for work to be done for Property. If anyone is able to help, any help is welcomed. Don Becker

Chronicle by Email
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Online Giving
Online (electronic) giving to Calvary is currently in the testing phase. The online giving page of the church’s website will have more information soon. Individuals will be able to choose a one-time or recurring donation by credit card, debit card, or bank account. For more information, please contact Rachel, Gina, or Pastor Cox, or visit for updates.

Ride to Church Needed
Brittany Dunkle is in need of a ride to church for worship on Sundays. Robin Dunkle is willing to compensate someone who could provide this service for her daughter; please contact her if interested.

Bible Study
Bible study will be held at 10:00 a.m. on both Tuesday, October 8 and Tuesday, October 22. All are welcome!

Community Conversation
Neighbors and representatives of churches or community organizations are invited to participate in a two-part series to create the 8th District’s Community Policing Strategic Plan. The first conversation will be held on Monday, October 21, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the West Lawn Park Field House, 4233 W. 65th St. Light refreshments will be provided.



Assisting Ministers Interim Summer Schedule
Thanks to those who have offered to serve as assisting ministers during October:
October 6 Lois Flood
October 13 Rudy Cortes
October 20 Gina Misch
October 27 Robin Cortes

The Chicago CROP Hunger Walk this year will be held on Sunday afternoon, October 20. The walk provides funds both to local food pantries and to national and international hunger and disaster relief. This year the route is only 5K (about 3 miles) and will begin and end at Immanuel Lutheran Church on Ashland Ave. & Roosevelt Road. A fun fest and registration will be available from 12:30 p.m. until the walk begins at 2:30 p.m. Adults as well as youth are welcome to walk; if unable to walk, please sponsor a walker from Calvary! For registration forms or more information, please see Pastor Cox.

Fourth Annual Veteran’s Luncheon
St. Paul Lutheran Church at 4660 W. 94th St. in Oak Lawn will host a free luncheon with door prizes to honor military veterans on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Veterans, active military personnel, reserve, national guard are welcome and may bring one guest. RSVP by October 14 to St. Paul’s office at (708) 423-1040 between 8:30 – 3:30 Monday to Friday.

Church of Judah Harvest Festival
Church of Judah invites everyone to food and fellowship at its fall harvest festival, held Tuesday, October 1, outside in Calvary’s parking lot area, from noon to 7:00 p.m.

Coffee And
Thank you to all the individuals who have been signing up for Coffee And. In reviewing the sheets, I found that Roberta assigned the following Committees as back-up for the remaining months of the year. The Committee members will serve as a back-up if an individual does not sign up for Coffee And. The Committee back-ups are as follows:
October Music and Worship
November Events
December Youth
Please see me if anyone has any questions.
Events Committee





September Memorials

In Memory of John Niemann by Nancy Hrebanik
In Memory of Howard Cole by Pam Cole
In Memory of Roberta Lesiak by Terry Maderak & Kathy Zeleny

In Memory of Robert Vanacek by Anna Rose Auersch

In Memory of Lawrence & Emily Puccio by Roger Tobolt
In Memory of Kathy Sammon by Scott Sawasllisch



Celebrations – Celebraciones

Happy Birthday!! ¡Feliz Cumpleaños!

JoAlice Revas October 13
Erika Parks October 15
Richard Lesiak October 23
Scott Sawallisch October 30

Happy Birthday!! ¡Feliz Aniversario!

Richard & Melisa Lesiak October 11

Remembered in Prayer – Recordar en Oración
The name in (parenthesis) is the person who submitted the name of the prayer list.

Fighting cancer / Luchando con cáncer

Sandy Guetzloff (Cheryl S.)
Janice B. (Cheryl S.)
Judy Peyton (Joan K.)
Dolly Siegel (Barb S.)
Joan Kincade (Pastor Cox)
Maria de Jesus (Maria R.)
Joline Revas (JoAlice R.)
Marty (Kathy B.)
Maria N. (Cheryl S.)
Karen Cummings (Elaine L.)
Gloria Kurakowski (Nancy B.)
Phyllis Stokes (Elaine L.)
Shae Nowak (Linda J.)
Gary Johnson (Barb S.)
Karen Beliforie (Lois F.)

Generally needing prayer / en necesidad de oración en general

Eileen Coit (Rachel B.)
Judy Lynch (Elaine Lebron)

Living with chronic condition / Viviendo con condición crónica

Neil Cole Mowery (Jenny C.)
Don & Kathy Becker (Kathy B.)
John Salomone (Lois Flood)
Judy Lynch (Elaine Lebron)

Recovering from surgery / SE recuperen de una cirugia

Sharene Pagois (Robin Cortes)
Elaine Lebron (Anissa Franco)

Healing at Home / Recuperándose en su hogar

Gene Patois (Pastor Cox)
Judy Lynch (Elaine Lebron)

In rehabilitation / En rehabilitacion

John Eichhorn (Lois Flood)
Janet M. (Cheryl Schwartz)


Upcoming Readings for Worship
Próximas Lecturas para la Adoración

10/06/2019 + 17th Sunday after Pentecost
Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
Psalm 37:1-9
2 Timothy 1:1-14
Luke 17:5-10

10/13/2019 + 18th Sunday after Pentecost
2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c
Psalm 111
2 Timothy 2:8-15
Luke 17:11-19

10/20/2019 + 19th Sunday after Pentecost
Genesis 32:22-31
Psalm 121
2 Timothy 3:14–4:5
Luke 18:1-8

10/27/2019 + Reformation Sunday
Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22
Psalm 84:1-7
2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
Luke 18:9-14