Calvary Chronicle

2019-09 Chronicle

AUGUST 2019 as Word document: 2019-08 Chronicle

JULY 2019 as Word document: 2019-07 Chronicle

JUNE 2019 as Word document: 2019-06 Chronicle

VOL. 83, NO. 9

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

09/01/2019 + 12th Sunday after Pentecost
9:00am – Worship

09/08/2019 + 13th Sunday after Pentecost
9:00am – Worship
10:30am – Choir Rehearsal

09/15/2019 + 14th Sunday after Pentecost
9:00am – Worship
10:30am – Choir Rehearsal

09/21/2019 10:00am – Council Meeting

09/22/2019 + 15th Sunday after Pentecost
9:00am – Worship
10:30am – Choir Rehearsal

09/29/2019 + 16th Sunday after Pentecost
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 – SEPT 2019

Dear Friends in Christ at Calvary:

As students and teachers begin their new school year and many churches begin their new program year, we have an opportunity to renew our activities and commitments in church, locally and beyond. I’d like to mention just three examples, specific ways that this renewal might be evident for us in church contexts at the national, synod, and congregational levels.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America held its triennial (every three years) Churchwide Assembly in Milwaukee last month. Brother Wheeler volunteered there and can share more details. Among other actions, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton was reelected, the ELCA voted to be a sanctuary denomination that welcomes immigrants and refugees in Christ’s name, and it celebrated 50 years of women ordained in the ELCA’s parent denominations.
In our synod, Bishop Wayne Miller retired on August 31, and Bishop-elect Yehiel Curry’s installation is being planned for October 19. Several new individuals will serve on elected bodies such as synod council. Under this new leadership, our synod will likely have a strong voice to address major issues such as teen suicide and churches’ roles in social justice.
Here at Calvary, we are planning to participate in the ELCA Day of Service. Though the official preferred date for “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday is September 8, the social ministry committee is encouraging anyone from Calvary to participate in a volunteer event at the Greater Chicago Food Depository on Sep. 28 and/or Oct. 2 (see the article elsewhere in this Chronicle issue for more details.) Later in October, some Calvary members and I will participate in the Chicago CROP Hunger Walk, and the next 30 hour famine is only five months away. Here is another example of Calvary’s commitment to preventing hunger and helping to feed the hungry.
These three levels overlap; God calls our own congregation, our synod, and our denomination to respond to the needs of the world in Jesus’s name. Calvary should never be an isolated entity separate from fellow Lutherans in the ELCA, much less separate from other Christians or the world around us. Jesus called his followers to go out into the world and to serve neighbors far and near, not to segregate and form isolated groups indifferent to others. In our increasingly polarized nation, let us be examples of Christians who live our faith as part of a bigger family and who reach out beyond our selves.

Grace and Peace,
Pastor Gary Cox



Chronicle Articles due by
Information needed to be added in to next month’s chronicle is due in by 09/28. 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
We will have Bible study twice during September, on the second and fourth Tuesdays. We will continue to meet at 10:00 a.m., ending by noon. On September 24, John Whennen will present a special session on Genesis 1. All are welcome!



FEEL GOOD of the Fall!
There’s no better feeling than living the mission of our church through helping others. The Social Ministry committee has set up 2 volunteer opportunities at the Greater Chicago Food Depository located nearby at 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place (42nd and Karlov). Participants will be asked to repack food for the hungry. Dates are Saturday, September 28th from 8:30am-11:15am and Wednesday, October 2nd from 6:00pm-8:45pm. Gathering at church and carpooling can be an option for those who choose. Sign-up sheets are in the Narthex, so please consider joining us on one of those days…or get crazy and sign up for both!!! Any questions, see Pastor, Gina, Rudy or Robin.

Assisting Ministers Interim Summer Schedule
Thanks to those assigned to serve as assisting ministers on the following dates:
September 1 Don Becker
September 8 Judy Lynch
September 15 Lois Flood
September 22 Nancy Borsellino
September 29 Gina Misch





AUGUST Memorials

In Memory of Georgianne Sawallish by Scott Sawallisch
In Honor of All our Volunteers, Thank you, by Kathy Becker
In Memory of Agnes Pearson by Robert Pearson

In Memory of Agnes Pearson by The Borsellino Family

In Memory of Kjell Sivertsen by Lois Flood
In Memory of Kathy Sammon by Scott Sawasllisch

In Memory of Carl Auersch by Anna Rose Auersch
In Memory of “Sweetie” by Anna Rose Auersch


Celebrations – Celebraciones

Happy Birthday!! ¡Feliz Cumpleaños!
Pr. Gary Cox September 05
Linda Johnson September 06
John Whennen September 11
Anissa Franco September 11
Keith Johnson September 15
Samantha Lesiak September 23
Brittany Dunkle September 30

Happy Anniversary!! ¡Feliz Aniversario!
Dan & Gina Misch September 01

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.)
Ngan Chan Ma (John Ma)
Rose Kelly (Barb S.)
Barb Seigel (Barb S.)
Ruth Streitberger (Anna Rose A.)

Living with chronic condition / Viviendo con condición crónica
Neil Cole Mowery (Jenny C.)
Don & Kathy Becker (Kathy B.)
John Salomone (Lois F.)
Ruth Streitberger (Anna Rose A.)
James Nowak (Linda J.)
Joan Kincade (Jenny C.)
Major Kincade (Jenny C.)

Healing at Home / Recuperándose en su hogar
Ed M. (Cheryl S.)
Elaine Lebron (Annisa F., Terry & Kathy M.)
Janice (Kathy B.)
Ezra Seigel (Pr. Cox, Barb S.)

Grieving the death and celebrating the life of / En duelo por el fallecimiento y celebrando la vida de
Rose Taylor (Angela & Rachel)


Upcoming Readings for Worship
Próximas Lecturas para la Adoración

09/01/2019 + 12th Sunday after Pentecost
Proverbs 25:6-7
Sirach 10:12-18
Psalm 112
Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16

09/08/2019 + 13th Sunday after Pentecost
Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Psalm 1
Philemon 1-21
Luke 14:25-33

09/15/2019 + 14th Sunday after Pentecost
Exodus 32:7-14
Psalm 51:1-10
1 Timothy 1:12-17
Luke 15:1-10

09/22/2019 + 15th Sunday after Pentecost
Amos 8:4-7
Psalm 113
1 Timothy 2:1-7
Luke 16:1-13

09/29/2019 + 16th Sunday after Pentecost
Amos 6:1a, 4-7
Psalm 146
1 Timothy 6:6-19
Luke 16:19-31