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OUR MISSION & VISION: To boldly proclaim the life-changing love of Jesus Christ through joyful worship, faithful service, and continuous learning.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: From the Pastor’s Study


Congregation News


Mission and Outreach




Recent Events


Family Ministry


Youth Ministry


From the Church Office


Serving at Worship




Birthdays & Anniversaries


January Calendar Highlights Check the church calendar for complete listings. Tue


New Year’s Day, church office closed Church office closed





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Serenity Inn Meal Program Crossroads Deadline





Food Sunday; Informational Meeting for Annual Meeting Youth Winter Retreat begins



Worship at 9 am; Christian Ed. at 10:30 am resumes; Name Tag Weekend Choirs & Confirmation resume Deacon Meeting Council Reports Due

Informational Meeting for Annual Meeting; Youth Winter Retreat ends

Mark Your Calendar… January 20: Informational Meeting at 10:30 am January 27: Informational Meeting at 10:30 am February 3: Annual Meeting of the Congregation following worship

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FROM THE PASTOR’S STUDY Pr. Dennis M. Roser Dear Friends, Dawn and I extend our sincere appreciation to each of you for your generosity and kindness to us at Christmas. The many beautiful cards, cookies and treats, gifts, monetary gifts, and so many other expressions of love were deeply appreciated by our family. Your thoughtfulness and care shown to Dawn and me, and our daughters, is very humbling and very encouraging. It was not an easy thing for us to leave our parish and the area in which Dawn and I grew up, and so we have been truly grateful to each of you for the many ways in which you have made us feel “at home” here. The first year in a new congregation is quite an adjustment (for both the pastor and the members), and I thank God for the myriad of ways that you have taken the initiative to make this transition easier for me. Here at Calvary, we are very fortunate to have so many committed and active members carrying out the work of Christian ministry. Small Group Bible Studies Our small groups ministry has been such a blessing to our congregation over the years, providing both learning and Christian fellowship. As I mentioned in this column last month, I am inviting us to take 5 months (or sessions) of our study time, in order to study the same resource. Our present small group ministry was launched around a church -wide emphasis in which all groups were studying the same book, and the theme of the book was supported in sermons and Sunday School classes. This method served us very well, and we might find it renewing to do a similar thing each year. For this year’s emphasis (2013), I am proposing Martin Luther’s Large Catechism. Since this catechism covers the five chief areas of Christian doctrine, it makes sense for us to focus on this study for five sessions of small group meetings. I am suggesting that we utilize the monthly meetings of February through June to study the catechism. Please know that this is only a request of our groups, and so groups are welcome to participate or to opt out of the study. While there is much to be gained by syncing up our small groups once per year, it is not appropriate or edifying for us to force topics upon our groups. I will be preaching on Luther’s five themes during the Di-

vine Services throughout the five Sundays of Lent. The edition of the catechism that we will be using can be located online at: SearchTerm=Luther's%20Large%20Catechism%20with% 20Study%20Questions. We are currently taking orders for the book. You are welcome to order the book on your own, or you may complete and submit the book form which is located in the weekly bulletin. We are also hoping that this will be an opportunity to begin some new small groups, as well. If you are not currently a part of a small group, and would like to join a group - or start a group, please call or email me. Additionally, in order to avoid promoting multiple emphases, which pull our members in conflicting directions, we will not be resuming our Wednesday evening Bible studies. It is unreasonable for us to expect that our members are going to be active in a small group Bible study, and also attend two Bible studies on Wednesdays and the adult Sunday School class. Thus, we will retain the Wednesday noon class, and encourage those who are unable to be with us at noon-time to join us for adult Bible study during the Sunday school hour each week. I would really appreciate it, if each of our small groups would take a moment to drop me an email letting me know the members of your group, when your group meets, and if you are currently seeking additional members for your group. Additionally, since we have groups that meet at various times during the day, and during different weeks, it would be our pleasure to match you with a group that meets at a time when you are available. We would love to see some additional groups form this year, and so if you have an interest in doing so, please let me know – as it would be my pleasure to assist you in starting a group. Frequently, families with young children are hesitant to join a group, and so perhaps some of our families with young children may consider beginning a group together that also includes the children in the study. If I may be of service to you in any way, as we seek to strengthen our small groups ministry, please do not hesitate to call upon me. God bless you in this new year!


From all the Calvary staff… Have a very blessed 2013! January 2013 - Page 3


It’s About Our Family Congratulations We rejoice with Rick Brostowitz, recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison! Congratulations, Rick, and many blessings as you continue on your journey. Sympathy We extend sincere Christian sympathies to Carolyn Trotier & family on the death of her sister, Kathy Cutting, in November. Condolences go out to the family of Bill Timmer (former Calvary member), who passed away on December 15th. Our deepest sympathies to Mary Anna Salo on the death of her grandmother, Beatrice Salo, on December 16th. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dottie Riemer & family on the passing of her sister, Elizabeth Knight, on December 21st. New Member (correction) Bette Forbes’ contact information was incorrect in the December issue of the Crossroads. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please note the correct information here: Bette Forbes, P.O. Box 165, Brookfield, WI 53008, (262) 781-3673

Thank you Calvary family From Jean Anderson & family: Thank you to my Calvary family who gave me support during the illness and passing of Donald; the prayers, cards and memorials on his behalf.

Prayers Please check the weekly announcement bulletin for those people needing our urgent prayers. If you have any prayer requests, please call or email the church office. Please also continue to pray for the following Calvary family and friends: Shut-Ins: Donna Polizzi, Betty Schraith, Paul & Marj Skarie, Greg Fleckenstein, Lorraine Zembinski, Mickey Rash, Bill Rash Jr. (son of Mickey Rash). Ongoing prayer concerns: Jim Schultz; Lowell Sonderman; John Rupnick; Donna Trethewey; Dean Elske (father of Kim Steiner); Dorothy Kealey (mother of Sue Rowe); Betty Meyer (mother of Brad Meyer); Richard Weltcheff (brother of Donna Schroeder); Dyana Solheim (former member of Calvary); Chris Clemens (father of Jessie Brovold); Marlin Mager (cousin of Jo Osowski); Ruth Zarse (friend of Jeanette Ketelsen).

Prayer Corner As we put away precious family ornaments and the crèche beneath the tree, the awe we felt on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day may start to fade as well. Christmas carols and hymns have given words to our emotions as we gathered for worship or even as we drove to the mall or a neighborhood party. But when the caroling is over, how do we keep that sense of “God with us” that seemed so real? The answer is “in prayer”. Did someone just cut you off in traffic? Send a prayer to God in thanks for safety and on behalf of that other driver, that their day may be blessed. Prayer doesn’t have to be composed or polished. One author writes of “arrow prayers”, spontaneous and sometimes urgent prayers “shot off to God” in the spur of the moment. Page 4 - Calvary Crossroads

There needs to be a time for sitting quietly with our Father, mulling over our thoughts and feelings, asking His blessing on the day ahead or thanking Him for the day just ended. These are important minutes in our day. But our human tendency to want to edit and perfect our prayers can get in the way of our awareness of His Presence with us throughout our day. At those times we can pray with that “arrow prayer” author, “Lord, take the half-formed sentences I address to You and the half-conscious movements I make toward You – my interjections and my gestures – and make prayers of petition and praise out of them in the name of and for the sake of Jesus Christ. Amen.”

Mission &O Outreach M ISSION & UTREACH

January Mission of the Month Heifer Project in need in what Heifer calls Passing on the Gift. This unique development tool multiplies the benefit of the original gift and allows recipients to become donors. Heifer partners are also taught to prevent overgrazing, collect manure for organic fertilizer, plant trees and manage resources for long-term success.

Heifer International is a nonprofit, humanitarian organization dedicated to ending hunger and poverty and to caring for the Earth. Heifer currently provides livestock, trees, seeds and training in environmentally sound agriculture to families in more than 50 countries, including the United States.

Your financial contributions to Calvary’s Mission of the Month during January go to support the ministry of the Heifer Project. Use your weekly offering envelopes or a white pew envelope to contribute and note “Mission of the Month” on your check and/or envelope.

How Heifer Works: Heifer partners with community groups to form development plans and to train beneficiaries in animal well-being, agro-ecology, water quality, gender equity and community development. The training enables them to care for livestock, grow crops sustainably and further lift themselves out of poverty. Heifer’s recipients agree to share one or more of their animals’ offspring, and also the training they receive, with others

Thank you to everyone who contributed to Calvary’s Cupboard last month. Items collected are taken to the Waukesha Food Pantry. The next Food Sunday is Baby Food Sunday, with collection January 19th and 20th, 2013. Recommended items include any type of baby cereal and bottled fruits and vegetables. Other items of need are canned meats/fish, fruits or vegetables, cereals, and pasta. If you prefer to make a monetary contribution, please mark your envelope or check with the notation “Food Pantry”.

Thank you Calvary... From Opportunity International: Thank you for sharing our vision of a world in which all people have the opportunity to provide for their families and build a fulfilling life. Calvary Lutheran Church’s recent gift of $3,850.50... will provide 20 new loans and enable 40 others to access savings deposits. By year five, 145 families will be impacted by your gift.

From Lutherdale: Thank you for your gift of $ Lutherdale’s Annual Fund. Your gift has helped make it possible for us to host over 1,000 campers this past summer and will enable us to hold retreats for youth and kids all year around.

VBS planning meeting Tues, January 22 @ 7pm We are looking for people who are willing to assist in decorating/making props, making snacks, doing registration, leading crafts, showing a daily movie to the children (supplied), helping to escort students from station to station, games, etc. In addition to people needed to operate the daily program, we need people who may not be present during the day for many of these jobs. We could also use people to organize and carry out the supper before Thursday’s program. Come to the first planning meeting and get in on all the fun!

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The Nicene Creed

Words on Worship by Rev. Michael Tavella

Reprinted from the November issue of the NALC News. The Nicene Creed is an ecumenical statement of our faith. The Nicene Creed is one of three ecumenical creeds that were placed first among the confessions of the Lutheran Church in the Book of Concord. The word, creed, comes from a Latin word, credo, that means “I believe.” The Nicene Creed begins with “We believe.” It originally was a corporate statement of faith from the bishops meeting together; but, later “I believe” displaced “we” in its recitation in the liturgy. The original corporate “we” was restored in the translation used in Lutheran Book of Worship. The Nicene Creed is a product of the Ecumenical Councils of the fourth century: the Council of Nicaea (325 A.D.) and the Council of Constantinople (381 A.D.). For this reason, it is sometimes called the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed. It was at the Council of Chalcedon in 451 A.D. that the Nicene Creed was officially adopted. Like the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed consists of three articles, each devoted to a person of the Holy Trinity. While the Creed had traditionally been divided into 12 parts, Martin Luther in his catechisms explained the Apostles’ Creed in three articles — one for each person of the Trinity — to make them more understandable to children. Both the Apostles’ Creed and Nicene Creed begin with the affirmation that God created heaven and earth. Unlike the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed tells of God’s creation, not only of things seen, but also of things unseen. The older form of the Nicene Creed in the Service Book and Hymnal translates the Greek words with the English words, visible and invisible. Whatever exists, God has created. Only God Himself is the Uncreated One. The First Article addresses the Gnostic notion that the world was created by a being other than the one and only God. The Gnostics of the early Christian centuries believed that the physical world was made by or resulted from a being or beings hostile to the high god. In this and everything else, they believed what is contradictory to the catholic faith. In its length and special non-Biblical terminology, the Second Article manifests the controversies of the Fourth Century. In the Gospel of John and 1 John, Christ is called the only-begotten Son from the Father. The same Greek word used in the original text of the Nicene Creed is translated in the older English version with the term, only-begotten. This translation of the Nicene Creed follows with “Begotten of his Father before all worlds.” The LBW translation reads, “eternally begotten of the Father.” The Son of God existed before the world was created. The Ecumenical Councils rejected the Arian idea that the Father created the Son.

The Son is of one being or substance (homoousios in Greek) with the Father. Homoousios is not a Biblical term; nonetheless, it is a term that upholds the Scriptural confession that Jesus Christ is God. In the Gospel of John, we read, “the Word was God.” Christ is not a creature, but He is one with the Father and is God. The Nicene Creed also states that the Son is “God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God.” It is through the Son of God, who is the Word, that all things were made as John’s Gospel proclaims. Paul writes, “yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist” (1 Corinthians 8:6). The Son of God “became incarnate from the virgin Mary, and was made man.” The incarnation of the Son of God was accomplished by the power of the Holy Spirit. The Second Article mentions the events pertaining to our salvation: Jesus’ crucifixion, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension to the right hand of the Father. It ends with an affirmation of the coming Kingdom. The Third Article’s theme is the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life. It is the Spirit who makes us holy and enlivens us. He is called Lord, which means that He too is God with the Father and the Son. In the Fourth Century, in addition to the challenge to the deity of the Son, there was also a challenge to the deity of the Holy Spirit. Those who denied His deity were called Pneumatomachoi, Spirit-fighters. Basil mentions these heretics and the name applied to them in his great work regarding the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is not begotten but proceeds from the Father. The word, proceeds, describing the relationship of the Father and the Holy Spirit, derives from the Gospel of John (See John 15: 26). In the original version of the Nicene Creed, the text reads, “who proceeds from the Father.” This remains the usage of the Eastern Orthodox Church. The filioque — meaning “and the Son” — was added to the creed in the West. We confess that the Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son. The Holy Spirit is worshiped and glorified with the Father and the Son, a confession of the Spirit’s deity. The Third Article makes it clear that the Holy Spirit is God along with the Father and the Son. In his Small Catechism, Luther explains the activity of the Holy Spirit in the individual and the Spirit’s role in the Church. The Spirit calls, enlightens, sanctifies, and keeps each of us in the true faith. The Spirit likewise calls, enlightens, and sanctifies the whole Church. The Spirit also gathers the Church. In the Church my sins and those of all believers are forgiven. The Spiritbearing individual is a member of the Body of Christ. No faithful disciple ignores participation in the Church. (Continued on page 7)

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Calvary Charter Member of NALC Because Calvary joined the North American Lutheran Church during the first year of the NALC, Calvary has been recognized as one of its charter members and was issued a certificate to commemorate this. The framed certificate (at right) currently hangs in the Calvary Church narthex. Thank you to Mary Smith for the beautiful framing.

Nicene Creed (Continued from page 6)

“We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.” In the holy catholic Church, we are baptized for the forgiveness of sins. Without the Word, the Sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion, and the Office of the Keys (an authority given by Christ to the Church and associated with the remembrance of Baptism in Confession), there is no forgiveness. This does not mean that the word of forgiveness outside of a church service is ineffective. It does mean that forgiveness is always connected to the Church and its ministry. In public assemblies, the pastor announces the forgiveness of sins by virtue of the Office of Word and Sacrament. The Nicene Creed ends with the affirmation of our belief in the resurrection of the dead. In the last day, our souls will be united with our bodies. This belief is unlike a common view in Greek philosophy that the body after death is shed while the soul exists forever. Our souls will be bodiless only between our deaths and the last judgment. As Christ was raised from the dead, so we will be raised. The Lutheran Book of Worship suggests that the Nicene Creed be used on festivals and on Sundays in Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter. At other times, the Apostles’ Creed is to be used. When Baptism takes place within a Communion service, the Apostles’ Creed is always recited. Why do we recite creeds in worship? For centuries no creed had a place in the Eucharistic liturgy. It was in Baptism that the catechumen recited a creed. The Eucharistic Prayer served as a creed before the use of the Nicene Creed in the Liturgy. The ancient Eucharistic Prayer of Hippolytus expresses our basic Christian beliefs in a Trinitarian form. Jesus Christ is confessed as Savior who is the Father’s inseparable Word through whom all things were made. He became incarnate of the Virgin Mary by the Holy Spirit. He suffered and died to free us from sin, death, and the devil and was raised from the dead. In this prayer, the Holy Spirit is called upon to come down on the Church’s gifts of bread and wine and upon those gathered. The doxology

at the end of the prayer clearly expresses our Trinitarian faith. The Prayer contains much more than is here recounted. Why can’t we continue this practice? We cannot return to the Third Century. Though the doctrine of the Church never changes, practice does. Inclusion of the Creed makes good sense. Some more recently-composed Eucharistic Prayers are statements of faith, but they do not have the ecumenical clout of the Nicene Creed. The Nicene Creed is a summary of the orthodox faith in its further development and clarification in the fourth and fifth centuries against the threats of heretical teaching. It reminds Christians every week of what we believe. This is especially important in a time when the faith is being attacked and compromised. Always beware of creeds other the three ecumenical ones. An individual pastor or congregation does not have the authority to promulgate a creed nor is such a creed authoritative for the Church. In such individual and local confessions, error is highly possible. Sometimes, it is intended. It is true that in the early centuries localities had their own versions of the baptismal creed. Nonetheless, adherence to the ecumenical creeds and recitation of the same help protect us from the idiosyncrasies of those who think that they are competent to write a creed — and are neither competent nor authorized — and from false belief. The Creed is doxology. When we recite it, we are praising God for His gracious and generous acts. Remember the maxim from Saint Prosper of Aquitaine, lex orandi, lex credendi — “the law of prayer is the law of belief” or “what we pray is what we believe.” In these days of drift from fundamental Christian beliefs in many churches, every time we recite one of the creeds we are affirming in a corporate manner the true faith and witnessing to our commitment to this faith. We follow the Great Tradition in our use of them in worship. Their recitation is a shield against error and heresy.

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Left & below: Setting up for the Live Nativity

Above & right: FIRM “Deck the Halls� Church Christmas Decorating

At left: Pastor Wendell, Assistant to the NALC Bishop, at Calvary on December 9th

Above right, at left and at right: Scenes from the Live Nativity on December 9th

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Live Nativity Report

submitted by Grace Gunnlaugsson

When you read this, we’ll be entering the season of Epiphany, and Christmas 2012 will be a treasured memory. Part of that treasure is the wonderful outpouring of energy, commitment, and support from the entire congregation so evident in the planning, preparation, presentation, and clean-up of the Live Nativity. What a gift this was to our congregation in this time of rebuilding and to the community at a time when the message of Christ’s birth can be drowned out by the world.

We thank our loving God for His Word, His plan for our salvation, and the strength He gave us to share all of that. Please don’t miss the photos in this issue and the video clip at Calvary’s website!

More scenes from Calvary’s Live Nativity

Check out Calvary’s website and Facebook pages for more pictures!

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Families In Real Ministry (FIRM) is a group open to the entire congregation, friends, neighbors, and the community. This group has events and activities centered around growing the faith of your family through service projects, games, education, and more! Mark your calendar and STAND FIRM with these great upcoming events!!!

FIRM Family Night – Play and Pray Together Sunday, January 6 from 6:00 – 7:00pm We will be having FIRM Family Night on the first Sunday of each month from 6-7pm. During this hour, families will have time to both pray and play together! Pastor Roser will spend time sharing some awesome resources and fun ways to worship in your home on a daily basis. Angie will be leading the group in some spiritual and silly games and activities. No need to get a sitter, all ages are welcome. As we know this is a school night, we will be keeping strict to the one hour time slot. We hope to see you there!

UN-Deck the Halls Sunday, January 6th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm It is a big job, but somebody has to do it! Come and help out packing up the beautiful holiday decoration here at Calvary. There are jobs for people of all ages from 0-99+. We will be providing a pizza dinner for all of our helping hands. Remember, many hands make light work! (Wild Card Plan – If our great Packers are in the Wild Card game that is in the 3:30 slot on January 6 th, we will then have UN-Decorate on Saturday, January 12 from 9:00 to 11:00 am.)

Country Springs Water Park Saturday, January 12 Beginning at 1:00 pm. Beat those winter blues with a Heat Wave! Join the group from Calvary and head over for an afternoon of some Wet and Wild fun at the Indoor Waterpark of Country Springs in Waukesha. We will meet in the lobby of the waterpark at 1:00 to get your wristbands. Then, it’s time to play! Stay as long as you like that day with your family! Sign-up in the Narthex by January 6th. The cost is only $15 per person (that is a $10 discount) You do not have to be a member of Calvary to come! Bring friends, grandkids, cousins, neighbors, etc!

Ministry of Mothers (aka. MOM) Thursday, January 3 Do you have young kids? Are your kids in college? Do your kids have kids? Mothers of all ages and seasons are invited and welcome!!! MOM meets monthly, on the first Thursday of the month. The group meets in the media room at church from 6:30 to 8:00pm. We are working a study entitled, “Sacred Parenting.” In this 6-session video group study, we will learn how God can transform lessons in raising children into opportunities to grow in the image of Christ. It will help us look at parenting from a different perspective: as a method of spiritual formation expressly designed by God to shape your soul in ways you cannot imagine. So, leave the kids at home and take some time to relax, refuel, and reenergize yourself! For more information or questions, contact Megan Sayas or Angie Schatz.

Looking Ahead... KINGDOM ROCK! Tuesday, January 22 at 7:00pm You too can ROCK the Kingdom of Heaven with the VBS planning team! This group is not yet formed and is looking for people who care about the future of our church! Please prayerfully consider coming to our initial planning meeting, as we will begin preparations for “Kingdom Rock – Where Kids Stand Strong for God.”

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Hey YOUth!

All of our youth events are open to ALL youth of that age! Feel free to invite friends, relatives, neighbors, grandkids, etc. More Kids = More Fun!!!

Winter Retreat: January 25-27, 2012 Connect & Revolve (Grades 6-12) Middle School & High School Winter Retreat at Pine Lake Camp! We will head north on Friday, January 25, spend Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday morning at Pine Lake; and then return to Brookfield on Sunday, January 27 mid-afternoon. This event will include sledding, cross country skiing, and other winter activities, as well as devotions to help us grow closer to God and activities to help us grow in our relationships with each other. The cost of the retreat, including lodging, registration, and meals Saturday (all day) and Sunday brunch is $70.00 per person. Additional costs will include dinner on Friday and snacks for the road up and back. Scholarships are available, and are kept strictly confidential. For more information, please talk to me personally. Please note that friends are WELCOME and encouraged to attend!!! Feel free to contact me with any questions about this upcoming retreat. I’m excited to head up north for some frosty fun and time with our youth and our Father! SIGN-UP DEADLINE IS SUNDAY, JANUARY 6TH!!!

SNOW TUBING ADVENTURE! Sunday, January 20 from 11:30am to 4:00 pm Time Line:

11:30 – Noon Noon 12:15 pm 1:00 – 3:00 3:00 pm 4:00 pm

Pizza Lunch or feel free to “brown bag it.” Change into warm clothes Leave for Sunburst Ski Area, in Kewaskum Tubing Time!!! Load up and Head Home Parent Pick-up at Calvary

Cost: $12 per person (feel free to bring a few dollars for snacks) Sign Up NOW in the Narthex! ** We are in need of several parents to drive / chaperone this trip. Contact Angie if you are interested.

Youth Sunday February 3 We will be leading the worship service on Sunday morning! From ushering to reading to assisting the Pastor, our youth will be doing it all! Please join us in serving our Calvary family and sharing the many blessings and gifts God has put in you! If you are interested in participating in Youth Sunday and are unable to attend the Winter Retreat, please contact Angie to let me know you are excited to serve our Lord!

Summer Camps & Trips As plans are falling into place, please be on the lookout for more information about summer opportunities for our youth. There will be informational meetings in late January for both Middle and High School Groups in regards to the amazing ways we can work for and learn about God this summer.

Confirmation Students and Mentors We will be having a fun social and spiritual evening for both our confirmation students and their chosen mentors. Please plan to attend Confirmation Class on Monday, January 21 from 7:00 to 8:00pm in the Youth Room.

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Somali Family Update The Yawe family had fled Somalia, lived at a refugee camp in Kenya and were sponsored by our church to come to America back in fall of 2003. Father: Siidi –nearly 9 years with Wisconsin Paperboard, now a Rollmaster, Hanging Paper Rolls verifying sizes Eldest sons: Muhammad has his own residence and continues to be employed since 2004. Hassan graduated from Wauwatosa West, currently working and living at his own residence. Siidi’s wife: Hamzo, – has seven children now, five attending school, two at home in her care. Children at home: (2012-2013 ) Name Grade Born th Muslimo 8 Grade 12/10/97 Ready to select a High School: Milwaukee School for the Arts, Ronald Reagan or hoping for Rufus King (close to home, great school) Fardowsa 8th Grade 8/8/99 th Alwiya 5 Grade 10/16/01 nd Barwaqo 2 grade 7/23/05 Isha 4k 1/22/08 Abdifatah 12/29/09 Abdijalil 11/13/11

CALVARY CONTACT INFORMATION CHURCH COUNCIL Jay Citraro Rich Bloomberg Larry Bonier Ron Foster Chuck Giuliani Gordon Gunnlaugsson Nick Huettl Audrey McGarvie Brad Meyer Tom Schramek Mary Ellen Thiede Sue Vollmar

262-783-5427 262-784-0911 262-784-1827 262-782-3222 262-786-4367 262-369-3910 608-712-0207 262-439-8898 262-352-6780 262-790-0162 262-797-8429 262-780-5015

BOARD OF DEACONS RoJean Holler Bill Jordan Judy Kestly Peggy Langelin Scott Langelin Leah Morris Kim Nyka Jonni Roush Barb Snyder Lee Tyne Erik Zipp

262-780-6250 262-786-2829 262-782-5286 262-792-9335 262-792-9335 262-337-2141 262-349-2442 262-783-5361 262-782-6929 262-293-3128 414-530-9461

STAFF Rev. Dennis Roser (Senior Pastor) Holly Novotny (Office Manager) Kris Molitor (Financial Secretary) Kim Steiner (Dir. of Communications) Angie Schatz (Dir. Of Youth & Family Ministry)

MINISTRY EMAILS Council:  Deacons:  Personnel:

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January 12/13

January 19/20

January 26/27


Timmy Stadler Laura Steiner

Mandi Rian Emma Leonard

Mary Baumgartner Daniel Berger

Adam Kershek Michael Anderson


RoJean Holler Jan Tschetter

Ruth Young Jonni Roush

Chuck & Norene Giuliani

Shirley Brodell Marge Tyne


Ray & Jan Chesner Scott & Peggy Langelin Karla Meyst John & Sandie Rupnick Jonni Roush

Bill & Sue Romo Dottie Riemer


Grace & Gordy Gunnlaugsson Ron & Bea Foster

Bill & Shirley Jordan Ron & Jean Holman

Wayne & Ardath Olson Haakon & Dorothy Haakon

Ruth Young Gael Hirth Lee & Marilyn Hermann


Wayne & Bonnie Johnson

Jim & Carole Schultz

Grace & Gordy Gunnlaugsson

Sayas family


Deb Wolff

Sallie Schulz

Jim Kalupa

Mary Ellen Thiede


Ed Ramthun

Lee Tyne

Ernie Kretschmann

Larry Runnoe

Serving at Worship

Sat. 5p; Sun.-9:00a Name Tag Weekend

Sat. 5p; Sun.-9:00a

Sat. 5p; Sun.-9:00a Food Sunday

Sat. 5p; Sun.-9:00a

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Birthdays & Anniversaries JAN. BIRTHDAYS: (DATE) Piek, Anthony 1 Krause, William 5 Marinello, Brian 5 Ramthun, Edward 5 Roush, Jonni 5 Skarie, Paul 6 Corcoran, Patrick (Sean) 7 Juno, Joanne 7 Kretschmann, Ernest 7 Schwenn, Shirley 7 Nyka, Kimberly 8 Corcoran, Carol 9 Hauch, Ruby 9 Roe, Carol 11 Burnside, Lynn 13 Tyne, Margaret 13 Steiner, William 14 Randar, Haakon 15 Thiede, Thomas 15 Wahlgren, Erik 16 Duckett, Jill 18 JAN. ANNIVERSARIES: Corcoran, Patrick and Carol Bzdusek, George and Terry Sutherland, Bruce and Eileen Heyen, Donald and Fay

Fuller, Louis Nyka, Mark Maus, David Roesler, Oren Davis, Lori Duch, Allison Osowski, Juanita Gall, Jackson Bassel, Russel Shannon, Helen Rooks, Cynthia Vollmar, Susan Kent, John Dzurak, Irene Iverson, Diane Kent, Mary McChesney, Kelly Kern, Amanda

(Date) 18 18 19 20 21 21 21 22 23 23 24 25 26 27 27 29 29 30

(Date # of Years) 12 50 20 40 19 39 21 15

Thank you to Grace Gunnlaugsson and Mary Smith for all the work on the Christmas Pyramid to get it cleaned up and in working order for our Live Nativity and Christmas worship services!

Drawing at left by Mary Smith.

The Calvary Crossroads is published monthly. All news articles should be submitted to the church office by the deadline listed on the church calendar. Electronic submissions are preferred (email: If you received this issue via email only and would like to receive a printed copy in the mail, please contact the Calvary church office. Printed copies are available at church also.

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CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH 1750 North Calhoun Road Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005

January 2013 Calvary Crossroads


Just a few of the music groups praising God with song in worship this past month: above - Celebration Ringers above, right - Calvary Quartet right - Cherub Choir

Thank you to all our Calvary musicians and vocalists for the beautiful music during the Advent & Christmas seasons!

1750 N. Calhoun Rd., Brookfield, WI 53005  Phone: 262-786-4010  E-mail: 

January 2013 Crossroads  

January 2013 Crossroads (Calvary Lutheran Church monthly newsletter)

January 2013 Crossroads  

January 2013 Crossroads (Calvary Lutheran Church monthly newsletter)