Monthly Archives: September 2011

Tangled Blue to Spend a Weekend at Mt. Calvary 09/22/11

Tangled Blue, the musical duo of Joel and Aimee Pakan, will be spending the weekend of September 23rd at Mt. Calvary. It will begin with a mini-concert at a school assembly on Friday afternoon. Friday evening (6:30-8:00 p.m.) Tangled Blue will present a concert for our first Family Fun Night of the school year. School and Church families are invited to join together for an uplifting and entertaining evening.

Saturday morning (8:30-10:00 a.m.) Tangled Blue will participate in our Elder sponsored Mt. Calvary Prayer Breakfast. They will play acoustic music and lead us in devotional time. There will also be a presentation about the Lutheran Malaria Initiative. A delicious breakfast will be served. Again, all are invited.

Sunday morning Tangled Blue will participate in both worship services. At the 9:00 a.m. service they will provide special selections designed for the traditional service. At the 11:00 Mosaic Praise service Tangled Blue will be leading all the music.

So what does Tangled Blue sound like? It is a unique sound that incorporates latin and electronic percussion as well as acoustic and electric guitars. Hearing these troubadours in concert with their infectious melodies and stories is an experience the listener won’t soon forget. Tangled Blue performs through the U.S. at churches, coffee shops, colleges, and festivals.

Mt. Calvary Shakes Hands with Neighbors at Family BBQ 09/22/11

On August 27th Mount Calvary took a bold step to reach out to her neighbors. Over 550 people, mostly from the neighborhood immediately surrounding the church and school gathered under a tent on the East Playground for a delicious meal featuring pulled pork, three side dishes and cookies. On the west side of the campus the Mosaic Praise Band, a bounce castle, a sno-cone maker, and a face painter created a festive atmosphere.

This event was planned in order for us to become more acquainted with the immediate neighborhood and to show them that we are here to serve them. It was preceded by a neighborhood survey, which showed that our neighbors don’t know us very well. Among other things, the survey revealed a community crying out for our presence to be asserted.

Mount Calvary members took opportunities to “rub elbows” with our neighbors, to get to know each other, and to invite them to worship with us. A half dozen new people came to the Mosaic Praise service the following day.

The Outreach Committee is deeply grateful to The Holy Smokers from Grace Lutheran Church, Menomonee Falls for smoking pork, grilling hamburgers, and hotdogs. We are very much obliged for all of the Mount Calvary volunteers and teachers, who distributed flyers, supplied cookies, stayed up during the night to help the Smokers, set up and took down dozens of tables and chairs, supervised children, served food, and at the end of the day made everything look normal again.

Responses from neighbors, members, and Alderman Michael Murphy indicate that this was a very successful event. The Outreach Committee is planning ways to build on the good will generated by this success. By knowing the needs of our neighbors Mount Calvary can apply Gospel outreach to all of God’s people.

Mt. Calvary Prayer Breakfast 09/20/11

You are cordially invited to join your Mt. Calvary elders for our second semi-annual Prayer Breakfast. Please join us Saturday morning, September 24th, from 8:30-10:00 a.m. The musical duo Tangled Blue will lead our devotional time with acoustic music, and we will have the opportunity to learn more about the Lutheran Malaria Initiative, which is trying to wipe out malaria on the continent of Africa. There will, of course, be good food and time for prayer. Please RSVP by calling the church office at 414-873-3931.

Family Fun Night 09/20/11

Please join us Friday, September 23rd, 6:30-8:00 p.m. for 2011-2012’s first Family Fun Night. Musical group Tangled Blue will present a concert enjoyable for all ages. This is a great opportunity for church and school families to mingle and get to know one another. Mt. Calvary has hosted Tangled Blue in the past, and we have always received rave reviews from those who have heard them. The evening will conclude with refreshments and time for fellowship. Let’s have great representation from Mt. Calvary members as we welcome our school families for another school year.