Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost 

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Ezekiel 18: 1-4, 25-32

Psalm 25: 1-9
Philippians 2:1-13
Matthew 21: 23-32

September 27, 2020

10:00am Facebook Live Worship Service
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Preaching: Pastor Paul Carlson
Children’s Sermon:  Megan Downey

Sunday Worship

  Please join us on Facebook Live premiering at 10am.  If you are not able to join on Facebook, you will be able to view our worship service on YouTube shortly thereafter.

Make sure you like our Facebook page and subscribe to our YouTube page by clicking on the below links, so that you will be notified of upcoming and live events!!

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Sunday School!!

Calling all kids!!  Join us every Sunday, at 9:00 a.m. for our online Sunday School!!

This year Sunday School will be held online via Zoom.
Please follow the link below to join in.

Meeting ID:  819 9193 8951

There are options for all grade levels so we hope to see everyone online!

Adult Sunday School

For the Adult Sunday School, everyone is invited to join us as we delve into a book called, Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US.  This bible study will be led by Pastor Paul and Wayne Giese every Sunday, via Zoom at 9am.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 819 9193 8951

Book Study

The next book discussion group begins Thursday, September 10th at 5:30pm. Email Pastor Lauren ( if you would like to join in our discussion of faith in times of anxiety. If you would like to purchase a copy, please contact Angela over at Adventure Bound Books and be sure to tell her you are part of this group!

Calling all 6th-12th graders to the Calvary Youth Group! 

Calvary Youth Group has begun their youth gatherings in-person! We meet at different outdoor locations, with masks, from 4:30-6:00pm. Friends are ALWAYS welcome!! Contact Megan Downey for further information if you are interested! 

Blessing of the Animals

Every year, we give thanks for the blessing of our pets and animal friends, as a way to commemorate the life of St. Francis of Assisi, who rejoiced in the value and beauty animals bring to creation and to celebrate the unconditional love of our pets.

This year First United Methodist, Grace Episcopal and Calvary Lutheran would like to invite you on Sunday, October 4th at 2 p.m., to a socially distanced gathering on the lawn at the United Methodist Church, to bless our cherished animals.

Cat and dog, pig and bird, lizard and spider, hamster and fish (in water, please!) – All are welcome!!!


The VIRUS has prevented our Taco Dinner Fundraiser for El Salvador. So we are raising food money for the poor of Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church now, and when we have a vaccine, we will have a TACO CELEBRATION For Free!!!

Our sister parish has had Corona virus cases and layoffs from work because of the virus, so they will need the food more than ever,

THANK YOU TO THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE ALREADY GIVEN. WE APPRECIATE YOUR HELP SO MUCH! If you want to give, please write a check to Calvary Lutheran Church and put El Salvador in the memo line.

Thank you for your generosity.

Please join with your pastors and other church leaders focused on Racial Justice. View this Link for more information.

Resource Table

The following are available for pick up on the resource table in the Fellowship Hall:

Online Giving

We are excited to announce that you can now give directly to Calvary with our new online giving platform through Just click on the button below, fill out your information and your all set!

NOTE:  If you choose not to give online, you can mail your offerings to:
Calvary Lutheran Church
119 N. King St. Morganton, NC 28655.

We would like to take this time to recognize all those who are celebrating a birthday in the month of September!

9/1 – Margaret Miller
9/1 – Miles Robinson
9/2 – Sharon Shirlen
9/4 – James Goodson
9/4 – Chesley Mercado
9/5 – Ken Whitley
9/6 – Patrick Robichaux
9/7 – Mandy Raymond
9/8 – Rebekah Poplin
9/9 – Henry Sain
9/10 – Jeff Miller
9/12 – Wendy Kyro
9/12 – Alison Lutz

9/14 – Betty Riley
9/15 – Adrienne Barnhardt
9/16 – Seth Hunt
9/16 – Amy  Jones
9/16 – Duke LeDuc
9/17 – Andrea Hunt
9/20 – Kim Sain
9/21 – Tammy Isaac
9/22 – Teresa Cape
9/22 – Paul Gamewell
9/23 – Lucy Jones
9/24 – Schott Kyro

We would also like to take a moment to recognize those who are celebrating an anniversary this month!

9/6 – Linda & Bud St. Louis
9/11 – Arlene & Miles Robinson
9/18 – Amy & Tracy Jones

9/26 – Lindsay & Matthew Cabe
9/27 – Devonna & Paul Ljames

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