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Easter 2019 Song List

Hi –
 
 
If you’d like to get a flavor of the songs we’ll be singing in our Easter service this year, you’ve come to the right place!  We’re publishing the songs here ahead of time to help you prepare for worship so that you can listen and get ready to sing together with other believers in worship.
 
Join us this Easter at 9:30 am!
 
 

Behold our God

 
This next song is bit of a hybrid — It is the classic Easter hymn “I know that My Redeemer Lives” – set with a more modern accompaniment and a chorus.  Here’s the same melody and chorus with a similar hymn “Jesus Shall Reign”
 

I know that My Redeemer Lives

Jesus Christ is Risen Today

In Christ Alone

Crown him with Many Crowns

We’ll be using this setting of “All Creatures Of our God and King” – but with words more in tune with the day of Easter.

From All that Dwell Below the Skies



Holy Week 2019

April 14 at 9:30 AM

Palm Sunday

Your King Comes!

Jesus is welcomed into Jerusalem as a King with waving palm branches and shouts of Hosanna.  As he is welcomed into Jerusalem, let us also welcome him as our Savior and King.

Our Sunday School Children will sing in the opening part of this service.

 

 

April 18 at 6:30 PM

Maundy Thursday

In Remembrance of Me

Maundy Thursday gets its name from the Latin word “mandatum”, meaning, “command.”  On Maundy Thursday Jesus said,  “A new commandment I give to you, Love one another; as I have loved you.” (John 13:34).  Jesus explained to the apostles the significance of his command by washing their feet before he instituted the Lord’s Supper. 

We look at one of the last acts Jesus did before his death — washing his disciples’ feet.  Worship includes the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. 

 

 

On this day, darkness blanketed the earth from noon until 3:00PM, as our Savior endured the pains of hell, hanging from a cross.  But Christ’s suffering means our salvation.  In this worship service, we use the ancient custom of tenebrae, Latin for “darkness.”  Throughout the service, as we meditate upon our Savior’s passion, lights are dimmed and candles snuffed.  This symbolizes the ebbing of Christ’s life.  The somberness of this service serves as a foil, making the joy of Easter Sunday all that much brighter.

 

 

April 21 at 9:30 AM

Easter Sunday

Peace for the Broken

A new day dawned that first Easter morning. When sunlight fell on Jesus’ empty tomb, the world saw that Jesus had risen from the dead and had ushered in a new era of peace, forgiveness, and hope.  A new day has dawned where sin can’t condemn us, guilt can’t control us, and death can’t contain us — all because Jesus died and rose again.  

Join us for uplifting worship, a message of hope, and a place for families to connect with Jesus our Savior.  

An Easter Egg Hunt for children and Easter Breakfast will be held after the service.
 
 


Ash Wednesday 2019

 
What is Ash Wednesday?
 
Early in the history of the Christian church, it became the custom to baptize and confirm adults on Easter Sunday. Makes sense, doesn’t it? What better day to celebrate new life in Christ?
 
How long was the instruction from the Bible before that day? In some places, the custom arose of spending 40 days in daily instruction, skipping Sundays (since there was instruction for the whole congregation that day). Forty is a significant number in the Bible; it was the number of days that Jesus was in the wilderness before his temptation by Satan, among other things.
 
Forty days before Easter, skipping Sundays, lands you on a Wednesday. So the time of instruction began on Wednesday. And what is the first step in the life of faith? Repentance. So that first Wednesday of instruction became associated with repentance. Ashes are also associated with repentance in the Bible (Jeremiah 6:26, Matthew 11:21). Ashes are what was left over after the Old Testament burnt sacrifices in the Temple, the sacrifices that pointed to Jesus’ death for us on the cross. Ash Wednesday is a day for repentance, sorrow over sin, and trust in Jesus for our salvation.
 
Since the time of daylight is lengthening every day in Europe and America during the forty days, we call them a shortened version of the word “Lengthen”: “Lent.” Ash Wednesday kicks off the Lenten season. It is an appropriate time for repentance and study of God’s Word, with special focus on Christ and his cross.

Join us for Worship this Ash Wednesday – March 6 at 6:30 PM
Soup and Salad Supper at 5:30 pm
 
We’ll also be using this beautiful song in this service — give it a listen!
 

Lord, Have Mercy


Explanation written by Rev. Paul Prange. Originally posted at wels.net


Employment Opportunity

January 15, 2019
 
Employment Opportunity Mt. Calvary Lutheran Preschool has an opening for a part-time teaching position. This employee will assist the lead teacher and be responsible for monitoring the three and four-year-old children in our program. If you love working with kids and have previous experience in an early childhood learning environment, please set up an appointment to pick up an application. Appointments can be made by calling Hannah Mueller at 928-774-8811 ex. 4.
 
 
Responsibilities & Duties
  • Develop and maintain a constructive and ongoing report with the children, their parents and other staff members.
  • Availability to work shifts between the hours of 7:15am and 5:30 pm Monday through Friday.
  • Create activities that are fun and educational for the children.
  • Manage day-to-day activities including structured lessons, free play, bathroom breaks, lunchtime, rest time and recess for children.

Qualifications and Skills Prescribed by the State

  • High School diploma
  • Experience working with children
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Selected applicant will be required to obtain

  • Background check including fingerprint clearance
  • Negative TB test
  • CPR and First Aid training
  • Early childhood training as needed
 
Click here to download a pdf of this job posting.

 



Financial Peace University 2018

 
Mt. Calvary will be hosting Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University class beginning on Wednesday, September 26, at 6:30 pm. 
 
Here’s some information about the class from daveramsey.com
 
We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!
 
FPU classes meet for around an hour and a half each week for nine weeks.   
Click here to register and order materials.  Order through the link and save $20 off the regular price!
 
We look forward to having you!
 
Feel free to contact us with any questions!
 



Worship Music – 7/15/18

 
Here are the songs we’ll be singing together at Mt. Calvary this Sunday, July 15th
 
We publish our hymn lists every week to help you listen and prepare to sing together with other believers.  Join us this Sunday, at 9:30 am to sing, pray, and hear from God’s Word!
 
If you’re unable to worship with us in person, you can catch the sermon here on our youtube
 
 
 

Not Unto Us #392

The Son of God our Christ #525

IN Christ Alone #752

Alleluia, Let Praises Ring #241

Oh How Good it is!



Growth Group – Summer 2018

 
Are you looking for a good, safe place to grow in your faith?  
 
Do you want to be engaged by God’s Word in a way that you haven’t thought of before?  
 
Would you like to grow closer to your Christian friends at Mt. Calvary?
 
These are good reasons to join our Summer Growth Group!  We’ll meet Wednesdays from 6:30 – 7:45 at Mt. Calvary starting June 13th.
 
The book we’ll be working through is “Jesus the King” by Tim Keller.
 
Why this book?  The author explains:
“Christianity is Jesus Christ in a way that Islam is not Muhammad, nor Buddhism Buddha… There is no more rightful way to make Christianity deeply attractive than to display Jesus in all his wisdom, power, gentleness, and beauty.”
 
In this book we’ll walk through the gospel of Mark with thoughtful commentary and life application, and we’ll gather weekly to discuss what we read.
 
Each meeting will include time for study, prayer, refreshments, and time to connect with others in the group.  
 
Childcare will be available as well!
 
If you can’t make every session, no worries.  Since the study is based on a book, just read the assigned chapters during the week(s) what you’re out.
 
To make sure we have enough materials, we’re asking people to register ahead of time either on the form at church or via an email to pastor.  Please indicate in the email if you need a copy of the book.  We have some on hand, others can be purchased through Amazon or your preferred supplier.
 
We look forward to growing together as God’s family!
 
 
 


Worship Music – May 27, 2018

 
Here are the songs we’ll be singing together at Mt. Calvary this Sunday, May 27th
 
We publish our hymn lists every week to help you listen and prepare to sing together with other believers.  Join us this Sunday, at 9:30 am to sing, pray, and hear from God’s Word!
 
If you’re unable to worship with us in person, you can catch the sermon here on our youtube
 
 
 
We begin a new worship series this Sunday, called “Following” 
 
Social media users closely follow topics that are interesting or important to them, engaging in discussion on the topic and reading related content.  In a similar but even more dedicated way, we want to closely follow what Jesus says and does, engaging in discussion about him and reading related materials to gain wisdom for life and grow in faith.
 
This Sunday is Trinity Sunday — so our theme is “Following The Triune God”.  This theme is reflected in Sunday’s Scriptures and Music.
 
Scripture Lessons:
John 3:1-17
Isaiah 6: 1-8
 
 
 

Let All Things Now Living

Come Let us Sing to the Lord – Venite – Psalm 95

 

In the Morning I will Sing – Psalm 63

How Deep The Father’s Love for Us

Hark! The Voice of Jesus Crying

God Love the World So that He Gave



Worship Music – May 20, 2018

 
 
Here are the songs we’ll be singing together at Mt. Calvary this Sunday, May 20th
 
We publish our hymn lists every week to help you listen and prepare to sing together with other believers.  Join us this Sunday, at 9:30 am to sing, pray, and hear from God’s Word!
 
If you’re unable to worship with us in person, you can catch the sermon here on our youtube
 

Come Holy Ghost, God and Lord

This is Martin Luther’s Pentecost hymn.  For centuries it has been the prominent hymn for this day in Lutheran Churches.  J.S. Bach used it in several of his works.  The hymn inspired composers from the Renaissance to contemporary to write chorale preludes and vocal compositions. In the hymn, we pray that the Holy Spirit come upon us to carry out his work.
 
 
 

Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God

Holy Spirit the Dove Sent from Heaven

Dear Christians One and All Rejoice

Lord of the Living Harvest



Worship Music – April 29, 2018

Here are the songs we’ll be singing together at Mt. Calvary this Sunday, April 29th.
 
We publish our hymn lists every week to help you listen and prepare to sing together with other believers.  Join us this Sunday, at 9:30 am to sing, pray, and hear from God’s Word!
 
If you’re unable to worship with us in person, you can catch the sermon here on our youtube channel the next day.
 
This Sunday we continue our Easter Season worship, using the series: “Risen – Mission and Ministry”

With High Delight #168

Across the Lands

From Greenland’s Icy Mountains

Love is the Gracious Gift #505

Facing A Task Unfinished