In the Name of the Father, and of the Son (+) and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church
"where grace abounds...."
A Historical Downtown Church in the heart of Phoenix,
Living out the Great Tradition with God's people today
traditional, liturgical, evangelical, catholic, eucharistic, reverent, welcoming......
The Season of Pentecost
On Sunday, April 21 we celebrated the new birth of Zara Chebet Sego, daughter of Nicholas and Debra.
Debra's parents from Wauwatosa, Wisconsin were present as Sponsors.
We give thanks to God for the New Birth in the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit that Zara received in Holy Baptism! We look forward to many years of their presence with us as we assist Nicholas and Debra in sharing their faith with Zara!
Mt. Calvary at a Glance:
Holy Eucharist* on Sunday at 1018 (AM)
*Holy Eucharist = God coming to us with His Holy Word and Sacraments, aka: The Mass, Communion Service, Liturgy of Word and Sacrament (check out a recent sermon)
Sunday School for Adults and Children @ 0900
Mid Week Bible Studies Wednesdays @ 0930 on St. Paul's Letters to the Thessalonians
Wednesdays 1800 (6PM) Study on the Books of the Apocrypha (currently 1 Maccabees)
Both are meeting in the Church Lounge
Office Phone: 602.263.0402 FAX: 602.263.0403
5105 N. 7th Avenue, Phoenix 85013 (~1/2 block north of Camelback on the east side of 7th Avenue)
Pastor: Padre David G. Poedel (e-mail)
Assistant to the Pastor: Pastor Del King
What you can expect to experience at Mt. Calvary:
Our congregation has worshipers of all ages, with many elderly and usually around a dozen small children (though this varies a lot on any given Sunday).
We love having children in the Church, and when your little one is having an inevitable "meltdown" there are places near the restooms where kids can get it together and then return. We actually find that kids do better at the front of the Church where they can see what's going on.
Folks at Mt Calvary dress a variety of ways: some are traditional "dress up", most dress casual. Our teens dress modestly, avoiding explicit sexual or drug/alcohol T-shirts. Jeans are fine for all ages.
Liturgical, formal worship does involve standing and sitting. Directions regarding standing or sitting are in the worship folder, or you can just do what everyone else is doing, as you are able.
Liturgical worship is also participatory with the congregation responding verbally and singing. Our singing is accompanied by an excellent pipe organ. If your ears are sensitive, you should probably sit on the opposite side of the church from the organ.
The bulletin/worship folder is "self-contained" with all of the responses and the music (with melody line) and Bible readings are contained in one folder. Hymnals and Bibles are available in each pew if you would like to access them during the service.
If you have a specific question before you visit, please contact Padre Dave by this email link.
|Valley Lutheran High School Find out more about our Lutheran High School on campus.||
Worship and Learning Opportunities.
|Padre Dave's Welcome and Meeting Minutes||
The Mt. Calvary Community a chronology of the major events of our Church Community
Iglesia Luterana Sole Fide meets at Mt. Calvary on Sunday Evenings at 1800 (6:00 PM; The Rev Dr. Cristiano Artigas, Pastor)
LINKS of interest:
-Here is a podcast of the most recent SERMONS from our Sunday Eucharist (You can also find and subscribe to these sermons on iTunes.)
-Valley Lutheran High School! Our teachers and staff are an amazing group of Christian educators. The student body receives an excellent college prep program, grounded in our Lutheran tradition. Please contact our school @ 602 230-1601 to learn about enrollment. Additionally, we recommend that all folks who pay Arizona income tax take advantage of the direct Tax Credit available for donations to the Valley Lutheran Scholarship groups. Call the school office to learn more about providing scholarships to deserving students. It is a joy for our church to be in ministry with this wonderful school.
JC Playzone is a fun place for kids to play cool games and learn about the Bible too! Parents, check this out for your kids... and it's FREE!
Midweek Bible Study Bible Study on Wednesday Mornings @ 0930, currently studying the Epistles to the Thessalonians
& Wednesday evenings @1800(6PM) studying 1 Maccabees from the Apocrypha.
Why do we do things the way we do?
Please join us this Sunday!
Padre Dave Poedel, STS
The San Damiano Cross, as found in our sanctuary
(click on the Cross to learn more about the history of this icon)
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