Calvary United Methodist Church
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors!

This Week's Bulletin


Calvary United Methodist Church
5th Sunday of Easter
May 2, 2021

Welcome & Announcements:                                   Donna Hinch               


Hymn: “To God Be the Glory”                                                    pg. 98

Call to Worship:                                                      Donna Hinch 

L: From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly;

C: Before those who fear you I will fulfill my vows.

L: The poor will eat and be satisfied;

C: those who seek the Lord will praise him—may your hearts live forever!


Opening Prayer:                                                       Donna Hinch

Mighty God, in whom we know the power of redemption, you stand among us in the shadows of our time. As we move through every sorrow and trial of this life, uphold us with knowledge of the final morning when, in the glorious presence of your risen Son, we will share in his resurrection, redeemed and restored to the fullness of life and forever freed to be your people.  Amen.

Scripture: 1 John 4:7-21 (1185 pew Bible)                        Donna Hinch

(Please stand, if able, for the reading of the Gospel)

Gospel: John 15:1-11 (pg. 1046-7 pew Bible)                     Donna Hinch

The Word of God for the People of God!

Thanks be to God.


Joys & Concerns                                                               Pastor Joy


Prayers for the People/The Lord’s Prayer                   Pastor Joy


(Loose change and dollar bills go to Food Pantry)

Offertory Prayer:                                                                    Pastor Joy


Sermon:                                                                          Pastor Joy


Sacrament of Holy Communion


Closing Hymn: “My Jesus, I love Thee”                             pg. 172


Dismissal with Blessing                                               Pastor Joy


Organist/Pianist:                                                                       Jan Fisher

Liturgist:                                                                          Donna Hinch                                                           

Song Leader:                                                                       Donielle Chelf  


(From 4/25/21 Service)

*Prayer request from Juliet Gilleland for her son James Whitlock who will be going to Oklahoma for 2 wks training with the Iowa National Guard.

* Prayers for Sally Mordhorst who was hospitalized with health issues.

* Prayer request from Jan Fisher for friends, Rod and Robin. Rod is in the hospital with Covid, may be put on ventilator later.

* Prayer request for Jackie Kallenberger. Her surgery has been postponed again for a couple of weeks.

* Joy for the baptisms today.

For music updates, be sure to check the music bulletin board in fellowship hall periodically. You never know when something may be starting, and we wouldn't want to start without you!!!!


Graduation Sunday: Christian Education Ministry would like to honor all graduates on Sunday, June 13th. Please submit information on your graduate, (High School, College, Technical School etc.) to the office by May 16th. Include Name, Parents, School, degree, and if possible, any information as to what the graduate will be pursuing following graduation.

Mother’s Day

Ladies: Let's make, Mother's Day (Sunday, May 9th) extra special this year by wearing your favorite hat to church that morning. This is something you can participate in whether you are a mom or not! See Robyn if you need any further details.

New Member Class

We have scheduled New Member Classes for those wishing to join our congregation! These will be held on May 16th and May 23rd, and June 6th following worship service from 11:15 am to 12:15 p.m. If you would like to join Calvary, please contact Pastor Joy or the office.             

Birthdays in May:

            5/7: Greg Stender                  5/21: Carol Coe              

            5/9: Jo Samuels                      5/23: Sondra Barclay

            5/16: Judy Wilcke                  5/30: Donna Davison

            5/20: Brian Zindel


Anniversaries in May:

5/5: Greg & Robyn Stender (42 years)

5/14: Doug & Juliet Gilleland (5 years)

5/14: Weston & Pastor Joy Mitchell (5 years)

5/24: David & Sue Huntley (52 years)

5/31: Kevin & Jodi Moeller (36 years)


Reminder: Let us know of your birthdays and/or anniversaries so we can celebrate them each month! If yours is in May, let us know so we can add it to the bulletin!


Walcott, Iowa

Fifth Sunday of Easter

May 2, 2021

100 East James Street
Walcott, IA 52773
(563) 284-6213
Rev. Joy Mitchell, Pastor

Social Hall/Pre School: (563) 284-6122

Office email:
Pastor’s email:


Praise & Worship Service 10:00 AM