March 12, 2024

There will be no midweek Lenten service or meal on Wednesday, March 13.

February 23, 2023

Since Pastor Kranz will be absent for the next couple of weeks, attending to a family matter, the schedule at Mount Calvary will necessarily change. Most noticeably, there will be no Lenten midweek services or meals. Also, until further notice, our regular Thursday and Saturday Matins service will be canceled, along with Saturday morning Catechesis. Below you will find a list of the services still scheduled for Lent. Devotional booklets have been placed in everyone's mailbox and there are booklets for Lenten Matins on the counter next to the mailboxes if you would like to pray Matins with your family. If there are any further updates or changes, we will get that information out via announcements and this website. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

  • Ash Wednesday [February 22] - Divine Service at 7 PM
  • Invocabit (Lent 1) [February 26] - Divine Service at 9 AM; Bible Study at 10:30 AM
  • Reminiscere (Lent 2) [March 5) - Divine Service at 9 AM; Bible Study at 10:30 AM
  • Oculi (Lent 3) [March 12] - Divine Service at 9 AM; Bible Study at 10:30 AM
  • Laetare (Lent 4) [March 19] - Divine Service at 9 AM; Bible Study at 10:30 AM
  • Judica (Lent 5) [March 26] - Divine Service at 9 AM; Bible Study at 10:30 AM
  • Palm Sunday [April 2] - Divine Service at 9 AM; Bible Study at 10:30 AM
  • Holy Monday [April 3] - Matins at 9 AM
  • Holy Tuesday [April 4] - Matins at 9 AM
  • Holy Wednesday [April 5] - Matins at 9 AM
  • Maundy Thursday [April 6] - Matins at 9 AM; Divine Service at 7 PM
  • Good Friday [April 7] - The Chief Service at 1 PM
  • Holy Saturday [April 8] - The Easter Vigil at 7 PM
  • The Resurrection of our Lord (Easter Sunday) [April 9] - Divine Service at 9 AM  
January 14, 2023

Unfortunately, due to illness, the Divine Service commemorating the Baptism of our Lord has been cancelled. If you would like to commemorate this feast at home the propers are as follows:

 The Baptism of our Lord

  • Psalm 89
  • Isaiah 25:1; 26:11a; 28:5a; 35:1a, 2b, 10a; 41:18a, c; 52:13b; 12:3–5
  • Ephesians 1:13b-18
  • St. John 1:29-34
  • The Collect: O God, our heavenly Father, whose voice was heard at the Baptism of Your only-begotten Son, declaring Him to be the One with whom You áre well-pleased, pour down Your Holy Spirit upon Your faithful peoplé, that we may rejoice in this same sonship that we have received from You through our Baptism into Christ; who lives and reigns with You and the Hóly Spirit, one God, now and forever.
  • The Hymn of the Day: "To Jordan Came the Christ, Our Lord" (LSB 406)
January 8, 2023

Dearly beloved brethren, know that as we have rejoiced in the Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, so there is announced to you by the mercy of God the joyous observance of the Resurrection of the same our Savior:

In this year of Our Lord TWO THOUSAND AND TWENTY-THREE, which commenced on Sunday the First day of January, being the Feast of the Circumcision and Name of Our Lord, there will be four Sundays after the Epiphany, until Septuagesima Sunday which will occur on the Fifth of February.

The Twenty-second of February is Ash Wednesday, and begins the sacred forty days of Lent.

On the Ninth of April we shall celebrate with great rejoicing the glorious Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead.

The Ascension of Our Lord into Heaven will be recalled forty days thereafter, on the Eighteenth of May.

The descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles at Pentecost will be celebrated on the Twenty-eighth of May.

The Feast of the Most Holy and Blessed Trinity will be observed on the Fourth of June.

There will be twenty-five Sundays after Trinity, until on the Third of December, being the first Sunday in the Advent of Our Lord, a new Year of Grace will begin. 

To our Lord + Jesus Christ be honor and glory, world without end. Amen.

December 29, 2022

Upcoming Feasts and Festivals

  • The Circumcision and Name of Jesus - Sunday, January 1st, at 9 AM
  • The Epiphany of our Lord - Friday, January 6th, at 7 PM
  • The Baptism of our Lord - Saturday, January 14th, at 10:15 AM

Be on the lookout for a full liturgical calendar to be posted in the coming days!

December 27, 2022: 

The services commemorating the Feasts of Saint John (Dec 27) and the Holy Innocents (Dec 28) have been cancelled due to illness. If you would like to observe these feasts at home, the propers are as follows: 

The Feast of Saint John, the Apostle and Evangelist (December 27)

  • Psalm 92
  • Sirach 15:1-2a, 3-6 [alternatively Revelation 1:1-6]
  • 1 John 1:1-2:2
  • St. John 21:19b-24
  • The Collect: Merciful Lord, we beseech You to cast the bright beams of Your light upón Your Church, that it, being instructed by the doctrines of Your blessed Apostle and Evangelist Saint Jóhn, may attain to the light of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, oúr Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Hóly Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
  • The Hymn of the Day: "O Jesus Christ, Thy Manger Is" (LSB 372)

The Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs (December 28)

  • Psalm 8
  • Exodus 1:8-22
  • Revelation 14:1-5
  • St. Matthew 2:13-18
  • The Collect: O God, whose martyred innocents showed forth Your praise not by speaking bút by dying; mortify all vices within ús, that our lives may in deed confess Your faith which our tongue utters; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, oúr Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Hóly Spirit, one God, now and forever.
  • The Hymn of the Day: "Sweet Flowerets of the Martyr Band" (LSB 696) [alternatively "O Little Flock, Fear Not the Foe" (LSB 666)