Calvary Lutheran Church

Grants Pass Oregon

Christ   |   Caring   |   Community 

Worship and pray with us...

If you are looking for a Christian community, this is your personal invitation to come to Calvary, not only for Sunday morning worship, but also to join with us in any of the many activities we offer that interest you. Calvary Lutheran Church is a friendly and caring place, where people of all ages and backgrounds meet together in Christian worship, and share in mutual support and fellowship. We believe that God has so made us that we all need mutual support and fellowship. And the nature of the Christian faith is that it thrives best within a community of believers. Give us a call and may God bless you.


8:30 am Blended Worship 
9:45 Sunday School all ages 
10:45 Traditional Worship 

6:00 pm Informal Worship 

Mid-Week Lenten Worship 
Wednesdays, February 25 to March 25 at 6:30 pm 

Sunday's sermon:

Special Events

Soup Suppers

Wednesday Lenten services will be preceded by a potluck soup supper at 5:30 p.m. Bring a crockpot of soup, bread, or cookies. Coffee and punch will be prepared by the hosts. Look for a sign-up sheet in the church narthex.   

Information and News

Calvary Lutheran Church is a member congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Lutheran World Federation 

Today's Bible Reading

Calvary Caller 



Calvary Lutheran Mission Statement

Called by God's name, 
Responding to God's unconditional love for us, 
Empowered by the Holy Spirit, 
We at Calvary Lutheran Church Shall serve our local and global community in Jesus' Name 
Through our time, talents, facilities, and money by: 
Providing for the hungry 
Receiving the downtrodden 
Opening our doors to serve 
Encouraging all to participate in service  
Promoting spiritual strength and healing
Within families and individuals.

ELCA History

A merger of three Lutheran churches formed the ELCA in 1988. They were The American Lutheran Church, the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches and the Lutheran Church in America. Now 25 years later, the ELCA is a church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. As members of the ELCA, we believe that we are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. With our hands, we do God’s work of restoring and reconciling communities in Jesus Christ’s name throughout the world. We trace our roots back through the mid-17th century, when early Lutherans came to America from Europe, settling in the Virgin Islands and the area that is now known as New York. Even before that, Martin Luther sought reform for the church in the 16th century, laying the framework for our beliefs. 

Church Council and Officers

Steve Ware President
John Mason Vice President
Gary Blom Treasurer
Susan Johnson Council Secretary
Karen Blom Worship and Music
Gwen Childs Outreach
Karin Lebow Fellowship
Sharla Coon Youth and Family Ministry
Karin Mastel Publicity
Diane Weaver Parish Education


David Johnsen Pastor
Sandy Hoadley Secretary
Rick Kelly Coordinator of Youth and Family
Nancy Hodgson Director of Music Ministry
Wendy Ross Director of Choirs
Jill Cook Organist
Butch Kurth Custodian
Bev Totten Financial Secretary

Ministries and Programs Available

Mission Outreach 
Side-by-Side Ministry 
Men's Bible Study/Breakfast 
Children's Ministry/Vacation Bible School 
Sunday School and Education 
Adult Bible Studies 
Youth Ministries and Activities 
Young Adult/Couple/Singles Groups

Missionary Support

We are sponsoring Luke & Ruth S. who work in the Southern Philippines doing Bible Translation work and are doing scripture engagement with an unreached people group. Because of the sensitive nature of the area where they work, we’re limited in what we can write about them online. For more information, you can go to the ‘World Mission Prayer League’ website HERE 


Ways to give at Calvary Lutheran Church

“Whatever gift each of you have received, use it in service to one another ...” 1 Peter 4:10  

Online Donations with Simply Giving 
Simply Giving is a program designed to help you contribute conveniently and consistently through a secure online site. Reasons to sign up for electronic giving: 
• No need to write checks or bring cash to church 
• Contribute using a checking or savings account, debit card or credit card 
• Peace of mind knowing that the church is receiving your contribution on a regular basis even if you are unable to attend 
• Ability to make a one time gift to a special fund 

Two ways to sign up today: 
1. Complete the secure Online Donation form 
2. Print the Authorization Form Complete this form and return it to the church office. 
We would encourage you to limit your recurring automatic withdrawals to once a month to reduce the cost per transaction fee that the church must pay. 

Memorial Fund, Gifts in Kind, Special Gifts 
Honor a loved one with a gift to Calvary’s Memorial Fund, donate an item or service, or give a one-time special monetary gift towards a present Calvary ministry. 

Endowment Fund 
The Endowment Fund was formed to receive and administer planned gifts that will have an impact beyond the life of the donor. For more details, click HEREor pick up a brochure in the church office. 

Thrivent Choice Dollars 
If you are a member of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and eligible for the Thrivent Choice giving program, we hope that you will remember Calvary when designating your Choice Dollars. More information can be found HERE

CalvaryLutheran Church
909 NE A Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526



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