Worship Plus Two

A sermon series and vision for the fall of 2020

This year, we are seeking to know from God’s Word, in new ways, what it means to walk by faith, learning to walk during uncertainties in the confidence of God - who he is, and his presence in our lives. Faith is believing what God has said about who he is. It is trusting in him in all situations. It is relying on him in every circumstance. 

Grace is God reaching into our world to give us what we do not deserve—salvation. Mercy is God not giving us what we do deserve—punishment. Paul speaks of both in Romans, but in 12:1-8, after the benediction proclaiming the greatness of God, he leads us to understand what we need to do in light of God’s mercy:

Worship. Grow. Serve.

First, we worship (Romans 12:1).

We ascribe worth to God. We seek to be in constant awareness of his presence, ever looking to worship him in spirit and in truth. We learn to worship him in every moment of the day, so that we can come together to worship him in our services.

Second, we grow (Romans 12:2).

We renew our minds. We realize that our old selves are conformed to the pattern of this world and so they cause us to think according to the world. God’s desire and design, in light of his mercy, is that we would be transformed by renewing the way we think. We seek to have biblical input as opposed to antibiblical input into our minds.

Finally, we serve (Romans 12:3-8).

We serve from an understanding that we are children of God, followers of Jesus, who have been rescued and ransomed so that we can serve our God and others. We each have been given gifts with which to serve. The exciting part is to find out what you have been gifted to do and then doing that for the glory of the Lord.

So, Worship Plus Two.

Worship plus two means weekly gathering to worship, weekly getting involved in an opportunity where you can grow with at least one other person, and weekly finding a way to use your gift to serve in the body of Christ, whether in the building or in the community.

The Story that will change your life

When people asked Jesus to name the greatest commandment, He replied with two: love God and love people.  He said there is no commandment greater than these (Mark 12:30-31). 

Our mission is to know Christ and make Him known. To know Christ is to know His heart for all people. All people are created in the image of God and are worthy of the dignity afforded to them as image bearers. Our statement of faith reminds us that “God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor, and justice for the oppressed.”

We love God supremely; we love people sacrificially. This calls us to remember that God’s requirement for those who love Him is to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God (Micah 6:8). As believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, we strive to not show favoritism, remembering that mercy triumphs over judgment (James 2:1 and 13).

The Church has been entrusted with the message of the gospel and the gospel is good news for the poor, freedom for the prisoners, sight for the blind, and release for the oppressed, whatever their race or ethnicity (Luke 4:18). To know Christ is to know His heart for all the oppressed. To know God is to know His heart for love and justice for all people (John 3:16). This is the message of the cross. The gospel is the truth that Jesus came to save sinners, but it is also that all things will be restored in God’s time (Romans 8:19). Injustice will be corrected. Meanwhile, with the love of God, we are to make the gospel known among all people, bringing the truth of justice to light.

One day, all peoples will be praising God together as the family of God before the throne of God. There will be a multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language (Revelation 7:9). It is the message of the gospel, lovingly made known among all people, that will make this possible.

Because of the heart of God for all people and His call for us to extend mercy and not show favoritism, we look for ways to love as Christ would love and to speak as Christ would speak so that all people everywhere may know Him. We will love all people, whether around the world or in our hometowns, striving for reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:19). We will love our neighbors as we love ourselves, remembering that every person is our neighbor. We will continue to pray for peace among all people—the peace that can only come through the power of the gospel.

(Un) Wanted

A short film (documentary) that seeks to raise awareness about the foster care crisis in Southeastern Wisconsin and throughout our nation.

A video from the Canaan Foundation, a film by Joey Papa


"Justice" is a felt need in our world today, and a controversial topic. But what is justice, exactly, and who gets to define it? This video explores the biblical theme of Justice and how it is deeply rooted in the story line of the Bible that leads to Jesus.

A video from The Bible Project

Faith in Action

James tells us "faith without deeds is dead." How do we put our faith into action? 

Below are lings to organizations we have worked with at Calvary. All of them offer possibilities for engagement.

As well, the Faith in Action board in our lobby offers current, specific opportunities available locally. Be sure to stop by the board next time you're here to find a way to put feet to your faith!

Watch this message from Pastor Chuck and click here for a letter with all the details!

(because we're not just going to survive... we're going to thrive!)

Look below for helpful ways to stay digitally connected (check back often for updates!)

The Women of Easter

Encounter the Savior with Mary of Bethany, Mary of Nazareth, and Mary Magdalene

This book, by Liz Curtis Higgs, explores the stories of three women who played a vital role in the life and ministry of Jesus, as well as in the events of that first Holy Week that first Easter.

Study together with us by clicking the links below, which will take you to Google documents for each chapter, where you can comment and discuss with other participants! (If you have not yet picked up your copy of the book, you can come by the church office 9-5, Monday-Friday.)

Week of March 15-22:

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Week of March 22-28:

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Week of March 29-April 4:

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Week of April 5-12:

Chapter Seven

Chapter Eight

Weekend Worship Services


5:00 p.m. Worship Service / Little Kids Church / Kids Church


9:00 a.m. Worship Service / Sunday School & Adult Bible Fellowships

10:45 a.m. Worship Service / Little Kids Church / Kids Church

1:00 p.m. Servicio en Español (Spanish service) NEW TIME!


Nursery and children's programs available at all services
Click here for more information!

Phone: 262.245.6294 Fax: 262.245.1656

General Email: office@calvarycommunity.net

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1200, Williams Bay, Wisconsin 53191

Physical Address: N2620 Harris Road, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147

Clothing Outreach Center: 

58 West Market Street, Elkhorn, Wisconsin 53121

phone: 262.607.1901

Calvary Community Church is a member of the Evangelical Free Church of America.

Learn more about the EFCA at their website: www.efca.org

Calendar highlights


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Click here for full church calendar with times & MUCH MORE.


8 NO SUMMIT (Holy Week)

9 Cancer Support Group

9 Maundy Thursday

10 Good Friday Communion Service

12 Easter Services at 9:00 and 10:45 a.m.

17 Primetime Live

19 Blood Pressure Screening

26-May 1 Men's Sabbath in the Smokies

29 Awana Awards Night

Shepherding Staff

  • David F Global Ministries Pastor

  • Becky Eppley Ministry to Women & Connectedness

  • Kelly Lofy Junior High Pastor

  • Gabe Doerksen Worship Pastor

  • Tim Yorgey Family Pastor

  • Rob Bryant Senior High Pastor

  • Timmy Hanks Counseling Pastor

  • Greg Goethal Elder to Seniors

  • Chuck Cervenka Senior Pastor

  • Sally Eucker Children's Ministries and Maranatha Preschool Director

Support Staff

  • Jean Graf

    Communications Director

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  • Fred Wissell

    Part-time Custodian

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  • Bob Karlson


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  • Jennifer Hull

    Early Childhood coordinator

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  • Michelle Nickelsen

    Worship Arts & Grounds/Facilities Administrative Assistant

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  • Sue Shouder

    Parish Nurse Ministries

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  • Bill Falcon

    Technology Ministry Coordinator

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  • Jim Colquhoun

    Grounds/Facilities Manager

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  • Vicki taylor

    Purchasing & General Office Administrative Assistant

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  • Sarah Lile


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