How we are going to be the church during a global pandemic

We can’t go to church, but that doesn't mean we're going to stop being the Church. The Church exists for moments like this. To lessen the health risk for people, we won’t be physically gathering for a while. We will instead be live streaming worship, hosting Bible studies on Zoom, and connecting through email, Facebook, snail mail, and phone calls.

While many of us are at low risk, we want to act out of love for our neighbors who we interact with both inside and outside of Mount Calvary's walls. Please continue to follow CDC and state guidelines for prevention and treatment. Here, you will find everything you need to know about how we will stay in community during this pandemic. Keep checking back here as this will be our main page in keeping connected.

For pastoral emergencies, please call Pastor Tom 563-650-7252.

Connect with us

We will be going live on YouTube and connecting via Zoom regularly through the quarantine for worship, prayer, and fellowship.

  • Worship

    We will be live streaming our worship services Sundays at 9:30 a.m. on YouTube here. This new way of gathering is designed for worshiping from home, whether it's just you or your entire family around a computer, TV, or your smartphone. We will be hosting virtual Holy Communion during our quarantine. Gather whatever you've got at home to represent your Communion elements - bread or crackers, juice or water - whatever you've got! We recommend preparing these ahead of time, so that you can participate with us online. After we are able to meet again, our virtual Holy Communion will transfer back to in-person Holy Communion.

    Mount Calvary YouTube Channel

    Miss it? You can find our recordings here.

  • Meetups

    Young Adult Meetup

    We usually meet at Granite City in Eagan on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. to get to know each other and be together in community. Instead, we will be meeting at Pastor Kelli's house, same date and time. If you consider yourself a young adult, you are welcome! Email for the address.

    Monday Morning Bible Study

    We'll be meeting on Zoom to discuss the scripture readings for the coming Sunday. Everyone is welcome! Contact Pastor Tom ( for the Zoom link.

What you can do

During this time of virtual learning, working, and worshiping, you're invited to participate in the following activities. We need your help in staying connected with others as a church body. You can do that however you like - share on social media, give a call to your friends and family, or learn a new skill and come back in full force when we're able to meet together again. If you have ideas or would like to participate in a way not listed here, please email We'd love your input!

  • Learn the Lord's Prayer in American Sign Language

    Learn the Lord's Prayer in American Sign Language One of our members, Wendi Buck, has created a series of tutorials on how to say the Lord's Prayer in American Sign Language. You're invited to learn it over our quarantine and when we are able to come together again, we will be able to say The Lord's Prayer together in ASL!

    Watch the videos:

    1. "Our father in heaven, hallowed by your name"

    2. "Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as in heaven"

    3. "Give us today our daily bread."

    4. "Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us."

    5. "Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil."

    6. "For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen."

    7. The Lord's Prayer Complete Video

  • Serve

    Become a Worship Leader (On stage or behind the scenes)

    We would love to use your gifts in creative ways! If you sing, play an instrument, love to read the Bible, pray, or take photos we can use your gifts in online worship. Read more about helping on a Sunday.

    Touch base with your church family

    If you are able to help from home, we are looking for people to touch base with our church family - those who live alone or might not have internet - to check in with them and see how they're doing. If you're interested in helping with this ministry or in some other way remotely, please email Pastor Kelli at

    Give flowers in honor of someone special

    Flowers are a way of remembering those we have lost, celebrating special moments in our lives, and expressing our love for God. If you are interested in ordering flowers for our altar, please email the church at and place an order with the following information: your name and phone number, the date the flowers are needed (Sunday) and the reason the flowers are given. Acknowledgement of the flowers will be included in the bulletin for that Sunday. Arrangements are $30 each and will be available for you to take home the following Monday from 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Please mail your check payable to Mount Calvary Lutheran Church to 3930 Rahn Road, Eagan, MN 55122.

    We're collecting names of your small businesses

    We want to invite you to let us know of small, local businesses that you own or are employed by so we can list it on our website for fellow parishioners to see and support it. Let us know where we can find out more information and how to best support the small business here.

    Do one of the items listed on our At Home Google Doc which is constantly being updated by our staff.