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.

  • Fellowship and Prayer

    We will continue to gather, monitor, and send prayer requests during this time. Join others from the church to pray for Mount Calvary as the Holy Spirit leads. You are welcome to join us for Fellowship and Prayer after worship each Sunday. We will check in with each other, enjoy virtual company, and pray together. 


    Join Zoom Meeting


    View Prayer List


    Submit a Prayer Request

  • Zoom Meetups

    MONDAYS

    Meet with Mount Calvary Community

    All are invited to join the staff of Mount Calvary on Mondays at 1 p.m. This has been a chance to see other faces, to connect with one another, and to share our joys and struggles. We would love to see you!


    Join Zoom Meeting


    OTHER 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 on Zoom, same date and time. If you consider yourself a young adult, you are welcome! 


    Join Zoom Meeting

  • Sign Up

    We will be sending updates through email and Facebook and hosting worship on YouTube. By following and subscribing to us, you'll receive the most important news first.


    Sign up for Emails


    Follow us on Facebook


    Follow us on Instagram (New!)


    Subscribe to us on YouTube

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 worship@mtcalvary.com. 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

    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 pastor.kelli@mtcalvary.com.


    Serve at The Open Door

    The Open Door Food Shelf, one of our ministry partners, needs your help to feed 10,000+ people every month. COVID-19 has cause a large amount of people to lose their jobs - you're help in donating to The Open Door, financially or with your hands, is needed! Find out more information here.


    Boxes of Hope

    As part of River Valley Church’s continued response to Covid-19, they’ve partnered with Boxes of Hope (BOH). BOH is a national campaign to bring hope to the doorsteps of those facing illness, quarantine, job loss, isolation, and fear. RVC has received two semi trucks of emergency relief supplies from Convoy of Hope and have been collecting donations from attendees over the last two weeks. All of these donations will be assembled into boxes that they want to get in the hands of those in need, beginning next Saturday May 16. A standard box will include staple food items, snacks, and hygiene/cleaning items. A baby box will include those items plus baby food, wipes, and diapers. Our hope is that these boxes will meet a person/family’s very basic needs in a small way and will bring them hope in a very uncharted time.


    Families and individuals in need of assistance can request a box on the RVC website until Wednesday, May 13: www.rivervalley.org/hope


    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 worship@mtcalvary.com 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.


    Write cards to others in our church family

    We would like to do a card ministry at Mount Calvary during this pandemic, but we need your help. We will provide the cards, envelopes, labels and stamps. All you have to do is write a note to the recipient. The first 30 people that contact us at worship@mtcalvary.com will be able to pick up the card packets at Mount Calvary. We will let you know when we have the packets ready. Join us in staying connected with our community!


    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.


    We want to hear from you!

    Thank you to everyone who has already taken our survey. If you haven't yet, we would love your thoughts regarding faith formation, missions, and giving at Mount Calvary. This survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete and the information we gather will help leadership move forward to best meet your needs during this time of physical distancing. To participate in the survey, click here.

Projects for Kids

Staff and members of Mount Calvary have made a couple of projects for your kids to keep busy, study the Word, and learn about what Easter means for their faith.

  • Family Storytime

    You are invited to Family Storytime via Zoom on Fridays at 10:30-11 a.m. 


    These meetings will follow the "Faith Five" format:

    - SHARE (highs and lows)

    - READ (a storybook or Bible story)

    - TALK (with your family about the story)

    - PRAY

    - BLESS


    This can be a nice break from the school schedule, if you can swing it. Kids are welcome to log in on their own while parents are working. We will do our best to keep them engaged for a solid 30 minutes! If you have any questions, reach out to pastor.kelli@mtcalvary.com or liz.lindner@mtcalvary.com. We hope to see you Friday!


    Liz will be sending our usual Sunday School families an email with the link and password the day before in an attempt to keep Zoom meetings safe for our kiddos. If you are interested and don't receive her emails, please email her at liz.lindner@mtcalvary.com.

  • Flat JEsus

    Let's invite Jesus on our Journey! We have missed sharing the story of Easter and what it means for our faith to all of our Sunday School kids. So, in the meantime, we'd like to send Jesus to your child(ren). Below you will find a link to picture of Jesus. Have your kiddo(s) decorate, color, scribble, etc. the picture. As our church community cannot come together, we can share with our children that Jesus is always with us. Send us photos of your child with flat Jesus during our time away and we will share the photos via slideshow or something similar. This is such a fun and encouraging way for our kids to see that God is everywhere! You'll be surprised just how much they'll enjoy showing off their masterpiece, who is Jesus Christ. When completed, send to Jenny at jenny.bottem@mtcalvary.com.


    Download Flat Jesus


    Please note: We need your permission to share photos of your children. Most kids already have this paperwork into us, but if not, you can download it here.


    Download Permission Form

Your GENEROSITY Drives our mission

GIVE ONLINE

Why eGiving? eGiving is an easy and secure way to make contributions. It helps the church by reducing workload on the staff. And you can set recurring donations, so even if you can’t attend, you can still make a gift, which provides the church financial stability. Search your app store for “GivePlus Church” and download the GivePlus app or use the secure form - hosted by Vanco - linked below to make one-time or recurring contributions. As there are multiple Mount Calvary Lutheran Churches in the region, please make sure you select Mount Calvary Lutheran Church of Eagan. Thank you!


Give Online Now


GIVE+ TEXT

Giving in the moment is easy with our  text-to-give option. 

  1. Text  844-905-2721 and enter the  amount you wish to donate. 
  2. Click the registration link and enter  your payment information. 
  3. Receive a verification text as well as  an email receipt.

For future giving, simply send a text to the  same number with the amount you wish to give, and your donation will process automatically.


Learn more about Give+ Text


GIVE+ MOBILE APP

Apps make life easier. With our GivePlus  Mobile app, you can use your smartphone to give anywhere, anytime. 

  • Make a one-time gift or set up recurring donations. 
  • Set up an account or give as a guest.
  • Securely and conveniently manage donations from your phone

To give through our mobile app, download  the free GivePlus app from the App Store or Google Play.


MAIL YOUR CHECK

Mail is picked up weekly at the post office by staff. You can mail your contribution to:


Mount Calvary

3930 Rahn Road

Eagan, MN 55122


Thank you for your generous support.