Community Invited to “Promised Land” Series at Calvary

GOLDEN VALLEY, MINN. - God makes powerful promises to people today, just like He did for the Israelites in Joshua’s time. However, just like back then, taking hold of those promises can be a real challenge. Such will be the focus of “Promised Land,” live original dramas that will bring the biblical book of Joshua to life. Free and open to the public, the series will be presented at Calvary Lutheran Church, 7520 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, Minn.  
    The dramas will be part of weekly Lenten worship services on Wednesdays, Feb. 18-March 25, at 5:30 and 7 p.m. The series will also carry into Maundy Thursday, April 2, at the same times. Suppers will be served each week from 4:30 to 7 p.m. for $8 per person or $24 per family. Visit for more information.
    Each production will focus on a specific person or event out of the book of Joshua:
  •  Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18 - Seeing the Promise (Joshua)
  •  Feb. 25 - Choosing the Promise (Rahab)
  •  March 4 - Trusting the Promise (Phinehas)
  •  March 11 - Remembering the Promise (memorial stones)
  •  March 18 - Sustained by the Promise (manna)
  •  March 25 - Strengthened by the Promise (Israelite soldier)
  •  Maundy Thursday, April 2 - Living the Promise (Joshua)
    “The Bible is full of fascinating accounts of people who faced decisions and struggles much like our own,” said the Rev. Jeff Krogstad, Calvary’s senior pastor. “Through their stories, we can learn about the power and dependability of God’s promises to us. We can learn to move forward with strength, courage and trust.”
    To further demonstrate the relevance of Joshua to life today, the dramas will be paired with modern-day testimonials from a variety of ministry organizations. Worship service attendees will hear from representatives of World Mission Prayer League, Healing Haiti, Mazahua Valley (Mexico) Ministries, The Why Church (New Hope, Minn.), Athletes in Action, Luther Memorial Lutheran Church (Minneapolis) and Redeemer Center for Life (Minneapolis).
    Imposition of ashes and Holy Communion will occur on Ash Wednesday, March 18. Holy Communion will also take place on Maundy Thursday, April 2. An American Sign Language interpreter will be part of all 5:30 p.m. services.
    The mission of Calvary Lutheran Church is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Established in 1946, Calvary offers six weekly worship services in three styles—traditional, modern and Spanish—and a wide variety of activities for children, youth and adults. For more information, call 763-545-5659 or visit