Mount Calvary Lutheran Church

24176 Pine Lake Drive, Sugar Pine CA.
209 586-3616


Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

One in Christ. Sharing God’s Love

As a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, we believe that we are saved by grace through faith. With the Bible as our foundation, we believe in the Trinity: God the Creator; Jesus, our Redeemer and the Holy Spirit, our Comfort and Guide.

All are welcome: people of various faith backgrounds and those with no background in faith traditions are invited to observe, participate, ask questions and join in fellowship. We follow an informal liturgical style for worship.

Our leadership is a shared pastorate of semi-retired pastors who alternate presiding at worship. Lay members carry out ministries and help lead worship. Sandy Hauck serves as Office Secretary and Clyde Davis is our Director of Music.


Sunday at 11:00 a.m. with Holy Communion.

All who believe in forgiveness of sins through Jesus are welcome at our Lord’s table.


July 7: Pr. Bob Nicholus, presider

July 14: Pr. Ginger DuMars, presider

July 21: Pr. Bob Nicholus, presider

July 28: Lay Leader Tiger Halter

August 4: Pr. Bob Nicholus, presider






Link to worship:


Our Schedule

Adult Bible study: Every Friday at 10:30 at the home of Gordon Kavanaugh.

Jim Bliss and Tiger Halter, leaders

 ATCAA Food Distribution


July 3: 10:00 – 12:00  ATCAA Food Distribution

July 16: 10:00 – 12:00 ATCAA Food Distribution

August 7: 10:00 – 12:00 ATCAA Food Distribution

August 20: 10:00 – 12:00 ATCAA Food Distribution


October 20: 60th Anniversary Celebration



Monday evenings: Scout Troop 500

Every Tuesday evening:  Narcotics Anonymous


Parish Pantry open during office hours for anyone who needs non-perishable food.


Special offering for August: Rwamagana Leaders School, Rwanda


Our Ministries

We believe God calls us to share our time, abilities and material goods with others in our local community and throughout the world. We work together with several organizations to provide material goods, funds and meeting space where needed.

Interfaith Social Services

Volunteers packing food at Interfaith

We support Interfaith through a yearly donation from our church budget, as well as with special offerings. Volunteers from our congregation distribute food and other supplies at the Interfaith site and collect firewood and donations to be distributed. Members drop off food, clothing and household articles at church for Interfaith. Through grants from Thrivent Financial, we purchase such items as school supplies and toiletries which are assembled into sets by our members and offered to clients at Interfaith.

Rwanda Parish and School

Rwanda Parish and School

Through regular budgeted giving, we help support the Mumeya Parish in Rwanda with a donation toward the salary of their pastor and assistants who lead worship and education at three sites. Once a year a special offering benefits the Rwanagama Leadership School, a secondary school in Rwanda. These two ministries were begun by the Lutheran Church following the genocide in Rwanda.

Amador Tuolumne County Community Action Agency food distribution point

Designated Giving

Each month we have offerings for local programs such as the Center for a Non-violent Community and the shower van through Give Someone a Chance. With other churches in the United States, we support ELCA Disaster Relief and ELCA World Hunger to address short and long-term needs which arise from natural disasters in our country and around the world and from wars, such as the war in Eastern Europe.



We work with Amamdor Tuolumne Community Action Agency to make nutritious food available to program participants near their homes. Congregation volunteers transport the food from the food bank and bring it to our church where participants pick it up. Food includes fresh fruits and vegetables, bread, meat, milk, and nonperishable items.unloading food banik food

Scout Troop 500

As the chartering organization Scout Troop 500, we provide meeting space for the group and work together on a food drive every fall. The food is divided between Interfaith Social Services and our congregation’s food pantry. The Scouts, their leaders and parents help the congregation with grounds clean-up each spring so we can maintain adequate fire protection. Eagle Scouts hold their Courts of Honor at our facility.


Meeting Space

Meeting space is provided for recovery groups, Life-Line health screenings, and community organizations. The sanctuary is available for use for weddings and memorial services.  Our Parish Hall is also available for meetings, weddings, receptions, and other events. Please call the office at 209 586-3616 for information.


Jesus said “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in”. Matthew 25:35