We pray for …

- The family of Calumet Alum David Young. David was on the Calumet staff in the 1980s and will be long remembered by many, including his surviving spouse Lynn and his son Jack. An obituary is linked here:David Young

- The family of Richard Johnson. We extend our love to Rut and family and give thanks to God for Richard's life, friendship, his commitment both to his students & his family, and his sense of fun. Special prayers of support and care are lifted for his wife, Rut, during this very sad time. Richard loved Calumet and spent oodles of time here enjoying beautiful Ossipee Lake. The Johnsons, members of First Lutheran in Waltham, were among the ones who cheered loudest and longest for all that happens here at Calumet. An obituary is linked here: Richard Johnson

- The family of Bob Emerson. Together with his wife Betty, Bob's connection to and passion for Calumet goes back a long, long way. He loved his time by the lake and in the Family Campground, and served Calumet in a variety of ways. His commitment to his community -- including his unwavering faith to God and to First Lutheran in Lynn -- was noteworthy. His quiet and grace-filled presence was a gift to so many. We're sad for Betty and for Betty and Bob's whole family. Bob Emerson

- The family of Ruth Lindahl, mother of Calumet's Paul Lindahl. Ruth, together with her husband Len, spent so much time at Calumet -- both in the summertime and throughout the year. Ruth -- *nurse* as a profession and *caregiver* as a God-given gift -- sacrificed and served so that others would feel God's love through her. A charter member of Christ the King Lutheran in Wilbrham, Ruth and Len were faithful friends to so many. We offer Len our sincere sympathies.Ruth Lindahl

- For Health workers who are on the front lines in all sorts of places … who are healing some and who are journeying with others during painful and sad days …

- For all who are challenged in these days due to the pandemic ... for parents who are looking for childcare this summer in a system that isn't set up for working parents under the best of circumstances ... for those who are working in stores and who are at a higher risk of infection because so many are choosing to shop without masks ... for those who are lonely during quarantining days ... for those who are worried about income ...

- For elected leaders, that they may be just and fair and honest as they do the work of the people ...

- For those we know personally who are sick, who are mourning, who are tired, who are in need of your special care, O God. We pray expecially for: (enter names here)

- For those Calumet Nation connections who have died -- Phyllis Alvord , Beverly Strand , John McGarry , Jim Anderson , Kim Zito , Pastor Gene Brodeen , Tommy Johnson , Larry Sundberg , Diane Miller, & Sandy Haddon ... may their families and friends feel God's presence and be comforted by God's creation.

- For Mary Peterson, mother of alum the Rev. Lorraine Peterson, who has entered hospice. Mary has been known to many at Calumet as the “Science Lady” at many retreats. Please feel free to send a card or note to her at 1 Cherry Hill Road, Hamden, CT 06514.

- For all who suffer injustice ... today we pray especially for our Black Siblings in Christ who feel the pain of injustice in systemic racism in the aftermath of tragic deaths of unarmed Black men ... we pray for all of God's people as we seek to humble ourselves, and listen, and learn ... we pray for people who seem to be moved to put obstacles where God is making thruways. May our eyes be opened to the pain experienced by our neighbor and may our hearts be moved to work for peace & justice ...

For workers who are in the news ... people called to postions that have been created to protect citizens, to defend the accused, to make fair laws, to grapple with policy implications, to advocate in media -- that each one will have an open heart so that God can use their gifts to bring justice ...

- For the ELCA's Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton who recently appeared on CNN to share how Lutherans are meeting the challenges in the world and that Church never closed. See Interview Here

- For Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, the Lutheran ministry that is on the front lines regarding advocacy for immigrants and for those who are fleeing dangerous circumstances …

- For pastors, bishops, lay leaders, and our congregations during these strange times …

- For all those who are experiencing need of any kind, we entrust them to your care gracious God. Amen
A word about Calumet’s Prayer Page

Petitions will come and go from time to time with the hope that these petitions will be ones that are up to date. Everyone from Calumet Nation will be invited to participate in offering prayers and sharing the prayers listed. Calumet is a ministry of the Lutheran Church and will be leaning on the ELCA’s theology, its leadership, and its voice.

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Copyright © 2020 Calumet Lutheran Ministries. Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Adopted by the Calumet Board of Directors October 12, 2006

Calumet's primary responsibility is for the safety and security of our campers . To help meet that responsibility, Calumet has adopted certain policies governing the collection and use of personal information.

This document describes how Calumet handles the personal information we learn about you when you contact us by mail, phone, email, or when you access our web site. Any personally identifying information you provide is voluntary. We use it for program registration, to fulfill requests you make, or to assist us in carrying out our mission.

Collection of Personal Information

Calumet collects your personal information when you register for a program, make a donation, or otherwise voluntarily provide such information. If you contact Calumet, we may keep a record of that correspondence. If you submit a camp application or registration materials, or an application for employment, we will keep those documents on file for at least seven years.

We will use your information to process enrollment requests, orders, and donations, to provide you with information about Calumet programs and services we believe will be of interest to you, and to ask for your support.

In some cases, a third party may be contracted by us to provide a specific service. We will only disclose as much personal information as necessary. For example, when we use the mailing service of our printer to send a Calumet newsletter, we will share only the information necessary for delivery of the newsletter. Any third party with which Calumet shares information has agreed to maintain the confidentiality, security, and integrity of the information.

We may share your information with third parties in other limited circumstances, including when complying with legal process, preventing imminent harm, or ensuring the safety and security of our campers, facilities, and programs. This includes confidential medical information that complies with federal statutes.

Calumet does not sell, rent, or otherwise provide information from our database to third parties except for the reasons stated above.

Online Privacy

Calumet complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). For more information about this law, visit

Calumet's web site automatically collects and stores anonymous data to determine the number of visitors to different sections of the site, to ensure the site is working properly, and to help us make the site more useful. We do not use this data to track or record information about individuals.

Calumet's web site does not use “cookies” or tracking mechanisms to collect any personally identifying user information. Cookies are used for maintaining user sessions only. You can set your web browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This enables you to decide if you want to accept it or not.

Calumet's web site contains links to web sites not operated by Calumet Lutheran Ministries. These links are provided for your reference and convenience only and do not imply any endorsement of the activities of these third-party sites or any association with their operators. Calumet does not control these web sites and is not responsible for their practices. We urge you to review the privacy policy posted on any site you visit before using the site or providing any personal information about yourself.

Calumet has taken substantial precautions to ensure security for users of online services. Please be aware, however, that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed secure. Consequently, Calumet cannot ensure or warrant the absolute security of any information that you transmit or provide to Calumet online.


From time to time, Calumet takes photographs and video (film and digital) of campers and retreat groups during their participation in Calumet programs. These photographs and video may be used by Calumet in promotional materials.

Calumet will make its best effort to honor any request from a parent to remove a photo of a camper from the web site.

Your Rights

Upon request, Calumet will provide you with access to all information we maintain about you. It is your right to correct any inaccuracies in that information.

You have the right to opt out of any mailings or other contacts from Calumet.

Parents retain these rights on behalf of their minor children.

If you have questions or concerns regarding Calumet's privacy policies, please contact:

Karl Ogren
Executive Director 
Calumet Lutheran Ministries
PO Box 236
West Ossipee, NH 03890-0236
(603) 539-4773 ext. 211
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