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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sunday, September 13 ~ One Service at 10:00 a.m.
Sunday School Open House  & Calvary Choir returns.
~ Parish Picnic ~
Burgers and Franks and Drinks Provided!
Last names A-M bring side dish; N-Z bring dessert

   Please help stock St. Andrew's Pantry with donations of canned fruits and vegetables. 
Every Sunday, October 4 - December 6 ~ 5-6:00 p.m. Newcomers' program entitled Discovering Our Past, Creating our Future - Anglicanism for a New Generation. All are welcome - from newcomers to longtime members who are looking for renewal and refreshment.  Light refreshments will be served and childcare will be available upon request. There will be a sign up in the parish hall to help us in planning.

Important Youth News:

New Acolyte Schedule ~ Click Here

Sunday, September 27 ~ New Acolyte Training 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. in Sanctuary.
Junior High (7&8th Graders) meets in Youth Classroom
Sunday, September 20 ~ 10:15 a.m. Kick off Brunch & Fall Planning.
Sunday, September 27 ~ Discussion of Prayer & Outreach (refreshments served)
Sunday, September 27 ~Tentative serve @Tender Mercies 4p.m.

Senior High (9-12th grades) meets in Burton Room
Sunday, September 20 ~ 10:30 a.m. Breakfast
Sunday, September 27 ~ 5 p.m. Pizza at the Rectory 

Dear Calvary
This Sunday we welcome back our choir.  What a gift to our parish! And there are many new members this year and I hope you will an effort t get to know them.   Please remember that their purpose is to enrich our worship of God, and to encourage the participation of the entire congregation.  By singing joyfully we form ourselves as people of faith and absolutely become better equipped to serve the kingdom in our day and time.  So come and join our choir this Sunday in making a joyful noise.   Please note that there is one combined service this Sunday at 10 a.m. with our Fall picnic following.
Burgers and Franks and Drinks Provided!
Please bring a passing dish to share.
Last Names beginning with letters:     A- M  Side Dishes
                                                            N - Z  Desserts

IHN Thank You!
Calvary pitched in and made IHN a success last Thursday, September 3.  As you can see there were plenty of smiles and lots of happiness.  The Food! - lasagne, bread sticks, roasted vegetables, fruit salad,  brownies, cookies, and watermelon were all well received and delicious.  Calvary had the privilege of introducing two Christ Church members, Barbara and Polly, to the evening host routine and we also put them to work.  Maybe they will join us next time.  Also from Christ Church, Julietta  provided Spanish lessons to several children.  
They said, "Adios" when she left.

Tender Mercies ~ August 30, 4:00 p.m.

Music News
 - Howard Helvey  

Psalms and Antiphons
The singing of Psalms is a tradition as ancient as the Psalms themselves, and I'm delighted that Calvary Church has a special, long-standing custom of psalm-singing.  While we have sung them in various ways over the years, the most common in use now is with Anglican Chant (sung by the choir) with Antiphons (sung by the congregation).  The method of Anglican Chant is a tradition that has been utilized for over 400 years, and the chants we use at Calvary span virtually its entire history-including some composed within the last few months.  While the complexity of the speech-rhythm attached to 4-part chorale texture is rehearsed each week by the choir, the antiphons were very consciously composed with the congregation in mind. 
In that light, I would encourage an engaged level of participation by the 10:30 congregation on the psalm antiphons.  The expression of the Psalms each week is a vital element of the Ministry of the Word, and the antiphons give the congregation a literal voice in joining the narrative.
As the Clifton Antiphons were composed (for all appointed Sunday and Feast-Day psalms and canticles for the 3-year RCL cycle) I examined the appointed Psalm(s) for a given Sunday, and began trying to determine the over-arching theme or idea that is being conveyed.  Often that ended up being a literal part of the appointed Psalm itself, but it might be a phrase borrowed from a different Psalm.  That relatively brief statement then became the text for the antiphon, and I began the work of composing a short setting of it for unison voices (congregation) and organ.  Since the recurring antiphon has to integrate with the specific Anglican Chant I selected for the body of the psalm text, attention to key, character and style were considered during the antiphon's creation. 
I relished the opportunity to compose the weekly antiphons during 2012-2015, and am grateful that they could immediately be given life within the context of the 10:30 AM liturgy.

With any questions regarding the Choir and/or the University Choral Scholar program, please contact the organist/choirmaster, Howard Helvey: or 513-476-3261

Church School and Family News

Youth classes will begin Sept. 20
Jr. High - Youth Classroom
Senior High - Burton Room

Church School resumes Sept. 20th.
PreK - 6th grade - Join us upstairs for the beginning of a fun year of exploring our faith.
Church School resumes Sept. 20th.

Church School resumes Sept. 20th.

Amazon Link 
Go to the front page of the Calvary website and click on the Amazon link .  When you do 4% of your purchase goes to Calvary.

Meijer cards are available. 
See Helene for details.

"If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday." Isaiah 58:10 

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