Calvary Chimes
Week of Sunday, September 27, 2015 
  • Calvary Coffeehouse ~ Tonight, Friday, September 25 7:00-9:00 pm
    Join us in the kick-off celebration for the 2015-2016 Coffeehouse season! 
    Performance by Queen City Sisters
    *All proceeds benefit CAIN*
  •  Please help stock St. Andrew's Pantry with donations of canned fruits and vegetables.  
  • Discovering Our Past, Creating our Future - Anglicanism for a New Generation
    Sundays, October 4 - December 6 ~ 5:00-6 pm
     Newcomers' program, 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:
  • Sunday, September 27 ~ 12:00-12:30 pm
    New Acolyte Training in Sanctuary
  • New Acolyte Schedule ~ Click Here
  • Junior High (7th & 8th graders),
     Youth Classroom
Sunday, September 20 10:15 am Kick off Brunch
& Fall Planning
Sunday, September 27 Discussion of Prayer
& Outreach
*refreshments served*
Sunday, September 27 4:00 pm Serve
@ Tender Mercies

  • Senior High (9th-12th grades), Burton Room
Sunday, September 20 10:30 am Breakfast
Sunday, September 27 5:00 pm Pizza at the Rectory

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Calvary Episcopal Church
3766 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220

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Holy Eucharist
9:30 am
Family Service
10:30 am
Holy Eucharist with choir
10:00 am
Sunday School
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Howard Helvey,
Organist and Choirmaster 
Director of Christian Education

Hannah Teetor,
 Young Adult Formation &
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Dear Calvary,
Jesus said that children have a special place in the Kingdom.  He encouraged us to "become like children".  Open, curious, full of wonder and a sense of adventure, accepting, and unashamedly dependent on others for the necessities of life.  "Be like children," said Jesus.
I wanted to tell all of you that your rector's defense of the Calvary Church Fantasy Football Championship continues with, so far, an undefeated season.  But that would be childish.  And there is a difference between a childlike faith and childish behavior.  Childish behavior makes people mad and usually gets us in trouble.  A childlike faith is a window onto God's grace that surrounds each of us.  
Last Sunday our  Sunday School began.  What a wonderful group of kids and leaders.  Full of hope, curiosity, and faith! Thanks to Helene Ault for giving us all the opportunity to experience and witness a childlike faith.  The kingdom really is at hand.



Next Tender Mercies: September 27, 4:00 pm

HOPE Coalition
Check out this snapshot from the first day of building at HOPE Coalition's Habitat for Humanity site!

We've come a long way since breaking ground in July, but we are not done yet.
This week we will be painting -- dress to get messy!
We always need volunteers, Saturdays at 9:00 am
Please sign up to volunteer!

HOPE Coalition Habitat Build

Music News
 -  Howard Helvey  

Calvary Organ Update

Due to a malfunction of the organ's nearly-90-year-old blower motor (which supplies the necessary winding to make the pipes speak), the instrument has been silenced since September 13.  An assessment of the motor has been made, and new replacement parts have been ordered.  If things proceed as planned, the organ should be playable again by as early as September 27.

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 continue Sunday, September 27
Junior High,  10:15 a.m. - Youth Classroom
Senior High, 10:30 a.m.Burton Room

Sunday, September 20
Our lesson was "The Light" based on John 8:12
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Meijer cards are available. 
See Helene for details. 
Young Adult News
Sunday, September 27

"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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Pub Theology
Wednesdays, 7:30 pm, O'Bryon's Irish Pub
  • be a part of the emerging Cincinnati Young Adults network
  • Inviting young adults to come together each Wednesday
  • discuss what's going on in our lives, our city, our nation, our world
  • Order dinner, a drink, dessert, or all the above
  • engage on how God and the Bible fit into life today
    Meet at Calvary at 7:10 pm to carpool & arrive at O'Bryon's by 7:30 pm
    Email or text Hannah (513-470-0415) for a ride or to volunteer to drive
Got questions?
Want to chat over lunch or coffee (or ice cream, I love ice cream) ?
Contact Hannah Teetor, Young Adult Formation
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O  God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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