Calvary Chimes
Week of Sunday, January 1, 2017
Sunday, January 1 ~ New Years Day
Holy Eucharist 8:00 am
Holy Eucharist 10:30 a.m.
No 9:30 Service
No Sunday School
If you requested Pledge Envelopes, they are located on the stage in Hannaford Hall.

Congratulations to Howard Helvey and Brad Caldwell, whose marriage took place on the morning of December 24. May God's blessings be with them and their life together for many years to come.

Profile Gathering on January 8. The first of six profile gatherings will take place on Sunday, January 8 at 12:00 noon in Hannaford Hall. This is a meeting for the whole congregation to begin to discern the kind of church that Calvary is, its core values and mission, and eventually the kind of rector that fits Calvary's distinctive identity. Your input will be important in creating the parish profile that will be the primary initial document for potential candidates. Food will be served, so you won't go hungry.

Still looking for nominees for vestry and diocesan convention delegates. The deadline for nominations is January 8, and nomination forms are located in Hannaford Hall. Elections for these positions will be held at the Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 22 at 12:00 noon.

Christmas and other photos needed! If you took pictures of the Christmas Eve services, receptions, coffee hours, and other activities and are willing to share them, please email them to Judy Gardner, our parish administrator. We would like to share our good news with others, and want to print photos in the Chimes, on bulletin boards, and eventually in the parish profile.

Our 9:30am family service needs a planning team. Hannah Teetor, our Calvary intern, has left at the end of December to pursue her studies at Emory University. She has been a vital part of our 9:30am service, and we are grateful for her ministry with us. Her departure has left a hole in the leadership team for that service. If you attend this service and see its importance in the life of the community, please prayerfully consider becoming part of the Family Worship Planning Team. Contact Joanna or Sally if you are interested. 

Please help stock St. Andrew's Pantry with canned corn, canned sweet  potatoes and canned cranberries.
Please remember to submit your pledge. If you have not yet submitted your pledge, please do so, thank you!

  Notice of Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting of Calvary Episcopal Church will take place on Sunday, January 22, 2017 following the 10:30 am service.
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Calvary Episcopal Church
3766 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220

Calvary Sunday Schedule
8:00 am
Holy Eucharist
9:30 am
Alternate Family Service with Communion
10:30 am
Holy Eucharist with Choir

10:15 am
Sunday School
9:00 - 11:30 am

8:30 - 12:00 pm
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Fellowship & Coffee  
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Transition/Interim Priest

Howard Helvey,
Organist and Choirmaster 
Director of Children and Family Ministry

Hannah Teetor,
 Calvary Intern
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  From the Interim Rector:    
A Planet named George
When English astronomer William Herschel saw a new object in the heavens in 1781, he planned to name it after his benefactor King George III. This heavenly object turned out to be a planet, so if Herschel had had his way, George would be the name of the planet the lies between Saturn and Neptune. Luckily the idea of a planet named George did not capture the hearts of the astronomical community, so the object was renamed "Uranus."
The Church knows the importance of names. This Sunday, January 1, is a feast day dedicated to "The Holy Name," and the Gospel reading tells of the time when the child of Mary and Joseph "was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb."
But during all of Jesus' life and even to the present day, people have struggled to grasp just who Jesus was and is, not only for themselves personally but for the whole world. What name for Jesus tells us who he really is? God-with-us, surely-Emmanuel.  The Son of God? What about Jesus as Redeemer. Savior, Lamb of God, Good Shepherd, Suffering Servant, Bread of Life, and Light of the World?
Each of these names tells us something different about who Jesus is and what he does for us. As we move through this season of Incarnation mystery, consider these names as portals through which you might encounter Jesus in all the richness of his glory.
Some of the names might speak to you more than others. Some names may resound in you like a planet named George-unable to capture your heart. Other names may draw you into deeper relationship with and love for your risen Lord. Me, I like the image of Jesus-just Jesus.  Jesus who told great stories, who touched us lepers, and who comforted us when we were hurting.
Which names for Jesus speak to your heart?


Joanna's cell phone number is available for members' pastoral emergencies. If you are being hospitalized, are having surgery, have a death in the family, are experiencing a personal crisis, or have been arrested, please call Joanna at 859.803.0665. 


Music News
 -  Howard Helvey  
Madonna / Child painting
Madonna and Child
Phillip Ogden Memorial
Artist unknown, 16th century, Italian, oil on panel
Calvary Episcopal Church, Cincinnati, Ohio


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

Sunday School and Family News

Sunday School

** There is no Sunday School this week. We will resume classes 
January 8th. **

Happy Holidays! Thanks you to everyone for your involvement in Sunday School.  See you back in January!

Join us January 8th as we start our lessons on the parables.

Family News

Thank you families for all your involvement in our programs this year.  Look for more events in 2017!


"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 

Where do you find GOD?
How do you SERVE?
What brings you LIFE?

What do all these questions have in common?

We want your voice to be heard.
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E ternal Father, you gave to your incarnate Son the holy name of Jesus to be the sign of our salvation: Plant in every heart, we pray, the love of him who is the Savior of the world, our Lord Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen .

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