Calvary Chimes
Week of Sunday, July 3, 2016
This Week:

The Sunday worship times are listed as 8:00, 9:30, and 10:30am. Although it has been the practice at Calvary to begin later, often much later, than the scheduled times, we would like to respect the promise of our announced worship times by beginning on time. As we move into the interim discernment period, there will be an opportunity to re-visit the worship schedule and discuss whether changes are desired. Thank you for your patience during this time of change.

Readers needed for 10:30 am service. We are looking for volunteers who would read the lessons and/or the Prayers of the People at the 10:30 am service. Training is available, and there are clear instructions for readers, and you will be scheduled in advance. Please talk to Richard Sininger or to Joanna if you are interested.

Register your children for Vacation Bible School "Habitat for Humanity: Building for God"
  August 11-13. Click Here for Registration form Contact Janet Keller.

Please help  stock St. Andrew's Pantry with small jars of peanut butter and canned fruit and vegetables   during July .
Note from the Church Office:
Please submit any information to be included in the Sunday bulletin or Calvary Chimes to the church office by Tuesday
NOTE: Announcements for July 24 need to be in the office on Tuesday, July 12.
The Church Office is open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00a.m. to noon. Judy Gardner & Dick Sininger (volunteer) are in the office on Tuesday and Thursday. Lynn Lockwood volunteers in the church office on Wednesday and Phyllis Reid on Friday. Calvary is blessed with GREAT office volunteers.

Coming Soon:
Parish Workday tentative date July 9

  From the Interim Rector:
Re-Defining the Home
Someone once defined a suburb as "a place where they cut down all the trees, and then name their streets after them."
My hometown of Covington, Kentucky is not exactly a suburb, but looking at that definition, it's tried to be. Like many American suburbs, all the houses are surrounded by grass in various shades of green. But apparently before there were people and houses and lawns, there were woods and lush trees and leafy shrubs.
My front and back lawns were grass only in name. Green, yes, but wide spiky leaves rather than those nice thin blades that we normally call "grass." Every summer I resented having to water the yard to make the lawn grow, only to have to borrow a gas guzzling, smoking lawnmower, just to cut down what I spent all that time making grow.
I would sit on my porch and think about my favorite vacation retreats. Clear Lake in California, in the woods with a cabin and a hammock under the arbor. Glacier National Park, full of trees and lakes and wildlife. The Japanese Garden in Spokane, with its serene pines, pagodas, and bridges over the pond. No grass anywhere.
Last summer, I decided to make my dream retreat a reality in my own home. The "grass" is gone, and the back yard is part woodlands, part Japanese garden with a bridge over a dry creek. The front yard is now a mix of flowering shrubs and trees-a refuge for birds, butterflies, and bumblebees.
Oh, and I painted my front door pink-well, "coral." At my age, I figured I could paint it whatever color I wanted.
It's growing, the lawn-less, no-mow movement. Apparently the idea of large swaths of grass comes from England, where they had the servants and the sheep to keep their lawns trimmed. I wish I had sheep, but I don't, and I make a crummy servant for myself.
But now I have my dream yard, and it's not what we usually think of for a front and back yard. It's a new paradigm, and it takes a different path from how we think "it's always been." Because nothing has "always been this way."
What is the new paradigm for Calvary? What is your dream for Calvary, that is not necessarily "the way it's always been" or even "the way it was fifty years ago?"
The Church is different now. But we can be creative, and be open to new images of church, using new eyes. Gospel eyes-the eyes of the Good News of God in Christ. With new eyes, we will look at your Calvary home, define its core values, and move in the direction of your "dream church," to which you will be calling your "dream rector."
In This Issue
Calvary Episcopal Church
3766 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220

Calvary Sunday Schedule
8:00 am
Holy Eucharist
9:30 am
Family Service
10:30 am
Holy Eucharist with choir

10:30 am
Stories in the Garden
9:45 - 11:30 am

8:30 - 12:00 pm
Calvary Cafe 
Fellowship & Coffee  
Ministry Quick Links
Transition/Interim Priest

Howard Helvey,
Organist and Choirmaster 
Director of Christian Education

Hannah Teetor,
 Calvary Intern
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News from Johana's Home at El Hogar
The Healing Power of a Quiet Moment
By the Rev. Matthew Engleby, Executive Director of El Hogar in Honduras
One of the earliest checks of the realities of Honduras that I experienced was the gathering of students over one of the holidays. Some of the children had been permitted to return home - those children with parents nearby who were capable of hosting their own children. In a brief conversation with those celebrating the holiday at El Hogar, we discussed, in very matter of fact words, when they last saw their family. For many, the last contact had been more than three years.
I consider and recognize that all of us, regardless of the place or circumstance of our birth, derive much of our adult identity from those family relationships of our childhood. To that end, we in Honduras strive to acknowledge the realities of life for our children, but also work to improve those realities in many ways.
Those who have traveled here to El Hogar know it as a special and sacred place. However, we do not pretend that the environment we create for the children here is the preferred atmosphere for them. Even as good as El Hogar is, the preferred environment for any child is in a home that reflects an atmosphere of love, which provides security and hope for those living there. That is what all of our students long for in their own present circumstances and hope for in their own futures.
Recently, when we were informed that two of our students' mothers had been quite sick and whose conditions were terminal, we recognized the importance of reuniting these mothers with their daughters. Together they could share some memories and provide resolution for a life ahead.
One young woman in the group of "las originales" - El Hogar's first group of high school girls - named Iris, had not seen her mother or younger sister for over five years. Her sister, who is now about seven, may not even remember her. The reasons for such disconnection have to do with all those issues of which many of us have no experience; the distance is too far, the bus fare is too great, absence of employment, etc. Yet when word reached us that the mother had cancer and was not expected to live for many more months, we arranged for her and her younger daughter to come to Tegucigalpa. Any emotions or thoughts that I might attribute to the occasion would only be personal projections, as the two often sat with arms around one another without exchanging words, seemingly catching up on five years of hugs.
For another young woman named Belki, her mother lives close to El Hogar, but visits with her family are rare because of safety issues specific to being a young woman in a very bad neighborhood. We do not feel that it is safe for her to visit with her mother. And it is equally hard for her mother to make the trip. Regrettably, Belki's mother will also not live too much longer. So recently we drove up the mountainside above Tegucigalpa, past thinly hidden gang check points, and picked up Belki's mother to bring her to El Hogar. She was given a bed for the night, a place to sleep for her grandchildren who she cares for as well, and Belki skipped school for the day to simply be with her.
With all that is horribly wrong with life here, we leap at any chance for restoration, however simple and sincere it may prove to be. There are so many who suffer and whose families are violently and immediately torn apart, that our hope can only come from grasping the opportunities of quiet hugs of reconciliation.

Please help us host and feed homeless families on Thursday August 4
We need food for about 20; 8 adults and 12 children.
We have the Main entree volunteer but still need
Mixed Vegetables
Fruit Salad
We can provide recipes if you like.
Food needs to be cooked and at Calvary by 4 PM on August 4.
We have evening hosts, Kelsey, Allison, Jane, Joanie, Jaclyn, and Ashley.
Join them for even more fun.
We have an overnight host and evening organizer.
Please contact me or
sign up on the list on the IHN bulletin board in Hannaford Hall.
Bob Smith 513-260-3646

Hello HOPE Coalition!

Below is information about you and other volunteers signing up for the build at 1055/1057 Wells. We look forward to a great build! 

We are excited about the HOPE Coalition joining with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati to build homes, communities, and hope!

Below are details you will need.  Please read these thoroughly
 and share with anyone who would like to volunteer as they will need to register individually online:


*NOW* Began 6/8/16 and will end approximately  9/24/16.

Volunteer shifts are  8:30pm to 4:00pm, every Wednesday and 3 Saturdays per month (1st, 2nd, and 4th)-- (the third Saturday of the month is reserved for a group from Thrivent Financial)

Please arrive on time.

Group Size:  8 people per date, but can be increase if needed. Please note, that to be present on a construction site, volunteers must be at least 16 and have a parent/guardian/adult (over age 21) volunteering with them if under 18.  Volunteers ages 16 & 17 are not allowed to do roofing, demolition, use power tools, or use ladders over 6ft.
  At least 1 adult (over age 21) is required to accompany every 5 minors.

Location:  Build site located at 1055/1057 Wells St., Cincinnati OH 45205. Limited street parking is available at times, carpooling is highly recommended.  The Site Leader is Scott Becker #859-916-1594

Forms and What to Expect:
All volunteers need to register individually to participate through our easy online Sign-Up Process.

Please wear closed-toe, closed-heel shoes for your safety.  Tools, training, and safety equipment will be provided on site.  Expect to have fun!  Answers to Frequently Asked Questions may be found at:

The *Sign-Up process (including the Volunteer Info form and Waiver form) is now all electronic!

STEP #1:  To register, click on the following link:
  • If you already have an account, click on the green RETURNING USER button to sign in.
    If you do not have an account yet, click on the green NEW USER button to create one.
  •   When prompted, enter Join Code: hope1  *Without this join code, you will not be able to sign up*
  •  If you are noticing the words All registration slots for this event are reserved, please continue. This event is reserved for you/your group.  Once you are signed In with the Join Code, this message will disappear and you will see a Sign Up button in place of the message.
  •  Once you have created an account, then you are ready for Step #2 below.
STEP #2:    AFTER you have created an account and SIGNED IN (Sign In link in the top right corner under the photo):
  • Click on this link and then choose the date you would like to volunteer:
  • Click on the SIGN UP button, then follow the prompts to complete your registration and online waiver. 
  • Once complete, you will receive an "EVENT REGISTRATION" email with event details.
o    Minors will be prompted to print out the attached Minor Liability Waiver, have it signed by a parent/guardian, and bring the completed document with them in order to participate.

If you have any questions or problems regarding the Sign-Up process, please contact DúMond Henderson, Habitat's Volunteer Coordinator at #513-482-5614

We look forward to having your team with us and want to help make this a successful event with you.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank you!
Adena Warner
Faith Relations Coordinator
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati

Music News
 -  Howard Helvey  



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


Still time to register for Procter Summer Camp!
Sign up now and check out camp dates at DSOYOUTH.ORG

Church School and Family News

Stories in the Garden  
Please consider reading a story for the 1st part of the 10:30 service. 
Sign-up sheet is on the Church School 
bulletin board.
Thank you to those who have signed up.  There remain a number of Sunday to be filled.

Plans are underway for a great 
Vacation Bible School.  The theme is 
Habitat for Humanity.
Mark your calendars:
Thursday, August 11 5:30-7:15 p.m.
Friday, August 12 5:30-7:15 p.m.
Saturday, August 13 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Families are encouraged to sing with their children throughout the summer.

Recently we have sung
"In the Highways and the Hedges"
and began learning
"Go, let's go" (Acts, Paul and his journeys)
Click the link below to hear the song.
"You Are My All in All"

Meijer cards are available. 
See Sally or Helene for details. 
Young Adult News
Sunday, July 3

"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.
Send a message to our Facebook page about what you would like to see in Calvary's Young Adult Group this fall.

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O  God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; 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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