Calvary Chimes
Week of Sunday, July 10, 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.

Please consider giving Sunday altar flowers in thanksgiving, celebration or in memory of someone you love. Contact Phyllis Reid to find out 
how 513-321-4625

Please help stock St. Andrew's Pantry with small jars of peanut butter and canned fruit and vegetables during July.

Coming Soon:

Parish Workday 

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


In This Issue
Calvary Episcopal Church
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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
Nursery

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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  From the Interim Rector:
   
From the Interim Rector: God and Accidents

I still see the freeway's concrete barrier looming up in front of me and, a split second later with my shriek addressed to nobody, the crash and flash of white all around me as every single airbag deployed. Again and again, my mind replays that one second of my life.
That was last Sunday, on my way home from church. It is ironic that, after nearly three years of 60-to-80-mile commutes to church, I crash my car on a measly eight-mile travel. Maybe if I hadn't stayed so long at Calvary cuddling with Frances, the accident might not have happened, I thought. But the nice policemen gave me a different reason, that if my back tires were in better shape, my car would not have turned two different directions at the same time when I took that curve towards Columbia Parkway at 50 miles an hour.
But I came out whole, with only an airbag friction burn on my arm to remind me of the accident. And the memories, of course. Some people might say, "God protected you," or "God kept you from getting hurt." But no, I was lucky.
That's not to say that God was not with me as I careened head-on into that wall. God is with me no matter what happens. But I cringe at the idea that God specifically, personally saved me from harm. Because the other side of that theology is that when a car crash ends with a person critically or fatally injured, God was not with him or her. The implication of "God protected me" theology is that good things happen to good people, and bad things happen to bad people, according to whether God loves them or not. If a meteor fell on your house, does that mean that God turned his back on you?
I am grateful to God for being there when I was afraid, and for holding me up when I emerged from the smashed car. I am also grateful to those four strangers who were right there, asking whether I was all right and helping me out of the car, right after it hurtled into the wall and stopped. And I am grateful to the car manufacturers who made the airbags and seatbelts and fenders that held me tight. And I am grateful to the policemen who were so considerate while taking care of the "business end" of the crash. The world is full of the Lord's goodness, but God is not always blunt about taking the credit.
All good things around us are sent from heaven above;
then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord for all his love.
Hymn 291, from the 1982 Hymnal
Joanna+

 
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IHN
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
Dessert
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 cliftonbob@mac.com 513-260-3646

 
Music News
 -  Howard Helvey  

 

 
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With any questions regarding the Choir and/or the University Choral Scholar program, please contact the organist/choirmaster, Howard Helvey:
howardhelvey@hotmail.com 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 10


"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?
YOU !

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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Prayer
O  Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
 


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