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Week of Sunday, September 20, 2015 
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  •  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 ~ New Acolyte Training 12:00 - 12:30 pm in Sanctuary
  • 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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Calvary Sunday Schedule
8:00 am
Holy Eucharist
9:30 am
Family Service
10:30 am
Holy Eucharist with choir
10:00 am
Sunday School
9:45 - 11:30 am

8:30 - 12:00 pm
Calvary Cafe 
Fellowship & Coffee  
Ministry Quick Links
Howard Helvey,
Organist and Choirmaster 
Director of Christian Education

Hannah Teetor,
 Young Adult Formation &
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Dear Calvary,
A young boy began the seventh grade at a local Roman Catholic School.  He was new to the school and he was nervous.  They had  religion class on the first day and the teacher asked if anyone could name the four gospel writers.  The hands went up and the answers began flying.  Moses.....Jesus......Noah......Webster.....The teacher was dismayed.  Finally the new boy raised his hand and the teacher called on him.  "Matthew, Mark, Luke and John."  The teacher was elated.  "Where did you learn that?"  The boy replied  "I learned it in Godly Play at Calvary Church."  Children's Sunday School begins this Sunday at 10:15 a.m.   We have a wonderful program and even more wonderful adult volunteers.  And there is room for everyone.



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.
We always need volunteers, Saturdays at 8:30 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 begin Sunday, September 20
Junior HighYouth Classroom
Senior HighBurton Room

Church School resumes this Sunday, September 20
Pre-K - 6th grade
 Join us upstairs for the beginning of a fun year of exploring our faith

Meijer cards are available. 
See Helene for details. 
Young Adult News
Sunday, September 20

"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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Hi, friends!

My name is Hannah!
You may have seen my photo in the Chimes a couple weeks ago. Or maybe in person the last few Sundays!  Either way, I can refresh your memory:

I am joining the Calvary staff this year to work with you, the young adults of Calvary Church, and to be a part of your community!  I'm 23, attended Emory University in Atlanta and, for the local Cincinnati folk, went to Walnut Hills High School. Also, I went to Procter Summer Camp from ages 4-18 and have worked there the last three summers. Currently, I'm living in intentional community at Brendan's Crossing  in Clifton so I'm just a stone's throw away.

We've got some great events lined up for this fall and I look forward so much to meeting all of you. If you see me on any given Sunday, please say hello if I haven't already done so! You can add me on Facebook and remember to join our Young Adult Group (YAG) using the button below to get more frequent updates on what is happening in the community! Speaking of which, what you've all been waiting for, Calvary's upcoming young adult events:

Pub Theology, Wednesday, September 23 7:30 pm
  • be a part of the emerging Cincinnati Young Adults network
  • Inviting young adults to come together each Wednesdafy
  • 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 pmEmail or text Hannah (513-470-0415) if you need a ride or can volunteer to drive

Calvary Coffeehouse Friday, September 25 7:00 pm
Join us in the kick-off celebration for the 2015-2016 Coffeehouse season
Performance by Queen City Sisters!
*All proceeds benefit CAIN*

I hope y'all are as excited for the next year as I am! Feel free to contact me via email or FB or whatever floats your boat, I would so enjoy getting to know everyone better and meeting over coffee is my favorite way to do that.  Thanks for reading and we look forward to seeing you soon!

All the best,

G rant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

See you at Church!



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