Calvary Chimes
Week of Sunday, April 30, 2017

Profile Gathering  will take place on Sunday, April 30. 2017 t 12:00 noon in Hannaford Hall. Food will be served and child care will be available. At this meeting, the Rev. Dr. Stephen Smith, rector at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in Dublin, Ohio will offer a presentation on "Generations," talking about the gifts and role of the various "generations" (Baby Boomer, Gen X and Y, Millennials, etc.) in the church. Since Calvary is such a diverse church, it will be helpful during this transition toward a new rector to know how to involve all age groups in the life of the church, by supporting and embracing the various gifts that they offer. This is a chance to meet the Polaroid Generation and the Snapchat Generation and everybody in between!

Search Committee applications  are now being accepted. Committee work will begin in earnest after the parish profile has been communicated church-wide, but preliminary training will probably be held sometime during late summer. Application forms are located in Hannaford Hall. Besides requesting nominee information, the form also specifies the criteria and characteristics most desired for an effective Search Committee. Regarding the time frame, the nomination form says: "A good rule of thumb is to plan for one evening meeting each week for anywhere from six one year." The application period will end on May 31.

Coming Soon :
  • Sunday, May 7 ~ 8:00 a.m. Worship Service &  10:00 a.m. Combined 9:30 & 10:30 Worship followed by brunch prepared and served by the Calvary Kitchen Crewe"
  • Sunday, May 21 ~ Final Parish Profile Meeting with Profile Committee Report
Please help  stock St. A ndrew's  Pantry  with 
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Boy Scout Flower and Mulch Sale on May 12, 13 & 14th.

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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
Calvary Café 
Fellowship & Coffee  
Ministry Quick Links
Transition/Interim Priest

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

Calvary Community 

Judy Gardner 
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From the Interim Rector

Update on the Calvary's transition
On Sunday, we will hold our fifth of six Profile Gatherings, addressing the question of how the church can be a truly inclusive church for all generations. The Rev. Dr. Stephen Smith, rector of St. Patrick's in Dublin, Ohio, will be the presenter.

The final Profile Gathering on May 21 will feature a report to the congregation by Profile Committee members, who will summarize what they have been working on for the past several months, and how the parish profile is shaping up, as they work to complete their first draft. Eric Landen is chair of this committee and is doing a superb job in working with committee members to create an excellent profile.

At this time, we are soliciting applications for the Search Committee. This committee will be responsible for completing the church portfolio that will be entered into the Episcopal Church's Office of Transitional Ministry website. The portfolio will include not only the parish profile but also the answers to some narrative questions, compensation and benefits information, and other information that will inform any prospective rector candidates whether Calvary Church may be a good fit for them. The committee will also be responsible for reviewing the applications, conducting interviews, and making a final recommendation to the vestry. Search committee members are appointed by the Vestry and charged with a particular process and set of responsibilities. Application forms are located in Hannaford Hall. All persons will be considered.

So the transition is moving along at due speed. I understand that some of you are feeling impatient and restless to make a final call. To you, the transition period began when your previous rector departed in December 2015. It is true that you were then without a settled rector. However, the intentional interim process did not begin until the arrival of the intentional interim rector on June 1, 2016. Between those times, Calvary was just...holding up the fort-and doing well, thanks in large part to your Senior Warden Daren Grayton. It did not take him long to realize that the church will not want to call a rector who wants to be a Lone Ranger in ministry, but would be best served by a rector who has a collaborative leadership style.

Since last June, we have been working deliberately and carefully to move Calvary to readiness to call a new rector. This does not just have to do with creating a profile, publicizing the opening, and hiring somebody acceptable. It also means making some internal changes-both administrative and cultural-so that the church membership is ready for the kind of rector who would serve them best. This includes supporting and enhancing lay leadership, clarifying responsibilities and boundaries between staff, vestry, members, and contractors. And one last part of being ready: KNOW THAT YOU ARE A GREAT CHURCH, AND BE PROUD.

So at this point, the transition is moving along. The usual timeline for transition is 18 to 24 months, and we are right on schedule.  The Church knows that it takes time to find the perfect fit between parish and rector, and though we do not want to stall or sabotage the process, we also do not want unnecessarily rush the process. If you rush through a three-month call process, you will more likely end up with a three-month rector.

When it is time for me to leave Calvary, I hope to be so happy and excited for you to have been connected with a priest who is just right for you, who embraces your core values, makes you excited to be at church, and builds up Calvary to be the gem that it is. That time will come! Trust the process! And please talk to Joanna if you want to know more. 
Happy Eastertide, and may God bless you all.


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. 


Tender Mercies  April 30, 4:00 p.m.

Music News
 -  Howard Helvey  

  Detail of the "Jesus' Baptism" Window (Tiffany Studios, 1893)

As a composer, I am responsible for creating (when performed by actual people) a linear aural experience stemming from a printed music score consisting of thousands of formal details.  Those elements all work together hopefully to manifest a satisfying whole.  This experience is true, of course, for anyone in the creative disciplines (visual arts, writing, architecture, film-making, etc.).  Like many people, I find delight in seeing a completed masterwork painting or stained glass window--absorbing the entirety that the creative artist intended.  I am also fascinated by the small and/or structural details that contribute to the full realization.  Calvary's Jesus' Baptism window (on the south wall of the nave) has arresting color, texture, light, and form.  By observing the left panel from an extreme low upward angle (pictured above), one can see the dramatic gradation of glass thickness and curvatures.  


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

Sunday School and Family News

Sunday School

**This Sunday,April 30th will be the last regular Sunday School class for this year.**


This past Sunday we listened to the stories of Jesus' appearance to Mary Magdalene and Jesus on the road to Emmaus.  We talked about going from sadness to joy.

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday for an early lesson on Pentecost!

Family News

Procter Summer Camp session dates are posted on the diocesan website. There are sessions available for individual children or family groups. Please follow the link here Procter Camp for more information or to register.

Movie Night is tonight, April 28th! 
Please join us for pizza and a show. 

Please RSVP to Sally

Family Worship Service

Thank you to our new worship helpers for greeting people as they come in and making sure that our service runs smoothly. If you are interested in helping in this way  or for more information please contact Kelsey at (614)787-1720 or

Thank you also to everyone signed up for coffee hours.  We have really enjoyed the good food to go with good conversation after the service.

If you have empty plastic eggs from Easter that are looking for a good home, bring them to the church.  Sally will be happy to take them off your hands and use them for next year!

Please come and talk to any of the worship team members if you have any ideas for our community or would like to join the team.

Current Team Members:
Kelsey Logan
Joanna Leiserson
Helene Ault
JJ Engelbert
Sally Engelbert
Helen Jones
Janet Keller

O  God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Picture of the week 
If you would like to add someone to the Prayer List please contact the Parish Office
Prayers for strength, healing, and other requests for prayer from parish members and friends of the ­larger community:
Lydia Karlo, Brandon Davis, Paul McCauley, Marilyn Fietz, Carol Ann Edmonds, George Ann Wesner, Kate French, Eve Rowe, Reed Coen, Maurine Sierveld, Mary Ann Bragg, Emma Hurst and Jayden Harney.


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