Calvary Chimes
Week of Sunday, September 11, 2016
Church School teachers to be commissioned this Sunday. At the combined 10:00 a.m. worship service, we will commission the Church School teachers as they begin their important ministry with the children. Church School for children begins next Sunday, September 18. If you are a teacher--whether coordinator, storyteller, or door person--please come to the service on Sunday and 
receive God's blessing and the congregation's prayers for your ministry this year.

Please help with IHN on September 15 (many hands make light work)  see Bob Smith for details.

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

Lost & Found: Joanna is missing her cell phone, please contact her or the church office if you find it. Please leave lost or found items in the church office or on the table outside the church office.  

Photographer? Joanna is looking for a someone to catch all of the wonderful people and activities at Calvary in photos.  Click here if you are willing to help.  If you have any great pictures to share send to the church office.

Coming  Soon:

September 18:
  •  Backpack Blessing @9:30 a.m. service 
  • Christian Formation for all ages begins following 9:30 a.m. service 
  • Inside the Mind begins at 9:00 a.m.*

October 2:   Blessing of the Animals @ 4:00 p.m. in the garden (rain or shine)

Inside the Episcopal Mind
Sundays, September 18, 25, 
and October 2
9:00 am in the Rectory
Our theology is an art form, not a law book. 
We belong before we believe.
We do not give simple answers to complex questions.
Inside the Episcopal Mind will take you through a three-part audio-visual excursion into the Episcopal mind and spirit, to find out what it means to be an Episcopalian. Some of the answers may surprise you!
Contact Joanna ( or at Calvary Episcopal Church (513.861.4437)

In This Issue
Calvary Episcopal Church
3766 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220

Calvary Sunday Schedule
8:00 am
Holy Eucharist
10:00 am
Combined Service
11:30 am
Parish Picnic

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 Children and Family Ministry

Hannah Teetor,
 Calvary Intern
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  From the Interim Rector:    

Wilderness Gear
I took my first wilderness trip in Glacier National Park, high in the Rockies between Montana and Canada, straddling the Continental Divide. 
Glacier is backpacking country.  Humans intrude as little as possible in this gorgeous wilderness, so to experience this place you need to backpack through several miles of mountainous trails from one tiny campsite to another.  Growing up in urban California, I had never gone camping, but I was excited to see Glacier, and I packed for a good time.  In my brand-new backpack, I stuffed, among other things:  four designer outfits, three pairs of shoes, a stuffed animal, three books, makeup, jewelry, and a bag of chocolate.
I did, however, neglect to bring any rain gear. 
By the third day of carrying this 40-pound pack in the pouring rain, and wearing a Hefty garbage bag as a poncho, I was ready to throw my stuff to the bears in exchange for their fur coat. But at the end of that trip, I knew what I really needed, and what I just wanted.  In some ways, I found out who I was.
At Calvary Church, you are in the midst of what, in the intentional interim ministry world, is called a "wilderness time." It's an exciting time, but also a time for deciding what you really need, and what you just want, both in a new rector and in your church. You are finding out who you are, independently of the identity of the priest.
Calvary has changed over the years, and has grown up in many ways. Some changes will be recommended to help Calvary to grow into your evolving identity. What is your dream for the future of Calvary Church? We will begin to explore that question during the next several months. Your dreams and hopes and visions will be part of your wilderness gear for the coming time of discerning, dreaming, and seeking the one who will partner with you in your next journey with God, at Calvary. 


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. 



Thursday September 15
Help us host and feed homeless families
at Christ Church Cathedral
Please sign up on the list on the IHN bulletin board in Hannaford Hall
or contact me.
Bob Smith  513-260-3646

Music News
 -  Howard Helvey  

Our first choir rehearsal of the autumn season will be in Hannaford Hall (the parish hall directly behind and connected to the church) on Thursday evening, September 8, at our customary 7:30 time.  We'll sing during the combined 10:00 a.m. service on the 11th, following a 9:30 a.m. choir call/rehearsal in the Chancel.  For more information, feel free to call (513-476-3261) or email:



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

Stories in the Garden
Stories in the Garden is over for the summer.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this a great time by reading, creating, and otherwise participating!

Sunday School
We will be starting up our Godly Play classes beginning 
September 18. 
We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Come upstairs and see the new tables VBS made for the Sunday School hallway!
You can come visit the rooms this Sunday after the service.
Please see Sally for more information.
Click  here  for the registration form.


"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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A BIG THANK YOU to Wesley Duncan for putting the chairs racks together.

Chair racks will make the Hannaford Hall chairs safer and easier to move!
O  God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; 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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