Calvary Chimes
Week of Sunday, October 16, 2016
This Sunday:

"Walking and Talking with God: A conversation about prayer and spiritual direction." Please join Kitty Clark on Sunday, October 16 & 23 as she offers insights into the power of prayer and the importance of having a spiritual director to guide us through our spiritual journey with God. Kitty has a degree in theology and long experience in spiritual direction. The class takes place in Calvary House at 9:00 am, between the first and third worship services.
Interested in being baptized or confirmed? Please see Joanna. Baptisms will take place on All Saints' Sunday, November 6, 2016.
Please help  stock St. Andrew's Pantry with small jars of peanut butter and canned fruit and vegetables.

Presentation on transition process moved to October 30. On Sunday, October 30 at 9:00 am, Joanna will offer a presentation outlining the discernment and transition process through which Calvary will develop its profile and begin its search for its new rector. The presentation will cover the proposed schedule, the issues needing to be addressed, and the role of the congregation. All are encouraged to attend this important first session introducing the intentional process toward choosing your new leader.

Want to be involved in our church? The best way to get to know one another is to participate and to volunteer! We need volunteers to be:
  • A back-up Sunday sexton: To open and close the church when Dan Ames is unable to do this. In addition, the Sunday sexton helps to set up for the 8:00am and 9:30am services. If you are interested, please see Joanna or Dan.
  • Altar Guild members: To help set up the altar on Sundays and for other special services. We welcome men and women, teens and elders, to be part of this very important ministry. 

Coming Soon:

Calvary Coffeehouse November 4, 2016

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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
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8:30 - 12:00 pm
Calvary Café 
Fellowship & Coffee  
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Howard Helvey,
Organist and Choirmaster 
Director of Children and Family Ministry

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  From the Interim Rector:    
Last Sunday, Ms. Kitty Clark began a presentation on spiritual life, prayer, and spiritual direction, at 9:00am in Calvary House. I stayed for twenty minutes until I needed to officiate at the 9:30am service. What I heard in that short time was one of the most inspiring and most divinely oriented talk that I had heard in years. If you are craving a more enriched, deeper spiritual life, just listen to her speak.
Unfortunately, Kitty became faint in the middle of her talk, after I had left. She was soon fine, but was unable to finish her first of two presentations. So she will have a third Sunday. This Sunday, Kitty will continue with her talk on spiritual life, and on Sunday, October 23, she will offer a third presentation, on spiritual direction. I felt that her message was so important to us that we needed to hear all that she has to offer. I hope that you will join her this and next Sunday for "Walking and Talking with God."
Also last Sunday, the Rev. Dr. Chuck Washam preached a powerful sermon beginning with the question about the image of Jesus on a crucifix in church: "Is he dead or alive?" He noted that popular conceptions about Christians led to descriptions such as "harsh" and "intolerant" and other rather negative terms. In that conception, the Jesus of our Scriptures, the Jesus who proclaimed the Kingdom, is dead. However, popular conceptions about Jesus led to descriptions such as "compassion" and "forgiveness" and "helping the poor." This Jesus is alive!
Then he moved on to ask us, "Is Jesus dead in us, or alive in us? Is he dead in our society, or alive?"  Which Jesus is in us when, as we say in our Baptismal Covenant, "proclaim, by word and example, the Good News of God in Christ"? Chuck ended by reminding us what Jesus told us, "Whatever you do to the least of my brothers and sisters, you do to me." Feed the poor, care for the sick, welcome the stranger.
As we enter the final month of this interminable and painful election cycle, Kitty's and Chuck's messages need to be seared into our hearts. Whether or not the antagonism that has come to the fore in our public discourse is new, or whether it has always been an undercurrent of our public life, the hateful and threatening atmosphere that now pervades our society needs to be countered with the relentless compassion of Jesus as preached by Chuck, and a deep-rooted spiritual life as described by Kitty, that holds us to the values of the "alive" Jesus. May we hold our civic life and its public figures to those standards also, as we move toward election day and beyond.


Best news of the day (for us old geezers): Bob Dylan just won the Nobel Prize in literature. The times they are a-changin'!

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. 

Thank you Calvary for making 9/15/16 IHN at Christ Church a loving, fun experience.  See some photos below. 
  Please remember to volunteer to help in November 
on Thursday the 17th.

A story from El Hogar, the home in Honduras where our Johana lives and where Caroline and Phoebe were in September.
El Hogar News  

Lilia was born on October 18, 2002. She and her two brothers come from a very sad situation. Their mother and father do  not live together and had separated the children - Lilia lived  w ith her mother and her brothers lived with their father. They were living in the Mosquitia area, which is in the easternmost part of Honduras.
The children were removed from the homes by DINAF (a government agency in Honduras that looks after children) due to their parents not providing adequate care. Lilia and her brothers were brought to El Hogar after a hearing that was held by DINAF, which their parents did not attend. Lilia entered the program for high school 
girls in February 2016.
To sponsor a student like Lilia, please click on this link:

Tender Mercies Sunday, October 30, 2016 @4:00 p.m. 

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

Sunday School and Family News

Sunday School

In Sunday School we heard the story of the Flood and the Ark based on Genesis 6:5-9:17. We talked about God's relationship with His people and God's promise to Noah's family and to us.

We look forward to seeing you all again this Sunday for our next story.

Family News

Friday, October  14th will be our first Family Night!  We are going to be watching Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium on our big screen.  Bring your pillow or cushion for the show. We will have pizza, fruit, veggies, and drinks for everyone starting at 6pm. Please let Sally know if you plan to attend, so we can order the right amount of food. We'll see you there!


"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?

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A lmighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name; 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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