Calvary Chimes
Week of Sunday, July 31, 2016
Grounds Clean-Up Day is Sunday, August 7. Please help us keep the Calvary grounds beautiful by joining us in clearing up unwanted plants and cleaning up the property in preparation for the fall worship and education programs. Clean-up begins after both the 9:30am and the 10:30am worship services. Bring whatever tools you can, as well as a cheerful heart and a willing body. Senior warden Daren Grayton will supply the pizza.

Buildings and Grounds inquiries or needs. During our transition time since Fr. Jason's departure, we are working on sorting out who does what, and whom to contact, with all issues connected with the building and grounds. Recently, the junior warden Duane Lewis has been receiving many of the requests for repair and maintenance. This will no longer be the case. Duane, as junior warden, will be primarily a "people's warden," as is traditional in many churches.
There are a number of companies and individuals who do various kinds of work at Calvary, and we are in the process of making the communications pipeline more transparent and the process more efficient. So for the next few weeks, there will be a sign-up sheet in Hannaford Hall, where you may write down any minor maintenance or repairs needed. 
In addition, for now, Joanna will be the contact person for maintenance and repairs, until a more permanent process is put in place. Call the church (513.861.4437) or, in emergencies, her cell (859.803.0665) if you do not already know who to call. 

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

Coming Soon:

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
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

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:    

Cows and Katydids
Last week I went to the county fair to see the cows.  I especially wanted to see the Grand Champion. And he was worth it! The Grand Champion was truly a wondrous sight, majestic in his own, very un-regal, way. I gave him a kiss on the forehead, much to his embarrassment.
I love cows. I love the lazy flick of their tails that belie their strength, their deep piercing eyes, and the fact that as beautiful as they are, they will never make great household pets. Then I go home and pet my cats.
The county fair is a celebration of earthly abundance. Cows, sheep, and pigs vie for the honor of most perfect cow shape, or sheep shape, or pig shape. In other tents, proud folk vie for prizes for the biggest zucchini and biggest pumpkin.
I go to the fair to see what amazing things people can do on their plots of land. I do not have cows; I have cats. My zucchini plant rotted after I had picked the first zucchini. My vegetable garden consisted of One Zucchini.
For the earthly abundance around my house, I give all credit to God: The bugs are flourishing. I can hear them when evening comes. Chirps, rattles, and beeps explode from the midst of every tree. There must be gazillions of these creatures hiding in the trees.
As summer wears on, displays of God's creative abundance keep beckoning for our attention. The bugs continue to sound like an audio track of jungle sounds. Hillsides drape themselves in lush neon green. Massive thunderstorms bring massive raindrops that look like little dancing men on the street.
In the fullness of summer, I can see God's glory everywhere, but especially in the trees-and at the county fair where humans bring that glory all together into one big tent.

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. 


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
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 513-260-3646

Music News
 -  Howard Helvey  

 Many thanks to those of you who attended one or more of the recent recitals on the Gaslight Chamber Music Series at Calvary Church!  Soprano (and Cincinnati Fusion Ensemble member) Mary Southworth is pictured here during the opening recital on Thursday, July 21. (Photograph by Adam Rauch.)



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

"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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L et your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; 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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