Calvary Chimes
Week of Sunday, April 23, 2017
Picture of the week 

      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.

Confirmations will take place on Saturday, May 6 at St. Anne Church, West Chester. Persons 12 and up are encouraged to be confirmed, and anyone who wishes to be a member of the Vestry, a delegate to Diocesan Convention, or hold any diocesan position must be a confirmed member of the Episcopal Church. Please see Joanna if you are not yet confirmed or received (from another denomination) and wish to do so this year.

The next Profile Gathering will take place on Sunday, April 30. 2017 at 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!

Please help  stock St. A ndrew's  Pantry  with 
small jars of peanut butter.

Sign up for Kroger's Community Reward Program to support El Hogar.  If you already have a Kroger reward card click this link to enroll. Click here for general instructions.

Calvary's Maintenance Team is hard at work on the building. This week they were repairing the windowsills before the window air conditioners are installed.  The Boilers will be turned off on May 1 and the air conditioners will be turned on.

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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

Holy Week and Easter at Calvary were glorious!

Thank you to the many hands who contributed to this spiritual experience using their talents. Howard Helvey, Robb Feldhaus, Edy Dreith, Sharon Grayton, Satish Chetty, the Altar Guild Members, the many readers,led by Richard Sininger, and the acolytes. The 9:30 Service Committee and the Easter Egg hunt team led by Sally Engelbert. And of course our brunch caterers and ever faithful clean-up crew Wes & Terrell.
        Alleulua! Christ is risen!

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 Creation Window (L. C. Tiffany)

Holy Week and Easter hold such special traditions at Calvary, and it is a privilege each year to collaborate with various musicians for the liturgies on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.  My thanks to Edy Dreith, Sharon Grayton, and Satish Casie Chetty for their beautiful musical offerings during those evenings!  And, of course, I'm grateful to the Calvary Choir, Sungyun Kim, and Robb Feldhaus for sharing their gifts on Easter morning.


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

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


Thank you to all the children and parents who came up for the Easter Egg Hunt. We had fun!

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!

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 coming up on April 28th! Please join us for pizza and a show. Paper copies of the flyer are available in Hannaford Hall. You can download a copy  here.

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

A lmighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ's Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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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