Calvary Chimes
Week of Sunday, November 6, 2016
Time Change Set your clocks back one hour before you go to sleep on Saturday night! 

  This Sunday:
Stewardship: A time to care. There is a lot to care about at Calvary. Calvary is in your memories, your life stories, and of course in your friendships and relationships. Calvary is a gem in the Clifton neighborhood and in the city of Cincinnati. It is a gem in the spirit of all of the people who have worshiped here and who worship here now.
We invite your pledges of support for Calvary of 2017, to ensure that its future is also in your future. Ingathering of pledges is on November 20th, at all worship services. 

  Transition Meetings. We are beginning in earnest to involve the congregation in the interim process. All persons are invited to the following meetings that kick off the transition towards the call to your new rector:
  • Sunday, November 6: Getting the church organized for the new rector. Come and find out how you can get involved in the operations of the church, as members of the profile or search committees, nominating committee, vestry, Altar Guild and other groups. Rectory (Calvary House) at 12:00 noon.
  • Sunday, November 13: The transition process. Canon Lynn Carter-Edmands, Canon for Transitions at the Diocese, will lead this important meeting outlining the transition process, timetable, and steps to take in the coming months. All people are strongly encouraged to attend, and anyone wishing to be on the profile or search committee should absolutely attend. Hannaford Hall at 12:00 noon. Food will be provided. 
Diocesan Convention this week. The annual convention of the Diocese of Southern Ohio will take place this Friday and Saturday, November 11 and 12. Representing Calvary will be Daren Grayton (Senior Warden) and delegates Hannah Teetor and Matt and Judy Sauer, and interim rector Joanna Leiserson. Please keep them and all diocesan delegates in your prayers this week as they seek to fulfill God's mission through diocesan connections and leadership.

Please Help with IHN  on November 17  at Christ Church Cathedral.  Sign-up in Hannaford Hall or contact Dave Meyer or Bob Smith.
Please help  stock St. Andrew's Pantry with small jars of peanut butter and canned fruit and vegetables.
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In This Issue
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

Hannah Teetor,
 Calvary Intern
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  From the Interim Rector:    

When I was first learning how to read, I noticed a big sign painted right onto the street. It said: "SCHOOL XING." What is an XING? I wondered. When I was older, I noticed a similar road sign: "DEER XING." By that time, I had finally learned what "XING" meant, but then I wondered how the deer figured out that this was their designated place to cross.

I love highway signs. Except for my early experiences with XING, I have come to appreciate that the signs are ingenious inventions. They are comforting, in a way, because they are authoritative, matter of fact, concise, and usually easy to understand in an instant. So much thought must have gone into the creation of a road sign-where to put it, what to say, how to direct us safely, what to warn us against. The signs keep me alive and lead me safely to my destination.

My favorite sign comes up when there is freeway construction and the lanes are narrow and curvy. The ominous sign warns us: "STAY IN LANE." Though some drivers ignore this stern warning not to swerve in and out of traffic at a dangerous stretch of the highway, most of us secretly appreciate being told what to do.

Sometimes I wish my spiritual journey were so clear cut, on my highway to the Kingdom. Can God just let me know when to "STAY IN LANE"?

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. 


Help us host and feed homeless families on Thursday, November 17
Please sign up in Hannaford Hall
or contact  Dave Meyer 417-4676

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

Music News
 -  Howard Helvey  
The Mary Slade Rust Martin and Louis Henry Martin Memorial Program

  Brad  Caldwell and I are so grateful for the refined, vibrant music-making (and full audience!) for last Sunday evening's  Cincinnati Fusion Ensemble  concert at Calvary Church featuring the Duruflé Requiem (with  Simon Barrad , baritone;  Lauren McAllister , mezzo-soprano;  Mark Kosmala , cello). The ensemble adapted with ease and enthusiasm last weekend under the guest direction of George Mabry. Many thanks also to  Yun Kim  as guest organist, and for the art songs in the program's first half expressively rendered by  Susana Diaz Mary Elizabeth Southworth Shaffer Audrey B Luna , and  Daniel Weeks .


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 Ten Best Ways based on Exodus 20:1-17 and Deuteronomy 5:1-21. We talked about how we need to try to follow God's instructions even when that is hard to do.

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

Family News
Please join us for our next event, Families Giving Thanks, on November 18th.  Come and share a meal and fellowship with our church family!  We will be accepting food donations for CAIN. There will also be a craft for the children. Please RSVP to Sally. For more information there are flyers available on the stage.


"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 God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

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