Calvary Chimes
Week of Sunday, December 20, 2015
Advent IV
This Sunday, December 20 ~
The Canon Lynn Carter-Edmands will be preaching at all 3 services
Canon Carter-Edmands is the Canon for Transitions in Ministry for the Diocese and will be guiding Calvary through the process of identifying a new rector.

There will be a Q&A with Canon Carter-Edmonds after each of the services this Sunday. Please come prepared with questions.

If any additional questions arise, please feel free to call our Senior Warden, Daren Grayton.

Fr. Wilson Willard is our Priest in Charge until an interim priest is chosen.  The interim will serve until a new rector is called.

(Because of the Q&A following the services, we ask especially that those who wish to attend the notoriously late 9:30 service arrive with the intent to begin on time. Thank you!)

Dave Meyer will be delivering the Lighthouse gifts this Sunday, and there are two tags left (both include a large girl's coat)!
If you want to give a gift to a child or teen in need, please stop by Calvary this week to pick up the last tags.

Christmas at Calvary

Services on Christmas Eve ~
5:00 pm
Family Christmas Eve worship with reception
9:00 pm
Candlelight worship with choir and reception

Christmas Day ~ 9:00 am

Please help stock St. Andrew's Pantry with donations of cranberry sauce, canned corn, and canned and boxed potatoes for the holidays.

If you wish to give altar flowers for Christmas services, please fill out a form and return it by next Sunday, December 20th.

 Updated Altar Guild Schedule, October through December ~ Click Here

Important Youth News:

 Acolyte Schedule ~ Click Here

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
10:00 am
Sunday School
9:45 - 11:30 am

8:30 - 12:00 pm
Calvary Cafe 
Fellowship & Coffee  
Ministry Quick Links
Howard Helvey,
Organist and Choirmaster 
Director of Christian Education

Hannah Teetor,
 Calvary Intern
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Dear Calvary,

The Rev. Lynn Carter-Edmands, 
Canon for Formation and Transitions ,  will be visiting Calvary on Sunday, December 20,2015.  In addition to preaching at each worship service she will also hold a Q & A session following each worship service.  Please bring your questions. The Vestry met with her on Tuesday evening and she explained the transition process.  If you have any concerns or questions please contact a vestry member directly.

Daren Grayton



HOPE Coalition Habitat Build  is complete!

Lakeysha Pruitt and her family speaking (above) and Rev. Jason Leo at the House Dedication (below), November 21

A big thank you to all who contributed their time, energy, and support to our first home.

If you are interested in the next build for the HOPE Coalition, please contact Adena Warner at

Music News
 -  Howard Helvey  

This choral anthem, recently presented by the Calvary Choir on December 6, was written to help celebrate in 2015 the fifteenth anniversary of the 
Reverend Jason Leo as rector of
Calvary Episcopal Church, Cincinnati, Ohio.

 You can listen to a complete performance by clicking here, or visit the publisher's webpage here.


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

Advent Wreathe Making
There was great participation.  If you did not get an opportunity to make a wreathe, supplies will be in the room across from the office Dec. 6.
Plan to save the metal ring to use for next year.  If you would prefer not to store it, bring it to church after the holidays and it will be kept here.

This past Sunday, Dec. 13.

The children heard 
Click this link to see the Parent Page.


Meijer cards are available. 
See Helene for details. 
Young Adult News
Sunday, December 20

"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 
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Y oung Adult Retreat -- THIS weekend!
Friday, December 18th - Saturday, December 19th
Procter Center
Cost: Free!
click for registration & more info

Let's chat over lunch or coffee (or ice cream, I love ice cream) !
Contact Hannah Teetor, Young Adult Formation
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Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation, that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

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