Calvary Chimes
Week of Sunday, May 15, 2016
Day of Pentecost
This Week:

Pentecost Sunday Celebration & Picnic
This Sunday, May 15
Beginning in Hannaford Hall
Parish picnic to follow:
 Last name A-R
Please bring Salads and Side Dishes
Last name S-Z
Please bring a Dessert

Boy Scout Plant Sale   ~ was a huge success!  
They made approximtately $6,000.  
Thank you to all who supported our Troop 161.

Sunday School ended May 1st.
Stories in the Garden begin May 22nd.

Please help stock St. Andrew's Pantry with  boxed or canned pasta dinners, i.e. macaroni & cheese, ravioli, etc.  during May .

Coming Soon:

Calvary's 2016 Confirmation Class is getting Confirmed at St. Barnabas on Sat, May 21!
see section below to learn more 

Vacation Bible School August 11-13

Important Youth News:

 Acolyte Schedule Jan - May 2016 ~  Click Here

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Calvary Episcopal Church
3766 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220

Calvary Sunday Schedule
10:00 am
Pentecost Celebration
Beginning in Hannaford Hall
 Picnic to follow

9:45 - 11:30 am

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

Hannah Teetor,
 Calvary Intern
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Hello Calvary Family,
Please Welcome the Rev. Jane Gerdsen for she will be our supply priest for this week and next.  I know that we will all show her a healthy Calvary Welcome. 

Als o this Sunday will be our combined Pentecost service starting a t 10AM. We will have our annual picnic following the service.  Please bring a dish or dessert to share.
Transition News - Exciting News!

The search is over!  
Calvary will be joined by the Rev. Joanna Leiserson as our Transition Priest, starting June 1st.  She comes to Calvary by way of St. Anne Episcopal Church in Middletown.
A meet and greet will be scheduled sometime in June.  
A Big Thank You to the Transition Search Committee, chaired by Abby Moran.  Well Done!
On June 1st, HOPE Coalition is joining again with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati to build homes, communities, and hope! This will be the second house since the HOPE Coalition was formed, and there are opportunities to serve our community through Habitat all summer. I hope you will look below to the Outreach section of the Chimes to learn more about volunteering.

I am so blessed by all of you in this community, and I look  forward  to seeing all of our Calvary family together for the Pentecost service and picnic this Sunday.

God Bless Calvary,
Daren Grayton
Sr. Warden
Calvary Episcopal Church



Hello HOPE Coalition!

Below is information about you and other volunteers signing up for the build at 1055/1057 Wells. We look forward to a great build! 

We are excited about the HOPE Coalition joining with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati to build homes, communities, and hope!

Below are details you will need.  Please read these thoroughly
 and share with anyone who would like to volunteer as they will need to register individually online:


Starting 6/1/16 and ending approximately 9/24/16.

Volunteer shifts are  8:30pm to 4:00pm, every Wednesday and 3 Saturdays per month (1st, 2nd, and 4th)-- (the thirdSaturday of the month is reserved for a group from Thrivent Financial)

Please arrive on time.

Group Size:  8 people per date, but can be increase if needed. Please note, that to be present on a construction site, volunteers must be at least 16 and have a parent/guardian/adult (over age 21) volunteering with them if under 18.  Volunteers ages 16 & 17 are not allowed to do roofing, demolition, use power tools, or use ladders over 6ft.
  At least 1 adult (over age 21) is required to accompany every 5 minors.

Location:  Build site located at 1055/1057 Wells St., Cincinnati OH 45205. Limited street parking is available at times, carpooling is highly recommended.  The Site Leader is Scott Becker #859-916-1594

Forms and What to Expect:
All volunteers need to register individually to participate through our easy online Sign-Up Process.

Please wear closed-toe, closed-heel shoes for your safety.  Tools, training, and safety equipment will be provided on site.  Expect to have fun!  Answers to Frequently Asked Questions may be found at:

The *Sign-Up process (including the Volunteer Info form and Waiver form) is now all electronic!

STEP #1:  To register, click on the following link:
  • If you already have an account, click on the green RETURNING USER button to sign in.
    If you do not have an account yet, click on the green NEW USER button to create one.
  •   When prompted, enter Join Code: hope1  *Without this join code, you will not be able to sign up*
  •  If you are noticing the words All registration slots for this event are reserved, please continue. This event is reserved for you/your group.  Once you are signed In with the Join Code, this message will disappear and you will see a Sign Up button in place of the message.
  •  Once you have created an account, then you are ready for Step #2 below.
STEP #2:    AFTER you have created an account and SIGNED IN (Sign In link in the top right corner under the photo):
  • Click on this link and then choose the date you would like to volunteer:
  • Click on the SIGN UP button, then follow the prompts to complete your registration and online waiver. 
  • Once complete, you will receive an "EVENT REGISTRATION" email with event details.
o    Minors will be prompted to print out the attached Minor Liability Waiver, have it signed by a parent/guardian, and bring the completed document with them in order to participate.

If you have any questions or problems regarding the Sign-Up process, please contact DúMond Henderson, Habitat's Volunteer Coordinator at #513-482-5614

We look forward to having your team with us and want to help make this a successful event with you.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank you!
Adena Warner
Faith Relations Coordinator
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati

Music News
 -  Howard Helvey  

Notes on Sunday's offertory choral anthem and communion solo:

Words: Charles Wesley
Music: Howard Helvey 
This anthem is based, in essence, on my strophic long-metre-doubled hymn tune, First Community.  It supports the rarely-published 1740 hymn text by Charles Wesley, Author of faith, eternal Word, which speaks eloquently of the work of the Holy Spirit, the changelessness of God, the assurance of eternal life, and faith's component of illumination.  I composed the anthem in 2013 to help celebrate the fortieth anniversary of my long-time friend, Dr. Ronald J. Jenkins, as Minister of Music and Liturgy, First Community Church, Columbus, Ohio.
Click here for a performance of the anthem by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square from their November 15, 2015 broadcast.

Sunday's communion solo (sung by Sharon Grayton) involves a


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 New

All class heard 

           Tower of Babel                Tower Broken          Apostles Going Out

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 to hear the song.
"You Are My All in All"

Meijer cards are available. 
See Helene for details. 
Young Adult News
Sunday, May 15

"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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O  God, who on this day taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit: Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.


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