Calvary Chimes
Week of Sunday, January 22, 2017

Calvary Annual Meeting January 22, 2017
   
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Please help stock St. An drew's Pantry with small jars of peanut butter and canned fruit.
 
IHN January 26  - Sign-ups available in 
Hannaford Hall.

Mark your calendars for the next Profile Gathering Sunday, February 5 @Noon.
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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
Nursery

8:30 - 12:00 pm
Calvary Café 
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Transition/Interim Priest

Howard Helvey,
Organist and Choirmaster 
 
Director of Children and Family Ministry

Hannah Teetor,
 Calvary Intern
 
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Epiphany: God's "Everyday Specials"

We are now smack in the middle of the season of Epiphany, the time in which the Church explores the different ways in which Jesus Christ was manifested to the world-the word "epiphany" being defined in dictionary.com as "an appearance or manifestation, as of a deity."

In some ways, that's not difficult. It's a commonplace thought that we might find God in a beautiful sunset, or in the sparkle of ice crystals glistening on the winter trees, or the serene comfort of a warm home with the fire glowing in the fireplace and the cats hogging the space in front of it. But can we see God in the whirlwind also? Do you meet God at tax time, besides maybe to complain to and yell at him?

There is another definition of "epiphany" in the hallowed dictionary.com site: "A sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience." So a burning bush or a GPS star may not be our ticket to experiencing a direct revelation of God. But where, where might we expect to find God? Or more telling, where might we find God when we expect God NOT to appear?

In the Bible, God was most present in the desolate wilderness, where the Israelites had fled after leaving Egypt, and in the valiant defense of the nation when it was surrounded by enemies, and in the exile of the people in Babylonia. God was most present when the people had lost hope, and then found that God had never left them. God is there in the "sound of sheer silence" in which we have surrendered "my way" and become open to "God's way."

Epiphany can last between three and eight weeks, depending on the date of Easter. This year, we have a long pleasant season of eight Sundays, the last Sunday after the Epiphany being February 26. 
During this time, perhaps we can deepen our understanding of where God is manifested in our life:

Find Jesus not only in our triumphs but also as he holds us up when we fall.

Find Jesus not only in the magnificent sunset but also in the darkness when he is there to support us when we are afraid.

Find Jesus not only when the winter weather is nice and balmy but also when it rains and snows and makes me miserably cold and wet, because even if I hate the snow and rain and ice, the farmers and the earth love it and I learn that the weather is not all about me.

There's God for you-often where we least expect him, always calling to us, "Do you hear me now?" 

Joanna+

Emergencies:
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. 

 
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IHN January 26 at Christ Church Cathedral. We are looking for volunteers to make dinner items, also evening hosts and overnight hosts for that evening.  Sign-up in Hannaford Hall or contact Dave Meyer

Tender Mercies January 29 4:00 p.m.

 
Music News
 -  Howard Helvey  
 
 

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With any questions regarding the Choir and/or the Choral Scholar program, please contact the organist/choirmaster, Howard Helvey:
howardhelvey@hotmail.com or 513-476-3261

 
 
Sunday School and Family News

Sunday School

This past week we heard the Parable of the Good Shepherd.  We We learned that the Good Shepherd cares for and protects each and every sheep in his sheepfold.

We look forward to seeing you next Sunday!


**We have rearranged classrooms upstairs to accommodate our very large pre-school and Kindergarten class.  That class is now in the room across from the stairwell and the 4th-6th grade class is at the end of the hall.




Family News

Thank you families for all your involvement in our programs.  Save the dates for our 2017 Family Nights! Details to follow.

Click here for a printable copy of this flyer




 

"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?
YOU !

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Prayer
G ive us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
 


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