Calvary Chimes
Week of Sunday, April 16, 2017
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This Sunday is Easter! Alleluia!

       Good Friday April 14, 2017 :
12:00 p.m. Noon  Service said
6: 00 p.m. Stations of the Cross 
               7:00 p.m. Service with music and choir.

                  Easter Sunday April 16, 2017                    Vigil around the campfire 7:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist 8:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.     Easter Egg Hunt 10:00 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.             Continental Breakfast served 8:30 a.m.-Noon

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.

Interested in Interfaith Relationships? Check out this opportunity (click here)

Kids 4 Peace Summer Program July 31-August 3 Click here for more information.
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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
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8:30 - 12:00 pm
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Howard Helvey,
Organist and Choirmaster 
Director of Children and Family Ministry

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From the Interim Rector

The wonder of resurrection:
A triumph of humility
        The birth of Christ came at night-a night filled with the soft haze of stars about to break with the song of angels, a luminous brightness-a "silent night." It's God's time-a mystical time of mystery and wonder and awe. The staggering truth is born on this night, that God, in God's infinite love for us, sent God's only son to be born among us.
          We might be afraid of God, and of God's deep, deep love for us, except that God chose to make himself known in the most appealing and accessible of creatures-a little child. God showed that God believes in us humans, that God believed in us enough to be worthy to bear God's son, who would live with us. God is not ashamed of us, even as we fret and worry and admit how wicked we are. God honors our humanity, because in our truest and deepest humanity, we are given the capacity to love, to trust, and to hope.
           The resurrection of Christ came in the very early morning-after a dark and somber night, now a quiet, quiet morning without song or talk or even hope, but only tears.
          But it's God's time again, though no one knows it yet. The angel that appears is somber rather than joyful, though the angels in both events say, as angels always do, "Do not be afraid." And perhaps we can call this morning a mystical time, a time of mystery and wonder and awe, as was that night many years ago.
But this is a different kind of mystery and a different wonder and awe, filled instead with fear and bewilderment and even disbelief. God's power is clear in raising Jesus from the dead, and it is a fearsome power. Yet still, as with the birth of Jesus, we are shown God's deep, deep love for us.
       Despite our betrayal of his son, God still believes in us. Despite our act in snuffing out Jesus' humanity, God still honors our humanity. Despite our denial of Jesus' love for us, God still loves us.
         So God raises up Jesus from the dead. God has triumphed-but not with the power of force and tyranny but with the power of humility and forgiveness, compassion and mercy. The morning has broken, the news has broken, and we too are risen to new life.
        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  

Many thanks to everyone who attended and supported last Sunday evening's AMERICAN JOURNEYS,  Sandy Sanborn Martin Memorial Program featuring the Cincinnati Fusion Ensemble (Brad Caldwell, artistic director and pianist; Howard Helvey, conductor) along with many special guests: the Winton Woods High School Varsity Ensemble (pictured above); the Cincinnati Collaborative Ringing Project; organist Yun Kim; conductors Gwen Coleman Detwiler, Joe Whatley & Beth Menke Miller; pianists  Kseniia Polstiankina & Matthew Umphreys; baritone Simon Barrad & and soprano Audrey B Luna (soloists from within CFE).  
And we extend enormous gratitude to Mr. Sanford Martin, whose generous sponsorship made this concert possible.


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

**Please join us for an Easter Egg hunt instead of Sunday School this week. Please bring your baskets to collect your eggs! I will have a few extra in case you forget.Hopefully we will be outside, but if it does storm, we will use the Sunday School space for our hunt.**


This past week we heard the story Jesus the King.  It tells the Palm Sunday story.

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!

Family News

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

Please join us for the Easter Egg hunt following the service today! Bring a basket to collect your eggs.  There will be a few extra in case you forget.  If the weather is nice, we'll be outside. If not, we'll be upstairs in the Sunday School hallway.

Parents, please know that we are adding some quieter alternatives to the instruments for children to use during the service!  There are soft toys on the bottom shelf of the prayer board.  There are also children's guides to the service on key rings and activity pages in baskets on the name tag table.  Please be sure to return materials to their baskets after the service so that we can set up easily for future weeks.

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

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 God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord's resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for 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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