Calvary Chimes
Week of Sunday, November 27, 2016
Lighthouse Youth Advent Tree:
Grab a tag or stocking from the tree and  return gifts to Calvary by December 18th. Your gifts benefit youth in crisis at the Lighthouse Youth Center on Jefferson. Questions? Contact Dave Meyer

Advent and Christmas at Calvary Church
Advent Services and Events
 Advent 1, November 27
Holy Eucharist at 8:00 and 10:30 am
Family Worship at 9:30 am
No Sunday School
Wreath-making in Hannaford Hall all morning
Prophets and Heretics (and Mystics) class at noon* See more info below
 
Kids Only! - Christmas Gift Making December 3rd , drop your Sunday School aged kids off at the church and they will make and wrap some small crafts for anyone on their Christmas list.  You can go and get your own shopping done from 10-12 and join us for a pizza lunch from 12-1! Please RSVP to Sally so we know how many children to expect.
 
Advent 2, December 4
Holy Eucharist at 8:00 and 10:30 am
Family Worship at 9:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth
Prophets and Heretics , 12:00 noon
 
Advent 3, December 11
Holy Eucharist at 8:00 am
Family Worship with Communion at 9:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, with Holy Communion at 10:30 am
Prophets and Heretics , 12:00 noon
 
Advent 4, December 18
Holy Eucharist at 8:00 and 10:30 am
Family Worship at 9:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth
Farewell to Calvary intern Hannah Teetor after 9:30 and 10:30 services
Prophets and Heretics , 12:00 noon
 
Christmas Services
Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24
Family Christmas Eve service at 5:00 pm, reception following
Festival Choral Holy Eucharist at 9:00 pm, reception following
 
Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25
Holy Eucharist (spoken) at 9:00 am only
No Sunday School
 
Please help stock St. Andrew's Pantry with canned corn, canned sweet potatoes and canned cranberries.

  Starts TODAY:
  Any questions, Contact Robb at robbfeldhaus@gmail.com .


Notice of Annual Meeting.
The Annual Meeting of Calvary Episcopal Church will take place on Sunday, January 22, 2017 following the 10:30 am service.

Elections for Vestry members and Diocesan Convention delegates
will be held at the parish Annual Meeting on January 22. If you are interested in becoming a vestry member or a delegate, please contact Joanna or Daren Grayton (Senior Warden). Nomination forms will be available soon.

Profile and Search Committee
members now being sought. We are seeking members to serve on the Profile Committee (to begin work in January) and the Search Committee (to begin work after the profile is completed). Job descriptions will be available soon, as will be nomination forms. Please see Joanna or Daren if you are interested and we will submit your name. Committee members will be chosen and approved by the Vestry.

A timeline for the transition process
will be sent out by snail mail to all members next week. Please be sure that your address is up to date, especially if you are a new member. We want to be sure that everybody received this first, and subsequent, update on the process of calling your next rector.

In This Issue
Calvary Episcopal Church
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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 
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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Join Our Mailing List
 
  From the Interim Rector:    
 
 
The tradition of the Advent Wreath

During the four Sundays in Advent, the Advent wreath is a prominent part of our services and our preparation for Christmas. The wreath carries great symbolism as we prepare for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The circular nature of the evergreen branches, for example, represent eternity-God as never-ending. On this wreath are five candles: three purple candles, one pink candle, and a large white candle in the center. During Advent, one candle is lit each Sunday.
The four taper candles, as a whole, represent the coming of the light of Christ into the world. Individually, people have seen their symbolism in different ways.

Some will say that the four candles represent, in order, the prophets, Bethlehem, the shepherds, and the angels. Others will say that the four candles represent hope, love, joy, and peace. Often, but not always, the rose candle will symbolize the blessed Virgin Mary.

But the white center candle, the "Christ candle," always represents the life of Christ. Its white color symbolizes the purity of Christ, our sinless, spotless Savior.


 
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. 

 
outreach

Tender Mercies Sunday, November 27, 2016 @4:00 p.m. 

Lighthouse Youth Advent Tree:
Grab a tag or stocking from the tree and return gifts to Calvary by December 18th. Your gifts benefit youth in crisis at the Lighthouse Youth Center on Jefferson. Questions? Contact Dave Meyer


 
Music News
 -  Howard Helvey  
 
  


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

 
 
Sunday School and Family News

Sunday School

**There is no Sunday School Nov. 27th**


In Sunday School we heard the story of The Exile and Return based on 2 Kings 25, 2 Chronicles 36:13-23, Ezra, and Nehemiah. We talked about God being with us no matter our circumstances. We can depend on God even if we are in an unknown place or experience.

We look forward to seeing you all again Sunday, December 4th, for our next story.


Family News

A big thank you to everyone who joined us at Families Giving Thanks.  We had a great time getting to know each other better.  We also collected a whole box of canned goods to donated to the CAIN ministries! Thank you for your generosity!

Advent Wreath Making
Please join us this Sunday, November 27th for advent wreath making in the parish hall.  We will have supplies available after the 9:30 and 10:30 services to make a wreath for your family.  If you have your wreath form from last year, please bring it back to the church so that we can use it for this year's wreaths.

Kids Only! - Christmas Gift Making
December 3rd, drop your Sunday School aged kids off at the church and they will make and wrap some small crafts for anyone on their Christmas list.  You can go and get your own shopping done from 10-12 and join us for a pizza lunch from 
12-1! Please RSVP to Sally so we know how many children to expect. Flyers are available on the stage in the parish hall.






 

"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 !

We want your voice to be heard.
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Prayer
A lmighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
 


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