Calvary Chimes
Week of Sunday, July 17, 2016
This Week:

The Sunday worship times are listed as 8:00, 9:30, and 10:30am. Although it has been the practice at Calvary to begin later, often much later, than the scheduled times, we would like to respect the promise of our announced worship times by beginning on time. As we move into the interim discernment period, there will be an opportunity to re-visit the worship schedule and discuss whether changes are desired. Thank you for your patience during this time of change.

Please consider giving Sunday altar flowers in thanksgiving, celebration or in memory of someone you love. Contact Phyllis Reid to find out 
how 513-321-4625

Please help stock St. Andrew's Pantry with small jars of peanut butter and canned fruit and vegetables during July.

Coming Soon:

Parish Workday 

Register your children for Vacation Bible School "Habitat for Humanity: Building for God"
  August 11-13. Click Here for Registration form Contact Janet Keller.

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

10:30 am
Stories in the Garden
9:45 - 11:30 am

8:30 - 12:00 pm
Calvary Cafe 
Fellowship & Coffee  
Ministry Quick Links
Transition/Interim Priest

Howard Helvey,
Organist and Choirmaster 
Director of Christian Education

Hannah Teetor,
 Calvary Intern
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  From the Interim Rector:  
Praying for peace

Perhaps those were the good old days, when summers were blanketed by days at the beach, softball games, kids bouncing with delight at the ice cream truck, vacations in the mountains, and warm afternoon picnics at the local park.
These things still happen, thankfully, but today I see them incongruously juxtaposed with the daily news. My heart grows increasingly heavy when I hear about the growing xenophobia all over the world, daily bombings in the Middle East, massive gun violence all over America, immigrant children with no place to go, and the strife and antagonism evident in the political electoral process, as we approach the most discordant national conventions in recent American history.
Instant access to breaking news gives us a more intimate sense of connection to these events, I'm sure. Or maybe I have just grown up and am more aware of current events than I used to be.  But I find the chasm between my image of summer pleasures and the reality of an increasingly dangerous, menacing world to be deeply disturbing.
In our Prayers of the People each Sunday, we pray for justice and peace. Without mentioning all of the troubling events directly, we have them in our minds as we hold their innocent victims in our prayerful hearts. But I hope we don't stop there. Our prayers are meant to be spoken commitments rather than merely inspired language.  When we pray, we commit ourselves to be participants in the creation of God's reign on earth. We commit ourselves to embrace God's values in a world that is often hostile to those values of justice, forgiveness, and mercy. And we commit ourselves to be a part of eliminating the injustice and the violence that threaten to engulf God's people.
On July 20, the Church commemorates the lives of four amazing advocates for social justice: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Amelia Bloomer, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Ross Tubman. These 19th century saints courageously followed the path of Jesus, who proclaimed a world that brings hope for the poor, liberation for the oppressed, and healing for all nations. We too pray for this world.  And then, when we are dismissed by the deacon to "go out into the world," may we, like Sojourner and the others, be agents of God to bring about that world.



Please help us host and feed homeless families on Thursday August 4
We need food for about 20; 8 adults and 12 children.
We have the Main entree volunteer but still need
Mixed Vegetables
Fruit Salad
We can provide recipes if you like.
Food needs to be cooked and at Calvary by 4 PM on August 4.
We have evening hosts, Kelsey, Allison, Jane, Joanie, Jaclyn, and Ashley.
Join them for even more fun.
We have an overnight host and evening organizer.
Please contact me or
sign up on the list on the IHN bulletin board in Hannaford Hall.
Bob Smith 513-260-3646

Music News
 -  Howard Helvey  



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


Still time to register for Procter Summer Camp!
Sign up now and check out camp dates at DSOYOUTH.ORG

Church School and Family News

Stories in the Garden  
Please consider reading a story for the 1st part of the 10:30 service. 
Sign-up sheet is on the Church School 
bulletin board.
Thank you to those who have signed up.  There remain a number of Sunday to be filled.

Plans are underway for a great 
Vacation Bible School.  The theme is 
Habitat for Humanity.
Mark your calendars:
Thursday, August 11 5:30-7:15 p.m.
Friday, August 12 5:30-7:15 p.m.
Saturday, August 13 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Families are encouraged to sing with their children throughout the summer.

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

Meijer cards are available. 
See Sally or Helene for details. 
Young Adult News
Sunday, July 10

"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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A lmighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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