Calvary Chimes
Week of Sunday, June 19, 2016
This Week:

Habitat for Humanity Build began Wed, June 8
Come build with us on Saturdays and Wednesdays
Volunteers need to register online!
read more in Outreach
contact Adena Warner with questions

Don't miss Stories in the Garden this summer!
Every Sunday at 10:30 am
Want to volunteer?
Sign-up located on the Church School bulletin board

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

Coming Soon:

Vacation Bible School ~ August 11-13
  The Rev. Joanna Leiserson: 
        a short bio
Joanna came to the Cincinnati area from the Way Out West to serve as Canon for Christian Formation and Mission at Christ Church Cathedral in 2005 after ordination, serving there until the arrival of the new Dean in 2013.  She then served at St. Anne Church, West Chester as their Interim Rector until May 2015, helping them to discern their own congregational identity and then to find a new rector who would be just right for them.
        In September 2015, she began a ministry at the Church of the Ascension in Middletown as a "transition priest for initial discernment," helping them to discern the immediate future of their church and to explore ways to ensure the sustainability of the church. "These have been joyful times, and I anticipate that my time at Calvary will also be a joyful one," Joanna says.
        She is a writer "by passion," she says.  She wrote the children's Church School curriculum, Weaving God's Promises (2011, Church Publishing). If you are curious about it, check out the website here to find out what the curriculum teaches the children.  She also wrote a Lenten devotional book titled A Grown-Up Lent: When giving up chocolate is not enough (2014, Forward Movement/Church Publishing).
Since her last name does not reflect her Chinese descent, Joanna will sometimes talk about Chinese traditions in her sermons "so you know my ancestry without having to ask."
          She loves history, astronomy, paleontology, "flowers but not gardening," the English language, animals and all the wonders of God's creation, all church ministry, rush hour traffic, chocolate, and advocating for social justice. She lives in Covington, KY and has three grown children and three grown cats.
How to contact Joanna
Office hours:
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00am to 1:00pm by appointment, other times by request, including after the first service.
Contact information:
Cell: 859.803.0665

When to call after church hours:
For normal church business, please call the church office and leave a message if she is not there.
Call Joanna on her cell phone if there is any urgent or critical concern needing immediate attention, for example, if you:
  •  have been hospitalized,
  •  are having surgery,
  •  are experiencing personal crisis,
  •  have a death in the family,
  •  have been arrested, or
  •  are involved in any other emergency situation needing pastoral care or guidance.
A note from Joanna about the Calvary's transition:
         I am so pleased and honored to have been called to be your Interim (transition) priest for the coming months at Calvary Church. I am looking forward to partnering with you in ministry, as we work together to discern the vision and future of the church, and then to seek a new rector who fits your vision. And I am looking forward to meeting all of you and getting to know you. The welcome and hospitality that I have experienced here, even in my first two weeks, has already given me a hint that this will be a fun and friendly place to be.
What will we be doing together?
          In the coming months, I would like to have conversations with you about your hopes, dreams, and concerns about Calvary. There will be mandatory congregational meetings to introduce the discernment process that will lead up to the church's profile and then the search process. Our journey through this transition will cover topics of heritage, identity, leadership, mission, connections, and future.
           As a certified trained interim, I will use the resources that have evolved in interim ministry over the past several years, adapting some models to Calvary's particular context. I will give you regular written updates and information about the transition process as the time goes on. Know that any transition from one rector to another takes time, and it is wise for the congregation to take its time. A two-month interim time will likely result in a two-month rector. When we move slowly and deliberately, we will make sure that you will find the best possible fit for your church.
         The meetings will likely begin in late summer or early fall. Dates and times are still being determined. I hope you will join me in these discussions. I promise they will be interesting and enlightening and not a bit boring! Attending these meetings will also ensure that your voice will count in this search for the new rector. This is not the time for a select few to make the decisions, but a time for all members to offer input.
       So again, I look forward to working with you as you move toward a new and exciting time in Calvary's history. Have a very blessed week, and see you on Sunday!
The Rev. Joanna Leiserson, Transition Priest

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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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:


*NEW* Starting 6/8/16 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 third Saturday 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


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

Music News
 -  Howard Helvey  

Please join us this summer for the
3rd Annual

featuring members and guests of the

Three Consecutive Evenings at 7:30
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
July 21-23, 2016
Calvary Episcopal Church
3766 Clifton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45232



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 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 Helene for details. 
Young Adult News
Sunday, June 19

"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  Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving­kindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

See you at Church!



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