Calvary Chimes
Week of Sunday, December 25, 2016
Christmas Services

Saturday, December 24 ~ Christmas Eve,
Family Christmas Eve service at 5:00 pm,      reception following
Festival Choral Holy Eucharist at 9:00 pm,   reception following
Sunday, December 25 ~ Christmas Day,
Holy Eucharist (spoken) at 9:00 am only
No Sunday School
Next Week at Calvary:
Monday - Saturday   Church Office Closed
Sunday, January 1 ~ New Years Day
Holy Eucharist 8:00 am
Holy Eucharist 10:30 a.m.
No 9:30 Service
No Sunday School
Please help stock St. Andrew's Pantry with canned corn, canned sweet  potatoes and canned cranberries.
Please remember to submit your pledge. If you have not yet submitted your pledge, please do so, thank you!

  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.
Vestry members and Diocesan Convention delegates will be elected at the parish Annual Meeting on January 22. Nomination forms are available in Hannaford Hall.
Profile Committee members . We are seeking members to serve on the Profile Committee ~ Application forms are available in Hannaford Hall.

In This Issue
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
Sunday School
9:00 - 11:30 am

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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  From the Interim Rector:    
It is time at last-time for God-With-Us

The wait is over, and the time has arrived. The promise is past, and the fulfillment is here. Way back in Isaiah's time, God promised to us a child and has now become that child, to dwell with us and bring us to salvation. Thank you, gracious God. Welcome, Lord Jesus.

And to you at Calvary Episcopal Church, have a very blessed Christmas season. You carry the Christ Child with you in your heart, and don't you ever forget it. 


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 Sunday, December 25, 2016 @4:00 p.m. 

Music News
 -  Howard Helvey  
The Nativity (west window detail), 1937
    artist: Wilbur Herbert Burnham (1887-1974), Boston , Massachusetts
    Calvary Episcopal Church, Cincinnati, Ohio

Many thanks to all the clergy, ushers, greeters, acolytes, readers, musicians, and members of the Altar Guild who helped continue the beautiful tradition of Calvary's Annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.

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

Sunday School and Family News

Sunday School

** There is no Sunday School this week or next. We will resume classes 
January 8th. **

Last Sunday we finished our Advent lessons by talking about the wise men. The Magi remind us to look closely at the unexpected. 

Join us January 8th as we start our lessons on the parables.

Family News

Thank you families for all your involvement in our programs this year.  Look for more events in 2017!


"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  God, you have caused this holy night to shine with the brightness of the true Light: Grant that we, who have known the mystery of that Light on earth, may also enjoy him perfectly in heaven; where with you and the Holy Spirit he lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen .

See you at Church!



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