Calvary Chimes
Week of Sunday, May 7, 2017

This Sunday, May 7  ~ 8:00 a.m. Worship Service &  10:00 a.m. Combined 9:30 & 10:30 Worship
We will begin our combined worship in Hannaford Hall at 10:00 a.m. and following the peace we will move upstairs to the nave for the remainder of the service.
The combined service will be followed by brunch prepared and served by the 
"Calvary Kitchen Crewe"

The LAST Profile gathering  will take place on Sunday, May 21. 2 017 at 12:00 noon in Hannaford Hall. Food will be served and child care will be available. 

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.

The Vestry and Profile committee are focused on the search for a new rector.  To keep members of the parish up to date we would like to share our progress:
To this point they (we) have
  • Met with diocesan representatives on a number of occasions
  • Analyzed the data from the Parish Survey
  • Chosen a format for the profile
  • Written the outline for each of the sections of the Profile
  • Selected possible photos to be used in the profile
  • Retained an editor and graphic designer to compile the profile
  • The profile committee plans to share the profile with the parish on May 21.
Please consider giving a gift of Memorial Altar Flowers to honor your loved ones on Sunday. Contact Phyllis Reid to make the arrangements 321-4625.

Please help  stock St. A ndrew's  Pantry  with 
boxed pasta dinners, ex. macaroni and cheese.

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.

Boy Scout Flower and Mulch Sale on May 12, 13 & 14th.

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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
Sunday School

9:00 - 11:30 am

8:30 - 12:00 pm
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Fellowship & Coffee  
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Transition/Interim Priest

Howard Helvey,
Organist and Choirmaster 
Director of Children and Family Ministry

Calvary Community 

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From the Interim Rector

Radishes and Skinned Knees

When my mother brought out the appetizers, my siblings and I looked into the bowls. There they were-the radishes.
We each ate a single radish. And then we ran. We believed that if you eat a radish, the devil will come to eat you, and you need to run around the block three times in order to outrun him. Then, if the devil hasn't caught up with you, you're safe. It must have been that tangy, mouth-watering sting of the radish as well as its bright red color that created this superstition.

It was a fun game-until I would fall down and skin my knees. Then I would limp home crying, and my mother would take me inside, clean out the bits of dirt and pebbles stuck to my raw wound, and bandage it.  She was used to doing this, because it seems that I was a clumsy child. I fell down a lot, either playing chase or jumping too far in hopscotch, or just tripping over a crack in the sidewalk. And every time, my mother would patiently clean and bandage my wound as I cried. She must have had a bulk supply of gauze bandages in the medicine cabinet, so often did I fall. But she displayed a nurturing love that manifested itself for me most in the repeated, almost ritual bandaging of my skinned knees.

Julian of Norwich, whose feast day we celebrate on May 8, wrote about a God of nurturing love. She described the wonder of God who shows a motherly, nurturing care for us-a God for those who fall down often, who come to God with our spiritual skinned knees needing to be healed and comforted.

                It's spring, and the planet is busy nurturing new life. Christ is risen, and the God of life and love triumphs. As we move towards the day in which we celebrate our own mothers, and those who have shown us a mother's love, let us also celebrate the God of motherly love as Julian so movingly revealed to us.


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  May 28, 4:00 p.m.

Music News
 -  Howard Helvey  

  Detail of the "Medallion (or Creation)" Window (Tiffany Studios, 1886)

Due to a number of factors, the Choir Season is concluding a bit earlier than in previous years.  May 7 will be the final Sunday that the choir will formally be involved during the 10:30 AM service (although, of course, the Congregation continues to be the True Choir).  I express deepest gratitude for the opportunity again this year to collaborate with this talented, good-humored, multi-generational ensemble.  And I thank them for their dedication and energy during these last 36 weeks; they added immeasurable beauty and dimension to Calvary's liturgical life.


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

This past Sunday we finished up our Sunday School lessons for the year with the story of Pentecost. We talked about the amazing power of the Holy Spirit!

Thank you to  all who were a part of Sunday School this year.  We have a little break for the month of May and we'll start Summer Stories on June 4th.

Family News

Procter Summer Camp session dates are posted on the diocesan website. There are sessions available for individual children or family groups. Please follow the link here Procter Camp for more information or to register.

Thank you to all the people who joined us for Family Movie Night! It was a lot of fun. Have a great summer!

Family Worship Service

Don't forget that this Sunday is the combined service starting at 10:00!

There is a new coffee hour sign up sheet for the next couple of months posted by the kitchen!  We have really enjoyed the good food to go with good conversation after the service.

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

O  God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Picture of the week 
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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