Calvary Chimes
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Parish News

Nursery Parents: For security please use the Apple Tree buzzer and identify your self to drop off or pick up your children. Thanks!

Baptisms. The Easter season is the perfect time for baptism! If you or anyone in your family is interested in being baptized, we will schedule baptisms for Sunday, April 8, the Sunday after Easter Day. Please contact Joanna.
Lenten Giving Opportunities:
If "giving more" is on Lenten practice as well as "giving up," please consider these opportunities for giving to those in need:
  • CAIN (Church Active in Northside) Blessing Bags - pick up bags in Hannaford Hall.
  • Tender Mercies: Help to make and/or serve a dinner on March 25
  • Food Collection for St. Andrew's Pantry: The battle between the Loaves (9:30) and Fishes (10:30) is raging on! As of last Sunday, the Fishes are ahead with 235 items of food, while the Loaves have collected 166 items, with more items added on Sunday morning. Besides competing for Food Drive Champions, each week, let's also try for another goal: to collect at least ONE THOUSAND items by Easter! We are keeping count each week, so let's fill the boxes, deliver and refill again - and win the battle against hunger!
  • Coffee Hour this Sunday is hosted by Calvary Youth. The Youth are collecting donations to benefit Calvary Outreach. Please be generous on Sunday for this fundraiser. 
   Your are cordially invited to Calvary's 
          Saturday, April 14 - 4 to 6 p.m.
          Hannaford Hall
Please join the Vestry and Search Committee to meet our Rector-Elect at her welcome reception. Our Rector-Elect will be in this area that weekend and is looking forward to meeting her new church family! The event will be catered so no need to bring anything. It will be helpful to us as we plan the reception if you would please  Click Here   to RSVP by Tuesday, April 10th (and include the names of all members of your family who will attend). Nametags will be laid out on tables for you to pick-up when you arrive. Of course everyone is welcome, we will make a nametag for you if you haven't RSVPed! The Vestry and Search Committee looks forward to seeing you for this joyous occasion!
Please note that the name of and information about the Rector-Elect and her family will be distributed to the congregation via e-mail on the evening of April 8th, following the announcement of her departure to her current congregation earlier that day. The Rector-Elect's first day at Calvary is Sunday, July 1, 2018.

Calvary Episcopal Church
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
In This Issue
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
Youth Group

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

Director of Youth

Calvary Community 

Judy Gardner 
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From the Interim Rector.....

Sunday: The Beginning of the End Before the Beginning Again
At the Eucharist during Lent, we pray to God that we may "cleanse our hearts, and prepare for joy for the Paschal feast," the greatest of which comes on April 1, Easter Day, when we celebrate the resurrection of the sacrificed Lamb of God.
But that is still to come. This Sunday, we will observe two events at once, and the name of the day reflects its dual, and conflicting, nature: "Palm Sunday: The Sunday of the Passion." In this service, we will experience the high of Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem and then-surprise, surprise!-we will descend into the low of Jesus' arrest and execution by the Romans.
The story of the Passion is usually a reading of the account by one of the Gospel writers: Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John. Calvary's tradition for a number of years is to have a specially-commissioned Passion Play written by Charles Parsons.
This year, we are honored and privileged to hear a new Passion Play written by him: The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, as Experienced by Joseph of Arimathea. In this, as in other plays he has written for Palm Sunday, Charles gives us the perspective of a relatively minor, but important, character in the life and death of Jesus Christ. We are immensely grateful to him for offering to us this great gift of his talent, creativity, and love.
Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, especially what we call the Triduum ("Three Days") - which extends from sunset on Maundy Thursday to sunset on Easter Day. These are the holiest days of the Christian year and are not to be missed. The pews should be full on these most holy of days that commemorate the last days of our Lord, his disgraceful and unjust death by us sinful humans, before the great and astounding response by God to that horrendous deed.
Here is a preview of what Holy Week will look like. I urge you strongly to attend these services and to observe these sacred days with pray, meditation, and special times of devotion.
Next Thursday we will commemorate our Lord's institution of the Eucharist, and then we will, as a preview of Jesus' betrayal by his people, strip our own altar of any signs of our Savior. Then on Friday, we will remember his passion and death, with a solemn service at noon (the very time of his crucifixion) and a more pensive service set to music by Satish Casie Chetty and Howard Helvey at 7:00 pm. Then, on Saturday we keep quiet vigil, watching and waiting-waiting for the promise of life. It will come, but some things must happen first.
"Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen. "



Habitat for Humanity HOPE COALITION
Thank you for the time and energy you put into the homes located at 225/229 Hunsford Street in Hartwell.  We are so grateful for your dedication to our families.  Thanks to your hard work, they have a safe and affordable home of their own! Join us for the Dedications. Click Here for more details.   Contact Troy Romantini or Helen Jones for further Calvary info. 

Sign up for Kroger's  Community Reward Program to support 
El Hogar.  If you already have a Kroger reward card click this link

Tender Mercies  March  25, 4:00 p.m.

Calvary Youth News

Acolyte Schedule 
Please email Ms. Miriam if you can't acolyte when assigned. 
March 25 Maggie & Genny
April 1 Easter - Oscar, Elena, Avery, Jaiya
April 8 Audrey & Elena
April 15 Avery & Spencer
April 21  Kaia & Jaiya
April 28 Oscar

THIS SATURDY - Baking for Coffee Hour on Palm Sunday - 
Saturday March 24 @3pm 
Meet at Calvary to bake for coffee hour. We also need fruit, veggies, and other healthy treats. We will serve coffee hour on Palm Sunday as a fundraiser for Calvary's outreach ministries. If weather is too rough, please plan to bring something delicous to church for coffee hour. 

Field Trip: Art Museum rescheduled to April 15

Luke Bible Study for next two weeks
We had a special request to read from Luke for the rest of Lent. Join us to discuss passages from this gospel. Follow reading Luke through Lent with Forward Movement's  Good Book Club. 

Music News
 -  Howard Helvey  

Host Families Needed for the Choir of
St. Paul's Cathedral, London

On Friday, April 13, at 7:30 PM, Christ Church Cathedral will be hosting a concert presented by the Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral, London.  Details may be found here.  The cathedral is seeking a few more host families for the choristers, and has requested help from Calvary Church.  If you are interested in hosting, please see the below information, and contact Christopher Wheeler:
  • Evening of Wednesday, April 11 through the morning of Saturday, April 14th.
  • Boys are dropped off at Christ Church Cathedral in the morning, and picked up in the evening.
  • Boys must be in pairs, or groups of 3 or more. No boy can be housed alone.
  • There must be two adults in the house.
  • Both adults need to have completed introductory Safe Church Training. This is available online, and information on how to complete the training is provided in the host family letter.
  • Online introductory Safe Church training is quick and easy. It takes about 20 minutes.
  • Families provide breakfast and dinner.


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

Last week the pre-K - 3rd grade classes finished the Faces of Easter lessons. We heard about the Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection.

The 4th-6th grade class heard the story of St. Patrick and how he traveled for God.

Come join us this Sunday to share another story!

Family News

Easter Egg Hunt: Bring a basket and come join us for an Easter Egg hunt after the 9:30 and 10:30 services on Easter Sunday. We'll meet in Hannaford before we go hunting!

Coming soon
Game Night: April 13th - check back soon for details!  

A lmighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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:
Brandon Davis, Paul McCauley, Marilyn Fietz, Carol Ann Edmonds, Mary Ann Bragg, Charles Parsons, Susan, Kelley, Wilson Willard, Ruth Ann, Terrell Lackey, Randy Caldwell,  Paul Davis, Anne Greenwald, Miriam McKenney, Dyven O'Conner and Steven Worley.


See you at Church!



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