Calvary Chimes
Week of Sunday, February 5, 2017
Please help stock St. Andrew's Pantry with hot or cold cereal.
The second of six Profile Gatherings will take place on Sunday, February 5 at 12:00 noon in Hannaford Hall. In this meeting, we will invite the parish membership to discuss and clarify Calvary's identity and core values, that will be important in articulating in the parish profile for potential candidates for your next rector. Joanna will lead the presentation, with lots of time for discussion. Lunch will be served & childcare will be available.
The Congregational Survey is now available online or in paper form for those who do not have access to a computer. The deadline for completing and submitting the survey is February 12. We want all persons, newcomers and oldtimers, young and old, to lend your voice to the profile. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Eric Landen, chair of the Profile Committee.

Share the Love-Saturday, February 11 , 11am-1pm Join us for a light lunch and to make Valentines for folks who can't get out of the house.  If you know of someone who is housebound or ill, send their name and address to Sally Engelbert or jot their name on the sheet in Hannaford Hall.
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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
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

                When my son David was little, he wanted to be a worm doctor when he grew up. A worm doctor. Somebody who heals worms-I guess mostly when your father accidentally cuts them in half with the shovel, or maybe when they get the flu. A year later, he changed his ambition. He wanted to be a garbage collector. It just looked fun, I guess, driving that big truck around with the air brakes screeching. Then for a long time, he wanted to be an astronaut or a scientist at Mission Control. Today he is studying to take the grueling CPA exam, so he can be a Certified Public Accountant.

                A CPA is a real change from worm doctor. As we grow up and gain more experiences, we learn more about ourselves and our relationship to the world, and our sense of identity evolves. And as we learn more about the world politically, socially, economically, and relationally, we begin ourselves to develop our own core values that become the foundation of our life.

                This Sunday, our second Profile Gathering will focus on Calvary's sense of identity and core values, as expressed by you, its members. In order to call your perfect rector, you need to know who you are and what you value most in the church and the world. Are you a traditional church rooted in the beautiful liturgies and traditions of the past, or are you a forward-looking church ready to try new things? Do you value the church as a place of prayer and meditation, or as an advocate for social justice, or as a refuge from the world outside?

                Our organist and choirmaster Howard Helvey told me that the main original part of the Calvary Church building turns 150 years old this year. Calvary may have begun church ministry wanting to be the equivalent of a worm doctor to the community. At age 150, I'm sure that your identity and values have evolved, just like the identity and values of a little boy evolves as he grows up. This interim time is the perfect time to discern who you are and what you believe in. That message, which will be an integral part of the parish profile, will be a beacon to any priest who shares your values. Please come and make your voice heard this Sunday, when we solicit your ideas.

                I feel it's also necessary to mention that this is an important time for us-as Americans, as Christians, as a society-to be clear about what our identity and core values are. And when an executive order is signed, banning whole nations from our borders, we need to be clear whether or how the order holds up to our core values as Christians and as people living in an American democracy. It's time for us to hold fast to our Gospel values, and, most of all, to be sure to advocate for those values.

                Our readings for the next few weeks are all about the Sermon on the Mount. All those "You have heard it said...but I say to you..." teach us about the Gospel values of love, forgiveness, and faithfulness to God. Much of the Judeo-Christian tradition centers on a command so important that it is mentioned in the Old Testament more than a dozen times: "You shall welcome the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt." In the next few weeks, and in the Lenten program "Images of Jesus," we will be talking about what that really means in America today. How do we best reflect the image of Christ in ourselves and in others? We are no longer worm doctors. Now we are grownups, and recent events have shown us that it's time we consider seriously our grownup values, and be ready to live them out.


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. 


Notes from Honduras
A cool breeze blows over the property as the children play hide-and-seek among the school buildings. The classrooms have been empty since the middle of November and the campus is quiet. The teachers, who spend 10 months of the year teaching, counseling, and caring for the children, take turns alternating their vacations - half take vacation, while the other half stay to work with the children - for a well-deserved holiday. Some children have spent a part of the school vacation at home with their families. Other children spent the school vacation with their El Hogar family. Outings to Tegucigalpa's Christmas activities and the Children's Museum, karaoke, and a feast of nacatamles (a

traditional Honduran food) were their way of celebrating.
There are some new faces mixed in with the familiar ones, and with each passing day the campus is becoming more lively. With more free time, some children are scattered around the field doing puzzles and playing with cars. Others weave around them with a soccer ball. The final days of vacation are coming and the children are soaking up every spare moment they have before classes begin in February for another school year.
- Erika Skafel, Coordinator of North American Relations

Tender Mercies February 26, 4:00 p.m.

Music News
 -  Howard Helvey  


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

**Please Note**  
This week, in order to allow the children to participate in the baptism during the 10:30 service, there will be no gathering music time before children go to their own rooms.  If children arrive after the group has gone upstairs, please send them directly to their own classrooms.

This past week we heard the Parable of the Great Pearl.  We talked about giving up everything we own for something else of greater importance.

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!

Family News

Our next Family event is coming up! Please join us Saturday,  February 11th for Share the Love.

Paper copies of this flyer are available in Hannaford Hall

Family Worship Service

Welcome to the brand new Family Worship section of the Calvary Chimes!  We have recently started a worship team to help our service grow and run smoothly.  We will be posting any relevant information here for you to view in upcoming weeks.  Please come and talk to any of the 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

This Sunday please use the paper easel pad set up in Hannaford Hall to tell us what you love about the 9:30 worship service!


"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 or contact Edy Dreith

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S et us free, O God, from the bondage of our sins, and give us the liberty of that abundant life which you have made known to us in your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of 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:
Lydia Karlo, Brandon Davis, Paul McCauley, Marilyn Fietz, Ingrid Grupp, Carol Ann Edmonds, George Ann Wesner, Kate French, Eve Rowe, Jeanne Leo, Kitty Clark, Charles Parsons, Reed Coen.

Prayers for those members who have died:  Susan Montrose


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