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Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018
Parish News

Sunday, April 1, 2018 Easter Day Worship
7:00 a.m.   Sunrise Vigil (stories, songs), moving into the first Eucharist of Easter at...
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
9:30 a.m. 
Family Worship with Holy Communion*
10:30 a.m.   Festival Choral Holy Eucharist Rite II*

Easter Egg Hunt after 9:30 and 10:30 am services Bring your baskets!

Continental Breakfast served from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon
*Child Care Available

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.

The Food challenge received 592 item! The Loaves (9:30) contributed 267 items!
The Fishes (10:30) contributed 325 items!
St. An dre w's s till needs donations of 
non-perishable foo d! 
Thanks for feeding the hungry.


Calvary's Youth Group donated $148.96 to Calvary Outreach  from Calvary Coffee hour donations. All food was prepared and donated by Calvary Youth and their families. Thanks to the Drieth, Flanders, and McKenney families for hosting, and thank YOU for supporting our Palm Sunday coffee hour! 
You 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. Our Rector-Elect will be in this area on April 14 and is looking forward to meeting her new church family!  The event will be catered so no need to bring anything. 

Please  Click Here   to RSVP by Tuesday, April 10th (and include the names of all members of your family who will attend). Name tags will be available when you arrive. Everyone is welcome, we will make a name tag for you if you haven't RSVPed! The Vestry and Search Committee look forward to seeing you for this joyous occasion!
Watch for more information and photos of our Rector-Elect 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
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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  

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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.....

Easter: So much more than bunnies and lilies
St. Augustine wrote, "We are Easter people, and Alleluia is our song."
The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead has been central in the life and faith of the Church since the earliest times. So the celebration of Easter, the feast of the resurrection, is the center of Christian worship. It's central because Christ's resurrection is the fulfillment of a promise-the promise of salvation that God made to us, his people, from the beginning. So Easter encompasses not only a past event but also a present reality and a future hope.
Our celebration of Easter this year begins early Sunday morning, at 7:00 am with a sunrise vigil at 7:00 am. We will gather in the church in darkness and move into light, hearing about the saving acts of God as told in the great stories of the Old Testament.  This grand and powerful worship is the culmination of what the Church preaches - that Christ died and lives again, and a new creation has begun.
Easter Day is sometimes called "the queen of feasts." On this day, we put together our grandest, most glorious ceremony as the Church dresses up for the return of her King. Our readings offer words of gladness, joy, life and hope. Our Sundays become the eighth day, the sign of the New Creation already begun in us.
On Easter, we exult in the fullness of life that God intended for us, and we worship with awe and gratitude the One who paid the price so that we can have that life. It is with this sense of joy that we begin our worship, with the song that we share with St. Augustine and the ancient Church:
"Alleluia! Christ is risen!" And a very blessed Easter to all of you!
About the Sunrise Service on Sunday: Thanks to Bishop Nedi, who will be celebrant at this service, we have put together a sunrise service, campfire style (there is a fire!), with stories told in African-American, poetic, and rap styles, accompanied by rousing songs including "We Shall Overcome." This moving service will end just in time for the beginning of the 8:00am Easter Day celebration. A different, entertaining and inspiring hour-come and see!


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  April 29, 4:00 p.m.

Calvary Youth News

Youth group - no meeting on Sunday
We will attend Easter Sunday Eucharist at 10:30. I'll be in church early to get a good seat. 

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

Field Trip: Art Museum after church on April 15

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

** No Sunday School this week. Bring a basket and join us for an Easter Egg Hunt instead!**

Last week the pre-K - 3rd grade classes heard the story of Palm Sunday in Jesus is King.

The 4th-6th grade class heard the story of the Synagogue and Upper Room considering the link between Jesus experience and church today.

Come join us after Easter 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 the bulletin boards for details!  

A lmighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord's resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; 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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