Calvary Chimes
Week of Sunday, October 23, 2016
This Sunday:

"Walking and Talking with God: A conversation about prayer and spiritual direction." Please join Kitty Clark on Sunday, October 23 as she offers insights into the power of prayer and the importance of having a spiritual director to guide us through our spiritual journey with God. Kitty has a degree in theology and long experience in spiritual direction. The class takes place in Calvary House at 9:00 am, between the first and third worship services.
Interested in being baptized or confirmed? Please see Joanna. Baptisms will take place on All Saints' Sunday, November 6, 2016.
Please help  stock St. Andrew's Pantry with small jars of peanut butter and canned fruit and vegetables.

Want to be involved in our church? The best way to get to know one another is to participate and to volunteer! We need volunteers to be:
  • A back-up Sunday sexton: To open and close the church when Dan Ames is unable to do this. In addition, the Sunday sexton helps to set up for the 8:00am and 9:30am services. If you are interested, please see Joanna or Dan.
  • Altar Guild members: To help set up the altar on Sundays and for other special services. We welcome men and women, teens and elders, to be part of this very important ministry. 

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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:    
Mother Wasp
                The searing pain struck suddenly. I dropped the garden hose that I was about to put away and squeezed my throbbing hand. Then I see my assailant-a black wasp, flying up from the ivy towards me.
                "Go away!" I screeched. "I'm sorry! I didn't mean to do anything bad to you!" My neighbor noticed a tiny nest nestled in the ivy next to my hose rack, and he quickly knocked it down. Mother wasp flew away.
                Later I picked up the tiny nest. In the holes were two yet-unborn creatures and a baby wasp. The mother had lashed out at me when my hand threatened her nest of babies. The material instinct chased me away, but the babies died anyway. I felt sorry for her, and for her little babies whom she was trying to protect.
                When we feel threatened, we lash out, too. What am I trying to protect and defend?  My children? My pride? My reputation? My right to privacy?
                A woman barks at me when I accidentally bump her grocery cart in the aisle. I don't know that she is drowning in debt, and the food in the cart I so callously bumped is all she can afford to feed her children, until the end of the month. I know she is hurting, because she just hurt me.
                "I'm sorry," I say, meaning it.
                Her face softens for just a second. No longer the mean-looking woman who yelled at me, she hears me repeat, "I'm sorry." I don't expect anything in return and I get nothing, but perhaps I have at least buffered her day. And loved my neighbor.

Best news of the day (for us old geezers): Bob Dylan just won the Nobel Prize in literature. The times they are a-changin'!

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. 


Help us host and feed homeless families on Thursday, November 17
Please sign up in Hannaford Hall
or contact  Dave Meyer 417-4676

Tender Mercies Sunday, October 30, 2016 @4:00 p.m. 

Music News
 -  Howard Helvey  

Above, the Cincinnati Fusion Ensemble is rehearsing the  Duruflé  Requiem for the concert at Calvary Church this Sunday, Oct. 23, at 7 PM. Please join us, and bring your friends and family!


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

In Sunday School we heard the story of the Great Family based on Genesis 12-15, 24. We talked about God journeying with His people and keeping amazing promises.

We look forward to seeing you all again this Sunday for our next story.

Family News

Thank  you to everyone who participated in our first Family Night!   We had a great time having dinner and enjoying a movie together .  
I am working on getting our next event ready for November 18th.  Please check back for more details as we get closer.


"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.
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A lmighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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