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Week of Sunday, August 7, 2016
Grounds Clean-Up Day is Sunday, August 7. Please help us keep the Calvary grounds beautiful by joining us in clearing up unwanted plants and cleaning up the property in preparation for the fall worship and education programs. Clean-up begins after both the 9:30am and the 10:30am worship services. Bring whatever tools you can, as well as a cheerful heart and a willing body. Senior warden Daren Grayton will supply the pizza.

Buildings and Grounds inquiries or needs. During our transition time since Fr. Jason's departure, we are working on sorting out who does what, and whom to contact, with all issues connected with the building and grounds. Recently, the junior warden Duane Lewis has been receiving many of the requests for repair and maintenance. This will no longer be the case. Duane, as junior warden, will be primarily a "people's warden," as is traditional in many churches.
There are a number of companies and individuals who do various kinds of work at Calvary, and we are in the process of making the communications pipeline more transparent and the process more efficient. So for the next few weeks, there will be a sign-up sheet in Hannaford Hall, where you may write down any minor maintenance or repairs needed. 
In addition, for now, Joanna will be the contact person for maintenance and repairs, until a more permanent process is put in place. Call the church (513.861.4437) or, in emergencies, her cell (859.803.0665) if you do not already know who to call. 

Please help stock St. Andrew's Pantry with small jars of peanut butter and canned fruit and vegetables during August.

Register your children  for Vacation Bible School "Habitat for Humanity: Building for God"
 August 11-13.  Click Here for Registration form Contact Janet Keller.

Coming Soon:

Godly Play training. St. Barnabas Church, Montgomery, is offering a four-hour Godly Play training for teachers on Saturday, August 27 from 9:00am to 1:00pm. The training session is free of cost. If you are a Godly Play teacher or assistant, we encourage you to attend this class. It is being taught by a certified Godly Play trainer, is free, and requires less time commitment than most other training sessions. Joanna will also be there, conducting a concurrent teacher training session on the curriculum that she wrote, Weaving God's Promises. If you are interested in seeing what this curriculum is like, you are welcome to come and see. St. Barnabas is using both Godly Play and Weaving God's Promises in their Sunday School.

In This Issue
Calvary Episcopal Church
3766 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220

Calvary Sunday Schedule
8:00 am
Holy Eucharist
9:30 am
Family Service
10:30 am
Holy Eucharist with choir

10:30 am
Stories in the Garden
9:45 - 11:30 am

8:30 - 12:00 pm
Calvary Cafe 
Fellowship & Coffee  
Ministry Quick Links
Transition/Interim Priest

Howard Helvey,
Organist and Choirmaster 
Director of Christian Education

Hannah Teetor,
 Calvary Intern
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  From the Interim Rector:    

Prius and Poverty
                After the insurance company consigned my beloved Corolla into oblivion, I decided to upgrade and purchase a "pre-owned" Prius. It had certain options that are essential to me. First, it has a rear camera, so I won't bump into any more fire hydrants, pillars, and telephone poles. And it has a navigation system built in.
Some of you may be geographically rooted on this earth. I tend to overthink geography ("The sun isn't exactly straight up, so how could it be noon?") and misinterpret road signs ("Does I-275N mean that I am north going south, or does it mean I am south moving north?"). I am the one who missed the turnoff to the Cincinnati Airport and ended up in Indiana.
                So I decided to splurge on the Prius. It also gives me great gas mileage, so I save a lot on gas.
                But it gives me pause, that it's the people with money who get the best deals. A poor person doesn't own a Prius. He owns a 23-year-old clunker that gets 12 miles to the gallon and breaks down every three months. Or she doesn't even have a car and spends $5.50 every time she takes a bus to go to the supermarket.
It's the people with money who get the car with the best gas mileage, the best interest rate on their credit cards, the best loan rates, the best discounts on jewelry, and the best opportunity to eat good food. It's expensive to be poor.
                If you're poor and don't live near a big supermarket, you buy your milk at the corner market, and pay more for it there. If you're poor, you can't afford to buy broccoli and artichokes because macaroni and cheese is cheaper and fills your stomach more. And if you're a single mom with three kids and two jobs, and you spend an hour on the bus to get home, it's hard to take the experts' advice and cook your dinner from scratch, even if you could afford all the ingredients. It's expensive to be poor.
                If you're poor, you have no equity in your home because it's a rental and it costs more money to rent that place than a mortgage would, but you can't afford to buy a home. It's expensive to be poor.
                Jesus was poor. He knew their struggles. And he knew his Scriptures, and what God has to say about the poor. Poverty and misery are not what God intends for God's children. In God's Beloved Community, all  people will feast at the Heavenly Banquet. Our own Holy Eucharist is a foretaste of that experience, where we stand (or kneel) side by side and partake of the Body and Blood of Christ, in communion not only with God but also with all people around the world and in every generation, equally beloved in the eyes of God, and equally rich in dignity, respect, and love that God bestows on all of us.  And no one is treated poorly in God's Beloved Community.
                And maybe someday, someday, we can say the same about earth's community.


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. 


A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped at IHN on Thursday!

                              Tender Mercies August 28 4:00 P.M.

Music News
 -  Howard Helvey  

 Many thanks to those of you who attended one or more of the recent recitals on the Gaslight Chamber Music Series at Calvary Church!  Soprano (and Cincinnati Fusion Ensemble member) Mary Southworth is pictured here during the opening recital on Thursday, July 21. (Photograph by Adam Rauch.)



With any questions regarding the Choir and/or the University Choral Scholar program, please contact the organist/choirmaster, Howard Helvey: or 513-476-3261

Church School and Family News

Stories in the Garden  
Please consider reading a story for the 1st part of the 10:30 service. 
Sign-up sheet is on the Church School 
bulletin board.
Thank you to those who have signed up.  There remain a number of Sunday to be filled.

Plans are underway for a great 
Vacation Bible School.  The theme is 
Habitat for Humanity.
Mark your calendars:
Thursday, August 11 5:30-7:15 p.m.
Friday, August 12 5:30-7:15 p.m.
Saturday, August 13 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Families are encouraged to sing with their children throughout the summer.

Recently we have sung
"In the Highways and the Hedges"
and began learning
"Go, let's go" (Acts, Paul and his journeys)
Click the link below to hear the song.
"You Are My All in All"

Meijer cards are available. 
See Sally or Helene for details. 
Young Adult News

"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 this fall.

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Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; 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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